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  1. Make the default value for Iteration Path the TeamBacklog and not the current sprint.

    The default value for iteration path is currently defaulting to the current sprint. Suggest to make the default value the teambacklog. Making the default configurable would also be useful, but making the default path teambacklog would make it so that users do not have to remember to clear the current sprint path each time a new item is created.

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    • Forms should be compatable with tourch device . No other coding should be required. Will save alot of time coding for touch devices.

      I think conventional C# programming should work with touch devices. I had rally hard time working with pages as i want to work for touch devices. Some time i had new things to cover but it slow my development process.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • clickonce should be able to harvest query string parameters also from browsers other than Internet Explorer

        Currently ClickOnce can harvest url parameters only for I.E this approache is passe . no developer can allow himself to deploy an app that it's functionality is limited only for I.E
        usage : http://localhost/publisher/WindowsFormsApplication1.application?username=joeuser
        this code works only for I.E
        private NameValueCollection GetQueryStringParameters()
        {
        NameValueCollection nameValueTable = new NameValueCollection();

        if (ApplicationDeployment.IsNetworkDeployed)
        {
        string queryString = ApplicationDeployment.CurrentDeployment.ActivationUri.Query;
        nameValueTable = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(queryString);
        }

        return (nameValueTable);
        }

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make ToDictionary report the offending key in case of duplicates

          Right now the message we get is "An item with the same key has already been added.".

          I would find it really helpful if it could include the key that it was trying to add.

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a command line parser to the base class library

            There are approximately one million hand-rolled command line argument parsing libraries written for .NET. That's because everybody who creates a command line project needs one. Why not include one in the base class library? Heck you could even just grab an existing one off of CodePlex and include that. Then we'll have a standard, and won't have to take a dependency on an outside project every time we create a new small app.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Avoid multiple error message when selected a base class for a user control

              When I try to create a new user control using add item and then inherited user control, I got the following message multiple times which is annoying.

              There should be a way to see the message at most one time by having a check box to ignore subsequent errors or another way to skip those message.

              For a project having multiple assemblies that cannot be loaded for that purpose, this is annoying and it does take some extra time to load the list.

              Other possibilities would be to display a list somewhere maybe with a grayed item showing the name…

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add the ability to sync our VSO Iterations, Stories and effort with our Portfolio Project

                Our organization consists of manufacturing, firmware and software departments. Culturally we have fully embraced Scrum for our Software teams, and we are getting ready to do the same with Firmware. Our Manufacturing departments will take some time to shift, thus we need this ability

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                • Make ConfigurationManager.SetConfigurationSytsem public

                  There are quite a few blog posts and questions on how to override the default behavior of app.configs. Many come to the conclusion that one needs to derive a class from IInternalConfigSystem and via reflection send this to the private method in ConfigurationManager.

                  Relying on private methods is never a good idea, and since a lot of .NET classes are hardwired to use ConfigurationManager to look up configurations it is important that we have the ability to override the default behavior. Making this single method public would probably be quite beneficial.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Prompt before previewing strings/values with large sizes that make the debugger unstable

                    When debugging, putting the mouse over a variable shows a preview of what it contains. For large variables, it freezes everything while generating the preview. Make Visual Studio check the size of the variable and let the user know that the value is too large to preview. While I was running Remote Debugger, I put the mouse over a string containing deserialized XML data that I didn't realize was 42 megabytes, and the remote machine became entirely unstable to the point that it had to be restarted.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow ClickOnce to Work With Captive Portals

                      If a ClickOnce-based application is run while a machine is behind captured behind a captive portal (eg wifi at an airport or coffee shop), then ClickOnce tries to interpret the captive portal login page as a .manifest file and fails. ClickOnce should be able to detect that it has not received a .manifest file and continue launching as if it were run in offline mode (if offline availability is selected for deployment).

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve Debugging Experience for TypeScript and JavaScript

                        The debugging experience for TypeScript and JavaScript NEEDS to be way better.

                        The experience available in IE F12 or WebKit dev tools should (in parts) be replicated within VS: things such as the console, and device emulation.

                        The way things are in NodeJs Tools for VS, are much better than what we have for ASP.Net and TS/JS debugging, which is a little sad :(

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide more flexibility to modify TFS Project home page\dashboard.

                          TFS provides an easy way to create use work item templates to pre-populate fields http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff407162.aspx however there is no place to store these links on the project home page\dashboard. There should be a section on the project page where I can create custom Tiles that point to any URL, either to pre-populated templates to other sites, links to our applications, documentation, etc... We could be able to choose the Tile Colour and text and if we call a web service, even display a return value. In a way, it would provide an easy way to do simple integration to other…

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                          • Scroll to first change when opening a code review file

                            VS opens the file and displays the start of the file even though the changes to a file are often out of view. Please scroll so that the first change is in the middle of the screen to avoid unnecessary user actions.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • allow math functions on enums

                              VB allows some math and bitwise operators on enums. So why not also allow max, min? It's totally inconsistent.

                              I agree that enums with the Flags attribute need bitwise operations, but equally those without need arithmetic, at least to compare them.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add the ability to multi-select one or more NuGet packages to update

                                Add a checkbox to the NuGet package list and a "Updated Selected" button. Currently, the only options are Update All or you have to update each package individually which can be cumbersome if there are numerous packages.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Bring back Cassini

                                  Bring back Cassini, iis express aint any good, cannot serve custom urls/domains (without unsupported hacks).

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                                  • Provide Identity and Access Tool support for Visual Studio 2013

                                    Currently, the Identity and Access tool used in Windows Identity Foundation only supports Visual Studio 2012. http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/e21bf653-dfe1-4d81-b3d3-795cb104066e However, developers who have since migrated to using Visual Studio 2013 are no longer able to utilize this very useful extension, therefore, it should be updated to support the latest version of the Visual Studio IDE.

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                                      3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • A way of checking processor can support phone emulator

                                      I have a laptop with a processsor that is one of the first Intel i7 processors, and I don't know if it supports phone emulation. For me to upgrade from my windows 8.1 to windows 8 Pro (which is also necessary to get the emulator to work), I have to pay a hundred dollars. First, I would like to know if my laptop can support the Visual Studio express phone emulator. The processor has to support "hardware virtualization", and it supports some "virtualization", but Intel is not sure whether this is what Microsoft has in mind. So my suggestion -…

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                                      • Fix formatting of named arguments in VB

                                        The formatting enforced by VB for named arguments is inconsistent with the formatting of everything else. There should be space around the := operator.

                                        Foo(x:=1,y:=2,z:=3)
                                        vs
                                        Foo(x := 1, y := 2, z := 3)

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Include Blend for Visual Studio Express for Desktop 2013

                                          Blend is not available for people developing WPF apps using VS Express 2013.

                                          This means visual states, animations and behaviours are all much trickier to develop.

                                          Blend for WPF was previously available for VS Express 2012 and is currently available for VS 2013 as well as other Express 2013 editions, but NOT Express for Desktop 2013.

                                          Please update Blend for VS Express Desktop 2013.

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