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  1. IntelliSense should include copy+paste

    I often copy and paste members variables between my header and class files (cpp and h).

    A frequent operation is to the copy and paste the name of a variable.

    It would cool if IntelliSense gave significant weight to the content of my copy/paste buffer when giving me a hint. Most of the time the content of the buffer contains the optimal hint.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Offer a low-cost Visual Studio version for hobby/learner developer

      There needs to be a low-cost Visual Studio for hobbyists and learners. This would help people get started with development using the Microsoft tools and would contribute to the long-term success of the company.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow the HTML lightswitch client to use the new asp.net identity model

        Anyone know how to configure the HTML lightswitch client to use the new asp.net identity framework? Referenced herehttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/arch...-identity- membership-system-for-asp-net-applications.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage and here https://github.com/rustd/AspnetIdentitySample

        I like the idea that ASP.NET Identity can be used with all of the ASP.NET frameworks such as ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, Web Pages, Web API and SignalR, so why not lightswitch?

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          3 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow pre-pidding of Visual Studio 2013

          In previous versions of Visual Studio (2012 and earlier), a developer or IT Administrator could pre-pid an installation of Visual Studio to support mass deployments (especially in scenarios such as Lab Management). However, this capability has been removed/taken away in Visual Studio 2013 which removes the ability to easily perform mass administrative deployments of Visual Studio to test and development environments.

          Please consider re-adding this functionality back to simplify administrative deployments.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Using the default value "null" with the keyword "params

            If the method is called without arguments, pass value "null", and not an empty array.

            For example:

            public static void Foo(params int[] array)
            { }

            public static void Bar(params int[] array = null)
            { }

            static void Main(string[] args)
            {
            Foo(); // Foo(new int[0]);
            Bar(); // Bar(null);
            }

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Include exploratory test sessions in the tfs_warehouse and analysis database to allow reporting

              Adding exploratory testing sessions into the tfs_warehouse and analysis database will allow accurate reporting of test team effort.

              Reporting on execution of scripted tests can be easily produced but it is currently not possible to include exploratory sessions

              34 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for SSH keys as alternate authentication method in TFS Online

                A common way to authenticate clients in a Git setup is to use SSH keys. It would be nice to have that method on TFS Online as well.

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                  25 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Capture Image in coded UI for Windows Store Apps

                  Coded UI for Windows Store Apps is not supporting capture image

                  Need to have a way to capture Image in coded UI for windows store Apps if we need to verify any Image.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • open side-loading for consumer versions of windows

                    The side-loading workflow for the enterprise versions of windows is fairly simple and secure. However, the barriers to side-loading apps on consumer versions of windows is too high relative to the alternatives: the open web platform and (for x86 windows at least) traditional win32/.net app distribution on the desktop.

                    In addition, there are several compelling non-LOB use cases for side loading in consumer versions of windows without requiring paid product keys purchased in bulk:

                    Open source: LGPL and GPL software - these licenses are incompatible with the closed app store distribution model.

                    Privately distributed apps for non-enterprise related groups: e.g.…

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please incorporate the way to validate the background color of a cell in a grid through UIA or codedUI automation.

                      Problem : There is no way to validate the background color of a cell in a grid through UIA or codedUI automation. Request you to please incorporate this feature. This would be a nice feature to have for testers who use Visual Studio and MSDN Library a lot on a working day.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sort included files in .sqlproj files to simplfy branch merges

                        New files are icluded in database projects on each TFS branches. Later, all merges are very difficult and we have each time visible errors to fix (with each time a big time loss) and other invisible errors that we don't see until problems occurs in Production ! (for example, objects not included in build or scripts not included in a post-deployment).

                        A simple way to resolve all theses problems would be to sort alphabetically included files to get the same changes on each branches.

                        Thanks.

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                          1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Help us build on account and applications synchronization.

                          In the gaming world, ( single user price == Office 365), game play services are synchronized for best user experience but in the document world, Office desk applications need to be rebuilt for online experience synchronization, to help people work with an increased number of applications, file reuse for, server, Web, or Apps development. Office 365 inflexibility when coding site forces 10 free sites at Azure, yet the service, is Azure. Lack of assurance that Azure will maintain 10 free site services, will keep from transferring host names or external site services. Visual Studio online provide for 5 free users…

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                            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Connect by relation a code review to the changeset it was requested for (when doing review after checkin)

                            As of today, when you do a code review before checkin, the code review is linked to the final checkin. However, if you initiate a review post checkin, the changeset is not updated with a link to the code review.
                            This makes it impractical to overview what tasks and changesets that have been code reviewed in a post checkin scenario.

                            47 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Release Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package as a NuGet package

                              Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package should be distributed by Microsoft as an official Nuget package. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6442

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Custom Tool should create new files with same Build Action as the original one...

                                  Custom Tool should create new files with same Build Action as the original one...

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a previous button to Visual Studio for the "Go To Definition" feature.

                                    It would be very nice if Visual Studio had navigation buttons to allow us to go back (or unwind) from where we land when we use the "Go To Definition" feature.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow breakpoints to be set/controlled within the 'Peek Definition' window.

                                      This is a user workflow thing but I found myself using the peek window and wanting to set a breakpoint inside it (F9 or mouseclick), didnt see the feature so I thought I'd post it here..

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                                        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • "team explorer everywhere"

                                        We are using Team Explorer Everywhere(TEE 2013) with the Eclipse IDE.

                                        When we edit work items that have an HTML field. There is no "insert image" button in the HTML field toolbar. This button is present in Team Web Access and Visual Studio. This creates an inconsistency among the clients.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add the ability to Filter by/Group by Area on the backlog

                                          We use area to group backlog items and it would be very helpful to be able to sort, group, and filter by area on the backlog in the list and board view. In the board view of a backlog item, have a dropdown similar to person on the normal sprint board with other filter options such as area, state, etc

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