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  1. Visual Studio Code for Windows RT

    Develop a Visual Studio Code version to Windows RT.
    Just the resources to create a Windows App, a Windows Phone App, HTML and JavaScript edition are enough.

    I know that Windows Phone development requires an emulator and it's hard to create... but remove the emulator. I can deploy the source to my mobile and test it.

    The same situation to Windows Apps: we won't create a App with risks to the RT environment.

    HTML and JavaScript can be written on notepad, but Visual Studio is the best.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make WITD Fields\Field\When evaluate at save

      As a TFS administrator,
      I want the witd\WORKITEM\WORKFLOW\STATES\STATE\FIELDS\FIELD\WHEN clause to evaluate at save rather than just when changing the field,
      So that I can make updates to timestamps ONLY when the item gets saved with the condition in the WHEN clause.

      Example:
      See the attached file (defect.xml) for WITD

      1. Open a new defect
      2. Change to State to "4-In Progress", DO NOT SAVE
      3. Change the State to "2-Accepted"
      4. Save

      Expected:
      Only the "Accepted-By" and "Accepted-Date" field is populated.

      Actual:
      The "In Progress By" and In Progress Date fields are also populated. Even though the item was never…

      5 votes
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      • Open source Visual Basic

        Since further development does not seem feasible, would it be possible to release the sources in a .NET core style manner?

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • have tags accessible in the OLAP cube

          When pivoting the data from the TFS OLAP cube, it would be great to filter on the Tags associated with the work items.

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          • 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.

            69 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

            • bookmark tooltip

              there should an option to add tooltip for the given book mark so that user can have their comments against book and can quickly recollect why they kept the book mark

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                • Limit OAuth to single VSO account

                  Allow user to select account(s) (Project collection) when authorizing external app via OAuth

                  6 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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                    • 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.

                      34 votes
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                      • Console.Hide/Show methods

                        Its pain in *** to Hide a console application. please bring these methods to easily hide and show the console application when ever its needed.

                        Thanks.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automated Acceptance Tests (VSOnline)

                          When VS Online is building, deploying my asp.net application to Azure (Cloud Services or Websites) it needs to run my automated acceptance tests first. Ideally it would deploy the site to the "staging" slot and run the tests against that deployment only. If any tests fail then the deploy does not proceed. If all tests pass then the "staging"/"production" slots are swapped, putting the new code into production. (Staging should later be torn down to save costs.)

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                          • Proxy Settings Have to be Specified Several Times

                            For those working behind company proxies, there are now several places where we now have to specify proxy settings:

                            - NPM - NPM has its own proxy settings stored in a few places. Environmental variables or .npmrc files.
                            - Bower - Bower has its own .bowerrc file that lives with the bower.config file and you seem to have to create one for each project.
                            - Git - Yet another set of proxy settings.
                            - DNX - The DotNet Execution environment has it's own proxy settings that stops package restore working.
                            - DNVM - Requires setting up proxy settings to allow…

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support for multiple startup projects with Diagnostic Tools window

                              The Diagnostic Tools window is a great new tool introduced in Visual Studio 2015. Unfortunately, it only supports relatively simple solutions with a single startup project.

                              Currently, it picks one (presumably the one set to run first) to be its target. You have no choice of the target and it doesn't support switching targets.

                              2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make it clearer that you cannot currently edit code (Debug Mode for example)

                                Currently I'm working on a SPA project running on ASP.NET. Oftentimes I stay in Debug mode because I can simply edit my .html and .js files, save, and refresh the page in the browser. However, sometimes I have to edit a .cs file in the project and I go to start typing in the file and am greeted by an annoying modal popup that says "Changes are not allowed while code is running."

                                It would be nice if there could be some better visual indication in the editor that editing the current file is disabled due to code running and…

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • do not remove /clr:pure and /clr:safe from C++/CLI

                                  According to http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2014/06/13/compiler-switch-deprecation-removal-changes-in-visual-studio-14.aspx C++/CLI options /clr:pure and /clr:safe are being deprecated and will be removed in a future version of C++/CLI. That way it will no longer be possible to author pure managed libraries in C++/CLI which used to be useful to author constructs that were not possible in C# or VB. The suggestion to port the code to C# is quite silly because the reason why the code is in C++/CLI is usually that C# (or VB) cannot generate such code. Being forced to produce only mixed-mode assemblies limits portability of such assemblies and also their acceptance in some…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Very bad performance on Javascript Editor

                                    Hi support team,

                                    I installed the Visual Studio 2015 yesterday. The performance on Javascript Editor is very bad, It's lag, delay and ***** my visual studio. I usually see this message "javascript language processing in your background visual studio". Hope you can fix that.

                                    The performance on Javascript Editor on VS2013 is really good.

                                    Regards,
                                    Hai Vo

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                                      1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  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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                                        1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable Page Inspector in Visual Studio 2015

                                        Visual Studio 2013 has the Page Inspector feature, which is really useful in debugging the 'look' of an app. Please enable this feature in Visual Studio 2015.

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                                        • Add support for x64 applications to the WPF designer.

                                          Hi,

                                          One of my biggest annoyances in VS is the inability to use the WPF designer on x64-only applications.
                                          Usually this can be solved by selecting "Any CPU" as the architecture, but in my case (which I'm sure many other developers face as well), I need to use an x64-only DLL, and this forces the whole project to be x64, thus rendering me unable to use the designer.

                                          4 votes
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