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  1. Add Android, iOS, Web Applications, WinForms and Xbox Apps to Universal Apps

    It would be very nice if we could share our code like in Universal Applications between Windows Store Apps, Windows Phone Apps, WinForms, Android and iOS Apps, Web Applications and also Xbox Apps.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Case-Preserving Search & Replace

      We need case preserving Search & Replace.

      This needs to be a new option, mutually exclusive with case-sensitive search& replace, performing a case-insensitive search and a case-preserving replace, that is...

      Say I want to rename "delete" to "erase"

      delete
      Delete
      DELETE

      all gets renamed to

      erase
      Erase
      ERASE

      in a single case-preserving search & replace operation.

      Of course this must work for Search & Replace in Files too.

      Thanks!

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow profiling of C++ components in JS apps.

        My JS/WWA projects make use of C++ WinRT components. However, the Visual Studio profiling features gray out the native memory profiler for JS projects, even if no other profilers are enabled.

        Please enable support for running the native memory profiler (and any other applicable performance/profiling tools) again JS apps!

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          0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Associate Code Review Request with Changeset after checkin

          Most work items can be associated with a completed Changeset.

          Code Review Requests cannot. This makes it impossible to recover from cases where the Code Review Request work item is not properly associated with the Pending Changes prior to checkin.

          Add the ability to associate an existing Code Review Request with a completed Changeset.

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          • LINQ - view the results of the expression instead of the encapsulating object

            Floele
            January 8, 2015 11:07 PM

            The current VS 2014 Preview does this when executing "x.OfType<MyType>()" within the immediate window:

            {System.Linq.Enumerable.<OfTypeIterator>d__aa<MyType>}
            [System.Linq.Enumerable.<OfTypeIterator>d__aa<MyType>]: {System.Linq.Enumerable.<OfTypeIterator>d__aa<MyType>}
            Results View: Expanding the Results View will enumerate the IEnumerable

            "Results View: Expanding the Results View will enumerate the IEnumerable" I don't want to see that, I want to see the results of my expression!

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              2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Associate code review request with pending changes when requested from a Suspended Work shelveset

              This may be an absurd edge case, but...

              Suspend your changes
              Expand the suspended work under My Work in Team Explorer
              Click “View Changes”
              Chose “Request Review” from the Actions menu in the Shelveset Details view
              Go through the review.
              Resume the work from Suspended Work in My Work in Team Explorer

              In this case the Code Review Request is not associated with the Pending Changes and has to be associated manually (if you notice before checking in, and after checkin you can't associate it with the changeset at all)

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              • Allow dragging from more places to associate work items with Pending Changes

                The Related Work Items section of the Pending Changes window has text saying "Drag work items here to link them to the check-in."

                But the only place you can drag from is the results of a query.

                Add a way to drag from the detail view of a work item such as that seen immediately after creating a new work item.

                Add the ability to drag work items from the "Available Work Items" section of the "My Work" pane of Team Explorer.

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                • More Flexible Team Site

                  Currently, when a new team is created in TFS a user must select the backlog iteration and either the area path or value(s) from the team field that will together define the backlog.

                  It would be fantastic if the definition of these "teams" was instead "sites". Instead of selecting the specific iteration and team field values, a iser could enter the WIQL search criteria they want to use.

                  In this way, defining a "team" field would be moot for sites that correspond to delivery teams. The backlog iteration would still be useful, but I could setup my query to ignore…

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                  • Support XAML as a winforms designer

                    At compile time, xaml files generate code for instanciating object graphs from the declarative XML syntax.

                    It's possible to use that with winforms classes, and the text editor supports fine intellisense in this case.

                    We just miss the design surface to display the actual contents.

                    XAML file is far easier to edit with a text editor than current code generated by winforms designer.

                    It's also easier to figure out the changes in VCS.

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                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • one project type for cordova and Html5/JS(Ts)

                      Hi there

                      Currently I'm using vs 2013 update 4 + cordova and developing angular.
                      Problem is debugging (developing) for web and Mobile.

                      I should copy file between two project, asp.net and Js Project

                      i can't chose debug on browser or device(simulator) simultaneously when developing cordova and vice versa.
                      (difference between these two are almost different index file, not talking about publishing)
                      I Couldn't fount any easy solution for this problem. (i also tried share JS project with no luck)

                      So just add browser debug option when developing using cordava or any other suitable solution.

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                      • Please support multiple DataSource for the Unit Tests.

                        MSTest support multiple dataSourcer for the Unit Tests.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow us to ignore changes in capitalization when comparing two commits

                          When comparing two files it would be wonderful if we had some options - like ignore capitalization changes, ignore changes in notes, ignore if someone just added an extra line return.
                          It is hard to sift through hundreds of line changes to find the real change if someone changes the capitalization or name of a widely used variable.

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                          • Add directories "by reference" to copy complex directory structures as-is.

                            In XCode (sorry) it's possible to add a directory "by reference". Doing so copies the contents of that directory as-is to the final AppX so it can be used as resources. When creating games there are a LOT of files that have a VERY high frequency of change. Doing a Version Control update removes and adds (art, sound, effect, script) files on an hourly basis. Right now, I cannot specify "copy all these files to the Phone" when I run a debug build, while the game needs them. I know I can include all the files and make them as…

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                              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio Online (TFS) should show task numbers on task board

                              It would be nice if VS Online automatically prepended the task number to each task on the board. It is very useful during scrum to reference tasks by number. It is also easy to reference the board when associating change sets to tasks.Having to click on tasks in order to bring up the edit view and view the actual task number get's annoying especially with slow connections.

                              6 votes
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                              • Allow namespaces to be removed from DataContractSerializer

                                The XmlSerializer allows us to remove all XML namespaces from the resulting XML. The DataContractSerializer on the other hand always inserts

                                xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance";

                                When integrating with third parties or expecting third parties to integrate with you this can cause major problems on cross-platform calls.

                                The DataContractSerializer should allow any and all namespaces to be removed giving full control over the generated XML.

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Fix TFS so if you create a new Branch, eg: "Branch for 2/3 new users" it won't create a subfolder "Branch for 2" and a branch "3 new users".

                                  At the very bare minimum it should prevent slash marks if it's going to behave like this. Surely this can be reprogrammed to add in exiting slashmarks to maintain the branch name entered? Creating subfolders without even prompting the user or warning them is wasteful and time consuming to have then delete them (after downloading the incorrect branch first(!?!?!)), and then recreate again with a new, more appropriate branch name.

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                                  • Support a list of work item IDs in the Team Explorer - Pending Changes - Add Work Item by ID box

                                    In the Team Explorer - Pending Changes tool window, to associate related work items, the "Add Work Item by ID" box should not support only one number but a list of numbers.

                                    It should be allowed to separate the IDs by either just a whitespace (space, tab) or a comma or semicolon. On copy'n'paste it would be good to also handle and resolve linebreaks.

                                    This would be very helpful to copy'n'paste from external tools. E.g. copy from Excel cells.

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                                    • Provide exact branch name for build scripts in TFS build (GIT repository)

                                      I have a TFS2013 CI build definition (GIT repository) which is monitoring branches by wildcard. I need determine in pre-build script what was the exact branch name.

                                      Please, provide exact branch name for build process. Maybe as TF_BUILD environment variable.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Improve compile/link time with C++11 modules

                                        Clang already supports modules, this reduces the algorithmic complexity of the build while maintaining backwards compatibility.

                                        This could take a 60mins build down to 10mins.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow apps to attach HttpMessageHandlers to HttpClient objects created in a referenced library

                                          Scenario:

                                          1. Developer writes app A and references library B.
                                          2. Library B creates an HttpClient object on behalf of the app and uses it to send HTTP requests and receive responses.
                                          3. App A must have the ability to inspect, log, modify or trace HTTP requests and responses made by C.

                                          This is not possible today since HttpMessageHandler objects can only be added to an HttpClient object created in the same scope.

                                          This idea is to:
                                          Add an API to allow adding an HttpMessageHandler to an HttpClient object created within a referenced library.

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