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  1. filter tasklist

    Add an option to filter the Task list in a similar way as you have the Error list.

    I have added a High priority token and a low priority token to Visual studio.

    In one of my solutions the TODO list is currently 150+ items. I want to go through them Project by Project and file by file and fix them starting with the high priority ones.

    Having this filter I could check that Everyting is fixed in a specific Project, file, class etc. Before moving on to the next one.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a setting to block branch deletion

      We have master and develop branches in git. We can prevent deletion of one of them by setting it as the default branch, but we cannot prevent the deletion of the other by any setting I can find.

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      • expand tooltip display of numbers

        Adding the option for binary or hex number display in number tooltips would be very helpful.

        these options might be in the settings so you can pick which ones are useful.

        when dealing with bit fields and coded entries displaying in binary or hex is extremely helpful instead of during number base math every time you are looking at a value.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • NOT change the search scope out from under me

          When one does a search - then clicks on the items in the find list - then does a search again - the search in context changes to "window".

          Or if I clicked on the document window, it changes to "document"

          YUK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          There needs to be an option to disable this "smart" (read: dumb) behavior.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow themeing the file icons like in vs code

            I really like the new file icon setting in vs code and would love to use the seti icon set in visual studio as well.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add text background coloring, depending on level of line indentation and current method

              The idea, is to make text background color (hue) slightly different for each method definition, for the user to speed up recognition of which method he is currently editing.

              The other thing, which can be done is to make text background color lightness dependent of level if indentation.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • C# highlight current cursor block curly braces

                It would be nice if in the C# editor (or VB), when the text pointer cursor is inside a block delimited by curly braces, these braces were highlighted like when you position the cursor on one of them, so you can easily find the end of the block scrolling the editor.
                For example:
                if (value == 1)
                { <-- highlighted curly brace
                //line 1
                //line 2 <-- text pointer cursor here
                //line 3
                //line 4
                } <-- highlighted curly brace
                else
                {
                //line 1
                //line 2
                //line 3
                //line 4
                }

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Display the previous and current version of an image when comparing images in TFS

                  In the changeset details view or in the pending change view, it would be great if instead of displaying binary files differ when comparing images, Visual studio would be able to actually show the images.

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support to C# for dot notation

                    Since C# is type aware could you add support for dot notation, for example suppose I have an Enum called CardTypes

                    public enum CardTypes { Visa, VisaDebit, Amex }

                    And a property in a class

                    public class CreditCard {
                    public CardTypes CardType { get; set; }
                    }

                    When assigning to the property we could use syntax like this:

                    var creditCard = new CreditCard();
                    creditCard.CardType = .Visa

                    Because C# knows that `CardType` is of type `CardTypes` the compiler would know that `.Visa` is an enum value of that type

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Local version management / Save current situation

                      Currently I barely start experimenting with existing code because if it doesn't work I have to put it all back. If I could press a button that would make Visual Studio save all the changes I make so I could restore everything to how it was before I started the experiment I would do it way more often and save allot of time.

                      I tried to create an extension for this, but It didn't really work out because events weren't firing or firing too late.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Search and drill down extension by author

                        It would be great if we could search extensions by author. Roaming extensions don't seem to work as the should, so I almost always need to search for extensions again every time I repave my computers and since many are made by the same author (Mads, Microsoft, etc), it would help a lot if the author was included in the search filter and if we could click on the author name in the extension details in Extension Manager and see all extensions by that author.

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                          0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add an easy way to switch the personalization account between already signed in accounts

                          Right now, the only thing I can see to do is sign out completely, and sign back in again, requiring another round of username, password and 2FA. Would love to be able to easily switch accounts, between my work and personal accounts. This should allow me to switch everything from git profiles and network repos, VSO etc.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make use of the Windows 10 WebAccountManager to allow single sign on with my MSA or OrgID

                            Right now, every time I sign in to VS I need to re-enter my username and password, and do 2FA, when Windows 10 already has all of this available and can provide the access token without needing full auth to happen.

                            3 votes
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                            • MTM - Add support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2

                              We have TFS 2015 Update 3 and we have disabled TLS 1.0 on the server.

                              We can't connect from MTM 2015.

                              Please add support for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 to MTM.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 服务器太操蛋,不好就不要搞个在线安装,操蛋啊!

                                大微软你们的服务器也太尼玛操蛋了,订阅office服务,安装的时候装了4个小时,装VisualStudio社区版的时候也是5个小时。我的网络下个8G的电影也才1个小时!服务器太差导致体验太差,我们怎么能好好的用正版,只能推荐身边的朋友用盗版了,还要教给他们怎么用破解版的方法。

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                                • TFS - reduce wasted space so developers can read the descriptions

                                  There is a lot of wasted space in the TFS screen (see YELLOW area in attachment). Most of this is never used, and the sections that are used are restatements of the selected List View Item in the Query Results.

                                  How about a way to "Close" this header so that we can just get to the meat of the problem? At least, redesign it so that the information is more compact. All of the information shown in the YELLOW area could easily go into the Details tab.

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • outline

                                    There should be a way to collapse and unfold by levels in Visual Studio. I already know these keys:

                                    CTRL-M, O: collapse all
                                    CTRL-M, O: unfold all
                                    CTRL-M, M: toggle
                                    They work, but they collapse and unfold to the maximum possible level. I want for example unfold at lvl 2, lvl 3 depth, then collapse to lvl 1, etc.

                                    An example of this functionality exists in Notepad++ editor:

                                    ALT-n: collapse level n
                                    SHIFT-ALT-n: unfold to level n

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                                    • make the "description" window in the browser version larger than 250px

                                      When working in TFS (the web version) the "description" window is only 250px tall, while it has a ton of white space below. it would be nice to have it expand if you have more content in it. or at least double or triple the height.

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                                      • Drag a tab from one visual studio instance to another..

                                        You have 2 visual studio windows open.

                                        Drag a file tab from window A to the dock it in window B

                                        Closing window A keeps the tab open in window B

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                                        • 'Restart Debug' test to be present in the place as marked in the snapshot

                                          'Restart Debug' test to be present in the place as marked in the snapshot

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