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  1. ASP.Net Server Control Runat="Server"

    Why do we need to specify runat="server" for asp.net server control. If developer use asp:button or asp.label then system should automtically identify those control as server control.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring back wildcards to find & replace

      In earlier versions of visual studio there was an option to include wildcards in find and/or replace search queries.
      Why isn't this available in VS 2013?
      It's perfect for quickly removing all comments in a project template and i don't see why you would remove such a nice feature!?

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • external sealed types

        Sometimes you may use type inheritance for internal usages only, and inheritance by unknown types are meanless. e.g. System.Windows.TriggerBase is inheritable but only 4 build-in types are meaningful, while you cannot inherit this type because WPF Trigger system will never run your code.

        Under such circumstance, C# language may offer an "external sealed" (or may be wrriten as "extern sealed" since extern is a existed keyword) feature for class types, which means this type can only be inherited inside the same assembly.

        This feature may be implemented by create a internal constructor (just the similar way to implement static class…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • create an equivalent to "Help.UnityAPIReference" that launches in a stand-alone web browser, instead of a browsewindow within Visual Studio.

          The Visual Studio help implementation ("Help.F1Help") launches a web link in the system's default browser. I'd love to see a similar option for Unity API reference, as it can be jarring to workflow to have to juggle these two different behaviours.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow the Default Zoom Level to be Overridden

            My idea is to allow the default zoom level for the code view to be set in the IDE's preference dialog.

            It's not a deal-breaker, but it become somewhat tiresome setting the zoom every time a file is opened.

            Another option is to allow it to be set for the current project only.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Refactor Support: Extract header file (or declaration) from C++ class definition

              It would be really useful if we could have a feature that takes a class definition and generates a class declaration that can be moved (optionally) into a header file.

              I first like to design my class locally where I'm using it. This I typically done in a CPP file and I then design the whole class with the definition. Later, I decide that this class is good enough to be shared and I would then really like to be able to refactor definition splitting it into declaration and definition.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • fix the broken download of VS2013 pro ISO. Craps out at 4gb! Tried 6 times w/30mbaud connection

                fix the broken download os VS2013pro ISO. Craps out at 4gb. Tried six times w/30mbaud connection!

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow me to create a file with a .mobile extension

                  ASP.Net supports the [filename].Mobile.cshtml file format that will load if the user is running on a mobile device. However, Visual Studio will not allow you to create a new cshtml file with a .mobile extension. I have to create the file, then rename it. If nothing else, provide a checkbox that says "This is a mobile page".

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Save and compare 2 code clone analysis results

                    We using code clone feature for code review after our outsources.
                    It will be useful if we will can save code clone analysis results and after some time build new report and compare the results.

                    Now it's complicated recognize was issues from the previous review was really fixed or not.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Export code clone report in html or excel format

                      Code clone is very interesting feature for a code review.
                      It would be extremely useful if we will can export analysis results in human readable format.
                      Our outsources usually have no ultimate version of visual studio and its hard for them to fix all issues of code cloning.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Include Blend for Visual Studio Express for Desktop 2013

                        Blend is not available for people developing WPF apps using VS Express 2013.

                        This means visual states, animations and behaviours are all much trickier to develop.

                        Blend for WPF was previously available for VS Express 2012 and is currently available for VS 2013 as well as other Express 2013 editions, but NOT Express for Desktop 2013.

                        Please update Blend for VS Express Desktop 2013.

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                          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Use Desktop Toast Notifications

                          Use toast notifications to exploit this feature of Windows 8:

                          Submit desktop notifications such as when:

                          I was assigned a task or work item.
                          Amending or updating a task or work item assigned to me.
                          You have reached the deadline to complete a task
                          etc ...

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                            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a CalendarWeekRule for ISO 8601

                            As you know a lot of countrys in Europe use the week numbering based on ISO 8601. Currently no CalendarWeekRule is matching this (as described in your documentation and also posted a work around here http://blogs.msdn.com/b/shawnste/archive/2006/01/24/iso-8601-week-of-year-format-in-microsoft-net.aspx).

                            However controls which doesn't check this and implement custom algorithms and only use the CalendarWeekRule will always calculate wrong week numbers.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • allow developers to prevent automatic rebuilds when executing unit tests in the IDE

                                When I'm trying to work out what is going on with a failing unit test, I find myself infuriated when I re-run a unit test without changing code, only to find that my IDE decides it's time for a full recompile. It would be excellent if I could choose to own the responsibility of ensuring that my code is suitably compiled with some setting within the IDE

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add the source control capability back into Access 2013

                                  Up until Access 2010 we had the capability of interfacing with Source Control Software. Then, for some unknown reason, that option was removed in Access 2013. This needs to be put back into Access 2013. We have a very large Access database that we have been using with SourceSafe for over a decade. Now we cannot move to Access 2013 because of the lack of Source Control integration.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • make tasks stackable or collapseable

                                    make tasks stackable or collapseable. we cannot see the tasks in progress or all user stories.

                                    the board does not create visibility.

                                    This is one of the major scrum principles, and the board completely misses that point.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Queued build should utilise newly enabled build agent

                                      When a build is queued, if it can't be started immediately, it appears to determine straight away what are the available build agents that it can run on.

                                      It will then only wait for those agents, even if in the meantime another agent is enabled, which meets the criteria for running that build.

                                      It would be nicer if the queued build re-evaluated available agents and could utilise a newly-enabled agent if one is provisioned whilst it is waiting in the queue.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • allow the ID of MTM test running automation

                                        Allow an automation script to use the test ID of the calling test to set the MTM test case as a data source without having to hard code the id
                                        this would allow the automation team to write one generic script that could then be used by multiple test cases all providing different parameter values. Currently I have to hard code the ID when creating the data source which results in having to recreate the test for each test case I want to automate in MTM when all that is changing are the values of the parameters being passed. Here…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Bring Back TechNet!

                                          Loss of Technet will leave a lot of individuals out in the IT cold. Bring it back, please!

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