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  1. allow a description field to be entered against a manual build

    Often when doing build modification work I tweak a small change and then need to look at the results. It would be useful to be able to give some sort of reason that a build is being manually run (e.g. "trying again, this time with the FooBar external service started").

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • navigate backwards should apply to source control explorer windows

      when I'm in source control explorer and I navigate to a folder, clicking the back button on the toolbar only navigates in previous source code locations. It does not navigate the source control.

      Expectation is that SCE is pretty similar to windows explorer and should therefore act similarly.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • RunCommandLine.ps1 needs to execute programs with elevated rights on Server 2012

        RunCommandLine.ps1 needs to execute programs with elevated rights on Server 2012

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          3 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • auto-expand the user story Description area as you write more text in this field. Currently it is not expandable.

          Currently if you have a long story description, you will see a scroll bar on the right. The writing area is not expandable, even though there is plenty of space below. That would be great to expand it as you write more description.

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          • Continue support for winforms, clickonce and running winforms apps in a browser

            continue support and improvements to Windows Forms, lot of user and investment in this platform that is very stable and well known.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Inherit constructor when there exists only one on base class

              I cases where you have some common base class which has a single non-default constructor and several classes that inherit from that base class it becomes tedious noise to repeat a essentially a non-operational constructor for each class.

              Ex:

              class BaseClass
              {
              public BaseClass(IDependency d)
              {
              // ...
              }
              }

              class A : BaseClass
              {
              public A(IDependency d) : base(d)
              {
              // Empty intentionally!
              }
              }

              class B : BaseClass
              {
              public B(IDependency d) : base(d)
              {
              // Empty intentionally!
              }
              }

              class C : BaseClass
              {
              public C(IDependency d) : base(d)
              {
              // Empty intentionally!
              }
              }

              The problem…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • shortcuts in HTML code

                While in HTML code view I want to either make some test bold (strong) or italize a word (em), It would be nice to have shortcuts to work in this mode as they do in Design view.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Remove the redundant Build

                  I suggest you to remove the redundant Build for the Silverlight+ASP.NET hosting project.
                  Each time I click Run with having done no changes to code, System starts building. That is annoying at least.
                  Thanks.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix TFS local data store concurrency issues - TF400030: The local data store is currently in use by another operation...

                    TFS local data store really sucks in compare to traditional SVN integration.
                    There should be special service to handle concurrent operations, when you have more than one VS opened - or - some kind of tool like TortoiseSVN would be better.

                    I still get race conditions causing change conflicts, e.g. by operations during T4.

                    Local data store should act logically - last change wins.

                    It's so easy to integrate using monikers (http://bit.ly/1nC0w3Q), so vote for MS developers to learn own tech. ;-)

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                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Increase the length of token names

                      The length of the token names in MRM is too short (50 characters) to facilitate the naming of tokens in a readable manner. Please increase the maximum length of this item.

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                        1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Token repository

                        Create a token-value repository: multiple components can use the same value for shared tokens in a specific environment. Now these values have to be filled in for each component. Would be handy is we could use a token repository to store the values and have the all components make use of this value.

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                          1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve experience with multiple screens

                          When I'm doing a manual test, I just got the video recording on screen one.
                          And the checklist window always stay in the same side of the screen .
                          I work with two screens and I desire to choose where the checklist window will stay, and what screen to capture video (both screens would be an option too)

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • A cheaper license that allows Team Room access

                            I am using VS Online Basic for free. I want to use team room, but its very expensive to pay 60 dollars * 4 members, just to use team rooms.

                            We need some alternative

                            3 votes
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                            • Provide commenting support in .skin files

                              Currently, when editing .skin files in Visual Studio, the comment/uncomment icons in the toolbar are greyed out. In addition, if you include server-side comments in your code, then the Theme attribute in Page Directives do not recognize the Themes because of the comments in the .skin files. Therefore, please add support for commenting in .skin files so that the code can be more easily maintained and increases readability.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow Security Administration from the HTML Client, as well as self-managed password change

                                Please provide the ability to manage users and roles from within the HTML Client, eliminating the Silverlight client, so LS applications could be 100% mobile and web. Also the ability to the user to change its own password, and reset to a new one if forgotten.

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                                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create an Anti-Null-Coalescing Operator

                                  To replace the common logic of:

                                  return x == null ? null : x.Property;

                                  have an operator to provide such logic.

                                  return x !?? x.Property;

                                  This is similar to the idea of a safe navigation operator (?.), only may be simper to implement.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Compile-time attributes

                                    It would be great if there was an interface for attributes which would serve for notifying a user about the used classes / methods like obsolete attribute.

                                    When using obsolete attribute a specific warning message can be shown. However, there is no general interface for attributes that could generate warning messages.

                                    It would be useful to have: ExperminetalAttribute for experimental classes / methods or other user-made ones.
                                    The support for this could be done by implementing specific attribute interface.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • "Do you want to stop debugging?" dialog

                                      Major frown here for two reasons, both caused by the "Do you want to stop debugging?" dialog. 1) because it's modal I was unable to send a frown from the same instance of VS. For all the reasons that modal popups are evil, this dialog is evil. Please get rid of all modal popups from VS. 2) This popped up because I was attempting to close VS. If what I want to do is to close VS, then obviously I want to also stop debugging. I loathe this popup, more than the average popup. If I didn't want to stop…

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                                        3 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Code Snippets that are part of a solution to be automatically added for use

                                        A user's snippet library can become quite an unruly place. Currently, the only way to add snippets that are not part of an extension or provided out of the box is to add them to your personal snippet library.

                                        At many organizations, you may be working in two or more solutions with many projects. It may be helpful to have code snippets defined--some of which only pertain to the current solution. However, the only recourse is to add them all to your personal snippet library.

                                        As a developer, I want to be able to add code snippets to a Visual…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Universal Providers: Add schema and/or table name prefix configuration.

                                          The universal providers do not include a namespace style prefix to them which results in conflicts where the tables are in the same database as the application (prevents cross database joins).

                                          Having the ability to specify a schema, which also enables schema level security, and/or to specify a table prefix will help avoid naming collisions.

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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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