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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show File Read Only Attribute in Solution Explorer with Lock Icon

      In VS 6, the solution explorer used to show LOCK icon for all files which are "read only". This used to help us understand which files are yet to be reviews as we usually make the files readonly after code review. By looking at the solution explorer, you can easily get to know the project status. This has worked best with us since a long time and we have got used to it.

      However VS 2012 does not display any such icon in Solution Explorer.

      Please add this featue

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Oracle Hyperion services integration with 'Microsoft Team Foundation Server' ?

        Customer requirement is to enable integration of repository check in/check out mechanism in 'Oracle Hyperion services' with 'Microsoft Team Foundation Server'.
        Can Hyperion services be managed by 'Microsoft Team Foundation Server'?
        If yes, could you please provide any reference process documents to obtain the integration.

        Thanks,
        Narasimha

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Web UML Editor

          It would be very useful for nonVisualStudio users (product owners, stakeholder) to be able create, edit and share UML diagrams through TFS Web Access.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Windows Azure Protal Login can be made free for Basic usage

            Windows Azure portal can be free for basic usage.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual Studio to be able to handle credentials for services such as Visual Studio Online

              Can we get the ability for Visual Studio to manage credentials for different services.

              For example, I am prompted for credentials to access Visual Studio online each time I open a project from visual studio online. While there is a reasonable assumption that it could use the credentials of the logged in user - development is often performed under different credentials - often not that of the logged in user. In a heterogeneous environment this can cause problems.

              It would be good for each service (TFS, VS-Online, Remote Debugging in a project, publishing etc.) that one can specify the credential…

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • in vs platform,developers can directly talk,Do not use pmpotal。

                in vs,developers can directly talk,Do not use pmpotal。

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • enable MTM to run multiple test cases in parallel in one test agent

                  It would be a very useful feature and MSTest.exe has just supported parallel runs. Cannot imagine MTM does not support it.

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 10 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Generate RESX files in alphabetical order

                      When saving RESX files from the Resource Editor, generate the XML in alphabetical order, sorted by the resource Name. This reduces the chances of version-control conflicts if multiple developers are adding to/editing the same resource file.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow explicit call of constructor (this or base) in another constructor

                        Before access to any field of object.
                        For calculating arguments of constructor and their storing in local variables.

                        For example:

                        Before:

                        public class Foo
                        {
                        public Foo(int x, int y) :
                        this(CalculateFoo(x), CalculateBar(y))
                        { }

                        private Foo(string foo, string bar)
                        { }
                        }

                        After:

                        public class Foo
                        {
                        public Foo(int x, int y)
                        {
                        var foo = CalculateFoo(x);
                        var bar = CalculateBar(y);
                        this(foo, bar);
                        }

                        private Foo(string foo, string bar)
                        { }
                        }

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • KeyNotFoundException

                          KeyNotFoundExceptions should include the name of the Key that was not found in the .Data or details. The number of times I have had to attach a debugger and drill deep into the code to figure out that there was a typo in a parameter value is crazy. If I knew what the key was, I could easily say - "oh yeah AccounId, looks like it should be AccountId" or whatever.

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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Service Bus activities

                            I'd like the possibility to have workflow services interact with ServiceBus (on Azure or on-premise).
                            I'd like to be able to manage queues and topics, to add subscriptions and rules but, most important, to be able to send and receive messages.
                            Send and receive activities should induce the workflow idle, so that workflows are off the memory while waiting for messages.

                            10 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • A better system.addin

                              We''d like to have a better framework to build AddIn architecture (pluginable, modular, etc.) which can:

                              - Sandbox assembly execution. (Now done with AppDomain)
                              - Load and Unload Assembly. (Now done with AppDomain for all assemblies)
                              - Reload an assembly without kill appdomain (Dynamic Compilation?)
                              - Marshalling complex objects (Complex object cannot be serialized)

                              All this compatible with ASP.NET MVC; for example we can't serialize RequestContext when try to execute Controller in a different AppDomain because it is not serializable.

                              Otherwise a system to rapid upload and download (to update with a newer dll) a single assembly in the current…

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remove "using [namespace]", let the compiler find out as much as it can

                                The "using [namespace]" keyword has no value for the developer, any code reviewer, or any human, except in a specific case where the class is found in more than one namespace, which does not happen much.

                                This keyword is like plumbing code, it has nearly no value other than helping the compiler to work faster. With today caching techniques and fast cpu, it seems more a reliquat of the past rather than a real language feature.

                                So i vote to remove it !!!!

                                3 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • enter breakpoints on all functions

                                  It would be really rgeat to be able to right click on a file opened in the IDe and then have the context menu show , breakpoints on all the functions.

                                  This is available in gdb , and it should be great to have it

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Switch to Clang

                                    Why?

                                    Because it compiles code faster on large code bases.
                                    Because it is more C++11 compliant.
                                    Because it will be updated with fixes in a timely manner.
                                    Because it will require less of your maintenance.
                                    Because you can contribute back to it to make it even better.
                                    Because you can build tools out of it like Intellisense, static analysis, etc.
                                    Because MSFT can focus on Visual Studio UI and other elements that make it a nice IDE.
                                    Because this is what C++ developers would prefer (non-biased opinion here :P ).
                                    Because code portability is important in this platform diverse world.

                                    342 votes
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                                      13 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • LET ME PRINT IN COLOR!!!! I cannot believe that the latest version of Visual Studio (2013) STILL does not let me print in color.

                                      I cannot believe that I still cannot print in color. When I google this issue, I get 14 MILLION hits! This feature would be a simple check box on the printer dialog form and a little bit of code behind it. Very simple.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add: Spell checking in Design View, support for CSS3 in Styles dialog box, & Publish option on right-click of filename tab in doc window.

                                        Expression Web had all these features why not VSEW?

                                        In order to add content in Design view to a Web page, a spell checker is really needed.

                                        CSS3 support for Style editor dialog.

                                        The ability to right-click on the tab of an open doc and select publish selected from the context menu.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • The Work Item page should have the option to be undocked

                                          In order to have frequently used (and changing) information at a fixed position on screen it is neccessary that the Work Item page can be undocked.
                                          Otherwise transient pages (like Changeset Details), which are also shown within the Team Explorer, hide the Work Item page.

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                                            under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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