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  1. Allow show tags on taks on the sprint board.

    We can customize to show the tags on the product backlog board.Show them in the sprint board too would be awesome.

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    • output window

      Provide link to debug/release folders in output window. This will enable users to access debug/release folders directly from output window rather than going through windows explorer.

      eg: After building the project following is displayed in output window as plain text:
      "c:\testfolder\bin\x86\Release\example.exe"
      This can be displayed as link clicking on which users will be automatically redirected to release folder path above.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Built-in conditional compilation by framework version, eg #if NET40

        .NET version-based conditional compilation can be achieved as described in various Stack posts, however this requires the advanced skill of editing the project file or build file. It would be much simpler if VS had pre-baked constants eg one per framekwork version NET20, NET30, NET40 and "forwards" versions eg NET40_AND_ABOVE.

        http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2923210/conditional-compilation-and-framework-targets

        http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1449925/is-it-possible-to-conditionally-compile-to-net-framework-version

        PS category should be Build or Compile but that doesn't exist

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • anonymous class or interface implementation c#

          Allow implementing of Interfaces or Classes within variables or fields or properties like that:

          interface IBar {

          void do();

          }

          expample:

          public void foo() {

          var demoBar = new IBar() {

          public void do() {
          Debug.PrintLine("Hello World");
          }
          }

          // usage as default
          demoBar.do();
          }

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Do not close Add Reference Dialog Box in search on enter key

            When you want to search an assembly on Add Reference, the basic thing is to type the name and then press enter to search it. When you press enter the dialog box closes. It should be on press enter, on the search box, the dialog displays search result, again, do not close it.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Include Access-Control-Max-Age Header

              Include header

              Access-Control-Max-Age:31536000

              In the headers returned from http://dc.services.visualstudio.com/v2/track so some browsers don't keep sending double requests, first OPTIONS then POST

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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow Teams to work over multiple Projects (Teams at the Collection level in Visual Studio Online)

                I would like to see enhanced support for Teams that work across multiple Projects or Backlogs. My initial thought is to pull the Team concept up one level so that Visual Studio Teams are created at the Collection level rather than the Project.

                == Background Context ==

                One of my favourite features in Visual Studio is the concept of Teams. However, we want our real world development teams to be long lived entities rather than dismembering working teams after a project and treating people as fungible resources that we pull together from the bench players. Although I love the team…

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                • Save the Model.bim.layout file formatted rather than as a single line

                  The model.bim.layout for Tabular models is currently a single line. When this is updated as part of changes it can never be usefully compared with a diff tool. It would nice to work well with these tools to be able to see the files include newlines / indentation when saved.

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                    0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Update plugin support to use npm and Cordova CLI v5.0.0

                    Cordova CLI v5.0.0 has changed the way plugins are declared in the config.xml file and will be hosted under new IDs through npm. The existing plugin registry will be operational until at least October 15, 2015, so the Visual Studio extension needs to be updated to use this new repository.

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                      0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add new return statement that executes calling statement with the returned value but does not return from function

                      An example of using the new return statement is:

                      int EachOf(int[,] array)
                      {
                      for (int i = 0; i < array.GetLength(0); i++)
                      for (int j = 0; j < array.GetLength(1); i++)
                      new_return array[i, j];
                      }

                      Console.WriteLine(EachOf(array));

                      Where the above code prints each of the array's elements on a separate line.

                      Here is how it works: Every time you pass over the new_return statement, the calling statement will be executed with the returned value, but instead of execution continuing to the next statement after the calling statement, it is returned to the statement after the new_return statement in the called function.

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                        3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make a cleaner Func<T> syntax

                        Refer to how Swift handles function passing and declaration. Preferably just use the signature of the function to define and pass it.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Track changes in 3D

                          When performing corrections or updates or even annotations allow for the creation of a final orthogonal view using a 3d card. But If the user switches to another view they can see the 3d representation of the changes over time including corrections. The final view when have the final sheet hiding the corrections in the orthogonal view and only the final version changes would be allow to be extruded or versioned somehow to the final sheet maybe through a projection.

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                            0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make it easier to manage .config files across Distributed Dev Teams with different environments

                            When working with .config files, we often store development-specific settings that differ from developer environment to developer environment across globally distributed teams. For example, we use different database connection strings or Active Directory providers etc. Since the Web.config transforms are primarily targeted for CI Release Management, we find ourselves checking out the .config files constantly just to make these small changes globally across our development teams.

                            Instead, there should be a better way to manage all of these minor configuration changes across globally distributed teams without having to constantly edit the .config file for each different developer environment or creating…

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Remote debugging should work through firewalls without having to forward ports.

                              When debugging across the internet, having to manually configure the remote firewall to forward specific ports to a specific PC is not always possible. Especially when the remote site is a customer owned site. It would be fantastic if the remote debugger had the option to connect through firewalls without having to forward ports, similar to how Skype, Team Viewer, etc.. can. I realize this might require an external server, so it should be an option but still default to the current peer-to-peer behavior.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow deleting previous integration build information in workitem history

                                I have reports that use the operator "Was Ever" to search for Integration Build. Unfortunately, this information is copied into the history of the new workitem. I suggest you add a feature to remove specific build information from a workitem or don't copy history when cloning a workitem.

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                                • ASP.NET

                                  Dear Microsoft, I am an developer and working on visual studio dot net. I have seen many time developers struggling the post back issue. Face problem while disabling complete page during postbacks. user has to go some work around if they want to disable complete page during post back. Ajax, javascript, jquery creates problems. My suggestion is in page lavel there must be property to set DisablePageDuringPostBack="True/False" help a lot to the developer.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide single command from vstest.console.exe to execute coded ui tests,create trx file and conver that trx file to html using trx2html.exe

                                    I have done the below steps to execute coded ui tests,enable logger and then convert trx to html file:
                                    1. Command to execute coded ui tests is vstest.console.exe "dllname.dll" \logger.trx
                                    This command executes my coded ui tests and generates trx file in TestResults folder
                                    2. Command to convert the above trx file to html file using trx2html.exe is trx2html.exe "TestResults\trxfilename.trx"

                                    But my requirement is to have a single command to execute coded ui tests, create trx file and convert trx to html file.

                                    Could you please on this

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Use the project settings for the default language of resources

                                      The context:
                                      I'm working with a German version of VS2010 on a German OS. All my projects are meant for international use. So the default language is English. I mainly use Win32 API.

                                      The problem:
                                      When I use the resource editor, all resources are initially set to German. Even, when the project settings are set to "English (USA) (0x409) (/l 0x0409)". This is a nuisance, because you need to change the language manually for every resource.

                                      Suggestion:
                                      It would help a lot if you used the settings in the project to set the default language.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Just only build a project in a solution

                                        In Blend, I can't just only build a project in a solution.

                                        That make me trouble, I have to no error of solution first.

                                        But in Blend, I just want make sure my UI correct.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make Logging in to Azure from Visual Studio work when using 2 factor identification for your Microsoft Account

                                          I can't login to the Azure Tools for Visual Studio. I've got 2 factor authentication set up for my Microsoft Account.

                                          I get sent to the page that tells me to wait for the app to allow. I allow the access, then I get sent back to the login screen again! So annoying!

                                          Does nobody on the Azure Tools for Visual Studio team use "two step authentication?" http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/two-step-verification-faq

                                          This is dead simple to reproduce.

                                          1. Have an azure account tied to a two-step authentication enabled Microsoft Account.
                                          2. Try to use that account in Visual Studio.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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