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  1. In TFS - improvement suggestion for download dependencies dialog

    Currently title bar of download dependencies dialog shows an abstract message "Download Dependencies" for both comple and runtime dependencies. But this leads to a confusion whether I triggered a runtime or compiletime download?. Better to suffix the title bar text with additional info. For example "Download Dependencies - runtime" for runtime and "Download Dependencies - compiletime" for compiletime downloads.

    Thank you in advance.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ForEach Hover Tooltip

      When in debug mode, provide a hover tooltip on the foreach keyword that shows "100 of 1020" in the same way that the value of a variable is shown.
      This will make it easy to assess the progress of the statement.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Streamline Casting

          We have tryCast, DirectCast, CType with some differences.

          Would it not be simpler and more expressive to have a casting assignment

          dim a as Double
          dim b as Integer
          b <= a The assignment could work like tryCast but work for all types
          and return nothing on casting errors
          b <- a This one would throw an exception if the cast is invalid

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • integrate WF services into Visual studio Lightswitch.

              We should be able to create workflows based on the information collected as part of business applications in lightswitch. I should not need to create content in SharePoint just to use the integration with workflow. This is a very important part of business applications that would be addressed to make the product stand out as a flag ship development tool.

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                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve silverlight performance

                Simple application uses too much memory.
                Why one TextBlock with text like "Hello wold" consumes about 2 KB memory?

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                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • enable hosted team foundation service to support edit precess template include work item type file

                  Enable hosted team foundation service to support edit precess template include work item type file

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide a GAC Assembly browser similar to SharpDevelop

                    In SharpDevelop (http://www.icsharpcode.net/opensource/sd/) there is a tab for GAC that allows you to browse for .NET Assemblies stored in the GAC. However, Visual Studio (even Visual Studio 2013) does not offer this feature. Therefore, if there is an assembly stored in the GAC, it is not visible to users of the Visual Studio IDE and therefore they must manually browse to the location of an assembly in order to add a reference to that assembly.

                    Therefore, it would be extremely useful to also have a GAC tab/pane in Visual Studio for browsing and selecting Assembly References.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow to embed picture files (jpeg, png,..) inside c# source files

                      Sometimes it would be helpful to add some graphics, images/sketch to the source code to explain the program context/behavior or the algorithm behind.
                      The image should be shown just in the editor window with the possibility to fold it away.

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add drag scrolling to Class Diagram

                        Navigation in the class diagram should be like the pan-and-zoom for maps in Bing or the Debug Canvas extension. Right now we can use the scroll bars or (shift+) mousewheel to pan a zoomed in view, both of which are extremely tedious and painful.

                        Other parts of the UI in the IDE could probably benefit from drag scrolling as well (like code - to quickly peek at the end of line that is off the edge of the screen). One possibility would be to map Ctrl+right click to drag scrolling throughout the IDE

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Auto Refresh Folders

                          Add an Auto Refresh Folder functionality, for web developers... I've observed that, when building websites, developers can actually use windows explorer (outside the Visual Studio IDE) to add website resources like images, icons, videos... but noticeably the VS IDE doesn't appear to notice these additions except someone manually refreshes the folder tree in solution explorer. Adding an Auto Refresh feature, could immediately detect that the Solution Directory structure has changed and immediately refresh it, saving developers the precious seconds required to do it manually...

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stop the SPA discrimination!

                            Add home, about, contact pages that un-authenticated users can view in the SPA template. The MVC project template has those features. Why not the SPA template too?

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Increase size of the publish profile dropdown on the Web Publish Activity window

                              The Publish dropdown in the Web Publish Activity window isn't long enough - if you have a number of publish profiles each with similar names, varying only at the end of the name, it is not possible to see which publish profile is currently selected if the name exceeds ~20 characters. See attached screenshot for example.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TFS Add a comment field or Work Item to check-out .

                                Add a comment field and/or Work Item to check-out .
                                You cannot see for what reason a file has been checked out. It makes it impossible to find out what a users has check a file out for.
                                You can only see after the file has been checked in what the reason that change was made

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • HTML5 Full 3D Authoring, Animations and Illustration Tools in Visual Studio and Blend

                                  please improves html5 editor capabilities for full 3d authring and animations in visual studio and blend.Create and manipulate 3D content utilizing an array of tools and the power of CSS3. Rotate objects and even 2D designs along any axis, visualizing 3D transformations and translations. built-in illustration tools to create vector-style artwork – keeping your designs light.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ultimate Edition VIsual Studio Payment Plan

                                    I am a professor at an accredited University and I agree that it would help having a payment plan for faculty. Ultimately, no pun intended, the students would end up benefiting from the availability of tools akin to that awaiting them in the working world.

                                    Respectfully,
                                    Ray

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                                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow adding sub suits to a requirement based suit.

                                      After adding a requirement based suit to the test plan tree, you can't add any sub suits.

                                      When you have many test cases, sometimes you want to split them into sub categories..

                                      Today you must do it using only regular suits, which force you to link the tests to the PBI manually.

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                                        3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • i need sample code for writing a MMC in C# to extend an existing MMC

                                        I need to write a MMC that extends the MMC that lists all users in the domain.i need some more details code sample than http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms692755(v=vs.85).aspx

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Native support for XPath 2.0 or XSLT 2.0 in .NET

                                          Provide native support for XPath 2.0 or XSLT 2.0 in .NET framework, and of course extend it to SharePoint and other related technologies

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                                            11 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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