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  1. Make the WF Expression Editor remember size and position

    Make the Expression Editor remember size and position so I don't have to resize the window every time again when I enter a large expression. Or make at least default size bigger.

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      2 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a list of recent related work items in the pending changes window

      Since I usually do a few commits per work item, I think it would be helpful if I could easily attach my check-in to the last work item I used. Right now, I have to remember the work item ID while I work on it, but a list of the few last work items would help a lot.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Code review window diff window should show indicators in the sidebar corresponding to code review comments

        Just like the enhanced scroll bar shows little dots corresponding to the locations of breakpoints, bookmarks, errors, etc., it would be nice if the diff map sidebar* in a code review window had dots corresponding to the locations of code review comments.

        This would make it easier to navigate through a code review using the sidebar instead of having to switch back to Team Explorer's Code Review pane.

        * Diff map sidebar: that thing on the right side of the diff window that shows the locations of changes

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Let Quick Info show comments too

          Let Quick Info show comments attached to a defined symbol

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          • Pending Changes to Exclude Changes by default as an option.

            When you have a lot of detected changes, they get included in the Included Changes tree. Those changes are temporary files or intermediate files so I don't really want them. But often I need to Exclude each folder that I don't really need.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring icon sets to visual studio

                I personally love the clean metro look of the 2012 dark theme and would hate to see that lost under a sea of angry voices - so why not keep everyone happy and just have the icons swappable as sets?

                Its obvious people are passionate about their own ide look and feels so provide the ease and flexibility of a variety of more granular themes.

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide Badges API for Desktop Apps

                    Badges should displayed on taskbar http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/343079/Badges-for-Windows-7 and on Windows 8 Start Menu

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Visual Studio Windows RT capable

                      Whi the the Windows RT capable VS version doesn't exist?
                      i thik that is a problem because now the people who had Windows RT can't develope any application fo this problem.

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                      • modify the bpa.exe to show variable value rather then name corrected URL "%TFSServerURLValidated%"

                        The Best Pratices Analyzer for TFS fails and does not give the URL it used. should show variable value rather then name corrected URL "%TFSServerURLValidated%, should give option to use the URL I entered

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show icon on page header

                          When logged in to visualstudio.com, it shows my name is the upper right. That is good. But I have separate accounts for personal use and for work use. These are not linked accounts, nor do they use forwarding. they are separate with separate licenses etc.
                          It would be nice if the next to the name you showed something so that
                          I could at a glance verify that I am on the right account when using TFS or forums etc. Showing my icon/avatar would be sufficient since I can make those distinct.

                          Also, there doesn't appear to be a category for…

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • find window - search on current document - DO NOT HIDE if another open document clicked - keep it as it was on previous versions

                            when we do a find on current document, the small find window comes up on top, but we would like it to be how it was, it shouldn't dissapear if i click on a open document. This just adds trouble of opening it again and find last searched word. We don't want to find in all open documents all the time. I don't see any reason why usability is harmed in this way, could anybody care to explain?

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • VB with other language(C#) interoperability

                              A feature in C# is an annoyance in VB.Net. How?...Need solution please.

                              Guys developing webservices in C# many times use same variable name as string, property, enum etc. with just the case as different. I've created webservicetester web based (silverlight) using ideas from webservicetester available in codeplex.

                              The client code generated in my tool in VB language fails to compile stating "Variable already declared" as VB is case in-sensitive.

                              This could be a silly issue or can be stated as "By Design". Please look into this item or restrict C# developers declaring same variable name with different types case sensitively.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add standard formats to TimeSpan which allow the formatting hh:mm with more than 24 hours

                                In TimeSpan format strings hh refers to 'The number of whole hours in the time interval that are not counted as part of days.' I'd like to have a designation which is just 'The number of whole hours in the time interval' so I can output 36:00 instead of 1:12:00.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • C++ code map

                                  Add support for C++ code maps!

                                  17 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • reusable modal windows

                                    It was a great Advantage to have the Possibility to Show any Screen as an modal window. So we got reusable modal windows.
                                    e.g. i got several modal windows that i use 5-6 times in my application and for now i must create them in every screen i need them. and changes to them are a graet effort cause their functionality is all the same.

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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow collapse build activity log tree

                                      The build activity log is a tree with significant amount of detail. Much of the time when I'm working on build stuff I don't care about most of the tree, but only a small portion. Please make the activity log collapsable to reduce the information overload.

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                                      • allow extension methods to be defined in instance classes

                                        Currently, extension methods can only be defined in a static class. It would be very helpful if an extension method could also be defined in an instance class, so that this was possible:

                                        public class Foo
                                        {
                                        public void DoBar()
                                        {
                                        new Qux().GetBaz("corge").DoGrault();
                                        }

                                        private static Baz GetBaz(this IQux qux, string s)
                                        {
                                        // Get Baz from qux here...
                                        }
                                        }

                                        This simply enables a more fluent syntax for private helper methods. This can improve readability of the code compared to a more procedural-looking use of normal static helper methods.

                                        The current workaround is to define a new internal static…

                                        375 votes
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                                          7 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Force workflow into state

                                          i would like it should possible to force a Workflow into a Specific state say i have a system which i wan to integrate the statemachine workflow, the current orders will ultimately not go through the process which is not desirable

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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