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  1. Integrate TFS self-hosting with sharepoint 365 service on the cloud

    We're going to move sharepoint on the cloud.
    However with our level of customization such as process, builds, etc... and for security reason we can't move TFS on the cloud.
    Therefore, I would be great if MS provide the capability to integrate TFS self-hosting with sharepoint 365.

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    • Create unit tests for MSDN Articles (HTML5...)

      MSDN Articles are often outdated a few months after publishing. This includes Visual Studio screenshots, browser screenshots, .... Maybe there is a way to inform the author about required changes (through dependencies) to his article.
      Especially articles for beginners should cover the current versions and user interface to avoid frustration.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Extension SDK Tooling

          VS Extension SDKs are a great way of packaging up components, specially with company internal components, native DLLs and also closed sourced (read: paid and/or licensed) SDKs.

          They also add a great benefit of consumers of the Extension SDK to easily "Add Reference..." within the VS IDE, making it simple to add these package references, no matter the project type.

          1.) It's unfortunate that Extension SDKs have to be created by hand and is very error prone and tedious. It would be very helpful to automatically package up Extension SDKs within a GUI in the IDE.

          2.) Also, creating these…

          26 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support immutable lists (l-value and r-value)

            It's time C# joined the rest of the programming languages community and supported immutable lists as inline expression terms.
            Lists should be usable in l- and r- value situations.

            ---------
            ex:

            var x = [1, 23, 15]; //-- 'x' is a collection of 3 'int' values

            ==> x[0] is 1, x[1] is 23, x[2] = 15

            ---------
            (var a, var b) = ["assign to a", "assign to b"];

            ==> sets variables 'a' and 'b' accordingly

            ---
            (a, b) = foo(...);

            where in 'foo(..)':
            return [23, 76];

            ---------
            var x = [1, 1.5];

            ==> finds the most restrictive type that accommodates…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve Windows Phone XAML

              Please improve the XAML Markup for Windows Phone as it is missing too many features to become really great.

              Please consider adding support for :
              - x:Static markups.
              - Triggers.
              - Support for TextAlignment "Justify" on TextBlocks.

              Windows Phone is a great platform, but as of now, it doesn't play too nice with MVVM. Refactoring those elements would give us a platform enabling us to create apps with a solid maintenability and would ease our UI development.

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support TypeScript like "extends" capability - Compiler Checked Duck Typing

                In TypeScript one can define a method that takes a "generic" parameter and then specify that it extends a certain interface. This essentially allows passing in an instance of any type that has those properties and methods without having the instance explicitly implement the "interface" per se. So it is like compiler checked duck typing.

                Because the instance being passed in doesn't need to explicitly implement the interface (but the compiler can ensure it does at compile time) it allows for a ****** coupling between a type that may not be owned by you and your code.

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Expose the DisableAttachSecurityWarning key to the IDE.

                  Please surface this value up to the IDE or, at the very least, remove its entry from the shipped .vssettings files.

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a Create New Feature Button on the KANBAN Board

                    It would be great if I could create a new card/feature directly from the Board view. This would improve the experience greatly.

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                    • Test Explorer Search - filter on "No Traits"

                      When using traits to categorise automated tests in Visual Studio, it would be very useful to be able to set up a search filter in the Test Explorer to include only tests that have no traits.

                      Typically there are a large number of Unit Tests and a smaller number of Integration Tests, so it is less effort to mark the smaller number of Integration Tests with a TestCategory attribute of "Integration" and leave the Unit Tests with no traits.

                      In Visual Studio, I want to run only the Unit Tests, which can be done manually by grouping on Trait. However,…

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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sorting Favorites in Help Viewer

                        Having Favorites sorted in Help Viewer would make easier to find a topic already in Favorites. Manually sorting them in a very long process.

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                          0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Browse in "Object Browser"

                          For Windows Forms Applications and Windows Project Foundation project type, it would be nice to have "Browse in Object Browser" on Property and Toolbox menus for selected item.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make windows for properties, toolbox etc. remember their width when auto hide is turned on and off

                            If auto-hide is turned on and off again, all the windows for properties, toolbox etc. forget their previous width. They return to their default width which is too narrow.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • improve the documentation of system.net.httplistenertimeoutmanager

                              1 - for some of the settings, it is not clear what happens if the timeout gets violated.
                              2- what is the guidance for changing these settings?
                              3 - what happens if these are set too low or too high?

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • (Editor) Disable adding a new line after C# [Attributes] when auto-formatting

                                This thread pretty much says it all >> http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/9e5dd395-afd7-46d7-845d-5345a3268961/dont-let-the-editor-insert-a-new-line-after-a-c-attribute?forum=visualstudiogeneral <<

                                What I want is:

                                Auto format ->

                                [MyAttribute1] [MyAttribute2] Stuff MyStuff;
                                [MyAttribute1] OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

                                But what I get is:

                                Auto format ->

                                [MyAttribute1]
                                [MyAttribute2]
                                Stuff MyStuff;

                                [MyAttribute1]
                                OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

                                which is quite annoying.

                                There is no option anywhere to disable adding a new line - This should be a very basic built-in option.

                                Thanks.

                                35 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Remove code block including references

                                  When dealing with bigger project, I would suggest to add "Remove code block including references" feature (as I call it) to the text editor.
                                  It will save a lot of development time in some cases.
                                  Lets say I have C# windows application, and a load event assigned to the form. In C# as far as I know when I am in text editor, I need to go back to form design, property menu, events and then remove an event, and come back to text editor.
                                  I know I could use CodeLens, or Peek Definition feature, but that is manual way. …

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add Intellisense Support for AMD via RequireJS

                                    if I have a module defined in a .js file in the following way (using RequireJS's AMD pattern):

                                    define(function (require) {

                                    var ko = require('knockout');

                                    });

                                    I would like to have Intellisense support for the ko object that is dynamically retrieved by the require('knockout') function.

                                    7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make File Comparison more discoverable / accessible

                                      It frustrates me that Visual Studio has a great File Comparison feature, but constrains its use to specific scenarios.

                                      No-one knows this feature exists so they waste hours looking for 3rd party tools, which often do less.

                                      1. I’d like to R.Click on any file in my solution & see a “Compare To …” menu item. This would open a dialog box where I chose between 2 options :-
                                      a. Any other file in my solution or project. (just for convenience)
                                      b. Any file in the world. (ie: a textbox with a “…” button to Open File Dialog box).
                                      Don’t…

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Compiler exports graph of possible exceptions for function

                                        As the compiler goes through code it should export the possible exceptions a particular function can throw. While this is somewhat like the Java feature, this can happen automatically and be displayed to downstream callers. Since all functions would have this information the graph should be fairly easy to generate for new functions.

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please stop throwing "Cannot find the requested resource" exceptions

                                          I develop Visual Studio extensions with Break on all Exceptions set.

                                          Every time I do anything in Visual Studio (launch VS, open the Options dialog, use Solution Explorer), I got lots of first-chance ArgumentExceptions, "Cannot find the requested resource", from
                                          Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.dll!Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ResourceLoader.TryEachApplicableNamespace<string>(string resourceName, Microsoft.VisualStudio.CommonIDE.ResourceLoader.GetResourceDelegate<string> getResource) .

                                          This severely interferes with my debugging workflow.

                                          Please please stop throwing this exception.

                                          26 votes
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