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  1. 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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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create a custom field that counts the number of times a work item has been in a given state. This will allow us to track bug re-openings.

      Meaning that I would like to be able to count the number of times a work item transitioned back from ('closed' or 'resolved') to 'active'. The current reports allow me to find Bugs that were reactivated but I cannot count how many times each bug was reactivated individually.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Distinct Intellisense icon for read-only properties (get accessor only)

          It would be helpful to have a different icon in Intellisense to identify properties that only have a GET accessor (read-only properties). I've attached an image to illustrate the current situation and a concept icon for read-only properties.

          Currently, Visual Studio's Intellisense doesn't help us to rapidly see which property can be modified (i.e. those that have a SET accessor). It shows the same icon for properties regardless of their accessors (get, set, or both).

          For Microsoft assemblies, we have to look at each property's documentation comment for something like "Gets ___", but not "Gets or sets ____".

          For internal…

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            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow to select a project from same solution as debug project for a library project

            I want to be able to right-click a library project and select to Debug it in solutions that contain multiple libraries and runnable projects.

            To achieve this I need to have a Debug page in the Properties of the library in Visual Studio, where I'd be able to select another project from the solution that is runnable itself (the library isn't runnable)

            Possibly one would chose only among the ones that reference the library, but maybe all runnable projects should be offered to select since they may be loading the library dynamically and use it via MEF etc. withouth referencing…

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              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Display feature details in Backlog and Board view

              I'd like to see backlog items assigned to feature like I can see tasks assigned to backlog items in backlog items views.
              Remaining work should be populated from assigned stories.

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              • Easy way to link stories to features

                This is about Visual Studio Online but I don't see where I could specify that.
                I'd like to be able to link stories (backlog items) to features using drag and drop like I can assign stories (backlog items) to iterations.

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                • Allow rational units

                  In physics and electronics, units with rational exponents are very common in the CGS system. Using it is more natural and makes many formulas easier and the computations more efficient.

                  Further, rational exponents are also unavoidable by changing the unit system. They are less common in the SI system, but ie. quantities with units like Watts^1/2 are common in electrical engineering.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a 'sync to current page' option for Browser-link

                    Browser-link is great! But would be even better if there was an option to ***** the linked browsers to the cshtml file that I'm currently editing.

                    Example work flow....

                    Edit Index.cshtml, hit CTRL-ALT-ENTER to reload Index,html in attached browser(s)

                    Switch to About.cshtml in VS editor, hit CTRL-ALT-ENTER to cause attached browsers to navigate to About.html

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add the possibility to choose other responsive-frameworks in "One-ASP.NET" templates

                      It would be great, if we can choose other frameworks then bootstrap in the project creation dialog of an asp.net web application. (zurb foundation etc.) . The scaffolder should then use these framework to create the views.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • tfs chart

                        The Chart option in TFS online web edition only allows present the count of a particular field when grouping. The sum of the fields is really necessary. Also any fields from the query should be visible there, currently only work item type, assigned to, state and remaining work are available.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow nested when, whennot, whenchanged, and whennotchanged in TFS work item definitions

                          So often, it's desired to set multiple conditions for the WHEN, WHENNOT, WHENCHANGED, and WHENNOTCHANGED fields in the work item type definition. For instance, making a field required when a bug is Priority = 0 and Resolution = Fixed. This could easily be solved by letting the WHEN, WHENNOT, WHENCHANGED, and WHENNOTCHANGED to be nested within each other. That way I could write something like:

                          <WHEN field="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.Priority" value="0">
                          <WHEN field="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.Resolution" value="Fixed">
                          <REQUIRED />
                          </WHEN>
                          </WHEN>

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please create front end development features similar to the open source Brackets - brackets.io project

                            Please add features similar to the brackets.io project:
                            -Live HTML editing
                            -edit external styles and code without leaving the page

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • the .NET Interface Concept needs a revision

                              one should be able explicitly cast to the defined interfaces of a class in some way

                              foo.AsI... (And each interface gets put on the list)

                              foo.AsInterface(...and intellisense gives one a list)

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • In Application Insights, on the portal, there should be a way to show me what the config values should be.

                                From the portal, I should be able to show the Account, Portal, Component, and Dashboard ids that should be in my config file so I can verify them.

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                                • PLEASE allow for easy copy of VSTF work item number within a template!

                                  My area switched to an out-of-box template and one of the "features" is completely missing: ability to copy the work item ID number from the template.

                                  Since my area has switched to this new template, there has been at least a dozen or so occurrences where someone misread of fat-fingered the work item ID number when sending out an email.

                                  An easy solution would be to put the work item ID number within a template field so it can easily be cut/copied/pasted.

                                  See attached file for visual explanation.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remote debugging - Retain recent list of remote IP addresses

                                    Retain recent list of remote IP addresses

                                    With VS2010, the debugger remembers the last remote PC that I attached, even after closing the IDE. For example, I selected "Debug"->"Attach To Process", then selected remote debugging and typed in 192.168.0.10. After restarting the IDE, 192.168.0.10 still shows up and is selectable on this window. With VS2013, the debugger does not remember the IP address of the PC. I have to retype the IP address after restarting the IDE. Please make the debugger more user friendly by bringing back the recent IP address list that was available in VS2010.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Syntax Highlighting in Intellisense

                                      Intellisense should have an *option* (on by default) of having syntax highlighting. For long error messages it becomes nearly impossible to read what Intellisense says in the popup because there is no syntax highlighting or formatting. It seems like the IDE should be able to do a much better job here.

                                      Take a look at what the team building the TypeScript playground has done. Even though it's in a browser, the Intellisense there is far nicer to read than what Visual Studio has.

                                      http://www.typescriptlang.org/Playground/#src=function%20Greeter%28greeting%3A%20string%29%20{%0A%20%20%20%20this.greeting%20%3D%20greeting%3B%0A}%0A%0AGreeter.prototype.greet%20%3D%20function%28%29%20{%0A%20%20%20%20return%20%22Hello%2C%20%22%20%2B%20this.greeting%3B%0A}%0A%0Avar%20greeter%20%3D%20new%20Greeter%28%22world%22%29%3B%0A%0Avar%20button%20%3D%20document.createElement%28%27button%27%29%3B%0Abutton.textContent%20%3D%20%22Say%20Hello%22%3B%0Abutton.onclick%20%3D%20function%28%29%20{%0A%20%20%20%20alert%28greeter.greet%28%29%29%3B%0A}%3B%0A%0Adocument.body.appendChild%28button%29%3B%0Adocument.%0A

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Navis Support for programmatic processing of data

                                        What I'd really like to see for the visualizers is

                                        Debugger passes a pointer to an object, to a pgm that I write for that type, and I return the string to be displayed.

                                        and

                                        Debugger passes a pointer to an object, to a pgm that I write for that type, and I return a bitmap to be displayed.

                                        This method is much easier to understand, and much more flexible than the rigid XML rules. There was something like this in the old autoexp.dat. I don't see why this couldn't be part of the natvis scheme.

                                        Related forum post: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c6504a65-e501-4281-85fb-21b160bddfc6/visualizers-in-vs2013?forum=vsdebug

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                                          2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Open Source the Web Platform Installer (or create an empty extensible shell)

                                          It would be great to (re)use the WebPI as an install configuration tool. Yes, it supports custom feeds, but how about if it were available empty and unbranded (or brandable)?

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