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  1. Allow to generate deployment(comparison) script in non-SQLCMD mode

    In VS-2012 SP1 when we generate deployment script , we need to turn on SQLCMD mode on SSMS before we can run the script.

    Would like to have an option to generate the scripts in basic sql formate which can be run on SSMS directly.

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      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add "Open folder in windows explorer" in contextual menu on a hidden folder in solution explorer

      In VS2012 solution explorer, if I show all files, when I right click on a hidden folder (folder not included in the solution), I can't choose in the contextual menu "Open folder in windows explorer" as for the folders in the solution. That's will be very useful.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Can show all files in the solution explorer only in the right clicked folder

        In solution Explorer, when we show all files, all files not included in the solution are displayed in gray, with obj, bin, sql, ... and all generated folders.

        But very often, we need to see the not included files only in noe folder (and its sub folders).

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Open several solutions on same VS instance

          If we have to work on several solutions at same time, one thing that could help to improve our performance, is the possibility to open them all in the same VS instance.

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ternary operator with switch statements

            It would be nice if the Ternary operator worked for a switch statement.
            Ex:
            instead of

            int GetIdFromState(State state)
            {
            switch(state)
            {
            case State.State1 : return 1;
            case State.State2 : return 2;
            ....
            case State.StateN : return n;
            default: return 0;
            }
            }

            int GetIdFromState(state);

            could be

            int id = switch(state) ? { State.State1:1, State.State2:2 .... State.StateN:n, default:0};

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • add time tracking features like Gantter.com or odesk

                need a way for team to track time spend on tasks so you don't have to use software

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Export test plan tree between projects and collections in MTM

                  In MTM
                  The test plan tree is non transferrable between projects and collections
                  The ability to transfer test cases with the test plan they belong to is needed in order to build the test plan tree in another TFS
                  For example: we have an external company that came to work with us and we wanted to get the test plan tree they built in their TFS
                  We had to build a special tool to export the test cases
                  And of coerce we could not export the test plan tree itself
                  Note: there is an ability to transfer test plans between…

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                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • improve how Visual Studio responds when the TFS service is unavailable for any reason.

                    I experienced a TFS Service outage yesterday, and Visual Studio 2012 nearly locked up trying to connect to the server for change management. I couldn't check out files, and then it let me rename and move some files...but when the TFS service came back online it didn't know what to do so I had to manually get everything hooked back up. There should be an "offline" mode (not talking about Local Workspaces) where Visual Studio doesn't lock up or have problems when it cannot connect to any TFS service (online or a local instance)....understanding that merge utilities will be necessary…

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • [OurTFS].VisualStudio.com would be better as TFS.[OurDomain]

                      On the web edition of TFS (tfs.visualstudio.com) you allow us to create a sub domain for our project(s)/team. What I would really like to see is that ability for us to remap a subdomain/DNS to your side, similar to how you allow this for mail.

                      Instead of [OurTfsName].VisualStudio.com, let us setup [preferred-SubDomain].[OurSite].com

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Speed up Git Push operations

                        The Git based source control on Team Foundation Service is a great addition, unfortunately the push performance seems terrible, even 1 line changes take upwards of 10 minutes, as if the whole branch is being pushed rather than just the files changed by the commit.

                        I have updated OpenSSH to a newer version since some resources suggested that might help, but it there is no change.

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                        • Visual Studio 2012 for Windows XP

                          Please support Windows XP. It's still a famous operating system in huge companies.

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                          • 1 vote
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                            • Expression Trees and Lamda Expression can pass to WCF services as parameters

                              As we Know,We can't send Expression Trees and Lamda Expression as parameters via WCF services.If we have this feature we can send Predicates,Selectors,... to other project LAYERS and so beneath layers should not know very much of above layers.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • I would like the "while" clause of a do-while loop to be optional. If it is not present, the do loop will execute only once. This would pr

                                I would like the "while" clause of a do-while loop to be optional. If it is not present, the do loop will execute only once. This would work well with structured programming to provide methods with a single exit point. This can currently be accomplished using "while(false)". However that does not read well.

                                public bool Validate()
                                {
                                bool succeed = false;

                                do
                                {
                                if (...condition 1...) break;
                                if (...condition 2...) break;
                                if (...condition 3...) break;
                                if (...condition 4...) break;
                                if (...condition 5...) break;

                                succeed = true;
                                }

                                return succeed;
                                }

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please support iframe without X-Frame-Options restriction on HTML/JavaScript app

                                  Please give us iframe without X-Frame-Options restriction, or give us WebView component on html/js app.

                                  Iframe in Windows 8 html/js app is not able to open site that has X-Frame-Options. Currently, many sites do this, including Facebook's login/authentication pages, Google, etc. However, this is an app, not a web page. Please allow us to be able to use these services properly.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • when I hover over css class in my aspx/html file, show the details of that css

                                    when I hover over css class in my aspx/html file, show the details of that css

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Trash and then Rewrite Visual Studio

                                      Visual Studio 2010 is the worst software I've had the displeasure to have to use. It does stupid stuff all on its own and have to shut it down ALL THE TIME.

                                      It's obvious Microsoft is on the way OUT

                                      AOS is its replacement.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Restart As Admin

                                        Commonly when working with Azure projects, I need to reload Visual Studio in Administrator mode to get my work done.

                                        I'd love to see a feature where I could go "File, Restart as Admin" and Visual Studio would do all the work for me.

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                                        • Fix Tools/Enviornment/Keyboard

                                          The combobox has hundreds of items but you can only see 4 items. It is nearly impossible to use.

                                          At least let us resize the window so we can expand the combobox.

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