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  1. VSO Build Completed webhook should have a single configuration item for hipchat

    Hooking up the usual colors for VSO -> Hipchat integration is a little verbose. It would be nice to see this just a 1 click setup. E.g. succesful = green, failed = red and notify, partial = yellow, notify, stopped = grey.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hover on Javascript and show prompt

      I use VS2012, create a website, ASP.NET WEB website. In Scripts folder in Solution Explorer, there are a number of js files.

      So I create test.js file. I type $(, intellisense prompts, as the figure 1 shows.

      Then I type the whole statement and mouse hovers on $, no prompt shows.

      If I code in C#, mouse hovers on a function name or class name, there will be prompt as Figure 2.

      Can VS support "hover prompt" of Javascript?

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • create a simple keystroke to delete an entire tag in html editor.

        When editing HTML and there is a tag that you wish to delete with many properties the selection of the tag is tedious unless you use the mouse. A simple keystroke to select the entire tag or command in other languages like the full range of an IF statement would make editing much easier. An example would be.

        <p><a><font size="3" color="blue" face="veranda">Here is some text</font></a></p>

        if I wanted to select the font tag I would position my cursor prior to the < in the tag. then hold control-shift and press the right arrow 14 times to select the remainder of…

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix Test Explorer output (monospace font and output not via link)

          Arguably a great thing with VS2012/2013 was a new faster test executer. However, the new Test Explorer is in almost all ways a lot worse than the old version. One thing particular is that this UI completely disregard normal code fonts and uses a non-monospace font which causes output formatting to not follow normal trace output in the output window. Since every single developer in the world most likely at one point has depended on monospace font to get formatting right in traces this inconsistency is extremely annoying.

          Not only the for the fact that to actually get to trace…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix extremely slow intellisense for methods with many (thousands) overloads

            Intellisense in VS2013 and probably older versions is extremely slow for cases when there are many overloads for the same method e.g. a class Foo has methods Do(...) with thousands of overloads.

            This causes intellisense on edits anywhere in the entire file to be extremely sluggish. This is the case when referencing an assembly directly, but it is even worse in the case when the method is from a project in the solution. In this case inspecting devenv.exe with procmon reveals that devenv opens and reads the code-file with the method overloads for each overload, that is thousands of times!

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Graphic operations in .NET framework

              Some basic operations on images should be available in .NET framework without using external libraries. Operations such as: resize/scale, cropping, changing colors depth, etc.

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow multi HTML clients

                Please make possible to add more than one HTML Client to a Lightswitch Project

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                  1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Distribute Visual Studio SDK as a NuGet package

                  If I write a Visual Studio extension and want to make it so I can build it on a Build Server, here's what I currently have to do...
                  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/aaronmar/archive/2011/05/10/visual-studio-extensions-and-build-servers.aspx

                  Surely a NuGet package could make this more bareable.

                  P.S. Would be great if the package was made for VS2010 SDK not just the latest version, as many developers will be building against that SDK so the extension can be used on 2010, 2012, and 2013.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide check-in policy enforceable on a single branch

                    Currently, TFS Check-In Policies apply to an ENTIRE Team Project, however, it would be useful to be able to apply a check-in policy on just a single branch or trunk of the source control tree rather than on an ENTIRE Team Project. This granular control of check-in policies would provide much more flexibility with the overall development process especially in agile environments where multiple branches may be developed simultaneously in order to achieve a final released product.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • CurrencyFormatter Support for PCL (.Net 4.x, Windows 8.x, Win Phone 8.x, iOS, and Android

                      CurrencyFormatter Support for PCL (.Net 4.x, Windows 8.x, Win Phone 8.x, iOS, and Android

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Direct support for PowerShell in pre/post build events

                          Currently only cmd/batch files are supported. PowerShell is a great replacement available on every Windows box basically. Writing complex pre/post build scripts is way easier in PowerShell.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support for collectible assemblies

                            Support for collectible assemblies, i.e. assemblies that can be unloaded from memory (without deleting appdomain).
                            Example: Build a kind of REPL on top of your application so that user can script your application. This leads to high customization capabilities. The user script might be sent via files to the application running 24/7, hence you need emitted code to be collected.

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                              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio 2012 fakes UnitTestIsolation instrumentation failed to initialize fix bug

                              fix bug : Visual Studio 2012 fakes UnitTestIsolation instrumentation failed to initialize

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Alerts - x locations failed - but which ones?

                                It's good it says 2 failed locations at 30/06/2014 16:11:20 but sometimes when multiple locations fail at the same time it's very hard to see which locations they were in the Availabilty reports. You can only hover your mouse over the X, but when 5 fail at the same time there are 5 X's practically on top of each other. It would be good if in the text it said the location names as well as how many failures there were e.g.

                                2 failed locations at 30/06/2014 16:11:2
                                Dublin, Australia

                                And to have this in the Alerts text would be…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • More Apacha Cordova!

                                  I would like to see more Apache Cordova tools in Visual Studio. Focus on one broad applicable mobile framework, so that it will be possible for us to do the same.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add Shelveset improvements....

                                    Add the following improvements

                                    1. Allow Shelvesets to be created from changesets (as in, multiple changesets can be used to create a Shelveset)

                                    2. Add Shelveset "undo" to cleanup the changes made from unshelving a shelveset.

                                    3. Support directly unshelving a shelveset to a different branch (yes, I know you can use TFPT, it would be nice if this was built-in)

                                    4. Make Find Shelvesets easier to find... it's a pain right now, and confusing for people. I always have to tell them how to unshelve, because they can't find it themselves.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow organizing/grouping git repositories in a team project

                                      The ability to host multiple git repositories in a single team project was essential to get uptake of git as a source control option for larger teams.

                                      But with this comes organizing those repositories.

                                      We need a way to be able group git repositories perhaps through some sort of virtual folder structure (like adding solution folders) to help navigation when a large amount of git repositories exist in a single team project.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Start from a test case for navigation

                                        Here are some things I want to do in MTM:
                                        •Given a test case ID, see all of the runs or plans that include that test case
                                        •Given a test case ID, see ALL the historical results across all the different runs, different plans, etc.

                                        And in general, I would like to be able to navigate in MTM by being able to enter the ID of a Suite, test case, run, etc.

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                                        • Expose a VS Command to show the Debugger DataTip

                                          Please expose the option show the DataTip for the symbol under the cursor via a VS Command so that it can be bound to a keyboard shortcut. When debugging, hovering the mouse over a symbol in the editor displays a DataTip (like a floating mini-watch item) that can be further expanded and pinned to the editor using the Pin To Source pin or context menu entry. Presumably the mouse handler already runs some routine to display the DataTip, so this routine must just be bound and exposed as a Command. While the PinToSource command is exposed as EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.PinToSource, there seems…

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