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  1. enhance search to retain recent history

    I sometimes search on a phrase with the intent of changing something within the phrase of near by. On every change, the search engine starts over gain. I don't want to revisit all the places I just visited and want to search to continue on to other files with the same phrase. Here is a more detailed post. http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • references filter

      In Visual Studio, when looking at the references; it would be handy sometimes to have the option of seeing only those in your solution, and/or non-Microsoft references, and/or only external references (non solution, non MS)

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide a simple way to analyze TFS build time, so we know where our time is spent.

        The current "Activity Log" view for a TFS build is basically useless in it's current form for the task of finding out where all your time is spent during a TFS build, for any build with more than 5 lines of output in that log.

        Sure, it's got the time of every action taken in there. But not in any way that's useful. There's no way to sort or collapse the view to quickly find the longest part of the build, so you're left with scrolling down the long list of actions, until an item that seems long catches your…

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          0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Switch between Debug Device (Surface/PC) for entire solution

          I would like to change the debug device for the entire solution, so that you can switch between different devices. Currently you have to change it for every project in the solution

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            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make Code Lens available in Visual Studio Premium

            Code Lens is a great new feature but since it right now only is available to Ultimate users few have the opportunity to take advantage of it. And it does not weigh up the cost of upgrading users to Ultimate. Since it is a tool that many would find useful please make it available for at least Premium users

            40 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Write test code for Windows Phone using other popular frameworks (xUnit.Net, NUnit, etc.)

              With VS2013 + Update 2 I have the ability to write unit tests for WIndows Phone platforms (8.0 and 8.1) using MSTest framework that comes out-of-the-box with Visual Studio.

              However, I would like the flexibility of writing tests in other popular frameworks like NUnit, xUnit.Net

              5 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  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.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make intellisense type aware

                  Say I have a method
                  Sub MoveFile(File as Fileinfo)
                  ....
                  End Sub

                  When i call that method why does intellisense suggest objects that aren't FileInfo objects?
                  The compile knows its expecting a FileInfo object and will throw me an error if I pass an Int but intellisense is quite happy to suggest a boolean primitive.

                  If you made intellisense only suggest objects of suitable types for methods(and overloads) sorted with objects from the current block then method then class, most of the time the correct one would be top 3.

                  Tim

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable VS 2013 MVC Scaffolders for all project types

                    Enable the use of VS2013 MVC Scaffolder on project types different that web projects. It will be really usefull to have this scaffolding tool for other projects like library class project. With this we can easly automate code generation.

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                      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • T4 Template Editor

                        T4 is one of the most powerful tools in Visual Studio, and it's used extensively in MS's own products such as Entity Framework. Yet there is no T4 editor in Visual Studio- it treats it as a text file. With Roslyn you should be able to provide a much richer editing experience when creating T4 templates.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make team alerts work regardless of team membership to contributors, project administrators and readers

                          We have this structure
                          TFS Project
                          - Project Administrators
                          -- AD Group for project administrators
                          - Contributors
                          -- AD Group for Contributors
                          - Readers
                          -- AD Group for Readers

                          Teams (is NOT part of role because i do not wanna add all team members of a specific role)
                          - Team 1
                          -- Member (maybe contributor)
                          -- Member (maybe contributor)
                          -- Member (maybe reader)
                          -- Member (maybe Project administrator)
                          -- Member (maybe Testers role)

                          Team 2
                          -- Member (maybe contributor)
                          -- Member (maybe contributor)
                          -- Member (maybe reader)
                          -- Member (maybe Project administrator)
                          -- Member (maybe Testers role)

                          The problem
                          When…

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Visual Studio to modify its colors when running under Windows 8 High Contrast Themes

                            When running windows in high contrast mode, visual studio changes the color theme to "High Contrast" and does not allow it to be changed. This should be allowed if someone wants to deviate from high contrast mode.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Remove IIS requirements from project loading

                              Currently in VS2013, if you open a web project that uses IIS, and IIS is not setup correctly, it will fail to load with an error: "The Web Application Project XYZ is configured to use IIS. The Web server 'http://localhost:8080'; could not be found."

                              It makes no sense to prevent loading a project because of this. Maybe I don't want to use IIS at all, maybe I just want to look at the code. VS shouldn't fail to load a project because of this.

                              IIS settings should be checked only if I try to run the app.

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                              • Allow cancelling WCF calls and HttpTaskAsyncHandler with cancellation token

                                In the WCF service methods, allow optional cancellation token parmeter. In HttpTaskAsyncHandler allow optional cancellation token in the Task based worker method.

                                This should help to abort a service call neatly and prevent exceptions on unexpected places

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve the accessibility for screen readers for both the web and Visual Studio UI.

                                  The web interface for Visual Studio Online is quite ppor with regards to using accessible standards for visually impaired screen reader users. Tabular information is not displayed using tables and many links and controls do not render as controls to a screen reader, but appear like plain text. Please consider the visually impaired screen reader user whenever developing web interfaces. The UI displayed within Visual Studio itself is very poor since the move to WPF and needs considerably more thought to make it work properly with screen readers.

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                                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Can we get c++-style bitfield structures?

                                      It would at least help in interop situations where the native type has such a structure specified. A possible C# syntax is shown below. The new attributes would live in the System.Runtime.InteropServices namepsace. All fields in such a structure would be limited to primitive types. Only byte, sbyte, and bool would be allowed to be less than one byte. (Enum types would qualify if derived from byte or sbyte.) .NET would would pad theoverall structure according to the pack rules in effect, but not inside the listed fields. If a field needs to cross byte boundaries, .NET would make it…

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • incorporate a "slow motion" debugger.

                                        It would be nice to have a feature that added an automatic step-through debugging mode that would step through (or step over) each line at a configurable interval. I find myself debugging a lot of legacy code, observing each line in sequence. Something like this might have some application for observing the flow of data within complex or recursive methods, and would spare me the trouble of mashing F10 constantly.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • asp.net mvc next version is a...

                                          let cshtml file include a csharp dependent file like xaml file, it is a part of cshtml represent class,

                                          this dependent cs file will be used to generate javascript for that owner cshtml's script.

                                          pls reference sharpkit
                                          http://sharpkit.net/
                                          all js library mapping to net library(assembly) like jquery etc..
                                          this library be refed to that dependent csharp file

                                          for example:

                                          using System;
                                          using X.JQuery;

                                          internal partial class Asp.Page_Views_XX_cshtml{
                                          [JsType(XX,Name="onBtn1Click")]
                                          public void onBtn1Click(XEventArgs e){
                                          // your code logic use csharp code
                                          }
                                          }

                                          we know the cshtml file will generated csharp class in temp assembly to temp dir by razor engine and…

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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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