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  1. Make ToDictionary report the offending key in case of duplicates

    Right now the message we get is "An item with the same key has already been added.".

    I would find it really helpful if it could include the key that it was trying to add.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Give users the option to enable/disable cutting and copying when there is no selection.

      Sometimes I want to paste (Ctrl-V) but accidentally hit copy (Ctrl-C) instead, I then have to copy the previous contents back in to the clipboard because Visual Studio's editor copies the entire line when there is no selecion. I understand that it is a useful feature to some people but it's annoying to others. There is a setting that reads: "Apply Cut or Copy commands to blank lines when there is no selection" But as it reads, it's only for blank lines. (Don't see why someone would want to cut/copy a blank line) And I tested this feature but it…

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow shared projects to be used outside of Universal Apps

        The new shared projects released in VS 2013 Update 2 are great for Universal Apps, but would be just as great if they could be created and added as references in other scenarios. This would make code sharing much easier since it currently requires linked files and/or keeping all project files in the same folder as the source.

        22 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide a localsts for development

          Provide a localsts for development

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TFS Integration Platform support for TFS 2013

            Currently TFS integration Platform only support upto TFS 2012. We upgraded to 2013 which most users will. now TFS integration platform doesn't support TFS 2013.

            https://tfsintegration.codeplex.com/

            17 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • to change Expect100Continue default value to be False

              In the current day and age, it's no longer a good idea for .NET web clients to use the Expect100Continue header by default.

              By doing so, the client is wasting an unnecessary round trip to the server instead of just sending in the entire HTTP message with headers and body.

              I would like to suggest to change the default value of Expect100Continue to be false.
              http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.servicepointmanager.expect100continue(v=vs.110).aspx

              14 votes
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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to use same release management action with different names in template and allow to see configuration variables for them

                When we use actions in release template if we drop same action more than once to a release template we are unable to view/compare/edit configuration variables from the configuration variable compare window, appear in the template. For example we may use " Copy File" or "Start App Pool" etc actions more than once in a template when we deploy a complex solution with multiple websites to a given server. I suggest to introduce capability to add an alias/ or some kind of name tag when actions dropped to release template, so that it would enable a unique identity to each…

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • allow us to modify the message returned to the git client when implementing a git server plugin

                  This discussion explains the issue: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5cf99831-975c-495e-a77f-8ef0eaba6c62/return-string-for-processevent-of-a-git-pushnotification

                  Basically, when implementing a server plugin to run during a push, there is currently no way (according to Allen Jin) to have the git client display the reason why a push failed.

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Studio 14 CTP 2 should not require KB2919355

                    Many windows users do not want apply KB2919355 update, so Visual Studio 14 CTP 2 should be able to install without this update.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add a TabSize property for UI Elements in WPF that contain text

                      Allow the user to choose how many space a tab character represents in a UI element that contains text

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • More stencils and mockups for Skecthflow Blend

                        More stencils and mockups for Skecthflow Blend, stencils and mockups for Sharepoint, Team Foundation Server, Dashboards, etc...

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Persist pinned state for Test Explorer, Error List and Output in center dock location

                          When the following IDE views Error List, Output, and Test Explorer are docked on the edges of the IDE they will persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened. When the IDE views are pinned to the center/main editor dock location they will not persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened.

                          The IDE views do keep the pinned state if an existing IDE is open with their state and new IDE instances are loaded. They will open with the pinned state set. But if all IDE instances are closed and the state will…

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Find and Replace for Test Steps

                            As in Excel it would be nice to have a Find and Replace (Strg+F) function. This would make the creation of Test Cases easier.
                            Sometimes you I copy a Test Case and just have to change one term but in different test steps. ATM I have to do it one by one.

                            1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Include files needed for codedUI in setup

                              The error described here: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/807908/unable-to-run-mtm-automated-test-cases-through-tfsbuild-2013-rtm-with-labdefaulttemplate-11-xaml is not solved in 2013.2 As a workaround I have copied the following files from a VS 2013 client to the controller:
                              Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Common.dll Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Resource.dll
                              I don't understand why they are needed on the controller, but if needed they should be part of the buildcontroller installation.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Seperate Test Step attachment for Action and Result

                                Sometimes you need attachments for the Action and for the Result too. ATM both are shown in the Runner, but the user doesn't know what is action attachment and what is Result attachment. To increase the usability it would be nice to differentiate the attachment for the Action and/or Result

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a Feature to capture the processing and rendering times of 3D files view and rendering of video streaming files

                                  Add a Feature to capture the processing and rendering times of 3D files view and rendering of video streaming files. Adding this feature to VSTS ultimate Webtest and load test tool can be more useful to capture streaming videos and and frames associated with the video or frame set file.

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                                  • Add a feature to VSTS test tool that capture the ActiveX Control's processing times.

                                    Please add a feature to VSTS web and load test tools that captures the processing times of ActiveX Controls in the application.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Code Snippets that are part of a solution to be automatically added for use

                                        A user's snippet library can become quite an unruly place. Currently, the only way to add snippets that are not part of an extension or provided out of the box is to add them to your personal snippet library.

                                        At many organizations, you may be working in two or more solutions with many projects. It may be helpful to have code snippets defined--some of which only pertain to the current solution. However, the only recourse is to add them all to your personal snippet library.

                                        As a developer, I want to be able to add code snippets to a Visual…

                                        7 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Break out of inner loops

                                          There's often a need to break out of inner loops. Suggested syntax:

                                          for i=1 to 10
                                          for j= 1 to 10

                                          if Condition then exit for i ' jumps out of both loops
                                          if OtherCondition then exit for ' jumps out of j loop
                                          next
                                          next

                                          You can get round it by mixing For and While loops but this is cumbersome. And using Booleans is even worse.

                                          2 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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