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  1. Prompt before previewing strings/values with large sizes that make the debugger unstable

    When debugging, putting the mouse over a variable shows a preview of what it contains. For large variables, it freezes everything while generating the preview. Make Visual Studio check the size of the variable and let the user know that the value is too large to preview. While I was running Remote Debugger, I put the mouse over a string containing deserialized XML data that I didn't realize was 42 megabytes, and the remote machine became entirely unstable to the point that it had to be restarted.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow ClickOnce to Work With Captive Portals

      If a ClickOnce-based application is run while a machine is behind captured behind a captive portal (eg wifi at an airport or coffee shop), then ClickOnce tries to interpret the captive portal login page as a .manifest file and fails. ClickOnce should be able to detect that it has not received a .manifest file and continue launching as if it were run in offline mode (if offline availability is selected for deployment).

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve Debugging Experience for TypeScript and JavaScript

        The debugging experience for TypeScript and JavaScript NEEDS to be way better.

        The experience available in IE F12 or WebKit dev tools should (in parts) be replicated within VS: things such as the console, and device emulation.

        The way things are in NodeJs Tools for VS, are much better than what we have for ASP.Net and TS/JS debugging, which is a little sad :(

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          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide more flexibility to modify TFS Project home page\dashboard.

          TFS provides an easy way to create use work item templates to pre-populate fields http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff407162.aspx however there is no place to store these links on the project home page\dashboard. There should be a section on the project page where I can create custom Tiles that point to any URL, either to pre-populated templates to other sites, links to our applications, documentation, etc... We could be able to choose the Tile Colour and text and if we call a web service, even display a return value. In a way, it would provide an easy way to do simple integration to other…

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          • Scroll to first change when opening a code review file

            VS opens the file and displays the start of the file even though the changes to a file are often out of view. Please scroll so that the first change is in the middle of the screen to avoid unnecessary user actions.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • allow math functions on enums

              VB allows some math and bitwise operators on enums. So why not also allow max, min? It's totally inconsistent.

              I agree that enums with the Flags attribute need bitwise operations, but equally those without need arithmetic, at least to compare them.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add the ability to multi-select one or more NuGet packages to update

                Add a checkbox to the NuGet package list and a "Updated Selected" button. Currently, the only options are Update All or you have to update each package individually which can be cumbersome if there are numerous packages.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring back Cassini

                  Bring back Cassini, iis express aint any good, cannot serve custom urls/domains (without unsupported hacks).

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide Identity and Access Tool support for Visual Studio 2013

                    Currently, the Identity and Access tool used in Windows Identity Foundation only supports Visual Studio 2012. http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/e21bf653-dfe1-4d81-b3d3-795cb104066e However, developers who have since migrated to using Visual Studio 2013 are no longer able to utilize this very useful extension, therefore, it should be updated to support the latest version of the Visual Studio IDE.

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                      3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • A way of checking processor can support phone emulator

                      I have a laptop with a processsor that is one of the first Intel i7 processors, and I don't know if it supports phone emulation. For me to upgrade from my windows 8.1 to windows 8 Pro (which is also necessary to get the emulator to work), I have to pay a hundred dollars. First, I would like to know if my laptop can support the Visual Studio express phone emulator. The processor has to support "hardware virtualization", and it supports some "virtualization", but Intel is not sure whether this is what Microsoft has in mind. So my suggestion -…

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix formatting of named arguments in VB

                        The formatting enforced by VB for named arguments is inconsistent with the formatting of everything else. There should be space around the := operator.

                        Foo(x:=1,y:=2,z:=3)
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                        Foo(x := 1, y := 2, z := 3)

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Include Blend for Visual Studio Express for Desktop 2013

                          Blend is not available for people developing WPF apps using VS Express 2013.

                          This means visual states, animations and behaviours are all much trickier to develop.

                          Blend for WPF was previously available for VS Express 2012 and is currently available for VS 2013 as well as other Express 2013 editions, but NOT Express for Desktop 2013.

                          Please update Blend for VS Express Desktop 2013.

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                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a command to repeat next action

                            Visual Studio lacks possibility to repeat next command like Emacs and VIM does. I.e. in Emacs you may press «Ctrld+<number>», and the next pressed button will be repeated «number» times. So e.g. you can press «Ctrld+6, Down», and your cursor would move 6 lines down.

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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a command to «go to the end of a word»

                              The «Ctrld+right» shortcut usually does it, but in Visual Studio it works differently: it is rather goes to the beginning of a next word, i.e. it skips any space after the end of a current one. It is VERY uncomfortable, would be great if you implement this, as this is an usual command that is present everywhere, even in a browser which have little to do with text editing.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Code review the changes for a task

                                We follow agile and we check in frequently. We create tasks that spans from a day to 3 days. Once the task is completed by the developer it is sent for review. So we have multiple changesets to review. It is very hard to have a good picture of the changes to a file since the changes are across multiple changesets. As of now, we are finding all the files that are affected by that task and go to "view history" of the file and pick the most recent version and the version before the task started to get a…

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                                  Thanks for the feedback on the code review features. We’re currently investigating various improving TFVC code reviews. We’ll come back and update this when we have a better idea of the release timeframe.

                                  Matt Mitrik
                                  TFS Program Manager

                                • Allow C++ makefile projects to compile single files

                                  With normal Visual C++ projects, there's an option in the build menu to compile an individual file. This can be very useful for many reasons I shan't go into here.

                                  When using makefile projects, this option can't be used - building is limited to the 'build', 'rebuild' and 'clean' commands that can be specified in the project options.

                                  I would like there to be another 'compile file' command which can call the external build tool with the file path as an argument, or perhaps that file path could be substituted into the command somehow.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create a MSDN Subscription - Lite version - cheaper and limited tools

                                    Currently all MSDN subscriptions are expensive for individual developers and they provide all s/w that are not really required by individuals.

                                    An individual developer, for hobby, can use express editions of SQL Server, does not need Enterprise editions of OS / Office and similar software that increase the cost of MSDN license.

                                    The suggestion is to create a MSDN Lite subscription that individual developers can buy and will provide tools such as Visual Studio, Expression Studio, Azure

                                    The licensing cost should change little bit-
                                    * For individual developers, the rates should be lower.
                                    * For enterprises, the price can be…

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                                      27 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Queued build should utilise newly enabled build agent

                                      When a build is queued, if it can't be started immediately, it appears to determine straight away what are the available build agents that it can run on.

                                      It will then only wait for those agents, even if in the meantime another agent is enabled, which meets the criteria for running that build.

                                      It would be nicer if the queued build re-evaluated available agents and could utilise a newly-enabled agent if one is provisioned whilst it is waiting in the queue.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • IP Address Restriction

                                        VS online should have option to get accessed by only my organization IP or a list of allowed IPs only. Right now it could be accessed by any one who is having access on my repository.

                                        9 votes
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                                        • Microsoft Fakes for Windows Phone Unit Tests

                                          Please provide support to use the Microsoft Fakes mocking/stub framework for Windows Phone Unit Tests.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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