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  1. insert new state in a an existing process template

    Setting up a new process template is relatively easy, however as a project and a team grow it is very coming to be in a situation where a process state diagram needs to be updated and new states inserted, removed, or reordered. I find this happens mostly within the User Story/Backlog and the Test Case diagrams where we start in Agile and then migrate to Agile + Waterfall. Agile for development, waterfall for validation and release., When this happens, I find the need to insert a few states in between existing states. At the moment, this is very doable, it…

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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Team Foundation Server Dashboard customization in Process Template

      Allow Team Foundation Server Dashboard customization in Process Template
      - Adding Queries to Team Favorites in the Process Template
      - Adding Team Project level custom fields

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Setting Code Change Notifications for Team Rooms by Path

        When configuring notifications in team rooms,
        currently I can only select an entire Teamproject for code change notifications.
        It would be desireable to filter by Paths instead.
        E.g.:
        + "$/PROJECT/team1/source"
        + "$/PROJECT/team1/docs"

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Stop replacing absolute file paths in csproj with relative ones

          If I add a project reference or link to a file to compile then don't break the absolute path I manually put there with a relative one that breaks.

          If the IDE adds it as a relative link then I'm ok with that as long as it respects my change if I choose to update the link. Or make it an option when the IDE generates the path.

          VS2012. Please comment if it is fixed in vs 2013

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            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Selective First Chance Exception Reporting Disable

            This is actually a serious coding quality/reliability issue.

            Add a statement/block-level [attribute] to signal the debugger that SPECIFIC "first chance exceptions" occurring at that statement/block have been examined by the programmer and are known to be acceptable and should not be reported.

            Experienced programmers know you do not simply ignore compiler warnings because it leads to overlooking warnings that should not be ignored. Instead you fix the code so the warnings go away so any compiler warning/errors stands out as an anomaly that need addressing.

            The same logic holds true for exception reporting. Flooding the output window with exception reports…

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              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Open Source the VSTO Libraries

              Currently, the VSTO libraries are not open source. For open source add-ins to Microsoft Office, it's awkward to have to ship or require closed-source libraries. There's no business reason for keeping these closed as these libraries only have use for people who want to improve Office projects. Additionally, there's likely nothing secretive in the VSTO libraries.

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                0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support "unique" data source access in Visual Studio Online load tests.

                Right now attempting to launch a load test including a data source with the access mode set to 'Unique' results in the following error:

                'Unique' data access for a data source is not supported with load testing with Visual Studio Online. Kindly change this property to another appropriate value ( e.g. Random or Sequential)

                This renders useless the otherwise fantastic cloud load testing solution offered with Visual Studio Online.

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support .NET Builds without requiring Visual Studio on the server

                  To build certain PCL libraries and libraries for Windows 8 RT requires having Visual Studio on the server.

                  Nick Berardi writes about a workaround that allows running a build server without VS, but it's really just a workaround for functionality that should be easy.

                  Not to mention there's probably licensing considerations we're just ignoring by doing that.

                  http://nickberardi.com/a-net-build-server-without-visual-studio/

                  Please make it easy (and legal) to build .NET projects on a server without requiring a Visual Studio installation (or license) on that server.

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                    6 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Auto collapse PBI on the agile task board when it is filtered to a single user and all of the tasks are closed for that user

                    When using the Agile Task Board, if the PBI are prioritized, then the top PBI should have all closed tasks. It would be helpful, if the all the tasks are done to collapse the PBI and not show those tasks by default.

                    This is especially useful when filtered to a single user and the user is looking for the next piece of work they currently have assigned to them. It already collpases those items if the user has no tasks assigned.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • need a way to remove old cloud service instance names from the Servers list in Application Insights that get left behind as we do new deploy

                        a way to remove old cloud service instance names from the Servers list in Application Insights that get left behind as we do new deployments to our test Azure environments

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                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support SQL FileStream and FileTable in Entity Framework

                          Currently working with sql file tables is too difficult when working with EF6. I would like to create file table and filestream records directly in entity framework

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                            0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Visual Studio to recognise HTML attributes for equivalent elements

                            If I create an <asp:HyperLink .../> and include an "onclick" attribute, I get an error message:

                            Validation (ASP.Net): Attribute 'onclick' is not a valid attribute of element 'HyperLink'

                            However "onclick" is perfectly acceptable when HyperLinks are rendered as <a>, so VS should respect this.

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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Design pattern highlighting for Javascript editor

                              To create professional Javascript it is highly recommended to use design patterns. It would be great if the IDE could help in recognizing the MEANING of these patterns.

                              For example, it could highlight the public vs. private methods of the module pattern by a different background color.

                              Suggested patterns:
                              Constructor Pattern
                              Module Pattern
                              Revealing Module Pattern
                              Singleton Pattern
                              Observer Pattern
                              Mediator Pattern
                              Prototype Pattern
                              Command Pattern
                              Facade Pattern
                              Factory Pattern
                              Mixin Pattern
                              Decorator Pattern
                              Flyweight Pattern

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • have numbered bookmark

                                Have numbered bookmark, set it by hotkey like Ctrl + Shirt + 1,2,3. and by default, bookmark are numbered and can jump to it (Cross documents) by hot key like Ctrl + 1, 2 3...

                                Similar to http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/18cbab57-9b50-42f8-b171-61994fcfdf20/.

                                But this extension has some bugs.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve Windows Phone XAML

                                  Please improve the XAML Markup for Windows Phone as it is missing too many features to become really great.

                                  Please consider adding support for :
                                  - x:Static markups.
                                  - Triggers.
                                  - Support for TextAlignment "Justify" on TextBlocks.

                                  Windows Phone is a great platform, but as of now, it doesn't play too nice with MVVM. Refactoring those elements would give us a platform enabling us to create apps with a solid maintenability and would ease our UI development.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support TypeScript like "extends" capability - Compiler Checked Duck Typing

                                    In TypeScript one can define a method that takes a "generic" parameter and then specify that it extends a certain interface. This essentially allows passing in an instance of any type that has those properties and methods without having the instance explicitly implement the "interface" per se. So it is like compiler checked duck typing.

                                    Because the instance being passed in doesn't need to explicitly implement the interface (but the compiler can ensure it does at compile time) it allows for a ****** coupling between a type that may not be owned by you and your code.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create a small icon on the bottom of the screen to see if you have errors

                                      when I program the only view I have open (besides my code view) is my solution explorer. For the rest everything is hidden. The problem I have now is when there is an error I don't see it immediately, I always have to open the error list to see if there are errors. And I don't want to leave that view open, it takes too much room of the code view. It would be nice if there were like small icons in the statusbar that show you if there are errors.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support custom web test plugins and coded web tests

                                        I want to be able to upload multi step web tests that use a custom web test plugin. I also want to upload coded web tests so that I can re-use common code in my web tests.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Automatically create a TFS work item when an availability test crosses the alert threshold

                                          When you configure an Availability test you can also configure it to create a work item in TFS when the alert threshold is crossed.

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