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  1. Compare With Previous Version Shortcut

    Mostly compare function is used to compare with previous checked in version, but to do this, user has to open version history and select the most top two version and click compare at context menu.

    Whereas if there is a option in context menu like "Compare With Previous Version", it could compare automatically with previous checked-in version if exists.

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      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • more filteroptions for TestManager Testingcenter

      With VS 2013 Update 3 all testplans are shown in the Testing Center-Screen (especially all inactive testplans). Please provide the possibility to filter on the state column to hide inactive plans

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a command to «go to the end of a word»

        The «Ctrld+right» shortcut usually does it, but in Visual Studio it works differently: it is rather goes to the beginning of a next word, i.e. it skips any space after the end of a current one. It is VERY uncomfortable, would be great if you implement this, as this is an usual command that is present everywhere, even in a browser which have little to do with text editing.

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a command to repeat next action

          Visual Studio lacks possibility to repeat next command like Emacs and VIM does. I.e. in Emacs you may press «Ctrld+<number>», and the next pressed button will be repeated «number» times. So e.g. you can press «Ctrld+6, Down», and your cursor would move 6 lines down.

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Run the build process on a separate thread. Sometimes I want to kick off a build locally and go update the status of a task or bug.

            Run the build process on a separate thread. Sometimes I want to kick off a build locally and go update the status of a task or bug and the IDE hangs. This is an issue for folks maintaining larger solutions.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • HLSL Syntax Highlighting

              Allow intellisense and the IDE to use syntax highlighting for HLSL. This would make graphics programming a lot more enjoyable and better.

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • autocreate work item via email

                Ability to auto create/update work items when sending email to TFS. For example, create an email account such as tfsbug@abc.com. Then when an email is sent to this address, TFS will scan the subject line. If it has an existing work item ID, then update existing work item. If there are no match, then TFS auto creates a new work item.

                This functionality is readily available with many of common bug management system such as Jira.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Merge pull request with Tagging at using git on Visual Studio Online.

                  When I merge a pull request, I want to set tags at the same time, using git on Visual Studio Online.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make source code documentation in JavaDoc style.

                    XML type of source code documentation takes a lot of place in the editor, and it makes a lot of noise. I would suggest to make it more like JavaDoc documentation looks like.

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Control+D to duplicated an item (class) in the project view.

                      I've been using the Unity game engine recently. Unity uses C# files for it's MonoBehavior class "scripts" and in the Unity project view there is a tree of C# class files that is very similar to Visual Studio's fantastic project view.

                      In Unity to duplicate a file, I can quickly hit Ctrl+D and it duplicates and renames the file for me. In Visual Studio, I pretty much always do the same to add a new class, but I have to right click and select copy and then right click and select paste to make a duplicate of the file.

                      Please…

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow DLL debugging for Unity projects without any source code

                        We work with many separate, related Unity projects. One project contains all the C# source code, and we build a DLL that we then distribute to the other Unity projects. Some of these "downstream" projects lack any actual scripts of their own, so the UnityVS solution that's created by the plugin doesn't contain any projects by default. I can still add the external "upstream" C# projects to the solution, as outlined in the documentation for external DLL debugging, however the debugger cannot connect! If the project I want to debug doesn't contain any raw source code (or a project of…

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve support for multiple users using Web Deploy Publish Preview

                          The Preview pane of the Web Publishing dialog in Visual Studio works quite nicely when you're the only developer working on the codebase. However, it seems to fall down when multiple developers publish. It includes a lot of phantom changes in the list (once you drill in, the two panes of the diff are the same).

                          Perhaps the information used to detect changed files could be cached on the web application that is being published to. Of anything, that would be a great publish profile option.

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Block code as value (another syntax for semicolon operator)

                            I propose allow return value from {} block to reduce redundant method and variable declaration.

                            if(
                            {
                            var x = Foo();
                            var y = Bar();
                            Write(x);
                            return x * y > 0;
                            }
                            )
                            {
                            //
                            }

                            int a =
                            lock(dataInstance)
                            {
                            return dataInstance.Member1;
                            };

                            var x =
                            lock(_dict){
                            return {
                            foreach(var pair in _dict)
                            {
                            yield return new {A = pair.Key, B = pair.Value.Member1};
                            }
                            }.ToList();
                            }; //List<Anonymous type>

                            var y =
                            using(var conn = new SqlConnection(...))
                            {
                            return (await conn.QueryAsync<LongLongLongClassName>(
                            "sql query"
                            )).GroupBy(/* .... */)
                            .Select(/* ... */)
                            .ToList(); // Long long long final typename
                            };

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow try/catch refinement

                              It would be nice to be able to catch more "refined" versions of the same exception... A classic example of this is the InvalidOperationException, in which there are a multitude of different operations that might generate this exception.

                              What i'm thinking is some way to catch based on a property of the exception... I don't know what the syntax would be, but perhaps Possibly something like this:

                              try {} catch(InvalidOperationException(message = "Foo") ex) {}

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • @user mention notification in workitems

                                Example
                                I got a workitem assigned to me but i would like to have input from another team user. Then i would like to be able to to use @user to mention he or she to look at some changes. When i do that a notification is sent to that user.

                                This is widely used by Trello for example and i really missing that option in TFS.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a Configuration Type for "Separate Static and Dynamic Libraries"

                                  As a C++ developer, I want to be able to configure a Visual Studio project that automatically builds separate static (.lib) and dynamic (.dll) versions of a library, such that rebuilding the project updates both versions.

                                  Many of my projects import a common code base, which I have encapsulated in a library for convenience. It is useful for me to have certain projects link to the library statically while others use the DLL version (for hot reloading). However, since I can't build both versions simultaneously, they tend to get out-of-sync with each other easily. Adding a Configuration Type that builds…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make "All Configurations" the default option when editing Visual Studio property pages

                                    Nine times out of ten, the first thing I do when making changes to the property pages for a Visual Studio project is change the "Configuration" option to "All Configurations". There are very few cases where I want my changes to affect the current configuration (usually "Debug") and not others (like "Release").

                                    As a developer, I often forget to set this option to "All Configurations" before making changes, which usually leads to confusion later when the project builds properly in "Debug" but not "Release". I have found very few situations in which the opposite is true (i.e. where I accidentally…

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Extract Formfield like extract Hiddenfield

                                      Public Function SetHiddenFieldsExtractionRule(paramName As String) As ExtractHiddenFields
                                      Dim HiddenFields As ExtractHiddenFields = New ExtractHiddenFields()
                                      HiddenFields.Required = True
                                      HiddenFields.HtmlDecode = True
                                      HiddenFields.ContextParameterName = paramName
                                      Return HiddenFields
                                      End Function

                                      this is the way of the HiddenFields being extracted, but I cant do so in the extraction of the FormFields.

                                      Please make VS to be able to do so as it could just make the web performance testing a much easier task.

                                      Thanks,

                                      Jason.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • enhance search to retain recent history

                                        I sometimes search on a phrase with the intent of changing something within the phrase of near by. On every change, the search engine starts over gain. I don't want to revisit all the places I just visited and want to search to continue on to other files with the same phrase. Here is a more detailed post. http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide a simple way to analyze TFS build time, so we know where our time is spent.

                                          The current "Activity Log" view for a TFS build is basically useless in it's current form for the task of finding out where all your time is spent during a TFS build, for any build with more than 5 lines of output in that log.

                                          Sure, it's got the time of every action taken in there. But not in any way that's useful. There's no way to sort or collapse the view to quickly find the longest part of the build, so you're left with scrolling down the long list of actions, until an item that seems long catches your…

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