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  1. allow me to skip an instance of an exception

    I have a situation where software can run in two modes - remote and local. So the code is something like this:
    try
    {
    MakeRemoteConnection()
    }
    catch
    {
    localmode=true;
    }

    Every time I try to debug in local mode, I have to deal with this exception. I would really like a way to say "this exception is expected - never break on it". You can do that by type, but type is too broad. In this case, the exception type is a common one used everywhere.

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      1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable --warnon:1182 (unused variables) in F# Warning Level 3 or 4.

      I wonder why this warning and the associated wiggly underlines in the editor are not enabled in any of the 5 warning levels. I find this warning absolutely essential for programming F# to keep the code clean and free of subtle bugs in functions that shadow identifiers.

      15 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow MSBuild to clean and build solutions while open in visual studio

        On every project we run we use PowerShell to drive build and deployments into our local environments.

        We call MSBuild.exe from PowerShell but frequently get this error message: "CSC : error CS1606: Assembly signing failed; output may not be signed -- Error signing assembly -- The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process."

        The only way to work around this issue is to close visual studio, run our build and deploy scripts and reopen visual studio after.

        Note: this is not a case that we are running MSBuild and trying to build or debug…

        61 votes
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          3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make mobile apps of Application Insights to let users check insights easily

          Make mobile apps of Application Insights to different mobile platform to let user check insights anytime, anywhere. Suggested mobile platform are Windows Phone and Android.

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            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Editor Style integration with Metadata

            Sample idea:

            "I want to tell VS that EF scalar and navigation properties in a linq query must be colored orange in my code."

            General Idea:

            Suppose you have a Data Layer generated by your own T4 templates for Entity Framework, and you add some properties to those Entity classes through partials. Then you make many linq queries.
            How many time you peek to the definition of some property in order to know if it is a custom property or an actual EF mapped property?

            It could be nice that we can match attributes (e.g. [NavigationProperty]) with some visual style…

            8 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • to freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done)

              freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done) like whats is done in the backlog screen and query screens.

              23 votes
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              • Allow the TFS Upgrade Configure Features Wizard to be Rerun

                It would be good to have the ability to rerun the the TFS Upgrade Configure Features Wizard, particularly after yet-to-be-upgraded Process Template items (e.g. Work Item Type file) have been uploaded. Below is an example of when it would be useful:

                1. We take a copy of the Live TFS environment and restore in the Trial TFS environment

                2. We perform the trial upgrade in the Trial environment

                3. We run the Wizard in the Trial environment

                4. A change occurs to the Live TFS environment

                5. We want to test the change (and the Wizard's impact on it) in…

                4 votes
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                • Develop Standard reports to print and save Measure's and calculated column formulas

                  Develop Standard reports to print and save Measure's and calculated column formulas

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make it possible to clone the test plan but keeping the original test case area path

                    When we are working with teams each team has its own area path. Also if we use the area path to organize the test cases by the software functionality we need to keep the original area path when cloning the test plan. Now we need to specify an default area path when we are cloning the test plan, and all cloned test cases are updated with this area path, overriding the ones we assign previously., making the cloning feature useless in this situation.

                    18 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve the ability to print/report on projects and progress

                      As project managers, we need the ability to print SCRUM boards, or features, backlogs items and have a general status updates across an entire portfolio of projects/entire team.

                      9 votes
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                      • Compare files should return immediately

                        Compare files spins for a short time, it should be instant for most trivial file sizes. At very least, it should instantly show the first page of changed lines with non-calculated lines taking a little less time.

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                        • Shorten file paths in Find Results window

                          Make results in Find Results window more compact by adding option to shorten paths. The paths may be displayed as relative to sln file or to project file. This way there will be more space left for actual context (copy of that line in code). This would be valuable especially concidering very deep default paths for projects in VS.

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Close user story when all tasks are complete

                            As a scrum master / scrum team member, I want TFS to ask me to close the parent user story when all the underlying tasks have been completed as well so I don't have to remember to close the parent story myself.

                            I would also like this functionality for Features when all User Stories have been completed, but this is secondary.

                            (Hint: This feature exists in a competing product and it's GREAT!)

                            22 votes
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                            • In the options for SCMP files (schema compare), group them by category

                              All of the schema options are all grouped together in the options/object types/Application-Scoped tab. I am always going in and unchecking keys, broker stuff, users/roles, etc. if these were in logical groups it would be easier. Mostly I want to compare table, view, function, stored proc. etc. schemas, and ignore the other stuff. Especially anything security related, which is typically set by environment.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Implement the CAdES standard (RFC5126) in CryptoAPI and .NET Framework

                                Providing full support of the CAdES standard (RFC5126 - CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures ) in CryptoAPI and .NET Framework will help to write modern business application.

                                Thanks,
                                Anton Plotnikov

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Velocity Report

                                  Velocity Report is showing Sum of Effort of Parent and Child Items.

                                  If one PBI got Child Task WI's Velocity report is counting Effort of PBI and Task both. In my view it's duplication of the Effort in Velocity Report. Looks this is intentional, but I could not understand the reason. Please make this change, or update the report page on MSDN.

                                  I am taking about below report:
                                  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff731575(v=vs.110).aspx#feedback

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                                  • Allow C# string constants to be broken without an operator

                                    Java has an interesting concept. If you have a string constant that doesn't fit on a line, you can break it without adding runtime code. I think the same syntax should be borrowed for C#.

                                    Java's syntax:
                                    ~~~~
                                    "string part one" "string part two"
                                    ~~~~

                                    The compiler will automatically merge those string contants. Note there is no operator in between the constants. Current C# syntax requires the + operator be called at runtime.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Visual Studio Online users with Basic license to prioritize features

                                      In Visual Studio Online we use the Features view to store and prioritize development epics. As a Product Manager I need only the agile functionality in TFS: releases, iterations, backlog items, and these epics. Therefore I use a Basic license.

                                      Recently, Microsoft enabled the Features view for Basic license users. Thanks!
                                      http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/5474521-allow-visual-studio-online-users-with-basic-licens

                                      I can now add, update, and delete the Features. However, I cannot drag-drop reorder the features for prioritization. Our developers with MSDN subscription can do this, but I cannot... and this is my job!

                                      As a Product Manager with a Basic license, I need to be able to…

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                                      • Allow attachments (screenshots) to code reviews

                                        Allow attachment uploads to code reviews. Doing code reviews on designer code files can be difficult. HTML and XAML are more helpful than WinForms, but providing a screenshot would make it much easier to compare what the code changes actually do.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Resize column width in the TFS Checkout windows not saved

                                          The column Name in the TFS checkout window, when we resize this to show the full name, is not restored/maintained when the dialog is displayed again.

                                          Would be good if the columns being resize this is remember, similar as you resize the window..

                                          also see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/30d7abde-0cbe-405f-925e-3c5b46b52706/resize-column-width-in-the-tfs-checkout-windows-not-saved?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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