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  1. Custom Deployment Metadata

    That would be very usefull if we could define custom metadata,

    The objectif is to define a value once for a stage and be able to set it to many component and action variable.

    Ex: $(MyMetaData1)

    Available standard metadata is explained in this post
    http://support.inreleasesoftware.com/entries/24422737-Deployment-Metadata

    Standard metadata available should allowed in action too.

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      2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Option to limit Search to user files only

      When searching in files, please allow skipping files that are auto generated (T4, Designers etc)

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Hot Key to Publish Package

        I would like to press something like cltr + shift + p and deploy a package defined with in a profile.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "Copy Diff from Left to Right" button and vice versa

          VS 2013 is awesome. I really appreciate its speed and CodeLens and other things, but there is one I would like to ask you to improve: can you please add functionality like "copy diff from left to right" and vice versa to VS diff tool? I do not want to select piece of code, copypaste it and then remove the old one in the other file. I want one button which will be shown when I put cursor to a line of code and will do it for me if I press it. This button should also copy whole chunk…

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            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add ability to ignore updates for individual Extensions and Updates

            I have a number of extensions installed, and want them to be kept up to date. As such I don't want to "Disable automatic detection of available updates".

            However, I have one extension that I do not want to update (Visual Assist X). I bought a licence for it, and am repeatedly prompted to update to a later version. My licence does not cover this later version - updating will move me onto a free trial for a limited period.

            I'd like to be able to right click on the update and say "ignore this update" - like I can…

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              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Modify the NullReferenceException to somehow capture the runtime type that was expected

                This is the most vexing of problems when it occurs in Production code lacking any debug symbols. Support personnel are reduced to basically just guessing. Even if most of the time the value is System.String, that is at least a pretty good clue why the application bombed.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TFS 2012 build VS 2012 in main build and VS 2010 solutions in a secondary step in the same workspace

                  TFS 2012 build VS 2012 solutions and then build VS 2010 solutions in the same workspace. Individual build activity definitions should allow for VS 2012 or 2010 specification.

                  We have an extremely large solution with many DLL projects. 75% of the sub-projects/DLLs build in VS 2012 and the remaining build in VS 2010. We need this to build under the same TFS build definition in a single build since they all need the same set of workspace files.

                  A global shaepoint 2013 upgrade is driving this since our solution encompases Sharepoint, SQL Server Reporting and server side processing including C#…

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • CC emails

                    Add a text box to add email ids for people or group, to be cc'ed when the bug is filed so that they get notofied when any updates made to the bug

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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Seach in TFS Team Room

                      Enable search in Team Room on www.visualstudio.com, or attach the message in Team Room to Work Item (By Id, #<Id>) generate a record on the log of Work Item.

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                        3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow Server Explorer to use multiple network aliases like sql developer when creating a connection

                        I think it would be beneficial for you to add functionality to allow server explorer to store multiple network aliases like visual studio does.
                        See screen shots for more detail.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Start Page Interface

                          In start page show: What are the most popular kinds of apps and what are the needs of people using store!

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                              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • back up

                              Try first

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                                0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Document exception guarantees for core .NET framework stuff

                                Please document exception guarantees for core .NET framework stuff.

                                E.g. in most collection implementations it's possible to have the "remove" function provide a no-throw guarantee. I'm pretty sure that List<T>.Remove is no-throw (as long as the comparison doesn't throw, which should trivially true when comparing with ReferenceEquals). but it's not documented, so I cannot be sure and I always feel a little "uneasy" when relying on it.

                                Another example: most operations on collections should at least provide the strong guarantee. I know tons of developers and tons of applications that rely on it. It's not documented however, so it might…

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Exposing all methods/properties of an interface (Multiple delegations)

                                  It would be great with a way of exposing the methods and properties of an interface/class in another class.

                                  Why?

                                  1. It will make it easier to make a design with a central manager class that delegates responsibility of different areas of the code to dedicated classes.

                                  2. If we allow overrides, it will be much easier to implement the decorator pattern (Explanation follows)

                                  I suggest its done the a 'expose' keyword. If you add the keyword in the declaration of a field, the methods and properties of the fields type will be exposed in the class.

                                  Eg. Lets say…

                                  3 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide ability to download all or multiple files under a changeset id in Team System Web Access.

                                    Please provide a way to download multiple files associated with a changeset id. If a developer has multiple files under one changeset id it is time consuming to download each file one by one for a deployment.
                                    A simple feature such as download all would be great. Thank in advance.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Merge work items when you merge a branch to another one

                                      When I merge a branch to another one, it would be very helpful if the linked work items (tasks, bugs, ..) are merged too in order to have track of what I've merged.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • VS SourceControl explorer doesn't show head revision

                                        Person A deletes a branch.
                                        Person B refreshes SourceControl explorer afterwards and the branch still shows up unchanged.

                                        Person B has common sense and would assume that SourceControl exproler shows the latest state on the server, but no... it shows the state on Person's B local environment.

                                        I would like SourceControl explorer in VisualStudio to show me what's currently on the server. If I need to know whats on my laptop I open something called "Windows Explorer".

                                        Crazy... I know...

                                        Why do I have to download the latest version of everything if I want to see the latest version on…

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Delete file/folder without getting the latest version

                                          Delete file/folder without getting the latest:

                                          This is the most insane thing I have ever come across and I cannot think of any justification for that behavior.

                                          Why do I have to download everything from the server so that I can delete it on the server, when in the end it just gets marked as deleted anyway (so it doesn't get lost in case I made a mistake).

                                          There is no excuse for this and it is seriously the worst feature design EVER for one of the most common features. Please change this!

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                                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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