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  1. When checking in with Team Explorer give me the ability to select form a list of recently used work items while displaying id and title

    I usually do multiple checkins on the same workitem. It seems unnessesary to always have to look up the workitem I already added to previous checkins.

    Even when working on multiple workitems over a week a the list of recent workitems should in many cases contain the one you need.

    As you ommitted the old team explorer workitem-selection ability (where I could search for workitems and the search box remendered previous searches) there is no way to quickly select workitems on a checkin in the current version of team explorer.

    The suggested feature should be fairly easy to implement by…

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      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • More extensive colorization of modules and classes in the editor.

      Currently, module and class names are not given their own color in the editor and this can make it difficult to look at larger blocks or longer lines of code. Different colors should be used for modules (e.g., the word List in `List.map`), classes/constructors/structs (e.g., DateTime in `let x = new DateTime()` or `let x = DateTime.Now`), and enums (e.g., DayOfWeek in `let x = DayOfWeek.Monday`).

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • View file history from Changeset Details window

        Currently the changeset details window lists all files which were changed in that changeset. It would be nice if I could view the history of an individual file in the changeset from this window. Since it is a modal dialog, I have to either open a separate instance of visual studio, navigate through the source control explorer to find the file in the source tree, and then view the history.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Associate Multiple CodedUI test methods to single testcase in MTM

          Currently we can't associate multiple test methods in a Coded UI test to a single testcase in MTM.

          This will be useful since , generally we wont try to automate a testcase as a single testmethod.
          Fo ease of understanding and maintenance, we split them into small steps.

          Testmethods are written as Step001, Step002,Step003 etc

          But in MTM when trying to associate, we can select only Step001 or Step002 but not multiple steps.

          So it would be great if we have an option in MTM to associate the required steps or dll containing all steps.

          Thanks,
          Vishnu V. Potti

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Please allow user to cancel Browsing the Machines in "Attach to Process" window.

            When user clicks on Debug menu and chooses Attach to Process... option. A dialog is shown, in that dialog there is a Browse button which evidently lists all the machines from the network. That takes forever to load and there is no option to cancel the Browse operation and user has to kill the process or wait indefinitely.

            Please allow cancelling.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support for "dpi aware" bitmaps in WPF

              An article on MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms701681.aspx) recommends providing bitmaps in several sizes for each graphic. This is a very good idea, and there should be built-in support for this in WPF.

              Example:

              <Image Source="myBitmap.ico" Width="16" Height="16" />

              Then, depending on the dpi setting, WPF automatically will select that bitmap in the ico file whose size matches best the required pixel size (i.e. 96 dpi -> 16x16 pixels, 120 dpi -> 20x20 pixels etc.).

              This, of course, is only an example of how it could be implemented, there might be better ways.

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Release bootstrapper packages through VS "Extensions and Updates"

                Currently the prerequisite component bootstrapper packages used by ClickOnce and Visual Studio Installer are either installed along with Visual Studio or must be downloaded manually. An example of this is the latest .Net Framework 4.5.2 package which you need to Google to find (searching the Microsoft website doesn't even work).

                Bootstrapper packages should be released along with other Visual Studio updates in the "Extensions and Updates" dialog as long as being listed in the Visual Studio Gallery online.

                Additionally, to enable the "Download prerequisites from the same location as my application" I shouldn't have to manually open the package.xml file…

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add 'Toggle' Method for Booleans

                  I have often found myself typing the following conditional statement:
                  If Panel.Visible = False Then
                  Panel.Visible = True
                  Else
                  Panel.Visible = False
                  End If

                  And it hit me that life would be so much easier if there was a 'toggle' method for booleans (Boolean.Toggle()) that automatically switched the value between true and false. More of a productivity suggestion than anything but I think it would make life so much easier.

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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Dynamic query variables for work item query

                    If work item query contain field that often changed like the version (for analyzing defects from version to version) you must edit a query and set new value. Or another example: analyze tasks by user, create a query for each user not good idea.
                    It would be good to give the ability to set value for such fields dynamically through a dialog box or a certain field on the toolbar of query results.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • It would be better if visual studio has the My Favorites feature on the Start Page for adding my favorite projects to it.

                      It would be better if visual studio has the My Favorites feature on the Start Page for adding my favorite projects to it.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow Creation of Work Items w/o a Paid VS Online Subscription

                        In order to have any shot of taking on the likes of JIRA for work item/issue management, you absolutely need to provide a way for the clients of companies (stakeholders) to create work items and give feedback without requiring them to have a paid Visual Studio Online subscription. This is a showstopper for my company and I'm sure many others (probably thousands).

                        Please add this and add it quickly so that we can avoid having to use the likes of JIRA because it costs less (not my decision).

                        Thanks for making a great product that I /want/ to use (if…

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                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support the accessibility for MFC feature pack controls for Coded UI Test

                          We have moved to the feature pack controls [CMFCToolBar, CMFCMenuBar] and CMFCRibbonBar, this migration caused a big failure in the Coded UI Test it fail.

                          I thought that these classes didn't implement the acc_get... methods, but these methods was implemented and it works with the narrator it reads the buttons, menus texts but the coded ui test can't find them it identify them and their names, ids...

                          In the CMFCToolBar or CMFCMenuBar, I works fine for the main buttons but if that button contains a child CMFCPopupMenu it will not find a button in it, When the CMFCToolBarMenuButton is asked…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement ability to View Java and PHP files (.jar, .php, etc.) in Team Web Access

                            Implement ability to View Java and PHP files (.jar, .php, etc.) in Team Web Access as well as the ability compare/diff display the files. Presently Java/PHP developers using the TFS/Eclipse Plug-In are unable to use the "Source" area in Team Web Access as the web interface will not display .jar, .php and other plain-text files. This makes TWA an unattractive tool for these developers.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improving Reports possibilities in SSRS

                              Allow developers to customize SSRS ReportParameter Area (Not only css but HTML5 and jquery) and controls more layout items by means of expressions (for example, is not possible to change chart size with an expression).
                              Finally I suggest to include basic new controls as button or some kind of event driven action when user interact with report (not only go to actions)

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                                0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Macro to create multiple repeated tasks for bugs/pbi's (and other work items)

                                Instead of adding the same or similar tasks to every pbi /bug. It would be nice to click and add tasks as a group. Perhaps you have an investigate, fix, and validate tasks. A single click could create all three.

                                Also would be nice to copy tasks from one bug/pbi to another... of course these would all be reset to "to do" state. Handy if you need to do simliar work and don't have the template.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow creating ad hoc steps and action recording simultaneously

                                  Currently you can do one of the following:
                                  1. Record action steps for an existing test case with existing test steps.
                                  2. Create a test case based on actions by doing exploratory testing.

                                  Suggestion:
                                  - Allow combining these two features.

                                  Steps:
                                  - Start exploratory testing with action recording.

                                  Result:
                                  - Each steps is created in the test step list + the action is recorded.

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

                                      Speech/Voice Recognition -- Please enable Visual Studio to work well with speech recognition programs. I was astounded to learn that Windows Speech Recognition explicitly disables itself when the current application is Visual Studio. You could at least enable command and control features within visual studio. I relalize that dictating code is a complex problem because it is so different from natural language text. But command and control of the IDE would be a minimal step forward. Work with the WSR team and get a solution done! (Working with Dragon would be nice to but working with something is more important).

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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  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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