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  1. Support resizing WF designer components

    Static designer item (node?) size has been an inconvenience for our real-world use cases. In our pilot project using WF4, Windows Workflow has demonstrated itself as useful for our enterprise -- developers understand the code behind the activities, while Business Analysts understand the overall flowcharts. But the small node size sometimes gets in the way, for both audiences.

    For example -- and this is somewhat contrived, to obscure our business logic, but it's a frequently occurring problem -- an Assignment node with:

    "BlueFoobarWidget.Status = TheWidgetObject.Status"

    Is partially hidden by the small node size, so it actually appears to read 'BlueFoobarWidget…

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Inline hint attribute for c# methods

      The C++ the "inline" declaration could be made available as an attribute in .Net languages. This hasn't been done on the grounds that the compiler knows best, but there are situations when it doesn't. In my code, I might break up a method in to smaller methods to aid readability. These methods may only be called from a single call site in the whole application, so in the generated code it makes sense to inline them, especially if they are called in a many-iterations loop.

      For example:

      class MyClass
      {
      [inline]
      private void DoComplicatedStuff1() { ... }

      [inline]
      private void…

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        2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Include a compressed mobile version of Visual studio to allow us to add/submit changes to apps on the go.

        Well just thinking about making it to where serious application developers could make changes and update their app's mobilely.Sometime I know pretty often for me I am always thinking of new ideas but by the time I get home I forgot what it was. I would rather be able to make the change or addition there then write a note about it and do it later.

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          0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • replace xaml with freindlier language

          As a long time user in xaml language on different platforms (WPF, windows store and a bit windows phone), I came to a conclusion that xaml is not the right language for these technologies since their capabilities are vast and that create a lot of overhead when expressing that in xaml

          Clearly xaml creators wanted to harness the extensibility of the XML type language but neglected other difficulties

          I've discovered 4 main difficulties:

          1. For each control there are many properties that are being defined and many of these properties are constantly being extended. In a medium size window/page, it’s…

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • It would be great if you add a feature for COdedui framework to generate single UITestActionLog.html file for all the test methods too.

            It would be great if you add a feature for COdedui framework to generate single UITestActionLog.html file for all the test methods apart from individual Html Files.

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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Web access dashboard tiles: Allow for longer titles of queries

                I would love to see the possibility to have team favourite queries with longer titles to be shown clearly on the dashboard (in a tile)

                the current situation is that only the fist few words are shown, which is not that useful if you want to show a query with a very specific title (which is a bit longer)

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                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • To have traceability report from requirements - Features - Use Cases - Test Cases - Bugs

                  It would be good if VS can provide an easy dashboard kind of tool to link and view the workitems for traceability.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • make Visual Studio 2012 actually compatible with Windows 7 64bit.

                    Make Visual Studio Professional 2012 compatible with Windows 7 64 bit. After the hour + install and reboot Windows refused to launch Visual Studio 2012 Professiona. saying that it has "known incompatibilities" with my operating system (windows 7).

                    Really?! WTF? I can see if I was using XP but Windows 7?

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable The Git GUI In Visual Studio To Clone And Fetch From All Git Repositories In A Team Project

                      The projects I work on are split into multiple components, each component is a Git repo.

                      When joining an existing project it is a pain to individually clone each Git repo for the project from TFS.

                      It would be great if all of the repos (at the click of a button) be cloned in to a directory on the local machine with the same name as the Team Project. For Example, the directory on the developers machine would look like this:

                      c:\
                      |
                      +-Repositories
                      |
                      +-<NameOfTeamProject>
                      |
                      +-repo1
                      |
                      +-repo2
                      |
                      +-repo3

                      It would also be great (at the click…

                      31 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Define InputScope on PasswordBox in WinRT

                        I want to use PasswordBox for passcodes input. The whole point of a passcode is that the input is quick. To this end, the number pad should be immediately open and ready for use.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Integrate Find and Replace with Roslyn Compiler

                          sometime need find and replace with for example format or convert find value and then replaced.please add text box to can write and execute C# or VB code with Roslyn compiler in find and replace pane. can referenced to $find and $replace and manipulate $replace value with scripting and then replaced.

                          24 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • It would be a great idea to have a direct option to email a code snippet from VS

                            sometimes I need to send a mail from a snippet of code and it would be great to have a small shortcut to be able to do tat

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Have an UI in Visual studio to handle live site etc

                              Many companies have a lot of live site work items. I uderstand, that a work item type inTFS coudl handle it, but still tickets etc are still handled thought some other tools from IT and the interfaces are not always the best. It will be great to have the same within VS .

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                              • Provide facility to Capture screenshot of a control within Assertions grid in Coded UI test

                                Hi,
                                It will very useful if Capturing Screenshots and comparing it at runtime is available as part of Assertion features. Comparing expected and actual screenshots of control is a common QA verification activity.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • IPADIAN Style for IPAD Emulatore for WEBAPPS Creater

                                  IPADIAN Style for IPAD Emulatore for WEBAPPS
                                  with Android Support and Appel Programm Support

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow "Selective Push" of "Git Commits" from Visual Studio

                                    Today, If I've 10 commits in my local Git repo and want to push some (not all) of them to the remote Git repo, I need to switch back to command line, not possible from Visual Studio IDE.

                                    Visual Studio Team Explorer Push pushes all commits to the remote repo and doesn't offer the flexibility of selecting and pushing the commits.

                                    Please offer that flexibility to the user and stick them with VS.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Also allow [TestCategory] on test class

                                        I'd like to be able to put all tests in a test class in the same category. At the current time (VS2012 update 3), you have to place the attribute on every test method. It's tedious for large test classes and increases maintenance costs unnecessarily.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add data binding to the context parameters of a webtest

                                          I have many (non-coded) webtests where I have parameterized the webservers.

                                          The reason is that I am writing my tests on one server, http://www.server1.com/ ... but running my actual tests on another server http://www.server2.com/ ...and possibly more servers in the future.

                                          I would like to be able to edit the value of the Context Parameter "WebServer1" to be a value from a Data Source, rather than have to open up each webtest and change the value of WebServer1 before running my tests, which is what I am doing currently.

                                          I understand this can be done already if I have a…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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