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  1. VS to provide support for chrome/firefox themselves without third party tool installation

    Why VS people not providing support for chrome/firefox themselves. Why do people need to install third party tools(Selenium).

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    • Multplayer Amnesia for xBox 1

      I want Amnesia multiplayer on xBox 1, I can't buy it on computer and one of the reasons I don't want to play it so much either is since you can't play with friends, it's a game with usually a big map, so I don't see why not add multi-player

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      • Gmod on xBox 1

        Me and some people I know wants Gmod on xBox 1, since we can't buy it on computer, and Gmod is the best frikin game in the world, so sure many people wants it

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Protect (from cracking) the new (Visual c++) Applications with BitEditDetect.

          I have discovered one new system named BitEditDetect(http://BitEditDetect.com).

          BitEditDetect can verify one file if it's changed (without a copy of the original to compare).

          Normally to know if a file has been changed, you do a copy then you compare with original.
          (But BitEditDetect doesn't do this...)
          I repeat: BitEditDetect can verify one file if it's changed (without a copy of the original to compare).
          How BitEditDetect works is amazing...

          This system, or this technology can be used to protect one application from cracking..
          Microsoft can integrate BitEditDetect to the Visual C++ to protect new applications from cracking..

          6 votes
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          • code map filter

            A filter by object type in the CodeMap would be of great help. For example, only show methods. It would be nice if the legend had check boxes next to each object type that could be used to filter what is shown in the diagram.

            Thanks.

            Thanks,

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            • Make the "step into specific" popup menu so that it doesn't truncate names.

              The "step into specific" pop menu when debugging will only display names up to a certain width. There's no way to see the rest of the name. If the names are long (as they often are with templates) the visible portion may be ambiguous. Possible resolutions include: a wider menu, word wrap, or a window that is horizontally scrollable. At the very least, a tool-tip that displayed the full function name would be a workaround.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Code Analysis for InteropServices

                When we automate MS Office application (Excel), the application may refuse to quit and remain in memory even after a Quit();

                As explained in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/Q317109,

                Add the two(2) following rules in Code Analysis:

                1) Code Analysis Check - Declare each object as a new variable

                Notify the user when the object call chain of Interop is greater than one.

                As per the article above:

                This would generate a Code Analysis warning:

                oBook = oExcel.Workbooks.Add()

                to the following:
                dim oBooks as Excel.Workbooks
                oBooks = oExcel.Workbooks
                oBook = oBooks.Add()

                1b)... a Right Click > Refactor > [Declare Each Object] would be…

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                  0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Change name on existing project and areas

                  Be able to change name on an existing project and area.

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Map Collapse All child solution items command to a short-cut key

                    Since the '*' expands all items it is only logical that '/' should collapse them all.

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                    • Innovative additions to C++ Compiler for handling virtual table pointers

                      Adittion 1
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                      What happens to a C++ object in 64x? The first field is always the VTP. In 32x it is surely 32 bits. In 64x is it now 64 bits?

                      If the answer is YES then read on.

                      It is very easy to add a compiler option -vtp32 that will do this:
                      1. It will compile VTP in 32 bits.
                      2. It will make sure that this address is valid in the 64x virtual space.
                      Simply because the virtual tables are loaded to lower vm close to start of application vm space. So any 32 bits filled up…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Search in a specific folder (need attention!)

                        Add the ability to search in a specific folder in solution explorer. When we right click it, it should have an option "Find in this folder", clicking on it should activate "Search Solution Explorer (Ctrl+;)" but scoped to that folder and its subfolders.

                        This comes handy in situations where the project size is large or project is opened from remote location.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Shift+Esc shortcut to terminate batch operations such as Search in Entire Solution

                          Add a shortcut keyword Shift + Esc, such that; when we are performing search (or other non-deterministic batch operations), pressing Shift+Esc should abort the entire operation (as opposed to Esc only which terminates the operation on the current file only). I have over 1800+ files on my remote server, I was connected via FTP and I mistakenly pressed enter while I was in the middle of typing the whole thing in search dialog for entire solution... Just imagine the PAIN and AGONY I had to suffer. Because there is NO way to abort the "batch" operation!! And it took more…

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                          • Enable screen sharing with team members to include VOIP

                            I see you have rooms to allow chat amongst team, the ability to view and shere each others screen would be very useful, added to this voip facilities?

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Under server work item history /comment section , type '@' followed by the colleague's user ID ability

                              TFS should allow referencing team memeber by using '@' followed by the colleague's user ID. This should send a notification to the user. Modern ALM systems have this capability.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add Support for hardware large integer arithmetic in CLR and broaden support for large numbers in BCL

                                "New instructions are being introduced on Intel® architecture processors to enable fast implementations of large integer arithmetic."

                                www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intelligent-systems/intel-technology/ia-large-integer-arithmetic-paper.html

                                In addition to support for these instructions that may be available in consumer hardware early as late 2014, I would like that BCL look for opportunities to add support for use of larger values than just a signed integer, where it makes sense. Personally I wouldn't mind being able to use long/ulong or decimal more broadly as my projects are all internal I only use C-languages. I prefer spending most of time in C# because compile time, syntax is preferable over the…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In Solution Explorer, when the "Pending Changes Filter" is enabled i want to "Compare with latest version" when I select project item.

                                  Currently there is a filter button in the Solution Explorer that allows you to select from:

                                  - "Pending Changes Filter"
                                  - "Open Files Filter".

                                  But often when I am preparing to check in I use the "Pending Changes Filter" to compare the files with their latest version. In that scenario when I click to select a .cs file for example it is opened temporarily but the view is not useful in my case and I do a right-click "Compare..." ... with latest version.

                                  I wish for an option that the selection would open a "Compare with latest version".

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support for Deployment Code Snippets for SQL Server Data Tools via Visual Studio Content Installer

                                    We would like to be able to distribute Code Snippets for SSDT through the Visual Studio Content Installer. At this moment it is possible to create code snippets for SSDT, but it is not possible to distribute them using the VS content installer.

                                    See this msdn forum post:
                                    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/1c3e0729-3321-4416-820b-478f71b38257/deployment-of-sql-server-data-tools-code-snippets-not-possible-via-visual-studio-content-installer

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Use the integrated web browser for TFS Web Access

                                      I want the option to use the integrated web browser in Visual Studio instead of using an external web browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, et al.) when opening Web Access. The reason is that I want to have everything possible accessible from inside of the IDE.

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                                      • Access TFS 2012 online using my iPhone

                                        I would like to manage and add workitems and tasks using my iPhone, tablet, etc...

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                                        • Add intellisense support for the <include> tag

                                          As a developer, I want the xml documentation that I referenced with an <include> tag to be available in intellisense so that I can separate my library documentation tasks from my code development tasks.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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