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  1. Add a DataDisabledField Property Like DataValueField and DataTextField in DropDownList

    Add a DataDisabledField Property Like DataValueField and DataTextField in DropDownList; that would be a boolean field from the datasource to disable listitems where matches

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 'Reset test to active' at test plan or test suite level rather then testcase level

      At present we maintain 2 current test plans in MTM - 1 for the current sprint and an ongoing regression test plan - it's a large project with multiple browser and platform support with a mixture of automated and manual tests.
      The regression test plan has multiple test suites - some query based and others manually planned. We just re-name the regression testplan for each release and don't create a new one as it's easier.

      We re-run *most* of the testcases at the end of each sprint but sometimes want to be selective in the areas we re-test at the…

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • Make a display-only option for placement of opening brace (C#)

          In my team we have different preferences of where to place the opening brace:

          if(true){
          ...
          }

          or

          if(true)
          {
          ,,,
          }

          There is a setting for the code editor where the brace should be placed and it is possible for us to do "Format document" to get it the way each person want but that will at the same time render changes in the version control system.

          I therefore propose a new setting, which is a "display-only" setting for the placement of the opening brace. That way the code that is committed is always formatted the same way but…

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add "Overweight Analysis" for analysing application performance

            Refer to Rico Mariani's MSDN Blog article for details on what would be a very simple to do value add for performance analysis of applications.

            http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ricom/archive/2014/12/13/a-systematic-approach-to-finding-performance-regressions-using-overweight-analysis.aspx

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              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow customization (removal) of the "Tags" input field in the TFS Work Item form layout

              Starting with TFS 2012 the "Tags" input field was added to all work item types (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn132606.aspx).

              We have not found a way to disable or remove the "Tags" input field for a specific WIT (or at least move it to some other location within the form layout).

              We have tried to remove the field from the WIT XML but it seems to be automatically added again after the upload.

              I should be possible to remove the "Tags" input field or customize its position within the Work Item form layout.

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              • Show Releases on TFS Web Portal

                We can't track release on web portal as builds, we need release tab at top of web portal and we must start and track release on web portal.

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                • Allow TFS backlog mapping list to be sortable by Title

                  When mapping Backlog Items to Features, Features to Epics, and so on: the Mapping list on the right hand side should be sortable by Title. At the moment the Title column header is clickable, but it doesn't sort.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make it possible to close old automated testcases when importing testcase via tcm.exe.

                    If you import automated testcases for the first time using tcm.exe syncing these with a testsuite everything runs fine.
                    If we perform this again because we added/changed/deleted testcase the testsuite contains the right testcases. But deleted testcase and testcases with a different name are not closed or deleted. This makes it impossible to use query based suites on these testcases.

                    So, my idea is that, when using tcm.exe to import testcases, the testcases that are removed from the testsuite that is synced will get the status closed or be removed in total.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty po

                      to support TLS_ECDHE_ECDSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA256 cipher suite with ECC parameters. NIST P-256 (SECP 256) and BrainpoolP256r1 are pretty popular in Europe. E.g. German Standards enforce that, ECC/Brainpool curves have to be used to secure IOT scenarios. As far as I know ECC/Brainpool curves are already supported by some C++ (OpenSSL) and Java libraries (Bouncy Castle).

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VSO: A project administrator shouldn't be allowed to add users to the Team Collection, only to the Project he's administrator of.

                        VSO: A project administrator shouldn't be allowed to add users to the Team Collection, only to the Project he's administrator of. As such the TFS admin has final control on who has access to the Team Collection. Projet Administrators can only add users that are already added by a Team Foundation Administrator to the team project user list.
                        This is a necessary Security update. With no on having final control to who gets access to the Team Foundation Collection access to the Team Foundation collection can quickly get viral. Especially if you are working with external contributors.

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                        • Branching

                          Improve the UI of Branching Diagram, I think introducing Tree like Drop/Down in this diagram will be helpful.

                          As of now in a complex environment, huge diagram is populated showing Parent/Child of the branches, but difficult to find a specific branch in whole diagram.

                          i.e. Select a Code Branch in VS2013, On Right Click Select Advanced--> Properties--> Select Tab Branches. This is the diagram I am demanding improvements.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support for Android Lollipop (5.0 or 5.1)

                            Being able to use a lollipop device to debug and an android application would be a great addition.

                            Since using an emulator isn't supported on windows7 (because of the lack of hyper-v) it would be great to be able to debug on the latest android OS.

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                              0 comments  ·  VS Android Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please bring back the Illustrator import option in Blend 2015

                              Please bring back the illustrator import in Blend 2015.

                              I use it extensively in Blend 2013 and now I find it is missing.

                              In addition, the ability to export to XAML on the Illustrator side is no longer maintained as well.

                              Blend is a *long way* from being a decent graphics generation and line drawing tool.

                              Breaking this tool chain is going to effect many people. It is very popular.

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                                0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add documentation to C++ standard libraries

                                IntelliSense for functions in C++ standard libraries prints function names, return values and parameter names and types. However, it doesn't give us description of the function in natural language.

                                I'd like to see a single-line summary of each function and its parameter in C++ just as I do in C#.

                                For example, when I type "fopen(", this might be displayed:

                                FILE * fopen ( const char * filename, const char * mode );
                                Opens the file whose name is specified in the parameter filename and associates it with a stream that can be identified in future operations by the FILE…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • An option (in View-menu(?)) to highlight all lines which initiate && de-initiate handlers(insert function). A Rookie mistake, yes, but...

                                    VS 2012 with updates (now that I realized it could be an issue)

                                    An option (in View-menu(?) or as a default action(?)) to highlight all lines which initiate && de-initiate handlers (or any other library function/method for that matter with a different color or action, preferrably not a minute color change). I believe its a rookie mistake, yes, but...

                                    I could, of course, FIND and check all of this if I were a smarter and a better coder, but it takes technically ages to go through my useless spaghetti-code to find the one handler I forgot to remove after it…

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                                    • Please, make the "Find Window" undockable, on big monitors its fixed top-right position is very uncomfortable

                                      The "Find" window (CTRL+F) fixed position is very uncomfortable when one's using a big monitor, so it should be undockable ( and be transformed into the window similar to "Find in Files" (CTRL+SHIFT+F) ), or at the very least, user should be able to select which corner this window will be docked to

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support CDATA sections in XML DOC.

                                        It ought to be easy to support CDATA sections in the XML doc since System.Xml already supports it. This will greatly improve readability e.g. in <code> or <example> elements.

                                        Say my code involves "if (x && y && z)" or "x < y" and so on. Today I am forced to encode this using (normally best-practice) entity references. If I could use

                                        <code><CDATA[[if (x && y)]]></code>

                                        this would be much easier to read (especially when there's a bit more code than in my example).

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • keyword "checked" should can be not use the return value

                                          While I'm doing with the db pager, I found I should check the page index and page size which is user input.
                                          So I write these codes.

                                          public static void CheckPagerParameter(int pageIndex,int pageSize)
                                          {
                                          try
                                          {
                                          checked(pageIndex*pageSize);
                                          }
                                          catch(OverflowException exception)
                                          {
                                          throw new ArgumentOutOfRangeException("index and size are too bigger",exception);
                                          }
                                          }

                                          But it can not compiler finish until I change "checked(pageIndex*pageSize)" to "int forCheck=checked(pageIndex*pageSize)".
                                          Why we must use the return value?
                                          Sometimes, we really do not care the return value from checked keyword.

                                          Please change this.

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