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  1. Shared Interfaces and New Casting Operator

    A new casting operator that works on type instances as well as types would be very useful and enable scenarios that are not currently available in VB

    Casting an Instance of a type to another type would be expanded:

    <CastType>Instance
    The new casting operator should operate like tryCast (return nothing if the instance is nothing or a casting error is encountered) but it should be able to cast all types, not just classes and structures.

    Types themselves could be cast into compatible types
    <CastType>Type
    For example the type myClass implements the Interface myInterface which has a shared member

    public Interface…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow the Unit Test Integration to run automatically multiple times with variables set to different values

      For the unit test framework that comes with VS2010, please allow us to run a test suite againt certain variables being set one way, then swap their values, and run the test again.
      IE, if I have a class foo with value isInt, allow me to run test framework (automatically) with first isInt as true, and then as false.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide us with Xbox One Version of VS Express

        It would be awesome if we could start creating apps and games for Xbox One store before the hardware comes out. Perhaps we could make it work with current Kinect and Xbox 360 controllers on our windows 8 hardware??

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow exclusion of some namespaces from remove and sort unused usings

          Allow exclusion of some namespaces from remove and sort unused usings. I like to keep my usings / imports minimal but would prefer to always have System and System.Linq for example. Giving me an exclusion list would give me this functionality. Also the ability to set remove and sort unused using to happen on file save would be useful.

          7 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make cloud Load testing available to Professional users in 2013

            Make cloud Load testing available to Professional users in Visual studio 2013.

            Allow users to create and publish load tests in TFS hosted service using VS professional 2013.

            As we are moving from software to cloud, it would be useful if cloud load testing is available to all users of Visual Studio.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Let QuickInfo show comments too

              Let QuickInfo show comments attached to a defined symbol

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Let QuickInfo show comments too

                Let Quick Info show comments attached to a defined symbol

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • CPU dispatch in C++

                  Hello,

                  I was wondering when Microsoft will implement a CPU dispatch mechanism in Visual C++ like what Intel, GCC, Clang have done, as a __declspec or a pragma. It appears that it is still not the case in VS2012 U1.

                  This would be very useful now AVX processors are roaming. We could write different functions optimized for IA32/SSE2/AVX (or compile with different arch) and a single build (EXE or DLL) will run optimized on several CPUs.

                  Thank you.

                  - D.

                  41 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Compiler for JavaScript, CSS & HTML5

                    I just learnt a new language (JavaScript in HTML5) and realised that after painstakingly doing a project all my code is available to anyone who visits the site at a simple right-click, View Source Code! Everyone on the web says 'it is a client-side (open source) language so it cant be hiden'; but I believe there lies the opportunity. Please add in visual studio capability to compile the open source code and I am betting you might bring and lock in a massive new users to VS2012!

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The entire advantage of visual studio is visual Programming. Why don't put All the javascript in a toolbox ,css in a toolbox ,Html in a tool

                      The entire advantage of visual studio is visual Programming. Why don't put All the javascript in a toolbox ,css in a toolbox ,Html in a toolbox and so on ..Putting Off entire class as tree and its Sub Functions,methods,Items,etc in visual itself makes Even Novice User Grasp and Implement Easily what he want,But size od VS may be a concern to Microsoft but nevertheless it would be charming to have an tool like that.

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                        0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Find and replace

                          Hi,

                          There should be option to save the regular expression by name in VS 2012 find and replace window, so that we can save any regular expression and use it while next time. E.g. to remove extra space we can save the (^(?([^\r\n])\s)*\r?$\r?\n) regular expression as “Remove extra lines”, and this will be appear under the standard regular expression list under “Custom Expressions” menu, So that we can use this saved expression next time.

                          We can also provide manage custom search menu where we can provide the functionality to add edit, delete existing custom (User defined) saved regular expression.

                          Anand…

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 1 vote
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                            • Default sorting for each entity

                              Add a default sorting property for each entity. This property will then be used by LS when creating auto-complet box using the entity as a source and in all list as the default sort order.

                              This could be done in previous version of LS by adding code to the <entity>_all_PreprocessQuery(), but this method is no longer available in VS2012.

                              This forces us to replace all automatically generated modal edit form by our own just to set the order in the Auto-completed boxes they contains.

                              25 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Easy way delete a task or work item in Team Foundation Server

                                It is common to make a few mistakes, duplicates etc when entering a bunch of new work items or tasks. There is no easy way to delete the bad ones and try again.

                                I know it is possible to to do this from the comamnd line, but it is a pain and defeats the purpose of having a GUI. The end result is that poor items get left in the project because it is a pain in the *** to remove them and start over.

                                324 votes
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                                • Visual Studio cannot start debugging because the debug target ... is missing..."

                                  right click solution -> Property -> Configuration Properties ->Configuration -> Enable project in Build

                                  10 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • During Visual Studio Coded UI test execution, ability to hide mouse pointer animation

                                    In Visual Studio Coded UI scripts using C#, when we code things programatically in the script (example, call a Checkbox = true) the mouse pointer has a tendency to always move to each checkbox during test run, even though we aren't calling Mouse to click it, we're calling the method(s) on the objects directly, referring to objects captured in the UI Map. If it were somehow possible to "permanently" hide the animation of the mouse pointer during test case execution, like a command in the Mouse class, that might be useful. Presently using Cursor.Hide(), Windows just re-animates the Mouse pointer…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support IDictionary properties in Entity Framework

                                      Support for ICollection<T>, etc. seems good, but it appears the ability to map a IDictionary property on an Entity is missing. E.g., an IDictionary<string,string> of PhoneNumbers with a 'type' as a Key (e.g., "home", "cell") and a phone number as a Value.

                                      When both types are primitive the case seems straight forward, but it would also be great to support entities as the Value (e.g., IDictionary<string, PhoneNumber>, where PhoneNumber is also a mapped class).

                                      12 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • In TFS it will be awesome to have feature that can help in editing shelve and check-in shelve

                                        In TFS it will be awesome to have feature that can help in editing shelve and check-in shelve

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                                        • Migration tool from svn to Team Foundation Service

                                          I would like a tool to enable us to migrate existing projects (trunks/branches/history) to Team Foundation Service

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