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  1. Item templates provide custom Solution Explorer icons

    I have a custom editor for a file type hosted in Visual Studio. I want it to display with a custom icon in Solution Explorer. I can create an item template for it, but the custom icon only shows up in the Add New file dialog, not the Solution Explorer.

    Seems like something anyone creating a custom editor package / item template would want to do. In fact, having researched this, there are lots of people who tried and failed to do this.

    I know I could set the custom icon in a project template, but I don't need a…

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Diagnostics logs should show the vstest.console command line

      there are times we need to run the vstest.console manually so we can duplicate an issue on a Developer's machine ... but we cannot see the vstest.console command line in the diagnostics logs

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      • Report designer really needs to handle page breaks for Duplex printing. I suggest you add the option "Add Break on Even Pages When Duplexin

        Report designer really needs to handle page breaks for Duplex printing. I suggest you add the option "Add Break on Even Pages When Duplexing" in Group Breaks in Reports. A large number of printers now support duplexing and this option is critical for business printing. The only other option for duplexed reports is to write as a document and handle in code or use 3rd Party report writer. Neither option is really a good one, Hard verses lots of money for small business or individuals. And we all want to save Trees :).

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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support Ribbon for WPF

          Inner support Ribbon Design for WPF

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Typed DataSet Comments

            Add XSD properties to allow Strongly Typed DataSets to add Summary comments when classes are generated.

            It is not possible to describe fields.
            I use VisualStudio 2010 autogenerated XML documentation to provide Library information for third-party companies that uses our DLLs.

            It would be wonderful to have that!

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix TFS local data store concurrency issues - TF400030: The local data store is currently in use by another operation...

              TFS local data store really sucks in compare to traditional SVN integration.
              There should be special service to handle concurrent operations, when you have more than one VS opened - or - some kind of tool like TortoiseSVN would be better.

              I still get race conditions causing change conflicts, e.g. by operations during T4.

              Local data store should act logically - last change wins.

              It's so easy to integrate using monikers (http://bit.ly/1nC0w3Q), so vote for MS developers to learn own tech. ;-)

              14 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio Online "Backlog items to Tasks" view...keep the "Order" column on the left. Switch from Backlogs view hard to find BL items.

                  When using Visual Studio online to review/edit the backlog in the default "Backlogs item" view there is an "Order" column on the left which is great. But I often switch to the "Backlog items to Tasks" view to review tasks for BL items but the "Order" column disappears making it hard to find items that I was just looking at the Backlog items view.

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                  • Wrong translation of backlog into French

                    The current translation of "backlog" into french is "journal des travaux en souffrance" however it has no meaning (especially the "souffrance" part that would mean "suffering") and gave me a hard time understanding what it is.

                    A better translation would be "travaux en cours".

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Generate Web Performance Test Result in readable format (word, text) that make the documentation easier.

                      We can have an option to generate a test result/report of the web performance testing result or even load test result to a format that can be documented for example the text file, note, or even Microsoft's own Microsoft Words.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Check/IF Activity in Release Template

                        It should be possible to check a condition before executing a release activity. For example to check if a website exits before removing a website or check for a folder before deleting the folder.

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                          7 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Map Kanban board Pseudo-states to Work Item State AND Reason

                          The Kanban board allows teams to map pseudo-states to work item states but sets reason to the default value. This defeats the purpose of having multiple reasons for a given state transition. The Kanban board should map to both work item state and reason since it is the combination of these 2 fields that describe the status of the work item.

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                          • Combine multiple checkins for Code Review

                            Usually, my team do code review after a user story is completed. This may involve multiple checkins. Each checkin has new or updated file changes. It would be a lot easier if I can combine multiple checkins, and when user compare the file, it will pick the origin (before any checkin) and the latest (combined all of the checkin) when doing code comparison.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Export test results with different configurations to an excel sheet in MTM 2013

                              Exporting test results with multiple configuration to an excel sheet would be useful to view same test case result for different configuration

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • C/C++ debugging: option - show values in decimal & hex

                                The debugger currently displays values in either decimal or hex, I often find it convenient to see it both ways.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Find

                                  Can you please include context menu in the find dialog (copy, cut, paste etc).

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make SqlBulkCopy.WriteToServer work off a minimal interface

                                    The IDataReader is a huge interface to implement if you want to load data in a streaming fashion. We could do with a minimal interface that would feed SqlBulkCopy.WriteToServer the data it needs.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fix

                                      The free version of visual studio for my Windows 8 computer will only work when I install it. Then when I try to open visual studio later it says it needs to repair something. After its done repairing itself, the same screen will pop up saying it needs to repair itself again! I did it six times in a row and I can't fix it.

                                      Also, I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it. That works, but only for that one time use. It takes several hours for it to download. So I'd really like it if it worked everytime I got…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • CRC32 Helper Class

                                        Many applications that communicate with low-powered hardware need a way to verify the received data. CRC32 is a well-known, lightweight check value which is better suite to verify short data.

                                        .Net already has an implementation of this check value with (System.IO.Compression.Crc32Helper, System.IO.Compression, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089) but this class has an internal ac cess modifier and can't be used by user code.

                                        My proposition is to make the Crc32Helper class public.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Checkboxes in acceptance criteria

                                          It would be great if I could insert checkboxes in acceptance criteria (or in any rich text editor) of the user store. Similar to github: https://github.com/blog/1375%0A-task-lists-in-gfm-issues-pulls-comments

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