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  1. 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

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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 →
                    • Build a bug reporting/feedback tool for TFS (cloud and on prem)

                      It would be great if TFS shipped with a basic bug reporting tool in the box. Sure, there are a lot of third party solutions out there, but we always find that they are expensive, designed for large teams, or overwrought for what we need.

                      At it's most basic such a tool would include:

                      -A quick way to deploy a bug report/feedback submission page with dropdowns for application modules, and other relevant data we need to capture

                      -A triage workflow that is used to accept or reject submissions, mark them as duplicates, merge with similar items and turn submissions into…

                      34 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • SoapUI integrated with TFS

                        Please, integrate Visual Studio with SoapUI and also create plugin for Eclipse to integrated TFS with SoapUi perspective.

                        Thank you,
                        Rick

                        91 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • snippets intellisense

                          We have intellisense. We have snippets. We know what we want, we just don't know which menu it is in or want to go up 4 menus to get it.

                          It would be nice to have snippets that expand out in a tree structure when you type in a tree structure, showing where matches are coming from (e.g. SharePoint, ADO.Net, Linq, Conditional flow, etc.). For example, typing "from" would open tree branches in SharePoint, EntityFramwork, and Linq. As you type, the tree will shrink. When things are close enough for your liking arrow keys or a mouse click allow you…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow ASP.NET MVC Razor Views to be created more easily outside of ASP.NET

                            While it's possible to host the Razor engine on our own, the process of doing so is still fairly involved and even if one manages to do it, you don't end up with the rich additional functionality that ASP.NET MVC provides from disk.
                            It would be really nice if ASP.NET's Razor Engine implementation could be instantiated outside of the context of ASP.NET. The sticking point appears to be the getting ControllerContext created without HttpContext. Working without HttpContext would likely break a number of things, but what if there was a way to create a mock context that holds the absolutely…

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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Keep regions collapsed on cut/paste

                              If you cut and then paste a collapsed region, it should stay collapsed. This would be nice when you're cutting/pasting multiple regions.

                              5 votes
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                              • Collapse editor region by clicking on #endregion

                                Regions can be very large. Many times the user is closer to the endregion tag and therefore an improvement would be to make the endregion tag clickable in order to collapse the region. The current workflow requires first finding the start region tag and then clicking it.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • TFS code review should not require a new code review to be started when code that is already under review is changed based on review comment

                                  It seems that TFS requires a new code review to be started whenever code that is already under review is updated in response to review comments. It is not only unnecessary busy work for a developer to initiate a new review each time a review comment would suggest a change to the code that is already under review is necessary, but it also prevents having a single picture of changes made as a result of the review process.

                                  With the current method, a single logical code review may span multiple physical code reviews and the comments for the single logical…

                                  776 votes
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                                    13 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve 'Attach to Process' - filter, search, additional info

                                    The 'Attach to Process' form currently makes it difficult to find process to attach to, especially while waiting for a process to start.

                                    The process you are trying to attach to can be looked up in the scrollable section. If the process does not exist yet (is still starting or has not started yet), a user will keep hitting Refresh. But doing so resets the scrollable section back to the top of the process list.

                                    Enhancement 1:
                                    There should be a search section on the list of processes. If the process I am wanting to attach the debugger to is…

                                    9 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Restore reference highlighting in the enhanced scrollbar

                                      In the Productivity Power Tools suite in 2012, you used to be able to select a word/token and each instance of that token would be flagged in the enhanced scrollbar for the current file.

                                      This feature seems to be missing in the new in-built enhanced scrollbar in Visual Studio 2013 Preview.

                                      70 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add ItemDrag event to the ListBox Control

                                        This will make ListBoxes consistent with the ListView control. Also, it will make drag-drop of multiple items easier. Currently it is difficult to handle drag-drop of multiple items using a ListBox.

                                        Also, ItemDrag is currently listed under Action Events in the events for ListView. It should be under Drag Drop events.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio RT

                                          It would be nice to be able to use Visual Studio on Windows RT. Ideally this would enable you to develop in C#, F#, C++, HTML etc on a Surface Tablet or other Windows RT device.

                                          It would be nice to be able to take advantage of TFS and GIT and be able to develop on Windows RT. While some applications may not be able to be tested on Windows RT such as WPF Applications etc others such as Modern UI Apps could be developed or tweaked on the device they are designed for.

                                          This would make doing work on…

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                                            6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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