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  1. 873 votes
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      under review  ·  43 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add many-to-many relation support

      Today it is a lot of manually coding to build a application with a many-to-many relation.
      It would be nice to have more out of the box support for this.

      220 votes
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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hans-Otto,

        Thank you for taking the time to create this suggestion. LightSwitch currently supports the consumption OData feeds that contain a many-to-many relationship. This suggestion is being left as ‘under review’ because the ability to create many-to-many relationships within LightSwitch is on our product backlog to be considered for a future release.

        Thanks,
        Elizabeth Maher, LightSwitch Team

      • Make the Visual Studio installer more customizable

        Let one don't install some components if one don't need it - for example Silverlight development support, visual designers for WPF or Windows Forkflow, or unit testing (many developers use third-party solutions like NUnit and don't use VS built-in testing tools).

        1,274 votes
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          68 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • rename project in TFS

          Rename existing project in TFS

          5,584 votes
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            153 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Debug Lambda expressions [Planned]

            Allow Quick Watch and other Debug functions to work with Lambda expressions.

            "Expression cannot contain lambda expressions" makes this powerful language feature second-class within the IDE.

            Especially for data intensive applications being able to write Lambda expressions in the Quick Watch, Watch, Immediate Windows and debug evaluation is a must have.

            9,287 votes
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              84 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              TL; DR – We’re working on it and we’re super excited about it.

              Hey all,

              Just shooting you all an update on this since I can see some of you are wondering if we forgot about this issue. Unfortunately, with UserVoice we can only mark a suggestion as “Under Review”, “Declined”, or “Complete”; there’s no “Planned” or “In Progress” state which is why this suggestion is still marked “Under Review” even though we’ve been working on enabling this for a while.

              So here’s where we stand.
              1) We want this to work as much as you do. It’s not under review – it’s in progress.
              2) We figured out how to make it work; it simply requires rewriting everything.
              3) We’re rewriting everything.
              4) Rewriting everything takes a lot of time and a lot of testing.

              You see, the Immediate and Watch windows are powered by this thing called…

            • Allow .NET games on Xbox One

              Yesterday was announced that Xbox One will allow indie developer to easily publish games on Xbox One.

              Lots of indie developers and small game company are using .NET to develop games. Today, we are able to easily target several Windows platforms (Windows Desktop, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8) as well as other platforms thanks to Mono from Xamarin.

              As we don't know yet the details about this indie developer program for Xbox One, we would love to use .NET on this platform - with everything accessible, from latest 4.5 with async, to unsafe code and native code access through…

              14,949 votes
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                272 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • provide a way to version-control build definitions

                Currently, there is no way to revert back to an old version of a Build definition once you've made changes to it.

                823 votes
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                  31 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide the ability to prioritise Backlog items in a sprint backlog by dragging and dropping the item

                  When I am working with the sprint backlog in the new new web UI I want a way to easily re order the backlog items in the sprint.I can currently do this in the main product backlog but not in a sprint backlog

                  298 votes
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                    15 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a "remove all remnants of Visual Studio from your system" program.

                    I'm writing this on behalf of the thousands of other Visual Studio users out there who have had nightmares trying to uninstall previous versions of VS. Thus cumulatively losing hundreds of thousands of productive work hours.

                    During this year, I had installed the following programs/components on my system:
                    * Visual Studio 2012 Express for Desktop
                    * Visual Studio 2012 Express for Web
                    * Team Foundation Server Express
                    * SQL Server Express
                    * SQL Server Data Tools
                    * LightSwitch 2011 trial (which created a VS 2010 installation)
                    * Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2
                    * Entity Framework…

                    1,377 votes
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                      31 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thank you very much for your feedback. We are aware of this issue and we are evaluating whether we are able to address it in a future release. In the meantime, have you tried our uninstall /force feature? You are able to use this feature even if you have already uninstalled Visual Studio:
                      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2771441/EN-US#Force
                      I understand that this does not completely meet your needs but I am hopeful that it will help resolve some of the issues you described above.

                      Thanks again for taking the time to provide feedback.

                      Kelly Berman
                      Visual Studio Program Manager

                    • Inline search in query column headers

                      Hi,

                      Can you please add Inline search in query column headers to filter results of query while keeping the original query intact
                      It's should look like a dropdown with auto complete where the dropdown items should be filled from the results of the query.

                      Thanks

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                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Easy way delete a task or work item in Team Foundation Server

                        It is common to make a few mistakes, duplicates etc when entering a bunch of new work items or tasks. There is no easy way to delete the bad ones and try again.

                        I know it is possible to to do this from the comamnd line, but it is a pain and defeats the purpose of having a GUI. The end result is that poor items get left in the project because it is a pain in the *** to remove them and start over.

                        299 votes
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                          23 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • ability to add multiple activities per team member in sprint

                          I really like the new feature (may be) in TFS where you can add capacity in the sprint which estimates work by activity.

                          currently a developer can spend 2/3 of this time in development and 1/3 in bug fixing(testing). so, i would like to see two/more entries per team member to divide their capacity across different activities and properly track the project activities (dev, test, requirements etc etc)

                          hope you got what I am trying to say.

                          842 votes
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                            25 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Creating Queries - Token for Current Iteration

                            When creating a work item query, you are given the option to select the iteration path for which the query is to return results for. It will be fantastic if a token was provided such as [Active Iteration] and you can specify the active iteration manually, or TFS calculating it via the Start/End dates

                            1,734 votes
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                              under review  ·  46 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hide Work Item Types (WITs) based on permission/security group

                              Within a team project, you should be able to specify who is allowed to create a specific Work Item Type.

                              A user should only see Work Item Types in the "New Work Item" menu (Team Explorer, TEE, Team Web Access), that the user is allowed to create.

                              634 votes
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                                15 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Embrace Grunt, Yeoman & Bower for Javascript development

                                It would be nice if you embraced and baked in support for Grunt, Yeoman and Bower in Visual Studio (tooling).A node.js command window would also be great. (e.g. something like the NuGet Package Manager window etc.)

                                271 votes
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                                  under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add ability to hide/mask fields in a work item based on security/permissions

                                  Currently you can make work item fields READ-ONLY for certain groups of users. We would like to have the ability to hide fields or to mask the value of the field as well based on security permissions.

                                  For example we require our PM's, Dev's and QA's to enter time estimates for enhancements and defects. These are values that we don't want our Sales/Consulting teams and potentially End-Users from seeing.

                                  424 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add "Create Unit Tests" menu option back!

                                    Add "Create Unit Tests" menu option to automatically create unit test skeletons for methods and namespaces as it was in VS 2010!

                                    2,928 votes
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                                      Thank you for using Visual Studio and for your commitment to improving it. Though the ALM Rangers have released a workaround for this issue, we will change this item’s status to “Under Review” while we continue to evaluate the feasibility of including this into the product in a future release.

                                    • Bring back Macros

                                      I am amazed you've decided to remove Macros from Visual Studio. Not only are they useful for general programming, but they're a great way to be introduced to the Visual Studio APIs.

                                      If you are unwilling to put in the development time towards them, please release the source code and let the community maintain it as an extension.

                                      4,822 votes
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                                        535 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We are currently reviewing the feasibility of delivering a scripting capability in a future version of Visual Studio. Please continue to offer your comments on what scripting capability we should offer while we research this suggestion.

                                        Tony Goodhew, Program Manager, VS Pro.

                                      • create a central place to manage rights for TFS, Sharepoint and Reporting Services

                                        Currently, I can only manage TFS rights from Visual Studio/Team Explorer. It would be very nice to have a central place, to not only manage TFS rights, but Sharepoint and Reporting Services as well.

                                        783 votes
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                                          13 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Turn the Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide into a Wiki site

                                          The Rangers, MCS and P&P have this beautiful >static< guidance for best practices on various topics. My proposal is to take one of these sources of content and turn it a Wiki that will hopefully stay fresh through community interaction. As i have a had a couple of people ask about this document, written in 2010, http://vsptqrg.codeplex.com/
                                          Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide (Version 3.6) i start there...

                                          21 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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