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  1. Customization of History Window / Merge Window Choise ChangeSets

    We need a way to customize the History Window, adding new columns from Chekin-notes. Nowadays there is only a commet field in this windows, so there are no options unless replicate the check-in note specific field in coment. It's necessary this same functionallity in Choise Change Set Window From Merge Window.

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    • Support XAML+Native Code for desktop applications

      Metro app developers got the gift of the ability to combine XAML with native code. Desktop developers (well, at least me) have wanted this for years and probably didn't ask because we figured there was no chance. Now developers of these little toy apps get this ability! This is a travesty. Desktop application developers need a modern framework (MFC is older than the internet, WPF is dead), and it should be native code (.NET is too slow). So please port the ability to use XAML and native code together over to the Win32 development platform.

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        11 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow VisualStudio to be set to ignore file modification

        I use SugarSync for project directory backup and device sync'ng. It modifies file attributes so that it can know if a changed file has been backed up. Visual Studio apparently detects this when I save, and quite annoyingly, is constantly asking me if I want to reload. Whether I say yes or no to the reload has no apparent impact on my projects.

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        • Add ability to bind a T4 template as a compiler tool.

          Currently, the only way to use a T4 template on multiple data files is to package it as a VS extension. This is problematic because the T4 template itself may be project specific.

          In my specific case, I have a WPF application with multiple XAML resources. Some of those resources I want to be processed by a custom T4 template - not the native XAML code generator. But I don't want this T4 template built into VS because it is unique to this specific project.

          VS could show all project TT scripts in the 'Custom Build Tool' menu. This would…

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            • Setup can have more descriptive progressbar

              VS Express with Azure should have more detailed progress bar.

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              • Improve documentation and support for the "File Tracking" utilities

                The File Tracker can be used by any custom tool to track file access and enable incremental builds.
                It works well internally in the Visual Studio build system. Why not enable it for use by users who wish to extend the build system?

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                    • Add "Ignore Case" and "Ignore Whitespace" options to the Diff window

                      The Diff and Merge tool in VS 2010 and earlier support command line options for ignoring case and ignoring whitespace but these don't seem to be available in the integrated diff tool for Visual Studio 2012.

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                        9 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Structured and packaged development environments

                        Problem: Configuring your developing machine does waste an enormous amount of time and money just for configuring my system,
                        to have all necessary SDK's and packages.

                        Developing on VS can get tedious nowadays, especially for newcommers.
                        Probalby 80% of all VS developers are developing on just one machine,
                        but most have to target different systems (XP, 32/64, Vista, .Net, etc.)

                        My question:
                        Wouldnt it make sense to think onward?
                        By making structured and packaged development environments available online within VS?
                        The developer could choose what libraries and modules he wants to have for the target system.
                        Fiddling around with different…

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                        • I want to suggest you to give search option for searching in .aspx file or .aspx.cs or .aspx.designer.cs file.

                          I want to suggest you to give search option for searching in .aspx file or .aspx.cs or .aspx.designer.cs file in the Find Replace dialog box. It will become very easy for searching something in specific type of file.

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                          • Add .config tranformation possibility on all .config files

                            It is possible to create web.config transformation files, I would like to have this same possibility on all .config files.

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                            • In web developer (and possibly others) add ability to copy files from project tree from one instance to another.

                              Always pops up an error saying resource cannot be found at this location instead of pasting...

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                              • Bring the subtle Office 2013 smooth scrolling/typing to Visual Studio 2012

                                Warning, this suggestion might be frowned upon.

                                In the recently announced Office 2013, one of the nicer features is the subtle smooth scrolling and typing animations.

                                I propose adding those features in Visual Studio 2012, as an option, of course, so people could turn it on and off.

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                                  14 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  • JavaScript Unit Testing

                                    Please provide a TestRunner for javascript Unit Testing Frameworks like QUnit. It should be possible to run them automated in the background. Also different browser javascript engines could be targeted (like IE oder Google V8).

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                                    • Dark themes support in Visual studio 12

                                      I love to use dark contrast #4 themes in VS. The VS10 nor 12 work great with dark contrast.

                                      can you make it work then it's work with full of pleasure for me.

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                                      • installation of update happen again if i reset my settings ?

                                        I am amazed at something with my Vs. When I install them (in last month) first it show me professional then premium for check the matter I open Vs then splash screen show me premium but it's ultimate (yes i install ultimate Rc for try)

                                        I have take update of july already but it's tell me to do today again. Is this happen because yesterday I reset my vs settings.

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