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  1. TFS 2013 should allow for multiple backlog iterations to be selected.

    We have multiple backlogs we are working out of with shared resources. We are using iterations for backlogs and sprints are children of the backlogs. As it works now we have to go and change the iteration throughout the day to ck the status of each backlog.

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    • Set the platform for the *.Editor plugins to x86 to prevent warnings

      Is it possible to set the platform to x86 for the .Editor project rather than Any CPU? I've got a few plugins that have a processor architecture of x86 when compiled, which then gives the following warning.

      "There was a mismatch between the processor architecture of the project being built "MSIL" and the processor architecture of the reference "XXXX", "x86"...."

      This is *extremely* minor, as it doesn't cause any issues, it's just nice to have a warning free project!

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi,

        Thanks for this suggestion!

        If we switch the plugins to x86 what will happen when Unity releases a 64 bits version? ;)

        What we have in the road-map for future version is better customization for the generated project files. This way you’ll be able to select another platform.

        It will only be a cosmetic change that being said, as Unity is handling the compilation of the scripts itself, the result of the Visual Studio compilation is only used by our own tooling.

        Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity

      • Pass test configuration variables for a test point directly as a property in TestContext

        The test configuration variable values defined in the test configuration for the currently executing test point should be directly available in the TestContext instance as custom properties.

        Right now in order to get the value of a test configuration variable you need to query the configuration from TFS. And that option is actually broken because the TestContext doesn't update between separate test points of the same test case.

        This will open up use cases such as having a "Browser" test configuration variable and then using the appropriate browser in Coded UI tests.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • winrt create pdf

          I would like to create a PDF file and send it via the email contract. For a LOB app we currently use the print contract and print to a PDF writer, save it to disk and then mail it. It would be very useful if I could generate a pdf file from the printdocument class and mail it directly via the Share Charm.

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            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • add backlog column "iteration name" as an alternative to iteration path in visual studio online

            When viewing backlogs in VSO covering different teams, the column iteration path can be very wide depending on the iteration path setup. If a column with only the iteration name could be selected, this would make the column smaller and thereby improving the screen usage.

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            • When will C#.net becomes platform independent

              When .net will become platform independent,people are creating lot of things using using Java due to platform independency like Hadoop,Cassandra,Elastic Search,etc and we C# Programmers are unable to do it due to platform dependency,do something or else we shift on Java?

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                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement more C++ TS (Filesystem is great!, now Concepts!!) You get the edge over gcc and clang

                Technical specifications greatly improve c++ usability. Filesystem is amazing. You can surpass gcc and clang in implementation.
                C++ needs a bigger and bigger library

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • search sub ‘dll’ or ‘exe’ folder of symbol path when resolving symbols in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013

                  Before Visual Studio 2010, VS will search 'dll' and 'exe' sub folders of the symbol path specified by _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable. Since Visual Studio 2012, the symbol resolve logic is changed and VS doesn't search the two sub folders anymore, can you add this feature back?

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Mac support for VSTU

                    For VSTU tools for Unity add Mac support while running VS under virtual machine, so debugging and opening files and projects on correct line number and such from Mac Unity to VS. Debugging ios also *doesnt hold breath* or he'll just release VS for Mac natively :-D

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                      0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make XAML Bindings type save

                      Would be great to define an Interface or Type for the DataContext of a Container in XAML and than have the Compiler Check the Bindings used in this Container and its Child Elements (not having a own Definition) recursive...

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                        1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Update Network Configuration Documentation for TFS

                        The following online documentation for networking (e.g. ports, protocols, services which need to be updated on firewalls) needs to be updated:
                        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms252473.aspx
                        http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff652627(v=vs.120).aspx

                        The pages above should be combined to provide a single view of the requirements.

                        The pages are missing:
                        - Release Management components
                        - Port 445 requirements (e.g. Build Controller to Drop Folder, Test Controller to Test Agent)

                        The Team Foundation Server Architecture diagram doesn't match the table below the diagram e.g. TFS App Tier to Build Agent using SOAP over 9191

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                        • Property inspector popups need better handling on portrait or narrow monitors

                          I use a widescreen monitor, but I have it in portrait mode. Most code is not very wise, and this allows me to see a lot more of my code ( a little less than 100 lines at 100% zoom).

                          Unfortunately, when debugging and breaking the execution, if I want to inspect property or variable values, and the value contains members that have very long values, the popup box extends off the side of the screen to the left (where I do not have additional desktops or screens).

                          It would be helpful if the popups were fully free floating and…

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add syntax highlighting and Intellisense for .shader formats in VSTU

                            It would be great to get some of that hybrid language used in Unity for shader development to get some Intellisense and syntax highlighting...

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                              2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi!

                              Thanks for your suggestion! That’s something that we’re working on and that you can try today with the Visual Studio 2015 Preview along with the Visual Studio Tools for Unity 2.0 Preview.

                              Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity.

                            • The current Quick reference guides are for VS 2012. Any plans to update for 2013? If yes, when?

                              The current Quick reference guides are for VS 2012. Any plans to update for 2013? If yes, when?

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                              • Report errors from AfxHtmlHelp in more detailed form

                                When calling HtmlHelp from an MFC application, there is only one generic error message when the help could not be invoked (see wincore.cpp, line 1871).
                                I would like to suggest that MFC should try to find out more detailed information about the error using HH_GET_LAST_ERROR. At present, there is only the information that Help could not be launched, but there is no indication whatsoever on what went wrong for which reason.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow export of Team room discussions

                                  We used the teamroom extensively, only to realize later that there is no way to export the past discussions .. which would be useful for many reasons. A simple XML file would probably be sufficient.

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                                  • Preview attachments in Team Explorer

                                    Please provide a kind of preview (panel?) in the work item view within Team Explorer for attachments. Now, I always have to double click an attached image, the browser opens, I've to go back to Team Explorer (VST), click the next image and so on.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • CSS Navigation Toolbar

                                      Provide a navigation toolbar to navigate CSS classes in the same manner that was originally planned for JavaScript: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2013/07/16/javascript-editor-improvements-in-visual-studio-2013-preview.aspx

                                      In addition, additional features for editing and navigating around CSS stylesheets should be offered similar to what is offered by tools such as TopStyle 5: http://topstyle4.com/

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Generating a Sequence Diagram from Source Code in Shared Project.

                                        Is possible to Generating a Sequence Diagram from Source Code (Reference is http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee317485.aspx)

                                        We cannot generate it from projects that share code across multiple apps.

                                        Please allow it.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • UserVoice link in Visual Studio

                                          Why not have a link to this user voice page in Visual Studio? I only came upon this site by chance once.

                                          It should be in the menu at Help/Feedback/UserVoice

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