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  1. Data Compare - update only changed columns in generated SQL

    For the Data Compare feature in the database projects in Visual Studio, please allow an option for the generated UPDATE statements to include only the columns which actually have changes. E.g. if a table has 15 columns and only one column has changed, the update statement generated should only SET that one column, and not all 15.

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    • Add static header functionality (i.e. always visible header) to ASP.NET GridView

      Add static header functionality (i.e. always visible header) to ASP.NET GridView

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      • that you should really add a delete function within the web-ui

        While you are able to delete projects with the command-line tools you get with VS, there is still misisng a function in the web-ui

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        • Make it faster to load so the work time will be fast

          because when starting up the application it takes time to load rather than the other one, pls.. make it fast

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          • Add a GUI editor for XML comments

            Maintaining XML comments especially with code examples is a pain. It would be very useful if VS11 has built-in functionality for editing XML comments with a GUI addon. See DocumentX plugin for VS2010.

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            • add filter by typing in properties / event widows

              It's available for WPF froms AFAIK and will be nice for WinForms too

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              • Open several solutions on same VS instance

                If we have to work on several solutions at same time, one thing that could help to improve our performance, is the possibility to open them all in the same VS instance.

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                • Make VS build/load projects in solution in parallel

                  Having lots of projects in a solution is something common nowadays.
                  VS should load, build, rebuild the projects in the solution in parallel using a configurable number of cores.
                  A modern cpu can get you even 8/16 cores. most should be used for the heavy work (vs working), and some (maybe 2) should be left for the OS & other applications.

                  This should make a lot of scenarios feel better as VS build some projects in the background when needed (refactoring, finding references, opening some designers).

                  VS should also build a single project in parallel. There are some taks that…

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                  • Bug :: Fix bug when adding resource files to web applications bound to TFS

                    Within Visual Studio, when you add a resource file (.resx) file to a solution that is bound to TFS, an error it output from the IDE. This error also comes up when trying to check-in changes. The error is copied in below;

                    All files are up to date.
                    BMCommerceStoreAdmin.csproj.vspscc, BMCommerceStoreAdmin.csproj have been automatically checked out for editing.
                    The item C:\Projects\KYCommerce_trunk\BMCommerceStoreAdmin\ProductCategory\App_LocalResources\ViewCategory.aspx.Designer.cs could not be found in your workspace, or you do not have permission to access it.

                    To reproduce;

                    1) Open Visual Studio 2010
                    2) Create a new solution and add a "web Application" project to it
                    3) In Visual Studio…

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                    • Language agnostic comment notation for mathematical expressions with IDE visualization

                      You should be able to enter comment in the supported (C++,C#,F# etc) languages within the code just like ordinary comments but have some special way to mark that the comment contains mathematical notation/formulas that the IDE can interpret and display. It would be handy if you could copy formula from say Mathematica and then insert it into the comment.

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                      • Solutions Explorer : Viewing features in chronological order

                        Currently all features found within the solutions explorer are ordered alphanumerically. I am working on a project which could potentially require hundreds or even thousand of future features. I recognized there would be tremendous value in having the capability to arrange the view based on chronological order so that myself and my team can view which features have been most recently modified without having investigate each feature individually. I have desperately tried to find a way to modify the views, but it appears that this is not possible in this manner.

                        I believe that including a "sort by" feature for…

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                        • Add support for Conditional Compiler directives in triple slash (///) documentation

                          We use a shared codebase for our Silverlight/WPF/Windows Phone 7 API Reference. Our developers use different Conditional Compiler directives in the C# code to construct the three different API’s. As a Product Engineer, I am responsible for documenting the various Types in the source code with triple slash (///)documentation. Our triple slash documentation is extensive (sometimes hundreds of lines of comments per Type) as we use it for an input to construct API documentation via software like Document! X.

                          The problem is Visual Studio 2010 will not honor Conditional Compiler directives in the triple slash (///) comments in the same…

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                          • Make SQL Server Not Allow You To Create Stored Procedures For Tables That Aren't In The DB

                            If there is a SQL Server User Voice I will post it there, but I cannot find it so I will post it here:

                            I manage many SQL Servers, and sometimes the names are very similar and when I open an SQL file to update my procedures it lets me execute the Create Procedure statements and it adds all the procedures but they are for the wrong database.

                            I have to manually remove them which can be a pain when there are 100's of procedures sometimes.

                            A simple (The table or view 'xyz' is not found would do).

                            If you…

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                            • Please fix the price discrepancy between USA and Australia

                              There is a HUGE price discrepancy between the US and Australia for the same products. Looking at Visual Studio with MSDN on a 12 month subscription..

                              Ultimate.. $USD13,299.00 vs $AUD21,202.00 ($USD6,408.90 difference)
                              Premium.. $USD6,119.00 vs $AUD9,755.00 ($USD2,948.57 difference)
                              Test Professional.. $USD2,169.00 vs $AUD3459 ($USD1,046.24 difference)
                              Professional.. $USD1,199.00 vs $AUD1,912.00 ($USD578.26 difference)
                              MSDN OS.. $USD699.00 vs $AUD1,115.00 ($USD337.43 difference)
                              (currency conversion for USD-AUD difference done with Google on 2014/07/31)

                              Unfortunately perpetual licenses aren't much better when it comes to price parity (USA: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/list/Visual-Studio/categoryID.62687600 vs Australia: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/list/Visual-Studio/categoryID.65081900?icid=DvprCat_ShopCategories_VS2013)

                              Given these products are basically identical and are delivered electronically, there should be no…

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                              • Give us an idea on Prices for over 5 users

                                We are hesitant to move due to uncertain pricing. If we knew a range or max suggested pricing we would move today.

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                                • TypeScript support jquery and jquery plugin

                                  Today most developer work with jquery. jquery change websites and daily increase plugins.Typescript is very good but when completed that support jquery and jquery plugin. please add jqeury syntax or others to compiler convert typescript to jquery script

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                                  • Improve the UI design.

                                    maybe use/apply silverlight in the IDE. make the UI feel similar to a WPF, also include a new item datetime picker for asp.net or winforms/wpf/silverlight

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                                    • Dynamic Modularization Framework

                                      In the DevOps trend, Microsoft needs to bring a reference open modularization framework.

                                      Some years ago COM based developement has been a step into that direction with language independence.

                                      Since that time OSGi specification has been recognized and it is already strongly supported in the Java world meanwhile being
                                      centralized and target only single programming language.

                                      We need a framework to support distribution execution and programming language independence. Modern solutions which may be written in different programming languages need to be able to call each other transparently so that it can be applied in many different platforms and langagues.

                                      This…

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                                      • Ensure VS copies dependant assemblies during build

                                        Hi Folks, I originally posted this as a defect but decided to post here as a feature request.

                                        In a nutshell...
                                        1) Create a blank solution and add a console application and class library project
                                        2) Reference the class library project from the console application and set it to CopyLocal (so that it copies the assembly).
                                        3) In the class library project reference a copy of external assemblies (in my case it was the Exchange Web Services assemblies) and set them to copy local.

                                        When the solution is built, the class library will compile and correctly copy the exchange assemblies…

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                                        • support Java

                                          Support Java to have an "all in one" IDE

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