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  1. Create a "remove all remnants of Visual Studio from your system" program.

    I'm writing this on behalf of the thousands of other Visual Studio users out there who have had nightmares trying to uninstall previous versions of VS. Thus cumulatively losing hundreds of thousands of productive work hours.

    During this year, I had installed the following programs/components on my system:
    * Visual Studio 2012 Express for Desktop
    * Visual Studio 2012 Express for Web
    * Team Foundation Server Express
    * SQL Server Express
    * SQL Server Data Tools
    * LightSwitch 2011 trial (which created a VS 2010 installation)
    * Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2
    * Entity Framework…

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      31 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thank you very much for your feedback. We are aware of this issue and we are evaluating whether we are able to address it in a future release. In the meantime, have you tried our uninstall /force feature? You are able to use this feature even if you have already uninstalled Visual Studio:
      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2771441/EN-US#Force
      I understand that this does not completely meet your needs but I am hopeful that it will help resolve some of the issues you described above.

      Thanks again for taking the time to provide feedback.

      Kelly Berman
      Visual Studio Program Manager

    • Create tabbed control like visual studio 2012 has for WPF

      To make a big and complex applications for desktop with a lot of windows please, provide tabbed control for WPF which will have the same functionality as Visual Studio tabbed interface has.

      This will make development of complex applications much more easier and UI will have more functionality.

      29 votes
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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Change the appearance of Resource files for "Dark" color theme

        I like using the dark color theme so the colors in the text editor stand out more easily. I also happen to be building a multi-language application, using resource files for the different languages.
        Unfortunately, the spreadsheet section of the language resource file (the VAST majority of the screen) stays white with black text. This means that every time I have to go add a translation or change a wording, I switch from a 95% black screen to a 85% white screen, which--depending on how mentally prepared I am--can be physically painful.
        I think it would be fantastic to change…

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • In the TFS 2012 web portal, when I click the team project name at the top, I see the most recent 3 team projects I have browsed available, a

          In the TFS 2012 web portal, when I click the team project name at the top, I see the most recent 3 team projects I have browsed available, along with options for Server Home and Browse. Now, I can just choose Browse and pick a team project if it's not in the list of 3, but is it possible to configure this to show more than 3 team projects?

          I like the one-click option, but often, the team project I want was more than 3 projects ago, so I end up having to Browse and scroll and select it.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable alignment of objects on 16/32/... byte boundaries in .NET

            CPU's have had SIMD instructions for many years. Unfortunately, .NET memory allocation methods make it close to impossible to take full advantage of these instructions and reap the significant performance benefits. Even if the JIT compilers don't emit SIMD instructions, many native 3rd party libraries do.

            Objects of a certain size (esp. arrays) should be automatically aligned to take maximal advantage of the CPU platform's SIMD instructions.

            In addition, the .NET Runtime should allow the developer to specify the alignment of objects, especially large arrays but also value types on the stack.

            25 votes
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              2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • verbosity level for devenv

              Provide devenv option for setting verbosity level per build session. Similar to /verbosity option for msbuild.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • An event is raised when projectitem opened using projectItem.Open() method has been fully colorized and outlined in the editor's code windo

                I have an add-in to Visual Studio that prints the source code, in color, of selection, projectItem, project or all projects in a Solution. The add-in opens each ProjectItem in the editor and takes a copy of the source code in the code window. The problem is that the copied source code is not always fully colorized and outlined, and it does not appear a mechanism for the add-in to know when the editor has finished coloring and outlining the source code.

                Regards,
                Joginder Nahil
                Technical Director
                www.starprinttools.com

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Color printing in Visual Studio

                  Color printing in Visual Studio with scalable letters and paper margins. The available extension for printing is very poor (too big letters).
                  I don't understand why this feature - already available in VS 2008 - has been removed.
                  Please enable (usable) color printing again !

                  5 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • provide a save function to commit new value on fly for WIT

                    Modifying the WIT, I used a copy function to copy value from the original field to the remaining field and there is no command that I can use to save/commit the new copied value to the database. Thus, the query can't "read" it out in the results. That makes users confused because they can see the value in the work item. All we can do now is triggering a "save" manually (ex: by adding something to the description, then hit save).

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Web Test - VS 2012 - Add Proxy Authentication information for Web Proxy

                      In Web performance test (VS 2012), we have the option to add proxy information at the root of the webtest, but there is no option to specify the proxy authentication due to which the web test fails "Request failed: The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required. "

                      Request you to add a option which can handle proxy authentication information along with proxy for the webtest as most of the proxy use authentication.

                      Regards,
                      Suresh Khurpa

                      23 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Profiling unit tests should ignore code running from init methods (AssemblyInitialize, TestInitialize, etc)

                        The "Profile Test" option offered in the VS Test Explorer is cute, but doesn't offer enough flexibility.

                        The problem is that there may be a significant amount of work being done in init methods (i.e. methods decorated with AssemblyInitialize, ClassInitialize or TestInitialize attributes), and the code running there does not constitute the unit test, and so should not be profiled.

                        Only the code running in the selected test method should be profiled - otherwise the results are significantly skewed, and rarely usable.

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                          0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • SSRS Add radius corners to text boxes

                          This is a basic thing.. A report (a set of five actually) that re-produced an existing form took at least 4x time to do because all the boxes had to be drawn in a graphics program then imported into rectangles. Rectangles because i needed to put textbox's overlaying the graphics. What a pain!!

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Trace debug

                            Good day, I remember the time when prehistoric QuickBasic allow to execute your code step by step with 1 sec. delay. It was so convenient to see how logic of your code is going, when and where it is turn with which conditions. What about modern days? Is it possible to do the same in VS without thousands pressing of F11?

                            6 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix XDesProc

                              Fix XDesProc.exe so it doesn't hang everyone's systems.

                              Just wondering, are you deliberately ignoring this bug, which has been reported by hundreds of developers?

                              11 votes
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                              • Include TFS build number in c# source

                                Provide a way to embed the following as a text string in c# assemblyinfo.cs:
                                1. TFS build number
                                2. Build date and time

                                We have to do this via a custom build task which adds unnecessary complexity to each of our 50+ applications. This should be built-in.

                                It was simple in C++ via pragma. It should be built into c#.

                                An attribute that specifies a simple static method run at build time taking no parameters and returning a string would be nice. The output from that would be embedded in the resulting compiled EXE or DLL.

                                [BuildString="static string a() {…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add an option for Team Rooms to turn off the "entered/left the room" messages.

                                  if there is no active discussion, but I open and close my browser or navigate to other pages in the Team site, there may be more "entered/left the room" messages than actual discussion.

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                                  • Target Branch in Merge Wizard should remember my last selection based on Source Branch

                                    We have multiple projects with 3 projects each with a suffix of DEV, TEST and PROD.
                                    We branch from DEV to TEST, and branch from TEST to PROD.

                                    Then when we want to merge from TEST the merge wizard shows up the other 2 projects (DEV and PROD) as the target, but DEV is always selected as default. But we usually merge into PROD.

                                    So every time in merge wizard we have to select the PROD as target. Sometimes accidentally the default DEV Project can be left selected and a wrong merge could be performed.

                                    I think an easy solution…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Auto-Create Strongly-Typed Views (Ctrl-M Ctrl-V in Controller)

                                      If you auto-create a view using Ctrl-M Ctrl-V in a Controller while the cursor is focused on a method that returns a strongly-typed Model, the View should automatically infer what Model to strongly-type the View with.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show me the list of Datatips.

                                        The Datatips often move randomly.
                                        I want it easily managed just like the Breakpoints, and/or at least "listed" so that I can remove those in wrong places.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • make installer of Visual studio and express with updated to update 4 (or last)

                                          I have seen that visual studio expres 2008 have updated iso to latest service pack 1 (that time).

                                          I am not sure but this is first time I see 2008.

                                          Now for 2010 I need to install 2010 express then update. it's take time and make not sure that it is done in right way.

                                          I am watching a lot of people cried for update not work (installer failed) for 2012 version of visual studio and express.

                                          If I use Visual studio express then I thing I really don't need update like 1.8 GB for update 2 or 2.1 GB…

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