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  1. Allow Silverlight Printing on Another Thread instead of UI Thread

    Currently the Print operation in Silverlight happens on the UI thread, which locks the UI until the print operation is complete. This does not allow the code to update the UI thread during the Print operation.

    For an example when the print operation is in progress there is no option to show a dialogue box where the current status of the printing operation be shown(ex. Printing Page 1 of 10, etc.). There is no way to even cancel the print operation from the middle of the operation.

    Kindly allow the Print operation to take place from other than the UI…

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Easy visual debugger for WPF to find the source code from the running application

      When I'm debugging an ASP.NET page with Web Essentials it's possible to click on the browser window and to find the source code which had generated the HTML part which I am hovering on with the mouse. It's called browser link.

      What about implementing a similar component for WPF?

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        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow custom notifications via the Team Room API

        The Team Room API allows messages to be posted to the team room by an individual user, these messages are limited to plain text.

        Work item updates, build completions etc. are posted to the team room as "notifications", can contain additional information, and appear as system messages. It would be great to be able to extend this for third party services.

        For example, we use Octopus Deploy for deployment, having deployment status and information surfaced in the team room would be great. This is possible using the current API but the messages appear as being posted by me (I could…

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          0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Numeric range support for regular expressions

          I propose build-in regex support for numeric ranges. While regex is oriented on text, it is possible to construct a regular expression that covers a range of numbers. To give an example, the most frequent regex with numbers involved is one that validates IP addresses. I think that support for numbers will be a viable addition and I support use my CodePlex project 'RegexNumRangeGen' for implementing it. I think that if .NET has support for something trivial like comments in regular expressions, then this feature cannot be missing.

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The component list needs some hierarchical structure

            For software departments that have a large library of solutions that need to be deployed a flat list of components can grow unwieldy very fast. If a solution is for example composed of 10 to 20 components and the department has on the order of 60-100 solutions the list can be between 600 and 2000 items long.

            10 to 20 components is not neccesarily a large number of components when you have seperate config files for each environment, webservices, database(s) and client components as a part of the solution.

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              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make C# be the default project template language

              This is a very simple cosmetic stuff, but please make C# the default project type when installing Visual Studio.

              I know that some people like Visual Basic, and there are 2 or 3 guys that still use VB in production, but lets face it, C# is the default .NET language and 99% of developers use that.

              Make Visual C# to the default selected language, so we don't have to remember to change that everytime we install it.

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                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow to hide project templates

                There are lots of projects templates I don't use, like Visual Basic, C++, etc. It would be a nice option to hide project templates we don't use, so they don't clutter the screen.

                It is specially annoying when creating a new C# project, and you forget to change the language in the right and you end up creating a VB project.

                A simple right click -> Hide this in the template tree, and a link in the bottom to "Show hidden items" would help with this.

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • allow the creation of lightweight "code-only" team projects for Visual Studio Online

                  Sometimes I just want to upload/maintain/track some code, without having work item tracking, team rooms, charts, and all the extra "stuff" that VSO provides.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Update the find tool's UI

                    Show the next and previous find buttons on the find tools' mini-dialog (the one that appears in the main text window). Also change the arrows from left and right to be the more intuitive up and down for prev and next respectively (as you search through a vertical document, up/down makes much more sense than left for previous and right for next).

                    This would make it more like the original powertool for VS2010 that was more sensibly laid out in this area.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add backlog column "iteration name" as an alternative to iteration path in visual studio online

                      When viewing backlogs in VSO covering different teams, the column iteration path can be very wide depending on the iteration path setup. If a column with only the iteration name could be selected, this would make the column smaller and thereby improving the screen usage.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow board at story level per iteration as well as the current global one

                        Currently you can only view tasks at iteration level but we would like to see stories and the columns they are in.

                        This is because we run multiple sprints at the same time.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • View test results in team web access

                          We do all our manual testing with MTM using team web Access, because of its stability. Unfortunately we have to switch to the fat client when it's time to take a look at the test results. Please implement a feature for accessing the test results via team web access.

                          Thank you!

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please provide System.Json

                            Please revive System.Json for us to use simple Json lib. Your official System.Json is way more simpler than Newtonsoft

                            At least please list it in nuget or open it sourcecode

                            I love System.Json so much

                            Thanks

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make XAML Bindings type save

                              Would be great to define an Interface or Type for the DataContext of a Container in XAML and than have the Compiler Check the Bindings used in this Container and its Child Elements (not having a own Definition) recursive...

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                                1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • On Visual Studio Online Allow us to change the time zone format to the local country format it is only available in the US time zone

                                Allow us to change the time zone format to the local country format it is only available in the US time zone

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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Distinguish Applications by a user defined Environment

                                  Right now, Application Insights seems to only distinguish between the Debug and Release version of an application. At my company. we have several "downstream" environments DEV/MAIN/QA/POST that an application might run in before it is deployed to production. In the QA and POST environment, the application will run the Release version of the code.

                                  So, I would like to see a way where I can record the Environment an application is running in. Preferably it would be something in the web.config so the correct value can be set at deployment time.

                                  The dashboard would let me either look at results…

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                                    5 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide Effort RollUp In Work Item Hierarchy

                                    One of the feature which is used frequently is maintaining hierarchy of Work Items. But Roll-up of Effort is not available as of now, like we have Rollup of Remaining Hours in Agile View.

                                    When we break a project in WBS, it would be excellent if we can see Effort Roll-up also from leaf node to Top node of hierarchy.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • create an equivalent to "Help.UnityAPIReference" that launches in a stand-alone web browser, instead of a browsewindow within Visual Studio.

                                      The Visual Studio help implementation ("Help.F1Help") launches a web link in the system's default browser. I'd love to see a similar option for Unity API reference, as it can be jarring to workflow to have to juggle these two different behaviours.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow the Default Zoom Level to be Overridden

                                        My idea is to allow the default zoom level for the code view to be set in the IDE's preference dialog.

                                        It's not a deal-breaker, but it become somewhat tiresome setting the zoom every time a file is opened.

                                        Another option is to allow it to be set for the current project only.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable IP Switching for Visual Studio Online Load Tests

                                          When testing externally, there can be security controls in place that stop a single IP address from executing at a certain rate. In some cases after a specific amount of time the IP address can be put on a temp blacklist. As well, there can be proxies that do not handle that type of load very well.

                                          There are workarounds, but to get a nice feel for end-to-end testing leaving all of the infrastructure in place without modification would be useful.

                                          I'm not asking for hundreds of IPs, but maybe 10 - 15 would get people where they need to…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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