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  1. Allow multiple "Current" iterations for multiple iteration paths in a project

    It would be really good if TFS interface allowed for multiple "current" iterations.
    For example we have a clients that has multiple projects, we group the projects under 1 project in tfs per client. We use the following structure with the iterations paths

    [Client]

    [Product A / Project A]
    [Release 1]
    [Sprint 1]
    [Sprint 2]

    [Product B / Project B]
    [Sprint 1]
    [Sprint 2]

    I would be good that if we are working on Sprint 1 in both project A and B TFS doesnt assume that project B is a future sprint and combines the burn down for example on…

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make error smartbox smart

      Currently error smartbox stop the flow instead of helping. My current flow of correcting error is:

      Open error list dialog;
      Double click a error (or press F8)
      The file is opened
      The error smartbox pops up getting in the way of the cursor
      Press ESC to dismiss the (not so)smartbox;
      correct the error

      I would like the smartbox not to stole the focus, just suggest that there is some options so I can press (ctrl .) or click to show suggestios or can keep editing.

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show unit test output without clicking to Output link in TestExplorer

        Simply show unit test output.
        Now I should click Output link in TestExplorer.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • PHP Framework

          Hi,
          im workin in a project, over 7 years ago, that the plan is simple, turns php to have the power of .net plataform.

          I did something, like html controls, page controls, and im working in datagrids and something else.

          The framework, is not just about that, the framework has its own ORM, that´s is a new concept, that i cant say right here.

          Id like to ask you for help, to get in touch with somebody in Microsoft, to do some presentation of this framework, cuz it s becoming really, really nice.

          This framework, rock every php framework that…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Option to see why a project is out of date before run

            Occasionally I will start a debug run and the IDE tells me that the project is out of date. I don't expect it because I don't recall changing anything. Often it is because a file has been inadvertently (and probably improperly) changed. Be nice to know.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Addition of a 'With Each' Statement

              Rather than having to a With statement within a For statement, users would have the ability to consolidate the two statements.

              Example:
              Dim BigSpenders = (From Customer In Customers Where Customer.DollarsSpent > 1000 Select Customer)
              With Each Customer In Customers
              .RewardsProgram = True
              .StoreCredit = 50
              .Discount = 15
              Next

              6 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow for views as the DataSource in codedUI.

                I/m currently testing an app where I need to verify data in dozens of different tables. We have views created to make this easier, but CodedUI DataSource won't accept a view, only a table. Now I realize I could create a query to export the data to a new table and test against that, but that adds a lot loopholes, one being that I am not verifying the actual table on the new "upgraded" database, and it interjects human error risk (ok, I admit it, I'm not perfect). The table parameter for [Data Source] needs an overload for a view…

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • bring back "All Build Definitions" in Team Explorer

                  In VS2010, you used to be able to double click on "All Build Definitions" to open the Build Explorer and see all queued, running and completed builds (split over two tabs).

                  Now, I have to open a random build, then change the 'Build definition' dropdown to 'Any Build Definition'.

                  This is something small but handy.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Assign Task with Source Pages and Varify automatic with some Commented tag in source

                    Should have option to Assign Task with Source page and in Checke-in should have validation of assigned task on particular page based on Tag. tag may be use in Commented Form. supposed i am project manager and i have assigned task to my developer for XYZ project. i assigned task to create one new page with tag"//NPEMSTER" to create new page named Employee master. now my developer when checked in it to TFS should have validation is there Tag included or not. if not should ask for change note.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFService - Full backup of the repositories and restore to an on-premises installation

                      My organization would love to switch from our TFServer to the TFService but their is one big restriction that is stopping us, the leg of making full backups to on-premises installation in case of emergency.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Save .suo files on 'Restart Visual Studio'.

                        .suo files get updated properly on [File → Exit] or even x-button in Visual Studio.
                        However, [File → Restart Visual Studio] doesn't save them and reload the current projects so outlining and breakpoints are all messed up after restart.

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                          1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable an option in the ResolveAssemblyReference Task to log a warning on any assebly conflict.

                          The MSBuild task ResolveAssemblyReference will search for and detect any assembly reference conflicts. When it finds a conflict it will either choose the higher version assembly or worse, arbitrarily choose the conflict winner.

                          It will only generate a warning in the particular case when the reference that looses a conflict is a primary reference.

                          e.g.
                          App -> Assemby1 -> Assembly3V1
                          App -> Assembly2 -> Assembly3V1.1

                          In some cases depending on strong names and rules inside ResolveAssemblyReference Assembly3V1 might be chosen as the conflict winner and so a runtime error can be generated if Assembly2 depends on a new method or…

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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Source Control History Enhancements

                            It would be extremely helpful for the source control (TFS), source control history, label history and other related windows have the following enhancements made.

                            1. Make the standard search work for source control related windows. This would allow you to search for something in the comment, a version, date, etc.

                            2. Make all fields in the source control windows sortable both ascending and descending.

                            3. Make all fields in the source control windows rearrangable.

                            4. Cause related information to be displayed in the Properties window when a changeset, label, etc. is currently highlighted in a source control window. For a…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Combine Multiple transactions results into a single one

                              Current Behavior : I have created a web performance web test in which I have combined different HTTP requests into transactions. All these transactions need to be executed in sequential order – as the output of the first transaction serves as input to the second transaction request. So the order of these transactions cannot be changed. Currently when the test results are being displayed, there is no option available to combine different transaction results into one single transaction result.

                              Desired Output: It would be really helpful if we had an option to combine multiple transactions results into a single transacation…

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support XNA game studio

                                XNA development studio cannot be installed for VS 2012 and since VS 2010 is no longer available for purchase this is a problem for someone who wants to keep maintaining/developing their solutions based on this MS technology.

                                Please update XNA studio to install properly on Windows 8 (there are some issues with one of the .msi involved) and, more importantly, update VS templates/project types to function in VS 2012.

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                                • Improvement to c# to add the ability to implement a new interface for any non-sealed class

                                  Add the ability to implement a new interface for any non-sealed class; in addition to extension methods have extension interfaces. The google Go language already has that. For instance if I could add the IComparable<> and IComparable interfaces to Regex Match I could add Match instances to a Sop.Collections.Generic.BTree.BTreeDictionary

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Color weakness

                                    The German Wikipedia says 9 percent of men have red-green color weakness. Other color visual impairments are not negligible. I even have the feeling that this group is enriched in programming.
                                    Please check your program design for usability for people with color weakness. Use e.g. http://www.vischeck.com/vischeck/

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Integrate compiler and IntelliSense

                                      No need to maintain IntelliSense and compiler as different enities because it'll always be different. IntelliSense should be a compiler itself! Compiler gives it's object model to editor and editor colores and offers identifiers and many other. Compilation is done right in time when developer types, so no need to wait for a compilation. A compiled program's model is kept in memory together with source code. Moreover, this kind of model allows to implement the real edit-and-continue feature by using it while debugging. Repeat: the same tools should be used for IntelliSense and compilation; the compiler just gives it's object…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add A Container Project Template To Organize Additional Files and Directories

                                        Medium to large solutions will eventually have many more files than you can manage in the "Solution items" folder, e.g. common files such as images, dependent external/3rd party DLLs (checked into source to guaranty an isolated build).

                                        Trying to maintain these files or even directories of files yourself is a pain and they don't always follow the physical path or renaming like you'd want them to.

                                        Create a simple "Container Project" which stores ANY file or directory you like except known solution user or temporary files. That will have the following benefits:

                                        1) Save time organizing these items.
                                        2) Help…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Save all editing history

                                          All edited documents should be integrated with their undo/redo editing history. While editing, user will not have to save document every second, because it should be done automatically, like online office do. Thus, no need to keep documents opened, because they all always in "opened" state. More to say, redo history is expensive enough to dicard every time you type, so redo could be saved for a while and switched to like a project branch.

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