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  1. Exclude Unit Tests from Release version by incorporating a switch to exclude objects with attributes such as [TestMethod].

    The only strategy currently available is to write Unit Tests in a separate assembly. However, this does not facilitate Test Driven Design because of the absence of a "generate" function. Other cons to this approach are that the visibility of all tested objects have to be increased to "public", and there is no IDE check for syntactic compatibility between the test and tested object (which is essential for refactoring). A better approach would be to include the Unit Tests in the same assembly as the production code but, presently, there is no way to exclude the Unit Tests from the…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Recheck web essentials conflitcs.

      Hi.
      I was trying to send a bug but vs did not allow me to do.
      Here is the situation in html editing.

      Before installing Web Essentials I can type a and press tab to get a with href and I can use tab to navigate in editable areas in template as usual.

      But after installing Web Essentials and try to use same zen codeing is overriding. It s ok while I want zen coding but after expanding the zen code with tab and getting the html, tab key does not navigate in editable areas.

      Thx :)

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • An easy way to compress LOH

        If CLR always alloc large objects at the beginning of a memory page,then the large object heap(LOH) can be compressed without much cost: CLR can compress LOH by modifying page table and TLB instead of copying data.

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          2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • AttachTo for Visual Studio 2013+

          It was amazing extension/button - "Attach to IIS".

          Make a button, for each working AppPool.

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            0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • Isn't it will be nice if there is reactor for converting if statements to switch case ?

              Here are if conditions ...

              if (questionType == Enums.QuestionType.multiradio)
              {
              answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.Where(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0)).FirstOrDefault();
              }
              else if (questionType == Enums.QuestionType.select)
              {
              answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.Where(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0)).FirstOrDefault();
              }
              else
              {
              answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.Where(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (!a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue || a.QuestionOptionID.Value == schema.answerOptionId)).FirstOrDefault();
              }

              Here is switch ...

              switch (questionType)
              {
              case Enums.QuestionType.multiradio:
              answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.FirstOrDefault(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0));
              break;
              case Enums.QuestionType.@select:
              answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.FirstOrDefault(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0));
              break;
              default: …

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Don't break hardlink

                There is a patch for VS2005 (KB945993): "The hard link of a file is destroyed if you use Visual Studio 2005 to open and to modify either the original file or the hard link".

                VS2013 has the same symptoms, but seems no patch.

                Could it be fixed for VS2013 and later versions?
                Or "saving a file by replacing it" and "exposing it to the end user" is "by design"?

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Use fuzzy search for autocomplete suggestions

                  By 'fuzzy', I mean a search that matches whenever every character of the search string is present in order. Sublime Text does this, and it's amazingly effective at letting you pare down a long list of suggestions to the one you want with a minimum of keystrokes and thought, particularly in situations when there are many items that share a common long prefix. This would be particularly useful in the Navigate To search and the code editor autocompleter, but I would encourage using it in every search suggester/autocompleter in VS.

                  For example, searching for 'alpdoone':

                  (...100 similar options...)
                  AnnoyinglyLongLibraryPrefixDoThingOne() //…

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • try to load 7zip source Build.mak...

                    try to load 7zip source Build.mak...

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                      • Build and Debug Android OS with Visual Studio and Android Emulator

                        Ability to build and debug android OS with Visual Studio and new Android Emulator

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Button/Shortcut for "last edited" position

                          Jump to last edit. Often, you find yourself in a situation where you have edited in one document, while you currently find yourself in a completely different document. How do you get back to the place where you were last editing your code? That is likely to be the place where you want to get back to, in order to do some more editing.
                          Whenever you click Ctrl-Q, the last edited document is found, and the cursor lands on the line where the last edit took place. Alternatively, you can click the button in the toolbar.

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                          • Windows 8 Touch keyboard in WPF

                            Please implement a simple way to show and control the Windows 8 Touch keyboard from WPF.
                            Something like this: http://brianlagunas.com/showing-windows-8-touch-keyboard-wpf/
                            But it would be nice if it's not a need to disable the RealTimeStylus!

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create a new project type for the front-end projects (SPAs)

                              SPA is becoming a new trend in web development, but Visual Studio doesn't yet support splitting web applications into two separate projects - one for the front-end (Angular, Ember, React etc.), and another one - backend code (ASP.NET Web API, SignalR etc.), yet allowing to build and run them as a single web application. The directory layout you are currently enforce to use is not suitable for SPA applications. That is one of the reasons why many web developers switch from ASP.NET development to GO and other technologies.

                              It would be nice if VIsual Studio would support a directory layout…

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                                1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add "Generate rollback script" button in SQL Server Data Tools' Schema Compare

                                I use Generate Script button to produce a script to introduce changes from development to other environments.
                                Normally the deployment procedure is (simplified):
                                Script the change using Schema Compare.
                                Backup the target database.
                                Apply the change.
                                If something goes wrong: Restore from backup.

                                This works if the script fails. However, sometimes the change has issues that have made it through testing, that do not become apparent for some time (like the middle of the next day...). At this stage I have the option of restoring, and losing user data. Alternatively, restore the backup I did to another database (or SQL…

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                                  0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • add option to not trigger Quick Info by mouse hover over symbol

                                  Many times Quick Info is unintentionally triggered when the mouse pointer is over a random symbol. This is distracting, and I would like to turn this automatic behaviour off.

                                  Many automatic intellisense options can be disabled so that they must be explicitly invoked to show them. For Quick Info this is Ctrl K + I.

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                                  • Specify directories for C++ project filters

                                    With the .NET languages like C# the folders in which we place source files (*.cs) are mirrored in the file system. The same isn't true of C++. The folders/filters are virtual and only exist within the solution explorer and IDE.

                                    I think it would be great if we could assign directory paths to these filters that would automatically keep the files in the right location when creating or moving files between the filters.

                                    For example, I could have a solution structure like;

                                    + Header Files
                                    ++ base
                                    +++ point.hpp
                                    +++ size.hpp
                                    +++ rect.hpp
                                    + Source Files
                                    ++ base
                                    +++ point.cpp …

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                                      2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Referenced C++ projects should be able to contribute include paths etc.

                                      Currently when you reference a C++ project, there's the Link Library Dependencies option which affects the linker.

                                      Wouldn't it be great if a referenced project could contribute include paths, preprocessor definitions etc.?

                                      Obviously I do not mean adding the referenced project's AdditionalIncludeDirectories and PreprocessorDefinitions, but introduce a new set of properties that would be "exported" into referencing C++ projects.

                                      This would be along the lines of Android NDK's LOCAL_EXPORT_CFLAGS, LOCAL_EXPORT_C_INCLUDES etc. As you're introducing Android support in VS2015, you must be somewhat acquainted with the ndk-build system by now.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable locking of guides.

                                        Guides interfere with the design surface when dragging or resizing items. The only way seems to hide them which makes them rather useless.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Stop asking to install plugins that are not supported on my OS

                                          I check my Extensions and Updates manager regularly to ensure that my Visual Studio install is kept up to date. However there is now an update listed in there that I cannot possibly install. Why is Visual Studio asking me to install an update that is not supported on my Operating System? You could at least have an OS-level compatibility check before nagging me about updates.

                                          In case you want to look at specifics, I'm running VS2013 Pro (Update 4) and I'm being asked to install Windows Phone 8.1 Emulator, which I'd be happy to do except this is a…

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