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  1. File compression

    Publish a project to increase the file compression feature, CSS, JavaScript files can be compressed, the next picture shows the Chinese version of the interface demonstration

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make ReadOnly columns in a grid visually different

      Users can't tell if they can type in a cell in a grid or not if there is no difference when a cell or column is read-only (or disabled). This can lead to user frustration.

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        1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Screenshot function support for Windows Phone in ACTUAL device

        Why Windows Phone only support screenshot funtion in emulator only?? That's really odd. When user wants to report a bugs to developer and wanna show actual screen shot, do they have to being a camera and take actual photo?? It would be really good when they have a screen shot function, so when user has noticed there is bugs, make them report to developers directly via outlook app in windows phone

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Control+D to duplicate line.

          As a developer,
          I would like to use Ctrl+D to duplicate a line,
          So I don't have to highlight the text followed by Ctrl+C then Ctrl+V. This will devTime.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • FTP Development with local control

            So let me give you this perspective:

            1. We've installed PHP tools and Git source control provider extensions from vs gallery into vs 2012 pro. Were using web (code only ) interface.

            2. We have an extension we're developing for a cms (Joomla!), we have no need to keep the whole website local, but need to keep the files exclusive to the component locally.

            As to why we would keep the files exclusive to the component locally:

            If the cached files remained forever in a specific location, like if we could essentially specify a local directory for each ftp website…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • support the ability to exclude tables from data generation plans even though they have a foreign key reference

              I would like to request the ability to exclude tables from data generation plans even though they have a foreign key reference. In this way, if I have existing data in those table, they will not be deleted. I would like the columns that reference the foreign keys to use values from the existing data during the data generation.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for Java

                There are a lot of people that know Java and are not fond of c++ or c#, like me. Right now I am aware that you can make simple applications with Java in Visual Studio, but that is very hard to do. I think there should be direct support to Java in Visual Studio, there would be a lot of people that would benefit from this.

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                  0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • make it easy to figure out how to create a new project or collection.

                  After a clean install of TFS, the only thing I see is how to browse projects but not how to create new ones. It is not even clear if I am admin or not. Very frustating experience.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Package and download changed files of a changeset

                    More than often we need to manually deploy web apps to clients' environments that do not have FTP or web deploy setup. When doing manual incremental deployment, we retrieve all the changed files from a changeset and put them in correct folders on client' environment.

                    Team Foundation Service's ability to download an individual file from a changeset definitely help us to retrieve all the changed files without opening IDE, but these files are not organized as they should be in their folders, and we still need to download each individual files one by one. This is time consuming if there…

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                      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • XAML project files need explicit references to a project assembly.

                      I am not sure whether this is a VS or a build/compiler/language constraint.

                      When you have a XAML file that uses some item in another project, you need an explicit 'assembly=OtherAssembly' reference in xmlns:otherProject="clr-namespace:OtherNamespace;assembly=OtherAssembly".

                      When re-engineering solutions in pure C#, i.e. moving 'Other...' to a different project, inter-project references are the only aspect to update.

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                        0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a click event for the dropdown list

                        I have two dropdown list side-by-side. The second dropdown list opens when the first item in the dropdown is click and selected. When I do Coded UI on it, it only record the "SELECT" event. Because it did not record the CLICK event, my second dropdown will not work. Please add a "Click" event to drop down list.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Expose the DisableAttachSecurityWarning key to the IDE.

                          Please surface this value up to the IDE or, at the very least, remove its entry from the shipped .vssettings files.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add the ability to scroll the code window with two fingers.

                            I am usually scrolling through code on my Acer Windows Tablet. I keep missing the scroll bar and moving my Solution Explorer around.

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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Sort Rules and Plugins in Add dialogs [Web & Load testing]

                              Currently the various dialogs that exist to add Extraction rules, Validation rules, WebTest plugins, WebTestRequest plugins, LoadTest plugins and LoadTest Threshold rules do not sort their contents.

                              It is a constant irritation to visually search through pages of plugins (I have dozens) when developing tests.

                              PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add auto-sorting to these dialogs. PLEASE. I have to deal with this every day, since VS 2005. It's such an easy fix -- one line of code in 6 places. PLEASE.

                              Simple oversights like this add needless friction to VS testing.

                              [For 500 points: If you want a more challenging suggestion instead,…

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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • AngularJS Like Web Framework is Required on Microsoft Technology Stack

                                Angular JS is a very powerful framework for web & mobile frontend development on HTML5 technology stack. Although it is open-source, it is actually supported and being developed by Google. Microsoft should have such kind of technology and it should not be late on this area like it was on mobile...

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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve CSS merging

                                  TFS Auto-Merge works pretty well for most files, but CSS it seems to have real trouble with. Virtually every time i try to merge my CSS it messes it up. Please imporve the CSS merging and make it more intelligent.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Double clicking one of the open tabs maximizes the window

                                    When double clicking on a tab, the window behind this tab maximizes and all other tabs get minimized (focus window). When again clicking on the tab the previous window settings are restored.

                                    Like it is in EasyEclipse, and probably also in Eclipse?

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • When you do a line cut or delete the caret should stay where it is.

                                      When you do a line cut or delete the caret should stay where it is instead of moving to the beginning of the line.

                                      The behaviour was correct in Visual Studio 2008, the broke it in 2010, they fixed it for line paste (and line cut using regular cut) in 2012. But Line cut and delete (ctrl L and ctrl shift L) are still broken.

                                      Based off of
                                      http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/806108/line-cut-delete-bug

                                      As I've showed in the connect issue the maths just doesn't add up.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Generic extension method type restriction should be evaluated by the compiler

                                        Hi there,

                                        Mike Feng suggest me that I should post my discussion here.
                                        I made some examples to prove my point: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/clr/thread/c9ad51c1-0c5a-4eb6-a530-89eaa628c07f/

                                        I attach examples so you can test it. In my opinion if the complier watch the generic type restriction it could work like normal non-generic extension method.

                                        Best Regards,
                                        Péter

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow image map in asp.net to assign colors or images to hot spots

                                          Asp.net image map does not contain the functionality to assign colors to the hotspots created by the user. This feature will be very use full when dynamically assigning the hotspots.

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                                            3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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