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  1. Support .editorconfig

    It would be awesome if Visual Studio supported .editorconfig files like so many other editors and IDEs.

    "EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles. EditorConfig files are easily readable and they work nicely with version control systems."

    You can read more about it at http://editorconfig.org/

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      2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • odata v4

      upgrade Lightswitch OData to v4

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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • DEVENV additional options

        DEVENV command currently throws help window when invalid project error occurs.Seems a bug.Additional options to suppress such windows would be helpful.

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        • release planning

          TFS should support release planning as a first class concept similar to Jira (https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/AGILE/Planning+a+Version). It would be very helpful for organizing a set of features and stories into multiple release versions for planning

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make Codelens to scan code and suggest design pattern

            it will be great if we have codelens that scan your code file (c#/javascript) and suggest design patterns to improve code quality at given class or method level.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                • Control Intellitrace Folder/Item Count Size

                  After installing Update 3 RC I was poking around and ended up in the TraceDebugging folder. 256GB of space. I see the option for controlling single file size but not total/folder size. Please fix this.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • MTM - Indicate Parameter is missing value at Test Suite level for applicable Test Cases

                    Assume we have bulk test cases in a Test Plan/or Test Suite and I want to know all the test cases in which designer missed out passing parameter values.Currently we need to open each test case and then only we can verify this.
                    Idea is provide this indication at Test Suite level, so I click on particular Test Suite and get some mechanism/indication where I can get all applicable test cases in one go.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add .NET 4.5.2 support to Visual Studio Online

                      AFAIK VS Online does not support yet 4.5.2 Framework builds, I'd like it to support them.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Exceptions log

                        Why there is not such a log file/window for all occured exceptions during the solution session, which may help a lot especially if a thrown exception occured unexpectedly and got closed without paying attention !

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Editor Style integration with Metadata

                          Sample idea:

                          "I want to tell VS that EF scalar and navigation properties in a linq query must be colored orange in my code."

                          General Idea:

                          Suppose you have a Data Layer generated by your own T4 templates for Entity Framework, and you add some properties to those Entity classes through partials. Then you make many linq queries.
                          How many time you peek to the definition of some property in order to know if it is a custom property or an actual EF mapped property?

                          It could be nice that we can match attributes (e.g. [NavigationProperty]) with some visual style…

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support HSB Colors Better

                            In many programs I make I like to have a good UI, and the best way to do this is by using HSB or HSL colors which can be easily modified to produce colors that look great together.

                            Constantly, I am finding that I am having to creating my own custom ColorX class but it doesn't flow well with already existing .NET classes.

                            I am asking for things like:
                            Color.FromAhsl(alpha, hue, sat, lum)
                            Color.H
                            Color.S
                            Color.L

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Saving projects to OneDrive

                              I am a single developer with multiple computers that I use for debugging. It would be nice if there was an option to move the projects folder into OneDrive.

                              The reason for this is because using VS Online creates a lot of unnecessary complexities like checking in and out which waste time.

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                                0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Universal Apps Client for Lightswitch

                                Universal App Client for Lightswitch

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                                  2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • .NET Framework Classes for Administrate a DHCP Server with a own implemented Application

                                  Implementing of a set of Classes to administrate DHCP Server. For example Create a new Scope, new IP Reservation in a Scope, Show Scopes, Show Releases and so on.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Click Once with TFS Build Default Template

                                    The default build template does not support click once. It needs some customization. But isnt the TFS Build supposed to be meant for publishing my app & support continuous deployment - or at least the most common web & windows? This is yet to feature on TFS build extensions.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Visual Studio 2013: Bring back floating quick find

                                      It's really annoying that this feature is gone - the way it has to be used now slows me down on most searches since I always have to move the cursor to the top right first

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • improve _CopyfilesMarkedCopyLocal to consider references made in XAML when determining indirect references

                                        When I have a project C, that uses project B that uses a WPF-control provided by project A, project A assembly is not copied to project c bin directory unless project B calls some code in project A. If project B only uses a control defined in project A in one of its XAML-files, the build process does not recognize the dependency of B to A.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable copying values from the release log

                                          This is in at least two places, in the details window for a log entry it would be good to be able to copy messages from the table cells since you can't resize the window to see the full text, even though it pops up in a tool tip being able to copy it makes things more usable in my opinion.

                                          The second place is the cells in the Configuration Variables and Components tabs for the release, for example when the release says it can't access a file there is no way to copy the exact path the release agent…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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