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  1. Provide a customize way to clone desired branch from Git Repository in Team explorer

    While cloning a repository from Team foundation service (tfs.visualstudio.com), there's no way a user can select which branch to clone from his GIT repository trough team explorer. Wouldn't it be great to select the desired branch to clone right in to Team Explorer.

    Every time if i have to achieve this task, I need to
    1. open GIT command prompt
    2. Git branch -b <LocalBranch> origin\<RemoteBranch>

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show me the list of Datatips.

      The Datatips often move randomly.
      I want it easily managed just like the Breakpoints, and/or at least "listed" so that I can remove those in wrong places.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make notifications extensible

          In VS 2013 you guys added notifications:
          http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2013/10/09/10449071.aspx

          Many extensions would benefit from a uniform notification system.

          I work on Code Review extension, and I'd love my users to know when new comments have been made, when folks sign off on the review and what not.

          This seems like such a central feature - it deserves extensibility.

          12 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable Skip Rules in Visual Studio Publish!

            Please enable skip rules in Visual Studio publishing so that we can prevent our media/log/upload/etc folders from being deleted everytime we publish. This feature currently does not work in VS (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18226048/msdeployskiprules-in-wpp-targets-not-working-with-publishprofiles)

            For that matter, being able to customize publish setting via a VS publish properties window rather than an xml file would be a huge + as well.

            14 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Windows Internet Explorer uable set

              Windows Internet Explorer, Unable to set property "innerHTML" of underfined or null reference.

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                1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Revert back to lower case menus

                I have noticed that the capitalized menu bar is STILL present in VS 2013, please remove this! It is incredibly distracting and unproductive!

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                  1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow a simple option toggle to switch off auto code formatting

                  At present (VS2013RC) in Options -> TextEditor -> All Languages there is a toggle "Automatic brace completion" which can be overridden in a lauguage specific way.

                  Can you add the equivalent for auto formatting so you don't have to go a manually switch off lots of individual settings

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Mouse cursor should not affect initial focused element of menus, opened under cursor from keyboard

                    Since VS2010, because of moving to WPF-based UI, when opening menus from keyboard (by Alt key or context menus with Application key), if mouse cursor is located over the menu, it affects initially selected/focused element. This is REALLY annoying and distracting.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add SVN support.

                      It would be great if you added a SVN support! Git is great, but still a lot of use SVN everyday. Thanks!

                      17 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring back colors and contrast. It is hard to see : which tab belongs to the open document, save file toolbutton, etc, etc

                        Bring back colors and contrast. It is hard to see : which tab belongs to the open document, save file toolbutton, etc, etc

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add functionality to monitor progress of a long-running TableAdapter.Update(Datatable) command

                            A number of forum postings where users want to create a progress bar during a long-running TableAdapter.Update(DataTable) command.

                            SqlClient.BulkCopy implements NotifyAfter property and an associated event SqlRowsCopied. Adding a NotifyAfter property to the TableAdapter and a SqlRowsUpdated or SqlRowsProcessed event would allow developers to provide "estimate to complete" or progress-bar updates to the poor waiting user.

                            If there are several thousand records and the user is remote, this could be a long time. No visual update to the user that "actual progress is being made" is poor UX design.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • make it possible to customize the code coverage for git projects.

                              My code coverage currently lists a measly 3%. The reason for this is that two referenced assemblies have symbols (which is a good thing... but this particular side effect isn't).

                              I have created both a CodeCoverage.runsettings file and a TestSettings.testsettings file on the solution level (both of them exclude the referenced assemblies with symbols, and the test assembly itself), but I'm unable to reach this when trying to change the run setting of the build configuration to Custom, as outlined here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sudhakan/archive/2012/05/11/customizing-code-coverage-in-visual-studio-11.aspx

                              I tried creating a TFVC project called Settings, containing only a CodeCoverage.runsettings file. It was possible to browse…

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add ability to tailormake the popup forms for PBI's etc

                                When adding a PBI we would prefer to be able to add the following info in the form, as well as the list. Info required is original estimate (hrs), hrs worked, remaning work (hrs). this gives control over the transition from Scrum Poker Scores to real work that is being planned in a sprint. within the sprint you want to assess how well estimates typically are. so the deviation from Plan to Actual is highly relevant. The ability to link this bank to typical issues or individuals makes the forecasting process more tightly controlled.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Remember user setup/state on different dialogs

                                  If you try to customize the Backlog Item dialogue, for example, maximize the dialog - it does not utilized all available space in the editor fields, just the wide change, the height of the field does not change at all. I hope user state will be prioritized.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Permalinks to files in TFS Web code explorer

                                    When linking to a file through the code explorer in TFS Web Access, I'd like to have a 'permalink' URL that can link to the latest version of the file, and that handles moves/renames of the underlying file.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide an option to disable Search Selection

                                      (Observed in Visual Studio 2012). It can be quite confusing when Visual Studio automatically chooses to search in the selection rather than the document. Even if you escape out of the find dialog and the selected text the option remains as 'selection' in Find. It might be best to just provide an option to disable this feature in the 'Find and Replace' section of the options. Thank you.

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                                        3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • rename Work Item Type Definition

                                        After applying an agile template, allow Work Item Types to be renamed. Currently We have Product Backlog Item for our user stories. However my director complains weekly, because it should be called User Story. And there should be a separate entry for Epic. It is not clear how to make these changes after a TFS server has been up and running for a while.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Link codeplex project to test projects in visualstudio.com

                                          Sale test framework for an open source application is a good vector of funding open source projects.
                                          It's not possible to industrialize open source projects directly from codeplex because all tfs features are not activated.
                                          So, I think you could think about designing a bridge between codeplex solutions and visualstudio.com that allow to test build and deploy from visualstudio.com and keep the main project in codeplex.
                                          You also could create a kind of market place for that.
                                          The open source developer creates his project in codeplex
                                          He industrialize it in visualstudio.com then, when the project is ready
                                          He can decide…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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