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  1. copy local path to clipboard

    I am constantly wanting to open up items that are in source control in a text editor. the way I do this today is, in Source Control Explorer:
    -right-click on the item, select "Windows Explorer"
    -Windows Explorer opens. I shift+right-click on the item and select "Copy as path"

    seems to be this should just be one step. I would like to right-click on the item in Source Control explorer and say "Copy local path to clipboard".

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Data Generation Plan in Database Project

      SQL connection string should be project level in Data Generation Plan for source connection same like web.config for application. Currently I am using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 db project.

      Problem Area : I am using sequence data bound generator in data generation plan. I don’t want to set database name or user name level information at column level. Please let me know the best way to setup connection information at project level.

      Regards,
      Inder Dureja

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        0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Grid readonly

        It would be very helpful if the screen designer had an option for the whole grid to turn it to read-only. Like the read-only setting on the data grid row this could be a checkbox.
        This checkbox should change:
        - make command buttons (add/delete/modify) invisible
        - Set data grid row controls rto read-only
        - Hide the add new row in the grid.

        That would save us a lot of work, and that's what LightSwitch is about .

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          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • チームエクスプローラーを単体提供してほしい。

          現在、チーム エクスプローラーはVSかEclipseのプラグインという形で提供されていますが、Windowsユーザー向けでもいいので単体での提供はできないでしょうか。
          開発環境に違いこそあれ、TFSは導入したいという人たちは多いはず。
          コードはテキストエディターのみで行っているところも少なくありません。統合開発環境を導入していない現場でも利用できるようにチームエクスプローラーの単体提供を希望します。

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            • Debugg the code without break Point

              I need the solution for the below problem,I have the solution file which contain aspx page like home, login, main.. After login the home page will be redirected.if suppose am I put the break point in the login page code behind, after complete login action the home page loaded. I have some logic in the home page load event. I would like the load event also automatically execute step by step. because my actuall solution file contain more the 30 pages so I can't able to find which page code behind run at this time. Overall my need is in…

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              • Kindly delete some wrong entries from your database like "+971528171730 ,High Class Dubai/Escort?,Dubai Female /Escorts?", found in webpanel

                Kindly delete some wrong entries from your database like "+971528171730 ,High Class Dubai/Escort?,Dubai Female /Escorts?", found in webpanel, screenshot attached.

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                • We need a "Corporate ALM" Portal!

                  TFS has an awesome reporting capability based on the SQL Analysis Cube + Sharepoint + Excel Services.
                  But despite of all the capability, only a few interesting reports based on the Process Template are there and depends on the process template. IBM RTC, for example, ships A LOT of reports and dashboards that *regardless of the process or methodology* is always there.

                  I really believe that if you guys do some investment on the reporting/dashboards (the data is already there!) executives hearts will be reached easily. Out of the box it would be awesome if TFS had a "Corporate ALM…

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Separate Javascript and Server Debug Output

                    When debugging server-side code, the javascript output just gets in the way, and makes reading difficult. It would be easier to read if the Javascript output went to a separate window.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Browser based page navigation

                      I always feel the need to have a browser based navigation - i.e Back, Forward, Back x amount of pages. Why? Because so many times I'll Go to a Definition, see it's implementation, and forget which page I originally hit GoTo Definition on. I think a Page History with Simple Navigation could resolve this and would be beneficial.

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                        2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Save error list on project close.

                        I'd love to have my error list save so I can reopen mysolution file and continue bug fixing without having to rebuild. This would be a tremendous time saver.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Test Manager 2012 - copy test configurations

                          There is currently no way to clone a test configuration.
                          I have a test configuration with lots of variables. I want to clone that test configuration so that I can change certain variables without having to manually re-create the new test configuration

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow use of DataTestMethod / DataRow in all unit testing projects

                            As I understand it these attributes are limited to use in WinRT/Metro and now with update 2, Windows Phone 8. It would be very helpful to be able to use them in all test projects e.g.

                            [DataTestMethod]
                            [DataRow("a", "b")]
                            [DataRow(" ", "a")]
                            public void TestMathos1(string value1, string value2)
                            {
                            Assert.AreEqual(value1 + value2, string.Concat(value1, value2));
                            }

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                              6 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Faster Development

                              Notiify a member with check outs that a request was made to 'FileX' and ask if its ok to check it in before letting the other even know it was ever checked out - for that we look up logs - Today we get in our messengers, cels, or whatever and ask if they can check it in which 98% of the tiimes, they can becouse they're done!

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                              • Help Viewer 2.0 is missing a category filter

                                Help Viewer 2.0 is missing a category filter (e.g. C#, C++, Windows SDK, etc.). Search and index results are cluttered by useless results the user is not looking for.

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                                • Ensure application is in clean state prior to the next test running when using CloseOnPlaybackCleanup=false

                                  I am testing a winform app using (VS 2012 Update 2). There is a login for the app that takes quite a bit of time that I'd like to avoid for each test, so I am setting CloseOnPlaybackCleanup to false to keep the application open in between tests.

                                  All tests within my Coded UI framework for the application inherit from a base class. Note that the ApplicationUnderTest.Launch and setting of CloseOnPlaybackCleanup to false are called within the MyTestInitialize of this base test class. Any given test may open mulitple windows depending on what it's testing, so within MyTestCleanup of that…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Dynamic query variables for work item query

                                    If work item query contain field that often changed like the version (for analyzing defects from version to version) you must edit a query and set new value. Or another example: analyze tasks by user, create a query for each user not good idea.
                                    It would be good to give the ability to set value for such fields dynamically through a dialog box or a certain field on the toolbar of query results.

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                                    • Add command line options to vstest.console.exe to select playlists, traits or namespaces

                                      The different options available to select tests in Visual Studio 2012 should be available from the vstest.console.exe command line. This would allow custom build definitions to be created that would run specific tests such as Unit Tests for a Continuous Integration build

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                                      • The Processor Architecture for Tests should use the current Platform type

                                        1. Pick a Platform and Configuration from the drop-downs
                                        2. Go to Test Explorer and run tests

                                        All tests FAIL!

                                        The tests use the 'Default Processor Architecture' which can be configured under the TEST menu. If that doesn't match the Platform type I'm working with, tests fail to run.

                                        Whenever I change the Platform, I need to remember to also change the Default Processor Architecture.

                                        I suggest that when I pick a platform, the Default Processor Architecture also changes to match.

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                                        • TFS WIT support for extra fields with email support

                                          I need an extra field that support email AND can be used in alerts to sent to - like the 'Assigned To' field.

                                          Normal stiring fields with support userids is available, but field can't be used in alerts like "Field = @Me"

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