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      1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        1 comment  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • where is the wildcard option in the search box?

        the wildcard option in the search box is removed.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • There should be a way to customize the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard dialog when opening a solution file created by old Isolated Shell App

          Currently I worked on a project which is an Isolate Shell application based on .net framework 3.5 and Vs2008, and the application can create solution file defined by ourselves

          Then the project was upgraded to VS2010 with .NET 4. After that, the Visual Studio Conversion Wizard window will be shown automatically when I try to open the solution file which is created by the previous VS2008 Isolated Shell application. There should be some ways to disable this window or customize it, because it is not make sense for my product to pop up a dialog with the title said 'Visual…

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            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Keep regions collapsed on cut/paste

            If you cut and then paste a collapsed region, it should stay collapsed. This would be nice when you're cutting/pasting multiple regions.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable starting multiple instances of a project when pressing F5

              Currently you can configure which project(s) need to be started on F5 (start debugging).

              It would be nice to be able to configure how many instances of a project need to be started. E.g. 2 producers and 3 consumers.

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                2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • When Visual Studio is compiling, show the progress in the task bar.

                When Visual Studio is compiling, show the progress (or at least Indeterminate progress) in the task bar, so if I work with another software in th mean time, I can no when the build is finished.

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add support for Atlassian Bitbucket like Github.

                  Add support for Atlassian Bitbucket like Github.

                  It needs to add a plugin that supports the Atlassian Bitbucket, just as there is support Github.

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                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Custom build rules - revive an old VS2008 feature

                    Visual Studio 2008 had specific UI for creating and maintaining custom build rules for file types. Say my project has files of type ".proto" and I always want to compile them using the protobuf compiler. With the current UI I need to define a new custom build rule for each of the files. In VS2008 I could define a rule for ".proto" file that does what I want and it automatically works. I can also choose this rule for other files as well.
                    If I upgrade a project from VS2008, the rules are upgraded to some arcane format I can't…

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                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a "Peek Implementation"

                      From the right mouse click menu context, add a "Peek Implementation" option (similar to the "Peek Definition" option).

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to add new columns to test case editor

                        Right now we have 2 columns under the test case editor, (Action and Expected Results). I would like to be able to add a new column where i can add any notes.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Change the "build" color of the status bar from blue to another, more distinct, color.

                          The differences in blue between the Ready status color and the Building status color on the status bar are so subtle that you don't notice the change. As I am developing, when I compile, it is difficult simply by looking at the color to determine if it is the "build blue" status color or the "ready blue" status color.

                          Even better, make the colors user-configurable :)

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • i hope that the code definition window have a text zoom function such a source code edit window.

                            I hope that the code definition window have a text zoom function such a source code edit window.

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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Windows Live / Skydrive / Office Live / Hotmail Integration?

                              Forgive me if this is stupid but is it possible to incorporate the cloud apps Windows Live / Skydrive / Office Live / Hotmail into the developer interface as options in the properties tab.
                              - Generate any user account creation screens upon deployment.
                              - Use calander for schedualing and generate base entitiies and generic screens.
                              - In browser connection to word, excel, and power point.
                              - Docs stored on Sky Drive.
                              - Import from Excel from Sky Drive.
                              - Deploy as Windows Live Website option?

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                                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual Studio should support leading commas when formatting code

                                Currently, Visual Studio doesn't support the leading comma notation, like this:

                                o = new O( 1
                                , "a"
                                , 1235
                                );

                                or like this:

                                o = new O()
                                { a = 1
                                , b = "a"
                                , c = 1235
                                }

                                Please support this very user friendly kind of notation.

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                                  3 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add built-in support for navigation property Create/Update/Delete in WebAPI ODATA / Entity Framework

                                    The combination of ODATA and Entity Framework is a huge time-saver, but there's one thing I feel is missing, and that is out-of-the-box support for updating navigation property collections. If I want to issue an update request for a customer and update the customer's address, if the address property is actually a reference to an address in a separate collection, I have to manually find and update that address.

                                    I figured I could save my developers a lot of time by abstracting that functionality out, so I added a query string parameter, "updatenavigation", which takes a comma-separated list of navigation…

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create a 64 Bit version of Visual Studio Community

                                      When running on a 64 Bit machine, it can be extremly annoying that Visual Studio can only access ~4GB of RAM, which can cause issues with larger projects. Please create a 64 Bit version of Visual Studio!
                                      This could prevent crashes and hangs in larger Visual Studio projects.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • If statement should automatically coerce nullable booleans produced by use of ?. in condition expression

                                        Now I have to do this:

                                        if (_Client?.Connected == true)
                                        {
                                        _Client.Disconnect();
                                        _Client = null;
                                        }

                                        This would be better:

                                        if (_Client?.Connected)
                                        {
                                        _Client.Disconnect();
                                        _Client = null;
                                        }

                                        Can the compiler recognize that a bool is required instead of a null because of the if-statement? Now I have to add "== true".

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add https Website URL link to the Windows Azure Activity Log after deployment complete

                                          After publishing a cloud web service the GUID based URL is displayed as a hyper link in the Windows Azure Activity Log window.

                                          Can you please detect that the deployed web-role only exposes an https endpoint and hence display the hyperlink as https or display both a http and an https hyperlink.

                                          Every time I publish I need to copy and paste the url and then edit the http to be https.

                                          Thanks,

                                          Richard

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                                            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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