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  1. Add the possibility to have multiple TFS Service Accounts for the same Windows Live ID

    In the Team Foundation Service I can't find any way of having multiple TFS Service Accounts for one single Windows Live Id.
    This is a shame since I must then create an extra Windows Live ID in order to separate my personal and work account.
    Isn't the whole point with Windows Live ID to have ONE account for multiple services ?

    When I log on to the TFS Service, the next page I get is the My Accounts page, Could it be possible to have the abillity to create another account here and also select the one of which you…

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    • Provide previous version of target as option to merge tool when performing merge across branches.

      Merge provides before change, after change, and base to merge tool.. Needless to say, this fails when there are many changes not being merged. Providing previous version of target results an a nearly clean merge.

      Replacing the merge tool doesn't help as the merge tool is being fed garbage.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • More Portable Class Library classes needed

          Hi, i've been working on splitting my code among the portable class library, and noticed a couple of omissions i find surprising.

          1. Color class - i'm writing some viewmodels that do some interpolations and manipulations of colours in code, i had to write my own class at the moment.

          2. DelegateCommand (from Prism), this is probably the bit of prism i use most in small applications, a portable prism containing this would be very useful.

          3. Portable Live SDK for skydrive access

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          • Show all git repositories in the Code Explorer view

            Currently the only way to see all git repositories in a team project is to click the drop down next to the repository name. This isn't a very discoverable mechanism.

            I'd like to see all repositories available for a team project shown in the Code hub's Source Explorer view to improve visibility and make navigation simpler (it's one less click)

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            • Implement Lists / Arrays with long indexes (64-bit)

              Hi Guys,

              A fair number of us out there in virtual space would be very happy if you would implement support for Array / Lists with the use of a long data type as the index. This is kind of a problem that is brought up continuously on StackOverflow.com, and we are seriously lacking a GOOD solution here. Yes, we've heard that you've increased the supported size in the .Net 4.5 Framework, but it's not good enough. We really want to be able to use the 64-bit space for addressing more than a few billion objects, and this lack of…

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow filtering out other users private builds from alerts and build Notifications

                Currently in Team Foundation Services 2012, there does not appear to be a way to filter out the private builds of other users when setting up alerts for build failures.

                Additionally, the Build Notifications windows program that provides system tray alerts is missing this ability.

                This has the effect that a "private" build is not really private, and affects the overall build status. A private build (based on a shelveset) should not affect the overall build status, and I should be able to set my alerts (both in TFS emails and the Build Notifier tray icon utility) to only alert…

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                • Import external timing data into Visual Studio Load Test after a run

                  It would be really useful to be able to import arbitrary timing data into VS Load Test and display them as part of the counter tree, so that we can:

                  1) Import Perfmon binary or text files from machines which cannot be monitored or logged on to from inside the test environment, for example web service machines which exist at third-party sites or in a different domain.

                  2) Import timings from non-Windows systems, such as network hardware, UNIX, BSD and Linux servers.

                  3) Create and import custom counters from databases (in our case, BizTalk business process timings from the BAM…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • C# Regex Literals - Seamless Regular Expression integration with .NET Framework and C# Language Grammar

                    Create a seamless integration of the .NET library code base and language grammar with regular expressions, through new methods signatures and the lexical definition of regex literals.

                    I want to able to write regex literals like:

                    /[a-z]/cim // standing for new Regex("a-z", RegexOptions.Compiled | RegexOptions.IgnoreCase | RegexOptions.Multiline)

                    I want to be able to write the following code:

                    Instead of: "some string".Split(new char[] { ' ', '*' })

                    It could be: "some string".Split(/[\s\*]/)

                    And the same could work for Replace(), IndexOf(), Substring() and so on.

                    Especially for replacing scenarios, a especial 'g' flag (or 'a') would mean global/all matches, for replacing…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Refresh button inside "Find Results 1" and "Find Results 2" windows

                      We need a Refresh button inside "Find Results 1" and "Find Results 2" windows, so we can restart the same search with the same parameters (file types, match case and so son)

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable screen sharing with team members to include VOIP

                        I see you have rooms to allow chat amongst team, the ability to view and shere each others screen would be very useful, added to this voip facilities?

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Can you please expose an API so that VSOnline can be useful and we can export alerts into SCOM/TFS/incident management?

                          You do not have API exposed. Gomez and Keynote, which are competitors for appInsight, have an api that can hook into SCOM. If you want to make VSOnline useful, please allow your customers to send the data to other sources.

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                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make the choose toolbox items dialog box appear faster

                            The first time you click on "Choose items..." it takes Visual Studio a very long time to display the dialog. Please make it perform better.

                            Also, I hardly can imagine one scenario where a developer needs .NET, COM, WPF, Silverlight, Workflow and Activity components all at once in a single dialog.

                            The IDE team has done a good job in deferring data loading until the user clicks on a specific tab, but this is all too overwhelming and confusing and makes sense to me only as a way of learning what components are available on the system, but really not…

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                              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide non-default value initializatoin for arrays in C#

                              Can we please have the ability to assign a non-default(0) value to array elements in C#. When I look at the cost of array construction, I see varied results, sometimes it is comparable to the cost of a loop, 400,000 - 1,200,000 ticks for a 1024x1024 float array[,]. Other-times it seems to drop right down to about 2000 ticks. I can only explain this by the runtime either having knowledge about whether chunks of memory have already been set to zero, or else initialization is using memcpy or some such mechanism under the hood to set zero. I would guess…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add Compare option when multi-selecting document tabs.

                                It is currently possible to select multiple documents in the document tab channel. This idea would add a context menu option to compare two selected tabs using the comparison tools (including, if set, the user option in Tools > Options > Source Control > Visual Studio Team Foundation Server > User Tools.)

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                                • Add Visualizers which allow us to visualize list & dictionary data while debugging

                                  Like Datatable in .Net Framework allows us to view data in the datatable, it should allow to view list data like datatable.

                                  http://rapiddevbookcode.codeplex.com/releases/view/51056

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show Dependencies in Backlogs and on Kanban and Task Boards

                                    Teams need to visualize their dependencies in their backlogs and boards. These web access tools should follow predecessor/successor links in work items to display the dependent work items. This could be implemented many ways from showing the work items in a greyed/dim state to show it is a dependency, to providing a visual cue that a work item has dependencies and hover over the cue to see details of the dependencies.

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                                    • Preserve the date timestamp of the files on TFS for management of vendor supplied code

                                      Our company (one of the 5 major bank in Canada) uses many vendor supplied systems to provide cheque capture, archive and image retrieval functionalites. In order for vendor to provide support for trouble shooting production issues, we need to maintain the date timestamp of the original executable files that vendor provide us when checking these files into TFS and deploy through TFS to the run time environment. The reason is that sometimes the production issue may stem from a code promotion human error that some files may not be promoted to the production run time environment and cause production issue.…

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                                      • Build A Better Language

                                        Microsoft,

                                        I can't stay silent any longer. I've got to get this off my chest. For too long you guys have ignored users, like myself, that want to get the most from our machines and program for users that want the same.

                                        For too long Microsoft has ignored users that find managed code an unacceptable solution to many of today's computing requirements. These users expect and need a modern language to include both SPEED, CONTROL and FUNCTIONALITY. They believe the problem with .NET is that it focuses too much on functionality at the expense of speed and control. For people…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support for variadic generic arguments in C#

                                          I think it would be nice to have variadic generic arguments on c#

                                          something like this:

                                          class Entity
                                          {
                                          void Add<T, in TArgs ...>(TArgs args)
                                          where T : Item
                                          where T : new(Entity parent, TArgs args)
                                          {
                                          items.Add(new T(this, args));
                                          }
                                          }

                                          This is a lot safer than getting T constructors via reflection and receiving params object[] as arguments.

                                          Maybe this could also be used to declare interfaces

                                          interface ITest<in TArgs ...>
                                          {
                                          void DoSomething(TArgs args);
                                          }

                                          delegate TResult Func<in TArgs ..., out TResult>(TArgs);

                                          public static void SafeTest<T, in TArgs ...>(this T t, TArgs args)
                                          where T : ISample<in TArgs> …

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