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  1. Change author of merge that is created for pull request merges

    The merge created when pushing the "Complete merge" button in a pull request seems to be authored by the creator of the pull request. It would be way more transparent, if the merge was authored by the person pushing the "Complete merge" button. This way it is more obvious who is responsible for integrating this push request into the master branch.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • GPU Programming, Game Programming Libraries, Cortana, Virtualization, DirectX

      1. Visual Studio should allow GPU Programming for major brands (NVidia, AMD, and Intel)

      2. More support for 3rd party game programming development kits. Unity Tools are a step forward, but we need support for UDK, Unreal
      and Crytek's Cryengine as well as support for these libraries on Windows Phone and RT

      3. We need a Cortana SDK

      4. We need a Hyper-V SDK

      5. We need a Mantle-like API for DirectX 12

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Studio Extension Backup and Sync for VS 2014

        Currently, Visual Studio allows developers to sync settings and IDE layouts in VS on multiple machines. It's a great feature but it's incomplete. Extensions are excluded from being backed up and synchronized across installations. Developers find it very tiring to download every single extension they need AGAIN just because their using VS on a different machine. However, all is not lost if the next version can just add this *tiny* feature.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Underline static members in the Class Diagrams

          The static members of a class should be underlined in the Class Diagrams like it is in UML class diagrams.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Work on silverlight 6

            only release silverlight 6

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Horizontal splitter between controls in TFS Work Item Type

              In the layout of a TFS work item type you can use a vertical splitter between two columns. Why isn't there a splitter for horizontal divides between two controls in a column?

              Please extend or provide the splitter for horizontal support, Thanks :-)

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remove tests from Your datacenters, when they are removed from Insights

                While removed from insigts, MS is still runinng tests, that were uploaded into insigths some itme ago, and now we cannot remove them, as I don't see those tests for application monitoring form any GUI, onli in logs, that my application is pinged with tests previously added to application insigts. please fix it!

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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Returning multiple values

                  For a very long, long time I've been jealous with some languages that can just return multiple values out of a function, especially the way it's implemented in Ruby and Lua it's just beyond amazing and simple.

                  Here is the way we can take advtange over this feature in Lua

                  function GetPoint2D(x, y)
                  -- Do something with x and y
                  return x, y
                  end

                  I know we can use Tuples, Arrays, ref/out and whatnot to do the same thing but they all have too few pros if at all and many cons in the context of this problem and I'll…

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make a String.Execute(); Method that can execute a piece of code from a String

                    My idea is creating a Execute() Method in the String class.

                    Usage: String.Execute("int i = 30;");

                    This will set int i to 30

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow manual deploy of Lightswitch applications including manual deployment script of users/roles database

                      There are so much dependency for auto deployment and some of them may not be allowed in company's security policy. It would be great if packages and guidelines for manual deployment (including SQLs for users/roles database) can be provided

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                        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create a MSDN Subscription - Lite version - cheaper and limited tools

                        Currently all MSDN subscriptions are expensive for individual developers and they provide all s/w that are not really required by individuals.

                        An individual developer, for hobby, can use express editions of SQL Server, does not need Enterprise editions of OS / Office and similar software that increase the cost of MSDN license.

                        The suggestion is to create a MSDN Lite subscription that individual developers can buy and will provide tools such as Visual Studio, Expression Studio, Azure

                        The licensing cost should change little bit-
                        * For individual developers, the rates should be lower.
                        * For enterprises, the price can be…

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                          22 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Inheritance from TreeNodeCollection

                          It is impossible to inherit from TreeNodeCollection because it has only 1 constructor which is internal.
                          I suggest to make a protected constructor in this class so it will be possible to inherit from it.

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Keep the find box the same size.

                            When using the find box it should remain the same size or keep the "find next" arrow in the same place.

                            When "finding" the box will re-size itself, and the "find next" arrow will move out from under the mouse cursor when moving from class to class, if one class has a different zoom mode.

                            When using the mouse and arrow to "find next," it's annoying that you have to re-position the mouse. Thank you.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Preserve user created solution folders when regenerating the solution in VST4U

                              It is hugely useful to be able to debug add in dlls in Unity: http://unityvs.com/documentation/dll-debugging/ and it is great that the Unity plugin preserves the references to external projects when the solution is regenerated.

                              It'd be nice if we could organise these external projects into solution folders and have the tool preserve to user defined folder structure as well as the project references when regenerating the solution.

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support SQL FileStream and FileTable in Entity Framework

                                Currently working with sql file tables is too difficult when working with EF6. I would like to create file table and filestream records directly in entity framework

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                                  0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • TFS Web support collaboration with touch screens in different locations

                                  We have distributed teams and currently someone has to "drive" at the keyboard for us to conduct planning and standup meetings. Not very collaborative. If we all had touch screens there would be no hardware impediment, but TFS still isn't instrumented properly to support that ini a good UX. Suggestions:

                                  - Permit selection of task and story boxes on kanban boards without opening the item. Reason: this permits me to point to a box by "touch" on my screen and you can see which one I'm talking about.
                                  - Push notification, so that any change made refreshes all screens with…

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable user/solution-wide pre/post-build script options

                                    Currently you can configure a script to run before or after a project builds. I would like to be able to run one before and after the entire solution builds. This would ideally be enabled as both a per solution setting and a global one for a user.
                                    The main reason I need it now is I want to display a full screen popup once my build completes so I know I need to get back to work after a long build completes (which can be quite long in C++ projects case). I can configure a sound to play on…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Hybrid App support for JavaScript Universal Apps

                                      In JavaScript Universal App project there should be a way to add a reference of Windows Runtime component to Shared JavaScript library project. This is a key feature of Hybrid Apps that is missing from existing Universal App Templates.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow board swimlanes to be customized programmatically

                                        The requirements backlog board and task kanban board can enter into an invalid state if the bug WIT is added to the backlog (see the end of this article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj920163.aspx) and also when the workflow states for bug/requirement WITs are customised. I have to manually configure the column configuration to resolve this which is not ideal.

                                        I would like to be able to better define the configuration of the board columns via the process configuration files and/or via an API that I can use from a Powershell script for example.

                                        This will remove the need to manually configure the…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Handling of CUIT-GUI-Map should be more convenient - 4 proposals to deal with it

                                          Nice Tool, but we need still some more functionalities:

                                          1) We need to see with one glance all the Property of one object in the GUI

                                          If you want to see the properties of he objects, you need to click 4 times to see all the properties.
                                          • One time in Property-window Search Collection
                                          • One-time to see the Content of the Search Col
                                          • One time in Property-window Filter Collection
                                          • One-time to see the Content of Filter Col
                                          If you use GUI-editor, you need to do these clicks with every parent object too.
                                          We usally edit directly the…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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