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  1. Enable ability to work with very large files sizes

    Enable the ability to work with extremely large makefiles (10gb+) please. It's very helpful for opening files created by programmers who had nothing better to do 10 years ago than to think up ways to ***** me in the future. Joke grenade meh!

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add an option to indent namespaces only in c++ header files

      or an option to stop indenting namespaces in c++ implementation files.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Better Shape control

        I want to get the Shape Control as it is available in MS Office applications in the VS Toolbox. The current shape control, which requires fiddling with Powerpacks, is very limited. There is still no simple or flexible way to draw a polygon at desgin time in a form. I know about the programmatical method, but that's a completely different tool that has no value at design time. Just to be sure, I've added a screenshot with the control being used in Excel. I've created polygons at design time in VMS and UNIX long ago and still am waiting for…

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • code coverage

          I would like to have code coverage as part of the automated build of a windows store project.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • xaml on android

            I know Microsoft launched means to write JavaScript/html for both windows store and android, called Córdoba. But why is Microsoft forgetting about the developers using xaml/c#???? It would be awesome to be able to use the same xaml on both windows phone and android.

            Who wants to own a mac? Just to be able to write apps for osx?

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              0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Issue UI: Drag And Drop and Display Screenshots/Images (Wider!)

              All other project management systems allow you to drag and drop your screen shots and files. You should also be able to view screen shots easy when viewing the issue, not having to click on a file to open it.

              Copy other systems please. The description should be 80% the width of the screen with comments below. It's just hard to see the comments and attachments like other systems.

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              • Coded UI Extensibility for various third party controls

                Can you please provide coded ui extensibility plugins for third party controls developed in various languages say for ex: PASCAL . Currently we are unable to correctly identify the Orpheus Custom Controls used in a Delphi application using Coded UI. Unable to navigate to some of these Orpheus controls using CodedUI test builder, able to map some of these ,but again all these controls are getting displayed as of type "WinClient" irrespective of the actual control type.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support for Platform Conditional References & Linked Multi-Platform Projects

                  It is a pain managing projects with different target platforms. Once you begin using libraries which are not AnyCPU, it get's difficult. You have to mess around with your project file manually or you must use some dirty workarounds which are unclear and not self-evident.
                  It would be great if you had three categories "x86","x64" and "Any" under the Reference-node in the Project Explorer. You just add the different versions of those assemblies (with different paths). On build, Visual Studio automatically uses the right reference for the build. This would be a very neat and clean approach for this.

                  The…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make the process of backup TFS data to Microsoft Azure Storage or Backup services simplier

                    Make a way of configure Team Foundation Backups to automatically upload the data to my Azure account

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Have an automated way (command line) to run a load test and still see the results

                      I know we can run a load test using mstest in an automated manner (using a script or command line). However the big problem with running a test using mstest is that the test is totally hidden, you can't view the run in Visual Studio if you want to while the test is running.
                      Hence is there an easy way to run a loadtest using Visual Studio Ultimate in an automated manner (using auto hotkey / command line arguments). I can figure it out but wondering if someone has ventured here before?

                      As per discussion at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/ce532249-eda7-41e1-a0c9-1c2288dc1a53/is-there-an-automated-way-to-launch-a-loadtest-in-visual-studio-ultimate-using-a-scriptcommand-line?forum=vstest#ce532249-eda7-41e1-a0c9-1c2288dc1a53

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a "??=" operator to C#

                        Add an operator that assigns the value of the right operand to the left operand when the left operand is null. For example:

                        string message = null;
                        message ??= "Hello, World!"; // sets 'message' to "Hello, World!" since 'message' was null.
                        message ??= "Goodbye, World!"; // leaves 'message' set to "Hello, World!" since 'message was not null.

                        The example above uses strings but would apply to any reference/nullable type.

                        Currently, the best alternative that we have for this in C# is:
                        message = message ?? "Hello, World!";

                        Thanks,
                        Blake

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Hey TFS People - why doesn't CRM integrate into TFS ALM OOTB?

                          We track our requests, bugs, projects etc in MS CRM and track our work that directly comes from there in a separate siloed out system from the same company: MS TFS - they should be able to talk to each other!!!

                          :-D

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Use Virtual Machine to debug Windows Phone on Windows VM

                            Hello Team of Visual Studio

                            I'd like to suggest something that I can't do it more.
                            I use Windows on VM and I installed Visual Studio Ultimate. I'm development some application on Windows Phone and I need to debug but I use VM.

                            When I click debug on button I receive a message: It's not possible. I'd like to debug using VM, please, would you mind fix it?

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add new string literal that contains Razor code (for example between «»)

                              Is time to move forward from String.Format() and inline conditionals, with the new Roslyn would be awesome if we can use some "kind" of Razor in any C# code

                              var msg = String.Format("Hi {0} you have won {1} credits", name, creditsWon);

                              How much better it will be:

                              var msg = «Hi @name you have won @creditsWon credits»

                              You can provice intellisense and also an HTML version:

                              var msg = @«<div style="margin:10px;">Hi @name you have won <b>@creditsWon</b> credits</div>»

                              That option must be multiline too.

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Encode TFS work item queries in a URL

                                There a lot of time when I create a query only to share it with someone else for a one time use. So saving a query in the shared queries folder is not desired.

                                That leaves the only option as saving a query to a file. For starters, this makes the work flow much more difficult -- all I want to do is copy paste. Second, the query can only be opened in Visual Studio. It doesn't work via web access.

                                What I'd like is the ability to encode the query in the URL. Something like:
                                http://tfsserver/tfs/DefaultCollection/Project/_workItems/createquery?SELECT+[System.Id],+[System.WorkItemType],+[System.Title],+[System.AssignedTo],+[System.State],+[System.Tags]+FROM+WorkItems+WHERE+[System.TeamProject]+=+@project+and+[System.AssignedTo]+=+'@Me'+ORDER+BY+[System.Id]

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • TFS Web Access Burndown title should name the team not just the sprint

                                  The title of the burndown chart (when you click on it at the upper right of the task board) is BURNDOWN FOR: <iteration name>. As soon as you have more than one team synchronized on the same iteration cadence, you can't tell one team's burndown from another. We take a screenshot and post these on a wall for transparency.

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                                  • Implement "User" Work Item Templates as you have "My Queries" and "Shared Queries"

                                    Power Tools adds (what I call) "User" Templates. These are templates that are used to "populate" work items. These are great because they allow you to get by the 250 character limitation of text fields and templates for very redundant work items. However they are cumbersome to share. We point them to a common network share, Each template is embedded with the project. I would like to see these templates to be implemented like "My Queries" and "Shared Queries". Users could have their own templates (which they do now) and Project Administrators could have their own "User" templates for the…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Do not apply new work item "State" rules until all current "State" changes are saved.

                                      Do not apply new WIT "State" change rules until after current changes are saved. When you make changes to a WIT field the current "State" rules are applied. If you change the "State" (without saving), the new "State" rules are immediately applied. If the new "State" rule for the field is "Read-Only", then the non-saved changes are cleared. This is a problem for the one project approach for an application (using iterations instead of projects) and wanting to lock all fields in the WIT when in the "Closed" state.

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                                      • Enable to limit the Code Review Request dropdown to show just team members

                                        When creating a code review request (VS 2013.3/TFS2013.2), the UI shows a dropdown to select a reviewer. This list shows all TFS users. If there are many teams this list becomes useless for lookup. It should become possible to limit this list to just the members of one's own team. This is possible for the other WI types, but the Code Review Request has a new UI that is not configurable in the same way.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Restore Sheveset comments to Find Shelvesets UX

                                          In earlier versions of VS/TFS (e.g. 2010), the Find Shelvesets dialog listed the changeset comment associated with the shelveset, along with the shelveset name, the owner name and the date/time. In VS/TFS 2013, the changeset comment is no longer visible in the Find Shelvesets UX - please put it back! I give my shelvesets systematic names based on who made the change, when and in what product, but I cannot devine from that what the focus of the changes might be - that information is in the changeset comment, which I can no longer see.

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