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      1209 comments  ·  Visual Studio » User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Updated Status: 7/2/2013

      Thanks to everyone who voted and commented on this issue. Visual Studio 2013 has increased color and contrast use within the user interface while continuing to focus on giving the content you are creating and editing visual prominence. We’ve utilized the feedback you gave us to help refine our approach to color and contrast within three main areas: 1) we added color to icons and reduced line weights to improve icon scan-ability and to better communicate icon meaning and categorization; 2) we added line work and raised contrast levels to increase visual separation between screen regions; 3) we included a built-in “Blue” theme option at product first launch to better support user choice.

      In keeping with these three areas we have made many changes to the Visual Studio 2013 built-in themes. In high utilization and icon intensive areas of the product, such as common toolbar actions and…

      Jayson ParkourJayson Parkour gave this 1 vote  · 
      Jayson ParkourJayson Parkour commented  ·   ·  Delete…

      The VS 2012 Color Theme Editor doesn't seem to fix all the terrible icons and their lack of color. This is not a solution.

      This issue still has so many votes, because it is STILL not fixed.

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        130 comments  ·  Visual Studio » User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks to everyone who voted and commented on this issue. Visual Studio 2013 has added color in several broad reaching icon categories. We classified the icons we focused on into three sets: icons which represent common actions, icons which indicate code hierarchy, and icons that provide some kind of notification. By utilizing a systematic and broadly applicable approach to color use we are better able to effectively convey critical meaning or affiliation through color, to attract attention through color, and to improve scan-ability through color. This approach translates into color being applied to ~80% of standard toolbar and debug toolbar icons, ~75% of code hierarchy icons, and 100% of active notifications.

        Based upon the design goals outlined above and design decisions reflected in the existing scheme for each of the core icon sets we will continue to apply and extend our approach to icon colorization as we move forward. As…

        Jayson ParkourJayson Parkour gave this 3 votes  · 
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          16 comments  ·  Visual Studio » Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Many of the features suggested in this post (and the replies) have been implemented in the VS 2013 release. A few specifics include undockable Team Explorer pages, flat list view in Pending Changes, better support for large sets of included/excluded files, improved “tile” view on Home page, global improvements for making operations asynchronous, and improved/consolidated progress bars. There are still many improvements on our backlog (navigation overhaul, consolidation of notifications, and single click diff to name a few) and even more suggestions hidden in the details of this thread. For now, we’re going to close the thread as we feel many of the signficant wrinkles in Team Explorer have been ironed out. Please feel free to open new suggestions for specific improvements to Team Explorer if the issues you’re passionate about haven’t been addressed. Thanks!

          Matt Mitrik
          TFS Program Manager

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            165 comments  ·  Visual Studio » Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We are happy to let you know that in today’s release of Visual Studio 2013 Preview we have made numerous improvements to the Pending Changes experience. The most significant additions are the ability to undock the Pending Changes page from Team Explorer, an option for viewing changes in a flat list, text filtering, and the removal of the “All Changes” page that was used when your number of files exceeded 250 items.

            You can get the VS2013 Preview build here:http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=306566

            Matt
            Program Manager | TFS Version Control

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