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  1. Add [Retry] button to "Go Offline - The Team Foundation Server is currently unavailable" dialog

    I'm sure I'm not the only one who's got their TFS server accessible only via a VPN. It's pretty annoying that if you forget to (re)connect the VPN before starting Visual Studio, the dialog that eventually appears to inform you that the TFS server is unavailable doesn't give you a chance to retry the connection and even if you do connect the VPN, your solution gets opened offline and you have to waste time brining it online again.

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    • Add Functionality to display Normals in Model Viewer

      For the model Viewer it would be helpful to be able to display (/Add/Calculate) Normals (face vertex, etc)..

      this will assist in simple debugging

      3 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • GPU Developing

        Add full feature of GPU Editor on Visual Studio Editor to make developer build efficient work geometrics shape.
        that can improve games shaders styles with easy steps modifier like ComposserFX and MonkeyShader editor and made existing projects solutions built geometry files to help developer for faster learning of GPU Pixel/Vertex Shaders.

        4 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Compliable strings

          If you're writing a tracing and logging component you may well want to pass the current method name to your logging component. Rather than hard code it (then forget to change it when you change the method name) you can use reflection and the MethodBase class to retrieve the name:
          System.Reflection.MethodBase currentMethod = System.Reflection.MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod();
          System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine(currentMethod.Name);
          System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine(currentMethod.DeclaringType.Name);
          System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine(currentMethod.DeclaringType.Namespace);

          In C # 4.5 you can use attributes System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CallerMemberNameAttribute, System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CallerFilePathAttribute and System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CallerLineNumberAttribute for such purposes.

          Frequent use of reflection dramatically reduces performance. Using special attributes is a contentious issue. Because attributes inherently are declarative. They obviously do not provide full support for the…

          269 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • c# open a video and get information Visual Studio

            Hello!!

            I'm trying to get information from a video, for example:

            - number of frames
            - duration of the video
            - point to a specific frame and work with it as an image (this is important)

            I can open the video with:

            "Microsoft.Win32.OpenFileDialog dialog = new Microsoft.Win32.OpenFileDialog();" (http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsdesktop/How-to-Use-Media-Element-b8ce7e92) VisualStudio2010

            thank you so much!

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow TFS "Feature Mapping" across projects

              When selecting which team to pull Features from in the Feature Mapping tool in TFS web access you can currently only select from teams within the same project. I would like to be able to choose teams from other projects to pull Features or Initiatives from since sometimes dependent teams are not always within the same project.

              4 votes
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              • Support for alerts on usage metrics/telemetry (for e.g."Cow counter" falls below threshold or Page load times are slow)

                Application insights captures usage metrics and telemetry for your application and web sites. These metrics are critical to analyze whether your app/site is "succeeding" and yet there is no way to setup alerts on these important metrics.

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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Users to Reset Column Customization in Web Access

                  Currently, users are unable to reset the customization they made to the columns in the backlog views.

                  If the TFS admin makes changes to the columns in the process configuration, users have no way of updating their view unless they never made changes to the columns themselves.

                  For more details:

                  http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/825086/unable-to-reset-user-customization-made-to-backlog-views#tabs

                  2 votes
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                  • "Quick Find"

                    While I appreciate the slimmed down UI footprint of the new Quick Find in VS 2012, there are lot of functional changes that really mess with my normal workflow, and it'd be great to get these fixed and get the behavior closer to the old VS 2010 Ctrl+F behavior.

                    - There needs to be an option to populate the find dialog only when there's selected text (ie, what it did in VS 2010). I don't want to have to copy/paste my search terms, but I also don't want to overwrite previous search terms with random single characters from where ever…

                    9 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show code regions in Document Outline pane

                      I want to be able to quickly explore the regions defined (with #region e.g. in C#), in my code file and quickly navigate to them

                      I believe a natural place for that would be the Document Outline pane which now is empty if the current document is a C# file (guess for VB.net and other languages the same happens)

                      5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please add extensibilty to WPF controls, where test builder can recognise the Font properties(Type/Size/Style).

                        Please add extensibilty to WPF controls, where test builder can recognise the Font properties(Type/Size/Style). As in my case working on legacy product where QA engineer don't have the access to look or hook dev code to add extensibility.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow custom auto-property implementations

                          This would allow us to write a form of extension method for auto property getters and setters. The idea behind this is that we would be able to encapsulate commonly repeated setter logic into a separate unit to make our code DRY. These methods should use generic typing to set the type of the property and the type of the class that this method could be applied in. These methods should also provide references to the backing field, the new value (if it is a setter), and the containing class (to provide class level access in the method)

                          I.E. -…

                          8 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • GPU Geomatric Shader

                            Add full feature of GPU Editor on Visual Studio Editor to make developer build efficient work geometrics shape.
                            that can improve games shaders styles with easy steps modifier like ComposserFX and MonkeyShader editor and made existing projects solutions built geometry files to help developer for faster learning of GPU Pixel/Vertex Shaders.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Customizing Test Results Work Item Type

                              There should be a way to add custom fields to the TestResults WorkItem to capture specific test result values (outside of the overall Passed, failed, blocked, active values). For instance, if I wanted to capture how many test documents were executed per test and then be able to report on aggregations of that field.

                              Further, the Test Manager Test Results screen should be extensible to support these custom test result fields.

                              Here is a link with more discussion on this topic: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/02c501ae-c598-48b8-b8ec-f7a0dce81f39/vs2013-custom-fields-for-test-results?forum=vsmantest

                              13 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow multiple Complete meta state mapping in TFS 2013

                                In TFS 2012, we were able to map multiple state values to the "Complete" meta state. In TFS 2013, we cannot do that anymore.

                                This is very beneficial for business like ours who have different state that is considered "Completed" in the software development cycle.

                                43 votes
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                                • XmlSerializer.AddCustomSerializer(Type,delegate)

                                  delegate=
                                  return myDateTime.ToString("yyyyMMddHHmmss");
                                  you know...

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                                  • Task List for JavaScript files

                                    Hi, can you add task list support for javascript files like C# or C++?

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make the My Work section available in Visual Studio 2013 Professional

                                      The My Work Section has many useful features for a team to not be availabel in VS 2013 Professional, like Work in Progress, Suspend, Etc..

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Unsafe Code and Pointers in VB.

                                        Make it so pointers can be cast in unsafe contexts for complex interop coding ...

                                        Public Unsafe Function x(y as SomeStruct) As ResultStruct
                                        Dim p As Object? ' use Object? as an alternative to (void *)
                                        p = InteropCall(y?) ' use ? to get the address of something.
                                        Return CType(@p, ResultStruct) ' use @ to dereference.
                                        End Function

                                        12 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Tweak, or let us override, the ?? operator for strings (and maybe any IEnumerable<> ish type)

                                          I Love the ?? operator for letting me easily define what to do if a value is null. However, the most frequent time I want to use it is with strings, but I can't because my most common usage scenario is I want to set a default if the string is null OR whitespace. So I end up using if statements with string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace everywhere instead.
                                          For that matter most times that I'm dealing with any kind of enumerable type I don't really care if it's just null, I also care if it's empty.
                                          So can we have ?? tweaked for…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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