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  1. quit stealing focus when a breakpoint is hit - I am not always just sitting and waiting.

    Quit stealing focus when a breakpoint is hit. I am not always just sitting and waiting. I might be in outlook or some other program typing away and presto! I am now typing into some source file. File gets checked out of TFS, code is "modifed" and I have to wait wait wait until the edit&continue debugging finishes its preliminary work. Once I have control, I have to undo the edit and undo the TFS checkout.

    Just blink the VS icon in my task bar like other apps that want attention when a breakpoint trips. Please.

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      2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Making a NotImplementedAttribute that would give an warning when it's attached to a method, just like the Obsolete

      A simple question: Why there isn't any NotImplementedAttribute in .NET?

      You can always throw the exception, but I think it would be nice for this to work as the ObsoleteAttribute -> you get an warning for using that method.

      Ok, you have a method with this attribute, and when you implement it you have to remove the attribute by hand, but I think this is safer than using methods with throw new NotImplementedException() inside...and wait for them to get called.

      I remember reading that the Obsolete is hard coded into the compiler, but maybe there is some spare room for…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • native zen-coding support in Visual studio ?

        I hope to get native zen-coding support in vs12. developer of zen-coding in vs10 have tell that they are not working on it anymore.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Paste escaped string / paste escaped verbatim string

          When you need to copy and paste some XML, string, or other data into the editor as a string it is extremely annoying as you then have to go and manually escape it.

          There should be a "Paste Special" with options to paste as a "normal" C# string or as a "verbatim" C# string. This would make this common task much easier.

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            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Dynamic query variables for work item query

            If work item query contain field that often changed like the version (for analyzing defects from version to version) you must edit a query and set new value. Or another example: analyze tasks by user, create a query for each user not good idea.
            It would be good to give the ability to set value for such fields dynamically through a dialog box or a certain field on the toolbar of query results.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Introduce Versioned Shelvesets

              It would be nice if I could have a version history and multiple versions for each shelf. Basically I'd like a local branch so that I can version my work before I'm ready to integrate and check into the trunk with the rest of the team. This local branch is would never really last longer than a day or two but it would allow me to roll back work to a previous local version if I've made some big mistake and find myself lost in my code.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please provide facility to Link requirements of Test Steps in MTM as you for attaching screeshots for teststeps.

                Right there is a provision for MTM to link the Requirements or Use Cases to Test Case.
                I request to provide an additional support to link the Requirements or Use cases to Multiple Test steps with in Testcase.

                This will help while doing tracebility for the testcases and requirements.
                This will also help to verify that all the requirements are tested which are assigned to cover in the testcase.

                Regards
                Thejo

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Button to set both "All Configurations" and "All Platforms" in Project Property Pages

                  When people change project properties they sometimes forget to set Configuration to "All Configuration" and Platform to "All Platform" before. As the result broken builds. Also if properties has to be changed regularly it's quite annoying to set correct Configuration and Platform fields first. It would be nice to have, for instance, a button that will do that automatically.

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve mixed-mode debugging

                    Often in C++ / C++/CLI debugging, the debugger is unable to show managed object property values in the Autos and Locals window. It does work in Quickwatch if you drill to the property.

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                      2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show files that were checked-in on Source Control Explorer History

                      When you right-click in VS 2010 in Source Control Explorer and click "View History...", you only see comments. You have to double-click on the changeset to see files!!! Just integrate it into the view in a tree fashion.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add time tracking features like Gantter.com or odesk

                        need a way for team to track time spend on tasks so you don't have to use software

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add native .NET support for hot swappable devices

                          Provide a .NET library that exposes devices such as USB, Thunderbolt, eSATA, etc. This library should also provide events such as device arrival, request for removal, removal, etc.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add context-sensitive refresh for Solution Explorer

                            In solution explorer I have to select the Refresh option when I've added an image to a project's folder structure so I can get it into my source control provider and part of the actual project. With larger solutions, hitting refresh just so a single new file shows up can take a while so adding a "Refreh" option to the menu for folders already in the project would save a significant amount of time.

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                            • Moving files or folders via Solution Explorer should keep Source Control Version History

                              Refactoring(Moving) Folders, moving files etc. inside visual studio (solution explorer) breaks the history of the affected items

                              So I hope and I am pretty sure that I am not the only one requesting for such a enhancement :)

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                              • Add a GUI editor for XML comments

                                Maintaining XML comments especially with code examples is a pain. It would be very useful if VS11 has built-in functionality for editing XML comments with a GUI addon. See DocumentX plugin for VS2010.

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                                • Pending Changes - add Last Modified date column

                                  Pending Changes - Add column for Last Modified date (local file version). If we could sort on the local last modified date, it would be easier to document new changes added to a shelveset.

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                                    • Visual Studio cannot start debugging because the debug target ... is missing..."

                                      right click solution -> Property -> Configuration Properties ->Configuration -> Enable project in Build

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                                        4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • UITestActionLog.HTML log file should generate for order test exceution in coded UI automation

                                        My suggestion is that , the log file UITestActionLog.HTML is generating in coded UI automation but it is generating for single test case execution and it is not generating in Order Test execution.
                                        So I would like to know anybody having the idea regarding that.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Integrate ReSharper functions into VS! (in cooperation with JetBrains)

                                          ReSharper is a must-have extension for VS. All functions would be useful for native VS. (But unfortunately it slows down VS at large solutions.)

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