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  1. Make Control.IsEnabled into an attach(able) property (in XAML for Windows Store apps)

    Setting Control.IsEnabled affects the entire subtree below the Control node. So clearly this property has an effect on non-Controls. I find it inconvenient to have to find/insert a Control into my XAML for the purpose of disabling a subtree. Please just let me set Control.IsEnabled on any FrameworkElement.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Test Explorer is severely limited

      I have to assume the people who developed the VS2012/2013 test explorer view never actually had to use it in production. The test explorer view is horribly limited in comparison to the one in VS2010.

      1. Running tests does not open the Test Explorer window until after all the tests completed running. There's literally no indication that anything is happening. VS2010 immediately opened the window to show you that the tests were running.

      2. Where are the columns? Most importantly: the error message column. if I'm dealing with multiple test failures, I almost always just need to see the error…

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      • Support DRM protected streams in WPF media element

        WPF media element cannot consume protected streams - the integration with MS PlayReady is missing. PlayReady is supported only in Silverlight and Metro applications but .NET developers cannot create standalone player in WPF.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Integrated Streaminsight -> .net framework

          .net framework Integrated Streaminsight~

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • build all before debug

            I have a solution with multpile windows forms Projects where I load my forms via Activator.CreateInstanceFrom. I have no references between the Projects. When I make a change in one Form and want to test it using F5-debug that Project doesn't get built.

            I would like to configure Visual Studio to either force a build of the entire sulotion when I press F5 or select a list of Projects that should be built for my solution.

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            • Manage Designer files and Resx files in a more streamlined manner.

              I had some trouble with TFS managing RESX files, so here is some background and some ideas for some improvements. The context is Visual Studio 2012 and TFS 2012 (I think).

              This seems to be a TFS issue of handling RESX files, IMHO, where TFS (for some unknown reason) checks in a RESX file automatically in some cases. This seems to be one of those cases where TFS is reaching behind the enduser's back and trying to be smarter than it needs to be. For example, if anything, the program should note that the other files in the related file-set…

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Searching in Properties Window

                It would be very helpful to place a search (filter) box on the top of properties window.
                Like on the top of solution explorer.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add debuggerstepthrough attribute for generated .dmbl files

                  When you create a new .dbml file in Visual Studio you should have the option to set the DebuggerStepThrough attribute in the properties windows (next to Serialization Mode).

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                  • Move Code Lens to the left-side instead of above my references!

                    When it is above my references, it stretches the height of my code. I don't like that at all. I work hard to get my code tight.

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                      4 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow modifications to what fields display on the items in the Kanban Board in Web Access

                      I would like to be able to display additional field values of work items that display on the Kanban Board. It would be useful to display the type (like 'standard work' or 'expedite') of card as well as additional fields (like Microsoft.VSTS.Common.ActivatedDate) on our PBI work item type that would be useful from this view. Our team uses this virtual board a lot to manage ourselves. As our process changes and additional info on items are needed, we are very limited in what we can show on cards at a glance without actually clicking on the card to display the…

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Indicate changes on document tabs with yellow or green

                        I often look to the scrollbar in VS 2013 to see what saved/unsaved changes there are throughout the current document. That was a nice IDE improvement! As the next step in that direction, I would like to have the same ability, at a summary level, when looking across tabs of open documents. This is in the same spirit as the traditional asterix that appears in the tab of a document that has unsaved changes. I propose replacing the asterix with a small yellow square of the same size and position as the asterix. For documents with saved changes, then, there…

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                        • Memory and CPU consumption of cccheck.exe

                          Hi there,
                          we are using the latest version of the code contracts to increase our software quality.

                          Now i found, that the cccheck.exe consumes a lot of Memory and CPU time (pls see attached copy of the task Manager).

                          I found a thread on a MSDN Forum (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/0873a84e-f0d6-4a03-a21c-715a23840e55/cccheck-excessive-memory-processor-usage?forum=codecontracts), that describes exactly the same problem. The first post was from 2010...now is nearly 2014!

                          PLEASE Microsoft, fix this. I like the code contracts. But on my machine other programs have to run too ;-)

                          Thank you!

                          31 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • MIDL shouldn't cause rebuilding when switch configurations

                            Whenever I add an .idl file to be compiled with MIDL I have to remember to fix the default project properties.

                            By default files that midl generates all go to the same output folder. This means whenever you switch between Debug/Release or Win32/x64 that anything that includes these generated files is seen as being dirty and unnecessary rebuilding occurs

                            These files need to be changed each time so that they output to platform/configuration specific output files.

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                            • New Logo !!

                              Hahaha

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                              • Native barcode report item/support for SSRS RDLC/RDL Designer

                                Almost everyone reporting tools have barcode support itselft. Why SSRS use thrid party ones. We don't want to switch to other reporting tools because labsent of this. We also don't want to buy any third party barcode tools. We have payed so high price for visual studio. Why cannot get barcode support.

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                                  1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow code reviews of several contiguous changesets

                                  Large change sets are not ideal. But tons of little code reviews is not ideal ether.

                                  Also, many shops don't have control over source control like they should. I can easily get a request to review a new feature that has several checkins on it.

                                  Please allow me to review several checkins if they are all in a row. (So that you can do a diff before and after.)

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow typing over find results to replace text and then apply changes

                                    As a Developer who is trying to find and replace some text I want to replace the text in a text editor and be able to only apply partial changes using alt keyword or even regex or *.pattern text in the find results pain. And I wat just the searched text to be lined up correctly so I can use "Alt" and select multiple lines within results, and also reorder the list so I can select the desired pages in the correct order or partial list using hold down alt while I select a partial sub sectin of results and…

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                                    • Make it easier to switch user

                                      The Synchronize settings feature of vs2013 is great, but it is still a bit slow/difficult to switch user. When we pair program it would be very usefull if we easily could swith keyboard settings etc whenever we switch keyboard.

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                                      • Change Burndown chart axis to show progress on the first day

                                        The burndown chart does not convey the correct progress information on the first day. This is particularly noticeable if you use a 1 week sprint (Mon-Fri) and the work completed on Monday doesn't appear until Tues. This seems to be because the first day (Monday) is right at the origin of the axis and so there are only divisions for 5 working days. Setting the sprint to start on a Sunday shows the information but makes it look like the work has been done on a Sunday (see images attached).

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                                        • type providers

                                          Implement type providers for c# & vb.net

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