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  1. Allow more than 20 backlog items to show in the "New" column of the Kanban board

    If there are more than 20 items in the new column of the Kanban board, the oldest items just don't show up. I would like to be able to see all the items in the Kanban board so our team doesn't just forget about older items.

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      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • change graph x axis from relative time to absolute time in the load test report

      The load testing tool is till not in part the others in the market. One basic feature is showing graph x axis time in absolute time rather than relative time.

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        3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Intellisense for Tuples

        When defining Tuples, you can give types to parameters but cannot give any names to them. For example:

        public List<Tuple<
        string /*Description*/,
        double /*Amount*/>> Distributions { get; set; }

        When using this public property you can tell that it is a list of tuples of string+number but what are those? It would be nice if Intellisense could somehow give you a hint that the string type is "Description" and the int is "Amount".

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • how to integrate Google Voice Search (search by voice) LightSwitch client html ?

          integrate Google Voice Search (search by voice) LightSwitch client html !

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support for variadic generic arguments in C#

            I think it would be nice to have variadic generic arguments on c#

            something like this:

            class Entity
            {
            void Add<T, in TArgs ...>(TArgs args)
            where T : Item
            where T : new(Entity parent, TArgs args)
            {
            items.Add(new T(this, args));
            }
            }

            This is a lot safer than getting T constructors via reflection and receiving params object[] as arguments.

            Maybe this could also be used to declare interfaces

            interface ITest<in TArgs ...>
            {
            void DoSomething(TArgs args);
            }

            delegate TResult Func<in TArgs ..., out TResult>(TArgs);

            public static void SafeTest<T, in TArgs ...>(this T t, TArgs args)
            where T : ISample<in TArgs> …

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring back the "VISUAL" in visual studio

              Visual studio used to look really great. However, everything about the 2012/13/14 interface looks.. amateurish.

              -The icon looks like something a 3 year old did.

              -The lack of depth makes the whole thing jump into my face. Please bring back the "line work" with contrast.

              We have incredibly high resolution monitors that can render beautiful images. To go all grey is such a step backwards.

              In the old days people scrambled to get color monitors just to get away from the ho-hum grayness of working with a machine all day. To send us backwards is irritating at best and abusive…

              9 votes
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                3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make Visual Studio Tools for Unity available por Visual Studio Express

                I see MS has recently released Visual Studio Tools for Unity for VS2013... but it seems to work only for Pro and above versions. Is it possible (or even planned) to be released for VS Express?

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • continuous development azure

                  Provide support to publish multiple or select which Project to publish to continuous integration on azure. Right now we must have 1 sln with 1 Project at the top to make it work.

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                    0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Dropdown menus should expand when the down arrow key is pressed in VS2012

                    I am used to expanding a drop down menu when the down key is pressed. In Visual Studio, the down arrow key will cycle through the options, or if there is some tree (hierarchy) of options (like the Iteration or Area fields), pressing down doesn't do anything.

                    Is using the mouse on the icon on the right end of the dropdown the only way to expand it?

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Port Visual Studio core to .NET and open source it

                      Each version of Visual Studio has moved towards being a native .NET apps. But today, the COM foundation in VS is still there.

                      The next logical next step would be to finish to port to core of Visual Studio including the VS Shell, open source it and package it as "IDE application" project types.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Dynamic Modularization Framework

                        In the DevOps trend, Microsoft needs to bring a reference open modularization framework.

                        Some years ago COM based developement has been a step into that direction with language independence.

                        Since that time OSGi specification has been recognized and it is already strongly supported in the Java world meanwhile being
                        centralized and target only single programming language.

                        We need a framework to support distribution execution and programming language independence. Modern solutions which may be written in different programming languages need to be able to call each other transparently so that it can be applied in many different platforms and langagues.

                        This…

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Generate starting point for wrapping a type for eg. serialization (ExtractTypePropertiesFields)

                          (Alternatively this could be included in some sort of customizable library that's always available during devopment but doesn't get built into release builds)

                          When right clicking a type (or invoking a refactoring for this "ExtractTypePropertiesFields"), or calling a method in the development-time-loaded-library, as in the attached example, one should be able to generate code based on reflecting fields and properties from possibly closed-source-type, in order to create a wrapper it for eg.serialization or other purpose, idea being to lessen the mundane and error prone copy/paste/editing involved in manually doing the same.

                          Attached is the same code as in this gist: …

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide a means of backing up and restoring VSO projects including backlog, acceptance etc.

                            I'm using VSO on a significant project and we expect to have perhaps 40 users, making use not only of source control but also the agile tracking including project backlog, tasks, acceptance tests and bugs. However it is far too easy to delete a whole project. We can I think restrict most users from doing this but it still could happen.

                            We could clearly recover source code by regularly getting latest version to a local location and backing this up. It would be a nuisance to get this back into a new project in VSO but we could.

                            VSO should…

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow browsing for WITs when pressing "link to..."

                              When I press the "link to..." button in tasks, PBIs, Bugs or test cases, I have to manually type the ID of the WIT. I suggest to open a simple windows which filters on the current sprint by default. Moreover, it should be possible to filter on others sprints and to use other, non-predifined queries.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • How to show all current source that user are assigning?

                                Hi All,
                                How can we check to know what source we already assigned to members? I'd like to have a function or report to show all current source code are assigned to team member so that we can reclaim the source that member unused or completed.
                                Thanks
                                Han

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Current Index in foreach loop

                                  Add current index in foreach loop. Current implementation is like

                                  int index;
                                  foreach (Object o in collection)
                                  {
                                  index = collection.indexOf(o);
                                  }

                                  Or we can have extension method or LINQ to get the current index in loop,

                                  Following implementation would be great

                                  foreach (Object o in collection, index)
                                  {
                                  var idx = this.index;
                                  }

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Tracepoints Faster

                                    The tracepoints feature in Visual Studio (When hit.. breakpoints) is very slow, to the point where in some cases (when there are thousands of messages), it becomes almost un-usable, which is a shame because it is such a wonderful feature.

                                    It seems the main reason for this is that the debugger breaks all threads momentarily while it writes the tracepoint message. I would suggest an implementation in which, where supported, the tracing will be invisibily injected into the debuggee via Edit&Continue, so that pausing the debuggee each time the tracepoint is hit will no longer be required, and thus the…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow expressions directly in WPF data bindings

                                          Allow simple expressions in WPF data bindings like
                                          content = "{Binding MyData.Size / 2.5}"
                                          or
                                          Height = "{Binding SomeControl.Height + 100}"
                                          or
                                          content = "{Binding MyData.Prize * 1.25 + 5.00} + ' euro' "

                                          without the need for creating a converter.

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