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  1. IDE DATA Schema Compare for all major rdbms

    Add the possibility to compare schema and data not just for MSSQL but for all Major databases : Oracle, MySQL and between those (different db types)

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Open source TFS Chat Room functionality

      While I love the chat functionality in TFS, there are various features that would be awesome to have (code syntax highlighting, popup notifications, Lync integration, etc.) While I could theoretically post a suggestion for each feature, the odds of it being implemented anytime soon are slim (as I'm sure your development team is busy implementing other TFS features.)

      What would be awesome is if the TFS Team Chat functionality was released as an open source project, so other developers can add enhancements.

      As a stop-gap, I've started a Github project for a Chrome plugin that implements code syntax highlighting, desktop…

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  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 →
        • Add new initialization way of memvars

          Add new initialization way of memvars:
          x,y = 0
          x,y,z = 1,2,3
          a,b,c = MyFunction()

          Function MyFunction() as byte, byte, int
          return 1,2,3

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please support creating a full .NET client with LightSwitch

            An HTML client is nice though it would be a lot better if used JS for pretty much the same capabilities as SilverLight.

            Even better would be a full ability .NET client as an alternative to SIlverLight and HTML clients.

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              1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide Code coverage in MTM For winforms

              Hi,
              Please provide code coverage facility for Winforms based applications in MTM as this will be very useful metric for test coverage .

              Thanks

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow Help Viewer 2.0 to be pinnable to the taskbar

                In VS 2012, the help viewer (v2.0) cannot be pinned to the Windows taskbar.

                This is a regression from help viewer 1.0 in VS2010.

                I use it every day and have gotten used to launching help viewer from the taskbar. Please enable this functionality.

                I opened a Connect issue for this problem but it was closed as "By Design" -- what fool made this the design?

                https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/756115/microsoft-help-viewer-2-0-cannot-be-pinned-to-windows-task-bar

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                  2 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • rename and completion in comments (at least in doc comments)

                  As someone who believes in comments and referencing other code in them, I want completion to work while typing comments and rename to at least offer textual matches for my approval when renaming, which are almost always correct due to good naming.

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Stop requiring a PC restart after installing updates

                    VS2012 Update 3 requires the PC be updated when complete. Given that this is 2013, and MS was bragging about getting restart scenarios down to something like 5 back when Win2K was released, it seems like high time that non-kernel updates - particularly user level applications - should not require the entire system be restarted. I just can't believe that we're *still* having to do this; 10 years ago, I'd have put money on MS being able to dynamically restart the *kernel* without a reboot by now!

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add an option to use pre/post deployment scripts in SQL Server Data Tools' Schema Compare Generate Scripts function.

                        After a schema compare is performed, I would like to be able to click the generate script button and have the script to include the pre and post deploy scripts included in the output. (Much like how a full publish works.)

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                          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Be able to search for options analogously to what the new version of VS2011 is supposed to be able to do with commands.

                          There are so many options in the Tools|Options dialog that it's very easy to forget exactly where you found a given option earlier. It would be nice if we could search for options in the Options dialog, along the lines what the beta of VS2011 is supposed to have with searching for commands.

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support VSWP and half-word access in ARM NEON intrinsics.

                            I hit this problem when ported Intel SSE2 code into NEON. Real View compiler intrinsics (which you must have based on) have no support for the VSWP instruction (swap contents of two registers), and neither has the MSVC compiler. Thus, to swap the upper and lower doublewords of a quad, one has to use get-hi + get-lo + compine, or a complex table lookup, or something else equally ugly. I think computationally-intensive Windows Phone targeted code could benefit from explicit half-word access a lot. Just add an extra __m64 hilo[2] field to the __m128 union and make sure that const…

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide direct Office automation without need for Interop

                              Isn't it about time Microsoft provided a solution to handle automation of Office applications without the need to use Interop (PIA). I am left using VB6 for applications as the performance of automation using Interop is so poor. If these applications can not have a managed interface, bring back VB6!

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                                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add "Open With" menu for attachments in TFS Work Items

                                Current, opening an attachment in TFS launches a web browser which then downloads the file.

                                Depending on which browser you are using you may have to
                                a) log in to TFS again
                                b) save the file somewhere
                                c) open the file

                                It would be much nicer to open the attachment directly from the context menu for the attachment - probably by asking the Windows Shell to open the file.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Support For 128-bit Divides

                                  The Visual Studio C++ compiler provides a compiler intrinsic for 64-bit x 64-bit -> 128-bit result, but there is no intrinsic for the 128-bit/64-bit -> 64-bit result IDIV operation. This significant affects performance of algorithms using 128-bit integers.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add posibility to use 3rd party consoles when starting console app under VS

                                    I'm using ConEmu (and previously Console2) as consoles. It would be great if one could instruct VS to start those instead of standard Windows console when running console applications.

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                                    • Add facility to update codemap manually and/or automatically following code changes and rebuilds.

                                      I use codemap quite heavily while I am refactoring legacy code. I frequently find myself wishing there was a way to keep a codemap that I've created up to date with the actual codebase as I progress. I know that there are valid reasons why one might want to be able to create codemaps as "snapshots" in time of a codebase. But I think it would also be valuable and convenient to be able to have the option to "resync" an existing codemap with the current state of the codebase as well.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Test Center and Lab Center UI should display which project we are connected to now

                                        We need to see the project name that we are working on while we are in Test Center and Lab Center

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                                        • Enable Auto Recover option in VS2010 Isolated Shell

                                          In VS2008 Isolated Shell, the auto recover option is available. However, in VS2010 the auto recover is disabled (greyed out). Can you please re-enable this IDE feature for the Isolated Shell?

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