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  1. 216 votes
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      13 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Integrate more functions of "Productivity Power Tools" in VS11

      I'm so glad to see VS11 beta release. I find many new features integrated to VS11 beta from "old" Productivity Power Tools extension, such as new Solution Explorer, Quick Access and so on. But I do see many more features of "Productivity Power Tools" in VS11 beta, such as Auto Brace Completion, Fix Mixed Tabs, Align Assignments, Tools Options Support and more. So I hope the full functions of "old" Productivity Power Tools integrated to the VS11, and also we can config these features in the Option of VS11. Please take a think about my suggestion. Thanks a lot!

      215 votes
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        8 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 212 votes
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          15 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide PowerPoint Storyboarding add-in as an individual install

          Provide the option as part of the Visual Studio installation to only choose the PowerPoint storyboarding add-in rather than the entire Visual Studio suite. This would be especially useful for graphic designers that may need tools such as PowerPoint storyboarding add-in and not the full version of Visual Studio.

          212 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Extension Properties

            I would like to be able to write extension Properties, not only extension methods.

            212 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Incorporate the ribbon and ditch the toolbars!

              Is there any other app that has an incredible amount of commands that would benefit more from a results-driven UI? I think incorporating the ribbon is a no brainer!

              211 votes
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                38 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show me all test suites/ test plans a test case belongs to

                I should be able to find out all the test plans/ test suites in which a given test case is used

                211 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • XML format of solutions files (.sln)

                  Current format of solutions (.sln) files is very complex and is not XML. Current format prevents to make the merge operations and various automation actions. Visual Studio solutions files must be in recognized XML format (like MSBuild files).

                  210 votes
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                    7 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Separate WPF designer from xaml text editor

                    Separating designer from xaml text editor will allow use them on multiple monitors. Also it takes times to open a xaml file because the designer loads. Even if only xaml text editor is visible. I prefer to edit xaml manualy and don't need the designer. If i need it some day, i will open it explicitly

                    205 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide the ability to prioritise Backlog items in a sprint backlog by dragging and dropping the item

                      When I am working with the sprint backlog in the new new web UI I want a way to easily re order the backlog items in the sprint.I can currently do this in the main product backlog but not in a sprint backlog

                      205 votes
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                        15 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support Adding Workflow Activities to Toolbox Using Toolbox Controls Installer

                        Third-party builders of workflow activities (like for TFS Build) would like to be able to add their workflow activities to the Workflow Designer Toolbox by either having end users install our activity package using a VSIX deployment (using the Visual Studio Gallery) or by an MSI Installer.

                        This process would be similar to the way other third-party component vendors are able to add to the toolbox for WinForms, ASP.NET, Silverilght, WPF, etc. controls. We would like the same functionality for Workflow Activities.

                        Original Forum Post with more details: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vsx/thread/410242a8-42ac-42b6-8fcf-08088bd5b31a

                        202 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visualize the rights of a user/group on all different aspects of a Team Project

                          You can set rights in TFS on a lot of different levels. On Team Project, Area/ Iteration/ Team Queries, Source Control/ Folders/ Files, Builds / Reports / SharePoint. Especially in TFS with different TFS groups that sometimes contain the same users/groups, it is hard to see why a user has a specific right or is not allowed to do something. At the moment it is hard to find this without checking everything manually.

                          201 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement TFS Build for linux (Create Linux build agent)

                            Allow to use fullfeatured TFS build agent on linux machines

                            200 votes
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                              under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Workflow Status Designer/Visualizer on the Web

                              The idea is to show the status of workflow graphically. Typically we can do it by re-hosting the designer in a Rich Client, but the web equivalent is rather painful. Need a new HTML5 implementation. I have been planning on starting an open source version for a LONG time now, need the right kick in the pants to get down in. In my lob app I am using a highly customized version that spits out ImageMaps (sooooo web 1.0)...

                              Once the visualizer is up, extend it to do small designer functionalities. Something akin to Nintex's workflow designer for Sharepoint. Something…

                              198 votes
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                                4 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • include graphics debugger in VS2012 Express Edition

                                Because PIX is now officially replaced with the graphics debugger ( and even crashing with anything DX11 on Win8 ), but graphics debugger is not included in the Express Edition, it is now literally impossible to develop anything DX11 because of the lack of any means to debug.

                                Homebrew software, demoscene programmers, after-work tinkers were always a significant driving force for MS and DirectX, but now it is impossible for anyone to learn/play/experiment with DX at home. I suggest to include the graphics debugger just as PIX was included before in the DX SDK for free.

                                197 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Let lambdas with a statement body be converted to an expression tree

                                  The C# compiler supports translating a lambda expression to an expression tree (System.Linq.Expressions).

                                  Today lambdas with no statement body (only a single statement) are supported just fine.

                                  Expression<Action> x = () => Console.WriteLine("Hello World");

                                  But lambdas with a statement body (braces), which is needed to have multiple statements, doesn't compile.

                                  Expression<Action> y = () => { Console.WriteLine("Hello"); Console.WriteLine("World"); };

                                  I believe there is a lot of awesome stuff not being possible due to this lack of support.

                                  It seems very unproblematic to implement, but if there are any hidden issues with this feature, it would be nice to know so…

                                  197 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add many-to-many relation support

                                    Today it is a lot of manually coding to build a application with a many-to-many relation.
                                    It would be nice to have more out of the box support for this.

                                    197 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Open Source VB 6

                                      Since Microsoft has abandoned your most successful development language vb6 decade. But a lot of the old professional programmers are still using vb6, Can Microsoft send VB6 as a gift to these old programmer? Perhaps these old programmers can make VB6 run on the Window8 and Windows Phones. .NET is really too slow and too complicated.
                                      Thanks!

                                      197 votes
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                                        8 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make "Go To Definition" faster (C++)

                                        Clicking on that option often takes 5-10 seconds and it completely hangs the GUI.

                                        196 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add support for .NET Micro Framework to MSVS 2013

                                          My Thesis on .NET MF. Currently I am using Visual Studio 2013. I want to be able to work on not 2013 instead of being forced to have 2012 instead. It is vital for me.

                                          193 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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