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  1. Allow a user to instantly navigate to the TFS folder for the selected workspace in Source Control Explorer

    Solution Explorer has the option, Open Folder in File Explorer, which makes it extremely easy to quickly access the folders for the solution in windows explorer. It would be very nice to have a similar feature in Source Control Explorer that quickly expands the folders to navigate you to the path set for the Source Control Folder for the Workspace.

    You can include a property right below Local Path and call it, Server Path: <path> (where <path> is a hyper link similar to Local Path). And if there are multiple paths mapped for the Workspace, have the little down arrow…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Port Visual Studio to ARM architecture (to match Windows 8 ARM build)

      The first public version of Windows 8 seems to come out this autumn. Microsoft claimed ARM support. Can't imagine, why I need Windows on ARM without Visual Studio.

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      • Stop requiring a PC restart after installing updates

        VS2012 Update 3 requires the PC be updated when complete. Given that this is 2013, and MS was bragging about getting restart scenarios down to something like 5 back when Win2K was released, it seems like high time that non-kernel updates - particularly user level applications - should not require the entire system be restarted. I just can't believe that we're *still* having to do this; 10 years ago, I'd have put money on MS being able to dynamically restart the *kernel* without a reboot by now!

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Override Recent Project/Solution Names on Start Page

          The Recent section of the Start Page is a convenient way to quickly open your project. It would be nice to have the ability to change the display name to help differentiate it from one project/solution to another. As an example, if you're working in a branch, the same solution name will appear twice in the list. Presently, I wait for the tooltip to pop-up to insure it's the right one I want.

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            2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable "Find All References" in metadata

            When I use "Go to Definition" for something defined in a DLL, it takes me to metadata. I would like to be able to use "Find all References" from here so I can find where a specific method or property is used. This can be done from any use within the project, but not from metadata.

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            • Automatic move constructors in c++

              Another feature of C++11: Move constructors should be generated automatically.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add c++ const/mutable equivalent like in C++ into .NET

                1)
                When develop common libraries it is hard to protect data from 3rd side modifications.
                It is require deep copy what sometimes not acceptable (due to performance or memory issues),
                In native C++ was really cool thing: const/mutable modifiers for classes, functions and function parameters.
                It should be really nice if it will be added into one of next version of C#.

                2)
                Sometimes it is cool to mark some variable as final (to notice that it shall not be modified in rest of a function.
                In C++ was great thing const for variables in methods.
                It is also highly…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Find in files search option for Team Foundation Server

                  We have demands from our users that wishes to do code search across all solutions they have stored in TFS. I think that option was available in VSS and was pratical to do impact analysis and the likes.

                  The only option we have now is to check out everything from source control and index the content with windows search or sharepoint. It works but is not very practical...

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                  • Add "Open With" menu for attachments in TFS Work Items

                    Current, opening an attachment in TFS launches a web browser which then downloads the file.

                    Depending on which browser you are using you may have to
                    a) log in to TFS again
                    b) save the file somewhere
                    c) open the file

                    It would be much nicer to open the attachment directly from the context menu for the attachment - probably by asking the Windows Shell to open the file.

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                    • to provide a razor editor that can be used on OSX machines

                      Dear Microsoft:

                      Thank you very much for all the effort you have been puttin into providing the development community with great tools. I have been using Visual Studio and team foundation service and I love it. It has changed the way I do things. There is still something missing. I work with a group of Open Source entusiasts. Most of them have mac computers. As a matter of fact, I still have not worked with any interface designer that does not own a Mac. I keep trying to make them move to .Net. Azure and TF service are great incentives…

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                        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • MTM Test Result - Select test suites from current plan checkboxes should also select child textbox

                        I am using MTM 2012 with update 4. The checkboxes under Plan>Results>Test Suites are not respecting parent inheritance. When I try to review the test results and narrow down the suites selected, I have to select or deselect each suite individually and this is not convenient. Is there anyway I can just select/deselect a parent suite and by default all children folders should respect that selection?

                        I am referring to the below link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh553099(v=vs.110).aspx

                        In the example provided on this page, deselecting Test Suite 1 should automatically deselect Test Suite 1.A and 1.B. Is there a setting I am missing?

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                        • TFS online bulk backlog item drag and drop

                          Ability to bulk select and prioritize items in the backlog.

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                          • Include ObservableSet/ObservableHashSet to BCL

                            In .NET 3.5 the BCL team finally introduced HashSet. But we had to wait until .NET 4.0 to get an ISet interface. For 4.5, can we please get an ObservableSet or ObservableHashSet (whatever they'd like to call it) class? (For 5.0 I'm planning to ask for a ReadOnlyObservableSet, but I'll try not to overwhelm the BCL team by requesting that too soon.)

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                            • Give an option to have Embeded interop types to false by default all the time

                              Each time we start a new project and add COM references, we end up having to select them all to turn the property "Embeded interop types" to false. Very annoying and there's a lot of people on the web which would dream to have this option. I just hope they'll see this idea to vote for it.

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                              • Reduce Disk I/O on build - Allow "In Memory" bin and obj output

                                If you have 3 or more projects in a solution and you only want to run it, is incredible the waste of time in the build projects creating all the obj files (mostly for resx if it is a win forms app) and also the bin folder for intermediate projects.

                                We only need to final bin folder to get ready to run, writing to disk in the middle obj and bin folders is taking a lot of build time, fragment the disk, and we don't need them.

                                I played a bit creating a Virtual Ram disk and use ntfs links…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • TFS Kanban WIP-limits configurable hard limits instead of soft limits

                                  The kanban functionality in TFS see here (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2012/08/13/introducing-kanban.aspx) mentions that the Work In Progress limits are soft limits. I'd like to see the limit be configurable to either be soft or hard. I prefer hard limits because the tool would be able to be used for enforcing the process and not adding new work.

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                                  • Remember window position & size when debugging Console Applications

                                    When creating and debugging console applications it would be great if the window position and size were persisted so that the next run placed the console window in the place it was left.

                                    Think of scenarios where you have multi-monitors or limited screen real estate on a laptop or VM.

                                    * I am aware and have used the SetWindowPos user32.dll and GetConsoleWindow kernel32.dll hacks but those are not ideal in my opinion.

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                                    • Kill the UI Experts @ Microsoft that thinking more clicks for the same operation is a good idea. Pending Changes Source Control Window SUCK

                                      Pretty much every software developer on the planet that uses Visual Studio is use to the pending changes window in VS2010 and now in VS2012 that entire interface has changed, takes more clicks and more mouse moves to do the same thing. I'm a UI Expert. Are we really that bored as humanity that we need to make the same thing more complicated? I thought the entire point of technology was to make our lives easier. Like Windows 8 and the dumbing down of access to information, VS2012 is a perfect example of where UI designers need to do something…

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                                      • Compiling 32/64 bit code with cl

                                        Could somebody at Microsoft write a driver for cl, so that 32 bit and 64 bit code could be compiled via a command line switch, instead of having to use vcvarsall to constantly switch back and forth between two different programs.

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