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  1. Make search options in the small search box more visible and intelligible

    When searching with the small search box that opens inside a document:
    1) It is not evident at all if an option is checked or not (the only difference being an orange rectangle on gray bacground around the option).
    2) It is very hard to tell what the option means. If the "Aa" icon for case sensitive search makes some sense, the "Ab|" one for "match whole word" does not.

    I think it would be much more usable to have search options written in plain text and with checkboxes like in the regular "find and replace" window.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow the team build definitions 'SolutionToBuild' list to come from a file stored in TFSVC

      In order to add, remove, reorder the list of solutions to build, we need to manually edit each build definition associated to the branch. Typically exactly the same changes need to be made in each build definition e.g. for CI build, Nightly build etc. Further more when these changes are merged to other branches, the same changes to be repeated in the build definitions for each branch. If the solution list was loaded from an XML file on the branch for example, it would require updating only once and the merge process would take care of propogating the changes to…

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please give us this operator already! ??=

        /*
        Microsoftclaus, for Christmas all I want is a lazy eval operator

        Stay cool,

        - Everyone
        */

        [ThreadStatic]
        static StringBuilder __builder;

        public static string Concatenate(params string[] strings)
        {
        #if NEW_OPERATOR

        __builder ?? = new StringBuilder();

        #endif

        #if NO_NEW_OPERATOR

        //this is clean but wastes an assignment in the not-null case!
        __builder = __builder ?? new StringBuilder();

        #endif

        //todo: concatenate the strings
        throw new NotImplementedException();
        }

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • The Ability to have my own sorting order from properties in Windows Forms PropertyGrid.

          When i use a PropertyGrid i would like to have the ability of my own sorting order. E.g. with a attribute.

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Private Shelvesets

            I'd like to rise the idea to implement possibility to create private shelvesets. Why is it important ? We have customer having access to source control and we don't want to have customer seeing our shelvesets as we are using the shelvesets as the place to store the new functionalities of the product before the client pay for it. After customer will pay then we have possibility to provide the solution very fast.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow marking a backlog item as duplicate

              Currently you can link a backlog item to another as a related item, but I would like to link an item as a duplicate, and have the duplicate item not appear on the kanban board

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add OneDrive full access

                write or read data from OneDrive is simple a roundabout way. you must call the onedrive api and get data. if the Connection lost you must Cache Data, allthrough Windows has one onedrive-folder inside. you must duplicate the data.
                I wish a simple access to local folder of OneDrive of Windows to get and set data. Windows sync data autonomous. why should do this every programmer do?

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                  1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • how to integrate Google Voice Search (search by voice) LightSwitch client html ?

                  integrate Google Voice Search (search by voice) LightSwitch client html !

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Intellisense for Tuples

                    When defining Tuples, you can give types to parameters but cannot give any names to them. For example:

                    public List<Tuple<
                    string /*Description*/,
                    double /*Amount*/>> Distributions { get; set; }

                    When using this public property you can tell that it is a list of tuples of string+number but what are those? It would be nice if Intellisense could somehow give you a hint that the string type is "Description" and the int is "Amount".

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Height of TextBox, MaskedTextBox and ComboBox controls

                      Could you change the properties of these controls for that we could change their height property without need change the size of fonts?
                      Sometimes, the things become complicated when we try to make a nice layout of components on the Form without these options.
                      For example, when we put a ComboBox control beside a TextBox control, they don't stay 100% aligned because their heights are differents. I still hope for this improvement since VB.NET 2005.
                      There are others options to solve this, but become a complicated work and not satisfactory.

                      Tankyou

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                        1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Dropdown menus should expand when the down arrow key is pressed in VS2012

                        I am used to expanding a drop down menu when the down key is pressed. In Visual Studio, the down arrow key will cycle through the options, or if there is some tree (hierarchy) of options (like the Iteration or Area fields), pressing down doesn't do anything.

                        Is using the mouse on the icon on the right end of the dropdown the only way to expand it?

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Port Visual Studio core to .NET and open source it

                          Each version of Visual Studio has moved towards being a native .NET apps. But today, the COM foundation in VS is still there.

                          The next logical next step would be to finish to port to core of Visual Studio including the VS Shell, open source it and package it as "IDE application" project types.

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                          • Generate starting point for wrapping a type for eg. serialization (ExtractTypePropertiesFields)

                            (Alternatively this could be included in some sort of customizable library that's always available during devopment but doesn't get built into release builds)

                            When right clicking a type (or invoking a refactoring for this "ExtractTypePropertiesFields"), or calling a method in the development-time-loaded-library, as in the attached example, one should be able to generate code based on reflecting fields and properties from possibly closed-source-type, in order to create a wrapper it for eg.serialization or other purpose, idea being to lessen the mundane and error prone copy/paste/editing involved in manually doing the same.

                            Attached is the same code as in this gist: …

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • DEVENV additional options

                              DEVENV command currently throws help window when invalid project error occurs.Seems a bug.Additional options to suppress such windows would be helpful.

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                              • Provide a means of backing up and restoring VSO projects including backlog, acceptance etc.

                                I'm using VSO on a significant project and we expect to have perhaps 40 users, making use not only of source control but also the agile tracking including project backlog, tasks, acceptance tests and bugs. However it is far too easy to delete a whole project. We can I think restrict most users from doing this but it still could happen.

                                We could clearly recover source code by regularly getting latest version to a local location and backing this up. It would be a nuisance to get this back into a new project in VSO but we could.

                                VSO should…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow browsing for WITs when pressing "link to..."

                                  When I press the "link to..." button in tasks, PBIs, Bugs or test cases, I have to manually type the ID of the WIT. I suggest to open a simple windows which filters on the current sprint by default. Moreover, it should be possible to filter on others sprints and to use other, non-predifined queries.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • How to show all current source that user are assigning?

                                    Hi All,
                                    How can we check to know what source we already assigned to members? I'd like to have a function or report to show all current source code are assigned to team member so that we can reclaim the source that member unused or completed.
                                    Thanks
                                    Han

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                                    • Show ID on kanban and task cards

                                      Show work item ID on kanban and task cards

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                                      • Current Index in foreach loop

                                        Add current index in foreach loop. Current implementation is like

                                        int index;
                                        foreach (Object o in collection)
                                        {
                                        index = collection.indexOf(o);
                                        }

                                        Or we can have extension method or LINQ to get the current index in loop,

                                        Following implementation would be great

                                        foreach (Object o in collection, index)
                                        {
                                        var idx = this.index;
                                        }

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make Tracepoints Faster

                                          The tracepoints feature in Visual Studio (When hit.. breakpoints) is very slow, to the point where in some cases (when there are thousands of messages), it becomes almost un-usable, which is a shame because it is such a wonderful feature.

                                          It seems the main reason for this is that the debugger breaks all threads momentarily while it writes the tracepoint message. I would suggest an implementation in which, where supported, the tracing will be invisibily injected into the debuggee via Edit&Continue, so that pausing the debuggee each time the tracepoint is hit will no longer be required, and thus the…

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