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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • source control selection by project (not IDE or solution)

      Today source control selection is bounded to all IDE, once its configurated as a general option.
      This configuration should be done on each project AND having that general config as a default.
      I cant open 2 projects with different source controls without having to change it all the time to the one i want.
      If i work with Github, SVN and TFS every project i open i'll have to change source control again to handle my project and this is annoying.

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      • Enable F5 = Debug (Ctrl+F5=Run) for test projects (like VS2010 did)

        In VS2010, if the startup project was a test project, pressing F5 would automatically run all (and only!) the tests in that DLL. This was dropped when the test manager (?) was royally screwed up in 2012, and apparently hasn't been re-added in 2013.

        Also, can you make the test manager faster? We've got 5000 unit tests, and it takes several minutes just to "find" them all! I'm not talking about running the tests - just finding all 5000 of them.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Give the editor a regular expression builder

          It should be possibly to assemble a regular expression with drag and plug. The result would of course be guaranteed correct. The would be a palette of standard constructs, some (character set, literal) would need an extra argument, for some (repeat, alternate) the argument(s) would recursively be REs, which could be ones you had previously saved. RE heaven!

          It should be possibly to save it under a name (as someone else suggested), and it would be splendid to be able to export it in the most important RE syntaxes, including UNIX/GNU (with options for what needs quoting), MSVS 2010, MSVS…

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable stack walking in the debugger

            I so often want to move one frame up or down the stack, which goes Alt-D-W-C-arrow-enter. I should like to be able to do it with one key combination, so I can just go up or down by repeatedly pressing a single key (while holding others). It would suffice to have up or down defined as commands, then Tools.Customise would finish the job.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • New "switch all" operator for enumerates

              It would be desirable to have a switch all (Enumerate) kind of operator, that would produce a compiler error if there is an enumerate value missing from the switch case list.

              This would help application maintainers to detect incomplete switches when an enumerate is updated.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fix the bug in the VS2013 profiler

                The built in profiler in Vs2012,VS2013 fails with a "Analysis of the log failed" when there's an app which has duplicate class names in some of their assemblies (in example, but not limited to MonoGame and XNA for WP8).

                Sometimes duplications are hard to spot, thus providing a better solution than "log failed" would definitively help.

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                  0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Story Point burndown to dashboard and reports

                  Add a burn down for User Story's with Story Points to:
                  - Project Dashboard
                  - Reports (Project Management similar to Burndown and Burn Rate)

                  We use Story Points on User Stories and Hours on Tasks. This means we have:
                  - A project burndown based on story points
                  - An iteration burndown based on hours

                  In Iteration 0, we take a first pass to create all known User Story's assign each Story Points. This allows a project burn down based on Story Points. This feature is missing in TFS 2012.

                  At the start of each iteration (1 and onward), we create…

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                  • Customize Process Template on Visual Studio Online

                    In Visual Studio Online, allow the ability to change the current process template a created project is using as well as the ability to upload your own process templates to create new projecsts with.

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                    • Named variable arguments with params Dictionary<string,T>

                      C# functions can have variable positional arguments, like this:

                      int MyFunction(int arg1, int arg2, params int[] restOfTheArgs)

                      You can also give parameters' names at the callsite:

                      var x = MyFunction(arg1:42, arg2:99)

                      But one thing you can't do, is make variable named arguments, analogous to Python's **kwargs. The 'params' syntax could be straightforwardly generalized to this case, though. It'd be nice to be able to define a constructor like:

                      JsonObject(params Dictionary<string,object> keys)

                      And call it like:

                      new JsonObject(key1: 123, x: "asdf")

                      This would also be useful for functions like string.Format - eg, you could write

                      string.Format("{greeting}, {who}!", greeting:"Hello", who:"world")

                      instead of…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow folding namespace into class declaration

                        C# source files typically look like this:

                        namespace SomeNamespace
                        {
                        class SomeClass
                        {
                        // Everything in here
                        }
                        }

                        This means that you're two tabs indented before even starting a function. It'd be nice to have a syntax like this, as syntactic sugar:

                        class SomeNamespace.SomeClass
                        {
                        // Everything in here
                        }

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Hello I suggest the following versions of VC to make a choice in the checkbox when you install the program, what programming language to ins

                          Hello I suggest the following versions of VC to make a choice in the checkbox when you install the program, what programming language to install - C, C, Basic, or all together. All this in order not to overload and so unwieldy program.
                          I would like to thank the VC 2013 interface designers. Theme in the style Modern UI - Blue is just gorgeous!

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create a new view in TFS Task Board to view backlog as a User Story Map

                            Using the new Features capability in TFS 2013, add a new view in Task Board to view backlog as a User Story Map, allowing teams to visualize their system and helping them to prioritize and plan their releases. (http://www.agileproductdesign.com/blog/the_new_backlog.html)

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                            • add razor cshtml preview, like aspx preview

                              aspx pages can be splitted so you get a preview of the rendering

                              Why not cshtml pages ?

                              The aspx preview is buggy, but it does not matter. The preview is a good way to see if something is wrong with code integration.

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                                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • create a flag for 'continue on error'

                                When this flag is true, DB project would run all scripts and, after that, summarize with something like this:
                                10 scripts: success
                                2 scripts: error

                                If errors were found, a new script with the scripts with error would be created for correction

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                                  0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please provide a link, somewhere OBVIOUS, where reported bugs can be followed up.

                                  Please provide a link, somewhere OBVIOUS, where I can follow up on reported bugs. I keep going round and round in circles trying to find the right place. There are too many support sites and forums. The “report a bug site” is http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/ so there would be a good place.

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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • implement dashboard plugin development

                                    Feature in Dashboard administration tab to add custom plugin to perform custom administration tasks within dashboard without external tools

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                                    • Implement proper indent / reindent command

                                      As an Eclipse user, I got addicted to the Ctrl+I shortcut which invokes the indent / reindent functionality. Visual Studio has something seemingly similar under the Format Selection command (Ctrl+K,F) but it has been frustrating for two main reasons:

                                      1. Besides indentation, it also formats the selection. This is sometimes undesirable and I honestly quite despise manually fixing formatting screwed by a tool.

                                      2. When invoked on an empty line, it doesn't place the caret at the right position.

                                      I didn't realize how useful Eclipse's indent command is until I came to VS and found it missing. The IDE generally…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • design db quickly

                                        when design the db,we hope input the field description quickly,like the field name,field type and so on

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please provide data export /inport (exchange)

                                          Please provide data export /inport (exchange)

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                                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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