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  1. Support for CORS in the Visual Studio Online REST API

    Add support for CORS so I can use the Visual Studio Online REST API from a Javascript client.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • make it possible to build the setup project (InstallShield Limited) on TFS online, so we can do continuous integration

      We are using the TFS online, and we are doing continuous integration. But the problem is that the setup project (InstallShield Limited) cannot be built on the TFS online. So we must publish new version manually, that's not good practice for continuous integration.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • make ?? and .? operators overloadable

        Could you please make the ?? and ?. operators overloadable. Implementers of Option<T>/Maybe<T> (Nullable<T> for value and reference types) could then take advantage of them.

        Option<T>/Maybe<T> allows one to address the problem of null reference exceptions where they happen most often: reference types.

        I haven’t yet tried to modify the Roslyn compiler to make these two operators overloadable, but you can try out a hacked version of Roslyn where I have replaced Nullable<T> with my own implementation of Option<T>: https://roslyn.codeplex.com/SourceControl/network/forks/GabrielHorvath/ReplaceNullableWithOption

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove all non user specified assembly search paths

          The fact of life right now is that assembly loading is harder to grasp than .jar loading in java.
          For all I care you can make the GAC still a resource I can reference, just make it explicit instead of having it on the assembly search path for every single application ever created in .NET. The current directory shouldn't be a default loading path either, go put all the assemblies that I referenced into the .appconfig via msbuild/VisualStudio and then everything is explicit and nothing can go wrong.
          Then write the .appconfig into the .NET metadata in Release mode.

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add intents like what Android apps use to subscribe

            Android intents are a powerful notification system that allows applications to subscribe to various OS level, app and system events. Coupled with Bundles (State management that can be boot persistent), adding this functionality to VS for all Windows OS's would a huge win for current developers and allow Android developers an easier transition to Windows.

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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Open PDB file format to enable open source compiler output debugging

              Or at least contribute PDB support to LLVM.
              That would allow to debug binaries, generated by clang, Rust, and other compilers in Visual Studio.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to specify only specific rows in Database DataSource are run instead of iterating thru all rows

                Would like the ability to specify in an attribute or test initializer the specific rows I would like to iterate thru in my db datasource instead of iterating thru all rows which can take an extensive amount of time depending on the datasource.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make the Solution Configurations Dropdown larger

                  I have created 3 Configurations:
                  "DESENVOLVIMENTO-A"
                  "DESENVOLVIMENTO-B"
                  "DESENVOLVIMENTO-C"
                  and the DropDown size only show "DESENV" wich is a problem since i never get sure what is the one choosed.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add /locale option to the [Installer].exe /Layout command line

                    I\m trying currently to download the Visual Studio 2013 for Web with Update 3 using the /Layout option to keep the installation files for future needs, but it seems that the installer is acquiring setup files for all the locales which seems a bit weird since I downloaded the en-us installer and that's making the download time and cost bigger.

                    The ISO file has also a huge download size (4.4GB) which also seems weird since this is a subset edition of the full Visual Studio product.

                    Please add the locale switch to the Layout option for the installer, or otherwise,…

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Config Transforms for All XML Files - Not Just web.config

                      We are currently using SlowCheetah to do XML transforms for different build configurations. Visual Studio 2013 can already do this, but for some bizarre reason only for web.config files - not app.config. Please let us do it on *ALL* XML files.

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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please give us a theme option to use VS2010's full-color icons to Visual Studio

                        You don't need to improve adding some colors to icons. You already have full-color icons from VS2010. Please give us a theme option to use VS2010's full-color icons. VS2013 is still hurts our eyes.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for Cordova Hooks

                          Using the Cordova command line you can create build hooks within the hooks folder. These hooks are node scripts that can be run during certain parts of the build.

                          Could probably be handled in a similar way to the merges special folder where its copied into the /bld folder before running the cordova build.

                          Can't find any documenation about this on the cordova site but here is the readme created with a new project.
                          https://www.dropbox.com/s/f4i7t4j17qgahvi/README.md?dl=0

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Use absolute time in build results

                            Throughout team explorer and TWA, relative time is used (e.g. 2.5 hours ago). This makes it difficult to correlate diagnosis of intermittent build errors and other transient effects (Azure / other system outages etc.)

                            An example of this came up recently where a Microsoft support engineer asked for a specific timestamp of a failing build. The easiest way to get an accurate timestamp was to find the build status notification in hipchat.

                            It would be nice if this information was easily available in the UI in both UTC and local, but I'd settle for either of these rather than just…

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • I need to make changes at code at runtime in visual studio running on Windows 64bit.

                              When I am running a program in visual studio in 64-bit Windows does not allow me to make changes to the source code of my program, if I find a mistake for cintinuar execution.
                              Similarly when I'm programming for PDAs.
                              And this can save a lot of development time.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make multi-monitor support even smarter

                                The current support for multi-monitor is great, and is getting even better in the new CTP for Visual Studio 14. However, there's still something preventing me from using it.

                                When I'm on the go, or I arrive at work, I have a different screen setup compared to home. However, Visual Studio is all scrambled around because of this, and some windows are even missing because they are positioned outside of my screen.

                                This makes the multi-monitor support kind of useless to me. It would be perfect if Visual Studio memorized which screens were connected, and associated the window layout to…

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • RunCommandLine.ps1 needs to execute programs with elevated rights on Server 2012

                                  RunCommandLine.ps1 needs to execute programs with elevated rights on Server 2012

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                                    3 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Line Spacing

                                    Please allow the line spacing to be adjustable with the editor. Thanks.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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 →
                                        • Support <LISTITEM value="[project]\<TheCurrentTeam>" /> in TFS work Item AssignedTo Field Allowed Values

                                          It is possible to currently customize work item template so that it filters AssignedTo field list of users to a given team (<LISTITEM value="[project]\Team1" />) or to a security group (<LISTITEM value="[project]\Contributors" />). But when you have multiple teams defined in a team project the only sensible way to filter is using <LISTITEM value="[project]\Contributors" /> because if a "[Project]\Team1" is used, in Team2 it is only possible to assign work items to members of Team1 (and that is not the desired outcome).

                                          I believe if there is a way for us to define" [Project]\<TheCurrentTeam>" in LISTITEM of the ALLOWEDVALUES of…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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