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  1. multiple tab selection using "shift" and "control" like multiple file selection in Windows

    multiple tab selection using "shift" and "control" like multiple file selection in Windows
    Goolge Chrome has this feature
    you can try it there!

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Code Highlight and\Or List Member Access that belong to a particular Import\Using Namespace

      Code complexity, legacy or not, is a very common issue in todays development world.

      Adding IDE features/efficiencies will allow for better understanding of current code and its complexity level.

      The idea is to add a feature in the IDE that would allow a developer to highlight a namespace (e.g. System.Collections.ObjectModel) and the IDE will highlight and/or list box results the code that access members in that namespace.

      - The List Box Results could be used for reporting and code reviews
      - The Highlighting makes it easier to see which code access the ns.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support field-targeted attributes on auto-properties

        I would like to see C# support using field-targeted attributes on auto-properties where the compiler applies said attribute to the generated backing field. This functionality has precedent in that the compiler already behaves like this for such attributes applied towards events:

        // This works in all versions of C#
        [field: NonSerialized]
        public event EventHandler SomeEvent;

        // This will not compile
        [field: NonSerialized]
        public string SomeProperty { get; set; }

        // This seems unnecessary
        [NonSerialized]
        private string _someOtherProperty;
        public string SomeOtherProperty {
        get { return _someOtherProperty; }
        set { _someOtherProperty = value; }
        }

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Textarea in find and replace dialog box

          I have beening using Visual Studio 2010 and asp.net for 1.5 years.
          Before I had beening used Adobe Dreamviewer for our old asp files.
          And There was a property for find and replace in Dreamviewer.

          It was using textarea for find and replace box. Not input
          box. So we used it for changing a block of code just copying from
          the code and replacing it to the textarea section in the find and replace dialog box.

          We can use this propery using regular expression in Visual
          Studio. But it is very difficult. And some times we have to use symbol…

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide some tutorials on UPNP/DLNA

            I have been Looking all over the internet for tutorials on how to interact with DLNA/UPNP enabled devices. However after hours of pointless redirections to "tutorials" I found nothing that a newbie to the framework could use to start developing their own DLNA/UPNP enabled apps for windows or mobile... Ooh and the intel upnp sdk has been useful but the codebase is large and unexplained with a shroud of mystery on what half of the code actually does. It is really hard to find any example tutorials of how to develop these apps. Could somebody knowledgeable from the VS team…

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make SQL Server Not Allow You To Create Stored Procedures For Tables That Aren't In The DB

              If there is a SQL Server User Voice I will post it there, but I cannot find it so I will post it here:

              I manage many SQL Servers, and sometimes the names are very similar and when I open an SQL file to update my procedures it lets me execute the Create Procedure statements and it adds all the procedures but they are for the wrong database.

              I have to manually remove them which can be a pain when there are 100's of procedures sometimes.

              A simple (The table or view 'xyz' is not found would do).

              If you…

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create a zero-pause garbage collector

                Create a zero-pause garbage collector that sacrifices throughput in order to reduce/remove stop-the-world pauses.

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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Rest API - Ability to show work items associated with a GIT commit

                  Currently there is no way to get the work items associated with a GIT commit through the API.

                  The API for TFVC has this ability through the 'includeworkitems' query string parameter and this same extension point could be used on GIT commits to bring feature parity in this area.

                  This is available for Team Foundation Version Control through Changesets and should be made available for GIT.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Floating windows to be grouped

                    Being able to drag windows onto a split screen separate from the source windows hosted on the main IDE has improved developer productivity. However, it becomes troublesome when you have more than one source window on the split screen since it does not cater for docking of the floating screens into another tabbed MDI structure. It would be nice to be able to have tabbed MDIs on both screens to make navigation easier.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow a project to target multiple frameworks (Full Framework, SilverLight, WP7)

                      The current status is that you must select at the creation of a project the framework used.

                      But while developing using MVVM you often end up with some project(s) containing the ViewModels and the Model that could be shared between platforms (With #if in the specific places that differ)

                      The current best solution is to duplicate the folder structure and populate all projects but one with links to the real source code files (Microsoft even provide a VS extension to do it automatically) but it's clearly more complex than it should be.

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                        4 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow multiple "Current" iterations for multiple iteration paths in a project

                        It would be really good if TFS interface allowed for multiple "current" iterations.
                        For example we have a clients that has multiple projects, we group the projects under 1 project in tfs per client. We use the following structure with the iterations paths

                        [Client]

                        [Product A / Project A]
                        [Release 1]
                        [Sprint 1]
                        [Sprint 2]

                        [Product B / Project B]
                        [Sprint 1]
                        [Sprint 2]

                        I would be good that if we are working on Sprint 1 in both project A and B TFS doesnt assume that project B is a future sprint and combines the burn down for example on…

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • In Solution Explorer, when the "Pending Changes Filter" is enabled i want to "Compare with latest version" when I select project item.

                          Currently there is a filter button in the Solution Explorer that allows you to select from:

                          - "Pending Changes Filter"
                          - "Open Files Filter".

                          But often when I am preparing to check in I use the "Pending Changes Filter" to compare the files with their latest version. In that scenario when I click to select a .cs file for example it is opened temporarily but the view is not useful in my case and I do a right-click "Compare..." ... with latest version.

                          I wish for an option that the selection would open a "Compare with latest version".

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Give us an idea on Prices for over 5 users

                            We are hesitant to move due to uncertain pricing. If we knew a range or max suggested pricing we would move today.

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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • TypeScript support jquery and jquery plugin

                              Today most developer work with jquery. jquery change websites and daily increase plugins.Typescript is very good but when completed that support jquery and jquery plugin. please add jqeury syntax or others to compiler convert typescript to jquery script

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                              • ScheduledToastNotification should inherit from ToastNotification so that the Activated, Dismissed and Failed events can be used

                                ScheduledToastNotification should inherit from ToastNotification so that the Activated, Dismissed and Failed events can be used on scheduled toast notifications.

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable "Bookmark All" button when Quick FInd is looking in "Current Project"

                                  When Quick Find is looking in "Current Project" the "Bookmark All" button is disabled. But, this is when it is needed most. Suppose there are are 100 matches in the project. We should be able to work on something else while the find is doing its job. There is no reason to click the "Find Next" button 100 times.

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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Transaction Response Time graph

                                    "Transaction Response Time graph" generated using "Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate" is not able to show all 'transactions' in a graph for a load testing scenario. There should be property / feature through which we can set 'No of transactions' for generated graph
                                    Regards,
                                    Himanshu

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Change icon between library project and executable project

                                      In a reasonably well structured solution, one will end up with multiple libraries and multiple applications, it would be nice to be able to easily identify what is a library and what is an exectuable.

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                                      • Offer comparison for file recovery

                                        As VS has file comparison built in, this should be easy. The most annoying part of all the autorecovery systems throughout Microsoft products is that the user is asked if they want to recover a file but not provided with enough information to make such a decision. Is the recovered file older or newer? Smaller or larger? Most directly, what are the exact differences, line by line? I always have to track down the backup copy and use an external comparer...

                                        But in VS, it should be dead simple to offer users the option of first looking at a side-by-side…

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Stack Size - WebDev.WebServer40 Default or a option in

                                          Hi,

                                          Today, the default size for thread stack in WebDev.WebServer40 (old cassini) is 100000. And the default size in w3wp is 40000. In this situation, we have some cases of stackoverflow in production that we don't have in development. Can you change de default in WebDev.WebServer40 to be the same that we have in production ?

                                          Maybe, a new option in web.config to change this behavior

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