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  1. Make FxCop freely available

    Make FxCop freely available so that it can be used with any edition of Visual Studio for static code analysis and can also be compatible with the upcoming changes to the compiler platform in Visual Studio 2015.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • unchecked unsigned

      Provide a way to bypass the need for "unchecked" when casting from a hex literal. Perhaps introducing a new hex literal type for signed int's...

      0xbbccddee
      0vbbccddee

      http://stackoverflow.com/a/26686362

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add support for Web Driver Test Recorder in Spartan browser

        Add support for Web Driver Test Recorder in Spartan browser

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow alerts to be created based on queries

          Currently alerts are created based on own queries (assigned to me, new item created, etc) but would be nice to receive an alert when an item is removed or added to a teamquery

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          • Support VS2010 in Bing Developer Assistant

            The OneCode Team is developing the excellent "Bing Developer Assistant" Visual Studio Extension.
            "Bing Developer Assistant puts millions of code snippets and code sample projects at your fingertips while you are coding in Visual Studio."

            (evolved from the All-In-One Code Framework Sample Browser that worked happily on VS2010)

            Sadly the VS2010 extension has been pulled, and now requires VS2012+ to install.

            Bring back (some) VS2010 support for this excellent extension, for those teams still using the VS2010 environment.

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              0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Should be able to navigate to changesets associated with a work item in the browser

              From within the browser, when we navigate to a work item, when viewing all history - including commits associated with that work item, we should be able to navigate to that commit in the browser. Currently, that linking only works within Visual Studio. We cannot assume that people will have visual studio. And even in cases where we do have visual studio, often, for review, the browser is sufficient. The commit guid is already there. Creating the link should not be difficult.

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              • Make Microsoft Fakes free like Pex and Moles

                Earlier, Microsoft had release Pex and Moles for free for all developers using any edition of Visual Studio that supported add-ins/extensions. However, with the release of Microsoft Fakes, Microsoft removed the option to make it freely available and instead restricted it to editions of Visual Studio Premium edition and above.

                Like Microsoft is doing with ASP.NET vNext, Microsoft should make Microsoft Fakes available as a free extension/add-in for Visual Studio that can be used by all developers with any edition of Visual Studio.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for ES6 modules

                  Add support for the new JavaScript ES6 module syntax, including module definition and imports.

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                    8 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support for multiple Azure AD directory services connections on Visual Studio Online tenant.

                    Enterprises usually associate VSO to their default directory instance (Azure AD) so that users with stakeholders, basic and advanced license can be sign-in with their organisational account in SSO manner.

                    However, vendors are usually accessing with MS accounts (MSDN license) and enterprises may want to delegate user management to vendors or perhaps 3rd party giving VSO support.

                    This can be achieved with additional Azure AD instances dedicated to VSO vendor access and users. Hence, we should have also support for multiple Azure AD connections for single VSO tenant.

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                    • Enable TFS to be able to track which users downloaded files in order to protect Intellectual Property.

                      It would be nice to be able to see a report of user within TFS that are downloading source controlled files in order to protect Intellectual Property. It is normal to download projects, etc..., but having a report to show who downloaded what would be a very helpful feature when engineers leave companies.

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                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • MvcBuildViews = true, shortcut and one of Build Buttons

                          Sometimes, when libraries changed, there need to be a way of checking compilation errors in all Views, but that not always need and I agree it disabled by default. It's not very easy to change this option. Better is:
                          - Option in Property Window
                          - Special Shortcut
                          - New Build Button "Build Project with Views"

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                            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • TrimStart()-ed Find and Replace results?

                            I wonder if majority of users prefer TrimStart()-ed results of 'Edit→Find and Replace→Find in Files'... at least I guess so.

                            If some result is found in a deeply nested block, I can't see the actual code but only whitespaces (or tabs).

                            I guess no-one would be interested in leading whitespaces in find results.

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                              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio's future changes

                              For more, please see this in details, maybe Microsoft can gain more intellisense.....:)

                              http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/15533/Visual-Studio-2020

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Colorize output in output window

                                I'm using the VSColorOutput extension for this at the moment (see https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/f4d9c2b5-d6d7-4543-a7a5-2d7ebabc2496); unfortunately, it is somewhat buggy. In any case, I think this is such a basic functionality that it should be built in. Once you get used to colorized output, you can't live with the "white wall of text" anymore of vanilla VS.

                                Features:
                                - Colorize build output, such that, for instance, errors are red and warnings are yellow.
                                - Colorize application output based on configurable keywords; for instance, rules like "when the output starts with [Error], print it in red".

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Keep wildcard include when adding matching file to project

                                  Being able to include files in a project via a wildcard is a nice feature but VS removes the wildcard and replaces it with individual inclusions for each matching file whenever I add or remove a file that matches the wildcard.
                                  For example, this:
                                  <ItemGroup>
                                  <None Include="Features\*.feature" />
                                  </ItemGroup>

                                  Becomes this:
                                  <ItemGroup>
                                  <None Include="Features\Authentication.feature" />
                                  <None Include="Features\SpecFlowFeature1.feature" />
                                  <None Include="Features\SystemSmokeTest.feature" />
                                  </ItemGroup>

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • VS 2010 - SSMS ctrl-PageUp / ctrl-PageDn tab switching

                                    It's a simple change to allow tab navigation in SSMS by using ctrl-PageUp/ctrl-PageDn to switch tabs like Excel switches sheets instead of ctrl-Tab that only goes to previously visited tab.

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                                    • Show remote git branches in Team Explorer

                                      Currently when we publish a new branch to our local TFS instance, we have to make use of the command line or git bash to be able to checkout the newly created branch on another developer's machine. It would make our life a lot easier if we could see the published branches in Team Explorer and be able to check a specific branch out from there.

                                      My idea is to have the list as is now with Published Branches, then Unoublished Branches and the below that add Remote Branches. To try not to clog up the UI too much, this…

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                                      • Display team member's days off next to their name in the capacity page

                                        Right now the only way to know what specific days during a sprint that a team member is out is to open the dialog that you use to specify each team member's days off. Many times in a standup, people look around and say "hey, where is Bob today?". It's a rather large team spread across the US, of if we could quickly refer to the capacity page and just see a list of the dates people are out next to their name, that would be a big time saver.

                                        My ultimate wish would be a little calendar view that…

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                                        • Allow Lab Environments to use VMM Service Templates

                                          SCVMM allows for complex multi-server topologies to be created using Service Template definitions - this automates the addition of standard Windows Roles and Features and allows for automated installation of SQL Server and other applications.

                                          Having these abilities exposed to Lab Center would vastly enhance the customisability of Lab environments without having to have pre-created machines.

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