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  1. Make F# an optional install

    I would like to able to use Visual Studio without F#. I don't like how recent VStudios have reduced the ability to optionally install features. The reason for posting this bug is the spam to update F# to 3.1.1 in VS2013, and I will never use it.

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      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Source Code Alteration

      Make a function that will allow the user to easily write a code that can alter the source code independently of user input.
      Example :
      puts ("Hello orld!")
      FUNCTION
      puts ("Hello World!")

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Be able to nest test cases like PBIs in TFS

        We need a way to nest test cases under a category or add a customizable category field

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        • Need a way to add attaxchments to test suites

          Need a way to attach documents at a high level to a test suite

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          • Double click on a Windows Service class should show code, not the designer

            I am not sure why anyone ever thought double clicking on a Windows Service should show the designer, there is nothing to design.

            If you click on the file in Solution Explorer Visual Studio should show the code as I have never had a need to see the designer, but I always need to see the code.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • ablility to see the completed hours along with remaining hours for a story

              I was able to add the orig estimate and the completed columns to the workitems query but only the remaining work hours is displayed for the story. The story board has same, shows only remaining hours. I’m being asked about progress on a particular effort and I cannot quickly obtain the completed hours, looks like I need to manually add each task up. Do you know if there is a way to get hours at the story level?

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              • Stop deleting "unneeded" colspan tags from code, or add an off button for the functionality.

                Right now, if you have a table with one row having 1 column, and inside of it, a repeater with 2 columns that creates rows, visual studio doesn't seem to let you make a colspan="2" tag for the top row. Once you hit save, it deletes the colspan attribute. There seems to be no "off switch" for this functionality. Please add one.

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • fire developers responsible for UI of VS2012

                  I was speechless when I saw first time VS2012. Ugly black and white interface. Small, boring, unfamiliar icons. Unfortunately I have to work with this version. So, every morning I have to suppress my negative feelings towards VS20012 and work, work, work.....

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                    4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Test Plan / Test Suite: Reset back to active

                    ATM it is just possible to reset a Test Case back to active when you are in a Suite.
                    You can not go on a Test Suite and reset all Test Cases which are located underneath the Test Suite (plus Sub-Test Suite).

                    We have a quit deep sturcture in our Test Plan and we have to test this Test Plan several times per Software Version.
                    Everytime we start a new test we have to reset the Test Case test status back to active and we have to do it one by one. (We are talking about 60 Test Suites á…

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make Dependency Matrix View available in Visual Studio 2013

                      In Visual Studio 2010 there was an option to switch from graph view to matrix view in an dependency graph. This feature has disappeared from 2013. Please make it back.

                      See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee842620%28v=vs.100%29.aspx for details

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add properties to Entity Data Model designer that map to DataAnnotations attributes

                        Currently, there's no simple way to add data annotation attributes (from System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace) to EF entities if you use code generation. You have to use metadata classes to prevent overwriting of your data annotations upon code regeneration.

                        It would be nice if you added properties to the Entity Data Model designer property sheet that allow us to specify attributes like "Required", "DisplayName", "UIHint", "Range", etc. for entity properties. This would allow code generation templates themselves to embed data annotations directly into the generated code.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations in Portable Class Libraries

                          Entity classes should be the linchpin of any application, no matter what platform your application is built on.

                          Therefore, it would be nice if entity classes could be defined in a single portable class library and reused on multiple platforms. To that end, it's imperative to allow System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace to be used in PCLs since attributes contained therein are used for data validation in multiple frameworks.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support Spatial Types in Portable Class Libraries

                            The EF guys finally implemented support for SQL Server spatial types. Unfortunately, EF maps spatial data to a type that belongs to the System.Data.Entity.Spatial namespace in the EntityFramework.dll binary. This is rather unfortunate since this prevents entity classes with spatial data from being included in portable class libraries.

                            I hope you guys can work with the EF team to create a new spatial type that's less coupled to EF so that it may be included in portable class libraries.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Move CodeLense feedback above function attributes and/or code.

                              Currently the display output of CodeLense feedback appears directly above the function body and causes a visual split between decorator attributes and/or function comments. Dense code blocks become visually harder to read.

                              It would be nice if there were a few options in Visual Studio for users to request it be displayed in different locations such as:-

                              - Above attribute definitions
                              - Above comment blocks (can be combined with the above item)
                              - At end of function definition (end of the line that the function declared on)
                              - Inside opening brace (at the start of the function body)

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                                2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • IN app purchase for product with large catalog of offers

                                This is what is said in an article titled “How to manage a large catalog of in-app offers (Windows Store apps using C#/VB/C++ and XAML)” in “How-to” session of “Dev Center- Window Store Apps”

                                As mentioned earlier, the Windows Store only uses provided offer info to populate the PurchaseResults, and does not create a persistent association between a large catalog offer and Windows Store product listing. As a result you need to track user entitlement for large catalog offers, and provide offer-specific context (such as the name of the item being purchased or details about it) to the user outside…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Include an option in the build process template to Importing Automated Tests into Test Cases

                                  it is currently done by tcm command, but could automatically done if we are able to do it into the build process template. The workaround used by us right now is add a script after Test Runner, the scripts conaints the tcm testcase command, the problem is a TFS user is required to perform this action, so it is needed to write into the script the user name and password, but this is undesirable.

                                  Thank you very much.

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                                  • prevent normal users from accessing the admin section in TFS

                                    In Team Web Access, why are "normal" working members of the team even allowed to see the links for "Manage Server", or allowed to enter the admin section of the website?? Obviously, I can prevent that by making them limited users, but then they are unable to work with the back log items or with the team rooms.

                                    Noone except people who are marked as TFS administrators should be able to access the admin section of the Team Web site.

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                                    • Import from TFS on premise to TFS Service

                                      We use on premise TFS 2012 for source control - would like to move this to the cloud based TFS Services.

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                                      • committed items should not appear on product backlog

                                        We're using SCRUM and we need urgently return to see how we saw before upgrade.

                                        We need submit only the items that are in new and approved states, because of the how way it is, impairs vision and prioritizing product backlog items.

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                                        • Allow Tasks to use story points instead of hours

                                          Not everybody use Hours in Tasks. I think it'd be nice to use User Story Points, Effort, PBI Points or whatever name you want to represent the measure of the Task, so we can measure the work not in time but in weight.

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