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  1. Visual studio verson for window xp

    I'm 16 years old and i only have an old laptop running windows xp, because visual studio is not compatible with xp and i do not have enough money to buy a new laptop or update the software I can't do any windows developing. (I've used touchdevelop for a while but it really isn't that great for the more extensive developing. I'd love it if you guys could publish a version that is compatible with windows xp.

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      0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • provide code highlighting function in the UI to help developers to understand other developer's code easier

        A function in the visual studio UI to give special highlight, bold and color to all the code:

        1.- bold and color the begining and end of blocks (each block will have a different color, so the developer will be able to distinguish each block..
        2.- highlight functions and methods depending on the returning value
        3.-different highlight to functions and code that will be returning information to the user

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Code review extensions

          One should be able to do code review before and after check ins and this before and after should have a option to automate.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Code review extensions

            Code analysis should also be a part of code review, so that one can review in a gruop after the results of analysis.

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              0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve the time it takes to display big unit test trace output

                If you run a test that creates a lot of trace output (more than 10000 lines) and then click the 'output' link-button, visual studio freezes for a while and then shows the output in a window that does not allow selecting fragments of the output.

                It would be better if the trace output was displayed as fast and with all the features as we get in the regular text editor.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add data insert support by tables in sql server database project

                  In a sql server database project, I can create tables visually.

                  It would be great to have the possibility to create a file, linked to a table file (for the structure), where we can insert some default values that will be inserted when we publish the project.

                  It could be a csv file, but with the ability to visualise it as an excel grid

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                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • configure default solution at solution level

                    When you have a solution that has libraries that use a specific version of the framework, it's important that all the projects are aligned with the specific versions, and sometimes happens that following the Runtime version proposed by the wizard you create a project not aligned.
                    The problems is that, especially with mvc application and/or entity framework, changing the version of the framework in the project properties doesn’t solve (problems with edmx files, namespaces in entity framework, and versions of the libraries in the nugget packages ).
                    This is especially true when you have to downgrade the framework version, and…

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                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add reports for Business Value

                      We need to encourage teams to get the Product Owner to use the "Business Value" field.

                      1. Rename the current "Velocity" report to "Velocity for Effort"
                      2. Add a new report "Velocity for Business Value"

                      The 2 attachments show what I would like to see...

                      Adam
                      www.adamcogan.com

                      56 votes
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                      • Add a "Personal Branch" feature

                        It would be nice to have a feature that one could think of as a "Personal Branch", which allows developers to work and check-in changes without having check in a bunch of different changesets to the main branch.

                        The idea here, is that I want to take full advantage of versioning in my work files, but I don't want all my intermediate check-ins visible in the branch.

                        This is different from shelve sets because shelvesets are not versioned. I can't check in several changes, over time and then revert back to a previous change unless I create a separate shelve…

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                        • Why don´t includes MS Small Basic ( is into .NET) as another language, certifications, etc as VB and C# ?

                          MS Small Basic is an excellent language
                          inspired by our old Basic
                          I trained with him young people from 16/17 years in the secondary
                          It allows to understand the basics of programming, certanly
                          In addition with a simple function
                          is migrated (graduate) to VB.NET ( why not to C# or another?)
                          It allows the student concentrate on the problem to solve
                          without complicated with motley syntax
                          and greatly improves reasoning ability of a young people
                          which may be, after school, a public accountant or an engineer, who know?
                          Not necessarily they will be professional programmers
                          And finally S.B. is being…

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Build fails if picking anything other than 1st GIT repository in the build job definition

                            I can create a build job (and run it succesfully) on the first git repository on our TFS service. When we add another repository and create a new build job which points to the new repository (in the Source Settings area), it fails because the path it is using to locate the repository is wrong.

                            3 votes
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                            • Logging feature in CodedUI

                              It will be good if you provide logging feature to track/post any debugging/trace or any error messages to a log file.
                              Testresults are not providing this feature.

                              4 votes
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                              • Right-Click->Set as Startup Project/Page move to top of list

                                Right-Click->Set as Startup Project/Page move to top of list

                                The right-click list menu is constantly changing the position where common menu options are located. It makes quickly finding them a real pain. Startup Project/Page should be always at top or do something to make it easier to find

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                                • config file duplicate keys - show as warning

                                  if you have duplicate appSettings keys (same key name) or other duplication within the same config file, visual studio should flag it as a warning or error.

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                                  • Create a search utility in Source Control Explorer

                                    We have many solutions and folders listed in Source Control Explorer. It would be handy to search (just like Solution Explorer) for specific files and/or folders instead of going through everything manually.

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                                    • Allow the user to delete the outlining margin when outlining is disabled

                                      When outlining is disabled in VS2012, it leaves the outlining margin. This makes is look as if I've indented all of my code by one space (see attachment). It would be great if you could remove the outlining margin (like you could in VS2005) or at least be able to change it to a different color so that it doesn't match the background color of the text editor.

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                                      • Include Dynamic LINQ Library part of System.LINQ

                                        Currently Dynamic LINQ Library is not part of System. LINQ, It is Open Soucce Library released from MS. Please add this library part of .NET Framework for building dynamic queries in LINQ.

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