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  1. Add support for Git over ssh in Team Explorer

    Add support for ssh transport when syncing with Git repositories. libgit2 has ssh support now, so this should be fairly straightforward.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide Mercurial/BitBucket migration tool to TFS

      Provide a migration tool for migrating from Mercurial/BitBucket repositories to TFS Git or standard TFS. The functionality provided by Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Online is significantly better than what is offered by Mercurial tools such as BitBucket, therefore, it would be immensely useful to have such automated tools available to easily migrate to TFS from more primitive source control systems such as Mercurial BitBucket.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Copy summary from interface definition to class when auto-implementing

          After defining an interface with summary on all properties and methods, it is strange that this isn't copied when using the "Implement interface"-functionality in the Visual Studio Editor.

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Coded UI : Verify text or sybol color

            Hi,

            I want to verify the color of the symbol displayed in the UI, but not able to locate the control, the symbol is part of another control as displayed in below screen shot :(Note : Blue marked section is one control located by coded UI)

            Please refer attached screenshot. Similary how to verify text gets highlighted or in bold?

            Please let me know is it possible to verify the color of symbol "$" with the control property provided?

            Best Regards,

            Sunil

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Assign an interface color to a workspace, allowing you to see quickly which workspace you are operating in.

              Especially if you have more than one instance of VS running at the same time it would be useful to quickly identify which workspace a particular instance was connected to.

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Can we add an Task.Sleep() Method ?

                In current Task design, when we need to pause the current Task for a while, for example, a delay between retrying some actions like a network connection, there are some choices:
                1. await Task.Delay or a one time Timer Task which Task.Delay internally does.
                2. Use Task.Delay().Wait();
                3. Use Thread.Sleep;
                4. Use Task.ContinueWith() to chain the Task.Delay and another Task to resume execution.
                5. Anything else ?

                In Case 1, the task will become an async task and it is not always expected in many cases. For example, when we use Parallel.ForEach, async function is not aware and that parallel.foreach…

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Semantic Logging Application Block logs to App Insights

                  Add support for pushing SLAB logs to App Insights.

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                    0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Specify the agent location for Cloud Load Test

                    I have been asked by several customers to enable specifying the agent location for Cloud Load Test. Filing on their behalf.

                    Charles Sterling
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add user preference for Breakpoints > "Sort by" > Disable sorting. Allows use of Breakpoints and Bookmarks in one tool window.

                      Add user preference (remember user past selection on Visual Studio startup) for Breakpoints > "Sort by" > Disable sorting. Allows breakpoints to be used as breakpoints and Bookmarks. I Have used Bookmarks but find it easier to use Breakpoints as both breakpoints and Bookmarks in one tool window.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Give "Build current project" a sensible shortcut key.

                        This is one of my most-used custom key bindings. I build the current project all the time; I could use Ctrl+Shift+B, but that rebuilds all projects whether they need it or not. I almost always need only the current project (and its dependencies) to be built, and then only as needed. Building the current project is much faster than any other alternative.

                        I'd make Ctrl+B the key for this. Very few use bookmarks enough for that shortcut key to be useful.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix the stack trace display in Application Insights events

                          Recording exception events in Application Insights typically includes a stack trace to provide the developer with additional context of the exception.

                          Currently, only a tiny snippet of the stack trace is shown. Currently the developer must use the web browser Inspect Element feature to view the entire content.

                          Please provide a simple way to see the entire stack trace in the web page.

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                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support for syntax checking for javascript on web pages.

                            It would be nice to have syntax checking within a web form for javascript. Right now, all I get is function not defined. I can eventually find the errors but it would be nice to know what line and a hint on the error.

                            2 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make System.Net.Http referenced by default in new .NET 4.5 projects

                              Open Visual Studio 2013 and create a new console project or class library. By default, the project will reference System.Data, System.Data.DataSetExtensions, but not System.Net.Http.

                              This makes no sense.

                              How is it more likely that I will be working with DataSets than making HTTP requests? This is 2014, not 2004.

                              Please update the project templates to reflect the needs of programmers today.

                              55 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • allow user to tag multiple work items at one time.

                                In the dialog to modify multiple items at one time the 'Tag' field is not available. I want to be able to tag multiple items with the same tag at once.

                                I run a query and find a set of items that are related and want to temporarily track them together with tag. I am now forced to select each item and tag it individually. This is very painful. Please consider it.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • to rewrite VS and Windows SDK header files appropriately so they don't produce humongous amount of warnings during compilation with /Wall

                                  Whoever is responsible for writing, modifying VS and Windows SDK header files should make appropriate corrections in the code they contain so the header files adhere to good coding practices and therefore compile smoothly. The number of warnings these header files produce during compilation is extremely alarming and it explicitly forces user-code to be clumsy-written. When would we, the users, finally be able to write warning-free code as good coding-practices suggest in about every C++ programming course book on the market? What we have now just doesn't make any sense. Please correct this hideousness and embarrassment ASAP. Thanks.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • group digits in Numbers shown by the debugger

                                    it would be helpful if Numbers shown by the debugger (for example in the "Locals" Window or the Window that pops up when hovering over a variable Name) would be displayed with grouped digits.

                                    if this is too narrow you could go for general custom formatting of said numbers.

                                    This would be useful even just as a global IDE wide setting without overrides scoped to type or function.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Expose Project [/Team] Iterations through VSO REST API

                                      We currently have a custom sprint dashboard that we use to run our projects. A big piece of that is being able to pull iteration schedules from VSO, which we currently do through the standard .NET API. This is primary issue preventing us from transitioning the dashboard to using the REST API to simplify deployment.

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                                        2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Use generics for DependencyProperties, Converters, and many other XAML-related objects

                                        It annoys me a lot whether I have to cast values and check for null references all the time, and also makes the code less readable.

                                        Using DependencyProperty<T> and Converter<T1, T2> would make XAML-friendly class constructions more efficient in performance, and comfortable to use in IntelliSense functions: For example, we should only be able to convert strings to ulongs by a class which implements Converter<string, ulong>.

                                        For DependencyProperties, the GetValue() and SetValue() functions should also only accept arguments which the property specifies. Making DependencyProperties generic would also make the registered 'typeof(T)' argument useless.

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create Task.Empty to avoid Task.FromResult<object>(null);

                                          Task.FromResult<object>(null); allows developers to satisfy a Task return type without performing an async operation. Task.Empty should exist like EventArgs.Empty and String.Empty to accomplish the same thing for Task. eg: Task.FromResult<object>(null);
                                          // Jerry

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