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  1. Diagnostics logs should show the vstest.console command line

    there are times we need to run the vstest.console manually so we can duplicate an issue on a Developer's machine ... but we cannot see the vstest.console command line in the diagnostics logs

    11 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Integrate with Deskpro

      Add integration with Deskpro and visual studio online so you can create work items from deskpro bugs and also resolve them.

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Sql Server Object Explorer filters for database objects.

        Sql Server Object Explorer needs to have filters for database objects. When filters are added they should not be like the filter options

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • enhance some feature in visual studio

          hello sir.. i am c# developer i'm using IDE visual studio 2012 i think you should put some a little bit feature just like e.g("",'',{},()) when i write a code some times i create method but at the time of calling method i confused it is method or builtin class when i select this from intellisense it will show like this ("add") so i want to say that whenever i create method and then i select through intelisense it will create parenthesis and semicolon automatically like this (add();) .. and also when i write method or class name e.g add…

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • support SQL Server Extended Events in load tests

            SQL Tracing has been marked for deprecation in a future release of SQL Server.

            Extended Events is the replacement functionality for profiling in SQL Server (and has been available since SQL Server 2008) however load testing in Visual Studio Ultimate only integrates with SQL Tracing

            It should integrate with Extended Events now so that the ability to capture SQL performance data within a load test is not lost when upgrading to a future version of SQL Server where SQL tracing has been deprecated.

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Release a sample on using Projection Buffers with Embedded Languages

              Projection buffers are a powerful tool that allow developers to extend Visual Studio in incredible ways. However, there are no available samples explaining how to use them. This deters most developers from extending Visual Studio in cool ways.

              I'd love for there to be a sample on how to correctly use projection buffers, particularly with embedded language services (ie. C# and VB .Net)

              This issue goes back to Visual Studio 2010: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e536bce3-30f9-4e7f-b322-b3835a487bb0/how-to-create-an-editor-with-a-projection-buffer?forum=vsx

              15 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide Mercurial/BitBucket migration tool to TFS

                Provide a migration tool for migrating from Mercurial/BitBucket repositories to TFS Git or standard TFS. The functionality provided by Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Online is significantly better than what is offered by Mercurial tools such as BitBucket, therefore, it would be immensely useful to have such automated tools available to easily migrate to TFS from more primitive source control systems such as Mercurial BitBucket.

                2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Can we add an Task.Sleep() Method ?

                  In current Task design, when we need to pause the current Task for a while, for example, a delay between retrying some actions like a network connection, there are some choices:
                  1. await Task.Delay or a one time Timer Task which Task.Delay internally does.
                  2. Use Task.Delay().Wait();
                  3. Use Thread.Sleep;
                  4. Use Task.ContinueWith() to chain the Task.Delay and another Task to resume execution.
                  5. Anything else ?

                  In Case 1, the task will become an async task and it is not always expected in many cases. For example, when we use Parallel.ForEach, async function is not aware and that parallel.foreach…

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support for syntax checking for javascript on web pages.

                    It would be nice to have syntax checking within a web form for javascript. Right now, all I get is function not defined. I can eventually find the errors but it would be nice to know what line and a hint on the error.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make System.Net.Http referenced by default in new .NET 4.5 projects

                      Open Visual Studio 2013 and create a new console project or class library. By default, the project will reference System.Data, System.Data.DataSetExtensions, but not System.Net.Http.

                      This makes no sense.

                      How is it more likely that I will be working with DataSets than making HTTP requests? This is 2014, not 2004.

                      Please update the project templates to reflect the needs of programmers today.

                      55 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • allow user to tag multiple work items at one time.

                        In the dialog to modify multiple items at one time the 'Tag' field is not available. I want to be able to tag multiple items with the same tag at once.

                        I run a query and find a set of items that are related and want to temporarily track them together with tag. I am now forced to select each item and tag it individually. This is very painful. Please consider it.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • to rewrite VS and Windows SDK header files appropriately so they don't produce humongous amount of warnings during compilation with /Wall

                          Whoever is responsible for writing, modifying VS and Windows SDK header files should make appropriate corrections in the code they contain so the header files adhere to good coding practices and therefore compile smoothly. The number of warnings these header files produce during compilation is extremely alarming and it explicitly forces user-code to be clumsy-written. When would we, the users, finally be able to write warning-free code as good coding-practices suggest in about every C++ programming course book on the market? What we have now just doesn't make any sense. Please correct this hideousness and embarrassment ASAP. Thanks.

                          18 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Use generics for DependencyProperties, Converters, and many other XAML-related objects

                            It annoys me a lot whether I have to cast values and check for null references all the time, and also makes the code less readable.

                            Using DependencyProperty<T> and Converter<T1, T2> would make XAML-friendly class constructions more efficient in performance, and comfortable to use in IntelliSense functions: For example, we should only be able to convert strings to ulongs by a class which implements Converter<string, ulong>.

                            For DependencyProperties, the GetValue() and SetValue() functions should also only accept arguments which the property specifies. Making DependencyProperties generic would also make the registered 'typeof(T)' argument useless.

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create Task.Empty to avoid Task.FromResult<object>(null);

                              Task.FromResult<object>(null); allows developers to satisfy a Task return type without performing an async operation. Task.Empty should exist like EventArgs.Empty and String.Empty to accomplish the same thing for Task. eg: Task.FromResult<object>(null);
                              // Jerry

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add win32 resource (rc) editor to express edition of Visual Studio

                                That would be great, because users still can develop atl / mfc applications using express editions (not officially), also there is WTL, which requires these.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Non-modal UI for Extensions and Updates download and install

                                  When downloading an extension (say VS Web Essentials), Visual Studio IDE is completely blocked. Why should I have to watch through the progress of the extension download progress bar? Please make this non-modal.

                                  44 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow Editor Style integration with Metadata

                                    Sample idea:

                                    "I want to tell VS that EF scalar and navigation properties in a linq query must be colored orange in my code."

                                    General Idea:

                                    Suppose you have a Data Layer generated by your own T4 templates for Entity Framework, and you add some properties to those Entity classes through partials. Then you make many linq queries.
                                    How many time you peek to the definition of some property in order to know if it is a custom property or an actual EF mapped property?

                                    It could be nice that we can match attributes (e.g. [NavigationProperty]) with some visual style…

                                    8 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make it possible to clone the test plan but keeping the original test case area path

                                      When we are working with teams each team has its own area path. Also if we use the area path to organize the test cases by the software functionality we need to keep the original area path when cloning the test plan. Now we need to specify an default area path when we are cloning the test plan, and all cloned test cases are updated with this area path, overriding the ones we assign previously., making the cloning feature useless in this situation.

                                      18 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • So many years,So many Versions of VS,But Why Visual Studio supports C + + still sucks

                                        Why so many years, Visual Studio supports C + + sucks???
                                        what do the vs team(C++ part) so many years?
                                        eat the ****?

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add more options in VS search dialog

                                          options like
                                          * "search in strings only" / "not in strings"
                                          * "search in comments only" / "not in comments

                                          21 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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