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  1. Switch between Debug Device (Surface/PC) for entire solution

    I would like to change the debug device for the entire solution, so that you can switch between different devices. Currently you have to change it for every project in the solution

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      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make team alerts work regardless of team membership to contributors, project administrators and readers

      We have this structure
      TFS Project
      - Project Administrators
      -- AD Group for project administrators
      - Contributors
      -- AD Group for Contributors
      - Readers
      -- AD Group for Readers

      Teams (is NOT part of role because i do not wanna add all team members of a specific role)
      - Team 1
      -- Member (maybe contributor)
      -- Member (maybe contributor)
      -- Member (maybe reader)
      -- Member (maybe Project administrator)
      -- Member (maybe Testers role)

      Team 2
      -- Member (maybe contributor)
      -- Member (maybe contributor)
      -- Member (maybe reader)
      -- Member (maybe Project administrator)
      -- Member (maybe Testers role)

      The problem
      When…

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable VS 2013 MVC Scaffolders for all project types

        Enable the use of VS2013 MVC Scaffolder on project types different that web projects. It will be really usefull to have this scaffolding tool for other projects like library class project. With this we can easly automate code generation.

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          0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • T4 Template Editor

          T4 is one of the most powerful tools in Visual Studio, and it's used extensively in MS's own products such as Entity Framework. Yet there is no T4 editor in Visual Studio- it treats it as a text file. With Roslyn you should be able to provide a much richer editing experience when creating T4 templates.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Visual Studio to modify its colors when running under Windows 8 High Contrast Themes

              When running windows in high contrast mode, visual studio changes the color theme to "High Contrast" and does not allow it to be changed. This should be allowed if someone wants to deviate from high contrast mode.

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remove IIS requirements from project loading

                Currently in VS2013, if you open a web project that uses IIS, and IIS is not setup correctly, it will fail to load with an error: "The Web Application Project XYZ is configured to use IIS. The Web server 'http://localhost:8080'; could not be found."

                It makes no sense to prevent loading a project because of this. Maybe I don't want to use IIS at all, maybe I just want to look at the code. VS shouldn't fail to load a project because of this.

                IIS settings should be checked only if I try to run the app.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow cancelling WCF calls and HttpTaskAsyncHandler with cancellation token

                  In the WCF service methods, allow optional cancellation token parmeter. In HttpTaskAsyncHandler allow optional cancellation token in the Task based worker method.

                  This should help to abort a service call neatly and prevent exceptions on unexpected places

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Can we get c++-style bitfield structures?

                      It would at least help in interop situations where the native type has such a structure specified. A possible C# syntax is shown below. The new attributes would live in the System.Runtime.InteropServices namepsace. All fields in such a structure would be limited to primitive types. Only byte, sbyte, and bool would be allowed to be less than one byte. (Enum types would qualify if derived from byte or sbyte.) .NET would would pad theoverall structure according to the pack rules in effect, but not inside the listed fields. If a field needs to cross byte boundaries, .NET would make it…

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • asp.net mvc next version is a...

                        let cshtml file include a csharp dependent file like xaml file, it is a part of cshtml represent class,

                        this dependent cs file will be used to generate javascript for that owner cshtml's script.

                        pls reference sharpkit
                        http://sharpkit.net/
                        all js library mapping to net library(assembly) like jquery etc..
                        this library be refed to that dependent csharp file

                        for example:

                        using System;
                        using X.JQuery;

                        internal partial class Asp.Page_Views_XX_cshtml{
                        [JsType(XX,Name="onBtn1Click")]
                        public void onBtn1Click(XEventArgs e){
                        // your code logic use csharp code
                        }
                        }

                        we know the cshtml file will generated csharp class in temp assembly to temp dir by razor engine and…

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Get notification after another user checks in his code

                            When working with a few peers, I always find myself asking some of them if they have checked in their code so I would see their changes. I would have like to get some sort of notification in Visual Studio that the code has been checked in (The user who checked in and the time)

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Overhaul Visual Basic.NET and Visual Studio

                              Since the release of Visual Basic .NET, there are many complaints from the developers that VB.NET syntaxes are not compatible with Visual Basic 6.0. The migration wizard is not powerful or accurate enough to translate all the VB6 syntaxes. So the result, the migrating VB.NET from VB6 is a painstaking task causing a huge gap between developers and microsoft.

                              Until now there is a large argument and debate between Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET. Just like on this link --- http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/6008370-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi

                              Yes VB.NET is powerful but not approachable to the first time developers. Because of this scenario I…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Define Effort on Portfolio Work Item Types (Feature, etc.) as the sum of efforts of children

                                Setting the Effort level manually at the PBI level makes sense, but it would be useful to add a calculated field at the Feature level that sums the effort across all child PBIs. We have multiple levels above Feature and it would be nice for all the portfolio levels to automatically roll up Effort.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Integrate the Windows (Phone) Dev Center into the IDE

                                  It would be nice if after the tests are passed, one could upload the appx file directly from the IDE instead of opening a browser and doing so using the web interface. Also, handling updates, creating releases could be much more seamless.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • VSTA for Visual Studio 2013 please!!

                                    Release the Visual Studio Tool for Automation for VS2013!!

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • what does it mean that it can not find "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\bnz.54267121c1b9b\vs2005\vs_setup.ms" ?

                                      what does it mean that it can not find "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\bnz.54267121c1b9b\vs2005\vs_setup.ms" ?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ignore references to obsolete members inside obsolete code

                                        I'm marking some code with [Obsolete]. But now some of that very code (which refers to other members that just became [Obsolete]) are being flagged with warnings and/or errors.

                                        So it would help if code that is itself [Obsolete] ignored those warnings and errors. As an example, a field is now obsolete as is a property that provides access to that field to non-members. Don't complain about the property accessing the field. It needs to do so to provide backwards compatibility.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Lock XAML Visual Designer from editing

                                          When I am working on a XAML view, I prefer to edit through the text editor, not the visual designer. This causes some grief if I accidentally click and move and element in the designer and mess up all my hand-coded layouts. However, I still want to see the live updates in the visual designer.
                                          Please add a way for me to lock down the edit capability of the XAML visual designer so that accidental mouse clicks don't mess up hand-coded layouts. Continue to allow clicking in the visual designer to move to an element in the xaml text editor.

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                                            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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