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  1. Validation: Make reverting to previous value optional.

    I have stuck into a problem with “revert to previous value” feature on input data validation. Here is the scenario:

    The Prerequisites:
    There is a modal window in a screen for adding or editing data record (a replacement/override of default window). In the modal, among other data fields, there are textboxes “TextBox1” and “TextBox2” bound to screen local properties of type “integer”. There are also buttons for saving (named “SaveButton”) and for canceling changes.

    The Logic:
    On “SaveButton_ Execute” the value of “TextBox1” is processed, in my case - assigned to an entity column (not present in the modal) and…

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      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • CI in Visual Studio Online: Webpage that cycles through all results

      Xcode has a continuous build integration that eases CI setups on a OSX server. MS has Visual Studio Online with similar capabilities. However Xcode has a cool webpage that cycles through the latest build result of each project. We display this on a monitor on a wall in the room of our iOS team. I really like it but I couldn't find anything similar for Visual Studio Online. Please compare the attached image for a hint how that looks like.

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        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Programmatic device orientation for Coded UI for windows phone

        When writing Coded UI tests, it's sometimes useful to force the phone into Landscape or Portrait - as different UI elements can be visible in the different orientations.

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        • AngularJS Like Web Framework is Required on Microsoft Technology Stack

          Angular JS is a very powerful framework for web & mobile frontend development on HTML5 technology stack. Although it is open-source, it is actually supported and being developed by Google. Microsoft should have such kind of technology and it should not be late on this area like it was on mobile...

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please allow users to use "cl.exe /Zs" (syntax check only) to check C++ syntax in .h files

            Currently cl.exe /Zs only allows .c** file extensions to be checked for valid C++ syntax. Given the large amount of C++ programming that goes on in .h files these days for templates, it would be great if /Zs also worked on .h files. The current behavior when /Zs is invoked on a .h file is to issue error messages:

            PS C:\Test> C:\VS2012\VC\bin\amd64\cl.exe /Zs a.h
            Microsoft (R) C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 17.00.61030 for x64
            Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

            cl : Command line warning D9024 : unrecognized source file type 'a.h', object file assumed
            cl : Command line warning…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add new string literal that contains Razor code (for example between «»)

              Is time to move forward from String.Format() and inline conditionals, with the new Roslyn would be awesome if we can use some "kind" of Razor in any C# code

              var msg = String.Format("Hi {0} you have won {1} credits", name, creditsWon);

              How much better it will be:

              var msg = «Hi @name you have won @creditsWon credits»

              You can provice intellisense and also an HTML version:

              var msg = @«<div style="margin:10px;">Hi @name you have won <b>@creditsWon</b> credits</div>»

              That option must be multiline too.

              36 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Close user story when all tasks are complete

                As a scrum master / scrum team member, I want TFS to ask me to close the parent user story when all the underlying tasks have been completed as well so I don't have to remember to close the parent story myself.

                I would also like this functionality for Features when all User Stories have been completed, but this is secondary.

                (Hint: This feature exists in a competing product and it's GREAT!)

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                • Make it possible to rename your account (not the subdomain in the URL)

                  In Visual Studio Online I have created a new account lagasol.visualstudio.com but it appears as LAGASOL on the "Administer your account" page instead of "Lagasol". It does not seem to be possible to rename this. See the attached screen capture.

                  PS: why can I login with a Facebook account or a Google account and not with a Microsoft account??

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                  • New way to compare objects

                    Nowadays when we have to check if 2 or more objects are nulls, we do something like to code below

                    string name = null;
                    string lastName = null;
                    string result = null;

                    if (name == null || lastName == null) {
                    result = "Um deles é nulo";
                    }

                    The new way that i was think is

                    OneOF([]arrayOfObjects, value to compare)

                    if (OneOf(new string[2] { name, lastName }, null)) {
                    result = "One or more is null;
                    }

                    To compare &&

                    if(a == null && b == null)

                    The new way is

                    if (AllOf(new string[2] { name, lastName }, null) { …

                    11 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow Backlog Prioritization After Filtering On Tags as normal drag and drop

                      After setting Tags in Backlog View of TFS2012 Scrum Template, I can not prioritize the Backlog Items. Having a big list in backlog, if I want to filter out the content of specific type of Work, and then doing the prioritization would be helpful.

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                      • When viewing the Board, I would like to only see the Stories that are assigned to me or have Tasks that are assigned to me.

                        Right now when I look at the Board for a given Sprint, all the Stories in that Sprint are listed. This gives it a very cluttered look. It would be nice to only see the Stories that have been assigned to me and also any Stories that have Tasks assigned to me.

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                        • Source Control Explorer improvement

                          If I open project or solution in Visual Studion It would be amazing if Source Control Explore open in TFS my project and file.
                          It would be greate to have it as options in Visual Studion.

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                          • Add a "collected { }" scope block to C# (kind of like a using statement) but for partial GC of items allocated within the block on exit.

                            Add a

                            collected {

                            }

                            block to C# & VB.NET - such that the garbage collector can clear objects that were allocated within just that block. Sometimes a lot of memory is allocated repeatedly within a specific routine and maybe you want to clean it up quickly without the overhead of requesting a full garbage collection.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Not Call TFS 'VSO' in the Azure World

                              Don't know what more to say other than I don't call my car a desk.

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                              • Support shared test data (not via shared steps)

                                I would like to be able to share and use test data parameters on multiple test cases. Consider the following scenario:

                                * We have a requirement with a list of messages to be used across an application, e.g.:
                                - MSG1: Technical problem.
                                - MSG2: Access denied.
                                * These messages are used across the application so we want to use them for multiple test cases with completely different steps, e.g:
                                - Test case 1: Log in
                                - Test case 2: Create new customer.

                                We could write "Access denied" as an expected result when it is applicable, but it would be better…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • socket support for PCL(.Net 4.X, Windows 8.X, Windows Phone 8.X)

                                  Currently it is not supported to write code that uses sockets and share it between .Net and Windows Apps. The best solution I found so far was to define a Interface for the Socket in a Portable Class Library and create additional Projects for every platform that implements this interface. This makes it uncomfortable to write or use libraries that needs sockets and target multiple Platforms.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Love the magnifying glass in map mode scrolling! Please make it bigger.

                                    The magnifying glass is awesome, I love it. Could you make it bigger, or let me adjust?

                                    Thank you.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Extend the logical operators

                                      Currently we have access to the following logical operators,

                                      Not
                                      And
                                      AndAlso
                                      Or
                                      OrElse
                                      Xor

                                      Why not extend them to include

                                      Nor
                                      ab
                                      00=1
                                      01=0
                                      10=0
                                      11=0

                                      NAnd

                                      ab
                                      00=1
                                      01=1
                                      10=1
                                      11=0

                                      NXor

                                      ab
                                      00=1
                                      01=0
                                      10=0
                                      11=1

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make failure to check for null after an "as" cast a compiler error in C#

                                        From time to time, I see developers write this:

                                        var beta = alpha as OtherType;
                                        beta.DoSomething();

                                        Various tools can flag a warning about a possible failure to check for null in this situation, but this seems to me to go beyond the usual "failure to check". The use of "as" is an assert that the code *needs* a check for null. If I know that the cast is going to work, then the cast should read:
                                        var beta = (OtherType)alpha;
                                        This other style of cast, when I know the type to expect, means that I get different exception messages depending…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow a WHEN Rule to be Embedded into a WHEN rule.

                                          Currently (TFS 2013.2), WHEN is not one of the rules that can be added to the Rules that will be executed when the condition of a WHEN rule evaluates to true. The 4 WHEN rules appear to be the only ones excluded. Allowing a WHEN rule to execute another WHEN rule would enable complex decision making in a TFS work item including arithmetic operations between multiple fields.

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