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  1. ID's in Kanban board

    In the Kanban board,

    Please add the "ID" of both PBI and Task. At least on a tooltip when MouseOver

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Easy to use Currency Control

      Currently it is not possible to format the currency. Like this:

      American: 1,200.00 €

      Germany: 1.200,00 €

      The Formatting property on Server Side doesn't work. Using a selfmade Control works till you save your Data and the edmx File e.g. Server code doesn't know how to save the data.

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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add font, font size, align left, align center, align right, justify to TFS 2012

        When doing copy-paste from some text to team web access (description for some bug,product backlog item etc.), I can not change font size. If the text that I copied is really big or small, I can not find a way to decrease or increase its size.I could do this while using old TFS. It was better.
        And also , there is no way to use "SHIFT+ENTER" while writing some text. Listing is one of things I usually use. When I write an item, sometimes I want to write another else exactly under it without putting listing mark. On TFS 2012,…

        16 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Associate Multiple CodedUI test methods to single testcase in MTM

          Currently we can't associate multiple test methods in a Coded UI test to a single testcase in MTM.

          This will be useful since , generally we wont try to automate a testcase as a single testmethod.
          Fo ease of understanding and maintenance, we split them into small steps.

          Testmethods are written as Step001, Step002,Step003 etc

          But in MTM when trying to associate, we can select only Step001 or Step002 but not multiple steps.

          So it would be great if we have an option in MTM to associate the required steps or dll containing all steps.

          Thanks,
          Vishnu V. Potti

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Extend MFC exception handling to include std::exception

            Currently, MFC handles all CException derived exceptions in AfxCallWndProc (wincore.cpp, line 288) if they creep out of user's code and thus calls CWinApp::ProcessWndProcException. However, any exception based on std::exception thrown from any library code, for instance, will not be caught. Since this is a global MFC function, there is also no easy way to override the default behaviour.
            Please consider to append a catch block in AfxCallWndProc where all std::exception-based errors are caught as well. This will increase robustness of MFC applications.

            10 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add support for Windows Store apps written in F# ... show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI dev

              add support for Windows Store apps written in F# (FSharp) ... to show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI development.
              <a href="https://github.com/dmitry-a-morozov/fsharp-wpf-mvc-series/wiki/Intro"; > link </a>

              247 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • WeakDelegate

                The title says it all.

                The oldest posts on the web concerning weak delegates are from as early as 2004 and in my opinion it’s quite embarrassing, that Microsoft hasn’t been able to implement a-easy-to-use solution for this problem in over a decade.
                Personally I’d really like to know where the big problem is. As far as I understand it, the target of the delegate needs to be stored as weak reference and the methods Combine and Remove have to remove the delegates with collected targets.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add IntegratedShell as a target SKU for the TFS Git Extension provider VSIX

                  The TFS Git Provider for Visual Studio 2012 does not allow installation on the IntegratedShell SKU (notably, SSDTBI for SQL Server 2012 and 2014 are still the VS2012 IntegratedShell).

                  The VSIX should be updated to support the installation scenario where only VS2012 IntegratedShell is installed on the machine, both for SSIS-only developers to integrate into a TFS 2012/Git shop and developers using VS2013 and SSDTBI.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatically load project references

                    If I open a Visual Studio project with project references that can be found, it would great if I could automatically add the project references into the solution instead of having to do it manually.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • MTM scripts should have an option to close an unexpected error messages when they appear instead of just stopping the script

                      When I used Testcomplete for automated tests, and an unexpected error message appeared, the scripts would do a screen shot of the message then attempted to close the error message box and continue on. In MTM - VS 2010, the scripts just stop.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow partial check-in / commits

                        When making a commit in Xcode, a diff window is opened with the ability to exclude blocks that were changed (attachment).

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to delay verification of synchronization between model and source files.

                          Hi,
                          Each time I open my database project, Visual studio runs a heavy process of verification of synchronization between model and source files.

                          Message in status bar says "Verifying your model is synchronized with your source files. Your database projects will be ready after XXXX operations are competed"

                          If we can have an option to delay this at build time, this can improve resource utilization on developer machine.

                          As, I have around 15k files in DB project this process takes a long time.

                          7 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create a new view in TFS Task Board to view backlog as a User Story Map

                            Using the new Features capability in TFS 2013, add a new view in Task Board to view backlog as a User Story Map, allowing teams to visualize their system and helping them to prioritize and plan their releases. (http://www.agileproductdesign.com/blog/the_new_backlog.html)

                            220 votes
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                              under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add parameter to DeploymentItem (DeploymentItemAttribute) to allow failing the test if the files are missing

                              Sometimes files get moved around in source control in such a way that the [DeploymentItem] files/folders are not located in the build output folder, but the when the test runner evaluates the DeploymentItems if the files/folders are missing it just fails silently.

                              This can cause particular hassles when trying to manage the folder differences between one machine and another, such as between a developer's machine and a build server.

                              One might suggest using only relative paths to solve the issue with machine differences, but a developer might be working with a build server configuration over which he has no control,…

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                                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • avoid errors in windows ce compact 2013

                                when i create a Platform builder project it displays an errors, so what i want is to avoid those errors that happens when i make an compact os.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add some primitive UML editing into Premium edition

                                  Please add some primitive ablity to edit some (Class diagram, Sequence diagram) to VS Premium or Pro version.
                                  The main reason to do this is that UML is the common language for teams, and part of standart, not all team members have Ultimate license and they dont have this ability to communicate.
                                  In this case to maintain common standart all teams reject VS UML from theirs workflow.
                                  I think, that most simple features (drawing, commenting) should be allowed in Premium or Pro edition.

                                  15 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Logging Issue with Multiple AgentScopes on same BuildAgent

                                    I have a custom Build Process, wich does quite a large number of AgentScopes. The agents are detected by matching Tag, so it's possible that one agent is used multiple times.
                                    The problem is: If the Agent is used the second time, the log from the first will be overridden (because its filename differs on the agentId).

                                    May specify the filename in a other Way. Thank you!

                                    12 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • enter breakpoints on all functions

                                      It would be really rgeat to be able to right click on a file opened in the IDe and then have the context menu show , breakpoints on all the functions.

                                      This is available in gdb , and it should be great to have it

                                      3 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow total control of installation path

                                        Due to the limitation that I cannot tell Visual Studio 2010 to install *only* to the drive I designate in the installer, I simply cannot use this IDE because the C drive, which Visual Studio keeps wanting to install 2.2GB to and 1.7GB on my programs designated drive, is all but full with my OS taking up the space that it does. Please do something about this; as a DigiPen student, I can't afford to be missing out on the largely time-saving breakpoints feature.

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ability to add custom field for the Test Run for each step

                                          I want to be able to add a custom field for the Test Run for each step, it's like the comment field, so it appears during the running of the test case for each step.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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