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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • OpenSearch support

      Add support on MSDN for OpenSearch, so that you can search MSDN directly from the quicksearch bar within the web browser without first having to visit the MSDN site and search from within the site itself.

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        0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Increase Work Item Size Limit in TFS Service 2012

        Increase Work Item Attachment Size Limit in TFS Service 2012. The default is about 4MB, what if you are working on the project which has teh resource more than 10MB? there should be the place to change that, or by default it should be allow up to 2GB.

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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enhance the Cloud TFS Git Support

          Guys, it was really great move for VS team to support git, But the current Git support is very primitive.

          I can't connect to TFS Projects with other IDE's or Non-TFS Build server's for our mobile development. It's becoming a hindrance to continue.

          Requesting you to support the Git Eco-System, not that i don't want to use TFS. We do use TFS and other tools as well for different purposes.

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            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Using below command feture to run according to the Order(Order Test)? it would be added advantage

            Using below command im able to execute automated test case in a test plan(MTM)

            "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\TCM.exe" ru
            n /create "/title:XXAutomation" /planid:17 /suiteid:528 /configid:3 /co
            llection:http://***:8080/tfs/***/teamproject:XX"/setti
            ngsname:Automation default" /builddir:C:\Share\xx\XX_20130515.3 "/test
            environment:Naren's" /include

            However

            These test cases are executing based on the test ID(ascending) not by order of test cases in MTM.

            If you provide a option or feture to run according to the Order(Order Test)? it would be added advantage.

            Please help me in this?

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add an option to Reset explicit permissions

              In Team Foundation Service, provide an option next to
              "Clear explicit permissions" to "Reset explicit permissions" to default/initial values.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Markdown support for source checkin/commit comments.

                  For displaying checkin/commit comments for either TFS Source or Git Source, I suggest you add Markdown support so that some simple formatting can be included in comments.

                  To get more details visit Markdown specs page http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Graphs (like Unreal Kismet/Softimage ICE) everywhere and in Express edition

                    make graphs a viable development solution so that more designers start using VS and enable more "visual" people to get into software development easier. initially by combining graph nodes and later by creating or modifying them.

                    This will allow for a more rapid adoption of coding, better understanding of structures with less commenting, and promote standardization and thus optimization of basic use cases. Unreal's Kismet, same as Softimage ICE allows the creation of very simple and even complex structures very fast.

                    Those not familiar with what i am talking about could look here:
                    http://www.matkovic.com/anto/random_on_island_tree.png

                    There are some similar tools already…

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a setting to make "rebuild solution" pop up a confirmation dialogue

                      It is currently far too easy to do a rebuild instead of a build by mistake. When having a large solution that takes 0.5-1h to build from scratch this can be very unnoying and time consuming. I ask that you add a confirmation dialogue when doing rebuild. To not bother people working with smaller solutions where it does not really matter, this could be turned on by a setting.

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a better tf.exe experience with PowerShell

                        tf.exe needs a posh-git equivalent. It would be neat if it exposed a way to get status information about only the current directory, too.

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                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow development of Windows Store apps offline - no license required

                          When developing Windows Store apps, it appears that you must be connected to the internet in order to obtain a 1 month "developer license".

                          This seems to me to be an unnecessary hurdle to the development process. My employer has an explicit policy that prevents dev machines being Internet connected.

                          I understand the license is probably an anti-piracy measure (or some means to stop users deploying apps outside the Store), but seems overly heavy-handed for a development environment.

                          MS, please don't just assume that all your users are Internet connected, all the time. Can we have this fixed pronto, please.

                          726 votes
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                            31 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Include asp.net and MVC development in the Visual Studio / Microsoft Help viewer documentation

                            The documentation is becoming more and more scattered.

                            For instance, for a web developer, they go on MSDN and look at the Web Development subtopics and see ASP.NET, all the MVC versions, etc... then you look in click help from Visual Studio, when you're offline, and look at Web Development and see nothing.

                            6 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • It would be nice to see the Sprint # and date range in the work item sprint backlog the way it shows in the backlog under current sprint

                              It would be nice to see the Sprint # and date range in the work item sprint backlog the way it shows in the backlog under current sprint

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Fix the UI

                                Just downloaded VS2k12.

                                Wow......

                                Please, please, please, FIX THE UI.

                                I know there's some very cool stuff in 4.5. The async stuff alone puts you ahead. But honestly, I can't even get to it - the UI fired up and there's no colour. There's no chrome. The menus shout at me. It's all been ruined by Metro (sorry, TIFKAM).

                                Fail, uninstalling.

                                I understand you feel the need the foist this garbage on consumers, post Apple. But Sinofsky's left, and I'm a developer. I don't need this. I don't want it. I'd rather use SharpDevelop. Or Eclipse. Or... anything but this.

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                                • New Window option for Razor views

                                  Although I can easily split a Window, it would be nice to have the ability for a second Window of the same view to maximum the use of having dual screens.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a QueueUserWorkItem overload to ThreadPool that will be taking smth like IExecutable

                                    Currently QueueUserWorkItem and UnsafeQueueUserWorkItem allocate a small object on each queueing.
                                    Add an overload that will be taking IExecutable so that using ThreadPool won't add pressure on GC.

                                    IExecutable could look like this:

                                    interface IExecutable
                                    {
                                    void Execute();
                                    }

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a Merge button to the Changeset Details dialog (Team Explorer)

                                      Merging a changeset seems like an extremely common action from having it open in team explorer. The other ways to initiate a merge are long-winded and awkward (select full or partial merge, select source branch, wait for changeset list to load, find the wanted changeset etc.)

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the SwitchCode Productivity Power Tool hot-key enabled

                                        Why is the Productivity Power Tool SwitchCode feature a goofy Quick Launch thing? I want it to be a single CTRL-whatever keystroke. Can I assign a hotkey to a Quick Launch thingy? Or post the source code so I can do it myself!

                                        4 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • visual c++ 2010

                                          please make one page of instead of making different pages of learning for visual c++ 2010

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