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  1. Improve Breakpoints window search

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    I have several lables, but can I search on multiple lables? No! Oh, wait, yes, IF THE LABLES I'M INTERESTED IN ARE RIGHT BESIDE EACH OTHER! >:(

    Totaly defeats the purpose of having labels.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • MSDN documentation should not only provide documentation for using Eclipse and Xcode, but also Jetbrains IDE's

      Jetbrains' IDE's actually have nice supported TFS integration, and I believe that Microsoft should show how to use them. They already do the same for eclipse and Xcode.

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        0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show the full path of the selected solution explorer file

        When one is drilled into a deeply nested folder structure, in Solution Explorer, it is not evident what the full path to the selected folder or file is. If it happens to be a file that is selected, I can find its tab and hover over it, but it could and should be easier than that. In Windows Explorer, an address bar shows the full path. In the VS designer, I can also see the full "path" of an HTML element. Ideally, VS would do the same for the full path of the selected solution explorer file or folder. It…

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • New Bug in Menu bar in Web gui

          Web: When we find bugs that are not related to testcases under a test run there should be an easier and faster way to report these bugs. E.g a New Bug option on the top menu beside "Column option" in the Testplan.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Shared query in My work / Available work items

            want the possibility to use a shared query in Team Explorer / My Work / Available work items.

            The benefit would be that I could edit the query and the update would reach all our developers. Today each developer must delete the old query and then copy/past the shared query into their own. And my developers consider such instructions to be boring which results in high risk that they use an inaccurate query and develop things in wrong order.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support hosting private NuGet feeds which can be integrated with gated check-ins

              I have private NuGet packages I currently host on an internal network share. When developing and building locally, the internal share allows me to update and restore packages. However, I'd like to setup a Gated Check-in build definition in TFS, so changes cannot be checked-in without a successful build + unit tests.

              The out of box tools in TFS don't allow me to complete this scenario. Namely, the hosted build agents on TFS cannot access my internal network share containing the required NuGet packages to do a build. Thus, upon trying to restore packages as a first step, the build…

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              • Filter "Find Results" by code only (remove commented-out results)

                when I search for a code string in all files, some of the search results can exist in code blocks. I would be more interested in working with results that are actual code. You can provide me with an option to filter-out those results that are inside a comment block or are commented.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Data Sources Window improvement

                  1) After each refresh and reopening Data Sources Window presents all objects fully expanded. It is tedious each time to collapse and scroll to the latest viewed property. It should remember what objects were collapsed and reopen them in their last state highlighting recently highlighted property (if it is still present after refreshing).
                  2) There should be an option to "Collapse all", "Expand all", and Collapse, Expand on particular objects.
                  3) There should be an option to drag highlighted field from DataSouce window into code editor.

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                    0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Assert.ThrowsException and UITestMethod attribute

                    VS2013Update2(or 3) supports Universal Project. It's a wonderful thing.

                    However,
                    since Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestPlatform.UnitTestFramework.AppContainer.dll is not contained in Windows Phone, we cannot write universal tests.

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                    ストアアプリ用の MSTest には、いくつかの新機能があります。パラメタライズドテストは、最も素晴らしい新機能でしょう(これは Windows と Phone ともに利用可)。

                    例外をテストする Assert.ThrowsException と、UI スレッドでテストを実行する UITestMethod 属性も、とても便利な新機能なのですが、残念ながら今のところ Windows ストア アプリ専用です。そのためユニバーサル プロジェクトでユニット テストを書くときにこれらの新機能が使えず、とても苦労することになります。

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                    see also: Microsoft Fakes for Windows Phone Unit Tests
                    https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/5894285-microsoft-fakes-for-windows-phone-unit-tests

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                      2 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • change graph x axis from relative time to absolute time in the load test report

                      The load testing tool is till not in part the others in the market. One basic feature is showing graph x axis time in absolute time rather than relative time.

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                        4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow for gitflow branching model

                        We would like to allow for a git flow model. Or a simple branching model with branch permissions such that only team leads are capable of merge (after code review) and developers may only check into their feature/issue branch.

                        http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/

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                          Thanks for the suggestion. We’re current investigating how we might provide better options for managing git workflows. We’ll provide more details when we better understand our direction.

                          Matt Mitrik
                          TFS Program Manager

                        • Provide the ability for project templates that load NuGet packages to Update to Latest at the time of project creation

                          This idea came out of a Mobile Services discussion - because of differing cadences, the project templates that load with VS projects are significantly out of date by the time the VS update that includes them is released. As a result, the project creation process involves first loading the NuGet packages referenced by the project and, then immediately waiting a similar amount of time while updating those very same NuGet packages to the latest versions (in the case of Zumo, they were as much as 3 revs & 3 months out of date with VS2013U3.)

                          This is certainly not assumed…

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                            3 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Compliable strings

                              If you're writing a tracing and logging component you may well want to pass the current method name to your logging component. Rather than hard code it (then forget to change it when you change the method name) you can use reflection and the MethodBase class to retrieve the name:
                              System.Reflection.MethodBase currentMethod = System.Reflection.MethodBase.GetCurrentMethod();
                              System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine(currentMethod.Name);
                              System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine(currentMethod.DeclaringType.Name);
                              System.Diagnostics.Debug.WriteLine(currentMethod.DeclaringType.Namespace);

                              In C # 4.5 you can use attributes System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CallerMemberNameAttribute, System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CallerFilePathAttribute and System.Runtime.CompilerServices.CallerLineNumberAttribute for such purposes.

                              Frequent use of reflection dramatically reduces performance. Using special attributes is a contentious issue. Because attributes inherently are declarative. They obviously do not provide full support for the…

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                                8 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Treat whitespace like syntax coloring: make it user-configurable, but *not* part of the saved file.

                                Just like some use a non-green color for comments, some people prefer to column-align their code. There's no reason that the editor can't be smart enough to turn this:

                                int x = 20;
                                int y = 300;
                                int someOtherThing = 40;

                                into this (or vice-versa):

                                int x = 10;
                                int y = 300;
                                int someOtherThing = 40;

                                but *without changing the bytes written to disk when saved*. This could be extended to handle any number of similar whitespace preferences.

                                if (x == 0) --> if ( x==0 )
                                get { return x; } -->
                                get
                                {
                                return x;
                                }

                                (etc...)

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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Lock XAML Visual Designer from editing

                                  When I am working on a XAML view, I prefer to edit through the text editor, not the visual designer. This causes some grief if I accidentally click and move and element in the designer and mess up all my hand-coded layouts. However, I still want to see the live updates in the visual designer.
                                  Please add a way for me to lock down the edit capability of the XAML visual designer so that accidental mouse clicks don't mess up hand-coded layouts. Continue to allow clicking in the visual designer to move to an element in the xaml text editor.

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                                    0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide a Release Management API

                                    Teams using Release Management could really benefit from having an available API to expose the RM data for reporting and custom integration with existing workflow engines.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Implement IntelliSense for T4 Templates

                                      Add coloring and intellsense suggestions to the T4 template editor

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Razor-like syntax in T4 templates

                                        The current way to write T4 templates is too much a hassle.
                                        T4 templates are a powerful tool and should be easier to code.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • "included changes" list in "pending changes" should make better use of available space, so that less scrolling is required to see changes

                                          The "included changes" list uses less than 50% of the available window height. When I have a long list of pending changes, I need to scroll in the "included changes" window, even when there would be enough space to show all included changes without scrolling.

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