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  1. Allow control of the font when entering text (e.g. Task Description, History) on Visual Studio Online

    When entering text (e.g. Task Description, History) on Visual Studio Online, you have no control of the font. As you copy and paste text from emails, VS or other apps, the source font is preserved. There is no obvious way to change or reset the font. It can make the result hard to read.

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    • More intelligent intellisense for overloaded methods based on parameter type

      Many a times there are a large number of constructors for a type in the .net framework. For example the System.IO.FileStream class has 15 constructors as shown to me by Visual Studio Intellisense. Now by default always the first overload of the constructor is shown. Now if I enter a parameter which is a string and then press , to enter the next parameter I should be shown only those overloads which have string as the first parameter. in case of the FileStream if I first entered string(which is the file path) then show only those constructors which have the…

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      • Refactoring for local URLs in hyperlinks

        VS seems to be the only web site IDE that doesn't refactor HREF links to local pages, when those pages are moved or renamed. I understand this might only be possible for non-server rendered controls or static HTML pages, but why completely ignore the other scenarios? I create thousands of pages of documentation in static HTML for compiled HTML help (CHM files) and am forced to use Dreamweaver.

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        • Improve Percieved Build Performance

          At work, our VS solutions are now fairly large. It seems to take forever for me to load a VS Solution. Can't we load all the files, let me open a file and edit, and then let VS do what it needs in the background?

          When I press F5, I really want the website to be running ASAP. If possible, I'd like to see it up instantly. I have lot of ideas I want to try when debugging and I forget them when I have to wait a long time.
          When you think about it, unless we are code generating…

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          • Possibility to hide XML comments and attributes for classes and methods

            It's good to add XML comments to methods and classes. Especially for intellisence reasons but while reading a piece of code I think it's waste of screen space. Makes it harder to navigate the code. It would be great if I had the opportunity to have it always collapsed. Maybe with a symbol next to the method where I can hover the comment.

            Same goes for attributes. I want to see that there are some, but not the details.

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            • Visual Studio/page inspector detects views are affected by a css change

              It would be very handy to make a css change in visual studio and then have VS compute which mvc views will be affected by the change. The summary of results (views afected) could be displayed in a list/window which the user can click on one line at a time to go see the effected ui in the .cshtml file and the rendered view

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              • Add out of the box support for flushing early like FaceBook's BigPipe

                I created an experiment to show how this could work a while ago here... https://github.com/atlascode/asyncsections

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                • Set same Reference Path to multiple selected projects in solution

                  Now you can only set a reference path to a single project in the solution at a time. I would like to select multiple projects and set the same Reference path for all in one time

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                  • Fix the __o is not declared bug

                    Still exists in VS2013 (even the workaround indicated on the link below doesn't always work)

                    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/750902/how-do-i-get-rid-of-o-is-not-declared

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                    • Add MSTest multi-targeting to .NET 3.5.

                      MSTest should run on CLR 2 so tested projects that target CLR 2 can be tested on the CLR they'll ship on.

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                      • dbgeography better support

                        Support of DBGeography is limited to EF. I tryed to use SQLDatasource and some of classic ASP.NET Webform Data controls and it seems that asp.Parameter have no fitting type. Also direct casting in inserting Event doesnt work. As I have seen also on other places there is *no* Support for the datatype which have been introduced with SQL 2008. As example sql2linq.
                        The point is, to prevent a complete new implementation only for reason to add one db field

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                        • Add "Collapse to Definition" feature to ASP.NET source view

                          I would like "Collapse to Definition" feature added to ASP.NET source view in the next release of Visual Studio (Preferably, Visual Studio 11).

                          Thanks for granting this request and making it available in the release of Visual Studio 11.

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                          • To set the break point in all the methods of whole projects just in one click..........

                            To set the break point in all the methods of whole projects just in one click..........

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                            • Make creating your own code snippet much simpler and easier.

                              Creating a code snippet should be as simple as selecting a bit of code, clicking a button and answering a few questions.

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                                  under review  ·  0 comments  ·  General ASP.NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Dynamic bundles based on browser/client capabilities

                                  More and more it's becoming a common practice to detect browser features and capabilities. There are even libraries and or tests used by many sites. Libraries such as Modernizr come with a slew of such tests.

                                  It would be nice to issue the client a token/url for the scripts and css specific to that browser after doing feature detection.

                                  This prevents ever subsequent page running the same test and doing the same conditional loading of scripts. Otherwise, another ugly alternative is to have a bunch of bundles for common browsers, but this seems more like doing browser sniffing rather than…

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                                    under review  ·  Howard DierkingHoward Dierking responded

                                    This sounds interesting – we’ll take a look as a part of our investigations on better integrating Web optimization with script loaders.

                                  • Allow edit of LocalResources files without recompile

                                    Would it be possible to edit values within App_LocalResources folders without triggering a recompile/recycle? I know GlobalResources can be strongly typed and need compiling, but LocalResources (text value translations for different cultures) surely don't?

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                                    • more tools for esri arcgis

                                      more tools for esri arcgis

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                                      • Host web project in same solution folder

                                        I want to flatten folder nesting in ASP.NET. There are legitimate cases for single project solutions. Currently, ASP.NET imposes the web project to a nested folder. Please make it so the csproj file is in the same solution folder. CLI web tooling makes this silly nesting harder to use.

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                                        • Allow for use of dynamic variable names in .NET and VB specifically

                                          While, when building an SQL statement, within a Web Pages .vbhtml module, I can write -

                                          HWB_Series_Books_sqlCommand = "SELECT * FROM Titles WHERE Titles.Available_in_Series_" & Req_Series & " = 1"

                                          where Req_Series is a variable containing, in my case, a capital letter in the range A to P, thus creating a dynamic reference to one of 16 fields, all of whose names begin with the same first 20 letters.

                                          OR

                                          in the case of Form Controls I could write something like

                                          Dim LabelName = "Label 1"
                                          Me.Controls(LabelName).Text = "Publisher"

                                          thus being able to dynamically change the label whose text is…

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