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  1. Support VS deployment by the secure FTP (explicit TLS) supported by IIS8

    VS needs a way to be able to deploy Windows Services and Windows Applications as easily and you can Web Deploy a website.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add colour to solution

      As few projects are open with studio simultaneously sometimes I put code in wrong project.

      Tiny project name in window title is not very noticeable when switching a lot between projects.

      Would be a nice feature to have colour set in .sln file that applies to studio border and title. Imagine - you talk to another developer besides his PC and know that green means project X and blue means project Y. No confusion as colour is fastest recognizable object for our eyes.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • save the last used date filter in Build Explorer

        either allow users to set the default date filter or save the last used date filter in the Build Explorer.

        I never want to see builds just for Today (as is the default), nor do I want to see build older than 30 day. Since we retain 10ish builds, I don't thing defaulting to 30 days (or 28 that is available now) would be out of line.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show who checked out file in Solution Explorer

          When a file is checked out and you mouseover it, it just says "Checked out by someone else or in another place".

          Sometimes I want to know who has the file checked out to make sure that we don't both work on the same issue. I have to go to Team Explorer and find the file in order to find out who has checked out the file which is rather painful.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual / Screen Inheritance

              It would be great if visual / screen inheritance was possible in LS. Similar to visual inheritance in win forms apps, have not checked if this is possible in WPF. I am working on an application now and I have to create multiple screens for the same object but with minor variations and master filters.

              It would save a lot of time if I could create a base screen and then inherit from it to create the various variations.

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                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Tablet Emulator

                I wish a tablet emulator for Metro Style Apps. Simmilar to the WP7 emulator. Different Screen Sizes 7", 10"...

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                  1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • The Processor Architecture for Tests should use the current Platform type

                  1. Pick a Platform and Configuration from the drop-downs
                  2. Go to Test Explorer and run tests

                  All tests FAIL!

                  The tests use the 'Default Processor Architecture' which can be configured under the TEST menu. If that doesn't match the Platform type I'm working with, tests fail to run.

                  Whenever I change the Platform, I need to remember to also change the Default Processor Architecture.

                  I suggest that when I pick a platform, the Default Processor Architecture also changes to match.

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                  • lower the total instead of burning down in the burndown chart

                    when you remove a task from an iteration or sprint, i think it should lower the whole chart rather than suggesting that you have completed the task. this is misleading under analysis.

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                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Some suggestions for .NET, Midori & Singularity

                      Hello,

                      Recently there was a Microsoft Job advertisement, regarding Midori. They stated, they want to introduce thread safety as a language concept like type safety.
                      I was thinking a lot along these lines recently and did some research of the scientific work of the ETH Zurich.
                      The ETH Zurich did a lot of OS & language research in the last 20 years.
                      Unfortunately, none of the advantages of a managed OS made it into a mainstream OS up to today.
                      I had an idea, but probably Microsoft had this idea too. Why not implmenet the SIP's of Singularity as a…

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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Team Project Collection - Reports & SharePoint Site

                        Make it easy for me to view build status over all team projects in a collection. Also tools to manage multiple team projects at the same time (changing work item definitions)

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                        • Make it easier to find work items instead of having to create new queries

                          Make it easier to find work items instead of having to create new queries

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                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow to connect with more than one TFS Server

                            Normally I need to connect with my TFS Server and another TFS, for example CodePlex or a customer TFS.

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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • In Lab Center, show the Description for Environments in the list view

                              The list view in Lab Center allows you to sort your environments by Name, Status, etc. Please allow the Description to be shown in this list as well. This list is the only way to get a quick view of all enviromentments. Since the description is not shown in this list, it is almost unusable. For example, I could then add custom information in the description that is sorted in a different way than Name, which would give me an alternate way to sort my enviroments in the list.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Case sensitive Find and Replace same as Word

                                Please implement case sensitive Find and Replace the same as Word does it.
                                In Find and Replace: name -> code
                                name is changed in code
                                Name is changed in Code

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                                • Allow user identities to be merged

                                  When a set of TFS 2008 databases is imported as a new collection or a TFS 2010 collection is imported from another server there may be mutliple users (eg DomainA\Frank and DomainB\Frank) that refer to the same person. We should be able to merge these users similar to how users can be remapped to different domains or user names.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  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 →
                                    • C# Feature Request: "Key" Fields in Anonymous Types

                                      In VB.NET I'm used to doing things like this when creating anonymous types:

                                      Dim prod1 = New With {
                                      Key .Name = "paperclips",
                                      Key .Price = 1.29,
                                      .OnHand = 423
                                      }

                                      It would be useful for this feature to exist in C#.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • HTML5 Full 3D Authoring, Animations and Illustration Tools in Visual Studio and Blend

                                        please improves html5 editor capabilities for full 3d authring and animations in visual studio and blend.Create and manipulate 3D content utilizing an array of tools and the power of CSS3. Rotate objects and even 2D designs along any axis, visualizing 3D transformations and translations. built-in illustration tools to create vector-style artwork – keeping your designs light.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Integrate something like the www.whatamIdoing.co.uk Visual Studio addin so I can see exactly how much time each part of a project has taken

                                          The addin allows me to track exactly how long each file of each project has been worked on. best case, this would enable me to improve my project time estimation and bill customers properly. Worst case, it means I an fill in my time sheet more easily. This could be embedded in visual studio.

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