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  1. Seriously, reconsider torrents.

    The ISO is 7.1GB. Running the /layout command will download.. well, who knows how many GB (I'm up to 9.86GB after THREE DAYS of downloading via Microsoft's servers, and it's still not complete). I've been downloading the ISO for the last 30 minutes and the speeds have not gone over 120KB/sec - it stays around 30-45KB/sec the majority of the time. No, it's not my end. I can download a slackware torrent right this very minute and reach speeds nearing 3MB/sec - I know because I did it about 5 minutes ago. The issue is that you're slow, and you're…

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      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Personal Git Repositories

      There’s this notion of your own account in GitHub where you can have 1..N Git repositories, some of your own making and some that are forked from elsewhere that you may be looking at / contributing to with pull requests back to the main repository.

      It would be nice if TFS / VSTS had a similar notion of a “personal” area in a TFS / VSTS instance where you could fork Git repositories into / make repositories of your own. (The only way we could figure out how to do this today was by making a Team Project with Git…

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  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,

        47 votes
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          3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          23 votes
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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Standalone WCF Test Client Installer for use on Clients or Servers

            Standalone WCF Test Client Installer to be installed on client machines or IIS Host Servers

            These are the scenarios we've needed it for in our £60 million turnover e-commerce platform...

            - So we can deploy to servers without the heavy baggage of Visual Studio.
            - To isolate issues occurring on live servers which cannot be replicated on test environments.
            - To view the raw output of data being received from external service endpoints.
            - It means we do not need to turn on heavy WCF logging on limited space servers.
            - To determine whether firewall rules are blocking communication to…

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              0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide better error message for deleted operators

              I wrote a class with a const member (should have been static const), when trying to use the assignment operator visual studio gave the following error:
              "'MyClass::operator =(const MyClass &)': attempting to reference a deleted function
              note: compiler has generated 'MyClass::operator =' here"
              with no further information as to why the assignment operator was deleted. clang offers the following error message which helps to immediately pinpoint the problem:
              "error: object of type 'MyClass' cannot be assigned because its copy assignment operator is implicitly deleted
              note: copy assignment operator of 'MyClass' is implicitly deleted because field 'MY_CONSTANT' is of const-qualified type…

              6 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual Studio Blend support for Xamarin Forms

                Adding support for Blend for Xamarin Forms App will be great. It'll help to add animations in a cross-platform way.

                39 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • create the same lightswitch Tools for ASP.NET MVC

                  create the same lightswitch Tools for ASP.NET MVC

                  validates
                  screens
                  fields
                  relationship
                  and others

                  251 votes
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                    10 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • negative computer net squared visuale codes/messageing.OS

                    recievership of computer visuales and data systems

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                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Search option in Visual Studio folders

                      Visual Studio provides File search option like Entire Solution, Current project etc. Please provide a new feature by which user can also search in a specific folder of Visual Studio. User will right click on any folder and will get search menu. On clicking on this user will get same kind of search window but it will search only in that folder. Folder can be normal folder under project or a solution folder. I hope this feature will be useful for user especially when folder contains lot of files.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a button to sql server object explorer window

                        Detect if sql server management studio is installed and add a button that launches management studio connected to same server instance that is the selected server instance. This will allow us to do the work we can in Visual Studio and when needed click the button to switch to management studio to handle the things we can't in VS.

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                          0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support to automate the bug creation for failed functional/Integrated tests in VSTS

                          We have used VSTS for our build automation and for running automated (functional/Integrated)tests, but creation of bug is not supported. It would be helpful in automation if you could support bug creation for coded UI and Selenium tests written in class library.

                          24 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add an [open containing mapped folder] option on right clicking a file in team explorer pending items

                            Currently you can [open in source control exporer] but it would be helpful to be able to open the actual windows explorer folder where the file is.

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                1 comment  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • VietSub

                                Make a Vietnamese version for VS 2015

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Include Suggested Extensions as default on Visual Studio

                                  Please include the extension "Suggested Extension" as default in the latest version of the Visual Studio.

                                  "Suggested Extensions" extension: https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/3be88243-8bf1-407a-a7ca-a968d0de2d59

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • C++ IntelliSense should hide privately inherited members

                                    IntelliSense already hides private members that are inaccessible, but it still shows public members that have been privately inherited. Example:

                                    struct A {
                                    int x;
                                    };

                                    class B : private A {
                                    int y;
                                    };

                                    B foo;

                                    When you type "foo.", IntelliSense suggests "x", even though it is not accessible

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • SSDT should warn against unnamed constraints

                                      Allowing unnamed constraints introduces inconsistency between the source code (SQL Project) and deployed system (SQL database) as the unnamed constraints get created with a random name.
                                      This means a schema compare of two databases created from the same SQL project will have diffs.
                                      Real problems occur when deploying updates to a target database whose schema is not 100% known (due to random constraint names).
                                      This problem would be solved if SSDT was aware of unnamed constraints and either warned or forced a name for all constraints.

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • CodeMap show scope (public/internal/private) of Types

                                        In CodeMap i'd like to see the scope (Public/Internal/Private) of the Types and i would also filter on that.

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve MFC - add a VisualManager (CMFCVisualManagerWindows) for Windows 8 / 10

                                          All developers in the world programming for Windows 8 / 10 with MFC need the new visual style / theme for the dialogs / application / windows / controls / a.s.o. Please add the urgent needed file(s) to the Visual Studio 2015 Update 2.

                                          48 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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