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  1. fix navigation of tabs as spaces

    When using tabs as spaces, the navigation is really wonky. That is, arrow-key navigation only moves one space at a time, the backspace key only deletes one space at a time and the delete key as well. Please fix this.

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      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to Customize WorkItemChangedEvent

      I would like to have the ability to Customize WorkItemChangedEvent so when WI is changes, the mail notification will include also predefined customized fields in addition to the predefined core fields it currently supports.
      Today, the following core fields are included in every notification mail: Team Project, Area, Iteration, Assigned To, State, Reason, Changed By and Changed Date.
      Customize field is included in the mail only when it is changed, this is the default behaiver of the TFS.
      We would like to have this field in all notification mails, even when not changed.
      For example, the customized field for the…

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      • Provide a way of exporting or converting webtestresult files to text

        Understanding web test results and finding dynamic data is hard work. The search facilities within Visual Studio 2012 are primitive when looking at web test results. There are no options for annotating a result file to remind oneself of what has been found and can be ignored, found and may be relevant etc.

        It would be nice to have a textual form of the whole of the web test result file that can be examined with ones favourite text editor and where annotations etc can easily be added.

        Possibly the output should be XML to allow easy recognition of the…

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          2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Better Typescript Support

          There has to be better Typescript support. Some ideas:

          - better refactoring
          - F12 go to definition
          - more "connections" to angular and ohter js-frameworks
          - etc. (just look at c# editing and debugging features)

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Find all non-used classes in a solution

            Have something similar to ReSharper built in to VS. As a minimum, have the ability to select a menu option or context menu option to show not used items, including classes, methods, functions and resources.
            One of the solutions I look after has grown and developed over many years and numerous classes etc. have been added and I am sure not all of them are used any more. Currently there is no way to find this out unless you buy a 3rd party product like Resharper.
            This should be integrated within Visual Studio (Maintenance maybe) along with a spellchecker -…

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            • mspdbsrv.exe limits build scalability on NUMA architectures.

              Rework mspdbsrv to work more asynchronously, not to spawn so many threads. Or rework the whole mechanism that it might be spawned in each NUMA node. Optionally extract the functionality to dll and allow using it in process way.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide API to generate TFS Warehouse/Code Coverage compatible names for Methods and Types

                Currently the Code Coverage details that are loaded into the TFS warehouse use a naming scheme that is not well documented. Nor is there an existing API that can be used to convert from other 'popular' naming schemes or API's to the format Code Coverage uses.

                For my TFS Warehouse extension I want to integrate into the existing DimCodeElement dimension, which is fed using the above mentioned formatting for Types and Members. In order to reference the correct CodeElement I need to generate the same strings inside my WarehouseAdapter.

                Microsoft,

                A) Please provide a public PersistenceNameProvider, akin to the existing…

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                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to run TFS builds with different pre-set MSBuild params

                  1) We have several build definitions for our product. However, we work in branches (constantly creating and abandoning release branches that fork off from our permanent main branch). When we trigger a build we have to enter MSBuild parameters to tell the system which branch to build the product from ("/p:BranchToBuild=OctoberRelease").

                  2) We also have several incremental builds for CI and running unit tests. Periodically these incremental builds get into a state where a clean rebuild is necessary (TFS build crashes, and we have to remove all cached incremental build data to fix the problem). To do this we have…

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                  • Have F# Interactive create a script file for you.

                    I often find myself diving straight into the F# interactive, to do some quick work, only to later wish I had the last couple of submissions be on a file for me to prune a bit more.

                    I would like for the interactive to generate a script file of all my submissions on the current session to quickly go from the interactive to code. It could add the file to the current project, or simply put the text into my clipboard to paste in later.

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • tfspreview: Provide a tutorial how to create a branch (including permissions)

                      I'm new to TFS and tried tfspreview.
                      First impression was good. But when I tried to create a branch I failed.
                      It seems to be a permission issue.
                      A tutorial may help.

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                      • Enhance the looping capabilities of Microsoft Test Manager

                        it would be nice to be able to loop over a sub set of set of test steps in a test case using parameters rather than iterating the entire test

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                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make path of build location in output window as browsable

                          When project is build we get output path in output window.Usually this built Dll is copied to application location. So every time the output path need to be copied and need to browse to the location.Instead make the output path browse-able(link to folder) that would be helpful.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow a way to customize work item UI based on user and/group

                            Allow a way to customize the work item UI layout based on the user and/or group?

                            For example

                            if person A is creating a work item I'd like them to see tabs A, B, C in that order BUT

                            if person B is creating a work item I'd like them to see tabs B, A, C in that order AND

                            if person C is creating a work item I'd like them to see tabs C, A in that order

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                            • Add option to copy the names of selected controls into the clipboard (so they can be pasted into a textfile for easy reference)

                              The ability to select multiple controls in the render window then rightclick and select 'copy names to clipboard' would be very handy when want to do work with a particular set of controls as could paste the list of control names into a textfile so dont have to keep going into the render window time and time again.. many thanks

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                              • Improve testsettings editing dialog so it runs decently and doesn't hang

                                When I edit a test settings file (for builds or using with Code UI/Selenium tests), Visual Studio is very slow and I get the loading screen a lot. It's easier to change the file in a text editor.

                                Also when I use the manage Test controllers under Roles (we use VM Ware to manage our test agents) and close the dialog after making a change, it often crashes Visual Studio.

                                As a user of Visual Studio, I would like this feature to not be a pain to use.

                                Thanks!

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                                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow exclusion of some namespaces from remove and sort unused usings

                                  Allow exclusion of some namespaces from remove and sort unused usings. I like to keep my usings / imports minimal but would prefer to always have System and System.Linq for example. Giving me an exclusion list would give me this functionality. Also the ability to set remove and sort unused using to happen on file save would be useful.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add support for AOP

                                    Allowing for pre and post compile weaving allows for flexibility instead of always requiring a proxy for auto INPC support.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Have unique sounds for different events in team room

                                      I'm a fan of the TFS team rooms to keep an eye on what is going on and for communicating with colleagues. However, this is made slightly trickier by the fact that I don't know what each audible 'blip' means when something happens. Is it a chat message? An @mention? Have we kicked off a successful build? Having unique sounds for these kinds of things would be useful.

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                                      • Make a new Blend for VS 2015 not so black

                                        Please make color theme for Blend 2015 not so contrast.
                                        The original Blend color theme was absolutely perfect.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • allow test case "result" to be queried

                                          allow test cases to be queried with their pass fail status in the standard query generator. we need to be able to query tasks and bugs and see if all linked test cases have passed to allow the top level item to be set to "done"

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