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  1. 986 votes
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      27 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow development of Windows Store apps offline - no license required

      When developing Windows Store apps, it appears that you must be connected to the internet in order to obtain a 1 month "developer license".

      This seems to me to be an unnecessary hurdle to the development process. My employer has an explicit policy that prevents dev machines being Internet connected.

      I understand the license is probably an anti-piracy measure (or some means to stop users deploying apps outside the Store), but seems overly heavy-handed for a development environment.

      MS, please don't just assume that all your users are Internet connected, all the time. Can we have this fixed pronto, please.

      968 votes
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        39 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Multi-Device Hybrid Apps with Visual Studio 2013 Express

        Make Multi-Device Hybrid Apps available for Visual Studio 2013 Express Editions.

        967 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • TFS code review should not require a new code review to be started when code that is already under review is changed based on review comment

          It seems that TFS requires a new code review to be started whenever code that is already under review is updated in response to review comments. It is not only unnecessary busy work for a developer to initiate a new review each time a review comment would suggest a change to the code that is already under review is necessary, but it also prevents having a single picture of changes made as a result of the review process.

          With the current method, a single logical code review may span multiple physical code reviews and the comments for the single logical…

          940 votes
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            Thanks for the suggestion! We’re currently in the planning process for enabling iterations in TFVC code reviews. We’ll come back and update this when we have a better idea of the release timeframe.

            Matt Mitrik
            TFS Program Manager

          • Provide refactoring for C++

            Currently there is almost no refactoring support for C++. Even basic refactoring like renaming is missing.

            939 votes
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              14 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Extension Properties

              I would like to be able to write extension Properties, not only extension methods.

              930 votes
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                7 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • coded ui

                Enhance Coded UI Test to include the many common features found in commercial-off-the-shelf software test automation packages like SmartBear's Test Complete. These packages typically feature very rich functionality in mapping and managing UI control objects, whereas Coded UI does not. Packages like Test Complete also boast an impressive list of technologies with which it is compatible. Coded UI is limited in this respect as well.

                891 votes
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                • Improve code analysis

                  Improve code analysis
                  - Detect when first line of if block and else block are identical (same for last line)
                  - Detect methods used only one time - Method is a candidate for in-lining
                  - Detect constant defined in class used only one time
                  - Detect private property with backing variable having get { return backingVariable; } set {backingVariable=value;} - convert to autoproperty
                  - Detect public property used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                  - Detect public method used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                  - Detect class used only by one other class…

                  885 votes
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                    12 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide JavaScript Refactoring Tools

                    Just like you have many refactoring tools for c#, it would be nice to have many of those features for JavaScript

                    846 votes
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                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Open links in an actual browser

                      Please take the Web Browser out of the Visual Studio, open links in the default web browser (and please my own default, not Internet Explorer). Visual Studio is not good as a web browser and it uses Internet Explorer inside to make it worse.

                      835 votes
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                        15 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Treat TFS as an Enterprise Symbol Server

                        I want my Team Foundation Server instance to be the Symbol Server for the Enterprise. Visual Studio and other debugging clients could then inherently understand when it sees a TFS URL how to locate the symbols or alternately, TFS could provide a URL that exposes symbols correctly (i.e. https://tfs.mycompany.com/tfs/DefaultCollection/Symbols). For those using the Azure-based hosted Team Foundation Service solution, it provides them a publicly-accessible (with authentication) location for Symbol Server as well.

                        We don't need a file share any longer if you have a TFS server! Symbols could be stored and maintained using the version control system (or some…

                        823 votes
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                        • Ask before moving files in Solution Explorer tree.

                          Accidentally moving files to random directory really annoys.

                          820 votes
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                            36 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow TFS Task Board to have custom colors

                            For example if you could assign a color to an area, then the task cards would be colored to that area

                            820 votes
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                              Starting to build specs for this. We’re getting started with additional fields and tags on cards… from there we’re going to pick up conditional formatting which will give you more control of the visuals.

                              Aaron Bjork
                              @aaronbjork

                            • Support for collectible assemblies

                              Support for collectible assemblies, i.e. assemblies that can be unloaded from memory (without deleting appdomain).
                              Example: Build a kind of REPL on top of your application so that user can script your application. This leads to high customization capabilities. The user script might be sent via files to the application running 24/7, hence you need emitted code to be collected.

                              817 votes
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                                13 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • String interpolations in C#

                                Enable string interpolations in C#.

                                The interpolation should happen during compile time, so there are no performance penalties paid during runtime.

                                The Boo implemenation is a good place to start:
                                http://boo.codehaus.org/String+Interpolation

                                These should work:

                                var a = "Now is $(DateTime.Now)."
                                var b = "Tomorrow will be $(DateTime.Now.AddDays(1))"
                                var c = "This list has $(list.Count()) items."

                                810 votes
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                                  44 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to configure Source Control settings per project

                                  Currently, The source control settings can be set per windows user.So if I'm working on different projects and each one has it's own Source Control (VSS,TFS,Tortoise...etc), then every time I want to open one of the project, I have to go and change VS source control settings to meet the source control that is being used for the project...

                                  This is a time consuming and causes a frustration for me.

                                  Vote please :)

                                  787 votes
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                                    18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Working Hours and Days Off to be entered in User Profile

                                    Adding working hours and days off to the user profile will allow members to take responsibility of their working hours, making capacity planning easier.

                                    A project administrator may also need to be able to update these for a user, for cases of unexpected absence, etc...

                                    767 votes
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                                    • rename project folders and files

                                      Create a way to rename a project folder. This is closely related to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2517011-enable-project-renaming- and http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3054944-rename-the-project-folder-when-renaming-a-project

                                      I would like a way where I can change a folder name and optionally filenames: Project -> right click -> rename folder and files... -> give a new name, select folder, output filename or both ->
                                      * Visual Studio updates name of the the solutiondirectory
                                      * Visual Studio updates the solution to point at the new directory
                                      * Visual Studio updates references of other projects to this project to the new directory
                                      * Visual Studio updates the project to reflect the new output file…

                                      758 votes
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                                        14 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring back the MPI Cluster Debugger

                                        In Visual Studio 2010 there is an MPI Cluster Debugger that allows us to debug MPI applications.
                                        It seems that this feature has gone, so please bring it back to make it easier to develop MPI applications on Windows.

                                        746 votes
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                                          43 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • make all msdn documentation available off-line

                                          Please bring us back to the good old days where all docs available off-line were available to download... if not free for all at least for msdn subscribers.
                                          Thank you

                                          735 votes
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