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  1. Provide Select/Deselect All Radio button in Configuration manager

    Provide a "Select/Deselect All" radiobutton in Configuration Manager under Project contexts as we have 100+ projects in the Solution and it is time consuming to check/uncheck project by project options.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement AD FS for TFS

      Our organisation policy does not allow us to use TFS Online / visualstudio.com. For on-premises TFS instances, ADFS is not supported at the moment. I'm hoping a future update will incorporate the ADFS bits for TFS Online in the on-prem version as well. That would open up some authentication schemes we'd like to use.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Choose multiple extensions first, then take action at once!!

        Every time there is a new installation of VS, I have to install 12 extensions one by one. Would be nice if you guys make it like WebMatrix installation launcher, where you first add multiple extensions to your bucket list and then install them at once.

        Same goes for deletion.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Install Extensions without requiring a restart

          When you install an Add-on on latest versions of Firefox, it doesn't require a restart, but refreshes the related components within the running process.

          VS is a giant! It can handle it too, instead of cry like babies for a restart!

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Generate tiles and splashscreen in multiple scales in Blend

            #Design mockup attached to this idea

            Creating all the visual assets for a new app is today a quite heavy process usually done in programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.
            What could be really awesome was if Blend could support a small tool where it would be easy to generate visual assets such as tiles and splashscreens for different kind of apps.

            If Blend could support vector graphics such as AI files, and place them intelligently inside some guidelines for icons, and generate all the scaled assets, and even scale the resize the icon inside depending on the…

            38 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Drag item from Watch to Editor and turn into DataTip

              From user:
              Would also be nice if you could drag an item from watch and place in on the code for a floating watch item. Although this is a frown, I do like the floating watch items

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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Handle exceptions like a switch statement

                Allow for handling multiple exceptions with the same block:

                try
                {
                ... // My code that throws
                }
                catch(WebException ex)
                catch(EndpointNotFoundException ex)
                {
                // Handle both exceptions the same way
                }
                catch(Exception ex)
                {
                // Handle unknown exceptions differently
                throw;
                }

                The only issue I see is the fact that you would need the same name for the local exception variable, but maybe there is a slightly better syntax for this.

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                  2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

                  Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

                  Sometimes we'd like to simply use a folder as an organizational structure and not a namespace. It would be nice if a folder had a boolean value to indicate that it should be used to define a namespace and have a namespace field that defines what it used.

                  For example..

                  I might have a Folder structure like

                  -ClassLibrary
                  -- Folder1
                  --- SubFolder2
                  ----- Sub-SubFolder 3

                  And I only want my namespace to be ClassLibrary.Folder1.Folder2 and folder 3 is strictly for organization. Whenever I add a new class under…

                  10 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add gcc.godbolt.org features to webcompiler.cloudapp.net

                    gcc.godbolt.org has many handy features for testing code snippets:
                    * Passing compiler options
                    * Choosing compiler versions
                    * Viewing generated disassembly (with syntax highlighting!)

                    I think webcompiler.cloudapp.net should *at least* support viewing disassembly.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Revert back to Upper casing for Menu bar in final release of VS 2015

                      Hey Microsoft why don't you guys keep the menu bar in all caps because menu bar in VS 2015 preview is looking so ugly we want the same menu bar as in VS 2013.

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow a VS Online account to be moved to another region

                        Initially, only the USA regions were available for VS Online accounts. Now it's also possible to choose West Europe.
                        I'd like to be able to move the account I have to West Europe, keeping the URL.

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                          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Treat WPF with the respect it deserves and fix its performance issues

                          It's clear that WinRT/NET is the future. And it's clear migration from WPF to WinRT/NET won't be that difficult. But WinRT/NET for desktop won't be available for Windows 7, although I'm sure you'll push it to Win8.X when Win10 comes out. Considering Win7 adoption it will still take at least 5 years before we can ship products just for WinRT/NET!

                          Hire another 20 developers and fix WPF! Specifically fix the performance! Rendering needs to be a lot faster!

                          I can't understand why MS is saving on WPF by investing only in WinRT/NET, at the same time pushing away millions of…

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Update WinForms Framework, by using DirectX instead of GDI+ and updating some of the controls

                            WinForms is a technology that is still being heavily used for enterprise development, since it's fast, tested, reliable, and it enhances rapid development.
                            Yet, Microsoft seems to have abandoned it in favor of WPF.
                            I think that WinForms could and should be developed side by side with WPF. Microsoft should give it a little more love and update some of its core, migrating it from GDI+ to DirectX, or even offer them as an option to the developer.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Sync extensions across multiple devices, using the synchronized settings feature

                              Keep the installed extensions and pluings in sync in the cloud, using the sync feature.
                              Useful when reinstalling VS or when using multiple PCs.

                              181 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • What if a developer is able to create a Centralized Repository

                                Problem:
                                No Centralized Repository
                                No Version System
                                No Collaboration among Team Members

                                Solution:
                                A Cloud Solution, making able a developer to create his own centralized repository.
                                Team will be able to collaborate.
                                System will be able to maintain different Versions of the Code.

                                9 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow overriding built-in Code Analysis dictionary terms

                                  We need the ability to override Code Analysis dictionary terms which are shipped out-of-the-box (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Team Tools\Static Analysis Tools\FxCop\CustomDictionary.xml)

                                  Otherwise, there is no way to get rid of CA1704 (IdentifiersShouldBeSpelledCorrectly) warnings for terms that are marked as unrecognized (e.g. "Multi") or compound (e.g. "Toolbar") in the built-in dictionary.

                                  There is some discussion on Connect[1], but I refuse to accept the recommendation that we need to actually modify our Visual Studio installation files in order to be able to use certain words without CA complaining. This is not a practical solution for large teams.

                                  I see two…

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow a user to instantly navigate to the TFS folder for the selected workspace in Source Control Explorer

                                    Solution Explorer has the option, Open Folder in File Explorer, which makes it extremely easy to quickly access the folders for the solution in windows explorer. It would be very nice to have a similar feature in Source Control Explorer that quickly expands the folders to navigate you to the path set for the Source Control Folder for the Workspace.

                                    You can include a property right below Local Path and call it, Server Path: <path> (where <path> is a hyper link similar to Local Path). And if there are multiple paths mapped for the Workspace, have the little down arrow…

                                    7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Exclude Unit Tests from Release version by incorporating a switch to exclude objects with attributes such as [TestMethod].

                                      The only strategy currently available is to write Unit Tests in a separate assembly. However, this does not facilitate Test Driven Design because of the absence of a "generate" function. Other cons to this approach are that the visibility of all tested objects have to be increased to "public", and there is no IDE check for syntactic compatibility between the test and tested object (which is essential for refactoring). A better approach would be to include the Unit Tests in the same assembly as the production code but, presently, there is no way to exclude the Unit Tests from the…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Object Browser window honor the IDE profile language

                                        If I don't have any project opened in the Solution Explorer, the Object Browser window will show information in C# syntax. This is very inconvenient for non-C# developers.

                                        I'd suggest that if I choose the IDE profile as C++ developer, for example, the Object Browser window should honor that and show classes/functions in C++ syntax.

                                        13 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • odata v4

                                          upgrade Lightswitch OData to v4

                                          72 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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