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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring Back Undo Pending Changes to Solution Explorer Context Menu

      Why check in changes and undo changes was removed from the solution explorer context menu in the first place is baffling. It is used frequently and is in the same vein as check in so it belongs on the context menu.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Use space before closing slash in XML comments

        When I type "<s" in an XML comment and press enter, it replaces it with <see cref=""/>. I would rather have a space before the closing slash, i.e., <see cref="" />. I always have to go back in and add it.

        Microsoft should be consistent with the space before the closing slash. For example, if I run this code:

        System.Xml.Linq.XDocument.Parse("<a/>").ToString()

        I get "<a />". The comments are XML, XML should be formatted identically everywhere.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Collapse to Regions only

          In VS2010, I could do Edit | Stop Outlining, close the file, and re-open it, and only the regions would be collapsed, nothing else.

          In VS2012 and VS2013 this doesn't work anymore, but if I close the solution and delete the *.SUO, and reopen the project, all my regions are collapsed but nothing else.

          Collapse every block is too much, and Collapse To Definitions is too much as well. Collapse to Regions is just right for me.

          Could we have an IDE feature to just do what deleting the *.suo does?

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow functions to be defined outside of class scope

            Pretty self-explanatory. Sometimes I have a function I want to be able to call and creating a static class to host it in is an irritating piece of ceremony that I don't need except to satisfy the language constraint. It would be nice if I could simply declare a function as a member of a namespace and invoke it whenever.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please insert a koding application add-in in visual studio.

              Please insert a koding application add-in in visual studio? Look at
              https://koding.com/ for more info.

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                0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Refresh Linked Browsers on save

                Browser Link is a great new feature, but it would also be very helpful if there was an option to have the browers refresh when you save

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                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enhance the v2 and v3 ALM Readiness Treasure Maps

                  Enhance the v2 and then the v3 ALM Readiness Treasure Map. Consider a v3 to implement features mentioned as vNext in http://blogs.msdn.com/b/willy-peter_schaub/archive/2013/08/03/alm-readiness-treasure-map-v2-1-and-vnext-feature-triage.aspx.

                  If you feel that the team should continue its showcase, readiness and dog-fooding project with a v4, then donate your vote(s) to this idea.

                  43 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a search utility in VS SQL Explorer (be able to search in procedures, functions etc)

                    It would be great to be able to search in procedures, functions etc.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add @Team Micro to queries

                      Would like the ability to add an @Team micro to be able to use a generic query that will bring up the workitems based on the team you are accessing.

                      Workaround is to create a specific team folder and query but would rather one set of queries using an @Team micro

                      There are notes of an @team micro but the functionality doesn't seem to work as intended (see attachment)

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • When creating variables, add "protected" instead of "private" keyword, if the class is not sealed.

                        I often use the Ctrl+Dot quick menu to create variables and properties. It would be nice if variables were marked "protected" instead of "private" unless the class is sealed.

                        It would also be nice if they were inserted directly above the current method, rather than after the last variable or property, as I group things together using #region

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • FileSystem: Add Rename() and overload Move() for "overwrite if exists"

                          1- Implement File.Rename(); which throw System.IO.IOException if file with new extension exists.

                          2- In multithread applications, the following may fail as a result of race condition:

                          If destinationFile Exists: Delete(destinationFile)
                          Then oldFile.Move(destinationFile)

                          Please implement overloaded Move(), like Copy(), with "overwrite if exists" Boolean flag.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow users to customise the colors displayed on the TFS 2012 Agile Kanban boards. They are difficult to read with a lot of data

                            Please refer to the thread I posted on MSDN, it explains it all in greater detail:

                            http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/f6c9af99-3f35-4ffc-8719-2401272022c9/how-to-customise-the-kanban-backlog-board-and-graph-colors-in-tfs-2012

                            At the moment with a lot of States the graphs and display just show in numerous shades of blue making it difficult to read

                            22 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Unify VS Express editions into a single product

                              Why do we need separate express edition for single development goal? Unify them to single Express edition allowing Windows, Desktop, Web and Phone development.

                              It is so bad that current Express edition even don't allow easy participation in MS Open Source initiative because plenty of solutions cannot be opened in single Express version - you need multiple versions opening the same solution to work on all projects. Simply great development experience …

                              Different Express editions also contain different features. For example VS 2012 Express for Windows didn't contain support for T4 while other versions did.

                              Add support for portable class…

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • CodeLense - override ToString()

                                Hi.

                                I am using VS 2013 and I like the CodeLense Feature alot, but there is one point thats a bit annoying.

                                It displays to many references (in my opinion) for overrideble methods.

                                The worst scenario is with the .ToString().

                                Imagine you would have a DAL with 200 classes which all have a overriden .ToString() (its just an example).

                                CodeLense would list all 200 definitions of .ToString() where ever you look at it, plus everytime you call the .ToString() of any object in your project.

                                So when you have a look at 1 of your DAL Classes, and open the…

                                4 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide guidance on setting up TFS Security and User Permissions

                                  Provide guidance and sample scenarios for organizations to set up TFS security and group/user permissions. TFS security and permissions can become complex so it would be of great value to have some scenarios exhibiting good best practices when setting up security and permissions.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow extensions on static classes

                                      example

                                      if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(StrOutput))
                                      {
                                      String.Base64(strOutput);
                                      }

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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Integrated Streaminsight -> .net framework

                                        .net framework Integrated Streaminsight~

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support implicit interfaces for code reuse

                                          Allow us to cast a type to an interface which it implements (but does not declare or even know about). The interface can be marked as 'implicit' to ensure recipients understand that the implementation may not know about it.

                                          The lack of implicit interfaces (and the corresponding lack of header files) in C# and VB.NET is THE PRIMARY ROADBLOCK to good architecture and testing in .NET.

                                          I cannot see a good defense for the lack of this feature. It does not add clutter or complexity, enables drastically simpler unit tests, and (for the first time), enables interoperable code without forcing…

                                          33 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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