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  1. Allow Creation of Work Items w/o a Paid VS Online Subscription

    In order to have any shot of taking on the likes of JIRA for work item/issue management, you absolutely need to provide a way for the clients of companies (stakeholders) to create work items and give feedback without requiring them to have a paid Visual Studio Online subscription. This is a showstopper for my company and I'm sure many others (probably thousands).

    Please add this and add it quickly so that we can avoid having to use the likes of JIRA because it costs less (not my decision).

    Thanks for making a great product that I /want/ to use (if…

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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow storing of a name-value pair in TFS drop-down lists

      Currently to have a drop-down list of display-friendly names for things like Release Milestones, TFS requires you to store strings and setup allowed values. In this case, when a particular Release Milestone has its name changed (which is a business requirement for us), every work item with the old name must be updated. This destroys historical reporting capability, because now the old name has to be remembered and a report run against the old name and another report run against the new name to have a full historical report. Multiple renames later, users can no longer effectively perform historical queries…

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add more options for Syntax Coloring

        It would be helpful to have italics and underline as an option. (and perhaps strikethrough)
        I'd also like to be able to distinguish static items from non-static ones or globals from locals, etc.
        Resharper adds some options already, but you can only use color and boldness.
        Being able to underline static items but use he same color might be more clear than a bunch of different colors all over the place.

        9 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 14 votes
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          • Bring manual memory management into .NET framework

            In some cases it would be cozily to switch off the garbage collector and proceed with plain old "new-delete" behavior. I think it should gain performance in some cases.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add More Code Snippet Function (Built in functions)

                There are only 3 Code Snippet functions in the IDE. Please continue ot add more. For example, it would be nice to have:
                1. ToCamelCase()
                2. ToPascalCase()

                functions, and in addition I'd like to be able to define variables (eg: $variable$) that are a certain case.A use case for this is properties in C# where the backing field is typically camel case while the property name is Pascal case. I should be able to to simply type the type of the property and the name and the IDE can use the ToCamelCase() function to define (and thus output) the backing…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide a way to center the text editor

                  In Visual Studio 2013, the text editor is either on the left side or the right side of the screen. This makes it awkward to write code because your head has to be slightly turned all the time to look at to the side.

                  I suggest you provide a way to center the text editor or make it a separate window.

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                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please support/extend .Net Micro Framework on existing and new platforms

                    It seems that Microsoft has made the .Net Micro Framework Open source because they didn't want to spend time and resources on it. At least that's what it seems from the outside.

                    I would like to see the .Net Micro Framework supported as well as continually extended with active participation by Microsoft.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Implement Interface members Implicitly

                      It 'll be nice if we can declare the interface members implicitly without mention the implemented member from the interface.
                      In other words, we can write for example this

                      Public Sub Method1()

                      End Sub

                      instead of

                      Public Sub Method1() Implements InterfaceName.Method1

                      End Sub

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show user remaining time in the Board

                        When planning you work with the board.
                        It will be useful to show the remaining time of the user, this way you don't need to the capacity tab every time you need to know how much time has left for that user. In addition you can add a button to add all remaining time to the last task assigned to the user...

                        26 votes
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                          under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show members of all parent classes inside child class

                          When a class is open in C# editor or VB editor, in addition to its member, it would be very useful to show members that are inherited or developed in parent base classes in light gray or silver color. Suppose in child class I can see what is implemented in a virtual method which I am just going to use it. It seems possible and helps a lot in code reviews and bug fixes

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a keyword that restricts calling a method only within specific other methods

                            I want to have the option to allow private methods in a class to be called only from within some specific other methods, WITHOUT the use of nested delegates.
                            The way I like to develop is creating many private helping methods to a general method, and I don't want to add them all as nested delegates.
                            using #region helps grouping them, but I would like the compiler to restrict where I'm calling the methods.
                            An example:

                            public class Example
                            {
                            private void a() { b(); }
                            private void b() onlyWithin: {this.a} { c(); }
                            private void c() onlyWithin: {this.a,this.b} {…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • click once and proxy

                              XBAP deployement is not allowed behind a proxy...means click once does not manage any proxy authentication...please change that miss-take that exist for years. WPF is not dead -:)

                              3 votes
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                              • Build effectful type inference capabilities (like MSResearch Koka lang) into .NET

                                We need the ability to write safer code, and Microsoft has some researchers doing fantastic work on making that easier -- but it has only started making its way into .NET in the form of F# (no null exceptions), but we could have more.
                                Types should include effects, and they should be inferred -- see Koka from MSR for an example of how to do this.

                                4 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Node.js  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow Team Foundation Server Databases to be backed up by third party SQL backup software

                                    Allow Team Foundation Server Databases to be backed up by third party SQL backup software/agents. Allowing this would make it easier for teams to hand off the SQL databases to existing DB teams that already have the storage, infrastructure and backup/restore procedures in place. Our experience with the power tool is that it is great for smaller teams but not for large implementations. I am sure the database synchronization is a huge factor in why this not possible currently.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show who has triggered a release

                                      It is great that an active release in RM has approvers etc. But I also want to see who has triggered a release to begin with

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • View file history from Changeset Details window

                                        Currently the changeset details window lists all files which were changed in that changeset. It would be nice if I could view the history of an individual file in the changeset from this window. Since it is a modal dialog, I have to either open a separate instance of visual studio, navigate through the source control explorer to find the file in the source tree, and then view the history.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable "compare shelved file with local edits"

                                          If you are interacting with a file in a shelveset, you get 3 options to compare the file in the shelveset to:

                                          1. Compare with Unmodified Version: shelved file vs. version last gotten in the workspace that made the shelf

                                          2. Compare with Workspace Version: shelved file vs. version last gotten in the local workspace (but without any local changes)

                                          3. Compare with Latest Version: shelved file vs. latest version in TFS

                                          *** I frequently want this fourth option, which is notably absent ***

                                          4. Compare with local Version: shelved file vs. version last gotten in the local workspace (including…

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