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  1. Implement more C++ TS (Filesystem is great!, now Concepts!!) You get the edge over gcc and clang

    Technical specifications greatly improve c++ usability. Filesystem is amazing. You can surpass gcc and clang in implementation.
    C++ needs a bigger and bigger library

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • search sub ‘dll’ or ‘exe’ folder of symbol path when resolving symbols in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013

      Before Visual Studio 2010, VS will search 'dll' and 'exe' sub folders of the symbol path specified by _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable. Since Visual Studio 2012, the symbol resolve logic is changed and VS doesn't search the two sub folders anymore, can you add this feature back?

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Mac support for VSTU

        For VSTU tools for Unity add Mac support while running VS under virtual machine, so debugging and opening files and projects on correct line number and such from Mac Unity to VS. Debugging ios also *doesnt hold breath* or he'll just release VS for Mac natively :-D

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          0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make XAML Bindings type save

          Would be great to define an Interface or Type for the DataContext of a Container in XAML and than have the Compiler Check the Bindings used in this Container and its Child Elements (not having a own Definition) recursive...

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            1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Update Network Configuration Documentation for TFS

            The following online documentation for networking (e.g. ports, protocols, services which need to be updated on firewalls) needs to be updated:
            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms252473.aspx
            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff652627(v=vs.120).aspx

            The pages above should be combined to provide a single view of the requirements.

            The pages are missing:
            - Release Management components
            - Port 445 requirements (e.g. Build Controller to Drop Folder, Test Controller to Test Agent)

            The Team Foundation Server Architecture diagram doesn't match the table below the diagram e.g. TFS App Tier to Build Agent using SOAP over 9191

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            • Property inspector popups need better handling on portrait or narrow monitors

              I use a widescreen monitor, but I have it in portrait mode. Most code is not very wise, and this allows me to see a lot more of my code ( a little less than 100 lines at 100% zoom).

              Unfortunately, when debugging and breaking the execution, if I want to inspect property or variable values, and the value contains members that have very long values, the popup box extends off the side of the screen to the left (where I do not have additional desktops or screens).

              It would be helpful if the popups were fully free floating and…

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add syntax highlighting and Intellisense for .shader formats in VSTU

                It would be great to get some of that hybrid language used in Unity for shader development to get some Intellisense and syntax highlighting...

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                  2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi!

                  Thanks for your suggestion! That’s something that we’re working on and that you can try today with the Visual Studio 2015 Preview along with the Visual Studio Tools for Unity 2.0 Preview.

                  Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity.

                • The current Quick reference guides are for VS 2012. Any plans to update for 2013? If yes, when?

                  The current Quick reference guides are for VS 2012. Any plans to update for 2013? If yes, when?

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                  • Report errors from AfxHtmlHelp in more detailed form

                    When calling HtmlHelp from an MFC application, there is only one generic error message when the help could not be invoked (see wincore.cpp, line 1871).
                    I would like to suggest that MFC should try to find out more detailed information about the error using HH_GET_LAST_ERROR. At present, there is only the information that Help could not be launched, but there is no indication whatsoever on what went wrong for which reason.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow export of Team room discussions

                      We used the teamroom extensively, only to realize later that there is no way to export the past discussions .. which would be useful for many reasons. A simple XML file would probably be sufficient.

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                      • Preview attachments in Team Explorer

                        Please provide a kind of preview (panel?) in the work item view within Team Explorer for attachments. Now, I always have to double click an attached image, the browser opens, I've to go back to Team Explorer (VST), click the next image and so on.

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                        • CSS Navigation Toolbar

                          Provide a navigation toolbar to navigate CSS classes in the same manner that was originally planned for JavaScript: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2013/07/16/javascript-editor-improvements-in-visual-studio-2013-preview.aspx

                          In addition, additional features for editing and navigating around CSS stylesheets should be offered similar to what is offered by tools such as TopStyle 5: http://topstyle4.com/

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Generating a Sequence Diagram from Source Code in Shared Project.

                            Is possible to Generating a Sequence Diagram from Source Code (Reference is http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee317485.aspx)

                            We cannot generate it from projects that share code across multiple apps.

                            Please allow it.

                            13 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • UserVoice link in Visual Studio

                              Why not have a link to this user voice page in Visual Studio? I only came upon this site by chance once.

                              It should be in the menu at Help/Feedback/UserVoice

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Renaming parameter updates xml comment

                                When you rename a parameter in a method, if there is an attached xml block, it should rename the parameter as well.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • if not (...) syntax

                                  if not (X && Y && Z)

                                  is much more readable than

                                  if (!(X && Y && Z))

                                  and less error prone.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Update your OpenMP support to OpenMP 3.1

                                    I know this idea was declined in 2011 (when 3.1 came out). But now it's 2014. Microsoft Visual Studio STILL claims support for only OpenMP 2.0, which was released in 2002!
                                    Times have changed. Just about every laptop has 4 cores/8 threads, current Xeon processors have 10 or 15 cores (each supporting 2 threads). It is very clear that software engineers need to express the parallelism that can be achieved, or they are leaving at least 75% (3 of the 4 cores) and possibly over 94% (14 of 15 cores) of their CPU's processing power untapped! OpenMP has advanced significantly…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow view selector in search screens

                                        Like the CRM does, to have the hability to change views in search screens... so the user can change between defined queries instead of creating a screen for each query.

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                                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • In Release Management when build triggers release, notify the user that queued the build

                                          When you have multiple users working on the same set of projects, they all have ability to queue the builds on the TFS build server. When TFS/VS Release management template is linked to the build definition, successful build can triggere release. Currently the notification settings in release management path defines who gets notified to verify the release. Instead, can we use the TFS variable $(RequestedFor) pointing to the user that started the build to get notified? As an alternative solution, we should at least be able to modify the Release Name that gets created upon successful build by using TFS…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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