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  1. Add the Ability to customize the Backlog Task Board

    Our team just noticed the "Resolved" swimlane column recently appeared on the Task Board. We don't want this to show. For us, Tasks are to be only new, active, or closed.

    -add the ability to remove or add columns
    - create a storyboard for the current sprint, that shows swimlanes only for stories, reflecting their current state.

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    • Change the link structure in MTM to allow a user to link requirements in TFS directly to expected results

      Currently, you are only given the option to link requirements/user stories in visual studio online to a test case in MTM as a whole. I would like the ability to link these directly to the expected result that is testing that requirement. This would allow greater visibility into test case management - specifically, when a requirement/user story changes, I would know exactly the test step that would need to be modified.

      3 votes
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      • Store and retrieve secret variables in Build vNext

        Hello,

        I've seen that we're able to add secret variables for sensitive data to build definition. The only issue is that I'm not sure how to retrieve them.

        How can I access this data to perform deployment to azure cloud service?

        4 votes
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        • Add ability to view a visual model of a code first objects in visual studio 2015

          Add ability to view a visual model of a code first objects in visual studio 2015.

          The entity framework power tools beta 4 never made it out of beta and stopped dev in 2013 or so.. and it doesn't install on 2015 anyway.

          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18658078/how-do-you-create-a-visual-model-of-entityframework-code-first

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • I would like the ability to filter the task board based on activity type

            I would like the ability to filter the task board based on activity type

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            • Visual Studio should support leading commas when formatting code

              Currently, Visual Studio doesn't support the leading comma notation, like this:

              o = new O( 1
              , "a"
              , 1235
              );

              or like this:

              o = new O()
              { a = 1
              , b = "a"
              , c = 1235
              }

              Please support this very user friendly kind of notation.

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • IP wise hit reports

                in APP insights can we see a IP wise hit reports also it would be great if we can configure some alerts over it so we may come to know if there is data crawling in our website from a bad bot.

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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Query Result columns should have an option to truncate the beginning of the value instead of the end

                  When viewing query results in a large table, often times certain columns are not wide enough to see the important information, which is truncated off.

                  For example, I might have a column called AreaPath. Looking down the column I have the following values:
                  FirstParty/Applications/Controls/Scrollbar
                  FirstParty/Applications/Controls/Checkbox
                  FirstParty/Applications/Controls/ListView

                  But since the column isn't wide enough I see:
                  FirstParty/Appli...
                  FirstParty/Appli...
                  FirstParty/Appli...

                  I would like to see:
                  ...ontrols/Scrollbar
                  ...ntrols/Checkbox
                  ...ontrols/ListView

                  3 votes
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                  • Create more cordova-samples on GitHub

                    Cordova-Samples on https://github.com/Microsoft/cordova-samples is a great start, but there needs to be more samples.

                    Initial Ideas:
                    Understanding Modules Internal, External, Export.
                    How to use tsconfig.json with external modules.
                    How to install definitelytyped packages with TSD and tsd.json.
                    Basics of requireJS and Cordova.
                    Promises and WinJS
                    How to add front-end packages with Bower.
                    ....

                    Community Created Cordova-Samples:
                    Sample Process: Community members create cordova-samples using VS2015, submit project files and docs to VSCordovaTool team for review, team suggest changes, user makes necessary changes, etc. and finally user creates pull request on GitHub.

                    7 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow some kind of "rich comments" in the code

                      Many times, traditional code comments are not enough, for example when you want to show a mathematical formula or a diagram that explains the code. Nowadays,many programmers solve this problem copying web links into the code comments, telling the programmer that is reading the code where can he find more info.

                      Inspired by the "web note" feature in Microsft Edge, it came to my mind that it would be great to have some of feature in the IDE where the programmer can write, draw, and place images in a white canvas. Then, that "canvas annotations" would be uploaded to the…

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Changeset History search: show total lines updated - Metrics

                        In the Code -> History -> Changesets view, it would be nice to get a total line count of modifications of the changesets that you just searched/filtered.
                        This would help us keep track of metrics - something management cares about.

                        3 votes
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                        • add the crystal report also to the visual studio 2013. it will more good..

                          add the crystal report also to the visual studio 2013. it will more good..

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Pair programming in visual studio editor (working with more persons in one workspace)

                            When pair programming two programmers want to work on the same file(s) real time. To do this the first user can invite a team member to join the same project from an other computer. All changes the users make are shown on both computers.

                            This will deliver the feature faster when working on trivial parts of the implementation. For less trivial parts they can work behind one monitor. This feature can also be used to do tutoring or code in code reviews from remote.

                            14 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • C++ "Add Class" template should support input of namespace

                              C++ "Add Class" template should support input of namespace, and generated header should have 'general' safe guard using ifndef..define..endif

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Quote CSV fields when saving the results of a query to a CSV file

                                When running a query from VS and viewing the results, you can save the results as a CSV file. The main issue is that the columns in the generated CSV file aren't surrounded by quotes. If a field has a comma in it, then it screws up the columns and makes it much harder to parse the CSV file.

                                3 votes
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                                • Allow users to search within a project for a specific term while excluding another term, like using the minus sign before a term in an onlin

                                  Allow users to search within a project for a specific term while excluding another term, like using the minus sign before a term in an online search engine.

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                                    • Trend by sprint not just by week

                                      Since we're supposed to be having sprints in TFS, why not let us chart against sprints not weeks. The reason this matters is that a trend chart against four weeks, say, drops data off the early end for each new day, even though those data points may all be in the same sprint. So for sprint-to-sprint trend reporting, charts are currently useless.

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                                      • Drag and drop one or more classes in Solution Explorer to a project folder

                                        Drag and drop a class from a solution cs file to a new file. If a single cs file exists for several classes they should be able to be extracted through a drag and drop mechanism by simply selecting on the classes in solution explorer and then moving them to an alternate location or folder.

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                                        • Batch Build should allow building projects in parallel

                                          When using batch build to build every configuration for a solution, it executes the different configurations one at a time. So if I have Debug and Release flavors for both x86 and x64, It will build Debug x86, then Release x86, then Debug x64, and finally Release x64 before moving on to the next project. No projects are build in parallel.

                                          This is not about using the /MP compiler switch option for C++ to enable multiprocess compiles. This feature works fine during batch builds. It is does tie into the feature that allows visual studio to do parallel project builds.…

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