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  1. Surface [Obsolete] APIs in the XAML designer

    When a type (or it's properties) are marked [obsolete] the designer should surface those as designer compile warnings as well.

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      under review  ·  4 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show test comments from Microsoft Test Manager on Visual Studio and TFS portal

      When a test is failed, we add a comment. I would like for that comment to be visible to the developer in Visual Studio or by going the the web portal for TFS

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Enhance SSIS package execution error reporting

        Improve SSIS error reporting by including a popup or error viewer control so that when an error occurs in the package execution, the developer does not have to keep right clicking and copying the error message and pasting into notepad to fully read it.

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          0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Windows Phone Classic Developer Tools

          Bring us back the chance to develop apps for Windows Mobile ("Phone Classic") platform, there is a market for those devices yet, PDAs devices still alive.

          The real deal here is, bring us back a way to develop in this platform without installing VS2008 and all those SDK, something like "Windows Phone Classic Developers Tools"

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Post status of Team Foundation Service Build Service on TFS Website

            This feature affects Team Foundation Service.

            Add the status of the build service to the TFS website (at a minimum). Spent more than 4 hours trying to figure out how I why the build was not building only to find out this morning the service had been down.

            Adding the status of the build service will save countless hours for the users of the service.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support a HasPassword Dependency Property on PasswordBox in WPF

              While it is understandable that the Password property for a WPF PasswordBox is not a Dependecy Property or Bindable, this prevents me even enabling/disabling a button based on whether there is a password without doing coding that, in itself, involves checking the password.

              Providing a bindable HasPassword property will allow me to check if there is a password without exposing it.

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Test Suite Security Permissions in MTM

                  Implement security permissions at the test suite level within MTM. Currently one can set permissions in a test plan and in doing so the tester is unable to delete the test plan. Problem however, is there is no means to restrict at the suite level. So even if a tester cannot delete the test plan, they are capable of deleting any and every suite within this test plan. Since all test execution results are stored in the test suite, the plan setting should either be inherited by the suites or there should be a means to customize for the suites…

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                  • Allow dragging files into HTML regardless of project type

                    If I create a new asp.net project and create a new HTML file, I can drag a js or css file into the code editor of said HTML file and it will automatically add the appropriate script or style links. If I create a blank project, or just have an HTML file open with no project, this functionality does not work.

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add context sensitive help in output window.

                      I got a CS1760 compiler error in the output window. I place the cursor over the CS1760 text and hit F1. Help launches and takes me to help on the "Output" window instead of help for the error. Of course I then went to the search box of the help viewer and keyed in the "CS1760" text I copied out of the output window just to give the help system a second chance and ... "No topic found". Hm.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Native nodejs library and more flexible hooks for implementing serializers, js libraries, etc.

                        As much as windows has been pouring efforts into javascript people rely on other js serializers, libraries (eg. knockout.js vs backbone vs amber, etc.) and javascript runtimes (nodejs). We've seen some improvements in the MVC runtime, the inclusion of typescript, etc. But we also see heavy use of RESTful JSON, inclusing or a lot of js in Win8, and full featureset for managing azure in nodejs. Yet with WCF you still have to trudge through formatters to swap out the serializer, Win8 it is difficult to use other js MVCish libraries, and nodejs you would have to wire some sort…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • What is the limit of programmers that I can add?

                          I want to know what is the maximum user of a project of tfs.visualstudio.com

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Fire the entire Visual Studio 2012 design team

                            Here's an idea: Sack the entire team involved with the design, GUI and aesthetics of Visual Studio 2012. It makes me feel physically ill to look at, and very upset to think that anyone could imagine this is in any way an improvement on Visual Studio 2010.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Display properties of folders and documents in Team Explorer

                              In VS2010, in the Team Explorer view, you could right-click on a folder or document and see the properties of the folder/document, which included the path to the folder/document. This was immensely helpful and needs to be put back in the VS2012 Team Explorer view.

                              40 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Synchronize Code between Online & Offline Collections

                                I have an Onsite Installation of Team Foundation Server 2012,

                                If it's possible, It would be nice to associate the local collection with Team Foundation Service collection,

                                In this way low security applications can be shared over a public Cloud and working from Offsite can be made easily possible.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Limit the row count or allow selection of tables BEFORE data compare

                                  Some of our tables in our main database have millions upon millions of rows fo data. And between Dev and production they will ALL be different.

                                  It would be nice to do a datacomaprison on specific tables instead of the entire database so that we can compare only the "configuration" tables. Either limit comparisons based on the number of rows in the table (user-configurable), or allow the user to select the tabes within the specified database(s) that need to be compared.

                                  Without a feature like this, the data comparison tool is nearly useless to us because of millions-upon-millions of false…

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make events first class values in C#

                                    I would like to see events as first class values in C#. I want to be able to pass the event itself to methods and do something with it.

                                    Not having this language feature causes some clumsiness in several areas, like for example weak event handlers. Some pseudo-code:

                                    myObject.MyEvent += new WeakEventHandler<MyEventArgs>(
                                    HandlerToExecute, eh => myObject.MyEvent -= eh);

                                    With events events as first class values, this could be more like:

                                    WeakEventHandler.Create(myObject.MyEvent, HandlerToExecute)

                                    Making use of type inference and getting rid of the lambda that just feels like I'm repeating myself, but that is currently needed in order to be able…

                                    12 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • VS to provide support for chrome/firefox themselves without third party tool installation

                                      Why VS people not providing support for chrome/firefox themselves. Why do people need to install third party tools(Selenium).

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Add support for Peek Definition in XAML view in Visual Studio and XAML Intellisense in Blend

                                        It is nice to see Peek Definition support added in VS13 preview for C# but it is not available for XAML view

                                        In Blend preview, Intellisense is still not available in XAML

                                        I think VS13 must have the above two

                                        15 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Showing the web link to a souirce project in the context menu

                                          When we are viewing a source code project in the source control explorer, it would really good to have acontext menu for the weblocation of the project so that we can share the projetc with a friend. Today I had to share a project path with a colleague and the path was really deep and I had to take a screenshot and send

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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