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  1. Tidy up the solution folder

    In many of our pages (aspx) we now have some specific javascript, functions that only that page uses. so for Responsive.aspx, I've created Responsive.js . I'd like to suggest that for script files thus named, they can be added as dependent files. I've tried it, modifying the project file thus:
    <ItemGroup>
    ...
    <Content Include="Responsive.js" >
    <DependentUpon>Responsive.aspx</DependentUpon>
    </Content>
    and in the solution explorer it appears directly attached to the Responsive.aspx

    This should be an option, of course - maybe right-button click and "make dependent on" or some such.

    (and BTW I much prefer the contract in the VS2013 colour scheme. Thanks!)

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      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  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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        40 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • A way to remove the default blue box Adorner when editing WPF Controls at Design-Time

        As I wrote on this post:

        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/de3211d5-ce18-4275-a555-f8c168c34c35/how-to-disable-default-design-time-adorner?forum=visualstudiogeneral

        would be useful to remove the defalut blue box Design-Time adorner so that a user can provide it own Design-Time adorner with its custom appearance on a custom WPF Control.

        14 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • M$ have made it so complicated to download a simple programming environment, Apparently my Win 7 is too old for Visual Studio 2013 ?!

          How about a simple desktop application to run say C++ for example which works on all Windows Platforms. Everybody not working for M$ hates Windows 8 and its awful, resource consuming interface. Everything has become so complicated I struggled to find a web link for the Visual Studio C++ Express application. IThe M$ site crashed Firefox and I don't like Explorer and only use it when I have to. After the error message saying my OS is too old for Visual Studio 2013 I'm giving up and finding a different application.
          -Stewart

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Use tags in alerts

            I want to use tags in my alerts query. I want to create an alert that when a workitem is changed with a particulair tag/tags I get notified.

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              3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • change graph x axis from relative time to absolute time in the load test report

              The load testing tool is till not in part the others in the market. One basic feature is showing graph x axis time in absolute time rather than relative time.

              8 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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 →
                • Stop putting VS Version number in .sln file

                  Baking the VS Version number, especially when it's functionally insignificant like between Updates & CTPs of the same VS edition, causes nothing but headaches for teams with SCC.

                  Please stop doing this. If the schema of the SLN file changes in a way that's significant, use schema versioning or naming to handle it instead of baking the software version that last touched it in to the file.

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • exe.config file setting editor - allow users to change config settings at runtime

                      Currently in the IDE we have a config editor which allows us to add and remove settings to the app.config file. This creates an exe.config file when the solution is built.

                      However there is no way for the user to edit this file using a GUI to change the settings values. Currently they have to manually do this using notepad, which is not the best way.

                      There should be a .NET feature that can be called upon to change the exe.config file and update the setting values easily from the compiled exe.

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow acceptance testers to access TFS test hub

                        We find it a little overkill to require UAT testers to have a VS Test Pro with MSDN subscription simply to be able to record the steps and findings of their tests.

                        It would be a good and useful idea to create an exception for UAT testers to be allowed access to the test section of TWA to create test scripts and record their results. At the very least, they should have access to be able to record results against a test script that was created by an MSDN subscriber.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Release Management to connect to Visual Studio Online

                          Simply allow Release Management to connect to Visual Studio Online

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • support Spec Explorer in Visual Studio 2013

                            Spec Explorer 2010, a model-based testing tool extension is supported in Visual Studio 2010/2012, this suggestion is to make it work with Visual Studio 2013.

                            174 votes
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                              9 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • enable installation of the Visual Studio 2013 to Windows Embedded OS

                              Using the Visual Studio 2013 in Windows Embedded OS would make it easier and faster to resolve issues in the C++ embedded application. In some cases the network or other connection to the embedded system is not possible or it requires significant changes to the embedded device. These changes may affect to the issue that is under investigation and may make it hard to repeat and identify the issue.

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  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)…

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                                  6 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  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 →
                                  • Work with Atlassian to add Visual Studio Online Git integration into JIRA

                                    JIRA (https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira) is an isue tracking product and service used by over 35,000 companies around the world.

                                    The Atlassian JIRA DVCS Connector (see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Use+the+JIRA+DVCS+Connector+Add-on) allows for users to easily link their JIRA instance to a Bitbucket or GitHub account. This allows for source control commits to be linked to issues and for JIRA to automate workflow based on source control.

                                    I love using Visual Studio Online Git for my source control - but my team already has a significant investment in the JIRA toolset. It would be great if we could have this same functionality with Git…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • WPF - SVG support

                                      SVG (scalable vector graphic) is becoming very prominent these days. All major browsers support it.
                                      Performance and functionalities are improving very quickly.

                                      Knowing that, it sounds very intereting for those who want to design a graphical design application (like an UML designer) to do it with SVG.
                                      The document result could be a SVG or an XML with embeded SVG in it. Having a SVG file would enable anybody to see the result in any browser/OS.
                                      Many other advantages come with it.

                                      The actual HTML5 browser model is Javascript based and by the way is interpreted and untyped.
                                      - By…

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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 →
                                        • Expose an API to be able to extend or take advantage of CodeLens features in extensions.

                                          The CodeLens feature of VS2013 Ultimate was the most exciting thing in VS2013 Ultimate, yet it is severely limited and underused. Its source control only integrates Microsoft-friendly source control, which is really quite greedy from you guys, considering the price of the Ultimate package... I understand you are pushing your own products, but denying support for the most widely used source control packages in favor of your own runner in a premium-only feature is pretty poor. Don't be a Grinch.

                                          I would like to be able to write extensions to support other source control packages like SVN or CVS through…

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