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  1. Add a Service Hook for Shelve creation/update

    In Visual Studio Online, we have Web Hooks for many things, including When someone checkin code.

    In certain teams, shelves are used as a gatekeeper for code (for devs new in a team, interns, etc...). It can be useful to add a Service Hook when someone create or update a shelveset. This way, we can be notified, and take appropriate action (run Build/unit tests on code shelve, review the code, etc...)

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please add support for Azure Websites performance monitoring with Application Insights

      Application Insights doesn't support server performance monitoring in Azure Websites (only Cloud Service and Virtual Machine) It would be nice if the tiles are also available in the new Azure Portal.

      70 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add close button to Splash screen (like in MS Office 2013)

        As a user I would like to have Close (and Minimize) button on the splash screen like in MS Office 2013 so that I can gracefully kill the application if needed.

        With a few plugins e.g. ReSharper load time increases significantly and I wish I didn’t have to wait the app to load before I can close it – especially if I launched it accidentally.

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          1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • YAML "in addition to" JSON

          YAML is recursive acronym of "YAML ain't a markup language"

          YAML specs: http://www.yaml.org/spec/
          File extension: .yml or .yaml

          Why YAML:

          Microsoft was backing XML, while the whole (other) world moved from XML to JSON (a key-value pair format with less footprints and noise). Microsoft was _still_ backing XML while the rest of the world move from JSON to YAML (another key-value pair format with minimalistic footprints and noise).

          All those folks suggesting "JSON is new XML" must be living in pervious century: JSON is OLD XML and YAML is new JSON!

          In VS2013 Update 2, Visual studio team (with WebDev)…

          25 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for desktop apps to Application Insights

            Currently Application Insights only supports Phone, Win Store, and Web/server applications. Please add support for WinForms/Console/WPF (desktop) applications as well.

            286 votes
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              10 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SQL Server 2014 ClickOnce bootstrapper packages

              Visual Studio 2013 comes with bootstrapper packages for 'SqlExpress2008R2', 'SqlExpress2012' and 'SqlLocalDB2012'. SQL Server 2014 was released earlier this year but bootstrapper packages are still unavailable. Please release the bootstrapper packages.
              Although it would be possible to create a package by myself there are a few problems which make this difficult and undesirable:
              - What are the fwlink links for download packages from Microsoft's website
              - What are the public keys for the packages

              LocalDB in particular is supposed to be used as a replacement for SSCE which is deprecated. How can we use it if there's no simple way…

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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring Back The CLR Debugger

                The .NET 2.0 SDK Shipped with the "Microsoft CLR Debugger" (under the GuiDebug folder in the SDK) which provided a stripped down Visual Studio 2005 Shell (No Project Creation, Intellisense, Syntax highlighting, etc, just a stripped down no frills shell) that allowed debugging of .NET 2.0 Applications without a Visual Studio License.

                This was the closest thing Microsoft has shipped to a "Zero install Visual Studio debugger" beyond WinDbg and its ilk, which don't provide near as nice an experience as Visual Studio.

                Sadly this debugger does not work with .NET 4.0 or greater, I believe it works with .NET…

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support Data Breakpoints for C#

                  Data Breakpoints are very useful when debugging state issues as they break into the debugger when the value of a variable changes.

                  It is currently only supported in C/C++

                  Please extend support to C# and the other managed languages. We need it badly. The reason there is no uservoice suggestion is that most NET Developers don't know it exists in C++

                  30 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Shift+Tab should unindent the line no matter where the cursor is on the line

                    Since Shift+Tab has no meaning besides unindent, pressing this shortcut should trigger that behavior from anywhere on the line.

                    Examples (period is space, pipe is cursor location, tab width is two spaces):
                    ....|sometext -> shift+tab -> ..|sometext
                    |....sometext -> shift+tab ->|..sometext
                    ....some|text -> shift+tab -> ..some|text

                    Currently only the first example works and the second and third have no effect. (Shift+Tab only unindents the line if the cursor is placed before any characters except whitespace. If the cursor is at the beginning of the line and shift tab is placed, nothing happens even if there is whitespace before the first…

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow NuGet packages containing XAML controls to add entries to the toolbox

                      It should be possible to add entries to the toolbox for XAML controls that are contained within a nuget package.

                      8 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow editing of send to address for email alerts in VSO

                        Allow users to specify which emails they want to send the alert to, both for team and individual alerts. Right now changing the individual alert address changes the default mail address for all alerts for that user, and team alerts send to address cannot be edited at all.

                        41 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual Studio for Mac Os x

                          Dear Madam and sir;

                          We need Full Version of Visual Studio for Mac Os x.
                          And language of programming such as:

                          -C
                          -C++
                          -C#
                          -VB
                          -F#
                          -HTML
                          -MHTML

                          Thanks,

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                            38 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide an open API to allow us to extend Code Lens (now that Roslyn is open sourced)

                            Please open up the API for CodeLens now that Roslyn is available to the wider public. It would allow to to do some great stuff on the local code. I would not mind a model that only works locally for now, though a server side API would be nice.

                            96 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Do Not Collapse Comments

                              It would be nice if the comments simply did not collapse with CTRL+M+O. That or if there is a blank space between two blocks of comments. Do not treat them as 1. But instead it will collapse the entire section even though comments may not be a part of the one above it (obv limitation of VB because they do not have multi-line comments). I'm sure if we could just have a more robust commenting system. Things would have been peachy and I may not have switched to C#.
                              This should be simple, and to me already done as the…

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Simplify enum attributes

                                Attributes for enums are overly complicated both in defining them and accessing them. Please simplify this as follows

                                enum ItemSize { big, small };

                                enum ItemTypes
                                {
                                [Attribute(ItemSize size=big)] car,
                                [Attribute(ItemSize size=big)] truck,
                                [Attribute(ItemSize size=small)] bicycle,
                                [Attribute(ItemSize size=small)] skate
                                }

                                And then access them such.

                                void ProcessItem(ItemType ty, string itemName)
                                {
                                ItemSize size = ty.Attribute(size);
                                if (size == ItemSize.big)
                                {
                                ...
                                }
                                else if (size == ItemSize.small)
                                {
                                ....
                                }
                                }

                                This could be achived by using current C#, .net 4.5 and VS 2013, but the method including getting the attributes is overly complex. This complex code could all be…

                                10 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable customize columns for the taskboard in TFS 2013

                                  We can customize the columns at the PBI level with the Scrum template in TFS 2013, it would be great if we could also customize the columns in the taskboard/sprint board. Specifically, we'd like to add additional columns.

                                  49 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow to change code font size at different monitor

                                    Some developers use several monitor (2 or 3 or more) to coding with Visual Studio, it supports code editor displays in different monitor, but if monitor place as vertical, code font is smaller and can't adjust for best view. Please consider and add this function into VS IDE font editor.

                                    11 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow for build promotions in Team Build

                                      I have several build definitions: CI, Deploy to Staging, and Deploy to Production. I want to be able to execute the Staging and Production builds using the output from the CI build meaning I want to promote CI version 1.2.3.4 to Staging. Then I want to promote CI version 1.2.3.4 to production.

                                      29 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Warn when committing project file changes that don't include referenced files

                                        A common mistake on just about every project I've worked on is a developer has commit a change to a project file that references a new file, but has not included the file. It would be nice if TFS showed a warning before / when this occurs. There could be valid reasons for letting this still proceed regardless, so a soft fail might be better than a hard fail.

                                        Please Consider both Git and TFVC

                                        12 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Official opening of WTL support

                                          Total is well known, WTL based on ATL, it was an excellent Win32 application development framework. Relative to the MFC,WTL a more lightweight, high efficiency, the links generated by the small size of the program. My only regret is that while WTL is initially within Visual Studio release, WTL is not supported by the Visual Studio official. I think, Microsoft to retain developer, especially C++ developer, in UI framework Shang does needs efforts, MFC bloated and old, ATL does not too for GUI program, pure SDK of program complex degrees too high, most manufacturers in using Visual Studio using C++…

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                                            2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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