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  1. Show preview of what other devloper writing live in Multi checkout mode

    It would be great if while devloping it shows some status or perview what other person just checked in for same line of code i am working on, It should alert me in code this line of ocde modified by someone else.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • make visual studio GIT support remotes via a UNC file share

      Visual Studio 2013 has built in support for GIT. (Thank You.. :-)
      however, you can't define a remote repository by using a UNC file share. The GIT command line works fine, but inside Visual Studio if you try to PUSH to a remote that uses a UNC file share, you get an error.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Undock the differences window by default.

        The current comparison window is too narrow to be useful - horizontal scrolling is always required. Unfortunately several steps are required to maximize the diff window. In VS2010 the differences window was a separate dialog and required only a single step to maximize.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Display Total Work done by each individual team member for each sprint

          Currently there is no option to see how much work has been done by the each indivudual team memebr when the tasks are completed. It would be better how mush time/effort has been taken or use by each team member for a given backlog item.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make custom board based on query

            Now, we can see the query results in a table or as a chart. I suggest a third option - as a board. User have to chose query column, which will be a separator between board column.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create a version of Visual Studio that runs on Windows RT.

              One thing that keeps me from buying a Windows RT tablet is the lack of a version of Visual Studio that run on Windows RT. Even if it just supports HTML5/WinJS/CSS initially!

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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • WPF support in Lightswitch

                How about replacing Silverlight with WPF for the desktop client to get rid of the pixel rendering performance issues with Silverlight? Since LS now has HTML support for web clients, Silverlight could be replaced with a more powerful desktop client like WPF ( I would even take Winforms if it substantially increased performance ).

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                  3 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable the ability to create & pin charts in VSOnline BEFORE any project data exists.

                  It's crazy that I cannot set up a tailored home page view as step one in a project creation. The "your dataset is empty" notice and no ability to say "ok, I know that but want to save anyway because there will be data soon" doesn't make sense to me.
                  I've just done some demos and this was embarrassing from such a fantastic product.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • offer a C, VB, and C# compiler for the Arduino, Freescale, and other embedded devices.

                    There are millions upon millions of embedded products on the market now, and the number is growing. People look to Microsoft for quality development tools. It would be helpful to have a Microsoft development tool available.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS - Option to Navigate directly from mapped local path to Source location in TFS under "Source control explorer"(vice versa is available)

                      TFS - Option to Navigate directly from mapped local path to Source location in TFS under "Source control explorer"(vice versa is available)

                      E.g.
                      If I am on local folder ,which is already mapped to workspace, doing right click --> TFS --> Go to Mapped path in TFS (Source control explorer)
                      It will open Visual Studio showing the Source control explorer view , mapped to that local path

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Restore ability to outline just regions and not properties and methods

                        In Visual Studio 2008 (using Visual Basic) outline could apply just to regions (not properties and methods). This was very helpful to manage classes with large amounts of code. When properties and methods are outlined (such that they can be collapsed and expanded), it is really easy to accidently collapse something since the icon is right next to the column used to highlight an entire line. In addition, if you collapse everything and then expand a region to work on it, all properties and methods are collapsed so you have to expand each property/method one at a time or expand…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make the async operations of HttpWebRequest really asynchronous

                          HttpWebRequest has 2 asynchronous operations:
                          - BeginGetRequestStream, and the task-based equivalent GetRequestStreamAsync
                          - BeginGetResponse, and the task-based equivalent GetResponseAsync

                          Unfortunately, these methods are not really asynchronous:

                          > The BeginGetResponse method requires some synchronous setup tasks to complete (DNS resolution,
                          > proxy detection, and TCP socket connection, for example) before this method becomes asynchronous.
                          > As a result, this method should never be called on a user interface (UI) thread because it might
                          > take considerable time (up to several minutes depending on network settings) to> complete the
                          > initial synchronous setup tasks before an exception for an error is thrown…

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create a document that describes all icons used in Visual Studio IDE

                            Publish a document that explains what each of the different icons in the Visual Studio IDE Solution Explorer/Object Browser/Class View mean.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • option to disable auto save on build

                              option to disable auto save on build

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Fix the burndown trendline algorithm

                                As I understand it, the height of the burndown trend line at its left edge is calculated by adding together each increase of hours during the sprint. So for example say on day 1 we estimate 100 hours. On day 5 we're down to 50 and we find 25 more, and then we finish the sprint. The trendline would start at 125 hours at the upper left of the burndown chart and end at zero at the lower right. I don't think this accurately reflects what is going on.

                                To illustrate, consider another sprint. In this one we estimate 100…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a switch statement that takes a Predicate

                                  Allow a switch to do something like the following

                                  string Html = LoginToWebSite();
                                  switch (Html.Contains)
                                  {
                                  case "Wrong Credentials":
                                  return LoginType.WrongCredentials;
                                  case "Too many failed attempts":
                                  return LoginType.TooManyFailedAttempts;
                                  case "Required field":
                                  return LoginType.MissingField;
                                  case "That's not a valid email":
                                  return LoginType.InvalidEmail;
                                  default:
                                  return LoginType.Success;
                                  }

                                  This is what I currently do

                                  var Html = LoginToWebSite();

                                  if (Html.Contains("Wrong credentials"))
                                  return LoginType.WrongCredentials;
                                  if (Html.Contains("Too many failed attempts"))
                                  return LoginType.TooManyFailedAttempts;
                                  if (Html.Contains("not a valid email"))
                                  return LoginType.InvalidEmail;
                                  else
                                  return LoginType.Success;

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • InRelease Reports

                                    I want to have nice SSRS and SharePoint Dashboard reports showing the release and deployment process from TFS to In Release and through lab environments.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add markup validation for missing whitespace between attributes

                                      HTML/ASPX/ASCX markup validation fails to detect no space between attributes

                                      No markup validation feedback is given when markup has an element with attributes that should have a space between them but the space is missing. It is a very difficult visual cue to spot and without IDE support it can be cumbersome to identify the problem. Only the .xml file editor gives "No whitespace" feedback; the editors for .html and .ascx files do not.

                                      It is a frustrating inconvenience that we have become so reliant on markup validation that we become unable to identify the culprit when two attributes that…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Give us access to the Windows 8 Bing Maps Control from a Desktop project

                                        Toaday if we want to build an application in windows 8 where we need to have a maping feature, we need to build a Windows store project. For those who need to build Desktop application with mapping request we have no other choice to use the WPF Bing map control which has been optimized for Microsoft PixelSense.

                                        Today we use that control in our application but we face a lot of performance issue from the control when using more that a single touch. This issue has been reported to use by the Bing Map team and who have been told…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create a linked js file to user controls, exactly like you did with the codebehind cs file for ide solution explorer viewing.

                                          Create a linked js file to user controls, exactly like you did with the codebehind cs file. This would allow easy js separation and ide navigation for the developer to get to the control's client script... additionally, it would allow us to have the markup and js in two edit windows for parallel development (as opposed to splitting the screen).

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