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  1. Add "Ignore All" and "Reload All" buttons to Reload Project dialog

    When projects and solution is regenerated outside of Visual Studio, and Visual Studio picks detects the change and offers user to Reload or Ignore, it offers one or two dialogs per project. There's no way to "Ignore All" or "Reload All". This is low-cost high-impact feature for many developers who generate their solutions and projects using external tools.

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      6 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement TFS Build for linux (Create Linux build agent)

      Allow to use fullfeatured TFS build agent on linux machines

      236 votes
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        under review  ·  13 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Unmanaged generic type constraint + generic pointers

        Add an "unmanaged"/"blittable" generic type constraint and use it to allow generic pointers and related features. Related post by Eric Lippert:
        http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7551461/c-sharp-generic-constraint-where-is-not-class/7557040#7557040

        The end result would allow this sort of code:

        unsafe void DoSomeStuff<T>() where T : unmanaged
        {
        T t = new T();
        T* tPointer = &t;
        T* aBunchOfT = stackalloc T[100];
        var tSize = sizeof(T);
        byte* aBunchOfBytes = stackalloc byte[tSize * 100];
        T* aBunchOfCastedT = (T*)bunchOfBytes;
        }

        Performance critical generic data structures, particularly those using preallocated pools of memory, would be a good example use case for this.

        Currently, a data structure using pointers to represent data would…

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to constrain linked work items based on rules/conditions

          For example, I want to prevent the creation of Sprint Tasks before a Product Backlog Item is ready for development, assigned to a Sprint, contains a description, and is prioritized.

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            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              15 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide the ability to prioritise Backlog items in a sprint backlog by dragging and dropping the item

              When I am working with the sprint backlog in the new new web UI I want a way to easily re order the backlog items in the sprint.I can currently do this in the main product backlog but not in a sprint backlog

              233 votes
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                15 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • JavaScript Navigation toolbar

                I vote for navigation windows and function/class browser for JavaScript, which we waiting from vs2005

                232 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Sql Server Compact 5

                  Please work on the next version of sql server compact and continue supporting in visual studio. sql server compact is the best .net lite and embed database support data types,entity framework and embedding and use in the many of projects. please add support ssdt for database designer,in memory database, new nosql datatype, procedural sql command, column store index, triggers, REST request, odata, client sides api and others.

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                    12 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Windows 8 apps in tfspreview hosted build

                    The hosted build controller in Team Foundation Server Preview should support building of Windows 8 applications.

                    232 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show me all test suites/ test plans a test case belongs to

                      I should be able to find out all the test plans/ test suites in which a given test case is used

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                        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make Intellisense snappier

                        Intellisense for VB, C#, C++ should be faster.

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                          3 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visualize Blocked Task in Task board

                          In TFS 2012 (Scrum Template) you can set a Task to Blocked. Problem is you need a query to see a task is blocked. I suggest Visualizing it in the Sprint board so that Team member know the item is blocked.

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                            8 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ensure that you do not release a future version of Visual Studio without BIDS (SSRS, SSIS) support.

                            Please ensure that you do not release any future versions of Visul Studio that do not have full support for (BIDS) SSRS, SSIS. This has resulted in a significant delay in rolling out VS2010 here, and in fact now that I heard BIDS will not be supported in Windows XP, we may skip VS2010, so now our team is missing out on so many great features.

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                              9 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Integrate more functions of "Productivity Power Tools" in VS11

                              I'm so glad to see VS11 beta release. I find many new features integrated to VS11 beta from "old" Productivity Power Tools extension, such as new Solution Explorer, Quick Access and so on. But I do see many more features of "Productivity Power Tools" in VS11 beta, such as Auto Brace Completion, Fix Mixed Tabs, Align Assignments, Tools Options Support and more. So I hope the full functions of "old" Productivity Power Tools integrated to the VS11, and also we can config these features in the Option of VS11. Please take a think about my suggestion. Thanks a lot!

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                                8 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • XML format of solutions files (.sln)

                                Current format of solutions (.sln) files is very complex and is not XML. Current format prevents to make the merge operations and various automation actions. Visual Studio solutions files must be in recognized XML format (like MSBuild files).

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                                  7 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Let lambdas with a statement body be converted to an expression tree

                                  The C# compiler supports translating a lambda expression to an expression tree (System.Linq.Expressions).

                                  Today lambdas with no statement body (only a single statement) are supported just fine.

                                  Expression<Action> x = () => Console.WriteLine("Hello World");

                                  But lambdas with a statement body (braces), which is needed to have multiple statements, doesn't compile.

                                  Expression<Action> y = () => { Console.WriteLine("Hello"); Console.WriteLine("World"); };

                                  I believe there is a lot of awesome stuff not being possible due to this lack of support.

                                  It seems very unproblematic to implement, but if there are any hidden issues with this feature, it would be nice to know so…

                                  220 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Separate WPF designer from xaml text editor

                                    Separating designer from xaml text editor will allow use them on multiple monitors. Also it takes times to open a xaml file because the designer loads. Even if only xaml text editor is visible. I prefer to edit xaml manualy and don't need the designer. If i need it some day, i will open it explicitly

                                    218 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Compilation responsivness and enhancement

                                      C# and VB.NET compilers are blazingly fast! However, on RebuildAll scenarios, the user experience could be (easily) enhanced if:

                                      1) The progress bar would show accurately the RebuildAll progression.

                                      2) If before compilation, VS could warn/break if one or several target DLLs WndHandle are currently hold by some processes, and which process hold which handle (the process explorer way)

                                      3) RebuildAll doesn't try to recompile DLLs relying on DLLs that didn't compile successfully.

                                      217 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Incorporate the ribbon and ditch the toolbars!

                                        Is there any other app that has an incredible amount of commands that would benefit more from a results-driven UI? I think incorporating the ribbon is a no brainer!

                                        215 votes
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                                          38 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support converting TFS online project from TFSVC to Git

                                          I want to be able to convert an existing project in TFS online from using TFSVC version control to Git. Currently I can only get Git by creating a new project.

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                                            6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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