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  1. Add the current branch name to Solutions area of Team Explorer home page in visual studio

    When opening Visual Studio the Team Explorer shows Solutions for the current branch, but it does not show which branch they belong to. I believe it used to in VS2013, but memory may be incorrrect. Otherwise you have to click the Branches button to see what branch you are in.

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    • Introduce functionallity that allows test cases to be imported onto TFS / Test Manager via an excel spreadsheet

      TFS / Test Manager does not support functionality to import test cases from excel. In our example, we have 300+ test cases that we want to migrate from our old test management system to TFS 2013, we currently have these test cases on a spreadsheet but cannot import them to TFS.

      As a result of the lack of this functionality we have to manually re-enter test cases into TFS / Test Manager, which is inefficient and is duplicating work previously done by our team.

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      • Let text selection follow the parsers precedences

        When I'm not sure whether parentheses are needed or not, it would be very simple if I could just select the text by persistently clicking at the point of doubt.

        It is a feature of Mathematica, from which this picture shows two examples where i keep clicking the same spot which makes the selection increase by one token class for each click.

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow adding additional namespaces for debugging purposes

          Unused namespaces often get removed in code files, so you might end up having no reference to the System, System.Collections.Generic or System.Linq namespaces. When you are debugging however, you might want to use extension methods or classes defined in these unreferenced namespaces.

          So it would be very convenient if we could define a fixed list of namespaces to be added while debugging. These namespaces would then automatically become available in the Watch and Immediate debug windows.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • scroll based animation for WPF

            enhanced WPF ui and reduce gap between web ui and wpf ui facilities by bringing some scroll based animation like scrollmagic or wow.js but for wpf

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for the Code Definition window to Visual Studio 2015

              The Code Definition Window was a great, non-intrusive way to see how a particular class or method was implemented without taking you away from the code you're working on. Peek Definition is great, but it requires active input, it works best with short snippets of code, and it disrupts your view of the code by appearing in the middle of the editor window. The decision to omit Code Definition Window support from VS2015/Roslyn denies users a valuable tool. Telemetry indicating low usage is most likely due to a lack of awareness - I use it all the time, and the…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Stop the (false) advertising of VS2015 as an iOS development platform

                Promoting VS2015 as a cross platform (iOS Android) is misleading/deceitful. The ridiculous subscription fees for Xamarin and it really has very little to do with VS. I was very excited to be able to write iOS apps in a familiar environment until I found out about this kludge implementation.

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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add UNITY_VS compilation symbol.

                  We've used ProjectFileGeneration event but have a issue regarding planner environment.

                  They don't use Visual Studio and Visual Studio Tools for Unity. so our project file generator will cause compile error on their unity environment.

                  We can ignore generator class with preprocessor if Unity Visual Studio Tools for Unity defines UNITY_VS compilation symbol.

                  And, we use unity 5.2.0f2 and unity has UnityVS out of box support.
                  I think it's not a bad idea to add compilation symbol.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support for custom domain deep linking

                    Implement deep linking of custom domains to VSO accounts, for example: Have code.mycompany.com link to mycompany.visualstudio.com

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                    • Allow per-project natstepfilter files

                      VS 2015 added the ability to add natvis files to a project. This is great because it allows the natvis files to live near the code and automatically get imported any time the project was included.

                      It would be great if the natstepfilter files were handled the same way and automatically imported as part of the project.

                      With the current setup, debugging files (natvis and natstepfilter) are separated since only the natvis files can be part of the project. It would be helpful to be able to have them back in one place again.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Give some way of resetting the Unit Tests status to not run

                        Give some way of resetting the Unit Tests status to not run without having to close the solution and re-opening it. There are some times I want to just see the unit test I currently am working with in the failed or passed section but to get there I have to change to another solution or close and re-open my current solution. It would be nice to have a menu item at the top of the test explorer or a right click option on the tests to reset it for specific tests. I would say if it gets reset then…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Update VSAE for Visual Studio 2015

                          Visual Studio Authoring Extensions are the best way to write SCOM management packs. Currently this isn't available for VS2015. Please can you sort this as its the last thing stopping me updating to VS2015.

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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • property and event setting block attached to C# type instance

                            Instead of having to write in C#

                            speechRecognizer = CreateSpeechRecognizer();
                            if (speechRecognizer != null)
                            {
                            speechRecognizer.SomeProperty = someValue;
                            speechRecognizer.SomeOtherProperty = someOtherValue;
                            speechRecognizer.SpeechRecognized += SpeechRecognized;
                            speechRecognizer.SpeechHypothesized += SpeechHypothesized;
                            speechRecognizer.SpeechRecognitionRejected += SpeechRecognitionRejected;
                            }

                            I'd prefer to write:

                            speechRecognizer = CreateSpeechRecognizer() {
                            SomeProperty = someValue,
                            SomeOtherProperty = someOtherValue,
                            SpeechRecognized += SpeechRecognized,
                            SpeechHypothesized += SpeechHypothesized,
                            SpeechRecognitionRejected += SpeechRecognitionRejected
                            }

                            that is after any Type I'd like to be able to add {...} block with assignments to its properties, like I can do when I create a new type.

                            Do note that I also would like this syntax and the existing new Type(...) {...} syntax…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • ability to select the source version (changeset number) when queuing a new build

                              This would be very useful in many cases, for example:
                              - When having to test old versions to check something specific, without having to revert an entire development workspace
                              - When having to "replay" a specific Build with other parameters
                              - If some Build artifacts have been accidently deleted.

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                              • New projects in Visual Studio 2015

                                I installed VS2015 and Windows 10 and read all new notes about changes in VS2015 and I am wondering why VS2015 is only for development for Windows and not for developing Windows Itself?

                                Why there is not projects like:

                                Windows 10 menu extend project

                                Windows 10 toolbar extend project

                                Windows 10 Media extend project

                                Windows 10 Desktop extend project

                                List is infinite.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • totally test plan deletion in MTM2013

                                  I want the delete plan action and delete plan effect in MTM2013 like in MTM2010,

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • delete test plan

                                    VS2010 had the ability to delete a Test Plan. This was removed for VS2013.

                                    I want the ability to delete an test plan just like in VS2010.

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                                    • Add a ReadOnlyCollection( ICollection<T> collection) constructor

                                      At the moment ReadOnlyCollection can only wrap Lists. It would be rather useful if it could wrap other generic collections such as HashSets too...

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                                      • Make Visual Studio a Cross Platform Development Tool

                                        Visual Studio is the best IDE I have come across. The only thing that I don't love about Visual Studio is it's limitation to only able to run on Windows Platform.

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                                        • Enable change of emulator image files location

                                          Using emulators required a lot of space on our hard drives, which is difficult, when using laptop or SSD. Please enable us to change folder where emulator files are stored.

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