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  1. Suspend and Resume work on Requesting/Recieving a Review

    Whenever i request a review, i want to suspend my work. I would like a checkbox in the request review form which, when enabled, implicitly suspends my work when i hit 'Submit Request'.
    There should be 1 shelveset associated with this combined action.

    Current procedure:
    When I request a review, I usually want to work on another task until de review has been done. So immediately after requesting the review (which creates a shelveset), I suspend my work, which makes another, equivalent shelveset.
    After my requested review had been done, i want to resume with the reviewed work exactly from…

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    • Order Team Projects by name in the Properties window of a Release Template

      It would be great to have the Team Projects ordered by name in the Combo Box of the Release Template Properties Window (see attached image).

      It becomes difficult to find the desired Team Project in this list when our Collection has a large number of Projects.

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        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow a variable have two names

        One_name_would_be_more_mnemonical (=long) and the_other could be an alias for use in complex expressions, for their easier readability

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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support Find & Replace in build definitions

          After cloning a build definition you need to do som editing in it and parts of the branchpath is the main thing that needs to change. For us having several builds pointing to the same branch we also have a lot of cloaked folders in each builds source settings which takes some time to edit.

          Having a find and replace possibility would be great!

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          • Have SMO collections implement IEnumerable<T> instead of only IEnumerable, so as to obviate the need for the Cast operator

            Consider the following code:

            var col = db.Tables.Cast<Table>().Where(...)

            vs:

            col=db.Tables.Where(...

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for BlackBerry10 to Multi-Device Hybrid Apps

              BlackBerry10 WebWorks SDK is built on Cordova. It is relatively trivial to get the existing hybrid app framework to support BlackBerry10 as a target platform (my project builds) but additional integration for launching apps on the device and linking up with the web-inspector would be nice!

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                0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • allow encrypted values on hosted build controllers

                  A feature to add key value pairs (encrypted) so that such values can be available during build execution in post build scripts. These are useful in scenarios like publishing to private nuget feed.

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                  • Add Todo comment tag

                    Inline Todo comments work great, but in classes where you only have properties (DTOs) adding inline comments would only create a mess. Having a "todo" tag would keep the code clean.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please enhance the customizability of the interface.

                      In VS2008, we could customize the toolbars by drag and drop, which was easy and handy, but from VS2010 on, we could no longer do that.

                      Second, in VS2008 we could make a toolbar vertically positioned, but from VS2010 on, toolbars could only be horizontal.

                      Please bring those features in VS2008 back to us.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please include the visual studio sdk into the visual studio installer and build more language for the sdk

                        My english is not very well.
                        As we know, the visual studio has kinds of language versions. But the sdk only has the english version. I hope when we install the visual studio, we can also select to install the sdk which language is the same with the visual studio.
                        Best thanks for the visual studio developers, it is a powerful IDE.

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                          0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Include Team Members on Task Board People View even when Tasks are not Assigned to Team Member

                          A great UI benefit of the task board is to be able to reassign tasks to team members by drag and drop. However, if a team member does not have any tasks assigned to them, that person does not appear on the task board. By having all team members appear regardless of task assignment, assigning tasks is much easier than opening the work item and assigning.

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                          • Coding by voice

                            Full support for coding by voice using either window speech recognition or Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

                            For example you should be able to say a customisable command, consisting of language and category like :

                            Visual Basic Statements

                            and a list of statements will appear on the screen where you can choose an item by saying a number or the name of the item (For Next Loop for example). The code snippet would then be inserted into the current location in the IDE. And the most appropriate item that needs changing will be selected in the IDE.

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                              0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Trigger Rollback activity when a Release is Rejected (somehow) by the user/approver

                              Nowadays, the Rollback activity in the Release Template is triggered only if one of the previous activities fail (returning a non-0 status code).

                              It would be great to be able to trigger a Rollback activity if the release is Rejected by some of the Approvers.

                              By now, when it happens, we need to trigger a new Release manually to rollback the application to the previous version. It takes a hard work because we need to find the latest valid (and released) build, etc.

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                                5 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thank you for using Release Management and for your commitment to improving it. We are currently evaluating whether we will be able to include this into the product. We will be providing an update soon.
                                Saumya Venkataraman [Microsoft PM]

                              • While selecting files to add to VCPROJ, the list of the files in the selection dialog should be in different colours

                                While selecting files to add to VCPROJ, in the selection dialog,

                                Show file names in different colors with some criteria like

                                files that are already part of the project in one color
                                files that are not part of the project in one color

                                It makes the user developer easy to access.
                                And this helps the porting teams to clear the files that are unnecessary.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • "Bluetooth Low Energy" and Documents Flexibility

                                  Please provide BLE scanning in peripheral mode, please update it, its already available in iPhone and Android, in windows phone 8.1, still its not available. We can scan and get MAC address without pairing device. Documents launching is also a typical process, sometimes .docx and .xlsx are not supporting.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • set NullValue to "(Null)" instead of "throw exception" by default in dataset designer

                                    In dataset designer, by default "NullValue" of DataColumns is "throw exception".
                                    It's rather tricky to handle such exceptions.
                                    I'm quite sure it makes more sense to return null directly (or at least return DBNUll) by default. This is because I do not want to an exception every time when DBNull is returned as null is valid in most cases. If it's not valid, I can still get NullReferenceException. Why should it throw one more exception?
                                    If you do not agree with me, you may do an poll.
                                    However, of course, you can leave "throw exception" as an option.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Use red icon for plus sign instead of green when showing source control newly added file in solution explorer

                                      By default, the green + sign is visually non-distinguishable with still locked files. But red check mark is visually distinguishable. I think a red + sign will be more visually distinguishable.

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow global folder changes

                                        It would be nice if we can change properties for everything in a folder, instead of doing it individually.

                                        An example of this would be:
                                        instead of setting every file's (within a folder) Build Action to Content, and Copy to Output Directory Copy Always, it would be possible to click on the folder and change settings for every item in it.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • End marker in query syntax to avoid the ugly parenthesis

                                          One of the things that I dislike about the query syntax is this:

                                          var xyz =
                                          (from a in b
                                          where a.c == 1
                                          select a.d).ToArray();

                                          What do you think about the idea of extending the C# query syntax a little so that the following was possible?

                                          var xyz =
                                          from a in b
                                          where a.c == 1
                                          select a.d
                                          end.ToArray(); or perhaps even $.ToArray();

                                          The syntax could even allow multiple 'end' markers to be chained:

                                          var xyz =
                                          from a in b
                                          where a.c == 1
                                          select a.d
                                          $.Distinct()
                                          $.ToArray()

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