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  1. 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 →
          • Step Last in addition to Step Into;Step Over;Step Out

            Have Visual Studio remember what method I last Stepped Into at any line and add a new "Step Last" GUI button that becomes un-greyed when I step to that same line again. Pressing it steps into that same method I last stepped into - instead of the more thought distracting move-mouse-over-line, right mouse-click, select Step Into Specific, read the methods and pick the one I want. Over, and over, and over.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "unknown publisher" in Click-Once on Windows 8

              Windows 8 always shows the "unknown publisher" on Windows 8 running a click-once application which Windows 7 or any other windows does not do. Even the latest VS2015 has the same bug. Microsoft must fix this as it reflects badly on their .Net developers and shows a lack of cohesion between the dev tools and windows.

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                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • long path problem

                  Hello
                  I want to delete a folder from my drive but when i try to delete a popup box opens with an error massage "path too long".
                  how to delete it ?

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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allowing spanning of multiple lines for TODO: comment

                    Currently the TODO: comment inside of Visual Studio only allows spanning of one line to show up as an Item in the task list. It would be great if I could create a TODO comment that could span multiple lines just like I can create any comment block in C# that spans multiple lines.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • See the actual image in the Watch windows and Autos and Local

                      When working with images, I'd like to be given the option to see the actual image in the "Autos" and "Locals" panes.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • give option/setting to remove avatar and card capability

                        its annoying to make changes that are global for all users and then not allowing a parameter to turn off the the new setting when it does not fit processes for everyone. i dont need to see everyone's card, and avatar and big bold font when typing in a name, especially when type ahead constantly scrolls the list and draws focus to the list instead of the field.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • SAFe vs TFS: Effort calculations

                          Hi,

                          Me and my project are using the SAFe project template (customized Scrum template). And our backlog is structured in following hierarchy: Theme -> Epic -> Feature -> Backlog Item.
                          It would be great if TFS could calculate the Effort for themes, epics, and features based on sum from effort field for Product backlog items.

                          3 votes
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                          • Search function in Assigned to - add filtering of whole name

                            We have several people with the same first name and we were hoping the search feature introduced with the new "Identity control and avatars" would allow us to filter the search on last name too.

                            Example

                            A number of users with the same first name:
                            - Peter Gimli
                            - Peter Hobbit
                            - Peter Tolkien
                            Enter any part of their name not starting with "p" will return zero results to choose from.

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                            -Search/filter on the whole name would be nice, ie search for "ter" would return all three, "im" would return only Peter Gimli.

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                            • Make bindable Binding.Source, Binding.Path and Binding.Parameter

                              Please make Binding.Source, Binding.Path and Binding.Parameter bindable, or at least some of them. This will allow dramatic code simplification. For example, binding to a variable property without Dynamic Properties ICustomTypeProvider, without Reflection and without complex MultiBindings with converters.

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support open-source projects in Visual Studio online

                                Create an open-source tier for Visual Studio Online and the best experience.

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                                • Provide a .Net 4.5 version of core Microsoft.ApplicationInsights Package w/o Microsoft.Bcl* dependencies

                                  As described in my post over at the MSDN forums (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/ef9705c7-bbcf-4af3-af15-bf09ff446960/unnecessary-microsoftbcl-dependency-of-microsoftapplicationinsights-nuget-package?forum=ApplicationInsights), I would like to suggest that the core 'Microsoft.ApplicationInsights' NuGet package gets a separate net45 config it its nuspec that does NOT pull in Microsoft.BCL.Async (and its dependencies).

                                  .Net 4.5 obviously comes with native async/await out of the box and right now the aforementioned net40 only config and its dependency not only causes my .Net 4.5 solution and projects to unnecessarily reference the Microsoft.BCL* packages, but even worse, all referencing projects are required to do the same - when building this occurs for my Test- & Azure…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support for running web class applications from the VB6 IDE

                                    Enable debugging of VB6 web class (IIS) projects in Windows 7/8 in the next service pack.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable customization for FlowNode-like activities

                                      There is NO way to create a custom activity similar to those in a flowchart - with multiple exit paths and custom design. A try-catch activity in a flowchart fashion would be nice, but there is no way to even create one from scratch.

                                      Why there is no love for Flowcharts anymore?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Open/Document LightSwitch for developers so we can use the metadata to build templates

                                        I would like to see documentations and directions of LightSwitch, which allows me to build on top of the metadata my own templates. This could be UI components, C# fragments, JavaScript, etc.

                                        LightSwitch has a very nice user interface to build metadata, which is used to describe what a product looks like.

                                        But LightSwitch should be more open about, what concrete implementation is produced from this metadata.

                                        It should be possible that I have my very one, or use one of the community provided implementation templates (maybe there should be a place to share).

                                        So I would like to ask…

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                                        • Partial auto generation of TFS reports from queries

                                          Building brand new TFS reports is incredibly cumbersome, but they provide much better formatted information than Excel reports. Please make a feature to turn a query into the datasets of a report that can be used to create the report's widgets.

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