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  1. Allow icons/avatars for projects

    Especially in the context of mysite.visualstudio.com, it would be nice to have a project logo/icon/graphic to improve visibility and recognition.

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      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Wrap lines intelligently (simulating indents)

      Like other text editors, Visual Studio has a word wrap feature (Tools / Options / Text Editor / All languages / Word wrap ). However unlike other text editors, Visual Studio's word wrap ignores indents, spilling the line continuation into the margin. This makes the page very messy.

      Take a look how other text editors do line wrap (screenshot of Notepad++ attached), respecting indentation, so the line continuation is displayed with the same margin. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12324453/wrap-lines-intelligently-simulating-indents-in-visual-studio-2012

      Another bug with Visual Studio's word wrap is that triple clicking in the editor selects the line on screen rather than the physical line as…

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        7 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Global customization of work items using TFS Power Tool

        TFS Power Tool allows the user to customize a work item, but scope of that customized work items are limited to only that project collection.

        I suggest, The user should be able to customize any work items and have the customized work items available across the TFS Projects.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Plan tab of Microsoft test manager is not helpfull to managers

          Managers/Leads are not able to see the estimated durations to execute plan/suites as a whole. estimated execution time should be added as default attribute of test case. excel is not a solution when a test case has multiple configuration environments. how one can know about the effort of a testcase having 1 hour estimate to execute when it is assgined to the resource, but with other configuration environments attached to a test case it may take multiple of 1 hour.
          estimated effort, actual effort should be included in test case and also in plan tab.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Introduce auto generated code blocks for frequently used codes

            There are some code blocks we need frequently when we do coding. My suggestion is to provide those code blocks in interface like tools in tool box, then developer can easily drag and drop that code block and start their coding inside the block. This will save the time and very conveninet.

            Example : Let me take if-else statement as example,

            if()
            {
            }
            else()
            {
            }

            When if-else block dragged and dropped then this code should be auto generated with proper indentation. Likewise we can apply this method to all frequently used codes(for, while, switch, array, exceptions, etc). This…

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • To improve the time effiency of "stream" which c++ has.

              In fact ,the time effiency of "stream" can be as fast as that of "cstdio".For example,"GNU GCC" has done it.
              But now,many people misunderstand you because of it.
              I think you should do it in the next vs version.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow ALTER statement for files in DB project

                Currently when we make a change to a single object such as stored procedure,view, function , trigger we need to switch the CREATE statement to ALTER, apply the change and then switch back the ALTER to CREATE. Failure to do so results in an error "SQL03070: The statement is not recognized in this context". This causes build to fail. The ALTER at the beginning should be allowed atleast for objects that frequently modified such as stored procedures, views, triggers and functions.

                We would like to enourage a practice where developers can check out the object from the DB project inTFS,…

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                  1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Some suggestions for .NET, Midori & Singularity

                  Hello,

                  Recently there was a Microsoft Job advertisement, regarding Midori. They stated, they want to introduce thread safety as a language concept like type safety.
                  I was thinking a lot along these lines recently and did some research of the scientific work of the ETH Zurich.
                  The ETH Zurich did a lot of OS & language research in the last 20 years.
                  Unfortunately, none of the advantages of a managed OS made it into a mainstream OS up to today.
                  I had an idea, but probably Microsoft had this idea too. Why not implmenet the SIP's of Singularity as a…

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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • TFS Build support SkyDrive

                    For both the hosted build controller and the on-prem build controller, support for dropping build archives onto the SkyDrive service would be very useful. This would allow good build availability to distributed teams and distributed build servers.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve distributing webtests over test agents in MTM

                      Sometimes test controller uses only one test agent when webtests are runing.

                      For example.
                      Say, we have 20 tests in a suite. If those tests run for less than a minute each, during the run we see that all agents are in "Running" state, ie all of them always have a test to run assigned by test-controller.

                      Now, if we have tests in a suite that run for more than 10 minutes each, at some point we see that only one agent is actively executing the test, while all the other agents are in passive state, waiting for controller assgnment.…

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                        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create an option in Visual Studio to make flyouts EITHER automatically fly out or require a click. The reason is one of accessiblity.

                        Create an option in Visual Studio to make flyouts either automatically fly out or require a click. The reason is one of accessiblity. There are numerous disabilities that a user might have ranging from nervous system disorders, being partially sighted, or just plain old getting a little shaky with age that make the automatic flyout very annoying. Not only that but, for example, I have the DevExpress and Infragistics full packages installed and when I accidentally mouseover the toolbox I lose almost three minutes on my I7 box with 10 gigs of Ram... because of my disability this can add…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Team Foundation Server command line should have an option to specify a proxy server.

                          The Team Foundation Server comand line is very powerful and we use it for lots of back end build server functionality. Currently we are required to install and run the GUI client on these machines to initialize the registry and provide our proxy setting.
                          We can specify all other connection information for tf.exe (and associated commands) please allow us to specify the proxy server for command lines as well so we can easily override the registry setting when needed and don't need to execute the GUI.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Don't ask for a business name and phone number during registration of Visual Studio Express 2012

                            I don't have a business and want to make a personal website. Since this software is free for personal and business use, why am I required to enter business information?

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Pex for Visual C++

                              Pex project had the potential to be a great too and a life saver.. but again it was sort of lost in the wild even for .Net after VS2010. It was a great tool to test the code and code coverage and faults. I wish they could integrate the Pex to Visual C++.

                              http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/pex/

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Refactoring for dependencyProperty

                                  When you refactor a dependencyProperty it would be nice if I had not to rename the public static readonly DependencyProperty field and the String separate.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add an async-compatible Assert.ThrowsException

                                    Win8 replaced ExpectedExceptionAttribute with Assert.ThrowsException. This is good, but there isn't an equivalent Assert.ThrowsExceptionAsync for async delegates.

                                    Something like this would be fine:

                                    public static async Task ThrowsExceptionAsync<TException>(Func<Task> action, bool allowDerivedTypes = true)
                                    {
                                    try
                                    {
                                    await action();
                                    Assert.Fail("Delegate did not throw expected exception " + typeof(TException).Name + ".");
                                    }
                                    catch (Exception ex)
                                    {
                                    if (allowDerivedTypes && !(ex is TException))
                                    Assert.Fail("Delegate threw exception of type " + ex.GetType().Name + ", but " + typeof(TException).Name + " or a derived type was expected.");
                                    if (!allowDerivedTypes && ex.GetType() != typeof(TException))
                                    Assert.Fail("Delegate threw exception of type " + ex.GetType().Name + ", but "…

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                                      2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • YAML support

                                        Allow edit YAML with syntax highlight, show YAML document as objects tree, convert from XML/JSON to YAML

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • TFS The +Add Backlog item should not default to the current iteration

                                          On the HOME screen in TFS web access, if you click on "+Add Backlog Item" button, the new backlog item defaults to the current active iteration. This is an unfortunate decision as it means that the item (most likely) will automatically appear on the board without being approved by the product owner. We should have the ability to specify a "default iteration" used for creating new items similar to how we have a default area.

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                                            6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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