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  1. Add option to add capacity team days off that affect multiple team projects

    In each team project you can for each print define team days off.

    Many of these days off are public holidays so it could be nice if you instead could just enter them in a general area.

    Or even better if you could enter these date in a single team-collection area and affect multiple team projects

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      0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Azure Marketplace App for windows 10

      Windows 10 has Windows App Store pre-installed
      It would be better to pre-install Azure Store [which allows the user to browse azure marketplace apps and install in local machine]
      an upgrade to Windows Platform Installer

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        0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • syntax highlighting for .compute shader files

          .shader and others already work, except for .compute files.
          It would be nice to have the same benefits for .compute files as other shader files.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • When using Acronyms quote their meaning in parentheses, like the old days

            I have noticed over the 27 years I can remember when a acronym was to be used you could always count on the meaning of it to follow in parentheses. It is so darn frustrating to follow a acronym without the meaning to follow. Do you agree?

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              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • hope add a new features in visual studio that is a navigate command like uri

              from one ide place to any other
              it is a comment; exist in any file of solution

              //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.mymethod1
              //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myproperty1
              //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myfeild1
              //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass1.myevent1
              //nav-obj://mynamespace.myclass2
              //nav-file://myslndir/myproj/mycsfile1.cs

              when click this uri the ide goto target ,like this ide other goto effect.

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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow the user to easy add a Test to Test Explorer

                Allow the user to easy add a new test to Test Explorer

                Like in the popup menu or dragging and dropping from the Source Control Explorer.

                Currently, I cannot see an easy way to do this.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Test Automation would ask for Human Intervention

                  Provide a running mode where when a Test Automation script is running and it cannot continue (like it cannot find a button) would ask for Human Intervention instead of crashing (you would still have Debugging and Regular running modes).

                  I can see this being a regular running mode for a like a smoke test (making sure GUI items are there).

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix the credential problem.

                    Every couple days I get a message saying an error occurred and MS cannot verify my credentials in VS. So I need to enter them again. Fix the **** error. I get so tired of entering credentials. This is also true of Outlook, Skype, Excel, etc. I think the real problem is MS systems.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow project files to be directly editable like .cs file in VS IDE

                      Will it not be good to edit .csproj files same as we can simply click and write code to .cs files in VS IDE, I don't mind reloading project after editing.
                      Also when there is a conflict in the .csproj file I cannot directly edit it in the compare window unlike .cs files.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable installation of web dev tools

                        Update VS2015 Pro so that I can actually install web development tools. This would enable me to develop web applications. As it is now, I keep getting error messages about missing or damaged installation packages. Even if I download and install those .msi files, the error messages persist. Fresh installs fail. Modified installs fail. Repairs fail. Troubleshooting tips fails. I just want to build a website.

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                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Showing a code covered by a Comment in a box while writing/reviewing code.

                            Show a box for a code covered by a comment, that way while reviewing/reading code it will be very easy to find the scope of a particular code block, and we can also easily identify this complex block of the code.

                            I am imaging it like this, before writing code a developer writes a comment when he go to next line a box will appear which will surround all the code written after the comment, it will keep surrounding code till next comment written (then a new box will appear) or function/class end or double line gap(double empty lines could…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • Validate csproj after manually edited

                                Sometimes after editing a csproj-file it can be invalid or unsupported when we are trying to add it to a solution. It would be great to validate the project file or get more detailed error log where it goes wrong in the file.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Generate the information file in attachment when runing tests with Web Access

                                  When running tests with Web Access, no files are generated in the attachment of a test result. When running tests with MTM, 3 log files are generated. These files are useful for auditors

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for not asking for 2 step authentication code on this computer

                                      Every so often, you need to provide your credentials again to renew your visual studio license. Whenever I do that, I'm also asked to provide the 2-step authentication code. I always check the do not ask again on this computer checkbox, but doesn't remember I checked it.

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                                      • Visual Studio Multi-Window operation

                                        I'd like an option such that if you have multiple VS Windows open and you select one from the tray, all of the windows for that running instance of VS are brought to the forefront, not just the one window you selected.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make current branch more obvious

                                          It's difficult to make out at times the current branch that the repository is on. Simply making the branch name bold in the Team Explorer - Branches view can be hard to see at a quick glance. Thanks

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                                            1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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