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  1. Allow users to delete local workspace for TFS projects without constantly recreating that folder with \$tf\pendingchanges.tf1

    Allow users to delete local workspace for TFS projects without constantly recreating that folder with \$tf\pendingchanges.tf1. In my particular case, I don't even have access to this TFS project anymore. It's pretty ridiculous that you make it impossible for me to clean up my own file system.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support JavaScript/Managed mixed mode debugging

      Provide the ability to debug both JavaScript and Managed code at the same time with one instance of Visual Studio.

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        2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable notifications for changeset movements through branches

        It is not uncommon for work to be gated on a changeset reaching a particular branch. Unfortunately, it's sometimes not easy or convenient to remember what work is waiting on which changesets.

        I think it would be very useful if Project Alerts allowed me to sign up to be notified when a changeset is integrated to a particular branch (or is integrated along the path towards that branch). There could even be an option from the "Actions" dropdown of the Changeset Details pane to set up such an alert quickly. Finally, it would be nice if I could set up…

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix autoexp.dat + "native edit and continue" + remote debugging

          In VS 2012u3 when I remotely debug a program, autoexp.dat visualizers do not work. I have to use autoexp.dat instead of natvis, because we use STLPort and boost and we also have our own visualizers. It would be a lot of work to port it to natvis (and maybe it is not even possible.)
          For local debugging, I use "native edit and continue" to force VS to use autoexp.dat and it works. It does not work for remote debugging.

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            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add debug visualizer for strings in utf-8 encoding

            When debugging a C++ program that uses char (instead of wchar_t) strings encoded in utf-8, it is difficult to see non ASCII texts right.
            It could be a default for visualizing char strings or the user would select an encoding.

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              2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Implement complete rendering of CSS in the HTML Designer.

              The CSS rendering capabilities in the HTML Designer are limited which causes a proper CSS layout to display incorrectly, defeating the whole purpose of the visual HTML designer. If you're going to include a visual HTML editor in VS, please make sure that it support the current CSS and HTML version and renders properly. Basic CSS selectors such as [class*='foo'] are not supported.

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a "Personal Branch" feature

                It would be nice to have a feature that one could think of as a "Personal Branch", which allows developers to work and check-in changes without having check in a bunch of different changesets to the main branch.

                The idea here, is that I want to take full advantage of versioning in my work files, but I don't want all my intermediate check-ins visible in the branch.

                This is different from shelve sets because shelvesets are not versioned. I can't check in several changes, over time and then revert back to a previous change unless I create a separate shelve…

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • To customize the states of the PBI and Feature WITs while customizing them on board

                  I was expecting the board swimlanes to be customizable and that's great that this feature is going to be live with TFS2013. However, in this preview mode through TFServices, adding a new column to the board does not have an affect on the states of the PBI or Feature WITs. I guess it should be somehow.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Reorder the columns and rows in the test case parameter value grid

                    It would be nice to be able to reorder the columns and rows in the test case parameter value grid

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • If I'm choosing to filter by a specific work item type, I would like to see only the relevant values (for example: work item state) of WI.

                      If I'm choosing to filter by a specific work item type,
                      I would like to see only the relevant values (for example: work item state) of work item fields in a query.

                      Thanks

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Logging feature in CodedUI

                        It will be good if you provide logging feature to track/post any debugging/trace or any error messages to a log file.
                        Testresults are not providing this feature.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VS to provide support for chrome/firefox themselves without third party tool installation

                          Why VS people not providing support for chrome/firefox themselves. Why do people need to install third party tools(Selenium).

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create a "windows 8 form" with windows 8 controls.

                            The windows 8 forms will run with the windows 8 controls on any Windows OS, unlike Windows forms, that start with the operator OS controls.

                            For example: The button in the windows 8 style will run on Windows 7, and the new close-maximise-minimise buttons will be like at Windows 8, on any OS.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Display return types in MSDN docs

                              The return type is a very important part of the signature, so in a page such as http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.io.directory_methods.aspx , return types should be displayed for all methods.

                              MSDN pages for F# modules already do this (e.g. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee353738.aspx ), so why not do it for the entire .NET documentation?

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                                0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please resonse to the ideas more quickly, don't let an idea wait many months.

                                You MSFT guys response to the users' ideas are a little too slowly.
                                Some ideas almost exist two years, you didn't response to it, you react to the users' ieads under low efficiency.
                                I hope your every MSFT PM can response at least ten ieads in every category one day, declined the ideas quickly.
                                If you MSFT guys did't declined quickly, we developers don't know which technology should be discard and which technology should to learn.This will let developers confusion.

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                                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • prolog in vusual studio

                                  It would be great idea to add Prolog into Visual Studio, This is very good language for scientific research.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Consutrct a better interface for collection initialization.

                                    Today, when I want to create a class that responds to a collection initializer, I have to implement a public Add method that takes as an argument the type of the values in the collection.

                                    This is fine, but it is far from usable for fixed-size or immutable (apart from creating time) collections.

                                    For example, I have written a Matrix class and wanted it immutable.
                                    The class works, and you can pass a 2D array to its constructor to initialize it (along with other options).

                                    So the general use of it is:
                                    double[,] arr = new double[,]
                                    {
                                    {1,2,3,4},
                                    {4,3,2,1} …

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

                                      Roslyn has existed for years. Are we ever going to see its release?

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                                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Extended Intellisense

                                        VS is great IDE, but intellisense has some flaws.

                                        I would like to see extensions methods without explicitly using statements defining.

                                        When I declare extern alias in C# file, intellisense doesn't work properly.

                                        Intellisense doesn't show indexers, doesn't distinguish inherited members, static members, properties without setter etc.

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                                        • Improve Lightswitch support for MySQL and Sqlite

                                          Lightswitch doesn't support MySQL or Sqlite out of the box. Currently 2012 makes it a struggle to support them. 2013 preview doesn't seem to be compatible at all. Minimally, Lightswitch needs to smooth out the process of adding them as datasources. I don't expect Lightswitch to have complete support out of the box, but it shouldn't block them from being used.

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                                            1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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