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  1. Source Control Explorer: Check-out on double click

    We use source control for all our company files (source code, batch files and build scripts, precompiled binaries, word documents, excel spreadsheets, bitmap images, 3DStudioMax scenes, etc), many of which are edited externally to Visual Studio, usually by non-programmers.

    Currently if you double-click a file in the SCE, it "views" that file by launching the associated editor (Word, Excel) on it. Due to the way these apps in particular handle read-only files, you can't then retroactively check out the file. This makes it very clumsy and frustrating to use. Even if you remember to check out first, you must choose…

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow navigate backwards from a build should navigate to the build explorer screen

      From Build Explorer, double click a queued build.
      The build is opened in preview.
      Click the back button, or navigate backwards with the keyboard.
      Expected that the build explorer is shown.
      Actual: the last code file used is shown.

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      • Allow collapse build activity log tree

        The build activity log is a tree with significant amount of detail. Much of the time when I'm working on build stuff I don't care about most of the tree, but only a small portion. Please make the activity log collapsable to reduce the information overload.

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        • I want to set multiple activity types per resource

          I want to set multiple activity types per resource, at this moment I can only set one activity per resource

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Inline Disassembly

            I would like to have a inline disassembler. Remember when you introduced vectorcall? There where little balloons with disassembly inside it. I know, it was just a quick example of the disassembly of vectorcalled code, but I would love it, if you'd implement it on this way.

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            • Support Dynamic Web Templates

              Include support for Dynamic Web Templates. This feature existed in Expression Web. With EW being removed as an MS product, it would be nice to move it's capabilities into VS.

              VS is great for ASP.NET, but in many cases ASP.NET is a massive overhead that does not fit a website project. HTML5 is preferred for general website design, but a method for consistancy is still needed, thus Dynamic Web Templates.

              I create and manage websites for non-profits. In most cases they host the website on whatever platform is free or donated. Providing the website in HTML and PHP is the…

              67 votes
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                5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow optionally authenticating as any user when debugging a LightSwitch application

                An application may have custom code either in the service layer or the UI layer, that behaves differently according to properties of the authenticated user.

                Currently when running in debug mode we're always authenticated as TestUser. It's not convenient to have to deploy the application to test such custom code, and not being able to debug it in Visual Studio.

                I suggest that LightSwitch has an option, parameter or any kind of condition (even if set by custom code) that will disable the feature to force the user to TestUser during debugging.

                44 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow debug sessions with Windows Store apps from different Microsoft accounts

                  Debugging Windows Store apps using an Microsoft authentication mechanism is difficult if different users should be used. Running the app from a different user using the LiveAuthClient class from the Live SDK (similar is true for the OnlineIdAuthenticator), it is required to login to the different user and start Visual Studio from here. Don't forget to uninstall the app with the previous user, otherwise it cannot be installed from the new user. It would be a lot easier to start the debug session from within Visual Studio with a different user. This would make testing and debugging a lot easier.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • multiple bookmark sets

                    Our solution file has 130 projects within it so is very large. Depending on what part of the code base I’m working on I create a set of bookmarks to navigate to the correct places. Obviously has the work changes I remove an existing set of bookmarks and create a new set.
                    It would be really good if I could save a defined set of bookmarks somewhere and be able to load them in if I’m working on that area of the code. This would save me having to recreate them each time.

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • using Rational Quality Manager, we can test Coded UI testcases using command line tool provided by RQM.

                      using Rational Quality Manager, we can test Coded UI testcases using command line tool provided by RQM.
                      In the sameway, TFS should provide a feasibility to execute third party test cases(HP QC or RFT) through Command line.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow me to link Visual C++ filters to specific directories

                        Please give me a way to associate a directory for a given filter (ie folder) in VC++. The directory would be used as the default when I click on a filter and run the Add New wizard. This would help greatly on larger projects with elaborate directory structures.

                        Here is an example of how the current setup is maddening. Imagine I am working on something that has a directory structure like this

                        \Foo
                        \build
                        \msvc << VC++ files here
                        \brandX << build/make files for your competition
                        \include
                        \Algorithms
                        sort.h
                        \Collections
                        vector.h
                        \src
                        \Algorithms
                        sort.cpp
                        \Collections
                        vector.cpp

                        I can create Filters…

                        51 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add https Website URL link to the Windows Azure Activity Log after deployment complete

                          After publishing a cloud web service the GUID based URL is displayed as a hyper link in the Windows Azure Activity Log window.

                          Can you please detect that the deployed web-role only exposes an https endpoint and hence display the hyperlink as https or display both a http and an https hyperlink.

                          Every time I publish I need to copy and paste the url and then edit the http to be https.

                          Thanks,

                          Richard

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                            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • VSTS Load Test Client side perf statistics measurement

                            Currently VSTS Load test framework doesn't provide detailed client side statistics. Like when response time for any request is recorded it provides very few details like TTFB. We require more detailed statistics like DNS Lookup time, connection time, Receive time, round trip time etc. This should be inbuilt to Visual studio load test framework. Currently for measuring these statistics we have to depend on external tools/utilities which increases scripting time, analysis time and reporting time. Also these tools have very limited supporting configuration.

                            3 votes
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                            • Provide the workflow item type customization fascility

                              Provide the workflow item type customization fascility

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Please provide forward & backword navigation for "Source Control explorer" on TFS

                                  For those who uses TFS extensively, I personally feel missing the advantage of
                                  forward & backword navigation option for exploring items in source control explorer.

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                                  • TFS - Allow adding any/all fields to user stories and features

                                    Users/Administrators should be able to add any/all fields to the screens used to create/edit user stories and features. You can select the fields in the column listing but you can't actually get any information into many of the fields because they are not exposed!

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                                    • Fix "Find all References" in C++

                                      Fix "Find All Refererences" in Visual C++ so that it returns only valid references. It currently returns a list of unrelated items with the same name, including items that might be in MFC. I have a function named "LoadFrame" that loads a drawing image. When I do "Find All References" it gives me a list of items in MFC code related to loading frame windows. The functions signatures aren't even the same.

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                                      • radial gradient brush

                                        Please add Radial Gradient Brush in Windows Store. I am trying to port a silverlight game to windows store and need this for lots of my effects, flame , smoke , gasses, lights..

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                                        • Stop having Code Analysis window take focus during builds

                                          When building a solution, the Code Analysis window/tab always gets focus during a build. This is highly disruptive, as I often modify code during builds, and when this window pops up as I am typing, it screws up what I was working on. Furthermore, it's just plain annoying (particularly when it is docked in the same panel as the Solution tab.

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