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  1. Actually implement Exception.ToString correctly. E.g. AggregateException.ToString() { foreach( exception in InnerException )

    Actually implement Exception.ToString correctly.

    E.g. AggregateException.ToString() { foreach( exception in InnerException ) print out exception.ToString(); }
    Exception.ToString() { print out error message and stack trace; }
    WebException.ToString() { print out the error response; }

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show current Git repository in Team Explorer

      Team Explorer only displays the current team project, but not the current repository in the case of Git-based team projects. The only way to determine this is via the tooltip on the team project dropdown (see attachment) or the Connect page. Please add passive display of this information on all Team Explorer pages.

      68 votes
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        Thanks for the feedback on this idea. We’re currently investigating how we might improve Team Explorer tp better show repo details. We’ll provide more details in the future after we better understand this work.

        Matt Mitrik
        TFS Program Manager

      • Support more than 100 Git repositories

        Visual Studio has currently a limitation of 100 Git repositories which it can show per team project. Since it is quite common nowadays to have only a single team project this limitation can be reached quite fast.

        The workaround with manually cloning the repository is also not really satisfying since repositories cloned this way lack of several TFS integration features (eg. linking commits with work items).

        62 votes
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        • VSO build vnext: share build templates between projects

          In the new VSO build system, allow users to share the builds template across projects inside the same projects collections (like build queue).

          This will allow a build specialist to create custom template and reuse it for all projects.

          7 votes
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          • Create more cordova-samples on GitHub

            Cordova-Samples on https://github.com/Microsoft/cordova-samples is a great start, but there needs to be more samples.

            Initial Ideas:
            Understanding Modules Internal, External, Export.
            How to use tsconfig.json with external modules.
            How to install definitelytyped packages with TSD and tsd.json.
            Basics of requireJS and Cordova.
            Promises and WinJS
            How to add front-end packages with Bower.
            ....

            Community Created Cordova-Samples:
            Sample Process: Community members create cordova-samples using VS2015, submit project files and docs to VSCordovaTool team for review, team suggest changes, user makes necessary changes, etc. and finally user creates pull request on GitHub.

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              2 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Pair programming in visual studio editor (working with more persons in one workspace)

              When pair programming two programmers want to work on the same file(s) real time. To do this the first user can invite a team member to join the same project from an other computer. All changes the users make are shown on both computers.

              This will deliver the feature faster when working on trivial parts of the implementation. For less trivial parts they can work behind one monitor. This feature can also be used to do tutoring or code in code reviews from remote.

              14 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring RelativePanel to WPF vNext

                On MWC 2015 Microsoft unveiled new WinRT control RelativePanel that allows simple relative placing of controls next to each other using attached property rules.
                It would be really useful to have the same RelativePanel available in classic WPF as well.

                39 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow 3rd Party Developers Access To ASP.NET Web Project "Change Authentication" Dialog

                  I run the very popular ASP.NET MVC Boilerplate project template extension which is currently the most popular project template in the Visual Studio Gallery.

                  I am asked every few days to add authentication support to the project template. I want to be able to hook into the "Change Authentication" dialogue and give consumers of my template the choice of which authentication provider they want to add.

                  15 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Test Manager - Clone Requierments and Cases to an existing Test Plan

                    I want to be able to clone user stories (or PBIs) with their test cases into a next test plan.
                    example:
                    we open a new test plan #2 and wrote tests into the requirements.
                    then we open a test suite called Regression - we wanted to collect into it all User Stories and their test cases from the old Test Plans.

                    and, No. we didn't want to Copy because some test need to be customized.

                    20 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Order column to Sprint Backlog view

                      Add a simple read-only column to the Sprint Backlog view, which numbers displayed items from 1 to n. A similar column already exsists in the "Backlog items" view.

                      This would allow easy visual reference to items displayed on the screen, when discussing the Sprint Backlog with your team or the customer.

                      33 votes
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                      • change the behavoiur for double click on double backtick identifiers to select only a single word

                        If I double click on a word I assume the word gets selected and nothing else. This doesn't work inside of double backticks. It always selects the whole identifier since it doesn't understand that the identifier is a sentence and not a single word.

                        see also https://github.com/Microsoft/visualfsharp/issues/243

                        36 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create a way to set global IDE settings for a development team

                          The idea is for a development team to be able to sync their IDE settings to a global, master settings configuration.

                          For example, a master configuration for how Code Formatting should work (e.g. Tools -> Options -> C# -> Whitespace formatting) and then each member in a VSO team could then sync with that master configuration.

                          This would help teams stay in sync with code conventions, etc.

                          11 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • VB6 Honoris Causa

                            Give a place to VB6 in VStudio.net
                            Remember their root and go to join in the future way.
                            All join for the oportunity.

                            21 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Pull requests can be restricted by the reviewer until complete

                              During a pull request code review I want to be able to "lock" it down until all the files and functionality has been reviewed so the reviewer can see the whole picture from the review and not just each comment as they are added to the changes. This will give them better context of the code review comments as they are sometimes across multiple files/projects. As pull requests are between different branches a feature could include a large number of commits and files. Once the initial code review has been completed the comments are available to be seen and read…

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                              • New syntax to map interface members to the base class

                                Explicit interface implementation in VB makes the code much better readable and maintainable than C# code with its implicit (i.e. hidden/secret) interface implementation.
                                It is one of the main advantages of VB over C#.

                                However there is one drawback: If a class implements an interface, all interface members have to be implemented directly in that class.
                                There is no way in VB to map an interface member to a member of the implementing classe's base class.

                                In C# this works implicitly without any extra code. In VB, of course, we want to maintain an explicit way to achieve it.
                                A…

                                26 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow hosted pool to run more than one build at a time

                                  Allow the hosted pool to run more than one build at a time.

                                  Currently it is not possible:
                                  https://www.visualstudio.com/get-started/build/hosted-agent-pool

                                  When there are multiple independent projects, this is absolutely mandatory!

                                  From a technical prospective/billing, I can see why it can be an issue.
                                  If there is a billing issue (like: we do not know how much money/build minutes are available on this account, so we cannot launch multiple build), I would find acceptable to be "pre billed" for 1 hour for each build launched, and in the end be billed only for what has been spend .

                                  15 votes
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                                  • Change Visual Studio Online account region

                                    My Visual Studio Online account was create in North Central US. I'd like an option to change the region, so that my data is stored closer to my users.

                                    216 votes
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                                    • Make the debugger stick to the current thread instead of jumping around between threads!

                                      Please, please fix this! Debugging multithreaded applications is hard enough as it is, without having to manhandle the debugger just so it does the obvious thing you want.

                                      I'm sure everyone knows what I'm talking about. You're stepping through your function, and suddenly your instruction pointer jumps somewhere unexpected and none of the variable values make sense and you realize you're not in the thread you thought you were in. It's really tough or impossible to get back to where you were in the thread you cared about. Or you set a breakpoint two instructions down, and it may be…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make XAML a first class citizen of Visual Studio

                                        Make XAML participate in compile time syntax checking, in code refactoring (e.g. property renames), and in code navigation. Add refactoring (e.g. "Create Style from Element") and other performance features to the XAML code editor (e.g. allow in-place editing of xaml tags so that the end tag changes when you change the begin tag).

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                                          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add support for Google Play Services

                                          Split from: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/7051864-add-support-for-google-play-services-opengl-2

                                          My app (and a few other devs that I know) have apps that use push notifications with Google Cloud Messaging and Google Maps (which needs Open GL 2). The emulator is currently miles ahead performance wise vs the regular Android emus, but these two limitations are preventing me from using it for certain development scenarios.

                                          Thanks,
                                          Tommy

                                          50 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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