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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add formatting and format selections for code files like (.cs)

      When writing and editing code sometimes extra lines or spaces are added like:
      int x;
      int y;

      Response.Write("hello") ;

      so, i need to format the above code automatically to be like:
      int x;
      int y;
      Response.Write("hello");

      and this formatting can be applied for all class or selected part of the code. the attached file has an example from VS in code behind file.

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Access to Lightswitch migration

        I found, that most of the Access-Applications (worth to mention) have lots of SCRUD-Screens, but also for each "main group" one or two screens which are heavily used and programmed and carefully designed. On the one hand, this screens makes 90 % of the usage of the application, on the other hand they are nearly impossible to recreate in a different system like LS.

        So my idea / question would be: What about a pure conversion of the _screens surface_ with the screen components / colors / images (like textbox, combo-box, checkbox and sub-page and Listbox and and and) as…

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          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Develop some visually attractive, functional website templates for some basic businesses along with good documentaion to grow adoption of VS

          The WWW is by far the most significant driver of software development today. Developers are looking for a career protection (i.e. developing in a sustainable platform that will have longevity), that is conducive to their customers needs and is easy to learn, adopt and use. Visual Studio is such an opportunity but has VERY limited templates and documentation to assist newbies like me. The Wingtip Toys is the best available but is very basic. Please help getting us newbies on board..!

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Groupping UnitTests by Namespace missing in VS2012

            In Test Explorer groupping Tests by Namespace is not possible like in older versions of Visual Studio.

            110 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support Dynamic Web Templates

              Include support for Dynamic Web Templates. This feature existed in Expression Web. With EW being removed as an MS product, it would be nice to move it's capabilities into VS.

              VS is great for ASP.NET, but in many cases ASP.NET is a massive overhead that does not fit a website project. HTML5 is preferred for general website design, but a method for consistancy is still needed, thus Dynamic Web Templates.

              I create and manage websites for non-profits. In most cases they host the website on whatever platform is free or donated. Providing the website in HTML and PHP is the…

              77 votes
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                6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • When Getting Latest on a solution, refresh the TFS lock icons in Solution Explorer

                If a checked out file has been checked in by another user since your last Get, and you Get Latest at the solution level, the TFS lock icon next to the file does not refresh. It appears to be still checked out until the Solution Explorer is refreshed.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add the ability to have a REPORT Footer

                  Seriously. There is currently no way to create a report footer element that shows only on the last page of the report at the bottom. How is this possible? Trying to create an Invoice report in SSRS is infuriating, so much so that we have completely moved to another product.

                  Yes. I know that you can do whacky work arounds by dynamically resizing tablix controls to put content to the bottom of a page by calculating the page size, margins, offsets and all that jazz but why is this even necessary?

                  Even the functionality of using a PAGE Footer and…

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                    0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Copying a drop

                    There should be a way to make a copy of a drop when doing a build. It's all good to save the drop to "$\someFolder\Iteration" but what if I want to also copy the drop to "$\somefolder\LatestFiles"?

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow "break on throw" for exceptions with an Blacklist or Whitelist of files

                        When in visual studio, particularly when debugging JavaScript (though this applies to C# too), there are some libraries like jQuery that throw exceptions as part of their logic.

                        Now, I realize it's useful to do this sometimes, but I prefer to break on throw for exceptions, since it makes it much easier to debug problems in application code.

                        So, if we could specify certain files to exclude from the "break on throw", this would really be useful.

                        This is especially applicable to the JavaScript world, since there isn't really a big hierarchy of Exception types to filter through.

                        In jQuery's…

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide a way to install previous versions of a NuGet package from the GUI.

                          In the GUI, I searched for a favorite package, but it released a new version that was not compatible with my older project. I knew the exact version I wanted, so it was pretty easy to use the command-line to install it. But I fantasized about a right-click for previous versions kind of feature right there in the GUI.

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                            0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Remove everything outdated and antiquated from .NET vNext

                            .NET is starting to have a lot of the same "mess" than Java had when .NET pummeled it in the early part of the last decade. We have stuff like ArrayList, non-generic collections, ADO.NET, stream-based XML processing, and LINQ to SQL all cluttering up the libraries. It's rare I find a .NET developer who things he's using the best tools available but is wasting his time using some of these older, slower, ******-to-use libraries.

                            .NET is becoming too hard to learn to be good at for new developers fresh out of school. They're going to go to other languages they…

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                              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create an alert for notification when build queued

                              we are using TFS 2012 is there any feature is available to get notification mail for below

                              1.When the builds are in queued state.

                              2.when some changes happened to build defenations.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bring the crypto namespace into the portable classes.

                                The portable classes support WCF but today's modern apps need protocol encryption and advanced message authentication over WCF channels. The lack of crypto makes this challenging and requires targeted platform compiles.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • support java console test at coded ui test

                                  In our project we have used java console applicaiton and have maked automotion.

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add XDT (Config Transforms) Support to Azure Deployment Projects

                                    Add XDT (SlowCheetah) Support for Azure CSCFG files.

                                    We build many complex Azure apps and managing configuration across multiple environments (Dev, Test, UAT, Preprod, Prod) is a nightmare.

                                    There are numerous examples of people hacking various MSBuild targets:

                                    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tomholl/archive/2011/02/23/using-msbuild-to-deploy-to-multiple-windows-azure-environments.aspx

                                    But a simpler option would be to integrate XDT to allow us to tokenise the CSCFG files for the different environments.

                                    The only real blocker seems to be the ValidateServiceModel target - which throws errors because it doesn't except the XDT namespaces and attributes.

                                    I've posted some details to the SlowCheetah repo:

                                    https://github.com/sayedihashimi/slow-cheetah/issues/76#issuecomment-20773396

                                    5 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • make visualstudio be compatible with windows xp

                                      Just very simple, make it compatible with windows xp please.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Coded UI Test Editor should show exported methods

                                        Often the Coded UI test editor is used as a reference for available recorded methods. This functionality is lost after exporting any method to code.

                                        To solve this problem the Coded UI Test Editor should list any method from the UIMap's code behind file that are public. This could possibly be limited to public void methods with no parameters to match the code generated in the UIMap's designer file.

                                        The Before Export file shows the Coded UI Test Editor after recording a couple of test methods.

                                        The After Export file shows how I believe the Coded UI Test Editor should…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Attach Features to PBIs after the fact

                                          For those clients that continue to add enhancements to the backlog, there needs to be a better way to attach/add a feature tag after PBIs are defined. As of now, I can only see linking of PBIs to features that have already been defined. I would like to see a rollup of features and associated PBIs with the ability to edit/add/remove a feature tag at any point in time. Additionally, if a feature is defined, point values should roll up to that feature, but be defined at the PBI level.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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