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  1. Add shortcut to quickly open / close CodeLens function

    In Visual Studio 2013 Preview,
    CodeLens function is very powerful, but when we want to close or open it ... set step is too much. ( see Q&A : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dn269218(v=vs.120).aspx )

    Add a shortcut, when we need it just "click (shortcut)" and show it, when we close is same.

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      3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add properties to Entity Data Model designer that map to DataAnnotations attributes

      Currently, there's no simple way to add data annotation attributes (from System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace) to EF entities if you use code generation. You have to use metadata classes to prevent overwriting of your data annotations upon code regeneration.

      It would be nice if you added properties to the Entity Data Model designer property sheet that allow us to specify attributes like "Required", "DisplayName", "UIHint", "Range", etc. for entity properties. This would allow code generation templates themselves to embed data annotations directly into the generated code.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • IN app purchase for product with large catalog of offers

        This is what is said in an article titled “How to manage a large catalog of in-app offers (Windows Store apps using C#/VB/C++ and XAML)” in “How-to” session of “Dev Center- Window Store Apps”

        As mentioned earlier, the Windows Store only uses provided offer info to populate the PurchaseResults, and does not create a persistent association between a large catalog offer and Windows Store product listing. As a result you need to track user entitlement for large catalog offers, and provide offer-specific context (such as the name of the item being purchased or details about it) to the user outside…

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          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include an option in the build process template to Importing Automated Tests into Test Cases

          it is currently done by tcm command, but could automatically done if we are able to do it into the build process template. The workaround used by us right now is add a script after Test Runner, the scripts conaints the tcm testcase command, the problem is a TFS user is required to perform this action, so it is needed to write into the script the user name and password, but this is undesirable.

          Thank you very much.

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          • prevent normal users from accessing the admin section in TFS

            In Team Web Access, why are "normal" working members of the team even allowed to see the links for "Manage Server", or allowed to enter the admin section of the website?? Obviously, I can prevent that by making them limited users, but then they are unable to work with the back log items or with the team rooms.

            Noone except people who are marked as TFS administrators should be able to access the admin section of the Team Web site.

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            • Burndown chart should use the capacity of the team for the ideal trend

              It would be nice if the team's capacity is used for calculating the ideal trend within the burndown chart.

              Whenever one or more parttime team members are involved, the burndown is not 'reliable' / accurate enough to use.

              57 votes
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              • Import from TFS on premise to TFS Service

                We use on premise TFS 2012 for source control - would like to move this to the cloud based TFS Services.

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                • committed items should not appear on product backlog

                  We're using SCRUM and we need urgently return to see how we saw before upgrade.

                  We need submit only the items that are in new and approved states, because of the how way it is, impairs vision and prioritizing product backlog items.

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                  • add a static method GetInstance(..) to System.IO.FileSystemInfo

                    It would be goot to have a method like this on System.IO.FileSystemInfo that returns either a FileInfo or a DirectoryInfo:

                    public static FileSystemInfo GetInstance(string path) {
                    if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(path)) throw new ArgumentNullException("path");
                    path = Path.GetFullPath(path);
                    if (Directory.Exists(path)) return new DirectoryInfo(path);
                    return new FileInfo(path);
                    }

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring Back Private Accessor

                      Deprecated with VS 2012, I think the work suggestions around are not really handy (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh507838.aspx).

                      Using PrivateObject is not really productive. In case you need to rename a method, you have to do a String.Replace. Not type safe, no IntelliSense support.

                      To create a reflection framework by myself does not seem to be a valid option. Who has the time to build up the required knowledge and support the framework?

                      Declaring the code needed by the test as internal and use InternalsVisibleToAttribute means to soften my initial intention on who should be able to access the code. When…

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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a `sync` keyword with similar semantics to `async`.

                        The keyword would suppress warning CS1998: This async method lacks 'await'.

                        It would not enable `await` as a keyword in the method.

                        It would rewrite the method to return a task, like so (semantically very similar):

                        public T Method()
                        {
                        var _tcs = new TaskCompletionSourceOrEquivalent();
                        try
                        {
                        _tcs.SetResut(new Func<T>(() =>
                        {
                        // The rest of the method goes here...
                        })());
                        }
                        catch (Exception ex)
                        {
                        _tcs.SetException(ex);
                        }

                        return _tcs.Task;
                        }

                        Justification
                        * It would prevent advanced users from having to suppress or work around the warning. (With #pragma, or a manual task completion sources).
                        * It could help improve the…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide Alert capability for Memory Events

                          There is no Memory Events metric in the metric list, thus there is no way to set alert on it.

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                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make it easier to change the base class

                            its hard to change the base class of an partial class.
                            especially if this class is an user control, because there is no way to change it in the .g.i.cs file
                            please add a function like the rename function

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a WITH Statement to C# like the one in Visual Basic

                              Add a WITH Statement to C# like the one in Visual Basic. For example:

                              with (object) {
                              .property1 = value1;
                              .property2 = value2;
                              }

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                              • Amend TFS licensing to allow use of SQL Server Always On for on premise when used for TFS only

                                Amend TFS licensing to allow use of SQL Server Always On for on-premise deployments when used for TFS only. At present only allowed to use SQL Server Standard edition which does nto support Always-On.

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                                • TFS unattended setup

                                  Today it is possible to run tfs_server.exe unattended using the /quiet option, but there is no way to specify a different installation path.

                                  See http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/8baf0b26-8c79-4d3d-b58f-e36c98b48c91/automate-upgrade-of-tfs-build-servers-on-custom-directory?forum=tfsadmin

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                                  • TFService - Full backup of the repositories and restore to an on-premises installation

                                    My organization would love to switch from our TFServer to the TFService but their is one big restriction that is stopping us, the leg of making full backups to on-premises installation in case of emergency.

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                                    • Support changing the client side vendor id (option 43) in DHCP.

                                      Support changing the client side vendor id (option 43) in DHCP.
                                      It is currently hardcoded to "MSFT 5.0".
                                      It is not up to you to specify the vendor id of our product.
                                      The vendor id should be overrideable.

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • append js when adding a new javascript file

                                        When right-clicking and selecting new Javascript file a dialog is displayed that asks for the file name.

                                        The IDE should append .js to the filename if no extension is provided by the user

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Digests of e-mail alerts

                                          I would like for there to be an option in TFS to for "Digests" of alerts - so that a busy team members could get a digest of activity over a period of time, instead of seeing an email generated every time that a colleague changes a work item.

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