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  1. Add Visualizers which allow us to visualize list & dictionary data while debugging

    Like Datatable in .Net Framework allows us to view data in the datatable, it should allow to view list data like datatable.

    http://rapiddevbookcode.codeplex.com/releases/view/51056

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable a way to query feedback request items in TFS by target feedback user

      Please see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsgeneral/thread/d861e59c-ec8f-4e56-92df-a39214164889/ for details. Basically if I have requested feedback from a particular user, there is no direct way to query all feedback requests sent to that user.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Snehal Patel

        I'm trying to integrate TFS 2012 with SSMS 2012.

        I already installed TFS and in the same computer I have the SQL Server 2012 that comes with a VS 2012. I also installed Team Explorer 2012 + MCCII Provider 2012.

        The TFS is working without a problem but I can't get the Visual Studio 2010 or the SSQL Server Data Tools 2012 to have the connection with the TFS 2012 installed in the same computer.

        I see there are a lot of posts that talks about the integration of VS 2008 with TFS 2010 but not about 2012. Even I…

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allowing control over the final build package in Team Foundation Service

          This is specifically for Team Foundation Service.

          At the moment there is no way to have a build that controls in detail what goes into the drop.

          I would like to have a .proj file that built some src then packages together into a .zip a subset of the built binaries and some documentation and configuration etc and make that .zip available from drops.

          This is important when making software package releases which may contain different versions etc.

          Ideally I would like the drops location to be web addressable and from the web UI to see a list of the…

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          • Work on the requests here with 1000+ votes

            On the right-side of this page you're asking "What should we build next?"

            How about working on the requests here that have 1000+ votes?? Asking me what you should build sounds like you're bored. There's no shortage of work in fixing the current offering of VS 2012.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add filters to Sprint Board

              I find it useful to have following filters on the sprint board:
              1. Multiselect PBI Status filter (to focus on incomplete, for example).
              2. Multiselect Activity filter for Tasks (to allow users to focus on tasks related to particular activity like testing, development or documentation).

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please provide a facility to reassign a code review after it has been created.

                It is frustrating that once a code review has been created it cannot be reassigned.

                This is problematic in day-to-day work load management.

                This is also more of an issue considering their is a bug in which account the code review is assigned to if you have the same user display name across domains. I have logged that issue as a separate bug.

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                    0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • TFS Build (VS 2012) Test Run Results GroupBY option to Include TestCategories & Test Properties

                    You run unit tests after the TFS Build, you get the test run results and in that you have various GroupBy options.
                    I found that the option to group by : Project is not working. No result listed.
                    Also it should allow me to group by TestCategory and TestProperty (if possible) to make me better analyze the results.
                    Else as I get more and more unit test cases, it is hard for me to analyze the test run results in VisualStudio 2012.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Extend the "Auto-load changes, if saved" to work with project (.csproj; .vbproj) & solution files (.sln)

                      Visual Studio 2012 contains the option "Auto-load changes, if saved", and while it works with many files in VS - it doesn't work with project & solution files. If they change outside of VS, you still get the reload prompt.

                      It would be great if the option was extended to cover those files too.

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                      • Coded UI can discover the color/backgroundColor of the controls in WPF

                        We can´t valite business rules involving a color change in the UI. Ex, if the balance is negative, the color of textbox where you see the balance is red.

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                          2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a space for SCRUM 'Definition of Done' on the TFS home page

                          It would be great if on the Team Foundation Service home page it was possible to add my teams 'Defiinition of Done' so it's easily referenced - perhaps from the Team Favorites tiles.

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                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add "Build Startup Project" command

                            It should build projects the same way as in "Launch startup project", except no launch. Since currently there is no command, it's not possible to bind a shortcut. With removal of macros in VS2012, the only way to achieve this is to write a custom extension...

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • give more security control to admin users in TFS interface

                              When working with many users, some tools for security could be usefull! If any user on TFS interface change his own name, the microsoft project branch the tasks with the new "display name" inserted by each user. I think if TFS tools provide more tools for control and security this could be avoided.

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                                • Test Tools in VS 2012 - Merge UIMap Actions into One Method

                                  Within the UIMap there is a function that will split a UI Action into 2 methods. What I would like to do is just the opposite. Due to the instability of the Coded UI Test Builder, and the unpredictability of playback I have many Methods in the UIMap that I would like to merge into 1 Method.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Support Branching Definition

                                    Implement branching definition.
                                    Currently I can not define what I am branching. By default TFS is branching all files/subfolders form source to target. Diminishing the target set can only be done by first branching and then deleting obsolete files.
                                    Therefor I would like to be able to define my branch (relation) upfront.

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                                    • About 5 users quantity restriction in the free plan for TFS online

                                      I have an MSDN account and as explained in the following link:

                                      https://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/pricing/information/

                                      Makes me think that for MSDN subscribers TFS Online will be free during the time our subscription is valid, no matter if we have more than 5 users when prices will be released, this is important for us to make a decision if we add more users or not, we don't want that in the future we will have to migrate to a new TFS project to have less than 5 users.

                                      It will be good that for MSDN susbscribers TFS Online can have more than 5…

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                                      • Implement advanced commenting (with embedded images) for the Visual Studio editor

                                        In Visual Studio code editor, it would be cool to have the ability to apply advanced commenting, similar to office product balloon comments, but with the functionality to imbed images. Attached is a mock up with a photo of a whiteboard brainstorm which is relevant to the code which it is placed next to. When going back to code ages later, it would really help the programmer to remember the original idea and diagrammatically represent the way in which the control or component actually works. Would certainly reduce the need to retrace the purpose of the code later on or…

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                                        • Generate test results file through MSTest even when test is aborted

                                          We can execute test cases (unit tests/codedUI tests) through MSTest Command line utility.
                                          This works fine. But I have a situation when users 'aborts' test execution (kills MSTest process) then there will not be any results file generated. This should not be the expected result when there are more than 100 test cases are selected for test execution and user aborts around 60th test case..then they will loose test results for 59 test cases executed.
                                          But this behaviour is not happening when test cases are executed within VS 2010. When execution is aborted, results file still getting generated and it…

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