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  1. Allow TFS build to depend on multiple repositories

    Many other build systems allow dependencies on multiple source repositories ( even different ones - i.e. Git and SVN).

    I currently have setup a TFS project that has multple Git repos and TFS source repositories. I have builds that depend on a mixture - for instance a main build has a dependency on a Git repo that contains 3rd party dependencies. While there is a work around with the general command line support, it would be much more clear to define the source dependencies up front. I should be able to specify the branches on those via variables also. I…

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    • Add support of project and collection level variables to Release Management for TFS on premises

      Now both release management system and vNext builds have ability to store custom build variables and use them in release and build definitions. But user is not able to share this variables across the build/release definitions and projects.

      So it will be very convinient to store some variables (such as connections, passwords, etc) at project collection level in order to reuse them in different release and build definitions.

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      • Managed Package Framework For Projects 2015

        Managed Package Framework For Projects 2015 for the Visual Studio 2015 Based product line. Currently there is no way to create a custom project type in Visual Studio 2015.

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        • Please ship + support MEF vNext (the vs2015 mef container to support MEF1+2 features)

          It would be great if you could publish and support the MEF version which is used in VS 2015.

          In NuGet we can currently obtain MEF2 for PCL, which in terms of functionality is far from being a successor of MEF1.

          However for cases such as MVC6 the functionality provided by MEF1 would be essential in order to keep working with MEF, which in my opinion is a great container functionality wise.

          Since according to blog posts the VS 2015 MEF container was tuned to be even faster and support both containers functionality wise it would be great if you…

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          • Add git support to checkin policy

            I checked the latest TFS2015 update 1 version. seems for TFVC, it does support the check-in policy. like link the workitem to the changeset. however, for Git, there is no such features. any plan to support it? or any workaround? thanks.

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            • Allow file/folder exclude in Visual Studio 2015 based on project.json exclude list

              like **node_modules**, **bower_components** files/folders I don't want to see **typings** and/or some other file/folders in solution explorer. IDE should exclude those based on project.json exclude list.

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              • Allow one time scheduled builds for a future date

                It would be super nice to have the same abilities that scheduled builds have but be able to only do it once.

                In such situations, we have an app that needs to be published at midnight. but only published when we want it to be published, i.e. manual, but not every week at midnight.

                It would be great to be able to "queue" it but schedule that for a later date and have that only happen once, success or fail.

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                • socket support for PCL(.Net 4.X, Windows 8.X, Windows Phone 8.X)

                  Currently it is not supported to write code that uses sockets and share it between .Net and Windows Apps. The best solution I found so far was to define a Interface for the Socket in a Portable Class Library and create additional Projects for every platform that implements this interface. This makes it uncomfortable to write or use libraries that needs sockets and target multiple Platforms.

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                  • Build multiple team projects in build.vnext

                    in the old XAML build definitions, it is possible to target multiple team projects from your team collection in the Source Settings tab. When I look into the build definitions on build.vnext, on the repository tab, I cannot select or see other team projects that are available in the same team collection. I think this should also be available in the new build.vnext system.

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                    • Make "All Configurations" the default option when editing Visual Studio property pages

                      Nine times out of ten, the first thing I do when making changes to the property pages for a Visual Studio project is change the "Configuration" option to "All Configurations". There are very few cases where I want my changes to affect the current configuration (usually "Debug") and not others (like "Release").

                      As a developer, I often forget to set this option to "All Configurations" before making changes, which usually leads to confusion later when the project builds properly in "Debug" but not "Release". I have found very few situations in which the opposite is true (i.e. where I accidentally…

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                      • Automatic background project reloading

                        When projects are modified outside Visual Studio (most commonly in Unity or in version control systems), a prompt occurs asking whether you want to reload. When you accept, it takes a little processing time and often switches your active tab. This is especially bothersome for Unity users, for which this occurs very often.

                        It would be great if:
                        - The prompt could optionally be bypassed (e.g. checkbox for "Always Reload All")
                        - The active tabs did not get changed
                        - The reload occurred in the background (without the VS window focused) when the bypass is enabled.

                        These 3 very small…

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                        • First Class Java support and Minecraft Mod templates

                          With the acquisition of Mojang and Minecraft, capitalise on the new Visual Studio Community edition, and create templates for developing Minecraft mods, with cool testing features, and bring a younger generation of VS users

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                          • Add a virtual folder in ASP.net / ASP.net MVC Project

                            If web portal user could upload files, we create a virtual directory in the IIS Portal to stores those files.

                            I would have a "Add Virtual Folder (App_content)" as an option of "Add ASP.net Folder".

                            This folder must have transformable.config file.

                            <virtual folder>
                            <add name="UserContent" path="\\NASServer\Shares\MyProjectUserContents"/>
                            </virtual folder>

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                            • Support for namespaces in Visual C++ projects

                              The namespaces were introduced to C++ in 1995 (http://www.cpp-home.com/tutorials/300_1.htm) - 20 years ago, but the IDE just has no support of them. What I am asking for is:

                              - Add a setting called "Default namespace" to the project setting. This should be defaulted to the project's name or empty - maybe a global settings applied to new projects?
                              - Add a "Namespace" to a new class dialog (in project's context menu Add->New Item->C++ class). The generated class should be enclosed in the namespace. As Visual C++ 2015 doesn't support Nested namespace definitions (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2014/11/17/c-11-14-17-features-in-vs-2015-preview.aspx), settings like NS1::NS2…

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                              • .vs folder location

                                Hi,
                                I really like the .vs folder for the .suo files, so it doesn't pollute my directories, but can you also make this folder settable, so I can change it's location?

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                                • Make the Solution Configurations Dropdown larger

                                  I have created 3 Configurations:
                                  "DESENVOLVIMENTO-A"
                                  "DESENVOLVIMENTO-B"
                                  "DESENVOLVIMENTO-C"
                                  and the DropDown size only show "DESENV" wich is a problem since i never get sure what is the one choosed.

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                                  • Provide support for "scratch" projects

                                    I create on average 2 projects a week that are used for one-offs: researching a fine detail, demonstrating a problem, answering a question on StackOverflow, etc. After I am done with them, these projects are unimportant and can be deleted or completely rewritten since the important code will have been moved out. I have a dedicated space on my filesystem for these temporary projects, but I don't always bother cleaning it up, and because of the large number of projects (temporary and otherwise) that I work with, navigation to and from these projects isn't always a simple task, especially since…

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                                    • Allow shared project in the same directory as the C# projects that use it

                                      If you have a C# project that references a shared project in the same directory, Visual Studio gives a warning: "The file '...' could not be added to the project. Cannot add a link to the file ... This file is within the project directory tree."

                                      This is a very natural way to use shared projects; it would be great if this were a supported scenario.

                                      https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/1393180/c-project-in-same-directory-as-shared-project-generates-warning

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                                      • Show the full path of the selected solution explorer file

                                        When one is drilled into a deeply nested folder structure, in Solution Explorer, it is not evident what the full path to the selected folder or file is. If it happens to be a file that is selected, I can find its tab and hover over it, but it could and should be easier than that. In Windows Explorer, an address bar shows the full path. In the VS designer, I can also see the full "path" of an HTML element. Ideally, VS would do the same for the full path of the selected solution explorer file or folder. It…

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                                        • Add a NuGet section into Add Reference dialog to show assemblies from installed packages

                                          Add a NuGet section into Add Reference dialog to show there assemblies from installed packages.
                                          When you retarget a PCL library usually you need to reinstall NuGet packages to reference correct assemblies. Or if the target PCL profile differ for you PCL library and for your app you need to manually add correct reference from NuGet package folder. So you need to browse for it which is very annoying!

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