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  1. Provide banner (similar to SharePoint) that can be displayed in TFS clients (VS, Eclipse, Shell) to communicate message to all users.

    Provide banner (similar to SharePoint) that can be displayed in TFS clients (VS, Eclipse, Shell) to communicate a message that will impact all users of the system. For example to communicate upcoming system outage of TFS.

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    • Scrap the entire VS 2012 user enterface.

      This new design is far and away the WORST UI design I have ever encountered. It is painful to look at, and I'm not kidding. Just because font-awesome has become popular on the web, doesn't mean you should put it into an app. Do the devs at MS even use VS? Do you people listen the them? And the thing I can't understand is why MS is so willing to forge ahead with it, even though countless devs have complained about how hideous it is. It's not just inconvenient, it's extremely difficult to use and even more difficult to look…

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to Asp.Net Web applications

        The Multilingual App Toolkit is a powerful extension to Visual Studio for managing language strings with standards based xliff files in Windows 8 Apps. Web applications in ASP.Net desperately need this same toolkit. Please consider expanding Multilingual App Toolkit for other types of applications.

        This request is similar to 'Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to WPF or Windows applications'

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          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a NuGet section into Add Reference dialog to show assemblies from installed packages

          Add a NuGet section into Add Reference dialog to show there assemblies from installed packages.
          When you retarget a PCL library usually you need to reinstall NuGet packages to reference correct assemblies. Or if the target PCL profile differ for you PCL library and for your app you need to manually add correct reference from NuGet package folder. So you need to browse for it which is very annoying!

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • in the links and tasks tabs of a product backlog item, size the columns to show maximum detail

            The default column size for the linked work item controls in VSO is too small to show the assigned to and state columns. Closing a work item dialog forgets any size that the user has specified.

            It would make it easier to do work item management if these controls automatically resized the columns appropriately when opening a work item.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show real dates instead of "3 days ago" in Build, Work item tracking and Version Control

              In several places of the product, dates are shown as "3 days ago" rather than the real date. Telling me that a build finished "3 days ago" is not very useful to me and frequently reduces my efficiency.

              Please change the way how the dates are shown. Ideally add a global TFS setting to define how dates are shown in both the web portal and in visual studio. If the setting is set to "real dates", then show the date including time (hh:mm:ss)

              209 votes
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              • Add Lambda Expression Generation to Code Completion in C++

                Auto generate empty Lambda expression as soon as typing '[', that we could start to dive right into the Lambda body (or the capture)

                The parameter list generation should be derived appropriately according to the context

                Check this for reference: http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/webhelp/Coding_Assistance__Code_Completion__Smart.html#lambdas

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide the ability to invoke a build which includes an updated build process template from the shelveset

                  I suggest you provide the ability to invoke a build which includes an updated build process template from the shelveset.

                  For example, my current build definition points to a build process template xaml file within the same branch as the code being built.

                  I would like to test changes to the build process template before checking it in as part of the shelveset I select during a manual build with a shelveset.

                  Thank you.

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                  • Provide the ability to see test run warnings because of DeploymentItem files missing for example

                    Provide the ability to see test run warnings because of DeploymentItem files missing for example.

                    In previous versions of Visual Studio, the "Test View" displayed warnings and indicated when DeploymentItem files were missing for example.

                    However, it doesn't seem that Visual Studio 2012/2013 has this feature and so it requires a little more time to troubleshoot and resolve.

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                      0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ajax control toolkit toolbox items f1 help

                      Pressing F1 with an Ajax Control Toolkit item should bring you to help about that item. Or am I missing something and it already does this? On my installation it just brings you to the home page for visual studio 2013

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve Intellisense (in VB) for variables declared as Dim X as New SpecificObject

                        In VB, if you declare Dim X = New SpecificObject, Intellisense thinks that X is an Object and gives only the methods for Object. It should give the methods for SpecificObject.

                        This might be deeper-seated - hovering the mouse over "X" gives Object as its type.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide Stash support in visual studio tools for Git

                          There's no way i can stash my changes in Visual studio tools for git or any third party Git tools like mSysGit. Its great to support it.

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                          • implement SuspendingDeferral as IDisposable

                            Plesae implement Windows.ApplicationModel.SuspendingDeferral as IDisposable (probably already declared in ISuspendingDeferral) and call method Complete() from within IDisposable.Dispose() to simplify its usage:

                            new:
                            using (e.SuspendingOperation.GetDeferral()) {
                            //do something
                            }

                            old:

                            SuspendingDeferral d = e.SuspendingOperation.GetDeferral();
                            //do something
                            d.Complete();

                            Thank you.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Indicate Bug cards on task board by using a different color.

                                It would be great if the task Board in Visual Studio Online could simply support a different color scheme for Bug "stories" so that we could tell at a glance which items on the board are Bugs and which are PBIs.

                                It wouldn't even require changing the task card colors, just make the text for the Bug "story" red or use a red background, etc.

                                12 votes
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                                • Need to see what builds are consuming the most time. I can see the "Resource Usage" numbers for the build hours but not the details.

                                  I need to see what builds are consuming the most time. I can see the "Resource Usage" numbers for the build hours but not the details. A plus sign expanding to the builds that contributed to the accumulated hours detailing the hours consumed for each build definition. This information could be used to better manage the rate of consumption of build hours.

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                                  • Error 1 The "GenerateResource" task failed unexpectedly.

                                    Error 1 The "GenerateResource" task failed unexpectedly.
                                    System.Runtime.InteropServices.ExternalException: A generic error occurred in GDI+.
                                    at System.Drawing.Image.Save(Stream stream, ImageCodecInfo encoder, EncoderParameters encoderParams)
                                    at System.Drawing.Image.Save(MemoryStream stream)
                                    at System.Drawing.Image.System.Runtime.Serialization.ISerializable.GetObjectData(SerializationInfo si, StreamingContext context)
                                    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.WriteObjectInfo.InitSerialize(Object obj, ISurrogateSelector surrogateSelector, StreamingContext context, SerObjectInfoInit serObjectInfoInit, IFormatterConverter converter, ObjectWriter objectWriter)
                                    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.WriteObjectInfo.Serialize(Object obj, ISurrogateSelector surrogateSelector, StreamingContext context, SerObjectInfoInit serObjectInfoInit, IFormatterConverter converter, ObjectWriter objectWriter)
                                    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.ObjectWriter.Serialize(Object graph, Header[] inHeaders, __BinaryWriter serWriter, Boolean fCheck)
                                    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.BinaryFormatter.Serialize(Stream serializationStream, Object graph, Header[] headers, Boolean fCheck)
                                    at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.BinaryFormatter.Serialize(Stream serializationStream, Object graph)
                                    at System.Resources.ResourceWriter.WriteValue(ResourceTypeCode typeCode, Object value, BinaryWriter writer, IFormatter objFormatter)
                                    at System.Resources.ResourceWriter.Generate()
                                    at System.Resources.ResourceWriter.Dispose(Boolean disposing)
                                    at System.Resources.ResourceWriter.Close()
                                    at Microsoft.Build.Tasks.ProcessResourceFiles.WriteResources(IResourceWriter writer)
                                    at Microsoft.Build.Tasks.ProcessResourceFiles.WriteResources(String filename) …

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support indirect pointers to databases as Data Source

                                      There are times when I need to keep the location of a Data Source as flexible as possible. During development the Data Source might point to one location, but the deployment might need another location.

                                      In VB6, I could use a .udl (Universal Data Link) file as the source of the file location, but in VS, if I try to use a .udl file in Add Connection, I get an error message "Unrecognized database format".

                                      I'd like to suggest that we have the ability to have indirect pointers for Data Sources.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow miltiple instances of Visual Studio 2013 to run at once like VS2008 did

                                        We work with C++ and have seperate solutions for various libraries and applications,
                                        Some applicationprojects are put together into a single solution.
                                        In effect it means that we have several solutions open at the same time.
                                        However in VS2013 opening multiple instances of VS2013 gives all kinds of issues (most likely due to locked registry entries?) which causes several problems with toolbars being reset, access to TFS of SourceSafe gets lost and other strange messages when loading solutions (depending on the position of the sun or something you'll get an 'random' error or a warning :))

                                        As long as you…

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Easy way to link stories to features

                                          This is about Visual Studio Online but I don't see where I could specify that.
                                          I'd like to be able to link stories (backlog items) to features using drag and drop like I can assign stories (backlog items) to iterations.

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