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  1. Improve c++ intellisense to be at least as good as VS2008 intellisense

    I've filled a connect issue which sadly has been closed as Wont Fix. http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/621106/intellisense-error-in-c-type-that-overloads-operator

    It's not only sad that there is a known bug which wont be fixed, but also it's really annoying that this scenario used to work fine in VS2008.

    The problem arises with template types that overload the -> operator (such as smart pointers). To reproduce the issue create a c++ empty project. Add a cpp file, and paste the following code:

    template <class T>
    struct ptr
    {
    T* operator->(){ return 0; }
    void otherMember() {}
    };

    template <class T>
    struct node
    {
    T value;
    };

    template…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Path property to Process class so that it works with elavated processes too

      It is impossible to get process path in Vista and Windows7 if the target process is running with elevated permissions. Accessing MainModule property throws a Win32Exception (access is denied) so you can't get the FileName property.

      Add a Path property which uses QueryFullProcessImageName function and PROCESS_QUERY_LIMITED_INFORMATION access right to get the path in Vista and Windows 7

      Related connect bug: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/595717/add-path-property-to-process-class-so-that-it-works-with-elavated-processes-too

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Save As feature for Solution and Project in visual Studio File menu .

        I would like to suggest a feature in Visual Studio, As i am facing this problem since many years, so thought to suggest here.

        when I write some sample code in Visual Studio by selecting any of the project templates, i want to save that project in a different location(new) with a different name(new), it is applied to solution too.

        As you people know Save As option in Notepad, MS Word and in so many other applications.

        Functionality of this may be like this :
        Can have two options in file menu
        1. Save Project As
        2. Save Solution As

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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow special character in path

          Special Character in path cause malfunctioning of application. please fix it and allow special character too to be use as a path.

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            1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Install and uninstall ClickOnce applications silently

            Just what the title says. I would like to be able to Install and uninstall ClickOnce applications silently, there is many people trying to do that, just do a quick search over the internet and you will see.

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            • Add basic code refactoring to Visual C++

              Add basic code refactoring to Visual C++ such as refactoring functions or creating a class member function definition by right clicking on a function prototype like in QtCreator.

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              • Allow var declaration outside of code blocks

                I find myself declaring and initializing class fields like below:

                Dictionary<string, Stream> sounds = new Dictionary<string, Stream>();

                but I can't do there

                var class_sounds = new Dictionary<string, Stream>(); //FAILS: says the type or namespace 'var' could not be found

                to avoid typing the "Dictionary<string, Stream>" type twice

                Instead for local fields inside a code block I can use the new "var" syntax

                public SoundManager(){
                Dictionary<string, Stream> sounds = new Dictionary<string, Stream>();

                var local_sounds = new Dictionary<string, Stream>();
                }

                So my suggestion is that in the example above, one should be able to define class_sounds like they do with local_sounds, just…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Where is the canonical Microsoft TFS user guide?

                  I just want to know really simple things, like

                  - what on earth does Pending Change: "edit , [more]" mean?

                  - how do I interpret the Excluded Changes tree in the Pending Changes window?

                  This is easy to find out for Hg and Git. Why do Microsoft make it so difficult to discover for TFS?

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support for 'Home' and 'End' buttons

                    I would love to have support for 'Home' and 'End' buttons. I wan't the 'Home'-button to go to the top of the file, and 'End' to the end, like the browsers do.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Immediate feedback - http://vimeo.com/36579366

                      can we please have immediate feedback in visual studio as shown in Bret Victors talk Inventing on Principle http://vimeo.com/36579366

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                      • Add support for low level .NET debugging in Visual Studio much like you can via WinDBG and SOS. Plus see object lifetimes, finalizer queues

                        Add support for low level .NET debugging in Visual Studio much like you can via WinDBG and SOS. Plus see object lifetimes, finalizer queues and so much more. I would also like to be able to more easily find problems with Pinvoke calls which now are almost impossible to find. Better still how about provide a mechanism to see if object data is being damaged accidentially by an unsafe routine.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual Studio Coded UI should support code coverage generation for X++ modules for Dynamics AX ERP

                          Visual Studio Ultimate Coded UI test framework allows to instrument .Net DLLs or EXEs to generate code coverage. It should also support X++ modules and generate code coverage for the same while automating Dynamics AX UI tests using visual studio.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Wiki Code

                            It would be great if we have something like Wikipedia that tie to project(s). Team members can share template, code snippets, references, or library.

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                            • Improve Intellitrace performance

                              Intellitrace is a nice tool for debugging, but it becomes painful to debug when there are multiple events, for instance, breaking just after a thousand of SQL ADO NET events freezes the IDE.

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                                0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Manage team days-off with different timezones on a single team instead of using multiple teams

                                I noticed today we cannot manage 1 single team in different countries and add their different holidays.
                                By adding the country at each user profile and defining the holidays by each country this could be manageable.

                                Another approach is to define different calendars and set this callendar for each resource (like in MS project we can do).

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Run custom javascript function after validation

                                  It is useful in certain situations to be able to run my own javascript function after validation occurred.
                                  A real world example I stumbled upon now is this: if a validator fails, I need to clear the form from all the values, I don't think I can currently do this client-side, can I?

                                  It would be very simple: a new property in the validator markup called AfterValidationFunction (or whatever) where I will write the function name, and the function would have the validator referenced in the signature, so it can access its "isvalid" property (I do not have code beside…

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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Distinguish between HTTP connection and protocol errors

                                    HttpWebRequest objects fail with a '404' response code even if the connection to the server was unsuccessful. It hinders the attempts to determine whether an HTTP request failed due to network connectivity or due to the server code rejecting the request with a standard HTTP error status code.

                                    This does not seem to happen on other platforms.

                                    I've filed a related bug on Microsoft Connect a while ago (https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/752898/webexception-status-propery-unreliable-in-wp7 ), but the issue has been "closed as external" without actually being resolved.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Give user the option to switch project templates.

                                      I was using "Scrum..." project template and just realized "MSF for Agile Software Development 7.0 - ..." fist my needs better (because of the ability to enter original estimate/completed hours in the later template.) But, I didn't see any option to switch project templates once you have setup a project.

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                                      • Function return value in debugger in C++

                                        It will be nice to know the return value of a function in the debugger locals window.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Source Control Explorer: Check-out on double click

                                          We use source control for all our company files (source code, batch files and build scripts, precompiled binaries, word documents, excel spreadsheets, bitmap images, 3DStudioMax scenes, etc), many of which are edited externally to Visual Studio, usually by non-programmers.

                                          Currently if you double-click a file in the SCE, it "views" that file by launching the associated editor (Word, Excel) on it. Due to the way these apps in particular handle read-only files, you can't then retroactively check out the file. This makes it very clumsy and frustrating to use. Even if you remember to check out first, you must choose…

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