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  1. Add git notes to commit after build to include build number and status

    When a build has completed, it would be nice to add a git note (see http://git-scm.com/docs/git-notes) to include short information about the build. I suggest the build number and the build status.

    Then when you look at git history (git log) it will also show information about build status and build number.

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    • DNX Package Viewer Search

      With so many packages and dependencies pulled into a DNX we need a way to search the package dependencies for specific packages, so we can see what references a particular package or whether it's even referenced at all. Along the same lines we also need a view that shows all packages in use as a single level, non-tree list.

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        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bring back the UPDATE ALL in nuget for VS2015

        Previous versions of NUGET in Visual Studio offered a button to UPDATE ALL nuget packages, this is a tremendous time saver. (Yes it is available via the console, but the button is extremely easier to use).

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          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Rename Visual Basic to B# and Support B# With Absolute Parity

          Dotnet 2015 made it clear: VB.NET developers need to switch to C# or be left behind. Very sad.

          VB syntax is friendlier, easier to read and code and maintain. Yet Microsoft is killing off this superior language bowing to pressure from myopic C# developers and Mono.

          129 votes
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            17 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for link shared files in shared project

            Please add function to link a file file in a shared project like is actually possible in normal projects.
            This function is already supported with manual editing a .projitems file:

            <Compile Include="$(MSBuildThisFileDirectory)..\..\MyApp\myApp.Shared\myFile.cs">
            <Link>myFile.cs</Link>
            </Compile>

            58 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improvement for Find Shelveset section.

              I propose add combobox instead of textbox in "Find Shelvesets" section. Combo should contain team member names or at least last input values.
              Reason: it is not comfortable to look for shelvesets of another team members as you need to know how them names are spelled.

              26 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Give some love to the Visual Studio Gallery

                Visual Studio Gallery serves thousands of Visual Studio users every day.

                As a developer of Visual Studio extensions (and other tools), I'd love to see the Gallery receiving some of the love that the .NET tools and frameworks enjoy.

                In particular (but in no particular order):

                1. Spruce up the Gallery - the site could use some freshening up, making it a bit more up to date with regards to technology
                2. Provide a public API (REST?) for interacting with the gallery: uploading extensions, querying the download count, getting information about a particular package, etc.
                3. Support Markdown in the…

                114 votes
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                  under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • OOTB Rust programming langague support

                  The new Rust programming language is developed by Mozilla.

                  http://www.rust-lang.org/
                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust_(programming_language)

                  It gives a very solid infrastructure to write APIs (perhaps even with ABI style).

                  It has some advantages over C APIs, and the compiled code is as low-level as that of C/C++.

                  Please provide OOTB support for Rust in Visual Studio.

                  Thanks.

                  422 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • SSL Option for IIS Express

                    In ASP.NET Web projects - and especially ASP.NET 5 Web Project which can't run full IIS application in place - it would be really useful to specify that the IIS Express instance is accessible remotely.

                    Currently there are options for Windows Auth and SSL, another checkbox for remote port access would be very useful.

                    Since IIS is cannot be run in-place, IIS Express is how most of us will do debugging most of the time and remote access is a key component for many scenarios, chief among them mobile development. It should be easy as an option to enable remote…

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow changing TFS work item attachment comments

                      I also would like to see the ability to change attachment comments made available. This is the single biggest reason why I am still saving emails to disk and then attaching them manually so that I can add the correct comments. The ability to change them after would be invaluable and a huge time saver.

                      59 votes
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                      • Support capturing traffic from .Net HttpClient and WebClient API in VS 2015 Network Panel

                        Capturing Network traffic is really nice idea. But currently it supports only WinRT HttpClient APIs. For ASP.NET & WPF dev this's not at all useful :(

                        Please add support for capturing traffic from .Net HttpClient and WebClient API as well.

                        Thanks.

                        55 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add option to customize Intellisense tooltip color

                          Visual Studio 2015RC does not include an option to set the background color for the Intellisense popups.

                          The color can be changed by applying a different theme, but I prefer the lighter 'Blue' scheme and a custom dark/high-contrast text editor. Due to the new colorization of intellisense / signature window, I can't see all of the text and punctuation in the popup.

                          Being able to set the background color of this tool tip directly would be useful.

                          21 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • TFS web - support on burndown chart for single teams in different timezones

                            Currently TFS web supports pretty well the burndown chart for collocated teams, however it doesn't support when you have a small team working in different timezones (ex: people located in IN and BR). TFS calculates internally based on a daily basis.

                            A possible suggestion is to change the tool in order to work like an excel file wheee you can define the work left (remaining hours left) for each day instead of letting the system to calculate automatically on a daily basis.

                            If you have any other suggestion, feel free to add.

                            I attached a sample problem about it.

                            100 votes
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                            • Setup security for Component in RM

                              There is no security setup for controlling access to component in Release Management, everyone who has access to Release Management Server can see and edit all the components listed in the server. This exposes some risks:
                              1. One might change the build drop location to any particular location without the component’s owner awareness. This means that it is easy to alter the deployment sequence to do any unexpected behavior.
                              2. One might change the tool used by the component to any tools. If the tool is changed, it will ruin the deployment sequence as the configuration variables required for the…

                              24 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • show a single listing of all pull requests I am a part of

                                It is important to our workflow to have a listing of pull requests we are a part of, similar to the Code Reviews section of the Team Explorer - My Work pane in Visual Studio for TFS.

                                20 votes
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                                • Allow Visual Studio users to create custom Android Emulator profiles

                                  Although it's great that Microsoft provides profiles for common Android devices in their XDE Emulator, it would be great to tweak these for certain use cases.

                                  For instance, I'd like to make an Android profile for a "phone" that uses xhdpi (or even lower) with 512M of RAM.

                                  There's no option for this, however by examining the list that Visual Studio Emulator Android downloads on launch:

                                  * http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=534775

                                  It should be possible or trivial to allow users to custom create their own profiles.

                                  56 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 'number' type

                                    BigInteger and decimal are annoying. So verbose and with BigInteger we must create a class, the parameter is an string, etc.

                                    "number" will be a dynamic type which accept infinite integers and decimals, and he only can be a number.

                                    How to use:
                                    number variable=Int32.MaxValue+999; // > Int32
                                    variable=2.333333333333; // BigInteger to decimal without casting

                                    If C# adds this Python feature, he will be the best language ever.

                                    52 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • VB6 Honoris Causa

                                      Give a place to VB6 in VStudio.net
                                      Remember their root and go to join in the future way.
                                      All join for the oportunity.

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                                        4 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide better support for managing TFS user licences

                                        As per the comments from Betty, Myself and Bebo on Brian's Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2015/07/27/included-cals-and-tiered-pricing.aspx#10631001

                                        It is not easy for administrators to grant correct access to on Prem TFS based on the end-user's licensing level, CAL, MSDN, etc. At the moment it is mostly an honesty policy.

                                        15 votes
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                                        • Enable IntelliTest leverage Code Contracts

                                          Enable IntelliTest to leverage .NET Code Contracts to specify the requirements on inputs, and the guarantees on the return values.

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