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  1. Provide "Visual Studio Documentaion" (at http://msdn...) to be downloaded (as a Free Standalone Lightweight html Zip file) to use offline. G

    Hi, I would like to have "Visual Studio Documentaion" (for Visual Studio 2012 at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dd831853.aspx) to be downloaded (as a Free Standalone Lightweight html Zip file) to use offline. To those who novice and anyone who like to get thorough understanding of IDE, it will be a Great Learning Tool. Furter it may be made avilable inside the IDE through "help". Also provide a way to Update "the Old Version of the Documentation" by Downloading "the New Version" (atleast twice a year), just a single click! Thanks!

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable custom or manual sorting attributes and operators on UML Class Diagrams

      The UML Class Diagrams automatically sort the attributes and operators alphabetically; however there is often a need to manually alter the default sort order to provide logical groupings. This becomes very useful when exporting the diagram for use on PowerPoint or other documents.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow auto-layout in ADO.Net Entity Model Designer to be disabled

        Much as I love ADO.Net Entity Data Model Designer (VS2010), one feature is making me INSANE.

        When initially putting together a complex data model, it's perfectly fine (and desirable) that Designer figures out on its own where the lines delineating associations are placed. However, eventually, I wind up meticulously placing those lines myself for the sake of readability.

        But if I finish my painstaking layout, and then decide to, say, add a property to an existing entity, Designer redoes my entire layout, or at least every association line that leads to or from that entity.

        It's the definition of frustrating.…

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          2 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Auto-generate guard code for Event Invocation

          Have the C# compiler auto-generate guard code around the invocation of an event.

          Rather than:
          if (OnChanged != null) OnChanged(this,EventArgs.Empy);

          Let the programmer just code:
          Onchanged(this, EventArgs.Empty);

          The implication is consistent -- "Raise the event for any (0 or more) registered listeners."

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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add ability to email results from Plan Tab - MTM Test Manager

            Would like to have the ability to email the reports to show the status of the test plan. Graphs and all.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show the number of test cases within a suite at the top level of the suite

              currently the application shows the number of test cases within a suite at the lowest level. I would like to see it at the top level.

              For example

              Plan A - 9
              suite A - 4 (there are 4 tests in this folder)
              suite B - 5 (there are 0 tests in this folder but 4 in the next below and 1 in the next below)
              suite B1 - 4
              suite B2 - 1

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide the ability to search for a test case without openning the test case.

                I'd like to be able to locate a test case within a suite without opening it. On the planning or test tabs. I have over 500 scripts and I can never find where they are located.

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                • Show teammates checkouts when using local workspaces

                  Currently when a team uses individual workspaces any checkouts are only visible to the person who did the checkout. This causes unwanted merge conflicts and also makes it impossible for a team lead to determine if all changes are checked into TFS before doing a build. It should be a simple matter to track checkouts at the server level and deliver that information on a get latest or checkout request to the client. A simple fix could alleviate a lot of headaches.

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                  • create support of Ruby/Python

                    I like C# and Visual Basic for Win8 apps, but if you create a Ruby/Python support...

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        • reintroduce the option IgnoreColumnOrder in Schema Compare

                          Please re-introduce the option to IgnoreColumnOrder when doing a Schema compare, as the task of copying large tables into temp tables and back again is tedious and takes a huge amount of time.

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                            0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow to specify platform specific dependencies of a platform independent DLL

                            Currently, architecture independent assemblies cannot specify references to architecture dependent assemblies, even if those exist for all desired architectures (e. g. SharpSVN).

                            There are ugly workarounds using the assemblyresolve event at the appdomain, but those fail when the target assemblies happen do exist in the GAC.

                            What I need is a way to create an "CIL" assembly which references both the x86 and Amd64 version of SharpSVN, and decides at runtime which of them is the right one to load.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ignore certain tags like <# and #> in Visual Studio XML editor

                              I would like to have an option to ignore certain tags like <# and #> in Visual Studio XML editor. There are some languages like BIML Script that mixes XML and C#.

                              <ExecutePackage Name="EPT - <#=row["name"]#>">

                              But then the XML obviously gets corrupt, because the brackets are not opening and closing one after the other. This will lead in losing formatting and even worse losing intellisense.

                              It looks a bit like the good old ASP 3.0 where html tags where mixed with asp <% %> tags.

                              There are online BIML editors that have no problems:
                              http://bimlscript.com/Develop

                              Also see MSDN Forum…

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                                0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Team Room does not load for me

                                How about a good way to report a bug? I'm trying this. I click on team room in a project and it does not load into ie8.

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                                • visual studio wpf

                                  please build the entire Visual Studio in WPF like Blend (witch has a much nicer black design) and use ribbon instead of menus (or maybe a choice on install )

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • keep it simple

                                    Usually, the expected interface options for a solutions are:
                                    +add
                                    +select
                                    +update
                                    +delete

                                    I think anyone would expect to find these basic options in the TFS service - projects.
                                    Regards,
                                    Marc-Andre Heroux

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                                      • allow windows phone 7.5/7.8 sdk to work with visual studio 2012 professional

                                        it really says everything in the title.
                                        I find visual studio 2012 easier to use than 2010 express but i only have windows 7 so i cant use the windows phone 8 sdk

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                                          0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable an option to include parameter data values in shared test steps

                                          Enable an option to include parameter data values in shared test steps. Say I am testing an email address field for bad entries. My parameters for entering in a bad email are at 17 specific entries. Without this proposed option everytime I go to test an email field across my application, I have to copy and paste the 17 specific entries from one test case to the other because they are not carried over.

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