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  1. TFS API for Windows Phone 7/8

    I would like to see TFS API for both WP7 and WP8. Things I would like to see in that API:
    - Recent projects & Teams (I should be able to add new project, browse them and display all of them within my server)
    - Users (I should be able to see all users that are connected with my projects on my server, I should be able to add a new one, edite them or delete them, also I should be able to see basic informations about selected user: email, first name and last name and his licence: if I…

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      3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • USB remote device debugging for Windows Store

      The Windows Phone has a much better remote debugging experience, compared to Windows Store apps.

      Using the remote tools is problematic on some networks with some wireless hubs. I've seen problems myself and on forums with not being able to remotely run a Windows Store app or even ping the device connected via, for example, a BT Home Hub 3.0.

      WiFi is a flaky technology, I think a wired alternative is needed and get rid of the need to install and run the Remote Tools.

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        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Creation of Work Items w/o a Paid VS Online Subscription

        In order to have any shot of taking on the likes of JIRA for work item/issue management, you absolutely need to provide a way for the clients of companies (stakeholders) to create work items and give feedback without requiring them to have a paid Visual Studio Online subscription. This is a showstopper for my company and I'm sure many others (probably thousands).

        Please add this and add it quickly so that we can avoid having to use the likes of JIRA because it costs less (not my decision).

        Thanks for making a great product that I /want/ to use (if…

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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow storing of a name-value pair in TFS drop-down lists

          Currently to have a drop-down list of display-friendly names for things like Release Milestones, TFS requires you to store strings and setup allowed values. In this case, when a particular Release Milestone has its name changed (which is a business requirement for us), every work item with the old name must be updated. This destroys historical reporting capability, because now the old name has to be remembered and a report run against the old name and another report run against the new name to have a full historical report. Multiple renames later, users can no longer effectively perform historical queries…

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Line Indent doesn't work with #Region

            I think there's an issue whenever you 're trying to increase the line indent for the #Region in Visual studio 2013. The default behavior is the region block align to the left

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bug: Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension-VS/2013

              The 'preview' release has a bug. When used with C++/CLI projects the 'Primary Output from Project' file system object no longer see's the executable. In 2010 this object shows the executable (in the 'Outputs' context menu dialog) and allows a shortcut to the executable to be created (also via the context menu). Without a shortcut to the primary output you can't use the installer to add a item to user's desktop or user's program menu folder.

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                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add more options for Syntax Coloring

                It would be helpful to have italics and underline as an option. (and perhaps strikethrough)
                I'd also like to be able to distinguish static items from non-static ones or globals from locals, etc.
                Resharper adds some options already, but you can only use color and boldness.
                Being able to underline static items but use he same color might be more clear than a bunch of different colors all over the place.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • I am creating Hierarchy Of Teams in TFS2012, and felt something missing as below.

                  1. Give some UI to show Team Structure as Tree Structure
                  2. Teams Capacity is not adding up at Node level; I know Node level teams could have team members and that may be the reason for this. But if we could show two separate figures that would be informative to see Overall Capacity at every Node level.
                  3. If we could have Work Allocation Information According to Activity/ Resource at each node would be helpful.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      • Bring manual memory management into .NET framework

                        In some cases it would be cozily to switch off the garbage collector and proceed with plain old "new-delete" behavior. I think it should gain performance in some cases.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create a single-keystroke Class Hierarchy browser

                          When working with complex systems that have a few levels of inheritance, it would be nice to have a single-keystroke method to browse a class hierarchy. Similar to the Navigate-To function (Ctrl-comma), when the cursor is within a class have a keystroke that will show the class hierarchy of the current class, including both ancestors and descendents, and have the cursor start on the current class within that tree. Then we could easily navigate to any ancestor or descendent by just clicking the related class. Siblings would not automatically show descendents to keep the interface cleaner, but allow clicking a…

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add More Code Snippet Function (Built in functions)

                              There are only 3 Code Snippet functions in the IDE. Please continue ot add more. For example, it would be nice to have:
                              1. ToCamelCase()
                              2. ToPascalCase()

                              functions, and in addition I'd like to be able to define variables (eg: $variable$) that are a certain case.A use case for this is properties in C# where the backing field is typically camel case while the property name is Pascal case. I should be able to to simply type the type of the property and the name and the IDE can use the ToCamelCase() function to define (and thus output) the backing…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide a way to center the text editor

                                In Visual Studio 2013, the text editor is either on the left side or the right side of the screen. This makes it awkward to write code because your head has to be slightly turned all the time to look at to the side.

                                I suggest you provide a way to center the text editor or make it a separate window.

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                                • Please support/extend .Net Micro Framework on existing and new platforms

                                  It seems that Microsoft has made the .Net Micro Framework Open source because they didn't want to spend time and resources on it. At least that's what it seems from the outside.

                                  I would like to see the .Net Micro Framework supported as well as continually extended with active participation by Microsoft.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Implement Interface members Implicitly

                                    It 'll be nice if we can declare the interface members implicitly without mention the implemented member from the interface.
                                    In other words, we can write for example this

                                    Public Sub Method1()

                                    End Sub

                                    instead of

                                    Public Sub Method1() Implements InterfaceName.Method1

                                    End Sub

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show user remaining time in the Board

                                      When planning you work with the board.
                                      It will be useful to show the remaining time of the user, this way you don't need to the capacity tab every time you need to know how much time has left for that user. In addition you can add a button to add all remaining time to the last task assigned to the user...

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                                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show members of all parent classes inside child class

                                        When a class is open in C# editor or VB editor, in addition to its member, it would be very useful to show members that are inherited or developed in parent base classes in light gray or silver color. Suppose in child class I can see what is implemented in a virtual method which I am just going to use it. It seems possible and helps a lot in code reviews and bug fixes

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a keyword that restricts calling a method only within specific other methods

                                          I want to have the option to allow private methods in a class to be called only from within some specific other methods, WITHOUT the use of nested delegates.
                                          The way I like to develop is creating many private helping methods to a general method, and I don't want to add them all as nested delegates.
                                          using #region helps grouping them, but I would like the compiler to restrict where I'm calling the methods.
                                          An example:

                                          public class Example
                                          {
                                          private void a() { b(); }
                                          private void b() onlyWithin: {this.a} { c(); }
                                          private void c() onlyWithin: {this.a,this.b} {…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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