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  1. Fix Find and Replace > Replace in Files so finds all matches before re-searching skipped matches

    In VS Find and Replace > Replace in Files seems to repeatedly search skipped matches before finding new matches.

    I end up skipping through more and more previously searched files and skipped matches, just to find new matches. The Skip File option doesn't seem to help.

    Fix the Replace in Files feature so that it cycles through all files before returning to skipped matches.

    Bug Reports:
    https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/888753/replace-in-files-searches-skipped-matches-after-replace
    http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/786695/bug-in-search-and-replace-in-entire-solution

    Stack Overflow Question:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21711125/visual-studio-replace-in-files-searches-skipped-matches-after-each-replace

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      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Update the find tool's UI

      Show the next and previous find buttons on the find tools' mini-dialog (the one that appears in the main text window). Also change the arrows from left and right to be the more intuitive up and down for prev and next respectively (as you search through a vertical document, up/down makes much more sense than left for previous and right for next).

      This would make it more like the original powertool for VS2010 that was more sensibly laid out in this area.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add backlog column "iteration name" as an alternative to iteration path in visual studio online

        When viewing backlogs in VSO covering different teams, the column iteration path can be very wide depending on the iteration path setup. If a column with only the iteration name could be selected, this would make the column smaller and thereby improving the screen usage.

        9 votes
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        • Enable Code Analysis rules for VSO Builds

          Enable SDL 6.1 Code Analysis rules in Visual Studio Online builds. These rules are not installed (currently) so they are no applied to builds executed through VSO's Hosted Build Controller

          4 votes
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          • Allow board at story level per iteration as well as the current global one

            Currently you can only view tasks at iteration level but we would like to see stories and the columns they are in.

            This is because we run multiple sprints at the same time.

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            • Fix Test Explorer output (monospace font and output not via link)

              Arguably a great thing with VS2012/2013 was a new faster test executer. However, the new Test Explorer is in almost all ways a lot worse than the old version. One thing particular is that this UI completely disregard normal code fonts and uses a non-monospace font which causes output formatting to not follow normal trace output in the output window. Since every single developer in the world most likely at one point has depended on monospace font to get formatting right in traces this inconsistency is extremely annoying.

              Not only the for the fact that to actually get to trace…

              15 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow the Default Zoom Level to be Overridden

                My idea is to allow the default zoom level for the code view to be set in the IDE's preference dialog.

                It's not a deal-breaker, but it become somewhat tiresome setting the zoom every time a file is opened.

                Another option is to allow it to be set for the current project only.

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Host rarely used VS tools in a different application

                  Host VS tools in two applications 1) core tools application and 2) extra tools application. The core tools includes compiler, debugger, profiler, editor, project explorer. The extra tools application includes rarely used features like architecture explorer, class diagramming, ...

                  The extra tools application can include tools which need to read the compiled DLLs, their PDB files, etc to generate the class diagram/architecture diagram, etc.

                  Core tools application would be the ones users spend 90% of their time in and the extra tools application would be for the extra 10%.

                  This would simplify the implementation path for widely used features and…

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Let me create a work item from source code, linked to that source code, like //TODO:

                    I'd love to be able to create Work Items linked to a specific spot in source code.

                    I maintain legacy projects, and often spot areas for improvement. But there's no easy way to anchor a Work Item to a specific block of source code.

                    I'd love to be able to highlight a block of code, right-click, Create Work item, and have the Work Item associated with that code, so opening the work item would take me straight to it.

                    The Task List is close to what I want, but doesn't get me credit for closing bugs :)

                    10 votes
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                    • Add folders for Visual F# Projects

                      Realted to this post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5918534/why-cant-i-add-a-subfolder-in-a-f-project

                      When using type providers, you ofen need to keep a static file to declare the type. Having a folder where I keep all of these files (versus scattered in my project's main folder) would be very helpful

                      11 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring up IntelliSense in the cref attribute for a <see> tag

                        It's a real pain trying to get the correct syntax for a <see> cref value. IntelliSense would help.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            • Add the source control capability back into Access 2013

                              Up until Access 2010 we had the capability of interfacing with Source Control Software. Then, for some unknown reason, that option was removed in Access 2013. This needs to be put back into Access 2013. We have a very large Access database that we have been using with SourceSafe for over a decade. Now we cannot move to Access 2013 because of the lack of Source Control integration.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • allow the ID of MTM test running automation

                                Allow an automation script to use the test ID of the calling test to set the MTM test case as a data source without having to hard code the id
                                this would allow the automation team to write one generic script that could then be used by multiple test cases all providing different parameter values. Currently I have to hard code the ID when creating the data source which results in having to recreate the test for each test case I want to automate in MTM when all that is changing are the values of the parameters being passed. Here…

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Alphabetized order of <Compile...> entries within <ItemGroup> in csproj

                                  Compile entries within <ItemGroup>s within the csproj file should be sorted in a consistent order.

                                  As described in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20563017/sorted-order-of-files-in-csproj, maintaining a consistent sorted order of <Compile> entries would mainly benefit the resolution of merge conflicts.

                                  It would always be clear where a file belongs, and simply changing order (e.g. Remove a file from project, re-include the file) would not lead to visible changes in a diff.

                                  14 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow peek to view definition from the references linked within CodeLens.

                                    It would be nice to open a peek window from the "References" CodeLens to view the full definition of the code referencing said method.

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                                    • Tool that will allow TFS server to TFS server syncronization of work items and codebase. Either on-demand sync or automatic sync.

                                      Tool that will allow TFS server to TFS server syncronization of work items and codebase. Either on-demand sync or automatic sync.

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                                      • application insights per team project

                                        Would be great to see application insight associated to the project and get the identities there, so team members get scoped access and content.

                                        21 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Integrate with Deskpro

                                          Add integration with Deskpro and visual studio online so you can create work items from deskpro bugs and also resolve them.

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