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  1. Make it easy to build VSTO applications in build server without the need to install VS

    We should make VS build VSTO app much easier, maybe just by referencing nuget libraries.

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      0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Static Interfaces

      I've been thinking about static interfaces, and I think they would be really useful for software which uses reflection to identify and assemble components. Currently I find myself having to design around this limitation with unnecessary factories or by enforcing conditions at runtime (like checking for methods and throwing exceptions if they aren't present).
      It would be great if the following was possible:

      foreach (var type in Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetTypes().Where(t => t is IStaticInterfaceType))
      (type as IStaticInterfaceType).StaticMethod();
      This could be used for singleton patterns, initialization methods, registration methods, constructor contracts, or any number of other things.

      I don't know how much overhead…

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        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • clean up all workitemdata in the database for a deleted project

        When deleting a project (or splitting a projectcollection), not all data is deleted from the database. This is especially a problem when only a part of a projectcollection is to be moved to a customers TFS environment.

        Workitems (including attachments) are not deleted when using TfsDeleteProject, or when the tfs cleanup jobs (prc_DeleteUnusedContent and prc_DleteUnusedFiles) are ran manually.

        We managed to clean up workitemdata with Microsoft Support using witadmin destroywi, but surely this should be part of tfsdeleteproject or the cleanup jobs.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable ***NO_CI*** switch for GIT

          The ***NO_CI*** switch is usefull when a build needs to make changes, for example automatic updating of version numbers as a part of build. When using GIT for version control this functionality is not possible.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • find all actual references

            When I use "Find all references" for a class member that is implemented by multiple classes I get references for all of the implementations. If I go the other direction with "go to definition" it always takes me to the correct class member. I think it should work the same in both directions.

            Why do I want this? The biggest annoyance is trying to find a reference to a ToString method override which will give hundreds of results even if the specific ToString method I'm looking at is only used once.

            Here's the workaround recommended by the community: http://stackoverflow.com/a/6917399/576153

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fix scrollbar map proportion

              Map mode for vertical scroll bar is a great feature. But distortion of code and screen visible part looks awful. Please make it fixed like in sublime text (maybe split it with a scroll bar).

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add web navigation <- -> Option in Administration tool for release Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2013

                Navigate in Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2013 is complicated you may add a navigation bar as team foundation panel in Visual Studio 2013

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                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add support for Multiple parallel Console windows.

                  It would be something like
                  Console c = new Console();
                  Console b = new Console():

                  c.WriteLine("diagnostic output1");
                  b.WriteLine("diagnostic output2");

                  I assume they would be inherently on their own threads.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • The results in the Find Symbol Results should be sorted by line number

                    The results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results window should be sorted by file path alphabetically and by line number numerically. Currently the results of Find All References in the Find Symbol Results are sorted by file path and by the line number alphabetically.

                    In Visual Studio 2014 Update 4 if you have three matches in a file at lines 8, 50, and 100, the results will be ordered 100, 50, 8 instead of 8, 50, 100.

                    The current behavior makes navigating the results using the F8 and Shift F8 shortcut keys confusing because the cursor will…

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Include flat hierarchy to System.Web.UI.Control subtree (AllControls)

                      Currently to find controls in ASP.NET I have to recurse through the tree. It would be nice if the multi-layered control hierarchy was augmented to add to a read-only flat control collection. Since the ControlCollection class is a custom collection class with an overridable Add method, your base code could transparently add to the Flat hierarchy. Along the same lines, having FindControl work beyond a single level in the hierarchy would be nice as well.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make Smart Unit Tests available to Visual Studio Premium

                        In Visual Studio 2015 Smart unit tests are a fantastic idea!
                        Restricting it to Visual Studio Ultimate is not a good news. Please make it available to more users.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add preview from Solution Explorer to Unity Project Explorer

                          In case I'm not using the correct terminology, I'm referring to when you single-click on a class in the Solution Explorer and it opens a temporary tab to view the class.

                          The Unity Project Explorer window is a convenient replacement for the Solution Explorer for Unity projects, but missing this feature makes me prefer using the regular Solution Explorer.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make WPF usable with Remote FX in mode Session Host RDP

                              Remote FX can't be used in mode « Session Host » with RDP, so the graphical performances are poor in this mode.

                              It only works in mode « Virtualisation Host ».

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • not do redraw/repaint a form

                                not do redraw/repaint a form - When I go to the coding tab and than move back to the drawing tab with the controls on it, the form forces to update itselve. It is anoing if you switch the tabs and so you have to wait after the redraw.

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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable UnityVS to support older versions of Unity

                                  It seems like UnityVS's debugging functionality only supports Unity 4. There are still some of us that develop in older versions of Unity (ver 3.5) that would prefer to develop and debug in VS. Is there any hope that you might support older versions of Unity in the future?

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Recheck web essentials conflitcs.

                                    Hi.
                                    I was trying to send a bug but vs did not allow me to do.
                                    Here is the situation in html editing.

                                    Before installing Web Essentials I can type a and press tab to get a with href and I can use tab to navigate in editable areas in template as usual.

                                    But after installing Web Essentials and try to use same zen codeing is overriding. It s ok while I want zen coding but after expanding the zen code with tab and getting the html, tab key does not navigate in editable areas.

                                    Thx :)

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add CSS support to WPF

                                      I would like to be able to use CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) for styling WPF/XAML applications. It is much more powerful and easier to edit (not XML) than XAML.

                                      HTML5 has a very clear separation of content/structure (HTML) on one side and styling/presentation (CSS) on the other. It has multiple i'inheritance' and powerful selectors.

                                      Styling and vector graphics are the weak spots of WPF. The controls is its strength. I would love to have XAML + CSS + SVG.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please install the product to the install directory.

                                        The installation program for VS Community (and, I assume, the other flavors) allows you to specify an installation directory other than the default, so I specified a folder on a different drive. Only 2.6 GB went to the folder I specified, while over 10GB was installed on my C: drive. I like to keep my C: drive as small as possible, so I can back it up and restore it quickly. VS has doubled the size of it!

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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • An easy way to compress LOH

                                          If CLR always alloc large objects at the beginning of a memory page,then the large object heap(LOH) can be compressed without much cost: CLR can compress LOH by modifying page table and TLB instead of copying data.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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