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  1. Make the debugging Visualizers non-modal windows

    Quite often when debugging, I want to see the results of a dataset while stepping through code. Unfortunately the visualizer window is modal, so that is not possible. I currently get around it by taking a screenshot of the visualizer window, which is less than ideal.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a feature to customize test case result status in TFS 2010/2012/2013

      Hi,

      Hi please add a feature to customize test case result status (Pass, Fail, Blocked) in TFS 2010/2012/2013.

      For more information please find the screenshot attached.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Reverse Database Engineering

        Bring back Reverse Database Engineering capabilities to the Visio product. This feature was available in Visio 2010 but then removed from Visio 2013. Visio was an excellent method to share database diagrams with other individuals in the organization that did not have access to Visual Studio.

        At the least, Microsoft should provide an add-in for Visio for reverse database engineering capabilities that installs with the installation of Visual Studio in a manner similar to the PowerPoint Storyboarding add-in installation that is coupled with Visual Studio 2012/2013.

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          0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Automatically create SLN with all references when opening a csproj

          Everybody knows that having ginormous solutions with 100+ projects in VS is a bad idea, however maintaining lots of little SLN is also a pain, specially when there are repeated projects.

          It would be very nice if VS could automatically generate a solution that includes all of the referenced projects when you open a single csproj project. It could be at a command line level with a flag, or maybe even with MSBuild.

          That way when you open a project you get all the referenced projects you need in your solution, without the hassle of maintaining a SLN file (which…

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            2 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • User wildcards by default in MSBuild files

            Merging project files can be a nigthmare. one of the reasons is that they specify each source file separately. Instead the default behavior should be to use wildcards in these files (i.e. **\*.cs to build all c# source code).

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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Implement expression debugging (language agnostic, at least including C)

              I would like to be able to step through the evaluation of an expression. I see this as using (a) a setting in Project.(language).Debugging-Options to generate the necessary support and (b) a command Debug.ExpressionDebuggingOn/Off.

              I sometimes find myself separating expressions into multiple statements in order to debug them; this would obviate that.

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                2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Finish the System.Xaml support for serialization of WPF. Specificaly the XamlObjectReader.

                Finish the System.Xaml support for serialization of WPF. Specificaly the XamlObjectReader. This is because the TemplateContentLoader does not support the Save method.

                Having a common and consistent serialization for XAML is particularly important for Designers and Transformation support and could have wide ranging effects on the ability to develop cross platform support or compatibility eventually.

                Failing this then please provide open source for Visual Studio or Blends Designer Serialization of XAML.

                Thanks,

                Ken

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Display wait chain in Parallel Stack window

                  Display somehow wait chain in Parallel Stack window.
                  I want to know which thread is waiting for what the right in this window

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                    1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Microsoft Visual Studio Learning Pack 2.0 will be updated for later VS. Version?

                    The Add in of Visual Studio 2008, named Microsoft Visual Studio Learning Pack 2.0 will be updated for later VS. Version? We really like the function of " AUTO Visual Programming Flow Chart Generated".

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow loading of a solution to be cancelled

                      If you open the wrong solution, you have to wait for the solution to fully load before being able to load the correct one. It would be really useful to be able to cancel the loading of the solution.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Send Alert on Checkout to new machine

                        Send Alert on Checkout to new machine.
                        It will be helpful for admin to track which user has accessed code base from which machine as this helps us secure the code base.

                        This feature will enable us to find out if the code is accessed outside company network.

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                        • Update Visual Studio Installer Bundle to Support Visual Studio 2012

                          Please give consideration to updating the Visual Studio Installer Bundle to support Visual Studio 2012. Thanks!

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Smart static fields initialization

                            Would be nice that static fields that depend to another static fields to be initialized smart, not in order they are declared. The result for this is:

                            Segoe UI
                            Microsoft Sans Serif

                            class Program
                            {
                            static void Main(string[] args)
                            {
                            Console.WriteLine(GoodFontInformation.StartupMenuText1.Name);
                            Console.WriteLine(BadFontInformation.StartupMenuText.Name);
                            Console.ReadKey();
                            }
                            }
                            public class GoodFontInformation
                            {
                            public static Font StartupMenuText1 = new Font("Segoe UI", 30F, FontStyle.Regular);
                            }
                            public class BadFontInformation
                            {
                            public static Font StartupMenuText = new Font(standardFont, 30F, FontStyle.Regular);
                            private static string standardFont = "Segoe UI";
                            }

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • CancellationToken.ThrowIfCancellationRequested Should Not Throw ObjectDisposedException

                              This method should not throw an ObjectDisposedException if the associated CancellationTokenSource is disposed. Looking through the .Net Reference Source and through testing, I've found that it never actually does, but having this exception in the documentation is confusing and therefore should be removed.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve SQL Azure support within VS2013

                                I've setup a Cloud Service and can see that just fine via the Azure tools within VS2013. Same goes for storage and websites. They all show just fine, but my SQL Azure databases do not show up. I am able to add them manually via "data connections", so the firewall is setup appropriately, but eh Azure tools do not see them.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Haskell-style property mapping

                                  Haskell-stype property mapping for LINQ-like cases.

                                  For example, you have a Person class which has a Name property.

                                  Currently you do: people.Select(person => person.Name)

                                  My suggestion is: people.Select(.Name)

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Peek definition new function

                                    I love the peek definition (alt+F12) feature in Visual Studio 2013, and it's great for editing functions.

                                    I'd love to see the same concept with generating method stubs. Basically I'd like to write a function, and use method calls that don't exist, and then one by one peek definition on them to fill in the function.

                                    I believe long functions get created because filling out the definition for micro functions requires jumping around in code, but having a peek definition means you could create, edit and view it inline, while still having the benefits of smaller functions.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Have a windows os that is more than one computer. Think Nasa.

                                      I noticed there are no hardware or device ideas selections... too bad. Anyway I suggest your OS has a video only segment which can not be brought down by a crash, and perhaps and audio segment that can not be brought down by the video segment or the users computer segment. So image a computer that can record itself ... ie the users segment and even record a crash or a hardware failure and your ui segment just spits a lot of data onto the screen and you video segment just sops up all that useful information. Hopefully your video…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Making a new gen cloud service

                                        Making a new service which let's you choose that you want that file on your system or not and you can on or off the notification in which you can choose to have that file or not and you can view the file if you want it, or simply choose it to get on your device. And it's really fast like you take a picture and it come to the device you want in just seconds. And having more cloud save GB.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • external tool

                                          It would be great if I use a custom tool with "use output window" after it the focus came back with the text editor.

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