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  1. Add new string literal that contains Razor code (for example between «»)

    Is time to move forward from String.Format() and inline conditionals, with the new Roslyn would be awesome if we can use some "kind" of Razor in any C# code

    var msg = String.Format("Hi {0} you have won {1} credits", name, creditsWon);

    How much better it will be:

    var msg = «Hi @name you have won @creditsWon credits»

    You can provice intellisense and also an HTML version:

    var msg = @«<div style="margin:10px;">Hi @name you have won <b>@creditsWon</b> credits</div>»

    That option must be multiline too.

    34 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Smart auto braces when refactoring single line block to multiline block

      For example when I have the following C code:

      if (foo) <Cursor here>
      foo->bar();

      and I type an opening brace "{" then it currently does:

      if (foo) { }<Cursor here>
      foo->bar();

      It would be amazing if it would just add the closing brace after the single indented line like this:

      if (foo) {<Cursor here>
      foo->bar();
      }

      This should be fairly easy to implement and adapt to all the languages. I saw Sublime Text do that and thought "Wow! I whish VS had that".

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        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide explanation with warning C4702: unreachable code

        The Visual C++ compiler has gotten better at rooting out unreachable code, and can now be surprisingly sophisticated at it. When it does, you get the bare warning message "warning C4702: unreachable code".

        The reason that the flagged code is unreachable can be subtle, maddeningly hard to find, and sometimes nearby but not on the line actually marked.

        Some other C++ messages have gotten very good about adding useful additional information to help identify the error. For C4702, something, anything, would be better than the complete silence it has now.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Release Management to connect to Visual Studio Online

          Simply allow Release Management to connect to Visual Studio Online

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            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Permission to stack rank the backlog so that only selected group or groups can change it in taskboard

            Restrict a group of users to allow stack ranking from Backlog and other users must not be allowed to change stack ranking -
            It can be done in UI for stack rank field but not in board.
            But same time when user goes to Backlog and changes the Stack Rank by moving user stories from one position to another, he is able to do that.
            I confirmed this is not available and I was asked to raise an user voice

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Be friendly to users not directy connected to internet for VS2014. When trial license expires guess where it goes ...

              Take account of the fact that some envionments (both dev and production) cannot access the web directly (ie after trial period expries it needs to access directly). Glad to see that IE10 is not mandatory for VS14, but optional, again our environment our large user base is constrianed to IE8 (I have no sway over this!!)

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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for MSBuild target "SqlSchemaCompare"

                Addional build events "$(MSBuildBinPath)\MSBuild.exe" /t:SqlSchemaCompare ... currently fail in vso with "The target "SqlSchemaCompare" does not exist in the project."

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Missing functionality according delete promote files from pending changes/Promote

                  Missing functionality according delete promote files from pending changes/Promote.

                  In VS 2012/Pending changes cannot dalete files that I want to promote.

                  after I promote this files I must be able to delete it via Pending changes tab dialog.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Hipchat build completed events build filter should be multi-select

                    We have a few builds in the one team project, In a particular HipChat room, there are some that we care about, and some that we don't, configuring a bunch of service hooks all the same is tedious. It would be nice to be able to select the relevant builds from a list.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • navigating code using the scrollbar

                      Hi,

                      currently I have to click the slider and move it, or click repeatedly below or above it to reach a position.

                      Nowadays, using Resharper, flags are displayed on the scrollbar - so sometimes I know exactly the position I want to reach... fast.

                      How about allowing a double click to move the slider instantly to the desired position?

                      Best Regards
                      Heinrich

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Export Application Insights Events

                        A way to export events and other data in application insights for easier distribution to other affected teams.

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                          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS: Make team project pages customizable (e.g. background colors)

                          We manage many projects with the TFS 2013. Now we want to differ between these projects in the web frontend of the TFS by different background colors (e.g. in the title bar per team project and/or board).

                          It would be very helpful if you can implement some customizing capabilities!

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Integrate Azure to Lab Management

                            Azure as Virtual Machine Manager must be integrated in to the Microsoft Test Manager.

                            So those developers, like i am an many others, who does not have a whole infrastructure with SCVMM installed would be able to fully utilize ALM patterns to test their apps within the custom environments in fast and easy way.

                            12 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • ODATA: Add Composite Key Natively to ASP.NET WebAPI

                              Natively support Composites in the ODATA v4 framework.
                              Enabling getting single entities who are multi-keyed:

                              <host>/Players(Id=1,Name='Team 1 Player 1')

                              So that creating our own CompositeKeyRoutingConvention class isn't required.

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                              • Build Notification Icon Color

                                This is small but a needed change in my eyes. The color of the icon from the web portal and the build notification gadget are not consistent. As you can see the icon in the web portal is blue (which is i think the way it should be). The build notification gadget has a green icon. This causes the icon not to stand out from the completed builds which are also green.

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                                • Cloak/Exclude folders in Source Settings in tfs 2013 build definition from Team Foundation Git repository

                                  When a build definition is monitoring all branches under a Git repository, I should be able to exclude a folder from the monitoring list? I would like to, for example, exclude the 'BuildProcessTemplates' folder from the monitoring list that lives under the Git repository.

                                  The attached image shows Source Settings section of the build definition where the build definition is monitoring all the branches under the Git repository.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • CRC32 Helper Class

                                    Many applications that communicate with low-powered hardware need a way to verify the received data. CRC32 is a well-known, lightweight check value which is better suite to verify short data.

                                    .Net already has an implementation of this check value with (System.IO.Compression.Crc32Helper, System.IO.Compression, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089) but this class has an internal ac cess modifier and can't be used by user code.

                                    My proposition is to make the Crc32Helper class public.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Cordova for Windows 7

                                      Multi-Device Hybrid Apps for Visual Studio CTP1 are only available in Windows 8.1 at the moment.
                                      My customers in several major enterprises are evaluating this development possibilities, but reflect that only Win 8.1 can host this Cordova Add-in.
                                      their Enterpirse Dev team still use Win7 and ask when it will relase for Win7?

                                      28 votes
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                                      • Improve Debugging Experience for TypeScript and JavaScript

                                        The debugging experience for TypeScript and JavaScript NEEDS to be way better.

                                        The experience available in IE F12 or WebKit dev tools should (in parts) be replicated within VS: things such as the console, and device emulation.

                                        The way things are in NodeJs Tools for VS, are much better than what we have for ASP.Net and TS/JS debugging, which is a little sad :(

                                        23 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow ClickOnce to Work With Captive Portals

                                          If a ClickOnce-based application is run while a machine is behind captured behind a captive portal (eg wifi at an airport or coffee shop), then ClickOnce tries to interpret the captive portal login page as a .manifest file and fails. ClickOnce should be able to detect that it has not received a .manifest file and continue launching as if it were run in offline mode (if offline availability is selected for deployment).

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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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