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  1. Improve TFS Annotate feature

    The annotation bar should just appear/dissapear from the left side of the text editor in the same tab you are working, when you enable/disable the feature, instead of opening the same file in a new tab just for that. If for some reason, it is absolutely necessary to open the new tab, it would be good that at least it scrolled down automatically to the same line I was at in the original tab. Generally we decide we need to see the annotations for a specific line while working on it and to have to manually locate it because the…

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    • Add TryAdd(Tkey key, TValue value) to Dictionary<TKey, TValue>

      Currently, if you try to add an existing object to a dictionary causes a crash.
      if you don't want a crash, you first need check the existence of the object in the dictionary and then add it.

      if (dictionary.ContainsKey(theKey))
      {
      dictionary.Add(theKey, theValue);
      }

      It would be optimal to be able to do

      bool insert = dictionary.TryAdd(theKey, theValue);

      that add the object in the dictionary only if it doesn't exist and return a boolean with the result of the operation, without the crash.

      I know that you can add an extension method, but this would be more simple.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Script cannot be opened correctly with InternalEditorUtility.OpenFileAtLineExternal

        Script cannot be opened correctly with InternalEditorUtility.OpenFileAtLineExternal method, which is being used by lots of editor extensions.

        The method call will start Visual Studio but the specified file is not opened.

        Double click works perfectly.

        It would be great if this problem can be fixed.

        Thanks.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Release Management: Export/Import tools and actions

          Make it possible to export/import tools and actions, so you can create new tools on test environment and play around with them before moving to production environment

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            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Release Management - gave description in template workflow

            It should be clearer to make it possible to add a description in the template workflow for every step.

            for example if you use "Create a folder" step, it should be nice to give a more logical name to it, just the differentiate it with other lookalike steps

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              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow binding of Release Template with multiple build definition

              Allow binding of Release Template with multiple build definition. If we call RM release through Web API (using post build script) then we need to check option/checkbox “Can Trigger a Release from a Build?”. Once we enable this option we can’t bind same build definitions with multiple Release Templates which kills our environment refresh and parallel release approach.

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              • Allow deployment to trigger from RM inspite multiple builds with same numbers exist in team project

                We have many applications in single Team Project and each of them having their own build definitions. There are many builds with same numbers but they belongs to different build definitions/applications. I think instead of just using build number as parameter, it should be combination of build definitions and build number to avoid such issue.

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                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Trigger/queue build definition through RM

                  Support trigger/queue new build through RM

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                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • TFS Backup TPC's in Detached State

                    As-is it's impossible to gain access to TPC backups to access lost data w/out restoring entire environment to new hardware. Only way to gain access presently w/out restoring entire environment is to detach/backup/move/restore TPC which doesn't help in scenerio of temporarily recovering lost data from TPC backups.

                    Would be nice if TFS backup of TPC's were performed so TPC's were in detached state ...providing ability to restore TPC.bak file to new SQL server with ability to attach view temporary app-tier ...access data then remove TPC.

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                    • Support indirect library/package references in Visual Studio projects.

                      There is a library that I want to use. It uses some other dll files. I only want to reference the main library file without having to reference the dlls it needs. These dlls should still be copied to the output directory, so that the resulting application works fine.

                      There is a similar problem with packages. The indirect package dependencies are automatically referenced in the project. Also, if the main package stops requiring those packages, they are not removed from the project.

                      These is some sort of solution for this problem, but I'd life VS to support it without jumping…

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Java support to Visual Studio

                        With Microsoft's recent giant leaps forward into supporting Open Source technologies and platforms, I believe time is ripe for Microsoft to add support to Visual Studio for building Java applications.

                        History is history - time to move forward: Java is a reality and is very widely used to build server-side technologies in particular.

                        While IntelliJ is pretty good and Eclipse does it's job, NOTHING comes close to the enormous power and flexibility of Visual Studio and its practically unbeatable editor, window layout mechanisms, debugger, code introspection tooling, etc.

                        I believe that in adding Java support, Microsoft could expose Visual Studio…

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                        • Implement a two-way communication or syncing with GitHub.com

                          Make it possible to clone code from GitHub.com repos and to interchange it or synchronise it both ways.

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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow modification of the default quick search query (enabling inclusion of custom fields).

                            It would be great to be able to change the default quick search query for many reasons.

                            One particular reason is to include custom fields added to work items that are of a type that is automatically indexed (e.g. PlainText, or HTML). The current experience requires you to know the system name of the field and use a special syntax to have it included in the search, which is less than awesome for users.

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                            • Include Microsoft Test Manager on Visual Studio Community edition

                              MTM is awesome, why not include on Community edition?.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Interface for lock construction

                                Lock keyword is pretty usable and find, but in some cases we still need to use more flexible synchronization objects.
                                And still need to write same cumbersome construction like
                                try{
                                _rw.EnterWriteLock()
                                ....
                                }
                                finally{
                                _rw.ExitWriteLock
                                }
                                Or similar.

                                Some peoples prefer to wrap this into IDisposable cass to use it in following constructions:
                                using (_rw.Write())
                                {
                                }

                                This is also unclear...

                                I would suggest to introduce more flexible way for lock() statment.
                                Imagine interface ILockable{bool Enter(); void Leave();}
                                and lock() support for this interface.

                                lock(_rw.Write){} lock(_rw.Read(cancellationToken)){}

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Silverlight for Spartan browser

                                  Silverlight for Spartan browser

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                                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • Make the option Auto horizontal scroll whilst debugging an user choice

                                      The visual Studio Debugger automatically sets adjust the current line to the left corner of the screen. This results in not being able to see the control structures whilest debugging.
                                      I suggest to make this behaviour optional
                                      https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/1206914/auto-horizontal-scroll-whilst-debugging

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Easy way to link to pull requests from team room with pull request number.

                                        Now you can link to work items with #<number> syntax and similar way of linking to Pull Requests would be useful.

                                        For example: &768, or PR768 to link to Pull Request 768.

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                                        • Allow .net 4.0.3 clickonce deployment with XP support in VS2012/VS2013 above

                                          .net 4.0.3 is the latest version support on XP, But it cannot be deployed with .net 4.0.3.

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