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  1. Enable "Pinned Site" features especially Jump Lists

    Give an On Premise Team Foundation Service site useful Jump List features for a pinned site such as:
    - Main navigation
    - - Team Room
    - - Code
    - - Work
    - - Build
    - - Assigned Tasks

    - Links to Team Favorites
    - - [List of Team Favorite Queries]

    - Links to Users' favorites
    - - [List of Favorite Queries]

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Change the function VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(DependencyObject reference); to accept only Visual or Visual3D

      VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(DependencyObject reference); throw an exception it the argument reference is not a Visual or Visual3D.
      Could you substitute the method with 2 specific methods:

      VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(Visual reference);
      VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(Visual3D reference);

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • be consistent between showing diff and included changes

        The diff window shows the differences between the current (unsaved version of the file).
        The included changes list shows the differences between the saved file and the previous file.
        This inconsistency regularly leads to confusion over what is going to be committed and why a file is in a list.

        Repro steps:
        1. In a git repo, open a file in a solution
        2. Make a change and then hit Ctrl+Z.
        3. Open the changes tab
        4. Right click the file and compare with unmodified
        Expected result - file is in included *changes* pane, so there will be some changes. …

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • align code lenses with the results in calculate code metrics

          align the code lenses for codelenses: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/f85a7ab9-b4c2-436c-a6e5-0f06e0bac16d?SRC=VSIDE

          with the code metrics that are in visual studio are different then with this code lense

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Delete file message in git source control should not say 'this is permanent'

            The message about deleting a file is inaccurate and should take into consideration whether the file may exist in the reflog.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • filter product backlog on columns

              It would be nice if the product backlog could be filtered. Just like filtering in excel or the (asp .net) gridview of DevExpress.com.
              https://www.devexpress.com/Products/NET/Controls/ASP/Grid/

              Now you have one large list with backlog items. If you could filter a particular column, then you could get instant overviews and you don't have to make a query.

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                3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement better Azure tools.

                I can do a LOT of things with the config files, but it'd be nice if I didn't have to deal with the XML editor to do them.

                For example, adding/removing startup tasks should be way easier (sometimes I need to only modify a few things so that I can run my instance locally).

                Additionally, I'd like to be able to prevent certain nodes from deploying so that the deploy time is shorter and I can 'focus debug' at a faster rate.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add an option to the context menu in Changeset view of Team Explorer to Open the Current Version

                  When I'm doing a code review, I often will look at a Changeset, then open the most current version of that file, to look at what the final product is. I'm less concerned about the steps needed to get there than I am with the final product. As it is, I have to drill down to it in Solution Explorer or search for the file.

                  Even better would be to allow me to open the same versions of the file to which I can compare them from that same context menu:

                  Open Previous Version
                  Open Workspace Version
                  Open Latest Version

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a partial class from Class Diagram

                    In Visual studio Professional have ability to create Class Diagram however I can not create partial class from here. I thing is nice if it is the tool.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Build/Support project hierarchy for complex .NET projects

                      I have a complex project. Assume 70+ DLLs. Suppose 10 of these utilize a mixture of the underlying components.

                      When I have a defect in 1 of the modules, I have to load the project that referenced that source code within the context of where it exceptioned.

                      1) Thread code utilized everywhere
                      2) Thread code used in storage code
                      3) Test suite uses storage code

                      I can load the Storage project and reference with the test suite it works and I don't have to load ALL the projects into the test suite, but if I load Threading into my test…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Web deploy parameterization in website project

                        Web.config parameterisation is not working for "website project" in visual studio 2013. I have created Parameters.xml and tried webdeploy as mentioned in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff398068.aspx.
                        Based on my test, the data that in our own parameters.xml file won’t be added to the generated parameters.xml and SetParameters.xml files when I created a web deploy package.
                        My project is very big and it is difficult to convert to "web application" project. Lot of people may face same issue.
                        I would suggest incorporating web.config parameterisation featured with "Website Project" as well.

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                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide a compiler warning message for Subs/Functions that are unused

                          Currently, VB provides a warning message for variables that aren't used. Please extend this for unused subs and functions. Really useful for clearing out old crud from a project.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Give Output Windows the capability to filter after category

                            Debug.WriteLine("Info", "DebugCategory");

                            Then I want to filter for DebugCategory in the Output Windows

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add short and byte literals/suffixes

                              "short num = (short)1" is annoying to type.
                              "short num = 1S" much better.
                              "byte num = (byte)1" is also annoying.
                              "byte num = 1B" much better.

                              I don't see why C# should not support something like this, it would be such a easy and quick implementation aswell.

                              Thanks!

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • Restore ability to dock the Find/Replace box instead of always locating it on top of the source code

                                  I like the more compact Find/Replace panel in VisualStudio 2013 but I want to dock it under the solltion explorer on the right side of the screen where it can be always available and not cover any of my source code.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • There should be an option in VS to highlight unused items in the project

                                    There should be an option to highlight and remove unused objects or items in the project just like we have in Macromedia Flash. This would reduce the project size as well remove the junk from the project.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • In Visual Studio Load Test graph analysis, it would be better if "X" and "Y" parameter names are provided.

                                      In Visual Studio Load Test graph analysis, it would be better if "X" and "Y" parameter names are provided.

                                      Example:

                                      Time interval - X axis
                                      Number of users - Y axis

                                      Without this, analysis of graph makes a tough job for new users.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Change Update Service Reference to a Background Process

                                          With large web services, updating the Service Reference sometimes takes 10-15 minutes. This would be perfect to complete in a background process, so one could continue working in the IDE.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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