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  1. Expose pseudo state on work items and allow query by pseudo state

    We are using the backlog board view in place of a physical kanban board as we have a number of teams that work remotely and need an online version of the truth. We would like to look at and report on the flow of work through the board, but as the pseudo states are not available to query, it makes life difficult. We also have occassions where users are updating the work item directly, and then have to navigate to the board view, find the tile and manually drag between columns which naturally leads to the board being out of…

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    • Exception dialog should be smarter to show LoaderException property of ReflectionTypeLoadException

      VS2017 features a new exception dialog, which automatically displays inner exception information. However, certain exception types such as ReflectionTypeLoadException does not store useful information in inner exception, but in its LoaderException property. Hope the dialog can be extended to allow expanding such properties automatically.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow multi-selection of memory snapshots

        Allow multi-selection of memory snapshots in order to easily allow for multiple deletions of unwanted memory snapshots.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • AXML editor in VS2015 is very slow

          I found many discussion about this problem, but no solving.

          I have I5 with 8GB RAM.

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            0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • Asp.net 5 web forms

              Bring ASP.NET Web Forms back in your next version of VS.
              It was stupid to remove web form from VS with ASP.NET 5.
              Some programmers rely on ASP.NET Web forms every day.

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              • "Please close down all instances of visual studio" when updating. Should provide a button that does it for you :)

                "Please close down all instances of visual studio" when updating. Should provide a button that does it for you :)

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • make Remoted iOS Simulator available for Visual Studio Professional Customers

                  not just for Enterprise customers????

                  before it was available also for professional customers?

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                    0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Stop stealing focus when a breakpoint trips.

                    Just blink the icon on the app bar when VS trips a breakpoint and VS isn't the app with focus. Don't just take focus and start processing the keyboard events meant for the app I am in at the time. Don't checkout the source file. Don't start intellisense. Don't start edit&continue debug. I'll get to VS when I see the blinking icon in the app bar in my own good time. How hard can this be? Other apps do it. And VS does it too when I am debugging two communicating applications. Step over a call in one instance of…

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TURN OFF DRAG N'DROP FOR GOSH SAKES !

                      Over past decade I don't know how many projects/teams/clients I've worked with where all of a sudden "poof!" files or folder a gone and there's mass panic everywhere to find them - invariably down in the bowels of some other folder. DnD is bloody dangerous in Visual Studio! One of the best plug-ins for VS 2012/13 was one that TURNED IT OFF ! Abso crying shame it won't work in VS 2015/17. SO please Microsoft have a heart and give us all a break - and make DnD jettison'able - at least in Visual Studio.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Put using static in top of using statements when use remove and sort using command

                        Could you create an option to put using static in top of using statements when I use remove and sort command.

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow customers to unblock their account without having to receive a code on their phone!!!!!!!!!!

                          I can't unblock my MS account without providing a phone number!!!!!

                          Stop doing that!!!

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                            0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Class diagram A little improvement

                            the class diagram view icon Can't distinguish between static methods and normal methods,Best can change the icon color to distinguish. thanks~

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                              • Add a function to 'extract' and 'apply' cosmetic properties from a control to another same control.

                                Situation - I am updating the UI for my application with drastic cosmetic changes. For instance, on a datagridview there are many properties for column heights, back and fore colors, fonts,word wrap, margin,padding etc.... It's an incredible pain to update 50 existing datagridviews with all of those cosmetic properties to match. If it already exists, where is it? Thanks

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I am from Brazil. Estou já há 30 dias testando e aprendendo c# com visual studio, gostaria de sujerir voces implementarem 1gráfico p/ajudar.

                                  I am from Brazil, já 30 dias que estou aprendendo C# com visual studio, eu gostaria de sugerir a criação de um gráfico para auxiliar nas pesquisas "on-line". As pesquisas são boas e completas, mas quem é iniciante demora muito para se adaptar. Grato.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Include reports in TFS or Release Management

                                    I would like there to be a list of SSRS reports created for TFS Release Manager.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • change installed name

                                      I would love to get rid of some of the default names and have the links update when I change the install name. I keep seeing Visual Studio RC when I am installing pro or community. I use Enterprise to break the installs before I ruin my working pro install. Put the safe mode start on the installer. Because I can't tell what is what, I launch from the installer so I know what version I'm invoking. I also want to use the code editor without the IDE; would love to have that in the installer panel. Much more robust;…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • REGEX exact match improvement Kindly asking you to implement the small improvement to c# regex the idea is following .{,3} - up to 3 symb

                                        REGEX exact match improvement

                                        Kindly asking you to implement the small improvement to c# regex
                                        the idea is following
                                        .{,3} - up to 3 symbols match
                                        .{3,5} - between 3 to 5 symbols match
                                        .{3,} - 3 and more
                                        .{3} - exactly 3 symbols
                                        I need the next mentioned improvement (!)
                                        .{3|4|5... etc.} - exactly 3 or 4 or ...

                                        for instance match like this (.{3}(?:.{2})?) is not pretty useful because when quantity of symbols is 4, the match of 3 symbols is still present!
                                        I need matches with exactly 3 OR 5 symbols... OR ... etc (if mentioned in…

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