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      10 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide Native WPF Dialog Boxes

      The open/save file dialog boxes, the print dialog box and some form of message box should be made native WPF controls. Even if this is impossible then here are some very small thing which would help a lot.

      Allow control of the text on the 'save' or 'open' or 'print' button. For example we might like to change 'print' to 'print preview'.

      Allow an open file dialog with file previews like thumbnail images on the right hand side.

      Make sure all the dialog boxes have the latest windows stye rather than the old XP style which I think is still…

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Clear pull request Approval/Rejection when new commits come in

        Often times, while doing code review, someone will leave comments, and then mark the pull request as "rejected". If someone pushes new commits, it would be nice for this "rejected" state (not the comments!) to be cleared, so that review can happen again, and the user can indicate pass/fail on the new code.

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        • Change the default behavior when opening Recent slns from the Win taskbar to Run As Administrator if the pinned shortcut has that enabled

          This functionality is currently useless as the user will have to reopen VS 2012 again if the solution has Run as Administrator requirements.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Windows Phone App to enter new Tasks (fast and easy)

            Need a Windows Phone App to enter Tasks to the TFS service. Do you have service API?
            Much easier than the going to the web via a webbroswer just to add new tasks to the project team for the coming day. Ideas might pop up during a test in the field or after work-hours or at a meeting with the client.

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            • Attach documents to code editor

              I wish there was a possibility to attach documents to the code editor. For example,i want attach the flow chart diagram file or picture file to be attached to a method or block of codes.

              Thanks.

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                1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • enable users to create vertical tab group and be able to maximize to a single screen in multiple monitor support

                I have three monitors at work. I was looking forward to get multiple monitor support in VS2010, but I can't see how to do the on thing that I wanted to do which is to tab code windows on another monitor. It's possible to float a code window, but it's impossible to create a Vertical Tab Group and maximize it to a single screen, therefore it's hard to display several code windows on a single screen. I would highly suggest allowing tabbed code windows to be moved to a separate monitor.

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                  2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Scaffolding non-web Projects

                  I think it is mandatory to make new asp.net custom scaffolding work with non-web projects like class library ... etc specially that the old T4Scaffolding and MVCScaffolding is not working with VS 2013 update 3

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support new / secondary views in the DOM Explorer

                    Currently the DOM Explorer only works on the main app view. This makes it harder to debug secondary views.

                    If you open a new view as in the "Multiple Views Sample" app you cannot use the DOM Explorer on the secondary view.

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Tasks in a PBI should have the same backlog priority as the PBI

                      Tasks should carry the same backlog priority as the PBI. When a PBI is prioritized or reprioritized the tasks backlog priority should also change.

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                      • add backlog column "iteration name" as an alternative to iteration path in visual studio online

                        When viewing backlogs in VSO covering different teams, the column iteration path can be very wide depending on the iteration path setup. If a column with only the iteration name could be selected, this would make the column smaller and thereby improving the screen usage.

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                        • Dependency Management integration with TFS & Team Build

                          TFS 2010 currently does not provide dependency management features as are offered by Maven or AIT dependency manager extension such as the following:

                          • Superior dependency management including automatic updating, dependency closures (also known as transitive dependencies)
                          • Dependency management: Maven encourages the use of a central repository of JARs and other dependencies. Maven comes with a mechanism that your project's clients can use to download any JARs required for building your project from a central JAR repository much like Perl's CPAN. This allows users of Maven to reuse JARs across projects and encourages communication between projects to ensure that…

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                          • Toggle enabled addins & extensions between different solutions

                            I often switch solutions I work with which are very domain specific. Some solutions mostly focus on C++ code with some addins build specifially for that code base, while I sometimes switch over to small C# applications where I want to use extensions that only work for C#. My problem is that right now I have to run both my c++ addins and C# addins at the same time ,some of them even conflicting with each other (VisualAssist and Resharper for instance). It would be very useful to switch what addins are loaded by default for a given solution for…

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                              0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add to Visual Basic the ability to declare a new strong type in terms of another type

                              Many other languages have 'strong' typing. Java, C#, and VB have strong typing regarding classes, but not for the primitive numeric types. It can be a great aid to making large-scale industrial and commercial software. For example, if one could declare two different types Apples and Oranges:

                              Type Apples Is New Integer
                              Type Oranges Is New Integer
                              ...
                              Dim A As Apples = 3
                              Dim B As Oranges = 4

                              then accidentally mixing arithmetic or assignment between these types would be prevented by the compiler, e.g. the assignment:

                              A = B

                              would be rejected by the compiler (and Intellisense) as…

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                                4 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make Team Foundation Service use the user's Microsoft Account name and picture

                                Today, Team Foundation Service supports sign in using Microsoft Account, but it requires you to upload a new Picture and define your name again instead of using what is already defined in the user's Microsoft Account.

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                                • Team Foundation Service - Create Team Project Collection

                                  I really like TFService but it would really be helpful if it had the ability to create/delete collections so that projects can be better organized.

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                                  • Show ID on kanban and task cards

                                    Show work item ID on kanban and task cards

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                                    • better support loading multiple versions of the same assembly

                                      In my production environment, our servers currently load 645 assemblies many times containing multiple versions of the same assembly. For the most part, our custom assembly resolver seems to work when we hook up to the resolver event. However, we recently migrated over to storing our assemblies in Subversion under a flat folder structure by version number to help manage our deployments. This exposed a new problem with the .NET Framework assembly resolver because if the filename of the assembly in Visual Studio reference includes the version number, the file on disk can no longer be resolved without also changing…

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Work on the requests here with 1000+ votes

                                        On the right-side of this page you're asking "What should we build next?"

                                        How about working on the requests here that have 1000+ votes?? Asking me what you should build sounds like you're bored. There's no shortage of work in fixing the current offering of VS 2012.

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

                                          Better color printing support.

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