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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Consider providing the cability to resize swim lanes in such a way that kanban-board can be viewed on one monitor.

      Perhaps allow customize sizing options for TFS Web Access kanban boards, or at least a toggle to fit within browser window width.

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      • Add a #save "file.fs" command to fsi.exe

        It would be great if it was possible to dump the history buffer in fsi.exe to a file with a #save command.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add an option to format expressions as a tree

          Add an option to format boolean expressions as a tree

          Consider the following source formatted automatically by Visual Studio:
          if( (a == b)
          && ((c == d)
          || ((e == f)
          && (g == h)
          )
          )
          )
          {
          }

          I find this to be pretty much unreadable. Here is the same source formatted differently:

          if(____(a == b)
          __&&_(___(c == d)
          _______||_(____(e == f)
          __________&&_(g == h)
          _________)
          ______)
          __)
          {
          }

          Notes:
          Looks best with a fixed space font
          I replaced what would be spaces with an underscore so that my post here illustrates the spacing, otherwise it was…

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • in the Visual Studio Load test, have the ability to override the automatic scaling so that it can be customized

            The scaling of the page response time graph get skewed results especially if during the warmup a response time come in super high, then it calms down right away, it is hard to see the various peaks and valleys, as it appears as a flat line. The ability to do custom scaling and custome timeframe on the fly would be a great feature.

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

              I think we need a DllExport attribute to mark methods, that we need to export from managed DLL to unmanaged code so it can be used by c++ applications. There is many places when it can be usefull. For exaple to support old c++ applications with c# libraries. Currently to export a method, we need to go to IL code and add export attribute. This is quite annoying and time consuming. It will be nice if c# compiler will do it by itself

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add grunt support Visual Studio Online

                it would be nice to have grunt and npm support on visual studio online

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                • Submit check-in notes with tf.exe shelve command

                  I would like to specify check-in notes for a shelveset using the tf.exe shelve command.

                  The reference help for the shelve command states that this command "stores a set of pending changes, together with pending check-in notes..." However, I'm at a loss as to how to specify the notes, since the /notes option doesn't seem to be supported with the shelve command. The checkin command supports it, but I can't check in my changes at this time.

                  I've looked for other commands with which I could specify the notes for my pending changes, but I couldn't find any. Am I…

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                  • Edit and Continue for TypeScript

                    Suggestion from 2 customers:
                    -edit and continue for TypeScript editing during debugging
                    -Typescript won't allow Edit and Continue while code in the solution is running. This is client typescript code that has no dependency from the running code

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                      1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change Summary for normal release templates

                      Enable the change summary feature for normal release templates.
                      Currently it's only available in the vNext deployment pipeline.

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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow default type for Generics

                        Hello,
                        please allow the following:

                        public T GetConfigValue<T = string>(string configKey) {
                        return ....
                        }

                        Why don't allow, if a developer does not define a type for T, to use a default type (string in this case) for T?

                        Thank you for your opinions :)

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Bug Trends, Bug Charts & Full Bug Dashboards to the Scrum Process Template.

                          Scrum Process Template is lacking with respect to bug tracking and reporting. No way to see bug trends, find rates, fix rates, by Severity on a Dashboard. This metric is very important prior to a release as it speaks to the quality of the release.

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                          • Add help generation from XML comments as part of publish/build

                            Add help generation from XML comments so that when you publish a website or build a project you can have a nice clean set of HTML files similar to MSDN docs for your code. In other words, something like SandCastle, only easier to use and fully supported within Visual Studio. Having extensibility to add your own or customize the rendered output would be a great feature too.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable word-wrap in the diff view of VS 2013.

                              By enabling work-wrap in the diff view of VS 2013, I will be able to see the complete line when doing a merge. I have to put 2 separate diffs on the screen and compare them to insure that the merge was done correctly.

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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • change iteration path task

                                When I change the iteration path of a user story, all tasks under it should be updated to the same iteration path.

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                                • Add the SkipCNCheck option to the Deploy using PS/DSC activity in Release Management

                                  There's already an option for SkipCACheck. I suggest you to add an option for SkipCNCheck either.

                                  Without it, we are unable to use PowerShell DSC to deploy apps to a Linux VM on Azure because it does not have a valid CN certificate.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • C#: Allow readonly fields to be modified from initialization methods

                                    To prevent replicated code in several constructors of a class it is nice to use initialization methods.
                                    But in this case, the readonly fields of the class are not allowed to be modified by the initialization method.

                                    Therefore i have to decide which technique i have to drop, readonly or initialization methods.

                                    Perhaps you can introduce an attribute [ConstructorOnlyInitializationMethod] (or named something else).
                                    Methods decorated by this attribute may modify the readonly fields and may be called just from constructors.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add VisibilityTypeConverter to the Visibility enum to allow automatic conversion from bool to Visibility

                                      Please add the code found in this SO Question:

                                      http://stackoverflow.com/q/9723605/643085

                                      Implementing the VisibilityTypeConverter to automatically convert from bool to Visibility in WPF Bindings.

                                      This is a very little change and will eliminate the need for TONS of boilerplate and unneeded converters. Reducing not only unneeded XAML verbosity but also memory footprint, since converter instances require memory as well.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Non-visible items shouldn't contribute to the preferred size of a menu item

                                        ToolStripDropDownMenu limits all menu items to MaxItemSize, which is calculated by measuring all items in the drop down menu, and taking the largest. This makes sense when you talking about visible items - but when you have invisible items that are much larger than the visible items, it looks odd when you open the menu and it is extremely large compared to the items that contained within it.

                                        This behavior is extremely difficult to override - you basically have to reimplement the measuring logic (including images, check margins, shortcuts, text, etc). Instead, I recommend a way that states that non-visible…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Auto close Parent Work Items

                                          VSO should suggest to close parent objects when all child work items are closed. (tasks to close backlogs, backlogs close features, etc..)

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