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  1. Add functionality to create "Code Views"

    Well, even though it may seem a little strange, my suggestion is based on the following matter: We all know that writing code is an art itself and the better we get in this the better the quality and experience working with that code becomes. However, in my even though very little experience, no matter how well you build your files semantically, how good you organize, name and create your files, "working" logic will always make you work on a big number of different files at the same time. To be more clear, even though the methods in those files…

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Easy access to Log directory for custom TFS build flow activities logging

      Since TFS 2013 the full ActivityLog can be found in the drop folder. It would be nice to make this location known in the WellKnownEnvironmentVariables so that it's possible to write custom log files from within custom build activities.

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      • Global variables at release management

        At release management it would be great to use "globale" build varaibles. For example build path, build name, drop location. Also define variables at release template to use this for more custom tasks. Also fixed variables like, date, time and so on.

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          18 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add more options for Syntax Coloring

          It would be helpful to have italics and underline as an option. (and perhaps strikethrough)
          I'd also like to be able to distinguish static items from non-static ones or globals from locals, etc.
          Resharper adds some options already, but you can only use color and boldness.
          Being able to underline static items but use he same color might be more clear than a bunch of different colors all over the place.

          19 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow people who are not team members to send bugs to Visual Studio Online

            As it is now, only team members have access to submit bugs to Visual Studio Online. This means that you have to use a license to allow your users to send you bugs or feedback.

            TFS has the possibility to create "Work-item only users" who don't need to have a CAL to access the TFS portal.

            You could even be more limiting than the TFS option, allowing people who are not team members to only send bugs or feedbacks and not be able to see them.

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            • Add an option to use pre/post deployment scripts in SQL Server Data Tools' Schema Compare Generate Scripts function.

              After a schema compare is performed, I would like to be able to click the generate script button and have the script to include the pre and post deploy scripts included in the output. (Much like how a full publish works.)

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • The ternary operator ?? be usable against DBNull

                Populating a class with data when the data may be null can be a real pain.
                it would be nice if we could use the ternary operator like:
                var myInt = myDataReader["mycolumn"] ?? 0

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TFS Export Changesets to (.xls, .doc, .txt, .html ...)

                  If you open the menu item File->Source Control->Find In Source Control->Changesets... (you must be in Source Control Explorer for this to be available). This will open the Find Changesets dialog. You can then search for change sets by date on a given source folder but not have any button for export result in dialogs.

                  Please make additinal export button in dialog that I attach here.

                  12 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • LightSwitch for Sharepoint Forms

                    At SPC14 it was announced, in the absence of InfoPath, Access is the MSFT choice for SharePoint forms over relational data targeted to 'Information Workers'. LightSwitch should be the choice for solutions needing more extensibility for 'Power-Info Workers' and developers.

                    Vote here but also vote on http://officeforms.uservoice.com (see below)

                    To make this a reality, Access and LightSwitch teams need to collaborate closely to get the two HTML frameworks aligned in a way that an upsize would be doable from Access Web App to LightSwitch Cloud Business App.

                    The Office team is soliciting feedback about this on uservoice.

                    Here are some…

                    8 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • let Visual Studio for git supports Visual Studio 2010

                      Could you support Visual Studio 2010? After all, a lot of developers use this version to develop .net application

                      We've bought over 20 licenses of vs2010.

                      Thank you, very very much!

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                        0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • IntelliSense Quick Info sensitivity to documentation commands such as Doxygen commands

                        It would be nice to improve the IntelliSense Quick Info to show more structured info when documentation commands such as Doxygen commands are included in the descriptive comments.

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                        • IntelliSense Quick Info inprovements for c++ templates

                          Right now the IntelliSense Quick Info will show comments that are placed as such:

                          template<class T>
                          // Descriptive comment about foo
                          void foo()

                          but not placed like this:

                          //Descriptive comment about foo()
                          template<class T>
                          void foo()

                          I use Doxygen documentation tool that builds documentation from descriptive comments. I'd also like to use these descriptive comments as IntelliSense Quick Info. Often the descriptive comments get quite long and thus if I place the comment after the template<***> line that can make the code harder to read where there is a large distance between the template<***> statement and the rest of the…

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • vb.net: make generated code-artefacts like class, sub, fields, methods: public, protected or private

                            The default-behaviour if you type something new or unknown in your code and you work with:
                            - "generate class"
                            - "generate property"
                            - "generate field",
                            - "generate method"
                            do some random things.

                            Often you get a "Class MyClass..." without specification of "public", "private", or "protected".

                            A Class-Field becomes a "Dim myField"... instead of a "Private myField"

                            More and more frameworks using reflection to work and it's not really clear whats the default of an empty directive or a dim instead of private
                            does.

                            It is not really easy to see those things if you search issues in your code...
                            So…

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • MTM Test Result - Select test suites from current plan checkboxes should also select child textbox

                              I am using MTM 2012 with update 4. The checkboxes under Plan>Results>Test Suites are not respecting parent inheritance. When I try to review the test results and narrow down the suites selected, I have to select or deselect each suite individually and this is not convenient. Is there anyway I can just select/deselect a parent suite and by default all children folders should respect that selection?

                              I am referring to the below link: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh553099(v=vs.110).aspx

                              In the example provided on this page, deselecting Test Suite 1 should automatically deselect Test Suite 1.A and 1.B. Is there a setting I am missing?

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow Team Foundation Server Databases to be backed up by third party SQL backup software

                                Allow Team Foundation Server Databases to be backed up by third party SQL backup software/agents. Allowing this would make it easier for teams to hand off the SQL databases to existing DB teams that already have the storage, infrastructure and backup/restore procedures in place. Our experience with the power tool is that it is great for smaller teams but not for large implementations. I am sure the database synchronization is a huge factor in why this not possible currently.

                                3 votes
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                                • Build effectful type inference capabilities (like MSResearch Koka lang) into .NET

                                  We need the ability to write safer code, and Microsoft has some researchers doing fantastic work on making that easier -- but it has only started making its way into .NET in the form of F# (no null exceptions), but we could have more.
                                  Types should include effects, and they should be inferred -- see Koka from MSR for an example of how to do this.

                                  4 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Multiple SL Clients on LightSwitch Project

                                    I think this should be a great improvement for the next version of Lightswitch Project. Today, I was able to run two clients in my Silverlight solution, i add screens on either Client, but problem is on Publish Project or Edit details from project.

                                    Working on 50% :(

                                    I think you should not have a difficult solution, and that creates an awesome game, to make Ls the best solution for bussiness apps.

                                    11 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • support Spec Explorer in Visual Studio 2013

                                      Spec Explorer 2010, a model-based testing tool extension is supported in Visual Studio 2010/2012, this suggestion is to make it work with Visual Studio 2013.

                                      271 votes
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                                        13 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Extend the toolbox and what can be done with the template

                                        I want to use conditionals, call other workflows, add/remove users in groups on servers, add certificates and manage user access on private keys, add/remove com+ applications and components, add/remove app pools, virtual directories and applications etc without having to create my own powershell script.

                                        23 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make System.Net.Http referenced by default in new .NET 4.5 projects

                                          Open Visual Studio 2013 and create a new console project or class library. By default, the project will reference System.Data, System.Data.DataSetExtensions, but not System.Net.Http.

                                          This makes no sense.

                                          How is it more likely that I will be working with DataSets than making HTTP requests? This is 2014, not 2004.

                                          Please update the project templates to reflect the needs of programmers today.

                                          55 votes
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                                            7 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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