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  1. Implement proper indent / reindent command

    As an Eclipse user, I got addicted to the Ctrl+I shortcut which invokes the indent / reindent functionality. Visual Studio has something seemingly similar under the Format Selection command (Ctrl+K,F) but it has been frustrating for two main reasons:

    1. Besides indentation, it also formats the selection. This is sometimes undesirable and I honestly quite despise manually fixing formatting screwed by a tool.

    2. When invoked on an empty line, it doesn't place the caret at the right position.

    I didn't realize how useful Eclipse's indent command is until I came to VS and found it missing. The IDE generally…

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • design db quickly

      when design the db,we hope input the field description quickly,like the field name,field type and so on

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Include feature of Task Board Enhancer plug-in

        Include all the features in this (excellent) free plug-in:
        http://pascoal.net/task-board-enhancer/

        Unfortunately it has not been updated for TFS2013 yet.

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          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add standard xml documentation to auto-generated code

          We use Code Analysis, enabled XML documentation and set TreatWarningsAsErrors to true on all our projects. The problem of (almost all) auto-generated code that it does NOT contain any xml documentation (summaries etc.).

          Becuase of our settings, the build always fails on auto-generated code. What I suggest is to add some default xml documentation to auto-generated code (.g.cs files) or ignore auto-generated code (for the xml documentation).

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please provide data export /inport (exchange)

            Please provide data export /inport (exchange)

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              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Reduce PDB sizes by storing a type registry in the PDB file.

              When using C++ templates, the PDB file can grow very quickly. E.g. when using std::tuple<long,long,short,char*>, and storing that tuple in an std::map, you see the same std::tuple definition popping up in all std::map related classes (_tree, _pair, iterator, less, allocator, ...). If the PDB file would keep an internal registrly that maps std::tuple<long,long,short,char *> to an internal id (number), then all references can refer to that type instead of having the full tuple written out completely and blow up the PDB file.

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TFS Source Control Annotate - add more visible visual indicator that recursive loading is happening

                  When you annotate a code file after merging two branches, it initially shows the user who performed the merge next to the changes. In the background visual studio recurrsively searches and updates the user name to the person that actually made the code change rather than the merge user. (Great feature by the way!) However, sometimes this can take a while and it is easy to move into the changesets thinking the loading is done. It would be helpful to have a clear visual indicator that any loading, including resursive loading, is still continuing. Then I can wait until it…

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • We want to launch web site in browsers other than IE if use the Performance analysis wizard.

                    The Performance analysis wizard just launch the IE as the default browser if we want to use this tool for Web app, but sometimes the web app requirs other brower like Chrome.

                    More detailed inforamtion, see: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/8d21817b-a9cc-4196-8814-b90be4e30da0/performance-analysis-wizard-how-to-launch-web-site-in-browsers-other-than-ie?forum=vsdebug

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show untime value of function args

                      I looked at Data tips but they have to explicitly pinned. What I am asking for is a switch that will turn on showing the runtime values of all function arguments .
                      Example

                      Void Method (int a, int b , int c ) { }

                      During Debug :
                      Void Method( int a(10), int b(23) , int c (89) ) { } - the runtime actual parameter values would be shown in the font and texture like the reference numbers are there for the method names . I don’t know whether this feature is there . Can any one comment?

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                        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix the licensing problems

                        Visual Studio 2013 just decided it wasn't licensed. It has been licensed since I installed it last year using our company Action Pack subscription.

                        Logging in restored the licensing, but it cleared out all of my IDE settings for appearance, plugins, code completion etc.

                        That is a hateful thing to do! When an IDE is mission critical and in use every day, it can take many months of tweaking and adjustment to get the settings correct for efficient working.

                        I would suggest that when licensing is restored, ALL SETTINGS should also be restored.

                        Or, even better, when the IDE is…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enhance Team Communication for Web-Access

                          Within the daily work we sometimes need to discuss one Work Items detail, before it can be implemented. Our team sometimes need to:

                          - Find the best solution to that wi (bug) by including the whole team’s knowledge
                          - Disuses a wi's different aspects BEFORE it is implemented
                          - Track decisions made related to that wi
                          - Place technical hints

                          Right now we need to embed a conversation into the "Description"-field when someone wants to share his / her knowledge:

                          "[Add a new Link to you Homepage (www.TFSisGreat.com) on the 'Info'-Tab of the Application.

                          Mike
                          Hey, Alex, pls…

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow parent tasks that have remaining work in them to show up on a scrum board

                            Currently if you create one or more tasks that are children of a task, the parent task will not show up on the scrum board. According to Lily_Wu in this post, this is by design: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/10cd6585-be25-4ba6-baf6-a40c371185b4/parent-tasks-not-showing-up-on-task-board?forum=tfsworkitemtracking

                            This is undesirable because there are many use cases in which the parent task could be set to track work above and beyond the child tasks. Also, you can have remaining work time on the parent task which will be hidden from sight but still showing up in the sprint time remaining, making it a fun challenge to figure out where it is.

                            Last…

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                              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make it easier to switch user

                              The Synchronize settings feature of vs2013 is great, but it is still a bit slow/difficult to switch user. When we pair program it would be very usefull if we easily could swith keyboard settings etc whenever we switch keyboard.

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                              • Open visual studio in the monitor with the splash screen

                                This one is pretty straight forward and easy. When the splash screen comes up, you have the ability to move it around. It would be nice if when VS closes that and launches the interface, it would launch the interface in the monitor where the splash screen last was.

                                So for example, I could drag the splash screen to my second monitor and instead of visual studio popping up on the first monitor, it would pop up on the second.

                                Seems pretty trivial but it's really useful. Anyways, thanks.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Reset checkmarks on start page (checkmarks on vidoes)

                                  Hello,

                                  on start page of Visual Studio 2013, there are some videos.

                                  When I watch a video, the video on the start page gets a checkmark, telling me that the video already was watched.

                                  It is not possible to remove these checkmarks again. Can you please incude a feature to reset these checkmarks?

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Simplify Remote Debugging and make it Just Work

                                    Lots of people don't even know this feature exists at all, due to the sheer complexity of setting it up - and people on the "remote side" often have no knowledge of VS whatsoever, they *requested support*, after all.

                                    1. Make a step-by-step guide in MSDN, plain and simple, for domain, workgroup, and "completely different PCs" scenarios.
                                    2. Make it work using plain HTTP(S) when computers are in disjoint networks, with intermediate server on the Internet.
                                    3. Make it possible to create a remote debugging offer from the "App Crash" dialog with *one click*.

                                    In general, it should be experience…

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                                    • Allow drag and drop prioritization on the backlog to be restricted in TFS/VSO.

                                      I should be able to limit who can prioritize the backlog. Currently placing restrictions on the field that controls the order of the backlog (via READONLY) only blocks manual edits of the field, and doesn't stop drag-and-drop reordering.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • VS: Restore option to Not Save Before Run.

                                        Restore option to Not Save Before Run. So that I can test different approaches without having to recopy my sandbox all the time. It was much easier when I could just close the project without saving.

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                                        • Allow overriding just the get or set of an abstract property with `public bool MyProp { override get; set;}` syntax

                                          http://stackoverflow.com/q/6058352/429091

                                          When an abstract base class declares and abstract property with just “get” or just “set”, the implementing class cannot add the “set” or “get” respectively. This should be possible akin to how interface implementations can choose to add a “set” or “get” when the interface only has one of the two keywords.

                                          The reason that this doesn’t work in C# is where the “override” keyword appears in the implementing class’s “public override bool MyProp { get { return something; } }”. The implementing class cannot specify to override just “get” and provide a normal implementation for “set” or vice…

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