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  1. During the developers license renewal process indicated admin rights needed

    The issue is that during the renewal, the user has to be logged in as the local administrator. For security, I am not the administrator on my workstation so programs can't be easily installed; I have a separate administrator account in the domain. I had a popup dialog asking for admin permissions, but that resulted in the problem notification.

    Thinking about the possibilities, I logged on as the administrator directly and was able to run the renewal with success. Perhaps the process should indicate to the user that being logged in as the administrator is required or something should be…

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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow users to browse through different categories of information while previewing a bug logged on TFS

      When browsing through the list of bugs on TFS, if we select a bug, there is a nice little preview panel that comes up showing the details of the bug. From this panel, when we click on ATTACHMENTS, we can see the attached files but after this, we are no longer able to go back to REPRO STEPS or other categories shown in the screenshot. This is only possible when you have double clicked the bug and opened it in a new tab. But it would be very helpful if we can go back to the bug description within the…

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a partial method to the Forms Dispose pattern so that Dispose can be extended without editing the designer portion

        Add a partial method to the Forms Dispose pattern so that Dispose can be extended without editing the designer portion.

        The current generated code is as follows:
        protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
        {
        if (disposing && (components != null))
        {
        components.Dispose();
        }
        base.Dispose(disposing);
        }

        This could be easily extended as such,
        partial private void Disposing();

        protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
        {
        if (disposing && (components != null))
        {
        Disposing();
        components.Dispose();
        }
        base.Dispose(disposing);
        }

        This would allow the Disposing() method to be implemented in the main form if needed.

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          2 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Do you use ReSharper 8 *****?

          Hi,

          Do you use ReSharper *****?

          There is a web page about it:

          http://www.zinzinzibidi.com/ReSharper8Crack

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support localdb for Team Foundation Service unit test runs

            It appears that unit tests against a database used to be supported (http://lateralcoding.com/unit-testing-ef-on-microsofts-new-team-foundation-service/), however, it appears that it is no longer.

            When I attempt to run a unit test that goes against localdb (e.g. with connection string "Data Source=(localdb)\v11.0; Initial Catalog=MyTest; Integrated Security=True", Team Foundation Service yields the error:

            System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 52 - Unable…

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VS2013 Scroll bar occurences

                When you search a word in a document, you have the annotations (marker) in the scroll bar. It should be great to do the same when the word is double clicked.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VS2013 Scroll bar map mode position

                  It would be great to have the option to set the vertical scroll bar to the left or to the right when the map mode is activated.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make the use of hyper-v optional, not all are developing for the cloud

                    I have a server with Hyper-V operating, no need for that on a desktop

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Identify what is superseded in download. Provide the tools in one point .*access.

                      I am a bit slow to fully learn the visual studio features. Hence I have somehow retained several programs via download. It would be excellent if I could expunge the software items to save disk space, but I am still learning the toolbars. Hence, what is new? I am still adapting?
                      I have a very nice windows phone app fully designed...and with this progress have become interested in the win 8 platform, hence the 2013 download. As a bit new to design, however, I am a bit lost as to what I truly need, hence save perhaps too much.? copy…

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable Fonts and Color Settings Import / Export for Specific Chapters

                        The "Font and Colors" setting in the "Options" dialog of Visual Studio contain several - I'd like to call it - 'chapters' like "Text Editor", "All Text Tool Windows", and so forth.

                        Exporting / importing the fonts and colors settings, I am not able to select the 'chapter', means I have to take all or nothing from my understanding. Importing the dark theme fonts and colors affects not only the text editor settings (the window to edit the source code), but also the other windows like Output, Solution Explorer, ...

                        I would like to copy / export / import only…

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Remember the last workspace for each team project in the pending changes window

                          I work on a few team projects at the same time and I don't shelve my changes every time I switch between projects. The Pending Changes window shows all my changes for the selected workspace, which sometimes spans multiple projects. I have resorted to creating a workspace for each team project. This works fine but I want to assign a workspace to the team project so when I switch projects, the appropriate workspace is selected and the Pending Changes listed is what I expect. Currently, when I select a new team project, the selected workspace remains the same. I would…

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                            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Git Provider should *not* add new files to index automatically

                            The new Git source control provider in VS2012 U2 works quite nicely, but it keeps adding new files to the git index automatically. This messes with my git workflow so much I actually had to disable the provider. The behavior also seems quite arbitrary, i.e. it doesn't make sense to me why anyone would want to add a new file to the git index right when it was created. Please make the Git provider not touch git and the git index ever, unless the user requests it to do so (the provider is actually quite good in this regard already,…

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                              2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Restrict task assignment to team members

                              While assigning tasks (or other work items) to a worker, the list should be restricted to team members, at least optionally.
                              We have a team of 8 people but the list of possible members have over 100 entries. It would be much more easy to have only 8 entries in our list.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Option of displaying nested matching braces/brackets (a+(b-(c-5)+(d-2))+4) in different colors like excel when editing a formula

                                (a+(b-(c-5)+(d-2))+4) can be hard to follow and the current

                                When a brace/bracket is selected, currently the matching brace/bracket is highlighted with the "Brace Matching" settings in "Fonts and Colors".

                                The could be extended to individually color all nested sets of brackets of the same type (parenthesis, brace, etc.) in a different color in the same manner that Excel does when you edit a formula.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make the "Show References" code information indicator less intrusive

                                  The "Show References" code information indicator in VS 2013 Preview is too intrusive:

                                  - it wastes too much vertical space
                                  - it makes vertical navigation (e.g. using cursor keys) strange
                                  - I always have to double check, if the cursor is at the right place, when I want to write something right above a method (e.g. add an attribute)

                                  Suggestion:
                                  - Move the "show references" indicator to the same line where the method is declared.
                                  - Get rid of the word "references", show just the number (maybe in a (colored) circle
                                  - Put the indicator either just left of the…

                                  12 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add something like grunt (or juste grunt)

                                    I've been using .Net for many years, and recently tried to used nodejs. One of thing that I loved about nodejs is Grunt.

                                    I love it because you can EASILY DO STUFF in your build or developement process.
                                    You can add image optimization, less compilation, watch, livereload, or anything that no one ever think of. And it's very very easy.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to execute Coded UI test as 64 bit

                                      Coded UI is used for UI testing currently.
                                      But if it should be extended for other testing techniques like API or interface testing, then this issue must be solved.
                                      Coded UI must have option to execute as 64 bit .Because thick client application usually gets built as 64 bit and with current Coded UI test structure we have to build 32 bit dll's separately for performing API / Interface testing.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • fix: TFS pending changes => doubleclick changed project file => solution is unloaded unexpectedly

                                        https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/789455/tfs-pending-changes-doubleclick-changed-project-file-solution-is-unloaded-unexpectedly

                                        Given:
                                        1) get TFS latest changes
                                        2) open solution
                                        3) change project file, e.g. add a reference
                                        4) goto Team Explorer pending changes

                                        When:
                                        doubleclick project file

                                        Then:
                                        solution is unloaded unexpectedly and temp solution with doubleclicked project only is shown

                                        Expected:
                                        nothing happens
                                        or
                                        Solution Explorer scrolls to doubleclicked project and selects it
                                        or
                                        if project not part of solution open new Visual Studio with project
                                        or
                                        project is unloaded and opened as text file

                                        6 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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