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  1. bring back Build Explorer in Visual Studio 2015

    Build Explorer had been removed in Visual Studio 2015 in favour of a browser based solution.
    Unfortunately not all function of Visual Stduio Build Explorer are available in TFS Web Access.
    Currently it is really frustrating when you need to look at code coverage in source files and not only at the percentage.
    the information is stored in TFS and you can still use it with Visual Studio 2010 - 2013 but needing to use two Visual Studio does not allow to switch completely to Visual Studio 2015.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Generic this

      Please add support for a generic 'this', to use in (generic / abstract) types or interfaces.

      The "this" would reflect the current type and is used as an generic constraint. This would create new cool possibilities with C#.

      For example, the `ICloneable` interface has one method (Clone), which returns an `Object`. This is undesirable because:

      - We need to cast the result (most of the times) - bad for the performance and could lead to run-time errors.
      - We could implement the Clone method more easiliy wrong: the Clone method could return the wrong type (not compile time enforced)
      -…

      20 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Xaml Cross-platform

        make this happen :)
        xaml+objective c/swift for iOS
        xaml+java for Android
        with the same xaml when we use c#+xaml for windows
        with blend of course

        7 votes
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          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add analogy for InstallationManager for desktop applications

          Add analogy for InstallationManager for Windows Store applications (Windows 8.1) + Windows 10 (desktop). Because in these platforms I can't get my installed application. For more details for quetsion/request you can see my question in msdn (https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/46402b2b-86a1-4750-bef5-7297966ada82/uwp-universal-can-i-use-installationmanager-or-some-analogy-in-desktop-version?forum=wpdevelop)

          15 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow file/folder exclude in Visual Studio 2015 based on project.json exclude list

            like **node_modules**, **bower_components** files/folders I don't want to see **typings** and/or some other file/folders in solution explorer. IDE should exclude those based on project.json exclude list.

            8 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Using 'new' without the type name to call constructors

              Similarly how the 'var' keyword makes it simpler to declare an object in C#, the 'new' keyword could also imply the type/constructor to be used to initialize an object.

              For example, instead of writing:
              Dictionary<string, List<Tuple<int, int>>> data = new Dictionary<string, List<Tuple<int, int>>>();

              one could write simply:
              Dictionary<string, List<Tuple<int, int>>> data = new();

              The compiler would be able to match constructor overloads as well, so potentially you could write:
              StringBuilder data = new("test data", 1000);

              which would automatically call the StringBuilder(string value, int capacity) constructor.

              This feature might be useful in list initializers too, e.g.:
              List<StringBuilder> builders = new()
              { …

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Deploy a new VSO region in China

                Because of Great Fire Wall, it's very hard to connect to current vso region sometimes, like 70 anniversary of the anti-fascist.
                The government try their best to control the network, like delete shadowsocks.
                Please deploy a new region in MAINLAND China.

                6 votes
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                • Allow WPF to apply bindings in a non UI thread. Good for reporting templates using FlowDocuments.

                  FlowDocuments are wonderful to be used as Reporting Templates through its DataContext property and bindings in its inner elements, but it is important to rely the application of this bindings on background threads when generating documents massively. Right now, the UI is blocked

                  5 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ORIGINALLY I am a gallery het hofje van eden more is possibly my office and/or on the long turn B&7B

                    Home improvement reality feedback on a kitchen planned it this home has a historical touch to it its our mother's house how to attach a File I would I could I should not know. Shared so many places, so many lands, home sweet home our talent to bake has nog gone away I want a better kitchen it will make this house better and more worthy to my status. Challendge them

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                      1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the codelens tool tip a bit wider

                      Standard Git commits should wrap at around 72 characters. The codelens tooltip is just short enough to usually force those lines to wrap prior to the 72 characters. This results in a difficult to read commit message.

                      It'd be great if there was some intelligence to detect commits in this format and make the tooltip wide enough to support them

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Build a good T4 editor

                        The current editing experience in T4 is terrible. Please make T4 templates easier to build. It would be great if we could provide an annotated template file and then have the editor stub out a starting point.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VS2015 Emulator for Android on Windows 10 upgrade

                          Many bugs prevent operation of VS Emulator for Android.
                          Mostly configuration and networking issues, and Hyper-V networking conflicts, cause launch to fail. Usually after OS Starting message that never completes.
                          Switching between Hyper-V and non-Hyper-V OS required for using VS2015 emulator or Genymotion & VirtualBox emulation is complex enough, but when the Hyper-V configuration fails the situation is bad.

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create a windows universal datagrid control

                            We need a real datagrid in windows universal applications. This should support x:Bind, x:Phase and x:Defer. The gridview and listview controls do not have the required row and column grid functionality.

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                              1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve TFS Restriction access

                              Hi,

                              The missing features appear when we want to give access to external users, to the bugs they entered in TFS.

                              It should be great to have the possibility, in the same idea as stackholder, to define more specific restriction.

                              Example : I would like to allow external users to only track the bugs they entered and to forbid any access to other things.

                              Until now there is a problem in the view. The external users have to have a minimum of permissions, and the result is that everyone can see every projects, team and so on. They can see…

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                              • 5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Let text selection follow the parsers precedences

                                  When I'm not sure whether parentheses are needed or not, it would be very simple if I could just select the text by persistently clicking at the point of doubt.

                                  It is a feature of Mathematica, from which this picture shows two examples where i keep clicking the same spot which makes the selection increase by one token class for each click.

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remove/Delete dialog should show up when deleting files in Solution Explorer (VisualC)

                                    When I select one or more files in the solution explorer and press the delete key, I usually get a dialog where I can choose to remove or delete the file.

                                    The problem is that I only get this dialog if the file is aktually stored in the project folder or in a subfolder of the project folder. If the file is stored in another folder I don't get any dialog and the file reference is automatically removed from the solution.

                                    The storage location of the file should not make a difference.

                                    A more detailed description can be found here: …

                                    9 votes
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                                    • TFS Build 2015: Add reports and statistics

                                      Add reports and statistics for TFS Build 2015. Examples could be chart of build duration over a certain period, Artifact size over a certain period, Number of warnings over a certain period, Code Analysis results over a certain period, CPU & Memory usage during a build, etc

                                      4 votes
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                                      • TFS Build 2015: Show pending commits for build definitions

                                        It would be nice if on a build definition all the new commits since the last run of the build definition would be shown. This would help to see what has changed for example for deployment definitions.

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                                        • TFS Build 2015: Support build failure conditions

                                          Add the possibility to define conditions when a build should fail. Possible conditions can be non-zero exit code, drop size changes about a certain amount, duration changes about a certain amount, number of code analysis warnings have changed, code coverage has changed, etc

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