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  1. If I commit with WorkItem "Associated", it should mean that work is not done and I'm still work on that WorkItem

    Unless disrupted my workflow is: take a task, do a little coding, commit, do a little more coding, commit, repeat.
    a) It's already suggested that you make "Associated" default instead of "Resolved"
    b) When I commit VS shouldn't forget that I work on the WorkItem. I should not have to drag the WorkItem from "Available work items" to "In progress work" again and again.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Easier to see all comparison for all pending changes

      In team explorer - pending changes I want it to be easier to see all changes in all files. This is a workflow I insist all devs have: before commit they should go through every single change and verify they want it.
      I don't know how you do it, but it must be easier than remembering what file you're comparing now, choose next file, right click, choose "compare with..." in context menu, and then afterwards navigate to the pending changes window (cause if you have only one screen you have to abandon the pending changes window while you're looking at…

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Restore Sheveset comments to Find Shelvesets UX

        In earlier versions of VS/TFS (e.g. 2010), the Find Shelvesets dialog listed the changeset comment associated with the shelveset, along with the shelveset name, the owner name and the date/time. In VS/TFS 2013, the changeset comment is no longer visible in the Find Shelvesets UX - please put it back! I give my shelvesets systematic names based on who made the change, when and in what product, but I cannot devine from that what the focus of the changes might be - that information is in the changeset comment, which I can no longer see.

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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • The new Visual Studio 2012 Find dialog is frustrating

          - The fact you can't undock it from the upper-right corner is bad for those of us with vertical monitors. Please make it a floating window again.

          - The fact that you can't find forwards and backwards at the same time without first clicking a little dropdown arrow is maddening.

          - The thin little lines which tell you if Match Case, Match Whole Word, etc are enabled is way too hard to see, plus they dissapear entirely when your mouse hovers over them or when they have focus.

          - I miss being able to perform a Find in Files, and…

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Feature to show code navigation paths to an object

            More specifically: Show possible code paths to a specific class member or class members of specific type from current location in code

            It always happens that you are coding inside a method and you wonder how you can access object X of type Z from where you are. Is it available through `this.A.K.D.X` or through `this.G().N.T.C.X` or through `SomeStaticClass.I[0].M.R.E().F`?

            Of course you can find usages/references of class Z and for each of the references look up references again until you find a path to your current location in code (i.e. this), but it will be much more helpful if we…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Users to add test results to TFS 2013 Web Access Home Page

              We love TFS, especially since you seem to be moving more MTM functionality over to Web Access (Shared Test Cases & Parameters). I also enjoy the new homepage, as a lot of data can be displayed there via queries and charts... But, the lack of test results being readily view-able, troubles me. I know I can go into the test tab to see this; I know that I can go into the project portal for this data. But why not have it as a user-configurable option on the homepage? Why can't I have a query displaying the number of failed…

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                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow C# code directly in XAML (instead of Converters) a la Razor

                As in ASP.NET MVC, where we can have C# code embedded in the generation of cshtml files via the Razor engine, a similar approach could be used in XAML to allow complex expressions and code, plus avoiding writing tedious Converters.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • More stencils and mockups for Skecthflow Blend

                  More stencils and mockups for Skecthflow Blend, stencils and mockups for Sharepoint, Team Foundation Server, Dashboards, etc...

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • add a TabSize property for UI Elements in WPF that contain text

                    Allow the user to choose how many space a tab character represents in a UI element that contains text

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                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Persist pinned state for Test Explorer, Error List and Output in center dock location

                      When the following IDE views Error List, Output, and Test Explorer are docked on the edges of the IDE they will persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened. When the IDE views are pinned to the center/main editor dock location they will not persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened.

                      The IDE views do keep the pinned state if an existing IDE is open with their state and new IDE instances are loaded. They will open with the pinned state set. But if all IDE instances are closed and the state will…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Include files needed for codedUI in setup

                        The error described here: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/807908/unable-to-run-mtm-automated-test-cases-through-tfsbuild-2013-rtm-with-labdefaulttemplate-11-xaml is not solved in 2013.2 As a workaround I have copied the following files from a VS 2013 client to the controller:
                        Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Common.dll Microsoft.VisualStudio.QualityTools.Resource.dll
                        I don't understand why they are needed on the controller, but if needed they should be part of the buildcontroller installation.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Find and Replace for Test Steps

                          As in Excel it would be nice to have a Find and Replace (Strg+F) function. This would make the creation of Test Cases easier.
                          Sometimes you I copy a Test Case and just have to change one term but in different test steps. ATM I have to do it one by one.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Seperate Test Step attachment for Action and Result

                            Sometimes you need attachments for the Action and for the Result too. ATM both are shown in the Runner, but the user doesn't know what is action attachment and what is Result attachment. To increase the usability it would be nice to differentiate the attachment for the Action and/or Result

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Break out of inner loops

                              There's often a need to break out of inner loops. Suggested syntax:

                              for i=1 to 10
                              for j= 1 to 10

                              if Condition then exit for i ' jumps out of both loops
                              if OtherCondition then exit for ' jumps out of j loop
                              next
                              next

                              You can get round it by mixing For and While loops but this is cumbersome. And using Booleans is even worse.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a feature to VSTS test tool that capture the ActiveX Control's processing times.

                                  Please add a feature to VSTS web and load test tools that captures the processing times of ActiveX Controls in the application.

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                                  • Add a Feature to capture the processing and rendering times of 3D files view and rendering of video streaming files

                                    Add a Feature to capture the processing and rendering times of 3D files view and rendering of video streaming files. Adding this feature to VSTS ultimate Webtest and load test tool can be more useful to capture streaming videos and and frames associated with the video or frame set file.

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                                    • Service Broker External Activator make Configuration easier

                                      It would be nice if configuring the Service Broker External Activator service was available via some description of user interface. It's not immediately initiative and there aren't many good example around online regarding the best way to configure it.

                                      Perhaps a VS project type or tool?

                                      Thanks,

                                      Dan

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support for Macros in Debugging Command Line Arguments and Executable path for C# solutions

                                        I am working on an Excel addin written in C#.

                                        One thing that is very painful is that there is no support for Macros in the command line arguments and executable path in C# debugging panel.

                                        i.e. when you are working on an Excel addin, typically you need to launch Excel.exe with your addin on the command line arguments.

                                        What I would really need is to be able to enter

                                        1 - $(EXCELPATH) in the Start External Program textbox and I would set ExcelPath somehow externally.

                                        2 - $(TargetDir)/Myaddin.xll as command line arguments

                                        Unfortunately for C# solution, these macros/envvars are…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Kanban or Scrum board based on Query...not sprint

                                          I have a bunch of stuff in my backlog.
                                          It is hierarchal. A few layers of stories breaking down...to bottom level stories and/or tasks
                                          I am on a team that just wants to track work. From open to close.
                                          We don't run in sprints because that model doesn't work for our team.
                                          We do some long term stuff, and lots of short term stuff.

                                          I want to be able to just put whatever I want on the board and drag it across states to closure.
                                          I want to be able to simply drag those items up and down to change…

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