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  1. Flesh out the Task List pane in the Community edition of Visual Studio

    I really like the user comments drop down list category option in the Task List when I used Visual Studio 2010. This seems to be missing in Visual Studio 2015 Community edition, and makes the Task List pane about useless for me anymore.
    The category drop down list and the icon to add tasks are gone in the Community editon of VS 2015.
    Can you put in all the functionality to the Task List pane again for the Community edition?

    Thanks

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement a search box in the 'Choose Test' dialog window under 'Associated Automation' for a Test Case work item.

      Implement a search box in the 'Choose Test' dialog window under 'Associated Automation' for a Test Case work item.

      As a solution grows, the number of test cases grow as well. We have hundreds, if not thousands of tests and scrolling through to associate a work item with an existing test is exhausting. Please add a search box that can filter out tests as you type into it to the 'Choose Test' dialog.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Next Page botton in Search

        When searching for text have a next page button in addition to the next button. Common words are hard to look for across many files when you get stuck on files with lots of instances but you already know it isn't there but you don't know the file you want.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Microsoft.Alm.Shared.Remoting.RemoteContainer very high cpu usage

            I’m using VS2015 professional and had to notice that Microsoft.Alm.Shared.Remoting.RemoteContainer (whatever this does) consumes a lot of CPU power. Up to 95%.

            I’ve observed this behavior working on a “large” solution (120 Projects => csharp and web stuff).
            I did not do anything special (like starting a build or running a cleanup) to cause this problem.

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              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Language Packs

              Using language packs in the IDE as in Windows and Office. I think that would be an IDE more users friendly.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bug in VSO Rest API

                https://evogize.visualstudio.com/defaultcollection/_apis/projects/{project}/teams/{teamid}/member?api-version=1.0

                Returns an IllegalIdentityException:
                {
                "$id": "1",
                "innerException": null,
                "message": "TF10158: The user or group name vstfs:///Classification/TeamProject/{project}\\\\{team}/member contains unsupported characters, is empty, or too long.",
                "typeName": "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Services.Identity.IllegalIdentityException, Microsoft.VisualStudio.Services.WebApi, Version=14.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a",
                "typeKey": "IllegalIdentityException",
                "errorCode": 0,
                "eventId": 4207
                }

                Real id values above are replaced with placeholders. This account has only one team with a member who is using a microsoft account and has a msdn subscription. Additionally this user has several azure subscriptions assigned.

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                • Workitem field - Add a display value to ListItem and GlobalList

                  Currently a ListItem or an item of a GlobalList only consists of its value. We would like to have the possibility to define an additional display value. (For a Windows.Forms ComboBox one can define the ValueMember and DisplayMember separately.) Maybe this could be added in a future TFS version.

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                  • Remote Website Project

                    Bring back Frontpage Extension support to allow for connecting to and developing on a Remote Website through an http URL

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                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make visual studio as an app for iPad and iPad mini some people do not have laptops or computers

                      I really want to use visual studio but I don't have a laptop or a computer plz plz plz make it a app for iPad and iPad mini

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                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add more themes

                        add more themes. make them mixed, make the default blue theme with so nice blue background, remove the white from it please. if I had time maybe I would do it myself, but also the editing is a bit not user friendly.The white in the editor and in explorers(toolbox, solution explorer, team explorer, etc) makes the eye burn, but also the dark theme makes you sleepy or without inspiration and will to work.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow items on TFS dashboard to changed format/color based on simple conditions (e.g. "P1 bugs" > 5 makes the box go red)

                            Pinning queries to the dashboard is really easy, but all the boxes have the same color, which means that you have to look at each one to see if it is "bad", "at risk" or "good". Having some simple way to do conditional formatting would make the dashboard more useful.

                            Note: this is about the home page dashboard, not about task boards.

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                              • Powershell enable/disable alerts

                                Please allow powershell enable/disable existing alerts. We know when we deploy that availability alerts for example will trigger. Please allow us to script a pre-deploy alert disable and a post-deploy re-enable using powershell.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  • Only optionally add boilerplate code to project template files

                                    Currently, many projects come along with boilerplate code and library includes.

                                    For beginners these files might be very helpful. But when a programmer gains knowledge on a project type, the boilerplate code gets really annoying, because all you can do with it is to delete it and all the libraries it references.

                                    I'd like to suggest to add a checkbox to the New Project dialog, allowing to either create an empty project from the desired project type or to show a selection dialog to choose from an online list of sample boilerplate code for the selected project type, which then…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Auto-adjusting alerts based on moving averages, and more

                                      Please enable alerts by a percent or hard number above or below a threshold calculated by AI, as in the average value of this metric for this time of day for this day of the week. On Sunday and Monday, we have low traffic to our apps, so it is very unlikely for alerts based on Friday volume to trigger, even though there may be issues for the low volume users on a Sunday or Monday.

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                                      • Update/Select Npm version on VisualStudioOnline

                                        I want build/deploy my cordova mobile app with VSO Build, but...
                                        I can't run npm install, because many bugs and librarys can install only npm@2! (like node-sass)

                                        How hosted build no allow "npm install -g npm", Build system have offer a optional config to select version to npm or update all.

                                        Thanks.

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                                        • improve text search(ctrl + shift + f)to show heirachy and type of file found. https://github.com/controlflow/resharper-gotoword

                                          Lets face it the search all files functionality has not been updated since.. ever. It would be nice if we could search similiar to the extension https://github.com/controlflow/resharper-gotoword

                                          which allows users to search immediatly for any word, or view a heirachy of files including the word in a find dialogue. This allows for easily navigating to the specific occurence of the word instead of overloading the user with too much information.

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