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  1. 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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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatic clear old version files when new version published with clickonce

                    Currently, if we publish with clickonce for many times,after a period of times, the disk space maybe full, because of lot of old version files still on the disk.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Stop autocomplete with " />" using HTML5

                      Why VS autocomplete the labels with " />" if it isn't the standard in HTML5?

                      Example:
                      I have <!DOCTYPE html> (I'm using HTML5).
                      Autocompleted: <meta charset="utf-8" />
                      Correct: <meta charset="utf-8">

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Remove the "Sign in" requirement to Visual Studio 2015.

                        Remove the "Sign in" requirement to Visual Studio 2015.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Dependency Graph auto refresh or refresh button

                            In the Dpendency Graph currently changes to the code create a "the diagram may be based on an older version of the code", it would be nice if the diagram would automatically detect changes in the code and refresh or if there is a button to refresh the diagram. Currently I have a diagram I'm working through and as I clean up issues, I have to reorganize and recreate my notes and annotations.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support inline information for C++ debugging

                              The Visual Studio debugger doesn't correctly understand code that has been inlined by the C++ compiler. Please improve the debugging experience when debugging through code that has been inlined

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow increase the grid size..

                                Allow increase the grid size is inserted where the actions and expected results of the test case.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • When using exploratory testing in test manager allow exploratory test runs to be linked to existing bugs

                                  We have a number of bugs which we are testing prior to business users performing their testing and signing off the bugs. We dont have the time to write detailed scripts and are just performing a sense check that the fixes have been applied. We have been recording our actions using the exploratory testing funtion in Test manager 2013. Is there a way to link exploratory test session to existing bugs? Using the create script functionality with the exploratory test session doesnt always capture all the steps and we are taking screen shots as we go so it would just…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Reopen review is required.

                                    Reopen review is required.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Replace the error message box with something "nicer"

                                      I'm talking in general, but also specifically about when Team Explorer cannot connect to TFS. When I'm in a plane, airport, coffee shop, park, ... etc. I don't want Visual Studio to scare me as if something bad happened... I'm just not connected to TFS at the moment, so what? I'll connect later.
                                      Similarly, there are (in any) very few errors that worth showing such message box and the scary sound of Windows error. So, please keep it for those errors and replace it everywhere else.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add syntactic sugar for enum parsing

                                        It would be nice to be able to parse strings to enums generally using syntax like:

                                        Colosrs colorValue = Colors.Parse(colorString);

                                        instead of the cumbersome:

                                        Colors colorValue = (Colors) Enum.Parse(typeof(Colors), colorString);

                                        The above could just be syntactic sugar for the last.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Kanban process template

                                          Essentially a new process template that does not make use of sprints/iterations but still provide you with the ability to break items into tasks and view them on the same board. We do not use Scrum and this request is based on the behaviour of 3rd party Kanban tools like LeanKit, SwiftKanban, etc.

                                          Some related suggestions:
                                          - http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/6350196-kanban-or-scrum-board-based-on-query-not-sprint
                                          - http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3317630-on-the-kanban-board-hovering-over-a-story-card-po

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