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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow easy beta testing like windows phone center

      Side loading is not nice when your target beta tester is a CEO or VP of a big company in a different country.
      This is the situation I am in!
      Even when a targeted app is ready, asking a huge company that hasn't configured sideloading already is a massive political blocker.

      If not already in the pipeline, please add the beta testing method already present in the windows phone dev center to win 8 apps. Where all I need is the end user's liveID ( or 10,000 - as the wp dev site) and a 90 day test window.

      Asking…

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        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow choice of Source control providers when a Git repository exists

        I personally use a git repository on my local workstation, but I am part of a team where TFS is the "official" source control. In VS2012, I have disabled the Git provider, and maintain my git repos by command line, pulling down changes from TFS and committing them to the master branch of my repo, then merging those changes to my feature branches.
        VS2013 CTP doesn't allow me that flexibity - if a Git repository exists that contains the solution, then it forces the Git source control provider to be used. This cuts me off from a number of TFS…

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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • The use of the 'var' keyword when declaring class level instance variables.

          When declaring instance variables in my classes, It is redundant specifying the type name twice. I'd like to see the same level of support as we currently get when declaring local variables.

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Assign a bug to a 'team' not an individual in Team Foundation Service

            I would like to create small teams to assign bugs to rather than having to select an individual user. For example, I have 2 individuals that will be fixing bugs on a project but one is going on holiday for 2 weeks. I want the bugs to appear in the other member's workflow without having to reassign all the bugs to him.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make Visual Studio solution file more functional

              Now MSBuild and VS are joint. Work with VS solution item(file) is much more complicated and non-functional than work with project file.
              1) Structure of VS solution file needs to be more clear and in xml format. Now it is hard to read & edit solution file manually. Particularly projects configuration connected with some solution configuration. It is hard to read and understand changes in solution file code reviews especially when there is configurations changes or some projects are disable from build in some configuration ..
              2) There is no clear way to find solution configuration in one of MSBUild…

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                1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • why i cannot even select and copy the failures messages show in Test Explorer??

                why i cannot even select and copy the failures messages show in Test Explorer??

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • More Portable Class Library classes needed

                  Hi, i've been working on splitting my code among the portable class library, and noticed a couple of omissions i find surprising.

                  1. Color class - i'm writing some viewmodels that do some interpolations and manipulations of colours in code, i had to write my own class at the moment.

                  2. DelegateCommand (from Prism), this is probably the bit of prism i use most in small applications, a portable prism containing this would be very useful.

                  3. Portable Live SDK for skydrive access

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • not to give the delete button so close to the projects which we are working on

                    Is very likely that someone might just delete the project which they are working on.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Set the feature to In Progress on the board, when task is put in progress

                      In TFS Service, once you have created features, stories and tasks. Then relate the stories to the features. All good.
                      Now when I move a Task to In Progress and look at the story and specifically the feature. The feature doesn't update to In Progress.
                      It would be great if it checked it's dependencies' and update itself if any children are updated. If you drag the task back to New. It should check if any children are in progress and if not and all are new, it should update the feature on the feature board to go back to New…

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow Description and AC updating between TFS 2010 and Service

                        Currently you cannot copy across the Descriptions and Acceptance Criteria when moving stories from TFS 2010 (on premise) to TFS Service (cloud).

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Instrumentation profiling for the process which keeps turn on and off during application run

                          Allow us to perform instrumentation profiling for the 32 - bit/ 64- bit exe which starts at some point during application run and keeps turn on and off many times during run.

                          So we can perform complete instrumentation of the process which is not steady.

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                            0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Days Off didn't work properly. Please fix.

                            Days Off didn't work properly. Please fix.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Break immediately on exceptions/asserts

                              Allow the user to break immediately into the code on exceptions/asserts in debug mode without showing the current dialog box (break, continue, ignore).

                              The dialog box doesn't add any information not already present in the output window, and I very rarely select anything other than break. Breaking automatically would be more convenient for me.

                              Alternatively, only break immediately on __debugbreak().

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support Selenium WebDriver tests on Mozila

                                Team Foundation Service (visualstudio.com) should support Selenium WebDriver tests in the build process.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Not request business information in Visual Studio Express 2012 registration

                                  I am very interested in writing Windows 8 apps and have started writing code outlines for the app. To do this, however, I need to mention what business I'm affiliated with.

                                  Unfortunately, I'm not part of any business. I consider myself a hobbyist, interested in creating a business one day. The business "requirement" currently keeps me from downloading Visual Studio Express 2012.

                                  One of the apps I'm imagining, I'm also trying to create an Android version for. While acquiring the ADT for Android was not all that smooth, there wasn't the suggestion that I needed to be part of a…

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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add DisplayNames depending on Type in mvc using entity framework 5+

                                    If I have an address table which can have different types like Presidential Address, or Consumer Address, or Dog Kennel address for a Cat, I may want to have different DisplayNames assigned to the fields for my address. It would be nice if I could change the display name if it detected AddressType="Cat". Example in the model I might have: [DisplayName("Cat Address1:","AddressType","==","Cat")]

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Hint Paths in the solution explorer properties

                                      Allow me to see and edit the hint path on the project reference in solution explorer directly.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the "Show References" code information indicator less intrusive

                                        The "Show References" code information indicator in VS 2013 Preview is too intrusive:

                                        - it wastes too much vertical space
                                        - it makes vertical navigation (e.g. using cursor keys) strange
                                        - I always have to double check, if the cursor is at the right place, when I want to write something right above a method (e.g. add an attribute)

                                        Suggestion:
                                        - Move the "show references" indicator to the same line where the method is declared.
                                        - Get rid of the word "references", show just the number (maybe in a (colored) circle
                                        - Put the indicator either just left of the…

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                                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Confirm that user wants search for a single character term when using Find in Files

                                          Every few days I wind up accidentally searching my entire codebase for a single character term. Such searches can yield hundreds of thousands of results, and Visual Studio can become unresponsive for minutes.

                                          It would be great if Visual Studio could confirm that you want to search for single character terms when using Find in Files.

                                          A method for limiting the maximum number of search results would also work.

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                                            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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