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  1. Ability not to track changes for specific file or folder

    with using git i can mark a file to not to track changes with this command.

    git update-index –assume-unchanged TestFile.cs

    it would be good to do the same within TFS administrator account under VS context menu

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    • Globally Define Computers and Counter Sets to Monitor

      I want this feature to added for Load testing in VS ultimate. In load test run settings we define web and DB servers to be monitored. As our environment change everytime, I wanted something managable way to define computers names, so we can modify them from single point. We don't have to go in each load test and modify computers name. I want to define somewhere in config or glabal file and access those values as property in Run settings.

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        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow marking a Branch as obsolete or locked or a combination of these.

        Allow functionality for a specific set of users to be able to mark a branch as obsolete or locked. This should be colour coded text in the source control explorer

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        • Multiple Monitor Support

          Add Better Multiple Monitor Support.
          While you can free-float containers in other monitors, I would like to see the ability to add "Child" Visual Studio MDI Containers to other monitors. This would allow a user to move controls from one Container to another, dock, expand, maximize, etc. This should also support multiple "Tabs" of code in each container as well.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a data sample size as an optional setting in Configuration Manager for SSAS Tabular

            When working with large tables in SSAS Tabular (as it is not always possible to develop on a sample of prod data), I am forced to use a hard coded filter (eg TOP n) in my source query to avoid sucking all data into my model at design time I then have to modify the partition query(s) post deployment meaning whats in my solution doesnt match the code on the server. To alleviate this work around, if an optional sample size setting were able to be configured in the Configuration Manager it could be set to filter a top "n"…

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              1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Speed up Git Push operations

              The Git based source control on Team Foundation Service is a great addition, unfortunately the push performance seems terrible, even 1 line changes take upwards of 10 minutes, as if the whole branch is being pushed rather than just the files changed by the commit.

              I have updated OpenSSH to a newer version since some resources suggested that might help, but it there is no change.

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              • Tasks to "In Progress" mark User Story as active

                It would be great that when we update the status of a task to "In Progress" in the task board it also updates the User Story to active.

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                • Add "close all tabs to the right" feature.

                  Close all tabs to the right of the selected tab. This is something I love in the chrome browser. Combined with allowing to move tabs around, it's an efficient way of getting rid of clutter.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Visual Studio IDE ability to display IL generated code for methods to discover unintended boxing or other performance insights.

                    The only way to look at generated IL code is to compile the binary and run ILDASM. The problem with this strategy is it's not integrated. Moreoever, it locks the binary so you have to exit ILDASM, recompile your change, then there relocate the method you're inspecting (sometimes a good many steps).

                    So many times, little things are hidden like unintended boxing and calls to the wrong implementation's function that would be revealed with this view. There are also times when you really do care to see how the optimizer behaves.

                    With over 20,000 NuGet packages touching millions of developers…

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS Dashboard monitor screen(s) using Power View

                      Many organizations struggle with finding a solution for putting the current project status on a monitor to provide realtime updated info for team members and stakeholders.

                      Power View in SQL 2012 could provide this platform now that Power View (since SQL 2012 SP1 CU4) support the Analysis Services Cube that TFS uses.

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                      • Allow multiple languages (C#,VB,F#) in the same project

                        Now with Roslyn this could be possible.

                        It's very annoying that you have to convert C# to VB just to include a class/function/snippet in your VB project, and viceversa.
                        If all code compiles to MSIL, then why we cannot use different NET languages in the same project.

                        Another example is a function in F#, you may want to use some functions that will simplify/improve your project (C#/VB) and it's better to do it in a functional language, but you don't want to code all your project in F#, nor want to create a separate project in F# with its DLL…

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Programmatic device orientation for Coded UI for windows phone

                          When writing Coded UI tests, it's sometimes useful to force the phone into Landscape or Portrait - as different UI elements can be visible in the different orientations.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide an automatic way to run user code on the server automatically.

                            The application I am writing sends out email notices when a task is overdue. I would like to be about to run this as a service or from a command line. I would want it to have access to the same entity model that my lightswitch application is using. I suppose another good multi-purpose option would be to have the ability to export the lightswitch entity model for use in C# or VB.Net applications. Maybe there is a way to do this already that I have not discovered.

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                              0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • In the TFS web client, when sending email change the default from address to the user's address.

                              Since upgrading to TFS 2010, people that are using the TFS web client are sending emails but instead of the email coming from them, it is coming from the system default address.

                              Steps
                              1. Go to TFS web client
                              2. Pull up any work item
                              3. Go the menu Tools-->Send Email

                              Actual Result
                              It shows a system email address as the default

                              Expected
                              Previously it would default to the user’s email address such as rreed@test.com. If this is a system wide setting we can change to use the user’s email address instead, that would best since this is an…

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                              • show labels in source control history

                                I use labels as markers for releases, given this, it would be really helpful if you show labels in source control history by placing them in their appropriate locations between changesets. This way i can compare code from a previous release with the current release while having a view that is closer to the customer's (see screenshot)

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                                • Visual studio editor collapse or expand conditional branching as (if) and iterations

                                  In visual studio the editor allows collapse or expand the methods and summary, its gonna be good that you add this functionality, I mean also collapse or expand the conditional branching as (if) and iterations as while, foreach, etc.. This will allow greater clarity when you are working, for example, with legacy code or refactoring code.

                                  Maybe it will be configurable in the display section of the menu options.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Design surface needs to support razor pages

                                    The design surface in VS2011 needs to support Razor pages to allow visual page design: the addition of controls, resizing of elements etc.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a Feature to Code Editor to provide live hints for better coding..

                                      Add a live Code Intellisence feature for better coding.
                                      rewriting the syntax and find un used variables with color highlighting
                                      syntax replaces and exceptions..

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • HTML report for web performance test

                                        We use web performance scripts to create a automation test for HTTP URLs. We want to share the result with rest of the team who don't have Visual Studio installed. When the test is run the result is stored in trx file normally. Unless you open the trx file in Visual Studio, there is no way get a comprehensive report. The trx file only contains result overview when opened as xml.

                                        I would like to have a feature for exporting the entire test result to HTML or Excel where I should be able to find the HTTP requests passed/failed and…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Option to Force Visual Studio to Prompt for Startup Arguments

                                          In Eclipse one can add ${string_prompt} as a command line argument, which forces Eclipse to prompt the user for string input when launching an application for debugging or testing. There is no option in Visual Studio 2010 to do such a thing.

                                          It would be nice if I could add such a flag to my startup arguments, so each time I start up an application Visual Studio 2010 would prompt for input. This would allow me, the developer, to change arguments each time the applications starts for projects that need various forms and different kinds of arguments on startup for…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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