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  1. VS Themes

    themes for VS are way back, we need to have much richer theme gallery and (or) tool set with which we can create various of themes

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add a text contrast

      add a text contrast than we can find out what is the difference between the older file and the new file.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable the ability to add requirements when pulling in Requirements from TFS

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        If you use the "Add Requirement" feature and pull in a requirement, there is no ability to create a test suite under that requirement. Also, you can't use the "Add Requirement" under the requirement you just brought in. It's useful to be able to pull in a user story that has agile tasks under and be able to pull those in the hierarchy they were created in in TFS.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • It would be great having Application Insight API so that for mobile phones it can be synced with offline data

          As far as we know that application insight service needs internet to post data to azure. For mobile platforms, we should have API accessible so that offline data can be synced using SQLlite and AI.

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            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Shortcut to comment code with /**/

            Visual Studio has the awesome "comment like" feature (Ctrl-K-C). That's useful. But sometimes we need to comment parts of a line. For example:

            var array = new [] { 1, 2, 3 };

            I want to be able to select "2," and press Ctrl-K-C to insert /**/ comments:

            var array = new [] { 1, /*2,*/ 3 };

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Include color theme setting in window layout switching

              I love the new idea where we can change the window layout depending on what computer we are using VS. Whenever I take my coding on the road I must switch to the light theme due to the cursor being nearly invisible through remote desktop.

              Please consider adding the ability to include the color theme when saving a window layout.

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                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Track permission changes

                I would like a log added, so that we may see/track when permissions where changed on a folder/file in source control and by whom.

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                • Add go-offline option

                  As we have go online option, add option for go offline in order to be used for switching networks or disconnecting from the tfs network

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Assign a work Item back to the person who created the item

                    When you are done with a work Item and want to assign it to the person who created the item. Instead of finding that person in the "history" we could have a field in the
                    dropdown box for "assigned to".
                    Forexample the creator could be given a tag like @created by?

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                    • Automatic conversion of C# class to TypeScript

                      Automatic conversion of C# class to TypeScript

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow loading custom dictionaries from memory or reuse already loaded ones

                        Currently, if I have multiple controls on screen, that require spelling check with custom dictionary, each of those controls load the dictionary from disk - so having 10 controls on screen might end up as 5-10 seconds of loading.
                        There are several problems:
                        - Adding custom dictionary is not asynchronous operation, so you can't make it happen in background
                        - Even if you use pack uri to load dictionary from assembly resources, it still accesses the disk - not only for reading, but also for writing temp file
                        - It needs not only load custom dictionary, but also parse it …

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Put (or allow configuration to put) 'Microsoft Visual Studio' in the title of floating windows

                            This issue is extremely personal, but I suspect that some others may have related problems.

                            The title of 'Floating' windows does not contain any indication that the window belongs to visual studio - instead, the title is 'Project - Filename.extension'. This interferes with the normal operation of my autohotkey enabled alt-tab alternative (itself necessary to relieve RSI issues), and prevents me from being able to effectively make use of floating visual studio windows.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix taskboard columns' header in scrolling.

                              Currently task board column headers are being invisible when scrolling down (when our task board has lots of rows). It makes some problems when we have customized Canban board like when we have about 6 columns or more

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                              • Make child-parent linking in TFS/VSO more intuitive

                                When linking a WI with another, what I usually do to validate that I have selected the right link direction before pressing OK is, I quickly pronounce the link as a sentence in my head, e.g.
                                - CR ... "Affects" ... Requirement
                                - Requirement ... [is] "Affected by" ... Bug
                                With child/parent relationships, it would be really helpful to rename the links from "Child" and "Parent" to "Has child" and "Has parent", respectively. This would help people avoid the original wrong assumption that the links could be interpreted as "Is child" and "Is parent" - as based on this assumption…

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                                • add c++ framework for coded UI testing

                                  I have just installed VS premium and have noticed that its not possible

                                  to create a coded UI test for c++ development.

                                  Can this feature be added?

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Visual Studio Online - Completed pull requests should diff to where it was merged instead of to head

                                    When you view the completed pull requests you get a diff to the head of the branch you did the merge to. It would make more sense if the diff showed your code relative to the place where it was actually merged. Then you could see what changes was part of that pull request instead of just getting "No changes between these branches."

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Disable list of Solutions in a TFS Workspace

                                      Visual Studio 2013 seems to have added a new "Solutions" panel under Team Explorer Home. This seems to list whatever solution files it can find in the workspace.

                                      This is very unhelpful for users that have more than about 10 solutions in their workspace as it's quicker to find the solution file on disk or in Source Control Explorer. Perhaps it is also a performance drain as I've noticed Team Explorer options are noticeably slower than they used to be under VS2012.

                                      Please either turn this off for users with more than 10 solution files or provide an option to…

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Let variables have their associated "labels", with any useful info in them

                                        Label's possible useful contents:
                                        > A more formal descriptor of the variable (like 'anNums_o_sName'),
                                        > Lengthy, informal description of the variable,
                                        > ...

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Let variables have their associated "labels", with any useful info in them

                                          Label's possible useful contents:
                                          > A more formal descriptor of the variable (like 'anNums_o_sName'),
                                          > Lengthy, informal description of the variable,
                                          > ...

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