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  1. Non-rectangular shapes in Windows RT and Windows Phone

    Please allow us to use non-rectangular polygon shapes with Windows.UI.Xaml.UIElement.Clip in Windows Store apps development. This would help us port the fancy controls (like wpfbookcontrol.codeplex.com) in Windows Store and WP8 worlds.

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      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • T4 editing

      T4 is no longer just a tool used internally by VS, but is being increasingly used by developers for code generation. It would be great to have syntax highlighting, intellisense etc. out of the box.

      I appreciate this is probably more of a Visual Studio feature request than an ASP.NET one, but as T4 is used a lot within ASP.NET projects, particularly MVC ones, I figure it's worth a mention.

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        26 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add groups for the controls on the bottom of the form!

        When i design an app i use to have many DS,TA,TAM,BS,BN, Timers,etc... it will be nice to have something to arrange those items, something like virtual folders or groups (like groups in photoshop where you can drop layers in a named group)
        Hope the get the idea of what i'm talking about.
        I also attach a photo with my problem.

        3 votes
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          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Manage Nuget Packages dialog should default to "Online"

          When opening the Manage Nuget Packages dialog, I almost always want to add a new reference. This dialog should default to the "Online" tab instead of tracking the last tab selected. Other than add, I never want to do the same thing twice with Manage Nuget Packages. Alternatively, add and "Add Nuget Package" context menu item that always goes to "Online"

          11 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Keyboard navigation form Code to XAML

            Navigating from C#-code to XAML-code by typing Strg-Tab keys activates the Preview of the Designer. When then typing i.e. cursor-up I move the selected element. This way I often do things I didn´t want to do, because I wnated to edit the code and not move any control. I think that is not what most coders want. I think most prgrammes want the cursor to be set into the XAML-code window. To activate the XAML code window I have to press shift-F7 (after after Strg-Tab).
            For me it would be fine to have any possibility to deactivete the editing in…

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              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for TFS Service Git Version control to continuous deploy to Azure hosted services.

              Right now you can setup continuous deploy for a Team Project to a hosted service if the Version Control is "Team Foundation Version Control" but If the project is using Git, then you cannot set it up. The reason we want this is because we would like to have all are Team Projects in one type of version control, but we are having hard time getting are developers to be able to work work with TFS on Mac's (git tf works fine, but getting tf to work on mac's is more work then it is worth, having to down grade…

              17 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Generic nullable constraint

                Allow constraining generic type parameter to be nullable (class or Nullable), eg.:

                class Foo<T> where T : null {}

                new Foo<string>(); // compiles
                new Foo<int?>(); // compiles
                new Foo<int>(); // should not compile

                5 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 'Add As Link' is hidden - Need more attentive option

                  "Add As Link" option while adding an existing item at "Solution Explorer" is hidden deeply inside the "Add" button of "Add Existing Item" dialog.

                  It would be nice to have separate button for both "Add" and "Add As Link" or make these options more visible to the user

                  Refer the attachment

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Studio should have option to format code like netbeans IDE has in ContectMenu option.

                    Visual Studio should have option to format code like netbeans IDE has in ContectMenu option.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Support for dynemic linq queries in c#

                      Add Support for dynamic linq queries in c#
                      Ex: Query

                      var query = Northwind.Products
                      .Where(item => item.CategoryID== 2 && item.UnitPrice >3)
                      .OrderBy(item => item.SupplierID)

                      Can also be written as :

                      var query = Northwind.Products
                      .Where("CategoryID=2 And p.UnitPrice>3")
                      .OrderBy("SupplierID")

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Code Verification & Suggestion Functionality for C#

                        Add advanced Code Verification & Suggestion Functionality like in re-sharper in Visual Studio which checks code & give suggestions for code quality improvement.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Update CHESS for newer versions Visual Studio

                          Update CHESS: Systematic Concurrency Testing (http://chesstool.codeplex.com/) to work with Visual Studio 2012 (or upcomming version of Visual Studio).

                          17 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Visualizers which allow us to visualize list & dictionary data while debugging

                            Like Datatable in .Net Framework allows us to view data in the datatable, it should allow to view list data like datatable.

                            http://rapiddevbookcode.codeplex.com/releases/view/51056

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable a way to query feedback request items in TFS by target feedback user

                              Please see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsgeneral/thread/d861e59c-ec8f-4e56-92df-a39214164889/ for details. Basically if I have requested feedback from a particular user, there is no direct way to query all feedback requests sent to that user.

                              1 vote
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Snehal Patel

                                I'm trying to integrate TFS 2012 with SSMS 2012.

                                I already installed TFS and in the same computer I have the SQL Server 2012 that comes with a VS 2012. I also installed Team Explorer 2012 + MCCII Provider 2012.

                                The TFS is working without a problem but I can't get the Visual Studio 2010 or the SSQL Server Data Tools 2012 to have the connection with the TFS 2012 installed in the same computer.

                                I see there are a lot of posts that talks about the integration of VS 2008 with TFS 2010 but not about 2012. Even I…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allowing control over the final build package in Team Foundation Service

                                  This is specifically for Team Foundation Service.

                                  At the moment there is no way to have a build that controls in detail what goes into the drop.

                                  I would like to have a .proj file that built some src then packages together into a .zip a subset of the built binaries and some documentation and configuration etc and make that .zip available from drops.

                                  This is important when making software package releases which may contain different versions etc.

                                  Ideally I would like the drops location to be web addressable and from the web UI to see a list of the…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Work on the requests here with 1000+ votes

                                    On the right-side of this page you're asking "What should we build next?"

                                    How about working on the requests here that have 1000+ votes?? Asking me what you should build sounds like you're bored. There's no shortage of work in fixing the current offering of VS 2012.

                                    9 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add filters to Sprint Board

                                      I find it useful to have following filters on the sprint board:
                                      1. Multiselect PBI Status filter (to focus on incomplete, for example).
                                      2. Multiselect Activity filter for Tasks (to allow users to focus on tasks related to particular activity like testing, development or documentation).

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please provide a facility to reassign a code review after it has been created.

                                        It is frustrating that once a code review has been created it cannot be reassigned.

                                        This is problematic in day-to-day work load management.

                                        This is also more of an issue considering their is a bug in which account the code review is assigned to if you have the same user display name across domains. I have logged that issue as a separate bug.

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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