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  1. Allow shared projects to be used outside of Universal Apps

    The new shared projects released in VS 2013 Update 2 are great for Universal Apps, but would be just as great if they could be created and added as references in other scenarios. This would make code sharing much easier since it currently requires linked files and/or keeping all project files in the same folder as the source.

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      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide a localsts for development

      Provide a localsts for development

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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • TFS Integration Platform support for TFS 2013

        Currently TFS integration Platform only support upto TFS 2012. We upgraded to 2013 which most users will. now TFS integration platform doesn't support TFS 2013.

        https://tfsintegration.codeplex.com/

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • to change Expect100Continue default value to be False

          In the current day and age, it's no longer a good idea for .NET web clients to use the Expect100Continue header by default.

          By doing so, the client is wasting an unnecessary round trip to the server instead of just sending in the entire HTTP message with headers and body.

          I would like to suggest to change the default value of Expect100Continue to be false.
          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.net.servicepointmanager.expect100continue(v=vs.110).aspx

          14 votes
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to use same release management action with different names in template and allow to see configuration variables for them

            When we use actions in release template if we drop same action more than once to a release template we are unable to view/compare/edit configuration variables from the configuration variable compare window, appear in the template. For example we may use " Copy File" or "Start App Pool" etc actions more than once in a template when we deploy a complex solution with multiple websites to a given server. I suggest to introduce capability to add an alias/ or some kind of name tag when actions dropped to release template, so that it would enable a unique identity to each…

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              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Code Snippets that are part of a solution to be automatically added for use

              A user's snippet library can become quite an unruly place. Currently, the only way to add snippets that are not part of an extension or provided out of the box is to add them to your personal snippet library.

              At many organizations, you may be working in two or more solutions with many projects. It may be helpful to have code snippets defined--some of which only pertain to the current solution. However, the only recourse is to add them all to your personal snippet library.

              As a developer, I want to be able to add code snippets to a Visual…

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • When will C#.net becomes platform independent

                When .net will become platform independent,people are creating lot of things using using Java due to platform independency like Hadoop,Cassandra,Elastic Search,etc and we C# Programmers are unable to do it due to platform dependency,do something or else we shift on Java?

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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Mtm sends an email with a test report when the automation test run is done

                  When a automation test run is complete. My team wants it to automaticlly send emails to persons of my choise with a test report. There should be a option in the test manager GUI where the person could set an option "send email when done". Also there should be option to which email it should be sent to. This should be possible without involving coding, thats how it is today.
                  The report should be like the report in mtm but maybe in a doc/pdf format. A product owner should be able to read and easily understand and base decision on…

                  12 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make Task<T> implement covariant interface ITask<out T>

                    Task<T> sounds like a good candidate for covariance. Except classes can't be covariant in .Net, only interfaces can.

                    So it would be nice if Task<T> implemented a new, covariant interface ITask<out T>.

                    I believe that adding a new interface to existing class doesn't break any backwards compatibility, so this shouldn't cause any problems.

                    28 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • In VS 2013, allow ability to run the "Change Authentication" wizard AFTER project is created

                      VS 2013 has a "Change Authentication" feature invoked when you create a project.

                      You cannot run it standalone and worse of all you cannot run it after the project has been created.

                      Consider e.g. having a VS 2012 project and wanting to upgrade to VS 2013 and use AAD instead of ADFS.

                      Not a new project so can't use the "Change Authentication" wizard. Never used AAD before so no idea what the WIF constructs are!

                      Or wanting to migrate a build from Test to Prod. You do not want to manualy update the web.config, figure out the certificate thumbprint etc.

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                        5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add WP8.1 (Silverlight) support for Application Insights

                        I integrated App Insights per the setup page for "Windows Store and Windows Phone projects" - this doesn't work for 8.1 Silverlight. It does some things to my project, adds some files, but the demo code for logging events/page views doesn't compile, and just running the app (as instructed) after setup logs nothing to App Insights.

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                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add column options button in grid view for Web Test Manager

                          Currently column options are only accessible from list view in Web Test Manager. The column options button would be very helpful in grid view as attached.

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Continue support for MBCS (Multi-Byte Character Sets) for MFC and C++

                            After VS2013 the MBCS variants of the standard library and MFC are declared deprecated. Conversion to Unicode will cost our company litteraly thousands of productive hours (over 3 million source code lines to convert). So this deprecation is a bad idea. Please continue the support of these variants of C++ projects, and continue the support of MBCS in MFC!

                            101 votes
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                              13 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • async associations

                              Suppose we have code that uses .net assembly, let's name that .net assembly "FooLib".
                              FooLib has classes which methods use synchronous calls for I/O opertations, but we have no FooLib source code, thus we can't modify FooLib classes methods to consume asynchronous API for I/O operations available in .Net Framework.
                              I think we need a tool that will provide us opportunity to define associations for certain FooLib class methods which will mean that compiler will modify FooLib class methods and replace theirs I/O operation calls from synchronous to asynchronous, mark theirs methods with async keyword and embrace methods return type…

                              15 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • to freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done)

                                freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done) like whats is done in the backlog screen and query screens.

                                19 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • filter product backlog on columns

                                  It would be nice if the product backlog could be filtered. Just like filtering in excel or the (asp .net) gridview of DevExpress.com.
                                  https://www.devexpress.com/Products/NET/Controls/ASP/Grid/

                                  Now you have one large list with backlog items. If you could filter a particular column, then you could get instant overviews and you don't have to make a query.

                                  77 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Web deploy parameterization in website project

                                    Web.config parameterisation is not working for "website project" in visual studio 2013. I have created Parameters.xml and tried webdeploy as mentioned in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff398068.aspx.
                                    Based on my test, the data that in our own parameters.xml file won’t be added to the generated parameters.xml and SetParameters.xml files when I created a web deploy package.
                                    My project is very big and it is difficult to convert to "web application" project. Lot of people may face same issue.
                                    I would suggest incorporating web.config parameterisation featured with "Website Project" as well.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add short and byte literals/suffixes

                                      "short num = (short)1" is annoying to type.
                                      "short num = 1S" much better.
                                      "byte num = (byte)1" is also annoying.
                                      "byte num = 1B" much better.

                                      I don't see why C# should not support something like this, it would be such a easy and quick implementation aswell.

                                      Thanks!

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Restore ability to dock the Find/Replace box instead of always locating it on top of the source code

                                          I like the more compact Find/Replace panel in VisualStudio 2013 but I want to dock it under the solltion explorer on the right side of the screen where it can be always available and not cover any of my source code.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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