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  1. Check in files and keep this files checked out (TSF)

    the possibility of check in files and keep this files checked out from within the visual studio ide

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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • let C# type inference downcast to a 'common supertype'

      interface A
      class B : A
      class C : A

      A a = condition ? new B() : new C();

      Compiler fails because it tries to cast B to C (or was it vice versa?).
      Daft workarounds: either cast one (or both) of the instances to A, or use an 'if' statement instead of the ternary operator.

      The two types B and C have a clear 'smallest common supertype' A. So come on MS, how hard can it be to determine the intersection of the class hierarchy of the 'then' and the 'else' branch? Look at the source code of…

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Limit access for Allowed IP Addresses to TFS

        Restrict access to TFS based on IP Address configuration will be more safe to codes.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove the 5 minute timeout for checkins (after which they fail). I need a checkin system that works easily.

          There seems to be a wide consensus (and I've checked it myself) - that Visual Studio Online (visualstudio.com) projects have a bizarre 5 minute checkin.

          What does this mean? - I need to check my pre-existing project into VS.com in pieces - each of which is "guessed" to be less than 5 minutes of ADSL transfer.

          Please fix this - it's a clear bug.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Inherit TFS warehouse security based on the security that is in TFS

            The TFS warehouse currently does not have a notion of security, which means that I'm able to see the work items of my entire organization in the TFS warehouse as of the moment that I have been added to the warehouse readers group in sql server analysis services. It would be a great approach to show only items of the team project/team of which I'm a member. this is not only better for security, but also for performance as queries would result in a lot less result data that is transmitted

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Custom Folder Ordering in Solution Explorer

              The alphabetical order of nodes in Solution Explorer doesn't match the way I work. I'd like to be able to drag nodes to a fixed order and have the solution file remember them.

              For example, I'm currently coding the markup in files within the Administration folder of an ASP.NET site. The VS alphabetical order means Administration sits above App_Code, App_Data and Bin which don't have the same type of content. I'd rather have all folders containing HTML grouped together.

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                1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Custom Deployment Metadata

                That would be very usefull if we could define custom metadata,

                The objectif is to define a value once for a stage and be able to set it to many component and action variable.

                Ex: $(MyMetaData1)

                Available standard metadata is explained in this post
                http://support.inreleasesoftware.com/entries/24422737-Deployment-Metadata

                Standard metadata available should allowed in action too.

                15 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Option to limit Search to user files only

                  When searching in files, please allow skipping files that are auto generated (T4, Designers etc)

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Hot Key to Publish Package

                    I would like to press something like cltr + shift + p and deploy a package defined with in a profile.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add "Copy Diff from Left to Right" button and vice versa

                      VS 2013 is awesome. I really appreciate its speed and CodeLens and other things, but there is one I would like to ask you to improve: can you please add functionality like "copy diff from left to right" and vice versa to VS diff tool? I do not want to select piece of code, copypaste it and then remove the old one in the other file. I want one button which will be shown when I put cursor to a line of code and will do it for me if I press it. This button should also copy whole chunk…

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                        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add ability to ignore updates for individual Extensions and Updates

                        I have a number of extensions installed, and want them to be kept up to date. As such I don't want to "Disable automatic detection of available updates".

                        However, I have one extension that I do not want to update (Visual Assist X). I bought a licence for it, and am repeatedly prompted to update to a later version. My licence does not cover this later version - updating will move me onto a free trial for a limited period.

                        I'd like to be able to right click on the update and say "ignore this update" - like I can…

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                          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Modify the NullReferenceException to somehow capture the runtime type that was expected

                            This is the most vexing of problems when it occurs in Production code lacking any debug symbols. Support personnel are reduced to basically just guessing. Even if most of the time the value is System.String, that is at least a pretty good clue why the application bombed.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • TFS 2012 build VS 2012 in main build and VS 2010 solutions in a secondary step in the same workspace

                              TFS 2012 build VS 2012 solutions and then build VS 2010 solutions in the same workspace. Individual build activity definitions should allow for VS 2012 or 2010 specification.

                              We have an extremely large solution with many DLL projects. 75% of the sub-projects/DLLs build in VS 2012 and the remaining build in VS 2010. We need this to build under the same TFS build definition in a single build since they all need the same set of workspace files.

                              A global shaepoint 2013 upgrade is driving this since our solution encompases Sharepoint, SQL Server Reporting and server side processing including C#…

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • CC emails

                                Add a text box to add email ids for people or group, to be cc'ed when the bug is filed so that they get notofied when any updates made to the bug

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                                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Seach in TFS Team Room

                                  Enable search in Team Room on www.visualstudio.com, or attach the message in Team Room to Work Item (By Id, #<Id>) generate a record on the log of Work Item.

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                                    4 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow Server Explorer to use multiple network aliases like sql developer when creating a connection

                                    I think it would be beneficial for you to add functionality to allow server explorer to store multiple network aliases like visual studio does.
                                    See screen shots for more detail.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Start Page Interface

                                      In start page show: What are the most popular kinds of apps and what are the needs of people using store!

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                                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • back up

                                          Try first

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                                            0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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