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      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Merge pull request with Tagging at using git on Visual Studio Online.

      When I merge a pull request, I want to set tags at the same time, using git on Visual Studio Online.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improve support for multiple users using Web Deploy Publish Preview

        The Preview pane of the Web Publishing dialog in Visual Studio works quite nicely when you're the only developer working on the codebase. However, it seems to fall down when multiple developers publish. It includes a lot of phantom changes in the list (once you drill in, the two panes of the diff are the same).

        Perhaps the information used to detect changed files could be cached on the web application that is being published to. Of anything, that would be a great publish profile option.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Access review report for collections, projects

          How can you view the permissions for multiple projects in a collection at once? Currently have to look at one by one and need ability to review for multiple at a time. Is there a default report or query we can run to obtain the information. TFS 2010.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Simplify enum attributes

            Attributes for enums are overly complicated both in defining them and accessing them. Please simplify this as follows

            enum ItemSize { big, small };

            enum ItemTypes
            {
            [Attribute(ItemSize size=big)] car,
            [Attribute(ItemSize size=big)] truck,
            [Attribute(ItemSize size=small)] bicycle,
            [Attribute(ItemSize size=small)] skate
            }

            And then access them such.

            void ProcessItem(ItemType ty, string itemName)
            {
            ItemSize size = ty.Attribute(size);
            if (size == ItemSize.big)
            {
            ...
            }
            else if (size == ItemSize.small)
            {
            ....
            }
            }

            This could be achived by using current C#, .net 4.5 and VS 2013, but the method including getting the attributes is overly complex. This complex code could all be…

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow all characters in changeset names

              This is a really annoying issue that just frustrates me at times when I'm "in the zone" and trying to manage my mental work contexts. Please fix this - for both TFS and for Visual Studio Online. It's 2014, you should be able to escape characters properly. :)

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow try/catch refinement

                It would be nice to be able to catch more "refined" versions of the same exception... A classic example of this is the InvalidOperationException, in which there are a multitude of different operations that might generate this exception.

                What i'm thinking is some way to catch based on a property of the exception... I don't know what the syntax would be, but perhaps Possibly something like this:

                try {} catch(InvalidOperationException(message = "Foo") ex) {}

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Javascript/Typescript references in HTML

                  When creating a new JS or TS file you can add other references to the current page you’re working on. This would be a nice feature for HTML as well when you’re using an angular view.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Better Color Syntax Highlighting and Configuration

                    I think it's about time VS enhances the configuration of Color Syntax Highlighting in the following ways, in priority order:
                    1) Rather than clumping in a single huge list all bits of syntax across all languages that can be highlighted, categorize by language.
                    2) Allow for italic, underline, besides just bold.
                    3) Based on 1), show a "complete" sample of the highlighted language, rather than just a single line of a small clump of letters.
                    4) Within a language, allow for more distinctly highlight-able things.

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please Add Windows Phone 8.1 Call Notification

                      My sister is deaf and I would like to detect a phone call event so I can flash Philips Hue lights when a phone call is received.

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                        0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • To provide a "don't step into the current method anymore" debugger option

                        For the (native) Step Into Just My Code feature: in addition to manually-written .natstepfilter files, wouldn't it be great if, when debugging a function, we could somehow tell the debugger "In the future, don't step into the current method anymore".

                        This could, in turn, dynamically modify an "autodisables.natstepfilter" fies in the user Visualizers folder. What do you think?

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                          2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make files in shelveset readonly when unshelving as part of a TFS gated checkin build

                          Hi.

                          I'd like to request the ability to make the files from a shelveset read-only when they are unshelved as part of a TFS gated checkin build.

                          This can prevent subsequent builds to fail if the changed files as part of the shelveset are checked in, because subsequent builds will have those files marked as read-only when the code is checked out as part of the build. And so if there's a process in a subsequent build that tries to write to one of those files, it will fail. So I expect the gated check-in to behave in the same…

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • bring back work item field stack rank for user stories.

                            In July the stank rank field was removed. This field is still used and 'enhanced' by using drag and drop. This drag and drop is very neat, but it kills the ability to use Visual Studio client to create and modify stories.

                            I want the ability to specify stank rank manually.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Stop rearranging XAML when using designer

                              When editing my XAML using the visual designer, it often rearranges my XAML markup by putting tags previously on one line on multiple lines. This can greatly increase the number of lines in code, make the code harder to read, and definitely require more scrolling. I don't care if the designer creates new elements on one or multiple lines, but when it rearranges my entire document, it makes me very hesitant to use it. Please make rearranging of code optional through settings (or stop rearranging it altogether, since VS has the ability to do that manually already).

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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve NuGet package installation at project level

                                It's currently very painful to install NuGet packages on a new project that you just created within an existing solution. If you right-click the project itself and choose "Manage NuGet packages" you only have one way to install the packages that you need: go to Online and find the package that you want and install it.

                                However, this will always fetch the latest version of the package from the NuGet feed, when the rest of the solution might use a different version of that package. For example, if I were to install Ninject this way it would install 3.2.2.0 while…

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Due Date field on all work item templates instead of just Issues.

                                  In Visual Studio Online, you can't customize the templates and we have a need to have Due Date on all work item types in order to be able to track certain metrics for our company

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow to change code font size at different monitor

                                    Some developers use several monitor (2 or 3 or more) to coding with Visual Studio, it supports code editor displays in different monitor, but if monitor place as vertical, code font is smaller and can't adjust for best view. Please consider and add this function into VS IDE font editor.

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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • debug collections require filtering

                                      While debugging collections, please provide a way to filter on collections. When you have 100's or 1000's of items in a collection, it is time consuming to debug for specific data scenarios when the only options is to manually click through collection rows in memory.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Exporting Test cases from TFS into Excel

                                        Export test cases into excel sheet should include following functionalities
                                        1. include test steps as separate row
                                        2. include parameters for test cases that are parameterized

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a parameter to tfs-server.exe for an alternate installation directory

                                          You already have the code inside, because it can be changed through the GUI, but with a lot of (build) servers to install, this is not a good option.

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