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      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Border for visual studio UI

      Why does VS 2012 not have a border around the GUI? Please add one, or tell me how to turn it on. Also, changing keybindings in VS 2012 does not work, please fix this.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Deprecate .AddWithValue

        Please could .AddWithValue be deprecated? It seems to cause many problems: http://blogs.msmvps.com/jcoehoorn/blog/2014/05/12/can-we-stop-using-addwithvalue-already/

        It may take many years to get rid of it, but now would be a good time to start.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • View file history from Changeset Details window

          Currently the changeset details window lists all files which were changed in that changeset. It would be nice if I could view the history of an individual file in the changeset from this window. Since it is a modal dialog, I have to either open a separate instance of visual studio, navigate through the source control explorer to find the file in the source tree, and then view the history.

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          • Add SQL Extended Properties to EDMX

            It would be helpful if descriptions that were specified on SQL columns were imported into the EDMX when you do an "Update Model from Database".

            This description could then be put into a comment in the auto-generated files.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Update VS2013 TFS New Item (+) Icon to be more visible

              The Visual Studio 2013 icon for a new file that hasn't been checked into TFS is hard to tell apart from the regular pad-locked icons. Especially in the case with a asp.net aspx file. Please update this '+' icon so that it stands out more.

              Thanks,
              Chris

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              • Change the "tcm.exe" error message to include the word 'active'.

                If your test case is not 'Active' in Test Manager (i.e. it's at 'Aborted' from a previous run) then you can run it via the UI by just clicking 'Run'.

                In tcm.exe if you try to run it, you'll get the error:

                "A test run must be created with at least one test case."

                This suggests your test case is somehow incorrectly linked to the test suite and can't be seen at all by tcm - it's not intuitive that the problem is just that the test case isn't in the 'Active' state.

                It would save people a lot of…

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio developing websites

                  To enhance the current way of developing a (non-ASP?) website through FTP. There is no option to go back a directory, so if my FTP account has been mapped to a folder "public_html" automatically, there is no option to go back 1 directory to go into my subdomains folder.

                  Next to that, there is no way to adjust the physical path of the files that are being downloaded and are automatically placed in VWDCache within Temp. I can't use a live webserver and TFS together with that restriction.

                  And last: I can not click right mouse button on a FTP…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow the user to record the desktop from the web

                    Allow the user to record what they are doing on the screen from the web.

                    This would be very handy as it would allow the user to complete test cases online, as test manager can be really buggy at the best of times.

                    Screencastify is a good chrome plugin that does such a thing, it also records the desktop and not just the web browser.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improvements in Share Contract for Windows Store Apps

                      Share Contract I will like to suggest to add following fields on Data

                      1) Email /Ids (like Twitter ID): one or more separated by comma or semicolon
                      2) Phone Number
                      3) Hash Tags
                      4) Shared By (App Name)

                      I am requesting these as I have come across such needs very often in 100+ apps I have done in last 2 years for various enterprises.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow TFS "Feature Mapping" across projects

                        When selecting which team to pull Features from in the Feature Mapping tool in TFS web access you can currently only select from teams within the same project. I would like to be able to choose teams from other projects to pull Features or Initiatives from since sometimes dependent teams are not always within the same project.

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                        • Isolate users on TeamProject Level

                          When using VisualStudioOnline for managing our dev projects we realized, that users are currently on tenant scope. This may be critical for a lot of customers. For many projects we do, we've to onboard the customer into VSO. Customers will review the backlogs an re-priorize userstories depending on their needs. As soon as you onboard a user to a single teamproject, his name and live ID is visible in any other teamproject on this tenant. In the end each customer is able to see other customer's names. Which can be critical. Therefor users have to be bound to the level…

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                          • Avoid deadlocks when removing permissions (Visual Studio Online)

                            Dear All,
                            Please can you add checks so that stop the user removing the LATEST REMAINING Project administrators or Team Fundation Administrators group or at least a confirmation/warning is disaplayed? Please, note i am not sure if those are the only 2 permisssions that must be always present at least for a user, please verify it.

                            I hope this exmplain better the deadlock:
                            I had the following situation, I have create a VSO account, created a domain and a project with 2 users (another and me).

                            I am new to VSO so I was playing around with the permissions and…

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                            • What's the best programming language for 3D Printing.

                              Hello, Anyone interested in 3D printing programming. What's best programming language. If anyone is currently working, please let me know the scope.

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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • improve search in toolbox

                                Currently if you have installed 2 Versions of third Party control (e.g Devexpress) and you search something like a gridcontrol in the Toolbox, you get only one result. It would be better to see the 2 Versions of the grid control.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show code regions in Document Outline pane

                                  I want to be able to quickly explore the regions defined (with #region e.g. in C#), in my code file and quickly navigate to them

                                  I believe a natural place for that would be the Document Outline pane which now is empty if the current document is a C# file (guess for VB.net and other languages the same happens)

                                  5 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add NotifyPropertyChanged attribute (or keyword) to properties declared as auto-implemented properties

                                    I absolutely love using auto-implemented properties and the removal of the need to declare a backing variable.

                                    Public Property MyProperty As String

                                    However, for classes that implement INotifyPropertyChanged, I can't use auto-implemented properties, and instead have to write the more verbose:

                                    Private _myProperty As String
                                    Public Property MyProperty As String
                                    Get
                                    Return _myProperty
                                    End Get
                                    Set(value As String)
                                    _myProperty = value
                                    RaiseEvent PropertyChanged(Me, New PropertyChangedEventArgs("MyProperty"))
                                    End Set
                                    End Property

                                    Multiply this by a few dozen properties, and this gets a little tedious (even with code snippets), much too verbose to read, and increases the surface area for typo bugs.

                                    I…

                                    12 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • need a way to remove old cloud service instance names from the Servers list in Application Insights that get left behind as we do new deploy

                                      a way to remove old cloud service instance names from the Servers list in Application Insights that get left behind as we do new deployments to our test Azure environments

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                                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Display the workitem id on the cards of the kanban/scrum board

                                        To associate a checkin with a workitem we use the id of the workitem. Since this is not visible on the cards on the kanban board (that we use to monitor the current ongoing work) the id:s needs to be looked up by clicking the card or using a workitem report within visual studio.
                                        I would be more efficient if I could see the workitem id on cards and backlogs in the board.

                                        31 votes
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                                        • Design pattern highlighting for Javascript editor

                                          To create professional Javascript it is highly recommended to use design patterns. It would be great if the IDE could help in recognizing the MEANING of these patterns.

                                          For example, it could highlight the public vs. private methods of the module pattern by a different background color.

                                          Suggested patterns:
                                          Constructor Pattern
                                          Module Pattern
                                          Revealing Module Pattern
                                          Singleton Pattern
                                          Observer Pattern
                                          Mediator Pattern
                                          Prototype Pattern
                                          Command Pattern
                                          Facade Pattern
                                          Factory Pattern
                                          Mixin Pattern
                                          Decorator Pattern
                                          Flyweight Pattern

                                          6 votes
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