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  1. Create a partial class from Class Diagram

    In Visual studio Professional have ability to create Class Diagram however I can not create partial class from here. I thing is nice if it is the tool.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Build/Support project hierarchy for complex .NET projects

      I have a complex project. Assume 70+ DLLs. Suppose 10 of these utilize a mixture of the underlying components.

      When I have a defect in 1 of the modules, I have to load the project that referenced that source code within the context of where it exceptioned.

      1) Thread code utilized everywhere
      2) Thread code used in storage code
      3) Test suite uses storage code

      I can load the Storage project and reference with the test suite it works and I don't have to load ALL the projects into the test suite, but if I load Threading into my test…

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Web deploy parameterization in website project

        Web.config parameterisation is not working for "website project" in visual studio 2013. I have created Parameters.xml and tried webdeploy as mentioned in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff398068.aspx.
        Based on my test, the data that in our own parameters.xml file won’t be added to the generated parameters.xml and SetParameters.xml files when I created a web deploy package.
        My project is very big and it is difficult to convert to "web application" project. Lot of people may face same issue.
        I would suggest incorporating web.config parameterisation featured with "Website Project" as well.

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          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide a compiler warning message for Subs/Functions that are unused

          Currently, VB provides a warning message for variables that aren't used. Please extend this for unused subs and functions. Really useful for clearing out old crud from a project.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Give Output Windows the capability to filter after category

            Debug.WriteLine("Info", "DebugCategory");

            Then I want to filter for DebugCategory in the Output Windows

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add short and byte literals/suffixes

              "short num = (short)1" is annoying to type.
              "short num = 1S" much better.
              "byte num = (byte)1" is also annoying.
              "byte num = 1B" much better.

              I don't see why C# should not support something like this, it would be such a easy and quick implementation aswell.

              Thanks!

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 5 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Restore ability to dock the Find/Replace box instead of always locating it on top of the source code

                  I like the more compact Find/Replace panel in VisualStudio 2013 but I want to dock it under the solltion explorer on the right side of the screen where it can be always available and not cover any of my source code.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • There should be an option in VS to highlight unused items in the project

                    There should be an option to highlight and remove unused objects or items in the project just like we have in Macromedia Flash. This would reduce the project size as well remove the junk from the project.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • In Visual Studio Load Test graph analysis, it would be better if "X" and "Y" parameter names are provided.

                      In Visual Studio Load Test graph analysis, it would be better if "X" and "Y" parameter names are provided.

                      Example:

                      Time interval - X axis
                      Number of users - Y axis

                      Without this, analysis of graph makes a tough job for new users.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

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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…

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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?

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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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