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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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

      7 votes
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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.

          6 votes
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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 →
              • Show part of the path for solutions on the start page

                When working in different branches it can be difficult to know what solution to open since they all have the same name. Today you have to hover over them to see the path to determine what to open.
                It would be nice if there are two solutions with the same name also show the part of the path that differ.
                Example:
                c:\MyProjects\Customer1\Code\trunk\App\MyApp.csproj
                c:\MyProjects\Customer1\Code\devBranch\App\MyApp.csproj

                Would show:
                MyApp (trunk)
                MyApp (devBranch)

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Export Product Backlog Items, Test Cases, and Bugs to MS-Word (including images) with a specific order

                  Dear all.

                  To prepare an upcoming User Acceptance Test I would like to export our finished “Product Backlog Items”, “Test Cases”, and “Bugs” (relevant items specified in a query with specific selected fields and with a specific item order) from TFS (Visual Studio Online 2013) to MS-Word 2010 (could also be Office 365). To have a full overview, not only the text of the corresponding items should be exported from TFS to Word but also the included images.
                  Furthermore it would be great of having already a structure exported to MS-Word (the items should be seen in the “navigation” bar;…

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                  • when we working in tfs we want go to brower to chat each other members but if we have a chat box in visual studio it's easy to users

                    when we working in tfs we want go to brower to chat each other members but if we have a chat box in visual studio it's easy to users work easily

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS web - support on burndown chart for single teams in different timezones

                      Currently TFS web supports pretty well the burndown chart for collocated teams, however it doesn't support when you have a small team working in different timezones (ex: people located in IN and BR). TFS calculates internally based on a daily basis.

                      A possible suggestion is to change the tool in order to work like an excel file wheee you can define the work left (remaining hours left) for each day instead of letting the system to calculate automatically on a daily basis.

                      If you have any other suggestion, feel free to add.

                      I attached a sample problem about it.

                      81 votes
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                      • Provide a public API for writing EML files

                        Currently there is no API for generating EML files to stream, even though .NET supports such file generation through the System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient class.

                        It would be nice to see a public API for consuming the functionality provided in the currently non-public System.Net.Mail.MailWriter class, as described being accessed through reflection here: http://www.codeproject.com/kb/ip/smtpclientext.aspx?msg=2876295

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Quick History Log form

                            My clients making logs would like an easy way to drop a log on a ticket from the query views. A simple right-click > Add Log action that just appends to the History Log would be perfect.

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                            • Automatic Death Strap-on

                              Kills the subject...sexually

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                                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • allow customizing how type member comments are displayed in code

                                For authoring comments, the /// snippet is great when working through a whole class to document each member. However, lots of type member comments in a code file can be a distraction for code a developer is already familiar with. Even in collapsed view, the display can be distracting as it makes the whitespace appear unnatural.

                                My proposal is to provide an alternate "code-only" view that hides type member comments completely, perhaps using the tool-tip implementation when hovering over the member to read comments and a key+click combo to open an in-line editor.

                                While in the code-only view, it would…

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • A dynamic reference searcher and loader

                                  One thing I wish was in place is a dynamic reference dll searcher that does a search through of available assemblies/components and machine, and hints the user on best fit. This feature can appeach on the solution explorer or project menu. You can select which dlls to load and which not to. Also, it would be nice to have a conflict checker that goes through manifests, does comparison and displays possible conflicts to user. even before the app is built.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make it so you can change your login (primary) email please!

                                    Make it so you dont change your contact mail. wtf? why are you able to have to different mails??? remove contact mail, and make primary mail to contact mail, and do so you can change your primary mail please?

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                                      0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • suggestion for windows app

                                      I think Windows not only let user acceptance, but also need to let developers to feel more convenient than the development of Android or iOS.But does not reflect the current Windows platform application development more convenient than Android or iOS.

                                      1. If a app want to support multi-language is hard thing. Because UI can not update immediately on runtime. but android can do it easier.

                                      2. If a app want to dynamic load DLLs, also is a hard thing. but android can do it easier.(many and many apps need dynamic load DLLs)

                                      3. Windows desktop APP can listener many system…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Preserves custom switches in config.xml

                                        Any changes to Cordova config.xml will lost if opened config.xml with Visual Studio.

                                        The editor should preserve all settings unknown to it. Otherwise, build hooks, platform specific settings, and plugin settings will be gone.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Display the Source Location URL during Check-ins and any other source related manipulation

                                          When I do a check-in via the Team Explorer window, I severally go back to confirm the files are being checked into the correct source location, and this process is cumbersome. It would be nice to have maybe a display that allows one to see where the files are going to once checked-in. Also another nice to have is a gated way of switching check-in destinations on the server..

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