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  1. Add HTML editing features from Expression Web to Visual Studio

    Expression Web has a number of features that make you more productive when editing HTML, which you don't get when editing an HTML file in Visual Studio, such as:
    - Edit in design view, press control-Q to wrap a selected section of text in a tag.
    - Tag-oriented search and replace options.

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement a 100% complete Ribbon UI for WPF

      The Ribbon UI shipped with WPF 4.5 is missing some key components:

      1) the little tiny arrow on RibbonGroup, that activate a dialog box, called DialogBoxLanucher

      2) the backstage view like in Office 2013

      Those are essential parts of the Office UI, and Ribbon UI new interface.

      Please add it to the core library so that developers can create more uniform interfaces for our desktop programs.

      I like Ribbon UI, but I want all the to

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create the ability to have template properties and methods

        Tools like SQLMetal generate a large number of methods and properties which are all basically the same. EF doesn't generate this code, but the invisible wrapper mechanism seems slow and although Code FIrst is good, it definitely has its problems.

        I would like to see something like this (using SQLMetal/Linq to SQL as an example in VB.NET with made up keywords and escape char`): -

        Template Property DataField As T
        Private _`FieldName` As T

        Public Property `FieldName` As T
        Get
        Return Me._`FieldName`
        End Get
        Set
        If ((Me._{FieldName} = value) _
        = false) Then
        Me.On`FieldName`Changing(value)
        Me.SendPropertyChanging
        Me._`FieldName` = value
        Me.SendPropertyChanged("`FieldName`")
        Me.On`FieldName`Changed …

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          Allow Code Coverage, StyleCop, FxCop results to be available in TFS web home page so developers can have a definitive view of code health

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • You need to explain when starting the program what the project will be and what the procedures are.

            A step by step guide is needed. Just like you did when filing out your profile. When your having people join and use the products to get the kinks out of them make it simple for them to understand how the set up is. I joined and wanted to try visual studio next thing your at the Team Foundation filling out another form of ID and name. Then it says give the project a name. You download and nothing happens. But what is Team Foundation? What are the steps in entering these programs? Are you looking for users or people…

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            • Enable the UNDO button directly within the Test Case

              My team has found that when they are editing or authoring test steps, they often find themselves deleting whole lines of test steps or expected result with no way to get back the entire line unless of course they do not save changes. This does not work for us, as we often are making many changes to test cases verse just a minor wording change.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                • expecting the recovery scenarios as part of the coded ui. unable to handle the unexpected dialogs/windows.

                  its related to coded ui (recovery scenarios). unable to handle unexpected windows/dialogs. its impractical the suggestions observed on many blogs. Even if the user knows there might be a possiblility of any of the windows (which are recorded), checking for each such window by using waitforcontrolexists delays the complete test run. please suggest some solution for this.

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                  • Make quick find optional (PLEASE)

                    Please make the Quick Find 'feature' (the one that come over from the Productivity Power Tools) optional in VS2012. At the very least, make an optional to stop highlighting every match in the file as I type each individual letter. When I press the letter e, I never ever ever want to wait 3 seconds just so I can see every single letter e highlighted in the document. It is infuriating.

                    Performance gets much more frustrating with regular expression searches. Find is supposed to be fast, particularly when I know what I'm looking for is in the file I'm already…

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Cannot remove orphan TFS room

                      Cannot remove orphan TFS room

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a remove from disk option for projects

                        Add a remove from disk option when removing a project from a solution.
                        It is annoying to have to open the folder in Windows Explorer and remove it manually. It would be much more convenient if Visual Studio offered to do this for me.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Build only newly added cobol programs using team build definition

                          Microfocus provides cobol project templates to version control cobol programs in TFS. In the solution if a new file is added, the build definition is not identifying the added file for build. but if any changes done to the files present in source control, it identifies and builds only those as part of incremental build operation.

                          Kindly provide a feature to include modified and added files as part of incremental build execution.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • PowerShell integration for TFS Admins

                            If you want to script certain tasks like creating an new project in TFS, you have to script against the TFS API's. It would be a lot easier and nicer if I could use PowerShell cmdlets for this purpose. Not a Codeplex solution, but real TFS supported cmdlets, like most other recent Microsoft products.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio Tools for Git should support projects located outside the solution directory

                              We have some projects that are used by several solutions, thus they are located outside those solutions directories. While testing those projects in different solutions we often need to fix bugs, therefore we add the projects themselves and not just references to their binaries.

                              We added git repositories to those projects, but when we open a solution which contains such a project, Visual Studio Tools for Git doesn't let us interact with its repository, since it's located outside that solution directory. We don't see any icons next to files, we can't commit, view history, etc.

                              Could you add support for…

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a source control path from another project to Team Favorites

                                Currently it is not possible to create a Team Favorite from a source control path in a different team projects. We need the ability to do this.

                                Example: User is a member of a team in "ProjectA" and would like to add $/ProjectB/main as a team favorite.

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                                • Allow turning the CSS auto formatting off completly.

                                  There doesn't appear to be a way to turn off the auto formatting in CSS files. I'm sure that in VS2010 my most hit, non-alphanumeric key was the semi-colon, in VS2012 it's backspace 2012 tends to put in spaces and line breaks automatically. I prefer to wrtie my CSS files to be ultra-condensed to begin with. It would be great if there was a "disable auto formatting/auto completion check box for CSS files.

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                                    11 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Do not disable the toolbox when debugging

                                    When i debug in visual studio, the toolbox goes blank. This is really annoying since I often want to make a change to an aspx page by adding a textbox or some other control to the page and I have type it all out instead of being able to drag and drop controls.

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                                    • Add the unit testing wizards back

                                      About the only way to get management to let developers use unit testing was the time saved by the product stubbing out the tests. I know you wanted to open the testing up to other testing frameworks like nUnit but changing this was about as smart as Windows ME.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Where's the Data Compare?????

                                        How about you get Data Compare working again for SQL 2012 databases. Can't believe you would forget one of the two core peices when updating SQL.

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                                          1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Syntax to check if a certain value is one of a list of values using the keyword "in".

                                          This is merely syntactic sugar. For example:
                                          if (val in [1, 2, 3])

                                          The compiler would translate that behind the scenes to:
                                          if (val == 1 || val == 2 || val == 3)

                                          I know I could create an array on the fly:
                                          if (new [] {1,2,3}.Contains(val))

                                          But I don't want to create an instance of an array and call a function. I think the compiler should be used to convert the "in" construct mentioned above to a list of OR'd conditionals for efficiency.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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