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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Tests from Test Explorer to be dragged onto a custom Tool Window

      I would like to be able to drag a test or group of tests (by namespace, project or however they are grouped) from Test Explorer onto a Tool Window in my own VS package [or indeed: an external application]. Any context already calculated by Visual Studio - such as the test name, its DLL, its path, its results (if any) - should be made available in a structured, friendly Xml-tagged Clipboard format that is easy to parse and reuse.

      Supporting drag 'n' drop from familiar Visual Studio Tool Windows maximizes the user experience.

      As an aside: in general: if Visual…

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make it free to learn Windows Phone 8

        100$ is a lot for developers in 3rd world country like me. I have to think a lot of times before I even decide to buy Lumia 520, Lumia 920 is close to twice my monthly salary.

        Microsoft is already lacking in developers, so why not make it easier for people to embrace the environment?

        If you want to charge, charge when developer want to publish their app in Windows Store. For personal learning and debugging purpose, why the fee?

        Simulator is great, by it's not the same.

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          1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to draw next to the code simple shapes to explain code

          I would be nice to be able to draw simple shapes to explain code sometime rather than text. Say I want to describe the parameter of an ellipse. I could draw an ellipse and write where the radius values are and the center. That would be a lot easy than writing it. It could as simple as a layer that you can turn on/off over the source code.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • if x > y enable all breakpoints(or those with label containing 'abc'), otherwise disable while this condition is enabled

            if x > y enable all breakpoints(or those with label containing 'abc'), otherwise disable while this condition is enabled.

            point being:

            I don't want to hit the same 10 breakpoints a hundred times until the program has got into the x > y (some runtime variables that need to be actively monitored) condition. When that happens, I know the buggy behaviour is about to happen but there is still so much code that I have to use breakpoints to skip some of it. This scenario is very typical in complex code or machine code debugging without source.

            I know you…

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              1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Tag filters need to work on the Kanban board

              I love the tags in update 2 as they help with managing themes in our backlog. However, when I switch the view to the Kanban board I have no tags. Having this feature would enable us to use the kanban board really effectively....without it only small backlogs work. Help!

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                under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Mobile enabled TFS site

                Although we develop tons of .Net, all devs need mobile access to keep current with Scrum

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Distributing with needed framework libs only

                  Please, allow to compile only net frameworks libs needed to run application, without user forcing to install whole .net framework.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Doevents

                    Allow DoEvents in WPF!

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Tasks in a PBI should have the same backlog priority as the PBI

                      Tasks should carry the same backlog priority as the PBI. When a PBI is prioritized or reprioritized the tasks backlog priority should also change.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Break immediately on exceptions/asserts

                        Allow the user to break immediately into the code on exceptions/asserts in debug mode without showing the current dialog box (break, continue, ignore).

                        The dialog box doesn't add any information not already present in the output window, and I very rarely select anything other than break. Breaking automatically would be more convenient for me.

                        Alternatively, only break immediately on __debugbreak().

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make every dialog window sizeable

                          Having windows not being sizeable has been something that has been annoying for many years. It's like looking through a straw when it would be better to just be able to stretch the window (and the appropriate and most useful text boxes and list boxes). This would make life much easier, and surely it would be an easy change to implement.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Warn when duplicate variables from a base class in a derived class (c++)

                            It wiil be a problem

                            Example:

                            class Base
                            {
                            protected:
                            int foo;
                            };

                            class Derived : public Base
                            {
                            protected:
                            int foo;
                            };

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Manage FTP/SFTP websites sessions with credentials

                              It would be really convenient if we can store FTP/SFTP sessions settings including password, so next time we can just log in to server without providing information over and over again.

                              Tip: For SFTP key authentication, store the path of key files.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Missing information on what's a Team Project Name in how to get started

                                When going to http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/learn/connect-vs/ how to get started using Team Foundation Service, it's explain all the obvius but doesn't give the user the ability to understand, right there, what's a team project name used for.

                                It's the name of my company ? the name of the team ? the name of a project ?

                                I know that's the name for the team working in some project. but that's just not clear enough for a how to get started page.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • add style rule to vs 2012

                                    It is necessary to add style rule to vs 2012

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support System.Runtime.Serialization.IExtensibleDataObject for portable class libraries.

                                      The MSDN articel "Best Practices: Data Contract Versioning" recommends implementing IExtensibleDataObject. But this interface is missing in portable class libraries.

                                      This leads to the choice "make your data contract portable, or make it versioning aware"

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add the ability to use Attributes in "where"

                                        I know attributes are supposed to be markers, but with this, you will be able, for example, to make only certain classes that derive from FooClass into a generic class, especially because empty interfaces are discouraged by Microsoft.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide profiling tools for Javascript

                                          Provide a utility to profile JavaScript files to determine slow performing functions, highlight slow functions and make suggestions on how to improve them and resources that are not cleaned up.

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