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  1. Keep developer into VS2015 IDE when checking a XAML build

    As mentionned with the VS2015 and TFS 2015 Update 1 Release Notes (https://www.visualstudio.com/news/tfs2015-update1-vs#fixed) the developper shall be able to STAY within the VS2015 IDE when looking at a XAML build (double clic on a build or build definition) but it is not.

    It keeps sending me to the Web based build explorer just as if i was looking at a vNext build. Fix this please in update 2.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Update VSAE projects to support pre and post build events

      Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (VSAE) doesn't support pre and post build events.

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        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Expand all and Collapse all in Property manager.

        Clicking on each node to either expand or collapse is cumbersome if there is a lot of property sheets. also a feature to remove certain properties for certain configurations instead of selecting properties one by one would be also great. thanks!

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • keep namespace on the same line

          Add an option to keep namespaces on the same line.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Printing Hit Count in Tracepoint

            It would be very useful to have a tracepoint message that was something like: "Call FooBar, count=$HITCOUNT" that prints the current hitcount of the function. Currently I have to add a custom counter in source to each location to achieve a similar effect.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow screenshots to be copied to the clipboard

              When you take a screenshot of the emulator, your only option is to save it to a file. I open paste screenshots in chat and email, and it's a few extra steps to save to a file, open file, copy.

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                0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide Unit Testing for WF

                Update the old CodePlex Microsoft.Activities.UnitTesting and build it into the framework with associated VS tooling.

                Sadly it looks like WF is now abandoned.

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                  under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow me to ignore extension suggestions

                  I like the new "suggested extensions" based on my project feature recently introduced. However, after viewing the suggestions, maybe I want the feature to be enabled but just to ignore any extensions I mark that I don't want.

                  Right now I can only leave it enabled or "Don't show again" which I assumes fully disables it. I'd like to keep it on for new extension notifications but just would like it to ignore ones I don't want so it doesn't get in the way

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                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Debugging should go to the instance method not the interface method

                    When debugging code and we stumble on a method that is an interface method, the debugger will go to the interface file, but our problem is in the implementation class of that interface method, so if you can provide a way that the debugger will go to the implementation method immediately, then it will help us a lot, as more and more developers are using IoC, and patterns, so more and more interfaces will be used.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • folding

                      Allow folding a foldable section from the bottom. Currently, a function has a square ⊞ button that indeicates that it can be folded. However, scrolling down to its end there is no button there to fold it upwards.
                      Instead of a square you could use a directed up/down "box" it owuld make the fold direction quite clear.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • BitConverter.GetBytes

                        Add a version which does not create an array on the heap, but takes an array as an argument.

                        In the view of performance, I've often come across scenarios where I could reuse a byte array, instead of having Bitconverter create a new byte array each call. Which is bogging down performance a lot.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Italicize (or at least color code) member varibles when used in functions

                          It would help to be able to easily distinguish member variables from local variables without resorting to a leading "this." prefix (C#) or the usual "m_" (C++).

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Start thinking about C++17 Concepts support of vc compiler

                            Although the c++17 is still on its out-coming way, I'm wondering if the compiler team may consider it now and seriously? because it could be another long('very' like) time to wait it to be implemented into the compiler if the dev. team decided to start relevant works after C++17's out. The soon the work started the ampler time to completion the feature support.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Nest JS files under TSX files

                              Visual Studio 2015 nests JS files underneath TS files already. However, the same functionality does not apply to the newer TSX files, making for a messy project. Please add JS nesting support for TSX files too!

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                              • Add feature to mutate tests that's F# friendly

                                Add feature to mutate automated tests for F#.

                                As an SDET, I want to challenge the Code Coverage metrics that may not reflect the true integrity of the code base.

                                Specifically, I want to select a suite of tests and verify that these passing tests will fail after mutating their conditional dependencies.

                                NOTE:
                                NinjaTurtles and VisualMutator do not appear to be supported in VS2015.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow users to edit the name displayed in the MRU list

                                  When a solution is branched, the name of the solution does not change. The MRU list will have 2 entries with the same solution name. One is from the trunk and 1 is from the branch.
                                  I would like to edit the displayed name of the solution in the MRU list so I can visually tell the difference without hovering over it. Currently, I manually edit the registry to do this.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create a plugin or have a builtin to check for pep8 compliance.

                                    While in debug or just automatically have the editor check for pep8 compliance.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add option to NOT search for solutions in the Team Explorer window

                                      It takes time to search our TFS for solutions when we open the Team Explorer. I'd like an option to NOT search for them. I normally use the MRU on the start page and I don't want the IDS locked up while it searches.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • TFS Backlog Priority Right Mouse Button menu "Move to Top" work with Tag Filtered List

                                        TFS Product Backlog Management.
                                        TFS Backlog Priority Right Mouse Button menu "Move to Top" work with Tag Filtered List
                                        Carefully imported Product Backlog Items with Tags to categorize work. Can use the easy intuitive filtering on these tags. Really need to move a Product Backlog Item in the filtered list to the top of the overall Product Backlog List. The Right Mouse menu option "Move to Top" or "Move to #" is missing on the filtered list. I understand the programmer's logic to remove this, but the role of the Product Owner needs to do more with the filtered list…

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create forced lambda expression syntax to distinguish from delegates and implement 'var' type inference

                                          Example says more than 1000 words...

                                          C# 6:
                                          Func<string,bool> testString = str => str.Equals("Test")
                                          Expression<Func<string,bool>> testStringExpr = str => str.Equals("Test")

                                          Suggested C# 7 (or 8 ;)):
                                          var testString = str => str.Equals("Test")
                                          var testStringExpr = str ==> str.Equals("Test")

                                          Note: Inference was already suggested: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/2873856-implement-var-type-inference-for-lambda-expressi

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