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  1. multiple shortcuts in the taskbar (different applicationid) with dedicated vssettings

    With sql server data tools installed, it is possible to use visual studio as SSMS, which is great. But everything is linked to the same shortcut in the windows 7 taskbar. I think it would be great to have a default shortcut and the ability to create specific shortcut. For example, create a new shortcut and make this shortcut have his windows 7 application id so it is not transfered back to the default one. Also, it would be great to specify a .vssettings file in params in the shortcut to have visual studio use different settings from the default…

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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • reduce the size of the RC icon in the title bar to reduce the size of the title bar

      The new icon take a lot of space, which makes the title bar bigger. I think the size of the icon should be smaller to have more space for the code.
      I think it is great to have moved the quick lauch to the title bar which make great use of that empty space and make it possible to hide the menu via extension without impacting the quick launch.

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        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • TextBlock.TextDecorations StrikeThrough

        Provide RICH text decorations options for TextBlock. At least as in WPF. Parity with CSS is optional.

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          1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a filter, sort or searching to QuickWach windows

          Quick watch window list all properties and fields of the object being debbuged, some objects are huge!

          Put some way to order (by name, visibility, type) or an incremental search. That would make the experience much much better!

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            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Work much closer with Resharper team, to make Resharper much faster, and to make it consume much less resources.

            Resharper is probably the most complex and most helpfull VS addin. It drammatically affects VS performance, so, it will be great if both teams will work close to make overall experience much better. NOTE: Rehsrper consumes huge amount of resources as well.

            33 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • make Visual Studio IDE SDK open-source so that we can extend and use it freely for entreprise development

              Many times in enterprise dvelopment I have seen that , due to higher Licence Cost for Visual Studio Ultimate - projects are moved to java platfform as Eclipse is available for free.

              Eclipse choice helps to keep project cost down with a big difference

              Allow enterprise developers to extend or use VS IDE for Free

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                0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Decrease menu height, or only visible with ALT key

                Please put the menu in the top bar as in the attached screenshot or make it only visible when the ALT key is pressed. As example, please see Firefox 12. It uses minimum height for the menu and the top level menu (file, edit etc.) is only visible when alt is pressed. it is also a setting so, if users want it permanently visible then can check a box.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Source Control Explorer work like windows explorer

                  It is really annoying, and kind of silly that I can't drag and drop files in source control explorer if I want to move them. I have to move them by typing in a dialog box, and better yet, we have to move them one at a time, which is an obvious waste. Since Source Control Explorer is trying to emulate windows explorer, it should have basic filesystem operations in place.

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                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • To run a single unit test in a 100 projects solution takes too long

                    If I want to run a single unit test the building ant test discovery takes too long compared to building just that unit test project and runnin external tools like command line xunit. Why does it take so long the unit test discovery when I asked for a specific test and no discovey would be needed or at least be fast ?

                    10 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Exception Assistant - exstensibility to tap into the Error Message, Inner Exception,

                      I've reported the issue here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7816556/visual-studio-extend-ide-the-exception-assistant.

                      I truly desire exstensibility with the Exception Assistant. If you could please expose the Exception message, Error code, plugin GUI & etc, we could pull online resources in from SO, code project & MSDN & give online help links based on the error you're getting. Please make this ability as a interface so the community can implement the search features and incorporate them into the Exception Assistant. TIA. ps Would we all like the Jon Skeet add-in?

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                        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Automatically open XML as XML in inspector window

                        When inspecting something that is obviously XML, it'd be nice to just open it in the XML window rather than having to click the little dropdown each time.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • add // for a comment and eat up semicolon at the end of the line

                          while pasting to VB.NET a sample I managed to develop in C# I understood that most of reediting needed consisted of changing // into ' for starting comments and deleting terminating semicolons

                          by chaning this two tiny details you would greatly help porting C# to VB.NET code

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide a way to share content between Metro Style apps and Desktop Apps

                            Currently, since Metro Style apps are sandboxed, there is no possibility to share the content, which they show with a desired desktop app. Such a desktop app would provide more keyboard friendly input possibilities than a Metro Style app does. It is extremly important for business users to provide a way for fast input, but on the other side, it would make sense to have a touch friendly Metro Style app that can be shown during a presentation of KPI for example.

                            36 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support for OpacityMask in WinRT

                              I understand that the OpacityMask was removed for UI performance reasons, but just because it may be over utilized by some doesnt mean it should be dropped all together.

                              56 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • allow the Recommended Tests' Related Work Items list to include work items from a merge.

                                In MTM, the "Related work items" button (see attached) only brings back work items from the branch for the build in use. It does not include related work items that merged into that branch. In order to find these work items, I have to go into Visual Studio's Source Control Explorer and "Track Changeset" from the branch's History, which is a time consuming process. To make matters worse, if there are more than 1,000 changesets in the merge, the changeset tracker forces you (for perfomance reasons) to track the changeset folder by folder. It literally takes hours to compile a…

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                                  3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • create metro version of visual studio 12

                                  create metro version of visual studio

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • В рабочем элементе, в поле Assigned To удобнее видеть имя члена команды, а не его liveID

                                    В рабочем элементе, в поле Assigned To удобнее видеть имя члена команды, а не его liveID

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • how save txt file in database

                                      how i connect the micro soft acess to form a database and link to visual studio 2008

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Lightswitch MVC Hydra

                                        I tend to design the database first, then generate code from that using T4. The computer should be doing the grunt work, the developer should be focused on architecture design, visual design and usability and business plan.

                                        I would love to be able to use Lightswitch to design the majority of my system.

                                        However, I wished we could use it create a Hydra System. I would love it to generate multiple front ends project frameworks, from HTML5, Silverlight, WPF, iPhone, ASP.Net MVC, etc.

                                        If it could generate the Models and various combinations of Views and ViewModels, we could use Visual…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add direct support for the Netbeans IDE as well

                                          VS.NET and Eclipse support is good, but NetBeans is also a major player in the IDE space - we use it for PHP development for example. Would be great to add direct support for the NetBeans IDE as well.

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