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  1. Allow all work items to share the same fields

    In my "Assigned to Me" query, the results consist of Stories, Tasks, Issues across multiple iterations/sprints. I use this query as a task list, and when I have issues, I can manage it using "Priority" field. However, when the iteration is mixed, the work items that don't have a priority field make it pointless to use priority.
    It would be nice to be able to use a single field across all work items to sort them in the order I intend to work on them.
    It would also be nice if Priority had more than 4 levels, but I can…

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Lock/Unlock Docked Window Layout

      It's way too easy, especially using touch screen, to accidentally undock windows while performing common tasks in the IDE, such as clicking a tab to switch between windows docked in the same tray or to manually resize a tray by dragging one of its edges. Undocking a window accidentally is distracting and frustrating.

      Please include a feature to toggle between locking and unlocking the docked window layout. Preferably, a menu option, though maybe some people would want a command bar button as well.

      Typically, we'd leave the layout locked until we need to change it for some reason, such as…

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make intellisense type aware

        Say I have a method
        Sub MoveFile(File as Fileinfo)
        ....
        End Sub

        When i call that method why does intellisense suggest objects that aren't FileInfo objects?
        The compile knows its expecting a FileInfo object and will throw me an error if I pass an Int but intellisense is quite happy to suggest a boolean primitive.

        If you made intellisense only suggest objects of suitable types for methods(and overloads) sorted with objects from the current block then method then class, most of the time the correct one would be top 3.

        Tim

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow base class binding in Microsoft Fakes shims.

          As for now Microsoft Fakes allows to bind interfaces only. Binding of base classes will allow to easily mock up classes like System.IO.StreamReader, which have abstract base class.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve the accessibility for screen readers for both the web and Visual Studio UI.

            The web interface for Visual Studio Online is quite ppor with regards to using accessible standards for visually impaired screen reader users. Tabular information is not displayed using tables and many links and controls do not render as controls to a screen reader, but appear like plain text. Please consider the visually impaired screen reader user whenever developing web interfaces. The UI displayed within Visual Studio itself is very poor since the move to WPF and needs considerably more thought to make it work properly with screen readers.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow index sources into PDBs from IDE instead of using srcsrv tools.

              I would prefer being able to choose in project setting that the source should be indexed into PDB rather than using ssindex.cmd from Debugging Tools (aside it is not working out of the box)

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow color coding of open file tabs in the editor

                In large projects, one can have dozens of files open in the code editor. It would be useful to be able to color-code the tabs so that you could quickly link together files in your mind. This could be a simple way of flagging files into categories, just like you can do in Outlook for email messages. Maybe 5-6 different colors would be just enough. The color could be set By right-clicking the tab and selecting the color from the popup menu. The color would be saved as part of the session.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Code Fixes visible in the code editor margin

                  Visual Studio "14" CTP contains useful feature in the Code Editor that shows a light-bulb icon in the left margin of the editor when the editor notices your code could be improved. Although the code editor shows such places in code with a lighter font color, I think there could instead be a simple margin indicator, such as some yellow color in the scroll bar or margin at the positions where Code Fixes could be applied.

                  These color indicators would help in quickly looking at places that might require code changes.

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • A new class RegistryWatcher like FileSystemWatcher

                    Please create a new .NET class for registry changes like FileSystemWatcher.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the PtrToStructure method a true generic version.

                      In .NET 4.5.1 the generic marshaling method for PtrToStructure and it's inverse gave hope in performance improvements. However developers found out it was merely a wrapper over the boxed version of those functions. Please recode these methods to truly utilize generics to avoid type boxing in using this function.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show clipboard ring entries with a small menu

                        Hello,

                        I would love to see an option to enable/disable the display of a small menu ( same as intellisense one ) when using the clipboard ring feature.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add option to prevent indentation of classes inside namespaces in C# code

                          The option is there for C/C++ but not in C#. Please add it in C#

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • PingReply: Include the RoundTripTime no matter the status

                            When using the System.Net.NetworkInformation.Ping class to ping an address, a PingReply object is returned. This object includes the round trip time of the ping request. However, the actual round trip time value is thrown out whenever status != IPStatus.Success.

                            That may be OK when you are only interested in a typical ping response, but for anything more advanced, it becomes problematic.

                            For example, if you were to reproduce a trace route, all the intermediate hops return a PingReply with status == IPStatus.TtlExpired, and due to the non-success status, the round trip time is always set to zero.

                            The underlying COM…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Editor: Placing the caret (typing) in a braced/bracketed section of code, highlight enclosing braces/bracketed

                              When editing a section of code that has many nested brackets/braces, it would be great if the enclosing brackets/braces were highlighted.

                              For example, if the caret was positioned to the left of the "5":
                              int nWD = 1+((2+(((j/100)%4)*5)+k)%7);
                              then the parenthesis to the right of the 5 and to the right of "2+" would be highlighted.

                              Although the current matching bracket/brace highlighting feature of click on a bracket/brace to highlight the matching one is great, this would make it easier to avoid coding errors.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Linker error LNK2019 "unresolved external symbol", click on line in output to open source file like compiler errors

                                When you receive a linker error 2019:
                                abc.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "void
                                __cdecl MyFunct(void)" (?MyFunct@@YAXXZ) referenced in function "public: bool __thiscall CMyClass::Calculate(char const *,char const *)" ....

                                it would be great if I could click on line in output window to open source file like compiler errors.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • C/C++ debugging: option - show values in decimal & hex

                                  The debugger currently displays values in either decimal or hex, I often find it convenient to see it both ways.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fix

                                      The free version of visual studio for my Windows 8 computer will only work when I install it. Then when I try to open visual studio later it says it needs to repair something. After its done repairing itself, the same screen will pop up saying it needs to repair itself again! I did it six times in a row and I can't fix it.

                                      Also, I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it. That works, but only for that one time use. It takes several hours for it to download. So I'd really like it if it worked everytime I got…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Conditions support for <Content> section of VSIX manifest

                                        Currently you can have a single .vsix file targeting several Visual Studio versions. But all the content is deployed to all Visual Studio versions. The request is to be able to deploy content based on conditions such as the Visual Studio version, edition, dependency installed or not, etc.

                                        An scenario for this goal is the following: suppose that I have a single package MyAssembly.dll which has two different .vsct tables with different icons for VS 2010 (colorful) and 2012/2013 (gray). So I get two embedded resources such as Menus1.ctmenu and Menus2.ctmenu. Imagine that somehow I get two .pkdef files (MyAssembly1.pkdef…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix F12, Goto definition: "Cannot navigate to definition. Source code is not available."

                                          Goto definition should show something more meaningful than error message "Cannot navigate to definition. Source code is not available." even if (3rdParty library) source code is not available / in the project.

                                          E.g. C# will show either Object Browser window or the name of the dll and method signatures / overrides. With Resharper there are even more possibilities.

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