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  1. Sync windows layout

    Now that Visual Studio 2013 allows synchronizing settings across devices (and probably future instances of Visual Studio) it should be possible to also synchronize the layout of the windows.

    What I mean is I want to have the same windows opened in the same position (and order) on all machines and instances of Visual Studio. For instance I want to keep the Solution explorer on the right, and I want to have the error window, the output window, the breakpoints window and others on the bottom, in the same order, etc.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow WebView to access files in the Local folder.

      Allow the WebView to display URI from the application's local folder. We download content from Amazon store and extract them in the local folder. However, we are unable to display them in the WebView as it would not allow us to Navigate to a StorageFile URI

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        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • WorfklowApplication should support Durable Delays

        I would like to self host a workflow application by a Windows Service application. This application schedules a set of emails to be sent at set times. I implemented this as a hosted Workflow Service using delays and persistence. Because Worfkflow Service supports durable delays if for any reason my windows service restarts, all the scheduled tasks will resume as scheduled and this is automatic.

        Because my service is self contained, it doesn't need to receive requests from external AppDomains - it is an addon to a legacy system and the trigger for the initial task scheduling is a database…

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • LightSwitch support databases with FileSystem tables

          Support using a SQL Server database with a FileSystem Table. At a minimum you should be able to import the schema for the other tables and not have VS error out when it sees the FileSystem Table.

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            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TFS WebAccess hierachical List View of Work Items - Option to display all Items collapsed if executing the Query

            TFS WebAccess - Hierachical WorItems Query

            By Default all Items are displayed expanded. You have the button to collapse all items, but it would be great if there is an Option to make the collapsed view the Standard view.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • kanban

              Allow filtering of the Kanban board by iteration, so we can see the testing and release status for the current or past sprints.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add an API call to return the TFS version number.

                There is no easy way to determine the version number of a TFS server programmatically. All of the hacks that I've seen will break in the future, they will be unable to tell new versions from whatever was the newest when their code was written.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Group with specific restriction related to Creating WorkItems but Not able to checkin anything until WorkItem gets approved.

                  From the Contributors group I like to have the specific sub user group to have these two options.

                  I have around 16 to 17 sub users who need this kind of options, and this group is going to grow bigger.

                  1. Should be able to create new work Items.
                  2. Should not be able to associate any check-in to the work Item which is New or Not yet approved.

                  I was looking for a solution to create a group with the above permissions.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VS2012: Display a popup when the installer is started under Windows 2k/XP telling that Windows 7 or newer is required.

                    On a new install from fresh downloaded ISO (2013-09-10) I only get a dark window witch I can move or click on minimize and close buttons, and clicking on minimize didn't lead to good results.
                    This was running Windows XP SP3 on a Virtual Machine.

                    Minimizing went ok at beggining but when restored the window didn't display and moving the mouse over the area where the window should be crashed the entire VM.

                    Close button worked fine, but this was not as useful as I wish when downloaded the VS iso image.

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • make more use of multi-threading in the IDE

                      Some processes already take place in a separate thread (e.g. build, test run), but there is still a lot that happens on the UI thread. Hardly noticeable in tiny demo projects; maddening in bigger solutions. For example, viewing a build process with a big activity log running on the build server, will freeze VS until the build process has finished.

                      Less dramatic examples:
                      Open a solution with many projects.
                      Certain TFS actions, e.g. 'get latest version' (runs in a modal dialog), in particular on a slow internet connection.
                      Things already posted by others ("Run checkout through a separate thread so…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Mouse.Click using x,y coordinates

                        in qtp we have method to click using the
                        Set device = CreateObject("Mercury.DeviceReplay")
                        device.MouseClick X,Y,LEFT_MOUSE_BUTTON

                        however in VS we have to pass object name where it is difficult pass because of the custom object.

                        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/f86965d4-7dd3-4455-a34c-9c3972869078/mouseclick-using-xy-coordinates#f86965d4-7dd3-4455-a34c-9c3972869078

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • have a right click option to toggle method parameters from inline to vertical

                          when working with legacy code and you have a method with 5+ parameters, it is often useful to put each parameter on a new line to aid debugging and/or readability.

                          A nice option would be a right-click option to toggle between these two states

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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make StepInto a std::function go directly to the implementation without stepping into std library code.

                            I have code like this:

                            #include <functional>
                            #include <iostream>

                            void display() {
                            std::cout << "Hello" << std::endl; // step into should go here
                            }

                            int main() {
                            std::function<void()> f = &display;
                            f(); // Step into here should go directly to "display()"
                            }

                            If I'm sitting on the breakpoint line: "f()" and I do "Step Into", it steps into a bunch of std library code and I have to keep doing Step Into many times before eventually stepping into the implementation of my function. It's worse if the function signature involves lots of arguments because you also have to step over…

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Automatically reference assemblies as you write code

                              As you make a reference to a class in code, if the class cannot be found in the referenced libraries, start looking for the class in the Solution's libraries and also in the standard .NET library. Then Ctrl+. should pop up with suggestions, in the same way as Ctrl+. works for references libraries that are not in the using clause.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Test Run Summary report generated using Test Scribe tool should also include statistics of the Blocked Tests.

                                I am using Test Scribe Tool for generating Test Summary Reports , but that doesn't give me the statistics of the Blocked Tests. It would be one of the nice features/ enhancement.

                                Also, Test Scribe Report should be customizable.

                                Thanks;
                                Sachin.

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                                • Keep zooming for each code window

                                  I would like to suggest to offer keep zooming scale for each code window when closing project.
                                  The thing is that changing text size leads to ugly font face while zooming lets achieve more pleasant view. For now, I have to change zooming anew for each window, as it is always reset to 100%.
                                  For instance, if I use Consolas, 12 pt, then I won't get the same font view as with zooming at 122% - there's just no such font size.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add SSE2 floating-point faults and traps to the Visual Studio debugger's default set

                                    The debugger has a complete list of the x87 traps, ready to be turned on. But although /arch:SSE2 is now the default for x86 code, I still have to add STATUS_FLOAT_MULTIPLE_TRAPS and STATUS_FLOAT_MULTIPLE_FAULTS manually, with the exception codes out of WinNT.h, to each project where I need to deal with them.

                                    The product I work on always tests with the Invalid, Overflow and divide-by-zero traps active, because they're a fine way of locating problems with floating-pouint code and/or data. But the necesity to add traps manually to the debugger is a curious omission from a very good debugger GUI.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Team Build: Versioned assemblies

                                      To have the assemblies built by Team Build versioned is a must for every CI or CD environment. Currently we have to create our one code activity and customize the default workflow to get versioned assemblies. It would be great to have that feature in the product. It should be possible to include at least the build number in the assembly file version.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Drag "code" from the Code Map into source code

                                        I just finally saw the neat code map feature in the latest VS update. I like being able to select code and make it show up in the code map (ctrl-`).

                                        However, I also want the reverse to work. Dragging (or perhaps ctrl-drag?) of code in the map should insert into the code I drag it to. Right now it weirdly drops some xml description of the code map instead. Copy paste would work in the same way too.

                                        This would change your demo video so that you drag Repaint from the code map into the Undo function's source code.…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Load Test - Save log on test failure every n fails

                                          It would be good to be able to save every n failures rather than all or none. We have this option for completed tests but not failed ones.

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