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  1. Move workitem between team projects

    make it easy to split team projects into multiple team projects, moving work items between them.

    321 votes
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    • 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.

      321 votes
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      • Support IntelliSense and underlining of errors in F# Interactive

        It's a big annoyance to not have auto completion there. C# Interactive from Roslyn supports it, and even the Immediate pane of C# and VB also have it

        317 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support server SSL certificate chain inspection in Portable Class Libraries

          As requested in http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3158400-add-httpclient-support-in-portable-class-libraries there is now an HttpClient that can be used in Portable Class Libraries. The latest version of portable HttpClient today is 2.2.15 and it supports also SSL connections.

          When a SSL connection is created, the HttpClient doesn't offer any way to inspect the x.509 certificate chain returned by the remote server. I want to implement certificate pinning for additional security in my app and therefore I need an API to read the values of individual x.509 certificates.

          I've understood that this could be done in these frameworks:
          - .NET FW 2.0 (or newer): using System.Net.ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback API…

          316 votes
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            8 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Native multi-editing (multiple cursors and selections) support

            Multiple selections/cursors in Sublime Text is by far the most useful editor feature I have in my toolbox. Using search and replace in Visual Studio is slow and unwieldy in comparison and I find myself frequently copying blocks of text into Sublime Text just to perform versatile edits using multiple cursors, after which I copy the result back into Visual Studio.

            A future version of Visual Studio would win huge points with this feature alone.

            313 votes
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              11 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make data accessible via APIs for custom processing

              Application Insights sounds cool but I can't imagine having all my data locked up behind a portal without an ability to programmatically access it or at least download it for offline processing. I'm sure the portal is awesome but I'm also sure that there will be project-specific types of insight I need to get out of this data which the portal won't sufficiently support. Making data accessible outside the portal lets you get around that concern while continuing to improve the product.

              309 votes
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                under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make change files faster

                When you open 10 files or more, change between thems or close all is slow, more if some of the files are designers (WinForms, xaml)

                308 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement Deep Zoom / MultiScaleImage

                  Would like this both for feature parity and to provide direct support for the creation of something like a native WPF Bing Maps control. Bridging in Silverlight apps or hosting a web page are not ideal solutions

                  308 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow developer to copy/paste layout hierarchy between screens.

                    Often I'm finding screens may have similar custom layouts, but I need to build each one from scratch. I have to flip back and forth between screens (see my other sugg. "Allow developer to have multiple screen designers open simultaneously."), and manually tweak the hierarchy to get screens to be consistent with each other. I'd like to be able to select a node in one design screen, copy it, and paste it into another.

                    307 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add ctrl-click go to definition from Productivity Power Tools

                      The VS2010 Productivity Power Tools had a ctrl-click go to definition feature. This was great and could be an easy option to add (does not need to be on by default).

                      301 votes
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                        17 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide TF build activities like "deploy web app", "deploy database", or "copy file"

                        Currently, to get these features into a CI build, we have to pass a lot of MS Build properties around. Having gone through the trouble of creating my own templates to handle these features, it would be nice to see them included out of the box.

                        300 votes
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                        • Add TryRemove(TKey key, out TValue value) to Dictionary<TKey, TValue>

                          Currently, to "pull" an item out of a Dictionary it is a two step process:

                          SomeClass value = null;
                          if (dictionary.TryGetValue(theKey, out value))
                          {
                          dictionary.Remove(theKey);
                          // do something with the item...
                          }

                          This requires the hash code to be generated twice, which can be costly in high performance scenarios (which is why TryGetValue exists in the first place).

                          It would be optimal to be able to do:

                          SomeClass value = null;
                          if (dictionary.TryRemove(theKey, out value))
                          {
                          // do something with the item...
                          }

                          Implementation would be trivial and provide significant benefit.

                          299 votes
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                            10 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make it feasible to use Visual Studio as a programmers notepad replacement

                            There are times when you just need to open a standalone code file written in something like C# for viewing or editing but don't want the burden of the whole IDE especially with it's slow load time. What I propose is make the Visual Studio Editor a separate invokable application on it's own or make it so that when Visual Studio is started up with a file path(s) feed in as run time arguments, then load the IDE in a minimal state tailored to working with a single file. Providing this functionality would allow some programmers who chose to manage…

                            294 votes
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                              8 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Import/export data from Visual Studio Online

                              possibility to export a collection and import it in an on premises installation and the other way

                              292 votes
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                                We have included both import and export from Visual Studio Online on our product backlog. Brian has some more information about data export available here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/02/21/vs-online-early-adopter-program-extended-to-may-7-2014.aspx

                                Additionally, this week at TechEd North America we have announced that we have partnered with OpsHub to create a free migration utility to move the most requested data including history from TFS to VSO. You can find out more details on this migration utility that was released here: http://bit.ly/OpsHubBlogPost. We will also continue to include proper import support on our backlog for future investments.

                                Thanks!
                                Ed Blankenship, Ewald Hofman, and Andrea Scripa
                                Visual Studio Online Team

                              • 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.

                                291 votes
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                                  Coming soon… we’re building plans for this now. We’re starting with additional fields and tags on cards, but a first class blocked indicator will come shortly after.

                                  Thanks.
                                  Aaron Bjork
                                  @aaronbjork

                                • Make TFS more Audit Friendly

                                  We have outside auditors come in and they want to see stuff like who gave Jerry Project admin rights and when and how long did he have it? Items like that It would be nice to find info like that. It would also be nice to be able to export all of the users of a project in the groups that they are in.

                                  290 votes
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                                  • Speedier F# compiling

                                    Compilation in F# awfully slow. Please improve this!

                                    283 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • OOTB Rust programming langague support

                                      The new Rust programming language is developed by Mozilla.

                                      http://www.rust-lang.org/
                                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust_(programming_language)

                                      It gives a very solid infrastructure to write APIs (perhaps even with ABI style).

                                      It has some advantages over C APIs, and the compiled code is as low-level as that of C/C++.

                                      Please provide OOTB support for Rust in Visual Studio.

                                      Thanks.

                                      282 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  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…

                                        282 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Better code navigation in F#

                                          Bring over the code navigation features found in the VB.NET/C# Visual Studio experience, such as Find All References and Call Hierarchy

                                          278 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Update: The Visual F# Power Tools project (http://fsprojects.github.io/FSharpVSPowerTools) is a community-driven project based on the FSharp.Compiler.Service and Fantomas tools. It is available as a Visual Studio gallery entry in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013.

                                            While it is at an early stage, it contains useful navigation functionality, with active work going on to add more, as well as other functionality. The project is seeing significant contribution levels. We encourage community contributions to this project.

                                            This item is being left as “under review”. Possible future paths which could eventually be considered may include migrating functionality from the Visual F# Power Tools to the Visual F# Tools proper, depending on quality levels and other factors.

                                            Don Syme, answering on behalf of the Visual F# Tools Team

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