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  1. Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu

    Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu.

    Allow us to nest files in solution explorer without having to edit the csproj file. For example, we have 4 files that are breeze.*.js, and I like to nest them as dependent on breeze.js so they show up collapsed in solution explorer.

    Currently we edit the csproj file to do this, and we also do it for css and for custom js. Another example:

    repositories.js
    -- attendee.repository.js
    -- session.repository.js
    -- speaker.repository.js
    -- lookup.repository.js
    -- abstract.repository.js

    For files like jQuery that have 4 or 5 dependent files this is…

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      6 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make it possible for us to name areas of our XAML code

      My idea is a kind of meta-tag with a name and a description. You'd use it by placing an opening meta-tag somewhere in your XAML and a closing meta-tag somewhere below. Whenever your mouse pointer hovered over a clear area of the XAML window that's inside the region defined by your meta-tag (somewhere without any XAML, like a white line, or the blank area before or after any XAML tag), the tooltip would show the name and description given in your meta-tag.

      In another related subject, the #region and #endregion directives could also have the same behaviour, but in the…

      25 votes
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        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix behaviour of Home/End keys when word wrap is enabled

        There are several problems with the word wrap feature in Visual Studio 2013.

        * Pressing the Home key moves the cursor to the start of the screen line. This works correctly. At this point, pressing the Home key again should move the cursor to the start of the *real* line, however nothing happens.
        * The end key is similarly broken.
        * Triple-clicking should select the entire real line, rather than the current screen line.
        * Similarly, the cut command (when nothing is selected) should cut the whole line.
        * Similarly, the move line up/down commands should move real lines, rather…

        7 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add git blame support

          Hi,

          One thing that I found really useful with a previous SVN extension I was using for VS was the ability to right click a file and blame. As well as opening the blame, it scrolled to the line I right clicked on.

          Is that something that you could add to the Visual Studio Tools for Git extension? It's normally when I'm in VS that I want to blame a file because I've noticed something in the code that either isn't right or I want to understand why it was done. It's a bit annoying to have to go to…

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            4 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Separate out the TFS Team Administrator from the TFS Project Administrator more cleanly

            Separate out the TFS Team Administrator from the TFS Project Administrator more cleanly.

            Remove the ability of the TFS Team Administrator (sub-teams, not projects) to add users to the Team Project. Keep the TFS Project Administrator to add/remove users from the project with complete auditability of security. This is often done by an Enterprise group that requires a formal process.

            Empower the Team Administrator to identify which members of the project are on their team. This is typically not a security restricted item that requires auditing and can change with any iteration.

            In addition, allow the Team Administrator to edit…

            5 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "Build even if nothing has changed since the previous build" Check box confusing

              When scheduling a build and not selecting the "Build even if nothing has changed since the previous build" checkbox, the build will run if source changes have been checked in since its last *scheduled* build.

              That is, in this scenario:

              1. We setup a daily build for 6 PM.
              2. The daily build runs at 6 PM on Monday.
              3. Tuesday morning Bob checks something in and then manually runs the build.
              4. Nothing happens for the rest of the day.

              I expect no build will run Tuesday night. In fact, it does. This is confusing.

              Ask:
              Either change TFS…

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve the performance of the operator = and <>

                The current implement of the operator = and <> is using the method GenericEqualityObj,which check the types of the args in runtime.However,most uses of = <> have exact types,so it is wasting the time to check the types of the args.This simple change could improve the performance of = <> greatly when using with classes.

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Stop thrusting Metro apps down our throats and let us get on with our work!

                  Over the past few years, there has been debate over whether or not the desktop is dead.
                  Well, it's certainly getting there - and it's not due to the web, but due to Microsoft's attempt to tabletize our desktops!

                  Even Visual Studio is becomming like that. Such as the (failed) attempt at removing an express edition that creates desktop programs, scant C++11 support (and broken promises), no real work on WinForms for years, and dropping support for XP (which is still widely used) yet not even taking the advantage of the features of post-XP systems!

                  Face it, the Win8 "app"…

                  112 votes
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                    9 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Alerts: Should include link to knowledge article (or KB)

                    Today's alerts have fixed templates and there is no way to link a KB or knowledge article to the Alert. Having a link to KB will help speed up investigation and diagnostics

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                      1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Haskell-style property mapping

                      Haskell-stype property mapping for LINQ-like cases.

                      For example, you have a Person class which has a Name property.

                      Currently you do: people.Select(person => person.Name)

                      My suggestion is: people.Select(.Name)

                      3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Making a new gen cloud service

                        Making a new service which let's you choose that you want that file on your system or not and you can on or off the notification in which you can choose to have that file or not and you can view the file if you want it, or simply choose it to get on your device. And it's really fast like you take a picture and it come to the device you want in just seconds. And having more cloud save GB.

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                          1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add option to show graph in Commits view of Team Foundation Server.

                          As per `git log --graph`, or [Git Extensions' commit log viewer] [1], or [github's network graph viewer] [2].

                          Ideally, the History viewer in Visual Studio would also be updated to show a graph view.

                          This is very useful for branch-heavy workflows.

                          [1]: http://gitextensions.googlecode.com/files/commitlog205.png
                          [2]: https://github.com/blog/39-say-hello-to-the-network-graph-visualizer

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Team Foundation Server integration platform for 2013

                            TFS Intergration platform support for migrating 2008 to 2013.

                            I nee a way to transfer source code and workitems from TFS 2008 to TFS 2013.

                            Does the TFS Intergration platform support this? If not, when will it?

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio 2014 RT (Visual Studio Express for Windows RT)

                              Visual Studio 2014 RT
                              Visual Studio Express Windows RT
                              Visual Studio 2015 RT Cloud

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Expose the DisableAttachSecurityWarning key to the IDE.

                                Please surface this value up to the IDE or, at the very least, remove its entry from the shipped .vssettings files.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Property tempate feature [More reusability, readability, DRY principle. Reduce redundant code. Solve default value issue]

                                  I suggest a feature that help us to create similar propeties.
                                  We frequently create properies something similar like this.

                                  public String NVarCharColumn
                                  {
                                  get
                                  {
                                  return _NVarCharColumn;
                                  }
                                  set
                                  {
                                  if (Object.Equals(value, _NVarCharColumn)) return;
                                  _NVarCharColumn = value;
                                  this.OnPropertyChanged();
                                  }
                                  }

                                  I suggest property template feature in C#6.0.
                                  We can declare property template like this.

                                  public property T MyObservableProperty
                                  {
                                  get
                                  {
                                  return field;
                                  }
                                  set
                                  {
                                  if (Object.Equals(value, field)) return;
                                  field = value;
                                  this.OnPropertyChanged();
                                  }
                                  void OnPropertyChanged();
                                  }

                                  field is a keyword that means private field that will be generated automatically by compiler.
                                  T means a type that is used…

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Cannot search for builds in Release Management since the name is not based on template name or build definition

                                    The Search functionality is essentially useless for automated builds since they are not named based on template name or build definition.

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show Link to the Attachments Added in Comments/Discussion Section

                                      Our team is used to TeamForge which had some great features, but TFS met our needs better. When we add an attachment, add a comment, and click save on a work item, I would like the link to the attachment to show up at the bottom of the comment to make it easier to reference attachments when people add discussion. This will allow people to easily find the correct attachment with out needing to reference both the attachments and the comments at the same time.

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          under review  ·  33 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • please provide intranet gsm solution

                                          please provide intranet gsm solution

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                                            1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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