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  1. Add a link to the 'keyboard short-cuts' right on the help menu.

    Sometimes, you need a quick reminder and having one under the help menu would make sense.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please port the DRM support for linux/moonlight.

      Porting the DRM support for linux/moonlight could possibly bring in millions of Linux users to Netflix. Microsoft could charge just a few cents of each video streamed by Netflix to cover the licensing of DRM.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable C++ Metro class documentation in the object browser

        C# allows "/// <summary> ... </summary> and other tags which allow me to add documentation that shows up in the object browser. Please add this ability for C++ Metro

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • XML Documentation Web

          Restore option to specify XML documentation on Web Application projects.

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            0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • With Visual Studio 2010 and TFS, plre to be able to specify to compare current data against a she

            With Visual Studio 2010 and using TFS for source control, please provide option when doing a code compare to be able to specify to compare current data against a shelf set.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Introduce an option to Automatically Group Types within the Code Editor

              Presently, I use #region blocks to organise my types (Fields, Properties, Methods, etc.). This may not be to everyone's taste, but it's the way I like to work.

              I Propose that an addition is made to the code editor whereby Fields, Properties, Constructors, Methods, Delegates, Events etc, can be grouped automatically according to their type.

              For example, right click the signature of a method or property, and select "Move In To Region ..." or something like that.

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow Additional Clauses on For Each similar to C#

                Allow additional clauses on For Each. Allow us to eliminate use of index variable, per c#, for this common idiom:

                For i As Integer = 0 To obj1.Count - 1
                obj1(i).x = obj2(i).x
                Next

                Allow us to use the following syntax:

                For Each o1 As Obj1 in obj1, o2 As Obj2 in obj2
                o1.x = o2.x
                Next

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Code definition window and "Implement Interface" feature should include full XML documentation

                  When implementing an interface, the "Implement Interface" context menu does not insert the associated XML documentation.

                  It should, since that XML documentation is usually a good starting point. Consider perhaps adding a TODO tag.

                  The same should apply to abstract class implementation.

                  The alternative, copying the contents of the Code Definition window into your code, saves a lot of (re)typing. Unfortunately, the documentation does not include the XML documentation tags, which must be added by hand.

                  An example from the code def. window:

                  // Summary: <-- should be <summary>
                  // Performs application-defined tasks associated with freeing,
                  // releasing, or resetting…

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • MTM: Contents > Requirements > Test Case available or not - Display in different color

                    MTM: Contents > Requirements > Test Case available or not - Display in different color or Icon

                    If we have color identification or different icon - It would be easy to verify at one visual go how many Requirements does not have Test Cases.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Can you please change the keyboard shortcut for marking a test as passed or failed?

                      Can you please come up with a more comfortable shortcut in the test runner than the current WIN-CTRL-Q or WIN-CTRL-W?

                      I'm finding that my hand will cramp up after running a long test!!!

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Coded UI feature should have away to easily check all broken links

                        Coded UI feature should have away to easily check all broken links

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Send solution to Outlook

                          You created this beautiful solution to send selected work items to Microsoft Outlook. I was writing some code and realized that it would be handy to send your solution in a zip-package to Outlook and send it to someone. Sometimes you need to explain something by code sample and I think it would be a good shortcut to use.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Port the Visual Studio 2012 C++ compiler and linker back to Visual Studio 2008.

                            Port the Visual Studio 2012 C++ compiler and linker back to Visual Studio 2008. Better yet, take VC++ 6.0, fix the project properties (which truly was dorky), add in the features of Visual Assist, and recompile in 64-bit.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Expression.Assign() to set readonly struct fields as in IL & reflection

                              Expression trees offer a very good alternative to direct IL generation, they are much easier to write and debug. Yet, for some reason, they attempt to enforce C# language rules instead of allowing the same functionality as reflection and IL.

                              When deserializing an array of structs T, if the struct contains a readonly field, there are no way to initialize it except through the use of IL or reflection.

                              Expression.Assign( fieldOfStructInArrayExpression , newValueExpression )
                              throws ArgumentException "Expression must be writeable"

                              Disscussion is at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9930459/how-to-initialize-a-struct-in-array-with-readonly-values-using-expression-trees

                              34 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Open previous closed file(s)

                                I would like to open a previously closed file by a shortcut, for example in browsers you can open a previous tab/window by using ctrl + shift + t. Sometimes you will close a file by accident and then have to go through the menu's to go to recent files.

                                A key binding would be nice such as ctrl + shift + f4

                                Part two of this development would be to remember up to say 10 previous files that were edited and where you were in the code cursor wise.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve built in profiler

                                  The built in performance profiler is really bad compared to the alternatives on the market.

                                  The UI is confusing and very hard to navigate in.

                                  Using sampling is fine if you have really bad performance problems, but if you want to be precise you need instrumentation and it seems that visual studio needs to modify the app.config of the project being profiled, which should not be needed.

                                  Take a good hard look at e.g. Redgate Performance Profiler and implement something as good or just accept that Visual studio cannot be the swizz army knife of all development related and throw…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Demote Variable Declarations to Expressions

                                    Currently a variable declaration is a statement, i.e. it needs to end with a semicolon and has no resulting value. Due to this code such as the following needs to be written:

                                    MyValue value;
                                    if (dictionary.TryGetValue(key, out value)) // ...

                                    I suggest turning it into an expression (that supports being used as a statement), allowing use cases such as:

                                    if (dictionary.TryGetValue(key, out var value)) // ...
                                    else // ... by nature 'value' is still defined/assigned even if it makes no sense in this example

                                    if ((var a = obj as Foo) != null) // ...
                                    else // ... once again…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create Full Migration tool to go from WinForms to WPF

                                      WPF should be a superset of WinForms. If not, small enhancements could be made to make this so. This would allow to convert all code from WinForms to WPF with 100% fidelity. This was the huge mistake Microsoft made when they moved to VB.Net from VB6 because they let a 3rd party design the migration, who happened to sell migration services. If they did this right, MS could lower their costs because they would only need to support WPF. This should be a no brainer to help all of the Enterprise developers which are a huge source of the MSDN…

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                                        2 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Text/HTML within Work Items

                                        Problem: HTML fields, including the newly modified Description field (System.Description) are still handled differently from regular fields and are not added to the data warehouse. This makes it difficult to generate reports that contain any of these fields. This includes the new Feedback Request and Response – both of which use the System.Description field.

                                        Proposed solution: Find a way to include these fields in the data warehouse such that it would allow reporting.

                                        Problem: Formatting is different from the regular paradigm – not sure why. Font size 1 thru 5? Users have become so accustomed to Word and font sizes…

                                        8 votes
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                                        • favourites to specific source file paths ( files and folders)

                                          When there are multiple branches are subprojects, it is difficult to navigate in the folder structure every time
                                          Pl.s provide fcility to add the source fle path to favourites

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