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  1. Dev Extensions - How about adding "View Full Stack Sequence Diagram", something like right click method gives "View Call Hierarchy"

    I love "View Call Hierarchy" because it allows me to more easily create a sequence diagram by viewing the stack without running the app, allowing me to navigate and cut/paste data into the diagram.

    It would be nice to be able to skip all that cutting and pasting. It doesn't have to be exact, even an approximation would save a lot of work.

    I see a lot of whiteboards and quite frankly they don't match namespaced and object/message identified sequence diagrams. Unfortunately the diagrams just don't get done. Using sequence diagrams during code review, really helps software managers more quickly…

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      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TFS needs better email notification support/functionality.

      TFS needs the ability to configure a project for automatic creator notification on work items and update the history of tickets based on Outlook email converstations. We have non-TFS customers create requests for our team via hyperlinks (using URL encoding to pre-populate templates). Sans the hyperlink, they rely solely on email for communications and cannot/will not install Team Foundation Explorer. They also respond to work item requests via email and it would be invaluable if this would update the ticket history automatically (ID in Subject?). Several other work tracking tools have this ability, and for "customer service" type requests it…

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        2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • When you do a line cut or delete the caret should stay where it is.

        When you do a line cut or delete the caret should stay where it is instead of moving to the beginning of the line.

        The behaviour was correct in Visual Studio 2008, the broke it in 2010, they fixed it for line paste (and line cut using regular cut) in 2012. But Line cut and delete (ctrl L and ctrl shift L) are still broken.

        Based off of
        http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/806108/line-cut-delete-bug

        As I've showed in the connect issue the maths just doesn't add up.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove tags in MTM Test Runner for Steps comparison between Old Value and New Value

          I posted the below in a different form (MTM) and was told that the tags are inherit to the product and the only way to remove the tags is by using a WIC tool. If this is accurate then a change in the product would be beneficial.

          When I review changes made to Steps in a case tags appear. This does not occur in other sections of a test case; for example, the header.

          Below is what appears in the New Value and Old Value areas in the Summary section of a case when data has been changed. The tags…

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Code Review Notification

            I find it to be a flaw when someone on my developer team has to send me a message on Skype telling me they have sent me a code review and then I have to go dig through "My Work" to find the review and accept it.

            What I would like to start seeing for this and other events like this that occur in Visual Studio would be "Skype-like notifications" that happen perhaps on the bottom right hand side of my screen, a little box that pops up that tells me I have a new code review. I could then…

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              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Put Fakes In Academic Visual Studio 2013 Editions

              Why not give students a chance to try out rich TDD with Fakes?

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow launching a code snippet from item template

                Code snippets are a powerful tool to guide users through new APIs due to their "fill in the blanks" functionality.

                However, they are usually not the point of first contact. Rather, project and item templates fill in this role much better since they are more easily discoverable and are often the first thing a user has to do to write code targeting a framework.

                Unfortunately, templates currently lack the "fill in the blanks" functionality of snippets. This makes item templates mostly useless for generic classes, for example, where the user needs to specify the type of generic arguments. The specification…

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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add an option to the search&replace to ignore comments

                  so if I'm searching for all instances of "foo" in my code, it will not show me //foo or /*foo*/. I know you can already do it with regular expressions but this would be available as a simple on/off button, like "match case" and "match whole word".

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Auto-navigate to inner-most exception line

                    When an exception is thrown the editor should open the file where the exception originated and put the cursor on the line that generated the exception. It should navigate to the deepest line that has viewable source code.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Auto expand inner exceptions

                      The exceptions dialog should auto-expand the inner exceptions.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • security

                        an, that share straightly shared the location of any womens to its relatives with a message that 'i m in danger' something like that

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Downloads as torrent

                          Just a suggestion - microsoft should provide all there downloads also as torrents thats a much better way to download files

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                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow operators (==, !=, >, <, etc.) to be defined for interfaces

                            Currently it is not possible to define custom evaluations for the == and != operators on interfaces. Using these operators is more natural than calling Equals() for most code writers. Not being able to define them makes refactoring (to interfaces) error prone and tedious. This is especially annoying since the build-in interface IEquatable<> already defines a way to recognize the existence of such custom evaluations at compile time.

                            The same is true for >, <, etc. operators and IComparable<>.

                            In contrast extension methods already allow the definition of complex algorithms based on interfaces - which is fine. Why not extend…

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • OLEDB from Stream

                              DataBase engine need to work on flexible scenario. Please let it free from connection string and can be built from code directly

                              Currently now OLEDB need to construct connectionstring just to read dbf file and it valid only dos filename restriction. Which is outdated already
                              Please make System.Data more reliable

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Dose C# Text Editor can have a Outline Statement Blocks option like C++ Text Editor?

                                In C++ Text Editor options,there is option called Outline Statement Blocks in Formating->Outling. If this set true, the if or for satements can fold like functions.but this function is not existed in C#. Can C# have this setting option too?

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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a better CSS Editor

                                  First off, there should be a separate category for Asp.Net in the above drop down, .NET is too general

                                  I probably code CSS different then the rest of the universe, but I like to alphabetize each class in the CSS file, and it has been on my to do list to create a Visual Studio package with a tool bar from A - Z, so if I am looking for a class called '.userphoto', I could just click 'U' and navigate to where the 'U's start.

                                  Another really nice feature would be in the CSS propert from the source page…

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow Visual Studio to host a server to support remote pair programming. Invite another developer to join your session, and collaberatively

                                    Allow Visual Studio to host a server to support remote pair programming. Invite another developer to join your session, and collaboratively edit the current file.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Search Results query changes should persist

                                      When I use web access and search for a workitem I am directed to the 'Search Results' query

                                      The out of the box column options are

                                      - ID

                                      - Workitem type

                                      - Title

                                      - State

                                      - Assigned To

                                      - Tags

                                      I wish to include Area path as part of the standard columns. When i include Area path in the column options and save the query, and go back to searching a workitem, the search results and addition of Area path does not persist

                                      Is there a way to ensure that any changes to the column options and query will continue…

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Traceability Report in TFS

                                        Is it possible to build a TFS Traceability report that maps a
                                        User Story -> Tasks -> Change Sets;
                                        User Story -> Test Cases -> Test Execution -> Test Results -> Defects

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow for time zone on a project by project basis

                                          At the moment under one x.visualstudio.com account we have multiple projects across different time zones. At the moment the burn down and hours remaining are skewed based on account time zone not where the project is being delivered from.

                                          I suggest that we need the ability to allow project by project time zones to be configured which are reflected in the burn down and time remaining so that we can monitor project progress and adjust accordingly.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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