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  1. Support "Go To" Column in the Editor

    Add support to the Go To dialog for going to columns. Supported syntax could be a number, optional whitespace, separator, optional whitespace, number. Separator could honestly be any non-numeric character but supporting semi-colon, comma, period, colon all make sense. (Maybe space too.)

    Examples:
    15,5 - goes to line 15, column 5
    15; 4 - goes to line 15, column 5
    18 : 2 - goes to line 18, column 2
    18, - goes to line 18, column 1
    ,2 - doesn't move cursor

    This would be similar to the Go To behavior in IE F12. It enable developers to go…

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ASP.Net Server Control Runat="Server"

      Why do we need to specify runat="server" for asp.net server control. If developer use asp:button or asp.label then system should automtically identify those control as server control.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Hover on Javascript and show prompt

        I use VS2012, create a website, ASP.NET WEB website. In Scripts folder in Solution Explorer, there are a number of js files.

        So I create test.js file. I type $(, intellisense prompts, as the figure 1 shows.

        Then I type the whole statement and mouse hovers on $, no prompt shows.

        If I code in C#, mouse hovers on a function name or class name, there will be prompt as Figure 2.

        Can VS support "hover prompt" of Javascript?

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • external sealed types

          Sometimes you may use type inheritance for internal usages only, and inheritance by unknown types are meanless. e.g. System.Windows.TriggerBase is inheritable but only 4 build-in types are meaningful, while you cannot inherit this type because WPF Trigger system will never run your code.

          Under such circumstance, C# language may offer an "external sealed" (or may be wrriten as "extern sealed" since extern is a existed keyword) feature for class types, which means this type can only be inherited inside the same assembly.

          This feature may be implemented by create a internal constructor (just the similar way to implement static class…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bring back wildcards to find & replace

            In earlier versions of visual studio there was an option to include wildcards in find and/or replace search queries.
            Why isn't this available in VS 2013?
            It's perfect for quickly removing all comments in a project template and i don't see why you would remove such a nice feature!?

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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • create an equivalent to "Help.UnityAPIReference" that launches in a stand-alone web browser, instead of a browsewindow within Visual Studio.

              The Visual Studio help implementation ("Help.F1Help") launches a web link in the system's default browser. I'd love to see a similar option for Unity API reference, as it can be jarring to workflow to have to juggle these two different behaviours.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • allow me to skip an instance of an exception

                I have a situation where software can run in two modes - remote and local. So the code is something like this:
                try
                {
                MakeRemoteConnection()
                }
                catch
                {
                localmode=true;
                }

                Every time I try to debug in local mode, I have to deal with this exception. I would really like a way to say "this exception is expected - never break on it". You can do that by type, but type is too broad. In this case, the exception type is a common one used everywhere.

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                  1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow the Default Zoom Level to be Overridden

                  My idea is to allow the default zoom level for the code view to be set in the IDE's preference dialog.

                  It's not a deal-breaker, but it become somewhat tiresome setting the zoom every time a file is opened.

                  Another option is to allow it to be set for the current project only.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • clickonce should be able to harvest query string parameters also from browsers other than Internet Explorer

                    Currently ClickOnce can harvest url parameters only for I.E this approache is passe . no developer can allow himself to deploy an app that it's functionality is limited only for I.E
                    usage : http://localhost/publisher/WindowsFormsApplication1.application?username=joeuser
                    this code works only for I.E
                    private NameValueCollection GetQueryStringParameters()
                    {
                    NameValueCollection nameValueTable = new NameValueCollection();

                    if (ApplicationDeployment.IsNetworkDeployed)
                    {
                    string queryString = ApplicationDeployment.CurrentDeployment.ActivationUri.Query;
                    nameValueTable = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(queryString);
                    }

                    return (nameValueTable);
                    }

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Visual Studio should manage Version Numbers

                      There should be an internal facility to manage project / module / assembly version numbers with options for autoincrement, set to a day of the year, etc., and it should have independent options for major, minor, build and revision numbers.

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                        3 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Refactor Support: Extract header file (or declaration) from C++ class definition

                        It would be really useful if we could have a feature that takes a class definition and generates a class declaration that can be moved (optionally) into a header file.

                        I first like to design my class locally where I'm using it. This I typically done in a CPP file and I then design the whole class with the definition. Later, I decide that this class is good enough to be shared and I would then really like to be able to refactor definition splitting it into declaration and definition.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow multi HTML clients

                          Please make possible to add more than one HTML Client to a Lightswitch Project

                          6 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make login screen responsive

                            I'm working on a mobile app that consumes the Visual Studio Online rest api. For authentication I use OAuth. I use the WebAuthenticationBroker that is in Windows framework for OAuth authentication but the VIsual Studio login page doesn't fit nice. Need to scroll a lot for no good reason. Please make the login screen fit

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Update Online Documentation for TFS 2013 Work Item Workflows

                              There used to be some handy online end-user workflow (state transition) diagrams for each of the TFS 2012 Work Item Types e.g.
                              http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee332491(v=vs.110).aspx

                              However, the Workflows don't appear to have been published for TFS 2013 on the equivalent page e.g.
                              http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee332488.aspx

                              There appears to be some significant changes based on the following link (see the diagrams for one Work Item type at the end of the page):
                              http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh697436.aspx
                              Unfortunately the page doesn't show Workflow diagrams for all Work Item Types for all Process Templates.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow the TFS Upgrade Configure Features Wizard to be Rerun

                                It would be good to have the ability to rerun the the TFS Upgrade Configure Features Wizard, particularly after yet-to-be-upgraded Process Template items (e.g. Work Item Type file) have been uploaded. Below is an example of when it would be useful:

                                1. We take a copy of the Live TFS environment and restore in the Trial TFS environment

                                2. We perform the trial upgrade in the Trial environment

                                3. We run the Wizard in the Trial environment

                                4. A change occurs to the Live TFS environment

                                5. We want to test the change (and the Wizard's impact on it) in…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • fix the broken download of VS2013 pro ISO. Craps out at 4gb! Tried 6 times w/30mbaud connection

                                  fix the broken download os VS2013pro ISO. Craps out at 4gb. Tried six times w/30mbaud connection!

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow me to create a file with a .mobile extension

                                    ASP.Net supports the [filename].Mobile.cshtml file format that will load if the user is running on a mobile device. However, Visual Studio will not allow you to create a new cshtml file with a .mobile extension. I have to create the file, then rename it. If nothing else, provide a checkbox that says "This is a mobile page".

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Close user story when all tasks are complete

                                      As a scrum master / scrum team member, I want TFS to ask me to close the parent user story when all the underlying tasks have been completed as well so I don't have to remember to close the parent story myself.

                                      I would also like this functionality for Features when all User Stories have been completed, but this is secondary.

                                      (Hint: This feature exists in a competing product and it's GREAT!)

                                      14 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Export code clone report in html or excel format

                                        Code clone is very interesting feature for a code review.
                                        It would be extremely useful if we will can export analysis results in human readable format.
                                        Our outsources usually have no ultimate version of visual studio and its hard for them to fix all issues of code cloning.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Save and compare 2 code clone analysis results

                                          We using code clone feature for code review after our outsources.
                                          It will be useful if we will can save code clone analysis results and after some time build new report and compare the results.

                                          Now it's complicated recognize was issues from the previous review was really fixed or not.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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