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  1. Add a new "View" option to ListView.

    VerticalList

    ListBox lacks functionality and ListView is the next best thing. The only problem is the fact that if I want a vertical list, I have to put it in details mode, add a column and then set HeaderStyle to none.

    Wouldn't it be better to just have a vertical list option?

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show unit test output without clicking to Output link in TestExplorer

      Simply show unit test output.
      Now I should click Output link in TestExplorer.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow for views as the DataSource in codedUI.

        I/m currently testing an app where I need to verify data in dozens of different tables. We have views created to make this easier, but CodedUI DataSource won't accept a view, only a table. Now I realize I could create a query to export the data to a new table and test against that, but that adds a lot loopholes, one being that I am not verifying the actual table on the new "upgraded" database, and it interjects human error risk (ok, I admit it, I'm not perfect). The table parameter for [Data Source] needs an overload for a view…

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Option to see why a project is out of date before run

          Occasionally I will start a debug run and the IDE tells me that the project is out of date. I don't expect it because I don't recall changing anything. Often it is because a file has been inadvertently (and probably improperly) changed. Be nice to know.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • PHP Framework

            Hi,
            im workin in a project, over 7 years ago, that the plan is simple, turns php to have the power of .net plataform.

            I did something, like html controls, page controls, and im working in datagrids and something else.

            The framework, is not just about that, the framework has its own ORM, that´s is a new concept, that i cant say right here.

            Id like to ask you for help, to get in touch with somebody in Microsoft, to do some presentation of this framework, cuz it s becoming really, really nice.

            This framework, rock every php framework that…

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Assign Task with Source Pages and Varify automatic with some Commented tag in source

              Should have option to Assign Task with Source page and in Checke-in should have validation of assigned task on particular page based on Tag. tag may be use in Commented Form. supposed i am project manager and i have assigned task to my developer for XYZ project. i assigned task to create one new page with tag"//NPEMSTER" to create new page named Employee master. now my developer when checked in it to TFS should have validation is there Tag included or not. if not should ask for change note.

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support c++11 concurrency header files in c++/cli

                When using the /clr switch in VC++ 2012, it is not possible to include some of the new c++11 header files (i.e. <atomic> / <thread>) as compilation will break.

                One typical application of c++/cli is to wrap a native class inside a (managed) ref class to expose its functionality to the .net world.

                The restriction previously described prevents a ref calss to consume a native class with members like std::thread or std::atomic<T>.

                A workarround (pimpl-idiom) is discussed in this topic:
                (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vclanguage/thread/9771f61c-05b7-4e3e-96fb-ac9ea31ac3f4)

                The former approach requires to change existing code, therefore support for the new c++11 header files in…

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                  3 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Save .suo files on 'Restart Visual Studio'.

                  .suo files get updated properly on [File → Exit] or even x-button in Visual Studio.
                  However, [File → Restart Visual Studio] doesn't save them and reload the current projects so outlining and breakpoints are all messed up after restart.

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                    1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • UITestActionLog.HTML log file should generate for order test exceution in coded UI automation

                    My suggestion is that , the log file UITestActionLog.HTML is generating in coded UI automation but it is generating for single test case execution and it is not generating in Order Test execution.
                    So I would like to know anybody having the idea regarding that.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Source Control History Enhancements

                      It would be extremely helpful for the source control (TFS), source control history, label history and other related windows have the following enhancements made.

                      1. Make the standard search work for source control related windows. This would allow you to search for something in the comment, a version, date, etc.

                      2. Make all fields in the source control windows sortable both ascending and descending.

                      3. Make all fields in the source control windows rearrangable.

                      4. Cause related information to be displayed in the Properties window when a changeset, label, etc. is currently highlighted in a source control window. For a…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Combine Multiple transactions results into a single one

                        Current Behavior : I have created a web performance web test in which I have combined different HTTP requests into transactions. All these transactions need to be executed in sequential order – as the output of the first transaction serves as input to the second transaction request. So the order of these transactions cannot be changed. Currently when the test results are being displayed, there is no option available to combine different transaction results into one single transaction result.

                        Desired Output: It would be really helpful if we had an option to combine multiple transactions results into a single transacation…

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make Intellitrace available to all editions

                          Essential advanced debugging features like Intellitrace should be made available to all editions of Visual Studio and not only the Ultimate version.

                          Every developer faces troublesome bugs one day and Intellitrace is just a life savior.

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                            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support XNA game studio

                            XNA development studio cannot be installed for VS 2012 and since VS 2010 is no longer available for purchase this is a problem for someone who wants to keep maintaining/developing their solutions based on this MS technology.

                            Please update XNA studio to install properly on Windows 8 (there are some issues with one of the .msi involved) and, more importantly, update VS templates/project types to function in VS 2012.

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                            • Color weakness

                              The German Wikipedia says 9 percent of men have red-green color weakness. Other color visual impairments are not negligible. I even have the feeling that this group is enriched in programming.
                              Please check your program design for usability for people with color weakness. Use e.g. http://www.vischeck.com/vischeck/

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integrate compiler and IntelliSense

                                No need to maintain IntelliSense and compiler as different enities because it'll always be different. IntelliSense should be a compiler itself! Compiler gives it's object model to editor and editor colores and offers identifiers and many other. Compilation is done right in time when developer types, so no need to wait for a compilation. A compiled program's model is kept in memory together with source code. Moreover, this kind of model allows to implement the real edit-and-continue feature by using it while debugging. Repeat: the same tools should be used for IntelliSense and compilation; the compiler just gives it's object…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Save all editing history

                                  All edited documents should be integrated with their undo/redo editing history. While editing, user will not have to save document every second, because it should be done automatically, like online office do. Thus, no need to keep documents opened, because they all always in "opened" state. More to say, redo history is expensive enough to dicard every time you type, so redo could be saved for a while and switched to like a project branch.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add A Container Project Template To Organize Additional Files and Directories

                                    Medium to large solutions will eventually have many more files than you can manage in the "Solution items" folder, e.g. common files such as images, dependent external/3rd party DLLs (checked into source to guaranty an isolated build).

                                    Trying to maintain these files or even directories of files yourself is a pain and they don't always follow the physical path or renaming like you'd want them to.

                                    Create a simple "Container Project" which stores ANY file or directory you like except known solution user or temporary files. That will have the following benefits:

                                    1) Save time organizing these items.
                                    2) Help…

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                                    • Add an option "Automatically show New Code Request window after every check-in"

                                      We do request Code Reviews on all checkins / changesets. So the actual goal is to bring up the "New Code Request" window for the Changeset just created by the check-in as easy as possible.

                                      An Source Control - Visual Studio Team Foundation Server option "Automatically show New Code Request window after every check-in" would simplify this process.

                                      The developer can then decide to submit the request (common case) or cancel (rare case).

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Keep Property Window contents visible when switching from WinForm designer to WinForm code

                                        When switching from a WinForm's designer to THAT SAME WinForm's code view, I'd expect the Properties window to not lose its view (get cleared), but keep on showing the object I have select in the WinForm designer (if I go back to the WinForm designer tab it shows the Properties again).

                                        That way I'll be able to edit multiple Properties/Events of the object I've selected without going back and forth between the WinForm designer and the WinForm code tabs lots of times which becomes a distraction

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                                          1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VDTSDB - User Accounts Deployment

                                          I have a different user accounts for different environments
                                          Also have different databases country wise with same schema structure
                                          When i am deploying i wants to ignore the user accounts addition/deletion
                                          As per the current VSTSDB deployment utility, i am not able to do this
                                          It would be great, If i get an option to "ignore users" during deployment/deployment script generation through VSTSDB

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