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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove Iteration via REST API should be via PATCH not DELETE

      The remove iteration option via the VSO REST API should use the PATCH instead of DELETE verb as it does not actually delete the iteration, it just updates it.

      An additional operation should be added the leverages the DELETE verb to actually delete the iteration from the team project.

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      • Allow Setting ScrollViewer Position in XAML

        When using the ScrollViewer, we often want to see what our UI will look like when the content is scrolled to different positions, yet the scroll position of the ScrollViewer cannot be set in XAML, therefore making this not possible. Also, we are unable to use Storyboards and Animations to scroll the ScrollViewer. I think being able to set the scroll position of the ScrollViewer in XAML would make design much easier.

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          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Specify Iteration Name on Creation via REST API

          When using the REST API to add an iteration to a team as documented at https://www.visualstudio.com/integrate/api/work/iterations#Addaniterationtotheteam, it would be helpful if the name of the new iteration could be specified as one of the parameters. Currently there is no way to specify the name or update the name of the iteration once it's created.

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          • Windows Services in .NET Core

            Create modern alternative for windows services that we can use to create background worker for Windows, Linux, Azure and maybe even Windows Mobile. It should use project.json, maybe support .net native and should be easy to deploy like web application.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • query for current sprint

              Need a variable for being able to filter a query down to the current sprint. Currently it is a manual assignment and the query needs to be updated each new sprint.

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              • provide a different icon for projects added as a reference versus projects yet to be added as a reference.

                You currently add a project to the solution.
                This shows up in the solution explorer as an unrolled list with an icon next to it.
                It would be nice for this icon to change based upon the referenced state of the project.
                This gives a visual clue to when a project has been added to the solution to be built against (referenced), or the project was added to allow easier source view and linking of debug symbols (unreferenced).

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Rebuild DirectX 9 SDK to be compatible with Visual Studio 2015

                  Now, it is impossible to build a project using DirectX 9 (like Ogre) with Visual Studio 2015, as DxErr.lib is missing _vsnprintf

                  But we still need DirectX 9 because WPF is still using it.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a windows universal datagrid control

                    We need a real datagrid in windows universal applications. This should support x:Bind, x:Phase and x:Defer. The gridview and listview controls do not have the required row and column grid functionality.

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                      1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide a class for suspension and resume handling for Windows 10 UWP Apps

                      In Windows 8.1 Apps Microsoft provided a helper class du support the suspension and resume handling. For unknown reasons this class was removed and many templates were removed from Visual Studio. This makes creation of Windows 10 UWP Apps very difficult.

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                        0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show/reveal file in Solution Explorer

                        Add an option to reveal/show the current file in the Solution Explorer in the document tab context menu. Many times I am looking for a file/class which is defined in the same area as a file I already have open, but am unable to locate it in the Solution Explorer in very large solutions with a deep hierarchy.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Scripted builds need feature parity with XAML builds

                          General feedback on the new scripted build system. It's going to feel like a step backwards compared to the XAML builds we are already using until these are resolved.

                          - Build report email needs to show errors properly. At the moment we get too many build report emails giving the error simply as "(): ". That's useless, and since the error information is available by going to the build page online, should not happen. Why hide it behind a click? Please provide full error information in the build report email.

                          - Build report email does not list associated changesets and…

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                          • Allow builds to be prioritised in scripted builds

                            With XAML builds, it is possible to set the priority of a build. We need to be able to do the same with scripted builds.

                            Example: need to publish the product, so set the priority of the publish build to High (so it's not blocked by irrelevant CI builds).

                            Example: integration tests take too long to be included in CI, so set up a rolling build that runs these tests, but with Low priority so it only runs when the system isn't busy with CI and publish builds.

                            There seems to be no way to do this in the new…

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                            • need visual C++ for linux

                              need visual C++ for linux

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve TFS Restriction access

                                Hi,

                                The missing features appear when we want to give access to external users, to the bugs they entered in TFS.

                                It should be great to have the possibility, in the same idea as stackholder, to define more specific restriction.

                                Example : I would like to allow external users to only track the bugs they entered and to forbid any access to other things.

                                Until now there is a problem in the view. The external users have to have a minimum of permissions, and the result is that everyone can see every projects, team and so on. They can see…

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                                • 5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Visual Studio Online Welcome Pages Should Not Require Escaping Hash in Code Blocks

                                    Currently if you type the following Markdown in Visual Studio Online Welcome Pages

                                    ´´´
                                    # my single line comment
                                    ```

                                    The single line comment is displayed as 1st level heading.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Creating Queries with the plus or minus x number of iterations

                                      extend the @CurrentIteration with a plus or minus x number of iterations.

                                      When creating a work item query, you are given the option to specifiy that it is filtered to a specified number of iteration from the current iteration. Plus x or Minus x

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                                      • Improve XAML styles to be more like CSS

                                        The main item is multiple style inheritance but it would be nice if people's knowledge of CSS styles could be more portable to XAML.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make item counts available to Tab Controls

                                          It is helpful to be able to quickly see if any workitem Tab has content. It would be nice if we could make a tab display a count (like the LINKS tab does).

                                          Without the count, it is easy to miss that some work has already been done on the item, which can slow down ramp up speeds for bug fixes or result in duplicated work.

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