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  1. Go To Definition (F12) should provide multiple choice options when available

    This shortcut is probably amongst the top 10 most frequently used shortcuts in the IDE. But it doesn't work well when the method in question is known (by the IDE) to be a method in an interface or a ancestor/base class.

    In such scenarios, I'd like to see additional options wherein the:
    1. Interface or ancestor class(es) are shown
    2. The various implementers/descendants of the above classes are shown.

    These options should be shown in a similar way as the CTRL + . shortcut shows multiple options and one can use the up/down arrow keys to pick the one desired.…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Wrong translation of backlog into French

      The current translation of "backlog" into french is "journal des travaux en souffrance" however it has no meaning (especially the "souffrance" part that would mean "suffering") and gave me a hard time understanding what it is.

      A better translation would be "travaux en cours".

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • TAG prioritization in the TFS Build system

        This request is to add TAG priotization to the TFS Build Agent/Build Controller/BuildDefinition system as an addition to the existing very simple TAG filter approach.

        If the above TAG priorization approach cannot be made for some reason, "static" Build Agent prioritization could instead be added to the TFS Build Controller and its user interface. As the prioritization then cannot be made per BuildDefinition, this approach would be less flexible.

        Possible uses of this:
        - Prioritize a fast (physical?) Build Agent over a slow (virtual?) Build Agent, i.e. give always you the best build performance and keep the redundancy of having…

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Generate Web Performance Test Result in readable format (word, text) that make the documentation easier.

          We can have an option to generate a test result/report of the web performance testing result or even load test result to a format that can be documented for example the text file, note, or even Microsoft's own Microsoft Words.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Do not introduce the curse of #regions to HTML

            In VS2013.4RC you have announced #region support for HTML: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2014/10/16/announcing-new-web-features-in-visual-studio-2013-update-4-rc.aspx

            I understand that removing #regions from C#, as previously suggested and declined, would be unreasonable at this late stage (https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2678342--region-directive-considered-harmful-was-get-rid).

            Let's not introduce this curse to new languages though.

            Regions are a way for mediocre teams to hide ****** code behind a roll-up. They are not a productivity extension. They do not help lift the breadth developers forward.

            https://twitter.com/tathamoddie/status/522887198941515778
            https://twitter.com/shiftkey/status/522885829442957312
            https://twitter.com/jrusbatch/status/522886424421363713
            https://twitter.com/scottgal/status/522887947075342336

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              9 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Combine multiple checkins for Code Review

              Usually, my team do code review after a user story is completed. This may involve multiple checkins. Each checkin has new or updated file changes. It would be a lot easier if I can combine multiple checkins, and when user compare the file, it will pick the origin (before any checkin) and the latest (combined all of the checkin) when doing code comparison.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring sampling based on CPU counters back to Visual Studio.

                  Currently it doesn't work on Windows 8 and above.

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                    0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Export test results with different configurations to an excel sheet in MTM 2013

                    Exporting test results with multiple configuration to an excel sheet would be useful to view same test case result for different configuration

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS Online change order of tasks

                      Backlog items can be easily moved up or downward to change it's priority. I would like to have the same functionality for tasks that are assigned to a backlog item.

                      This is useful when a task is added but needs to be finished first. This makes it easies for developers to determine which task the should start with.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make SqlBulkCopy.WriteToServer work off a minimal interface

                        The IDataReader is a huge interface to implement if you want to load data in a streaming fashion. We could do with a minimal interface that would feed SqlBulkCopy.WriteToServer the data it needs.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Find

                          Can you please include context menu in the find dialog (copy, cut, paste etc).

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make the .NET compilers find IDisposable abuse accurately, and make it a compiler error rather than needing to use code analysis

                            Finding leaks caused by not disposing IDisposable objects is probably one of the hardest, time consuming issues with .NET code.

                            The fact that the code analysis warning CA2000 is plagued with false detections and worse - situations that it misses entirely, means that people don't find their mistakes at compile time (when they should).

                            If the compilers found IDisposable abuses correctly (and it was a facility of the core compilers rather than having to use code analysis), it would raise the bar considerably to ensure that people write correct .NET code first time rather than having to spend man-weeks finding…

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                              2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Move user settings out of .fsproj file

                              Command line parameters for debugging are stored in the F# project file. This makes it hard to keep your commits clean.

                              My suggestion is to do the same as C#, where this information is stored in .csproj.user, which is not put in version control.

                              This doesn't really have anything to do with the language itself, but it *is* part of the package.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Search on Resources panel

                                I often work on really big projects using Blend, with lot of styles and templates. It would be really helpful for me to have a way an easy way to search across all the application’s resources.

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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add the notify keyword so with properties the compiler generates the property change code

                                  Eg, imagine the following syntax

                                  public notify int Prop { get; set; }

                                  the notify keyword would enable the setter to raise the property changed event.

                                  the compiler could also add the INofifyPropertyChanged and the PropertyChanged event if it wasn't already there. This would save tons of code and make auto properties even better.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • enable 'Service Hooks' when pull request occurs

                                    Presently, on Visual Studio Online git, I can create service hook settings, as a trigger when the pull request has passed. Nevertheless, the web hook doesn't fire. I think this feature isn't implemented currently.
                                    I want to become available early, the service hook that by pull request, because it is very effective usage.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • FEATURE TO TURN OFF VIBRATION IN PREFERENCES NOW NOW NOW

                                      FEATURE TO TURN OFF VIBRATION IN PREFERENCES NOW NOW NOW

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                                      • serializable expression

                                        Make expressions serializable.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please support the D programming language

                                          Please support the D programming language in such a way that it can be used to create Windows applications

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