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  1. Add close button to Splash screen (like in MS Office 2013)

    As a user I would like to have Close (and Minimize) button on the splash screen like in MS Office 2013 so that I can gracefully kill the application if needed.

    With a few plugins e.g. ReSharper load time increases significantly and I wish I didn’t have to wait the app to load before I can close it – especially if I launched it accidentally.

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      1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide explanation with warning C4702: unreachable code

      The Visual C++ compiler has gotten better at rooting out unreachable code, and can now be surprisingly sophisticated at it. When it does, you get the bare warning message "warning C4702: unreachable code".

      The reason that the flagged code is unreachable can be subtle, maddeningly hard to find, and sometimes nearby but not on the line actually marked.

      Some other C++ messages have gotten very good about adding useful additional information to help identify the error. For C4702, something, anything, would be better than the complete silence it has now.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Release Management to connect to Visual Studio Online

        Simply allow Release Management to connect to Visual Studio Online

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          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • performance coded ui test

          Dramaticly increase playback performance of coded ui tests.

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            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Missing functionality according delete promote files from pending changes/Promote

            Missing functionality according delete promote files from pending changes/Promote.

            In VS 2012/Pending changes cannot dalete files that I want to promote.

            after I promote this files I must be able to delete it via Pending changes tab dialog.

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for MSBuild target "SqlSchemaCompare"

              Addional build events "$(MSBuildBinPath)\MSBuild.exe" /t:SqlSchemaCompare ... currently fail in vso with "The target "SqlSchemaCompare" does not exist in the project."

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Be friendly to users not directy connected to internet for VS2014. When trial license expires guess where it goes ...

                Take account of the fact that some envionments (both dev and production) cannot access the web directly (ie after trial period expries it needs to access directly). Glad to see that IE10 is not mandatory for VS14, but optional, again our environment our large user base is constrianed to IE8 (I have no sway over this!!)

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                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Permission to stack rank the backlog so that only selected group or groups can change it in taskboard

                  Restrict a group of users to allow stack ranking from Backlog and other users must not be allowed to change stack ranking -
                  It can be done in UI for stack rank field but not in board.
                  But same time when user goes to Backlog and changes the Stack Rank by moving user stories from one position to another, he is able to do that.
                  I confirmed this is not available and I was asked to raise an user voice

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Hipchat build completed events build filter should be multi-select

                    We have a few builds in the one team project, In a particular HipChat room, there are some that we care about, and some that we don't, configuring a bunch of service hooks all the same is tedious. It would be nice to be able to select the relevant builds from a list.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • enable installation of the Visual Studio 2013 to Windows Embedded OS

                      Using the Visual Studio 2013 in Windows Embedded OS would make it easier and faster to resolve issues in the C++ embedded application. In some cases the network or other connection to the embedded system is not possible or it requires significant changes to the embedded device. These changes may affect to the issue that is under investigation and may make it hard to repeat and identify the issue.

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • navigating code using the scrollbar

                        Hi,

                        currently I have to click the slider and move it, or click repeatedly below or above it to reach a position.

                        Nowadays, using Resharper, flags are displayed on the scrollbar - so sometimes I know exactly the position I want to reach... fast.

                        How about allowing a double click to move the slider instantly to the desired position?

                        Best Regards
                        Heinrich

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • ODATA: Add Composite Key Natively to ASP.NET WebAPI

                          Natively support Composites in the ODATA v4 framework.
                          Enabling getting single entities who are multi-keyed:

                          <host>/Players(Id=1,Name='Team 1 Player 1')

                          So that creating our own CompositeKeyRoutingConvention class isn't required.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Build Notification Icon Color

                            This is small but a needed change in my eyes. The color of the icon from the web portal and the build notification gadget are not consistent. As you can see the icon in the web portal is blue (which is i think the way it should be). The build notification gadget has a green icon. This causes the icon not to stand out from the completed builds which are also green.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Cloak/Exclude folders in Source Settings in tfs 2013 build definition from Team Foundation Git repository

                              When a build definition is monitoring all branches under a Git repository, I should be able to exclude a folder from the monitoring list? I would like to, for example, exclude the 'BuildProcessTemplates' folder from the monitoring list that lives under the Git repository.

                              The attached image shows Source Settings section of the build definition where the build definition is monitoring all the branches under the Git repository.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Inline try catch

                                My suggestion is to add a inline try catch syntax similar to the ternary operator.

                                For example
                                var divideResult = try a/b catch 0;

                                If b was zero the divide by zero would be caught and the divide result would be set to zero.

                                It could also mimic the null coalesce syntax e.g. var divideResult = a/b !! 0;

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • CRC32 Helper Class

                                  Many applications that communicate with low-powered hardware need a way to verify the received data. CRC32 is a well-known, lightweight check value which is better suite to verify short data.

                                  .Net already has an implementation of this check value with (System.IO.Compression.Crc32Helper, System.IO.Compression, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089) but this class has an internal ac cess modifier and can't be used by user code.

                                  My proposition is to make the Crc32Helper class public.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow NuGet packages containing XAML controls to add entries to the toolbox

                                    It should be possible to add entries to the toolbox for XAML controls that are contained within a nuget package.

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                                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make Fakes available with Visual Studio Professional Subscription

                                      Fakes and Shims are only useful if every developer in the team is able to use it to enhance their unit tests. Limiting its availability to just Architects and Senior developers (who usually have Premium or Ultimate level subscriptions) sounds like such a bad idea. This is killing the power of such potentially amazing tool! Please consider this.

                                      Thanks.

                                      21 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Default debugging target

                                        When choosing "Attach to Unity [and Play]" from Visual Studio, a dialogue with valid targets appears. If there is only one valid target, it would be great to proceed without this dialogue being shown.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide a framework for long running human workflows

                                          It is really a common requirement, in my experience, for LOB systems to provide support for human workflows (tasklists & queues).

                                          Currently, to achieve this with WF, requires a lot of up-front custom code to be developed. It would be especially helpful if this could be released with out-of-the-box ASP.Net MVC integration.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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