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  1. 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…

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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.

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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?

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              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                14 comments  ·  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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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add real horizontal swim lanes to the Kanban board

                      We need horizontal swim lanes for bugs so they can pass through all the columns in the process without the limits placed on those items in new swim lane(s).

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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • allow add placeholder of any on openfilepicke or savefilepicker

                        You can choose the location where you want to access PC, from the network to savefilepicker and Openfilepicke. SkyDrive have been added in Windows8.1. This is very useful, I want you to be able to add to access the online storage location, such as Dropbox

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • silverlight compile to html5 or Have XAML run in browser without plugin

                          have Silverlight compile to html5 or Have XAML run in browser without plugin.

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                            14 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Indent nested properties correct for format document/section

                            Then format document/section.
                            The indent for elements works fine, but properties that are on "next line" don't follow correct.
                            And good xaml code-style is to have the properties o separate lines under the element.

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                              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create a subset of .NET runtime for installation by non-admin users

                                There is a lot of application that doesn't require administrative access to run. However since not all users run as "Administrators" account, if the application is written in .NET but the corresponding version of .NET runtime is not installed, they would need to search for alternatives.

                                Is there any chance Microsoft release a version of lightweight runtime that contains all the functions that don't require administrator access, and to be installed as "per user"? (Much like the case in creating subset .NET runtime for server "Core" editions)

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Dev Extensions - How about adding "View Full Stack Sequence Diagram", something like right click method gives "View Call Hierarchy"

                                  I love "View Call Hierarchy" because it allows me to more easily create a sequence diagram by viewing the stack without running the app, allowing me to navigate and cut/paste data into the diagram.

                                  It would be nice to be able to skip all that cutting and pasting. It doesn't have to be exact, even an approximation would save a lot of work.

                                  I see a lot of whiteboards and quite frankly they don't match namespaced and object/message identified sequence diagrams. Unfortunately the diagrams just don't get done. Using sequence diagrams during code review, really helps software managers more quickly…

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • TFS needs better email notification support/functionality.

                                    TFS needs the ability to configure a project for automatic creator notification on work items and update the history of tickets based on Outlook email converstations. We have non-TFS customers create requests for our team via hyperlinks (using URL encoding to pre-populate templates). Sans the hyperlink, they rely solely on email for communications and cannot/will not install Team Foundation Explorer. They also respond to work item requests via email and it would be invaluable if this would update the ticket history automatically (ID in Subject?). Several other work tracking tools have this ability, and for "customer service" type requests it…

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                                      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • When you do a line cut or delete the caret should stay where it is.

                                      When you do a line cut or delete the caret should stay where it is instead of moving to the beginning of the line.

                                      The behaviour was correct in Visual Studio 2008, the broke it in 2010, they fixed it for line paste (and line cut using regular cut) in 2012. But Line cut and delete (ctrl L and ctrl shift L) are still broken.

                                      Based off of
                                      http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/806108/line-cut-delete-bug

                                      As I've showed in the connect issue the maths just doesn't add up.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Remove tags in MTM Test Runner for Steps comparison between Old Value and New Value

                                        I posted the below in a different form (MTM) and was told that the tags are inherit to the product and the only way to remove the tags is by using a WIC tool. If this is accurate then a change in the product would be beneficial.

                                        When I review changes made to Steps in a case tags appear. This does not occur in other sections of a test case; for example, the header.

                                        Below is what appears in the New Value and Old Value areas in the Summary section of a case when data has been changed. The tags…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Code Review Notification

                                          I find it to be a flaw when someone on my developer team has to send me a message on Skype telling me they have sent me a code review and then I have to go dig through "My Work" to find the review and accept it.

                                          What I would like to start seeing for this and other events like this that occur in Visual Studio would be "Skype-like notifications" that happen perhaps on the bottom right hand side of my screen, a little box that pops up that tells me I have a new code review. I could then…

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