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  1. Visual Studio Tools for Git Extension (Microsoft Git Provider) integration with Source Control Explorer window

    The major feature that is still missing from the Microsoft Git Provider is to integrate it with the Source Control Explorer window to provide a full featured Git repository UI that will rival third party tools in it's feature set.

    A great example of the ideal functionality is the Git Extensions main user interface. It allows changing repositories and branches, stashing changes, committing code and push/pull operations. It also provides a great visual diagram showing the commit history for the selected repository and where each branch (local and origin) is in relation to the head. It also allows you to…

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      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Publish slide decks used at conferences and public presentations.

      MSFT guys do an awesome job at conferences when telling about their technologies, products and services.

      Some Microsofties upload their slides to their own blogs, some upload slides to conference sites.

      There should be a repository of awesomeness: Upload the slides to a central website, open to the public.

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      • Add special Intellisense handling for "Implement Interface" for IDisposable

        In Visual Studio, when I'm creating an object that implements IDisposable, I'd like the Intellisense "Implement Interface" functionality to produce code that follows the pattern described in CA1063: "Implement IDisposable correctly".

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • make showing the bottom panel for single items in a list configurable in Visual Studio.

          In Visual Studio, when we open a query list, the bottom display panel opens by default. We can collapse it, but that doesn't persist after closing the query. I'd rather set as a preference not to display this panel. This should be a configurable preference.

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VS should have both environment i.e. user can have multiple projects in single solution or user can have only one project in single solution

            Visual studio can support multiple projects in single solution. It can be done through many ways like 'Add new Project', 'Open Solution' options or through Project Template.

            I have disable all the options except Project Template. When one project is loaded and we are going to create a new project then we can support multiple projects through template (Through 'Solution' option Combo box)

            So my request is VS should have both environment i.e. user can have multiple projects in single solution or user can have only one project in single solution.

            Please think on this issue.

            Thanks.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Automatically add OnPropertyChanged() When encapsulating a field with ctrl + R + E, if the clas implement INotifyPropertyChanged.

              Suggest to automatically add OnPropertyChanged() When encapsulating a field with ctrl + R + E, if the class implements INotifyPropertyChanged.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add ability to set Team Days Off for all collections

                For holidays and company shutdowns, I'd like to be able to add a "global" team day off so I don't need to iterate through all of my team collections and set it individually. Everyone has off Christmas, for example, regardless of the project they are working on.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Matrix control support pagination method for columns/rows.

                  eg. every 4 columns * 5 rows per page. At the same time allow adding multiple title/header rows for the matrix. They are more usefull when there are more then 2 dimensions in the matrix. we can promote one of the row filed dimension info to the title/header level to explain some common information for the column fields and repeat the header dimension info on each paginated page.

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                    0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Sync with Active Document from Peek Definition

                    Sync with document is great when you want to understand your current code in relation to the solution you're working on.

                    When you start hopping around via Peek Definition you really need this capability to understand where you landed from the small code window displayed. All you've got for context is the filename when you hover, which requires a mouse movement and is a hard way to get the info.

                    Please have Sync with Active Document, and its keystroke shortcut respect the current cursor location - main body or peek - and add a context menu entry for syncing.

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow use of DataTestMethod / DataRow in all unit testing projects

                      As I understand it these attributes are limited to use in WinRT/Metro and now with update 2, Windows Phone 8. It would be very helpful to be able to use them in all test projects e.g.

                      [DataTestMethod]
                      [DataRow("a", "b")]
                      [DataRow(" ", "a")]
                      public void TestMathos1(string value1, string value2)
                      {
                      Assert.AreEqual(value1 + value2, string.Concat(value1, value2));
                      }

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                        8 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        • Update the Class and Class-Member drop-down menus at the top of the editor

                          Replace the current Class and Class Member drop down boxes at the top of the editor (I'm a C# developer) with a pathname similar to that which is found in the Address Bar in Windows Explorer (Windows 7 & 8).

                          The path name would be:
                          namespace > className > methodName for existing functionality, or an extended path to show where the selected text is in deep nestings, such as:
                          namespace > className > methodName > if > foreach > if

                          The ">" here represent the triangles in the Windows Explorer Address Bar, and represent drop-down menus that show peers.
                          I'm…

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add 2nd optional parameter to Switch statement for IComparable

                            Allow a 2nd optional parameter to the switch statement whereby an IComparable or IComparable<T> can be passed that will allow for a customizable comparison of the value parameter.

                            switch (value, comparer) {...}

                            The probable most common usage would be to pass in a case-insensitive string comparer, which would be much more efficient than most user's workarounds.

                            Obviously, it will be possible for runtime exceptions to be thrown from an IComparer.

                            This type of enhancement would be transparent to all existing code.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bookmarks table -> add column for method name where line of code is located

                              Add a column to the bookmarks table that displays the method name where the line of code bookmarked is located.

                              6 votes
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                              • add expand all/collapse all to sprint board view in Visual Studio Online

                                Can you please add expand all/collapse all links/buttons to the sprint board view in Visual Studio Online.
                                Similar to what you already have in the backlog view.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add the option to collapse try-catch blocks

                                  Sometimes, adding many try-catch blocks to the code makes it harder to follow the main idea of the application. I believe that adding some ellipsis notation (similar to the notation used when a function is collapsed) to the try-catch block could help make the code more readable.
                                  I just think that it would be great if I could read my code with no exception handling at all. If I wanted to read the exception handling code, I could always expand the specific section of code.

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow sideloading of Windows apps, or allow offline developer licesnse registrations.

                                    I think that you should either allow sideloading of Windows store apps and get rid of the need for a Windows Developer Licesnse at all, or at the very least, enable users to get a developer license without an internet connection. I understand that machines linked to a domain already can get offline licenses, but some of us developers are just people that write small apps to share with friends, and we find your need for a developer license renewal absurd. Please consider this seriously.

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Keyboard macros.

                                      Where are the keyboard macros gone? Recording and playing back keyboard actions are very important in formatting large chunks of text.

                                      Going around the problem by using 3rd party solutions, such as Notepad++ is quite suboptimal.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Sorting text

                                        Sort lines in selection by ascending or descending order.
                                        When you declare more than a few member variables, it would be nice to be able to sort them. For C++ it's preferred to initialize in the order of declaration. Where this feature would help a lot, especially when adding more members at a later time.
                                        Or simply for sorting enums.

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                                        • Tool to change (localdb)\v11.0 to localhost on the Webconfig before publish in a Hosting

                                          migthy be usefull to have a application tool to support the change from (localdb)\v11.0 to localhost.... on the Webconfig after finish the changes on your local project and before to publish into the hosting wwwroot. i.e, that you can work on the server via SSME and /or connected remotely via Server explorer for your SQLDB and then runn locally in your computer using the string connection for localdb on Gridview application as an example. Then before compile and publish do and set a tool for change the string to localhost sush as redoing the entired conection strig to <add name="strConn"…

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