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  1. Allow ClickOnce or create a similar technology to deploy Windows Modern apps that are meant for use inside a company/enterprise only

    Right now deploying modern apps that aren't meant for the store takes some amount of work - having something like ClickOnce to do the hard work AND keep users updated without having to go through the ropes on every little fix added would go a long way to making modern apps a better option when building Line of Business (LoB) software

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please add Multi-select drop down tool

      Please add Multi-select drop down tool to use in ASP.Net applications

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      Ramesh

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SSIS - Add a Stage instead of linking via arrows.

        SSIS - Add a Stage instead of linking via arrows. Make it so that the program does not execute code till all parts of the stage are complete.

        Have a small circle with the stage number at the top right of each box. This will help with presentation.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Invariant culture string interpolation

          Please, make both invariant and current culture string interpolation first-class citizens. Something like

          $"Current Culture String"
          $i"Invariant Culture String"

          They both are very common scenarios, and both deserve short-hand syntax.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • "IF(Min < x < Max)" instead of "IF(Min < x & x < Max & Min < Max)"

            It makes the code more readable and clean.

            Maybe there is a way to combine OR-statements too:
            "IF(A | B == x)" instead of "IF (A == x | B == x)"

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS on Azure IaaS v2

              Extend the v1 guidance with the following Topic:
              - Setup VPN Connection for DEV and TEST Clients
              - Reduzing cost by using the Azure Feature Automation for scheduled VM start and stop
              - Backup and Restore TFS SQL DB with Azure Feature Recovery Service

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                0 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide JavaScript Console window for Web Apps

                Currently, the functionality of the JavaScript Console window is restricted to developing Windows Store Apps, but this functionality could be immensely useful when debugging Web Applications that use JavaScript in Visual Studio as well.

                Therefore, the JavaScript Console should not be restricted solely to Windows Store apps but should be extended to support Web Applications as well.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make FxCop freely available

                  Make FxCop freely available so that it can be used with any edition of Visual Studio for static code analysis and can also be compatible with the upcoming changes to the compiler platform in Visual Studio 2015.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support for Web Driver Test Recorder in Spartan browser

                    Add support for Web Driver Test Recorder in Spartan browser

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • unchecked unsigned

                      Provide a way to bypass the need for "unchecked" when casting from a hex literal. Perhaps introducing a new hex literal type for signed int's...

                      0xbbccddee
                      0vbbccddee

                      http://stackoverflow.com/a/26686362

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Should be able to navigate to changesets associated with a work item in the browser

                        From within the browser, when we navigate to a work item, when viewing all history - including commits associated with that work item, we should be able to navigate to that commit in the browser. Currently, that linking only works within Visual Studio. We cannot assume that people will have visual studio. And even in cases where we do have visual studio, often, for review, the browser is sufficient. The commit guid is already there. Creating the link should not be difficult.

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                        • Make Microsoft Fakes free like Pex and Moles

                          Earlier, Microsoft had release Pex and Moles for free for all developers using any edition of Visual Studio that supported add-ins/extensions. However, with the release of Microsoft Fakes, Microsoft removed the option to make it freely available and instead restricted it to editions of Visual Studio Premium edition and above.

                          Like Microsoft is doing with ASP.NET vNext, Microsoft should make Microsoft Fakes available as a free extension/add-in for Visual Studio that can be used by all developers with any edition of Visual Studio.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Debug JavaScript running in the WebView control.

                            This should apply to Windows Phone Emulator, attached WP8 device, and Windows 8

                            Currently you can only debug js code if it is running in the root of the app ( ala a JS based application ) It would be great to be able to debug js code running inside a WebView as well.

                            Even if the only way to do this was by putting `debug` in your js code, and being prompted to open a new instance of VS, it would be extremely helpful.

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                              1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support VS2010 in Bing Developer Assistant

                              The OneCode Team is developing the excellent "Bing Developer Assistant" Visual Studio Extension.
                              "Bing Developer Assistant puts millions of code snippets and code sample projects at your fingertips while you are coding in Visual Studio."

                              (evolved from the All-In-One Code Framework Sample Browser that worked happily on VS2010)

                              Sadly the VS2010 extension has been pulled, and now requires VS2012+ to install.

                              Bring back (some) VS2010 support for this excellent extension, for those teams still using the VS2010 environment.

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                                0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow alerts to be created based on queries

                                Currently alerts are created based on own queries (assigned to me, new item created, etc) but would be nice to receive an alert when an item is removed or added to a teamquery

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                                • Support for multiple Azure AD directory services connections on Visual Studio Online tenant.

                                  Enterprises usually associate VSO to their default directory instance (Azure AD) so that users with stakeholders, basic and advanced license can be sign-in with their organisational account in SSO manner.

                                  However, vendors are usually accessing with MS accounts (MSDN license) and enterprises may want to delegate user management to vendors or perhaps 3rd party giving VSO support.

                                  This can be achieved with additional Azure AD instances dedicated to VSO vendor access and users. Hence, we should have also support for multiple Azure AD connections for single VSO tenant.

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                                  • Enable TFS to be able to track which users downloaded files in order to protect Intellectual Property.

                                    It would be nice to be able to see a report of user within TFS that are downloading source controlled files in order to protect Intellectual Property. It is normal to download projects, etc..., but having a report to show who downloaded what would be a very helpful feature when engineers leave companies.

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                                    • Make "lock" keyword more like "using" and "foreach"

                                      There are many lock primitives in .NET today (like Monitor.Enter, ReaderWriterLockSlim, etc.).
                                      Lock keyword make lock context very transparent. Bounds are explicit.

                                      When we use other primitives - bounds are not explicit and often this is hard to understand locks flow.

                                      Other keywords, like "using" and "foreach" are designed in same way. Using operates on IDisposable and foreach operates on IEnumerable.

                                      So, I think, there should be some interface like ILockable. At first look this interface can looks like:
                                      ILockable
                                      {
                                      ILockToken Enter(object obj);
                                      void Exit(ILockToken token);
                                      }

                                      In more details, ILockable should be designed with lock primitives keeping in…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • MvcBuildViews = true, shortcut and one of Build Buttons

                                        Sometimes, when libraries changed, there need to be a way of checking compilation errors in all Views, but that not always need and I agree it disabled by default. It's not very easy to change this option. Better is:
                                        - Option in Property Window
                                        - Special Shortcut
                                        - New Build Button "Build Project with Views"

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                                        • Visual Studio's future changes

                                          For more, please see this in details, maybe Microsoft can gain more intellisense.....:)

                                          http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/15533/Visual-Studio-2020

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