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  1. Bring back the mixed declarations warning

    With VS 2015, there is no need anymore to have all variable declarations at the beginning of the scope (as allowed by C99). Our projects are targeted to many platforms, where C99 is not supported, so the code will not compile there.

    We ask you to add a (default disabled) warning, which can be enabled to inform about locations where declarations and statements are mixed (until now, C2143 or C2275 was thrown in that case).

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • WordPress Intellisense For PHP Tools

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otfHuSzxYnw can we get code completion for WordPress?

      WordPress powers a huge portion of the internet, this is a well known fact. The most popular CMS.

      I think VS really needs this so those of us who code both web and desktop don't have to switch between IDEs

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        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • RUN BY on Plan > Results > Test Result Details

        On MTM, we need reports to see who executed the test case (ex.How many test cases a Tester executed) and the only report I can get now is how many test cases a tester added to MTM.

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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please Provide an option for Tracking transactions in Coded UI

          Please Provide an option for Tracking transactions in Coded UI so that user can record the transaction between each actoin he performs or to track how long an object took to get ddisplayed

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Adding task integration and code review for the TFS android studio plugin.

            I have just started using the TFS plugin for android studio and it is awesome. Very smooth and use friendly. It would be awesome if there was a code review option and task integration directly in android studio. Currently when I create a pull request, my code gets pushed. It would be better if the code gets pushed when the code review is completed and approved.

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              0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • VS2015 lack support ssh protocol

              should add support protocol for ssh

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              • Applying code fixes directly from Error List

                Developers should be able to apply code fixes directly from the Error List by right-clicking and clicking Fix.

                One should also be able to select multiple Messages from the list to fix multiple.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enhance Java Automation support for TFS 2015

                      We know that TFS 2015 has excellent support for Java platform by having a plugin for Eclipse and Jenkins.
                      In this context, I would like to know how can we associate a test case automated in Java to a manual test case in TFS.
                      If not implemented please provide that feature.

                      I have a workaround to achieve that using TCM.exe and probably the new TFS API’s
                      but I would like it to work just like a test case automated in C# gets associated from VSTS to a manual test case.

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                        4 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Open Source LINQ to SQL

                        Microsoft accidentally developed LINQ to SQL and Entity Framework side by side. LINQ to SQL was discontinued.

                        Many companies are now stranded with LINQ to SQL. Switching to EF still is not easy because L2S was so awesome that EF still has not caught up.

                        There are dozens of small and large incompatibilities.

                        Leaving customers stranded is not normally done by Microsoft. Please invest the resources required to open source LINQ to SQL so that the community can fix bugs and add sorely missing features.

                        I'm sure the community will stand up and appoint voluntee project leaders. L2S is still…

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • fullscreen

                          Bring back fullscreen titlebar button to UWP. I know it was removed so that only tablet mode can go fullscreen or the developer adds a button. There are apps that do not allow you to get out of fullscreen because you left it fully at the mercy of the developer.

                          Give us back the fullscreen button. It was nice as users and as developers to have maximize fullscreen, maximize, minimize and close. It was perfect in Win 8.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • When I pause my mouse over variables, I see no value shown for the variable.

                            When I pause my mouse over variables, I see no value shown for the variable. When i try to evaluate an expression, "1+1", in the immediate window, I get an error, "Internal error in the expression evaluator."

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add option to customize Intellisense tooltip color

                              Visual Studio 2015RC does not include an option to set the background color for the Intellisense popups.

                              The color can be changed by applying a different theme, but I prefer the lighter 'Blue' scheme and a custom dark/high-contrast text editor. Due to the new colorization of intellisense / signature window, I can't see all of the text and punctuation in the popup.

                              Being able to set the background color of this tool tip directly would be useful.

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                                10 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • status bar for a seporate window

                                I run VS2015 in 2 "windows". The main one has a status bar that has the line/column number of where the cursor is in a current pane. The other window (in my case just a set of source file panes) does not have the status bar, so I cannot tell what line I am on. I would like to see what line I am on in the non-main window as well. Status bar would be fine, any other way would work as well (like in a title bar).

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create password for protect my projects in VS!

                                  this password can be stored in VS or get password when open my project.

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                                  • Allow users to view complete hierarchy of linked work items

                                    Allow the user to view the complete hierarchy of all linked work items from top to bottom...Feature, User Story, Task, Suite, Test Cases, Bugs.
                                    This would make it easier to identify missing work items, problem areas and would make reporting information to management a little clearer.
                                    Currently you have to create several queries in order to get this information in pieces.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • dependency file for shared projects

                                      I would like to have a file, which can be added to a shared project. The file describes the dependencies (References like Nuget or System.COnfiguration, etc) to be included into the Project, that references the shared Project.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • In VSTS, give us the ability to do a text search ('find in files') when searching source code.

                                        In VSTS, give us the ability to do a text search ('find in files') when searching source code. This has not been supported in previous versions of TFS, VSS did support this, and it is very helpful.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Integer.TryParse

                                          Integer.TryParse would not set the result to zero in case of error(s).
                                          If the conversion leads to a not-numeric result, the output variable MUST not change. In fact there is no a default numeric value to return instead: simply it does not exist. An optional third parameter could be supplied by the caller: the default value.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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