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  1. Visual Studio 2013: Bring back floating quick find

    It's really annoying that this feature is gone - the way it has to be used now slows me down on most searches since I always have to move the cursor to the top right first

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Include native support for SFTP in .NET

      Add out of the box SFTP support in .NET Framework.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Change the Browser Link icon

        The [enable|disable] Browser Link icon is represented by a clockwise arrow and I often get this confused with the Restart icon which is represented by a counterclockwise arrow. It would be great to change this to something else, such as a bidirectional horizontal arrow.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow extended text formatting in the Description field of work items when using Team Web Access

          Extended text formatting is available through Visual Studio 2013, but not Team Web Access. Formatting in TWA is limited to bold, underline, italics, and alignment. We have multiple users who use work items only through TWA and need to change font colors, highlight, size, etc.

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          • Make the entire pending changes window scrollable as in VS2012

            Some of the changes to the Pending Changes window in VS2013 are quite welcome, but the entire window is not scrollable as it was before. Instead the included and excluded changes sections have their own scroll bar.If I have a lot of files checked out I end up seeing only a small number of them at a time while most of the window is taken up by things I don't care about. See attached screenshot.
            Note that being able to filter is not an acceptable solution here.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Alerts based on Discussion additions

              Utilizing the discussion field in the history section of a Work Item allows teams to have a conversation about the work item and have it documented in the work item, which is great! However, there is no way to notify the owner of the work item that there is a discussion happening in the work item.

              Setting up an alert for this would seem to be the most logical way to accomplish this, however there is no way to create an alert based on the discussion field itself. Creating an alert on History changes creates too much noise from other…

              6 votes
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              • Enable copying values from the release log

                This is in at least two places, in the details window for a log entry it would be good to be able to copy messages from the table cells since you can't resize the window to see the full text, even though it pops up in a tool tip being able to copy it makes things more usable in my opinion.

                The second place is the cells in the Configuration Variables and Components tabs for the release, for example when the release says it can't access a file there is no way to copy the exact path the release agent…

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                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Dynamic generic calls and type conversions

                  Let C# do:
                  1. dynamic generic calls.
                  2. dynamic type conversions.

                  Example:

                  public void Method(object a)
                  {
                  int r = ExternalGenericFunc < a.GetType() > ( // dynamic generic call.
                  (a.GetType())a // dynamic type conversion.
                  );
                  }

                  // In another DLL, in a non modifiable code:
                  public int ExternalGenericFunc<T>(T data)
                  {
                  return ...; // do something on data.
                  }

                  7 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Import revision history from Trac to TFS

                    Currently, There is no supported solution to full migration from Trac to TFS, and the existing workarounds are not recommanded by microsoft, neither they are documented (Web services, TFS Database).
                    The TFS API provides some help but due to some readonly fields, it is not possible to recover the work item exactly as it was in Trac.

                    3 votes
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                    • add Package Manager console to Visual Studio Online "Monaco"

                      Please add the Package Manager console from the desktop version of Visual Studio to the online "Monaco" editor. Please also allow it to run entity framework commands. Or put up a tutorial somewhere explaining how to shoehorn entity framework commands into the powershell available on monaco.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Wireless deployer like QT SDK with Symbian

                        Deploy apps without USB, using WIFI and BT.

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow for the permanent docking of Command Bar at the bottom of screen

                          Allow for the Fixed Permanent Docking of the LightSwitch HTML Command Bar at the bottom of the screen (like a Status Bar in Internet Explorer). The following code is only a partial solution: $('.msls-footer').attr('data-position', 'fixed'). One must keep clicking the screen to get the bottom Command Bar to return each time it disappears using this code.

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                            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support objective-c in pull request reviews

                            Our team uses Visual Studio Online and a key part of our product is iOS code. This works great from a Mac, until we need to do pull requests. Sadly since objective-c files aren't recognized you essentially have to do the review on a client and then add the comments online.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enhanced Synclock

                              I would like to propose support for an enhanced Synclock (lock in C#) construct that would, instead of waiting to acquire a lock - if there is already a lock - would instead exit the function containing the Synclock statement.

                              What I am trying to simulate with this new construct is the below.

                              Public Sub DoWork()

                              '-- START OF CODE REQUIRING ENHANCED SYNCLOCK
                              Static bHere As Boolean = False
                              If bHere Then Return

                              Try
                              bHere = True

                              '-- Do protected work here

                              Catch ex As Exception

                              Finally
                              bHere = False

                              End Try
                              '-- END OF CODE REQUIRING ENHANCED SYNCLOCK

                              End…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • buy Xamerin and put development effort into MvvmCross

                                Bring more deveopers to your platform by buying Xamerin and putting development effort into MvvmCross.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • hierarchyid Data Type Support

                                  Idea is basic, hierarchyid Data Type Support.

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                                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Automatic update visual studio online board

                                    Hello guys first like to congratulate once again the great tools offered by the company for you to make life easier for us developers.

                                    I use visual studio online to manage and develop personal projects with peers, and the tool is perfect just have a suggestion for improvement that I think would be pretty cool, today we are looking for board whenever we get a new task we have to manually update the browser to check if any other member project team is doing, and the manager of the team has to keep repeating this operation several times to check…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enhance Report Project Template to allow Nested Report Folders

                                      Nested report folders are a simple and effective way to manage SSRS report permissions.

                                      Although available in SSRS the current Business Intelligence - Reporting Services - Report Server Project template does not allow nesting of folders (see http://partnersupport.microsoft.com/en-us/mpndevelop/forum/mpnvs/vs2103-report-project-sub-folder).

                                      This is a very serious problem for us as it makes it virtually impossible to bring complex SSRS projects under source control.

                                      Thank you

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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • property computed

                                        Expose Computed Properties in the screen properties (if the entity it is a generated entity from Database. Also, It would be nice if you can have onDelete, OnUpdate functions on that property to specify the logic for every operation (sometimes you want).

                                        Problem: You want to display some images, but the images itself are placed locally and not in a filestream. Also you don;t want to place in the database itself because the database can grow a lot. One workaround would be to have a computed property Content, but those can not be displayed in the screen properties.

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                                        • Please support Differencing Disks in Labs TFS 2013 Lab Manager

                                          Current we have to merge our disks to a new parent disk (non-differencing) before importing to the Lab Library, for creating isolated environments.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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