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  1. Enable Visual Studio Comments to Link to TFS IDs

    I just want to be able write the following comment in the code editor

    //TFS:<ID> My custom comment

    Then visual studio would format the <ID> as a link to the Visual Studio Online and on hover, show me a preview of the item.

    So, when I find bad code which I just cannot fix right now, I could add an item to TFS and in code, I could make a linked comment like so:

    //TFS: 1838 We should really find a better way of doing this
    public void ConsumeAllCpu(){
    ConsumeAllCpu();
    }

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • In kanban board view can the work item ID be shown.

      In Kanban board view can the work item ID be shown.

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      • Add Find Capability for Resources/Strings in Visual Basic

        In Visual Studio 2012 open a new project and add some Resource Strings. In Project Explorer/MyProject line right click, open resource strings list and try to find a string. you can not.

        This was possible before, and still possble with C#.in VS 2012.

        Why Visaul Basic users miss this vital utiliy, and lose time to find a string, ordered logically, between thousands of lines

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Copy Test Plan from one project to another

            Within our company we have Test Plans created within Projects and need to move the tests created to BAU Project within MTM.
            The issue is MTM only allows you to copy Test Plans within the same project, but not to another project.

            There is a third party tool (http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/shair/2014/01/12/mtm-copy-tool/) but really should be functionality created with MTM itself (if someone has created a tool there must be alot of people with the same issue).

            Is this something Microsoft are looking into or considering to do for MTM 2013?

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Filter Managed Memory Debug by rightclick on the Path to Root/Refenced Objects - View

              It would be nice if you could Filter the 'Managed Memory Debug' for instances/types by using the rightclick on a item in the Paths to root/Referenced Objects - View

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              • SSDT: Add Enterprise Edition Features to localdb

                Add Enterprise Edition features to the (localdb)\Projects instance. My company leverages many of the Enterprise level features of SQL Server (Data Compression, Partitioning). We would like to migrate all Database source control to VS 2012 SSDT Database projects but are finding objects with Enterprise only features won't build in (localdb). This is causing confusion and presenting a major roadblock in adoption.

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                  0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Study Global fee entries - identical charge to multiple accounts

                    Allow fee entries for the same fee onto studyglobal for multiple students in one go - rather than having to do each individually which takes a considerable amount of time - eg. same fee, for same thing, on the same date, for 30 students - one entry and then identify students with their ID number for the posting to each account.

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                    • to add option to keep aspect ratio of attached images in TFS.

                      I suggest to add option to keep aspect ratio of attached images in TFS.

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                      • 100% interchangeable C# & VB.Net code.

                        Write in ether language and/or feature that compiler will convert either language "target language." Why not? .NET (C# or VB) code compiles down to the same MSIL code. For example, in the IDE, do something like this.

                        Class myClass

                        <VB>
                        Private Function AddMe(byval i1 as integer, byval i2 as integer) as integer
                        return i1+i2
                        End Function
                        </VB.NET>

                        <C#>
                        void btnAddMe_Click(Object sender,EventArgs e)
                        {
                        // When the button is clicked,
                        // display result of added numbers in messagebox
                        Messagebox.Show(AddMe(2,2).toString())
                        }
                        </C#>

                        End Class

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow people to annotate code when the debugger prevents them from editing

                          Currently you can add a task to your code by doing // TODO: blah.., when I'm debugging (and therefore can't edit code) I cannot put comments into the code to remind me that something needs fixing. This either leads to the fix being forgotten or that I have to detach from the debugger to do the fix immediately (which slows development, especially if you've noticed a trivial bug). It would be great it you allowed a function like "Insert comment" which would then insert exactly that comment as soon as the debugging session ended.

                          Many thanks for your response from…

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bring SQLCE Support Back to the IDE

                            SQLCE seems to be becoming the red-headed stepchild in the Microsoft toolset. Quietly and with no discussion, support for the easy-to-use, small-footprint, easily-deployed database has been incrementally redacted with each Visual Studio release.

                            It's difficult to understand why the existing features, when they were working well, have been removed. Why ruin a good thing?

                            Hopefully this doesn't signify an eventual fate similar to that of the venerable Visual FoxPro.

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                            • Keep WP7.1 and XNA/WP app development in Visual Studio 2013

                              In the first preview version of Visual Studio 2013 it's no longer possible to develop apps for WP7.1 or XNA WP apps (WP8 works fine). Please keep this platform supported in this new version of Visual Studio, thanks.

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                                16 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Quick open line like in sublime

                                A shortcut that will open a line in which you can QUICKLY (unlike now) navigate to a file in project by prefixing the search line with !p or a file in solution !s and then file name, or a method in the open file by !m or a property etc.. etc...

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • safely remove volumes

                                  Add "Safely Removes Hardware and Eject Media" facility in .Net equivalent to the Windows Explorer facility of the same name.

                                  I would dearly like to be able to safely eject a USB stick when a program I use finishes with it. My program currently knows which volumes are mounted and therefore can check if the USB stick containing the file is mounted and if it isn't, request it to be mounted. It would be great to be able to programmatically dismount it when finished.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Re-order properties

                                    It would be nice, in the Solution Explorer pane, when exploding classes, to be able to reorder properties and methods to easily group them only by drag-n-drop.

                                    For example, if I use the Generate function to create a property from a local variable, the property will get created at the end of the class. If I want to bring the property at the top with my other properties, I have to do a copy-paste. When the code is getting large, it's pretty long to reorder it.

                                    So, me and my colleagues would find this useful to be able to drag…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Share all comments in Task List for VC++ projects

                                      It works well for C# projects in the same solution, but it doesn't work for VC++ projects, I mean that it doesn’t share all comments in default in Task List window for VC++ app if you add them in different project files in the same solution.

                                      See: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c413b476-66bc-46be-bda8-e2cd910f1466/c-project-task-list-in-visual-studio-2012-ultimate?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable to specify collation on fields used in where clauses

                                        instead of:

                                        StringBuilder query = new StringBuilder("select * from [User] where ");

                                        query.AppendFormat("[Name] COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AI like '%{0}%' ", searchString);

                                        database.Users.SqlQuery(query.ToString(), "").OrderBy(s => s.Name);

                                        be able to do:

                                        database.Users.Where(m => m.Name.Contains(searchString)).UseCollate(m=>m.Name, "Latin1_General_CI_AI");

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Integrate PHP language with PDO extension for MySQL.

                                          There should be ability to use the online powerful PHP functions inside any C# application, as PHP is nowadays is very advanced and reliable language for online processes (server side)... and let other functions (C# functions) to care about the offline properties (local side)...
                                          PHP Check for files online, get values, also in logging in/out for online applications, and sure the most important point in integrating PHP language inside C# applications is to have PDO extension to connect to the online MySQL databases and function with them.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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