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  1. Show clipboard ring entries with a small menu

    Hello,

    I would love to see an option to enable/disable the display of a small menu ( same as intellisense one ) when using the clipboard ring feature.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Integrate the Windows (Phone) Dev Center into the IDE

      It would be nice if after the tests are passed, one could upload the appx file directly from the IDE instead of opening a browser and doing so using the web interface. Also, handling updates, creating releases could be much more seamless.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • what does it mean that it can not find "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\bnz.54267121c1b9b\vs2005\vs_setup.ms" ?

        what does it mean that it can not find "c:\users\admini~1\appdata\local\temp\bnz.54267121c1b9b\vs2005\vs_setup.ms" ?

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create Task.Empty to avoid Task.FromResult<object>(null);

          Task.FromResult<object>(null); allows developers to satisfy a Task return type without performing an async operation. Task.Empty should exist like EventArgs.Empty and String.Empty to accomplish the same thing for Task. eg: Task.FromResult<object>(null);
          // Jerry

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ignore references to obsolete members inside obsolete code

            I'm marking some code with [Obsolete]. But now some of that very code (which refers to other members that just became [Obsolete]) are being flagged with warnings and/or errors.

            So it would help if code that is itself [Obsolete] ignored those warnings and errors. As an example, a field is now obsolete as is a property that provides access to that field to non-members. Don't complain about the property accessing the field. It needs to do so to provide backwards compatibility.

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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Continue support for MBCS (Multi-Byte Character Sets) for MFC and C++

              After VS2013 the MBCS variants of the standard library and MFC are declared deprecated. Conversion to Unicode will cost our company litteraly thousands of productive hours (over 3 million source code lines to convert). So this deprecation is a bad idea. Please continue the support of these variants of C++ projects, and continue the support of MBCS in MFC!

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                18 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a "Document" menu item in Visual Studio Online, next to the "Code" menu item

                  I don't really want to mix my source code with my project documentation. I don't want to create a "Docs" folder in my source code. I want a separate "Documents" menu that handles just product documentation (word docs, visio diagrams, excel spreadsheets, etc...). Put it "near" the "CODE" menu.

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                  • Enable ability to work with very large files sizes

                    Enable the ability to work with extremely large makefiles (10gb+) please. It's very helpful for opening files created by programmers who had nothing better to do 10 years ago than to think up ways to ***** me in the future. Joke grenade meh!

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add an option to indent namespaces only in c++ header files

                      or an option to stop indenting namespaces in c++ implementation files.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Better Shape control

                        I want to get the Shape Control as it is available in MS Office applications in the VS Toolbox. The current shape control, which requires fiddling with Powerpacks, is very limited. There is still no simple or flexible way to draw a polygon at desgin time in a form. I know about the programmatical method, but that's a completely different tool that has no value at design time. Just to be sure, I've added a screenshot with the control being used in Excel. I've created polygons at design time in VMS and UNIX long ago and still am waiting for…

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

                          I would like to have code coverage as part of the automated build of a windows store project.

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                          • enable all taskboard functions for stakeholder license user

                            We have many business users with the new stakeholder license doing some end user testing and reporting progress by changes status on tasks, but it's difficult to change status on a test task related to a pbi when they have to open the task, instead of just dragging to the in progress and done column's. Also the possibility to add tasks releated to a pbi directly from taskboard or iteration backlog could be nice to have enabled

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                            • Coded UI Extensibility for various third party controls

                              Can you please provide coded ui extensibility plugins for third party controls developed in various languages say for ex: PASCAL . Currently we are unable to correctly identify the Orpheus Custom Controls used in a Delphi application using Coded UI. Unable to navigate to some of these Orpheus controls using CodedUI test builder, able to map some of these ,but again all these controls are getting displayed as of type "WinClient" irrespective of the actual control type.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make the process of backup TFS data to Microsoft Azure Storage or Backup services simplier

                                Make a way of configure Team Foundation Backups to automatically upload the data to my Azure account

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                                • Allow Release Management Client to Connect Multiple Servers

                                  Ability to connect to more than one Release Management Server.
                                  Release Management Client can ask for which server to connect to on startup, just like TFS connection in Visual Studio or SQL Server connection in SSMS.

                                  16 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Task<T> implement covariant interface ITask<out T>

                                    Task<T> sounds like a good candidate for covariance. Except classes can't be covariant in .Net, only interfaces can.

                                    So it would be nice if Task<T> implemented a new, covariant interface ITask<out T>.

                                    I believe that adding a new interface to existing class doesn't break any backwards compatibility, so this shouldn't cause any problems.

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                                      3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Use Virtual Machine to debug Windows Phone on Windows VM

                                      Hello Team of Visual Studio

                                      I'd like to suggest something that I can't do it more.
                                      I use Windows on VM and I installed Visual Studio Ultimate. I'm development some application on Windows Phone and I need to debug but I use VM.

                                      When I click debug on button I receive a message: It's not possible. I'd like to debug using VM, please, would you mind fix it?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • So many years,So many Versions of VS,But Why Visual Studio supports C + + still sucks

                                        Why so many years, Visual Studio supports C + + sucks???
                                        what do the vs team(C++ part) so many years?
                                        eat the ****?

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • TFS Web Access Burndown title should name the team not just the sprint

                                          The title of the burndown chart (when you click on it at the upper right of the task board) is BURNDOWN FOR: <iteration name>. As soon as you have more than one team synchronized on the same iteration cadence, you can't tell one team's burndown from another. We take a screenshot and post these on a wall for transparency.

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