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  1. 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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      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.

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        0 comments  ·  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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        • 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 →
          • 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.

            17 votes
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              3 comments  ·  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!

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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…

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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow me to perform source control operations on Solution Folders

                  At the moment, Solution Folders don't have any source control operations. Add the ordinary operations like checkin, checkout, get latest etc on Solution Folders, which will then apply for everything below that folder.

                  15 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable Team Explorer 2012 to work with more than one project at the same time

                    I love to work with Visual Studio 2010 and am also using team explorer.
                    Mostly I am working in parallel with 3 team projects. The new team explorer 2012 makes it absolutely impossible to work efficiently for a software engineer. Well, it's quite sufficent for dump programmers not able to work with more than two or three work items, but for a software engineer working with architecture, planning, documents and so on it's definitely a NOGO.

                    Just simply offer the same tree choice as in VS 2010 Team Explorer. Additionaly you can add the new tabs that are active for…

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SPA Template in Visual Studio 2012 & 2010

                      Please add the single page application template back to MVC 4

                      15 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  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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                          2 comments  ·  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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                          • 13 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Cheaper License For Personal Edition

                              Jetbrains (creators of ReSharper) have a great licensing scheme whereby you can buy a personal license of all their software which can be used for commercial work, provided it comes out of a person's funds (and not paid for by a company).

                              I use Visual Studio every day and am frankly disappointed with the IDE - MS seem to be more interested with ticking feature boxes than actually making features useful. For example, you still can't expand the options/settings dialogue box in VS 2010 (so have to scroll through tiny lists of fonts)! The refactoring support is clunky and slow.…

                              13 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.

                                13 votes
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                                • Can Micorsoft open up Visual Studio 2011 for Windows Vista Operating System...

                                  Though most of the latest computers come with Windows 7, there are some of us with computers roughly 3 to 4 years old who are still with Windows Vista. Can Microsoft open up Visual Studio 2011 for Vista so that the Vista users also can equally explore the IDE. If is is not possible to open up the full plethora of features, will it be possible to open up the express version.

                                  12 votes
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                                  • A small inconsistency in open-website shortcut

                                    In File > Open sub-menu, please rename the website shortcut to Alt+Shift+O instead of Shift+Alt+O for consistency. Thanks! :-)

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                                    • 12 votes
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                                      • Shortcut to toggle between Action and View (MVC)

                                        In Netbeans (ruby-on-rails MVC project), we can toggle between Action and (its corresponding) View by pressing Alt+Shift+A. Please provide this useful shortcut for MVC3/4 projects in Visual Studio 11.

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                                        • 11 votes
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