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  1. Allow configurable operations on save, like sort/remove usings and delete whitespace

    There are a lot of nice code cleanup tools in VS, like automatically sort usings and remove unused ones, format document, delete trailing whitespace, remove unnecessary code like namespaces that are also in using clasues.
    Allow VS user to select among these document clean up tools and have them run on file save or using a special "Clean file" command button.
    This configuration should probably also be saved per solution/project.

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • undo should be more intelligent it should not undo one whole line of code while the actual intention is to clear only the previous word

      undo should be more intelligent it should not undo one whole line of code while the actual intention is to clear only the previous word

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the ability to search the "Fonts and Colors" customization list

          With every new version of Visual Studio, there are more and more UI elements with bizarre default colors depending on the theme selected (Razor background color, regex foreground color, etc.), and it's often very difficult to find the right item in the list of options to customize the color.

          Sometimes, it's difficult to even know what a particular item is CALLED (wanted to change "peek" color the other day and had to Google for what the UI element was called within the list).

          Please provide some form of search functionality to narrow down this list to make color customization easier…

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Smart auto braces when refactoring single line block to multiline block

            For example when I have the following C code:

            if (foo) <Cursor here>
            foo->bar();

            and I type an opening brace "{" then it currently does:

            if (foo) { }<Cursor here>
            foo->bar();

            It would be amazing if it would just add the closing brace after the single indented line like this:

            if (foo) {<Cursor here>
            foo->bar();
            }

            This should be fairly easy to implement and adapt to all the languages. I saw Sublime Text do that and thought "Wow! I whish VS had that".

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              1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remove the use of DLLs for TFS policy

              Using and distributing DLLs for policy is just crazy wrong. I should be able to create one policy and have it work everywhere and for many years. Provide the infrastructure to script the policy. Insure the scripts have a version and that each TFS and VS "script engine" can be updated to understand old and new versions of scripts. It is one development environment, so it needs one script. Why make it so ******* us and yourselves?

              BTW, the scripts should be applied to and stored on the TFS server. The client should download and cache the scripts as needed.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Hyper-v VM accesses Physical Serial Port

                Currently there is no way to set Hyper-V VM to access hoster's serial port, no matter serial port is a physical one or converted from USB port using some tools. The existing setting option is only for connecting to named pipe, but this is not we want, we have important software NEED serial ports for communication. we can not move the software to Hyper-V virtual machine.

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                  0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Remove boilerplate from double-check locking

                  Lots of removing-boilerplate in roslyn, which is nice. Here's more boilerplate to bust.

                  if(something == null)
                  lock(somethingLock)
                  if(something == null)
                  something = new BoilerplateBlah();

                  Use a similar syntax as for the new exception filter. Inline definition of the filter lock would also be nice.

                  lock(somethingLock) if (something == null)
                  something = new LessBoilerplateYay();

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Team Web Access Standard access users into Team Rooms for On-premises TFS

                    Is a Standard user a team member? MSDN says that Limited access is for those "who aren't on your team". That seems to imply that Standard and Full users are on your team. So why can't one my team members (with Standard access) join me in the team room? non sequitur :-)

                    Seems Standard access should admit team members to the Team Room or the room should be renamed "Elite Access Club". :-) Are there plans to change that in the near (very near) future?

                    I tried to add someone to the room using the room security, but if they…

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Release Visual Studio and IIS and SQL Server and TFS etc work on Linux

                      Release Visual Studio and IIS and SQL Server and TFS etc work on Linux

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support devirtualization at least some of virtual calls

                        Support full devirtualization for types declared in an anonymous namespace, in local scope or when used the final specifier. Also, warnings similar GCC -Wsuggest-final-types and -Wsuggest-final-methods.

                        http://hubicka.blogspot.ca/2014/08/devirtualization-in-c-part-5-asking.html

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS: Make team project pages customizable (e.g. background colors)

                          We manage many projects with the TFS 2013. Now we want to differ between these projects in the web frontend of the TFS by different background colors (e.g. in the title bar per team project and/or board).

                          It would be very helpful if you can implement some customizing capabilities!

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide better line numbers for template error messages

                              The template error messages are particularly verbose and unhelpful in far too many cases. If I modify the constructor of a class and try to create a smartpointer from it, instead of getting the location in my source code where the error can be fixed, I get a generic error from some header file. That means that the only way to fix the actual error is to comment out portions of my code and use trial and error to determine where the problem is. It makes refactoring unnecessarily difficult.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Implement indexed full-text search of source code, config files, and project files

                                Visual Studio projects can contain hundreds and even thousands of documents. Searching through these documents using Find-In-Files is slow and error prone. About a decade of academic research strongly suggests that an information retrieval approach to searching source code would be faster and provide better results.

                                While the Visual Studio team has noticed the need for better search tools, as evidenced by their recent "Search Everywhere" blog (see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2011/10/11/visual-studio-11-developer-preview-search-everywhere.aspx). Unfortunately, every recently introduced search tool still relies on regular-expressions or simple pattern-matching. To put this in context, the modern IDE uses search technology essentially identical to grep, which was…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VERIFY BUGS - MTM has the ability to create a new test case from bug, but tester unable to verify that bug even after refresh.

                                  In Microsoft Test Manager 2013 under the Test | Verify Bugs it gives the option to create a test case from an existing bug. The tester can create a test case this way and even save the newly linked test case to this bug... but even after refreshing the tester is still unable to verify the bug after associating / linking the test case to it.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow more control over Shockwave Flash Player Objects

                                    I know you can create mods for flash games that change in game values, but I am talking about being able to automate Flash games more/easier. Such as simulating mouse clicks and make it easier to input text.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add useful properties to WorkflowInstanceRecord

                                      I would like the WorkflowInstanceRecord to contain a subset of the fields that are stored in the InstanceStore InstancesTable. Useful fields would include: IsInitialized, IsSuspended, SuspensionReason, and (especially) BlockingBookmarks.

                                      This would be very useful for building applications that present different options to the application user based on the 'state' of the workflow.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add support for <inheritdoc />

                                          Please add native support to visual studio for inheritdoc. See sandcastle's implementation for reference.

                                          http://tunnelvisionlabs.github.io/SHFB/docs-master/XMLCommentsGuide/html/86453FFB-B978-4A2A-9EB5-70E118CA8073.htm

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