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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Think of providing thread ID correspondingly in call-stack entries in VS IDE

      Try to provide thread ID correspondingly in call-stack entries. This would really help understanding thread-switches/flow while degugging multithread applications. Though there is an option to see threads(thread window) I feel it is not so connected with the code we intend to debug.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • TFS Build. Add corelation between "Configurations to Build" and "Automated Tests" (test settings etc.)

        When I build different configurations in one Build ("Configurations to build" option) I want to run Unit tests with different test settings depend on builded configuration.
        P.S. It's about DefaultTemplate.xaml

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • To help TFS with sharing, add something like shortcut or symbolic link item

          As TFS doesn't like to share between branches, I suggest a new item type that works like a shortcut or symbolic link, except it also specifies version. You could then add these items as needed, and point them to some other folder/file in your TFS system. When you do a get, it would automatically retrieve the specified version of the file into your workspace (could always be latest, or could stick at some specific version until you change the link). Probably would not allow updates via this path (ie, update the original only), but that might be an option.

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            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Implement a Restart Build Button (Same as Stop, Wait for Stop, and Start)

            I'd like a button that's a one stop shop for stopping a build, followed by starting one.

            My use case is this:

            - I'll start a lengthy build, and start perusing my code, looking for optimizations, or things that are plain wrong
            - I'll find something that I need to fix, fix it locally, and then click "stop build"
            - At certain points in our build process, this takes quite a long time (particularly linking).
            - I'm constantly distracted waiting for the build to stop, only to start it again.

            Ideally I'd click "restart" build, versus "stop" [lengthy pause] "start",…

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow check-in upon completion of code review.

              When completing a code review I would like the ability to check-in the review. I would be really nice if I could configure it to automatically check-in the change set based on the feedback from the reviewer. For example if the reviewer gave a "looks good" feedback, it would just check it in.

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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • InRelease actions to deploy to labs

                  Ability to deploy to Lab Management based environments from InRelease.

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                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • [MSFT Announcement] Post ideas related to InRelease & Release Management here

                    Please use the Release Management category when posting ideas related to InRelease or Release Management.

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                      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add hierarchical TraceSource configuration

                      Allow TraceSources to inherit configuration including level and listeners, maybe by adding new tags like <inheritableListeners> and "InheritableSourceSwitch" property.

                      This should allow configuring "System" and have it automagically propagate to all tracesources starting with "System." like "System.Windows.Data" etc.

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                        0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Versioning of Work Item Types XML based configuration

                        Currently you can use witadmin to import/export the work item types configuration, allow storing the configuration history in TFS automatically.

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Retry connecting to the server on VS startup

                          Suppose you need to connect to a VPN to access your TFS server. Now what happens when you start the Visual Studio with a solution residing on that TFS server? Well, in 9 out of 10 attempts, VS tries to connect, fails and informs you that it could not connect and is therefore going offline. So you click off the dialog (there's nothing you could do with it anyway), connect the VPN, spend two minutes looking for one gray icon among a hundred of other gray icons in the washed down mess that's current Visual Studio, click, wait for the…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Fix TF31003; ability to connect with multiple accounts

                            Error TF31003 is a real problem, Bing/Google it to find how many people struggle with using multiple accounts with the Team Foundation Service.

                            Once you have signed in with a Microsoft Account, it will be used for all connected servers, and accessing a server that does not have access to the server - obviously - will get this error. There is a Sign Out and Sign In button on the Connect to Team Foundation Service dialog in Visual Studio 2012, but it doesn't work!

                            You will need to open Internet Explorer, go to a site that uses a Microsoft Account,…

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                              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • additional work in sprint should be higlighted(different color) in burndown

                              Hi,

                              more often than not we get additional work(ie. bugs or urgent release tasks) in the middle of current sprint so it's hard to see it on burndown. Eg. image of one iteration, we would like that extra work is shown in different color, so it's easy to point out unplanned and additional work in a sprint.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Fix missing functionality for custom Code Review states

                                In the current implementation, you have the ability to customize the states of the code review feedback however, there is no ability to change the Visual Studio "Send & Finish" values.
                                This renders the customization of the states feature unusable. Here is a link to a discussion with all the details:
                                http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/fa982f2a-5e97-4089-b628-ce0134401ac2/customize-code-review-feedback-status

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Automatically configure symbol server into VS 2010, 2012

                                  Automatically configure symbol server into VS 2010, 2012

                                  I would like to auto configure VS to include a custom symbols server address in the symbol servers settings (instead of adding it manually at VS -> Tools -> Options -> Debugging -> Symbols ...)

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • How to format data.

                                    Hello everyone,
                                    Here is a link that describes a problem about how to do a format operation.
                                    Is there any possible to implement what the OP want.
                                    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9462e18d-3b31-4695-9e87-d7b1b9066dd7/how-do-i-control-the-default-string-formatting-that-entity-framework-applies-to-decimal-values.
                                    Thanks.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add LocalDB to Clickonce automatic publishing Prerequisite

                                      We need an easy way to publish an app with LocalDB. Clickonce does not currently support this as an easy prerequisite the same way it does SQL Server Express, or Compact. Developers will likely use LocalDB as a solution more if it was easier to publish. Not everyone is going to be wiling to spend 2- 5 hours researching how to hard code a bootstrap to publish LocalDB when ClickOnce does it with a check box. I think developers like myself will remain resistant to using this until Microsoft makes it easier to publish.

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                                        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Windows Phone Classic Developer Tools

                                        Bring us back the chance to develop apps for Windows Mobile ("Phone Classic") platform, there is a market for those devices yet, PDAs devices still alive.

                                        The real deal here is, bring us back a way to develop in this platform without installing VS2008 and all those SDK, something like "Windows Phone Classic Developers Tools"

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                                          0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide more granular folder/file permissions management

                                          I'm currently a TFS project administrator for which we would like to be able to ensure that our Source Control directory maps to the hierarchy in another (in-house custom) asset management tool. We want users to be able to check in and check out files wherever they want, but not be able to create or delete folders. Being able to assign permissions in Source Control equivalent to what NTFS permissions allow would be very useful.

                                          Thanks.

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