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  1. Auto detect extension methods in libraries that are available and show them in intellisense.

    It is my personal opinion that ReSharper has one very useful feature, and I think it would be an exceptional feature for Visual Studio.

    When using the ReSharper intellisense, it's capable of identifying extension methods, and presenting them, even if there is no `using` statement currently setup. This means that I'm able to see extension methods I just wrote without having to include the namespace.

    This is exceptionally useful when building an extension method that is then used across multiple classes during a refactor.

    Finally, that feature is polished off by automatically adding the `using` when I choose the item…

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove the redundant Build

      I suggest you to remove the redundant Build for the Silverlight+ASP.NET hosting project.
      Each time I click Run with having done no changes to code, System starts building. That is annoying at least.
      Thanks.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • show tests not in any playlist

        Please add some sort of list that is always visible i the Test Explorer and that shows all of the tests that have not been assigned to the current playlist.

        It's painful to have to keep selecting "All Tests", then scroll through a large number of tests that are in other playlists, add the new test to a playlist and then select that playlist again.

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          1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • In vb.net, textbox in multi-line mode

          Can you add a design-time property that allows for either automatic clearing of the textbox when full, or over-write at the beginning (~circular queue).

          I use a multi-line, textbox for a serial protocol analyzer real-time display. After about 3 days running, the textbox freezes, but the analyzer is still running. I setup a timer to clear the box every 4 hours. I don't want to test the remaining buffer size each time I write, since I am writing from multiple subs.

          It's easy to use the textbox for this, as when an error occurs a dump of the textbox can…

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Split Microsoft Fakes, make Stubs available in PRO Edition and Shims in Premiun Edition

            Now Fakes are available in the Premium edition. But in fact Fakes are 2 absolutely different things, stubs are just very simple code generated stubs and shims are complex profiler api based. So, why not to make stubs available for wider audience? You can move then in to the Pro edition or even lower!

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show ID on kanban and task cards

              Show work item ID on kanban and task cards

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fix TFS local data store concurrency issues - TF400030: The local data store is currently in use by another operation...

                TFS local data store really sucks in compare to traditional SVN integration.
                There should be special service to handle concurrent operations, when you have more than one VS opened - or - some kind of tool like TortoiseSVN would be better.

                I still get race conditions causing change conflicts, e.g. by operations during T4.

                Local data store should act logically - last change wins.

                It's so easy to integrate using monikers (http://bit.ly/1nC0w3Q), so vote for MS developers to learn own tech. ;-)

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

                  Create a token-value repository: multiple components can use the same value for shared tokens in a specific environment. Now these values have to be filled in for each component. Would be handy is we could use a token repository to store the values and have the all components make use of this value.

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                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • A cheaper license that allows Team Room access

                    I am using VS Online Basic for free. I want to use team room, but its very expensive to pay 60 dollars * 4 members, just to use team rooms.

                    We need some alternative

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide commenting support in .skin files

                      Currently, when editing .skin files in Visual Studio, the comment/uncomment icons in the toolbar are greyed out. In addition, if you include server-side comments in your code, then the Theme attribute in Page Directives do not recognize the Themes because of the comments in the .skin files. Therefore, please add support for commenting in .skin files so that the code can be more easily maintained and increases readability.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • fire developers responsible for UI of VS2012

                        I was speechless when I saw first time VS2012. Ugly black and white interface. Small, boring, unfamiliar icons. Unfortunately I have to work with this version. So, every morning I have to suppress my negative feelings towards VS20012 and work, work, work.....

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                          4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Security Administration from the HTML Client, as well as self-managed password change

                          Please provide the ability to manage users and roles from within the HTML Client, eliminating the Silverlight client, so LS applications could be 100% mobile and web. Also the ability to the user to change its own password, and reset to a new one if forgotten.

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                            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Respect class hierarchy when creating class diagrams.

                            When creating class diagrams inside a folder, please respect the folder hierarchy (that the classes generated by class diagram should be inside the containing folder only along with the proper namespace as we get when we add a new class).

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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Compile-time attributes

                              It would be great if there was an interface for attributes which would serve for notifying a user about the used classes / methods like obsolete attribute.

                              When using obsolete attribute a specific warning message can be shown. However, there is no general interface for attributes that could generate warning messages.

                              It would be useful to have: ExperminetalAttribute for experimental classes / methods or other user-made ones.
                              The support for this could be done by implementing specific attribute interface.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Test Explorer is severely limited

                                I have to assume the people who developed the VS2012/2013 test explorer view never actually had to use it in production. The test explorer view is horribly limited in comparison to the one in VS2010.

                                1. Running tests does not open the Test Explorer window until after all the tests completed running. There's literally no indication that anything is happening. VS2010 immediately opened the window to show you that the tests were running.

                                2. Where are the columns? Most importantly: the error message column. if I'm dealing with multiple test failures, I almost always just need to see the error…

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                                • "Do you want to stop debugging?" dialog

                                  Major frown here for two reasons, both caused by the "Do you want to stop debugging?" dialog. 1) because it's modal I was unable to send a frown from the same instance of VS. For all the reasons that modal popups are evil, this dialog is evil. Please get rid of all modal popups from VS. 2) This popped up because I was attempting to close VS. If what I want to do is to close VS, then obviously I want to also stop debugging. I loathe this popup, more than the average popup. If I didn't want to stop…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Universal Providers: Add schema and/or table name prefix configuration.

                                    The universal providers do not include a namespace style prefix to them which results in conflicts where the tables are in the same database as the application (prevents cross database joins).

                                    Having the ability to specify a schema, which also enables schema level security, and/or to specify a table prefix will help avoid naming collisions.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide webform engines templates for MVC3 projects in Visual Studio 2013

                                      I currently work on a project written in MVC3 (originally MVC2) which uses the WebForms view engine.

                                      We recently moved from VS2012 to VS2013 and now when I want to add a new item, select Visual C# >> Web >> MVC from tree all the view/partial templates offered to me are MVC 5 xxxxxx (Razor). Seems the only way around this is to close solution, reopen it in *VS2012* add my new view/partial save and the close and reopen in VS 2013 - WTH!!

                                      This is just plain ridiculous! There are some nice changes in VS2013 that I find useful…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations in Portable Class Libraries

                                        Entity classes should be the linchpin of any application, no matter what platform your application is built on.

                                        Therefore, it would be nice if entity classes could be defined in a single portable class library and reused on multiple platforms. To that end, it's imperative to allow System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace to be used in PCLs since attributes contained therein are used for data validation in multiple frameworks.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Standard Holiday Calendar for Team/Organization

                                          Provide a way to specify the team/organization's standard holiday calendar so that the holiday does not show up on the Sprint's Burndown Chart.

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