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  1. 1,269 votes
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      30 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • A way to remove the default blue box Adorner when editing WPF Controls at Design-Time

      As I wrote on this post:

      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/de3211d5-ce18-4275-a555-f8c168c34c35/how-to-disable-default-design-time-adorner?forum=visualstudiogeneral

      would be useful to remove the defalut blue box Design-Time adorner so that a user can provide it own Design-Time adorner with its custom appearance on a custom WPF Control.

      14 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow the C# 'break' statement to terminate *several* nested enslosing loops, rather than the closest one only

        Sometimes, I want to exit several nested loops, based on a single condition.

        Today, I have to introduce an additional boolean variable, to exit all the other loops except the innermost one. This is inconvenient.

        If only the 'break' statement could have accepted the number of loops to break...

        A straighforward example:
        for(;;)
        {
        for(;;)
        {
        if{true} break(2);
        }
        }

        This feature would work just similarly when used in a 'switch' statement.

        We would only have to be concerned to not allow the 'break's parameter to exceed the number of nested scopes it is used from within. Otherwise, an error…

        5 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • change graph x axis from relative time to absolute time in the load test report

          The load testing tool is till not in part the others in the market. One basic feature is showing graph x axis time in absolute time rather than relative time.

          8 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Global variables at release management

            At release management it would be great to use "globale" build varaibles. For example build path, build name, drop location. Also define variables at release template to use this for more custom tasks. Also fixed variables like, date, time and so on.

            179 votes
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              6 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring back the "VISUAL" in visual studio

              Visual studio used to look really great. However, everything about the 2012/13/14 interface looks.. amateurish.

              -The icon looks like something a 3 year old did.

              -The lack of depth makes the whole thing jump into my face. Please bring back the "line work" with contrast.

              We have incredibly high resolution monitors that can render beautiful images. To go all grey is such a step backwards.

              In the old days people scrambled to get color monitors just to get away from the ho-hum grayness of working with a machine all day. To send us backwards is irritating at best and abusive…

              9 votes
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                3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring Back The CLR Debugger

                The .NET 2.0 SDK Shipped with the "Microsoft CLR Debugger" (under the GuiDebug folder in the SDK) which provided a stripped down Visual Studio 2005 Shell (No Project Creation, Intellisense, Syntax highlighting, etc, just a stripped down no frills shell) that allowed debugging of .NET 2.0 Applications without a Visual Studio License.

                This was the closest thing Microsoft has shipped to a "Zero install Visual Studio debugger" beyond WinDbg and its ilk, which don't provide near as nice an experience as Visual Studio.

                Sadly this debugger does not work with .NET 4.0 or greater, I believe it works with .NET…

                11 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow editing of send to address for email alerts in VSO

                  Allow users to specify which emails they want to send the alert to, both for team and individual alerts. Right now changing the individual alert address changes the default mail address for all alerts for that user, and team alerts send to address cannot be edited at all.

                  41 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support for desktop apps to Application Insights

                    Currently Application Insights only supports Phone, Win Store, and Web/server applications. Please add support for WinForms/Console/WPF (desktop) applications as well.

                    260 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide an open API to allow us to extend Code Lens (now that Roslyn is open sourced)

                      Please open up the API for CodeLens now that Roslyn is available to the wider public. It would allow to to do some great stuff on the local code. I would not mind a model that only works locally for now, though a server side API would be nice.

                      96 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio for Mac Os x

                        Dear Madam and sir;

                        We need Full Version of Visual Studio for Mac Os x.
                        And language of programming such as:

                        -C
                        -C++
                        -C#
                        -VB
                        -F#
                        -HTML
                        -MHTML

                        Thanks,

                        1,280 votes
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                          37 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please add support for Azure Websites performance monitoring with Application Insights

                          Application Insights doesn't support server performance monitoring in Azure Websites (only Cloud Service and Virtual Machine) It would be nice if the tiles are also available in the new Azure Portal.

                          60 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide the ability for project templates that load NuGet packages to Update to Latest at the time of project creation

                            This idea came out of a Mobile Services discussion - because of differing cadences, the project templates that load with VS projects are significantly out of date by the time the VS update that includes them is released. As a result, the project creation process involves first loading the NuGet packages referenced by the project and, then immediately waiting a similar amount of time while updating those very same NuGet packages to the latest versions (in the case of Zumo, they were as much as 3 revs & 3 months out of date with VS2013U3.)

                            This is certainly not assumed…

                            4 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow to change code font size at different monitor

                              Some developers use several monitor (2 or 3 or more) to coding with Visual Studio, it supports code editor displays in different monitor, but if monitor place as vertical, code font is smaller and can't adjust for best view. Please consider and add this function into VS IDE font editor.

                              11 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow for build promotions in Team Build

                                I have several build definitions: CI, Deploy to Staging, and Deploy to Production. I want to be able to execute the Staging and Production builds using the output from the CI build meaning I want to promote CI version 1.2.3.4 to Staging. Then I want to promote CI version 1.2.3.4 to production.

                                29 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable customize columns for the taskboard in TFS 2013

                                  We can customize the columns at the PBI level with the Scrum template in TFS 2013, it would be great if we could also customize the columns in the taskboard/sprint board. Specifically, we'd like to add additional columns.

                                  48 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support Data Breakpoints for C#

                                    Data Breakpoints are very useful when debugging state issues as they break into the debugger when the value of a variable changes.

                                    It is currently only supported in C/C++

                                    Please extend support to C# and the other managed languages. We need it badly. The reason there is no uservoice suggestion is that most NET Developers don't know it exists in C++

                                    24 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Warn when committing project file changes that don't include referenced files

                                      A common mistake on just about every project I've worked on is a developer has commit a change to a project file that references a new file, but has not included the file. It would be nice if TFS showed a warning before / when this occurs. There could be valid reasons for letting this still proceed regardless, so a soft fail might be better than a hard fail.

                                      Please Consider both Git and TFVC

                                      12 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Official opening of WTL support

                                        Total is well known, WTL based on ATL, it was an excellent Win32 application development framework. Relative to the MFC,WTL a more lightweight, high efficiency, the links generated by the small size of the program. My only regret is that while WTL is initially within Visual Studio release, WTL is not supported by the Visual Studio official. I think, Microsoft to retain developer, especially C++ developer, in UI framework Shang does needs efforts, MFC bloated and old, ATL does not too for GUI program, pure SDK of program complex degrees too high, most manufacturers in using Visual Studio using C++…

                                        29 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • YAML "in addition to" JSON

                                          YAML is recursive acronym of "YAML ain't a markup language"

                                          YAML specs: http://www.yaml.org/spec/
                                          File extension: .yml or .yaml

                                          Why YAML:

                                          Microsoft was backing XML, while the whole (other) world moved from XML to JSON (a key-value pair format with less footprints and noise). Microsoft was _still_ backing XML while the rest of the world move from JSON to YAML (another key-value pair format with minimalistic footprints and noise).

                                          All those folks suggesting "JSON is new XML" must be living in pervious century: JSON is OLD XML and YAML is new JSON!

                                          In VS2013 Update 2, Visual studio team (with WebDev)…

                                          19 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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