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  1. Add an option (or attribute) to exclude types from code map

    Using Code map to explore the type hierarchy in your solution is great. However "show derived types" is adding too many classes if your code implements a lot of mocks in unit tests.

    It would be great to exclude test assemblies (by selecting them somehow) or adding an attribute to the types.

    As a work around I know mark them with the compilergenerated attributed (ugly I know ...).

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TypeScript/JavaScript Library Project Template and Support

      Currently, the available project templates for JavaScript and TypeScript assume that you are building a full web or Windows Store application. However, I primarily author JavaScript libraries for both the web and Node JS that others can incorporate into their projects.

      Support for this form of project would be a killer feature, especially since Visual Studio is the best IDE to use for TypeScript code completion.

      I currently hack around this limitation by defining a regular HTML project to take advantage of the Visual Studio editor, and using other tools to build/test/run the program.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • InternalsVisibleTo should not require PublicKey to be specified if both assemblies have same public key

        InternalsVisibleTo is often used to make internals visible to a unit testing assembly. If an assembly is signed, the full public key must be specified, which is a bit of a pain.
        It would be nice if it were possible to specify only the target assembly name, in which case it must be signed with the same key as that used by the source assembly.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Transform a specified set of T4 templates (not necessarily all)

          My current project makes heavy use of T4 templates. It also uses Entity Framework, which has its own set of templates. When I press the "Transform all templates" button, all my own templates are transformed, including those for EF. Since EF and large template transformations can take several seconds, it would be nice if there was a way to define a set of templates to transform and when I invoke that command, ONLY those that were defined are transformed. Ideally, I would be able to define more than 1 set of transforms to group together and I could invoke whatever…

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show/Hide information toggle (For logging)

            I'd suggest a nice addition would be to be able to hide/show any line of within code which starts with a particular prefix at the click of a button. When done, the line itself is removed but the previous line is underlined in thick light green or something to alert you that it is there but hidden.

            It's not so much a problem, more of a 'clutter' issue; I do find that adding comments, along with logging information can clutter the interface but sometimes they're both required as they target a different audience. It would be extremely helpful to be…

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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Git Tools for Visual Studio to Rebase on pull

              When a git sync is executed allow the user to select an option that executes a rebase instead of a pull and merge. The lastest version of Github for Windows allows for the rebase option.

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                2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Microsoft Test Manager - Provide option to export all test cases to Microsoft Excel from Test Suite with User applicable columns

                Let say I create a Test Suite with 500 Test Cases & I have assigned them to multiple testers.
                So I need option to export all these Test Cases from test suites into excel file so that I can calculate individual assignment in terms of execution time also in terms of other factor.
                Also, after doing some changes like configuration / Tester,etc , it should allow me to publish it back

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • "release management"

                  Release management: The ability to call a release template from another template or the ability to have sub templates.

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                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Rename 'home' to 'project home'

                    The 'home' link on the header has been a source of confusion for at least 3 of our developers who have wanted to back to the VSO top level and choose a different project. Simply renaming this 'project home' would aid initial user experience/education.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • F5 hotkey should run the application, not refresh various views

                      The menu says that "Start Debugging" is F5. However, more and more of the views in VS grab F5 for their own evil ends.

                      While this is consistent with Explorer and Internet Explorer, it is wrong and annoying. F5 has for many years been defined in VS as "Start Debugging".

                      For F5 to work in VS2013 you have to have a source code file open and click in it to give it focus before pressing F5. I am now constantly finding myself refreshing Team Explorer, Pending Changes, etc etc instead of running the program I'm developing. If I make the…

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                        5 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Have resources ResXFileCodeGenerator generate partial class.

                        The ResXFileCodeGenerator tool for Resource files generates classes that are difficult to extend / augment as needed. Please give the code generator emit classes as partial to allow customisation / extension.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Updating the F# SqlEntityConnection Type Provider for EF 6

                          The F# SqlEntityConnection Type Provider is a third way to interact with Entity framework (with the other two being an .edmx file and Code First).
                          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh362322.aspx

                          This Type Provider doesn't support the updated low-level API changes that EF 6 requires, as far as I can tell. I'd love to have an updated version that supports the async features of EF 6.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Re-enable ability to copy-paste VSTF IDs

                            I was looking into the new VSTF template and found that the VSTF IDs of items cannot be copy-pasted.

                            We often need to reference IDs in emails or lync communication. Previous VSTF template allows users to copy the IDs and that’s a very good convenience.

                            While there are options like Export to Outlook and Copy full path, my feedback is from usability perspective. The new VSTF template has removed a simple and powerful concept of Copy->Paste VSTF ID and just made it a little complicated to use (and also have assumed that users will need this info in a particular…

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • The thrown exception dialog should include std::exception::what() if available

                              Many developers fill out a 'what' message for the exceptions that they write, explaining the cause of the exception, for example via the runtime_error constructors. These messages are available in the debugger, but you have to dig through a watch window to get them. They should be presented automatically in the popup dialog which is presented when an uncaught exception is thrown. This is even more valuable for developers unfamiliar with the code they are debugging, who don't know if they should check for what(). For everyone else, it automates a repetitive task.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Display wait chain in Parallel Stack window

                                Display somehow wait chain in Parallel Stack window.
                                I want to know which thread is waiting for what the right in this window

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Finish the System.Xaml support for serialization of WPF. Specificaly the XamlObjectReader.

                                  Finish the System.Xaml support for serialization of WPF. Specificaly the XamlObjectReader. This is because the TemplateContentLoader does not support the Save method.

                                  Having a common and consistent serialization for XAML is particularly important for Designers and Transformation support and could have wide ranging effects on the ability to develop cross platform support or compatibility eventually.

                                  Failing this then please provide open source for Visual Studio or Blends Designer Serialization of XAML.

                                  Thanks,

                                  Ken

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                                    0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow admin users to mass delete work items in the backlog

                                    Please add a 'Visual Studio Online' product category and I'l lpost this in the right place.

                                    It's related to old Team Foundation Service (not Server). I wish the work items were better so I'm not forced to use a second standalone product for this.

                                    Essential, make it easy for me to mass update / change status / delete work items in the backlog.

                                    I see numerous requests for this dating back ages but no promised delivery date.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add an option to use pre/post deployment scripts in SQL Server Data Tools' Schema Compare Generate Scripts function.

                                      After a schema compare is performed, I would like to be able to click the generate script button and have the script to include the pre and post deploy scripts included in the output. (Much like how a full publish works.)

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                                        0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • vb.net: make generated code-artefacts like class, sub, fields, methods: public, protected or private

                                        The default-behaviour if you type something new or unknown in your code and you work with:
                                        - "generate class"
                                        - "generate property"
                                        - "generate field",
                                        - "generate method"
                                        do some random things.

                                        Often you get a "Class MyClass..." without specification of "public", "private", or "protected".

                                        A Class-Field becomes a "Dim myField"... instead of a "Private myField"

                                        More and more frameworks using reflection to work and it's not really clear whats the default of an empty directive or a dim instead of private
                                        does.

                                        It is not really easy to see those things if you search issues in your code...
                                        So…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • MTM Test Result - Select test suites from current plan checkboxes should also select child textbox

                                          I am using MTM 2012 with update 4. The checkboxes under Plan>Results>Test Suites are not respecting parent inheritance. When I try to review the test results and narrow down the suites selected, I have to select or deselect each suite individually and this is not convenient. Is there anyway I can just select/deselect a parent suite and by default all children folders should respect that selection?

                                          I am referring to the below link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh553099(v=vs.110).aspx

                                          In the example provided on this page, deselecting Test Suite 1 should automatically deselect Test Suite 1.A and 1.B. Is there a setting I am missing?

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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