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  1. sync not work for all settings. only few thing synced.

    https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/805454/is-this-bug-or-syncing-is-not-applicable-to-all-settings-that-is-avilable-in-vs-express-2013

    If I unselected the option for preview every file in solution explorer through > tools > settings then it will not sync.

    the problem is next time you still need to do it.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support Entity Framework for WinRT apps

      For WinRT to be a decent candidate for LOB apps, we need better data access support for direct SQL Server 2-tier architecture apps. Need a version of Entity Framework that works with WinRT apps.

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        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • awaitable events

        I want to be able to await for an event.

        class Goo { static event Action<T> Foo }
        ...

        T foo = await Goo.Foo;

        ...
        var z = Goo.Foo;

        T foo = await z;

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include exploratory test sessions in the tfs_warehouse and analysis database to allow reporting

          Adding exploratory testing sessions into the tfs_warehouse and analysis database will allow accurate reporting of test team effort.

          Reporting on execution of scripted tests can be easily produced but it is currently not possible to include exploratory sessions

          34 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make .NET Open Source

            Like you did with ASP.NET Stack and most recently Entity Framework http://data.uservoice.com/forums/72025-entity-framework-feature-suggestions/suggestions/2858489-make-it-open-source

            Would be wonderful open most of .NET BCL, CLR and even JIT. Not just open source, but licensed with a Apache License or similar, so we can really say that .NET is portable

            10 votes
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              3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bring back C++11 user defined literals

              http://www.stroustrup.com/C++11FAQ.html#UD-literals
              I believe that you already had that in the VisualStudio2013RC. Why did you take it out in the VS2013 release?
              User defined literals are awesome, and we need them!

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add option to MIDL compiler to suppress output noise

                When compiling an IDL file, there's far too much uninteresting output written. Each imported/included file is output, e.g.:

                Processing C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Include\um\oaidl.idl
                oaidl.idl

                It' analogous to turning on the c/c++ compiler option "Show Includes" - not very useful most of the time.

                Ideally, by default, the output would simply contain the name of the idl file processed in the project - just like the c++ compiler.

                Also, why does it generate a warning when you override an option? We have /W0 turned on which generates a warning (ironic):

                2>midl : command line warning MIDL1015: /W0 or /no_warn overrides warning-level…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio Tools for Git Extension (Microsoft Git Provider) integration with Source Control Explorer window

                  The major feature that is still missing from the Microsoft Git Provider is to integrate it with the Source Control Explorer window to provide a full featured Git repository UI that will rival third party tools in it's feature set.

                  A great example of the ideal functionality is the Git Extensions main user interface. It allows changing repositories and branches, stashing changes, committing code and push/pull operations. It also provides a great visual diagram showing the commit history for the selected repository and where each branch (local and origin) is in relation to the head. It also allows you to…

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                    2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Is it possible to connect project hosted under TFS service with project which is under Codeplex

                    Im pretty sure Im not the first one but I did not find an answer on that.
                    Igot an MS account which I use for Codeplex and For my projets under TFS Service. I got a opensource product which Im evoluating and publish under Codeplex but keep development private under TFS service. Are there any possibility to easely publish my source code from TFS Service to CodePlex (Im using TFS sourcecontrol not a Git)

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • I suggest that the error window presents errors in the order they appear in the build log.

                      The error window is useless for c++ developers. The sorting options don't allow me to see the first error encountered by the compiler which is often causing many of the rest of errors I'm seeing.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow relative paths for external hyperlinks in comments

                        Since documentation files are often checked into TFS along with code, allowing relative links to be followed from comments would allow linking to images, pdfs, and other documentation relevant to understanding code directly from code comments.

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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • to make the defalt error window smaller for bigger forms

                          the error window is to big for bigger projects that i do

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                            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • hide running SCVMM machines in mtm

                            acoording to this http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee943322(v=vs.110).aspx is possible to see running machines when creating new environments but the problem is that it shows all machines and there might be some you don't want to be used for test....
                            A workaround is to add <LabManagement></LabManagement> in the description field of the machine to hide it from MTM.
                            But please turn it around so you have to add something to show up in MTM, as you easily forget it when you create machines in SCVMM

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

                              Using Visual Studio Online website, the main screen only shows the projects I have recently used. But I never know when I've been added to a new project. Please display notifications or alerts on the main homepage when a new project has added you as a team member.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • IntelliSense should include copy+paste

                                I often copy and paste members variables between my header and class files (cpp and h).

                                A frequent operation is to the copy and paste the name of a variable.

                                It would cool if IntelliSense gave significant weight to the content of my copy/paste buffer when giving me a hint. Most of the time the content of the buffer contains the optimal hint.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Offer a low-cost Visual Studio version for hobby/learner developer

                                  There needs to be a low-cost Visual Studio for hobbyists and learners. This would help people get started with development using the Microsoft tools and would contribute to the long-term success of the company.

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                                  • Change the Exceptions modal window into a dockable tab

                                    Currently, I have to turn exception breaks on and off a lot (partially due to ASP.Net's volume of startup exceptions). It gets very tedious to do this, as I constantly am going to the menu to bring up the modal and check/uncheck. IMO, a better option would be to have this window made into a dockable tab so that it's easily available during debugging and doesn't require modal action.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Set workdays for team members in TFS Service

                                      In order that TFS is able to calculate team member capacities it is necessary to define usual workdays for each team member.

                                      It is possible to configure capacity per day and off-days for each team member for a sprint but I can't find a way/location to configure workdays.

                                      e.g.
                                      Team Member A: works, Mo, Tue, Wed, Thu
                                      Team Member B: works from Tue, Wed, Thu, Fr

                                      I don't want to do this manually and again and again for each sprint.

                                      Also don't see a "calender" containing public holidays ...

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                                      • Allow pre-pidding of Visual Studio 2013

                                        In previous versions of Visual Studio (2012 and earlier), a developer or IT Administrator could pre-pid an installation of Visual Studio to support mass deployments (especially in scenarios such as Lab Management). However, this capability has been removed/taken away in Visual Studio 2013 which removes the ability to easily perform mass administrative deployments of Visual Studio to test and development environments.

                                        Please consider re-adding this functionality back to simplify administrative deployments.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Move the find and replace dialog

                                          The find and replace in Visual Studio is in a very awkward spot if you are looking for something in a very long line (one example is a minified javascript file), this is because every item that the editor finds will be 'underneath' the dialog, and since there is no way to move the dialog, every subsequent find attempt always finds the item under the dialog. This can make javascript editing quite an annoyance. This dialog should be movable in my opinion.

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