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  1. Improve SQL Server Management Studio Diagrams

    Improve SQL Server Management Studio Database Diagrams to use modern disign (aperance) like VS Class Diagrams or EF Diagrams.

    It is unaceptable on these days that SQL Server Managemnt Studio renders that ugly and old diagrams with those old fat lines and borders. We would love to see SQL Management Studio Generating beautiful diagrams like VS Class Diagram or EF Diagrams.

    Also allow "Fit to print" options like CA Erwin does.

    12 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable Smart Unit Tests to generate tests for ASP.NET vNext projects

      In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests does not support generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects. Please extend this feature to enable generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects.

      7 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make C/C++ compiler (cl.exe) independent of IDE

        Consider a node.js developer, who builds native addon module using node-gyp in C++.

        Node-gyp require MSVCR to compiler the project on Windows. If I am using sublime for my JS and C++ development, I would like to only take C++ compiler and libraries instead of installing plethora of stuff that I don't require.

        Original concern was posed here: http://stackoverflow.com/q/26959640/.

        24 votes
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          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create a new project type for the front-end projects (SPAs)

          SPA is becoming a new trend in web development, but Visual Studio doesn't yet support splitting web applications into two separate projects - one for the front-end (Angular, Ember, React etc.), and another one - backend code (ASP.NET Web API, SignalR etc.), yet allowing to build and run them as a single web application. The directory layout you are currently enforce to use is not suitable for SPA applications. That is one of the reasons why many web developers switch from ASP.NET development to GO and other technologies.

          It would be nice if VIsual Studio would support a directory layout…

          19 votes
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            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Update WPF to use Direct2D for rendering instead of Direct3D 9

            WPF currently uses Direct3D 9 for rendering. This is because WPF was designed when it had to run on XP. Today, all platforms that WPF runs on have Direct2D support. Direct2D has vastly superior rendering performance compared to WPF's current Direct3d-based rendering.
            It would thus make excellent sense to migrate to using Direct2D for rendering. As rendering is pretty abstract in WPF, this could probably be done with little to no impact on compatibility, but with HUGE performance benefits. Watch some of the comparisons between Direct2D and WPF.

            29 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • IsAnyNull Compiler Feature

              We often find ourself writing statements such as:

              If ( (a !=null) && (a.b !=Null) && (a.b.c !=null)
              {
              // Do something with c
              }

              It would be great if there was a compiler feature that would generate
              the individual check without having the developer duing the tedious work with a statement such as a.b.c.IsAnyNull()

              205 votes
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                13 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create build group for TFS builds to run multiple builds

                New option to create a build group for TFS builds to queue multiple builds at once

                5 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable Smart Unit Tests to break dependencies by automatically generating mocks

                  In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests warns about external dependencies (for e.g. calls into the filesystem, network, etc.) present in the code-under-test. The expectation is that the developer then manually write a mock for such dependencies.
                  I would like Smart Unit Tests to detect such dependencies and automatically generate mocks.

                  18 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • All dlls that is needed for running the tests gets in one folder, so if any dll have the same name it will be overwritten

                    So my problem is the following. (Microsoft Test Manager, Test controller, test agent)

                    I have a testplan that run tests on several services, some services are the same but different versions.

                    The services with different version has the same name on their client dll. Lets say person.client.dll

                    So here comes the problem.

                    When I run the tests(the whole testplan) the first version test fails but it doesnt fail when I run them seperatly.

                    So I googled and did some logging on the testagent and discovered this:

                    Copying remote file: C:\Users\service.tfstestcontr\AppData\Local\VSEQT\QTController\746\Deployment\Hogia.Person.Client.dll to: C:\Users\fredrik.almen\AppData\Local\VSEQT\QTAgent\746\isptest2013.hogia.local\Deployment\Hogia.Person.Client.dll

                    So here is the problem if I have…

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                      3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add support for ALPN to System.Net.Security.SslStream

                      The proposal is to add TLS ALPN support to the System.Net.Security.SslStream API. One of the key applications of this would be to negotiate SPDY or HTTP/2 connection with a server.

                      "Microsoft drove into the TLS working group a new standard called ALPN: [IETFDRAFT-ALPN] Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), "Transport Layer Security (TLS) Application Layer Protocol Negotiation Extension", draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00, April 2013, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00 This standard uses a TLS extension during the handshake to communicate to the server/client what inner protocol will be spoken over the secure stream. For instance, this is how SPDY and HTTP/2.0 connections are negotiated between browsers and compatible…

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                        3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Integrate Mercurial SCM into the IDE

                        Give Hg users first-class support in the IDE. Yes there is visual-hg but I'd love to see this built-in.

                        22 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Move Tasks to sprints

                          I'd like to be able to right click on Tasks in the Backlog view and move the Task to a specific Sprint without having to open its properties and change the iteration path.

                          I basically would like it to work as it does for Product Backlog Items

                          9 votes
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                          • High Performance line graph control based on Dynamic Data Display

                            Support for a high performance line graph control based on (or similar to) the Microsoft Research Project Dynamic Data Display (http://dynamicdatadisplay.codeplex.com/). Dynamic Data DIsplay is great but work on this project appears to have stopped.

                            411 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Completely rework the RichTextBox control (make it fast, extensible, capable of handling large text)

                              - fast to initialize and load
                              - stellar performance (this is the most important part)
                              - able to handle large amounts of rich-text
                              - provide an auto-size feature
                              - better support for spell checking
                              - either add support for image editing, bullet points and tables or make it extensible so we can implement it ourselves

                              I imagine a lot can be taken from the VS2010 editor or AvalonEdit.

                              212 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Fix the SWF/WPF airspace issue

                                Currently, System Windows Forms based controls always draw on top of WPF controls when they overlap, which is undesirable. I suggest that you fully integrate SWF controls into WPF so they appropriately handle the z-order, opacity, zoom, and other WPF properties.

                                106 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make the .NET compilers find IDisposable abuse accurately, and make it a compiler error rather than needing to use code analysis

                                  Finding leaks caused by not disposing IDisposable objects is probably one of the hardest, time consuming issues with .NET code.

                                  The fact that the code analysis warning CA2000 is plagued with false detections and worse - situations that it misses entirely, means that people don't find their mistakes at compile time (when they should).

                                  If the compilers found IDisposable abuses correctly (and it was a facility of the core compilers rather than having to use code analysis), it would raise the bar considerably to ensure that people write correct .NET code first time rather than having to spend man-weeks finding…

                                  21 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Would be able to clear out testers field on a test case in MTM

                                    Once you have assigned a tester to a test case it is not possible to clear it, only change it to a different value. It should be possible to set this empty if you do not know which person this test case will be assigned to.

                                    12 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Include Blend for Visual Studio in Visual Studio Community Edition

                                      Include Blend for Visual Studio (Desktop Edition to build WPF applications) in the Visual Studio Community Edition

                                      14 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow extensions to filter their MEF exports by VS version

                                        When writing VS extensions that support multiple versions of Visual Studio from a single VSIX, it would be very useful to filter specific [Export]s to only be exported in specific VS versions.

                                        This would be useful for workarounds for bugs that were fixed in newer versions, or for working with features that were only introduced in newer versions.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Generic Enum Parsing: public static T Enum.Parse<T>(string value)

                                          Add methods for enum parsing with generics so that instead of writing this:
                                          var foo: (MyEnum)Enum.Parse(typeof(MyEnum), "EnumMember");

                                          we could write this:
                                          var foo = Enum.Parse<MyEnum>("EnumMember");

                                          Regards and continue with the good work,
                                          Abel Pereira

                                          11 votes
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