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  1. give options to make it easier to close open tabs with mouse

    This is in regards to the "X" you can click to close a code window in VS 2013. The standard setup for the tab at the top of the code window is:

    filename | pin icon | X

    On the one hand, I appreciate the convention of this setup, but on the other, I find this irksome when I have multiple code windows open and I want to close them by clicking on the X. What happens is that because filenames do not have the same character length, the tabs at the top do not have the same length, and…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • VBA Editor

      I'm going through large amounts of legacy VBA in a really bad IDE. I'd really like to be able to use copy and paste the VBA code into a Visual Studio 2013 project so I can go through the code much easier. While I wouldn't be able to run the code, I'd like to be able to searching through the text and ability to refactor the code would really nice, especially considering that there is probably a lot of VBA code that could be refactored. I'm currently pasting VBA code into a VB Module but it's not the same and…

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        2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • Provide a licence for non devs that allows Team Room access

          The licence levels on visualstudio.com are Basic, Professional and Advanced. Only Advanced seems to allow Team Room access. For non-technical members of the organisation who we would like to converse with in the Team Room it does not represent value for money to purchase an Advanced licence, and neither do we need most of the functionality it comes with.

          In our particular instance we have a business operations manager for whom we would like team room access. It would be nice if she could view and add to the backlog but the development, build and test tools are not required.

          11 votes
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          • Support XAML 2009 in Visual Studio Editor and WPF markup-compiler

            Finally add support for XAML 2009 and its great features to the VS Editor and the WPF markup-compiler

            http://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/ee792007.aspx

            183 votes
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              3 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS Feedback Client create off-line importable data

              TFS feed back clients must perform in TFS and test environment are connected in a network.

              We can't feed back data generated by using client feed back in the TFS and test environment is not connected in the network environment.

              More so, for using TFS feed back clients and generating transferable data offline client feed back a possible capture TFS, TFS side importing feature, an isolated network environment that can I get use to the user.

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              • Disable Maximize Button of the Touch Keyboard in WPF Application

                Disable Maximize Button of the Touch Keyboard from WPF Application.
                This sample is work in Touch Screen.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please Please Please add back "asp.net configuration tool"

                  Please Please Please add back "asp.net configuration tool"

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • I need to get Alert to my inbox if my Approver has made any changed in my specific Queue.

                    My Necessity.
                    I need to check my change request queue for every 30 min, Did my manger has approved the task. Instead of this procedure. I need to get Alert to my inbox if my Approver has made any changed in my specific Queue.
                    Problem I am facing , unable to get field name as show in TFS in Alert window to write my Query.
                    Please suggest and revert if any more information is needed or if my Qestion is not unberstadable.

                    I do work with RDTasks in the part of my day to day operations when any RDTask has…

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                    • Make the default state for not completed test case as paused

                      When I run test case, I can understand that if I saved the run without completing all the steps it will be failed or passed as the following:

                      Test case has expected result-------------> Failed
                      Test case doesn't has expect result-----> Passed

                      But now with the existing paused state from TFS 2012 Update 1, I think it should be paused not failed or passed

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Close documents to the Right option in Visual Studio

                        Hello microsoft,

                        Since we are using more files in visual studio framework.. If i want to close all documents but except documents I think its not available in Framework(I Dont know :-P . Tell me if it is available). Add option like "Close documents to the Right " .. Find attachment and See Pic2

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow access to parsed project file info in order to have VC++/VS run analysis applications

                            I'm developing an application used for source code analysis. The application was originally written under Linux to be invoked as a make target, and therefore accepts command line arguments in the common Unix/Linux format, e.g. -I./include -DMYDEFINE -w etc. The input source code my application is to analyze is written for Windows and I have access to the project files used to build it. The client code base is large with very long compiler argument lists. It would be very tedious and error-prone to generate command lines manually, and I'd rather not have to write my own a parser for…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change the Test Output Standard Output to a fixed width font

                              For data oriented output, alignment is critical

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Manage code reviews from Team Web Access

                                It would be great if developers can create/edit/delete code reviews from Team Web Access. I think this is very helpful cross-platform integration.
                                For example, a native iOS developer doesn't need to have VS installed.

                                Thanks!

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                                • Scroll bar

                                  May I ask whose bright idea it was to make the slider on the scroll bar almost invisible to the naked eye, until you hover a mouse over it? Whosever idea it was, you might want to go back to making it visible.

                                  Old fashioned, I know.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • dataset big bound data, in 32 bits application crash. I suggest a dataset that works in disk as mdf by a propierty

                                    dataset big bound data, in 32 bits application crash (more than 1.3 gb). I suggest a dataset that works in disk an not in memory, like a mdf with a propierty

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                                    • Create search field in uml model explorer.

                                      We have 1000 classes in a uml model. It's extremely hard to find class or something else by name. Please add search box like in solution explorer for example

                                      Also it search box is important when we wanna associate method parameter with a type. Scrolling during 5 minutes fore each method is slow.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please provide a way to access methods of third-party controls (such as those of Infragistics) in Coded - UI.

                                        We are working on automating tests for testing a large and complex WPF application with Infragistics controls. We are unable to access the methods of Infragistics controls using Coded UI. However, this is possible in QTP. For example, in QTP, it is possible to get the Row Count and Column Count using the methods GetRowCount() and GetColumnCount() respectively. However, these methods don't seem to work with the Infragistics grid in Coded - UI. Also, there is no way to get the names of columns (which is important for validating them in our test cases) or navigate to a particular cell…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • WebML Diagram to visualize the html app architecture ,

                                          In Big Application Usally developers get lost in code base , it would be nice if there is an webML notation diagram , to visualize the app and connection between screens , .
                                          this make lightswitch more productive for enterprise development , so new developer can easily grasp the application architecture and work on codebase(brownfield app).

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                                            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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