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  1. Enable cross platform Android development using C++ and Java in Visual Studio

    The VS2015 preview supports building and debugging Android C++ libraries with a C# (Xamarin) application. It'd be great to be able to have some support for Java/C++ Android apps

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Go to defintion should go to definition of code in class

      Go to defintion is not clever enough is quite often open code not I want.
      1. Go to defintion should go to class code not to interface definition
      2. Go to definition should go to class code not to assembly metadata.

      Goto definition always have to use source if source presented in opened solution.

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Studio Online Code Search across all Team Projects

        Code Search in Visual Studio Online is AWESOME!

        But I need to be able to search across all Team Projects, not just each project one at a time.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Native Java and AXML support for Android Development

          Consider adding first class support for Java development, as well as support for Android development within Visual Studio. It may encourage people to move away from Eclipse, and perhaps support Windows Platforms without the need to purchase a Xamarin subscription

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Document new tf.exe commands added in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013

            The last time that the tf.exe commands that were fully documented was for Visual Studio 2010. As the little documentation for VS 2012 says, "[y]ou can use version control commands to do nearly all tasks you can do in Visual Studio, and also several tasks that can’t be done in Visual Studio". If you're going to provide a tool, you should document how it works.

            For example, by running 'tf /?' I discovered the 'tf reconcile' command to clean the workspace. However, 'tf reconcile /?' does not document what all the other options do. The only reference to the addition…

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            • Add options to Threads and Call stack windows to hide assembly, namespace, etc.

              Currently, call stack allows to hide module names, but not namespace. Threads has no options at all.

              Call stack should get the namespace option, and threads should mimic call stack.

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add the content of e-mails sent from a work item details to the work item's history.

                As a person managing work items within TFS, it would be very helpful if when I send an e-mail from a specific work item's detail view the content of that e-mail was attached to the work item history. This would be HUGE for the purposes of creating a paper trail for use as "evidence" when reviewing communication history on a work item.

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                • TeamPath to complement AreaPath and IterationPath

                  I would love to see a TeamPath field to complament Areas and Iterations.

                  This field should be used together with area and iteration to define teams in Web Access. When creating new teams in Web Access there is currently a checkbox for creating an AreaPath for the team. There should be two more for creating an IterationPath and a TeamPath for the team.

                  This would make the "team pages feature" of web access really powerful and flexible. It should not impact existing projects that have team nodes in AreaPath (and/or IterationPath) as long as the default TeamPath for a team…

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                  • Save and Load set of selected exceptions

                    When debugging several applications I find myself often to enable breaking on a specific set of exceptions in one application and another set of exceptions in another application. Since this is a rather work-intensive process it would be nice to save and load those selected exceptions.
                    Another helpful addition would be to support the <F3> key as an alternative to the "Find Next" button.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS power tools

                      Power Tools Process Template Editor component can work only on VS Pro or up. But it doesn't prompt it when installing. i don't know it until the error occurs.
                      Is that possible to detect VS version before installatian?

                      3 votes
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                      • Normal library for C# work with Videos

                        Please publish normal library to work with videos using C#. It took my 5 days to work about that and now too I have not done that..

                        12 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add tools like user story mapping...

                          Maybe, Visual Studio Online should have a tool like this:
                          http://storiesonboard.com/

                          This tools is very important to people who works with Scrum (Agile software development), and product owner to integrate user stories on a board easily to understand.

                          Show in action this tool, it help us for projects, and isn't integrate with VSO....

                          3 votes
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                          • Using DSC, bring the Virtual Machines into the ALM lifecycle.

                            Using DSC as a VM "definition language", develop the process that Will allow the VMs to be generated as part of the buld process. This Will allow maintenance teams to generate development VMs on request, as well as test environments to be generated and integrated with the Test Management tooling.

                            64 votes
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                              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  ALM Rangers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support more C++ code-formatting features

                              In VS must be more formatting options for C++, like all CLANG-FORMAT STYLE OPTIONS should be in Visual Studio available by default (I know about plugin, but select text and format then is not a good idea):
                              http://llvm.org/releases/3.4/tools/clang/docs/ClangFormatStyleOptions.html
                              For example, how can i change formatting of a "<>" - template brackets in VS using default Ctrl-K+D?
                              Please add support to .clang-format in IDE.
                              Many devs will appreciate it a lot.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make CTRL-F use standard Quick-Find window for RESX editor instead of Find-in-Files dialog

                                If you have a .resx (resource) file opened in the VS Resources Editor - which is the default when double-clicking on a .resx file - and you press CTRL-F, you get the Find-in-Files dialog. This is very annoying because you cannot simply search in the current document, which is what you want if you press CTRL-F.

                                Instead of this behavior, the standard Quick-Find window which appears in any other source editor should be shown when pressing CTRL-F.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Step Last in addition to Step Into;Step Over;Step Out

                                  Have Visual Studio remember what method I last Stepped Into at any line and add a new "Step Last" GUI button that becomes un-greyed when I step to that same line again. Pressing it steps into that same method I last stepped into - instead of the more thought distracting move-mouse-over-line, right mouse-click, select Step Into Specific, read the methods and pick the one I want. Over, and over, and over.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • "unknown publisher" in Click-Once on Windows 8

                                      Windows 8 always shows the "unknown publisher" on Windows 8 running a click-once application which Windows 7 or any other windows does not do. Even the latest VS2015 has the same bug. Microsoft must fix this as it reflects badly on their .Net developers and shows a lack of cohesion between the dev tools and windows.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Typescript intellisense

                                        In Visual Studio in JavaScript IntelliSense you have an option to unmark "Statement Completion - Only use Tab or Enter to commit" this is very nice because it then works like in C#. But why isn't this option in TypeScript? I really hope you will add that.

                                        29 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable Excludes argument for XCopy Deployer in Release Management

                                          I need to exclude certain files or file extensions when using the XCopy Deployer tool to copy a group of files to a new location. This can be done with the xcopy command by using the exclude argument, however this is not a valid argument when using XCopy Deployer, i.e. the error "Invalid parameter - /exclude:excludedfileslist.txt" is shown.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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