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  1. 1 vote
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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Insert task in between existing one

      As the project evolve, we need to insert tasks that was not planned initially under a user story

      So the request is to allow us to insert a task in between exiting one

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VS 2012 - Do not unpin forms by default

        Please see: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/visualstudiogeneral/thread/2f18b2a0-2fd6-437e-ad12-869858524ccb

        I do not want multiple items on my task bar. It's always fairly full.

        VS 2012 keeps unpinning my forms.

        You know how it is when you're programming and on a roll and things like this interrupt you train of thought. Very annoying.

        2 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow all developer accounts to access the documentsLibrary

          Currently only corporate accounts are allowed complete access to the documentsLibrary capability. Individual accounts can read files from the library only through a file picker, and you must maintain a list of files in the StorageItemAccessList if you wish to access those files in the future. This is cumbersome because you have to determine which files need to go in that list and maintain the list. There is also a 1000 file limit, which may not be enough (it is not in my situation). It is not acceptable to have to tell users "We're sorry, but Microsoft has determined that…

          6 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • WorkItemsEverable View

            The view is rebuilt after the definition of any WIT is changed. That cause that we can not use any of this very important views in reporting, because we loose all the permissions rules everytime we make a change. We can not even clone the view because it is encrypted.
            Can you help with this?
            Thanks! carlos

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Run unit tests in parallel

              As a developer I want to the Test Explorer to optionally run unit tests in parallel, regardless of the unit test framework so that my unit test runs finish faster on my multi-core machine.

              As a developer I want to mark specific tests as single threaded with an attribute so that those tests that specifically don't work in a multi-threaded environment will still work when I run tests in parallel.

              113 votes
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                4 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Predictable refactoring of member names to increase performance

                When I'm refactoring member names in a class, it often takes quite a lot of time to scan the entire solution for references to this member (we have about 4,5k source files in 26 projects). It would be great if IDE could "predict" which members I'm going to refactor next (e.g. properties within the same class) and index them together with the current member being refactored so the next operation will be much faster.

                Example:

                public class PublishData
                {
                public string Name { get; set; }
                public string Text { get; set; }
                }

                When I refactor the "Name" to…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Generic nullable constraint

                  Allow constraining generic type parameter to be nullable (class or Nullable), eg.:

                  class Foo<T> where T : null {}

                  new Foo<string>(); // compiles
                  new Foo<int?>(); // compiles
                  new Foo<int>(); // should not compile

                  5 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • provide historical information on watched variables

                    If I could see all the values that the variable has changed to, then connect that back to the stack, that would be superb.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Work on the requests here with 1000+ votes

                      On the right-side of this page you're asking "What should we build next?"

                      How about working on the requests here that have 1000+ votes?? Asking me what you should build sounds like you're bored. There's no shortage of work in fixing the current offering of VS 2012.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Import existing product backlog from an on-premises TFS 2012 server to the hosted service.

                        We want to be able to export out our current backlog from TFS 2012 and move to the hosted option. We have too much time invested in our current backlog, and it would be to expensive for us to re-enter it in.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Do not highlight Find what when doing a Find/Replace

                          Currently, if I select some text and do a Find/Replace in File, the dialog highlights both Find What and Replace With. As a result, I tend to hit tab (assuming that Find What has the (hidden) caret) to type my replacement text. However, it turns out Replace With has the caret (there are no visual cues to indicate this). If Find What was not highlighted, it would be more apparent, and I would have an easier time training myself not to hit tab after CTRL-SHIFT-H.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a click event for the dropdown list

                            I have two dropdown list side-by-side. The second dropdown list opens when the first item in the dropdown is click and selected. When I do Coded UI on it, it only record the "SELECT" event. Because it did not record the CLICK event, my second dropdown will not work. Please add a "Click" event to drop down list.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Permissions for Teamfavorites

                              Only administrators should be able to put queries to team favorites. Not every team member should be able to change it.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TFS integration platform does not support UCM project migration

                                Visual studio gallery provides TFS integration platform tool which can be used for clearcase to TFS2010 migration. but we are able to use this only for base clearcase VOBs. The tool is unable to identify the UCM project components VOBs. though it identify project VOB as primary VOB.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add ability to debug xaml design mode issues

                                  If you develop an app with blendability in mind (support of designer mode and designer data) it is sometimes very hard to find issues that occur in your code.
                                  It will be very useful to be able to run debug against "design mode" with breakpoints and so on.

                                  45 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • installation of Visual Studio 2012 redistributable on windows server 2003

                                    As per msdn documentation ,
                                    http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=30679
                                    here it is not mentioned that, the redistributable is supported on windows Server 2003. it doesnt support on Windows Server 2003 ?
                                    if so, kindly provide support for windows server 2k3

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Visual Studio cannot start debugging because the debug target ... is missing..."

                                      right click solution -> Property -> Configuration Properties ->Configuration -> Enable project in Build

                                      7 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Extend the "Auto-load changes, if saved" to work with project (.csproj; .vbproj) & solution files (.sln)

                                        Visual Studio 2012 contains the option "Auto-load changes, if saved", and while it works with many files in VS - it doesn't work with project & solution files. If they change outside of VS, you still get the reload prompt.

                                        It would be great if the option was extended to cover those files too.

                                        4 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • MSBuild should respect the "Copy Local" setting

                                          Often one nuget lib is using other nuget libs(e.g. Microsoft.AspNet.Razor) which may have installed into GAC during the process of installing VS.
                                          The dependencies have been set to "Copy Local" = true, but msbuild will not respect this setting if the GAC version is the same as the dependency version. The dll wont be copied but it works fine at local environment. The problem is,
                                          very likely, the production server will not install mvc in this case, so when the app tries to start, the dll cant be found. The whole app just will not work at all.
                                          If the…

                                          28 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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