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  1. Add snippet editor to Visual Studio along with more snippet capabilities

    Snippet capabilities are really limited now, and editing them is a pain. You cannot even make input parameter lowercase now...

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • review release info to simulate windows 8 store look and feel

      When I click on 'Review Release Info' button in the Windows 8 Store Portal site, it needs to simulate the look and feel of what it will look like if it had actually made it to the Store.

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        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow users to copy queries between projects.

        Allow users to copy a query from one project to another. For example where a team may manage upwards of 10 projects like me, this becomes tiresome to create new queries which fit our needs each time. And puts me off using the product.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • enable MTM to run multiple test cases in parallel in one test agent

          It would be a very useful feature and MSTest.exe has just supported parallel runs. Cannot imagine MTM does not support it.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • inline anonymous enum

            I would to use inline anonymous enums with C#
            For example instead writing:

            public class PutPaySheetRequest
            {
            public PutPaySheetMode Mode { get; set; }
            public enum PutPaySheetMode { Live, Test };
            }

            I would write:

            public class PutPaySheetRequest
            {
            public enum {Live,Test} Mode { get; set; }
            }

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              2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • CIL language support in Visual Studio

              Add support for programming in Common Intermediate Language (CIL) in Visual Studio.

              Project templates, syntax highlighting, IntelliSense and debugging.

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve Intellitrace performance

                Intellitrace is a nice tool for debugging, but it becomes painful to debug when there are multiple events, for instance, breaking just after a thousand of SQL ADO NET events freezes the IDE.

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                  0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • enable installation of the Visual Studio 2013 to Windows Embedded OS

                  Using the Visual Studio 2013 in Windows Embedded OS would make it easier and faster to resolve issues in the C++ embedded application. In some cases the network or other connection to the embedded system is not possible or it requires significant changes to the embedded device. These changes may affect to the issue that is under investigation and may make it hard to repeat and identify the issue.

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Adding tooltip to lightswitch default controls like textbox and labels

                    Adding tooltip support is very inportant as a lot of customers are acquainted to tooltips for long texts and field descriptions (help) in labels.

                    also a textbox with a multiline textbox popup is a very nice touch. but tooltips are really important.

                    thank you.

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                      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Anonymous type definition

                      Allow c# to define types in inline way. For example I have a web api action that returns a Dto. I have to define action as:

                      public class Dto
                      {
                      public int Key {get; set;}
                      public Group Value {get; set;}
                      }

                      action:
                      public Dto GetDto()
                      {
                      ...
                      }

                      I suggest to write action method as:

                      public {int Key; Group Value;} GetDto()
                      {
                      ...
                      return new {Key = key, Value = group};
                      }

                      Also C# can defer type from action method. So this code can be valid:

                      public anonymous GetDto()
                      {
                      ...
                      return new {Key = key, Value = group};
                      }

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to delay verification of synchronization between model and source files.

                        Hi,
                        Each time I open my database project, Visual studio runs a heavy process of verification of synchronization between model and source files.

                        Message in status bar says "Verifying your model is synchronized with your source files. Your database projects will be ready after XXXX operations are competed"

                        If we can have an option to delay this at build time, this can improve resource utilization on developer machine.

                        As, I have around 15k files in DB project this process takes a long time.

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                          1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Better error trapping around VS extensions

                          There are a number of hangs and crashes that can be attributed to poorly performing or untrapped exceptions in extensions. VS should better handle unresponsive extensions, rather than crashing itself.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • shove .net up your boss's butt. bring me VB6-A already.

                            shove .net up your boss's butt. bring me VB6-A already.

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                              3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Edit Changeset Details in TFS Web Interface

                              Ability to modify changeset from the web interface.
                              1. Change commnets
                              2. Associate work items

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add "Add Data Breakpoint" context menu to Watch expressions

                                Here is a common use case to debug data change. Make it an item in context menu in Watch.

                                1. drag-and-drop a structure member on a Watch window.
                                2. Insert & in front of it to take its address
                                3. drag-and-drop the address value into Watch window again , because there's no way to easily copy just the address of the variable or member
                                4. Copy the address of the variable or member
                                5. Go to Breakpoints window
                                6. Choose "New"->"New Data Breakpoint"
                                7. Paste the copied address of the variable or member.

                                That's quite a bunch of clicks thousands…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Making a NotImplementedAttribute that would give an warning when it's attached to a method, just like the Obsolete

                                  A simple question: Why there isn't any NotImplementedAttribute in .NET?

                                  You can always throw the exception, but I think it would be nice for this to work as the ObsoleteAttribute -> you get an warning for using that method.

                                  Ok, you have a method with this attribute, and when you implement it you have to remove the attribute by hand, but I think this is safer than using methods with throw new NotImplementedException() inside...and wait for them to get called.

                                  I remember reading that the Obsolete is hard coded into the compiler, but maybe there is some spare room for…

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • native zen-coding support in Visual studio ?

                                    I hope to get native zen-coding support in vs12. developer of zen-coding in vs10 have tell that they are not working on it anymore.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Paste escaped string / paste escaped verbatim string

                                      When you need to copy and paste some XML, string, or other data into the editor as a string it is extremely annoying as you then have to go and manually escape it.

                                      There should be a "Paste Special" with options to paste as a "normal" C# string or as a "verbatim" C# string. This would make this common task much easier.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Dynamic query variables for work item query

                                        If work item query contain field that often changed like the version (for analyzing defects from version to version) you must edit a query and set new value. Or another example: analyze tasks by user, create a query for each user not good idea.
                                        It would be good to give the ability to set value for such fields dynamically through a dialog box or a certain field on the toolbar of query results.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Introduce Versioned Shelvesets

                                          It would be nice if I could have a version history and multiple versions for each shelf. Basically I'd like a local branch so that I can version my work before I'm ready to integrate and check into the trunk with the rest of the team. This local branch is would never really last longer than a day or two but it would allow me to roll back work to a previous local version if I've made some big mistake and find myself lost in my code.

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