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  1. Bundle InstallAware with Visual Studio 2015

    With features like one-click App-V build, 64-bit compression, sliding/fading wizard animations, and InstantInstall acceleration technology; InstallAware is the most advanced Win32 setup engine available today.

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Offer a Z option for the default Build and Revision of AssemblyInfo.cs

      [assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.0.*")]

      Suggest a new option:
      [assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.0.Z")]

      A horror story (well ... not that horrible):
      I had to debug, from the continental US, via TeamViewer, a package in Tonga.
      I resorted to downloading MSVS Express, copying some source and logging intermediate values.
      The on-site engineer archived the build and went swimming.
      For several hours, that build was "newer" than anything put in place, subsequently.
      Tonga is on the other side of the International Date Line.
      Essentially, compared to ConUS, Tonga is always "tomorrow."

      The default Build and Revision facility in AssemblyInfo.cs uses local time. Probably, it should have been…

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please hide past Iterations from drop down for new items

        I like that Iterations once ended get placed under past, as time goes on a long list grows under the Iteration dropdown. I would like to see either an option to hide past iterations from drop down or make them automatically not be included since it does not make sense to add any work to an Iteration in the past.

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        • Custom Project Order in Visual Studio Solution

          Add ability to customize project order in Visual Studio solution. Now all projects sorted by name and this behavior cannot be changed via user settings.

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            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support For F# Fake Build Tool

            Add 2015 TFS build support for F# Fake.

            https://github.com/fsharp/FAKE

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            • Hide file types in working folder and working with multiple folders

              I would like the ability to hide specific file types when working with specific folders. To go along with this it would also be nice to sort by extension as well as alphabetical.

              To go along with this it would also be nice to have multiple folders open at once.

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Tab Grouping

                It would be great if you could group your open tabs into a group base off of what task you are working on.

                Most Developers constantly have 100 tabs open of every file They touch. Sometimes people are working on multiple tasks at a single time.

                It would be great if you could group your tabs into a drop down of tabs based on your task. So that you can access all of your tabs based on what task your working on.

                Multiple files could be put into multiple tabs so if you have the same class file your working…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow to disable codelens 'show references'

                  CodeLens -> 'Show References' checkbox is disabled. Allow uncheck/disable CodeLens show references feature. It disturbs the code line spacing.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make alerts configurable for a whole collection / multiple teams

                    It would be very useful to be able to set up alerts across a whole collection and/or a subset of projects. Life would be much easier if managers could set up a single generic alert that applied to all projects, without setting up that alert on every new and existing project as well as customising the teams.

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                    • Managed Package Framework For Projects 2015

                      Managed Package Framework For Projects 2015 for the Visual Studio 2015 Based product line. Currently there is no way to create a custom project type in Visual Studio 2015.

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                        1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve file navigation useabilty

                        Like in Webstorm, double SHIFT key press will open "Search anywhere" dialog.
                        This is really convenient and quick and easy to remember and just use one finger.

                        In VS, there are several ways to navigate:
                        `ctrl+,` = Edit.NavigateTo which is :
                        less known;
                        do not show recent files;
                        show class/property names which maybe not wanted and making a long list and not easy to select a file;

                        `Ctrl+TAB`, which allow select from active files.
                        `Ctrl+;`, search in solution explorer. does not clear your search after you open the file.

                        Hope VS can provide a centered navigation function that can
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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Export Test Case and Test Results, including screenshots, to Word

                          In order to keep the test cases as a reliable source of truth for the applications, it would be really nice if Test Manager could export test cases and test results to Word, including the screenshots (TestScribe can do this, but it doesn't include Test Result Details and screenshots)

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support Outlook's copy-paste email format

                            Please allow me to copy-paste an email address from Outlook to a TFS send email "To" box verbatim. For example outlook pastes the following: John Doe <jdoe@example.com>. Now for the TFS web UI to accept this I must manually delete everything except the actual email address. Removing the manual step would make the TFS web UI more pleasant to use.

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                            • Create serializable MailMessage class

                              System.Net.Mail.MailMessage isn't serializable, neither by DataContract, XML nor JSON.

                              Alter MailMessage related classes so they become serializable

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Return Iteriation Dates with TFS Query

                                I really would like to see functionality added so that I can query for the actual Iteration dates within a TFS query.

                                I want to create custom reports or somewhat of a release calendar of upcoming releases. I would like to be able to query for Example:

                                TFS Project Name, Iteration Dates,

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                                • 1 vote
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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bulk move or modify work items from backlog tab

                                    It's currently possible to do bulk modify or bulk move from a query in TFS web access, but we would like to do this from the backlog tab. This is where all our backlog items are and where select our work from during a Sprint Planning meeting.

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                                    • Add filters in "find result" window

                                      It would be nice to add some filtering options in Find Results window (like Grouping by file name, exclude file, filter *.xaml) ...

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add IntelliSense for HTML/CSS/JavaScript inside Scripted File Types

                                        In various file types such as .php, where you may have a mix of PHP code, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It would be nice for IntilliSense to work in their respective areas. So for PHP as the example, when outside of <?php ... ?> blocks, use standard HTML/CSS/JavaScript IntilliSense.

                                        This would make the overall experience nicer, even if IntelliSense for the scripting language is not supported.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Publish Open Documents / Send only new files to web server

                                          Add a option to publish all new changes instead of publish the entire project. Upload the entire project is slow if you have a lot of files it could take hours/days to upload the entire project. To reduce this problem, I think VS should add a code to detect the new changes and send the new changes to the server instead of sending all files to the server.

                                          It would reduce my time a lot if someone can add this feature in.

                                          I think you can either add another feature it can be called "Publish Open Documents" when right click…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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