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  1. Please include the visual studio sdk into the visual studio installer and build more language for the sdk

    My english is not very well.
    As we know, the visual studio has kinds of language versions. But the sdk only has the english version. I hope when we install the visual studio, we can also select to install the sdk which language is the same with the visual studio.
    Best thanks for the visual studio developers, it is a powerful IDE.

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      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Include Team Members on Task Board People View even when Tasks are not Assigned to Team Member

      A great UI benefit of the task board is to be able to reassign tasks to team members by drag and drop. However, if a team member does not have any tasks assigned to them, that person does not appear on the task board. By having all team members appear regardless of task assignment, assigning tasks is much easier than opening the work item and assigning.

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      • Direct support for PowerShell in pre/post build events

        Currently only cmd/batch files are supported. PowerShell is a great replacement available on every Windows box basically. Writing complex pre/post build scripts is way easier in PowerShell.

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          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • While selecting files to add to VCPROJ, the list of the files in the selection dialog should be in different colours

          While selecting files to add to VCPROJ, in the selection dialog,

          Show file names in different colors with some criteria like

          files that are already part of the project in one color
          files that are not part of the project in one color

          It makes the user developer easy to access.
          And this helps the porting teams to clear the files that are unnecessary.

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            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • MSVC team: Do the same stunt as what the .NET team has done with Roslyn and rewrite your compiler.

            Use C++. Use an AST. Make a public API to use that AST, among other compiler capabilities. OPEN SOURCE IT!

            - Rewrite because we feel that you can't do much with all the legacy cruft in your current codebase.
            - Use C++ because current codebase is has lots of stuff written in C. *It's a C++ compiler after all.*
            - Create public API. CaaS or something. Like Roslyn. Like clang, LLVM. Even GCC seems to up their efforts in this area. You don't even need to outsource C++ Intellisense to some other company!
            - Open source because there's really no…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "Bluetooth Low Energy" and Documents Flexibility

              Please provide BLE scanning in peripheral mode, please update it, its already available in iPhone and Android, in windows phone 8.1, still its not available. We can scan and get MAC address without pairing device. Documents launching is also a typical process, sometimes .docx and .xlsx are not supporting.

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                0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support <LISTITEM value="[project]\<TheCurrentTeam>" /> in TFS work Item AssignedTo Field Allowed Values

                It is possible to currently customize work item template so that it filters AssignedTo field list of users to a given team (<LISTITEM value="[project]\Team1" />) or to a security group (<LISTITEM value="[project]\Contributors" />). But when you have multiple teams defined in a team project the only sensible way to filter is using <LISTITEM value="[project]\Contributors" /> because if a "[Project]\Team1" is used, in Team2 it is only possible to assign work items to members of Team1 (and that is not the desired outcome).

                I believe if there is a way for us to define" [Project]\<TheCurrentTeam>" in LISTITEM of the ALLOWEDVALUES of…

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                • Show Dependencies in Backlogs and on Kanban and Task Boards

                  Teams need to visualize their dependencies in their backlogs and boards. These web access tools should follow predecessor/successor links in work items to display the dependent work items. This could be implemented many ways from showing the work items in a greyed/dim state to show it is a dependency, to providing a visual cue that a work item has dependencies and hover over the cue to see details of the dependencies.

                  8 votes
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                  • Use red icon for plus sign instead of green when showing source control newly added file in solution explorer

                    By default, the green + sign is visually non-distinguishable with still locked files. But red check mark is visually distinguishable. I think a red + sign will be more visually distinguishable.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • End marker in query syntax to avoid the ugly parenthesis

                      One of the things that I dislike about the query syntax is this:

                      var xyz =
                      (from a in b
                      where a.c == 1
                      select a.d).ToArray();

                      What do you think about the idea of extending the C# query syntax a little so that the following was possible?

                      var xyz =
                      from a in b
                      where a.c == 1
                      select a.d
                      end.ToArray(); or perhaps even $.ToArray();

                      The syntax could even allow multiple 'end' markers to be chained:

                      var xyz =
                      from a in b
                      where a.c == 1
                      select a.d
                      $.Distinct()
                      $.ToArray()

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Compare With Previous Version Shortcut

                        Mostly compare function is used to compare with previous checked in version, but to do this, user has to open version history and select the most top two version and click compare at context menu.

                        Whereas if there is a option in context menu like "Compare With Previous Version", it could compare automatically with previous checked-in version if exists.

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                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make alerts configurable to NOT send "healthy" status.

                          Allow me to suppress alert status emails indicating "healthy" status. I only want to know when an alert condition is violated.

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                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please Make the Width of the Quick Find Box Sticky

                            Quite often the text being searched for within the Quick Find (Control-F) box in Visual Studio 2013 doesn't fit. The box can of course be made wider, but that doesn't stick. It would be nice if it would come up wider every time.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create tool same as Resharper

                              Can we have tool/extension same as Resharper. So that can be part of Visual Studio. and we don't have to pay for resharper :)

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • The new Visual Studio 2012 Find dialog is frustrating

                                - The fact you can't undock it from the upper-right corner is bad for those of us with vertical monitors. Please make it a floating window again.

                                - The fact that you can't find forwards and backwards at the same time without first clicking a little dropdown arrow is maddening.

                                - The thin little lines which tell you if Match Case, Match Whole Word, etc are enabled is way too hard to see, plus they dissapear entirely when your mouse hovers over them or when they have focus.

                                - I miss being able to perform a Find in Files, and…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Can I restore a 'OLD VALUE' in a Test Case?

                                  After exporting all test cases of a Test Suite into Excel I made changes to the values in the columns 'Steps' because it exported the test steps with the tags looking like this: <DIV><P>Open the URL.... etc.
                                  After I did a copy and replace for those tags in the Excel I saved it. However, it updated all the Test Cases in TFS, without any warning of confirmation to 'upload' anything. No I do see in the Test Case History the 'OLD VALUE' that got replaced with the 'NEW VALUE'.
                                  Is there any way that I can I restore a 'OLD…

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                                  • TypeScript supports comment intellisense

                                    public void ***(a:number){……}

                                    When I say at the top of the declaration of the method and press "Enter" at the back of "*": parameters list should be given and generate a template(Just like what you have done in C# or VB.net)


                                    /*
                                    Here gives me a list of the method parameters' list for me to comment in details
                                    */
                                    public void ***(a:number){……}

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                                      0 comments  ·  InstallShield LE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Access review report for collections, projects

                                        How can you view the permissions for multiple projects in a collection at once? Currently have to look at one by one and need ability to review for multiple at a time. Is there a default report or query we can run to obtain the information. TFS 2010.

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                                        • Block code as value (another syntax for semicolon operator)

                                          I propose allow return value from {} block to reduce redundant method and variable declaration.

                                          if(
                                          {
                                          var x = Foo();
                                          var y = Bar();
                                          Write(x);
                                          return x * y > 0;
                                          }
                                          )
                                          {
                                          //
                                          }

                                          int a =
                                          lock(dataInstance)
                                          {
                                          return dataInstance.Member1;
                                          };

                                          var x =
                                          lock(_dict){
                                          return {
                                          foreach(var pair in _dict)
                                          {
                                          yield return new {A = pair.Key, B = pair.Value.Member1};
                                          }
                                          }.ToList();
                                          }; //List<Anonymous type>

                                          var y =
                                          using(var conn = new SqlConnection(...))
                                          {
                                          return (await conn.QueryAsync<LongLongLongClassName>(
                                          "sql query"
                                          )).GroupBy(/* .... */)
                                          .Select(/* ... */)
                                          .ToList(); // Long long long final typename
                                          };

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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