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  1. Windows Services in .NET Core

    Create modern alternative for windows services that we can use to create background worker for Windows, Linux, Azure and maybe even Windows Mobile. It should use project.json, maybe support .net native and should be easy to deploy like web application.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • query for current sprint

      Need a variable for being able to filter a query down to the current sprint. Currently it is a manual assignment and the query needs to be updated each new sprint.

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      • provide a different icon for projects added as a reference versus projects yet to be added as a reference.

        You currently add a project to the solution.
        This shows up in the solution explorer as an unrolled list with an icon next to it.
        It would be nice for this icon to change based upon the referenced state of the project.
        This gives a visual clue to when a project has been added to the solution to be built against (referenced), or the project was added to allow easier source view and linking of debug symbols (unreferenced).

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Rebuild DirectX 9 SDK to be compatible with Visual Studio 2015

          Now, it is impossible to build a project using DirectX 9 (like Ogre) with Visual Studio 2015, as DxErr.lib is missing _vsnprintf

          But we still need DirectX 9 because WPF is still using it.

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide a class for suspension and resume handling for Windows 10 UWP Apps

            In Windows 8.1 Apps Microsoft provided a helper class du support the suspension and resume handling. For unknown reasons this class was removed and many templates were removed from Visual Studio. This makes creation of Windows 10 UWP Apps very difficult.

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              0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • need visual C++ for linux

              need visual C++ for linux

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow builds to be prioritised in scripted builds

                With XAML builds, it is possible to set the priority of a build. We need to be able to do the same with scripted builds.

                Example: need to publish the product, so set the priority of the publish build to High (so it's not blocked by irrelevant CI builds).

                Example: integration tests take too long to be included in CI, so set up a rolling build that runs these tests, but with Low priority so it only runs when the system isn't busy with CI and publish builds.

                There seems to be no way to do this in the new…

                2 votes
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                • Scripted builds need feature parity with XAML builds

                  General feedback on the new scripted build system. It's going to feel like a step backwards compared to the XAML builds we are already using until these are resolved.

                  - Build report email needs to show errors properly. At the moment we get too many build report emails giving the error simply as "(): ". That's useless, and since the error information is available by going to the build page online, should not happen. Why hide it behind a click? Please provide full error information in the build report email.

                  - Build report email does not list associated changesets and…

                  3 votes
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                  • Show/reveal file in Solution Explorer

                    Add an option to reveal/show the current file in the Solution Explorer in the document tab context menu. Many times I am looking for a file/class which is defined in the same area as a file I already have open, but am unable to locate it in the Solution Explorer in very large solutions with a deep hierarchy.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Visual Studio Online Welcome Pages Should Not Require Escaping Hash in Code Blocks

                      Currently if you type the following Markdown in Visual Studio Online Welcome Pages

                      ´´´
                      # my single line comment
                      ```

                      The single line comment is displayed as 1st level heading.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Store and retrieve secret variables in Build vNext

                        Hello,

                        I've seen that we're able to add secret variables for sensitive data to build definition. The only issue is that I'm not sure how to retrieve them.

                        How can I access this data to perform deployment to azure cloud service?

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                        • Add Order column to Sprint Backlog view

                          Add a simple read-only column to the Sprint Backlog view, which numbers displayed items from 1 to n. A similar column already exsists in the "Backlog items" view.

                          This would allow easy visual reference to items displayed on the screen, when discussing the Sprint Backlog with your team or the customer.

                          34 votes
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                          • Improve XAML styles to be more like CSS

                            The main item is multiple style inheritance but it would be nice if people's knowledge of CSS styles could be more portable to XAML.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Console.Hide/Show methods

                              Its pain in *** to Hide a console application. please bring these methods to easily hide and show the console application when ever its needed.

                              Thanks.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make XAML a first class citizen of Visual Studio

                                Make XAML participate in compile time syntax checking, in code refactoring (e.g. property renames), and in code navigation. Add refactoring (e.g. "Create Style from Element") and other performance features to the XAML code editor (e.g. allow in-place editing of xaml tags so that the end tag changes when you change the begin tag).

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                                  1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make item counts available to Tab Controls

                                  It is helpful to be able to quickly see if any workitem Tab has content. It would be nice if we could make a tab display a count (like the LINKS tab does).

                                  Without the count, it is easy to miss that some work has already been done on the item, which can slow down ramp up speeds for bug fixes or result in duplicated work.

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                                  • Add the current branch name to Solutions area of Team Explorer home page in visual studio

                                    When opening Visual Studio the Team Explorer shows Solutions for the current branch, but it does not show which branch they belong to. I believe it used to in VS2013, but memory may be incorrrect. Otherwise you have to click the Branches button to see what branch you are in.

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                                    • scroll based animation for WPF

                                      enhanced WPF ui and reduce gap between web ui and wpf ui facilities by bringing some scroll based animation like scrollmagic or wow.js but for wpf

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                                      • Add support for the Code Definition window to Visual Studio 2015

                                        The Code Definition Window was a great, non-intrusive way to see how a particular class or method was implemented without taking you away from the code you're working on. Peek Definition is great, but it requires active input, it works best with short snippets of code, and it disrupts your view of the code by appearing in the middle of the editor window. The decision to omit Code Definition Window support from VS2015/Roslyn denies users a valuable tool. Telemetry indicating low usage is most likely due to a lack of awareness - I use it all the time, and the…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Automated Acceptance Tests (VSOnline)

                                          When VS Online is building, deploying my asp.net application to Azure (Cloud Services or Websites) it needs to run my automated acceptance tests first. Ideally it would deploy the site to the "staging" slot and run the tests against that deployment only. If any tests fail then the deploy does not proceed. If all tests pass then the "staging"/"production" slots are swapped, putting the new code into production. (Staging should later be torn down to save costs.)

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