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  1. Add Bug Trends, Bug Charts & Full Bug Dashboards to the Scrum Process Template.

    Scrum Process Template is lacking with respect to bug tracking and reporting. No way to see bug trends, find rates, fix rates, by Severity on a Dashboard. This metric is very important prior to a release as it speaks to the quality of the release.

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    • Add help generation from XML comments as part of publish/build

      Add help generation from XML comments so that when you publish a website or build a project you can have a nice clean set of HTML files similar to MSDN docs for your code. In other words, something like SandCastle, only easier to use and fully supported within Visual Studio. Having extensibility to add your own or customize the rendered output would be a great feature too.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable word-wrap in the diff view of VS 2013.

        By enabling work-wrap in the diff view of VS 2013, I will be able to see the complete line when doing a merge. I have to put 2 separate diffs on the screen and compare them to insure that the merge was done correctly.

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • change iteration path task

          When I change the iteration path of a user story, all tasks under it should be updated to the same iteration path.

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          • Add the SkipCNCheck option to the Deploy using PS/DSC activity in Release Management

            There's already an option for SkipCACheck. I suggest you to add an option for SkipCNCheck either.

            Without it, we are unable to use PowerShell DSC to deploy apps to a Linux VM on Azure because it does not have a valid CN certificate.

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              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • C#: Allow readonly fields to be modified from initialization methods

              To prevent replicated code in several constructors of a class it is nice to use initialization methods.
              But in this case, the readonly fields of the class are not allowed to be modified by the initialization method.

              Therefore i have to decide which technique i have to drop, readonly or initialization methods.

              Perhaps you can introduce an attribute [ConstructorOnlyInitializationMethod] (or named something else).
              Methods decorated by this attribute may modify the readonly fields and may be called just from constructors.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add VisibilityTypeConverter to the Visibility enum to allow automatic conversion from bool to Visibility

                Please add the code found in this SO Question:

                http://stackoverflow.com/q/9723605/643085

                Implementing the VisibilityTypeConverter to automatically convert from bool to Visibility in WPF Bindings.

                This is a very little change and will eliminate the need for TONS of boilerplate and unneeded converters. Reducing not only unneeded XAML verbosity but also memory footprint, since converter instances require memory as well.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Non-visible items shouldn't contribute to the preferred size of a menu item

                  ToolStripDropDownMenu limits all menu items to MaxItemSize, which is calculated by measuring all items in the drop down menu, and taking the largest. This makes sense when you talking about visible items - but when you have invisible items that are much larger than the visible items, it looks odd when you open the menu and it is extremely large compared to the items that contained within it.

                  This behavior is extremely difficult to override - you basically have to reimplement the measuring logic (including images, check margins, shortcuts, text, etc). Instead, I recommend a way that states that non-visible…

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Auto close Parent Work Items

                    VSO should suggest to close parent objects when all child work items are closed. (tasks to close backlogs, backlogs close features, etc..)

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                    • Provide a way to turn off incremental search in Quick Find

                      Please provide a way to turn off incremental search in Quick Find. It's often annoying when Quick Find moves the caret and loses my context/place when I'm typing a term that ends up not being found in the file. For example, if I want to find SystemParameters in a C# file, then Quick Find will always move the caret up to the using System; directive at the top, but it won't move the caret back where it originally was once it determines that SystemP isn't in the document.

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Puzzle or Game in Visual Studio IDE

                          I am working on Visual Studio thoroughly since last 10 years. No doubt it’s a great IDE. But sometimes I am feeling lazy to work on Visual Studio. Especially when I am spending long duration on it. So my suggestion is to add some game or puzzle in Visual Studio IDE. So that programmer or coder can refresh themself by play or solve it.

                          It’s always great if you can refresh yourself and again start your work on Visual Studio. So my suggestion is to include this refreshment in Visual Studio itself. It will increase productivity of resources.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • The 3-rd party's mobile develop tools

                            Sometimes when I'm installing VS2015, the 3-rd party (mobile tools) will take me much time to install, even with some errors during installation because of the network issue. And I have to re-install again.

                            So would Microsoft directly include these 3-rd party tools into the install package?

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enhancement Encoding For VS2013/2015

                              It seems that VS's default encoding problem has been resolved successfully (in VS2012, the default encoding is depending on your system encoding, supposing I'm using simplify Chinese, the default is Gb2012, and in someone is using a traditional one, that's Big5. And this will cause problems). However, in VS2013, any project's default's encoding is UTF-8 with BOM. Nice to have that!

                              However, it would be nice if we can have more choices: When someone creates a solution/project, in the wizard dialog, you can directly offer a encoding combobox to choose which encoding way, something like the image attached in my…

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • please make app of windows support more systems like android.

                                Microsoft often updates app for other system but windows. Why don't you make app on Windows better and support more more systems.

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow web site bindings to be set during deployment

                                  When configuring a web site, I am required to provide a port number. However, what about bindings? I would like to not provide a port number, but instead provide bindings.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • copy files/folders from one studio to another studio

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                                    Currntly files/folders are not get copied if we perform from IDE.
                                    which required we open folders & then copy it to another IDE.

                                    It will be great feature to allow copy files/folders from 1 IDE to another IDE.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • make static library smaller

                                      If every cpp in static library project just includes <amp.h>,and a total 100 cpps, the static library will be 100 times' bigger

                                      Static librarie just simply adds all obj files into. If we can remove the duplicated "select any" symbols between objs, a static library will be much more smaller.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support project templates and item templates for SSDT database projects.

                                        Our team uses established patterns for designing and publishing databases using SSDT and database projects. Much of the work that we do when designing a new database involves copying folder structures, files and script templates into a new database project. It would be great to distribute an SDK that automates the process in Visual Studio.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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