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  1. Allow side by side installation of .NET 4.0 with 4.5.

    Upgrades are always welcome. They are also risky. The recent update of .NET framework 4.0 to 4.5 added some nice features, but also some notable bugs. The ability to specifically target a framework is essential for stability.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Import, Export - Repository - Option

      Please - Add a Import,Export - Repository - Option to Visual-Studio from,to another TFS,GIT,CVS,SVC !
      And Import all other compatible information from the other repositor's ! (Remarks, Branches etc.)

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • allow the Windows Phone emulator to connect a Microsoft Account.

        I am not a developer but I want to run the emulator to try out Windows Phone 8. I also want to try out apps available for Windows Phone 8. Sadly I cannot because the Windows Phone emulator can't connect to a Microsoft Account. Not only does that mean no third-party apps, it also means you can't try out People Hub either, a really cool feature of Windows Phone 8.

        Please allow the Windows Phone emulator to connect a Microsoft Account.

        35 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • I love the TFS Cloud service!! Thank you!

          More a comment than a suggestion. Thank you very much for this service, the performance and ease of use make it SO much easier to use than on-premise for me. I would like to see some sort of document repository association again. But other than that.. GREAT service! I will gladly pay a fair price for its use.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remember the last view in the TFS dashboard

            This is a simple one. When using the TFS web page (visualstudio.com), I use continuosly the board page, but only the 'team members' view. But the default view is the 'backlog items' view, so I have to switch manually each time I come back.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make WinPhone8 JavaScript Debugging Work (set breakpoints and step) for HMTL5/JS/CSS apps (nothing else - no workers)

              I can't figure this out, and nobody at Microsoft has been able to tell me either despite spending 250$ to not find out.

              In VS2010 with Phone SDK 7 on Win 7 I was able to set breakpoints and debug javascript. It worked well and is absolutely necessary if you want to build cross platform code.

              Now I migrated up to Win8 and javascript debugging doesn't work at all.

              I has since given up on developing for WinPhone and will target the others because they have development environments that work.

              What is going on MS?

              Why can't we debug js,…

              8 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow grouping tests in test explorer with more options

                For projects with large sets of tests, updating them all with new Traits is very costly. Develop a plugin that can be installed to allow for "legacy" options. Some of the enhancements that have been made to 2012 are not good for well-established projects

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fix Silverlight Signing Sinofsky(bug)

                  This issue has gone on for over a year now. It's very frustrating
                  http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/760967

                  4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Re-enable key features from the Test Results window

                    I can load a TRX into the Test Results window in VS2012, but I can't do anything with those tests. Run, debug, and open are all disabled. WHY would this window be available and not be allowed to run tests the way we did in 2010?

                    We run 15,000+ tests nightly against our products and the lack of these features is keeping our QA team from moving to 2012. Update 2 did not address these issues. Personally, I'm not a fan of the Text Explorer, no matter how good you say it is because it doesn't fit OUR needs.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remote debugging support for XP and Vista

                      Add support to remote debug (compatibility layer, or allow older VS2010 remote debugger client) Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. Currently, only Windows 7 and up can be remote debugged - which hinders development and troubleshooting in backwards-compatibility situations.

                      22 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Temporary projects disabled by default

                        Visual Studio temporary (not saved) projects is a misconcept and lead returning users to lost of work.

                        Saving (Ctrl+S) MUST maintain is universal sense of PERSISTING the developmer work, no matter what.

                        Unintentionally closing Visual Studio lead me to lost days of work. Frustration took over and VS cease to be the dream IDE it used to be.

                        I was unable to recober from backup project folder, temporary folder or even undelete the files from disk.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • add an option to the solution explorer to have a Windows Phone Pivot-like view

                          With applications getting larger and often times having multiple platforms (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, MVC, WCF etc.) as the years go by I'm finding myself having to scroll vertically constantly or collapsing projects and then scrolling when working within a solution that contains many projects (the latest big project has 14 VS2012 projects for instance).

                          Being on 3 1920x1080 monitors, a lot of the screen space is horizontal instead of vertical. My suggestion without consuming more vertical space is to offer a Windows Phone like Pivot Control inside the Solution Explorer so as you flick across you could get same…

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Rename items in "Recent" list on Start Page

                            At my company, I can be working in different source branches at the same time, meaning I can have a list of many different recent projects on the Start Page. However, since all the solution files are named the same (just in different branches), I have to hover over each item in the list to see where it is physically located to determine which one I need to open.

                            If we had the ability to rename the entries in the "Recent" list, I could give each item a name that tells me which branch that specific solution is in.

                            It's…

                            6 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fail build on insufficient code coverage

                              Please make it easier to fail the build if the code coverage is lower then a given %.

                              The community and MS itself focus more and more on the code quality (see the checkin-policies for code-reviews etc.) but a basic indication for failing quality as low code coverage from unittests isn't a trigger to fail a build.

                              To accomplish this we now have to edit the build-template or create our own build task.

                              I think this is a relative small efford for MS and a huge help for the community to develop better unit tests and better code.

                              12 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Implement pull request for git repositories in TFS with online diff view and commenting much like on GitHub.

                                On GitHub it's possible to maintain a master repository to which contributers can issue pull requests from their forks or local repositories. You can then have gate keepers who review the changes and approve or reject them based on the quality. When rejecting a change they can add comments about necessary changes and so on. This is a great practice to ensure greater quality in the finished product and for some of our projects a requirement for us to consider TFS rather than GitHub. This functionality should be implemented in TFS online so that Visual Studio is not required for…

                                145 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • WF designer rehost on Silverlight

                                  The ability to rehost de designer on Silverlight. (Its time to make WF components as XAML...) This would be a major feature.

                                  13 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Easy non-enterprise applications for multiple companies

                                    Make it easy to create Lightswitch applications for the general market where many companies - each with their own user-base - can signup and use the Lightswitch application.

                                    It should be easier to leave the departmental paradigm behind and use Lightswitch to create standalone offerings for multiple and often smaller companies.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Can show all files in the solution explorer only in the right clicked folder

                                      In solution Explorer, when we show all files, all files not included in the solution are displayed in gray, with obj, bin, sql, ... and all generated folders.

                                      But very often, we need to see the not included files only in noe folder (and its sub folders).

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add "Open folder in windows explorer" in contextual menu on a hidden folder in solution explorer

                                        In VS2012 solution explorer, if I show all files, when I right click on a hidden folder (folder not included in the solution), I can't choose in the contextual menu "Open folder in windows explorer" as for the folders in the solution. That's will be very useful.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • make a dedicated subforum for lightswitch html client

                                          The theme is about current merging of lightswitch html client forum and common lightswitch forum:
                                          I understand that it is easier to manage one forum but for people (like me) which are concentrated on html client it will not be a good thing - i was subscribed to html client and now i have to sort the topics somehow (guess in common case it will require to go inside every topic to determine if it is about html and not about silverlight). It is not possible to make a separate subforum for html client?

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