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  1. Make XAML design view undockedable so that it can be moved to another monitor

    I don't want to get rid of the XAML design view. I just want to make it live on another monitor.

    I also want that single design view to correspond to the XAML text editor view that currently has focus. So when I switch to a different XAML page the design view switches to track it.

    I've seen a few other requests for this (multimon support) that have been marked as completed in VS2015, but as far as I can tell all that has happened is that it is now possible to disable the XAML design view entirely, which is…

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      1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Option to add a team project to add as favorite/pin on TFS home page

      On TFS home page, the recent projects list changes based on your visit. Would be good if an option to add a team project / team on home so that user can connect with one click instead of selecting projects in browse dialog.

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      • Allow SuppressMessageAttribute to work types within a namespace

        Right now the SuppressMessageAttribute only suppresses diagnostics against a namespace, but not the types within it.
        So this:
        [assembly: System.Diagnostics.CodeAnalysis.SuppressMessage("Style", "CC0061", Scope = "namespace", Target = "CodeCracker.Test.Design", Justification = "No need for tests to have async sufix.")]

        Would not work against types inside the "CodeCracker.Test.Design" namespace, but only if the diagnostic was on the namespace itself.
        To be able to do that, we need to add a SuppressMessageAttribute to each type individually, what is error prone, ugly and demands a lot of attention.
        There needs to be a way to allow for the suppression of diagnostics agains all types within…

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          2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Option to add a space comments in multi-line comment

          By default, when you perform a multi-line comment there is no space inserted between the comment characters and the characters you are commenting-out. Those lines then cause StyleCop (others?) to warn because it's generally consider good practice to put a space after the comment characters. This requires the developer to multi-line select to insert the space, which is cumbersome.

          //Visual Studio does thos
          // Instead of this

          See here for more details:
          https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14027598/how-to-comment-multiple-lines-with-space-or-indent

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            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • In Microsoft Test Manager, show associated Bugs already created for a Test and or Requirement

            While stepping through and a test case, provide an easy way to see if a bug has already been created associated with that particular test case. Perhaps as well show bugs associated for the Requirement being tested. Currently, users are asked if they want to "Update an existing bug" but are then forced to query for it. This association should be native.

            This issue came up while attending a training course in Testing software using Visual Studio Test tools (2013) that I attended.

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              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Full Support for SpecFlow within Microsoft Test Manager

              Currently integration seems limited with BDD style tools (SpecFlow) in particular. Can we have the ability to automate unit tests written in the BDD style so we can make the full use of Microsoft Test Manager.

              We use Microsoft for the whole ALM stack and this is really the only bit that makes us truly automated.

              Requirement would be to be able to associate specflow unit tests within MTM and be able to kick off runs against different browsers via use of Lab Manager or otherwise (like the current MS Test functionality does).

              44 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add .NET and JVM support for the Java Language

                I would like to see full support for the Java programming language in Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition. The language would be able to target either the Java Virtual Machine or the .NET Runtime. By default IIS would provide support for web applications and services developed in Java that target either runtimes.

                Visual Studio is by far the best IDE let down by the fact that it does not support Java 100%. You was almost there with J# which was great. I was disappointed when you dropped support for J#.

                JetBrains IntelliJ is a very good Java IDE, and I…

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Better Email Notification management

                  It would be really useful if we have a way to subscribe to alerts/notification instead of everyone receiving a deployment failure email.

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                    1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Build in an option (command line) in the feedback client to set an area for the feedback response

                    The feedback client as a tool can only be used for requested feedback and not for voluntary feedback in a situation where access for a reviewer is only given to a sub-area. By default (although no decent error appears so I'm assuming here) it chooses the top area and thus submitting fails.
                    Allowing a reviewer to choose the area solves this problem. A command line switch would be perfectly suited for it but otherwise the choice should be made when selecting the project for which one wants to submit a voluntary review.

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                    • Add development tutorials in VS2015

                      I am a start-up developer, like many other people, and it's hard for in a console, so we could do a bit less work, and make it easier to me to utilize all the features in VS, so I can't do things as good as professionals, but here's an idea: Make it possible for start-ups to write a line of code which explains what you want to do in graphics or have more apps utilizing all the possible features of Windows 10. Like an AI similar to IntelliTrace, but also having more features so if you type a command called…

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fast and fluid goodness for WPF - Animations on a separate Thread

                        Although potentially one can do a lot of things with the animation system, most of the time they tend to look quite choppy compared to Win 8. Fast and fluid is the Mantra isn't it. ;-)

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow ReadOnly Modeling Projects for Premium and Professional versions of Visual Studio

                          Well, as soon as the ALM Assessment Rangers Workbook has a question in Architecture & Design Spreadsheet asking if all of the team members have access to all the project diagrams, it makes sense that all Visual Studio versions have at least Read Only access to the modeling project.

                          Nowadays, to accomplish it, I need to manually export the diagrams and publish it on any portal, like Sharepoint.

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                            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Android Emulator available standalone and not bundled with Visual Studio

                            external user:
                            I wish the @VisualStudio Android Emulator was available standalone and not bundled with VS2015 preview...

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                              1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Built-in conditional compilation by framework version, eg #if NET40

                              .NET version-based conditional compilation can be achieved as described in various Stack posts, however this requires the advanced skill of editing the project file or build file. It would be much simpler if VS had pre-baked constants eg one per framekwork version NET20, NET30, NET40 and "forwards" versions eg NET40_AND_ABOVE.

                              http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2923210/conditional-compilation-and-framework-targets

                              http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1449925/is-it-possible-to-conditionally-compile-to-net-framework-version

                              PS category should be Build or Compile but that doesn't exist

                              10 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Universal Azure App Template

                                It could be great if Visual Studio had a default template name "Universal Azure App".

                                This template will fully cross usage of Universal App (W10) and Azure App Service to provide a mobile cloud-centered app in less than a minute.

                                So, this template will create a solutions with 2 projects (Universal + Azure App).

                                And, to be more productive, create a modulable template (with checkboxes) that can implement by default :

                                * Table query (like the simple Todo sample)
                                * Authentication (Facebook, Twitter, ... on both sides)
                                * Deconnected mode (SQLite and pull/push pattern)
                                * SignalR (both client and server…

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add ability to search for methods in "Create Script Methods" dialog menu

                                  "Create Script Methods" dialog menu does not have "Search" nagivation bar for developers to type and search for methods in the list of methods.

                                  I request the ability to search for methods in the "Create Script Methods" dialog menu.

                                  See attachment.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add T-SQL forum

                                    Add "languages - TSQL" to UserVoice. Also database developers has some good ideas ;)

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                                      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make Logging in to Azure from Visual Studio work when using 2 factor identification for your Microsoft Account

                                      I can't login to the Azure Tools for Visual Studio. I've got 2 factor authentication set up for my Microsoft Account.

                                      I get sent to the page that tells me to wait for the app to allow. I allow the access, then I get sent back to the login screen again! So annoying!

                                      Does nobody on the Azure Tools for Visual Studio team use "two step authentication?" http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/two-step-verification-faq

                                      This is dead simple to reproduce.

                                      1. Have an azure account tied to a two-step authentication enabled Microsoft Account.
                                      2. Try to use that account in Visual Studio.

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                                        2 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Web test (URL ping test) improvements

                                        URL ping tests are making requests for not just the URL indicated, but also dependent requests for embedded resources (css, js, images, etc.). These embedded resources should not be downloaded, and if they are that should be an extra opt-in or opt-out setting rather than the default behavior without any choice. This is causing far too much data to get downloaded per web test.

                                        My workaround is to author my own web test with a single step in it that doesn't parse dependent requests, however this is less than ideal and hopefully can just be a short-term solution.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Documents->Options should have a box to select that new files (File->New) are saved in the directory of currently active document

                                          When one is adding a class or .h file it is almost always in the directory you're working and unless you're working on small project almost never in the project directory.

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