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  1. Make the Visual Studio installer more customizable

    Let one don't install some components if one don't need it - for example Silverlight development support, visual designers for WPF or Windows Forkflow, or unit testing (many developers use third-party solutions like NUnit and don't use VS built-in testing tools).

    985 votes
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      59 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create a MSDN Subscription - Lite version - cheaper and limited tools

      Currently all MSDN subscriptions are expensive for individual developers and they provide all s/w that are not really required by individuals.

      An individual developer, for hobby, can use express editions of SQL Server, does not need Enterprise editions of OS / Office and similar software that increase the cost of MSDN license.

      The suggestion is to create a MSDN Lite subscription that individual developers can buy and will provide tools such as Visual Studio, Expression Studio, Azure

      The licensing cost should change little bit-
      * For individual developers, the rates should be lower.
      * For enterprises, the price can be…

      975 votes
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        16 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Customize Process Template on Visual Studio Online

        In Visual Studio Online, allow the ability to change the current process template a created project is using as well as the ability to upload your own process templates to create new projecsts with.

        951 votes
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          47 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  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.

          916 votes
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            15 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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.

            843 votes
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              14 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  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…

              840 votes
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                24 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  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.

                833 votes
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                  23 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support .NET Builds without requiring Visual Studio on the server

                  To build certain PCL libraries and libraries for Windows 8 RT requires having Visual Studio on the server.

                  Nick Berardi writes about a workaround that allows running a build server without VS, but it's really just a workaround for functionality that should be easy.

                  Not to mention there's probably licensing considerations we're just ignoring by doing that.

                  http://nickberardi.com/a-net-build-server-without-visual-studio/

                  Please make it easy (and legal) to build .NET projects on a server without requiring a Visual Studio installation (or license) on that server.

                  812 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Studio for Mac Os x

                    Dear Madam and sir;

                    We need Full Version of Visual Studio for Mac Os x.
                    And language of programming such as:

                    -C
                    -C++
                    -C#
                    -VB
                    -F#
                    -HTML
                    -MHTML

                    Thanks,

                    792 votes
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                      22 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  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.

                      767 votes
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                        52 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  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

                        761 votes
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                          under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          761 votes
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                            17 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  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…

                            758 votes
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                              under review  ·  11 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 */ }

                              745 votes
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                                13 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Reduce overall build time and provide better feedback on the progress in the UI.

                                Building currently completely blocks the UI, and no progress is shown. Just showing a responsive, non-blocking UI windows which shows progress and has a working cancel button would be a great addition.

                                741 votes
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                                  12 comments  ·  Performance  ·  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.

                                  737 votes
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                                    13 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      13 comments  ·  General  ·  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.

                                      726 votes
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                                        31 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  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…

                                        701 votes
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                                          11 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Merge by Workitem

                                          Allow users to select WorkItems and related changesets on Merge screen. Probably Merge candidate WIs will be required.

                                          696 votes
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                                            15 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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