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  1. Define Effort on Portfolio Work Item Types (Feature, etc.) as the sum of efforts of children

    Setting the Effort level manually at the PBI level makes sense, but it would be useful to add a calculated field at the Feature level that sums the effort across all child PBIs. We have multiple levels above Feature and it would be nice for all the portfolio levels to automatically roll up Effort.

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    • VSTA for Visual Studio 2013 please!!

      Release the Visual Studio Tool for Automation for VS2013!!

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to use same release management action with different names in template and allow to see configuration variables for them

        When we use actions in release template if we drop same action more than once to a release template we are unable to view/compare/edit configuration variables from the configuration variable compare window, appear in the template. For example we may use " Copy File" or "Start App Pool" etc actions more than once in a template when we deploy a complex solution with multiple websites to a given server. I suggest to introduce capability to add an alias/ or some kind of name tag when actions dropped to release template, so that it would enable a unique identity to each…

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          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Warn when committing project file changes that don't include referenced files

          A common mistake on just about every project I've worked on is a developer has commit a change to a project file that references a new file, but has not included the file. It would be nice if TFS showed a warning before / when this occurs. There could be valid reasons for letting this still proceed regardless, so a soft fail might be better than a hard fail.

          Please Consider both Git and TFVC

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          • Enable BrowserLink for Static Files with no web.config

            When working with open source front end frameworks like AngularJS, it would be great if we can use the BrowserLink feature. However, the feature requires the debug settings to be in the web.config file. Not all site require a web.config file - especially static sites that are not going to be hosted in IIS.

            This could be possible if the debug settings are stored somewhere else relative to the local project files.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • minimizing Time complexity of loading parent child relations in treeview

              i have a good idea to minimizing Time complexity of loading parent child relations data in treeview

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Set the platform for the *.Editor plugins to x86 to prevent warnings

                Is it possible to set the platform to x86 for the .Editor project rather than Any CPU? I've got a few plugins that have a processor architecture of x86 when compiled, which then gives the following warning.

                "There was a mismatch between the processor architecture of the project being built "MSIL" and the processor architecture of the reference "XXXX", "x86"...."

                This is *extremely* minor, as it doesn't cause any issues, it's just nice to have a warning free project!

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi,

                  Thanks for this suggestion!

                  If we switch the plugins to x86 what will happen when Unity releases a 64 bits version? ;)

                  What we have in the road-map for future version is better customization for the generated project files. This way you’ll be able to select another platform.

                  It will only be a cosmetic change that being said, as Unity is handling the compilation of the scripts itself, the result of the Visual Studio compilation is only used by our own tooling.

                  Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity

                • Ability to set default view on Backlog

                  Implement ability to set the default view on the backlog. For example some of our teams would prefer to have "Initiatives" selected with the view of "Initiatives to Tasks" level as shown here:

                  https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/081412fa-44f4-4794-ab65-39896f42bf39/change-backlog-default-view-?forum=tfsgeneral

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                  • 3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Issue UI: Drag And Drop and Display Screenshots/Images (Wider!)

                      All other project management systems allow you to drag and drop your screen shots and files. You should also be able to view screen shots easy when viewing the issue, not having to click on a file to open it.

                      Copy other systems please. The description should be 80% the width of the screen with comments below. It's just hard to see the comments and attachments like other systems.

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                      • Support for Platform Conditional References & Linked Multi-Platform Projects

                        It is a pain managing projects with different target platforms. Once you begin using libraries which are not AnyCPU, it get's difficult. You have to mess around with your project file manually or you must use some dirty workarounds which are unclear and not self-evident.
                        It would be great if you had three categories "x86","x64" and "Any" under the Reference-node in the Project Explorer. You just add the different versions of those assemblies (with different paths). On build, Visual Studio automatically uses the right reference for the build. This would be a very neat and clean approach for this.

                        The…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Team Project Creation on VSO from the BS IDE

                          When I need to add a new solution that does not fall under an existing team project, I create that solution and then add to TFS 2010 as a new Team Project via the Solution Control Explorer.

                          It doesn't make any sense to change that when connecting to VSO.

                          In a corporate environment, this means that the only way a developer can add a new Team Project is if he or she has been granted permissions to do so online instead of just adding through the Solution Control Explorer.

                          We usually keep that access locked down. That means that every…

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                          • Add support for <inheritdoc />

                            Please add native support to visual studio for inheritdoc. See sandcastle's implementation for reference.

                            http://tunnelvisionlabs.github.io/SHFB/docs-master/XMLCommentsGuide/html/86453FFB-B978-4A2A-9EB5-70E118CA8073.htm

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • ASP.NET MVC HTML5 HTML Helpers

                              It would be great if you had the ability to use HTML5 together with the built in HTML Helpers in ASP.NET MVC. Being able to use code such as:

                              @Html.TextBoxFor(model => model.EmailAddress, InputType.Email, "Placeholder goes here")

                              There is currently an external open source project maintained on Codeplex (http://mvchtml5.codeplex.com/) that does this, however it would be great to have this functionality available in Visual Studio by default.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • split same pages if appear several times in load test

                                A process contained several same page gives total average from all iterations. This thing can make bias when we want to observe response time for one single step.

                                example:
                                1-login.aspx{get} (open home page)
                                2-login.aspx{post} (insert username)
                                3-login.aspx{post} (insert password)
                                4-logout.aspx{get}

                                The page test result from step 2&3 will be combined and averaged in load test result. What if I just want to get page response time for step 2?

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                                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Revive the 2008/2010 interface for Visual Studios

                                  Visual Studio used to look great. Everything about the 2012/13/14 interface looks amateurish and is a giant step backwards.
                                  -The monotone color is awful (the alternative color schemes are beyond ridiculous)
                                  -The difference between enabled and disabled tasks is barely discernible (we have tested on various monitors)
                                  -Moving tasks to reorganize the flow has become very tedious and difficult as the display will suddenly "jump" to a different location on within the package
                                  -Connection Managers were listed in very easy to read/adjusting columns and are now just one long loop making it difficult to locate (forget quickly) a specific manager

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide Dispose boilerplate methods

                                      The IDisposable interface imposes a huge amount of boilerplate code to any class that implements it. In addition, any class that encapsulates an IDisposable object is recommended to implement it...adding even more boilerplate code. Additionally, since there is no guarantee that someone using the class with call Dispose or use it in a Using statement, all IDisposable classes end up implementing a finalizer that just calls Dispose(false).....more boiler plate code..about 20 lines of it. There must be a better way.

                                      What I want:

                                      A way to indicate that a class to automatically implement a default Dispose method and a default…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Can not create class diagram in Visual Studio 2013 VC++, should bring back this feature.

                                        This feature works in VS 2010, but some time crashes. But this 2013 version it doesn't work.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • BLEND and Animations available to Visual Studio 2013 Express for Silverlight 5 Web app

                                          I develop a Silverlight Web application using Visual Studio 2013 Express however there's no way I can do animations with Blend as it is not supported. We would like Visual Studio 2013 Express with Blend support for a dying technology it would be good to give us that chance.

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