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  1. Request a code review for Git

    Like in TFS make a review Request out of Visual Studio.

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    • 2 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Windows Phone 8 Development on non-SLAT processors

        I'm sure there are many developers out there with "older" systems that are completely capable of running Windows 8 64-bit and Visual Studio 2012 but are not able to develop and test Windows Phone 8 applications because of Microsoft's choice to make the Windows Phone 8 emulator a Hyper-V virtual machine. There should be a mechanism to run the emulator using either VMware Player or VirtualBox which will use SLAT if it's present but will continue to work if it isn't or update Hyper-V to do the same.

        I don't understand this choice as I am able to write applications…

        572 votes
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          32 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide Badges API for Desktop Apps

          Badges should displayed on taskbar http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/343079/Badges-for-Windows-7 and on Windows 8 Start Menu

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • C11

            C11 support or full C99 support. This is needed to cleanly support cross platform C code on Windows. Visual Studio is the only environment that largely DOES not support constructs that are supported on xcode, gcc, and clang. Please do something about this.

            15 votes
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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • modify the bpa.exe to show variable value rather then name corrected URL "%TFSServerURLValidated%"

              The Best Pratices Analyzer for TFS fails and does not give the URL it used. should show variable value rather then name corrected URL "%TFSServerURLValidated%, should give option to use the URL I entered

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              • Show icon on page header

                When logged in to visualstudio.com, it shows my name is the upper right. That is good. But I have separate accounts for personal use and for work use. These are not linked accounts, nor do they use forwarding. they are separate with separate licenses etc.
                It would be nice if the next to the name you showed something so that
                I could at a glance verify that I am on the right account when using TFS or forums etc. Showing my icon/avatar would be sufficient since I can make those distinct.

                Also, there doesn't appear to be a category for…

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • find window - search on current document - DO NOT HIDE if another open document clicked - keep it as it was on previous versions

                  when we do a find on current document, the small find window comes up on top, but we would like it to be how it was, it shouldn't dissapear if i click on a open document. This just adds trouble of opening it again and find last searched word. We don't want to find in all open documents all the time. I don't see any reason why usability is harmed in this way, could anybody care to explain?

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • VB with other language(C#) interoperability

                    A feature in C# is an annoyance in VB.Net. How?...Need solution please.

                    Guys developing webservices in C# many times use same variable name as string, property, enum etc. with just the case as different. I've created webservicetester web based (silverlight) using ideas from webservicetester available in codeplex.

                    The client code generated in my tool in VB language fails to compile stating "Variable already declared" as VB is case in-sensitive.

                    This could be a silly issue or can be stated as "By Design". Please look into this item or restrict C# developers declaring same variable name with different types case sensitively.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • When running a manual test in MTM, if you select save and close without entering any results, do not default the test stat us to Pass

                      When running a manual test in MTM, if you select save and close without entering any results, do not default the test status to Pass - leave the status as is

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Where's the Data Compare?????

                        How about you get Data Compare working again for SQL 2012 databases. Can't believe you would forget one of the two core peices when updating SQL.

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                          1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • reusable modal windows

                          It was a great Advantage to have the Possibility to Show any Screen as an modal window. So we got reusable modal windows.
                          e.g. i got several modal windows that i use 5-6 times in my application and for now i must create them in every screen i need them. and changes to them are a graet effort cause their functionality is all the same.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Suggest Support for Mobile Devices i.e. accessible from smaller form factors

                            It would be good idea to have support for smaller form factors such as phones. Sometimes we come up with weird ideas for our projects when we are not next to a computers. It would be good to have a phone app that will make this TFS fly.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • do not have a continuous connection to the cloud (as for the themes)

                              I do not want my code analyzed by anyone in realtime over the net

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow to clear or retrieve event handlers

                                One thing I never understood is that the only way to manipulate event handlers is through AddHandler and RemoveHandler, both of which require a handle on the method to add or remove.

                                There should be a way to retrieve all the handlers associated with an event, to remove them all, or to remove them after retrieving them.

                                This is particularly useful with lambdas where one creates a handler on the fly and assigns it to an event. It is then not possible to remove it at a later stage, somewhere in the code, unless one keeps track of all lambdas…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide the ability to run multiple test suites within a test plan in Microsoft Test Manager

                                  Currently Microsoft Test Manager allows running only one test suite at a time within a Test Plan. Real testing of any reasonably large system will result in the creation of multiple test suites within a Test Plan, some of which are likely to be Test suites nested within other Test Suites.

                                  Please provide a way for the user to select multiple any or all Test Suites withing a Test Plan and with a single Run "command"

                                  101 votes
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                                  • Fix colors of built-in type aliases to be the color of types (or add an option to do this)

                                    In C# int, string, short, and other type aliases appear with the keyword color (by default blue) instead of the color of classes (by default teal). I'd really like an option to switch this, or it should be deemed a bug and outright switched. All types, regardless of whether they are language keywords, should be colored the same. "public" and "int" are not of the same vein; "int" and "Int32" are, yet these highlight differently.

                                    The same holds true of other languages, like VB.NET.

                                    19 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • GRID on form/edit/tab

                                      Form/edit/tab should have a grid with lines and columns numbered. A zebra background would be interesting. Clicking on an item on error/tab should highlight the corresponding line and bring itinto focus

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                                      • Editing properties window

                                        On VB 6.0 going with cursor over the properties window would bring it into focus allowing to use the mouse wheel to roll it up and down.Besides that, editing a property and going to a new component would bring the same property aleady selected avoiding search.

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                                        • Components other than standard ones

                                          On VB 6.0 there was a menu item which allowed the installation of a list of new components which is no more present on VB 2012 and would be verynecessary.

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