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  1. Intellisense parameterArray in JavaScript

    Basically support syntax that will support argument arrays based on types.

    /// <signature>
    /// <summary>String format</summary>
    /// <param name="text" type="String">Content string</param>
    /// </signature>
    /// <signature>
    /// <summary>String format with argument list</summary>
    /// <param name="text" type="String">Content string</param>
    /// <param name="arg" type="String" parameterArray="true">List of replacements for {0} to {n}.</param>
    /// </signature>

    format('foo') or format('foo {0}', 'bar')

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Give us an idea on Prices for over 5 users

      We are hesitant to move due to uncertain pricing. If we knew a range or max suggested pricing we would move today.

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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Include Chat Support

        I Heard That interaction between project manager and workers ; workers and workers is not good as much.may be chat support wil help them to interact each other ,to share the idea also it plays vital role in project succes.

        include this.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • support filtering of items on the kanban board

          The Scrum boards allow filtering of wit, user, etc but the kanban board has no filtering capability.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Ready for Test state in Team Foundation Service

            In our process it would be much easier on simple tasks to simply change the state of a task or bug to Ready for Test when the developer declares victory, rather than generate a test case. we are using the scrum template...

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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add LayoutTransform to windows store XAML just like WPF

              The LayoutTransform property in WPF is useful. In Silverlight, where it is missing, people have created workarounds for the missing technology. It should be added back to windows store apps just like WPF. If it can be supported by workarounds why can't it be supported by default just like WPF.

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                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • E-Book reader App

                Place a APP for reading different formats of eBooks. The App should provide a standard interface and be able to read different (documents - ebook) formats, some of which may be added separately (as if they were "codec").
                An API to render the eBook in the win Store APP should be provided to developers.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Move Code coverage to Professional Edition

                  Existing feature, would be great to have this available from Professional version.

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Main menu bar is too wide and been wrapped, make sure it won't wrap

                    In Visual Studio 2013 Preview Ultimate Traditional Chinese version, while opening xml file, the main menu bar has an additional "XML" item, and is too wide and been wrapped. See the attached picture. When switch to other file, that item disappear and menu bar back to only one line, and all the thing under main menu jump up one line. Switching between xml and other file will make all the content jump up and down one line, that's very wired. I hope you can make sure it won't wrap.
                    I have a simple idea to change this, just make
                    XML(X)…

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                      1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Perform Load/Performance Test in parallel with CodedUI Hand Written tests

                      I had written a CodedUI hand script. When i run this codedUI test, i just want to perform load/performance tests too for all the requests in this scenario(using hand scripts).
                      I mean in WebtestCoded itself i will call CodedUI test.
                      Why don't i perform loadtest using my own scripts?

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow full control of transaction naming in a web load test

                        At the moment VS prefixes the transaction with the class name. E.g. MyScript.Homepage. Can we have control over this please.
                        For example so we can have one transaction for homepage across all scripts.
                        Thanks!

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add the ability to automatically reference a namespace in all files in a project

                          I would like to be able to reference a namespace in something like the AssemblyInfo.cs file which is then automatically referenced in all files in a project.

                          This way I won't have to add a widely used namespace (like Logging, Utils, Services) to each file.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add debug visualizer for strings in utf-8 encoding

                            When debugging a C++ program that uses char (instead of wchar_t) strings encoded in utf-8, it is difficult to see non ASCII texts right.
                            It could be a default for visualizing char strings or the user would select an encoding.

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                              2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Generate Breakpoints based on TFS change history

                              It would be nice to set multiple breakpoints simultaneously based on code changed in a particular changeset, or by a particular user, on a certain day or over a period of time. This might simplify code walk through activities, assist in mentoring a new developer, track down regressions, etc.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Super user enabled to copy tested test cases with the attached evidence across different suites

                                Test leads with additional privilages should be able to copy the whole suite with tested test cases along with all evidence attached to those test cases from one suite to the other. This should be used as a mitigation in case someone completes their testing in the incorrect location.
                                At the moment the suite can be copied from plan to plan but there is no functionality enabling coping the tested test cases across..

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Entity Framework eSQL hierarchical query

                                  It would be very beneficial to users that must work with massive amounts of hierarchal data to be able to perform hierarchical queries against our data using Entity SQL (eSQL), something like functionality provided by SQL CTE queries or Oracle's hierarchical queries.

                                  Please provide some kind of similar recursive/hierarchical functionality without requiring direct access to the database server's native query language; it negates the purpose of using an abstraction layer to begin with.

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                                  • Allow grouping of MRU items by user-defined paths

                                    I have to edit a number of projects that exist in different source roots, often because they're in different p4 depots for different projects. A great number of them are also same-named SLN files, but specific to those projects. If I could have a dialog where I specified the root paths, e.g. c:\source, c:\projects etc, then you could arrange the MRU items on the start page like this to avoid confusion:
                                    c:\source\...
                                    abc.sln
                                    def.sln
                                    c:\projects\...
                                    abc.sln
                                    def.sln
                                    c:\branches\prj1\...
                                    abc.sln
                                    def.sln
                                    c:\branches\prj2\...
                                    abc.sln
                                    def.sln

                                    etc. For bonus points, do File->MRU items the same way, not just the start-page. And increase the…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • aggregateexception

                                        Task Exception Handling in .NET 4.5
                                        Currently (by design) multiple exceptions thrown from async scope swallowed.
                                        http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pfxteam/archive/2011/09/28/10217876.aspx
                                        in many cases this losing exception is not acceptable.
                                        Because async is a compiler feature (not a library),
                                        I suggest that when the compiler see catch of AggregateException,
                                        it should throw AggregateException, instead of swallowing and unwrap the first exception.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • vs 2012 - Get Latest Version should let you merge files from Source Control Explorer without requiring an open solution

                                          In VS 2012, we should be able to do a get latest version from the source control explorer and then manually merge conflicts if there is no solution open. The resolve conflicts tab incorrectly shows "There are no conflicts in the workspace."
                                          Opening a workspace with a conflict and refreshing the resolve conflicts tab does not show any conflicts.

                                          Suggested workflow:
                                          1. Open VS 2012
                                          2. Open source control explorer
                                          3. Right click on the source code subtree and click on "Get Latest Version"
                                          4. A list of conflicting files should be shown in the resolve conflicts tab.
                                          5. The…

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                                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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