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  1. Autocorrecting CSS is causing havoc!

    Since switching to Visual Studio 2012, I keep having a problem where my CSS will be autocorrected to something that is not cross-browswer compatible!

    Attached are two images, a before and after.

    In Capture01.PNG you can see that I have included several background image attributes, each one designed to work with a different browser.

    This works however, every now and again, I will find that my backgrounds have stopped working and on inspection that my code has been replaced with what can be seen in Capture02.PNG.

    The background-image tags have mostly been removed, leaving only one behind, which does not…

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Pending Changes Window - add option to trigger a specific build with the current changeset

      As a developter I want to see my current pending changes and
      the build window so that I can trigger a specific build manually very fast after a buch of checkins happend
      Szenario:
      - If you are working on build integration, deployment automation where you have to check in multiple changes to get it work with TFS build and/or msbuild (eg: paths problem) you have to regularly change the TeamExplorer context between pending changes and build.
      - As a small agile team I want to regularly push multiple changes and start manually tfs build because I don't want to trigger…

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Close tab buttons should be aligned, even tough the actual tab headers are in different sizes.

        At the tabbed interface, there there [X] buttons to close that tab. If I want to close 3 tabs with mouse quickly, and if the tabs are in different sizes I have to move my mouse a lot instead of just doing click click click to close the tabs.

        4 votes
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        • Visual Studio can have “Go Offline” option besides “Go Online”

          TFS consumes a lot of memory usually. Therefore, using Visual Studio to connect to TFS makes CPU 100%. When I make it offline , everything is working properly. I hope Visual Studio can have “Go Offline” option besides “Go Online”

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 13 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Dom explorer long list of selectors tooltip

              Some way to view what exact selector is being used in a long list of css selectors within the dom explorer. Maybe within the tooltip that shows all the selectors it could use strikethrough text for all the selectors except the one that's actually used. See screenshot. The screenshot is probably a bad example but I've been longing for this feature daily since I've been using vs 2012 for win 8 modern app development.

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                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Don't close all files when a project file is edited

                When a project file is edited on the file system (e.g. source control pull), you'll currently get a prompt: "The project '<name>' has been modified outside the environment"

                My options are to not reload, often not being able to compile, or reload the project closing everything I have open...even if it's completely unrelated to the project change (added image files for example). This causes a huge productivity loss on a rapidly iterating project (Stack Overflow in this case), I have to reload the project then spend time opening/searching for whatever I was working on before it happened. In most cases…

                259 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add .config tranformation possibility on all .config files

                  It is possible to create web.config transformation files, I would like to have this same possibility on all .config files.

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Autocomplete Intellisense for Web.config transformation syntax

                    Provide autocomplete Intellisense for Web.config transformation syntax attributes such as for the xdt:Transform attribute. Currently, one has to constantly refer to the MSDN Documentation here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd465326.aspx to determine what are the valid values for xdt:Transform such as Replace, Insert, Remov, InsertAfter, InsertBefore etc. Instead, Visual Studio should provide the available valid values for all of the possible Web.config transformation attributes in a manner similar to Intellisense in ASP.Net Web Forms and other elements in Web.config.

                    15 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Apply load test mix % to Network and Browser mixes independantly

                      If you have a load test with a 50/50 mix of LAN and 3G for Network and a 50/50 mix of IE7 and Chrome for Browsers what you'll actually get is LAN/IE7 and 3G/Chrome users only. That's because the "coin-flip" that determines the first selection (for Network) is used to also determine what Browser to use instead of doing an independant "coin-flip" for the Browser selection.

                      See http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vstswebtest/thread/d1311f93-c946-47d8-9179-4065de93342f?prof=required for full description.

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Using in one project mixed languages (e.g. Fortran & C)

                        I would like to use Fortran and C files in one project, like I can do with nmake.
                        Using two seperated project is not a option.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 1 vote
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow easy export of folder diff to excel or plain text

                            It's relatively simple to compare two folders, but I haven't found an easy way to export that to a text file or an easily queryable excel file. Youc an get there from the command line (with some work), but there's also no easy way to copy/paste all the command line parameters from the UI or to invoke the modify filter dialog from the command line.

                            See also: http://blog.jessehouwing.nl/2012/06/generating-changelog-from-tfs.html

                            10 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 8 votes
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                              • In codedUI test assertion, capability to compare image also.

                                Instead of checking if some control has a specific property or not, I want to compare image of the control (e.g. for a button, It would like to verify that It's shape, font color, font size, BGColor and text hasn't changed, I can verify all of this simply by comparing the current image and the one at time of recording)

                                10 votes
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                                • Add some manager custom alerts in the Alerts Explorer

                                  What I really want to do for example: in case that the task assinged on "mm/dd/yyyy" is not comleted before "mm/dd + 7/yyyy", the alert notification should be sent to the "assigned to" person of that task and to somebody else (I call it workflow manager, the person who is responsible for the project).
                                  In my humble opinion, client alerts are pretty useful for a strong team of developers but it would also be a great step forward if there is a branch of manager alerts such as described above.
                                  To summarise, I wish I could easily manage team alerts…

                                  10 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • don't change the cursor location in the xaml designer when tabbing back

                                    When writing XAML in the XAML view that contains a bug, and ctrl+tabbing to another window, changing back should retain the cursor at the previous location.

                                    4 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Change color of Smart Tasks Panel

                                      I mainly develop Web apps so I'm not sure if this is an issue with any desktop folks...

                                      But when I have a Control (say a DropDownList) and I attempt to open teh Smart Tasks Panel, in the Dark Theme the "Enable AutoPostBack is black on black. This is VERY hard to read and I would have missed it if not for the checkbox. I suggest changing the color of the word there.

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Coded UI Test

                                        CUIT should allow us to check cell color in GridView.

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                                        • When Visual Studio is compiling, show the progress in the task bar.

                                          When Visual Studio is compiling, show the progress (or at least Indeterminate progress) in the task bar, so if I work with another software in th mean time, I can no when the build is finished.

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