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  1. Implement TFS 2013 spell checker for visual studio 2013

    Provide link to download 'Team System - Work Item Spell Checker (All Languages)' for TFS 2013 (Visual Studio 2013)

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    • Allow me to set a hot key to navigate to the navigation bar drop downs.

      I would like to be able to set hotkeys to take me to the class and method drop downs in the navigation bar. Ctrl+F2 is no fun.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Incorporate Xamarin license in MSDN subscription

        I think it would be a great idea to incorporate some aspect of the Xamarin license in an MSDN subscription.

        Seeing as we can now write C# PCL to target different devices and there is clearly some level of partnership between the two companies I think it would be a great way to boost Xamarin usage in the .NET community.

        As a company, we'd like to write applications and try out Xamarin but are off put by the requirement to spend £2000 just to try it out internally.

        Is there any way some kind of deal could struck to offer…

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          4 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Platform/Configuration setting for each Solution

          Hello,
          rather than specifying the Platform/Configuration once and have it apply to every SLN in my Build Definition, allow each SLN to have it;'s own setting.

          The current functionality is forcing us to have multiple Build Definitions per branch because we don't want each SLN to build with every Configuration.

          Thanks!
          Dave

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          • MULTIPLE CLIPBOARD option for easy copying and pasting

            User can copy multiple texts from any docments using CTRL+C+$Number.
            $Number can be any integer.
            For Example, User copies many phone numbers from document 1 using CTRL+C+1, CTRL+C+2,CTRL+C+3 ( copied three phone numbers ). Now he can paste it in different documents using CTRL+V+1 for number1 and vice versa. So this reduces the time for opening document 1 each time for copying phone numbers. User can copy any data at a single point and paste it simultaneously.

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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Unmanaged generic type constraint + generic pointers

              Add an "unmanaged"/"blittable" generic type constraint and use it to allow generic pointers and related features. Related post by Eric Lippert:
              http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7551461/c-sharp-generic-constraint-where-is-not-class/7557040#7557040

              The end result would allow this sort of code:

              unsafe void DoSomeStuff<T>() where T : unmanaged
              {
              T t = new T();
              T* tPointer = &t;
              T* aBunchOfT = stackalloc T[100];
              var tSize = sizeof(T);
              byte* aBunchOfBytes = stackalloc byte[tSize * 100];
              T* aBunchOfCastedT = (T*)bunchOfBytes;
              }

              Performance critical generic data structures, particularly those using preallocated pools of memory, would be a good example use case for this.

              Currently, a data structure using pointers to represent data would…

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                2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • When building a UI for windows phone, make the preview able to swith dark/light theme

                don't know if it is posted in the correct category, but when you develop a universal app and want to hard code it to use the light theme. You can add

                <Application
                xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation";
                xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml";
                xmlns:local="using:NikkiApp"
                RequestedTheme="Light">

                this requestedtheme attribute. But the designer stays black. So when you add a button or textbox, you have no idea what it looks like. So you have to test it in the emulator (or like me on the device because cpu does not have VT support)

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add delete work item revisions/history

                  Currently Work Items revisions (history) can build up rapidly when integrating with other tools like Project Server.

                  For example: assign a Work Item that is sync'ing to Project Server to a resource that hasn't been added to the project yet a revision is created each time the sync fails. This can result in thousands of revisions in a Work Item and make it un displayable in the Web interface.

                  The only current work around is to copy the Work Item, recreate the links, and delete the original Work Item.

                  Adding this to the API would make sense because then it…

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                  • LightSwitch HTML Client (CBA) - Please expose msls.sharepoint object

                    Interacting with SharePoint from javascript in HTML Client requires loading the SP CSOM scripts, referring to the AppWebUrl and HostWebUrl, and for HostWeb Calls - the cross-site request executor is needed.

                    All these operations are happening in msls.js and are nicely built into the msls.sharepoint object, however that object is contained in an anonymous self-executing function and it is not exposed via msls.expose().

                    Therefore the msls.sharepoint object cannot be used in custom code at runtime without altering msls.js

                    Like so:
                    msls_sharepoint = {
                    hostUrl: hostUrl,
                    appWebUrl: appWebUrl,
                    serverUrl: serverUrl,
                    chromeBackgroundColor: chromeBackgroundColor,
                    chromeLinkFontColor: chromeLinkFontColor,
                    sharePointImagesUrl: sharePointImagesUrl,
                    context: null,
                    hostWeb: null,
                    appWeb:…

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                      2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow generic Type definitons in WinRT XAML

                      As mentioned in this Bugreport it would be great to use generic Types in WinRT XAML. E.g. for strongly Typed ViewModels in a MVVM Scenario.

                      Link: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/904277/generic-page-base-causes-error-in-g-i-vb-file-winrt-app

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show EVENT Details 401 (Unauthorized)

                          I do not know why,
                          When I want to show the detailed, but could not see anything.
                          View console found.
                          "Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 401 (Unauthorized)"
                          What causes it?
                          Free limit account yet?

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                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add button/quick-key/menu item to open Build Explorer window much like Source Control Explorer window

                            I find it a waste of time to have to open my Build Collection, select any build, and then using context menu select "View Builds" just to open the Build Explorer Window. It would be less time consuming to be able to use a control key combination, or add a button to my menus, that would allow me to go straight to this window with the default options of viewing all builds completed today. As the SCM administrator, one of my tasks is identifying why builds break and letting the appropriate development tema know.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • There should be a popup message notification in Visual Studio, if any team members does code check in.

                              There should be a popup message notification in Visual Studio 2012, if we are connected to TFS and if any team members does code check in, so that other developers can get change set details immediately.

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                              • Add Path property to VS Installer Projects Extension; Allows developer control of source location.

                                Add Path property to VS2013 Installer Projects Extension.
                                This would allow developer to control the location of their source code = their msi deployment project.
                                As of May 09 2014, developer launches new project, deployment install.... VS2013 R2 w/ VS Installer Projects Extension creates "Setup1" folder under the subject's app main project folder.... would be best if that location (path) could optionally be adjusted by developer.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Define timeout for any CUITs recorded actions

                                  Some times a recorded action require maximum time to be completed. That timeout shall be variable and configurable in property bag of CUIT Map editor.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add Framework Libraries tovideo record automated tests

                                    Some times is required to show CUIT automated tests execution evidences. And a video record of the test execution is a good one. It would be great to have:

                                    - PlayBack.StartVideoRec(videoFileName)
                                    - PlayBack.PauseVideoRec()
                                    - PlayBack.StopVideoRec()

                                    Other Times a Video ease developers to understand errors

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Do not change method names in Fakes-generated Stubs

                                      When using the Fakes Framework to generate Stubs, the Fakes Framework will change the method name of a method such as Save(Student student) to SaveStudent. This really messes with the clarity of the code and Unit Tests. Therefore, in a manner similar to most Mocking Frameworks, the same exact method names as are available in the interfaces and concrete classes should be used rather than generating brand new method names to be used in the Stubs.

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                                      • Use dynamic proxies for running Fakes Framework

                                        Currently, the Fakes Framework requires compile time assembly generation each time. However, this significantly slows down build time and greatly inhibits the refactoring process. Instead, Fakes should use a model similar to mocking frameworks such as Moq or RhinoMocks in the ability to use dynamic proxy classes when the Unit Tests are run. This significantly reduces build time and is not as obtrusive a process as generating Fakes assemblies that require a complete re-build of the project as part of the refactoring process.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enhance TFS command line tool to output query of all occurrences of an identity's usage.

                                          Enhance TFS command line tool to output query of all occurrences of an identity's usage. This could be narrowed to server or collection, etc. So results would include group memberships, checkins, workitems, everything that can be id'd with a Team Foundation user ID.

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