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  1. Make SSDT project's setting (such as database settings and so on) be specific to build configuration

    Right now SSDT project's settings are same for all build configuration. It would be great to have specific settings for each configuration.

    For example, production sql server works in partial containment mode. Test server is not. It is impossible to publish to both server's without changing project's settings each time. So it's impossible to automate publishing process without workarounds.

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      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow us to set the height of a textbox and similar controls for TFS online

      At my company we have a lot of required information to put in the description field for Requirements. Unfortunately, a page or more of text must fit into a tiny window that does not scale to the browser window. This is especially glaring when in meetings and we have a lot of people reading descriptions, when we all can only see a tiny bit of the content. There is no way to change this setting in the template. Ideally, the textbox would display the height of its contents, so you could use the browser's scrollbar. That would be more user…

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      • Git - Change cloned repository mapped path

        This appears to exist for TFS by opening the Source Control Explorer and changing it in the upper right, however Git doesn't have access to the SCE. We need a way to select a new (existing) path in case we have to move our project files.

        Currently, I have to clone to a completely new folder and then drag my files into it.

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        • UAP: Use JSON instead of XML for appxmanifest

          The new Windows 10 Apps (UAP) uses an .appxmanifest file which is in XML format.

          It would be better if this file was in JSON format and followed the Manifest for web application standard from W3C: http://www.w3.org/TR/appmanifest/

          This would enable easier and potential reuse of manifest file across multiple platforms.

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            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow VSO Stakeholder License to view Code (Read Only)

            Within our organisation we have a support desk and problem management team. These teams are not developers however they benefit from being able to view (read only) our code base in diagnosing problems.

            It is not cost effective for us to have to allocate a Basic or MSDN subscription to these users simply for this purpose.

            We can work around this by cloning Git repositories to a local host and they view code there. However it would be great if they could view the code in the VSO web interface online

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            • Expand stakeholders the ability to prioritize the requirements in Board &/or Back log area

              Expand stakeholders the ability to prioritize the requirements in Board &/or Back log area. It seems kind of weird that they can view, create, & modify but can't change the order. So you make the user have to pay $20/month for this ability for each stakeholder...kind of weak in my opinion.
              If you don't want to do that that's okay. Could you at least add an Export option so we have the option of finding our own way to organize it? Thank you kindly!

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a command: Window.MoveAllToMainDocumentGroup

                It would work like Window.MoveToMainDocumentGroup, but rather than one document at a time, it would collect all disparate document wells that originated from that instance of visual studio and put them in their parent instance.

                It's handy to be able to pop windows out and maximize them on separate monitors for study (Alt + w -> f -> WIN + arrow) but there is no way to re-collect them without using the mouse.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • wpf dropshadoweffect performance

                  DropShadowEffect has huge imapact to scrolling performance, etc. BitmapCache does not help. Please do improve!
                  Thanks.

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Requirements based test suite capability for bugs

                    Teams who enable the ability to manage bugs as product backlog items (PBIs) currently don't have the full capability to create test suites for those bugs the way they can for requirement work items.

                    A workaround is to use a query-based test suite, however, this is cumbersome and doesn't provide a link back to the bug work item whose fix is being tested.

                    The current requirements based test suite should really be a PBI based test suite and support any work item template that can be managed as a product backlog item.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow adjustment of date time precision in IDE work item queries

                      Currently, a work item query with a filter of Closed Date >= '3/18/2015 13:34 PM' will fail with an error "You cannot supply a time with the date when running a query using date precision."

                      The underlying API allows for this adjustment, but there is no place in the IDE to set this on a query.

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                      • add a Tag property for StreamSocket

                        add a Tag property for StreamSocket

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • System.Web.UI.Page: Make method GetValidators virtual to allow override

                          Unluckily IValidator interface does not define the ValidationGroup property, which is instead defined as a member of BaseValidator class from which all validators derive (there is a not so clean separation between interface and implementation).

                          If you would like to define a custom validator (without using the basic behaviour provided by BaseValidator class), you can easily do that by implementing the IValidator interface, unluckily in this way you lose the possibility of performing validation in validation groups. This because there is no ValidationGroup in the IValidator interface and the Page class, which handles "validation groups" on postbacks through Validate (string…

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add "as" option in foreach loop definition

                            foreach( var item in SomeList as MyClass )
                            {
                            // here item is of type MyClass
                            }

                            equivalent to something like:

                            foreach( var rawItem in SomeList )
                            {
                            var item = rawItem as MyClass;
                            if( item == null ) continue;

                            // here item is of type MyClass
                            }

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Having a error in the task runnen fail the current build.

                              When a Grunt or Gulp is running through the task runner before a build and the task is being failed (for example when running jshint) it should be possible to fail the entire build or at least have a warning.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                • Prevent backlog priority changes in multiple work items in TFS

                                  Currently, each backlog change causes multiple (sometimes hundreds) work item changes which causes the TFS alerts to become useless in many cases.
                                  Please provide a way to reduce the number of changing items to minimum for every backlog change - perhaps by creating huge differences between the backlog numbers, which will leave a lot of room for those changes

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                                  • Make the QuickWatch window non-modal

                                    Currently QuickWatch opens in a modal dialog which must be closed in order to interact with the code editor.

                                    This is annoying when you have a state in your QuickWatch window that takes time to reproduce, as you have to reopen the window after doing simple debugging tasks such as stepping through code etc.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • VB6 Honoris Causa

                                      Give a place to VB6 in VStudio.net
                                      Remember their root and go to join in the future way.
                                      All join for the oportunity.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please enable deployment to AWS(Amazon web service) environment in Release Management

                                        Add release template and configuration options for AWS(Amazon web service) environment in Release Management Tool.

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                                        • Don't remove the menues and force ribbons on us

                                          Ribbons are nice to look at, much prettier than an oldscool menu. But they are terrible when you want to find something but don't know exactly where it is or how it looks; what do the icon for "add service reference" or "create GUID" look like?
                                          Take the Office ribbon, I attached a small example of some items. Their functions are only available from the "home" ribbon and none of them has a descriptive text. Can you tell what they do just by looking at them?
                                          Some people like ribbons, great, but please don't enforce it on us who like…

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                                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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