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  1. Add all shortcuts provided in Visualstudio IDE in a single place Help

    Add all available shortcuts which Visualstudio IDE supports in single place called Help.

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      0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a sharepoint operator: $

      Makes what I want.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • spell checker

        I have a great idea implement a spell/suggestion checker for all text that go on the UIs be it forms/web pages all UIs ,,,, many times when creating UIs developers tend to forget to check spelling errors

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          2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show IntelliSense for resource strings in quotes.

          Example: similar to "my resource string".

          This just makes it more readable.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • Allow breakpoints to be set/controlled within the 'Peek Definition' window.

              This is a user workflow thing but I found myself using the peek window and wanting to set a breakpoint inside it (F9 or mouseclick), didnt see the feature so I thought I'd post it here..

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                2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring Silverlight Back-The best product that Microsoft ever built

                Microsoft we all know that you are in troubled waters after the surface debacle, Windows-8 also is a major flop. But still we are with you and we can hit back, just bring back one weapon from the junkyard, 'SILVERLIGHT', the best product Microsoft ever built. Work on Silverlight 6 and see how the tables turn. Please bring it back.

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                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement onion-skinning in the IDE

                  Onion skinning is conceptual layers for things like logging and other cross-cutting concerns that allows you to "fade them out" so you can read only the business logic and thus see the wood without the trees.

                  The actual source code does not change - it just allows us to choose how much to see.

                  Many developers already do this with #Region but it would be easier for the IDE to do it for us?

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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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 →
                                • Support XAML 2009 in Visual Studio Editor and WPF markup-compiler

                                  Finally add support for XAML 2009 and its great features to the VS Editor and the WPF markup-compiler

                                  http://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/ee792007.aspx

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                                    6 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  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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                                      • Allow multiple "Current" iterations for multiple iteration paths in a project

                                        It would be really good if TFS interface allowed for multiple "current" iterations.
                                        For example we have a clients that has multiple projects, we group the projects under 1 project in tfs per client. We use the following structure with the iterations paths

                                        [Client]

                                        [Product A / Project A]
                                        [Release 1]
                                        [Sprint 1]
                                        [Sprint 2]

                                        [Product B / Project B]
                                        [Sprint 1]
                                        [Sprint 2]

                                        I would be good that if we are working on Sprint 1 in both project A and B TFS doesnt assume that project B is a future sprint and combines the burn down for example on…

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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 →
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