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  1. Team Room work item notification customization

    Team Rooms should allow for customization of which work items created or state changed will trigger notifications. Not all teams will want notifications when a new test case was created for example. Other times notifications may only be wanted when the assignment of a work item or the state of a work changes.

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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add modulus operation to BCL Math library

      The currently existing remainder operator behaves the following way: the remainder may be negative if the dividend is negative. While this corresponds to the way it's taught in the school, this way is not particularly useful when using this operation in real-world applications.

      The more useful way would be to have an operation (Math.Modulus?) which behaves the following way: the modulus is always a non-negative number not greater than the absolute value of divisor.

      This function would have advantage over the traditional % operator.

      Example 1: the check (x mod 2 == 1) would be true for all odd numbers…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow three part naming for referring a DB object in same database project

        Many developers have a preference to consistently use database qualified object naming. Currently using three part naming [databasename].[schemaname].[objectname] for referring an object in same DB project results in a error/warning in Visual Studio. This is is allowed in SQL server, so it makes sense for add functionality in Visual Studio to have an implicit reference to the same database project and not generate any errors/warning in such situations.

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          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • TFS2012 mobile support

          Add support for mobile devices to view projects, checkin and burn down etc as well as management/configuration.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • add command line support for managing WinPhone8 application install,launch and run.

            It is not currently possible (?) to

            1) install a WP8 .xap package to a connected WP8 device from the command line
            2) execute an installed application on a connected WP8 device from the command line
            3) reinstall/uninstall an existing application on a connected WP8 device from the command line
            4) receive stdout and stderr or other form of logging (OutputDebugString?) from native C/C++/C++CX applications running on a connected WP8 device on the command line.

            These are all extremely important features for continuous unit testing, and primitive requirements for being able to automate WP8 ports of existing software for detecting…

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              0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Nothing!!! VS and C# rocks!

              Nothing!!! VS already is the best IDE ever in my opnion. And all about C# even better!! Take care on IE and Windows Phone to run properly what we develop with VS. And make people wish to have a Windows Phone, make it a must have. It is what we need. Thanks!

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Preserve HTML formatting when exporting TFS work items to Outlook

                Exporting work items to Outlook is extremely handy. But it's such a shame that the Description HTML field cannot be used to show the nicely formatted HTML.

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Remove all refactoring functions and let ReSharper do them right

                  Whenever a new VisualStudio comes out I try to use it without Resharper. But it's always/still missing so many things or they aren't as comfortable to use as in Resharper. I recommend you simply remove all duplicate functionality and let Resharper do them right.

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                    2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • TFS API for Windows Phone 7/8

                    I would like to see TFS API for both WP7 and WP8. Things I would like to see in that API:
                    - Recent projects & Teams (I should be able to add new project, browse them and display all of them within my server)
                    - Users (I should be able to see all users that are connected with my projects on my server, I should be able to add a new one, edite them or delete them, also I should be able to see basic informations about selected user: email, first name and last name and his licence: if I…

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                      3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Opion to trim trailing whitespace on file save

                      There are no more macros left, so we need another option to trim trailing whitespace on file save. Motivation given here:

                      http://codeimpossible.com/2012/04/02/Trailing-whitespace-is-evil-Don-t-commit-evil-into-your-repo-/

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring the color back!

                        I personnally feel that VS 2008 had the best icons in the tool bars. IF the new VS goes to RTM with the current look; I will NEVER install it on my system.

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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VisualStateManager Storyboard TargetName should be checked

                          I think one of the most common failures of Windows Store apps certification is crash related to snap view. It is often caused by removing or renaming of XAML elements, which still preservs in the VisualStateManager.

                          For example this causes a runtime crash when backButton element does not exists:
                          <VisualStateManager.VisualStateGroups>

                          <!-- Visual states reflect the application's view state -->
                          <VisualStateGroup x:Name="ApplicationViewStates">
                          <VisualState x:Name="FullScreenLandscape"/>
                          <VisualState x:Name="Filled"/>

                          <!-- The entire page respects the narrower 100-pixel margin convention for portrait -->
                          <VisualState x:Name="FullScreenPortrait">
                          <Storyboard>
                          <ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames Storyboard.TargetName="backButton" Storyboard.TargetProperty="Style">
                          <DiscreteObjectKeyFrame KeyTime="0" Value="{StaticResource PortraitBackButtonStyle}"/>
                          </ObjectAnimationUsingKeyFrames>
                          </Storyboard>
                          </VisualState>

                          <!-- The back button and title have different styles…

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                            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Filter conversations in TFS team room

                            I think you should include filters to make this more useful.

                            Filter on:

                            -User (e.g. messages/replies to me)

                            -Work item id

                            -Date span


                            More powerful if combined with the possibility to hashtag a conversation and a search function.

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                              2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Find TFS project permission variance

                              For Audit - It would be useful if one of the TFS tools could tell you which sub folders of a project had custom permissions. The tool would need to iterate through all branches / folders to see if any had permisisons specifically set different than the parent project.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Pattern matching, better type inference and metaprogramming

                                See the Nemerle language here http://nemerle.org.
                                It has all these features.

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                                    2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Set Favorites in the Solution Context Menu

                                    I think it would be super handy to be able to set favorites in the solution context menu. This would take the context menu item and put it to the top of the list.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Design pattern suggestion

                                      It will be great if the Visual studio will start your solution with standard design pattern template, or give you the capability to transform your code from one design pattern to another.

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • C++ AMP: Add a pitch based 2D texture copy overload

                                        Often 2D image sources that you want to copy to a C++ AMP texture also has a pitch which is different from the row size. Provide an overload of copy for 2D textures that allows specifying the source pitch, i.e:

                                        copy(const void * _Src, unsigned int _Src_byte_size, unsigned int _Src_byte_pitch, concurrency::graphics::texture<_Value_type, 2>& _Dst)

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VS2012

                                          When a person is new to the concepts of Lab management and VS2012 Testing using Test controllers and Agents, they will search frantically to little avail on Getting started! While the documentation is out there, it feels piecemeal and disjointed. Add in the TFS server and all of a sudden this is a deep topic. Would like to see more Lab projects to download and follow instructions. Would like to see more Tutorials on Getting started.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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