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  1. Please replace the flat, mostly monochrome icons in VS 2015

    Visual Studio already looks a lot better than Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. I like that at least some icons got colored again and that the menu no longer is all ppercase.
    However, I'm still not a fan of flat design. The colored icons still look quite strange. And most of the monochrome icons are really ugly.
    So please bring back the icons of Visual Studio 2010. Or provide multiple icon packs and let the user choose. Not everybody likes flat design!

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      3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • remove the need to constantly re-enter credentials

      re-enter credentials for vs; re-enter credentials for cloud explorer; re-enter 2fact auth keys... again. and again. and again.

      please stop that,

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        2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • Create a brand-new GUI

          In the past you changed the look of Visual Studio almost every version (or maybe every two). Visual Studio 6.0 looked different from VS .NET, which looked different than VS 2008, which is different from 2010 and that from 2012... and you stuck there at the worst GUI ever existed in third version already (2012, 2013, 2015) - previous version may look ugly now but at that time they were the best. Add of colors to VS 2013 was not enough. Please don't break the cycle of improving the UI and create a new nice user interface of Visual Studio.

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          • Change the Browser Link icon

            The [enable|disable] Browser Link icon is represented by a clockwise arrow and I often get this confused with the Restart icon which is represented by a counterclockwise arrow. It would be great to change this to something else, such as a bidirectional horizontal arrow.

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            • Scrollbar tooltip should be resizable

              Scrollbar map mode for the vertical scroll bar in vs2013 lets you have a "Show Preview Tooltip" .... yet provides zero way of letting your resize the tooltip to your own preferential size.

              It should also let you set the fontsize for the preview tooltip, ie so i can make it smaller and fit more in.. sometimes just little extra stuff like that goes a long way.

              24 votes
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              • 22 votes
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                • Allow StakeHolders to create PBIs under a feature

                  Currently when a StakeHolder is adding a new PBI in the backlog, it is not associated with any feature regardless of the selected feature un the tree. Also, since StakeHolders cannot move PBIs under a feature by drag/droping them, it becomes very tedious for them to associate PBIs to a feature (they have to eidt links manually). This is generating a lot of friction in the adoption of TFS tools. It would be nice if they could make the association easily.

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                  • Why is there a feedback button?

                    Why is there a feedback button? It's distracting and I'm tired of everything in Win10 asking me questions. Even my login screen wallpaper asks for feedback. I'm constantly being distracted by the bombardment of feedback requests!

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                      2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow creation of file groups within a solution

                      Within an MVC project there are files throughout the solution that need to be opened (js, controller, view) when working on a specific section of code. Creating a "File Group" would allow you to open all files grouped in this section in one click.

                      Would be extremely helpful for someone who's constantly working on bugs/stories all over the solution and likes to keep things clean and organized :)

                      17 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enhance the open files dropdown list with button for remove

                        Hi,

                        I know this might be a small thing but it keeps coming to my head.
                        I would like to suggest you to add a close button for the open files in the dropdownlist. Please see attached img.

                        Thanks,
                        Corina

                        16 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow to copy entire folder to output directory

                          Allow Visual studio to copy an entire folder to output directory not only the files.

                          This will be much faster when working with directories with some levels of hierarchy

                          15 votes
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                          • Bring back the IDE icon before Update 1

                            The Visual Studio icon after the Update 1 is poor. Why, why, why you made this? Bring back the old one please.

                            14 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow moving toolbars into titlebar

                              I'm kind of a space optimization maniac, and I've always been annoyed by not being able to place toolbar items into visual studio's title bar.

                              I mean there's a search bar and a few other buttons in there already, but, I'd rather put there some common toolbar items there to save some vertical space.

                              I gotta admit that I got really inspired by the old firefox 24/ or the palemoon browser's UI for this. As you can make an extremely compact toolbar.

                              13 votes
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                              • Change the ugly Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 Icon

                                The new update 1 icon too ugly

                                12 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Flatten the TFS merge UI

                                  Merging changesets between branches is done today with a wizard which opens in a modal window. Consider a use case of a user doing a partial merge, of several changesets. E.g. only changesets of closed bugs. You open the wizard from the source branch, then select if to merge everything or select changesets, then select target branch (imagine having multiple target options), click Next, select the changesets, and click Finish (or Next and then Finish, if you want to waste more of your time). Then you repeat all of the above for every changeset you want to merge.

                                  This is…

                                  10 votes
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                                  • Please make Visual Studio Augmented Reality (AR/VR)

                                    I'm thinking that the main development screen could be ANY size, unbounded by my traditional monitor.

                                    I could have my unit test lists to my left, TFS work items etc. to the right and the development windows in the middle.

                                    I could have a virtual keyboard (with haptic feedback built into some gloves, or some kind of haptic suggestion built into the headset).

                                    I could arrange various VS shortcuts around the interface - e.g. put my "Clean, Rebuild & Run" buttons somewhere handy.

                                    Highlighting and much of the context-sensitive options such as F12, debugging options (step into/over, etc.) could be…

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                                    • Ability to tag TFS Users in work item

                                      Allowing tagging of other TFS users/developers which is super helpful. For example: Typing @JohnDoe would tag John Doe and therefore John would get an email with the details of the work item description or comments he was tagged in. This allows for a much more fluid development process. As a developer, I can tag product owners with questions.... as a QA person, I can tag developers with questions/observations, and it's all there in the work item history. JIRA has it already and it's integrated with Active Directory users, why does TFS not have this?

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                                      • Scroll tabs in the tab panel left-right with mouse wheel

                                        Please, add a possibility to scroll tabs left-right with the mouse wheel when cursor is over the tab panel (it is implemented, for example, in Komodo Edit).

                                        When you open many tabs, and the one you need is not visible anymore, it is not always convenient to click on the small arrow button to search the tab in the list. And with described functionality you may just scroll your tabs to the left-right and quickly select the necessary one.

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                                        • Please bring back the VS 2010 Theme, Colors & Icons!

                                          Why did you change all toolbox icons to black and white?
                                          Just to make it harder to select the correct one?
                                          Color is important to recognize an icon!!!

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