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  1. 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 →
      • Send hipchat room messages from a "TFS" user rather than the api user

        The VSO hipchat integration supports sending messages when events happen. The Hipchat API supports a notion of setting the from user. It would be nice to see those messages come from "TFS" or "VSO" instead of me. See the from parameter at https://www.hipchat.com/docs/api/method/rooms/message for

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        • 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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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring back wildcards to find & replace

              In earlier versions of visual studio there was an option to include wildcards in find and/or replace search queries.
              Why isn't this available in VS 2013?
              It's perfect for quickly removing all comments in a project template and i don't see why you would remove such a nice feature!?

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve performance of the ASP.NET Editor

                When an ASP.NET page gets complicated with around 20 textboxes and 20 labels for example. The performance of Visual Studio grinds to a very slow crawl. It can often take 30 seconds for the property window to catch up when you change controls. Saving the page can often take up to 15 seconds. Trying to use the editor in design mode at all becomes almost unusable.

                Another problem I noticed on these types of pages is if you select 5 or 10 text boxes at once and attempt to change a common property such as the max length property. The…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable --warnon:1182 (unused variables) in F# Warning Level 3 or 4.

                  I wonder why this warning and the associated wiggly underlines in the editor are not enabled in any of the 5 warning levels. I find this warning absolutely essential for programming F# to keep the code clean and free of subtle bugs in functions that shadow identifiers.

                  11 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add OneDrive full access

                    write or read data from OneDrive is simple a roundabout way. you must call the onedrive api and get data. if the Connection lost you must Cache Data, allthrough Windows has one onedrive-folder inside. you must duplicate the data.
                    I wish a simple access to local folder of OneDrive of Windows to get and set data. Windows sync data autonomous. why should do this every programmer do?

                    7 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Refactor Support: Extract header file (or declaration) from C++ class definition

                      It would be really useful if we could have a feature that takes a class definition and generates a class declaration that can be moved (optionally) into a header file.

                      I first like to design my class locally where I'm using it. This I typically done in a CPP file and I then design the whole class with the definition. Later, I decide that this class is good enough to be shared and I would then really like to be able to refactor definition splitting it into declaration and definition.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow multi HTML clients

                        Please make possible to add more than one HTML Client to a Lightswitch Project

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                          1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make login screen responsive

                          I'm working on a mobile app that consumes the Visual Studio Online rest api. For authentication I use OAuth. I use the WebAuthenticationBroker that is in Windows framework for OAuth authentication but the VIsual Studio login page doesn't fit nice. Need to scroll a lot for no good reason. Please make the login screen fit

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow "commenting out" activities

                            The base Activity class should have an IsEnabled property. If true at design time, the WF designer should "gray out" the Activity. If true at runtime, this should cause the activity to bypass execution.

                            This would be very useful for debugging - the WF equivalent of commenting out code.

                            20 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Show a triggered CI build directly after checking in pending changes

                              If you have a TFS project with a configured CI build that automatically triggers on a new check-in, it would be nice if you could see a link to the running build directly on the "Pending Changes" page in Team Explorer. Right now you have to switch over to the "Builds" page and you will see the newly triggered build under "My builds".

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                              • Update Online Documentation for TFS 2013 Work Item Workflows

                                There used to be some handy online end-user workflow (state transition) diagrams for each of the TFS 2012 Work Item Types e.g.
                                http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee332491(v=vs.110).aspx

                                However, the Workflows don't appear to have been published for TFS 2013 on the equivalent page e.g.
                                http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee332488.aspx

                                There appears to be some significant changes based on the following link (see the diagrams for one Work Item type at the end of the page):
                                http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh697436.aspx
                                Unfortunately the page doesn't show Workflow diagrams for all Work Item Types for all Process Templates.

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                                • fix the broken download of VS2013 pro ISO. Craps out at 4gb! Tried 6 times w/30mbaud connection

                                  fix the broken download os VS2013pro ISO. Craps out at 4gb. Tried six times w/30mbaud connection!

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Alerts - x locations failed - but which ones?

                                    It's good it says 2 failed locations at 30/06/2014 16:11:20 but sometimes when multiple locations fail at the same time it's very hard to see which locations they were in the Availabilty reports. You can only hover your mouse over the X, but when 5 fail at the same time there are 5 X's practically on top of each other. It would be good if in the text it said the location names as well as how many failures there were e.g.

                                    2 failed locations at 30/06/2014 16:11:2
                                    Dublin, Australia

                                    And to have this in the Alerts text would be…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to customize components of Visual Studio Express installer to download to reduce file size bloat

                                      I have noticed the exponential increase in file size of Visual Studio installers since 2005. Even recently, I have witnessed ~1 GB increase in file size of Visual Studio Express 2013 installer with the inclusion of Update 2. It's unreasonable to waste bandwidth, time and disk space downloading components that will be of no use to my projects.

                                      As such, I believe it would be more reasonable if Microsoft will allow the selection of components that one wishes to include in the installer before download. Like this:

                                      =====================================
                                      Select components to include in the installer:
                                      [/] Core installation files (required) …

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow me to create a file with a .mobile extension

                                        ASP.Net supports the [filename].Mobile.cshtml file format that will load if the user is running on a mobile device. However, Visual Studio will not allow you to create a new cshtml file with a .mobile extension. I have to create the file, then rename it. If nothing else, provide a checkbox that says "This is a mobile page".

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Export code clone report in html or excel format

                                          Code clone is very interesting feature for a code review.
                                          It would be extremely useful if we will can export analysis results in human readable format.
                                          Our outsources usually have no ultimate version of visual studio and its hard for them to fix all issues of code cloning.

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