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  1. 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.

      17 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve Event to Command Binding in WPF

        Invoking a command on an event requires the use of the Expression Blend interaction triggers. The syntax for this is pretty ugly.

        Make the WPF tooling smarter so that we can easily bind events to commands via binding.

        e.g:

        <Button MouseEnter="{Binding MouseEnterCommand}"></Button>

        251 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Notify owner/reviewers when a new comment is added to a Git pull request

          Currently (TFS 2013.4) alert emails are not sent when a reviewer adds a comment to a Git pull request. This can result in comments being missed by the pull request owner. Ideally comment alerts would be batched so that users involved in a pull request get fewer separate notifications.

          19 votes
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          • Pull Request commit comment should include title and description

            If I complete a Pull Request via VSO an automatic message will be generated. Could you take alle the content from title and description of a Pull Request in the commit as additional lines.

            If I link in ervey Commit just the Tasks via hashtag I have never a reference to the parent Items.
            If I can write these numbers to the title or description so this work items will become a code reference for release notes etc.

            And the Pull Request description is in source Control and History too.

            12 votes
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            • 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.

              14 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Clear pull request Approval/Rejection when new commits come in

                Often times, while doing code review, someone will leave comments, and then mark the pull request as "rejected". If someone pushes new commits, it would be nice for this "rejected" state (not the comments!) to be cleared, so that review can happen again, and the user can indicate pass/fail on the new code.

                9 votes
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                • Provide additional options for formatting functions

                  (C++)
                  Our Company for example uses the option, that the open and closing braces for functions are always in a new line

                  Now: (all lines are auto formatted according to settings)
                  bool Getter()
                  {
                  return false;
                  }
                  bool Getter2();
                  bool Getter2()
                  {
                  return false;
                  }

                  For very simple getter and setter functions which are directly implemented in a header file this takes a lot of space for nothing. Therefore it would be nice to have an option to disable autoformatting (preserve) for functions which do not have a function declaration only definition.

                  Our wish:
                  bool Getter() { return false; }…

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve UI for 2015 Microsoft Test Manager Client User Experience

                    A significant portion of MTM has moved to the web, however the MTM client still has to be used for rich bug creation, rich action recordings, and rich test run data collection, however the User Experience of MTM is stuck in 2009 and is woefully out of date.

                    I'd like to have a complete UI overhaul of the MTM client with an improved Modern UI.

                    I'd like to be able to have excel embedded in the client so as to be able to bulk update test cases, test suites, and test plans.

                    Give testers a modern MTM client for 2015…

                    286 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Empty braces are no longer formatted correctly with the FormatDocument command

                      See also here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/30520764/did-c-sharp-formatting-change-in-visual-studio-2015-and-how-can-i-change-it-bac

                      Given an empty method like this:

                      void EmptyMethod() { }

                      FormatDocument (Ctrl-K, Ctrl-D) used to leave it alone. In VS 2015, FormatDocument now moves the braces to their own line:

                      void EmptyMethod()
                      { }

                      This is annoying because (a) when I use CollapseToDefinitions, I can no longer see (without expanding it) that the method is empty, and (b) there's no apparent way to turn this behavior off.

                      Can it be changed back to how it used to be, where FormatDocument would leave these braces alone?

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • build security

                        add project scope build define security for build.preview in Visual Studio Online.

                        New version build can build Xamarin.Android/Xamarin.iOS,but Xamarin license email and password.

                        I want to hide Xamarin ID and password for other user.

                        10 votes
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                        • visual studio online app

                          Please create mobile apps to allow product managers to view and edit visual studio online stories and tasks on the board and backlog from their mobile device.

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bring back build editing and management UI into Visual Studio

                            I notice in the latest Visual Studio 2015 RC that all management of builds (both xaml and vNext builds) has moved to the web portal.

                            As a TFS build user it is very inefficient for me to keep having to switch to the browser to see what is happening with my builds.

                            Please bring back the build queue UI for xaml builds back into visual studio
                            It would also be nice to have new UI in visual studio to edit vNext builds and also view the vNext build queue.

                            16 votes
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                            • TFS Sparcification should be a feature that can be "turned off"

                              With the introduction of sparcification to the Back Log Priority field, it is very difficult for developers and even more so non-developers (QA, BA teams) utilizing TFS to understand and interpret such large numbers. In addition, it no longer possible for work items to have the "same priority", yet in the real world given adequate resources, there are scenarios where this is possible, and even desired. In order to restore the functionality the development community had in previous versions of TFS , the ability to "turn off" sparcification should be provided.

                              18 votes
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                              • Provide simple syntax to create a weak-referenced eventhandler

                                The by far most common memory leak people introduce in .NET apps are caused by event handlers added to longer-lived objects. For instance an event on a static instance, or on an instance who's lifetime is the entire app lifetime (like app view model or app settings).
                                Listening for events on this from a shorter-lived object, makes this short-lived object hang around in memory until the app stops running. A common scenario is the INotifyCollectionChanged event listened to by a XAML control, with data coming from a collection provided by some app state. This will cause a very memory-consuming object…

                                84 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • allow build vNext/preview tasks to be conditionally enabled or disabled.

                                  I would like as much as possible to have a single build definition handle multiple different build scenarios. Something as simple as being able to disable or enable a task based on an expression evaluation would go a long way. For example only running a package push step when "$(Build.SourceBranch) in ('master','dev')" would allow me to restrict the push step while preserving all the others.

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Add FTP support in Visual Studio Code

                                    It would be amazing to have native support for FTP so we can program from remote.

                                    27 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow MTM Test Runner to set steps with other values rather than Pass or Fail

                                      Currently MTM Test Runner allows setting single steps with Pass or Fail. Single or individual test steps can also be skipped, but in the case they have to be validated (there are expected results associated) the whole Test Case will fail.
                                      It is very common to re-use a test suite or a test case to test different releases and sometimes not all the steps apply, the result obtained is uncertain or just the mentioned step is blocked for some reason; therefore MTM Test Runner should allow the user to set single steps with other values such as “Not applicable”, “Blocked”,…

                                      12 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Modify the language to allow for observable properties rather than requiring explicit INPC

                                        Something more like:

                                        public observable int Foo { get; set; }

                                        Rather than having to do all the manual event raising required by INotifyPropertyChanged

                                        1,218 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • var null initialize

                                          I write code like so:

                                          string newFishName = null;

                                          or

                                          var newFishName = (string)null;

                                          because I can't write

                                          var newFishName = String.null;

                                          yet I can write

                                          var newFishName = String.Empty;

                                          I know it's just a syntactic thing, but for consistency

                                          var newFishName = String.null;

                                          might look better?

                                          4 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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