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  1. Bring Back color icons please

    Bring back color icons from Visual studio 2010, it is very complicated to get used to the white black icons! Its super not intuitive! please bring it back! Class icons and so on folder icons in the solution explorer.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support a HasPassword Dependency Property on PasswordBox in WPF

      While it is understandable that the Password property for a WPF PasswordBox is not a Dependecy Property or Bindable, this prevents me even enabling/disabling a button based on whether there is a password without doing coding that, in itself, involves checking the password.

      Providing a bindable HasPassword property will allow me to check if there is a password without exposing it.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow dragging files into HTML regardless of project type

        If I create a new asp.net project and create a new HTML file, I can drag a js or css file into the code editor of said HTML file and it will automatically add the appropriate script or style links. If I create a blank project, or just have an HTML file open with no project, this functionality does not work.

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add context sensitive help in output window.

          I got a CS1760 compiler error in the output window. I place the cursor over the CS1760 text and hit F1. Help launches and takes me to help on the "Output" window instead of help for the error. Of course I then went to the search box of the help viewer and keyed in the "CS1760" text I copied out of the output window just to give the help system a second chance and ... "No topic found". Hm.

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          • What is the limit of programmers that I can add?

            I want to know what is the maximum user of a project of tfs.visualstudio.com

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            • Fire the entire Visual Studio 2012 design team

              Here's an idea: Sack the entire team involved with the design, GUI and aesthetics of Visual Studio 2012. It makes me feel physically ill to look at, and very upset to think that anyone could imagine this is in any way an improvement on Visual Studio 2010.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Synchronize Code between Online & Offline Collections

                I have an Onsite Installation of Team Foundation Server 2012,

                If it's possible, It would be nice to associate the local collection with Team Foundation Service collection,

                In this way low security applications can be shared over a public Cloud and working from Offsite can be made easily possible.

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                  0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Showing the web link to a souirce project in the context menu

                  When we are viewing a source code project in the source control explorer, it would really good to have acontext menu for the weblocation of the project so that we can share the projetc with a friend. Today I had to share a project path with a colleague and the path was really deep and I had to take a screenshot and send

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow filtering out other users private builds from alerts and build Notifications

                    Currently in Team Foundation Services 2012, there does not appear to be a way to filter out the private builds of other users when setting up alerts for build failures.

                    Additionally, the Build Notifications windows program that provides system tray alerts is missing this ability.

                    This has the effect that a "private" build is not really private, and affects the overall build status. A private build (based on a shelveset) should not affect the overall build status, and I should be able to set my alerts (both in TFS emails and the Build Notifier tray icon utility) to only alert…

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allowing compiling from command prompt without Administrator rights

                      Currently Visual Studio 2012 requires Administrator rights for a user to compile code from the command prompt. Some third-party libraries require the user to compile the code via the command prompt since no Visual Studio solution is provided. At present if you open an account, on our network at least, the command prompt cannot find the VS common tools folder because the appropriate directories are not in the user's PATH variable. In order to run the system with the least amount of privileges it should be possible to compile code on a system without needing Administrator rights.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Block Strings

                        Let's face it, verbatim strings aren't much better than "normal" strings in C# because they still require you to escape double quotes. I suggest you add block strings to the language, as they require 0 escaping.

                        """
                        <SomeXml Name="LookMaDoubleQuotes"/>
                        """

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to customize the list of fields included in the body of an alert notification in TF Services

                          On-premises TFS has the ability to customize the format of alert notification emails by using power tools or editing files on the server. I have not found a way of doing this on the on-line TF Service.

                          Please add the ability to customize the list of fields shown at the top of the notification email.

                          I am specifically interested in including the Description field to Work Item alerts but I'm sure others would want to add (or remove) other fields to other alerts as well.

                          8 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Speed up the default exception handler in VS2012

                              I have a fast machine with a core i7 chip an SSD hard drive, yet on a machine with 16GB of ram, an unhandled exception locks the program and IDE for 19 seconds while the 'unhandled exception' dialog loads, and on a second machine with 24GB it still takes about 4 seconds to throw.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add support for "new this()" in abstract base class

                                public abstract class A :
                                derived: new(), new(string, string)
                                {
                                public derived Create()
                                {
                                return new this();
                                }
                                }

                                public class B : A
                                {
                                public B()
                                {

                                }

                                public B(string s1, string s2)
                                {

                                }
                                }

                                public class C : A
                                {
                                // compiler error: no paramterless default constructor provided
                                // compiler error: no constructor with two string parameters provided

                                protected C(string s)
                                {

                                }
                                }

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • To add support for drag and drop files into the Diff window

                                  Best mode scenario:
                                  * I check differences in all my pending changes
                                  * I open first Diff window using the standard way: right mouse click --> Compare..
                                  * Now I have opened Diff window docked to the right side
                                  * Then I want to check changes made in the next file

                                  ** It would be awesome if I could just drag and drop next file into the already opened Diff window

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                                  • programmable debugger

                                    Basically what I want to do is take a piece of code (or assembly/pdb), programmatically add breakpoints, step-in/over/out, break on exceptions, watches etc... All that to have a web based debugger.

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                                    • Please make a dll to run the script file from local device to SqlServer compact db as same as smo

                                      Using SMO we can run the sql script files to Sql Server, But we not able to run the Sql scripts in Sql Server Compact DB like that. So it is there then we can give the script file path alone in run time to execute.

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • create C++ projects completely "empty" of settings.

                                        100% of the time, I open my vcxproj files in notepad and clear them of all settings, then copy in several lines of:

                                        <ImportGroup Label="PropertySheets" Condition="'$(Configuration)'=='Debug'">
                                        <Import Project="$(SolutionDir).build/output.props" />
                                        ... etc ...

                                        It would be nice if it started from scratch with no settings applied so I can just start referencing my property sheets immediately.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • integrated support of doxygen

                                          offer integrated doxygen generator to see better documentation directly in code or in a separated panel.

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