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  1. Fix

    The free version of visual studio for my Windows 8 computer will only work when I install it. Then when I try to open visual studio later it says it needs to repair something. After its done repairing itself, the same screen will pop up saying it needs to repair itself again! I did it six times in a row and I can't fix it.

    Also, I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it. That works, but only for that one time use. It takes several hours for it to download. So I'd really like it if it worked everytime I got…

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix F12, Goto definition: "Cannot navigate to definition. Source code is not available."

      Goto definition should show something more meaningful than error message "Cannot navigate to definition. Source code is not available." even if (3rdParty library) source code is not available / in the project.

      E.g. C# will show either Object Browser window or the name of the dll and method signatures / overrides. With Resharper there are even more possibilities.

      2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • enable all taskboard functions for stakeholder license user

        We have many business users with the new stakeholder license doing some end user testing and reporting progress by changes status on tasks, but it's difficult to change status on a test task related to a pbi when they have to open the task, instead of just dragging to the in progress and done column's. Also the possibility to add tasks releated to a pbi directly from taskboard or iteration backlog could be nice to have enabled

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add data to the UITestActionLog.html file in VS2012

          Add data to the UITestActionLog.html file in VS2012
          Can you please provide the feature/code to add custom data to the UITestActionLog.html file that gets generated after TestMethod is executed.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Give users the option to enable/disable cutting and copying when there is no selection.

            Sometimes I want to paste (Ctrl-V) but accidentally hit copy (Ctrl-C) instead, I then have to copy the previous contents back in to the clipboard because Visual Studio's editor copies the entire line when there is no selecion. I understand that it is a useful feature to some people but it's annoying to others. There is a setting that reads: "Apply Cut or Copy commands to blank lines when there is no selection" But as it reads, it's only for blank lines. (Don't see why someone would want to cut/copy a blank line) And I tested this feature but it…

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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow shared projects to be used outside of Universal Apps

              The new shared projects released in VS 2013 Update 2 are great for Universal Apps, but would be just as great if they could be created and added as references in other scenarios. This would make code sharing much easier since it currently requires linked files and/or keeping all project files in the same folder as the source.

              22 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Refactor anonymous type into concrete type

                Sometimes you write some code making liberal use of LINQ and anonymous types, only to discover you'll need to expose one of those types afterward.

                A right click -> Make Concrete Type that creates a concrete type in the inner-most scope and refactors all your anonymous "new"s to use it would be a great time saver.

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                • Show Dependencies in Backlogs and on Kanban and Task Boards

                  Teams need to visualize their dependencies in their backlogs and boards. These web access tools should follow predecessor/successor links in work items to display the dependent work items. This could be implemented many ways from showing the work items in a greyed/dim state to show it is a dependency, to providing a visual cue that a work item has dependencies and hover over the cue to see details of the dependencies.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide a localsts for development

                    Provide a localsts for development

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • My Projects in Visual Studio

                      In addition to the "Recent Projects" selection under the file menu, it might be nice to have list of "My Projects". This would allow the developer to maintain their own list and not have them fall off as they do with the recent list.

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                      • Buy Xamarin and include it in all paid versions of VS

                        Buy Xamarin and include it in all paid versions of VS.

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS Integration Platform support for TFS 2013

                          Currently TFS integration Platform only support upto TFS 2012. We upgraded to 2013 which most users will. now TFS integration platform doesn't support TFS 2013.

                          https://tfsintegration.codeplex.com/

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • c++ formatting

                            One thing that I find irksome with the "Create Declaration / Definition" refactoring option (which is awesome!) is the lack of a C++ formatting option for spaces around & and * in arguments.

                            There should be three options:
                            int* arg
                            int *arg
                            int * arg

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • to change Expect100Continue default value to be False

                              In the current day and age, it's no longer a good idea for .NET web clients to use the Expect100Continue header by default.

                              By doing so, the client is wasting an unnecessary round trip to the server instead of just sending in the entire HTTP message with headers and body.

                              I would like to suggest to change the default value of Expect100Continue to be false.
                              http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.servicepointmanager.expect100continue(v=vs.110).aspx

                              14 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to use same release management action with different names in template and allow to see configuration variables for them

                                When we use actions in release template if we drop same action more than once to a release template we are unable to view/compare/edit configuration variables from the configuration variable compare window, appear in the template. For example we may use " Copy File" or "Start App Pool" etc actions more than once in a template when we deploy a complex solution with multiple websites to a given server. I suggest to introduce capability to add an alias/ or some kind of name tag when actions dropped to release template, so that it would enable a unique identity to each…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Easier to see all comparison for all pending changes

                                  In team explorer - pending changes I want it to be easier to see all changes in all files. This is a workflow I insist all devs have: before commit they should go through every single change and verify they want it.
                                  I don't know how you do it, but it must be easier than remembering what file you're comparing now, choose next file, right click, choose "compare with..." in context menu, and then afterwards navigate to the pending changes window (cause if you have only one screen you have to abandon the pending changes window while you're looking at…

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                                  • If I commit with WorkItem "Associated", it should mean that work is not done and I'm still work on that WorkItem

                                    Unless disrupted my workflow is: take a task, do a little coding, commit, do a little more coding, commit, repeat.
                                    a) It's already suggested that you make "Associated" default instead of "Resolved"
                                    b) When I commit VS shouldn't forget that I work on the WorkItem. I should not have to drag the WorkItem from "Available work items" to "In progress work" again and again.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Please fix the price discrepancy between USA and Australia

                                      There is a HUGE price discrepancy between the US and Australia for the same products. Looking at Visual Studio with MSDN on a 12 month subscription..

                                      Ultimate.. $USD13,299.00 vs $AUD21,202.00 ($USD6,408.90 difference)
                                      Premium.. $USD6,119.00 vs $AUD9,755.00 ($USD2,948.57 difference)
                                      Test Professional.. $USD2,169.00 vs $AUD3459 ($USD1,046.24 difference)
                                      Professional.. $USD1,199.00 vs $AUD1,912.00 ($USD578.26 difference)
                                      MSDN OS.. $USD699.00 vs $AUD1,115.00 ($USD337.43 difference)
                                      (currency conversion for USD-AUD difference done with Google on 2014/07/31)

                                      Unfortunately perpetual licenses aren't much better when it comes to price parity (USA: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/list/Visual-Studio/categoryID.62687600 vs Australia: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/list/Visual-Studio/categoryID.65081900?icid=DvprCat_ShopCategories_VS2013)

                                      Given these products are basically identical and are delivered electronically, there should be no…

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Feature to show code navigation paths to an object

                                        More specifically: Show possible code paths to a specific class member or class members of specific type from current location in code

                                        It always happens that you are coding inside a method and you wonder how you can access object X of type Z from where you are. Is it available through `this.A.K.D.X` or through `this.G().N.T.C.X` or through `SomeStaticClass.I[0].M.R.E().F`?

                                        Of course you can find usages/references of class Z and for each of the references look up references again until you find a path to your current location in code (i.e. this), but it will be much more helpful if we…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio 14 CTP 2 should not require KB2919355

                                          Many windows users do not want apply KB2919355 update, so Visual Studio 14 CTP 2 should be able to install without this update.

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