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  1. Javascript/Typescript references in HTML

    When creating a new JS or TS file you can add other references to the current page you’re working on. This would be a nice feature for HTML as well when you’re using an angular view.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please Add Windows Phone 8.1 Call Notification

      My sister is deaf and I would like to detect a phone call event so I can flash Philips Hue lights when a phone call is received.

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        0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Re-add Font and Color options in TFS 2013 Web Access Work Item text formatting bar

        Re-add Font and Color options in TFS 2013 Web Access Work Item text formatting bar.

        This is a very useful tool for QA team to emphasize bug items that need attention.

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        • Make files in shelveset readonly when unshelving as part of a TFS gated checkin build

          Hi.

          I'd like to request the ability to make the files from a shelveset read-only when they are unshelved as part of a TFS gated checkin build.

          This can prevent subsequent builds to fail if the changed files as part of the shelveset are checked in, because subsequent builds will have those files marked as read-only when the code is checked out as part of the build. And so if there's a process in a subsequent build that tries to write to one of those files, it will fail. So I expect the gated check-in to behave in the same…

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          • Stop rearranging XAML when using designer

            When editing my XAML using the visual designer, it often rearranges my XAML markup by putting tags previously on one line on multiple lines. This can greatly increase the number of lines in code, make the code harder to read, and definitely require more scrolling. I don't care if the designer creates new elements on one or multiple lines, but when it rearranges my entire document, it makes me very hesitant to use it. Please make rearranging of code optional through settings (or stop rearranging it altogether, since VS has the ability to do that manually already).

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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow to change code font size at different monitor

              Some developers use several monitor (2 or 3 or more) to coding with Visual Studio, it supports code editor displays in different monitor, but if monitor place as vertical, code font is smaller and can't adjust for best view. Please consider and add this function into VS IDE font editor.

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                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • debug collections require filtering

                While debugging collections, please provide a way to filter on collections. When you have 100's or 1000's of items in a collection, it is time consuming to debug for specific data scenarios when the only options is to manually click through collection rows in memory.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show test description (DescriptionAttribute) in Test Explorer

                  Unit tests can have a useful Description attribute that allows tagging tests with a short description. Currently, this information is nowhere shown in Test Explorer and it's inconvenient having to navigate to the source to lookup the description of a test. I propose showing the description if present in the lower pane in Test Explorer when selecting a test.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • RunCommandLine.ps1 needs to execute programs with elevated rights on Server 2012

                    RunCommandLine.ps1 needs to execute programs with elevated rights on Server 2012

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                      3 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Exporting Test cases from TFS into Excel

                      Export test cases into excel sheet should include following functionalities
                      1. include test steps as separate row
                      2. include parameters for test cases that are parameterized

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a parameter to tfs-server.exe for an alternate installation directory

                        You already have the code inside, because it can be changed through the GUI, but with a lot of (build) servers to install, this is not a good option.

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                        • Allow for build promotions in Team Build

                          I have several build definitions: CI, Deploy to Staging, and Deploy to Production. I want to be able to execute the Staging and Production builds using the output from the CI build meaning I want to promote CI version 1.2.3.4 to Staging. Then I want to promote CI version 1.2.3.4 to production.

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                          • Make an option inside the Build Options "Clean obj folder" or make smarter assembly reference cache generation.

                            The assembly reference cache generated in /obj is often casing nasty errors which consume a lot of time to find. Two possible solutions - fix the generation-update functionality or give an option to delete everything that VS generated. The problem is still there on VS 2013 Update 3. There are all kind of solutions on stackoverflow and serverfault which is proof that this is a unwanted side effect which the programmers experience.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Easier Option To Debug ASP.NET Websites On The SSL Port

                              When staring an ASP.NET website with IIS Express hosting in the debugger, by default Visual Studio will start the website on the HTTP port.

                              If you have your website to only ever server content over HTTPS (e.g. with the [RequireHttpsAttribute] in your global MVC filters), then you just get a page cannot be displayed error in your browser.

                              Whilst you can work around this by using the "Start URL" option in the Web tab of the debugger, this removes the "Current Page" etc. functionality from you as you're now stuck with a specific page.

                              You also generally don't have the…

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                                1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Seperate Code and Design Window so I can display on different monitors

                                Some Times I want to put the Design Window in a different monitor, so I can concentrate on the code but I want to still see the results, this is especially true for Modern apps that can take up a lot of space. Currently the windows are tied together and can't be separated.

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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Assign an interface color to a workspace, allowing you to see quickly which workspace you are operating in.

                                  Especially if you have more than one instance of VS running at the same time it would be useful to quickly identify which workspace a particular instance was connected to.

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                                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • ability to send out notifications for Team Room updates

                                    When you target someone in the Team Room let them know by sending an email - we use Team rooms to include PM's in process and they dont sit in the team room and also they may cover multiple projects as we have about 30-40 active ones. Allow subscribing to team room updates via email so everyone know when new stuff is happening.

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                                      • Add user preference for Breakpoints > "Sort by" > Disable sorting. Allows use of Breakpoints and Bookmarks in one tool window.

                                        Add user preference (remember user past selection on Visual Studio startup) for Breakpoints > "Sort by" > Disable sorting. Allows breakpoints to be used as breakpoints and Bookmarks. I Have used Bookmarks but find it easier to use Breakpoints as both breakpoints and Bookmarks in one tool window.

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                                        • Ability to run Custom Action (restore to snapshot) after each test within a test suite in Build Deploy Test Workflow

                                          Currently restore to snapshot is only possible before start of test run in Build Deploy Test workflow. If any of the testcase fails within a test run, testagent should revert to snapshot before running the next testcase within same test suite.

                                          Background: Automated test can lead the system into unstable condition by installing driver, adding registry key etc. We need to ensure the system is reverted to snapshot before executing the next test within a testrun, otherwise next test will give erroneous test result.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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