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  1. fix navigation of tabs as spaces

    When using tabs as spaces, the navigation is really wonky. That is, arrow-key navigation only moves one space at a time, the backspace key only deletes one space at a time and the delete key as well. Please fix this.

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide Logical and Mathematical operators to the customization of TFS work Items

      As a Process Engineer for a medium sized company I would lie to be able to incorporate Logical operators so I can improve the logic of fields. By adding the “and” or “or” logical operators you will be able to customize fields. The current approach is limits approach to 1 or 2 possibilities.

      As a Process engineer for a medium sized company I would like to add mathematical operators to the work item customization so I can add (calculate) fields to populate another field. My particular need is to implement an ROI calculation using Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF).

      13 votes
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        1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide hierarchical security model in SharePoint

        In Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, there is a concept of providing hierarchical security based on an organizational structure which allows security permissions to be controlled in a "roll up" fashion. However, the security permission model for SharePoint is largely flat with no innate support for an organizational/hierarchical security model. In order to make SharePoint more robust and further improve the integration points between Dynamics CRM 2011 and Microsoft SharePoint, SharePoint should provide hierarchical security similar to what is provided by Dynamics CRM 2011.

        4 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Visual Studio updates should be available for english alone. The current updates are bundling with all other languages that are of no use

          Visual Studio updates should be available for english alone. The current updates are bundling with all other languages that are of no use by major developers.

          Currently 14 languages are packed as a single bundle. I had to download these entire languages, even if i dont use at any given time of my life.

          Thus, please provided English version fo any such updates as a seperate download

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Copy ALL open file paths

            Provide copy to copy ALL open file paths when right-clicking on an open file's tab

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Implement WIT Editor in VisualStudio.com

              It would be nice to allow your customers to design the Work Item Template right in VisualStudio.com, instead of having to witadmin.

              This also includes being able to update transitions and states, right in VisualStudio.com.

              Furthermore, the templates that are used to define forms and layouts are saved in arbitrary (and antiquated) xml and should be updated to use Xaml to reflect actual serialized CLR objects that can be extended and customized in an editor with built-in intellisense (in Visual Studio itself).

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow to disable default snippets in Code Snippets Manager.

                For example I am very annoyed with the else.snippet and had to manually delete it from my drive.
                I am often adding comments after an else in the same line, and pressing tab results in those braces I don't want.
                Further, even if I keep deleting those and hitting tab again, they keep showing up. At least add some basic detecting to it like Word as, to supress formatting if the user keeps removing it.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Track rule violations by person by day/check in.

                  Track rule violations by person by day/check in. Provide feedback to person so person can learn most common violations that person or team does. Graph over time/check ins.

                  Helps to train users for individual violations.

                  Can help when new rule introduced – see who has an issue.

                  Helps self learning and to code better.

                  Some code analysis generates too many errors. Need 10 most common to check.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Group Extensions Methods together for better Intellisense (ie foo.Linq.Single())

                    Adding extension methods like Linq make intellisense almost unusable... just too many options with no organization.

                    So how about an attribute on the using statement (ie)

                    [ReferenceAs("Linq")]
                    using System.Linq;

                    [ReferenceAs("MyHelpers")]
                    using HelpersLib.Extensions;

                    This will group all the extension methods together so instead of:

                    foo.Where(..)
                    foo.ToCleanInt()

                    You have...

                    foo.Linq.Where(..)
                    foo.MyHelpers.ToCleanInt()

                    So instead of hunting through 50 different extension methods, you could narrow them down easily.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Give an option to have Embeded interop types to false by default all the time

                      Each time we start a new project and add COM references, we end up having to select them all to turn the property "Embeded interop types" to false. Very annoying and there's a lot of people on the web which would dream to have this option. I just hope they'll see this idea to vote for it.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow side by side installation of .NET 4.0 with 4.5.

                        Upgrades are always welcome. They are also risky. The recent update of .NET framework 4.0 to 4.5 added some nice features, but also some notable bugs. The ability to specifically target a framework is essential for stability.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Import, Export - Repository - Option

                          Please - Add a Import,Export - Repository - Option to Visual-Studio from,to another TFS,GIT,CVS,SVC !
                          And Import all other compatible information from the other repositor's ! (Remarks, Branches etc.)

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • allow the Windows Phone emulator to connect a Microsoft Account.

                            I am not a developer but I want to run the emulator to try out Windows Phone 8. I also want to try out apps available for Windows Phone 8. Sadly I cannot because the Windows Phone emulator can't connect to a Microsoft Account. Not only does that mean no third-party apps, it also means you can't try out People Hub either, a really cool feature of Windows Phone 8.

                            Please allow the Windows Phone emulator to connect a Microsoft Account.

                            35 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • I love the TFS Cloud service!! Thank you!

                              More a comment than a suggestion. Thank you very much for this service, the performance and ease of use make it SO much easier to use than on-premise for me. I would like to see some sort of document repository association again. But other than that.. GREAT service! I will gladly pay a fair price for its use.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remember the last view in the TFS dashboard

                                This is a simple one. When using the TFS web page (visualstudio.com), I use continuosly the board page, but only the 'team members' view. But the default view is the 'backlog items' view, so I have to switch manually each time I come back.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make WinPhone8 JavaScript Debugging Work (set breakpoints and step) for HMTL5/JS/CSS apps (nothing else - no workers)

                                  I can't figure this out, and nobody at Microsoft has been able to tell me either despite spending 250$ to not find out.

                                  In VS2010 with Phone SDK 7 on Win 7 I was able to set breakpoints and debug javascript. It worked well and is absolutely necessary if you want to build cross platform code.

                                  Now I migrated up to Win8 and javascript debugging doesn't work at all.

                                  I has since given up on developing for WinPhone and will target the others because they have development environments that work.

                                  What is going on MS?

                                  Why can't we debug js,…

                                  8 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow grouping tests in test explorer with more options

                                    For projects with large sets of tests, updating them all with new Traits is very costly. Develop a plugin that can be installed to allow for "legacy" options. Some of the enhancements that have been made to 2012 are not good for well-established projects

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fix Silverlight Signing Sinofsky(bug)

                                      This issue has gone on for over a year now. It's very frustrating
                                      http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/760967

                                      4 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Re-enable key features from the Test Results window

                                        I can load a TRX into the Test Results window in VS2012, but I can't do anything with those tests. Run, debug, and open are all disabled. WHY would this window be available and not be allowed to run tests the way we did in 2010?

                                        We run 15,000+ tests nightly against our products and the lack of these features is keeping our QA team from moving to 2012. Update 2 did not address these issues. Personally, I'm not a fan of the Text Explorer, no matter how good you say it is because it doesn't fit OUR needs.

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Remote debugging support for XP and Vista

                                          Add support to remote debug (compatibility layer, or allow older VS2010 remote debugger client) Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. Currently, only Windows 7 and up can be remote debugged - which hinders development and troubleshooting in backwards-compatibility situations.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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