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  1. Make "All Configurations" the default option when editing Visual Studio property pages

    Nine times out of ten, the first thing I do when making changes to the property pages for a Visual Studio project is change the "Configuration" option to "All Configurations". There are very few cases where I want my changes to affect the current configuration (usually "Debug") and not others (like "Release").

    As a developer, I often forget to set this option to "All Configurations" before making changes, which usually leads to confusion later when the project builds properly in "Debug" but not "Release". I have found very few situations in which the opposite is true (i.e. where I accidentally…

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a Configuration Type for "Separate Static and Dynamic Libraries"

      As a C++ developer, I want to be able to configure a Visual Studio project that automatically builds separate static (.lib) and dynamic (.dll) versions of a library, such that rebuilding the project updates both versions.

      Many of my projects import a common code base, which I have encapsulated in a library for convenience. It is useful for me to have certain projects link to the library statically while others use the DLL version (for hot reloading). However, since I can't build both versions simultaneously, they tend to get out-of-sync with each other easily. Adding a Configuration Type that builds…

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        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Extract Formfield like extract Hiddenfield

        Public Function SetHiddenFieldsExtractionRule(paramName As String) As ExtractHiddenFields
        Dim HiddenFields As ExtractHiddenFields = New ExtractHiddenFields()
        HiddenFields.Required = True
        HiddenFields.HtmlDecode = True
        HiddenFields.ContextParameterName = paramName
        Return HiddenFields
        End Function

        this is the way of the HiddenFields being extracted, but I cant do so in the extraction of the FormFields.

        Please make VS to be able to do so as it could just make the web performance testing a much easier task.

        Thanks,

        Jason.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow shared projects to be used outside of Universal Apps

          The new shared projects released in VS 2013 Update 2 are great for Universal Apps, but would be just as great if they could be created and added as references in other scenarios. This would make code sharing much easier since it currently requires linked files and/or keeping all project files in the same folder as the source.

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            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • enhance search to retain recent history

            I sometimes search on a phrase with the intent of changing something within the phrase of near by. On every change, the search engine starts over gain. I don't want to revisit all the places I just visited and want to search to continue on to other files with the same phrase. Here is a more detailed post. http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio

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            • references filter

              In Visual Studio, when looking at the references; it would be handy sometimes to have the option of seeing only those in your solution, and/or non-Microsoft references, and/or only external references (non solution, non MS)

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a simple way to analyze TFS build time, so we know where our time is spent.

                The current "Activity Log" view for a TFS build is basically useless in it's current form for the task of finding out where all your time is spent during a TFS build, for any build with more than 5 lines of output in that log.

                Sure, it's got the time of every action taken in there. But not in any way that's useful. There's no way to sort or collapse the view to quickly find the longest part of the build, so you're left with scrolling down the long list of actions, until an item that seems long catches your…

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                • Switch between Debug Device (Surface/PC) for entire solution

                  I would like to change the debug device for the entire solution, so that you can switch between different devices. Currently you have to change it for every project in the solution

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • support SQL Server Extended Events in load tests

                    SQL Tracing has been marked for deprecation in a future release of SQL Server.

                    Extended Events is the replacement functionality for profiling in SQL Server (and has been available since SQL Server 2008) however load testing in Visual Studio Ultimate only integrates with SQL Tracing

                    It should integrate with Extended Events now so that the ability to capture SQL performance data within a load test is not lost when upgrading to a future version of SQL Server where SQL tracing has been deprecated.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • T4 Template Editor

                        T4 is one of the most powerful tools in Visual Studio, and it's used extensively in MS's own products such as Entity Framework. Yet there is no T4 editor in Visual Studio- it treats it as a text file. With Roslyn you should be able to provide a much richer editing experience when creating T4 templates.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make team alerts work regardless of team membership to contributors, project administrators and readers

                          We have this structure
                          TFS Project
                          - Project Administrators
                          -- AD Group for project administrators
                          - Contributors
                          -- AD Group for Contributors
                          - Readers
                          -- AD Group for Readers

                          Teams (is NOT part of role because i do not wanna add all team members of a specific role)
                          - Team 1
                          -- Member (maybe contributor)
                          -- Member (maybe contributor)
                          -- Member (maybe reader)
                          -- Member (maybe Project administrator)
                          -- Member (maybe Testers role)

                          Team 2
                          -- Member (maybe contributor)
                          -- Member (maybe contributor)
                          -- Member (maybe reader)
                          -- Member (maybe Project administrator)
                          -- Member (maybe Testers role)

                          The problem
                          When…

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                          • Remove IIS requirements from project loading

                            Currently in VS2013, if you open a web project that uses IIS, and IIS is not setup correctly, it will fail to load with an error: "The Web Application Project XYZ is configured to use IIS. The Web server 'http://localhost:8080'; could not be found."

                            It makes no sense to prevent loading a project because of this. Maybe I don't want to use IIS at all, maybe I just want to look at the code. VS shouldn't fail to load a project because of this.

                            IIS settings should be checked only if I try to run the app.

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                            • Allow cancelling WCF calls and HttpTaskAsyncHandler with cancellation token

                              In the WCF service methods, allow optional cancellation token parmeter. In HttpTaskAsyncHandler allow optional cancellation token in the Task based worker method.

                              This should help to abort a service call neatly and prevent exceptions on unexpected places

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • Add new string literal that contains Razor code (for example between «»)

                                  Is time to move forward from String.Format() and inline conditionals, with the new Roslyn would be awesome if we can use some "kind" of Razor in any C# code

                                  var msg = String.Format("Hi {0} you have won {1} credits", name, creditsWon);

                                  How much better it will be:

                                  var msg = «Hi @name you have won @creditsWon credits»

                                  You can provice intellisense and also an HTML version:

                                  var msg = @«<div style="margin:10px;">Hi @name you have won <b>@creditsWon</b> credits</div>»

                                  That option must be multiline too.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow index sources into PDBs from IDE instead of using srcsrv tools.

                                    I would prefer being able to choose in project setting that the source should be indexed into PDB rather than using ssindex.cmd from Debugging Tools (aside it is not working out of the box)

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Preview attachments in Team Explorer

                                      Please provide a kind of preview (panel?) in the work item view within Team Explorer for attachments. Now, I always have to double click an attached image, the browser opens, I've to go back to Team Explorer (VST), click the next image and so on.

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                                      • Can we get c++-style bitfield structures?

                                        It would at least help in interop situations where the native type has such a structure specified. A possible C# syntax is shown below. The new attributes would live in the System.Runtime.InteropServices namepsace. All fields in such a structure would be limited to primitive types. Only byte, sbyte, and bool would be allowed to be less than one byte. (Enum types would qualify if derived from byte or sbyte.) .NET would would pad theoverall structure according to the pack rules in effect, but not inside the listed fields. If a field needs to cross byte boundaries, .NET would make it…

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • asp.net mvc next version is a...

                                          let cshtml file include a csharp dependent file like xaml file, it is a part of cshtml represent class,

                                          this dependent cs file will be used to generate javascript for that owner cshtml's script.

                                          pls reference sharpkit
                                          http://sharpkit.net/
                                          all js library mapping to net library(assembly) like jquery etc..
                                          this library be refed to that dependent csharp file

                                          for example:

                                          using System;
                                          using X.JQuery;

                                          internal partial class Asp.Page_Views_XX_cshtml{
                                          [JsType(XX,Name="onBtn1Click")]
                                          public void onBtn1Click(XEventArgs e){
                                          // your code logic use csharp code
                                          }
                                          }

                                          we know the cshtml file will generated csharp class in temp assembly to temp dir by razor engine and…

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