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  1. Bring back the old MSDN discussion forums

    I suggest you bring back the previous version of MSDN forums, and not keep trying to patch this new UI (June 2013). The forums in their current state are not salvageable.

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      0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Organize project XML files to reduce 3-way merge conflicts

      If the project XML file contents were simply ordered, for instance alphabetically like a default file system view, it would drastically reduce the number of merge conflicts that edits cause.

      Currently we see items added at the same spot in the file (so there is SOME order happening) with no relation other than time, causing a merge conflict that's completely avoidable. If an order was applied, it would make most 3-way merges automatic and/or a lot less work.

      591 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Move pending changes and check-in buttons

        The pending changes 'button' and 'check-in' button are on the same location in the IDE. If you "double click" "Pending changes" by accident, you actually directly check-in your code changes which is not desired.

        This can be resolved by moving the location of the check-in button.

        11 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide Local checkPoints for Rollback of Changes Made

          When you are Coding you are making change to lots of files(not just One file). Provide options to create local Chekpoint(Local Checkin) to which developer can rollback changes to if needed.

          currently if you mess the code, the only option is to undo you changes and get latest or frequently check-in. Frequent Check-in is not an option here since code may not have been completed.

          Developer should be able to Name a Checkpoint with Description.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 1 vote
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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 4 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Team Rooms for TFS 12

                Integrade the Team Rooms in TFS 12 Server Edition

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Conditional compound assignment (?=) Operator to C# (and VB.net)

                  Similar to +=, -=, etc., the operator would perform a logical operation on the specified variable, and assign the result to said variable.

                  For example:

                  bool exmpl = false
                  exmpl ?= || true //evaluates to true, and assigns true to exmpl
                  exmpl ?= && true //evaluates to false, and assigns false to exmpl
                  exmpl ?= && false //evaluates to false, and assigns false to exmpl

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • TFS Dashboard monitor screen(s) using Power View

                    Many organizations struggle with finding a solution for putting the current project status on a monitor to provide realtime updated info for team members and stakeholders.

                    Power View in SQL 2012 could provide this platform now that Power View (since SQL 2012 SP1 CU4) support the Analysis Services Cube that TFS uses.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow connection with GitHub

                      The same way you can now connect to team projects in TFS on premise or the new TFS Service, it would be great to have integration with GitHub.

                      That is, you could have your VS account linked with your GitHub account, and be able to connect to any repository in it, working with them directly.

                      GitHub is the de facto standard for hosting source code for open source projects, so being able to interact with it directly in Visual Studio could inspire more people to create .NET open source projects.

                      19 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Razor-like syntax in XAML

                        I would like to use data-binding with Razor syntax similar to what ASP.Net MVC has. The binding syntax should support Intellisense. When binding class is optionally specified, the compiler should do static type-checking and produce build errors when binding is invalid.

                        12 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • In the splashform that is displayed when visual Studio starts display the installed update

                          When Visual Studio is Launched a Splash Form is displayed.
                          It says "Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate" ot Visual Studio 2012 Professional" or something like this.
                          Beneath it should say "Update 3" when Update 3 is installed.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Keep WP7.1 and XNA/WP app development in Visual Studio 2013

                            In the first preview version of Visual Studio 2013 it's no longer possible to develop apps for WP7.1 or XNA WP apps (WP8 works fine). Please keep this platform supported in this new version of Visual Studio, thanks.

                            424 votes
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                              15 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Move Code coverage to Professional Edition

                              Existing feature, would be great to have this available from Professional version.

                              5 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bring MarkupExtension to WinRT

                                Inheriting MarkupExtension was sadly missing from WinRT (along with other things but lets not get into that). I have used it to define "aliases" for different styles of bindings to reduce code duplication in xaml. Instead of writing {Binding Path=XYZ, Format={}{0,0.00}, Mode=TwoWay,ValidateOnError=true} everywhere I could make an alias: {b:BindToAmount XYZ}. Achieves less redudancy and clearer semantics.

                                36 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support configuring HTTP Post hooks that get triggered after a commit

                                  Similar to what is supported by GitHub and BitBucket, but lacking in TFS, TFS Online and Codeplex...

                                  E.g. Allow configuring a HTTP Post hook that gets called when a commit is pushed to source control

                                  42 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create a .NET Visual Studio framework platform to build IDE/CAE/CAD style apps

                                    There is currently a lack of a great .NET ref framework to build IDE and/or engineering style of applications like CAD,CAE,...
                                    In this vision, Visual Studio product will be built "only" a set of plugins.
                                    The current Visual Studio Shell/SDK and runtime are not such framework.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support configuration of the multiple backlog feature

                                      TFS Preview has a new feature that provides support for multiple backlogs. Please make sure these are configurable. For example, when using the CMMI template, it would be good to be able to have one backlog including requirements of type Feature and another with requirements of type Functional. Customers have established processes built upon requirement types and they should have a smooth transition to the new functionality

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Remove All Features from VS (and make them optional extensions)

                                        The visual studio installer should basically just drop a totally bare bones version of visual studio down in a user folder (not in programs files). It should take seconds to download and a couple more seconds to install. Not this giant monolothic beast we have today full of features I will never use and wish weren't there taking up my time and adding to my confusion.

                                        After installation, pop up the extension dialog and allow me to pick the features I want ala-carte, which will then be downloaded separately. For example, I will never use VB, I don't want it…

                                        37 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable alignment of objects on 16/32/... byte boundaries in .NET

                                          CPU's have had SIMD instructions for many years. Unfortunately, .NET memory allocation methods make it close to impossible to take full advantage of these instructions and reap the significant performance benefits. Even if the JIT compilers don't emit SIMD instructions, many native 3rd party libraries do.

                                          Objects of a certain size (esp. arrays) should be automatically aligned to take maximal advantage of the CPU platform's SIMD instructions.

                                          In addition, the .NET Runtime should allow the developer to specify the alignment of objects, especially large arrays but also value types on the stack.

                                          22 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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