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  1. Use columns in the History List

    Here's the current screenshot of the History List - http://goo.gl/jmE6E

    The primary problem with this is there is two clear columns and they don't use them.

    File list should be all start at the same Y point (which they do) and the lines of code should all start at the same Y point. This is obvious. It's the same problem we've had to deal with in the find result windows.

    Also using a bit of colour (preferably syntax highlighting) would help.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • C++ Cordova plugin without Java or Objective-C

      Since Cordova.exec serialize the method name and its parameters, it would be awesome to be able to avoid calling a Java JNI (or Objective-C) wrapper to pass these parameters to some C++ code.
      I wrote an Android NativeActivity in C++ but Cordova always requires the java class instead of using directly the C++ NativeActivity.

      I believe the same could be done for iOS, that is avoiding the ObjectiveC wrapper and invoke directly C++ code.

      This would really ease the portability of business logic which would have poor performance using javascript.

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        0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Controls in Windows Form

        Controls in Windows Form

        Hi
        With Defalut Themes in Windows we have a spacework with an ugly and horrible white color.
        I sent feedback of this in W10 Insider Program to have a customise color.
        I am not sure it will be done.
        Some controls are this workspace dependency, such as MonthCalendar and it's not possible to change by code this sad color white.
        May you update the controls which are dependant of the windows spacework.
        Thank you in advance
        Best regards from France.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support for Crosswalk project in cordova apps

          Currently is complicated install Crosswalk cordova webview plugin and Crosswalk Cordova framework, after install of any choise in a visual studio cordova tools project, this can't build

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            0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Search in Visual Studio Options Window.

            Hi,
            Please Add a Search box in Visual Studio Options Window.

            Regards.

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            • VS to provide support for chrome/firefox themselves without third party tool installation

              Why VS people not providing support for chrome/firefox themselves. Why do people need to install third party tools(Selenium).

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              • Assigning Variables

                In Visual C++. Variable should be assigned like so...

                int x assign >> int >3<;

                This is so much easier.

                Make it happen.

                Thanks,

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add "Move lines" function

                  Sometimes i want to move a block of code up or down. In notepad++ ,for example, i can press ctrl+shift+up / ctrl+shift+down and all the lines between selection-start-position and selection-end-position will be moved up or down respectively. If there is no selection, then it applies to the line the cursor is on at the moment. The only thing i found in VS is "Swap lines", but it works for one line only and it's not suitable for moving even one line for more than 1 position up or down. It's such a basic thing, so why need we to write…

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow copying of values when linking a workitem

                    i would like the ability to have a custom field in my User Story, Task and Bug workitems (call it FIELD A) that is exactly the same in all 3 workitems

                    And when you use the "New Linked Workitem" option the value of the field comes through to the linked item

                    eg...FIELD A has a value of "1" in the user story and if you go to use the New linked workitem and link a new child task, would like to see the value "1" to come through.

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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add in Solution Explorer Buttons

                      Many projekttypes fokus only a loot of items like classes, pages, windows and something like that.

                      If a folder marked, the solution explorer can show some buttons to add least recently used items or user spezificated button used items. this will add classes or something like that faster.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to use a database server, other than MS SQL Server, for _IntrinsicData

                        I noticed that it's impossible to deploy a LightSwitch 2012 application, without requiring to also deploy SQL Server Express 2012. I can use another database server for the actual application data. And, I can use another database server when using Forms authentication(to manage the list of users, roles and profiles). But, when it comes to the users permissions, MS SQL Server Express 2012 is required.

                        I don't think that the deployment of MS SQL Server with a LS application should be required, especially when the developer wants to use another database server than MS SQL Server.

                        In my scenario, the…

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                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bring back classic Visual Studio

                          You have made Visual Studio 2012 more difficult to use by making it low-contrast and flat-gray. It really hurts my eyes. As a person who makes his living using this tool 8+ hours a day, you have made a complete mess of it. It’s not a bloody art project, it’s a tool we use to get a job done. And don’t pretend that the “Themes” make it better. If you keep alienating the developer community like this Google and Oracle are going to eat you alive. Metro my foot. Give me Windows 7 and VS 2010; all I want is…

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • The Next Version should be a FULL Version like VS 2008 was.

                            VS 2010 had some cool features. But they came a a high price. Many technologies were dropped from Visual Studio 2010.

                            A few of those are:

                            • Reporting Support
                            • SSIS Package support
                            • Windows Mobile Development Support
                            • I am sure there are others that were left out that I don't use...

                            Please take the time to make the next version a FULL version. I would like to really upgrade. Not just upgrade for my core .NET applications.

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                              3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Windows 8 Touch keyboard in WPF

                              Please implement a simple way to show and control the Windows 8 Touch keyboard from WPF.
                              Something like this: http://brianlagunas.com/showing-windows-8-touch-keyboard-wpf/
                              But it would be nice if it's not a need to disable the RealTimeStylus!

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add build numbers manually for environments where Source Control for TFS is not used.

                                Our project is managed using TFS2010 but code is managed using SVN.
                                Currently I have to run a fake Build Definition to add a build number in TFS so builds can be assigned to a Test Plan.

                                I suggest to allow the user to add a build number in MTM manually with a description of what is the desired test areas and also allow the user to link work items to be tested to the build.

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                                  3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow DLL debugging for Unity projects without any source code

                                  We work with many separate, related Unity projects. One project contains all the C# source code, and we build a DLL that we then distribute to the other Unity projects. Some of these "downstream" projects lack any actual scripts of their own, so the UnityVS solution that's created by the plugin doesn't contain any projects by default. I can still add the external "upstream" C# projects to the solution, as outlined in the documentation for external DLL debugging, however the debugger cannot connect! If the project I want to debug doesn't contain any raw source code (or a project of…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi!

                                    Thanks for this suggestion!

                                    That’s an interesting scenario that we will consider. We’re also considering providing specialized class library project with support for deploying the compiled .dll into the Unity project and convert the .pdb into the Unity supported debug symbol file format.

                                    Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity

                                  • F5 debug/deploy to remote PCs and virtual machines

                                    F5 debug/deploy should be able to install my application to a remote PC or virtual machine, that is running the same or a different version of Windows. Much like F5 debug/deploy for Phone can deploy my app onto the phone device or emulator ahead of running. And just like it can deploy apps to Windows Azure.

                                    For virtual machines, Visual Studio should interface with popular machine monitors such as Hyper-V and VMWare, so it can launch and provision a VM instance, not just connect to an already-running VM.

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                                    • Views history comment in Pending changes

                                      In the "Pending Changes" tab

                                      1) If the Comment field is selected
                                      2) The text is empty
                                      3) Pressing down arrow to view the last 10 comments.

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                                      • Include ObservableSet/ObservableHashSet to BCL

                                        In .NET 3.5 the BCL team finally introduced HashSet. But we had to wait until .NET 4.0 to get an ISet interface. For 4.5, can we please get an ObservableSet or ObservableHashSet (whatever they'd like to call it) class? (For 5.0 I'm planning to ask for a ReadOnlyObservableSet, but I'll try not to overwhelm the BCL team by requesting that too soon.)

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Button to filter the checked in / undo pending changes files to only current project files (Eclipse plugin)

                                          Any chance of adding to the eclipse plugin, the same button there is in Visual Studio (filter by solution button)?

                                          If added I think it would be best to add it in the same place and situation when it shows in Visual Studio. In Visual Studio, when I'm about to do any check in I see this:

                                          https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0002.png

                                          And when I click the button to filter by solution I see the list shrunk to only the files from the current solution like so:

                                          https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23242740/ScreenShots/2013-05-29%20Image_0003.png

                                          In Eclipse button I would love similar feature, that would filter the files depending on the…

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