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Thanks – Deon Herbert
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  1. Use main application's icon and other applicable app settings in vshost.exe files

    When vshost.exe is generated by the Visual Studio, it could maybe apply some of the application settings, like the main app's icon. This way annoying things like this (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wpf/thread/8aa4f8b5-b053-4bdf-a5cf-0c4cdddb65b6) would be solved, and no workaround (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb514517%28v=VS.90%29.aspx) would be needed. Maybe this is not hard to fix stuff, and maybe it'd help with other issues besides the icon.
    I wasn't which is the best fit category for this suggestion.

    4 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improved Coded UI Test Extensibility for SAP using Visual Studio 2012

      As a tester role it would be nice to be able to quickly create and maintain Coded UI tests for 3rd party apps where we can still leverage off the great Testing framework Microsoft ALM offers.

      Extending the Coded UI tests is currently available but information on how to implement it is hard to come by and understand.

      If Coded UI test extensibility was made easier is adoption into business would seem more alluring due to the fact that competitor software to automate tests for say, SAP, is very expensive and ****** to maintain

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • If an abstract class has a method

        If an abstract class has a method

        abstract public void Method(IParam parameter);

        where "IParam" is an interface (even possibly empty),
        what is conceptually wrong with a derived class trying to implement

        public override void Method(ISomeObject parameter)

        where the interface ISomeObject derives from IParam ?

        I was trying to follow the design pattern "message" here.

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow 2 byte char on the TFS(Team Foundation Service) Build Service

          In my source code has been contains 2 byte characters.
          Build service failed build. It may be because the characters are garbled.

          9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow users to toggle IntelliSense completion modes (allow AutoSelect in the list of suggesstions) for Visual C++ in VS2012

            The intellisense is working C++ in that it presents a list of suggestions, however, nothing in the list is selected by default, meaning it is cumbersome to have to click the down arrow key to highlight the first suggestion. Before, it seems like the first item in the list is highlighted by default. I went to Edit->IntelliSense and the option to "Toggle Completion Mode" is disabled and greyed out. I think this is the option that will fix the problem. I tried pressing Ctrl-Alt-Space but it dosen't appear to do anything. I also tried resetting my settings but that didn't…

            20 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Override Recent Project/Solution Names on Start Page

              The Recent section of the Start Page is a convenient way to quickly open your project. It would be nice to have the ability to change the display name to help differentiate it from one project/solution to another. As an example, if you're working in a branch, the same solution name will appear twice in the list. Presently, I wait for the tooltip to pop-up to insure it's the right one I want.

              4 votes
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                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 19 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • During Visual Studio Coded UI test execution, ability to hide mouse pointer animation

                  In Visual Studio Coded UI scripts using C#, when we code things programatically in the script (example, call a Checkbox = true) the mouse pointer has a tendency to always move to each checkbox during test run, even though we aren't calling Mouse to click it, we're calling the method(s) on the objects directly, referring to objects captured in the UI Map. If it were somehow possible to "permanently" hide the animation of the mouse pointer during test case execution, like a command in the Mouse class, that might be useful. Presently using Cursor.Hide(), Windows just re-animates the Mouse pointer…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow deleting project from the web interface.

                    It's more intuitive to delete project from the web instead of open the command prompt.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Prevent a TFService PBI from being marked as Done unless the child tasks are first marked as Done

                      Using Team Foundation Service, Scrum 2.0.

                      A Product Backlog Item (PBI) can be marked as Done, even when the child tasks it is linked to are In Progress.

                      I understand there could be a discussion around Definition of Done here, but I think it would be a better experience if an error message or warning was shown.

                      This would be more in line with what happens elsewhere in Team Foundation Service. For example, when a Task is moved from Done to In Progress ... an elegant message appears, a great experience!

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add mercurial support to VS IDE.

                        i'd like to see VS 2012 has same functionality for supporting mercurial as you've done for git.

                        10 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Integrate Office365 and Visual Studio Online

                          Please integrate Visual Studio Online and Office 365 better, considering that an organization that is interested in Visual Studio Online will be likely to be using Office 365.

                          Integration should include:
                          - Authentication - users should be able to use their Office365 accounts and not only LiveID.

                          - SharePoint site integration - from Visual Studio Online let me configure a site that I can host file sharing from, including the ability to use Office 365 as a SharePoint source. Administrative functionality should be included provided the user has the ability to administer Office365.

                          - SharePoint site integration, storyboarding - same…

                          840 votes
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                            24 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide multiple search filters on Visual Studio UserVoice site

                            Please provide multiple search filters on the Visual Studio UserVoice page.

                            For example, I would like to be able to view all Completed items beneath Team Foundation Server (TFS) and currently this does not appear to be possible - I can view all TFS items or I can view all Completed items but I can't seem to be able to view items that meet both of these criteria.

                            1 vote
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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add posibility to use 3rd party consoles when starting console app under VS

                              I'm using ConEmu (and previously Console2) as consoles. It would be great if one could instruct VS to start those instead of standard Windows console when running console applications.

                              6 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Can you live update the scrumboard. Wouldbe nice to see the changes that somebody else makes. Useful for on-line stand-up sessions.

                                Can you live update the scrumboard. Wouldbe nice to see the changes that somebody else makes. Useful for on-line stand-up sessions.

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Change the name of Team Foundation Services - Google Gets it Wrong!

                                  I've been searching for comparisons between Team Foundation Services and other Version Control Systems; Git, Mercurial, Vault, etc. The problem is that once I start reading someone's description, even when only looking back for a year, people are comparing a VCS to Team Foundation Server, not Team Foundation Services.

                                  I suspect that Google's search algorithm isn't discriminating between Team Foundation Server and Team Foundation Services. They are so similar that Google assumes the search is for Team Foundation Server.

                                  Thanks!
                                  Dan Waters

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Separate Config Transforms from configuration

                                    Config Transforms not only need the ability to work on any Config file in any project, there needs to be an option to always do the transforms not just tied to Configuration (Debug/Release/etc).

                                    See CodeAssassin.ConfigTransform. It does transform on every build/publish to a new file: web.debug.config.transformed and web.release.config.transformed, etc.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Kill the UI Experts @ Microsoft that thinking more clicks for the same operation is a good idea. Pending Changes Source Control Window SUCK

                                      Pretty much every software developer on the planet that uses Visual Studio is use to the pending changes window in VS2010 and now in VS2012 that entire interface has changed, takes more clicks and more mouse moves to do the same thing. I'm a UI Expert. Are we really that bored as humanity that we need to make the same thing more complicated? I thought the entire point of technology was to make our lives easier. Like Windows 8 and the dumbing down of access to information, VS2012 is a perfect example of where UI designers need to do something…

                                      7 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Range checking in debug mode (for valarrays)

                                        All array types (normal arrays, vectors, valarrays, etc.) should be automatically range checked in debug mode. Your documentation suggests they are, but at valarrays are not.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Awful multi-language support in resx files in C# WinForm apps when refactoring/renaming

                                          Imagine this situation:
                                          I created a WinForm app in C# with a form named "CodePrinterClient".
                                          There's a button named "buttonStartStop" on "CodePrinterClient".
                                          Then I enabled the "Localizable" option for "CodePrinterClient" and I localized CodePrinterClient into zh-CN and en-US.
                                          Currently, the "Language" option for "CodePrinterClient" is "zh-CN" and I renamed the button to buttonStart.
                                          Then all codes with "buttonStartStop" were refactored into "buttonStart" and all "buttonStartStop"s inside "CodePrinterClient.zh-CN.resx" were renamed, too.
                                          However, when I edited the UI of "CodePrinterClient" in en-US or (default), the button "buttonStart" had no Text attribute, because no "buttonStartStop" items wererenamed into "buttonStart" in other languages' resx…

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