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  1. MvcBuildViews = true, shortcut and one of Build Buttons

    Sometimes, when libraries changed, there need to be a way of checking compilation errors in all Views, but that not always need and I agree it disabled by default. It's not very easy to change this option. Better is:
    - Option in Property Window
    - Special Shortcut
    - New Build Button "Build Project with Views"

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    • Visual Studio's future changes

      For more, please see this in details, maybe Microsoft can gain more intellisense.....:)

      http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/15533/Visual-Studio-2020

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      • TrimStart()-ed Find and Replace results?

        I wonder if majority of users prefer TrimStart()-ed results of 'Edit→Find and Replace→Find in Files'... at least I guess so.

        If some result is found in a deeply nested block, I can't see the actual code but only whitespaces (or tabs).

        I guess no-one would be interested in leading whitespaces in find results.

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        • VS 2010 - SSMS ctrl-PageUp / ctrl-PageDn tab switching

          It's a simple change to allow tab navigation in SSMS by using ctrl-PageUp/ctrl-PageDn to switch tabs like Excel switches sheets instead of ctrl-Tab that only goes to previously visited tab.

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          • Keep wildcard include when adding matching file to project

            Being able to include files in a project via a wildcard is a nice feature but VS removes the wildcard and replaces it with individual inclusions for each matching file whenever I add or remove a file that matches the wildcard.
            For example, this:
            <ItemGroup>
            <None Include="Features\*.feature" />
            </ItemGroup>

            Becomes this:
            <ItemGroup>
            <None Include="Features\Authentication.feature" />
            <None Include="Features\SpecFlowFeature1.feature" />
            <None Include="Features\SystemSmokeTest.feature" />
            </ItemGroup>

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            • Show remote git branches in Team Explorer

              Currently when we publish a new branch to our local TFS instance, we have to make use of the command line or git bash to be able to checkout the newly created branch on another developer's machine. It would make our life a lot easier if we could see the published branches in Team Explorer and be able to check a specific branch out from there.

              My idea is to have the list as is now with Published Branches, then Unoublished Branches and the below that add Remote Branches. To try not to clog up the UI too much, this…

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              • Display team member's days off next to their name in the capacity page

                Right now the only way to know what specific days during a sprint that a team member is out is to open the dialog that you use to specify each team member's days off. Many times in a standup, people look around and say "hey, where is Bob today?". It's a rather large team spread across the US, of if we could quickly refer to the capacity page and just see a list of the dates people are out next to their name, that would be a big time saver.

                My ultimate wish would be a little calendar view that…

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                • Allow creation of environments with network virtualization to clusters

                  Using SCVMM on its own you can easily set up templates that utilise network virtualization across a set of clustered hosts.

                  If you try to use one of these templates to create an environment in Lab Center you get error

                  TF260073: Team Foundation Server could not create environment. Network isolation requires that all virtual machines be deployed to a single physical host, such a host could not be found. Try again or contact your Administrator. The host is part of a cluster. Clustered hosts are not supported for the creation of network isolated environments.

                  Why is this limited to just…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Lab Environments to use VMM Service Templates

                    SCVMM allows for complex multi-server topologies to be created using Service Template definitions - this automates the addition of standard Windows Roles and Features and allows for automated installation of SQL Server and other applications.

                    Having these abilities exposed to Lab Center would vastly enhance the customisability of Lab environments without having to have pre-created machines.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Have the result of a test case being reflected in all the suites that test case is in

                      Have the result of a test case being reflected in all the suites that test case is in.

                      We have a setup where we do risk based testing. Now it is possible that a test case is belonging to different test suites (all query based, using tfs 2013). In our set up the qeries are based on tags on the test cases.

                      Now imagine I execute a test case in Suite A.
                      When I then open suite B that also contains that test case I do not see the result of that execution without executing the test again.
                      When I…

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                      • Process version control service's requests on separate service than IIS worker

                        Right now all the requests (from workitems and versioncontrols plus custom plugins) are being processed on the IIS worker. it would be great if TFS separate the services for the version control and workItem tracking into different services.
                        if your have several workitem plugins and developers heavily harnessing the version control at the same time, sometimes IIS worker process handling all the tasks make an huge impact on the overall performance of the TFS and it seems reasonable to have separate service at least for version control like build windows service.
                        In addition it is impossible to debug the plugin…

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                        • Support 'd:DataContext' property on style components in the visual studio designer

                          When working with Resharper within visual studio it is possible to qualify unknown datacontext types on a style by using the Blend markup with d:datacontext. This works perfectly except for the fact that visual studio then marks the d:datacontext attribute as not supported on elements of type style.

                          Either mark this as an acceptable use for the attribute, or give us the option to suppress that message (at project/file/occurance level)

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                          • Log sent emails work item history

                            When sending an email from a TFS work item from the TFS web portal, the email is not currently tracked in the work item history/activity log.

                            I often find myself sending an email then having to copy the contents into the work item as a comment.

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                            • bring back full colors on controls in ToolBox!

                              simply enough allow full coloring of the controls in the toolbox where we can find and select the right one, fast and accurate just like in vs2010.
                              going to black and white trying to look like photoshop, is a very wrong idea! we do not have 10 tools like photoshop, we are not painting and we are depending on the controls we are choosing to design a form.

                              now its unacceptable hard to spot, and select the right control, we have to wait and read a tooltip most of the times!

                              also we are all buying new HD monitors and…

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                              • Color Code PerfTips by Threshold

                                From Tarun Arora:
                                I would like to colour code the PerfTips, I see numbers all the time and after a while stop paying attention. However, if I could set a threshold & colour code the threshold, it would be easier to identify what requires attention.

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                                • show external tool on condition and Command menu on Condition

                                  Add an option of Condition to the external tools that will define if the Condition value is true the Tool will appaer in the menu.

                                  For example :
                                  if $(ItemExt) = .vb
                                  the External Tool will appear

                                  This Condition will work also if we use the external tool in the command menu.
                                  The combination of the two options will help us to customize the menu
                                  easilly without need to develop.

                                  Regards,
                                  Zvia

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                                  • Integrate with adding timestamp sideloading app

                                    Sideloaing WIndows Store app need code signing. If sign with appx expire, WIndows Applocker brock running appx.

                                    VS2012/2013 build process is not easy to add timestamp option.
                                    Developer use signtool.exe.
                                    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/jj835835(v=vs.85).aspx

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                                      • Provide a .Net 4.5 version of core Microsoft.ApplicationInsights Package w/o Microsoft.Bcl* dependencies

                                        As described in my post over at the MSDN forums (see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/ef9705c7-bbcf-4af3-af15-bf09ff446960/unnecessary-microsoftbcl-dependency-of-microsoftapplicationinsights-nuget-package?forum=ApplicationInsights), I would like to suggest that the core 'Microsoft.ApplicationInsights' NuGet package gets a separate net45 config it its nuspec that does NOT pull in Microsoft.BCL.Async (and its dependencies).

                                        .Net 4.5 obviously comes with native async/await out of the box and right now the aforementioned net40 only config and its dependency not only causes my .Net 4.5 solution and projects to unnecessarily reference the Microsoft.BCL* packages, but even worse, all referencing projects are required to do the same - when building this occurs for my Test- & Azure…

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                                        • Work with Atlassian to add Visual Studio Online Git integration into JIRA

                                          JIRA (https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira) is an isue tracking product and service used by over 35,000 companies around the world.

                                          The Atlassian JIRA DVCS Connector (see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Use+the+JIRA+DVCS+Connector+Add-on) allows for users to easily link their JIRA instance to a Bitbucket or GitHub account. This allows for source control commits to be linked to issues and for JIRA to automate workflow based on source control.

                                          I love using Visual Studio Online Git for my source control - but my team already has a significant investment in the JIRA toolset. It would be great if we could have this same functionality with Git…

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