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  1. Change Update Service Reference to a Background Process

    With large web services, updating the Service Reference sometimes takes 10-15 minutes. This would be perfect to complete in a background process, so one could continue working in the IDE.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Expose Project [/Team] Iterations through VSO REST API

      We currently have a custom sprint dashboard that we use to run our projects. A big piece of that is being able to pull iteration schedules from VSO, which we currently do through the standard .NET API. This is primary issue preventing us from transitioning the dashboard to using the REST API to simplify deployment.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable Code Analysis rules for VSO Builds

        Enable SDL 6.1 Code Analysis rules in Visual Studio Online builds. These rules are not installed (currently) so they are no applied to builds executed through VSO's Hosted Build Controller

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support code metric without Visual Studio on the server

          It would be great if the Visual Studio Code Metric Powertools for 2013 can be used on a build server without Visual Studio.

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow to relate a blocked test case to a bug directly on the run

            When i'm running a Test Case, sometimes a bug blocks one or more tests.
            Today, if i want to make a traceability between the bug and the test run, i need to open MTM, locate the test run, open it and link manually the bug with the test run. But this is a problem when you have a lot of tests that are blocked because of a bug.

            As far as i know, when you have a blocked test case, you must justify the blockade and always by a bug.

            And this feature is important to measure which bugs are…

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support "Go To" Column in the Editor

              Add support to the Go To dialog for going to columns. Supported syntax could be a number, optional whitespace, separator, optional whitespace, number. Separator could honestly be any non-numeric character but supporting semi-colon, comma, period, colon all make sense. (Maybe space too.)

              Examples:
              15,5 - goes to line 15, column 5
              15; 4 - goes to line 15, column 5
              18 : 2 - goes to line 18, column 2
              18, - goes to line 18, column 1
              ,2 - doesn't move cursor

              This would be similar to the Go To behavior in IE F12. It enable developers to go…

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • ASP.Net Server Control Runat="Server"

                Why do we need to specify runat="server" for asp.net server control. If developer use asp:button or asp.label then system should automtically identify those control as server control.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Hover on Javascript and show prompt

                  I use VS2012, create a website, ASP.NET WEB website. In Scripts folder in Solution Explorer, there are a number of js files.

                  So I create test.js file. I type $(, intellisense prompts, as the figure 1 shows.

                  Then I type the whole statement and mouse hovers on $, no prompt shows.

                  If I code in C#, mouse hovers on a function name or class name, there will be prompt as Figure 2.

                  Can VS support "hover prompt" of Javascript?

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • external sealed types

                    Sometimes you may use type inheritance for internal usages only, and inheritance by unknown types are meanless. e.g. System.Windows.TriggerBase is inheritable but only 4 build-in types are meaningful, while you cannot inherit this type because WPF Trigger system will never run your code.

                    Under such circumstance, C# language may offer an "external sealed" (or may be wrriten as "extern sealed" since extern is a existed keyword) feature for class types, which means this type can only be inherited inside the same assembly.

                    This feature may be implemented by create a internal constructor (just the similar way to implement static class…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring back wildcards to find & replace

                      In earlier versions of visual studio there was an option to include wildcards in find and/or replace search queries.
                      Why isn't this available in VS 2013?
                      It's perfect for quickly removing all comments in a project template and i don't see why you would remove such a nice feature!?

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • create an equivalent to "Help.UnityAPIReference" that launches in a stand-alone web browser, instead of a browsewindow within Visual Studio.

                        The Visual Studio help implementation ("Help.F1Help") launches a web link in the system's default browser. I'd love to see a similar option for Unity API reference, as it can be jarring to workflow to have to juggle these two different behaviours.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow me to skip an instance of an exception

                          I have a situation where software can run in two modes - remote and local. So the code is something like this:
                          try
                          {
                          MakeRemoteConnection()
                          }
                          catch
                          {
                          localmode=true;
                          }

                          Every time I try to debug in local mode, I have to deal with this exception. I would really like a way to say "this exception is expected - never break on it". You can do that by type, but type is too broad. In this case, the exception type is a common one used everywhere.

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                            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow the Default Zoom Level to be Overridden

                            My idea is to allow the default zoom level for the code view to be set in the IDE's preference dialog.

                            It's not a deal-breaker, but it become somewhat tiresome setting the zoom every time a file is opened.

                            Another option is to allow it to be set for the current project only.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support SQL FileStream and FileTable in Entity Framework

                              Currently working with sql file tables is too difficult when working with EF6. I would like to create file table and filestream records directly in entity framework

                              30 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • clickonce should be able to harvest query string parameters also from browsers other than Internet Explorer

                                Currently ClickOnce can harvest url parameters only for I.E this approache is passe . no developer can allow himself to deploy an app that it's functionality is limited only for I.E
                                usage : http://localhost/publisher/WindowsFormsApplication1.application?username=joeuser
                                this code works only for I.E
                                private NameValueCollection GetQueryStringParameters()
                                {
                                NameValueCollection nameValueTable = new NameValueCollection();

                                if (ApplicationDeployment.IsNetworkDeployed)
                                {
                                string queryString = ApplicationDeployment.CurrentDeployment.ActivationUri.Query;
                                nameValueTable = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(queryString);
                                }

                                return (nameValueTable);
                                }

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Refactor Support: Extract header file (or declaration) from C++ class definition

                                  It would be really useful if we could have a feature that takes a class definition and generates a class declaration that can be moved (optionally) into a header file.

                                  I first like to design my class locally where I'm using it. This I typically done in a CPP file and I then design the whole class with the definition. Later, I decide that this class is good enough to be shared and I would then really like to be able to refactor definition splitting it into declaration and definition.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow multi HTML clients

                                    Please make possible to add more than one HTML Client to a Lightswitch Project

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                                      1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make login screen responsive

                                      I'm working on a mobile app that consumes the Visual Studio Online rest api. For authentication I use OAuth. I use the WebAuthenticationBroker that is in Windows framework for OAuth authentication but the VIsual Studio login page doesn't fit nice. Need to scroll a lot for no good reason. Please make the login screen fit

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Update Online Documentation for TFS 2013 Work Item Workflows

                                        There used to be some handy online end-user workflow (state transition) diagrams for each of the TFS 2012 Work Item Types e.g.
                                        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee332491(v=vs.110).aspx

                                        However, the Workflows don't appear to have been published for TFS 2013 on the equivalent page e.g.
                                        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee332488.aspx

                                        There appears to be some significant changes based on the following link (see the diagrams for one Work Item type at the end of the page):
                                        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh697436.aspx
                                        Unfortunately the page doesn't show Workflow diagrams for all Work Item Types for all Process Templates.

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow the TFS Upgrade Configure Features Wizard to be Rerun

                                          It would be good to have the ability to rerun the the TFS Upgrade Configure Features Wizard, particularly after yet-to-be-upgraded Process Template items (e.g. Work Item Type file) have been uploaded. Below is an example of when it would be useful:

                                          1. We take a copy of the Live TFS environment and restore in the Trial TFS environment

                                          2. We perform the trial upgrade in the Trial environment

                                          3. We run the Wizard in the Trial environment

                                          4. A change occurs to the Live TFS environment

                                          5. We want to test the change (and the Wizard's impact on it) in…

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