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  1. Manage FTP/SFTP websites sessions with credentials

    It would be really convenient if we can store FTP/SFTP sessions settings including password, so next time we can just log in to server without providing information over and over again.

    Tip: For SFTP key authentication, store the path of key files.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Missing information on what's a Team Project Name in how to get started

      When going to http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/learn/connect-vs/ how to get started using Team Foundation Service, it's explain all the obvius but doesn't give the user the ability to understand, right there, what's a team project name used for.

      It's the name of my company ? the name of the team ? the name of a project ?

      I know that's the name for the team working in some project. but that's just not clear enough for a how to get started page.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • add style rule to vs 2012

          It is necessary to add style rule to vs 2012

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add the ability to use Attributes in "where"

            I know attributes are supposed to be markers, but with this, you will be able, for example, to make only certain classes that derive from FooClass into a generic class, especially because empty interfaces are discouraged by Microsoft.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • provide drag n drop tools to create beautiful apps for beginners without writing code

              provide drag n drop tools to create beautiful apps for beginners without writing code like www.wix.com were we can make website by dragging and dropping stuff without actually writing the code for beginners who do not understand codding. with this concept many apps could be created for windows 8 and windows phone devices.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Load Test Stop Confirmation Dialog

                While a load test is running it's too easy to click the stop button by accident. Please could you add a stop confirmation dialog

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a delete button!

                  Please add a delete button!
                  I mean, the whole thing is great as a whole, but this is a simple problem. Of course, it can be done with the command line, but seeing as you have most tools already on here, it would be a shame not to

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                  • Allow multiple Cloud Services deployments within a single .sln build

                    We have an sln with two web applications (MVC4 front end and MVC4 Web API services layer), and need to deploy them to two separate Azure Cloud Services via cloud TFS. Currently, the build will only deploy one of the web applications, despite having separate Azure Deployment projects, with separate publishing profiles.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enhance Column Select

                      Allow column select to be compatible with the Home, End, and Ctrl keys. This feature has been implemented by eTextEditor and SublimeText and greatly reduces the time to write and edit certain documents, such as some XML file or various flat format files. Additionally, it enhances the ability to edit the end-of-line on many lines at once. These other text editors enhanced this functionality even further by allowing blocks of text to be wrapped in other tags, like HTML spans, or any other arbitrary code markup.

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide some tutorials on UPNP/DLNA

                        I have been Looking all over the internet for tutorials on how to interact with DLNA/UPNP enabled devices. However after hours of pointless redirections to "tutorials" I found nothing that a newbie to the framework could use to start developing their own DLNA/UPNP enabled apps for windows or mobile... Ooh and the intel upnp sdk has been useful but the codebase is large and unexplained with a shroud of mystery on what half of the code actually does. It is really hard to find any example tutorials of how to develop these apps. Could somebody knowledgeable from the VS team…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Export Template Project option to include Packages and assign new/”free” <IISUrl>

                          Today when we want to export our application as a Project Template, packages will be left untouched and the <IISUrl> will be the same as when created the project from day 1.

                          The packages “problem” can be solved, today, in two ways, what I know of.
                          1. Copy the packages folder manually to the new /Projects/MyProject folder.

                          2. http://docs.nuget.org/docs/reference/packages-in-visual-studio-templates

                          I think this could be solved within Visual Studio, maybe an option when exporting or some other solution that will help us developer with this somewhat annoying problem.

                          But the <IISUrl> problem is what I really would like to see being…

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a partial method to the Forms Dispose pattern so that Dispose can be extended without editing the designer portion

                            Add a partial method to the Forms Dispose pattern so that Dispose can be extended without editing the designer portion.

                            The current generated code is as follows:
                            protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
                            {
                            if (disposing && (components != null))
                            {
                            components.Dispose();
                            }
                            base.Dispose(disposing);
                            }

                            This could be easily extended as such,
                            partial private void Disposing();

                            protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
                            {
                            if (disposing && (components != null))
                            {
                            Disposing();
                            components.Dispose();
                            }
                            base.Dispose(disposing);
                            }

                            This would allow the Disposing() method to be implemented in the main form if needed.

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                              2 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Export work item type

                              We have developed and bespoken a new process template for TFS. It counts with custom work items type and several custom control developed integrally by us to boost and improve project management through TFS and Project Server.
                              However, we came across a big issue. This work items type can be exported without any impediment by anyone who has the view project-level information permission set to Allow. This permission is essential in order to set to Allow to the development team. Therefore, we are in a critical point since our work can be taken by anyone and consequently we cannot offer…

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add Delete Files Methods

                                Add Delete Files Methods
                                Directory.Clear(dirname)
                                DirectoryInfo.Clear()
                                DirectoryInfo.Clear(Func<string,bool> predicate)
                                and so on

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable test case parameter combination auto-generation

                                  Allow automatically generating parameter combinations for test cases.
                                  For example, when I am testing a game, I need to make sure each @Weapon hits each @Enemy would cause the @Weapon.Damage - @Enemy.Armor hit point lost to the enemy. I only need to create a list of all weapons (and each weapon's damage), a list of all enemies (and each enemy's armor value), MTM can automatically generate all combinations base on the 2 list, and make sure each weapon was tested against each enemy.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show test comments from Microsoft Test Manager on Visual Studio and TFS portal

                                    When a test is failed, we add a comment. I would like for that comment to be visible to the developer in Visual Studio or by going the the web portal for TFS

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Set workdays for team members in TFS Service

                                      In order that TFS is able to calculate team member capacities it is necessary to define usual workdays for each team member.

                                      It is possible to configure capacity per day and off-days for each team member for a sprint but I can't find a way/location to configure workdays.

                                      e.g.
                                      Team Member A: works, Mo, Tue, Wed, Thu
                                      Team Member B: works from Tue, Wed, Thu, Fr

                                      I don't want to do this manually and again and again for each sprint.

                                      Also don't see a "calender" containing public holidays ...

                                      39 votes
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                                      • Allow the HTML lightswitch client to use the new asp.net identity model

                                        Anyone know how to configure the HTML lightswitch client to use the new asp.net identity framework? Referenced herehttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/arch...-identity- membership-system-for-asp-net-applications.aspx?CommentPosted=true#commentmessage and here https://github.com/rustd/AspnetIdentitySample

                                        I like the idea that ASP.NET Identity can be used with all of the ASP.NET frameworks such as ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, Web Pages, Web API and SignalR, so why not lightswitch?

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                                          3 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enhance SSIS package execution error reporting

                                          Improve SSIS error reporting by including a popup or error viewer control so that when an error occurs in the package execution, the developer does not have to keep right clicking and copying the error message and pasting into notepad to fully read it.

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                                            0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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