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  1. Allow option to always build for gated check-in. (No prompt)

    Add a check-box to always build with these options on the first gated check-in build. We use gated check-ins for all our projects so I'm familiar with how it works. I never preserve my changes or bypass the build and would rather not be prompted to do so.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • In App.config & web.config

      In App.config & web.config would be nice to add in %computername% in the URI. Example :<endpoint address="mex" binding="mexNamedPipeBinding" name="http"
      contract="IMetadataExchange">
      <identity>
      <dns value="%computername%" /> <!-- Works -->
      </identity>
      </endpoint>
      <host>
      <baseAddresses>
      <add baseAddress="net.pipe://%computername%/Microsoft/Dynamics/GP/eConnect/" /> <!-- doesnt work -->
      </baseAddresses>
      </host>

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enable Intellisense to print clearer function information

        Working with the standard library in C++, intellisense has had a huge positive impact on my ability to work with and understand functions and classes from other libraries. However, the verbosity of highly templated code can become completely unreadable in intellisense.

        A clear and simple solution is giving users the ability to step up and down the number of levels of templates that intellisense will print.

        Lowering the verbosity of function information with some kind of step up and step down key during the function tooltip would be invaluable to programmers all over.

        An example of its function and usefulness…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Scroll horizontally using Shift + Mouse Wheel

          Many applications (e.g. Visio) and editors (e.g. EditPlus) have Shift+MouseWheelScroll wired up to a horizontal scroll action.

          This seems like a useful convention to adopt in Visual Studio for the text editor (and others)

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          • let users to trim log files so that only error lines are displayed in the log file and not the entire content

            Say, we created an application but it throws an error, the first thing we check is the log file to know where the error occurred and what caused it, but it becomes difficult to go through the entire log file to search that one error line. Is there a way we can achieve to trim the log file every time it generates when the error occurs

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            • Typescript intellisense

              In Visual Studio in JavaScript IntelliSense you have an option to unmark "Statement Completion - Only use Tab or Enter to commit" this is very nice because it then works like in C#. But why isn't this option in TypeScript? I really hope you will add that.

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              • Allow opening a project file via drag-and-drop on empty Visual Studio

                When drag-and-dropping a vcxproj file on an already open Visual Studio (no project or solution opened in Visual Studio, Solution Explorer empty) then the project file should be opened.

                The current behavior is that the following error message is displayed:
                "Project files cannot be dropped onto the application. They must be opened via the File menu".

                Opening the project via the File menu should not be necessary. Obviously VS already recognized what I want to do!

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide integrated JavaScript debugging in Firefox and Google Chrome browsers

                  Currently, integrated JavaScript debugging with Visual Studio is only possible with Internet Explorer. Even though you can do a bit of JavaScript debugging with external tools in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, the experience for debugging is not nearly as good as the integrated JavaScript debugging experience available with Internet Explorer. However, JavaScript errors often cause the IE browser to crash, thus making it very difficult to provide a great JavaScript debugging experience with Visual Studio. Therefore, Microsoft should provide integrated Visual Studio debugging experiences with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome as they are the most popular alternative browsers in…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Handle gitignore in the same way as the other tools

                    The Git Team explorer window shows changes in the window that do not show up in other git tools (sourcetree / command line).
                    I'm not sure what / why, but this seems out of sync with what I'd expect.

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                    • Improved Code Analysis Sorting And Reporting

                      The addition of sorting Code Analysis Warnings in VS2013 is very welcome, but it needs some enhancements to be truly useful.

                      While it's possible to sort by "File Path", there's no way to see the file path in the output... so you have no idea which files are all in the same folder. This is also the nominal way to sort by project, but it would be really nice to be able to sort by project explicitly.

                      And finally, it would be VERY nice to be able to get the counts by sorting groups... most importantly, I want to be…

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                      • Checkboxes in acceptance criteria

                        It would be great if I could insert checkboxes in acceptance criteria (or in any rich text editor) of the user store. Similar to github: https://github.com/blog/1375%0A-task-lists-in-gfm-issues-pulls-comments

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                        • Fix Find and Replace > Replace in Files so finds all matches before re-searching skipped matches

                          In VS Find and Replace > Replace in Files seems to repeatedly search skipped matches before finding new matches.

                          I end up skipping through more and more previously searched files and skipped matches, just to find new matches. The Skip File option doesn't seem to help.

                          Fix the Replace in Files feature so that it cycles through all files before returning to skipped matches.

                          Bug Reports:
                          https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/888753/replace-in-files-searches-skipped-matches-after-replace
                          http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/786695/bug-in-search-and-replace-in-entire-solution

                          Stack Overflow Question:
                          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21711125/visual-studio-replace-in-files-searches-skipped-matches-after-each-replace

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                          • Create an alternative to 'Generate method stub' that adds an argument to existing method

                            If a method doesn't exist yet, you can currently just write out your method call, press the Ctrl + Dot keyboard shortcut and hit "Generate method stub for 'MyMissingMethod'" to create a method with that name and arguments.

                            However, I frequently run into a situation where I want to add an argument to an existing method. If I modify the call to that method with the new argument, it suggests to generate a method stub, but what I would actually like is that it would suggest adding that argument to the existing method.

                            So you would have two options in…

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                            • Expose Project [/Team] Iterations through VSO REST API

                              We currently have a custom sprint dashboard that we use to run our projects. A big piece of that is being able to pull iteration schedules from VSO, which we currently do through the standard .NET API. This is primary issue preventing us from transitioning the dashboard to using the REST API to simplify deployment.

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                              • Expose Work Item Field Mappings through the VSO REST API

                                We currently have a custom sprint dashboard that we use to run our projects. In order to determine remaining work and a number of other data points, we currently pull the Work Item field mapping data through the standard .NET API. Rather than hard-coding the field names, we'd like to be able to pull field mapping information from the REST API.

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                                  • Make it possible to remove individual items or folders or whole projects from source control

                                    Say we have added a VS project to source control
                                    I cannot see any way to easily remove the project from source control (VS 2012). Also, say that project had a folder named "myfolder". And it is in source control. It would be nice to be able to remove that individual folder from source control etc.

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                                    • Show the repository name in team explorer

                                      We use multiple Git repositories in a single project.
                                      The top of the Team explorer window shows the name of the tab (e.g Home) and then the name of the project (e.g. Marketing). It would be handy to show the repository name as well. This would provide clues to newer users as to why they cannot see various things without switching repositories.

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                                      • Make VSO Project links clickable (UI Bug)

                                        In TFS / VSO, there is a projects menu just after the VSO logo.
                                        It's nice sometimes to be able to open a link in new window via middle / ctrl click / right click. The top level project link and underlying menu links are not however links. They should be.

                                        See attached screenshot

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                                        • Exception in object initializer should show line number of failing line

                                          In an object initializer that throws an exception it would be nice to show the line number of the failing line rather than the first line. This would assist in writing large object mapping code. We like to use the object initializer syntax for brevity, but this results in a material change over the less concise code.

                                          E.g. the stacktrace of the following code should show a NullReferenceException that occurs on line 3, not line 1.

                                          var x = new
                                          {
                                          a = ((object) null).ToString()
                                          };

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