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  1. Allow a user to instantly navigate to the TFS folder for the selected workspace in Source Control Explorer

    Solution Explorer has the option, Open Folder in File Explorer, which makes it extremely easy to quickly access the folders for the solution in windows explorer. It would be very nice to have a similar feature in Source Control Explorer that quickly expands the folders to navigate you to the path set for the Source Control Folder for the Workspace.

    You can include a property right below Local Path and call it, Server Path: <path> (where <path> is a hyper link similar to Local Path). And if there are multiple paths mapped for the Workspace, have the little down arrow…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Object Browser window honor the IDE profile language

      If I don't have any project opened in the Solution Explorer, the Object Browser window will show information in C# syntax. This is very inconvenient for non-C# developers.

      I'd suggest that if I choose the IDE profile as C++ developer, for example, the Object Browser window should honor that and show classes/functions in C++ syntax.

      13 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        17 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Pull Request comments lose their context

          Comments in a pull request are tied directly to a line number. Thus, as more commits are added, they will shift around in the file, and become confusing.

          I don't know what the best solution for this would be, but it's rather disorienting for in-progress stories.

          13 votes
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          • Turn the Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide into a Wiki site

            The Rangers, MCS and P&P have this beautiful >static< guidance for best practices on various topics. My proposal is to take one of these sources of content and turn it a Wiki that will hopefully stay fresh through community interaction. As i have a had a couple of people ask about this document, written in 2010, http://vsptqrg.codeplex.com/
            Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide (Version 3.6) i start there...

            21 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Include Blend for Visual Studio in Visual Studio Community Edition

              Include Blend for Visual Studio (Desktop Edition to build WPF applications) in the Visual Studio Community Edition

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Partial deployment of SharePoint artifacts

                Really, waiting 5+ minutes while it deploys after changing 2 letters is NO FUN. This can sometimes decrease productivity tenfold. We do need partial deployment.

                So what would be very good to have is this kind of experience:
                1) right-click on a project item -> "Deploy to SharePoint"
                2) plus, a setting for the project: "Deploy on Save".

                By a project item, I mean all possible types of items: items that are deployed to 15 hive, items in Modules, and even Features.

                14 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Color Code PerfTips by Threshold

                    From Tarun Arora:
                    I would like to colour code the PerfTips, I see numbers all the time and after a while stop paying attention. However, if I could set a threshold & colour code the threshold, it would be easier to identify what requires attention.

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow readonly modifier on local variables, not just properties.

                      Readonly modifiers shouldn't be canned for just instance-level properties on a class. Readonly isn't always to explicitly prevent subsequent code from changing a value. I would argue readonly modifiers can significantly improve code comprehension and readability:

                      Imagine the following code in a method definition, where prod_count would be a local:

                      int prod_count = (List<Product>) prods.Count;

                      If the compiler would allow this:
                      readonly int prod_count = (List<Product>) prods.Count;

                      All of a sudden, I know as a developer reading the code that I don't have to scan for prod_count getting reassigned to something...I can mentally write it off as, okay that's just…

                      53 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • allow Windows phone apps to be created on Windows 7

                        Some developers don't want to upgrade to Windows 8 just to develop for Windows phone. If they won't upgrade then Windows phone won't get as many new apps. Please allow the new Windows Phone SDK to work on Windows 7 so its easier for the developers to create apps.

                        157 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Surface binding errors in a way that a developer can see and use.

                          This might be a popup, this might be a balloon, this might be a build error. To be honest, the ability to choose how it is surfaced would be wonderful, but anything would be better than just a line in the Output window that could by (and often is) easily overlooked.

                          8 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • implement PerfTips that show memory usage

                            Hello!

                            We at Visual Studio would like to know just how much interest there would be in the developer community for PerfTips that can show memory usage.

                            Please vote for this item if this is something you would like to see!

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Disable XAML layout property alteration in Blend and Visual Studio when using the designer

                              The designer in Blend and Visual Studio adds, and alters, a lot of properties when you do very basic tasks, such as adding controls and visual tree changes, such as 'group controls into' a panel.

                              Example 1: Adding a TextBlock in Blend;
                              <TextBlock
                              HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                              TextWrapping="Wrap"
                              Text="TextBlock"
                              VerticalAlignment="Top"/>

                              What I'd like to see was, when ever you add a control Blend should just add the Text / Content and don't touch anything else.

                              Example two, adding 3 TextBlocks and grouping into a StackPanel;
                              <StackPanel Margin="0,0,397,134" Orientation="Vertical">
                              <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
                              <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
                              <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/> …

                              32 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • more filteroptions for TestManager Testingcenter

                                With VS 2013 Update 3 all testplans are shown in the Testing Center-Screen (especially all inactive testplans). Please provide the possibility to filter on the state column to hide inactive plans

                                19 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Better localization support

                                  LocBaml is realy painfull. A better solution is needed.

                                  16 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make XAML a first class citizen of Visual Studio

                                    Make XAML participate in compile time syntax checking, in code refactoring (e.g. property renames), and in code navigation. Add refactoring (e.g. "Create Style from Element") and other performance features to the XAML code editor (e.g. allow in-place editing of xaml tags so that the end tag changes when you change the begin tag).

                                    1,211 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Roll Behaviors and TriggerActions into the .NET framework proper

                                      Remove the dependency on the custom Blend assembly and add Visual Studio support

                                      271 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix the SWF/WPF airspace issue

                                        Currently, System Windows Forms based controls always draw on top of WPF controls when they overlap, which is undesirable. I suggest that you fully integrate SWF controls into WPF so they appropriately handle the z-order, opacity, zoom, and other WPF properties.

                                        95 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • First class, generic properties (see Rx) and use of first class observable events (IObservable).

                                          It's a pity that WPF's property and event systems are island in the middle of a bunch of other great runtime-level and library-level enhancements to key concepts like generic properties and observable events. The snippets required for DPs and such are the best testimonials of this archeology.

                                          55 votes
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