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  1. Visual Studio Task Manager

    One of the best things about Visual Studio is it's extensibility. The problem is, the more extensions I install, the less stable my Visual Studio gets, the more memory it takes, and sometimes it even takes constant CPU even when minimized. It would be great to have a task manager feature which allowed you to identify the misbehaving extension much easier.

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      10 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        19 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support a .NET 4.0 Service Pack on Windows XP Supporting those .NET 4.0 Bugs Fixed in .NET 4.5

        This idea is in contrast to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2723735-make-net-4-5-work-on-any-os-that-supports-4-0 and http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3116039-support-xp-for-4-5-until-the-end-of-xp-support-, which I do not support. It is parallel to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3095632-make-vs2012-not-hide-net-4-0-bugs-when-targeting-, but I think is the converse of it.

        Consider a developer who must support customers running Windows XP, and who also is unable or unwilling to debug their applications on a machine separate from their main development machine. Such a developer may feel that he cannot upgrade to Visual Studio 2012, since that installation would replace the .NET 4.0 assemblies on the developer machine, making it impossible for the developer to encounter the fixed .NET 4.0 bugs.

        Unfortunately, it…

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          36 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make VS scalable by switching to 64 bit

          No matter how fast and efficient VS will be, we will eventually reach some limit.

          I've reached the memory limit since VS 2003 -- around 1.3gb memory usage VS started to give out of memory exceptions. That was using 20-30 projects.

          Nowadays we have more than 70 projects in the solution and VS 2010 doesn't reach the x86 memory limit (on a 64 bit windows). Eventually we'll reach the number of projects that will be the tipping point for VS.

          Using a 64 bit build of VS will enable us to just buy memory and still work with that solution.…

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            17 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Integrate Office365 and Visual Studio Online

            Please integrate Visual Studio Online and Office 365 better, considering that an organization that is interested in Visual Studio Online will be likely to be using Office 365.

            Integration should include:
            - Authentication - users should be able to use their Office365 accounts and not only LiveID.

            - SharePoint site integration - from Visual Studio Online let me configure a site that I can host file sharing from, including the ability to use Office 365 as a SharePoint source. Administrative functionality should be included provided the user has the ability to administer Office365.

            - SharePoint site integration, storyboarding - same…

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              27 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Let us create multiple collections on Visual Studio Online

              As an organization with 25+ developers and 15+ ongoing/supported projects for several customers, we need the ability to group our team projects into different project collections.

              I am sure we are not the only ones.

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                60 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Expand Generic Constraints for constructors

                Currently when declaring a generic constraint on a Type parameter
                ie.
                public void DoSomething<T>() where T : new() { /* do something */ }

                You can't specify that T has a constructor with specific parameters:
                ie.
                public void DoSomething<T>() where T : new(string, int) { /* do something */ }

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                  15 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Greatly increase support for GPU programming in C#

                  -Support GPU programming in C# -both general and graphical- on at least equal level with C++. On every Microsoft platform.
                  -Design the future versions (or successor) of DirectX with C# in mind.

                  998 votes
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                    17 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Sql Server Compact in Visual Studio 2013

                    please bring back visual studio 2013 tools for sql server compact and improvement capebilities of tools and sql server compact. please add trigger and prosedual sql feature to sql server compact. over milion application data stored in sql server compact database and need continue supporting this tools

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                      57 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide API documentation for the customization of TFS Web Access 2012

                      We would like to customize TFS Web Access 2012 to add new tabs, pages and other content to support our in-house processes. We were able to do this in the previous version of TFS Web Access. But there is no info about doing so in the current version of TFS Web Access.

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                        27 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create a "remove all remnants of Visual Studio from your system" program.

                        I'm writing this on behalf of the thousands of other Visual Studio users out there who have had nightmares trying to uninstall previous versions of VS. Thus cumulatively losing hundreds of thousands of productive work hours.

                        During this year, I had installed the following programs/components on my system:
                        * Visual Studio 2012 Express for Desktop
                        * Visual Studio 2012 Express for Web
                        * Team Foundation Server Express
                        * SQL Server Express
                        * SQL Server Data Tools
                        * LightSwitch 2011 trial (which created a VS 2010 installation)
                        * Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2
                        * Entity Framework…

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                          20 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you very much for your feedback. We are aware of this issue and we are evaluating whether we are able to address it in a future release. In the meantime, have you tried our uninstall /force feature? You are able to use this feature even if you have already uninstalled Visual Studio:
                          http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2771441/EN-US#Force
                          I understand that this does not completely meet your needs but I am hopeful that it will help resolve some of the issues you described above.

                          Thanks again for taking the time to provide feedback.

                          Kelly Berman
                          Visual Studio Program Manager

                        • Improve the XAML Designer performance

                          It often takes several seconds for a XAML Window to fully display. The editor is constantly pausing as I type, sometimes for as long as a second, before catching up with keystrokes.

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                            19 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide refactoring for C++

                            Currently there is almost no refactoring support for C++. Even basic refactoring like renaming is missing.

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                              14 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve code analysis

                              Improve code analysis
                              - Detect when first line of if block and else block are identical (same for last line)
                              - Detect methods used only one time - Method is a candidate for in-lining
                              - Detect constant defined in class used only one time
                              - Detect private property with backing variable having get { return backingVariable; } set {backingVariable=value;} - convert to autoproperty
                              - Detect public property used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                              - Detect public method used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                              - Detect class used only by one other class…

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                                11 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow development of Windows Store apps offline - no license required

                                When developing Windows Store apps, it appears that you must be connected to the internet in order to obtain a 1 month "developer license".

                                This seems to me to be an unnecessary hurdle to the development process. My employer has an explicit policy that prevents dev machines being Internet connected.

                                I understand the license is probably an anti-piracy measure (or some means to stop users deploying apps outside the Store), but seems overly heavy-handed for a development environment.

                                MS, please don't just assume that all your users are Internet connected, all the time. Can we have this fixed pronto, please.

                                795 votes
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                                  34 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Treat TFS as an Enterprise Symbol Server

                                  I want my Team Foundation Server instance to be the Symbol Server for the Enterprise. Visual Studio and other debugging clients could then inherently understand when it sees a TFS URL how to locate the symbols or alternately, TFS could provide a URL that exposes symbols correctly (i.e. https://tfs.mycompany.com/tfs/DefaultCollection/Symbols). For those using the Azure-based hosted Team Foundation Service solution, it provides them a publicly-accessible (with authentication) location for Symbol Server as well.

                                  We don't need a file share any longer if you have a TFS server! Symbols could be stored and maintained using the version control system (or some…

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                                    under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      under review  ·  39 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide JavaScript Refactoring Tools

                                      Just like you have many refactoring tools for c#, it would be nice to have many of those features for JavaScript

                                      771 votes
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                                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • create a central place to manage rights for TFS, Sharepoint and Reporting Services

                                        Currently, I can only manage TFS rights from Visual Studio/Team Explorer. It would be very nice to have a central place, to not only manage TFS rights, but Sharepoint and Reporting Services as well.

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                                          13 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • In the team Explorer, Change Default State value of a selected Work Item to "Associate" instead of "Resolve" on Check In

                                          In the team Explorer, Change Default State value of a selected Work Item to Associate instead of Resolve on Check In. In VS 2012, our team often closed the work item because Team explorer Automatically chooses Resolve instead of Associate in team Explorer. Its really Annoying. In most scenarios, the developer is going to associate lots of check ins for a task. they resolve the task only once , when the task is completed. so its better to make a default value as an associate instead of Resolve. or At least given an option to choose an default value. Thanks.

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                                            17 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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