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  1. Set the platform for the *.Editor plugins to x86 to prevent warnings

    Is it possible to set the platform to x86 for the .Editor project rather than Any CPU? I've got a few plugins that have a processor architecture of x86 when compiled, which then gives the following warning.

    "There was a mismatch between the processor architecture of the project being built "MSIL" and the processor architecture of the reference "XXXX", "x86"...."

    This is *extremely* minor, as it doesn't cause any issues, it's just nice to have a warning free project!

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make source code documentation in JavaDoc style.

      XML type of source code documentation takes a lot of place in the editor, and it makes a lot of noise. I would suggest to make it more like JavaDoc documentation looks like.

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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow DLL debugging for Unity projects without any source code

        We work with many separate, related Unity projects. One project contains all the C# source code, and we build a DLL that we then distribute to the other Unity projects. Some of these "downstream" projects lack any actual scripts of their own, so the UnityVS solution that's created by the plugin doesn't contain any projects by default. I can still add the external "upstream" C# projects to the solution, as outlined in the documentation for external DLL debugging, however the debugger cannot connect! If the project I want to debug doesn't contain any raw source code (or a project of…

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Control+D to duplicated an item (class) in the project view.

          I've been using the Unity game engine recently. Unity uses C# files for it's MonoBehavior class "scripts" and in the Unity project view there is a tree of C# class files that is very similar to Visual Studio's fantastic project view.

          In Unity to duplicate a file, I can quickly hit Ctrl+D and it duplicates and renames the file for me. In Visual Studio, I pretty much always do the same to add a new class, but I have to right click and select copy and then right click and select paste to make a duplicate of the file.

          Please…

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Block code as value (another syntax for semicolon operator)

            I propose allow return value from {} block to reduce redundant method and variable declaration.

            if(
            {
            var x = Foo();
            var y = Bar();
            Write(x);
            return x * y > 0;
            }
            )
            {
            //
            }

            int a =
            lock(dataInstance)
            {
            return dataInstance.Member1;
            };

            var x =
            lock(_dict){
            return {
            foreach(var pair in _dict)
            {
            yield return new {A = pair.Key, B = pair.Value.Member1};
            }
            }.ToList();
            }; //List<Anonymous type>

            var y =
            using(var conn = new SqlConnection(...))
            {
            return (await conn.QueryAsync<LongLongLongClassName>(
            "sql query"
            )).GroupBy(/* .... */)
            .Select(/* ... */)
            .ToList(); // Long long long final typename
            };

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • @user mention notification in workitems

              Example
              I got a workitem assigned to me but i would like to have input from another team user. Then i would like to be able to to use @user to mention he or she to look at some changes. When i do that a notification is sent to that user.

              This is widely used by Trello for example and i really missing that option in TFS.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Update work items on commit for git

                Allow resolving of work items when committing to git on Visual Studio Online.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Application Insights - Implement SDK as Portable Class Libs - Support Xamarin IOS / Android / WinPhone Silverlight / WinRT / WPF

                  It would seem that AppInsights client side SDK should be a PCL. This would greatly extend the reach.
                  Basically, in this day and age, any app developer must write for all mobile platforms - WinPhone, IOS, Android, WinRT. Xamarin has proven the viability of PCL, and with great frameworks like MVVMCross (also a PCL) . Why MS is still building frameworks like AI that are not implemented as PCL is beyond me.

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                    2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make "All Configurations" the default option when editing Visual Studio property pages

                    Nine times out of ten, the first thing I do when making changes to the property pages for a Visual Studio project is change the "Configuration" option to "All Configurations". There are very few cases where I want my changes to affect the current configuration (usually "Debug") and not others (like "Release").

                    As a developer, I often forget to set this option to "All Configurations" before making changes, which usually leads to confusion later when the project builds properly in "Debug" but not "Release". I have found very few situations in which the opposite is true (i.e. where I accidentally…

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a Configuration Type for "Separate Static and Dynamic Libraries"

                      As a C++ developer, I want to be able to configure a Visual Studio project that automatically builds separate static (.lib) and dynamic (.dll) versions of a library, such that rebuilding the project updates both versions.

                      Many of my projects import a common code base, which I have encapsulated in a library for convenience. It is useful for me to have certain projects link to the library statically while others use the DLL version (for hot reloading). However, since I can't build both versions simultaneously, they tend to get out-of-sync with each other easily. Adding a Configuration Type that builds…

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                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Extract Formfield like extract Hiddenfield

                        Public Function SetHiddenFieldsExtractionRule(paramName As String) As ExtractHiddenFields
                        Dim HiddenFields As ExtractHiddenFields = New ExtractHiddenFields()
                        HiddenFields.Required = True
                        HiddenFields.HtmlDecode = True
                        HiddenFields.ContextParameterName = paramName
                        Return HiddenFields
                        End Function

                        this is the way of the HiddenFields being extracted, but I cant do so in the extraction of the FormFields.

                        Please make VS to be able to do so as it could just make the web performance testing a much easier task.

                        Thanks,

                        Jason.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • enhance search to retain recent history

                          I sometimes search on a phrase with the intent of changing something within the phrase of near by. On every change, the search engine starts over gain. I don't want to revisit all the places I just visited and want to search to continue on to other files with the same phrase. Here is a more detailed post. http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • references filter

                            In Visual Studio, when looking at the references; it would be handy sometimes to have the option of seeing only those in your solution, and/or non-Microsoft references, and/or only external references (non solution, non MS)

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide a simple way to analyze TFS build time, so we know where our time is spent.

                              The current "Activity Log" view for a TFS build is basically useless in it's current form for the task of finding out where all your time is spent during a TFS build, for any build with more than 5 lines of output in that log.

                              Sure, it's got the time of every action taken in there. But not in any way that's useful. There's no way to sort or collapse the view to quickly find the longest part of the build, so you're left with scrolling down the long list of actions, until an item that seems long catches your…

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                                0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Switch between Debug Device (Surface/PC) for entire solution

                                I would like to change the debug device for the entire solution, so that you can switch between different devices. Currently you have to change it for every project in the solution

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Write test code for Windows Phone using other popular frameworks (xUnit.Net, NUnit, etc.)

                                  With VS2013 + Update 2 I have the ability to write unit tests for WIndows Phone platforms (8.0 and 8.1) using MSTest framework that comes out-of-the-box with Visual Studio.

                                  However, I would like the flexibility of writing tests in other popular frameworks like NUnit, xUnit.Net

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                                    0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • support SQL Server Extended Events in load tests

                                    SQL Tracing has been marked for deprecation in a future release of SQL Server.

                                    Extended Events is the replacement functionality for profiling in SQL Server (and has been available since SQL Server 2008) however load testing in Visual Studio Ultimate only integrates with SQL Tracing

                                    It should integrate with Extended Events now so that the ability to capture SQL performance data within a load test is not lost when upgrading to a future version of SQL Server where SQL tracing has been deprecated.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make intellisense type aware

                                      Say I have a method
                                      Sub MoveFile(File as Fileinfo)
                                      ....
                                      End Sub

                                      When i call that method why does intellisense suggest objects that aren't FileInfo objects?
                                      The compile knows its expecting a FileInfo object and will throw me an error if I pass an Int but intellisense is quite happy to suggest a boolean primitive.

                                      If you made intellisense only suggest objects of suitable types for methods(and overloads) sorted with objects from the current block then method then class, most of the time the correct one would be top 3.

                                      Tim

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable VS 2013 MVC Scaffolders for all project types

                                        Enable the use of VS2013 MVC Scaffolder on project types different that web projects. It will be really usefull to have this scaffolding tool for other projects like library class project. With this we can easly automate code generation.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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