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      0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • New Options on Right Clicking on a Open Window Tab...

      Many Times I felt that following would be really useful while working with huge number of Open Files.

      While Right Clicking on a Tab, if you Can add options to "Close All Tabs After this Tab" and "Close All Tabs Before this Tab", it will be useful for Programmers.

      Thanks,
      Santosh Thankachan

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide a more robust Exceptions window in Visual Studio.

        It would be great to be able to save the Exceptions configuration in the Debug -> Exceptions window into various profiles. Once saved, allowing us to switch between profiles would be a tremendous help when debugging a variety of projects.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide keyword expansion in the source code control system.

          I would like keyword expansion similar to what was available in VSS. This would store the filer version number in the file when it is retreived from source code control. This is needed for control of text files where you want to know what version of the text file is installed in a customers environment. We use the version of the source code of our sql files to determine if we should run the script file or not. Currently we are unable to use TFS because of the lack of this feature. I am not happy with the client side…

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            9 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TFSPreview: Restrict the AssignedTo list to only those people in the current project team, rather than everybody in the DefaultCollection.

            This is a problem on TFSPreview since we cannot update the templates to stop this from happening, and is giving us security concerns since we have multiple projects in TFSPreview from different customers, and they can all see each others email addresses in the AssignedTo list.

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              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 1 vote
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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement a Strictly .net mode for VB.net.

                implement a compiler switch that when turned on. vb.net is no longer backwards compatible with vb6.

                Option DotNetOnly On

                So now you'll get compiler errors if you use any on the vb6 keywords and legacy functions.
                A c# like approach to shared methods, only accessible via the class, not an instance.

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

                  Hey Adam,

                  Thanks for the suggestion. Could you be more specific on what specific things you’d want disallowed and very specifically why they “don’t make the cut”. I ask because as written this suggestion could mean different things to different people; “VB6 keywords” “VB6 compatibility” isn’t very meaningful objectively. For instance AddressOf, Alias, And, As, Boolean, ByRef, Byte, ByVal, Call, Case, Date, Declare, Dim, Do, Double, Each, Else, ElseIf, End , Exit, False, For,Function, Get, GoTo, If, In, Integer, Is, Let, Lib, Like, Long, Loop, Me, Mod, New,Next, Not, Nothing, Object, On, Option, Optional, Or, Private, Property, Public, ReDim, REM, Resume, Return, Select, Set, Single, Static, Step, Stop, String, Sub, Then, To, True, While, With, and Xor all are just some of the keywords which were in VB6 – I don’t imagine you’re suggesting disallowing all of them. Also it’s not very clear how you delineate what is .…

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Missing Control for viewing doc , xls pdf etc

                    Microsoft has locked for security reasons the ability to have a control inside a Metro UI application which will display word documents, excel documents, pdf , powerpoint .
                    For IPAD,Apple has already embedded all this functionality in the webview control.
                    It will be one of the best selling point to allow webview to display documents and other files from inside the Metro UI application.
                    With this the user will remain inside the application.

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add ability to set wildcard into the reference path

                      Add ability to set wildcard into the reference path.
                      For example:
                      When I want to add all files from the subdirectory /path/to/files I must add files separately:
                      /// <reference path="../path/to/files/file1.js" />
                      /// <reference path="../path/to/files/file2.js" />
                      /// <reference path="../path/to/files/file3.js" />
                      ...

                      It will be more usefull if I have ability to setup references through wildcard:
                      /// <reference path="../path/to/files/*.js" />
                      or more widely:
                      /// <reference path="../path/to/*/*" />

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                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio 2012 should be able to debug Vista and Server 2008 (not R2)

                        Currently with some strange problems with WWSAPI required to to remote debugger of VS 2012 to function properly, the debugging pre-Windows-7 OS, namely and including Vista, Server 2008 (not R2) - is not possible.

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create a Windows8 RT app for TFS for check out and checkin

                          If I am on a WinRT machine (Surface), I would love to still be able to edit my code (even if I have to use notepad) and still be able to commit my code changes. I don't need my full Visual Studio since my build server can still compile and deploy for me.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Automate VS crash submission to Microsoft.

                            Provide a setting that will automatically send the next crash information to Microsoft support. This will save a lot of time submitting serious issues.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Drag & Drop support to Gridviews with Grouped Datasource

                              Drag & Drop functionality is available out-of-the-box for Gridviews & Listviews, that is, unless you're using a Grouped data source. Please add this support to give users a consistent & predictable UX.

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • confirm before rebuild

                                Please make Visual Studio prompt to confirm before rebuilding an entire project. "Build" and "Rebuild" are right next to each other in the context menu and it's so easy to accidentally click Rebuild instead of Build and end up killing a bunch of time waiting for a large project to build from scratch. This should be SO easy for you guys to implement; very little of your time could save the rest of the industry thousands of man-hours. Please!

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                                  3 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • remove the type library import from Add MFC Class from Typelib Wizard generated code

                                  When I use the Adding an MFC Class from a Type Library wizard to create COleDispatchDriver-based late binding wrapper classes, I do not need the early binding imports like #import "C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\OFFICE11\\MSWORD.OLB" generated in each and every header file.

                                  The generated COleDispatchDriver-based wrapper classes do not use the imported types, that means the imports pull the whole type library (not just the types selected) for nothing.

                                  If I were to use the early binding imports, I would put the imports in a separate header file instead of in each and every header file generated by the wizard, so fixes…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Search keywords on Team Foundation Server with Visual Studio

                                      A search feature to search design, code-behind, classes, .config files, etc. for particular key words, such as account names. Right now, the only way to do that is pull down TFS to a local machine and conduct a search using a tool such as Agent Ransack to find certain items. Having it built into VS and TFS would be very beneficial and valuable.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide View History option in the code review context

                                          An option to right click and View History would be good to have in the Code Review page itself.

                                          Currently, if I have to do this, I need to change the context or I have to open a new VS altogether.

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