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  1. Ligtswitch IIS Deployment

    Automatically create a default.html during deployment to IIS.
    Currently due to the addition of the HTML Client , the default.html on the website root folder, was omitted (In V2 &V3).

    From the human engineering perspective, nothing should lead to a "Black hole". It looks to developers, deploying new updates to IIS, like something broke, when in fact it was by a "Hidden" Design.

    At the very least , post some kind of a Notice/ Warning to the developer, about this issue, during the deployment process.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Paste escaped string / paste escaped verbatim string

      When you need to copy and paste some XML, string, or other data into the editor as a string it is extremely annoying as you then have to go and manually escape it.

      There should be a "Paste Special" with options to paste as a "normal" C# string or as a "verbatim" C# string. This would make this common task much easier.

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        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • fix the entity designer diagram

        The current edmx editor has bugs all over the place, from miss placed relationship ends, to ungrabbable handles. Also those stupid diagonal relationship lines are a pain.

        Here is a bug list, Fix it.
        When refreshing or moving a table, don't regenerate the relationship lines that were not affected. Infact, if a table is moved, keep the points attached to the table relative to where it was prior to the moved.

        Don't use diagonal connectors, unless you are going to make it easy to get rid of the diagonal, and even disable this feature all together.

        Don't lose my work…

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          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve code analysis

          Improve code analysis
          - Detect when first line of if block and else block are identical (same for last line)
          - Detect methods used only one time - Method is a candidate for in-lining
          - Detect constant defined in class used only one time
          - Detect private property with backing variable having get { return backingVariable; } set {backingVariable=value;} - convert to autoproperty
          - Detect public property used only within the same class - make it protected/private
          - Detect public method used only within the same class - make it protected/private
          - Detect class used only by one other class…

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            12 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Work Item date fields should either store it as TFS Server time or local computer time zone.

            If you create work item from your Team explorer i.e. from local computer client - it will stores created date field with your current computer date time setting and if you create it with TFS web access, it will create on TFS server time zone.

            e.g. Consider that you are in India and TFS server hosted is in Redmond US

            I created work item at 9/13/2013 2.30 PM IST using Team Explorer and if I view this same work item in TFS Web Access - it will show me date created as 9/13/2013 2.00 AM. Similarly If I create work…

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow user deployment items on MTM follow a specified folder (as outputDirectory of DeploymentItems on TestSettings on local)

              The MTM 2012 does not allow user deployment items on MTM follow a specified folder structure (as outputDerictory of DeploymentItems tag in local TestSettings file)
              I hope this function will be support in next release of VS.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • allow MSProject TFS field synchronization for certain WITs only

                TFS Filed Mapping File contains contains the configuration to synchronize the "Asigned To" field. OK. Now the file is valid for all project WIT. When WIT Task and Feature are synchronized then value of "Assigned To" is written to "Resource" field of Task and Feature in MSProject. For Task it is OK but not in case of Feature. The assigned resource inherits all the work and is mark by MSProject as overloaded. But may be there is a different way to solve this issue.

                see also correcponding thread in the forum:
                http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/feea18c5-20da-49b7-b11b-ecb39ba0393d/msproject-tfs-field-synchronization-for-certain-wits-only

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make windows phone 8 SDK available for windows7 platform

                  Currently, if we develop the windows phone 8 app, we must have windows8 plateform. But in most enterprises, there're no windows 8 upgraded. Most of them has windows7 platform, but it can only use windows phone SDK 7.1.So if we can extend our SDK to windows7 platform, the mobile biosystem for windows phone will be improved more than now.

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                    2 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • It's time to Make .NET 4.5.1 work on any OS that supports 4.0

                    NET Framework 4.0: Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

                    .NET Framework 4.5 RC: Supported operating systems: Windows 8, Windows Server 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008

                    If 4.5.1/4.5 is an in-place upgrade, it should support every OS that supports 4.0; wait until 5.0 to drop support for XP which hasn't ended for support until 2014.

                    We all appreciate MS should not so arrogant again. Don't popularize its new version OS by other peripheral tools…

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS ALM - Allow for the ability to add "favor" titles driven by a SQL query

                      TFS ALM - Allow for the ability to add "favor" titles driven by a SQL query off the TFS data warehouse. Also, you should be able to define where the title shows sum, count, average, max, min, etc.

                      This could be used to easily show cycle time for Kanban teams!

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add support for all strftime/COleDateTime.Format format codes to DateTime.ToString

                        Currently DateTime.ToString doesn't support some of the format codes that strftime/COleDateTime support, this makes it impossible to share a custom format string between mananged & unmanaged code.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Intellisense suggestion for public static properties and fields

                          Related to Visual Studio Intelllisense.
                          Currently intellisense does not suggest public static members's parent, when I type just the member out. It only suggests generating a property/field.
                          Would it be possible to get intellisense to suggest that the static member exists in a recognized project, besides asking to generate a new property or field?
                          I am referring to C#, perhaps it is valid for other languages in Visual Studio.
                          Thanks,
                          Sriram

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Simulator doesn't show size of the html element when it's hovered in the DOM Explorer

                            In VS 2012 the simulator was showing the size of the HTML element (width*height) in the left top corner of this element (when the element was hovered in the DOM Explorer). This handy feature was eliminated from the VS 2013 RC. Is it possible to get it back?

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow all columns in a work item query result to be resizable even when a column is used for sorting

                              When viewing the results of a work item query in Team Explorer / Visual Studio, a column is not allowed to be sized smaller than its caption if the column is used for sorting the results. For a column with a long title but short values this forces the column to take more screen real estate than necessary.

                              Instead, all columns should be resizable down to the minimally allowed size.

                              Example: the Scrum for Team System process template defines a field with the name "Business Priority (Scrum)" whose values are usually a number between 1-1000. This forces the column to…

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • WPF support in Lightswitch

                                How about replacing Silverlight with WPF for the desktop client to get rid of the pixel rendering performance issues with Silverlight? Since LS now has HTML support for web clients, Silverlight could be replaced with a more powerful desktop client like WPF ( I would even take Winforms if it substantially increased performance ).

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                                  2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make editor shortcuts change easier

                                  Changing editor shortcuts is very circuitous, compley and time-consuming.

                                  Please add a dialog box where one can change (and, of course, import and export) all shortcuts for the editor in an easy and simple way.

                                  I know, 'simple' and 'easy' are words, which are difficult to understand for some microsoft designers and strategists. But please try it anyway. SCNR.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • WorfklowApplication should support Durable Delays

                                    I would like to self host a workflow application by a Windows Service application. This application schedules a set of emails to be sent at set times. I implemented this as a hosted Workflow Service using delays and persistence. Because Worfkflow Service supports durable delays if for any reason my windows service restarts, all the scheduled tasks will resume as scheduled and this is automatic.

                                    Because my service is self contained, it doesn't need to receive requests from external AppDomains - it is an addon to a legacy system and the trigger for the initial task scheduling is a database…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow WebView to access files in the Local folder.

                                      Allow the WebView to display URI from the application's local folder. We download content from Amazon store and extract them in the local folder. However, we are unable to display them in the WebView as it would not allow us to Navigate to a StorageFile URI

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • During the developers license renewal process indicated admin rights needed

                                        The issue is that during the renewal, the user has to be logged in as the local administrator. For security, I am not the administrator on my workstation so programs can't be easily installed; I have a separate administrator account in the domain. I had a popup dialog asking for admin permissions, but that resulted in the problem notification.

                                        Thinking about the possibilities, I logged on as the administrator directly and was able to run the renewal with success. Perhaps the process should indicate to the user that being logged in as the administrator is required or something should be…

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                                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Dashboard Feature like JIRA Provides in TFS2012

                                          JIRA (Atlassian JIRA v6.1-OD-06-1) one of the end to end ALM tool provides wonderful Feature Called Dashboard. Using this, individuals can define their Dashboard using Free (Paid also) Gadgets to display data in different views. Views includes Charts and Tables. Input for all these views remains JIRA Query. This Dashboard visibility is controlled by rights to set of members.

                                          I wish to get same type of feature in TFS2012, as of now I got Dashboard using SharePoint. But I believe it's really boring and needs advancement. This should not be required using SharePoint, but shoe be a new set of…

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