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  1. Add WorkspaceOptions to the CreateWorkspace Activity

    I would like to be able to set this enumeration in the CreateWorkspace Activity

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    • Enabling visualstudio.com users to select the starting day of the week

      The calendar displays sunday as the starting day of the week. This is confusing for users who consider monday as the first days of the week

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      • Add HintPath and Private element values to Properties Window.

        The path to a reference in the Properties Window in VS does not display enough information, because it's overridden by HintPaths. This can cause build errors which are difficult to resolve. For example, a hint path may point to a debug location and the build server builds a release build and fails. If the HintPath was displayed in the Properties Window, the problem would be easier to solve when one checks the references. Also, Copy Local = true is overridden if a reference is in the GAC. This is not intuitive and a source of build issues, in particular building…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • HTML report for CodedUI Tests

          Please could you implement an imrovement for generating a report from the CodedUI tests, I know the report can be generated from the MTM but something that can be done from the Test Explorer after the regression pack runs and this can be provided as a quick report to the Dev teams or Management teams as per need basis.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a default Unit Test Check-in Policy to TFS Source Control

            Our organization would like a default Unit Test Check-in Policy where developer must verify that their code passes the associated unit tests prior to check-in. I expect that the list of tests would need to be configurable (i.e. a playlist from the Test Explorer).

            We are aware of the Gated Check-in method, however, due to the complexity of our code base, this is not feasible.

            Thanks for your consideration.

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            • I would really like to be able to print out a user list

              I want to be able to print out a list of users on Visual Studio online

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              • Allow users to manually run "git gc" against a visualstudio.com repo

                If you accidentally commit large packages to git, then delete them, the packages stay in the repository taking up space. It's possible to delete these packages from the whole history with the "git filter-branch" command, which dereferences the packages blobs. But to free the space the git garbage collector "git gc" needs to be run.
                Please allow users to either force a "git gc" on the remote visualstudio.com repository or to lower the threashhold for automatic garbage collection (by default this is 6700 objects I believe)

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                • Hook into on Get Latest to encourage code awareness

                  When I do a get latest I want to see what has changed since I last got latest. Currently I end up looking at the output to see what files have changed and have to find them in the solution, view history and compare. Either that or go through each change set.

                  I need this to be frictionless so that I can use it to encourage junior team members to have an awareness of changes to the code base so code reviews become a seamless part of their workflow.

                  I would like option to show a dialog showing all the…

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                  • Add MFA (Multi factor authentication) when a user is logging in from an unknown device to VS online

                    Using VS online we've our "Crown Jewels" in the cloud. When someone would hack the account of an admin he will have access.
                    I would prefer to have more security. When is would be possible to login with an Organizational account I expect we could have this security as well as Azure AD has MFA right now.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Notification per project collection

                      Already I can't configure notification mails per project
                      For example:
                      Collection 1 - notification in English
                      Collection 2 - notification in French
                      Collection 3 - notification in Deutsch

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                      • Ask "yes/no" before updating vb/c# code when an object name is changed in design view

                        When an object name is changed in design view, a popup box should say, "change in code - yes/no".

                        If "no" the only the object declaration should change, as it did in 2003.

                        REASON: I often rename objects in HTML design view when I wish to remove or manipulate related server-side code. I then run a rebuild and follow the compile errors to assess potential impact and manipulate or remove related code.

                        Many thanks,

                        Ian

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Optional Flag for Coded UI Test Builder Adding FrameworkID Search Property

                          We need to create our Coded UI Maps to be backwards compatible with VS 2012 and VS 2010. When upgrading to VS2013 our solution doesn't change other than adding settings to ask what development environment to properly configure itself for that version of Visual Studio. This design was great because it allows our solution to be backwards compatible. When adding new controls in a CodedUI UIMap we get a new search property 'FrameworkID' which is not backwards compatible because older version of Visual Studios doesn't know of this value.

                          So I am wondering if we could get an option in…

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow easier DependentUpon

                            It would be great if we could easily make a file dependent upon another from the Solution Explorer. Using drag'n Drop maybe...

                            Currently, one needs to unload the project and manually edit the project file to do it.

                            Adding this kind of dependency is useful when creating resources (resx) for more than one culture for instance. Having the default culture at the root and the other cultures inside its node is clean and easier to work with.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add System.Diagnostics.Process or somthing similar for Windows Store Apps

                              I am porting an app written for windows desktop which uses the System.Diagnostics.Process to start Photoshop with an image of choice. I have achieved this in my Windows Store version using the Windows.Storage.Search.QueryOptions and the Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchFileAsy method then I watch the folder for any changes, unfortunately this only watches the folder and if Photoshop is closed without saving the file to the watched folder there is no way to find this out within the program unlike the Process api.

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add ability to cherry pick git commit

                                We need the ability to cherry pick a commit from a different branch when using the Git repository type. This is an essential feature for using a Git repository. The option currently is to merge all commits from a specified branch.

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                                • Ability to filter the Task Board by Work Item Type

                                  Often I'd like to see I high level view of Bugs and CRs on my Task Board without Tasks. May sound a little backward, but my Template is customised to show Bugs and CRs on the task board. They show up in different colours, but if I could hide all the tasks it would give a great view of the state of Bugs and CRs in a particular Requirement (I'm using CMMI based template)

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                                  • for visual studio, when clicking on a if then bracket, all brackets should be highlighted not just the bottom

                                    when clicking on a bracket of a IF THEN statement, all 4 brackets should be hightlighted not just 2 of the 4 brackets..

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • stop highlighting html source code when an object in design view is selected because this costs me a lot of time trying to re-find my place

                                      Losing one's place in code (incl javascript) is dangerous and time consuming. I cannot imagine anyone wanting source code scrolled to and highlighted just because they selected or modified an object in design view.

                                      If you must have this then I'm pretty sure a right click choice on objects in design view to "highlight in source code" would suffice.

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Global Lists : Is there a way to create alerts when new Global Lists are created

                                        Is there a way to create alerts when new Global Lists are created/changed/removed?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Stopping debug session to go through the defined "finalize" blocks

                                          It would be great to be able to stop the debugging session in a way, which will break the main execution, like an exception (ExecutionBrakeException, or something similar) was thrown. This will still allow all the code in the "finally" blocks to executed (if any).
                                          Please note, that this should be an option, and the default option (as its now) to just break the execution should still be available.

                                          Thanks.

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