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  1. allow add placeholder of any on openfilepicke or savefilepicker

    You can choose the location where you want to access PC, from the network to savefilepicker and Openfilepicke. SkyDrive have been added in Windows8.1. This is very useful, I want you to be able to add to access the online storage location, such as Dropbox

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      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Indent nested properties correct for format document/section

      Then format document/section.
      The indent for elements works fine, but properties that are on "next line" don't follow correct.
      And good xaml code-style is to have the properties o separate lines under the element.

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        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create a subset of .NET runtime for installation by non-admin users

          There is a lot of application that doesn't require administrative access to run. However since not all users run as "Administrators" account, if the application is written in .NET but the corresponding version of .NET runtime is not installed, they would need to search for alternatives.

          Is there any chance Microsoft release a version of lightweight runtime that contains all the functions that don't require administrator access, and to be installed as "per user"? (Much like the case in creating subset .NET runtime for server "Core" editions)

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Dev Extensions - How about adding "View Full Stack Sequence Diagram", something like right click method gives "View Call Hierarchy"

            I love "View Call Hierarchy" because it allows me to more easily create a sequence diagram by viewing the stack without running the app, allowing me to navigate and cut/paste data into the diagram.

            It would be nice to be able to skip all that cutting and pasting. It doesn't have to be exact, even an approximation would save a lot of work.

            I see a lot of whiteboards and quite frankly they don't match namespaced and object/message identified sequence diagrams. Unfortunately the diagrams just don't get done. Using sequence diagrams during code review, really helps software managers more quickly…

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remove All Features from VS (and make them optional extensions)

              The visual studio installer should basically just drop a totally bare bones version of visual studio down in a user folder (not in programs files). It should take seconds to download and a couple more seconds to install. Not this giant monolothic beast we have today full of features I will never use and wish weren't there taking up my time and adding to my confusion.

              After installation, pop up the extension dialog and allow me to pick the features I want ala-carte, which will then be downloaded separately. For example, I will never use VB, I don't want it…

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                3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • When you do a line cut or delete the caret should stay where it is.

                When you do a line cut or delete the caret should stay where it is instead of moving to the beginning of the line.

                The behaviour was correct in Visual Studio 2008, the broke it in 2010, they fixed it for line paste (and line cut using regular cut) in 2012. But Line cut and delete (ctrl L and ctrl shift L) are still broken.

                Based off of
                http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/806108/line-cut-delete-bug

                As I've showed in the connect issue the maths just doesn't add up.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Remove tags in MTM Test Runner for Steps comparison between Old Value and New Value

                  I posted the below in a different form (MTM) and was told that the tags are inherit to the product and the only way to remove the tags is by using a WIC tool. If this is accurate then a change in the product would be beneficial.

                  When I review changes made to Steps in a case tags appear. This does not occur in other sections of a test case; for example, the header.

                  Below is what appears in the New Value and Old Value areas in the Summary section of a case when data has been changed. The tags…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Code Review Notification

                    I find it to be a flaw when someone on my developer team has to send me a message on Skype telling me they have sent me a code review and then I have to go dig through "My Work" to find the review and accept it.

                    What I would like to start seeing for this and other events like this that occur in Visual Studio would be "Skype-like notifications" that happen perhaps on the bottom right hand side of my screen, a little box that pops up that tells me I have a new code review. I could then…

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                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Put Fakes In Academic Visual Studio 2013 Editions

                      Why not give students a chance to try out rich TDD with Fakes?

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow launching a code snippet from item template

                        Code snippets are a powerful tool to guide users through new APIs due to their "fill in the blanks" functionality.

                        However, they are usually not the point of first contact. Rather, project and item templates fill in this role much better since they are more easily discoverable and are often the first thing a user has to do to write code targeting a framework.

                        Unfortunately, templates currently lack the "fill in the blanks" functionality of snippets. This makes item templates mostly useless for generic classes, for example, where the user needs to specify the type of generic arguments. The specification…

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                          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add an option to the search&replace to ignore comments

                          so if I'm searching for all instances of "foo" in my code, it will not show me //foo or /*foo*/. I know you can already do it with regular expressions but this would be available as a simple on/off button, like "match case" and "match whole word".

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Auto-navigate to inner-most exception line

                            When an exception is thrown the editor should open the file where the exception originated and put the cursor on the line that generated the exception. It should navigate to the deepest line that has viewable source code.

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Auto expand inner exceptions

                              The exceptions dialog should auto-expand the inner exceptions.

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                              • security

                                an, that share straightly shared the location of any womens to its relatives with a message that 'i m in danger' something like that

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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Downloads as torrent

                                  Just a suggestion - microsoft should provide all there downloads also as torrents thats a much better way to download files

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                                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow operators (==, !=, >, <, etc.) to be defined for interfaces

                                    Currently it is not possible to define custom evaluations for the == and != operators on interfaces. Using these operators is more natural than calling Equals() for most code writers. Not being able to define them makes refactoring (to interfaces) error prone and tedious. This is especially annoying since the build-in interface IEquatable<> already defines a way to recognize the existence of such custom evaluations at compile time.

                                    The same is true for >, <, etc. operators and IComparable<>.

                                    In contrast extension methods already allow the definition of complex algorithms based on interfaces - which is fine. Why not extend…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • OLEDB from Stream

                                      DataBase engine need to work on flexible scenario. Please let it free from connection string and can be built from code directly

                                      Currently now OLEDB need to construct connectionstring just to read dbf file and it valid only dos filename restriction. Which is outdated already
                                      Please make System.Data more reliable

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Dose C# Text Editor can have a Outline Statement Blocks option like C++ Text Editor?

                                        In C++ Text Editor options,there is option called Outline Statement Blocks in Formating->Outling. If this set true, the if or for satements can fold like functions.but this function is not existed in C#. Can C# have this setting option too?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio Click Once deployments should not be case sensitive

                                          We deploy our click once application to call centers around the world and have had great success with it.
                                          However, we have run across a case sensitivity issue. I have excerpted an internal email to illustrate the issue:
                                          Please fix!

                                          As mentioned before, when you install the application, you have to use the exact same URL string that is contained in the .application file of the application source files. Apparently this includes case-sensitivity.

                                          Looking at the files, I discovered that the URL in the .application file was all lower case:
                                          http://clickonce.mycompany.com/testbuilds/v9.5

                                          The install fails on the test agent machine if…

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                                            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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