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  1. Support for online/offline database sync for field devices without internet access

    It would be great if there was official support for Microsoft-Sync (or similar technology) so field devices (or laptops without internet access) could use LightSwitch apps offline and sync once they were back online.

    858 votes
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      12 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  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.

      2,769 votes
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      • 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…

        1,823 votes
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          44 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

        • Allow .NET games on Xbox One

          Yesterday was announced that Xbox One will allow indie developer to easily publish games on Xbox One.

          Lots of indie developers and small game company are using .NET to develop games. Today, we are able to easily target several Windows platforms (Windows Desktop, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8) as well as other platforms thanks to Mono from Xamarin.

          As we don't know yet the details about this indie developer program for Xbox One, we would love to use .NET on this platform - with everything accessible, from latest 4.5 with async, to unsafe code and native code access through…

          15,390 votes
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            274 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow for updating process templates on existing projects in TFS

            To keep up with improving processes, there needs to be a migration path for existing templates to be upgraded to new templates. Some information in work items may be lost when mapping these to new work item types of the new templates, but this may well worth the benefits of moving to a newer process. Creating a new team project is not always feasible, especially if the source code versioning needs to be in place.

            1,649 votes
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            • Provide the ability to convert a work item to a different type

              ...for example, change an existing work item from an Issue to a Bug, etc.

              Users less familiar with the system frequently enter work items using the wrong work item type. Currently, you can't fix these items.

              390 votes
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              • JavaScript Unit Testing

                Please provide a TestRunner for javascript Unit Testing Frameworks like QUnit. It should be possible to run them automated in the background. Also different browser javascript engines could be targeted (like IE oder Google V8).

                133 votes
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                  under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  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

                  829 votes
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                    under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Google V8 Debugger Protocol support

                    Please add support for the Google V8 Debugger Protocol, which would make developing in Javascript using Node.js and Visual Studio a lot less painful.

                    http://code.google.com/p/v8/wiki/DebuggerProtocol

                    316 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • XAML Debugging

                      Serious WPF/Silverlight development really demands that there's the ability to debug XAML, i.e. set breakpoints, step over/into XAML, examine triggers and the likes

                      1,337 votes
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                        12 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support a JavaScript Project type in Visual Studio

                        Please provide a new project type in Visual Studio for developing JavaScript components.

                        The new project type could have the following features:

                        - Contains .js, .css, and .html files.
                        - Represents a complete UI component - i.e. a module or widget.
                        - Runs JSLint or JSHint on build and reports any errors and violations.
                        - The build ouput is minified JavaScript and CSS; there should be options for specifying a minifier.
                        - The build output should also output any HTML files (as ASP.Net partial views).
                        - The new project type permits adding references to other JavaScript projects.
                        - Intellisense is…

                        676 votes
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                          under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Better Angular Support

                          There has to be more "connectivity" between html/cshtml and javascript (and typescript).

                          For example pressing F12 in an ng-click attribute should bring me to the function in the javascript (or when typescript used to ts function).

                          16 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add IntelliSense for Node.js scripts and AMD modules

                            WebMatrix has good IntelliSense support for Node.js server-side code.
                            It can even resolve exported functions from other module using require().

                            Can this be added to Visual Studio's Javascript IntelliSense engine?

                            154 votes
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                              under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Decrease the Memory Footprint

                              Since Visual Studio is a tool which can be used in so many scenarios (desktop development, web development, game development, etc) and supports so many languages (managed, native, scripting) it seems it is often loading tools and editors which are not needed for the current scenario.

                              It would be nice to have very fine grain control over what components are loaded at any given time to decrease the memory footprint and increase the performance.

                              For example, if I just want to edit a C# file in a class library it seems the memory footprint could be much smaller than when…

                              1,695 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Kanban board: More customizations and usability features

                                Kanban board should provide additional capabilities so that we can effectively move existing "physical" Kanban using team or from competitive products to TFS. Some important customization capabilities:
                                Which field to display on the card
                                Ability to choose number of card width for a specific state/column
                                Ability to have horizontal swimlane with different states (for different class of services for example)
                                Ability to access the PBI related tasks as a sub-board

                                And also usability features:
                                - functionalities for large display for team board: auto refresh, auto scroll, etc.
                                - change the priority/positionning of the card directly on the board
                                - Ability…

                                119 votes
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                                • provide a way to version-control build definitions

                                  Currently, there is no way to revert back to an old version of a Build definition once you've made changes to it.

                                  917 votes
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                                  • Bring back Macros

                                    I am amazed you've decided to remove Macros from Visual Studio. Not only are they useful for general programming, but they're a great way to be introduced to the Visual Studio APIs.

                                    If you are unwilling to put in the development time towards them, please release the source code and let the community maintain it as an extension.

                                    5,130 votes
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                                      567 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      We are currently reviewing the feasibility of delivering a scripting capability in a future version of Visual Studio. Please continue to offer your comments on what scripting capability we should offer while we research this suggestion.

                                      Tony Goodhew, Program Manager, VS Pro.

                                    • coded ui

                                      Enhance Coded UI Test to include the many common features found in commercial-off-the-shelf software test automation packages like SmartBear's Test Complete. These packages typically feature very rich functionality in mapping and managing UI control objects, whereas Coded UI does not. Packages like Test Complete also boast an impressive list of technologies with which it is compatible. Coded UI is limited in this respect as well.

                                      827 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        1,011 votes
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                                          22 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve WPF Editor performance

                                          Improve Visual Studio WPF Editor performance. With Visual Studio 2010 it is very good, but also a bit slow.

                                          1,271 votes
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                                            under review  ·  12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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