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  1. Would it possible to support multi-language feature for light switch navigation group?

    Just like what have done for the $(Varialble) for screen name

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add MS Office plugin to TFS

      Add MS Office support into Visual Studio to create, edit documents saved in TFS. Would be helpful to review or edit specification documents from TFS itself.

      21 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Reduction of installation time for Visual studio

        Allow us to choose the things to install and give everything else as an extension to install . It will reduce the install time as well improve the installation experience

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Running Tests to be stopped

          When running Unit Tests in Test Explorer, it would be good to be able to stop the test run. This is especially true when I have a group of Coded UI Tests in my test list and they are all failing for the same reason. I want to stop the tests, fix the issue and then run the tests again.

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            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Visual studio verson for window xp

            I'm 16 years old and i only have an old laptop running windows xp, because visual studio is not compatible with xp and i do not have enough money to buy a new laptop or update the software I can't do any windows developing. (I've used touchdevelop for a while but it really isn't that great for the more extensive developing. I'd love it if you guys could publish a version that is compatible with windows xp.

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              0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Offer a yearly commitment with a monthly billing option similar to Adobe Creative Cloud for the professional Visual Studio products.

              Offer a yearly commitment with a monthly billing option similar to Adobe Creative Cloud for the professional Visual Studio products.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • provide code highlighting function in the UI to help developers to understand other developer's code easier

                  A function in the visual studio UI to give special highlight, bold and color to all the code:

                  1.- bold and color the begining and end of blocks (each block will have a different color, so the developer will be able to distinguish each block..
                  2.- highlight functions and methods depending on the returning value
                  3.-different highlight to functions and code that will be returning information to the user

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Code review extensions

                    One should be able to do code review before and after check ins and this before and after should have a option to automate.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enum should implement IComparable<T> and IEquatable<T>

                        Enum implements IComparable and IEquatable but not the generic versions of those interfaces. This means generic methods for enum must use the non-generic interfaces in the constraints, requiring the generated code to do boxing/unboxing which is really unnecessary.
                        E.g. (an extension method):
                        public static bool IsBetween<T>(this T value, T lowerBound, T upperBound) where T : IComparable<T>
                        {
                        return lowerBound.CompareTo(value) <= 0 && value.CompareTo(upperBound) <= 0;
                        }
                        this cannot be used with enum unless it were IComparable instead of IComparable<T> and then .CompareTo would do boxing.

                        8 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve the time it takes to display big unit test trace output

                          If you run a test that creates a lot of trace output (more than 10000 lines) and then click the 'output' link-button, visual studio freezes for a while and then shows the output in a window that does not allow selecting fragments of the output.

                          It would be better if the trace output was displayed as fast and with all the features as we get in the regular text editor.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add data insert support by tables in sql server database project

                            In a sql server database project, I can create tables visually.

                            It would be great to have the possibility to create a file, linked to a table file (for the structure), where we can insert some default values that will be inserted when we publish the project.

                            It could be a csv file, but with the ability to visualise it as an excel grid

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Option for exporting test results with the actuals in MTM tool

                              There is no option available to export test results along with the comments/actual results entered during manual test execution.
                              But, most of the companies demand the tesport along with actual results as part of quality process.

                              Ideally, the quality process expects the following as part of test report:

                              Testcase ID
                              Testcase name
                              Test Step/Action
                              Expected Results
                              Actual Results/Comments
                              LInks if any
                              Machine details: May be Operating systemm information will be enough
                              Build details

                              We can acheive this by creating our own SSRS schema and deploying it on TFS server. However, it would be good to have an option at Test…

                              27 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow users to copy queries between projects.

                                Allow users to copy a query from one project to another. For example where a team may manage upwards of 10 projects like me, this becomes tiresome to create new queries which fit our needs each time. And puts me off using the product.

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • F# WPF Code Behind Support

                                  The ability to write F# Code Behind for XAML Files

                                  15 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • configure default solution at solution level

                                    When you have a solution that has libraries that use a specific version of the framework, it's important that all the projects are aligned with the specific versions, and sometimes happens that following the Runtime version proposed by the wizard you create a project not aligned.
                                    The problems is that, especially with mvc application and/or entity framework, changing the version of the framework in the project properties doesn’t solve (problems with edmx files, namespaces in entity framework, and versions of the libraries in the nugget packages ).
                                    This is especially true when you have to downgrade the framework version, and…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fix autoexp.dat + "native edit and continue" + remote debugging

                                      In VS 2012u3 when I remotely debug a program, autoexp.dat visualizers do not work. I have to use autoexp.dat instead of natvis, because we use STLPort and boost and we also have our own visualizers. It would be a lot of work to port it to natvis (and maybe it is not even possible.)
                                      For local debugging, I use "native edit and continue" to force VS to use autoexp.dat and it works. It does not work for remote debugging.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a "Personal Branch" feature

                                        It would be nice to have a feature that one could think of as a "Personal Branch", which allows developers to work and check-in changes without having check in a bunch of different changesets to the main branch.

                                        The idea here, is that I want to take full advantage of versioning in my work files, but I don't want all my intermediate check-ins visible in the branch.

                                        This is different from shelve sets because shelvesets are not versioned. I can't check in several changes, over time and then revert back to a previous change unless I create a separate shelve…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support for Custom Link Types in TFS 2012 Web Sprint Board

                                          In TFS, it’s possible to introduce Custom Link type(s) that can be used to Link up two WorkItem records. Customers that have used Open Source process template like Scrum for Team Systems have used custom links all over the place. Plus this is supported feature within TFS where by it allows customization of Link Types via Process Template Modification. Now, in TFS 2012, in Web based Sprint boards, it only supports Parent / Child link type. It does not support Custom Links which I think is a big gap. Without support for Custom Links I could only see one type…

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                                            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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