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  1. Provide a fix so that one can upgrade a Windows 7 machine with Visual Stuio Professional 2010 to Windows 8

    The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant thinks that Visual Studio Professional 2010 is not compatible with Windows 8. I have applied the GDR (2736182) and that does not help.

    Please provide some way to upgrade a Windows 7 machine with the following installed:
    *) Visual Studio 2010 Professional
    *) Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1
    *) SQL Server VSS Writer
    *) Visual C++ 2010 Express

    Thank you

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow the user to move a breakpoint.

      Sometimes I have complex breakpoints set (condition, count etc.) and I need to change the line where the breakpoint is set. I would like to be able to drag&drop the breakpoint icon displayed in the source window to move its position. Likewise when viewing the breakpoint in the "Breakpoints" pane in the IDE, I see the line number and I would like to be able to change the line number there.

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        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add FileName to FileNotFoundException in Windows.Storage

        Using GetFolderAsync(BaseContentFolderName) on a StorageFolder results in a FileNotFoundException.

        Either improve the exception so that more information can be gathered from it (if there are multiple folder retrievals within the single Try block, there is no way to distinguish which call threw the error) or add a FolderNotFoundException (again, with info as to which call threw the error).

        Note, this is also an issue for GetFileAsyc.

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          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Change the unmatched line pattern in Visual Studio 2012 Code Review

          My team has recently converted to Visual Studio 2012 and is using the Code Review work items. When reviewing a new file, or one with substantial changes, the slashes or hashing shown for the unmatched lines causes my eyes to cross and lose focus making the review physically painful.

          Is there any way to change the slashes or hashing in the Code Review tool to be something different such as a 50% grey, or at least lower the contrast of the lines so I can use the tool?

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Revise your "Connect Visual Studio to TFS" page so that it is consistent with the current page it describes.

              Revise your "Connect Visual Studio to TFS" page at http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/learn/code/connect-vs/ so that it is consistent with the current "https://[your account].visualstudio.com" page it describes. Currently the help page shows a "Create a team project" but the account home page has been modified so that the home page now has a button instead of the link (correct?).

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                0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • quick search for files in a project/solution

                i`d love to have a quick search feature, where i can pluck in part of a file name, and the Solution Explorer will only show matches.
                i often spend a considerable amount of time hunting for the right file to open...

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                  1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add comment column to .NET settings page.

                  It is really required feature is to add column with comments for Settings Page in C# project settings.

                  It is also required to add this comments to code to see this comment from IntellySense in Studio.

                  It is hard to keep this comments somewhere outside.

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                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • tfs.visualstudio.com should allow branching!

                    I am not sure that I should need to suggest that tfs.visualstudio.com should allow branching, but it would appear that it does not.

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                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • make Testsettings optionally save Diagnostic Data Collector's data only for failed tests

                      When a large number of tests is being run often, these many test runs should not be configured with heavyweight data collectors and bloat TFS with data that nobody will look at anyway, eventually sometimes even crashing the database. In the 95 % of passing tests nobody will probably care about analysing video or IntelliTrace. But people do want to have that data for the 5% of failing tests without having to kick off that test run once again with different test settings, possibly only to find out that the problem is not being reproduced.

                      Thus it would be nice…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • JavaScript Unit Testing

                        Please provide a TestRunner for javascript Unit Testing Frameworks like QUnit. It should be possible to run them automated in the background. Also different browser javascript engines could be targeted (like IE oder Google V8).

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                          under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add some Helpful documentation for the TFS features.

                          It would be nice if you offered some explanations for what certain parts of TFS are actually used for, or good for. For someone like me who hasn't really used TFS at all in the past, or worked in a team environment for that matter, there are many things in TFS that I don't know the potential of. I might want to do something simple like linking external documentation into the system (perhaps for maintaining a central "spec document" for my team), but I don't know if this feature exists, or even how to use it.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • INSTEAD OF UNISTALLING LANGUAGES VB, C#, C++, ETC...

                            INSTEAD OF REMOVING THE PROJECTS , WHY NOT DISABLE THEM OR ONLY DISABLE PROJECTS THAT USER WANTS TO DISABLE MANUALLY.

                            C# , VB , C++, ETC PROJECTS SHOULD BE DISABLED|ENABLED BY THE USER INSTEAD OF REMOVING THEM COMPLETELY.

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                              5 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make interfaces return interfaces

                              Take a look at this: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.storage.istoragefolder.getfileasync.aspx

                              What we have here is an interface, which exists to abstract away implementation details, but with a method that returns a concrete implementation class! This is wrong at a fundamental, API Design 101 level. If I did a code review with one of my developers and something like this was in there, I'd send them away with a flea in their ear and this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dependency_inversion_principle

                              17 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • XNA for WinRT

                                I've written several games for WP7 using XNA or XNA/Silverlight hybrids. I have thousands of hours invested into that codebase. Unless XNA works on WinRT, I won't be able to port my WP7 apps over to WinRT.

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                                  8 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add the option in CSS formatting to remove spaces within braces.

                                    When selecting "compact rules" as your choice for CSS formatting, I would expect compact means also taking out the spaces between braces, such as after colons and before/after the braces.

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                                    • Please support creating a full .NET client with LightSwitch

                                      An HTML client is nice though it would be a lot better if used JS for pretty much the same capabilities as SilverLight.

                                      Even better would be a full ability .NET client as an alternative to SIlverLight and HTML clients.

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                                        1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make designing WPF applications against objects smoother

                                        While WPF provides robust support for binding, the presence of hand-coded member names within XAML is still a bit stifling.

                                        What would make things easier would be:

                                        1. A stupid easy means of declaring a design-time data context. Yes, I can import the Blend designer namespace to do this, but doing this requires adding yet another namespace to already incredibly verbose XAML files, marking that namespace as ignorable, importing the namespace of the design-time object (even if that namespace is never used in the XAML), and instantiating the object. In many cases, the designer-mocked class won't compile, so I'm forced…

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                                          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Automatically run code coverage after test run

                                          In VS 12 you can run tests automatically after build by checking the Test/Test Settings/Run Tests after Build.
                                          To see code coverage you have to do that manually afterwards. If a similar setting was done for code coverage Test/Test Settings/Run Code Coverage after Test, and by setting the Code coloring on (showing what code is covered by a test in blue, non-covered in red), we could easily see the covered code while coding, and updating automatically. This will keep the developers focus on the coding, but at the same time include the test and coverage data easily visible.

                                          PS: There…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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