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  1. Customize Process Template on Visual Studio Online

    In Visual Studio Online, allow the ability to change the current process template a created project is using as well as the ability to upload your own process templates to create new projecsts with.

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    • create a flag for 'continue on error'

      When this flag is true, DB project would run all scripts and, after that, summarize with something like this:
      10 scripts: success
      2 scripts: error

      If errors were found, a new script with the scripts with error would be created for correction

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        0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please provide a link, somewhere OBVIOUS, where reported bugs can be followed up.

        Please provide a link, somewhere OBVIOUS, where I can follow up on reported bugs. I keep going round and round in circles trying to find the right place. There are too many support sites and forums. The “report a bug site” is http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/ so there would be a good place.

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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • implement dashboard plugin development

          Feature in Dashboard administration tab to add custom plugin to perform custom administration tasks within dashboard without external tools

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          • Implement proper indent / reindent command

            As an Eclipse user, I got addicted to the Ctrl+I shortcut which invokes the indent / reindent functionality. Visual Studio has something seemingly similar under the Format Selection command (Ctrl+K,F) but it has been frustrating for two main reasons:

            1. Besides indentation, it also formats the selection. This is sometimes undesirable and I honestly quite despise manually fixing formatting screwed by a tool.

            2. When invoked on an empty line, it doesn't place the caret at the right position.

            I didn't realize how useful Eclipse's indent command is until I came to VS and found it missing. The IDE generally…

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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • design db quickly

              when design the db,we hope input the field description quickly,like the field name,field type and so on

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please provide data export /inport (exchange)

                Please provide data export /inport (exchange)

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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Reduce PDB sizes by storing a type registry in the PDB file.

                  When using C++ templates, the PDB file can grow very quickly. E.g. when using std::tuple<long,long,short,char*>, and storing that tuple in an std::map, you see the same std::tuple definition popping up in all std::map related classes (_tree, _pair, iterator, less, allocator, ...). If the PDB file would keep an internal registrly that maps std::tuple<long,long,short,char *> to an internal id (number), then all references can refer to that type instead of having the full tuple written out completely and blow up the PDB file.

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    • TFS Source Control Annotate - add more visible visual indicator that recursive loading is happening

                      When you annotate a code file after merging two branches, it initially shows the user who performed the merge next to the changes. In the background visual studio recurrsively searches and updates the user name to the person that actually made the code change rather than the merge user. (Great feature by the way!) However, sometimes this can take a while and it is easy to move into the changesets thinking the loading is done. It would be helpful to have a clear visual indicator that any loading, including resursive loading, is still continuing. Then I can wait until it…

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                      • Show untime value of function args

                        I looked at Data tips but they have to explicitly pinned. What I am asking for is a switch that will turn on showing the runtime values of all function arguments .
                        Example

                        Void Method (int a, int b , int c ) { }

                        During Debug :
                        Void Method( int a(10), int b(23) , int c (89) ) { } - the runtime actual parameter values would be shown in the font and texture like the reference numbers are there for the method names . I don’t know whether this feature is there . Can any one comment?

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                          1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Fix the licensing problems

                          Visual Studio 2013 just decided it wasn't licensed. It has been licensed since I installed it last year using our company Action Pack subscription.

                          Logging in restored the licensing, but it cleared out all of my IDE settings for appearance, plugins, code completion etc.

                          That is a hateful thing to do! When an IDE is mission critical and in use every day, it can take many months of tweaking and adjustment to get the settings correct for efficient working.

                          I would suggest that when licensing is restored, ALL SETTINGS should also be restored.

                          Or, even better, when the IDE is…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enhance Team Communication for Web-Access

                            Within the daily work we sometimes need to discuss one Work Items detail, before it can be implemented. Our team sometimes need to:

                            - Find the best solution to that wi (bug) by including the whole team’s knowledge
                            - Disuses a wi's different aspects BEFORE it is implemented
                            - Track decisions made related to that wi
                            - Place technical hints

                            Right now we need to embed a conversation into the "Description"-field when someone wants to share his / her knowledge:

                            "[Add a new Link to you Homepage (www.TFSisGreat.com) on the 'Info'-Tab of the Application.

                            Mike
                            Hey, Alex, pls…

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                            • Allow parent tasks that have remaining work in them to show up on a scrum board

                              Currently if you create one or more tasks that are children of a task, the parent task will not show up on the scrum board. According to Lily_Wu in this post, this is by design: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/10cd6585-be25-4ba6-baf6-a40c371185b4/parent-tasks-not-showing-up-on-task-board?forum=tfsworkitemtracking

                              This is undesirable because there are many use cases in which the parent task could be set to track work above and beyond the child tasks. Also, you can have remaining work time on the parent task which will be hidden from sight but still showing up in the sprint time remaining, making it a fun challenge to figure out where it is.

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                              6 votes
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                              • Make it easier to switch user

                                The Synchronize settings feature of vs2013 is great, but it is still a bit slow/difficult to switch user. When we pair program it would be very usefull if we easily could swith keyboard settings etc whenever we switch keyboard.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support XAML 2009 in Visual Studio Editor and WPF markup-compiler

                                  Finally add support for XAML 2009 and its great features to the VS Editor and the WPF markup-compiler

                                  http://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/ee792007.aspx

                                  221 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Open visual studio in the monitor with the splash screen

                                    This one is pretty straight forward and easy. When the splash screen comes up, you have the ability to move it around. It would be nice if when VS closes that and launches the interface, it would launch the interface in the monitor where the splash screen last was.

                                    So for example, I could drag the splash screen to my second monitor and instead of visual studio popping up on the first monitor, it would pop up on the second.

                                    Seems pretty trivial but it's really useful. Anyways, thanks.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Reset checkmarks on start page (checkmarks on vidoes)

                                      Hello,

                                      on start page of Visual Studio 2013, there are some videos.

                                      When I watch a video, the video on the start page gets a checkmark, telling me that the video already was watched.

                                      It is not possible to remove these checkmarks again. Can you please incude a feature to reset these checkmarks?

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • TFS Room in Visual Studio IDE

                                        Integrate the TFS Room feature which was available only in TFS Web Access to Visual Studio IDE.

                                        So that collaboration can happen without leaving the develoment environment.

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Allow breakpoints to be set/controlled within the 'Peek Definition' window.

                                          This is a user workflow thing but I found myself using the peek window and wanting to set a breakpoint inside it (F9 or mouseclick), didnt see the feature so I thought I'd post it here..

                                          18 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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