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  1. Please add a DGML viewer to VS 11 Professional version. .

    A DGML viewer for my own graphs in VS would be very helpful. I realize it is part of the Ultimate version, but I am a solo dev and do not need the rest of the Architecture features. In my last project I cobbled together an DAG viewer from QuickGraph, Glee and Graphviz. MSAGL was not easy enough to implement and the graphs were inferior to the ones generated by the viewer in Ultimate.

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      2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • provide Code Constracts Editor Extension for VS2012

      The current version is from 6/3/2011 and doesn't integrate into VS2012.

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        3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Studio Language Pack!

        [Spanish]
        Visual Studio deberia tener un complemento que permita cambiar de idioma del entorno (etiquetas, mensajes, todo!) sin necesidad de instalar el producto por completo!, Seria un concepto muy similar al que ya conocemos con Windows Language Pack!

        [English]
        Visual Studio should have a plug/extension/pack for changing the language of the environment (labels, messages, everything!) Without installing the product completely!, Would be a concept very similar to that already familiar with Windows Language Pack!

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          5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support Visual Studio 2012 on Vista

          Please support Visual Studio 2012 on Vista and not just .NET 4.5.

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          • 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

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            • 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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              • 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 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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                  • 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 →
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                          • 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…

                            26 votes
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                            • 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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                              • 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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                                • 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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                                  • 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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                                    • 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.

                                      24 votes
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                                      • 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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                                        • Provide official logos for the .NET languages

                                          We need something to stick on our laptops.

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                                            5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hey Niklas,

                                            Cool suggestion. We actually do have, or at least had, logos for the .NET languages and stickers bearing them. I have one for VB on one of my laptops and one of each for VB, C#, and F# on another. We used to give these out at conferences and events, I’m not sure if we ran out. At times we’ve also had T-shirts and mugs. Everyone’s always asking us where they can get them. We really should put up a storefront somewhere so that all our fans can show their love. I’ll get on that and let you know what we come up with.

                                            Regards,

                                            Anthony D. Green, Program Manager, Visual Basic, C#, and F# Languages Team

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