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  1. More controls

    - Numeric updown
    - Sidebar
    - More navigation controls (sidebars)
    - Explorer bars

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow time estimation in MS Test Manager / Professional

      One of the most important parameter is the effort/time required to execute the test case. Currently there is no where to input the time estimate for a test case. It's really painful to write test cases and then keep another spreadsheet to estimate the time required.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Studio can have “Go Offline” option besides “Go Online”

        TFS consumes a lot of memory usually. Therefore, using Visual Studio to connect to TFS makes CPU 100%. When I make it offline , everything is working properly. I hope Visual Studio can have “Go Offline” option besides “Go Online”

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Entity Framework Update Wizard: Allow entities to be excluded

          I'd like to be able to mark some store entities so that they aren't updated with the rest of the entities when the Update Wizard is run.

          This would be useful in situations where custom changes are made to an EDMX file that the designer does not support. Users would be able to make custom changes to some entities, while maintaining the ability to keep the rest of them automatically in sync with the database.

          In my particular case, I want to use a DefiningQuery directly against tables instead of going through views. The Entity Framework itself doesn't have a…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VS2012 colored icons

            Microsoft, you make a serious error, making VS2012 in a grayscale style. Users must have a choise - use new interface or old, with colored icons.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add ability to merge Code Coverage Data from command prompt

              When running code coverage analysis in automatic tests, merging coverage results from different test suites should be automatic. But nowadays we have to do it manually inside IDE..

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Color Code PerfTips by Threshold

                From Tarun Arora:
                I would like to colour code the PerfTips, I see numbers all the time and after a while stop paying attention. However, if I could set a threshold & colour code the threshold, it would be easier to identify what requires attention.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Refactor in ASP.NET MVC Views

                  The "Refactor" menu option is not available in View files in an ASP.NET MVC solution (CSHTML).

                  It would be fantastic if I could highlight code within a Razor View and get Visual Studio to refactor this into a new partial view.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • The "Find and Replace" window needs a "Skip File" button; I often find myself caught in compiled script files or dbml backends, etc.

                    The "Find and Replace" window needs a "Skip File" button; I often find myself getting caught in compiled script files or dbml backends, etc. while looking for a term that should be easy to find with the exception of those few files that hold multiple uses of it.

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow Release Management Client to Connect Multiple Servers

                      Ability to connect to more than one Release Management Server.
                      Release Management Client can ask for which server to connect to on startup, just like TFS connection in Visual Studio or SQL Server connection in SSMS.

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                        1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • integrated support of doxygen

                        offer integrated doxygen generator to see better documentation directly in code or in a separated panel.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • PLEASE allow for easy copy of VSTF work item number within a template!

                          My area switched to an out-of-box template and one of the "features" is completely missing: ability to copy the work item ID number from the template.

                          Since my area has switched to this new template, there has been at least a dozen or so occurrences where someone misread of fat-fingered the work item ID number when sending out an email.

                          An easy solution would be to put the work item ID number within a template field so it can easily be cut/copied/pasted.

                          See attached file for visual explanation.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • solve problem writing text contain english and farsi

                            solve problem writing text contain english and farsi
                            writing text in farsi(right to left language) no problem
                            writing text in english (left to right language) no problem
                            any time want to add some english word in farsi text (or add farsi word to english text)not easy and some time not posible !!
                            because location of words changes itself automaticaly

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Why don't you support the Edit Link button in the Webview of TFS Team Explorer like in the thick client? All other 4 buttons a present...

                              Why don't you support the Edit Link button in the Webview of TFS Team Explorer like in the thick client? All other 4 buttons a present (New, Link to, Open Link, Delete Link). Was this an oversight or intentional.

                              Very annoying as I use this operation constantly...please fix!

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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Commit first word suggested by instelliSense by commit keys in C++

                                In Visual Studio 2012 C++ InteliSense now gives suggestions immediately by typing letters, so the hitting Ctrl+Space in blank area is not necessary. It is very helpful and faster, but options are only "suggested" and it is not possible to commit them by "intellisense commit keys", such as bracket, dot etc. Only option is to hit Tab key, Ctrl+Space key or select "suggestion" by Up/Down arrow keys.

                                In most of cases the suggestion is right, so it would be helpful to "inverse" behaviour and always select suggestion. Hitting Escape key then can allow free typing.

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improvement to c# to add the ability to implement a new interface for any non-sealed class

                                  Add the ability to implement a new interface for any non-sealed class; in addition to extension methods have extension interfaces. The google Go language already has that. For instance if I could add the IComparable<> and IComparable interfaces to Regex Match I could add Match instances to a Sop.Collections.Generic.BTree.BTreeDictionary

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • support SQL Server Extended Events in load tests

                                    SQL Tracing has been marked for deprecation in a future release of SQL Server.

                                    Extended Events is the replacement functionality for profiling in SQL Server (and has been available since SQL Server 2008) however load testing in Visual Studio Ultimate only integrates with SQL Tracing

                                    It should integrate with Extended Events now so that the ability to capture SQL performance data within a load test is not lost when upgrading to a future version of SQL Server where SQL tracing has been deprecated.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow custom AddInProcess names when using System.AddIn

                                      When using System.AddIn framework via process isolation, every AddIn process shows up as AddInProcess32.exe in the task manager. Please allow us to rename the name that shows in the taskmanager so that it's more descriptive for users?

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make ClickOnce publishing properties overridable for build automation

                                        It seems that the ClickOnce Publish properties are hardwired into the .csproj file (e.g. PublishURL, InstallURL, UpdateEnabled, etc.). This prevents me from simply issuing "msbuild apptopublish.csproj /t:Publish /p:InstallURL=build_test_drop_path" to redirect the InstallURL. Whatever InstallURL value that the developer has set and checks into source control trumps whatever value I place on the command line.

                                        I can, with some extra scripting, rewrite the values in the csproj file but that gets complicated and fussy.

                                        I tried to suggest that Visual Studio, when authoring the .csproj files use conditions on the publishing properties so that if they are already defined by a…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow WPF support without XAML

                                          I can't stand XAML, the language is a hybrid of XML that was never intended to be used the way it is.

                                          WPF looks great, and allows designers to do some pretty fun tricks, but dealing with the XAML code is a nightmare. Can you please allow us to create WPF applications without ever even seeing or writing a single character of XAML?

                                          Allow for C# code to be written for an entire WPF application! Please!

                                          From what I understand XAML is converted to C# anyway during compile time, so for those of us who can't stand XAML let us…

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                                            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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