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  1. 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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                            • automatically open folders in the solution explorer then i drag some files over.

                              It would be nice if folders in the solution explorer open automatically then i drag some files from my browser over it because sometimes there are subfolders in it there i want to drop my files in :-)
                              ..after this action they could close (go back to the last state) automatically

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                              • Change recent docs to favourite docs or at least allow me to pin certain solutions.

                                I work on several projects but have three main ones. It's annoying when one falls of the recent projects menu because I've been doing other things recently. It'd be better if I could say that there are some that are always on the list.

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                                • TFS.visualstudio.com Security using IP

                                  as tfs.visualstudio.com is public website, if you can provide IP based security to open the subscriptions; it will be useful for organizations to save the code without going out from the premises.

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                                  • Create a project type where the build action does nothing (by default)

                                    I would like to be able to create a Visual Studio project who's build action is to copy to a given directory.

                                    The reason why this would be useful for the following scenarios:

                                    1) You are building a project does not have a compilable build step (ie. the project is just a bunch of files, like an html only website)

                                    2) You want total control over what the build action does

                                    The default behavior of this project would be to copy all content to the given output directory.

                                    My current use-case is I have a project that contains custom deployment…

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                                    • AngularJS Like Web Framework is Required on Microsoft Technology Stack

                                      Angular JS is a very powerful framework for web & mobile frontend development on HTML5 technology stack. Although it is open-source, it is actually supported and being developed by Google. Microsoft should have such kind of technology and it should not be late on this area like it was on mobile...

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                                      • Add the ability to run or emulate a single form from the desinger.

                                        It would be nice to be able to debug a single form straight from the designer to test code you have added to make the UI function. It is annoying having to modify which form is run at the entry point.

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                                        • Update the Shim generation code to ignore classes with the CompilerGenerated attribute.

                                          This would prevent warnings for <>c__DisplayClassN types (The private, sealed anonymous types so often used with Linq expressions). It's really just cleanup, as these can safely be ignored.

                                          Perhaps a more general approach would be to allow filtering out classes with certain attributes in the .fakes file, but I haven't found much need for that.

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