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  1. Source control explorer should have a filetype column

    To assist in finding particular files in source control, the source control explorer should have more configurable columns and extra columns.
    FileType
    Number of versions of the file ever
    Number of versions of the file in this branch
    CreationDate,
    LastModifiedBy
    LastModifiedChangesNumber
    etc.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • source control changes to build process parameter changes

      Currently the Team Build process settings page is pretty much a CRUD screen. The problem with this is that it's very difficult to track why builds have failed over time, what's changed, who changed the settings, etc.

      It would be nice to see these changes appear in some sort of source controlled fashiion (perhaps as an <ugh>XML</ugh> file).

      It would be nice to be able to describe why these changes were being made / link them to work items etc.

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      • allow a description field to be entered against a manual build

        Often when doing build modification work I tweak a small change and then need to look at the results. It would be useful to be able to give some sort of reason that a build is being manually run (e.g. "trying again, this time with the FooBar external service started").

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        • navigate backwards should apply to source control explorer windows

          when I'm in source control explorer and I navigate to a folder, clicking the back button on the toolbar only navigates in previous source code locations. It does not navigate the source control.

          Expectation is that SCE is pretty similar to windows explorer and should therefore act similarly.

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          • RunCommandLine.ps1 needs to execute programs with elevated rights on Server 2012

            RunCommandLine.ps1 needs to execute programs with elevated rights on Server 2012

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              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • auto-expand the user story Description area as you write more text in this field. Currently it is not expandable.

              Currently if you have a long story description, you will see a scroll bar on the right. The writing area is not expandable, even though there is plenty of space below. That would be great to expand it as you write more description.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add support for dimensions and implicit unit conversions

                Dimensions could be described as discriminated unions of a set of units (Measure's). It should also be possible to convert units explicitly to the base unit.

                // some units
                [<Measure>] type Kelvin
                [<Measure>] type DegreeCelsius
                [<Measure>] type DegreeFahreinheit

                // Example: dimensions
                // Advantage: failwith condition not needed anymore, because of additional checking by the compiler -> less bugs
                [<Measure>] type Time = Second | Minute
                [<Measure>] type Temperature = Kelvin | DegreeCelsius | DegreeFahreinheit

                let temperatureToSI (value : float<Temperature>) : float<Kelvin> =
                match value with
                | :? float<Kelvin> -> value
                | :? float<DegreeCelsius> -> (value - 273,15<DegreeCelsius>) * 1.0<Kelvin/DegreeCelsius>
                |…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Continue support for winforms, clickonce and running winforms apps in a browser

                  continue support and improvements to Windows Forms, lot of user and investment in this platform that is very stable and well known.

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Inherit constructor when there exists only one on base class

                    I cases where you have some common base class which has a single non-default constructor and several classes that inherit from that base class it becomes tedious noise to repeat a essentially a non-operational constructor for each class.

                    Ex:

                    class BaseClass
                    {
                    public BaseClass(IDependency d)
                    {
                    // ...
                    }
                    }

                    class A : BaseClass
                    {
                    public A(IDependency d) : base(d)
                    {
                    // Empty intentionally!
                    }
                    }

                    class B : BaseClass
                    {
                    public B(IDependency d) : base(d)
                    {
                    // Empty intentionally!
                    }
                    }

                    class C : BaseClass
                    {
                    public C(IDependency d) : base(d)
                    {
                    // Empty intentionally!
                    }
                    }

                    The problem…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • shortcuts in HTML code

                      While in HTML code view I want to either make some test bold (strong) or italize a word (em), It would be nice to have shortcuts to work in this mode as they do in Design view.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Remove the redundant Build

                        I suggest you to remove the redundant Build for the Silverlight+ASP.NET hosting project.
                        Each time I click Run with having done no changes to code, System starts building. That is annoying at least.
                        Thanks.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Split Microsoft Fakes, make Stubs available in PRO Edition and Shims in Premiun Edition

                          Now Fakes are available in the Premium edition. But in fact Fakes are 2 absolutely different things, stubs are just very simple code generated stubs and shims are complex profiler api based. So, why not to make stubs available for wider audience? You can move then in to the Pro edition or even lower!

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                          • Fix TFS local data store concurrency issues - TF400030: The local data store is currently in use by another operation...

                            TFS local data store really sucks in compare to traditional SVN integration.
                            There should be special service to handle concurrent operations, when you have more than one VS opened - or - some kind of tool like TortoiseSVN would be better.

                            I still get race conditions causing change conflicts, e.g. by operations during T4.

                            Local data store should act logically - last change wins.

                            It's so easy to integrate using monikers (http://bit.ly/1nC0w3Q), so vote for MS developers to learn own tech. ;-)

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Increase the length of token names

                              The length of the token names in MRM is too short (50 characters) to facilitate the naming of tokens in a readable manner. Please increase the maximum length of this item.

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                                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Token repository

                                Create a token-value repository: multiple components can use the same value for shared tokens in a specific environment. Now these values have to be filled in for each component. Would be handy is we could use a token repository to store the values and have the all components make use of this value.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve experience with multiple screens

                                  When I'm doing a manual test, I just got the video recording on screen one.
                                  And the checklist window always stay in the same side of the screen .
                                  I work with two screens and I desire to choose where the checklist window will stay, and what screen to capture video (both screens would be an option too)

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • A cheaper license that allows Team Room access

                                    I am using VS Online Basic for free. I want to use team room, but its very expensive to pay 60 dollars * 4 members, just to use team rooms.

                                    We need some alternative

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide commenting support in .skin files

                                      Currently, when editing .skin files in Visual Studio, the comment/uncomment icons in the toolbar are greyed out. In addition, if you include server-side comments in your code, then the Theme attribute in Page Directives do not recognize the Themes because of the comments in the .skin files. Therefore, please add support for commenting in .skin files so that the code can be more easily maintained and increases readability.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Security Administration from the HTML Client, as well as self-managed password change

                                        Please provide the ability to manage users and roles from within the HTML Client, eliminating the Silverlight client, so LS applications could be 100% mobile and web. Also the ability to the user to change its own password, and reset to a new one if forgotten.

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                                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create an Anti-Null-Coalescing Operator

                                          To replace the common logic of:

                                          return x == null ? null : x.Property;

                                          have an operator to provide such logic.

                                          return x !?? x.Property;

                                          This is similar to the idea of a safe navigation operator (?.), only may be simper to implement.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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