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  1. Add a C# editor context menu command 'Organize Usings > Comment Out Unused Usings'

    I used 'Remove Unused Usings' a couple of times and regretted it when I uncommented some code later which needed the previously removed using declarations.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • provide integration with Azure Active Directory for Identification/Authorization

      At the moment LightSwitch allows Windows Active Directory or ASP.Net authentication options. It would be very nice if we could use WAAD for identification/Authorization

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        1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make calculated fields work in the HTML client

        In the Silverlight client there is a really useful feature called calculated fields which can be created on the data model to concatenate fields, calculate totals, create summary fields etc. These can't be used in the HTML client but it would be really useful if they worked in the HTML version as well.

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          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ribbon Button Groups

          Allow the developer to create ribbon button groups and assign ribbon buttons to those groups.
          At the moment, any manipulation of groups requires custom shell and/or a lot of code. It should be much easier.
          Button separators would be good too.

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            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • make it possible to expand context around changed lines in the diff view

            When looking at changes for a commit in Visual Studio Online, each changed line is displayed with a context of three unchanged lines before and after. Sometimes three lines of code is too little to understand the context. If so, I will need to open that file in a full file compare. Instead I would like the ability widen the context by loading additional lines.

            This functionality is available on GitHub as shown in the attached picture.

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            • Ability to get attachments of failed tests (Coded UI) running as a test run

              When i ran a long test run containing 100+ ui test cases, it might take me a few hours. I want to be able to see the attachments of a failed test without having to wait for the whole test run to finish.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a feature to customize test case result status in TFS 2010/2012/2013

                Hi,

                Hi please add a feature to customize test case result status (Pass, Fail, Blocked) in TFS 2010/2012/2013.

                For more information please find the screenshot attached.

                11 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow for configuration to be update in the web portal (rather than client)

                  Currently monitoring configuration is within the agent (ApplicationInsights.config), this requires a new deployment when changes to monitoring are required (performance threshold, custom performance counters, error config, etc.). As Operations, in a Cloud Service, monitoring changes will require a developer to make the change and rebuild. I would like the ability to make monitoring configuration changes that does not require a rebuild/developer support.

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                    0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Customize activities in Visual studio online

                    Currently activity are "Deployment, Testing..." which does not match our needs. I would need to customize this.

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                    • Add better refactoring capabilities and interactivity to the code editor.

                      Using this IDE is an inefficient way to code. So much is manual. Intellisense is fine, but the only way to get any decent ability to refactor code is to buy a Resharper license. Jetbrains is the leader in the space, but even Eclipse has better refactoring than Visual Studio. And along with this add more interactivity in the code editor. Rather than list all the wonderful possibilities, download a free copy of Jetbrains' IntelliJ product and see all the efficiencies they have added, and follow suit. Visual Studio out of the box has so little ability to do refactoring,…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Not force the F12 key to set focus back to VS 2013 and leave it on IE

                        Not force the F12 key to set focus back to VS 2013 and leave it on IE

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add more options for Syntax Coloring

                          It would be helpful to have italics and underline as an option. (and perhaps strikethrough)
                          I'd also like to be able to distinguish static items from non-static ones or globals from locals, etc.
                          Resharper adds some options already, but you can only use color and boldness.
                          Being able to underline static items but use he same color might be more clear than a bunch of different colors all over the place.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Default Localizable = True

                            In VS when a Windows Form or User Control is created in a project, the "Localizable" property for that form or control defaults to "False". I almost always want it to be "True" and sometimes forget to set it which causes our localization team grief. I'd love a way to change the default behavior for this. Currently I don't see a way to change the default.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow people who are not team members to send bugs to Visual Studio Online

                              As it is now, only team members have access to submit bugs to Visual Studio Online. This means that you have to use a license to allow your users to send you bugs or feedback.

                              TFS has the possibility to create "Work-item only users" who don't need to have a CAL to access the TFS portal.

                              You could even be more limiting than the TFS option, allowing people who are not team members to only send bugs or feedbacks and not be able to see them.

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                              • More build minutes for BizSpark subscribers or optimize build time

                                Please give more build minutes to the TFServices account for BizSpark subscribers
                                Currently a single build takes 5-6 minutes just for code compilation and 1-2 minutes to fetch source codes which give us only 8-10 allowed builds per month.

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                                • Allow me activate or not the indices' compression when creating a new project collection

                                  When creating a new Project Collection, do explicit the option of activate or not the indices' compression, so that I could know upfront the impact of that in case I move the database to a non Enterprise version. Today I just know that when I try to detach a Project Collection from an enterprise SQL Server version.

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                                  • Property Initializer

                                    In addition to get{} / set {} it would be handy to have an init {} block on Properties

                                    e.g. The new [CallerMemberName] allows us to call the following without hard coding the proprety names:

                                    protected bool SetProperty<T>(ref T storage, T value, [CallerMemberName] String propertyName = null)
                                    protected bool ValidateField([CallerMemberName]string propertyName = null) ....
                                    etc.

                                    where ValidateField runs any validations that have been defined for a given field:
                                    eg. protected Dictionary<string, Action<string>> Validations = new Dictionary<string, Action<string>>();

                                    The only hassle is that the Validations need to be defined seperate to the Property and so require the property name to be…

                                    9 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Incorporate additional features to VSTS Ultimate webtest for capturing Client side activities(i.e. ActiveX control processing time)

                                      There are lot of limitation in VSTS coded and web test for scripting in performance test tools. It is very much challenge against other performance test tools. More library functions to implement activeX controls processing time and other client side activities must be handled by VSTS tool. Hope it will be available in coming releases.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • tfs chart

                                        The Chart option in TFS online web edition only allows present the count of a particular field when grouping. The sum of the fields is really necessary. Also any fields from the query should be visible there, currently only work item type, assigned to, state and remaining work are available.

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                                        • Use a build controller over more than one Team Project Collections

                                          Make it possible to have one (or more) build controllers that can be used by one or more team project collections. This makes it possible to have one build mainframe, and a lot of team project collections (e.g. per customer a collection).

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