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  1. 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.

          21 votes
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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.

            18 votes
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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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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show a flag when duplicate test cases exist in one test plan in MTM

                Show a flag when duplicate test cases exist in one test plan in MTM

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Change the XAP downloading screen

                  It would be helpfull if we hava a way to change the way that the "loading" screen is show. I'm talking about the initial screen, the one with the little blue ***** (sort of a progress bar) going back and forward in circle.
                  Im working with a Lightswitch app, and the XAP downloading screen display on the VS IDE.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • My Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate , Don`t have AutoComplete Feature

                    My Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate , Don`t have AutoComplete Feature

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support casting F# flexible types to covariant .net types in F#

                      IEnumerable/seq is defined with a covariant generic type in .net/C#. As such you can directly cast a "List<List<T>>" to a "IEnumerable<IEnumerable<T>>" in C#, but this does not work in F#.

                      Usually in F# you'd use flexible types instead, i.e. "seq<#seq<T>>". It is then possible to cast an F# "T list list" to that type.

                      A workaround to e.g. be able to feed a "T list list" to a C# function expecting a covariant "IEnumerable<IEnumerable<T>>" is to change that C# argument to "IEnumerable<U> where U: IEnumerable<T>", the equivalent to F#'s flexible type mentioned above. But it would be nice if we…

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • C++ code map

                        Add support for C++ code maps!

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add 'Test Results' menu option under the menu TEST->Windows

                          In VS2012 Update CTP 2 'Test Results' menu is shown under the menu VIEW->Other Windows.
                          Add the 'Test Results' menu under the menu TEST->Windows as it was in VS 2010.

                          Currently, its giving wrong impression that Test Results window is not present in VS2012.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make so we don't have to be a business to get it.

                            Why do we have to fill in business information? Is it because private users aren't allowed or just because you didn't think about private users.

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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • On long work item titles which overflow on board show a visual marker

                              If there is a long title of a work item which does not fit on a stickie on the board it will not show a visual marker like "..." as a reminder there is more text in the title than is showed.

                              On several other places in TFS this behaviour does seem to be in place. But still not on the work item titles on the board.

                              17 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow Time Tracking in Scrum template Team Foundation Service

                                When checking in from VS or updating an issue using the Scrum template, allow the developer to enter time worked.

                                23 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I would like to update the Default Tasks created for a work item

                                  We didn't customize our process before creating the new project.
                                  We didn't setup the Default task work items before we created the project. Now we want to add this functionality to the project but, I can't figure out how. If I am missing this someplace, please tell me.
                                  Otherwise it would be great if we could do this with witadmin for starters. Ideally it would if we could auto generate different groups of task for PBIs vs. BUGs.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • fix navigation of tabs as spaces

                                    When using tabs as spaces, the navigation is really wonky. That is, arrow-key navigation only moves one space at a time, the backspace key only deletes one space at a time and the delete key as well. Please fix this.

                                    7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide Logical and Mathematical operators to the customization of TFS work Items

                                      As a Process Engineer for a medium sized company I would lie to be able to incorporate Logical operators so I can improve the logic of fields. By adding the “and” or “or” logical operators you will be able to customize fields. The current approach is limits approach to 1 or 2 possibilities.

                                      As a Process engineer for a medium sized company I would like to add mathematical operators to the work item customization so I can add (calculate) fields to populate another field. My particular need is to implement an ROI calculation using Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF).

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                                        1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide hierarchical security model in SharePoint

                                        In Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, there is a concept of providing hierarchical security based on an organizational structure which allows security permissions to be controlled in a "roll up" fashion. However, the security permission model for SharePoint is largely flat with no innate support for an organizational/hierarchical security model. In order to make SharePoint more robust and further improve the integration points between Dynamics CRM 2011 and Microsoft SharePoint, SharePoint should provide hierarchical security similar to what is provided by Dynamics CRM 2011.

                                        4 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio updates should be available for english alone. The current updates are bundling with all other languages that are of no use

                                          Visual Studio updates should be available for english alone. The current updates are bundling with all other languages that are of no use by major developers.

                                          Currently 14 languages are packed as a single bundle. I had to download these entire languages, even if i dont use at any given time of my life.

                                          Thus, please provided English version fo any such updates as a seperate download

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