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  1. Remove the redundant Build

    I suggest you to remove the redundant Build for the Silverlight+ASP.NET hosting project.
    Each time I click Run with having done no changes to code, System starts building. That is annoying at least.
    Thanks.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • show tests not in any playlist

      Please add some sort of list that is always visible i the Test Explorer and that shows all of the tests that have not been assigned to the current playlist.

      It's painful to have to keep selecting "All Tests", then scroll through a large number of tests that are in other playlists, add the new test to a playlist and then select that playlist again.

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        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • In vb.net, textbox in multi-line mode

        Can you add a design-time property that allows for either automatic clearing of the textbox when full, or over-write at the beginning (~circular queue).

        I use a multi-line, textbox for a serial protocol analyzer real-time display. After about 3 days running, the textbox freezes, but the analyzer is still running. I setup a timer to clear the box every 4 hours. I don't want to test the remaining buffer size each time I write, since I am writing from multiple subs.

        It's easy to use the textbox for this, as when an error occurs a dump of the textbox can…

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include in Visual Studio as standard, application templates (console, DLL, Windows, etc.) for both C and Assembly language projects.

          Due to an ever-increasing dislike of the widespread commercialization of "bloatware", there is a huge shift among programmers to move back toward the low-level language of assembly and the semi-low-level language of standard C. Visual Studio already allows for the creation of apps using either language, but does not include standard templates to do so like those it includes for C++, C#, Visual Basic, etc. And setting up Visual Studio to create applications in either language without the help of templates can be annoying and quite cumbersome. If Microsoft has a reason for attempting to divert programmers from using assembly…

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            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • A cheaper license that allows Team Room access

            I am using VS Online Basic for free. I want to use team room, but its very expensive to pay 60 dollars * 4 members, just to use team rooms.

            We need some alternative

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            • Provide commenting support in .skin files

              Currently, when editing .skin files in Visual Studio, the comment/uncomment icons in the toolbar are greyed out. In addition, if you include server-side comments in your code, then the Theme attribute in Page Directives do not recognize the Themes because of the comments in the .skin files. Therefore, please add support for commenting in .skin files so that the code can be more easily maintained and increases readability.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show total unique users over multiple days rather than only daily unique users.

                Under the Usage->Users->Active Users page, it only shows daily active users. I'd like to see how many active users I've had in the past week, and the total active users in the past month, etc.

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                  1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Possibility to trigger AI availability tests manually

                  Availability tests should also be possible to trigger manually, as this would be common requirement for operations and support teams.
                  Business case:
                  1. Deploy any fix
                  2. Immediately trigger predefined tests from AI without need to launch VS, as operations usually doesn't have VS knowledge

                  4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Security Administration from the HTML Client, as well as self-managed password change

                    Please provide the ability to manage users and roles from within the HTML Client, eliminating the Silverlight client, so LS applications could be 100% mobile and web. Also the ability to the user to change its own password, and reset to a new one if forgotten.

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                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Respect class hierarchy when creating class diagrams.

                      When creating class diagrams inside a folder, please respect the folder hierarchy (that the classes generated by class diagram should be inside the containing folder only along with the proper namespace as we get when we add a new class).

                      5 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Change the Browser Link icon

                        The [enable|disable] Browser Link icon is represented by a clockwise arrow and I often get this confused with the Restart icon which is represented by a counterclockwise arrow. It would be great to change this to something else, such as a bidirectional horizontal arrow.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Embed console applications on VS IDE

                          When debugging a console app, VS opens a console window. This breaks the workflow as the console always pops in the most inconvenient place and switching windows back and forth can become really annoying.

                          Other IDEs (e.g. Eclipse) include a built in console window embedded in the IDE itself (it prints STDOUT, STDERR and reads STDIN). This is really helpful as you can see the output of the program and the debugger+code+breakpoints+data at the same time and on the same window.

                          It would be nice to have a built-in console on VS for console applications. Especially if it is searchable…

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Unity ParameterOverride

                            Unity parameter overrides should return an error if parameter names dont match actual parameters. Two days stress before I spotted it.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve testsettings editing dialog so it runs decently and doesn't hang

                              When I edit a test settings file (for builds or using with Code UI/Selenium tests), Visual Studio is very slow and I get the loading screen a lot. It's easier to change the file in a text editor.

                              Also when I use the manage Test controllers under Roles (we use VM Ware to manage our test agents) and close the dialog after making a change, it often crashes Visual Studio.

                              As a user of Visual Studio, I would like this feature to not be a pain to use.

                              Thanks!

                              8 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Compile-time attributes

                                It would be great if there was an interface for attributes which would serve for notifying a user about the used classes / methods like obsolete attribute.

                                When using obsolete attribute a specific warning message can be shown. However, there is no general interface for attributes that could generate warning messages.

                                It would be useful to have: ExperminetalAttribute for experimental classes / methods or other user-made ones.
                                The support for this could be done by implementing specific attribute interface.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Is it possible to add dynamic date and time when ever taking backup of folders/files or database.

                                  I need to give the backup folder name as Backupfolder_20140513_1223 so that I can keep date and time

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make the WPF WebBrowser control more customizable by making the virtual method CreateActiveXSite accessable

                                    WPF contains a WebBrowser class which is a nice wrapper for the native ActiveX control. For customization of the browser an ActiveXSite object is assigned to the browser control. The interface IDocHostUIHandler for example, is used in the internal WPF class WebBrowserSite.

                                    The browser control also allows customization using other interfaces, IServiceProvider for example. The classes and methods required to inject these customizations are 'internal' to PresentationFramework assembly. Therefore it is not possible for others to customize the browser control.

                                    The WebBrowser control class of Windows Forms is a good example of how it should be. That class has a…

                                    12 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support FTP over TLS in Visual Studio.

                                      Why on earth can't I connect to a website via FTP TLS explicit. Plain text only??? Come on MS get up to speed please....

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • More support for WPF Automation with Coded UI

                                        Coded UI doesn't support WPF that well, I was disappointed and surprised microsoft isn't focusing on making coded ui work well with WPF,I had to use Windows Automation API for half the controls in the application I'm automating, Coded ui is developed on top of windows Automation API and its surprising Microsoft doesn't think there are people who still use windows based applications

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Control+D to duplicate line.

                                          As a developer,
                                          I would like to use Ctrl+D to duplicate a line,
                                          So I don't have to highlight the text followed by Ctrl+C then Ctrl+V. This will devTime.

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