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  1. add a TabSize property for UI Elements in WPF that contain text

    Allow the user to choose how many space a tab character represents in a UI element that contains text

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      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • More stencils and mockups for Skecthflow Blend

      More stencils and mockups for Skecthflow Blend, stencils and mockups for Sharepoint, Team Foundation Server, Dashboards, etc...

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Find and Replace for Test Steps

        As in Excel it would be nice to have a Find and Replace (Strg+F) function. This would make the creation of Test Cases easier.
        Sometimes you I copy a Test Case and just have to change one term but in different test steps. ATM I have to do it one by one.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include files needed for codedUI in setup

          The error described here: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/807908/unable-to-run-mtm-automated-test-cases-through-tfsbuild-2013-rtm-with-labdefaulttemplate-11-xaml is not solved in 2013.2 As a workaround I have copied the following files from a VS 2013 client to the controller:
          Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Common.dll Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Resource.dll
          I don't understand why they are needed on the controller, but if needed they should be part of the buildcontroller installation.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Seperate Test Step attachment for Action and Result

            Sometimes you need attachments for the Action and for the Result too. ATM both are shown in the Runner, but the user doesn't know what is action attachment and what is Result attachment. To increase the usability it would be nice to differentiate the attachment for the Action and/or Result

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a Feature to capture the processing and rendering times of 3D files view and rendering of video streaming files

              Add a Feature to capture the processing and rendering times of 3D files view and rendering of video streaming files. Adding this feature to VSTS ultimate Webtest and load test tool can be more useful to capture streaming videos and and frames associated with the video or frame set file.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a feature to VSTS test tool that capture the ActiveX Control's processing times.

                Please add a feature to VSTS web and load test tools that captures the processing times of ActiveX Controls in the application.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Code Snippets that are part of a solution to be automatically added for use

                    A user's snippet library can become quite an unruly place. Currently, the only way to add snippets that are not part of an extension or provided out of the box is to add them to your personal snippet library.

                    At many organizations, you may be working in two or more solutions with many projects. It may be helpful to have code snippets defined--some of which only pertain to the current solution. However, the only recourse is to add them all to your personal snippet library.

                    As a developer, I want to be able to add code snippets to a Visual…

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Break out of inner loops

                      There's often a need to break out of inner loops. Suggested syntax:

                      for i=1 to 10
                      for j= 1 to 10

                      if Condition then exit for i ' jumps out of both loops
                      if OtherCondition then exit for ' jumps out of j loop
                      next
                      next

                      You can get round it by mixing For and While loops but this is cumbersome. And using Booleans is even worse.

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Service Broker External Activator make Configuration easier

                        It would be nice if configuring the Service Broker External Activator service was available via some description of user interface. It's not immediately initiative and there aren't many good example around online regarding the best way to configure it.

                        Perhaps a VS project type or tool?

                        Thanks,

                        Dan

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • In VS 2013, allow ability to run the "Change Authentication" wizard AFTER project is created

                          VS 2013 has a "Change Authentication" feature invoked when you create a project.

                          You cannot run it standalone and worse of all you cannot run it after the project has been created.

                          Consider e.g. having a VS 2012 project and wanting to upgrade to VS 2013 and use AAD instead of ADFS.

                          Not a new project so can't use the "Change Authentication" wizard. Never used AAD before so no idea what the WIF constructs are!

                          Or wanting to migrate a build from Test to Prod. You do not want to manualy update the web.config, figure out the certificate thumbprint etc.

                          529 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual Studio should manage Version Numbers

                            There should be an internal facility to manage project / module / assembly version numbers with options for autoincrement, set to a day of the year, etc., and it should have independent options for major, minor, build and revision numbers.

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                              4 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • When will C#.net becomes platform independent

                              When .net will become platform independent,people are creating lot of things using using Java due to platform independency like Hadoop,Cassandra,Elastic Search,etc and we C# Programmers are unable to do it due to platform dependency,do something or else we shift on Java?

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                                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Dont track active item in solution explorer when clicking a folder

                                When the Track Active Item in Solution Explorer option is enabled and you expand a folder or project in solution explorer, the tree view is scrolled to the active document which could be very far from the folder/project that was just expanded.

                                It would be nice if expanding a folder did not focus on the active document.

                                It's worth mentioning that after the first folder expansion triggers the tracking of the active document, if you then find that folder and expand a subfolder, the solution explorer keeps it's scroll position on the folder as expected rather than jumping to the…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a "CheckOut" alert for TFS

                                  There are situations where we need to take action based on a check-out.
                                  For example, there are some types of code objects that are NOT mergeable....ever.
                                  Therefore, we don't want anyone else to be able to edit them across other branches when someone else has it checked out in their branch...thereby avoiding merge issues or code rework.

                                  I'd like to take the appropriate locking actions when a file or code path/folder has a checkout occur. I can do this if I can get the alert event in a soap service and process it.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Asp.net Configuration option must be there under project menu & Automate the web.config

                                    There must be a "ASP.NET Configuration" under project menu in Visual studio 14

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                                    • Visual studio, implementation with code tracer

                                      I'm new on C++ language, but i believe that some ideas that i have seen on other campus would have a considerable contribution to improving an intelisense function.

                                      what i mean by code tracer is, a diagram of relationship between objects or even variables on the current work. The idea is to allow a function in visual studio that request to draw a graphical representation of the variables in use. By finding what write and what read this variable, and showing a link of relationship from the point of request of the user, we could see more about the history…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Application Insights - Implement SDK as Portable Class Libs - Support Xamarin IOS / Android / WinPhone Silverlight / WinRT / WPF

                                        It would seem that AppInsights client side SDK should be a PCL. This would greatly extend the reach.
                                        Basically, in this day and age, any app developer must write for all mobile platforms - WinPhone, IOS, Android, WinRT. Xamarin has proven the viability of PCL, and with great frameworks like MVVMCross (also a PCL) . Why MS is still building frameworks like AI that are not implemented as PCL is beyond me.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • New base class in System.Collections.Generic - "Cycle<T>"

                                          A Cycle<T> is similar to a Queue<T> except that the item is re-enqueued after being dequeued. This allows items to be cycled like a carousel.

                                          To achieve this, there is a method called .Next(), which gives you the item at the head of the queue.

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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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