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  1. Direct X and Media Foundation Support

    Support for Web Cam, DVD, Blu Ray, TV Tuner, Radio, All the great stuff we loved in direct show and all future features we will love in media foundation. Bring it to the .net WPF world a little easier!

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • bring back work item field stack rank for user stories.

      In July the stank rank field was removed. This field is still used and 'enhanced' by using drag and drop. This drag and drop is very neat, but it kills the ability to use Visual Studio client to create and modify stories.

      I want the ability to specify stank rank manually.

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      • Implement merges between branches with common ancestors without baseless merge

        It should be possible to merge changes from one ancestor to another ancestor of a common changeset without doing a baseless merge.

        I find that it is quite common in our workflow that we start work on a project and need to implement feature X, during development (usually at integration time) they may decide they don't want to ship that feature with this project and want to move it to a different project (this is using the Feature Branch methodology where a branch contains x number of features).

        It becomes very difficult to apply these changes to a different branch…

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        • 9 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Why don't you support the Edit Link button in the Webview of TFS Team Explorer like in the thick client? All other 4 buttons a present...

            Why don't you support the Edit Link button in the Webview of TFS Team Explorer like in the thick client? All other 4 buttons a present (New, Link to, Open Link, Delete Link). Was this an oversight or intentional.

            Very annoying as I use this operation constantly...please fix!

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            • Exclude time spent on Azure Cloud Service deployment from Visual Studio Online build minutes

              At the moment, I am developing an Azure Cloud Service, hosted in Visual Studio Online and configured for Continuous Deployment.

              During one build, the time spent generally amounts to around 1 minute for the actual building of the solution and 7 minutes for deploying it to Azure.

              Having to use 700% more build minutes just because Azure deployments are slow seems unfair to me as a Visual Studio Online customer. I suggest you exclude the Azure deployment time from the build minutes cost, to make this a more attractive feature to use.

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                0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for DataBinding.ValidationRules in Silverlight

                I have a UI Control i want to use custom validation, problem is my Binding target the objects inside a IDictionary<string,object>.

                My problem can't get solved with IDataErrorInfo or INotifyDataErrorInfo and because I am binding to attributes inside the dictionary throwing exceptions to cause my UIControl to trigger a validation state will not work.

                For example if the key is "Age" and the <object> contains an Integer based on other data that comes from a REST endpoint i will know that this is required to be and Integer and i want to strictly enforce that by adding a custom validation…

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Automatic formatting of C++ source is very helpful, but ...

                  There are problems with the automatic formatting of "if" statements.

                  For example, if I have a statement in the form of:

                  if (function_name(parm1, parm2,
                  parm3,parm4)) {

                  it is not formatted as illustrated above. I believe everyone, regardless of their preferences for spacing and brace placement can agree that this is the preferred formatting. What is actually done is:

                  if (function_name(parm1, parm2,
                  parm3,parm4)) {

                  This is clearly not correct. To make this clear, the continuation of function arguments is not aligned to the first argument but aligned to the beginning of the function call.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide manual test case management, execution, and results for professional license.

                    Lightweight manual testing should be a part of every "professional" developer's toolbox, as should be unit testing and code review. Please expand the access rights of the Professional licensing to provide access to the TFS Test hub for lightweight manual testing. This should include access to view, modify, and execute test cases, as well view detailed results.

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                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring back the "Associate test to test case" context menu item

                      Bring back the "Associate test to test case" context menu item in the Test View of VS2010.

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                        2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create applications for other OS

                        I wish to create applications - not only for windows -. Make with Visual Studio Mac applications, Linux Applications and Apps for iOS and dor Android. (with debugger)

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Pull Request commit comment should include title and description

                          If I complete a Pull Request via VSO an automatic message will be generated. Could you take alle the content from title and description of a Pull Request in the commit as additional lines.

                          If I link in ervey Commit just the Tasks via hashtag I have never a reference to the parent Items.
                          If I can write these numbers to the title or description so this work items will become a code reference for release notes etc.

                          And the Pull Request description is in source Control and History too.

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                          • Run a mumble server on TF

                            It can be helpful to have your own mumble server (murmur) for better team communication. Mumble is an open-source VoIP-programm. Is there a way to add this?

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                            • Keyboard shortcut to Expand the shared steps while executing manual test cases in MTM 2012

                              I use MTM 2012 regularly for test execution. Generally, the test cases that I execute have several shared steps in it. So, it is little painful to expand each and every shared step using mouse and also this eats up the time if the test case contains more shared steps.

                              So, if a keyboard shortcut key is implemented to expand the individual shared steps while executing the tests will be really helpful.

                              Thanks,

                              Inthiyaz

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                                2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Better performance for data templates

                                Would be great if data templates or visual tree compression or enhancements can be made when applying the data template.

                                It would be good if when a data template is applied runtime optimisations can be made or compile time ones, so that visual tree is compressed and improved, to save on memory, rather than having to discourage developers to keep data templates simple.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Source open or open source System.Net.Http.dll

                                  I am probably like others thrilled about the awesome updated http://referencesource.microsoft.com/ site, which gives us great insights about a lot of .NET internals.

                                  After browsing for a while I noticed that System.Net.Http.dll is also listed but all you can see are the method signatures and the XMLDoc, which is kinda disappointing.

                                  Therefore I want to suggest if it's possible to source open or even open source the System.Net.Http.dll

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable VS 2013 MVC Scaffolders for all project types

                                    Enable the use of VS2013 MVC Scaffolder on project types different that web projects. It will be really usefull to have this scaffolding tool for other projects like library class project. With this we can easly automate code generation.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Exclude closed Test Cases from Requirement suites in Test Plans

                                      When adding Requirement suites to a Test Plan, exclude closed test cases.

                                      Right now, if I remove them from the Test Suite, they are also removed from the User Story.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide documentation files on the product DVD.

                                        Dear Visual Studio Team,

                                        Since you are using only 1 GB of 4.7 GB on the VS 2012 Pro DVD, it would be very helpful if the DVD contained at least the largest of the downloadable documentation files. Downloading gigabytes of documentation with a 256 kbps DSL Internet connection, will take me DAYS. Here are some suggested inclusions...

                                        * 320 MB - Visual Studio 2012 Fundamentals
                                        * 838 MB - .NET Framework 4.5
                                        * 617 MB - .NET Framework 4
                                        * 8 MB - Visual Basic and Visual C#
                                        * 59 MB - Visual C++
                                        * 202 MB - ALM…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • It would be great if you add a feature for COdedui framework to generate single UITestActionLog.html file for all the test methods too.

                                          It would be great if you add a feature for COdedui framework to generate single UITestActionLog.html file for all the test methods apart from individual Html Files.

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