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  1. Bring back the basic setup and deployment project type Visual Studio Installer.

    [Reopened because of accidental decline]
    You really need to bring back the basic Setup and Deployment project name Visual Studio Installer. It was a clean, simple, and effective installer for home grown applications that were to be deployed internally. I downloaded and used InstallShield LE and it's too complicated and overblown to build simple effective install/uninstall capabilities. Why did you remove it to begin with? We have to support desktop applications for the foreseeable future.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to customize home page including Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 text

      Ability to customize the home page like adding links and changing fonts/colors. At least be able to remove Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 text to brand it for our company

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      • Extend the Visual Studio Online Project Portal with SharePoint functionality

        Regarding Visual Studio Online:

        Please make it possible to extend the Visual Studio Online Project Portal with SharePoint functionality so the team could enjoy its collaboration and document management features.

        49 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please add ways to trouble shoot the Application Insights Issue: "I don't see my data"

          There are several scenarios that make it difficult to trouble shoot data not appearing in Application Insights...please add diagnostics/UI to help in these situations

          28 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Filter option for Test Manger Results page

            On the Results page, the Test Results Details filter should have an option for "Run by"

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • (Editor) Disable adding a new line after C# [Attributes] when auto-formatting

              This thread pretty much says it all >> http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/9e5dd395-afd7-46d7-845d-5345a3268961/dont-let-the-editor-insert-a-new-line-after-a-c-attribute?forum=visualstudiogeneral <<

              What I want is:

              Auto format ->

              [MyAttribute1] [MyAttribute2] Stuff MyStuff;
              [MyAttribute1] OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

              But what I get is:

              Auto format ->

              [MyAttribute1]
              [MyAttribute2]
              Stuff MyStuff;

              [MyAttribute1]
              OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

              which is quite annoying.

              There is no option anywhere to disable adding a new line - This should be a very basic built-in option.

              Thanks.

              32 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Universal App Build

                    I think Visual Studio should give us a way to build a Windows Phone and a Android App use Xamarin with just one time code.

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                      0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add support to Visual Studio to register a code signing certificate that will allow you to sign a Powershell Script on Save.

                      Since PowerGUI is now under the control of Dell, it is broke and un-useable, as it tries to load help from a site that has apparently been turned off.

                      The best feature of PowerGUI in my opinion was a plug-in that allowed me to register my Code Signing Certificate. Once registered I could press CTRL-S-F (which would Sign and Save the .PS1/PSM1).

                      The plug-in that allows for PowerShell Intellisence in VS is great. Please make it better by having a way to sign/save in one step.

                      Alternately provide the same sign/save functionality in the PowerShell IDE.

                      Support in both would…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • show labels in source control history

                        I use labels as markers for releases, given this, it would be really helpful if you show labels in source control history by placing them in their appropriate locations between changesets. This way i can compare code from a previous release with the current release while having a view that is closer to the customer's (see screenshot)

                        4 votes
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                        • Allow 0 item in recent used list

                          Add a feature that allows the user to remove items from the recent projects list in Visual Studio.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Dynamic generic calls and type conversions

                            Let C# do:
                            1. dynamic generic calls.
                            2. dynamic type conversions.

                            Example:

                            public void Method(object a)
                            {
                            int r = ExternalGenericFunc < a.GetType() > ( // dynamic generic call.
                            (a.GetType())a // dynamic type conversion.
                            );
                            }

                            // In another DLL, in a non modifiable code:
                            public int ExternalGenericFunc<T>(T data)
                            {
                            return ...; // do something on data.
                            }

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Tasks to use story points instead of hours

                              Not everybody use Hours in Tasks. I think it'd be nice to use User Story Points, Effort, PBI Points or whatever name you want to represent the measure of the Task, so we can measure the work not in time but in weight.

                              14 votes
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                              • manage releases from same build definition

                                When the dev team manages to deliver two or more releases of a single component, the release manager (approver, RM) sees two very similar approval requests. If he approves the newer one (R2) first, and only afterwards the older one (R1), he will have the R1 deployed and R2 will be lost from the target environment.

                                To overcome this, one of the following should be enforced:
                                a) if RM wants to approve the newer release, he should be warned that there is an older one pending for the same target environment from the same TFS build definition; or

                                b) the…

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • C# Regex Literals - Seamless Regular Expression integration with .NET Framework and C# Language Grammar

                                  Create a seamless integration of the .NET library code base and language grammar with regular expressions, through new methods signatures and the lexical definition of regex literals.

                                  I want to able to write regex literals like:

                                  /[a-z]/cim // standing for new Regex("a-z", RegexOptions.Compiled | RegexOptions.IgnoreCase | RegexOptions.Multiline)

                                  I want to be able to write the following code:

                                  Instead of: "some string".Split(new char[] { ' ', '*' })

                                  It could be: "some string".Split(/[\s\*]/)

                                  And the same could work for Replace(), IndexOf(), Substring() and so on.

                                  Especially for replacing scenarios, a especial 'g' flag (or 'a') would mean global/all matches, for replacing…

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable building and running of a single source code file

                                    I compete on algorithmic competitions website called TopCoder. I have a plugin that creates .cs file when I open a problem on TopCoder. It's a daunting task to load this .cs file in VS and start solving the problem. The real issue is that solving a problem is timed, so if I loose 2min creating a project and adding a single file to the project, I loose points.

                                    Not to mention that there are three problems (each with own Main function) and it's impossible in VS to test all three problems within a single project.

                                    Also, it would be great…

                                    11 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Offer FREE Deployment servers

                                      When I complete a Desktop application by Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2013, comes the time for Publishing and Deployment.

                                      I want to publish my project somewhere where I can give the users the link of so they are directed to the download link of the setup.exe of my project, but as I understood, I need to get an FTP server to publish the "install" and it's also the same as the "updates" lookup place so it installs the desktop app's updates automatically or as I set in the "Project Properties". What I do now and I don't like is…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add NotifyPropertyChanged attribute (or keyword) to properties declared as auto-implemented properties

                                        I absolutely love using auto-implemented properties and the removal of the need to declare a backing variable.

                                        Public Property MyProperty As String

                                        However, for classes that implement INotifyPropertyChanged, I can't use auto-implemented properties, and instead have to write the more verbose:

                                        Private _myProperty As String
                                        Public Property MyProperty As String
                                        Get
                                        Return _myProperty
                                        End Get
                                        Set(value As String)
                                        _myProperty = value
                                        RaiseEvent PropertyChanged(Me, New PropertyChangedEventArgs("MyProperty"))
                                        End Set
                                        End Property

                                        Multiply this by a few dozen properties, and this gets a little tedious (even with code snippets), much too verbose to read, and increases the surface area for typo bugs.

                                        I…

                                        11 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • bring old musoc hub back or add option for recently added and revently played music......improve photo hub and add background photo in hub

                                          Bring old music hub back or add option for recently played and recently added music.
                                          Bring back the background image in photo hub.
                                          Add option to connect windows phone to smart tv as usb device.

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