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  1. HTML5 Outliner

    Provide like Chrome HTML5 Outliner parse function in VS IDE ( or VS SDK ).

    Client Page ( *.html / *.cshtml / *.vbhtml ... ) code is very long for now dev-environment.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Solution Explorer should include file copy paste functionality to File Explorer.

      Solution Explorer should include file copy paste functionality to File Explorer. This enables users to export files quickly in alternative sorted outputs. Such as, case requirements for educational courses that are not granted Team Foundation services for their students.

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        0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Solution Explorer should include file copy paste functionality to File Explorer.

        Solution Explorer should include file copy paste functionality to File Explorer. This enables users to export files quickly in alternative sorted outputs. Such as, case requirements for educational courses that are not granted Team Foundation services for their students.

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          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Separate the "get latest" and "checkout for edit" in the context menus

          Having the "checkout for edit" right beneath the "get latest" context menu item tends to lead to accidental clicking on it when trying to click "get latest", especially when working on VS through an RDC where there can be latency. This can be painful when VS starts marking the entire solution contents as checked out for edit.

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Extend regex syntax to support verbatim string chunks

            Let's say someone tries to find all public properties, with stub implementation returning null. Regex would look something like this:
            "public\ [a-zA-Z]+\ [a-zA-Z]+\ \{\ \{\ return\ null\;\ \}\ \}"
            I suggest to support something like
            "public\ [a-zA-Z]+\ [a-zA-Z]+'''({ { return null; } })", where '''() would indicate that every symbol inside () should be interpreted as is, e.g. like in C# verbatim strings.

            Also, I would add some symbol to separate regex string pieces visually.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow sloppier code duplication

              In VS 2008 the editor would allow right-button drags of selected text - the context menu on button release showed move or copy options.

              This made it convenient to duplicate multiple lines with sloppy selection by selecting from the end of the *previous* line to the last character in the selection - something I do frequently...

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a 'List functions / methods in file' panel for C++

                Add a 'List functions / methods in file' panel for C++ (similar to 'VA Outline' from Visual Assist: http://docs.wholetomato.com/default.asp?W187)

                Other simpler editors, like Notepad++, already have this functionality in a while.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make intellisense a background operation that does not block me from editing code while updating browsing information

                  A lot of the time while editing code in a large C++ project intellisense will popup with "Please wait while IntelliSense and browsing information are updated..." and block me from using the editor for several minutes.

                  Why cant this operation be done in the background and if intellisense needs updates just tell me that I cannot use intellisense at this time.

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                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide Support for SMTPS (SMTP over SSL)

                    The SmtpClient class does not support SMTPS. This issue is affecting us and were are having to use the deprecated System.Web.Mail.MailMessage class its "Fields" property which uses CDO Fields to make SMTPS work (I am referring to this property:
                    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.web.mail.mailmessage.fields(v=vs.110).aspx)

                    If you look at the documentation for SmtpClient.EnableSsl property (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.mail.smtpclient.enablessl(v=vs.110).aspx) you will see that SMTPS is explicitly not supported: "This connection method is sometimes called SMTP/SSL, SMTP over SSL, or SMTPS and by default uses port 465. This alternate connection method using SSL is not currently supported."

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add IIS logs Application Insights

                      Allow App Insights to capture the IIS logs from the webservers. This would be very helpful when debugging on prem servers.

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                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • In() function

                        Instead of writing :
                        If i = 1 Or i = 2 Or i = 4 Or i = 6 Then
                        would be nice having an "In" function :
                        If i In (1, 2, 4, 6) Then

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Unary operators -- and ++

                          i++ / i--
                          ++i / --i

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Go to defintion should go to definition of code in class

                            Go to defintion is not clever enough is quite often open code not I want.
                            1. Go to defintion should go to class code not to interface definition
                            2. Go to definition should go to class code not to assembly metadata.

                            Goto definition always have to use source if source presented in opened solution.

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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add the content of e-mails sent from a work item details to the work item's history.

                              As a person managing work items within TFS, it would be very helpful if when I send an e-mail from a specific work item's detail view the content of that e-mail was attached to the work item history. This would be HUGE for the purposes of creating a paper trail for use as "evidence" when reviewing communication history on a work item.

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                              • TFS power tools

                                Power Tools Process Template Editor component can work only on VS Pro or up. But it doesn't prompt it when installing. i don't know it until the error occurs.
                                Is that possible to detect VS version before installatian?

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                                • Add tools like user story mapping...

                                  Maybe, Visual Studio Online should have a tool like this:
                                  http://storiesonboard.com/

                                  This tools is very important to people who works with Scrum (Agile software development), and product owner to integrate user stories on a board easily to understand.

                                  Show in action this tool, it help us for projects, and isn't integrate with VSO....

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Create a conversations feature that can be attached to any work item.

                                    Often, there is the need for threaded conversations and discussions that are focused around a specific work item. This would be much like Version One's conversation feature which is extremely useful.

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                                    • Enable Smart Unit Tests to generate tests for VB.NET projects

                                      In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests does not support generating tests for VB.NET projects. Please extend this feature to enable generating tests for VB.NET projects.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support more C++ code-formatting features

                                        In VS must be more formatting options for C++, like all CLANG-FORMAT STYLE OPTIONS should be in Visual Studio available by default (I know about plugin, but select text and format then is not a good idea):
                                        http://llvm.org/releases/3.4/tools/clang/docs/ClangFormatStyleOptions.html
                                        For example, how can i change formatting of a "<>" - template brackets in VS using default Ctrl-K+D?
                                        Please add support to .clang-format in IDE.
                                        Many devs will appreciate it a lot.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support multiple IIS web apps/pools pointing to the same file directory

                                          Currently, Application Insights only supports one IIS web app or pool pointing to one physical file directory, otherwise it breaks the monitoring.

                                          Please support multiple web apps or pools pointing to the same directory.

                                          Issuing a Get-WebApplicationMonitoringStatus command in the powershell displays the issue. If you have mutiple IIS apps pointing to the same directory, you will see the DisplayName repeated. Since each app needs its own ConfigurationName property, this breaks monitoring.

                                          We have multiple IIS web apps pointing to the same directory for several reasons, one being that we can keep the asp.net temporary files spaces separate (by keeping…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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