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  1. Enhance Column Select

    Allow column select to be compatible with the Home, End, and Ctrl keys. This feature has been implemented by eTextEditor and SublimeText and greatly reduces the time to write and edit certain documents, such as some XML file or various flat format files. Additionally, it enhances the ability to edit the end-of-line on many lines at once. These other text editors enhanced this functionality even further by allowing blocks of text to be wrapped in other tags, like HTML spans, or any other arbitrary code markup.

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Delete Files Methods

        Add Delete Files Methods
        Directory.Clear(dirname)
        DirectoryInfo.Clear()
        DirectoryInfo.Clear(Func<string,bool> predicate)
        and so on

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • additional work in sprint should be higlighted(different color) in burndown

          Hi,

          more often than not we get additional work(ie. bugs or urgent release tasks) in the middle of current sprint so it's hard to see it on burndown. Eg. image of one iteration, we would like that extra work is shown in different color, so it's easy to point out unplanned and additional work in a sprint.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Surface [Obsolete] APIs in the XAML designer

            When a type (or it's properties) are marked [obsolete] the designer should surface those as designer compile warnings as well.

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              under review  ·  4 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Export/Save watch

              Please provide a way to save or export contents of a watch window to Excel or XML. When dealing with large object graphs (that might need some time to be build) it is not very comfortable to generate a new object graph (which includes starting a new debug session) every time you need to lookup a specific value. Exporting or saving the watch to make it available after stopping the debug session would greatly improve everyday workflows.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show test comments from Microsoft Test Manager on Visual Studio and TFS portal

                When a test is failed, we add a comment. I would like for that comment to be visible to the developer in Visual Studio or by going the the web portal for TFS

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enhance SSIS package execution error reporting

                  Improve SSIS error reporting by including a popup or error viewer control so that when an error occurs in the package execution, the developer does not have to keep right clicking and copying the error message and pasting into notepad to fully read it.

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                    0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Windows Phone Classic Developer Tools

                    Bring us back the chance to develop apps for Windows Mobile ("Phone Classic") platform, there is a market for those devices yet, PDAs devices still alive.

                    The real deal here is, bring us back a way to develop in this platform without installing VS2008 and all those SDK, something like "Windows Phone Classic Developers Tools"

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                      0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Post status of Team Foundation Service Build Service on TFS Website

                      This feature affects Team Foundation Service.

                      Add the status of the build service to the TFS website (at a minimum). Spent more than 4 hours trying to figure out how I why the build was not building only to find out this morning the service had been down.

                      Adding the status of the build service will save countless hours for the users of the service.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support a HasPassword Dependency Property on PasswordBox in WPF

                        While it is understandable that the Password property for a WPF PasswordBox is not a Dependecy Property or Bindable, this prevents me even enabling/disabling a button based on whether there is a password without doing coding that, in itself, involves checking the password.

                        Providing a bindable HasPassword property will allow me to check if there is a password without exposing it.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow dragging files into HTML regardless of project type

                          If I create a new asp.net project and create a new HTML file, I can drag a js or css file into the code editor of said HTML file and it will automatically add the appropriate script or style links. If I create a blank project, or just have an HTML file open with no project, this functionality does not work.

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add context sensitive help in output window.

                            I got a CS1760 compiler error in the output window. I place the cursor over the CS1760 text and hit F1. Help launches and takes me to help on the "Output" window instead of help for the error. Of course I then went to the search box of the help viewer and keyed in the "CS1760" text I copied out of the output window just to give the help system a second chance and ... "No topic found". Hm.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hierarchical namespace view of tests in Test Explorer

                              When working on a project with a lot of tests, I want to navigate the tests in a hierarchy: top level are assembly names, under each assembly name I want to see the dissembled namespace names.

                              E.g: AssemblyName/Namespace/Namespace/Namespace/.../TestClassName/TestCase

                              Leaf parent nodes should be the class name housing the test cases/the test class, leaf nodes then the test case.

                              This helps me to find and run the test cases I'm interested in. Using search isn't a good candidate for this because assembly names and namespaces are long, and I don't want to type them into a search box.

                              At the moment…

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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Native nodejs library and more flexible hooks for implementing serializers, js libraries, etc.

                                As much as windows has been pouring efforts into javascript people rely on other js serializers, libraries (eg. knockout.js vs backbone vs amber, etc.) and javascript runtimes (nodejs). We've seen some improvements in the MVC runtime, the inclusion of typescript, etc. But we also see heavy use of RESTful JSON, inclusing or a lot of js in Win8, and full featureset for managing azure in nodejs. Yet with WCF you still have to trudge through formatters to swap out the serializer, Win8 it is difficult to use other js MVCish libraries, and nodejs you would have to wire some sort…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • What is the limit of programmers that I can add?

                                  I want to know what is the maximum user of a project of tfs.visualstudio.com

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                                  • Fire the entire Visual Studio 2012 design team

                                    Here's an idea: Sack the entire team involved with the design, GUI and aesthetics of Visual Studio 2012. It makes me feel physically ill to look at, and very upset to think that anyone could imagine this is in any way an improvement on Visual Studio 2010.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • In the team Explorer, Change Default State value of a selected Work Item to "Associate" instead of "Resolve" on Check In

                                      In the team Explorer, Change Default State value of a selected Work Item to Associate instead of Resolve on Check In. In VS 2012, our team often closed the work item because Team explorer Automatically chooses Resolve instead of Associate in team Explorer. Its really Annoying. In most scenarios, the developer is going to associate lots of check ins for a task. they resolve the task only once , when the task is completed. so its better to make a default value as an associate instead of Resolve. or At least given an option to choose an default value. Thanks.

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                                        18 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Display properties of folders and documents in Team Explorer

                                        In VS2010, in the Team Explorer view, you could right-click on a folder or document and see the properties of the folder/document, which included the path to the folder/document. This was immensely helpful and needs to be put back in the VS2012 Team Explorer view.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Synchronize Code between Online & Offline Collections

                                          I have an Onsite Installation of Team Foundation Server 2012,

                                          If it's possible, It would be nice to associate the local collection with Team Foundation Service collection,

                                          In this way low security applications can be shared over a public Cloud and working from Offsite can be made easily possible.

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