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  1. TFS Integration Platform support for TFS 2013

    Currently TFS integration Platform only support upto TFS 2012. We upgraded to 2013 which most users will. now TFS integration platform doesn't support TFS 2013.

    https://tfsintegration.codeplex.com/

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    • Analyse PROJECT for Code Clones

      In a Solution I also have my testProjects and Ofcourse I have Code Clones with the Project under test. So I get False positives !
      So give me the possibility to choose specific Project besides the analysis of the whole solution.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Test Controller doesn't seem to verify version of QTController in the Exception List when installing.

            1. Test Controller doesn't seem to verify version of QTController in the Exception List when installing. When installing the Test controller 2013, it never added the QTController.exe to the exception list, apparently because an older version (11.0) was already in the list. This one tiny issue caused me 6 hours of headaches tracking down why the Test Agents couldn't see my controller.

            2. Add a "Test" check button to the Test Agent configuration, to verify the user/password work (like in Test Controller configuration), to save a little bit of headaches.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Manage users: view a list all projects a user belongs too.

              Have an option to show all projects that a user belongs to on the Users panel. This is so I can manage my users better; drop the ones that no longer need access to our TFS projects.

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              • Double-click macros to add to include/library directories.

                I have a lot of macros defined to easily add library and header paths in the project properties for C++ dlls and exes. If I want to add a macro to something like "additional include directories" under the project settings, even though I can filter the macros and select them, but I cannot double click them or even copy them into the section of the window where they would be applied to the project.

                I would love to be able to double-click these macros and have them automatically added to "Additional include directories" (or whatever).

                I've tested this in VS2010…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • It would be useful if Visual Studio Express 2013 would automatically select between Debug and Release configs

                  In Visual Studio 2008, when the user selected Start Debugging (or pressed F5) the program automatically selected the Debug config for the build.
                  When the user selected Build Solution from the menu, the program automatically selected the Release config.
                  Please could this useful behaviour be brought back?

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                  • Display preview for XML comments

                    The XML comments starting with /// are currently displayed in a tooltip. However, this tooltip doesn't display more sophisticated formatting like bullet points or code.
                    I would appreciate a way to get a nicely rendered instant preview at the time I write the comment - by tooltip or some other view.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support Tag Specific Options for .html files

                      The HTML editor (which is the default for .html files) does not support Tag Specific Options like the HTML (Web Forms) editor does (which is the default editor for .aspx files).

                      When editing a .html file, you have no control over the formatting of specific elements in your document.

                      As a workaround, you can open .html files with the HTML (Web Forms) editor, and you can even set it as default. But this functionality should really be there by default.

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                        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Cloak/Exclude folders in Source Settings in tfs 2013 build definition from Team Foundation Git repository

                        When a build definition is monitoring all branches under a Git repository, I should be able to exclude a folder from the monitoring list? I would like to, for example, exclude the 'BuildProcessTemplates' folder from the monitoring list that lives under the Git repository.

                        The attached image shows Source Settings section of the build definition where the build definition is monitoring all the branches under the Git repository.

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                        • Combine all downloading steps together.

                          It's better to give the user options to select everything need to be downloaded at the begining. Now it will ask to download something more to use the android/ios development. I hope this kind of downloading can be selected at the very begining

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                          • Build configurations should allow you to specify an optional startup project.

                            Build configurations should allow you to specify an optional startup project.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow on-premis Release Management agents to talk to Release Management service in visual studio online

                              With update 4 we can use Release Management service in VSO but the deployments only work for azure. Please let us use this service with on-premiss RM agents.

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                              • Support binary diff configured through diff textconv setting

                                git allows customized diff binary files with textconv configuration. But VS does not seem supporting it. Please do. thanks.

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                                • Preserve user created solution folders when regenerating the solution in VST4U

                                  It is hugely useful to be able to debug add in dlls in Unity: http://unityvs.com/documentation/dll-debugging/ and it is great that the Unity plugin preserves the references to external projects when the solution is regenerated.

                                  It'd be nice if we could organise these external projects into solution folders and have the tool preserve to user defined folder structure as well as the project references when regenerating the solution.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • RE: Outlining. It will save lots of programmer time if Edit > Outlining included a command to toggle user defined REGION outlining in code.

                                      Outlining needs the ability for user to Expand/Collapse or just Toggle all user defined regions in code. This would save considerable programmers time over the course of a project.

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                                      • Provide Claims Authentication support for TFS

                                        Currently, TFS only supports Classic mode authentication and does not support the newer styles of authentication introduced with SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 for Claims-based authentication. This makes it very difficult to integrate SharePoint installations with all of the components using a single login/set of credentials. For example, a login is required for TFS, SharePoint, SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Analysis Services. TFS does not have the concept of Claims Authentication or an SSO model like SharePoint so integrating all of these systems together with a single login across servers using normal NTLM authentication is basically impossible. Having…

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                                        • Add a link to "Label" option in the new link type "Versioned Item"

                                          Hi,

                                          It would be nice to link a label or a versioned item by label to workitems.

                                          We use label for branch and folder for versionning purpose and it will be nice to link it to some specific workitem.

                                          It make it easier to retrieve label for specific component version and merging them.

                                          Best regards

                                          Kevin

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