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  1. Extend the logical operators

    Currently we have access to the following logical operators,

    Not
    And
    AndAlso
    Or
    OrElse
    Xor

    Why not extend them to include

    Nor
    ab
    00=1
    01=0
    10=0
    11=0

    NAnd

    ab
    00=1
    01=1
    10=1
    11=0

    NXor

    ab
    00=1
    01=0
    10=0
    11=1

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Love the magnifying glass in map mode scrolling! Please make it bigger.

      The magnifying glass is awesome, I love it. Could you make it bigger, or let me adjust?

      Thank you.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Adding usings to the project on save.

        Instead of manually having to add using statements which maybe missing. Add the usings when the developer save the solution, project, file.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow the Immediate Window to run code even when in "run mode"

          I'm often attached to a process and WAITING for some timer to tick so my breakpoint can hit. I hate waiting. Sure there are ways around this but wouldn't it be great if I could just call my method in the immediate window. Instead, if I try, I get "The expression cannot be evaluated while in run mode. ". Is this possible?

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Sprint Board: filter by person: Tally effort

            When we conduct Sprint planning, we want to "balance" capacity by individual, but find that we have to manually tally their task hours.

            We would like the Sprint board to, when applying a person filter, to tally just that person's effort

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            • Allow bulk management of Releases through the MS RM console (add power tools)

              In order to deactivate a release template, I have to set any releases that use the template to "Released" or "Abandoned". This becomes very time consuming through the UI; a SQL Script could be executed but that requires me to have access to the DB (which I don't in prod) and to have knowledge of the data model.

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                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • @<user name> will evoke local client email to <user name>

                We don't use email much, but with distributed teams, we often need to pull them into a conversation or decision.

                Using Jira in the past, they have a feature in their History field; if you begin a comment with "@" the application evokes 1:M <user name> then when you save the comment, the user(s) receive an email

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                • Syntax Highlighting in Intellisense

                  Intellisense should have an *option* (on by default) of having syntax highlighting. For long error messages it becomes nearly impossible to read what Intellisense says in the popup because there is no syntax highlighting or formatting. It seems like the IDE should be able to do a much better job here.

                  Take a look at what the team building the TypeScript playground has done. Even though it's in a browser, the Intellisense there is far nicer to read than what Visual Studio has.

                  http://www.typescriptlang.org/Playground/#src=function%20Greeter%28greeting%3A%20string%29%20{%0A%20%20%20%20this.greeting%20%3D%20greeting%3B%0A}%0A%0AGreeter.prototype.greet%20%3D%20function%28%29%20{%0A%20%20%20%20return%20%22Hello%2C%20%22%20%2B%20this.greeting%3B%0A}%0A%0Avar%20greeter%20%3D%20new%20Greeter%28%22world%22%29%3B%0A%0Avar%20button%20%3D%20document.createElement%28%27button%27%29%3B%0Abutton.textContent%20%3D%20%22Say%20Hello%22%3B%0Abutton.onclick%20%3D%20function%28%29%20{%0A%20%20%20%20alert%28greeter.greet%28%29%29%3B%0A}%3B%0A%0Adocument.body.appendChild%28button%29%3B%0Adocument.%0A

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Feature View - positioning 2nd level features

                    Feature View
                    We have 2 Levels of Features, for example:
                    API/Services
                    ..Get/Post <entity> Summary
                    ..Get/Post <entity> Detail

                    I can drag n'drop top level features
                    I would like to do the same for the 2nd level features

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                    • Automatically add parentheses to void return methods in C#

                      If I use VB.NET in Visual Studio and type VarName.ToString I don't need to add the () for it to compile, in C# this won't compile. Can you either automatically add the () for void return methods or allow this to compile without it

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • CodedUI Support for QT controls

                        Please provide support or extensibility for QT widget controls or suggest a way out to write plugin for the same

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Edit Work Items direktly in Work Item Query View in Visual Studio end Web Acces

                          Editing Attibutes of Work Items should be direktly possible in the Query view with without opening the Work Item.
                          Within Sharepoint Lists you can change the View to Quick Edit that should be also possible within the Query View in Visual Studio and Web Access.

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                          • Allow MTM execution to control - providing option to select which test machine to execute tests

                            When we are executing the automated tests using MTM. we are not having control in which test machine tests will be executed.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Right-Click on the current C/C++ file should have a local menu option "Compile THIS file"

                                This is a suggestion for all versions of Visual Studio.

                                A Right-Click on the current C/C++ file should have a local menu option "Compile THIS file"

                                I cannot believe with this super-user-friendly way, your designers made it so awkward.

                                12 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow users to subscribe themselves or others to a work item without having to create an alert

                                  The current suggestion to create an alert for an individual work item is tedious at best, and it is difficult to tell who is "subscribed" to a given work item using this method. It should be possible to view/manage subscribers at the work item detail/edit screen. There should be a control on the work item with a list of "subscribers" that can be updated by anyone (i.e., I can add/remove myself or others). Anyone in the list of subscribers should get an alert on any change. This has been possible in Bugzilla for at least 15 years.

                                  16 votes
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                                  • Provide options for limiting AppDomain resource consumption

                                    When executing code in an AppDomain I would like to limit the CPU usage and amount of memory the AppDomain can comnume.

                                    This would make loading plugins or user defined business rules much safer. In it's current form I cringe at the thought of a business user creating a bad rule and killing the system.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Open source tfsseacrh

                                      Dear Microsoft please buy Black Duck Code Sight TFSSearch, intergarte it into Visual Studio, place all your C# code into TFS and allow everyone to use TFSSeach by your C# code and allow everyone public theirs code into THE WORLD TFS SERVER.

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Be able to choose new location for autorecovery files

                                        In a corporate environment the My Documents folder could be a shared network drive that is slow to access. This can cause the IDE to freeze when autorecover kicks in. It would be nice to be able to specify a new location for autorecover to save files to.

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                                        • Bring back the basic setup and deployment project type Visual Studio Installer.

                                          [Reopened because of accidental decline]
                                          You really need to bring back the basic Setup and Deployment project name Visual Studio Installer. It was a clean, simple, and effective installer for home grown applications that were to be deployed internally. I downloaded and used InstallShield LE and it's too complicated and overblown to build simple effective install/uninstall capabilities. Why did you remove it to begin with? We have to support desktop applications for the foreseeable future.

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