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  1. for visual studio, when clicking on a if then bracket, all brackets should be highlighted not just the bottom

    when clicking on a bracket of a IF THEN statement, all 4 brackets should be hightlighted not just 2 of the 4 brackets..

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to filter the Task Board by Work Item Type

      Often I'd like to see I high level view of Bugs and CRs on my Task Board without Tasks. May sound a little backward, but my Template is customised to show Bugs and CRs on the task board. They show up in different colours, but if I could hide all the tasks it would give a great view of the state of Bugs and CRs in a particular Requirement (I'm using CMMI based template)

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Global Lists : Is there a way to create alerts when new Global Lists are created

        Is there a way to create alerts when new Global Lists are created/changed/removed?

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "tags" support in Git Provider

          We can't manage git tags in the Git Provider at all. We would like to fetch, create, delete tags.

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            0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • associated testautomation for a shared step

            the reuse of Shared Steps makes it very easy to create testcases fast and easy. Also the maintenance can be done at one place.

            Unfortunately, now it is not possible to attach a codedUI script to a shared stap. This would be very handy becuase an automated testscript is then also created when using the Shared Steps.

            Also, it should be possible to attach a datafile to the corresponding shared step which has been automated. the test (which is working within testmanager) then only have to select the appropriate testdata row when reusing the shared steps.

            Advantages:
            - The technical…

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Format CSS without blank lines between rules

              If I choose either "expanded" or "semi-expanded" for my "Brace positions" setting, Visual Studio adds an empty line between each rule definition. I'd prefer to have no blank lines between rules. Please add an option to omit the extra line breaks when formatting CSS.

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow full screen view of user stories in visual studio online

                Allow full screen view of user stories in visual studio online

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • New method in string class, IsNotNullOrEmpty()

                  We now have the method IsNullOrEmpty that returns true if the string is null or empty, but sometimes we need to check if string is NOT null or empty, and than the code looks like if (!"string".IsNullOrEmpty()). I think that a method that check if string IS NOT null or empty looks much better. if("string".IsNotNullOrEmpty)

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Any Output window content to be auto saved in a file

                    Allow output window contents to be automatically saved to a specified file, options: append, overwrite per operation

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Source Expansion Function

                      Source Expansion of Functions, variables, values
                      - refactoring of code paths by having fully expanded code dump across classes, structures, preprocessor macros etc.

                      Function (A calls B calls C):
                      Expanded Codepath associated with A until B is called, the code in B until C is called. Expansion levels: 1..x or as by Call Hierarchy

                      Variable a, b:
                      Listing of symbolic assignments in current file, project, group or entire solution

                      Values x, y:
                      Listing of contant assignments in current file, project, Group or entire solution

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • fsx-scripts: #r - reference nuget packages

                        When all the packages updates, I have to manually update all the references:

                        #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Security.Facebook.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Security.Facebook.dll"
                        #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Security.MicrosoftAccount.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Security.MicrosoftAccount.dll"
                        #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Security.Google.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Security.Google.dll"
                        #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Hosting.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Hosting.dll"
                        #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Diagnostics.2.1.0/lib/net40/Microsoft.Owin.Diagnostics.dll"
                        #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Security.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Security.dll"
                        #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.StaticFiles.2.1.0/lib/net40/Microsoft.Owin.StaticFiles.dll"
                        #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.FileSystems.2.1.0/lib/net40/Microsoft.Owin.FileSystems.dll"
                        #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Host.HttpListener.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Host.HttpListener.dll"

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Codelens support for Javascript, Typescript and CSS

                            Codelens currently doesn't support these languages, but with HTML5 support in Windows 8 and Phone 8 and of course the Web, it's a large part of the editing done inside Visual Studio. Many of the existing lenses would work just fine with CodeLens.

                            Support for Chutzpah Javascript test runner would be an added bonus.

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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • In team foundation service I miss the option to set working days for team members

                              In team foundation service I miss the option to set working days for team members

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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make readable German documentation and help files

                                Most of the documentation and help of the German VS 2012 is produced by automatic translation tools and therefore often worthless.
                                If I spend so much money for a program, I would expect a perfect language support!

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                                  0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Reactivate the editor macro feature

                                  MSVC 6.0 had a nice possibility to write editor macros using VB script. VS 2012 does not have this feature and I had to spend days to transform my macros into plugins, which are much more difficult to change than a simple VB script.

                                  It seems, you do not know, what your customers like and need to work efficently.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • enable changing the order of test cases on the web gui and let them be tested in this order for both manual & automated tests

                                    With the MTM 2012, it is possible to change the order of test cases within one test suite and this order is considered when testing. This functionality is missing in the web environment. It is not possible to order test cases and then have somebody else test them in a specific order. If a test suite is run, the tests are ordered by ID only. Make this work for both manual & automated tests.

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                                    • allow continuous deployment of multiple cloud apps from a single solution

                                      Allow continuous deployment of multiple cloud app development projects from a single solution

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide Source Code for Silverlight Testing DLL in project form like the Excel project for looking at the cells

                                        If you refuse to update the support for Coded-UI support for Silverlight in Visual Studio 2013, could you release a Silverlight Coded-UI test extensibility project that would allow us to create our own extension to support Silverlight 4/5 much like what you provided for the Excel Extensibility project to read into the spreadsheet cells? That way when you don't support Silverlight in Visual Studio 2015 or greater, we can still at least figure out how to make it work. The only problem you have with the Excel project is that you still make use of the Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UITesting.HtmlControls.DLL which makes trying…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Parallel Iterations and Development

                                          If i have 2 Versions of my Product and 2 Iterations (parallel time span) i will only see one Iteration in the Backlog and the other one in the future group.

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