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  1. Remember last used window size of the Query Builder

    In vs 2012, the Query Builder window is too small, and never reopen with the last used size, forcing you to resize it every time.
    Please just save the window size in the current user registry on closing.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support mixed mode debugging on Windows RT (ARM)

      Currently remote tools for ARM only support either the managed or the native debugging.
      As the WinRT platform is native, it would be extremely important the ability to debug in mixed mode that is currently not supported.

      9 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • infoof operator returning MemberInfo

        The idea of an infoof operator is, to simplify reflection.

        Example for a Property:

        infoof(MyClass.MyProperty) returns PropertyInfo

        Examples for Methods:

        infoof(MyClass.MyMethod)
        infoof<gen0T, gen1T>(MyClass<gen0>.MyMethod<gen1>, paramType)

        Examples for ConstructorInfo:

        infoof(MyClass)
        infoof(MyClass, param1Type)
        infoof<genT>(MyClass<genT>)

        Where typeof returns a Type for a class, the infoof returns a ConstructorInfo for a class.
        The infoof operator returns all other MemberInfo's, except of Type.

        I'm sad of enumerating members, validating by name string and by enumerating generic arguments and parameters to get a member I need to invoke or qualify.

        This way, doing reflection would also become strong typed.

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          4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Publish Visual Studio icon pack as editable and resizable images

          Visual Studio 2012 uses a beautiful and useful icon collection that it seems many of programmers may be interested to use that icons in their apps. In the other hand, the icon pack is published a few weeks ago. But the published icon pack, contains small icons only (most of them are in 16 and 32 px). I suggest you to publish editable and re-sizable images (e.g. in PSD format) or even better is to publish them in a vector (.svg or .eps) format. Thank you so much.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bring the subtle Office 2013 smooth scrolling/typing to Visual Studio 2012

            Warning, this suggestion might be frowned upon.

            In the recently announced Office 2013, one of the nicer features is the subtle smooth scrolling and typing animations.

            I propose adding those features in Visual Studio 2012, as an option, of course, so people could turn it on and off.

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              11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • Make all web development documentation available off-line

                    There is no web development available off-line, for people working part time desconnected would be great to have that available, also for those with low bandwidth or just to save organization bandwidth.

                    41 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create SharePoint site or subsite that maps directly to a Team Project Team

                      Currently the SharePoint project portal maps directly to a TFS Team Project. All of the reports and dashboards report data at that level. With the addition to teams in TFS 2012, it would be nice to be able to create a portal for each team so the reporting defaults to that level and each team manage their own documents, etc.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create a WPF ReportViewer Control

                        Provide a WPF SSRS Report Viewer Control.

                        Not required but a great addition would be to have the option to display multiple reports with drag and drop and resize functionality effectively making it an end user dashboard designer, allow displaying excel sheets and powerpivots as well and it becomes a powerful tool.

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                          3 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • "rename collection"

                          Is it possible to rename a collection or create new collections

                          We are already using "DefaultCollection" in our OnPremise server and when TFSPreview allows importing from onPremise to Cloud we would prefer not to have any conflict.

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                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make the default sorting of Pending Changes (toUpper) and Solution Explorer (toLower) consistent.

                            Make the default sort in Pending Changes and Solution Explorer consistent.

                            Pending Changes currently sorts alphabetically ascending using ToUpper(), and Solution Explorer currently sorts alphabetically ascending using ToLower(). This causes inconsistencies in file ordering when characters between 'Z' and 'a', namely underscores, are used in file names.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • sequence diagram

                              Please improve the UML Sequence Diagraming experience to enable the following scenarios:

                              • Move and resize the Fragments (Alt, Opt, etc…). Currently they are sized automatically, even when clipping the guard text! And you have to delete them and re-create them just to move them.

                              • Converting/correcting a message from one type to another. Currently the message has to be deleted and recreated just to perform the adjustment.

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integrate Team Wiki / project documentation pages

                                To document a project, we currently use the tfs team wiki pages and sharepoint. It would be nice to have the same in the online tfs version.

                                349 votes
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                                  15 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make it possible to infer generic type arguments

                                  It would be nice to be able to write code like this:

                                  public IEnumerable<T> Flatten<T, inferred T2>(this IEnumerable<T2> collection)
                                  where T2 : IEnumerable<T>
                                  {
                                  ...
                                  }

                                  and to be able to put constraints that use generic arguments, but on the right hand side:

                                  public class A<T1> {
                                  public void B<T2>()
                                  where T1 : T2
                                  {
                                  ...
                                  }
                                  }

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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • vs2012 C++ with update 1 for desktop can't develop .net 2.0 or 3.0, 3.5 application! C# can!

                                    I want to develope .net 2.0 or later desktop application for WINXP, Vista, WIN7, but vs 2012 C++ with update 1( express edtion or professional) can't do this, I have to try all method include choose .net 2.0 framework in professional edition (for express edition ,I changed the project file target framework section from 4.5 to 2.0).

                                    But the generated binary file still need .net 4.0 to run.

                                    I can use vs 2012 C# version to generate .net 2.0 or later application!

                                    I like vs 2012 C++, I don't want to use C#!!!
                                    and I don't want to install vs…

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                                    • vs2012 C++ with update 1 for desktop can't develop .net 2.0 or 3.0, 3.5 application! C# can!

                                      I want to develop .net 2.0 or later desktop application for WINXP, Vista, WIN7, but vs 2012 C++ with update 1( express edtion or professional) can't do this, I have to try all method include choose .net 2.0 framework in professional edition (for express edition ,I changed the project file target framework section from 4.5 to 2.0).

                                      But the generated binary file still need .net 4.0 to run.

                                      I can use vs 2012 C# version to generate .net 2.0 or later application!

                                      I like vs 2012 C++, I don't want to use C#!!!
                                      and I don't want to install vs…

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                                          19 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • support git as a first class citizen in team foundation service

                                          much like codeplex does : the server is a real git server, there is no need to use additional commands such as git-tf as pointed here : http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/learn/code/use-git-and-vs-with-tfs/

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