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  1. add an option to indent namespaces only in c++ header files

    or an option to stop indenting namespaces in c++ implementation files.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Better Shape control

      I want to get the Shape Control as it is available in MS Office applications in the VS Toolbox. The current shape control, which requires fiddling with Powerpacks, is very limited. There is still no simple or flexible way to draw a polygon at desgin time in a form. I know about the programmatical method, but that's a completely different tool that has no value at design time. Just to be sure, I've added a screenshot with the control being used in Excel. I've created polygons at design time in VMS and UNIX long ago and still am waiting for…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • xaml on android

        I know Microsoft launched means to write JavaScript/html for both windows store and android, called Córdoba. But why is Microsoft forgetting about the developers using xaml/c#???? It would be awesome to be able to use the same xaml on both windows phone and android.

        Who wants to own a mac? Just to be able to write apps for osx?

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          0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • code coverage

          I would like to have code coverage as part of the automated build of a windows store project.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Coded UI Extensibility for various third party controls

            Can you please provide coded ui extensibility plugins for third party controls developed in various languages say for ex: PASCAL . Currently we are unable to correctly identify the Orpheus Custom Controls used in a Delphi application using Coded UI. Unable to navigate to some of these Orpheus controls using CodedUI test builder, able to map some of these ,but again all these controls are getting displayed as of type "WinClient" irrespective of the actual control type.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Issue UI: Drag And Drop and Display Screenshots/Images (Wider!)

              All other project management systems allow you to drag and drop your screen shots and files. You should also be able to view screen shots easy when viewing the issue, not having to click on a file to open it.

              Copy other systems please. The description should be 80% the width of the screen with comments below. It's just hard to see the comments and attachments like other systems.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for Platform Conditional References & Linked Multi-Platform Projects

                It is a pain managing projects with different target platforms. Once you begin using libraries which are not AnyCPU, it get's difficult. You have to mess around with your project file manually or you must use some dirty workarounds which are unclear and not self-evident.
                It would be great if you had three categories "x86","x64" and "Any" under the Reference-node in the Project Explorer. You just add the different versions of those assemblies (with different paths). On build, Visual Studio automatically uses the right reference for the build. This would be a very neat and clean approach for this.

                The…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Copy and paste test steps from Excel into Test Suite Grid view with alerts if others have modified the existing test cases since Iast pull

                  The Excel interface for Test Case work items allows you to update, modify almost all data except for Test Steps. I want to interface and work with Excel while authoring test cases.

                  I understand there are tools like http://tcmimport.codeplex.com/ available for import. But if I want to export my test cases to Excel and then update the existing test cases then I cannot achieve this.

                  Please implement this as I have found it is easier to work with Excel for my test interface but like all of the other functionality and integration of TFS for ALM.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Team Project Creation on VSO from the BS IDE

                    When I need to add a new solution that does not fall under an existing team project, I create that solution and then add to TFS 2010 as a new Team Project via the Solution Control Explorer.

                    It doesn't make any sense to change that when connecting to VSO.

                    In a corporate environment, this means that the only way a developer can add a new Team Project is if he or she has been granted permissions to do so online instead of just adding through the Solution Control Explorer.

                    We usually keep that access locked down. That means that every…

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                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please create a .Net3.5 off-line install package that can be used with Windows 8.x.

                      I have been trying to install Windows 8.1 Embedded via SCCM 2012 R2 and I cannot get it to enable .net.35

                      I've tried via an autoinstall.xml file and dism. Short of copying the sxs folder from the instal media so they are available to dism I cannot get it to enable .net3.5.

                      Note the client being installed DOES NOT have network access.

                      A solution such as teh .net4.5 offline install program would be ideal

                      Jim

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Use Virtual Machine to debug Windows Phone on Windows VM

                        Hello Team of Visual Studio

                        I'd like to suggest something that I can't do it more.
                        I use Windows on VM and I installed Visual Studio Ultimate. I'm development some application on Windows Phone and I need to debug but I use VM.

                        When I click debug on button I receive a message: It's not possible. I'd like to debug using VM, please, would you mind fix it?

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS Web Access Burndown title should name the team not just the sprint

                          The title of the burndown chart (when you click on it at the upper right of the task board) is BURNDOWN FOR: <iteration name>. As soon as you have more than one team synchronized on the same iteration cadence, you can't tell one team's burndown from another. We take a screenshot and post these on a wall for transparency.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Encode TFS work item queries in a URL

                            There a lot of time when I create a query only to share it with someone else for a one time use. So saving a query in the shared queries folder is not desired.

                            That leaves the only option as saving a query to a file. For starters, this makes the work flow much more difficult -- all I want to do is copy paste. Second, the query can only be opened in Visual Studio. It doesn't work via web access.

                            What I'd like is the ability to encode the query in the URL. Something like:
                            http://tfsserver/tfs/DefaultCollection/Project/_workItems/createquery?SELECT+[System.Id],+[System.WorkItemType],+[System.Title],+[System.AssignedTo],+[System.State],+[System.Tags]+FROM+WorkItems+WHERE+[System.TeamProject]+=+@project+and+[System.AssignedTo]+=+'@Me'+ORDER+BY+[System.Id]

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide Dispose boilerplate methods

                              The IDisposable interface imposes a huge amount of boilerplate code to any class that implements it. In addition, any class that encapsulates an IDisposable object is recommended to implement it...adding even more boilerplate code. Additionally, since there is no guarantee that someone using the class with call Dispose or use it in a Using statement, all IDisposable classes end up implementing a finalizer that just calls Dispose(false).....more boiler plate code..about 20 lines of it. There must be a better way.

                              What I want:

                              A way to indicate that a class to automatically implement a default Dispose method and a default…

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Implement "User" Work Item Templates as you have "My Queries" and "Shared Queries"

                                Power Tools adds (what I call) "User" Templates. These are templates that are used to "populate" work items. These are great because they allow you to get by the 250 character limitation of text fields and templates for very redundant work items. However they are cumbersome to share. We point them to a common network share, Each template is embedded with the project. I would like to see these templates to be implemented like "My Queries" and "Shared Queries". Users could have their own templates (which they do now) and Project Administrators could have their own "User" templates for the…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Do not apply new work item "State" rules until all current "State" changes are saved.

                                  Do not apply new WIT "State" change rules until after current changes are saved. When you make changes to a WIT field the current "State" rules are applied. If you change the "State" (without saving), the new "State" rules are immediately applied. If the new "State" rule for the field is "Read-Only", then the non-saved changes are cleared. This is a problem for the one project approach for an application (using iterations instead of projects) and wanting to lock all fields in the WIT when in the "Closed" state.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide Lightswitch Product Roadmap - recurring Town Hall

                                    It's been forever since the community has seen a product roadmap for LightSwitch. A year ago we saw something of a 'statement of direction', but that's not what I'm talking about. We need more information about what specific backlog items are being worked on and what to expect from both near and long term for releases.

                                    Since the HTML Client announcement, there has been a great deal of discomfort in the LS community about the lack of information coming from MSFT regarding advancement towards a LS client for LOB application development.

                                    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7b92697d-ff35-4c04-8ac5-8949870c6c58/lob-html5?forum=lightswitch

                                    Most folks believe a new HTML client having…

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                                    • Mobile Natvie Apps for Windows 8, 8.1 , Phone , Store, iOS, Android

                                      Allow developed apps to work as Native apss in Mobile and to deploy into market place

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                                      • Asp.net vNext Hybrid application

                                        If one created Asp.net Vnext application that application should work on browsers as well as a native app in Mobile Platforms.

                                        Deployment should allow to deploy into Mobile Stores as well as to IIS along with Azure

                                        So business can develop and invest on one application development.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable to limit the Code Review Request dropdown to show just team members

                                          When creating a code review request (VS 2013.3/TFS2013.2), the UI shows a dropdown to select a reviewer. This list shows all TFS users. If there are many teams this list becomes useless for lookup. It should become possible to limit this list to just the members of one's own team. This is possible for the other WI types, but the Code Review Request has a new UI that is not configurable in the same way.

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