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  1. Allow to disable codelens 'show references'

    CodeLens -> 'Show References' checkbox is disabled. Allow uncheck/disable CodeLens show references feature. It disturbs the code line spacing.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make alerts configurable for a whole collection / multiple teams

      It would be very useful to be able to set up alerts across a whole collection and/or a subset of projects. Life would be much easier if managers could set up a single generic alert that applied to all projects, without setting up that alert on every new and existing project as well as customising the teams.

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      • Managed Package Framework For Projects 2015

        Managed Package Framework For Projects 2015 for the Visual Studio 2015 Based product line. Currently there is no way to create a custom project type in Visual Studio 2015.

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          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve file navigation useabilty

          Like in Webstorm, double SHIFT key press will open "Search anywhere" dialog.
          This is really convenient and quick and easy to remember and just use one finger.

          In VS, there are several ways to navigate:
          `ctrl+,` = Edit.NavigateTo which is :
          less known;
          do not show recent files;
          show class/property names which maybe not wanted and making a long list and not easy to select a file;

          `Ctrl+TAB`, which allow select from active files.
          `Ctrl+;`, search in solution explorer. does not clear your search after you open the file.

          Hope VS can provide a centered navigation function that can
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          • Export Test Case and Test Results, including screenshots, to Word

            In order to keep the test cases as a reliable source of truth for the applications, it would be really nice if Test Manager could export test cases and test results to Word, including the screenshots (TestScribe can do this, but it doesn't include Test Result Details and screenshots)

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support Outlook's copy-paste email format

              Please allow me to copy-paste an email address from Outlook to a TFS send email "To" box verbatim. For example outlook pastes the following: John Doe <jdoe@example.com>. Now for the TFS web UI to accept this I must manually delete everything except the actual email address. Removing the manual step would make the TFS web UI more pleasant to use.

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              • Create serializable MailMessage class

                System.Net.Mail.MailMessage isn't serializable, neither by DataContract, XML nor JSON.

                Alter MailMessage related classes so they become serializable

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Return Iteriation Dates with TFS Query

                  I really would like to see functionality added so that I can query for the actual Iteration dates within a TFS query.

                  I want to create custom reports or somewhat of a release calendar of upcoming releases. I would like to be able to query for Example:

                  TFS Project Name, Iteration Dates,

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Bulk move or modify work items from backlog tab

                      It's currently possible to do bulk modify or bulk move from a query in TFS web access, but we would like to do this from the backlog tab. This is where all our backlog items are and where select our work from during a Sprint Planning meeting.

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                      • Add filters in "find result" window

                        It would be nice to add some filtering options in Find Results window (like Grouping by file name, exclude file, filter *.xaml) ...

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add IntelliSense for HTML/CSS/JavaScript inside Scripted File Types

                          In various file types such as .php, where you may have a mix of PHP code, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It would be nice for IntilliSense to work in their respective areas. So for PHP as the example, when outside of <?php ... ?> blocks, use standard HTML/CSS/JavaScript IntilliSense.

                          This would make the overall experience nicer, even if IntelliSense for the scripting language is not supported.

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Publish Open Documents / Send only new files to web server

                            Add a option to publish all new changes instead of publish the entire project. Upload the entire project is slow if you have a lot of files it could take hours/days to upload the entire project. To reduce this problem, I think VS should add a code to detect the new changes and send the new changes to the server instead of sending all files to the server.

                            It would reduce my time a lot if someone can add this feature in.

                            I think you can either add another feature it can be called "Publish Open Documents" when right click…

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please update the Lightswitch HTML Client to use AngularJS/TypeScript instead of Jquery Mobile.

                              It would be great to use AngularJS and TypeScript in Lightswitch.

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                                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Tab group spread to ease edit/view content in TFS work item dialogs

                                The text areas have been enabled a full screen view:
                                https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/news/2014-sep-23-vso

                                However, also link views in the two tab groups (present in many work items at the bottom) suffer from a cramped view.
                                To resolve, an option (on the tab group) to spread it over the full width is requested.

                                This also gives the text fields an ‘intermediate extend’, full width but not blocking the context of the work item attributes.

                                To illustrate the wished handling of the tab groups two dialogs, first as displayed by default (standard), second when left tab is expanded.

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                                • 1 vote
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                                  • Make switching between debug and release modes faster

                                    Sometimes it takes up to minute to switch from Debug to Release mode on big project. It totally hangs IDE. It should not work that way. What's that happening?

                                    Make switching betwen modes faster.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • having the active git branch name visible in the toolbar

                                      An option of having the active git branch name visible right at the toolbar might avoid updating branches that are not meant to be updated.
                                      Having colored icons would be even better.
                                      For example, when I'm at the master branch it could show a blue icon (or a small square) and has the text master. If I switch to some other branch the color changes together with the branch name.

                                      If you click on it, it could take you to the team explorer branches interface

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                                      • If possible, Please add a flag in each work item for checking that whether its traceable or not.

                                        Please add a flag in each work item for checking that whether its traceable or not.

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                                        • Enable a way to style the way that web.sitemap appears in Visual Studio while directly editing web.sitemap.

                                          I frequently edit my web.sitemap file manually with Visual Studio. My file is rather large. While I can use whitespace to make it easier to find my place visually, I was hoping it might be possible to create a stylesheet so that the title appears in a different forecolor (and maybe back color?), Roles in a second color, and URL in a third.

                                          Let's walk it through in sequence explicitly.

                                          Step 1: Open Visual Studio.

                                          Step 2: Open your webpage solution

                                          Step 3: FInd your web.sitemap file

                                          Step 4: Open your web.sitemap file

                                          Step 5: You're looking at a really…

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