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  1. Web deploy parameterization in website project

    Web.config parameterisation is not working for "website project" in visual studio 2013. I have created Parameters.xml and tried webdeploy as mentioned in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff398068.aspx.
    Based on my test, the data that in our own parameters.xml file won’t be added to the generated parameters.xml and SetParameters.xml files when I created a web deploy package.
    My project is very big and it is difficult to convert to "web application" project. Lot of people may face same issue.
    I would suggest incorporating web.config parameterisation featured with "Website Project" as well.

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      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Continue support for MBCS (Multi-Byte Character Sets) for MFC and C++

      After VS2013 the MBCS variants of the standard library and MFC are declared deprecated. Conversion to Unicode will cost our company litteraly thousands of productive hours (over 3 million source code lines to convert). So this deprecation is a bad idea. Please continue the support of these variants of C++ projects, and continue the support of MBCS in MFC!

      96 votes
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        13 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Diagnostics logs should show the vstest.console command line

        there are times we need to run the vstest.console manually so we can duplicate an issue on a Developer's machine ... but we cannot see the vstest.console command line in the diagnostics logs

        5 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Change Update Service Reference to a Background Process

            With large web services, updating the Service Reference sometimes takes 10-15 minutes. This would be perfect to complete in a background process, so one could continue working in the IDE.

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support code metric without Visual Studio on the server

              It would be great if the Visual Studio Code Metric Powertools for 2013 can be used on a build server without Visual Studio.

              12 votes
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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Hover on Javascript and show prompt

                I use VS2012, create a website, ASP.NET WEB website. In Scripts folder in Solution Explorer, there are a number of js files.

                So I create test.js file. I type $(, intellisense prompts, as the figure 1 shows.

                Then I type the whole statement and mouse hovers on $, no prompt shows.

                If I code in C#, mouse hovers on a function name or class name, there will be prompt as Figure 2.

                Can VS support "hover prompt" of Javascript?

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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/

                  15 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • allow me to skip an instance of an exception

                    I have a situation where software can run in two modes - remote and local. So the code is something like this:
                    try
                    {
                    MakeRemoteConnection()
                    }
                    catch
                    {
                    localmode=true;
                    }

                    Every time I try to debug in local mode, I have to deal with this exception. I would really like a way to say "this exception is expected - never break on it". You can do that by type, but type is too broad. In this case, the exception type is a common one used everywhere.

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                      1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • clickonce should be able to harvest query string parameters also from browsers other than Internet Explorer

                      Currently ClickOnce can harvest url parameters only for I.E this approache is passe . no developer can allow himself to deploy an app that it's functionality is limited only for I.E
                      usage : http://localhost/publisher/WindowsFormsApplication1.application?username=joeuser
                      this code works only for I.E
                      private NameValueCollection GetQueryStringParameters()
                      {
                      NameValueCollection nameValueTable = new NameValueCollection();

                      if (ApplicationDeployment.IsNetworkDeployed)
                      {
                      string queryString = ApplicationDeployment.CurrentDeployment.ActivationUri.Query;
                      nameValueTable = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(queryString);
                      }

                      return (nameValueTable);
                      }

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow multi HTML clients

                        Please make possible to add more than one HTML Client to a Lightswitch Project

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                          1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • filter product backlog on columns

                          It would be nice if the product backlog could be filtered. Just like filtering in excel or the (asp .net) gridview of DevExpress.com.
                          https://www.devexpress.com/Products/NET/Controls/ASP/Grid/

                          Now you have one large list with backlog items. If you could filter a particular column, then you could get instant overviews and you don't have to make a query.

                          74 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Update Online Documentation for TFS 2013 Work Item Workflows

                            There used to be some handy online end-user workflow (state transition) diagrams for each of the TFS 2012 Work Item Types e.g.
                            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee332491(v=vs.110).aspx

                            However, the Workflows don't appear to have been published for TFS 2013 on the equivalent page e.g.
                            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee332488.aspx

                            There appears to be some significant changes based on the following link (see the diagrams for one Work Item type at the end of the page):
                            http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh697436.aspx
                            Unfortunately the page doesn't show Workflow diagrams for all Work Item Types for all Process Templates.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow the Export of Process Templates from Existing Customised TFS Team Projects

                              It would be great if there was a feature to export the entire customised TFS Process Template from an existing Team Project. I would like to export the "full" customised Process Template file structure, in the same way (i.e. using Process Template Manager) I export the CMMI, Scrum and Agile Process Templates. I need to store the Process Template in Source Control in case I require an identical Team Project, and so that I can clearly see (e.g. using Visual Studio Compare) the changes resulting from an upgrade (e.g. TFS 2012 to 2013), and see the changes resulting from running…

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow the TFS Upgrade Configure Features Wizard to be Rerun

                                It would be good to have the ability to rerun the the TFS Upgrade Configure Features Wizard, particularly after yet-to-be-upgraded Process Template items (e.g. Work Item Type file) have been uploaded. Below is an example of when it would be useful:

                                1. We take a copy of the Live TFS environment and restore in the Trial TFS environment

                                2. We perform the trial upgrade in the Trial environment

                                3. We run the Wizard in the Trial environment

                                4. A change occurs to the Live TFS environment

                                5. We want to test the change (and the Wizard's impact on it) in…

                                2 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Direct support for PowerShell in pre/post build events

                                  Currently only cmd/batch files are supported. PowerShell is a great replacement available on every Windows box basically. Writing complex pre/post build scripts is way easier in PowerShell.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Use tags in alerts

                                    I want to use tags in my alerts query. I want to create an alert that when a workitem is changed with a particulair tag/tags I get notified.

                                    12 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Close user story when all tasks are complete

                                      As a scrum master / scrum team member, I want TFS to ask me to close the parent user story when all the underlying tasks have been completed as well so I don't have to remember to close the parent story myself.

                                      I would also like this functionality for Features when all User Stories have been completed, but this is secondary.

                                      (Hint: This feature exists in a competing product and it's GREAT!)

                                      14 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Visual Studio Online users with Advanced license to run tests

                                        In Visual Studio Online only users with Visual Studio Premium w MSDN are allowed to run tests.
                                        http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-online-overview-vs#AdditionalPageSections_1

                                        We have a few business users that need to organize their user acceptance tests and report bugs on them (and related them to the Backlog items).

                                        These business users can with Basic, Professional or Advanced do almost any other things in Visual Studio Online - but not run Test.
                                        I mean just run the test via the browser not via Test Manager or any other advanced tool.

                                        As it stands right now we need to buy a MSDN license for them and…

                                        19 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add support for expanded context menu items.

                                          Context menus in Visual Studio are cluttered with a lot of unused items. I suggest that, similar to a lot of places in Windows, expanded context menu support be added to Visual Studio so that the context menu is simplified with most used items in the right click context menu. Then if you need to do an advanced command, shift+right click will give you the additional options. The ability to modify which items show up in the expanded menu and standard menu would be an added plus!

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