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  1. Link RM aprove request to the Build in Web Access in TFS

    How my business user can approve a release without knowing what he is endorsing? It is essential that he is able to know which work items and changesets are being served by the release that he is endorsing. In this case, I see a way out, is to include a link in the approval that redirects to the build in Web Access.

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      1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Switch the Windows Forms Designer to a dark background when selecting the dark colour theme

      Having a default dark colour theme on Visual Studio 11 is great. The theme, however, hasn't been used consistently across all the different designers. The forms designer, data context editor, XAML visual editor and others have a light background regardless of the active theme.

      If the dark colour theme has been selected, use a dark background in all the designers and dialog windows.

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        1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Give users the option to enable/disable cutting and copying when there is no selection.

        Sometimes I want to paste (Ctrl-V) but accidentally hit copy (Ctrl-C) instead, I then have to copy the previous contents back in to the clipboard because Visual Studio's editor copies the entire line when there is no selecion. I understand that it is a useful feature to some people but it's annoying to others. There is a setting that reads: "Apply Cut or Copy commands to blank lines when there is no selection" But as it reads, it's only for blank lines. (Don't see why someone would want to cut/copy a blank line) And I tested this feature but it…

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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 →
          • keep the old comment out buttons

            vs2012 comment or uncomment lines of code buttons have a different icon than before; it should be the same as its always been
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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Next era of drag and drop development for Visual Studio

              Develop a declarative client side framework like AngularJS in pure TypeScript with tight integration with Visual Studio. Wait! Let me explain!

              With the coming of age of HTML5 Shadow DOM and surging popularity of declarative client side frameworks like AngularJS/EmberJs, Visual Studio can usher in the next era of Drag and Drop web development...of single page applications.

              Something analogous to a AngularJS "directive" could be dragged from the VS interface as a fully functional widget that, thanks to upcoming HTML5 Shadow DOM spec, would ALWAYS render the widget as intended.

              This would allow Single Page Applications to be developed at…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow Indexers as extension methods

                It would be very handy to be able to define indexers as extension methods in C#.

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Better variant support in vb.net?

                  I have been fooling around with devices in VB.NET and I have found out that variant support for c++ dll modules is poor at best in VariantHelper. Would it be possible to have an advanced version of variants in vb.net much like vb6? It is annoying when some modules such as native c++ dlls require full-fledged variant and will not work with the object data type. Can you please tell me if this will be implemented in a future version as a possible datatype?
                  I would equate this similar to var functionality in C# but a little more complex. If…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to use same release management action with different names in template and allow to see configuration variables for them

                    When we use actions in release template if we drop same action more than once to a release template we are unable to view/compare/edit configuration variables from the configuration variable compare window, appear in the template. For example we may use " Copy File" or "Start App Pool" etc actions more than once in a template when we deploy a complex solution with multiple websites to a given server. I suggest to introduce capability to add an alias/ or some kind of name tag when actions dropped to release template, so that it would enable a unique identity to each…

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                      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Have Window.MovetoNextTabGroup and Window.MovetoPreviousTabGroup work across monitors

                      Window.MovetoNextTabGroup and Window.MovetoPreviousTabGroup only work on a single monitor. If you have multiple monitors, it would be nice for the code file to travel across them; kind of like Window Key + left/right works on Windows 7

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make XAML Bindings type save

                        Would be great to define an Interface or Type for the DataContext of a Container in XAML and than have the Compiler Check the Bindings used in this Container and its Child Elements (not having a own Definition) recursive...

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                          1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • add line count to code clone

                          Code Clone is AMAZING. I have a *LOT* of cloned code due to an old codebase. I would like to prioritize by lines of code that I can fix rather than clone count. Clone count isn't always all that useful, since it prioritiezes a few cloned lines repeated dozens of times rather than whole methods that are repeated a few times.

                          In fact, how about this - Clone Count, Lines Affected, Total Lines (count * lines)

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Entity Framework Code First, then Other Next.

                            Entity Framework Code First is nice to start off with when you got an idea you want to try. But once you get to a certain number of classes, you may want to flip a switch in Visual Studio and start working from database or model and have the classes be generated from there. It would be great to be able to switch back and forth quickly.

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                              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Partial Properties. Seperate Logic from "Structure" as in Entity Framework

                              Recently I have been getting into Entity Framework, but don't like the idea that some of the Entity classes are doing somewhat too much.

                              To fix this, I wanted to make my Entity class file partial, and implement the data access functionality away from the other aspects of the class.

                              While I was doing that, I figured it would be greatly beneficial to make my properties partial, and have the implementation away from the Annotations!! This would clear up the files and allow separation of concerns. Because of Entity Framework (and not liking the format for auto-generated annotations) you have…

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                                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow "Selective Push" of "Git Commits" from Visual Studio

                                Today, If I've 10 commits in my local Git repo and want to push some (not all) of them to the remote Git repo, I need to switch back to command line, not possible from Visual Studio IDE.

                                Visual Studio Team Explorer Push pushes all commits to the remote repo and doesn't offer the flexibility of selecting and pushing the commits.

                                Please offer that flexibility to the user and stick them with VS.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add smooth streaming media element to WPF

                                  Currently you can play smooth streaming media from silverlight and winrt, but not from a desktop application! (Or windows media player for that matter)

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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support configuration of TFS with ****ysis Services over HTTP(S)

                                    Instead of opening up port 2383, SQL Server ****ysis Services (SS***upports the use of an ISAPI filter for communication using the HTTP(S) protocol. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg492140.aspx

                                    This suggestion is to test and support the configuration of TFS reporting with SSAS in this mode.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • The measurement of cyclomatic complexity needs to ignore lambda expressions

                                      When checking code metrics in Visual Studio 2010 cyclomatic complexity is very high when Lambda expressions are used. The Connect site has a couple of posts related to this: http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/555560/method-using-many-lambda-expressions-causes-high-cyclomatic-complexity. This has not been addressed in VS11.

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                                      • Migrate Existing TFS Projects to TFS Cloud Service

                                        We have TFS server on some dedicated server, we want to migrate our Source code from old server to tfs.visualstudio.com , it would be helpful to migrate source from old to new with user mapping so the history of checkins remain same.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve Intellitrace performance

                                          Intellitrace is a nice tool for debugging, but it becomes painful to debug when there are multiple events, for instance, breaking just after a thousand of SQL ADO NET events freezes the IDE.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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