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  1. Sorting Favorites in Help Viewer

    Having Favorites sorted in Help Viewer would make easier to find a topic already in Favorites. Manually sorting them in a very long process.

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      0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Browse in "Object Browser"

      For Windows Forms Applications and Windows Project Foundation project type, it would be nice to have "Browse in Object Browser" on Property and Toolbox menus for selected item.

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make windows for properties, toolbox etc. remember their width when auto hide is turned on and off

        If auto-hide is turned on and off again, all the windows for properties, toolbox etc. forget their previous width. They return to their default width which is too narrow.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • improve the documentation of system.net.httplistenertimeoutmanager

          1 - for some of the settings, it is not clear what happens if the timeout gets violated.
          2- what is the guidance for changing these settings?
          3 - what happens if these are set too low or too high?

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remove code block including references

            When dealing with bigger project, I would suggest to add "Remove code block including references" feature (as I call it) to the text editor.
            It will save a lot of development time in some cases.
            Lets say I have C# windows application, and a load event assigned to the form. In C# as far as I know when I am in text editor, I need to go back to form design, property menu, events and then remove an event, and come back to text editor.
            I know I could use CodeLens, or Peek Definition feature, but that is manual way. …

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Intellisense Support for AMD via RequireJS

              if I have a module defined in a .js file in the following way (using RequireJS's AMD pattern):

              define(function (require) {

              var ko = require('knockout');

              });

              I would like to have Intellisense support for the ko object that is dynamically retrieved by the require('knockout') function.

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make File Comparison more discoverable / accessible

                It frustrates me that Visual Studio has a great File Comparison feature, but constrains its use to specific scenarios.

                No-one knows this feature exists so they waste hours looking for 3rd party tools, which often do less.

                1. I’d like to R.Click on any file in my solution & see a “Compare To …” menu item. This would open a dialog box where I chose between 2 options :-
                a. Any other file in my solution or project. (just for convenience)
                b. Any file in the world. (ie: a textbox with a “…” button to Open File Dialog box).
                Don’t…

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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Compiler exports graph of possible exceptions for function

                  As the compiler goes through code it should export the possible exceptions a particular function can throw. While this is somewhat like the Java feature, this can happen automatically and be displayed to downstream callers. Since all functions would have this information the graph should be fairly easy to generate for new functions.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please stop throwing "Cannot find the requested resource" exceptions

                    I develop Visual Studio extensions with Break on all Exceptions set.

                    Every time I do anything in Visual Studio (launch VS, open the Options dialog, use Solution Explorer), I got lots of first-chance ArgumentExceptions, "Cannot find the requested resource", from
                    Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.dll!Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ResourceLoader.TryEachApplicableNamespace<string>(string resourceName, Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ResourceLoader.GetResourceDelegate<string> getResource) .

                    This severely interferes with my debugging workflow.

                    Please please stop throwing this exception.

                    26 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Team Room work item notification customization

                        Team Rooms should allow for customization of which work items created or state changed will trigger notifications. Not all teams will want notifications when a new test case was created for example. Other times notifications may only be wanted when the assignment of a work item or the state of a work changes.

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                        • Validation: Make reverting to previous value optional.

                          I have stuck into a problem with “revert to previous value” feature on input data validation. Here is the scenario:

                          The Prerequisites:
                          There is a modal window in a screen for adding or editing data record (a replacement/override of default window). In the modal, among other data fields, there are textboxes “TextBox1” and “TextBox2” bound to screen local properties of type “integer”. There are also buttons for saving (named “SaveButton”) and for canceling changes.

                          The Logic:
                          On “SaveButton_ Execute” the value of “TextBox1” is processed, in my case - assigned to an entity column (not present in the modal) and…

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                            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Visual Studio IDE ability to display IL generated code for methods to discover unintended boxing or other performance insights.

                            The only way to look at generated IL code is to compile the binary and run ILDASM. The problem with this strategy is it's not integrated. Moreoever, it locks the binary so you have to exit ILDASM, recompile your change, then there relocate the method you're inspecting (sometimes a good many steps).

                            So many times, little things are hidden like unintended boxing and calls to the wrong implementation's function that would be revealed with this view. There are also times when you really do care to see how the optimizer behaves.

                            With over 20,000 NuGet packages touching millions of developers…

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • CI in Visual Studio Online: Webpage that cycles through all results

                              Xcode has a continuous build integration that eases CI setups on a OSX server. MS has Visual Studio Online with similar capabilities. However Xcode has a cool webpage that cycles through the latest build result of each project. We display this on a monitor on a wall in the room of our iOS team. I really like it but I couldn't find anything similar for Visual Studio Online. Please compare the attached image for a hint how that looks like.

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow deploying to source control \Drops for TFS+Git projects

                                After taking much time to migrate my TFS projects from TFSVC to Git I am shocked and disappointed that I can no longer configure a build to deploy to $/Drops after it's completed.

                                Please add this ability to TFS + Git projects!

                                8 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable Installation of 64Bit Applications

                                  For a development tool in 2014 it should be absolutely self-evident that the distribution of real 64Bit Applications is possible without the need to buy a separate license. InstallShield LE is crippled in a lot of features but that's a real show stopper.

                                  BTW is it really necessary that Install Shield LE shows so very prominently which features are not available (crippled)? On most pages it's hard to find the few options that are available.

                                  9 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  InstallShield LE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please allow users to use "cl.exe /Zs" (syntax check only) to check C++ syntax in .h files

                                    Currently cl.exe /Zs only allows .c** file extensions to be checked for valid C++ syntax. Given the large amount of C++ programming that goes on in .h files these days for templates, it would be great if /Zs also worked on .h files. The current behavior when /Zs is invoked on a .h file is to issue error messages:

                                    PS C:\Test> C:\VS2012\VC\bin\amd64\cl.exe /Zs a.h
                                    Microsoft (R) C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 17.00.61030 for x64
                                    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

                                    cl : Command line warning D9024 : unrecognized source file type 'a.h', object file assumed
                                    cl : Command line warning…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add filter to only show Active User Stories on Task Board

                                      Right now on the Task Board there is no way to limit your view; so even though I can watch my WIP limits on the KANBAN board, and make sure only a limited number of stories are Active, when I switch over to the Task Board view, ALL user stories are present; this is wasteful as the team will still SEE EVERTHING - rather that only the Active stories and the related Tasks. Adding a simple filter to only show Active User Stories on the Task Board will make the KANBAN and Task Boards interoperate.

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                                      • Allow Backlog Prioritization After Filtering On Tags as normal drag and drop

                                        After setting Tags in Backlog View of TFS2012 Scrum Template, I can not prioritize the Backlog Items. Having a big list in backlog, if I want to filter out the content of specific type of Work, and then doing the prioritization would be helpful.

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                                        • Make it possible to rename your account (not the subdomain in the URL)

                                          In Visual Studio Online I have created a new account lagasol.visualstudio.com but it appears as LAGASOL on the "Administer your account" page instead of "Lagasol". It does not seem to be possible to rename this. See the attached screen capture.

                                          PS: why can I login with a Facebook account or a Google account and not with a Microsoft account??

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