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  1. Add Check/IF Activity in Release Template

    It should be possible to check a condition before executing a release activity. For example to check if a website exits before removing a website or check for a folder before deleting the folder.

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      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a NuGet section into Add Reference dialog to show assemblies from installed packages

      Add a NuGet section into Add Reference dialog to show there assemblies from installed packages.
      When you retarget a PCL library usually you need to reinstall NuGet packages to reference correct assemblies. Or if the target PCL profile differ for you PCL library and for your app you need to manually add correct reference from NuGet package folder. So you need to browse for it which is very annoying!

      9 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Change the Browser Link icon

        The [enable|disable] Browser Link icon is represented by a clockwise arrow and I often get this confused with the Restart icon which is represented by a counterclockwise arrow. It would be great to change this to something else, such as a bidirectional horizontal arrow.

        7 votes
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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement XSLT 3.0 for .Net

          Fully support XSLT 3.0 in .Net (Including XQuery 3.0 and XPath 3.0)

          http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt-30/

          260 votes
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            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Unmanaged generic type constraint + generic pointers

            Add an "unmanaged"/"blittable" generic type constraint and use it to allow generic pointers and related features. Related post by Eric Lippert:
            http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7551461/c-sharp-generic-constraint-where-is-not-class/7557040#7557040

            The end result would allow this sort of code:

            unsafe void DoSomeStuff<T>() where T : unmanaged
            {
            T t = new T();
            T* tPointer = &t;
            T* aBunchOfT = stackalloc T[100];
            var tSize = sizeof(T);
            byte* aBunchOfBytes = stackalloc byte[tSize * 100];
            T* aBunchOfCastedT = (T*)bunchOfBytes;
            }

            Performance critical generic data structures, particularly those using preallocated pools of memory, would be a good example use case for this.

            Currently, a data structure using pointers to represent data would…

            187 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • I'm missing the context menu option "Create Test Case from Test" from VS 2010 which has vanished in VS 2012

              I'm missing the context menu option "Create Test Case from Test" from VS 2010 (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380741(v=vs.100).aspx) which has vanished in VS 2012. This requires me to create a test case separately prior to associating a test method with test case. Previously the context menu option used to create a "test case" automatically for me based on the chosen method which I could alter to include proper sprint, test case title etc before saving.

              33 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • PLEASE allow for easy copy of VSTF work item number within a template!

                My area switched to an out-of-box template and one of the "features" is completely missing: ability to copy the work item ID number from the template.

                Since my area has switched to this new template, there has been at least a dozen or so occurrences where someone misread of fat-fingered the work item ID number when sending out an email.

                An easy solution would be to put the work item ID number within a template field so it can easily be cut/copied/pasted.

                See attached file for visual explanation.

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add async callstack support for more than just Modern Apps

                  With VS 2013 you guys made it possible to see where an async call originated from in the callstack. But this feature only works for Win8 apps. It would be much more useful if support for it were extended to all of .NET.

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow custom format strings for boolean values

                    I would like to be able to specify how string.Format displays the True and False values of Boolean variables.

                    For example I would like the following C# snippet to output "Boiler: On" rather than "Boiler: True":

                    bool boilerIsOn = true;
                    Console.WriteLine("Boiler: {0:On:Off}", boilerIsOn );

                    6 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Send notification on code review comment reply

                      When entering a code review comment I would like to get a notification when somebody replies on my comment.

                      Now I need to search through my email to check whether somebody give me a reply.

                      12 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make inline if(?) without else

                        As you know many of developers use inline if, and there are many cases when really we need only one case. For example we write
                        textBlock1.Text = textBlock1.Text.Lenght > 20 ? textBlock1.Text.Substring(0,20) : textBlock1.Text;
                        But, we can simply write
                        textBlock1.Text = textBlock1.Text.Lenght > 20 ? textBlock1.Text.Substring(0,20);

                        6 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • See which test plans/runs are running on a lab environment

                          Via MTM lab management you can now only see that the lab environment is running tests.

                          I would like to see which test runs/plans are running and also those that have been queued for running in the lab environment.

                          Purpose: In a situation where multiple teams can use the same environments for their regression tests, it would be very handy for an admin to see who is running the tests and also which ones are queued.

                          Also to set priority, similar as in the build queue in TFS.

                          123 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow multiple Git or TFVC repositories in a single Team Project

                            When creating a new repo for a Team Project I would like to be able to select wither I would like to have a Git or TFVC repo. This would allow existing Team Projects to experiment with Git as well as removing the need for a non-refundable choice when creating a Team project.

                            25 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Optional Flag for Coded UI Test Builder Adding FrameworkID Search Property

                              We need to create our Coded UI Maps to be backwards compatible with VS 2012 and VS 2010. When upgrading to VS2013 our solution doesn't change other than adding settings to ask what development environment to properly configure itself for that version of Visual Studio. This design was great because it allows our solution to be backwards compatible. When adding new controls in a CodedUI UIMap we get a new search property 'FrameworkID' which is not backwards compatible because older version of Visual Studios doesn't know of this value.

                              So I am wondering if we could get an option in…

                              11 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • RegularExpression in SearchProperties

                                Hi!

                                I write an example which shows what i mean.
                                I would like to find a window which has got a title with dynamic content.
                                For example the next titles are the possible cases:
                                1. "AAAAAAAA This is a window title ASDASDASD and this is the end"
                                2. "BBBBBBBB This is a window title WSDWSDWSD and this is the end too"
                                3. "CCCCCCCC This is a window title ASDASDASD and this is the end or not"
                                4. "........ This is a window title ASDASDASD"

                                I would like to find the 2. title.
                                If i could use regex, i use the…

                                21 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show real dates instead of "3 days ago" in Build, Work item tracking and Version Control

                                  In several places of the product, dates are shown as "3 days ago" rather than the real date. Telling me that a build finished "3 days ago" is not very useful to me and frequently reduces my efficiency.

                                  Please change the way how the dates are shown. Ideally add a global TFS setting to define how dates are shown in both the web portal and in visual studio. If the setting is set to "real dates", then show the date including time (hh:mm:ss)

                                  195 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Generate and Infer the type 'y' declaration for C# if (!x.Try(out y)) { error; } pattern

                                    Automate the editing experience such that the y out-type declaration you'd have to write prior to the Try(out y ..), would be prepared by the IDE at the point which you have decided which possible Try- overload you want to use.

                                    At this point the IDE could write the "InferredType y = ***;" for you, and you would only need to fill in the blank, without needing to manully navigate back above the Try.. call and create the declaration.

                                    http://channel9.msdn.com/Forums/Coffeehouse/Why-Roslyns-inline-declaration-expressions-are-no-panacea

                                    3 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

                                      Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

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                                        7 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make WPF Open Source like MVC or EF

                                        It seems that WPF is not in the Microsoft plans for a near future. And lots of developers still use this as a rich platform for desktop.
                                        Please make WPF oepn source, following the success of MVC and EF.

                                        In that way, the community will keep improving the platform.

                                        92 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please provide SQL monitoring

                                          Please provide SQL monitoring

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                                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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