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  1. Add better support for TFS

    It would be awesome if the solution files and such were generated in such a way that adding TFS source control bindings would reliably work and allow the benefits of integrated source control within Visual Studio.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • It would be a good idea if the developer could add an item to the task list (todo for example) and generate a tfs work item at the same time

      It would be a good idea if the developer could add an item to the task list (todo for example) and generate a tfs work item at the same time

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        0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Remove the background Color!

        Please remove the purple background of the VS Logo on the taskbar. It will look quite well with the windows 10 theme

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable search of current block 2012

          There have been multiple suggestions of this request, but each has only received a few votes and then closed out. Can you merge all of those requests into this one?

          Please change the Search/Replace function to look first in a selected block if it exists like it did in 2010. The main problem is that if you highlight an area of text and then click Ctrl+H to find and replace it does not automatically select "Selection". Instead "Current Document" is still selected and it moves you to the first match in the document. In longer files it takes a while…

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • annotation priority

            When you launch an annotate on a file, it would be better to get in pripority the information of the line where command has been lauched. Sometimes you have to wait that the whole file is annotated to get the information you were looking for.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • script generation performance

              On a large project (300 tables + 2000 stored procedures), comparisons and script generation are almost prohibitively slow. Improve the performance of these operations, possibly take better advantage of multiple cores.

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                0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • reference counter

                Possibility to search for all methods and variables that have 0 references.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • speech recognition

                  Hello, My name is mohamed. I'm very Glad to talk to you. I was working on a program which is a development to speech recognition on windows 7. Now I finished it .I made it with visual studio 2013 (vb.net). It provides speech recognition with some good features. This program can Open any folder in computer with maximum 7 drives, open popular websites (about 100 and more such as (Facebook, Google, Bing, Ask, Twitter, Msn…..etc.)),search in many search engines such as (Google, Bing, Ask…..etc.),read any txt file in computer by drag the file to the form of the program, log…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Develop an extension for Crystal Lang

                    Develop an extension for Crystal Lang

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • VSO - Build Step - Be able to upload and run a webtest into the"Cloud-based Web Performance Test" Step

                      When setting up the "Cloud-based web performance test" step in the build process, I want to be able to upload the .webtest file I have created... It would be nice for the step to run my web performance test on every new build, and the xml file be able to references .cs files pointing to custom json extraction and validation rules i have built.

                      The step I am talking about:
                      https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudioalm/p/quickcltbuildtaskhelp/

                      And as always to make it perfect, have the completion of the test be followed up by a pretty report like app insight uses to monitor availability and responsiveness…

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                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Continue but temporarily ignore active breakpoints (as in chrome tools)

                        In chrome debugging tools when halted on a javascript breakpoint you can click the 'resume script execution' button which then continues until the script finishes or until it hits another breakpoint (just like VS debugger behaviour).

                        If, rather than clicking the button you press and hold it, an option appears which if clicked, continues execution but temporarily ignores any further breakpoints even though the breakpoints are still active.

                        Maybe VS already has this continue-but-temporarily-ignore behaviour but I haven't found it. If not, I think this would be a great addition to Visual Studio. At the moment if I'm halted on…

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Generate native libraries from xamarin

                          Now that xamarin has been acquired by Microsoft, and that Xamarin Studio is "free", I can ask this here :

                          would it be possible to generate native libraries from Xamarin ?

                          For example, in my company we had a c# algorithm, and we wanted to execute that algorithm from our iOS and Android native apps. Since the algorithm could not be packaged as a xamarin app but as a library, we could not load it from our native apps.

                          An ugly hack that worked on iOS, was to follow the following steps :
                          1/ Packaging the iOS native app as…

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                            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Browse with ... Private window

                              Please add IE -private to the Standard Toolbar -> Debug Type dropdown. Starting up a browser in private browsing mode is very usefull when testing websites with different identities. Personally I think this is underused at the moment and adding it there by default will encourage more people to use it.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Categorized intellisence

                                Intellisence list should be categorized (with tabs, separate listboxes, whatever), so is I'm looking for method I should not dig in a mess of events, properties, etc. Say, if itellisence window appeared, I press [1] for methods, [2] for properties, etc. and list is filtered accordingly.
                                Also I would like to have favorite properties as well as "non-inherited" for easier navigation. Current intellisence list is just a mess and requires a lot of improvements.

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • remove and sort usings

                                  Please put the Remove and sort usings option back to the context menu ( right click ) when inside a .cs file

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • add a possibility to query based suite from saved query

                                    when i click on query base suite a screen is opening for creating query, i would like to see all the queries that been saved already, so i will not have to create a new query every time.
                                    It will be great for Regression, were the query will be select all tests with priority =1 where area_id =XXXX

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                                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide a Macro Visualization Tool

                                      Click on a macro and have a window pop-up that shows the expanded version of the macro (the result of the preprocessor). I have to turn on preprocessor output for a single file, compile it, open it, beautify it, and then look for bugs when a "complex" macro is being used. Yes, macros are evil...but sometimes we need a little evil. Why not help the devil out?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Regions collapsible from the bottom

                                        Regions are handy little things in which can be used to section code on large code basis.

                                        Could we have it so you can collapse the region from the #endregion as well as the #region that way you can open up the region read it and then collapse it without having to scroll to the top.

                                        Such a simple thing but would give give a big impact to us region users.

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                                          3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Include external dependencies in c++ iOS remote build

                                          Currently (VS2015 r2) only the files that are actually in a visual studio project get copied to the remote Mac when building using an iOS native project. However if there are external dependencies that are not in a project in the solution, they do not get copied, and the build fails.

                                          Boost is a primary example; huge amounts of files that in many cases only need to be included, not actually compiled, that users would often just reference by adding the boost include folder in their project settings.

                                          VS appears to already know about the external dependencies, because it can…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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