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  1. Created the right kind of links between WIT

    In backlog, links created between Product Backlog Item and Bug are Parent/Child , but "AffectedBy/Affects" should be the more suitable realtionship.

    Project should allow to configure the relation type between two kind of WITs

    In UI, user should be able to choose the kind of relationship when likning two WIT via Drag n Drop

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fix text editor

      I've been using TFS for a month now for a scrum project and boy has it been a pain in the ***. TFS is okay but it would be great if they could fix the buggy text editor used for writing user stories and acceptance criteria. when viewing work items from the product backlog work item list, the user stories description displays HTML tags used to format the text where it should only be displaying the description only, this makes it hard to read the description from the list.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Remote user action recording for exporatory testing using MTM

        we would like to record user actions perfomed on a remote system. For example: we have a window application running on a targer PC (Win8 Computer). we dont want to install MTM on the traget computer. Hence we have installed MTM on our desktop's.

        We have installed test controllers on our desktop (win7) and test agents on target computer (win8).

        It would be nice if we can start "exploratory session with options" on offline system (desktop) and select the target computer.

        Idea would be like, perform actions on target PC and when we say generate test case on desktop system…

        16 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide reassurance of strict security practices for users of Visual Studio Online

          Before we can use Visual Studio online for our business, which builds software to protect Protected Health Information (PHI), we would want to see some stringent certifications, reassuring us of secure computing practices by Microsoft as a host of the Visual Studio Online. Microsoft already provides a number of certifications regarding Windows Azure. See the Microsoft compliance language for Azure as an example: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/support/trust-center/compliance/
          Please make it clear that Visual Studio Online is operated in a similarly strict manner.

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            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Open source the code that powers the .NET Reference Source browser

            Filed on behalf of our customer:

            Is it possible to get the source of "sourceof.net" so that we can use that for browsing & searching through large codebases?

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Windows 8.1 - Hey Microsoft -look down from the ivory tower and listen to your users -

              When u click the WINDOWS BUTTON on WINDOWS 8.1 - it toggles between the DESKTOP and 8.1 PANEL VIEW (Nice) - Now PLEASE do what EVERY ONE of your users want you to and make the DESKTOP choice look and act like WINDOWS 7 -- PUT BACK THE START BUTTON, SCROLLING MENUS OF PROGRAMS and PUT BACK THE CLOSE BUTTON, MAXIMIZE and MINIMIZE BUTTONS on ALL WINDOWS -- THEN YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT BUSINESS PRODUCT, that's easy to use AND YOUR USERS WILL LOVE - I did a consulting project back in the 80's you based Windows on (with…

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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a SIMD matrix class to .NET

                Most of my applications dealing with vectors also have a matrix class.

                Now, RyuJIT CTP2 + NuGet package Microsoft.Bcl.Simd support SIMD versions of Vector3, Vector4 which is great (really). But Matrix3 and Matrix4 are missing!

                I don't expect a full BLAS out of the box, but something like System.Windows.Media.Matrix would do nicely. Especially since the JIT is able to use architecture-optimized algorithms.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Don't load pdb files until I actually need them (i.e. when I break in code in that module)

                  I have to debug a large application that uses several dozens of modules, and whenever I debug it, if I have the option "Always load symbols located next to modules" set, I get half my system memory used up with symbols I don't need. If there were a way to delay loading those until I actually break in the debugger or step into a function in a particular dll, that would be very helpful.

                  Basically, the current scheme wastes memory and load time, and the only alternative is to load none of them by default and manually pick the ones…

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow source control plugins to be autodetected on per-project basis

                    Complex solutions often span multiple projects hosted in different types of source control.
                    Switching between source control plugins is a pain in such cases. Same applies when Scc information is not available, and there are different solutions with different source control systems.

                    It would be nice to have all plugins available all the time and let themselves decide if they are applicable to individual project, or, maybe even folders or files, and not switch setting each time manually in Visual Studio options.

                    All other major IDEs like Eclipse and IDEA have that functionality for ages.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • i think it would be lovely if you could point me to where i can get ground up instruction for using this software.

                      i think it would be lovely if you could point me to where i can get ground up instruction for using this software.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add async callstack support for more than just Modern Apps

                        With VS 2013 you guys made it possible to see where an async call originated from in the callstack. But this feature only works for Win8 apps. It would be much more useful if support for it were extended to all of .NET.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • pattern matching for c#

                          I find myself often writing small functions that look like this:

                          public int DoSomething(string userInput)
                          {
                          if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(userInput))
                          {
                          return -1;
                          }

                          if (userInput.ToUpper().Equals("SOME_VALUE"))
                          {
                          return -2;
                          }

                          // actual code goes here.
                          //usually, this calls a different, well named function, which doesn't do assumes the above checking was already done
                          this.DoSomethingInternal(userInput);
                          }

                          what would be preferable is to have pattern matching built in, which would make for significantly easier to read code:

                          public int DoSomething(string userInput)
                          match(string.IsNullOrEmpty(userInput)) => -1
                          match(userInput.ToUpper().Equals("SOME_VALUE") => -2
                          {
                          //actual code
                          }

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide options for limiting AppDomain resource consumption

                            When executing code in an AppDomain I would like to limit the CPU usage and amount of memory the AppDomain can comnume.

                            This would make loading plugins or user defined business rules much safer. In it's current form I cringe at the thought of a business user creating a bad rule and killing the system.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to get PropertyInfo dynamically passing the property itself (a delegate to the getter), rather than the property name.

                              To get a PropertyInfo instance a property name should be specified. It'll be great to have a way of getting PropertyInfo given a delegate like Func<object>, which will return the property.

                              Example:

                              internal class Sample
                              {
                              public int PropA { get;set;}

                              public void SomeMethod()
                              {
                              PropertyInfo info = GetPropertyInfo(()=>this.PropA);
                              // Some other code, using the "info" variable
                              }

                              public static PropertyInfo GetPropertyInfo(Func<object> property)
                              {
                              // This is the method I'm asking about.
                              }
                              }

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add overload to ExecuteReaderAsync to pass CommandBehavior in Microsoft.Bcl.Async

                                The Microsoft.Bcl.Async NuGet package is very useful in .NET 4.0 projects, it even contains extension methods for things like SqlCommand to add functions like "ExecuteReaderAsync()". However one issue with the library is the extension method "ExecuteReaderAsync()" does not contain a overloads that maps to the overloads in .NET 4.5 that take in a CommandBehavior (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh204867(v=vs.110).aspx and http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh204861(v=vs.110).aspx)

                                The current work around is to add an additional extension method via

                                static class ExtensionMethods
                                {
                                public static Task<SqlDataReader> ExecuteReaderAsync(this SqlCommand command, CommandBehavior behavior)
                                {
                                return ExecuteReaderAsync(command, behavior, CancellationToken.None);
                                }

                                public static Task<SqlDataReader> ExecuteReaderAsync(this SqlCommand command, CommandBehavior behavior, CancellationToken token)
                                { …

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Implement Data Tainting in the CLR

                                  Managed code derives considerable security advantages from having a verifiable memory model, but does not directly address the issue of unsanitised input data. Yet this is the root cause of the most common classes of security vulnerabilities seen today: SQLi and XSS, and is a contributing factor in almost all of them.

                                  Over 10 years ago, Netscape JavaScript (both browser and server side) supported Data Tainting, wherein all input data was flagged as 'tainted' until explicitly sanitized. Whilst not widely adopted, this enabled runtime checks to be made to ensure potentially dangerous user input was not used in the wrong…

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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make Task<T> implement covariant interface ITask<out T>

                                    Task<T> sounds like a good candidate for covariance. Except classes can't be covariant in .Net, only interfaces can.

                                    So it would be nice if Task<T> implemented a new, covariant interface ITask<out T>.

                                    I believe that adding a new interface to existing class doesn't break any backwards compatibility, so this shouldn't cause any problems.

                                    7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Include spell check in TFS Work Items

                                      Make spell check available in work items in TFS. i.e. Titles, Description, History ...

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Backward/forward compatibility for websites

                                        Hands off guys, but the one thing I want to tell is, C# 6 has thrilling features but when coding a asp.net website in c#, if any one wants to use these new features, what should they do? I mean the web hosters have framework 4.5 We don't want to miss those features just because the web hosters don't have the required frameworks. Not all can have private servers. The feeling you get when you eagerly try out new features and when you want to deploy and you are rejected because the framework doesn't support is a very bad one.…

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • file .ltrar

                                          convert .ltrar file so everyone can read it without visual studio installed on there machine.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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