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  1. Advanced Team Explorer integration with multiple Git repository's

    As seen in this blog:

    http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/2013-may-13-vso

    Currently you can create multiple repository's in one Team Project, but then you don't have advanced team explorer integration in VS2013. As quoted in the blog:

    "If you rename a repository then you will need to manually update the remote URL where you have cloned it. Right now you can only use the advanced Team Explorer integration when the repository is the default one (i.e. the repository with the same name as the team project). You can still clone, push and pull into the other repositories in your team project from Visual Studio, but…

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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add async callstack support for more than just Modern Apps

      With VS 2013 you guys made it possible to see where an async call originated from in the callstack. But this feature only works for Win8 apps. It would be much more useful if support for it were extended to all of .NET.

      7 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow custom format strings for boolean values

        I would like to be able to specify how string.Format displays the True and False values of Boolean variables.

        For example I would like the following C# snippet to output "Boiler: On" rather than "Boiler: True":

        bool boilerIsOn = true;
        Console.WriteLine("Boiler: {0:On:Off}", boilerIsOn );

        6 votes
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          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Send notification on code review comment reply

          When entering a code review comment I would like to get a notification when somebody replies on my comment.

          Now I need to search through my email to check whether somebody give me a reply.

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make inline if(?) without else

            As you know many of developers use inline if, and there are many cases when really we need only one case. For example we write
            textBlock1.Text = textBlock1.Text.Lenght > 20 ? textBlock1.Text.Substring(0,20) : textBlock1.Text;
            But, we can simply write
            textBlock1.Text = textBlock1.Text.Lenght > 20 ? textBlock1.Text.Substring(0,20);

            6 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • See which test plans/runs are running on a lab environment

              Via MTM lab management you can now only see that the lab environment is running tests.

              I would like to see which test runs/plans are running and also those that have been queued for running in the lab environment.

              Purpose: In a situation where multiple teams can use the same environments for their regression tests, it would be very handy for an admin to see who is running the tests and also which ones are queued.

              Also to set priority, similar as in the build queue in TFS.

              123 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow multiple Git or TFVC repositories in a single Team Project

                When creating a new repo for a Team Project I would like to be able to select wither I would like to have a Git or TFVC repo. This would allow existing Team Projects to experiment with Git as well as removing the need for a non-refundable choice when creating a Team project.

                25 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • RegularExpression in SearchProperties

                  Hi!

                  I write an example which shows what i mean.
                  I would like to find a window which has got a title with dynamic content.
                  For example the next titles are the possible cases:
                  1. "AAAAAAAA This is a window title ASDASDASD and this is the end"
                  2. "BBBBBBBB This is a window title WSDWSDWSD and this is the end too"
                  3. "CCCCCCCC This is a window title ASDASDASD and this is the end or not"
                  4. "........ This is a window title ASDASDASD"

                  I would like to find the 2. title.
                  If i could use regex, i use the…

                  21 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Generate and Infer the type 'y' declaration for C# if (!x.Try(out y)) { error; } pattern

                    Automate the editing experience such that the y out-type declaration you'd have to write prior to the Try(out y ..), would be prepared by the IDE at the point which you have decided which possible Try- overload you want to use.

                    At this point the IDE could write the "InferredType y = ***;" for you, and you would only need to fill in the blank, without needing to manully navigate back above the Try.. call and create the declaration.

                    http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/Coffeehouse/Why-Roslyns-inline-declaration-expressions-are-no-panacea

                    3 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make WPF Open Source like MVC or EF

                      It seems that WPF is not in the Microsoft plans for a near future. And lots of developers still use this as a rich platform for desktop.
                      Please make WPF oepn source, following the success of MVC and EF.

                      In that way, the community will keep improving the platform.

                      92 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show real dates instead of "3 days ago" in Build, Work item tracking and Version Control

                        In several places of the product, dates are shown as "3 days ago" rather than the real date. Telling me that a build finished "3 days ago" is not very useful to me and frequently reduces my efficiency.

                        Please change the way how the dates are shown. Ideally add a global TFS setting to define how dates are shown in both the web portal and in visual studio. If the setting is set to "real dates", then show the date including time (hh:mm:ss)

                        192 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add and assembly attribute for the compiler to bypass null reference exception.

                          Like in Objective C, when you access a method or property from null, nothing happens, instead of raising an exception.

                          Actual scenario:
                          string temp = null;
                          var type = temp.getType(); <- null reference exception is raised

                          Proposed scenario:
                          string temp = null;
                          var type = temp.getType(); <- nothing happens, go to the next instruction, type variable will also be null

                          In basic terms, null.something returns null instead of raising an exception.

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

                            Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

                            295 votes
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                              7 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hi, we need the Silverlight plugin related to Coded UI in Visual Studio 2013. Our existing Testscripts testing Silverlight cannot run.

                              Hi, we need the Silverlight plugin related to Coded UI in Visual Studio 2013. Our existing Testscripts testing Silverlight cannot run.

                              19 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow people who are not team members to send bugs to Visual Studio Online

                                As it is now, only team members have access to submit bugs to Visual Studio Online. This means that you have to use a license to allow your users to send you bugs or feedback.

                                TFS has the possibility to create "Work-item only users" who don't need to have a CAL to access the TFS portal.

                                You could even be more limiting than the TFS option, allowing people who are not team members to only send bugs or feedbacks and not be able to see them.

                                15 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow precompiled headers to be shared between projects

                                  In Visual Studio 2008 and earlier, I believe you could (by an unsupported method) allow one project to generate a precompiled header which other projects could then use. But I understand this is not possible, or only works in limited ways in VS 2010 and later.

                                  Please add official support for allowing a precompiled header to be shared between projects.

                                  As a nice to have it would also be ideal if more than one precompiled header could be used by a project so that both a shared and project specific precompiled header could be used.

                                  See also:

                                  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/665d4183-f85c-481d-bada-03283b310099/shared-precompiled-header?forum=vclanguage

                                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14048212/can-i-share-a-precompiled-header-between-projects-to-reduce-compile-time

                                  100 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations in Portable Class Libraries

                                    Entity classes should be the linchpin of any application, no matter what platform your application is built on.

                                    Therefore, it would be nice if entity classes could be defined in a single portable class library and reused on multiple platforms. To that end, it's imperative to allow System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace to be used in PCLs since attributes contained therein are used for data validation in multiple frameworks.

                                    19 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Move CodeLense feedback above function attributes and/or code.

                                      Currently the display output of CodeLense feedback appears directly above the function body and causes a visual split between decorator attributes and/or function comments. Dense code blocks become visually harder to read.

                                      It would be nice if there were a few options in Visual Studio for users to request it be displayed in different locations such as:-

                                      - Above attribute definitions
                                      - Above comment blocks (can be combined with the above item)
                                      - At end of function definition (end of the line that the function declared on)
                                      - Inside opening brace (at the start of the function body)

                                      11 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to Asp.Net Web applications

                                        The Multilingual App Toolkit is a powerful extension to Visual Studio for managing language strings with standards based xliff files in Windows 8 Apps. Web applications in ASP.Net desperately need this same toolkit. Please consider expanding Multilingual App Toolkit for other types of applications.

                                        This request is similar to 'Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to WPF or Windows applications'

                                        30 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Design pattern highlighting for Javascript editor

                                          To create professional Javascript it is highly recommended to use design patterns. It would be great if the IDE could help in recognizing the MEANING of these patterns.

                                          For example, it could highlight the public vs. private methods of the module pattern by a different background color.

                                          Suggested patterns:
                                          Constructor Pattern
                                          Module Pattern
                                          Revealing Module Pattern
                                          Singleton Pattern
                                          Observer Pattern
                                          Mediator Pattern
                                          Prototype Pattern
                                          Command Pattern
                                          Facade Pattern
                                          Factory Pattern
                                          Mixin Pattern
                                          Decorator Pattern
                                          Flyweight Pattern

                                          6 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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