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  1. Change some default values.

    Change the default font size to 12 or 13, default (10) is way too small. Tab Size was too big, 4 is a ideal.

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Accessibility support.

      It would be convenient if screen readers could report the levels of indentation we're in. For example, when we press "enter" inside a C# class, the reader would say, "Cursor at class leve; cursor at method level." Also, we would like auditory feedback when red squiggles appear; the reader would say, "Syntax error."
      Perhaps a tool that could narrate debugging sessions as the program runs.

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      • Add Reference should mark unsupported Assemblys

        When I have a Store project you could show desktop Assemblys in gray.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • iobserveable

          Make Async/Await more usable inn WPF/XAML

          Classes should be able to implement bindable properties which return Task<>.
          All WPF controls should implement IObservable

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Cloud Storage to projects that simultaneously upload to SkyDrive(OneDrive) and sync between two computers

            I mean It would be good to have that syncing mechanism that can sync our source code between computers with our login. Every time we create a project it should ask

            store on cloud
            store on computer
            store on both cloud or computer

            it would be great..

            I know that there are other sync services, but this can be made secure..I think...

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              0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a short-cut key to show / hide code lens indicators

              Code lens indicators are great when you need them, but add a significant amount of visual noise when you are not specifically looking for the information they provide. It would be great if you could just hit a short-cut key to toggle between showing and hiding them so that they are visible when you need them and hidden when you don't.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve outlining expansion on collapsible members with multiple header lines

                Given a collapsible namespace or class member having it's header span multiple lines. The cursor then needs to be in the last line of the header in order to be able to toggle the outlining expansion of the member.

                If you call the toggle outlining expansion command on any other header line, you will toggle the outlining expansion of the enclosing scope, which is counter-intuitive in some way. Instead, it should toggle the members body.

                Example:
                1: private TypeWithVeryLongName MethodWithVeryLongName(
                2: int andThenSomeArgumentWithVeryLongName,
                3: int and evenAnArgumentMore {
                4: // this body should be collapsed when toggling outlining expansion on…

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Retain Object Instance After Debug Ends

                  Many times when debugging code which utilises 3rd party API's its usefull to look at the structure and values in a return object.

                  My suggestion is the ability to retain a copy of a watch variable at a specific time in execution so you can browse the object and data as you do in the watch window after debugging has finished.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • spell check properties and method

                    It would be great to have an english spell checker for property and method names (that works with camel-case words) - this would help us non-native english speakers a lot (code has to be in english, no matter your mother tongue). Spelling mistakes introduced in public APIs are hard to get rid of.

                    for example:
                    Desktop getDekstop() //should be viod getDesktop)
                    PropertyBag generateProperityBag() // should be generatePropertyBag

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Run the build process on a separate thread. Sometimes I want to kick off a build locally and go update the status of a task or bug.

                      Run the build process on a separate thread. Sometimes I want to kick off a build locally and go update the status of a task or bug and the IDE hangs. This is an issue for folks maintaining larger solutions.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Regard #regions for member listing in the solution explorer

                        In the solution explorer, under each file, you get a listing of all classes and members in that file. The class members are sorted by their occurence in the file, not alphabetically. For long classes with many methods, I usually use #regions to group them by category. Now the long members list is a bit useless in that order if I can't take advantage of my #regions here. So the region names should be either displayed as separators, or even better, as a separate tree level to expand regions individually. The regions should of course also be sorted as they…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add more detail to Visual Studio installation choices

                          Visual Studio installations even up to 2003 were very granular and allowed developers to select exactly what they wanted on their systems. However, since around 2008, Visual Studio installers have been non-permissive and installs pretty much everything in the bundle whether or not someone wants the features. The install / studio also opens up a whole bunch of ports in the Firewall, without even asking if the user is interested in those features (consider Remote Debugging).

                          Bring back granularity in the Visual Studio component install. Okay, may not be all the way back to the levels of VS 6.0 (which…

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide 'Total Effort' on Backlog page

                            On the Backlog page provide the 'Total Effort' for all PBIs. In our Sprint review and planning meetings we spend to much time manually adding the 'Total Effort'.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Lightswitch HTML Client - An option in the data designer to not allow external access to a table

                              when a user logs in, there are now allowed to do external service calls ( http://www.domain.com/LSProject/database.svc/Orders ) this should be the exception not the rule. Usually, data is locked down and released as needed, LS releases the data and locks it down as needed.
                              i even understand using https so you cannot see the data, filtering etc. but it just should not be where you have to code a few days more just to lock down data from external forces when you dont even intend for this data to be used externally. PLUS, you have to lock down this data…

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                              • Support //# sourceURL in in the JS debugger

                                Adding support for the source maps feature sourceURL would enable code that is dynamically loaded via eval to be bound to the file it originated from. This would enable setting breakpoints in the JS file and having them bind automatically rather than having to find the script in the "eval code" document and set the breakpoint there every time you reconnect the debugger.

                                Originated from Stack Overflow feedback: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26939271/how-to-debug-javascript-in-visual-studio-2013/26980686#comment42504289_26980686

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SSIS "Union Distinct" option

                                  In SSIS, Data Flow tab, we need a component to Union from multiple Flatflies, but make the output DISTINCT before insertion into a database table. I currently have to jump through some extra custom hoops to make this happen.

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                                    0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add tools in Visual Studio online for collaboration with translators

                                    I don’t really know how it should work but it would be nice to use Visual Studio Online to work with translators. They should have access to some great tool with a database to strings to my applications. And then it should be possible to generate resource files from this database. Or something like that :-). Again, not really sure how it would work but Visual Studio Online feels like a natural place for this.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • WPF NotifyIcon??

                                      Although WPF is supposed to replace Win-Forms, or at least be a good alternative of win-forms for desktop applications, it's missing some very essential components

                                      And I am talking about the NotifyIcon of course

                                      Here is another few controls:
                                      PropertyGrid
                                      NumericUpDown
                                      MaskedTextBox
                                      There are lot more I don't remember.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support for defining the design-time value of any property

                                        Currently one has specialized attributes like d:DesignWidth to define a width in the designer, while having no effect at all at runtime. It would be useful to be able to prefix any existing property to have a specific design-time value.
                                        E.g. I know my user control will be over a dark parent and its text is white. To ease designing the control, I may want to do:
                                        <UserControl d:Background="DarkBlue">
                                        Other example, let's say I have a custom markup extension to lookup some label names... but of course at design time they are empty... Let's fix this poor design experience:
                                        <TextBlock…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow association of any RoutedEvent to an ICommand from XAML

                                          That will be nice when you use MVVM pattern. It will avoid the need to create an attached property each time you want relate an event that does not have a representation as command.

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