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  1. Rest API - Ability to show work items associated with a GIT commit

    Currently there is no way to get the work items associated with a GIT commit through the API.

    The API for TFVC has this ability through the 'includeworkitems' query string parameter and this same extension point could be used on GIT commits to bring feature parity in this area.

    This is available for Team Foundation Version Control through Changesets and should be made available for GIT.

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    • Add ForceHTTPS to ScriptManager

      For web applications that use the Microsoft CDN (EnableCDN=true) and are behind a Hardware Load Balancer (HLB) and the SSL cert is bound only to the HLB, the ScriptManager uses the protocol of the request coming to IIS. In this scenario, IIS only sees http coming from the HLB even though the HLB sees https coming from the client. Thus the client's https request of a page results in mixed mode content because the Microsoft CDN references for asp.net are rendered as http.

      Please add a property to ScriptManager to ForceHTTPS which would allow applications running in this configuration to…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make it possible to Drag & Drop a PBI/Bug from the Backlog Board to a Sprint

        In VSO it is currently only possible to assign PBIs/Bugs to a sprint using drag & drop from the Backlog-view.

        It should be possible to assign PBIs/Bugs to a sprint using drag & drop from the Backlog-Board-biew

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        • When Getting Latest on a solution, refresh the TFS lock icons in Solution Explorer

          If a checked out file has been checked in by another user since your last Get, and you Get Latest at the solution level, the TFS lock icon next to the file does not refresh. It appears to be still checked out until the Solution Explorer is refreshed.

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          • 9 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Real-time co-editing of code

              Developers sometime need to work and collaborate on the same code: co-editing, annotation of code blocks, etc.

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                1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a Visual Studio Express for ARM based tablets like Surface RT

                I was the proud owner of a Microsoft Surface RT and many times I had an Idea I had to first write it down and test it at home when I had my Surface RT with me in the train or in the plane.

                I think there is a big thing missing in the whole RT tablets Idea and that is an IDE to allow developers to develop application for their beloved tablet or phone.

                Let's have a Visual Studio Express version that can be deployed on Surface RT and the like and it can be restricted to developing Universal…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • specify msbuild args by configuration and project

                  we currently build 3 configurations for each website: Dev, Uat, and Prod. Each of those sites needs different arguments so that we can package them for use with MsDeploy. specifically we have customized the build process such that the generated web deploy package also includes a script that contains the location of where it is to be deployed. There are other scenarios this applies to as well. In our distributed environment, it may require that a website, database changes, and a windows service all be deployed at the same time in order for a single application to work. As mentioned…

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                  • Integrate App Insights technologies in a more holistic view of the monitored services

                    Currently App Insights is primarily oriented to Devs, basically breaking one of the DevOps promises. While we need the current AppInsights experience for teams with a vertical focus, we still need a comprehensive view more focused on the Ops side of the fence. We have OpsManager and now OpInsights that are rapidly diverging or not converging on AppInsights feature set. Please change this choice, baclport AppInsights capabilities into OpsManager (maybe giving the AppInsights portal experience inside OpsManager) and add the events to OpInsights, again making it possibile to step back and forth. That would be a truly DevOps Experience. The…

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                      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable "Bookmark All" button when Quick FInd is looking in "Current Project"

                      When Quick Find is looking in "Current Project" the "Bookmark All" button is disabled. But, this is when it is needed most. Suppose there are are 100 matches in the project. We should be able to work on something else while the find is doing its job. There is no reason to click the "Find Next" button 100 times.

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Reflect renaming ASP files in code behind (refactoring)

                        When renaming a file in an ASP project, it would be great to have the class name in the code behind automatically reflect this change.
                        For example, after renaming "MyPage.aspx" into "MySecondPage.aspx" in the editor, the class name in the code-behind would be renamed as well. Currently it will still be called "MyPage".

                        In extent to this, when renaming a ASCX file, it would be nice to have not only its class name renamed, but also the tag names on the pages that use this ASCX file.

                        IMO, this would allow more effective refactoring.

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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Maximize button in code editor

                          Add maximize button (with keyboard shortcut) to code editor tab like in Eclipse. So when I click it all other windows (eg. toolbox, solution explorer, error list, maybe some toolbars etc.) are hidding and Visual Studio isn't in full screen mode.

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                            3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • ADO.NET: Map HierarchyId and sql_variant to simple CLR types while these data types are not fully supported

                            I understand that ADO.NET 5.0 will still not support SQL Server's data types HierarchyId and sql_variant (I'm waiting since years now).
                            While these types may be addressed in future versions by more complex client side objects, for the time being to would be very helpful to have them mapped to sime CLR types like string for Hierarchy_ID and object for sql_variant. Please provide some configuration switch that optionally allows this kind of type mapping *now*.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • What if a developer is able to create a Centralized Repository

                              Problem:
                              No Centralized Repository
                              No Version System
                              No Collaboration among Team Members

                              Solution:
                              A Cloud Solution, making able a developer to create his own centralized repository.
                              Team will be able to collaborate.
                              System will be able to maintain different Versions of the Code.

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                                1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Coding by voice

                                Full support for coding by voice using either window speech recognition or Dragon NaturallySpeaking.

                                For example you should be able to say a customisable command, consisting of language and category like :

                                Visual Basic Statements

                                and a list of statements will appear on the screen where you can choose an item by saying a number or the name of the item (For Next Loop for example). The code snippet would then be inserted into the current location in the IDE. And the most appropriate item that needs changing will be selected in the IDE.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Transparency in the Code Editor window

                                  The editor should have an option to cause the background behind the text to be translucent. This does NOT mean that the code/text should be opaque, like all the other transparency in Windows. Only the background should be made translucent.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • MSBuild script generator for continous integration

                                    There should be some UI that allows you to generate MSBuild, hook pre-build, post-build (c#, code) tasks such as versioning of code, comit, email, run db scripts, zip, etc. All these tasks can be custom written by implementing interfaces so that they can be extended and can be used as projects require.

                                    This will be very helpful for any project using continous integration processes using any 3rd party suites. Enteprises waste lot of time and effort in creating build scripts which can be automated and made easier with Visual Studio.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Error(s): The anti-forgery token could not be decrypted. If this application is hosted by a Web Farm or cluster, ensure that all machines a

                                        Error(s):

                                        The anti-forgery token could not be decrypted. If this application is hosted by a Web Farm or cluster, ensure that all machines are running the same version of ASP.NET Web Pages and that the <machineKey> configuration specifies explicit encryption and validation keys. AutoGenerate cannot be used in a cluster. Ensure that cookies are enabled in your browser.
                                        TFS.ServerException: The anti-forgery token could not be decrypted. If this application is hosted by a Web Farm or cluster, ensure that all machines are running the same version of ASP.NET Web Pages and that the <machineKey> configuration specifies explicit encryption and validation…

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                                        • Reduce CodeAnalysis time

                                          Reduce Code Analysis time by running it at the end of the full build, instead of after each project to reduce the loading time of FxCop and to allow for better caching of object state

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