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  1. cshtml(view) design screen and overview

    i think visual need design view for cshtml files. like asp.net contentplaceholder inside masterpage. i think this was very succesfull. There is no problem view with default layout and maybe it will be better cacthing layout paremeter and showing with correct layout.

    i don't understand why visual studio remove design tab support.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • WorkItem Alerts

      There should be a simple (and easy to do) option to add/remove multiple aliases to a workitem so that any change/update is notified to all of them by email.

      Any person (with required permissions on the project) should be able to add/remove anyone else to/from the bug.

      I know this cab be done in TFS but navigating to that option requires too many steps. This should appear as a simple textbox on the main page itself. User/group alias should be automatically resolved.
      There is a similar feature in bugzilla and using it is pretty straightforward.

      Requirement comes from the cases…

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a team field that is an alternative to area path for limiting the backlog

        Currently a set of area paths can be selected as the scope of a team's backlog. Also an iteration subtree. But if you don't have the luxury of that kind of clear segmentation among teams, the only good alternative is to add your own Team field, and edit the .wit to give it the role area path currently plays now. There are several good articles on the web explaining how to do this. It should be an option in the canned templates.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Tooltip on board give more useful information

          When using the task board, the tooltip when hovering over a box is missing a great opportunity to supply useful information. What would be useful:
          - work item id#
          - (for task or bug) parent story name
          - work item tags
          - (for user story) story points

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Display iterations outside Backlog Iteration For This Team subtree

            Under a team's Configure Schedules and Iterations, one can choose "Backlog Iteration for this team". That's a great way to limit what shows in the Product Backlog so I can use Forecasting effectively. But it limits the choices among iterations to those at or below that node in the hierarchy. I'm using the recommended hierarchy of Committed vs Planned and that means I can either see the (Planned) backlog and none of the committed iterations, or vice versa. I don't think the restriction of iterations to subtree is essential and it gets in the way of effective team management. Correct…

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

              The new Test Explorer in Visual Studio 2012 is not great and not reliable for visualization. In Visual Studio 2013, please let users choose either Test Explorer or Test List Editor in the menu bar.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow templates to define an explicit list of types

                There has LONG been a need in .NET to allow generic coding of classes which take numeric template parameters to avoid code repetition, and this has normally be suggested in the form of adding INumeric, IArithmetic etc., but as this has now been ignored for so many year by Microsoft, we have to assume that there is some deep reason why they cannot/will not introduce such an interface (one possibly reason being that it might require static and/or operator methods in interface definitions). So, as an alternative, why not allow an explicit list of types supported perhaps in the form:

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a control to the toolbars to edit the conditional compilation variables

                  It would be very nice to have a textbox on a toolbar to edit the conditional compilation variables for the active configuration. It is not so friendly have to go to the project Properties to do this every time.

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                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Also allow [TestCategory] on test class

                    I'd like to be able to put all tests in a test class in the same category. At the current time (VS2012 update 3), you have to place the attribute on every test method. It's tedious for large test classes and increases maintenance costs unnecessarily.

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                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add ability to search for the location of test case within the plan or test tab of MTM (possibly by id)

                      Currently you cannot search for a test case within a plan because it may belong to more than one plan. However, if you want to locate the test case, it would be good to have a search based on the id number (if that is unique) and then locate it within the plan without opening the test case.

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                      • include the 'Blocked' field in the Test Case entity.

                        Tasks, PBIs etc all have a 'Blocked' field. We'd like to block Test Cases too.

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                        • Commited tasks should be moved in current interation

                          When I move task from 'approved' to 'committed' it means I am committing to do it in this iteration. Make it automatically.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • performance of F10 or F11 is very bad...

                            performance of F10 or F11 is very bad...

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                            • Prevent Check in of large files

                              There should be way where users are restricted to check- in large files. Tfs Admin should be able to set the max. size of files that can be checked in.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Why don't you support the Edit Link button in the Webview of TFS Team Explorer like in the thick client? All other 4 buttons a present...

                                Why don't you support the Edit Link button in the Webview of TFS Team Explorer like in the thick client? All other 4 buttons a present (New, Link to, Open Link, Delete Link). Was this an oversight or intentional.

                                Very annoying as I use this operation constantly...please fix!

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Query Results Window - Query Selector

                                  Add ability to change queries within the Query Results Window/Tab.

                                  Most of the time when I'm working I only need one TFS Query Results window open at a time, but I can't change queries without going to Team Explorer and opening a different query in a new window.

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                                  • lightswitch html menu

                                    Have the ability to create a html project with the scaffolding for menus . If so the new menu structure found in crm 2013 and sharepoint 2013 is a good scaffold. At least the user familiarity is good.

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                                    • Team Foundation Service File Repository

                                      Inside Team Foundation Service it would be nice to have a file repository per project. With many of the project that i work on there are files that are not part of the code or backlog that i would like to store in a centralized location for the team.This would give the devs, project admins and testers access to all the resources they would need through one interface. currently we are using dropbox and this work but decentralizes the project content.

                                      Could not find a better category

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                                      • Optimize SQL queries generated by LightSwitch

                                        SQL "SELECT" queries generated by LightSwitch are very inefficient. They should be optimized to only include fields and tables used by the current screen.

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                                        • Configure Entity to used modal window picker as default instead of combobox

                                          Hello,

                                          when you have a refernce to an entity in another entity and you craete a screen element always the combobox will be used. Yet for large data sets this does not work as it is to slow. If you have 20 screens you have to over and over againg change the control from combobox to modal window picker. It would be of greate productivity help to be able to define for an entity or a query that it should be added as reference by a modla window picker. Then for all screen the entity is being referenced the correct…

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