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  1. Support Ribbon for WPF

    Inner support Ribbon Design for WPF

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support <LISTITEM value="[project]\<TheCurrentTeam>" /> in TFS work Item AssignedTo Field Allowed Values

      It is possible to currently customize work item template so that it filters AssignedTo field list of users to a given team (<LISTITEM value="[project]\Team1" />) or to a security group (<LISTITEM value="[project]\Contributors" />). But when you have multiple teams defined in a team project the only sensible way to filter is using <LISTITEM value="[project]\Contributors" /> because if a "[Project]\Team1" is used, in Team2 it is only possible to assign work items to members of Team1 (and that is not the desired outcome).

      I believe if there is a way for us to define" [Project]\<TheCurrentTeam>" in LISTITEM of the ALLOWEDVALUES of…

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Include and use native thread names in minidumps

        As of today, setting native thread names involves raising an SEH exception with data that includes the name one wishes to give to the current thread.
        This only has an effect if Visual Studio is connected as debugger. If not, the thread name seems to be lost forever.

        One of our common debugging use cases is using minidumps. The thing is, our executables may run tens of threads with similar callstacks. Sorting out which threads are of interest without names is hard.

        Suggestion: setting a thread name should be a system feature that is connected to minidump capture; minidumps should…

        69 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include Blend for Visual Studio Express for Desktop 2013

          Blend is not available for people developing WPF apps using VS Express 2013.

          This means visual states, animations and behaviours are all much trickier to develop.

          Blend for WPF was previously available for VS Express 2012 and is currently available for VS 2013 as well as other Express 2013 editions, but NOT Express for Desktop 2013.

          Please update Blend for VS Express Desktop 2013.

          8 votes
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            1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Typed DataSet Comments

            Add XSD properties to allow Strongly Typed DataSets to add Summary comments when classes are generated.

            It is not possible to describe fields.
            I use VisualStudio 2010 autogenerated XML documentation to provide Library information for third-party companies that uses our DLLs.

            It would be wonderful to have that!

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create short guidance on the differences between VSO, On-premise TFS, and TFS on Azure IAAS

              Teams new to TFS (or moving IT to cloud) constantly struggle when trying to decide between Visual Studio Online and on-premise TFS. With TFS on Azure IAAS also as an option, the decision is even more difficult. The Rangers could create some short and concise guidance on which one to select.

              There is some guidance from Microsoft already out there (http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/compare-visual-studio-products-vs), but it is mostly marketing/licensing fluff and doesn't address the details. What am I really missing with VSO at the technical level? E.g. Can I update a process template?

              Note that multiple queries to the Rangers forum…

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                1 comment  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 2 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add more support for immutability to .NET (especially C#).

                  Since the introduction of LINQ in .NET Framework 3, C# is supporting more and more functional programming features. Mutability of data is an important functional paradigm, which should definitely be there as an option in C# for those who would like to harness the power of the functional paradigm without moving to pure functional languages like F#.

                  What I suggest is:

                  Retain the support for mutable state as a default, since C# is first and foremost an Object Oriented language, while adding full support for immutability, which should be optional for developers to exercise or not as they choose.

                  Immutability…

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Studio Online "Backlog items to Tasks" view...keep the "Order" column on the left. Switch from Backlogs view hard to find BL items.

                    When using Visual Studio online to review/edit the backlog in the default "Backlogs item" view there is an "Order" column on the left which is great. But I often switch to the "Backlog items to Tasks" view to review tasks for BL items but the "Order" column disappears making it hard to find items that I was just looking at the Backlog items view.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow Release Management to connect to Visual Studio Online

                      Simply allow Release Management to connect to Visual Studio Online

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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Go To Definition (F12) should provide multiple choice options when available

                        This shortcut is probably amongst the top 10 most frequently used shortcuts in the IDE. But it doesn't work well when the method in question is known (by the IDE) to be a method in an interface or a ancestor/base class.

                        In such scenarios, I'd like to see additional options wherein the:
                        1. Interface or ancestor class(es) are shown
                        2. The various implementers/descendants of the above classes are shown.

                        These options should be shown in a similar way as the CTRL + . shortcut shows multiple options and one can use the up/down arrow keys to pick the one desired.…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Wrong translation of backlog into French

                          The current translation of "backlog" into french is "journal des travaux en souffrance" however it has no meaning (especially the "souffrance" part that would mean "suffering") and gave me a hard time understanding what it is.

                          A better translation would be "travaux en cours".

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow to have custom delimiters in raw string literal

                            C++11 (and some others languages) allow you to define custom delimiters for litterals string. It allows you to copy and paste xml, html , ... easily in you code without have to double " .
                            For inst(taken from wikipedia on c++11)

                            R"(The String Data \ Stuff " )"
                            R"delimiter(The String Data \ Stuff " )delimiter"

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                              3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Generate Web Performance Test Result in readable format (word, text) that make the documentation easier.

                              We can have an option to generate a test result/report of the web performance testing result or even load test result to a format that can be documented for example the text file, note, or even Microsoft's own Microsoft Words.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Combine multiple checkins for Code Review

                                Usually, my team do code review after a user story is completed. This may involve multiple checkins. Each checkin has new or updated file changes. It would be a lot easier if I can combine multiple checkins, and when user compare the file, it will pick the origin (before any checkin) and the latest (combined all of the checkin) when doing code comparison.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Export test results with different configurations to an excel sheet in MTM 2013

                                    Exporting test results with multiple configuration to an excel sheet would be useful to view same test case result for different configuration

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bring sampling based on CPU counters back to Visual Studio.

                                      Currently it doesn't work on Windows 8 and above.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • TFS Online change order of tasks

                                        Backlog items can be easily moved up or downward to change it's priority. I would like to have the same functionality for tasks that are assigned to a backlog item.

                                        This is useful when a task is added but needs to be finished first. This makes it easies for developers to determine which task the should start with.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Find

                                          Can you please include context menu in the find dialog (copy, cut, paste etc).

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