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  1. Make it possible to remove individual items or folders or whole projects from source control

    Say we have added a VS project to source control
    I cannot see any way to easily remove the project from source control (VS 2012). Also, say that project had a folder named "myfolder". And it is in source control. It would be nice to be able to remove that individual folder from source control etc.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Path.TryGetAvailableSpace(path,SpaceEnum.UserWritable)

        This should work. I should be able to "try" this on any file system (unc, junction, mount point, network, dvdrw) without pinvoke.

        if (Path.TryGetAvailableSpace(var writablespace,path,SpaceEnum.UserWritable) > x) && writablespace < 123) { ... fail ... }

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        • Show the repository name in team explorer

          We use multiple Git repositories in a single project.
          The top of the Team explorer window shows the name of the tab (e.g Home) and then the name of the project (e.g. Marketing). It would be handy to show the repository name as well. This would provide clues to newer users as to why they cannot see various things without switching repositories.

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          • Exception in object initializer should show line number of failing line

            In an object initializer that throws an exception it would be nice to show the line number of the failing line rather than the first line. This would assist in writing large object mapping code. We like to use the object initializer syntax for brevity, but this results in a material change over the less concise code.

            E.g. the stacktrace of the following code should show a NullReferenceException that occurs on line 3, not line 1.

            var x = new
            {
            a = ((object) null).ToString()
            };

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make VSO Project links clickable (UI Bug)

              In TFS / VSO, there is a projects menu just after the VSO logo.
              It's nice sometimes to be able to open a link in new window via middle / ctrl click / right click. The top level project link and underlying menu links are not however links. They should be.

              See attached screenshot

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              • Warn when committing project file changes that don't include referenced files

                A common mistake on just about every project I've worked on is a developer has commit a change to a project file that references a new file, but has not included the file. It would be nice if TFS showed a warning before / when this occurs. There could be valid reasons for letting this still proceed regardless, so a soft fail might be better than a hard fail.

                Please Consider both Git and TFVC

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                • "Open" context menu in changes tab of Team Explorer should open file not diff view

                  1. In a changes / pending changes window, I right click a file and then click open. The file is opened. This is expected behaviour. Close the file.
                  2. In the changes window, right click a file and click compare. The diff view shows. Right click the same file and click open. The diff view stays shown. Expected view is the same as the scenario 1 - the actual file, not the diff view.

                  This is an small papercut bug that means that in order to jump to continuing to make modifications to the particular file without the diff view…

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                  • It would be great if each microsoft user voice website had the ability to sort the catagories (under review, completed etc) by date the stat

                    It would be great if each microsoft user voice website had the ability to sort the catagories (under review, completed etc) by descending date that the status was assigned. Plus show the date that the status was assigned.

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                    • " testing web applications in 64 bit internet explorer is only supported on internet explorer versions 10 or later".

                      I have tried to record a coded UI test on IE11 64 bit using Coded UI Test Builder on a Windows 7 -64bit machine with VS 2013 Premium. I can record the method without any trouble but playback fails and gives me an exception and failed. " testing web applications in 64 bit internet explorer is only supported on internet explorer versions 10 or later". Can you please let me know how to deal with the problem.

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                      • Error: " testing web applications in 64 bit internet explorer is only supported on internet explorer versions 10 or later".

                        Hello,

                        I have tried to record a coded UI test on IE11 64 bit using Coded UI Test Builder on a Windows 7 -64bit machine with VS 2013 Premium. I can record the method without any trouble but playback fails and gives me an exception and failed. " testing web applications in 64 bit internet explorer is only supported on internet explorer versions 10 or later". Can you please let me know how to deal with the problem.

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                          • Allow build definitions to be assigned to area paths

                            We have a large team project with many work areas assigned to different teams. When a build fails a work item is automatically created in to the root (default?) work area. This is not ideal since we use the root work area for portfolio management. We'd love to be able to assign build definitions to specific work areas where their related work items are created.

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                            • Kanban Board: Allow Customized Columns to apply Tags to items in the column

                              Tags are a great addition. I would love to allow customized columns in the Kanban board to automatically apply user specified Tags to items in the column. Likewise, moving an item from one column to the next would remove the previous Tag and add the new Tag.

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                              • provide the ability to automatically update the "Completed Work" field in TFS tasks.

                                Hi,

                                As a part of the daily scrum, the scrum master updated the remaining work associated with every task. Though it is implicit that remaining work + completed work = total effort, we would like to update the "Completed Work" field for the tasks. Currently I would have to open the task and manually update the "Completed Work", I would suggest that we make this implicit, that is every time we reduce the "Remaining work", the "Completed Work" field gets updated automatically.

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                                • Support .NET Languages for Web Client Programming (Compile IL to JavaScript)

                                  Microsoft recently introduced TypeScript for web client programming. TypeScript compiles to JavaScript.

                                  Microsoft should support the ability to compile IL to JavaScript. This would increase the number of web developers. It could make .NET the dominant web client programming platform.
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                                  TA

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                                  • Static Interfaces

                                    I've been thinking about static interfaces, and I think they would be really useful for software which uses reflection to identify and assemble components. Currently I find myself having to design around this limitation with unnecessary factories or by enforcing conditions at runtime (like checking for methods and throwing exceptions if they aren't present).
                                    It would be great if the following was possible:

                                    foreach (var type in Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetTypes().Where(t => t is IStaticInterfaceType))
                                    (type as IStaticInterfaceType).StaticMethod();
                                    This could be used for singleton patterns, initialization methods, registration methods, constructor contracts, or any number of other things.

                                    I don't know how much overhead…

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                                    • allow me to skip an instance of an exception

                                      I have a situation where software can run in two modes - remote and local. So the code is something like this:
                                      try
                                      {
                                      MakeRemoteConnection()
                                      }
                                      catch
                                      {
                                      localmode=true;
                                      }

                                      Every time I try to debug in local mode, I have to deal with this exception. I would really like a way to say "this exception is expected - never break on it". You can do that by type, but type is too broad. In this case, the exception type is a common one used everywhere.

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                                      • Make configuration file more intuitives

                                        Sometime configuration file arent intuitive enough that we cant understand what it does until we read a documentation about it. I wonder if you could improve the configuration system where developer who look at it could have a snap on what is it doing and which class used it.

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                                        • Allow entering project namespace during project creation

                                          I hate it when i have to open the property tabs for my project and edit the namespace and change some default file namespace to it.

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