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  1. Use proper mouse wheel routing

    In the year 2011, maybe it's finally time to handle WM_MOUSEWHEEL by the window under the cursor, rather than using the backward way of handling them in the window with focus?

    524 votes
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      12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • automatic created tasks for backlog item

      For TFSPreview:
      A checkBox or numericUpDown when creating a backlog item to automatic create tasks. After creating the backlog item the user is automatically lead to the relating tasks without further clicks.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support Custom Markup Extension for metro style app

          Silverlight has already supported the custom markup extension.

          Because Static, DynamicResource and DataType markup extensions connot be use on metro style app, at least, it is nessesary to support custom markup extension for metro style app.

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            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • add ability to compare 2 (or even more) files by having them selected in project/solution tree, then choosing Compare from context-menu.

            It's already possible to select multiple files/folders within the solution tree. It's sometimes useful to be able to launch file-diff tool from right there. It may be an edge-case, but sometimes there are like/similar files in projects that need to be kept in sync, and for this we currently use external diff tool. However, we have to remember to check-out files (when connected to TFS), as they are otherwise marked read-only. So, this would save time in those cases.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow multiple test suites to be delete simultaneously

              Allow multiple test suites to be delete simultaneously. If adding requirements as test suites, it is a hassle to delete all of them if they are no longer needed in the test plan.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Access windows Phone API for SMS and make a call direct by code

                  I would like to suggest that by c# code we get direct access on Win Phone API to send sms, make a phone call, direct by C# code without open the sms screen, for example. In windows mobile 6.5 I can send a sms using only 2 lines. So, in Win Phone I need use Tasks APIs to build a code for send SMS and pass the object to the SMS Screen.
                  This example could be apply to the others APIs.

                  15 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make "Suspend and shutdown" a first-class command

                    Right now, the only way to test SaveState/LoadState code in a Metro app is to show the Debug Location toolbar in VS, drop down the "Suspend" button, and select "Suspend and shutdown". (It doesn't even remember what I selected last time -- I have to drop it down every time, even though that's the only thing I ever use in that dropdown.)

                    Why is something so useful so buried? Make it a real command. Put it in the Debug menu, instead of hiding it away in an obscure toolbar. Put it in the list of commands, so I can customize…

                    5 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Authenticated TFS Mail account

                      Allow trusted login on external mailserver
                      In TFS 2010 you can't define user/password for authenticate the tfs-mailaccount on a mailserver. It will also be VERY useful if you can set SSL transmission because external mail relaying without authentication will generate spam mails.
                      The workaround to use a local SMTP-Server without authentication only to relay the tfs-mails can be dangerous because unwanted mails can be sent in this manner.

                      3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add SharePoint Column Support

                        While I absolutely love the new VS 2012 projects for SharePoint List and Content Types (great job!), we still have to manually enter columns via XML. This is very tedious.... Seems like it would be easy to have a drop down box that lists the OTB columns (single line of text, number, dropdown, date, etc.) and upon selection, the column type XML would be generated - then we would only have to do minor tweaks to the XML. You have dropdowns for the list and content type, please add for columns.

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                          1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • News templates and wizards to create forms by data model (like Netbeans)

                          You could create new templates or wizards to easily create forms, classes and web services. So how does Netbeans.
                          Ex: Tells which entity from the database and its configuration and the IDE creates the forms, classes, object / relational or even webservices standard.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Out of Band Designers & Editors - Crowd Sourcing and VS IDE Store

                            I didn't think it could be done but one of the things I was impressed with was how MVC and EF were shipping out of band from VS IDE. it would be really cool if we could have all sorts of designers be delivered out of band through NuGet or Extension Manager.

                            I wonder what the rate of designer innovation would be If you could utilize the community/crowd to build cool designers, Better text editors, html editors, xaml editors, SSRS RDL editors, SQL designers, javascript editors, coffescript, etc.

                            Perhaps you could also create an eco system where people could pay…

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Find in files search option for Team Foundation Server

                              We have demands from our users that wishes to do code search across all solutions they have stored in TFS. I think that option was available in VSS and was pratical to do impact analysis and the likes.

                              The only option we have now is to check out everything from source control and index the content with windows search or sharepoint. It works but is not very practical...

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integrate more functions of "Productivity Power Tools" in VS11

                                I'm so glad to see VS11 beta release. I find many new features integrated to VS11 beta from "old" Productivity Power Tools extension, such as new Solution Explorer, Quick Access and so on. But I do see many more features of "Productivity Power Tools" in VS11 beta, such as Auto Brace Completion, Fix Mixed Tabs, Align Assignments, Tools Options Support and more. So I hope the full functions of "old" Productivity Power Tools integrated to the VS11, and also we can config these features in the Option of VS11. Please take a think about my suggestion. Thanks a lot!

                                215 votes
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                                  8 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Good Afternoon

                                  I have a problem with the team fundation server that we have in the cloud, we can't make Build Automate with Biztalk Applications. We receive this error:

                                  C:\a\src\UNE.POC.BUILD\General\VTS.General.Schemas\VTS.General.Schemas.btproj (80): The imported project "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\BizTalk\BizTalkC.targets" was not found. Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.
                                  C:\a\src\UNE.POC.BUILD\General\VTS.General.Maps\VTS.General.Maps.btproj (86): The imported project "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\BizTalk\BizTalkC.targets" was not found. Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk.
                                  C:\a\src\UNE.POC.BUILD\General\VTS.General.Orchestrations\VTS.General.Orchestrations.btproj (90): The imported project "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\BizTalk\BizTalkC.targets" was not found. Confirm that the path in the…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow existing queries to be used when selecting test cases to be added to a test suite within Test Manager

                                    I would like it to be possible to use pre-existing queries, as defined in Visual Studio Team Web Access – Work Items, to locate items for inclusion in Test Suites within Test Manager. Currently, you must define the query criteria each time Add is selected to locate test cases or requirements to be included in the Test Suite.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Class View and Comments, similar to NetBeans Editor.

                                      I want to see class comments while hovering over the component of the class in class view, as it is available under NetBeans editor.

                                      I have a discussion under forum, related to this idea, under the link: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/csharpgeneral/thread/5045d81c-b690-4a64-86ee-c92739468439

                                      As you can see in the image, as I hover over the members in the class browser (lower left - deleteOP function), it shows me comments in the popup. You can see same comments in the editor on the right hand side editor tab. I don't have to look for somewhere else for explanation.It could be immensely useful thing in my opinion.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Don't reopen documents after opening a project

                                        There used to be an option to enable or disable this, but it's gone. So now the first thing I have to do after opening a project is closing all documents/tabs. :(

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                                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • that DomainUpDown control has SelectionStart and SelectionLength methods

                                          The same way the TextBox Control has SelectionStart and SelectionLength methods, we suggest that the DomainUpDown Control has the same methods (SelectionStart and SelectionLength), so as it can get or set the starting point of text selected (of a selected DomainUpDown Item) and also (using the SelectionLength method) to get or set the number of characters selected.
                                          That is usefull for editing the value of a TimeSpan using a DomainUpDown Control. Thanks in advance.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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