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  1. Make it possible to uninstall blend

    It would be nice to have an option to not install, or at least uninstall, Blend - some of us have no use.

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      0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support multiple "Start Debugging" toolbar buttons that launch the app with different command line parameters

      When developing a Windows console application (in either C# or C++), my team and I frequently have to test the application with 2 or 3 different sets of command line parameters. It is very annoying to have to go to the properties window and change the command line parameters for debugging (usually it involves copying a long string from somewhere) and then clicking "Start Debugging". It would be much more efficient to associate a particular command line with a button on the taskbar and then have multiple buttons to click. This would rapidly speed up development for us.

      Macros would…

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • allow var keyword in place of the datatype for readonly properties

        allow var keyword in place of the datatype for readonly properties. The var keyword has done a lot to clean up variable declarations in c#.

        Here is an example:
        var text = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
        vs.
        System.Text.StringBuilder text = new System.Text.StringBuilder();

        However, this cannot be done with a readonly property:
        public readonly System.Text.StringBuilder Text = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
        vs.
        public readonly var Text = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
        (this second option is not allowed, but should be!!!)

        As both a c# developer and a vb.net developer, I have to say that this is one of those areas that vb.net is a lot less verbose…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Visual Studio to the Windows Store

          Please add Visual Studio to the Windows 10 store. This would make installs a lot more convenient!

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make it possible to inspect template arguments when debugging a C++ application

            When I debug a function like this:
            template<int N, class T, class... Args>
            void f(Args ...args)
            {
            }

            I should be able to see these in a debugger after a mouseover or after placing them to a watch window:
            - value of N (readonly in a similar way like when you put a number to the watch),
            - type T,
            - value of args in an array-like view.
            This is currently possible only by an awkward way:
            - to see a value of N and type of T we have to look at the Call Stack window and look at…

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              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • adding Imports to a Partial class only once

              when you have a class across multiple files it would be nice if you could add an Import to one of the flies and all the other partial class files would realize it Import so you don't have to re-add the import to each file you reference the imported dll's methods or properties.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • WCF 5 for .NET Core

                WCF is Microsoft’s unified programming model for building service-oriented applications. It support multiple transport protocols (HTTP, TCP, UDP, and custom transports) and allows switching between them (ASP.NET Web API for http/https/websockets only). Supports building services with WS-* standards like Reliable Messaging, Transactions, Message Security.

                In Enterprise Apps WCF remains very popular.

                Please impliment new WCF version for new .NET Core and continue support old WCF (4.6) like ASP.NET 4.6 supports for Full .NET and ASP.NET 5 only for .NET Core.

                35 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Set up Additional Fields in Order to Filter Buildalerts

                  In our environment we host several products in one TP. Our developers want to configure their alerts more specific using the id of the underlying build definition and title of the build. Otherwise they will get tons of useless emails because the TFS sided filter is inefficient. BTW this functionality has been provided by TFS 2010 and Powertools 2010 but does not work any more with web alert page and TFS 2013

                  82 votes
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                  • Use blend for devolping Windows 10 universal apps in javascrip, HTML and CSS

                    Designing apps via programmed HTML and CSS is not easy!

                    Blend 2013 had the solution for this. Via a visual way you coud easy style your app.

                    When will this solution come to blend 2015?

                    9 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Separate selection of Backlog or Board view for Sprints and Stories

                      If you click on a sprint in TFS web and choose to see it as a board, then click on "Stories" the stories will go straight to board view regardless of what you selected last time you viewed stories.

                      When working with the backlog and multiple sprints in TFS 2015 Web Interface the choice between backlog and board view is persistent within your session for all views even if the usage are very different.
                      I would want the selection to be one persistant setting for Sprints and another one for Stories, Features and Initiatives.

                      9 votes
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                      • Support Android API Level 23

                        Please add support for Android API Level 23

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                          0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Run all tt files depending on edmx file within solution, not just a project.

                          It is mainly for Entity Framework edmx, but maybe larger scale. If it possible to run all tt files inside of solution, if their depending file changed. I base my tt files on edmx file/files of my contexts, and if they updated, i have autoupdate in same project, but not for "tt"s in other projects inside solution. I need to rum them manually, using "Run Custom Tool" menu choice. I will like to have it automatically run, on rebuild for all projects inside solution. It will save time.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stop Option on Code Change Error

                            Adding a Stop option to the Dialog that pops-up, when trying to make a change while code stll running, would be quite usefull..!

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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add video,audio,subtitle track control to WPF media element

                              The media element for store apps are able to change tracks. Add this functionality into WPF media element as well.

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Automatically filter tickets in the "Current Sprint" to NOT display in the "Product Backlog Items" to reduce noise.

                                Currently, items in the current sprint still show up in the "Product Backlog Items" view. This is noise as the items are already tracked in the "Current Sprint".

                                It DOES make sense to have past sprint un-closed items in the backlog.

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                                • Color code the TFS work item header bars to match the work item type when you have something open.

                                  For example, if I have a task open, the header bar would be yellow. Or the background of the item could match the color. Anything to help show more visually what type of work item I have open.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Close working files with middle mouse click

                                    Please make Code IDE to close files in working files panel when middle mouse button is clicked.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Configuration Transform support for configSource attribute

                                      When working with settings in a configuration file such as appSettings or connectionStrings with a configSource attribute specified, Configuration Transformations do not recognize the external location of the appSettings or connectionStrings file and are therefore not able to perform the required configuration transformations. Instead, configuration transformations should support the configSource attribute since this is frequently used in development configurations.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • restore build qualities to the new, script-based build definitions

                                        We currently use build qualities to deploy completed builds to various environments. The new, script-based build definitions do not have build qualities. Essentially, deployment is part of the build process now, but we'd like it to be separate. Having build qualities would allow us to continue doing so.

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                                        • Preselect tracked changeset when using the "Tracking Changeset View" to merge the changeset

                                          Currently after dragging the tracked changeset to the target branch (Step1.png) in the "Source Control Merge Wizard" the option "All changes up to a specific version" is preselected (Step2.png).
                                          To merge only the tracked changeset one has to select the option "Selected changesets" to get the list of changesets. This has two drawbacks:

                                          1) Due to the fact that for source and target the root branches are selected it could take quite some time until the changeset list gets shown.
                                          2) Then one has to locate the desired changeset in that list.

                                          It would be more comfortable if there would…

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                                            1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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