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  1. Play "Eye of the Tiger" song on display of "New Project" dialog

    When I go to the "File" menu and select "New Project" Visual Studio should automatically play "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_the_Tiger

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable support for color themes for custom colorable items in the text editor in 3rd party extensions.

      Currently 3rd party extensions do not have a way to provide theme-dependent color and font settings for custom colorable items they register with the VS editor (here's a relevant discussion on MSDN forums: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e46318aa-7652-4e5d-8836-d1bc80006f8e/language-service-support-for-color-themes-in-custom-colorable-items)

      It would be nice to enable 3rd party language services to provide full support for color themes to make their integration with the VS shell totally seamless

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • CodedUI - UIMap Builder

        This would operate similar to the Test Builder only it would not generate any code, just build the UIMap from things you interact with. Ideally, you wouldn't have to interact, it would 'grab' UI information from the current state of the EXE or web site. The user could then call for new maps on different dialogs, states or pages and that UI would be built into the map.

        Currently, this is not too bad for desktop applications, but for web applications, the Test Generator mechanism appears to put items you interact with under separate pages (UIDocument, UIDocument1, UIDocument2, etc.) instead…

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        • Support implicit interfaces for code reuse

          Allow us to cast a type to an interface which it implements (but does not declare or even know about). The interface can be marked as 'implicit' to ensure recipients understand that the implementation may not know about it.

          The lack of implicit interfaces (and the corresponding lack of header files) in C# and VB.NET is THE PRIMARY ROADBLOCK to good architecture and testing in .NET.

          I cannot see a good defense for the lack of this feature. It does not add clutter or complexity, enables drastically simpler unit tests, and (for the first time), enables interoperable code without forcing…

          32 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Web Performance Tests to be run from Test Explorer/Support Ordered Tests

            One of the main reasons I use VS2010 is to run batches of Ordered Tests that contain Web Performance Tests.

            In VS2012, I cannot run Web Performance Tests using the new Test Explorer and running them through the Load Test menu doesn't give me any real control over grouping them.

            Either of the following options would be great:
            1. Allow Ordered Tests containing Web Tests to be run from Test Explorer
            2. Allow Ordered Tests containing Web Tests to be run via the Load Test menu
            3. Allow some other ability to group together Web Tests and run them

            23 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Auto-suggest implementations for (interface) parameters.

              API designers are dissuaded from using Interfaces because users cannot benefit from auto-complete for parameters or the `new` keyword.

              This is catastrophe in a runtime that doesn't support implicit interfaces and with a userbase that is drugged out on Intellisense and autocomplete.

              Let us designate recommended implementations with either XML documentation or parameter attributes, so we can use interfaces properly while keeping our API users happy.

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • give us the choice of exporting and printing in Team Foundation Server Express.

                  Printing and exporting might be a handy tool to allow us to show to our customers or future customers, what are the plans to develop something.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Generate dynamic upgrade maps for persisted workflow instances via the designer

                    Currently, we can only dynamically upgrade persisted workflow via code. This is because in WF 4.5 there is no designer support for the workflow definition update phase (designated as phase number 2 on this page http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh314052.aspx). Considering one of the key selling points of the framework is the workflow designer, it is surprising that no support exists for dynamic updates.

                    10 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Native nodejs library and more flexible hooks for implementing serializers, js libraries, etc.

                      As much as windows has been pouring efforts into javascript people rely on other js serializers, libraries (eg. knockout.js vs backbone vs amber, etc.) and javascript runtimes (nodejs). We've seen some improvements in the MVC runtime, the inclusion of typescript, etc. But we also see heavy use of RESTful JSON, inclusing or a lot of js in Win8, and full featureset for managing azure in nodejs. Yet with WCF you still have to trudge through formatters to swap out the serializer, Win8 it is difficult to use other js MVCish libraries, and nodejs you would have to wire some sort…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Build agent status notification

                        Provide a notification mechanism to display the user that the connection to a build agent is not available anymore. Actually, the user has to check explicitly instead of being informed. A solution could be to utlize the build notification services for alerting an unavailable agent if desired.

                        12 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Limit the row count or allow selection of tables BEFORE data compare

                          Some of our tables in our main database have millions upon millions of rows fo data. And between Dev and production they will ALL be different.

                          It would be nice to do a datacomaprison on specific tables instead of the entire database so that we can compare only the "configuration" tables. Either limit comparisons based on the number of rows in the table (user-configurable), or allow the user to select the tabes within the specified database(s) that need to be compared.

                          Without a feature like this, the data comparison tool is nearly useless to us because of millions-upon-millions of false…

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                            1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • CodeMap - better c++ support?

                            I'd like to see better c++ support for CodeMaps - especially the "Show Related" options that are available for C#

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                            • Run a mumble server on TF

                              It can be helpful to have your own mumble server (murmur) for better team communication. Mumble is an open-source VoIP-programm. Is there a way to add this?

                              9 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual Studio Coded UI Framework should support full automation for MS Dynamics AX

                                Microsoft Coded UI Framework should support full automation for MS Dynamics AX. Like the features in the testing tool ‘AXeptance - http://www.axeptance.com/’ specially used for creating and executing automated tests in Microsoft Dynamics AX.

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                                • Combine the VB and C# project types

                                  I have seen other companies, such as IL spy & telerik have different tabs with different language versions of the same code. I propose Microsoft remove "C# & VB" applications, and instead have a generic "Managed desktop application", where you could at any time edit the source code in either language, where in a project a version of what you write would exist in VB and also in C#. Also where you could edit a project from either language, simply by selecting the C# tab, or the VB tab.

                                  13 votes
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                                  • Combine the VB as C# ide

                                    I have seen other companies, such as IL spy & telerik have different tabs with different language versions of the same code. I propose microsoft remove "C# & VB" applications, and instead have a generic "Managed application", where you could at any time edit the source code in either language, where in a project a version of what you write would exist in VB and also in C#. Also where you could edit a project from either language, simply by selecting the C# tab, or the VB tab.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add formatting and format selections for code files like (.cs)

                                      When writing and editing code sometimes extra lines or spaces are added like:
                                      int x;
                                      int y;

                                      Response.Write("hello") ;

                                      so, i need to format the above code automatically to be like:
                                      int x;
                                      int y;
                                      Response.Write("hello");

                                      and this formatting can be applied for all class or selected part of the code. the attached file has an example from VS in code behind file.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        • Enhance the v2 and v3 ALM Readiness Treasure Maps

                                          Enhance the v2 and then the v3 ALM Readiness Treasure Map. Consider a v3 to implement features mentioned as vNext in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/willy-peter_schaub/archive/2013/08/03/alm-readiness-treasure-map-v2-1-and-vnext-feature-triage.aspx.

                                          If you feel that the team should continue its showcase, readiness and dog-fooding project with a v4, then donate your vote(s) to this idea.

                                          41 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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