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  1. Hint Paths in the solution explorer properties

    Allow me to see and edit the hint path on the project reference in solution explorer directly.

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the "Show References" code information indicator less intrusive

      The "Show References" code information indicator in VS 2013 Preview is too intrusive:

      - it wastes too much vertical space
      - it makes vertical navigation (e.g. using cursor keys) strange
      - I always have to double check, if the cursor is at the right place, when I want to write something right above a method (e.g. add an attribute)

      Suggestion:
      - Move the "show references" indicator to the same line where the method is declared.
      - Get rid of the word "references", show just the number (maybe in a (colored) circle
      - Put the indicator either just left of the…

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        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Confirm that user wants search for a single character term when using Find in Files

        Every few days I wind up accidentally searching my entire codebase for a single character term. Such searches can yield hundreds of thousands of results, and Visual Studio can become unresponsive for minutes.

        It would be great if Visual Studio could confirm that you want to search for single character terms when using Find in Files.

        A method for limiting the maximum number of search results would also work.

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          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create SharePoint Emulators for SharePoint 2013 server object Model

          While Microsoft's recommendation for development of SharePoint focus on Apps. This is often not possible / desirable for on premise implementations where SharePoint is being used as a platform rather than a product. Developers desperately need the Emulators updated to Support SharePoint 2013 Ref: To the project that supports 2010 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/11/26/introducing-sharepoint-emulators.aspx

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            1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide profiling tools for Javascript

            Provide a utility to profile JavaScript files to determine slow performing functions, highlight slow functions and make suggestions on how to improve them and resources that are not cleaned up.

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              0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu

                Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu.

                Allow us to nest files in solution explorer without having to edit the csproj file. For example, we have 4 files that are breeze.*.js, and I like to nest them as dependent on breeze.js so they show up collapsed in solution explorer.

                Currently we edit the csproj file to do this, and we also do it for css and for custom js. Another example:

                repositories.js
                -- attendee.repository.js
                -- session.repository.js
                -- speaker.repository.js
                -- lookup.repository.js
                -- abstract.repository.js

                For files like jQuery that have 4 or 5 dependent files this is…

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                  6 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Think of providing thread ID correspondingly in call-stack entries in VS IDE

                    Try to provide thread ID correspondingly in call-stack entries. This would really help understanding thread-switches/flow while degugging multithread applications. Though there is an option to see threads(thread window) I feel it is not so connected with the code we intend to debug.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS Build. Add corelation between "Configurations to Build" and "Automated Tests" (test settings etc.)

                      When I build different configurations in one Build ("Configurations to build" option) I want to run Unit tests with different test settings depend on builded configuration.
                      P.S. It's about DefaultTemplate.xaml

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • To help TFS with sharing, add something like shortcut or symbolic link item

                        As TFS doesn't like to share between branches, I suggest a new item type that works like a shortcut or symbolic link, except it also specifies version. You could then add these items as needed, and point them to some other folder/file in your TFS system. When you do a get, it would automatically retrieve the specified version of the file into your workspace (could always be latest, or could stick at some specific version until you change the link). Probably would not allow updates via this path (ie, update the original only), but that might be an option.

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                          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Implement a Restart Build Button (Same as Stop, Wait for Stop, and Start)

                          I'd like a button that's a one stop shop for stopping a build, followed by starting one.

                          My use case is this:

                          - I'll start a lengthy build, and start perusing my code, looking for optimizations, or things that are plain wrong
                          - I'll find something that I need to fix, fix it locally, and then click "stop build"
                          - At certain points in our build process, this takes quite a long time (particularly linking).
                          - I'm constantly distracted waiting for the build to stop, only to start it again.

                          Ideally I'd click "restart" build, versus "stop" [lengthy pause] "start",…

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow check-in upon completion of code review.

                            When completing a code review I would like the ability to check-in the review. I would be really nice if I could configure it to automatically check-in the change set based on the feedback from the reviewer. For example if the reviewer gave a "looks good" feedback, it would just check it in.

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                              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • InRelease actions to deploy to labs

                                Ability to deploy to Lab Management based environments from InRelease.

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                                • [MSFT Announcement] Post ideas related to InRelease & Release Management here

                                  Please use the Release Management category when posting ideas related to InRelease or Release Management.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add hierarchical TraceSource configuration

                                    Allow TraceSources to inherit configuration including level and listeners, maybe by adding new tags like <inheritableListeners> and "InheritableSourceSwitch" property.

                                    This should allow configuring "System" and have it automagically propagate to all tracesources starting with "System." like "System.Windows.Data" etc.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Versioning of Work Item Types XML based configuration

                                      Currently you can use witadmin to import/export the work item types configuration, allow storing the configuration history in TFS automatically.

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Retry connecting to the server on VS startup

                                        Suppose you need to connect to a VPN to access your TFS server. Now what happens when you start the Visual Studio with a solution residing on that TFS server? Well, in 9 out of 10 attempts, VS tries to connect, fails and informs you that it could not connect and is therefore going offline. So you click off the dialog (there's nothing you could do with it anyway), connect the VPN, spend two minutes looking for one gray icon among a hundred of other gray icons in the washed down mess that's current Visual Studio, click, wait for the…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix TF31003; ability to connect with multiple accounts

                                          Error TF31003 is a real problem, Bing/Google it to find how many people struggle with using multiple accounts with the Team Foundation Service.

                                          Once you have signed in with a Microsoft Account, it will be used for all connected servers, and accessing a server that does not have access to the server - obviously - will get this error. There is a Sign Out and Sign In button on the Connect to Team Foundation Service dialog in Visual Studio 2012, but it doesn't work!

                                          You will need to open Internet Explorer, go to a site that uses a Microsoft Account,…

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                                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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