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  1. Please make multiple code highlighting and selection a native part of visual studio

    Take a look at what the plugin Emmet in Sublime Text 2/3 does, and try and implement that natively for visual studio.

    More importantly is the ability to have multiple highlighting and text manipulation like in native Sublime Text 2/3. Right now there is a plugin that mediocrily does the job, but it is far from there. This plugin is called MixEdit

    Check this out for a small feel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czQipWJA8EU

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Multiple iterations can be running at the same times, please display them under the Current heading.

      I am part of a large company and we have multiple teams sprinting on a staggered set of iterations.

      When viewing the Backlogs in Visual Studio Online from a Portfolio view, we can have multiple sprints currently active but the Web UI only allows 1 current sprint under the Current heading.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable webhook/slack/hipchat/whatever integration for pull request discussions and comments.

          We have alerts for Pull Request changes set up in our Slack channel, but discussions and comments aren't included. First, it would be nice if there was a way to talk _back_ from the Slack channel, but even getting a notice that a comment was created would be nice.

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          • Application/Service based Heartbeat detection like WebResponse

            There should be a custom response testing interface to detect if a application or service is alive.

            Complete scenario here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/32273158/azure-application-insights-custom-response-metric/32298747#32298747

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              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add column filtering and sorting (similar to SharePoint and Excel) on the product backlog

              Allow column filtering and sorting functionality (similar to SharePoint and Excel) on the product baclog in the Web UI. This would allow users to manage large product backlogs easier. Use case: (1) team members could quickly filter and sort the PBIs relevant to a specific scrum ceremony. (2) A product owner could easily filter down to all "new" WIs to see what needs to be reviewed.

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              • Attach documents to code editor

                I wish there was a possibility to attach documents to the code editor. For example,i want attach the flow chart diagram file or picture file to be attached to a method or block of codes.

                Thanks.

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                  1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Git Source Control Icons for SSAS/SSIS/SSRS Projects

                  Source control icons do not appear in the solution explorer for SSAS, SSIS or SSRS projects when using Git through the MS provider. Source control functions do work however.

                  This functionality does work in VisualSVN, so it would seem to be attainable.

                  See discussion at https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/dde6c22b-8cf7-40c6-8daf-8a65f8327f47/source-status-icons-for-ssis-ssas-project?forum=tfsversioncontrol

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                  • In TFS compare tool show with big leters that files are same. So I do not have to scan all document

                    When I compare files and they are same. Just tell me they are same with good visible label

                    Please do not implement this usung popup dialog with Ok button

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • There may be a future that when ever user mouse over any bracket it should display the line number of closing bracket and vise versa.

                      There may be a future that when ever user mouse over any bracket (start / close) it should display the line number of closing / start bracket and vise versa.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Display the Visual Studio logo when no windows are open

                        As a minor visual update, the empty space of the workbench backdrop could include a visual studio logo when no windows are open.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support to use a file or a data source when creating a CodedUI testing on win phone

                          Step:

                          1. Create a CodedUI testing of phone

                          2. Create the test class and test method

                          3. I'd like to using file or data source for the test data. but only [DataRow] can be used.

                          I know DataRow can be used for the test data. I just wonder if I can put all the test data to an XML or a datesource, then refer to it which may make my code more clear.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change the default behaviour of ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocols to use TLS 1.2

                            Recent vulnerabilities in SSL 3.0 and TLS 1.0 and PCI-DSS 3.1 which is mandating disabling TLS 1.0 means that the default behaviour of the System.Net.ServicePointManager.SecurityProtocol to use SS3.0 and TLS 1.0 is now longer appropriate and can be considered insecure.

                            The default should be to use the most secure version that the server supports, currently TLS 1.2 on Windows 2012 and 2012 R2.

                            In addition, this property should be settable globally in configuration rather than having to modify each individual application to override the setting.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support XAML Code Snippets inside the IntelliSense dropdown, not only using the contextmenu

                              I would love to have my XAML Code Snippets inside the IntelliSense dropdown when I edit XAML. Just type the first few characters of the name and hit the TAB key. This would make using these code snippets much easier. This would be the same as the C#, XML or JS code snippets.

                              Currently you have to insert them using the XAML editor context menu. This is not a great UX.

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                                0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Generate ThemeDictionaries inside Blend

                                Add a Theme generator feature to Blend.

                                I now generate ThemeDictionaries using Hammer.Pants, https://github.com/Sonnemaf/HAMMER

                                I would love to have similar functionality in Blend.

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                                • Drag image files (JPG/PNG) from the Solution Explorer and Drop them on the Design surface

                                  Drag & Drop of images was supported in Blend 2013 and is not supported any more in the 2015 version.

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                                  • enable lntellitest support of shared projects

                                    VS2015 IntelliTest doesn't support creating unit tests for the classes in shared projects.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow using of ## characters in MTM Lab Management for unique VM names

                                      Using of "ComputerName-##" pattern in SCVMM OS template lets increment part of VM name while it creating to provide unique names, but Test Manager doesn't recognize ##-characters like it does with '*' symbol and returns an error "Computer name conflict" when I try add new environment with several machines. When I set the "Computer Name" in the SCVMM template to * , computer name automatic generating becomes enabled, but I don't want to flood my network with machines named utter gibberish. Trying to use a blank name prevents me from saving the template.So, let's allow MTM using of ## characters…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • mstest output format suggestions

                                        Hi
                                        The default mstest output is :
                                        Results Top Level Tests
                                        ------- ---------------
                                        Passed Citect.Platform.Browse.UnitTests.TreeCacheBrowseSessionTests.TreeCacheBrowseSessionTest
                                        [starttime] = 25/08/2015 6:57:28 AM
                                        [endtime] = 25/08/2015 6:57:49 AM

                                        With the /detail:starttime /detail/endtime added. This has a couple of issues :
                                        1. This is UTC time which is not flagged with the "T" or the +10 for the time offset when most other timestamping is in local time
                                        2. I would prefer one line per result

                                        Now I know I can make the trx file do anything, however it would be nice if the default logging was better.

                                        Request :
                                        a. allow some C#…

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                                        • Allow test results charts to use area path

                                          Currently test results charts can't pivot on area path. If they could pivot on area path then test suites could contain an entire area of the application and the report can display on a pivot chart type of report the coverage each area in the application has in the test suite

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