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  1. Show public key token in assembly reference properties window, object browser, and use when copying a reference

    When an assembly reference is selected it shows almost all relevant properties in the properties window, except the key part you need to reference it in a configuration file, the public key token.

    Please add the public key token to the display in the properties window, at least when an assembly is selected. This could also be done properly by ensuring all other GUIs which display assembly information include this key information, e.g. Object Browser assembly details when clicking an assembly in the tree.

    Further, the "Copy Reference" is not switched-on to this (I feel) core requirement, because instead of…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • manage releases from same build definition

      When the dev team manages to deliver two or more releases of a single component, the release manager (approver, RM) sees two very similar approval requests. If he approves the newer one (R2) first, and only afterwards the older one (R1), he will have the R1 deployed and R2 will be lost from the target environment.

      To overcome this, one of the following should be enforced:
      a) if RM wants to approve the newer release, he should be warned that there is an older one pending for the same target environment from the same TFS build definition; or

      b) the…

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        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow folder on DefaultCollection to group e.g. by customer

        Allow folder directly under DefaultCollection to group team projects. This removes clutter and allows easier management of permissions for distinguished but related team projects.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add real time code coverage

          Extend the new option to run your unit tests automatically after each build can with real time code coverage like NCrunch(http://www.ncrunch.net/). It gives realtime updates of which code is covered and which not (or partial).

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          • Auto-implemented properties in the Visual Studio Class Designer

            Visual Studio Class Designer creates the properties as

            public string Name
            {
            get
            {
            throw new System.NotImplementedException();
            }
            set
            {
            }
            }

            It would be much better if you give us option to choose if we want to get it as auto-property like

            public string Name { set; get; }

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Keep Property Window contents visible when switching from WinForm designer to WinForm code

              When switching from a WinForm's designer to THAT SAME WinForm's code view, I'd expect the Properties window to not lose its view (get cleared), but keep on showing the object I have select in the WinForm designer (if I go back to the WinForm designer tab it shows the Properties again).

              That way I'll be able to edit multiple Properties/Events of the object I've selected without going back and forth between the WinForm designer and the WinForm code tabs lots of times which becomes a distraction

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                1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • plugin support for Metro apps

                How about providing Plugin Support by allowing submitting WinRT libraries to the winstore? They could be tracked and verified and then downloaded and dynamically executed by the app. Maybe on a per app basis, provided by third party contributors, eg. Community. How awesome would that be, plugins in metro style apps and modding support for games.
                There should generally be the ability to execute code dynamically.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • custom the subject of alerts mail

                  when i am assigned a new bug ,i want the subject of the alerts mail that i received could be the exact subject that i set ,for example,a bug is coming

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                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add snippet editor to Visual Studio along with more snippet capabilities

                    Snippet capabilities are really limited now, and editing them is a pain. You cannot even make input parameter lowercase now...

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                    • review release info to simulate windows 8 store look and feel

                      When I click on 'Review Release Info' button in the Windows 8 Store Portal site, it needs to simulate the look and feel of what it will look like if it had actually made it to the Store.

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow users to copy queries between projects.

                        Allow users to copy a query from one project to another. For example where a team may manage upwards of 10 projects like me, this becomes tiresome to create new queries which fit our needs each time. And puts me off using the product.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • inline anonymous enum

                          I would to use inline anonymous enums with C#
                          For example instead writing:

                          public class PutPaySheetRequest
                          {
                          public PutPaySheetMode Mode { get; set; }
                          public enum PutPaySheetMode { Live, Test };
                          }

                          I would write:

                          public class PutPaySheetRequest
                          {
                          public enum {Live,Test} Mode { get; set; }
                          }

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                            2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • CIL language support in Visual Studio

                            Add support for programming in Common Intermediate Language (CIL) in Visual Studio.

                            Project templates, syntax highlighting, IntelliSense and debugging.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • enable installation of the Visual Studio 2013 to Windows Embedded OS

                              Using the Visual Studio 2013 in Windows Embedded OS would make it easier and faster to resolve issues in the C++ embedded application. In some cases the network or other connection to the embedded system is not possible or it requires significant changes to the embedded device. These changes may affect to the issue that is under investigation and may make it hard to repeat and identify the issue.

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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Able to control the way workitems are copied by 'Create copy of Workitem'

                                By "Create copy of Workitem' the relationship is per default is 'related' and basically everything (including related Changesets) is being copied to the new workitem. For compliance reasons i need to control what and how the workitem is being copied based on workitemtyp and which relationshiptype is used. For example: an changeset related to a workitem is a result for this specific workitem. We don't want this changeset result copied to a new workitem since it may not be a result for this workitem. Same goes for certain workitem attributes. We would like to have the possibility to customize the…

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                                  2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Adding tooltip to lightswitch default controls like textbox and labels

                                  Adding tooltip support is very inportant as a lot of customers are acquainted to tooltips for long texts and field descriptions (help) in labels.

                                  also a textbox with a multiline textbox popup is a very nice touch. but tooltips are really important.

                                  thank you.

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                                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Anonymous type definition

                                    Allow c# to define types in inline way. For example I have a web api action that returns a Dto. I have to define action as:

                                    public class Dto
                                    {
                                    public int Key {get; set;}
                                    public Group Value {get; set;}
                                    }

                                    action:
                                    public Dto GetDto()
                                    {
                                    ...
                                    }

                                    I suggest to write action method as:

                                    public {int Key; Group Value;} GetDto()
                                    {
                                    ...
                                    return new {Key = key, Value = group};
                                    }

                                    Also C# can defer type from action method. So this code can be valid:

                                    public anonymous GetDto()
                                    {
                                    ...
                                    return new {Key = key, Value = group};
                                    }

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to delay verification of synchronization between model and source files.

                                      Hi,
                                      Each time I open my database project, Visual studio runs a heavy process of verification of synchronization between model and source files.

                                      Message in status bar says "Verifying your model is synchronized with your source files. Your database projects will be ready after XXXX operations are competed"

                                      If we can have an option to delay this at build time, this can improve resource utilization on developer machine.

                                      As, I have around 15k files in DB project this process takes a long time.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Better error trapping around VS extensions

                                        There are a number of hangs and crashes that can be attributed to poorly performing or untrapped exceptions in extensions. VS should better handle unresponsive extensions, rather than crashing itself.

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                                        • shove .net up your boss's butt. bring me VB6-A already.

                                          shove .net up your boss's butt. bring me VB6-A already.

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                                            3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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