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  1. allow users to export to CSV from reportviewer when using local processing mode

    allow users to export to CSV from reportviewer when using local processing mode

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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Update CHESS for newer versions Visual Studio

      Update CHESS: Systematic Concurrency Testing (http://chesstool.codeplex.com/) to work with Visual Studio 2012 (or upcomming version of Visual Studio).

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        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add first-class support for IronRuby and IronPython

        .. including syntax highlighting, Intellisense, a suite of default templates (from web development to WCF to WPF).

        Currently, a separate package has to be installed to use IronRuby and IronPython in Visual Studio.

        It would also be nice if we could link directly into Ruby/Python DLLs from C#.

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          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Scrolling using mouse scroll button click

          Scrolling using mouse wheel button click

          On the pre-2010 version of visual studio I was able to scroll by clicking on the mouse wheel button and then moving the mouse, this is no longer possible
          I would really like to be able to scroll this way again :)

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            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 25 votes
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              2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual Studio Command Prompt Window(Console)

              Please add command prompt windows to visual studio other windows to access command prompt(cmd.exe) and developer command prompt in visual studio and can show console application output in this window and can easily access windows commands.

              24 votes
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                3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support (syntax highlighting, etc) for less stylesheets

                Have first class support for less style sheets in the IDE.

                22 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create a linked js file to user controls, exactly like you did with the codebehind cs file for ide solution explorer viewing.

                  Create a linked js file to user controls, exactly like you did with the codebehind cs file. This would allow easy js separation and ide navigation for the developer to get to the control's client script... additionally, it would allow us to have the markup and js in two edit windows for parallel development (as opposed to splitting the screen).

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make CodeAnalysis in VS2012 support rulesets containg relative hint paths

                    I am trying to use a relative path to a CodeAnalysis custom rules folder in a ruleset file as described here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/codeanalysis/archive/2010/03/26/how-to-write-custom-static-code-analysis-rules-and-integrate-them-into-visual-studio-2010.aspx

                    However, it seems that relative paths aren't working (I tried in VS2012 only).

                    Please see here for details: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vsdebug/thread/485cbddd-3489-4043-9563-d042643a6c63

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                      3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add support for Ctrl+Backspace in all textboxes

                      In many places it's possible to use Ctrl+Backspace to remove the word before the caret (e.g. all Windows standard dialogs and in File -> New Project -> Name).

                      Please support this feature everywhere!

                      Most important to me are Navigate To, the Comment textbox in the Pending Changes tool window, and the new search box.

                      21 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make command line tools doing exactly the same as their visual studio pendants.

                        Some command line tools like MSTest or MSBuild behave slightly different than their pendant functions in visual studio. It would be great to have all these functions as scriptable command line tools that behave exactly like VS.

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                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • axialis iconworkshop lite for visual studio 2010/2012

                          For Visual Studio 2008 we could download and install a free version of Axialis IconWorkshop Lite. However, in order to install this, Visual Studio 2008 needs to be installed too!

                          Since we, and likely many others, migrated to Visual Studio 2010, have no need for Visual Studio 2008 anymore.
                          It would be great if this version or perhaps a newer (lite) version of Axialis IconWorkShop could become available without having to install Visual Studio 2008.

                          Thanks!

                          21 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a global shortcut to do a get latest version recursive on the opened solution

                            This is a common use case when I want to have the latest version of the all the code. Currently, I have to go in solution explorer, drag the cursor all the way up and right click on the solution and then click on get latest. I think it would be really useful to have a shortcut or a global menu command that we can then assign to a shortcut key to do that.

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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable Global NoTracking of Data in Entity Framework

                              Hi,
                              This is just an extension of existing behavior.
                              My understanding of Model, View, Controller is that changes to the model should be reflected in interested views at the earliest opportunity (for example, the observer pattern allows for this). Thus if a data value is changed in an underlying database or persistent data store such as a file, any view that is observing that data model should reflect the change at the earliest opportunity (in the web world when the user refreshes a page, or when a page timer fires causing a page refresh).
                              It appears that the default behavior…

                              20 votes
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                              • Increase build time performance

                                Why is compiling a solution in Visual Studio, many times slower than compiling the same solution using MSBuild from the command line?

                                19 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Snippet for lambda expressions

                                  When the user writes a method call which has a lambda expression as parameter, autocomplete it with a snippet. Example:

                                  collection.Where...
                                  then the snippet completes
                                  colletion.Where(x => x)

                                  This avoids writing x=> x every time I use a lambda expression method.

                                  19 votes
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                                  • Bring back VS Studio Express Web 2010 - Add Style Rule - for 2012 edition - cannot believe you intentionally dropped this feature.

                                    Bring back VS Studio Express Web 2010 - "Add Style Rule" - for 2012 edition - cannot believe you intentionally dropped this feature.

                                    17 votes
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                                    • Add the ability to check in files from Solution Explorer for "Classic ASP" Website

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                                      Hi All,

                                      i want some help for Check in & Check Out Process for Classic ASP Pages on Visual Studio 2010.

                                      Currently What i am doing is Goint to.

                                      Files >> Open >> Websites >> Remote Website and Give my Local Server Name there with Port.


                                      Then all the Directory of my Website gets listed out and i Click on Page i want and "Check Out" for edit and once my work is done i want to "Check in" the Page,But i am not getting that option on the List.

                                      So can anyone please let me know,how i will…

                                      16 votes
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                                      • Provide the option to save projects immediately upon modification

                                        When creating a new file in a project, TFS will automatically add the new file to source control. The project, however, will remain unsaved - meaning that if VS happens to crash, the project and source control will fall out of sync. If project files were saved immediately after adding a file, this would not be a problem.

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                                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Command Argument history capability

                                          The property pages Command Argument entry must be changed frequently during program debug and testing. Having a drop down history list of previous commands would make switching between frequently used command arguments much quicker and less error prone.

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