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  1. Visual Studio Online Welcome Pages Should Not Require Escaping Hash in Code Blocks

    Currently if you type the following Markdown in Visual Studio Online Welcome Pages

    ´´´
    # my single line comment
    ```

    The single line comment is displayed as 1st level heading.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Store and retrieve secret variables in Build vNext

      Hello,

      I've seen that we're able to add secret variables for sensitive data to build definition. The only issue is that I'm not sure how to retrieve them.

      How can I access this data to perform deployment to azure cloud service?

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      • Add Order column to Sprint Backlog view

        Add a simple read-only column to the Sprint Backlog view, which numbers displayed items from 1 to n. A similar column already exsists in the "Backlog items" view.

        This would allow easy visual reference to items displayed on the screen, when discussing the Sprint Backlog with your team or the customer.

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        • Improve XAML styles to be more like CSS

          The main item is multiple style inheritance but it would be nice if people's knowledge of CSS styles could be more portable to XAML.

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Console.Hide/Show methods

            Its pain in *** to Hide a console application. please bring these methods to easily hide and show the console application when ever its needed.

            Thanks.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make XAML a first class citizen of Visual Studio

              Make XAML participate in compile time syntax checking, in code refactoring (e.g. property renames), and in code navigation. Add refactoring (e.g. "Create Style from Element") and other performance features to the XAML code editor (e.g. allow in-place editing of xaml tags so that the end tag changes when you change the begin tag).

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                1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make item counts available to Tab Controls

                It is helpful to be able to quickly see if any workitem Tab has content. It would be nice if we could make a tab display a count (like the LINKS tab does).

                Without the count, it is easy to miss that some work has already been done on the item, which can slow down ramp up speeds for bug fixes or result in duplicated work.

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                • Add the current branch name to Solutions area of Team Explorer home page in visual studio

                  When opening Visual Studio the Team Explorer shows Solutions for the current branch, but it does not show which branch they belong to. I believe it used to in VS2013, but memory may be incorrrect. Otherwise you have to click the Branches button to see what branch you are in.

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                  • scroll based animation for WPF

                    enhanced WPF ui and reduce gap between web ui and wpf ui facilities by bringing some scroll based animation like scrollmagic or wow.js but for wpf

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add support for the Code Definition window to Visual Studio 2015

                      The Code Definition Window was a great, non-intrusive way to see how a particular class or method was implemented without taking you away from the code you're working on. Peek Definition is great, but it requires active input, it works best with short snippets of code, and it disrupts your view of the code by appearing in the middle of the editor window. The decision to omit Code Definition Window support from VS2015/Roslyn denies users a valuable tool. Telemetry indicating low usage is most likely due to a lack of awareness - I use it all the time, and the…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Automated Acceptance Tests (VSOnline)

                        When VS Online is building, deploying my asp.net application to Azure (Cloud Services or Websites) it needs to run my automated acceptance tests first. Ideally it would deploy the site to the "staging" slot and run the tests against that deployment only. If any tests fail then the deploy does not proceed. If all tests pass then the "staging"/"production" slots are swapped, putting the new code into production. (Staging should later be torn down to save costs.)

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                        • Stop the (false) advertising of VS2015 as an iOS development platform

                          Promoting VS2015 as a cross platform (iOS Android) is misleading/deceitful. The ridiculous subscription fees for Xamarin and it really has very little to do with VS. I was very excited to be able to write iOS apps in a familiar environment until I found out about this kludge implementation.

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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add UNITY_VS compilation symbol.

                            We've used ProjectFileGeneration event but have a issue regarding planner environment.

                            They don't use Visual Studio and Visual Studio Tools for Unity. so our project file generator will cause compile error on their unity environment.

                            We can ignore generator class with preprocessor if Unity Visual Studio Tools for Unity defines UNITY_VS compilation symbol.

                            And, we use unity 5.2.0f2 and unity has UnityVS out of box support.
                            I think it's not a bad idea to add compilation symbol.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add support for custom domain deep linking

                              Implement deep linking of custom domains to VSO accounts, for example: Have code.mycompany.com link to mycompany.visualstudio.com

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                              • Allow per-project natstepfilter files

                                VS 2015 added the ability to add natvis files to a project. This is great because it allows the natvis files to live near the code and automatically get imported any time the project was included.

                                It would be great if the natstepfilter files were handled the same way and automatically imported as part of the project.

                                With the current setup, debugging files (natvis and natstepfilter) are separated since only the natvis files can be part of the project. It would be helpful to be able to have them back in one place again.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide an option to turn inheritance off for git repo/branch (or an "unset inherited" on individual permissions)

                                  Some object-level Security dialog boxes provide an Inheritance on/off option. Git objects don't, and it's missing for regular use cases.

                                  A couple of classic use cases:
                                  - A repository under a shared team project where only a subgroup/team should have write access
                                  - keeping master branches safe by only allowing integrators to merge (while everyone else should be able to create branches and send pull requests)
                                  - unsetting "god mode" permissions (eg. force push to avoid accidental screwups) for admins (who are also contributors) in general without removing option to allow it on that one repo where it's needed for…

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                                  • Give some way of resetting the Unit Tests status to not run

                                    Give some way of resetting the Unit Tests status to not run without having to close the solution and re-opening it. There are some times I want to just see the unit test I currently am working with in the failed or passed section but to get there I have to change to another solution or close and re-open my current solution. It would be nice to have a menu item at the top of the test explorer or a right click option on the tests to reset it for specific tests. I would say if it gets reset then…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Update VSAE for Visual Studio 2015

                                      Visual Studio Authoring Extensions are the best way to write SCOM management packs. Currently this isn't available for VS2015. Please can you sort this as its the last thing stopping me updating to VS2015.

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • property and event setting block attached to C# type instance

                                        Instead of having to write in C#

                                        speechRecognizer = CreateSpeechRecognizer();
                                        if (speechRecognizer != null)
                                        {
                                        speechRecognizer.SomeProperty = someValue;
                                        speechRecognizer.SomeOtherProperty = someOtherValue;
                                        speechRecognizer.SpeechRecognized += SpeechRecognized;
                                        speechRecognizer.SpeechHypothesized += SpeechHypothesized;
                                        speechRecognizer.SpeechRecognitionRejected += SpeechRecognitionRejected;
                                        }

                                        I'd prefer to write:

                                        speechRecognizer = CreateSpeechRecognizer() {
                                        SomeProperty = someValue,
                                        SomeOtherProperty = someOtherValue,
                                        SpeechRecognized += SpeechRecognized,
                                        SpeechHypothesized += SpeechHypothesized,
                                        SpeechRecognitionRejected += SpeechRecognitionRejected
                                        }

                                        that is after any Type I'd like to be able to add {...} block with assignments to its properties, like I can do when I create a new type.

                                        Do note that I also would like this syntax and the existing new Type(...) {...} syntax…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • ability to select the source version (changeset number) when queuing a new build

                                          This would be very useful in many cases, for example:
                                          - When having to test old versions to check something specific, without having to revert an entire development workspace
                                          - When having to "replay" a specific Build with other parameters
                                          - If some Build artifacts have been accidently deleted.

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