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  1. Change the Test Output Standard Output to a fixed width font

    For data oriented output, alignment is critical

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Ruby as supported language

      Add Ruby as supported language

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Be able to modify screen layouts, toolbars, menus, etc but without over complicate it

        Right now is like one design fits all approach and customization is only available with custom extensions, will be nice to modify the UI (Single window apps, add splash screens, position of the navigation menu, etc) but without adding complication, keeping it simple as possible.

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          1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support For Automatic Rerun Of Failed Coded UI Test

          This suggestion is related to Coded UI Test execution enhancement.
          During the batch execution we may/mayn't have access on Visual Studio. (Ex: batch execution form MSTest.exe).
          Visual Studio should support automatic rerun facility of the failed test cases in the batch execution.
          As of now, failed test cases are selected in the test result and can be rerun manually. Also, Visual Studio is must require for such execution.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Usability issue about user stories, tasks etc.

            When I open a user story I want to understand if there is something under the "STORYBOARDS" or "ATTACHMENTS" tab without clicking on it.
            Every time I have to click on tabs to control, if there is something under "Attachments", "Storyboards", "Implementation" etc.
            I want to click when there is something under.

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            • Support custom elements in .aspx files

              Update 4 RC just recently included support for custom elements in the HTML editor (the default editor for .html files) however this feature did not make it into the HTML (Web Forms) editor (the default editor for .aspx files).

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                1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a component to visual studio to measure quality metrics of the project

                Quality measure like DDE (Defect Detection Efficiency) , DRE ( Defect Removal efficiency) , MQU ( Managing Quality Upstream), DL ( Defect Leakage) are fast becoming most prominently used metrics to measure the quality of the project and how it has fared. These metrics calculations are done manually making it very cumbersome. The idea is to develop a tool that report these metrics directly given a project and areapath.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide a Way to Create View,Controller and other Methods at one click from Model

                  My ideal is to provide a way to combine different features of MVC at one click
                  Currently MVC have a View creator wizard,A Controller Creator wizard
                  So do provide a wizard like view creator that can create controller as well and can access to database as well in a single click .
                  The idea is to create a way which will help developer to do no coding.
                  means all code regarding accessing of data from DB should also get created.means a view to DB flow should get created at single click
                  example
                  i want to Create student table so i…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow users to open a single file multiple times

                    A single file opened in multiple windows so that different parts of it can be viewed in separate windows for multi-screen users.

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                      3 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide HelpViewer 2 as a standalone download

                      Allow HelpViewer 2 to be installed on its own so people can download help content onto devices they work from where the don't need Visual Studio to be present.

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                        0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • change graph x axis from relative time to absolute time in the load test report

                        The load testing tool is till not in part the others in the market. One basic feature is showing graph x axis time in absolute time rather than relative time.

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                          3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make native CString or char* or wchar* string editable with the "Text visulizer" by default.

                          Make native CString or char* or wchar* string editable with the "Text visulizer" by default.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • WinCE supprt, please !

                            i need to create new win ce application, because producers are still producting new win ce devices and our customers use them. so i cannat devolop in .net 4 and over vs2008, help me !!

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                              0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Display a red dot on VS icon when there are unsaved changes

                              Project changes are easy to forget to save. Adding new files for example, does not automatically save the project, so unless you press "save all", when you commit into source control (i'm not talking about integrated source control) then the project file is missed.

                              This is the reason things like this exist:
                              https://github.com/xpaulbettsx/saveallthetime

                              How about a simple red dot on the VS icon in the taskbar when there are unsaved changes? Use the same red dot that is used in the files tab.

                              8 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Be convenient when an assembly cannot be compiled because it is currently used by another process

                                Let at least the user know the name of the process holding the assembly, and even better, proposes to the user 1) to see the process Window (set it as foreground) 2) to kill the process.

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add XDT (Config Transforms) Support to Azure Deployment Projects

                                  Add XDT (SlowCheetah) Support for Azure CSCFG files.

                                  We build many complex Azure apps and managing configuration across multiple environments (Dev, Test, UAT, Preprod, Prod) is a nightmare.

                                  There are numerous examples of people hacking various MSBuild targets:

                                  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tomholl/archive/2011/02/23/using-msbuild-to-deploy-to-multiple-windows-azure-environments.aspx

                                  But a simpler option would be to integrate XDT to allow us to tokenise the CSCFG files for the different environments.

                                  The only real blocker seems to be the ValidateServiceModel target - which throws errors because it doesn't except the XDT namespaces and attributes.

                                  I've posted some details to the SlowCheetah repo:

                                  https://github.com/sayedihashimi/slow-cheetah/issues/76#issuecomment-20773396

                                  8 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow XML namespace imports to be declared at a project level rather than redeclared in every single file

                                    Please, allow XML namespace imports to be declared at a project level rather than redeclared in every single file

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable support for color themes for custom colorable items in the text editor in 3rd party extensions.

                                      Currently 3rd party extensions do not have a way to provide theme-dependent color and font settings for custom colorable items they register with the VS editor (here's a relevant discussion on MSDN forums: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e46318aa-7652-4e5d-8836-d1bc80006f8e/language-service-support-for-color-themes-in-custom-colorable-items)

                                      It would be nice to enable 3rd party language services to provide full support for color themes to make their integration with the VS shell totally seamless

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide Mercurial/BitBucket migration tool to TFS

                                        Provide a migration tool for migrating from Mercurial/BitBucket repositories to TFS Git or standard TFS. The functionality provided by Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Online is significantly better than what is offered by Mercurial tools such as BitBucket, therefore, it would be immensely useful to have such automated tools available to easily migrate to TFS from more primitive source control systems such as Mercurial BitBucket.

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                                        • Reduce PDB sizes by storing a type registry in the PDB file.

                                          When using C++ templates, the PDB file can grow very quickly. E.g. when using std::tuple<long,long,short,char*>, and storing that tuple in an std::map, you see the same std::tuple definition popping up in all std::map related classes (_tree, _pair, iterator, less, allocator, ...). If the PDB file would keep an internal registrly that maps std::tuple<long,long,short,char *> to an internal id (number), then all references can refer to that type instead of having the full tuple written out completely and blow up the PDB file.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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