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  1. Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C in debugger visualizers

    When I try using the HTML visualizer while probing a variable, I cannot use common keyboard shortcuts like Ctrl+A, Ctrl+C. I have to manually select the text, then right click and select copy. I take these shortcuts for granted since they are available everywhere else I can select text in VS. Not being able to use them is a big pain, as I end up trying to use them without thinking about it and only catch myself when what I'm pasting is incorrect.

    The CTRL-C shortcut does however work as expected when using the Text Visualizer.

    Same complaint about the…

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      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to Create Backlog Items Faster and in one step

      Currently I'm still using VersionOne because creating backlog items is much faster and easier to manage. The first step in this direction for VSO is to allow creation of Backlog items without the three step process. Type in a "Title" click New. Double Click the Item, Edit the Description and Save.

      On the first create of a Backlog item, allow description and some basic fields, so that items can be quickly added.

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      • Please remove the word silverlight from windows phone silverlight 8.1

        Please remove the word silverlight from windows phone silverlight 8.1

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          1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Cannot search for builds in Release Management since the name is not based on template name or build definition

          The Search functionality is essentially useless for automated builds since they are not named based on template name or build definition.

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            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Federated user authentication capabilities for lightswitch applications

            ADFS for lightswitch applications allowing Federated user authentication capabilities for lightswitch applications

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              0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please make a "beginner mode" Visual Studio for new programmers

              When I was in high school, I downloaded Visual Studio and tried to learn C++ on it. However, I didn't get past all of the buttons, windows, and right-clicks needed to build a simple program, and I waited until college to learn how to write a simple program in Visual Studio. It would be incredibly helpful for new programmers to have a "beginner mode" that takes away most of the buttons that don't have much relevance to someone just starting to code. (Maybe ask if that's what the user wants in the initial setup box, where it asks what language…

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Explore ways of providing features that, at present, are only in the Ultimate SKU

                The jump from premium to ultimate is just too high, or at least the people in charge of the money at my company think that. I really don't have the time to convince them otherwise and I don't really
                want to either since it will be seen as a ‘benefit’ for me more so than the business.

                And if I request it, and if by some miracle it was approved, every other developer would want that version too. So the cost is not 1 upgrade but 1 upgrade X # of developers, which the powers that be understand.

                However every…

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                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make XNA open source

                  XNA is an incredible framework. It gave a lot to game developers. Don't bury it please. It's not too late. Open the sources!

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                    5 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Data Compare Tables within the same database.

                    Please make the Data Comparison UI more flexible. I'd like to compare 2 tables, in the same database, but with different names. eg: dbo.MyTablePreTest vs dbo.MyTablePostTest

                    Also to compare 2 tables in different databases, with different names .

                    Use Case 1. Testing.
                    When tests only impact small tables in a big database. It is more efficient to copy the entire table prior to a test. Call it Table.Original.
                    Then run the test, Do the data comparison.
                    Then reset the test with a SQL Merge or Truncate/Insert.

                    This is especially valuable for SQL Azure as it doesn't support Cross Database joins.…

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                      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Mixin support

                      Composition is always a pain when we have to bind all method from interface to object that really implement it

                      The code often looks like messy and complex for nothing.

                      Maybe this Jon Skeet's idea could solve this:
                      http://stackoverflow.com/a/255621

                      8 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • show labels in source control history

                        I use labels as markers for releases, given this, it would be really helpful if you show labels in source control history by placing them in their appropriate locations between changesets. This way i can compare code from a previous release with the current release while having a view that is closer to the customer's (see screenshot)

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                        • Multiple SL Clients on LightSwitch Project

                          I think this should be a great improvement for the next version of Lightswitch Project. Today, I was able to run two clients in my Silverlight solution, i add screens on either Client, but problem is on Publish Project or Edit details from project.

                          Working on 50% :(

                          I think you should not have a difficult solution, and that creates an awesome game, to make Ls the best solution for bussiness apps.

                          11 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Pin option on Quick Launch results

                            Adding new stuff to the menus is a pain, was better in VS2008 but still a pain.

                            Love the Quick Launch. Love that its now coming to other MS products (Office).

                            So how about a simple pin-it button next to each item in the Quick Launch results so we can pin things we use a lot. Easy win.

                            So I can type 'toggle' and locate Toggle Outlining Expansion and pin a button up there for future uses.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Native multi-editing (multiple cursors and selections) support

                              Multiple selections/cursors in Sublime Text is by far the most useful editor feature I have in my toolbox. Using search and replace in Visual Studio is slow and unwieldy in comparison and I find myself frequently copying blocks of text into Sublime Text just to perform versatile edits using multiple cursors, after which I copy the result back into Visual Studio.

                              A future version of Visual Studio would win huge points with this feature alone.

                              325 votes
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                                11 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Angularjs SPA template with WebApi

                                SPA with Angularjs template, with

                                1. Default individual authentication with Owin

                                2. manageable structure for app files, directives, JS, css assets, TypeScript, compatible with 3party js libraries (such jquery, fontawesome, bootstrap, etc)

                                3. ability to localize spa app resources

                                4. ability to optimize the runtime resource asset minification (js, cs, less)

                                5. use LESS stylesheet type when possible

                                6. include TypeScript libraries for AngularJS, JQuery

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • HTML report for CodedUI Tests

                                  Please could you implement an imrovement for generating a report from the CodedUI tests, I know the report can be generated from the MTM but something that can be done from the Test Explorer after the regression pack runs and this can be provided as a quick report to the Dev teams or Management teams as per need basis.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow creation of new PBIs and bugs from anywhere in the Application

                                    I want to be able to create a new PBI, Bug, Impediment, etc, from anywhere in the application. Often times I'm on the board of a current sprint and I just want to create a new bug without having to go Home.
                                    Perhaps putting that dropdown up in the main header that is always visible would be nice.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow custom auto-property implementations

                                      This would allow us to write a form of extension method for auto property getters and setters. The idea behind this is that we would be able to encapsulate commonly repeated setter logic into a separate unit to make our code DRY. These methods should use generic typing to set the type of the property and the type of the class that this method could be applied in. These methods should also provide references to the backing field, the new value (if it is a setter), and the containing class (to provide class level access in the method)

                                      I.E. -…

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                                        2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • make default team project in team explorer "sticky"

                                        I work on one project, but may look at code from other projects from time to time. Often, the Team Explorer's default Team Project changes based on the code I'm looking at, so I constantly need to reset it before I create new TFS items (or they go into the wrong project). It would be nice to be able to force the default Team Project to a specific value.

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                                        • Create an SSRS report that shows Project Administrators for each team project per team collection.

                                          Just have a report that will allow you to choose a project collection, based off of that collection selection choose a project, than list all of the projects administrators. This would allow for the TFS Administrator to not have to tell new hires who their projects administrator is.

                                          If you dont want to be that complex, just list all project collections, all projects and all project administrators per project.

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