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  1. Warn when committing project file changes that don't include referenced files

    A common mistake on just about every project I've worked on is a developer has commit a change to a project file that references a new file, but has not included the file. It would be nice if TFS showed a warning before / when this occurs. There could be valid reasons for letting this still proceed regardless, so a soft fail might be better than a hard fail.

    Please Consider both Git and TFVC

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Simplify Language As New Features Introduced

      It feels like the language is just growing in complexity over time, and it would be nice to reverse this trend while still retaining the ability to introduce useful new functionality.

      My proposal is to introduce some of the new features in packages that can be opted into explicitly, but make opting into the new features also remove the restriction for reverse compatibility. For instance...

      __Nullability Feature__
      * Disabled by default for reverse compatibility, but controlled with (Option Nullability)
      * Enabling the option changes the compiler to disallow null reference types just as with value types. (This may be equivalent…

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • xaml on android

        I know Microsoft launched means to write JavaScript/html for both windows store and android, called Córdoba. But why is Microsoft forgetting about the developers using xaml/c#???? It would be awesome to be able to use the same xaml on both windows phone and android.

        Who wants to own a mac? Just to be able to write apps for osx?

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          0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support Test Inheritance for base classes in different assemblies

          Visual studio test does not detect tests defined in an abstract base class of a separate assembly.

          This was supposedly fixed in Visual Studio 2010 (though several users claim it wasn't even fixed then), but is definitely still a problem with visual studio 2012 update 4.

          See: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/466528/visual-studio-test-mstest-and-lack-of-inheritance-support-for-base-classes-that-resides-in-different-assemblies

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            3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Team Project Creation on VSO from the BS IDE

            When I need to add a new solution that does not fall under an existing team project, I create that solution and then add to TFS 2010 as a new Team Project via the Solution Control Explorer.

            It doesn't make any sense to change that when connecting to VSO.

            In a corporate environment, this means that the only way a developer can add a new Team Project is if he or she has been granted permissions to do so online instead of just adding through the Solution Control Explorer.

            We usually keep that access locked down. That means that every…

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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please create a .Net3.5 off-line install package that can be used with Windows 8.x.

              I have been trying to install Windows 8.1 Embedded via SCCM 2012 R2 and I cannot get it to enable .net.35

              I've tried via an autoinstall.xml file and dism. Short of copying the sxs folder from the instal media so they are available to dism I cannot get it to enable .net3.5.

              Note the client being installed DOES NOT have network access.

              A solution such as teh .net4.5 offline install program would be ideal

              Jim

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Inline search in query column headers

                  Hi,

                  Can you please add Inline search in query column headers to filter results of query while keeping the original query intact
                  It's should look like a dropdown with auto complete where the dropdown items should be filled from the results of the query.

                  Thanks

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • ASP.NET MVC HTML5 HTML Helpers

                    It would be great if you had the ability to use HTML5 together with the built in HTML Helpers in ASP.NET MVC. Being able to use code such as:

                    @Html.TextBoxFor(model => model.EmailAddress, InputType.Email, "Placeholder goes here")

                    There is currently an external open source project maintained on Codeplex (http://mvchtml5.codeplex.com/) that does this, however it would be great to have this functionality available in Visual Studio by default.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Universal Apps Client for Lightswitch

                      Universal App Client for Lightswitch

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                        2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Release Visual Studio Professional for Free to Replace Express Editions

                        For MIcrosoft moving forward, and to compete against Apple and Google, etc. I believe replacing the feature limited and cut-down express editions of Visual studio and release the Professional version of Visual Studio for free. Microsoft should implement a marketplace in Visual Studio where developers can sell their add-ons and Microsoft can take a small cut from the sales.

                        It gets frustrating as a indie to have such a huge upfront costs for developing for Windows/Windows Phone when Apple (for instance) offer it's development tools for free and without limitations. I can develop for both desktop and and mobile apps…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Subscription Visual Studio Proffessional

                          The payment of £1000+ is unfortuantely too much for newbies and the express doesn't allow you to use the huge variety of plugins available.

                          I could imagine a subscription service like the Office subscription.. allowing you to use the full set of Visual Studio features and updates for "free" for a monthly subscription of something like 8.99 per month.

                          This will open your product up to people like me who need the extra tools and reliability of the professional or ultimate product... and the toolsets... but who have not got that kind of money in one big hit.

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                            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Edit & Continue in Async method

                            Edit & Continue is one of the best feature of vs bringing huge productivity gain, unfortunatly Edit & Continue does not work in Async methods.

                            In ASP.NET MVC App almost everything is async so Edit & Continue is usesless.

                            Please let us edit a continue in async method.

                            Thx

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Revive the 2008/2010 interface for Visual Studios

                              Visual Studio used to look great. Everything about the 2012/13/14 interface looks amateurish and is a giant step backwards.
                              -The monotone color is awful (the alternative color schemes are beyond ridiculous)
                              -The difference between enabled and disabled tasks is barely discernible (we have tested on various monitors)
                              -Moving tasks to reorganize the flow has become very tedious and difficult as the display will suddenly "jump" to a different location on within the package
                              -Connection Managers were listed in very easy to read/adjusting columns and are now just one long loop making it difficult to locate (forget quickly) a specific manager

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide Dispose boilerplate methods

                                  The IDisposable interface imposes a huge amount of boilerplate code to any class that implements it. In addition, any class that encapsulates an IDisposable object is recommended to implement it...adding even more boilerplate code. Additionally, since there is no guarantee that someone using the class with call Dispose or use it in a Using statement, all IDisposable classes end up implementing a finalizer that just calls Dispose(false).....more boiler plate code..about 20 lines of it. There must be a better way.

                                  What I want:

                                  A way to indicate that a class to automatically implement a default Dispose method and a default…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Can not create class diagram in Visual Studio 2013 VC++, should bring back this feature.

                                    This feature works in VS 2010, but some time crashes. But this 2013 version it doesn't work.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • BLEND and Animations available to Visual Studio 2013 Express for Silverlight 5 Web app

                                      I develop a Silverlight Web application using Visual Studio 2013 Express however there's no way I can do animations with Blend as it is not supported. We would like Visual Studio 2013 Express with Blend support for a dying technology it would be good to give us that chance.

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                                      • When duplicating a PBI or Bug why isnt everything duplicated (especially into tasks) - i.e. attachments and bug recording information etc

                                        When duplicating a PBI or Bug why isnt everything duplicated (especially into tasks) - i.e. attachments and bug recording information etc

                                        I create tasks from Bugs for multiple reasons
                                        1. I want to see the time i have allocated to the task rolled up into the overall workload
                                        2. One bug may have multiple tasks - SQL , CSS , Code etc

                                        I want to duplicate the initial PBI/BUG and pass all the attachments along with it so the developer can see them against their task - why does it not do this and also the steps to reproduce in…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • File Upload in WebView of Windows Phone 8.1

                                          I have been struggling to upload files from WebView since last few days and there is no progress. Everything works well, The button is visible and it says "Choose File", however if you click the button nothing happens. can anyone with WindowsPhone knowledge help me? Its an XAML WebView app not silverlight app.

                                          Please vote here to enable photo upload option in webview apps for windows phone

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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