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  1. Would absolutely LOVE to see Silverlight support on the Android OS, especially the Xoom Tablet!

    Would absolutely LOVE to see Silverlight support on the Android OS, especially the Xoom Tablet!

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Option to Lock the Tabs, Toolbars and Views

        I want an option that allows the user to lock the tabs, toolbars and views so he doesn't accidentally undock them when expanding their size. I find it infuriating when I try to expand the Find Results or Error List tab at from the bottom of the form and pull it free from its dock. The user could still change the size of the docked item, but not pull it free.

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          3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Bring back the functionality for generating a makefile from a project or solution

          This is very important for developing cross-platform systems and not having to maintain two definitions of the projects and their dependencies.

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for Java (as long as JDK is installed)

            Basically making coding and compiling possible in the Visual Studio IDE as long as the Java Development Kit is installed on the machine.

            This would prevent the need for multiple IDE's installed on a machine for developers who use both Java and .NET lanaguages.

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              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The Next Version should be a FULL Version like VS 2008 was.

              VS 2010 had some cool features. But they came a a high price. Many technologies were dropped from Visual Studio 2010.

              A few of those are:

              • Reporting Support
              • SSIS Package support
              • Windows Mobile Development Support
              • I am sure there are others that were left out that I don't use...

              Please take the time to make the next version a FULL version. I would like to really upgrade. Not just upgrade for my core .NET applications.

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                3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create all necessary subfolders for solution directories and their child items on the physical disk.

                1. Create a new solution folder for a solution in VS2010. Notice how a subfolder was not created on the physical disk's file structure.
                2. Create a new item (for example, a text file) in the newly created solution folder. Notice how it was created directly in the solution file's folder instead of being created in a subfolder.
                I understand that the purpose of a solution subfolder may not be to reflect physical disk's structure. But it would be really helpful to have such an option.

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                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a uservoice.com integration services

                  Hi,

                  Loving the uservoice.com service, it would be great to have a tools to get bugs and feedback in our tfs backlog after validation (and completion).
                  The tfs customer feedback functionnality/app is a great idea but an app deployment is not an acceptable solution for most.

                  Best Regards

                  Kevin

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Convert search results to grid.

                    Right now, the first thing I need to do after a search, is move the scrollbar on the search result to scroll the actual code into view.

                    If the searchresults are converted to a grid, I can just switch the columns, so that the information I am most often interested in, will be visible right away.

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable "Bookmark All" button when Quick FInd is looking in "Current Project"

                      When Quick Find is looking in "Current Project" the "Bookmark All" button is disabled. But, this is when it is needed most. Suppose there are are 100 matches in the project. We should be able to work on something else while the find is doing its job. There is no reason to click the "Find Next" button 100 times.

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Scaffolding non-web Projects

                        I think it is mandatory to make new asp.net custom scaffolding work with non-web projects like class library ... etc specially that the old T4Scaffolding and MVCScaffolding is not working with VS 2013 update 3

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                        • don't block multi media keyboard keys when visual studio focused

                          Whenever Visual Studio is the current focused window the multimedia keys on my Logitech keyboard will not work. With any other window focused the keys work as expected. I cannot play/pause/skip etc while I am coding, which is extremely annoying.

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                            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • A DataSet vizard for SQL Server Compact 4

                            A DataSet vizard for SQL Server Compact 4

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                            • Easy IIS Express with custom domains

                              Sometimes you need to work with a real hostname. For me, I need to test a SSO provider posting a message to my system and they don't support localhost. I want IIS Express bound to a particular hostname.

                              Here's how to do it, but its complicated (and it actually doesn't work for me, I get an error that I must specify localhost).

                              http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4709014/using-custom-domains-with-iis-express

                              Please sort this out.

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                              • Port Visual Studio to ARM architecture (to match Windows 8 ARM build)

                                The first public version of Windows 8 seems to come out this autumn. Microsoft claimed ARM support. Can't imagine, why I need Windows on ARM without Visual Studio.

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                                • Remember window position & size when debugging Console Applications

                                  When creating and debugging console applications it would be great if the window position and size were persisted so that the next run placed the console window in the place it was left.

                                  Think of scenarios where you have multi-monitors or limited screen real estate on a laptop or VM.

                                  * I am aware and have used the SetWindowPos user32.dll and GetConsoleWindow kernel32.dll hacks but those are not ideal in my opinion.

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                                  • Replace cmd.exe with PowerShell in Visual Studio Command Prompt

                                    Or at least add a new shortcut if cmd.exe is required for backward compatibility.

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                                    • Make a portable Feedback Client Version

                                      It would be very helpful to have a portable Version of the Feedback Client.

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                                      • The "Find and Replace" window needs a "Skip File" button; I often find myself caught in compiled script files or dbml backends, etc.

                                        The "Find and Replace" window needs a "Skip File" button; I often find myself getting caught in compiled script files or dbml backends, etc. while looking for a term that should be easy to find with the exception of those few files that hold multiple uses of it.

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                                        • Explore ways of providing features that, at present, are only in the Ultimate SKU

                                          The jump from premium to ultimate is just too high, or at least the people in charge of the money at my company think that. I really don't have the time to convince them otherwise and I don't really
                                          want to either since it will be seen as a ‘benefit’ for me more so than the business.

                                          And if I request it, and if by some miracle it was approved, every other developer would want that version too. So the cost is not 1 upgrade but 1 upgrade X # of developers, which the powers that be understand.

                                          However every…

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