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  1. Show part of the path for solutions on the start page

    When working in different branches it can be difficult to know what solution to open since they all have the same name. Today you have to hover over them to see the path to determine what to open.
    It would be nice if there are two solutions with the same name also show the part of the path that differ.
    Example:
    c:\MyProjects\Customer1\Code\trunk\App\MyApp.csproj
    c:\MyProjects\Customer1\Code\devBranch\App\MyApp.csproj

    Would show:
    MyApp (trunk)
    MyApp (devBranch)

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • when we working in tfs we want go to brower to chat each other members but if we have a chat box in visual studio it's easy to users

      when we working in tfs we want go to brower to chat each other members but if we have a chat box in visual studio it's easy to users work easily

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • C#: implement "fat arrow" lambda syntax for property getters and setters

        // For accessing this private member
        private string _sMyDesk;

        // I want to write the code as:
        public string DesktopName { get => _sMyDesk }

        // instead of:
        public string DesktopName { get { return _sMyDesk; } }

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide a public API for writing EML files

            Currently there is no API for generating EML files to stream, even though .NET supports such file generation through the System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient class.

            It would be nice to see a public API for consuming the functionality provided in the currently non-public System.Net.Mail.MailWriter class, as described being accessed through reflection here: http://www.codeproject.com/kb/ip/smtpclientext.aspx?msg=2876295

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Quick History Log form

              My clients making logs would like an easy way to drop a log on a ticket from the query views. A simple right-click > Add Log action that just appends to the History Log would be perfect.

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              • allow customizing how type member comments are displayed in code

                For authoring comments, the /// snippet is great when working through a whole class to document each member. However, lots of type member comments in a code file can be a distraction for code a developer is already familiar with. Even in collapsed view, the display can be distracting as it makes the whitespace appear unnatural.

                My proposal is to provide an alternate "code-only" view that hides type member comments completely, perhaps using the tool-tip implementation when hovering over the member to read comments and a key+click combo to open an in-line editor.

                While in the code-only view, it would…

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • A dynamic reference searcher and loader

                  One thing I wish was in place is a dynamic reference dll searcher that does a search through of available assemblies/components and machine, and hints the user on best fit. This feature can appeach on the solution explorer or project menu. You can select which dlls to load and which not to. Also, it would be nice to have a conflict checker that goes through manifests, does comparison and displays possible conflicts to user. even before the app is built.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Preserves custom switches in config.xml

                    Any changes to Cordova config.xml will lost if opened config.xml with Visual Studio.

                    The editor should preserve all settings unknown to it. Otherwise, build hooks, platform specific settings, and plugin settings will be gone.

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                      0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • suggestion for windows app

                      I think Windows not only let user acceptance, but also need to let developers to feel more convenient than the development of Android or iOS.But does not reflect the current Windows platform application development more convenient than Android or iOS.

                      1. If a app want to support multi-language is hard thing. Because UI can not update immediately on runtime. but android can do it easier.

                      2. If a app want to dynamic load DLLs, also is a hard thing. but android can do it easier.(many and many apps need dynamic load DLLs)

                      3. Windows desktop APP can listener many system…

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make it so you can change your login (primary) email please!

                        Make it so you dont change your contact mail. wtf? why are you able to have to different mails??? remove contact mail, and make primary mail to contact mail, and do so you can change your primary mail please?

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                          0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Display the Source Location URL during Check-ins and any other source related manipulation

                          When I do a check-in via the Team Explorer window, I severally go back to confirm the files are being checked into the correct source location, and this process is cumbersome. It would be nice to have maybe a display that allows one to see where the files are going to once checked-in. Also another nice to have is a gated way of switching check-in destinations on the server..

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Blend to Open With menu in Windows

                            Blend for VS2013 was in Open With menu, but only Visual Studio Version Selector was in suggested apps. Now with Blend for VS2015 it's not even included in Open With menu! Please bring it back at least!

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                              0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve C++ intellisense for pointers

                              If I type a "." after a pointer which points to a struct or a class in Qt Creator,Qt Creator will automatically turn it into "->". But in Visual Studio,it can't automatically turn "." into "->". If you can add this feature, it will be friendly to the Visual Studio users.
                              Thanks

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Build the next generation UI language inspired by more readable languages

                                Code is read more often than it is written, and it's harder to read unfamiliar code than it is to write new code.

                                XML is not very readable. It makes a less-than-ideal basis for XAML. I suggest that the next-gen UI language be modeled from more readable languages, such as QML or YAML.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve Support For High DPI Screens

                                  I use Visual Studio on the desktop with a regular DPI screen and on a laptop with a high DPI screen. The font & text size configuration on the desktop is inappropriate for the laptop and vice versa so I've had to disable settings sync in order to avoid each machine trampling on the other.

                                  Either improve support so that Visual Studio lays out the code identically on regular and high dpi displays, or, track the font & text size settings on a per-dpi / per-dpi category basis so that when operating across machines with differing dpis the user's not…

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                                  • Enable Selection Of Build Configuration In Blend

                                    I'm working on a Universal App for W8.1 & WP8.1, I have 3 build configurations Debug (On Device), Debug (On Simulator) & Release.

                                    Blend always tries to load Debug (On Device) which given that it's targetting ARM results in obtuse & misleading errors being reported by build because the XAML tooling in both Visual Studio & Blend chokes on non-x86 targets.

                                    If I rename Debug (On Simulator) to Debug, Blend loads it instead.

                                    I deduce from this that Blend works with the build configuration that is found first alphabetically which is frankly bizarre behaviour.

                                    Either enable us to select a…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for Smooth Streaming in WPF

                                      WPF does not support Smooth streaming, not even on Windows 8+ where store apps has the ability.
                                      Please add this feature :)

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add function to reconcile backlog priority against assigned iteration paths

                                        We are using TFS 2013 and the scrum template. In managing our backlog (which is split across several teams by area), we often assign work items to specific sprints in the plan outside of the backlog view.

                                        This, of course doesn't, affect the backlog ordering. For example, the backlog view may show a work item assigned to Sprint 7 below one assigned to Sprint 8 depending on what technique was used to create the work item.

                                        So, I need to spend time dragging work items around to get them grouped with their sprint. However, I would love it if there…

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                                        • TFS On Premise- Include Application Insights

                                          Currently in TFS on premise, there are features for CODE, WORK, BUILD and TEST. One piece that is missing for a truly complete ALM supporting all DEV OPS requirements is MONITOR.

                                          Including MONITOR for on premise installations is important as intranet applications and other “behind the firewall” apps cannot utilize Application Insights when it is only available through Azure.

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