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  1. Enable pan and scan interface for visual studio 11 fullscreen mode to increase productivity and reduce horrizontal scrollbars

    In Windows XP, one could set the resolution to something higher than what the monitor supports. This created a virtual extended screen and the user could pan around the screen to view more items with the mouse cursor. Under Visual Studio 2010 one could thus achieve such an effect on XP.However VS 11 does not support XP and neither Windows 7 nor 8 support screen panning.

    I find that screen panning is a good and more convenient solution than dual monitors and can vastly enhance productivity compared to horizontal scroll bars. To suit different users an option to configure the…

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      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow a Controller Level LoadTestPlugin for Global Parameters

      Take this scenario;

      You are running a large test which needs to spread over X amount of Agents.
      You may need to switch between web servers in the future as other versions of the web applications may be hosted elsewhere

      Wouldn't it be nice if a form could be initiated at the controller level to select which server to use (it could extend to all sorts of global parameter settings). Then this builds an app.settings file (or adds to it) which can be deployed with the rest of the items for the agents to use

      Currently I have only managed…

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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow the creation of Feedback Items directly from any work item.

        By allowing users to create a Feedback Request from any work item, it creates a context, and history, directly on the item requiring feedback.

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          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make sure Antivirus companies know about your downloadable file formats as I have a Trend Micro IWSVA issue:Infection detail:

          Make sure Antivirus companies know about your downloadable file formats as I have a Trend Micro IWSVA issue:Infection detail:
          page : http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/d0d33361-18e2-46c0-8ff2-4adea1e34fef?SRC=Home
          Error
          Infection detail:
          -- File: ProPowerTools.vsix, malicious code name: ZIP_64BIT_File
          The uncleanable file is deleted

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          • Add support for x64 applications to the WPF designer.

            Hi,

            One of my biggest annoyances in VS is the inability to use the WPF designer on x64-only applications.
            Usually this can be solved by selecting "Any CPU" as the architecture, but in my case (which I'm sure many other developers face as well), I need to use an x64-only DLL, and this forces the whole project to be x64, thus rendering me unable to use the designer.

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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • C# System.Net.Sockets.Socket.SendFile

              Using native C++ I can call the TransmitFile API function and using either an OVERLAPPED structure or by setting the File Pointer, I can transmit a file starting at some offset into the file.

              It would be great if we could have similar functionality built into the Socket.SendFile function, as that function wraps the TransmitFile API call.

              I'd rather not have to import DLL's and what not to be able to get this functionality.

              Thanks for the hard work!

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Move the find and replace dialog

                The find and replace in Visual Studio is in a very awkward spot if you are looking for something in a very long line (one example is a minified javascript file), this is because every item that the editor finds will be 'underneath' the dialog, and since there is no way to move the dialog, every subsequent find attempt always finds the item under the dialog. This can make javascript editing quite an annoyance. This dialog should be movable in my opinion.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual studio 2015 Cordova Project to include staging and production configuration files

                  I'm using Visual Studio 2015 Cordova to connect to Azure Mobile Services.
                  Due to quality control, I setup "staging" and "production" Mobile Service, and I'd like VS2015 Cordova Project to support the staging/production url configuration setting, just like ASP.Net project, so that I don't have to hardcode Azure MS url and manually change it.

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                    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add #Region system to CSS/js Classes like we have in Code Classes and also add links at the bottom for quick access.

                    It would be nice to have the #Region system like we have in our code classes, in css and js classes and also provide links at the bottom for quick access. Similar to what we have for aspx pages. (Design - Split - Source) But clicking the link at the bottom would take us directly to that region. (Like an anchor)

                    This would make it much easier and quicker to find what you're looking for. (Please see attached image.)

                    Thanks.

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                      2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • update the Project fields for summary tasks

                      It is unbelievable that you cannot adhere to your own recommendations when integrating to project server i.e. more than 2 levels of hierarchy feature/requirements/tasks
                      How can people trust your marketing, how can I recommend the product?
                      see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsprojectsrvint/thread/1a02a293-0338-428f-8feb-5f082043153c

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                      • Add native IN (or AMONG) and BETWEEN operators to VB

                        Instead of
                        If x = 3 OR x = 8 or x = 12
                        I should be able to type:
                        If x in {3, 8, 12}

                        And instead of
                        If x>=2 and x<=10
                        I should be able to type
                        If x between 2 and 10
                        (similar to SQL).

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • hope add a new features in visual studio that is a navigate command like uri

                          from one ide place to any other
                          it is a comment; exist in any file of solution

                          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.mymethod1
                          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myproperty1
                          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myfeild1
                          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myevent1
                          //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass2
                          //nav-file://myslndir/myproj/mycsfile1.cs

                          when click this uri the ide goto target ,like this ide other goto effect.

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                          • Exception-type list after the Catch keyword

                            Try
                            ....PossibleException()
                            Catch aException, bException, cException
                            ....MessageBox.Show("a or b or c ERROR")
                            End Try

                            In addition, I'd like to propose a reserved keyword wich can represent the Exception object of the current Try-Catch block for example with the following built-in and hidden declaration:
                            CurrentException As Exception

                            Try
                            ....PossibleException()
                            Catch aException, bException, cException
                            ....MessageBox.Show(CurrentException.Message)
                            End Try

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                              under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Serching only in the current scope

                              It would be nice to have a search option for looking only in the current scope when I "scope to this" in project explorer.

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                              • Search/filter box in all project properties

                                In Visual Studio 11 there's search/filter text box (called "Look for options or switches") in project properties ONLY in "All options" panel.
                                Would be cool if you could make this search/filter box available in ALL options.

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                                • Allow global folder changes

                                  It would be nice if we can change properties for everything in a folder, instead of doing it individually.

                                  An example of this would be:
                                  instead of setting every file's (within a folder) Build Action to Content, and Copy to Output Directory Copy Always, it would be possible to click on the folder and change settings for every item in it.

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                                  • Add option to disable "References" folder in Solution Explorer tab.

                                    Add option to disable "References" folder in Solution Explorer tab. One suggested location for such an option could be Tools > Options > Text Editor > C/C++ > Advanced > Disable References Folder [True | False]

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bring back Visual Studio Installer

                                      This Install Shield Lite is a pain to use. It assumes anyone using Visual Studio is using it for a company. You are forced to put in a company name when creating the install. Visual Studio Installer was quick and easy to use. It was great for developers who just wanted a quick installation program.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • long path problem

                                        Hello
                                        I want to delete a folder from my drive but when i try to delete a popup box opens with an error massage "path too long".
                                        how to delete it ?

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                                        • make the lightbulb behavior optional

                                          when using vs2015 for native c++ development it would be liberating and a relief to be able to completely suppress the appearance of annoying light bulb quick action suggestions that make no sense and cause disturbing distractions. there is currently no way to do this.

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