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  1. Enable a good build once, deploy many times story built into VS / TFS

    One concept that seems to be missing or terribly difficult to achieve is the idea of building once and deploying to multiple locations.
    It would be nice to see this more of a first class idea in Team build / VSO / Azure integration pieces.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • More event property statistics, not only by filtering

      The APIs allow adding textual properties to an event. This is used to further add details to an event, without creating an overload of different events - e.g., in a shop to add the category to an "view item" event, to see which categories get most views.

      Right now, the Insights dashboard either allows to filter by property in the "Events" view, or to show all event properties in the "Event Insights" view.

      The first one is difficult to use for a lot of different property values. In the second (much too small) diagram, it gets very crowded if there…

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        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add "Start URL" to WebRole properties to launch a specific URL on F5

        It would be really helpful if you extend the "Startup action" of a WebRole with a "Start URL" parameter. The two options "Launch browser for HTTP endpoint" and "Launch browser for HTTPS endpoint" are not enough. If you do not know what I mean look at the project properties of a Web Application project unter "web > Start Action > Start URL". Take a look at my attached image.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Visual Studio 14 CTP 2 should not require KB2919355

          Many windows users do not want apply KB2919355 update, so Visual Studio 14 CTP 2 should be able to install without this update.

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow readonly variables to be set to null in the Dispose method.

            It is recommended that references to large objects be set to null during disposition. However, if such a variable has the readonly modifier it cannot be set to null. The compiler is clever enough to work out that it is allowed to be assigned to in the constructor, it should therefore be able to allow it to be set to null (and only null) in the Dispose method of a class that implements IDisposable.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • More options for running reports in TFS

              Due to our workflow in using TFS schedules and iterations we are very limited by the reports. There are only a standard few. It would be nice to have more flexibility in reporting, i.e. start and end dates we can select vs. precanned dates from the tool

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              • TFS 2013 should allow for multiple backlog iterations to be selected.

                We have multiple backlogs we are working out of with shared resources. We are using iterations for backlogs and sprints are children of the backlogs. As it works now we have to go and change the iteration throughout the day to ck the status of each backlog.

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                • Set the platform for the *.Editor plugins to x86 to prevent warnings

                  Is it possible to set the platform to x86 for the .Editor project rather than Any CPU? I've got a few plugins that have a processor architecture of x86 when compiled, which then gives the following warning.

                  "There was a mismatch between the processor architecture of the project being built "MSIL" and the processor architecture of the reference "XXXX", "x86"...."

                  This is *extremely* minor, as it doesn't cause any issues, it's just nice to have a warning free project!

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi,

                    Thanks for this suggestion!

                    If we switch the plugins to x86 what will happen when Unity releases a 64 bits version? ;)

                    What we have in the road-map for future version is better customization for the generated project files. This way you’ll be able to select another platform.

                    It will only be a cosmetic change that being said, as Unity is handling the compilation of the scripts itself, the result of the Visual Studio compilation is only used by our own tooling.

                    Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity

                  • Pass test configuration variables for a test point directly as a property in TestContext

                    The test configuration variable values defined in the test configuration for the currently executing test point should be directly available in the TestContext instance as custom properties.

                    Right now in order to get the value of a test configuration variable you need to query the configuration from TFS. And that option is actually broken because the TestContext doesn't update between separate test points of the same test case.

                    This will open up use cases such as having a "Browser" test configuration variable and then using the appropriate browser in Coded UI tests.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • winrt create pdf

                      I would like to create a PDF file and send it via the email contract. For a LOB app we currently use the print contract and print to a PDF writer, save it to disk and then mail it. It would be very useful if I could generate a pdf file from the printdocument class and mail it directly via the Share Charm.

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add backlog column "iteration name" as an alternative to iteration path in visual studio online

                        When viewing backlogs in VSO covering different teams, the column iteration path can be very wide depending on the iteration path setup. If a column with only the iteration name could be selected, this would make the column smaller and thereby improving the screen usage.

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                        • When will C#.net becomes platform independent

                          When .net will become platform independent,people are creating lot of things using using Java due to platform independency like Hadoop,Cassandra,Elastic Search,etc and we C# Programmers are unable to do it due to platform dependency,do something or else we shift on Java?

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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement more C++ TS (Filesystem is great!, now Concepts!!) You get the edge over gcc and clang

                            Technical specifications greatly improve c++ usability. Filesystem is amazing. You can surpass gcc and clang in implementation.
                            C++ needs a bigger and bigger library

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • search sub ‘dll’ or ‘exe’ folder of symbol path when resolving symbols in Visual Studio 2012 and 2013

                              Before Visual Studio 2010, VS will search 'dll' and 'exe' sub folders of the symbol path specified by _NT_SYMBOL_PATH environment variable. Since Visual Studio 2012, the symbol resolve logic is changed and VS doesn't search the two sub folders anymore, can you add this feature back?

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Mac support for VSTU

                                For VSTU tools for Unity add Mac support while running VS under virtual machine, so debugging and opening files and projects on correct line number and such from Mac Unity to VS. Debugging ios also *doesnt hold breath* or he'll just release VS for Mac natively :-D

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                                  0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make XAML Bindings type save

                                  Would be great to define an Interface or Type for the DataContext of a Container in XAML and than have the Compiler Check the Bindings used in this Container and its Child Elements (not having a own Definition) recursive...

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                                    1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Update Network Configuration Documentation for TFS

                                    The following online documentation for networking (e.g. ports, protocols, services which need to be updated on firewalls) needs to be updated:
                                    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms252473.aspx
                                    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff652627(v=vs.120).aspx

                                    The pages above should be combined to provide a single view of the requirements.

                                    The pages are missing:
                                    - Release Management components
                                    - Port 445 requirements (e.g. Build Controller to Drop Folder, Test Controller to Test Agent)

                                    The Team Foundation Server Architecture diagram doesn't match the table below the diagram e.g. TFS App Tier to Build Agent using SOAP over 9191

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                                    • Property inspector popups need better handling on portrait or narrow monitors

                                      I use a widescreen monitor, but I have it in portrait mode. Most code is not very wise, and this allows me to see a lot more of my code ( a little less than 100 lines at 100% zoom).

                                      Unfortunately, when debugging and breaking the execution, if I want to inspect property or variable values, and the value contains members that have very long values, the popup box extends off the side of the screen to the left (where I do not have additional desktops or screens).

                                      It would be helpful if the popups were fully free floating and…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add syntax highlighting and Intellisense for .shader formats in VSTU

                                        It would be great to get some of that hybrid language used in Unity for shader development to get some Intellisense and syntax highlighting...

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                                          2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi!

                                          Thanks for your suggestion! That’s something that we’re working on and that you can try today with the Visual Studio 2015 Preview along with the Visual Studio Tools for Unity 2.0 Preview.

                                          Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity.

                                        • The current Quick reference guides are for VS 2012. Any plans to update for 2013? If yes, when?

                                          The current Quick reference guides are for VS 2012. Any plans to update for 2013? If yes, when?

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