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  1. In the Team Explorer, when add a related work item, enable choose "Associate" or "Resolve" on Commit, similar when using TFVC

    Currently when you add a related work item on a commit, the behavior is "Associate" but devs also would like to change Work Item's status to "Done", similar what is achieved using TFVC.

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    • Show real time status for deployment sequences

      In Release Management, it will very good to see the real time status of the deployment steps. The live console view should show what is actually happening in the deployment server in real time. This type of feature has been recently implemented in TFS Build VNext system. For example, if I run a PowerShell script as part of deployment, then I will be able to see what is happening when the file is running. Also please generate the logs which can be downloaded for debugging issues.

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        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Run new/renamed tests in Test Explorer when selecting a category/project

        In Test Explorer, when you right click a category (test class, project, etc) and select "Run tests", only tests currently listed under that category are run even if after the build, more tests will appear under that heading.

        For example:
        1. Create a test class called Foo with tests A and B.
        2. Build and run tests. Switch Test Explorer to class grouping.
        3. Add a test C in class Foo.
        4. Right click Foo and select "Run Selected Tests"

        Expected: C is run, but it isn't.

        This is even worse when the list of tests is collapsed, as I…

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add team fields to VSO

          This article discusses using team fields in TFS so that we can use Areas for products:

          http://nakedalm.com/tfs-cross-team-cross-business-line-work-item-tracking/

          We NEED this in VSO.

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          • Generate warning when disposable object isn't wrapped in using()

            I'd like a warning to be generated when a disposable object is created, but isn't wrapped in a using statement. I'd like the compiler to warn me when I have code like:

            var sqlConn = new SqlConnection(...);
            var sqlCommand = new SqlCommand(sqlConn,...);
            ...
            var sqlReader = sqlCommand.ExecuteReader();

            instead of:

            using(var sqlConn = new SqlConnection(...))
            {
            using(var sqlCommand = new SqlCommand(sqlConn,...))
            {
            ...
            using(var sqlReader = sqlCommand.ExecuteReader())
            {
            ...
            }
            }
            }

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS Sparcification should be a feature that can be "turned off"

              With the introduction of sparcification to the Back Log Priority field, it is very difficult for developers and even more so non-developers (QA, BA teams) utilizing TFS to understand and interpret such large numbers. In addition, it no longer possible for work items to have the "same priority", yet in the real world given adequate resources, there are scenarios where this is possible, and even desired. In order to restore the functionality the development community had in previous versions of TFS , the ability to "turn off" sparcification should be provided.

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              • green code

                on the site http://www.greencodelab.fr/, they give hints about "green programming", aka writing code that uses as few energy as possible. This is very trendy as there are more and more laws in project or already voted in our country (B), to penalize use of energy (additional cost from a certain consumption...)

                I was happy to see that Visual Studio has a profiler for power usage, however only usable with apps.
                This is the frown: it appears as "not applicable tool" in other projects. :-(
                It should be possible to profile even a dll: "this method, this class used so…

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                  0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • vs for windows 8.1 rt

                  Make vs for windows8.1 rt

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • vs for windows 8.1 rt

                    Make vs for windows rt

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • microsoft NuGet visual studio 2015 package failed while installing vs2015 preview

                      hi, i wanted to install vs2015 preview and microsoft NuGet visual studio 2015 package failed, what can i do to solve the problem?

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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Wider locale / language support for TFS Web Portal

                        The TFS Web Portal should support other locales.

                        I would like to be able to set my browser's locale, which is English (Ireland), or to set the local explicitly in TFS Web Portal, which should result in the Web Portal being localised in that language (including date formats, etc).

                        It is possible to select a language in the user profile of the TFS Web Portal. If I select my browser's language - English (Ireland) or English (United Kingdom), the language of the Web Portal is changed to Spanish (I am located in Spain). If I select English (United Stages), then…

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                        • Unit test configuration file .runsettings support system environment variables

                          When we configure .runsettings, we have to specify the hard coded value, such as
                          <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
                          <RunSettings>
                          <RunConfiguration>
                          <TargetPlatform>x64</TargetPlatform>
                          <ResultsDirectory>C:\TEMP\TestResults</ResultsDirectory>
                          </RunConfiguration>
                          </RunSettings>

                          But if I use $(platform), or $(ProjectDir) variables which is defined in my system path or visual studio, it can't work.

                          So, can unit test configuration file .runsettings support system environment variables?

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                            0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add comment reflow/wrap around with configurable options

                            I like to keep the comments in my source neat, so that they are easy to read, and maintain....this can be time consuming to do by hand/eye.

                            I try to stop them extending too far to the right....by not going past the 80 character position....this helps avoid unnecessary horizontal scrolling in the editor.

                            To do this, I use the CommentReflower addin, as mentioned here:

                            http://www.kynosarges.de/CommentReflower.html

                            Problem is, it's not really maintained, and it would be nice for a "comment maintenance/flowing" feature to be added into the IDE out of the box.

                            This would help greatly in reducing the time used…

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                              1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Populate template info from existing template with same name

                              If the template I'm exporting already exists (in a previously exported form), pre-populate the template description, icon image, and previous image with the ones in the previously exported form. Otherwise, I'm just leaving all of these blank because I'm tired of re-doing it.

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • visual studio for mobile

                                How about creating a visual studio for mobile so that even if we are away from the system we can work on mobile and test the projects in mobile browser

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                                  0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I would like to see on my profile page links to communities that need individuals, such as programmers or artists.

                                  I would like to see on my profile page links to communities that need individuals, such as programmers or artists. I have skills in programming and computing but I am an artist and got ideas and drawings for games but need a programming team that can bring it to life.

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                                    • Allow Visual Studio on Windows to remote debug Unity on Mac.

                                      Either on a network or with Visual Studio running in a virtual machine.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • s there way to read XML from the same Solution explorer,using coded UI for Windows Phone 8.1

                                        Is there way to read XML from the same Solution explorer,using coded UI for Windows Phone 8.1

                                        Data source should be given to windows app , to test recurring data's

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                                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add condition to foreach - in statement

                                          It would be nice to add optional condition to foreach statement

                                          var numbers = new int[] { 33, 81, 10, 24, 35, 50, 93, 43 };
                                          foreach(var i in numbers; i > 50)
                                          console.write(i + " > 50");

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