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  1. Import existing product backlog from an on-premises TFS 2012 server to the hosted service.

    We want to be able to export out our current backlog from TFS 2012 and move to the hosted option. We have too much time invested in our current backlog, and it would be to expensive for us to re-enter it in.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add notification box when GetLatestVersion fails to get latest code!

      I recently encountered a scenario in my TFS 2010 where I was getting latest of the project but the source files were not getting updated in my local system and every time TFS would give me a message that the source files are up-to-date . I tried everything deleting the whole folder from local, getting a specific version and it wouldn’t work.

      The reason behind this was I didn’t have get permissions on the particular project folder in TFS. The message that my source files are up-to-date is mis-leading most of the times and can result in deployment of wrong…

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a click event for the dropdown list

        I have two dropdown list side-by-side. The second dropdown list opens when the first item in the dropdown is click and selected. When I do Coded UI on it, it only record the "SELECT" event. Because it did not record the CLICK event, my second dropdown will not work. Please add a "Click" event to drop down list.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make own posts on this web site editable

          How can I edit my own posts here?
          pls. provide hint how this could be done!

          Best regards,
          dp.

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VS2010 : go back to old find dialog (like in VS2010) or allow disabling the quickfind

            Hi all,

            The new "Quickfind" - panel of VS2012 is annoying. It does not respond as expected and could not be positioned as needed.
            It slows down all work.

            So I would suggest to go generally back to the old "find dialog" or allow the users to disable the new "quickfind" toolwindow.

            Best regards,
            dp.

            27 votes
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              1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support binding hotkeys to QuickLaunch commands

              I _really_ want to put a hotkey to "QuickLaunch: SwitchCode" so I can toggle between .h/.cpp with a single hotkey, rather than type out the command every time. As well as bind shortcuts to other QuickLaunch tasks.

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the SwitchCode Productivity Power Tool hot-key enabled

                Why is the Productivity Power Tool SwitchCode feature a goofy Quick Launch thing? I want it to be a single CTRL-whatever keystroke. Can I assign a hotkey to a Quick Launch thingy? Or post the source code so I can do it myself!

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                • Better thread debugging

                  Greatly improve remote debugging performance. Stepping should be in real-time speed as in local debugging, especially with a network connection. Also add support for remote XP debugging in VS 2012. Today, even with multi-targeting we are unable to remote debug an application. This is ridiculous.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Better thread debugging

                    I would like to be able to do better multithreaded debugging, by telling the debugger that I only care about debugging a single thread and to only step within the context of that thread and only allow for breakpoints to trigger for that thread. But I don't want to freeze any of the other threads. All threads should run normally. This way I don't get a breakpoint to trigger within a common piece of code used across many threads but I only care with regards to my specified thread. I also want to easily step in my thread without the…

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create a way that the user SID can be set without an AD Domain.

                      Currently the SID of the user must be set with an active directory entry. If you are not using active directory there is no way to set that information for users. This means that the team members functionality of the TFS power tools will not show team members IM status. Please allow a simply entry in the user profile to set that piece of information. It can be overwritten by AD settings if they are available.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Browser selectability for "Start Debug Target" command

                        Add the ability to select the browser you want to use from the toolbar's "Start Debug Target" command. This feature is currently available only using the built-in command on the standard toolbar.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow a file upload for storyboards.

                          Allow a file upload for storyboards. This will help when a story board file is already created.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • To set the break point in all the methods of whole projects just in one click..........

                            To set the break point in all the methods of whole projects just in one click..........

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve the 'Convert to Hyperlink' dialog

                              The 'Convert to Hyperlink' dilaog and functionality could significantly improved. At the moment all it has is a type option and the ability to browse for a URL. It needs the option to select the link 'target' and add the title attribute, select bookmarks and add parameters.

                              The 'Insert Hyperlink' dialogs in Word 2013 and Expression Web are both more complete.

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                              • create a master or main branch folder during the creation of a team project

                                Right now, it's painful to migrate a team project to do branching since most likely a branch folder is decided later. It will be great in the create team project wizard to add an option to create a default master/main branch.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Syntax to check if a certain value is one of a list of values using the keyword "in".

                                  This is merely syntactic sugar. For example:
                                  if (val in [1, 2, 3])

                                  The compiler would translate that behind the scenes to:
                                  if (val == 1 || val == 2 || val == 3)

                                  I know I could create an array on the fly:
                                  if (new [] {1,2,3}.Contains(val))

                                  But I don't want to create an instance of an array and call a function. I think the compiler should be used to convert the "in" construct mentioned above to a list of OR'd conditionals for efficiency.

                                  14 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow Tag Filtering in Sprint Backlog

                                    This is actually a bigger problem, that is of inconsistent experiences and functionality between Sprint and Product Backlogs. Whatever I can do in a product backlog I should be able to do in a sprint backlog.

                                    One instance of this is in the new tag filtering. This can be done in the product backlog, but not the sprint backlog.

                                    Here's another example of incosnstency:
                                    http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2296825-provide-the-ability-to-prioritise-backlog-items-in

                                    12 votes
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                                      under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow me to perform an unsolicited code review

                                      Sometimes I'm performing code reviews on random changesets, and I want to send my comments to the original developer. However, there is no way for me to create the code review request myself.

                                      I would like to be able to kick off a code review myself, without the committer needing to explicitly create a request.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow creating unit test playlists that include entire classes instead of only individual test methods

                                        Right now the "unit test playlists" feature (added in VS2012.2) lets you create a list of individual tests (i.e. methods) to be run. However, we are adding new methods every day, which means the playlists would constantly need to be updated.

                                        It would be great if I could add an entire test class to a playlist, rather than only individual test methods.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make all releases of the .NET runtime side by side

                                          Some releases of the .NET runtime (e.g. 4.0 to 4.5) upgrade the existing installed version. This causes support issues with having to test all existing web sites and services to ensure they still operate correctly. Side by side releases does not do that.

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