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  1. Create a simple database project for those that only want to save files to source control

    I prefer to create my deployment scripts with a SQL Compare tool. For development, I just want to be able to check my code into some source control. I essentially want a project similar to SSMS projects. The current database projects in Visual Studio is way to complicated for my scenario. I currently use the blank C++ project for my database work. I would like to see multiple database project templates and one of them match a basic SSMS style project.

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      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow us to tag and filter Azure services

      Subscriptions are great if you need to keep your billing for services separated, but if you are running multiple product lines inside the same subscription there is no easy way to differentiate services between products. Especially if you need to share some services across subscription which causes everything to get mucked up.

      I suggest you allow us to arbitrarily tag each service (multiple tags) and then filter (within the subscription) to view services by tag. That way we can pivot the filtering to fit disparate business models. From an administration side this would help me find what I want to…

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        2 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • In-app & email notification like Asana

        Just like Asana, I want to follow any backlog item or feature I'm interest in. Or maybe If the team is still small, I want to be able to follow any changes.

        What I mean by follow is getting the pushed notifications, right in TFS also in my inbox email (if I want).

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Visual studio cloud

          Create accounts for visual studio users to keep record of all extensions and settings so that it can be restored if pc was formatted or working from another pc, much like google chrome storing all favorites so that it can be downloaded to any pc when logged in with your accound

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Scrollbar tooltip should be resizable

            Scrollbar map mode for the vertical scroll bar in vs2013 lets you have a "Show Preview Tooltip" .... yet provides zero way of letting your resize the tooltip to your own preferential size.

            It should also let you set the fontsize for the preview tooltip, ie so i can make it smaller and fit more in.. sometimes just little extra stuff like that goes a long way.

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              1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add support for SSH keys as alternate authentication method in TFS Online

              A common way to authenticate clients in a Git setup is to use SSH keys. It would be nice to have that method on TFS Online as well.

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                28 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In Team Explorer allow filter files by a file check out type (e.g. [merge], [delete] etc.)

                In Visual Studio 2013 Team Explorer became impossible to quickly select the checked out files by the check out type such as [merge], [delete] etc.
                Consider the following scenario:
                1. There are 2 branches Main & Dev
                2. In Dev branch a developer is working on a feature for a few months and have 100+ files checked in.
                3. Meanwhile in Main a few hotfixes has been done and checked in.
                4. The developer does merging from Main to Dev.
                5. Problem: how to check in the only merged files and keep working on the feature in-progress?

                History:
                In VS2010…

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • ensure required variables and properties are set during construction when using new T { }

                  To create a object and assign the initial variables, you currently have to create a constructor (or a factory method) to construct the object.

                  class Widget
                  {
                  public Widget(int a, int b, int c)
                  {
                  this.a = a;
                  this.b = b;
                  this.c = c;
                  }
                  public readonly int a;
                  public readonly int b;
                  public readonly int c;
                  ...
                  }

                  Alternatively,

                  class WidgetFactory
                  {
                  public CreateWidget(int a, int b, int c)
                  {
                  return new Widget
                  {
                  a = a,
                  b = b,
                  c = c
                  }
                  }
                  }

                  I propose that C# 5 add a keyword "required" to force public variables…

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Codelens support for arbitrary text files

                    Many of the TFS based Code Lenses would also provide value in every plain text or XML file. This would bring the Bugs, Author, Reviews, Changes lenses to these files.

                    A simple Code Lens on "line 0" would be enough in my eyes.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow instance variables in Lazy<T> constructor

                      Currently, creating a new Lazy<T> requires passing a Func<T> to the constructor. This works just fine when you're either defining the function in a static context (via default assignment) or when you're already in an instance context (inside a constructor or similar function).

                      However, this means that under most circumstances, you have to separate the declaration from the assignment, which makes code being converted from a manually lazy-loaded property to a Lazy<T> that much harder to read and maintain.

                      I propose creating a new constructor for Lazy<T> which accepts a Func<B,T>, where the B passed in is automatically "this".

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Update the Class and Class-Member drop-down menus at the top of the editor

                        Replace the current Class and Class Member drop down boxes at the top of the editor (I'm a C# developer) with a pathname similar to that which is found in the Address Bar in Windows Explorer (Windows 7 & 8).

                        The path name would be:
                        namespace > className > methodName for existing functionality, or an extended path to show where the selected text is in deep nestings, such as:
                        namespace > className > methodName > if > foreach > if

                        The ">" here represent the triangles in the Windows Explorer Address Bar, and represent drop-down menus that show peers.
                        I'm…

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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add the possibility to have multiple TFS Service Accounts for the same Windows Live ID

                          In the Team Foundation Service I can't find any way of having multiple TFS Service Accounts for one single Windows Live Id.
                          This is a shame since I must then create an extra Windows Live ID in order to separate my personal and work account.
                          Isn't the whole point with Windows Live ID to have ONE account for multiple services ?

                          When I log on to the TFS Service, the next page I get is the My Accounts page, Could it be possible to have the abillity to create another account here and also select the one of which you…

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add the Visual Basic PowerPacks DataRepeater to the framework.

                            Include the DataRepeater in Windows Forms Controls library to complement the DataGridView. As it is, a separate dll (Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks) must be deployed with the application to get this control. This would bring Windows Forms development in-line with ASP.NET and WPF.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Generate constructor from fields (With refractor)

                              Too often I find myself copying field types and names to the argument declaration area of my constructor. It would be nice if you could select the fields you want to assign with your constructor and then have the refractor generate a constructor for these fields.
                              Example (C#):
                              class someClass
                              {
                              int field1; // <- |
                              object field2; // <- | select these two fields
                              }

                              Refractor -> create constructor
                              result:

                              class someClass
                              {
                              int field1;
                              object field2;

                              someClass(int field1, object field2)
                              {
                              this.field1 = field1;
                              this.field2 = field2;
                              }
                              }

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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Autogenerate comments for populating Intellisense

                                In C#, if you type /// comments, those comments appear in Intellisense.
                                If you don't have a comment, no intellisense info.
                                There are tools that will analyze your function names and the types of your parameters and autogenerate sentences to populate the comments.

                                Any comment that can be autogenerated from the code becomes a maintenance burden. If those comments can be autogenerated from the code, then Intellisense could generate the comments whenever it tries to display a function that has no /// comments. It would save us from adding to our source code maintenance weight and would still give us…

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Record Transactions while recording a web or load test script

                                  While we are registering the script for the load or web perf test, we have 2 buttonslinks available to allow mark start and end of a transaction a sort of "start transaction here" and "stop transaction here". Which is more productive and easier for testers instead of finlizing recording then coming back later to do it with comments or add the transactions to the web performance which is "1.Open a test Web performance and load >> Right-click and select Insert Transaction >> Add Transaction .........

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                                  • Vertical Split by default

                                    I've got my work items queries, and when I double-click them the results are shown (of course). The default view is the horizontal split (list of the work items on top, and the details of the selected one below). However, I prefer the vertical split view (list of the work items on the left, and the details of the selected on the right).

                                    I can change the split view easily, but I need to do it every time I open the results window. Is there any way to configure this windows to open with the vertical split by default?

                                    11 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create a 'File Bundle/Group/Briefcase Explorer'

                                      Create a view similar to the 'Solution Explorer' that allows for the grouping of files based on their relevancy to each other (i.e. grouping files by feature). A group could contain the JS, CSS, Controllers, Services, Etc files related to a particular feature. A file can belong to multiple groups.

                                      In the 'File Bundle/Group/Briefcase Explorer', you can view all groups, expand them to view the files, and be able to open all files in a group with one click (possibly closing all other open files).

                                      12 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Better Typescript Support

                                        There has to be better Typescript support. Some ideas:

                                        - better refactoring
                                        - F12 go to definition
                                        - more "connections" to angular and ohter js-frameworks
                                        - etc. (just look at c# editing and debugging features)

                                        7 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add distraction free mode like in Sublime Text

                                          "Distraction Free mode is full screen, with an extra emphasis on your content. All user interface chrome is hidden, leaving you with nothing but the file you’re working on. It’s a great help when you want to ignore everything else and just write."

                                          9 votes
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