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  1. Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back

    Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back
    or give us another way of getting to it, which doesn't take half a day

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2013/08/19/asp-net-web-configuration-tool-missing-in-visual-studio-2013.aspx?PageIndex=2&wa=wsignin1.0#comments

    Does not work, and I don't have all day, after spending hours doing wonderfull stuff with WebApi i'm now stuckm until I jump thru hoops

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      2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create a subset of .NET runtime for installation by non-admin users

      There is a lot of application that doesn't require administrative access to run. However since not all users run as "Administrators" account, if the application is written in .NET but the corresponding version of .NET runtime is not installed, they would need to search for alternatives.

      Is there any chance Microsoft release a version of lightweight runtime that contains all the functions that don't require administrator access, and to be installed as "per user"? (Much like the case in creating subset .NET runtime for server "Core" editions)

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow choice of Source control providers when a Git repository exists

        I personally use a git repository on my local workstation, but I am part of a team where TFS is the "official" source control. In VS2012, I have disabled the Git provider, and maintain my git repos by command line, pulling down changes from TFS and committing them to the master branch of my repo, then merging those changes to my feature branches.
        VS2013 CTP doesn't allow me that flexibity - if a Git repository exists that contains the solution, then it forces the Git source control provider to be used. This cuts me off from a number of TFS…

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Perform Load/Performance Test in parallel with CodedUI Hand Written tests

          I had written a CodedUI hand script. When i run this codedUI test, i just want to perform load/performance tests too for all the requests in this scenario(using hand scripts).
          I mean in WebtestCoded itself i will call CodedUI test.
          Why don't i perform loadtest using my own scripts?

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add solution overall build time

            Please, add solution overall build time.
            We've waited for this in VS 2005, we've waited for it in VS2008 & VS 2010, so maybe in nexgen studio you'll add it?

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              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • How about including show/hide control formatting symbols like paragraph marks to the available ApplicationCommands for the WPF RichTextBox

              Many 3rd party WPF tool vendors have added the ability to show hidden formatting tags like the paragraph marks. I would like to see this as a standard feature for the base RichTextBox control in WPF.

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Extension Properties

                Why don't we have a feature called 'Extension properties' in C#? I have seen this feature in other managed languages like F#. Is CLR team is already working on this or no plans yet?

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • New navigation dialog in context of current document

                  Create navigation dialog that show, filter and navigate to the members of current document. Fast class browser that work wich C#, C++. Also add command and shortcut to fast switch between h/cpp files.

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                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make the Solution Property Pages dialog resizable and searchable

                    Similar to what has been done to the Options dialog in 2013, it would be nice to allow the Solution Property Pages dialog (the one that appears when you choose Project | Set Startup Projects)

                    For areas within this dialog that have lists that can be quite long, add an incremental search feature

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Automatically update Bookmarks when line numbers are changed..

                      Update bookmark when line numbers are changed due to addition or removal of some lines in VS code view. For example, I created bookmark for a line of code, say line no. 100, and named the bookmark meaningfully like "Calculation Formula". Later when I added 2 lines of code to the top of the page so now my calculation formula moved to line number 102 but the bookmarks aren't updated automatically. They are still pointing to the line number 100 which is meaningless now. It would be nice if the bookmarks gets updated automatically along with the movement of the…

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  Languages Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS Project Excel Workbooks should have a corresponding Reporting Services report

                          Some companies have restrictions on user access to the Analysis Services database and so the Excel Workbooks are not accessible from local machines. Examples are Code Churn and Code Coverage. These and any others not in Reporting Service format should be made so.

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                            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Use the ASOF operator direct in the user interface for workitem queries.

                            As a end user I want to see workitens data in the state it were on a specific date without the use of coding.

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                              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Cleaner and Simpler Interface for debugger just like eclipse

                              Visual Studio debugger is so much difficult and not intuitive.

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                              • Integrate with GitHub

                                I know we have Git-TFS, and you have some plans around codeplex, but the integration in Git-TFS is backwards for me.

                                I tried using Git hub the other day and its a total pain, which frankly I dont really want to learn about.

                                In Github instead of a clone in windows button I would like a clone in TFService button. Then I can keep using the tool I love TFS. At some point when I am happy with my code I click another button that pushes to Github, and maybe another that creates a pull request.

                                Of course you probably…

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                                  2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow to use an inherited constructor

                                  If you inherit from a class you often have to write code where you just create a constructor and call the base class with the same parameters. It would be great, if I could use the constructors of the base class instead.

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                                    3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Read Back Primary Key Value After Adding Entity to Database

                                    When the save pipeline saves a new entity to the database, it would be nice if the assigned PK value (an IDENTITY column) was read back from the database and easily accessible in the save pipeline.

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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enum should implement IComparable<T> and IEquatable<T>

                                      Enum implements IComparable and IEquatable but not the generic versions of those interfaces. This means generic methods for enum must use the non-generic interfaces in the constraints, requiring the generated code to do boxing/unboxing which is really unnecessary.
                                      E.g. (an extension method):
                                      public static bool IsBetween<T>(this T value, T lowerBound, T upperBound) where T : IComparable<T>
                                      {
                                      return lowerBound.CompareTo(value) <= 0 && value.CompareTo(upperBound) <= 0;
                                      }
                                      this cannot be used with enum unless it were IComparable instead of IComparable<T> and then .CompareTo would do boxing.

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add tooltip with the region name when hovering over #endregion

                                        When moving around the code in the editor, it would be very nice if you could see the name of a region in a tooltip when hovering over the #endregion directive.

                                        Then it would also make sense to make it possible to hide a region at the #endregion directive.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Accesing to parameters from naming the method

                                          In order a easy and fast edit with help of intellisense, would be ideal may to access the parameters via name of method.
                                          sample actual:
                                          Public sub Preparing(byval Count as integer, byval Offset as integer, byval A as integer, byval B as integer) as integer
                                          Count = 100
                                          Offset = count + 30
                                          A = 20
                                          B=10
                                          Return Count + (A * (B + Offset)
                                          End sub

                                          Sample what i tell..:

                                          Public sub Preparing(byval Count as integer, byval Offset as integer, byval A as integer, byval B as integer) as integer
                                          Preparing.Count = 0
                                          ' or fast edit...
                                          with Preparing …

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