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  1. Zipping support from .Net

    Could you please include sources of Ionic.zip.utils (under ms pl) to .Net platform and speed up his implementation?

    Zipping+AES Encryption is very popular. And used almost everywhere. Comparing to wrapper of 7-zip compression takes longer in 2 times and with begger size, but API of ionic is very great.

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      4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add button To Clear The Application Cache Without Resetting The AppDomain

      Allow us to clear the iiscache without having to reset iis or recycle the application pool. While developing we have to manually clear the cache and the current process is time consuming using iisreset (which doesn't always work) or through IIS.

      Add a button within the IDE that clears the cache of the current solution.

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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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 →
        • Add exclusion list to search in files.

          Often, when searching, I wish to be able to tell VS which files NOT to search in.
          Good example, search in all files, except 'Designer.cs' files.

          Since thecode behind file also ends in '.cs' there is no way of doing this.

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          • Design Patterns Project Template

            Project Template based on some common Design Patterns, it would be ideal so have some project templates which will reflect some of the commonly user design pattern.

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              2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 28 votes
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              • Add support for Git over ssh in Team Explorer

                Add support for ssh transport when syncing with Git repositories. libgit2 has ssh support now, so this should be fairly straightforward.

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                • 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#.

                  25 votes
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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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                    • 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 →
                      • 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.

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                          3 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…

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                          • Add support (syntax highlighting, etc) for less stylesheets

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

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                            • 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.

                              22 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?

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                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                      • 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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                                        • 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!

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