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  1. Reduce JIT time with by packaging profiles for non-win8 Store apps

    It is great that I can package my profiles using System.Runtime.ProfileOptimization for Win8 Store Apps (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2715214). However we need to do it for NON-Win8 Store apps.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Option to mention people and Work Items at Comment Box and permit to navigate for

      Option to mention people and Work Items at Comment Box and permit to navigate for, for example:
      This Change set was created because we has changed our references in the Project #17652, author: @roberto and @daniel

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Where is the "Express" IDE for VS Online Basic??

        VS Online Basic is nothing more than some source control, team tools, and a little build time. Where is the "Express" IDE to mirror the desktop "Express" IDE that is free. If not free, then you could charge a small fee for it, but jumping to $540/year for the VS Online Pro IDE (GA pricing coming soon is $45/mth) is TOO steep for small shops. Heck, you could get the desktop Pro VS IDE for that price, and it wouldn't be a "lightweight" IDE (whatever that means, the team hasn't said anywhere what the difference is between the online IDE…

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          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 20 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Do not close anchored documents on 'Close all documents'

            You provide a pin (next to the close icon) to keep the document open or anchor it. So when I toggle the pin, its an indication that I want to keep this document open always and want to easily navigate to it. By externsion, it also implies that when I try to 'Close all documents' I mean most often the non-anchored documents. If I want to close the anchored document, I would individually close them as they are just a handful.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Revert back to lower case menus

              I have noticed that the capitalized menu bar is STILL present in VS 2013, please remove this! It is incredibly distracting and unproductive!

              6 votes
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                1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make it possible to read/write the team capacity with the TFS api

                Make it possible to read/write the team capacity with the TFS api.

                34 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Confirm that user wants search for a single character term when using Find in Files

                  Every few days I wind up accidentally searching my entire codebase for a single character term. Such searches can yield hundreds of thousands of results, and Visual Studio can become unresponsive for minutes.

                  It would be great if Visual Studio could confirm that you want to search for single character terms when using Find in Files.

                  A method for limiting the maximum number of search results would also work.

                  24 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Include Mocking capabilities with Microsoft Fakes

                    Provide Mocking capabilities along with the current capabilities of creating Stubs and Shims using Microsoft Fakes. Adding Mocking capabilities to the Microsoft Fakes framework would make Fakes a complete Unit Testing Framework rather than currently having to mix and match Moq/RhinoMocks and Fakes to achieve a complete and ideal Unit Testing solution

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide a ResourceManager abstraction mechanism

                      The existing System.Resources.ResourceManager is based on .resx files built into a fallback assembly with multiple satellite assemblies. This model works fine for some situations but it is inappropriate for others. It is relatively easy to create custom resource managers but it is not simple to get an application to use the custom resource manager instead of the ResourceManager.

                      What is needed is an abstraction from the 'default' ResourceManager - a mechanism by which I can tell my application to use *my* resource manager instead of System.Resources.ResourceManager.

                      The solution should not be tied to a specific user interface technology. For example…

                      193 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • XAML relative pixel values and many more

                        1. In XAML, we write Height="480" Width="640". If we could write something like Height="Screen.Height-40" or Height="Parent.Height-50" that will be far easier.
                        2. If there could be a visual designer/toolbox item for <Resources/>, it will be very helpful while writing XAML for high end UI and Master-Details UIs.
                        3. 3D support in Windows 8/8.1 XAML so all our Silverlight assets would move into Windows 8/8.1 metro.
                        4. Most importantly port System.Data.Common into XAML world probably as Microsoft.Data.Common and add new features of OData, other forms of data as services etc.
                        5. LinkPoke property of textbox which we had until VB6 in…

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow configuration of encoding for ImageRenditions

                          There's no settings allowed to tweak the output format for ImageRenditions. I think you should be able to supply the EncoderParamaters Quality and Compression since the default for JPEG is to low (~75). Perhaps this could be a setting in web.config for the BlobCache-node or in Central Administration.

                          We have tried with PNG to verify the output but we don't think that's suitable for regular images.

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                            0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Show code line numbers in Map Mode tool tips.

                            It would be nice to see code line number in the code tool tip you get using Map Mode in VS2013.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Remove All Features from VS (and make them optional extensions)

                              The visual studio installer should basically just drop a totally bare bones version of visual studio down in a user folder (not in programs files). It should take seconds to download and a couple more seconds to install. Not this giant monolothic beast we have today full of features I will never use and wish weren't there taking up my time and adding to my confusion.

                              After installation, pop up the extension dialog and allow me to pick the features I want ala-carte, which will then be downloaded separately. For example, I will never use VB, I don't want it…

                              43 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • In "Solution Explorer" mark classess that never used or referenced with specific color so they can be easly deleted.

                                Please provide a this feature in microsoft visual studio:
                                In "Solution Explorer" mark classess that never used or referenced with specific color or special icon so they can be easly deleted by developers or code reviewers.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow text *selection* within Unit Test result output

                                  The output of a UT from w/in VS 2013 is vital to bug reporting and cross-team collaboration. However, all too often only SOME of the output is needed (ie: exception detail) but we can't even text-select a subset of the output from a UT w/in Visual studio. I don't know why it was thought this was a good idea, or that "copy all" was a viable alternative (I could just Ctrl A and select All if I wanted it all and could select text).

                                  Please implement this.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make VariableSizedWrapGrid Virtualizing.

                                    Currently only VirtualizingStackpanels can virtualice and reuse datatemplates , decreasing a lot the memory footprint. If we use diferent datatemplates, why not make every panel virtualizable?

                                    23 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enabled automatic JavaScript debugging via Page Inspector

                                      When running a website under the Page Inspector, I think most people expect that JavaScript debugging will just work, especially considering the rest of the cool features in the Inspector.

                                      It doesn't work by default and you have to jump through hoops each time to enable it. Possibly, this is because the debugger is already attached to the web server process for managed code debugging.

                                      Either a many-attached debugger would be cool, else just a toggle button on the Page Inspector would suffice.

                                      11 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Global extensions for Class operators

                                        // TODO: in the future...
                                        public static explicit operator +<TSource>(this TSource someObj)
                                        {
                                        }

                                        public static explicit operator -<TSource>(this TSource someObj)
                                        {
                                        }

                                        public static explicit operator =<TSource>(this TSource someObj)
                                        {
                                        }

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Guid Literals or a compile time GuidStringValidationAttribute

                                          Create in both VB and C# Guid literals so that we can create GUID const.

                                          Guid is so hard baked into .net that it makes very little sense that we can't use them in Attributes.

                                          Please either create a GUID literal or an attribute to signal to the compiler that a const string should be parsable to a Guid.

                                          The fact that there already exists a GuidAttribute shows that at a low level .net needs support for Guids.

                                          3 votes
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