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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Wizard Style control

      Wizard Style control

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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support rc files in UTF8 encoding

        A lot VCS doesn't handle properly UTF16 encoding. Please support rc files in UTF8 encoding in resource compiler rc.exe

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          4 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • In the Board view, make the assigned to more intuitive

          In the Board view, make the assigned to more intuitive. I dragged an item over from Proposed to In Progress. I can click sort of near the bottom of the item and it shows an "Unassigned" label. Clicking the label I can assign to people, but only if they already have something assigned to them. This should always be populated with the list of team members so I don't have to 'bootstrap' the list of people I can assign to manually.

          Also, looking at the UI, it's not intuitive that I can click at the bottom of an item and…

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Don't create asterisk for new lines within block comments in C#

            In languages like C and C# you can create block comments like this /* ... */. When you press enter within one of these VS thinks it is being helpful by adding an extra space and asterisk like this:

            /*
            *
            *
            */

            This is really anoying! Every time I press return I then have to press backspace twice as well!

            I am aware that this can be turned off unchecking the "Generate XML documentation comments for ///" option, but there are two things wrong with that: First I do want to create XML documentation and second the wording of…

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              4 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • attachment test manager

              Allow adding screenshots from the clipboard as attachment during design of a test case by using Ctrl-V.

              Adding clipboard screenshots should be available in 2 scenarios
              adding as attachment to the test case overal
              and adding as attachment to the individual test steps.

              Now you have to navigate to a stored file on disk in order to add screenshots during design of the test case, which is not user friendly and a lot of time is lost as such.

              Currently a similar feature is available in Visual Studio to quickly add screenshots as attachment to workitems.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • support opengl es 2.0 in winphone 8 and later

                Both IOS and Android support opengl es 2.0, hope Windows Phone 8 and later will support opengl es 2.0, so we can reuse the source code!!!

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                  4 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio incorporated Recycle Bin

                  Adding a recycle bin in the Solution Explorer would save the trouble to go in your recycle bin, order by deletion time, restore on desktop and drag back into the project. It would be nice to have a VS project-specific recycle bin for those little mistakes where you can just view the latest deleted files since the project was opened. But this has to stay out of the project folders itself or it will be anoying for version control systems.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Shortcut key for jumping to just before/after an HTML tag

                    I suggest Control-LeftArrow / Control-RightArrow be a shortcut key for jumping out of an HTML tag. This would make it very easy to put the innerText into a tag.

                    Usage example: you're setting up a TableHeaderRow in markup, so
                    you copy-and-paste some tags and start typing the inner text.

                    <asp:TableHeaderRow>
                    <asp:TableHeaderCell>First Name</asp:TableHeaderCell>
                    <asp:TableHeaderCell></asp:TableHeaderCell>
                    <asp:TableHeaderCell></asp:TableHeaderCell>
                    <asp:TableHeaderCell></asp:TableHeaderCell>
                    <asp:TableHeaderCell></asp:TableHeaderCell>
                    <asp:TableHeaderCell></asp:TableHeaderCell>
                    </asp:TableHeaderRow>

                    At this point, the cursor is just after the 'e' in 'First Name'.

                    Now I have to switch to my mouse and do a precision click or repeatedly hit the arrow keys to get into the next tag.

                    With the shortcut, I…

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change the default DisplayName

                      Most model property names are like such...
                      StudentName, DriversLicence

                      When I use @Html.DisplayFor the default name is "StudentName". Now I can use the Attribue DisplayName to set it to "Student Name", But that is an extra line I have to type above each field. It also means Iif the field is required I must specify a message. Otherwise the error message will say... "The field StudentName is required"

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix the word-width problem when displaying source code including Unicode characters in tfspreview.com

                        When your source code includes some unicode characters ,eg. Chinese .
                        The room for a chinese string is too small to display it,and then the followed ascii character is overlapped.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Adding content pages

                          In Asp.Net Applicaion, When the developer right clicks on the MasterPage(.master) and selects "Add Content Page", a content page is added directly without prompting for entering the name of the page.

                          My idea is to provide an option to enter the name of the web page while adding a "content page" to the master page (.master).

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ability to run TFS builds with different pre-set MSBuild params

                            1) We have several build definitions for our product. However, we work in branches (constantly creating and abandoning release branches that fork off from our permanent main branch). When we trigger a build we have to enter MSBuild parameters to tell the system which branch to build the product from ("/p:BranchToBuild=OctoberRelease").

                            2) We also have several incremental builds for CI and running unit tests. Periodically these incremental builds get into a state where a clean rebuild is necessary (TFS build crashes, and we have to remove all cached incremental build data to fix the problem). To do this we have…

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make sure Antivirus companies know about your downloadable file formats as I have a Trend Micro IWSVA issue:Infection detail:

                              Make sure Antivirus companies know about your downloadable file formats as I have a Trend Micro IWSVA issue:Infection detail:
                              page : http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/d0d33361-18e2-46c0-8ff2-4adea1e34fef?SRC=Home
                              Error
                              Infection detail:
                              -- File: ProPowerTools.vsix, malicious code name: ZIP_64BIT_File
                              The uncleanable file is deleted

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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support SASS and LESS in Blend for HTML

                                It's already possible to use SASS and LESS in Visual Studio 2012 by means of several great extensions, but you can't work with the files in Blend. The frustration here is increased because it appears from the formatting of the base stylesheets and the CSS files in the template projects that the team is using SASS to create them at MS.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Help Viewer 2.0 to be pinnable to the taskbar

                                  In VS 2012, the help viewer (v2.0) cannot be pinned to the Windows taskbar.

                                  This is a regression from help viewer 1.0 in VS2010.

                                  I use it every day and have gotten used to launching help viewer from the taskbar. Please enable this functionality.

                                  I opened a Connect issue for this problem but it was closed as "By Design" -- what fool made this the design?

                                  https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/756115/microsoft-help-viewer-2-0-cannot-be-pinned-to-windows-task-bar

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                                    2 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add semantic zoom to GridStyle Template

                                    Could you add semantic zoom feature in GridStyle app template for Windows 8 metro style in C#

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                                    • Allow more flexible recognition of methods for CA2241 processing

                                      CA2241 (ProvideCorrectArgumentsToFormattingMethods) currently uses a hard-coded list of methods to examine. This makes it essentially useless for wrapper methods like those described at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13010555/ca1305-verbosity-when-specifying-culture.

                                      The rule would be much more useful if it could be more easily applied to other method calls. This could be accomplished by either making the rule configurable or using an attribute of known name (à la ValidatedNotNullAttribute).

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                                      • tfspreview: Provide a tutorial how to create a branch (including permissions)

                                        I'm new to TFS and tried tfspreview.
                                        First impression was good. But when I tried to create a branch I failed.
                                        It seems to be a permission issue.
                                        A tutorial may help.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Assign/Link bugs to Test Suites

                                          Users shouls be able to link bugs that are on a global level to the Test Suite level instead of just individual test cases within the suite

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                                            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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