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  1. Implement AD FS for TFS

    Our organisation policy does not allow us to use TFS Online / visualstudio.com. For on-premises TFS instances, ADFS is not supported at the moment. I'm hoping a future update will incorporate the ADFS bits for TFS Online in the on-prem version as well. That would open up some authentication schemes we'd like to use.

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    • Allow ReadOnly Modeling Projects for Premium and Professional versions of Visual Studio

      Well, as soon as the ALM Assessment Rangers Workbook has a question in Architecture & Design Spreadsheet asking if all of the team members have access to all the project diagrams, it makes sense that all Visual Studio versions have at least Read Only access to the modeling project.

      Nowadays, to accomplish it, I need to manually export the diagrams and publish it on any portal, like Sharepoint.

      12 votes
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        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VB6 Honoris Causa

        Give a place to VB6 in VStudio.net
        Remember their root and go to join in the future way.
        All join for the oportunity.

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          1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • New syntax to map interface members to the base class

          Explicit interface implementation in VB makes the code much better readable and maintainable than C# code with its implicit (i.e. hidden/secret) interface implementation.
          It is one of the main advantages of VB over C#.

          However there is one drawback: If a class implements an interface, all interface members have to be implemented directly in that class.
          There is no way in VB to map an interface member to a member of the implementing classe's base class.

          In C# this works implicitly without any extra code. In VB, of course, we want to maintain an explicit way to achieve it.
          A…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The only thing i want is PLEACE include Java into Visual Studio 2015. PLEACE

            The only thing i want is PLEACE include Java into Visual Studio 2015. PLEACE

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              5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Rename Visual Basic to B# and Support B# With Absolute Parity

              Dotnet 2015 made it clear: VB.NET developers need to switch to C# or be left behind. Very sad.

              VB syntax is friendlier, easier to read and code and maintain. Yet Microsoft is killing off this superior language bowing to pressure from myopic C# developers and Mono.

              7 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow Coded UI Test Builder generates code based on jQuery

                Allow Coded UI Test Builder generates code based on jQuery

                We know the purpose of the tool is to generate code for several application types including Web, Windows Forms, WPF, and others and one way to do it is using UIMaps. However, the code generated is really hard to understand and to maintain. Even using Rangers Guide.

                Why don’t generate the code for “Web Technology” using jQuery syntax? Something like:

                browser.JQuerySelect<HtmlButton>("#myButton")

                Looks easier than:

                HtmlHyperlink uIVBHyperlink = this.UIMSDNthemicrosoftdeveWindow.UIActionFilterAttributDocument.UICodesnippet1Pane.UIVBHyperlink;

                public HtmlHyperlink UIVBHyperlink
                {
                get
                {
                if ((this.mUIVBHyperlink == null))
                {
                this.mUIVBHyperlink = new HtmlHyperlink(this);
                #region Search Criteria
                this.mUIVBHyperlink.SearchProperties[HtmlHyperlink.PropertyNames.Id] = null;
                this.mUIVBHyperlink.SearchProperties[HtmlHyperlink.PropertyNames.Name]…

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow test agents to be able to detect test impact of windows services

                  I've tried this myself and have discovered that it does not work. Having got others to test it from other companies, they have confirmed that it is an issue.

                  We cannot use test impact from running manual tests or automated tests within our company because our applications rely on windows services and a lot of the code is in those services.

                  Only being able to do test impact on the client side is very restricting and effectively reduces its usefulness a great deal for us.

                  13 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change Visual Studio Online account region

                    My Visual Studio Online account was create in North Central US. I'd like an option to change the region, so that my data is stored closer to my users.

                    76 votes
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                    • Fast and fluid goodness for WPF - Animations on a separate Thread

                      Although potentially one can do a lot of things with the animation system, most of the time they tend to look quite choppy compared to Win 8. Fast and fluid is the Mantra isn't it. ;-)

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Increase the maximum build number length to more than 64 characters

                        It would be awesome if the maximum length of a build number could be greater than 64 characters. Currently, our builds fail if our build definition name pushes us beyond that limit. Instead of requiring us to trim the build definition name or use a different build number format, we could just have that limit increased. 128 seems reasonable.

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                        • Desktop notifications with Web API notifications

                          Desktop notifications to alert when assign an work item, when finish a build compilation, when a member of team makes check-in, when the date of end of project is near, etc...

                          Desktop notifications with Web API notifications

                          Here an example, some like glpi web notifications

                          13 votes
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                          • Bring RelativePanel to WPF vNext

                            On MWC 2015 Microsoft unveiled new WinRT control RelativePanel that allows simple relative placing of controls next to each other using attached property rules.
                            It would be really useful to have the same RelativePanel available in classic WPF as well.

                            11 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow side effecting expressions in expression evaluation in C++

                              The VS debugger can't tell even remotely accurately whether or not an expression has side effects, so kindly just remove this broken feature and allow us to use any expression in conditional breakpoints and evaluations. The programmer knows whether or not an expression has a side effect.

                              15 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow C# expressions like basic boolean logic instead of requiring converters all the time

                                Please, allow C# expressions like basic boolean logic instead of requiring converters all the time

                                52 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Having a feature to specify the Start and End times in "LoadTest Report Excel Addin" for each LoadTest Run

                                  Having a feature to specify the Start and End times in "LoadTest Report Excel Addin" for each LoadTest Run would be greatly beneficial for filtering Rampup and Rampdown time and the get the Average and 90th percetile response times during the steady state period of the test.
                                  Currently LoadTest Report addin in Excel 2013 is used to connect to Visual Studio WebTest Report database(LoadTest2010) and compare two tests for the full run duration. It may not be like to like comparison if the run times are diffrent.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • c# script for macros

                                    It would be amazing if it would be possible to replace the ageing VBA tools and language for macro development with something that would allow c# script. A lot of people operate on this periphery of program development are developing macros in office to help automate repetitive tasks. It would benefit them more, I believe, to utilise up-to-date tooling and use a more popular and better supported language like C#. This might also provide them with an in-road to software development.

                                    8 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make it possible to set time zone on TFS Online (build) server

                                      TFS Online should provide a way to set a time zone for the TFS server (or per collection).

                                      You could even just implement it when setting Time Zone on https://***.visualstudio.com/_admin/_home/settings.

                                      Most of the people in the world is not living in a place where UTC is the correct timezone.

                                      This affects:
                                      * TFS cases timestamps
                                      * Runtime timing issues if you have integration tests with other servers (with correct time zone).
                                      * Probably more...

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                                      • Support .editorconfig

                                        It would be awesome if Visual Studio supported .editorconfig files like so many other editors and IDEs.

                                        "EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles. EditorConfig files are easily readable and they work nicely with version control systems."

                                        You can read more about it at http://editorconfig.org/

                                        377 votes
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                                          5 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Open "New Pull Request" page of VSO from Team Explorer

                                          I want to open "New Pull Request" page of VSO from Team Explorer in Visual Studio.

                                          I look forward to following such operations:
                                          Step 1:
                                          Select the source branch and the target branch on Team Explorer

                                          Step 2:
                                          Click the "New Pull Request" button on Team Explorer

                                          Step 3:
                                          Browser is launched, displayed "New Pull Request" page of VSO with source and target branch

                                          9 votes
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