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  1. Option to keep the current (edit) layout in debug mode

    When entering debug mode, Visual Studio switches the layout (toolbars position, size, etc.). I always use the same layout in both edit/debug mode, so for me it's a pain to make the both layouts identical.

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    • 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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      • support Java

        Support Java to have an "all in one" IDE

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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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              • Prevent VS2012 from locking up when TFS is down!!! (I can't even open my solutions)

                If TFS is down and I try to open one of my solutions in VS2012 (like right now) the whole VS locks up and I am unable to do any coding and work.

                It's really frustrating because even if I don't need source control right now, I should not be prevented from accessing my own code etc.

                Please fix urgently guys, thanks...

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                • GitHub repository could have clickable link

                  GitHub repository could have clickable link in Team Explorer home view (see attached file)

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                  • Add intellisence for xsd:keyref

                    xsd:key - xsd:keyref pair create a check that each value in the field makred as keyref is one of the values marked as key. VS is already smart enough to check that, why don't you offer the list of all possible values in intellisence?

                    People do ask for it (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9638789/xsd-key-keyref-intellisense-validation-support-in-visual-studio-2010/13276790)

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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…

                                  6 votes
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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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                                        • 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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