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  1. Suggest Support for Mobile Devices i.e. accessible from smaller form factors

    It would be good idea to have support for smaller form factors such as phones. Sometimes we come up with weird ideas for our projects when we are not next to a computers. It would be good to have a phone app that will make this TFS fly.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • do not have a continuous connection to the cloud (as for the themes)

      I do not want my code analyzed by anyone in realtime over the net

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      • Allow to clear or retrieve event handlers

        One thing I never understood is that the only way to manipulate event handlers is through AddHandler and RemoveHandler, both of which require a handle on the method to add or remove.

        There should be a way to retrieve all the handlers associated with an event, to remove them all, or to remove them after retrieving them.

        This is particularly useful with lambdas where one creates a handler on the fly and assigns it to an event. It is then not possible to remove it at a later stage, somewhere in the code, unless one keeps track of all lambdas…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement the features missing in natvis that autoexp.dat used to provide

          The new natvis framework brings some improvements over autoexp.dat but sadly some key features from autoexp.dat have been lost, making it ****** and in some cases impossible to visualise types in natvis that could easily be visualised using autoexp.dat.

          1. The loss of the $c notation means that it is no longer possible to reference the container object when defining the next pointer in a linked list. It is therefore not possible to correctly visualise a linked list that is teminated with an 'end node' held by the container because its address is not accessible at the point where it…

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            5 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • GRID on form/edit/tab

              Form/edit/tab should have a grid with lines and columns numbered. A zebra background would be interesting. Clicking on an item on error/tab should highlight the corresponding line and bring itinto focus

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              • Editing properties window

                On VB 6.0 going with cursor over the properties window would bring it into focus allowing to use the mouse wheel to roll it up and down.Besides that, editing a property and going to a new component would bring the same property aleady selected avoiding search.

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                • Components other than standard ones

                  On VB 6.0 there was a menu item which allowed the installation of a list of new components which is no more present on VB 2012 and would be verynecessary.

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                  • CONTROLbox should be dismembered

                    CONTROLbox should be dismembered into MINIMIZEbox, MAXIMIZEbox and CLOSEbox. This way, for instance, MAXIMIZEbox set to FALSE, would remove correponding box from the form border.
                    Another point, the above mentioned boxes should also to be set as TOOLS, this way allowing to be placed inside the form.

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                    • Add HTML editing features from Expression Web to Visual Studio

                      Expression Web has a number of features that make you more productive when editing HTML, which you don't get when editing an HTML file in Visual Studio, such as:
                      - Edit in design view, press control-Q to wrap a selected section of text in a tag.
                      - Tag-oriented search and replace options.

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make the WF Expression Editor remember size and position

                        Make the Expression Editor remember size and position so I don't have to resize the window every time again when I enter a large expression. Or make at least default size bigger.

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                          2 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Implement a 100% complete Ribbon UI for WPF

                          The Ribbon UI shipped with WPF 4.5 is missing some key components:

                          1) the little tiny arrow on RibbonGroup, that activate a dialog box, called DialogBoxLanucher

                          2) the backstage view like in Office 2013

                          Those are essential parts of the Office UI, and Ribbon UI new interface.

                          Please add it to the core library so that developers can create more uniform interfaces for our desktop programs.

                          I like Ribbon UI, but I want all the to

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create the ability to have template properties and methods

                            Tools like SQLMetal generate a large number of methods and properties which are all basically the same. EF doesn't generate this code, but the invisible wrapper mechanism seems slow and although Code FIrst is good, it definitely has its problems.

                            I would like to see something like this (using SQLMetal/Linq to SQL as an example in VB.NET with made up keywords and escape char`): -

                            Template Property DataField As T
                            Private _`FieldName` As T

                            Public Property `FieldName` As T
                            Get
                            Return Me._`FieldName`
                            End Get
                            Set
                            If ((Me._{FieldName} = value) _
                            = false) Then
                            Me.On`FieldName`Changing(value)
                            Me.SendPropertyChanging
                            Me._`FieldName` = value
                            Me.SendPropertyChanged("`FieldName`")
                            Me.On`FieldName`Changed …

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              Allow Code Coverage, StyleCop, FxCop results to be available in TFS web home page so developers can have a definitive view of code health

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a feature that allows the user to remove items from the recent projects list in Visual Studio in such a way that older items re-

                                Add a feature that allows the user to remove items from the recent projects list in Visual Studio in such a way that older items re-appear in the list.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • You need to explain when starting the program what the project will be and what the procedures are.

                                  A step by step guide is needed. Just like you did when filing out your profile. When your having people join and use the products to get the kinks out of them make it simple for them to understand how the set up is. I joined and wanted to try visual studio next thing your at the Team Foundation filling out another form of ID and name. Then it says give the project a name. You download and nothing happens. But what is Team Foundation? What are the steps in entering these programs? Are you looking for users or people…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable the UNDO button directly within the Test Case

                                    My team has found that when they are editing or authoring test steps, they often find themselves deleting whole lines of test steps or expected result with no way to get back the entire line unless of course they do not save changes. This does not work for us, as we often are making many changes to test cases verse just a minor wording change.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • expecting the recovery scenarios as part of the coded ui. unable to handle the unexpected dialogs/windows.

                                        its related to coded ui (recovery scenarios). unable to handle unexpected windows/dialogs. its impractical the suggestions observed on many blogs. Even if the user knows there might be a possiblility of any of the windows (which are recorded), checking for each such window by using waitforcontrolexists delays the complete test run. please suggest some solution for this.

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                                        • Make quick find optional (PLEASE)

                                          Please make the Quick Find 'feature' (the one that come over from the Productivity Power Tools) optional in VS2012. At the very least, make an optional to stop highlighting every match in the file as I type each individual letter. When I press the letter e, I never ever ever want to wait 3 seconds just so I can see every single letter e highlighted in the document. It is infuriating.

                                          Performance gets much more frustrating with regular expression searches. Find is supposed to be fast, particularly when I know what I'm looking for is in the file I'm already…

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                                            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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