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  1. Allow multiple Git or TFVC repositories in a single Team Project

    When creating a new repo for a Team Project I would like to be able to select wither I would like to have a Git or TFVC repo. This would allow existing Team Projects to experiment with Git as well as removing the need for a non-refundable choice when creating a Team project.

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      13 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow argument to $CALLSTACK in tracepoints that limits the number of callstack frames

      Tracepoints with $CALLSTACK variables are very handy. It would be great to be able to limit the size of the callstack to N frames. Typically, only the top 10 or so frames are of interest. For complex programs, the callstack could be 100+ frames deep and if you hit the tracepoint a lot, it slows down Visual Studio and produces too much information.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Annotate the STL with SAL annotations

        Presently, the STL implementation is light on static analysis annotations, at least when compared to the C library, and ATL and MFC. In VS2013, it seems like, they're mainly around buffer accesses, but there are other use cases that would be convenient to have.

        For instance, annotating the "bool empty() const" member functions as _Check_return_ to catch places where the developer confused empty() and clear().

        Similarly, possibly annotating "release()" on unique_ptr as _Check_return_. There are legitimate use cases for ignoring the return value, but since release() and reset() are almost similarly named, and Release() on CComPtr behaves as reset() on…

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make it possible for us to name areas of our XAML code

          My idea is a kind of meta-tag with a name and a description. You'd use it by placing an opening meta-tag somewhere in your XAML and a closing meta-tag somewhere below. Whenever your mouse pointer hovered over a clear area of the XAML window that's inside the region defined by your meta-tag (somewhere without any XAML, like a white line, or the blank area before or after any XAML tag), the tooltip would show the name and description given in your meta-tag.

          In another related subject, the #region and #endregion directives could also have the same behaviour, but in the…

          31 votes
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            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Database update with test steps for Automated runs

            When we run automated test cases (assicated with codedUI) from Test Manager, the test run doesn't show test steps however test steps are there for Manual runs in test result.
            And also the database doesn't have test steps for automated testrun Ids but its there for manual runs.
            I see that tbl_TestActionResult doesnt get populated for automated test run Id.
            If its there it will be easy for us to generate reports for the automated runs.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Extensibility for Release Management

              Provide a way to extend Release Management. i.e. One could provide an external storage for configuration variables through an interface. So that sensitive and/or dynamic information can easily plug into release template.

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                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Team Foundation Server web dashboard should allow more space for pinning tiles

                The main web landing page / dashboard for team projects hosted by both TFService and TFServer allows too little real estate for pinning tiles with project information, such as charts, custom queries and build reports. When viewing this page in a high resolution monitor, approx 1/2 of the screen is wasted. Ideally, the whole width of the page would work like the "pinned items" section. This would allow users to drag and drop pinned items anywhere on the dashboard, thereby offering much more information about project status, at a glance.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Do not treat IntelliSense output as errors in Error List

                  Quite often IntelliSense would parse C++ code incorrectly and report an error in "Error List" dialog. This is really annoying, especially if project otherwise was built corretly without any issues.

                  I would like to suggest you either:
                  - add a new IntelliSense error category (additionally to "Errors", "Warnings" and "Messages"
                  - extend filter button to hide IntelliSense errors

                  In both cases, IntelliSense reporting a false positive is a clear bug and should be fixed.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • associated testautomation for a shared step

                    the reuse of Shared Steps makes it very easy to create testcases fast and easy. Also the maintenance can be done at one place.

                    Unfortunately, now it is not possible to attach a codedUI script to a shared stap. This would be very handy becuase an automated testscript is then also created when using the Shared Steps.

                    Also, it should be possible to attach a datafile to the corresponding shared step which has been automated. the test (which is working within testmanager) then only have to select the appropriate testdata row when reusing the shared steps.

                    Advantages:
                    - The technical…

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow there two be two current sprints.

                      When you have two teams in different organisations working on the same code base, and have split them into different work areas, with there own sprint cycles.
                      If there are two sprints currently active and you look at TFS in the context of the parent Area that can see both sprints, only one shows as current and the other one shows as future, which is misleading.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • provide a way to use/trigger Release Management functionality through API

                        Please provide a way to use/trigger Release Management functionality other than commandline

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                          2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show untime value of function args

                          I looked at Data tips but they have to explicitly pinned. What I am asking for is a switch that will turn on showing the runtime values of all function arguments .
                          Example

                          Void Method (int a, int b , int c ) { }

                          During Debug :
                          Void Method( int a(10), int b(23) , int c (89) ) { } - the runtime actual parameter values would be shown in the font and texture like the reference numbers are there for the method names . I don’t know whether this feature is there . Can any one comment?

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                            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 'View Controller Queue' should show all builds in the queue!

                            My company uses a number TFS Team Projects. Developers share a pool of build machines. Often, I queue a build, but see it is hanging about waiting for other builds in the queue to complete. I need to know which builds are in the queue before it.

                            The Controller Queue view only shows builds for the currently selected Team Project. It needs to show all builds!

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Delay Intellisense

                              I don't feel satisfied about VS Intellisense, I want something to delay Intellisense, when I type code at 'standard' speed, Intellisense doesn't appear, if I stop for a while (about 2-3 seconds), Intellisense' popup will show me hints which I should do.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Be able to modify attachments during testing

                                In MTM you can add attachments to tests an/or test steps. During executig the test these attachments can be opened. When you open these attachments, they will be opened as read-only. When a tester wants to modify these attachments during testing they have to store it first locally on their disk and reattach/upload/overwrite it in MTM/WebAccess

                                Ideal solution: being able to modify attachments during executing tests. They will not be opened as read-only but when you press save they will be stored in the TFS database.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • sync not work for all settings. only few thing synced.

                                  https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/805454/is-this-bug-or-syncing-is-not-applicable-to-all-settings-that-is-avilable-in-vs-express-2013

                                  If I unselected the option for preview every file in solution explorer through > tools > settings then it will not sync.

                                  the problem is next time you still need to do it.

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                                  • awaitable events

                                    I want to be able to await for an event.

                                    class Goo { static event Action<T> Foo }
                                    ...

                                    T foo = await Goo.Foo;

                                    ...
                                    var z = Goo.Foo;

                                    T foo = await z;

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow use of InRelease from Visual Studio Online

                                      Allow use of InRelease from Visual Studio Online. I see great value in InRelease but at this point only works on prem.

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                                        2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide a backup service for Visual Studio Online

                                        As a paid subscriber Microsoft does not provide a back to Visual Studio Online. If a user accidentally deletes a project there is no way to recover.

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                                          3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add option to MIDL compiler to suppress output noise

                                          When compiling an IDL file, there's far too much uninteresting output written. Each imported/included file is output, e.g.:

                                          Processing C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Include\um\oaidl.idl
                                          oaidl.idl

                                          It' analogous to turning on the c/c++ compiler option "Show Includes" - not very useful most of the time.

                                          Ideally, by default, the output would simply contain the name of the idl file processed in the project - just like the c++ compiler.

                                          Also, why does it generate a warning when you override an option? We have /W0 turned on which generates a warning (ironic):

                                          2>midl : command line warning MIDL1015: /W0 or /no_warn overrides warning-level…

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