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  1. Give us more than 10 votes per email on Visual Studio User Voice

    Why do you limit everyone to 10 votes per email?

    Wouldn't the suggestions by the community bring 10 times as many as ideas if 100 votes per user were allowed.

    Most developers have access to thousands of email addresses, and this site doesn't validate email addresses, so people can just make up an email and vote for themselves multiple times (I am guilty of this).

    Please stop limiting the creative power of the global developer community for the benefit of all man kind (and woman kind).

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Track active item in Pending changes

      Pending changes locate file like in solution.
      With enable track active item in solution explorer.

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      • I am creating Hierarchy Of Teams in TFS2012, and felt something missing as below.

        1. Give some UI to show Team Structure as Tree Structure
        2. Teams Capacity is not adding up at Node level; I know Node level teams could have team members and that may be the reason for this. But if we could show two separate figures that would be informative to see Overall Capacity at every Node level.
        3. If we could have Work Allocation Information According to Activity/ Resource at each node would be helpful.

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        • TPL Dataflow in distributed environment

          TPL Dataflow is one of the few Microsoft calculation engines designed for real world. It is great. But unfortunately it has been feature-frozen for more than a few years. Meanwhile, other ecosystem involved a lot in this real-time processing area.

          So, please continue to invest on TPL Dataflow. More built-in blocks please. More importantly, let the data flow across processes/machines.

          Btw, I know the existence of Project “Orleans”, which is a good attempt but seems to be Azure-only. Microsoft please carefully look at the two and work out an unified Actor model. At this moment, they are two wheels built…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Implement Data Tainting in the CLR

            Managed code derives considerable security advantages from having a verifiable memory model, but does not directly address the issue of unsanitised input data. Yet this is the root cause of the most common classes of security vulnerabilities seen today: SQLi and XSS, and is a contributing factor in almost all of them.

            Over 10 years ago, Netscape JavaScript (both browser and server side) supported Data Tainting, wherein all input data was flagged as 'tainted' until explicitly sanitized. Whilst not widely adopted, this enabled runtime checks to be made to ensure potentially dangerous user input was not used in the wrong…

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              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Integrate Source Explorer options into mapped File Explorer

              Source Explorer options should be available in the File Explorer context menus when I am browsing a mapped folder.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow Setting default programs from Source Explorer

                The context menu for files in Solution Explorer have an "Open With..." option. Add that option to the context menu for files in Source Explorer.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow users to change location for all Visual Studio files

                  Working in a corporate environment, My Documents is mapped to a network share. This causes VS to freeze when I try to do certain tasks when I am working remotely. While some settings can be changed, others cannot without hacking the registry. I would like to be able to change all file based settings to my local drive.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.DataSource.TestCase as a datasource for web perfomance tests

                    Allow a user to select a testcase parameters (TFS) as a datasource for a web performance test

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Prevent closing work items when child work items are open

                      If Team Foundation Server is to follow the rules of ALM, this functionality must be implemented. Work items should not be allowed to close while existing child work items are in states that conflict with their parent. For example, a user story should not be moved to the 'closed' state if a child task is in an 'In Progress' state. Currently, TFS allows this, and does not provide a means to TFS administrators to prevent this behaviour.

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                      • Export CSV control Report Viewer

                        Por favor abran la opción de exportar a CSV dentro del control Report Viewer

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Be able to submit test results to Microsoft Test Manager using MSTest command line

                          When running tests through MSTest, it would be great to be able to publish those results to not only the TFS server but also to Test Manager so the results could be viewed there.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Right-click reference in project and add to F# script as #I / #r directives

                            It would be nice if it was possible to right-click (bring up the context menu) on a reference in an F# project, and if the current open file is an F# script file, it would add it to the top as a script reference with the appropriate #I / #r directives (relative paths).

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • We need a small visual studio like monodevelop to develop Modern App.

                              We need a small visual studio like monodevelop to develop Modern App.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • how do I allow user to perform all the project admin work associated with Work items without allowing the managing of permissions?

                                If a user is a team administrator within a team or has edit project level permission, they can manage permissions. How can allow a user to be able to enable iterations, customize a kanban board, etc but not be allowed to add or remove user to teams or to the team project?

                                8 votes
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                                • Add "All builds" option for Build Events in Team Rooms

                                  If you have many build definitions which you wish to see events for in a team room, setting them up is very tedious. Also if a build definition is ever renamed you must update it in the events.

                                  It would be nice if there was a wildcard option in the build definition list when adding a new build event which would show events for all build definitions.

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                                  • provide the Parallel Task Library Ported for Native C++ WRL

                                    As is done here: http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/705853/Creating-and-Using-the-Parallel-Task-Library-Porte
                                    This would make native C++ WRL development much more palatable given the asynchronous nature makes this library largely fundamental to most WinRT development. Changing the library to be HRESULT based is quite a large change though and perhaps it could retain its original structure. Nonetheless this would be great for developers who wish to not make use of the C++/CX library and language features but stick with the raw C++.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • fix native C++ universal apps so the IDE does not crash when closing a solution

                                      For example this project which has a native C++ shared universal app project will crash the IDE on closing the solution:
                                      http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/702439/Implementing-a-Complete-WRL-Native-Cplusplus-XAML

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • layout width automatic

                                        Allow me to have a screen layout per window size, and changing it automatically as I resize VS.

                                        The idea is that when my VS is not full screen, using only half of my resolution width I have one desired screen layout, with pads set to auto-hide. But when my VisualStudio is full-screen, I have another screen layout that better suits me, and is not pratical to customize it every time I pin the VS window to the sides of my monitor.

                                        And it makes sense that smaller VS windows to have a customized layout to optimize space.

                                        Having two…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • when i click on file in Soluton Explorer,the last file Explored Tab is hide.Very bad!

                                          when i click on file in Soluton Explorer,the last file Explored Tab is hide.Very bad!

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