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  1. Add More Code Snippet Function (Built in functions)

    There are only 3 Code Snippet functions in the IDE. Please continue ot add more. For example, it would be nice to have:
    1. ToCamelCase()
    2. ToPascalCase()

    functions, and in addition I'd like to be able to define variables (eg: $variable$) that are a certain case.A use case for this is properties in C# where the backing field is typically camel case while the property name is Pascal case. I should be able to to simply type the type of the property and the name and the IDE can use the ToCamelCase() function to define (and thus output) the backing…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Can you replace the Appeals View on The Disciplinary Dashboard with Scheduled Disciplinary Reports sorted by Facility?

      Is it possible to replace the Appeal view in the disciplinary dashboard with the disciplinary scheduled hearings sorted by facility?

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      • Allow adding <debuggerstepthrough> while debugging, not forcing program restart

        Allow adding <debuggerstepthrough> while debugging, not forcing program restart

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          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Video recording individual coded uitests

          Currently one can Record Video of Coded UI tests at testssettings file level and this applies to all the tests, can there be an option made to selectively do this for specific tests.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Browser Session should be same across different tests. This is requeired when we are doing Data Driven testing.

              Browser Session should be same across different tests. This is requeired when we are doing Data Driven testing.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add educational (dreamspark) licenses for students considering Windows development

                Current Visual Studio Online offerings are very limited for students that already have access to VS2013 Pro through dreamspark. The ability to add unlimited students and use team building/ organizational tools would greatly benefit students (and Microsoft, since students today are potential clients tomorrow)

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                  0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Display the description of a return value of a method in Intellisense

                  It would be nice, if the visual studio intellisense feature would allow to display the description of a return value in the Intellisense documentation view of a method. It could be optionally expandable.

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                    0 comments  ·  InstallShield LE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Border for visual studio UI

                      Why does VS 2012 not have a border around the GUI? Please add one, or tell me how to turn it on. Also, changing keybindings in VS 2012 does not work, please fix this.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • C++ Edit and Continue in the new debug engine

                        New data viewing enhancements in the debugger introduced in Visual C++ 2012 are great but they do not work while Edit and Continue is turned on for native code. This is a problem, Edit and Continue is a feature used by many developers. Just look here: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2037667-x64-edit-and-continue . You even disabled EaC for native code by default to make the enhanced visualizers on by default so it has to be turned on manually. This is a big regression, it should be fixed.

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                          2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Deprecate .AddWithValue

                          Please could .AddWithValue be deprecated? It seems to cause many problems: http://blogs.msmvps.com/jcoehoorn/blog/2014/05/12/can-we-stop-using-addwithvalue-already/

                          It may take many years to get rid of it, but now would be a good time to start.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • View file history from Changeset Details window

                            Currently the changeset details window lists all files which were changed in that changeset. It would be nice if I could view the history of an individual file in the changeset from this window. Since it is a modal dialog, I have to either open a separate instance of visual studio, navigate through the source control explorer to find the file in the source tree, and then view the history.

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                            • Add SQL Extended Properties to EDMX

                              It would be helpful if descriptions that were specified on SQL columns were imported into the EDMX when you do an "Update Model from Database".

                              This description could then be put into a comment in the auto-generated files.

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                              • Update VS2013 TFS New Item (+) Icon to be more visible

                                The Visual Studio 2013 icon for a new file that hasn't been checked into TFS is hard to tell apart from the regular pad-locked icons. Especially in the case with a asp.net aspx file. Please update this '+' icon so that it stands out more.

                                Thanks,
                                Chris

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                                • Change the "tcm.exe" error message to include the word 'active'.

                                  If your test case is not 'Active' in Test Manager (i.e. it's at 'Aborted' from a previous run) then you can run it via the UI by just clicking 'Run'.

                                  In tcm.exe if you try to run it, you'll get the error:

                                  "A test run must be created with at least one test case."

                                  This suggests your test case is somehow incorrectly linked to the test suite and can't be seen at all by tcm - it's not intuitive that the problem is just that the test case isn't in the 'Active' state.

                                  It would save people a lot of…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable building and running of a single source code file

                                    I compete on algorithmic competitions website called TopCoder. I have a plugin that creates .cs file when I open a problem on TopCoder. It's a daunting task to load this .cs file in VS and start solving the problem. The real issue is that solving a problem is timed, so if I loose 2min creating a project and adding a single file to the project, I loose points.

                                    Not to mention that there are three problems (each with own Main function) and it's impossible in VS to test all three problems within a single project.

                                    Also, it would be great…

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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Visual Studio developing websites

                                      To enhance the current way of developing a (non-ASP?) website through FTP. There is no option to go back a directory, so if my FTP account has been mapped to a folder "public_html" automatically, there is no option to go back 1 directory to go into my subdomains folder.

                                      Next to that, there is no way to adjust the physical path of the files that are being downloaded and are automatically placed in VWDCache within Temp. I can't use a live webserver and TFS together with that restriction.

                                      And last: I can not click right mouse button on a FTP…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow the user to record the desktop from the web

                                        Allow the user to record what they are doing on the screen from the web.

                                        This would be very handy as it would allow the user to complete test cases online, as test manager can be really buggy at the best of times.

                                        Screencastify is a good chrome plugin that does such a thing, it also records the desktop and not just the web browser.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improvements in Share Contract for Windows Store Apps

                                          Share Contract I will like to suggest to add following fields on Data

                                          1) Email /Ids (like Twitter ID): one or more separated by comma or semicolon
                                          2) Phone Number
                                          3) Hash Tags
                                          4) Shared By (App Name)

                                          I am requesting these as I have come across such needs very often in 100+ apps I have done in last 2 years for various enterprises.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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