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  1. TeamPath to complement AreaPath and IterationPath

    I would love to see a TeamPath field to complament Areas and Iterations.

    This field should be used together with area and iteration to define teams in Web Access. When creating new teams in Web Access there is currently a checkbox for creating an AreaPath for the team. There should be two more for creating an IterationPath and a TeamPath for the team.

    This would make the "team pages feature" of web access really powerful and flexible. It should not impact existing projects that have team nodes in AreaPath (and/or IterationPath) as long as the default TeamPath for a team…

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    • Save and Load set of selected exceptions

      When debugging several applications I find myself often to enable breaking on a specific set of exceptions in one application and another set of exceptions in another application. Since this is a rather work-intensive process it would be nice to save and load those selected exceptions.
      Another helpful addition would be to support the <F3> key as an alternative to the "Find Next" button.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • TFS power tools

        Power Tools Process Template Editor component can work only on VS Pro or up. But it doesn't prompt it when installing. i don't know it until the error occurs.
        Is that possible to detect VS version before installatian?

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        • Normal library for C# work with Videos

          Please publish normal library to work with videos using C#. It took my 5 days to work about that and now too I have not done that..

          12 votes
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add tools like user story mapping...

            Maybe, Visual Studio Online should have a tool like this:
            http://storiesonboard.com/

            This tools is very important to people who works with Scrum (Agile software development), and product owner to integrate user stories on a board easily to understand.

            Show in action this tool, it help us for projects, and isn't integrate with VSO....

            3 votes
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            • Using DSC, bring the Virtual Machines into the ALM lifecycle.

              Using DSC as a VM "definition language", develop the process that Will allow the VMs to be generated as part of the buld process. This Will allow maintenance teams to generate development VMs on request, as well as test environments to be generated and integrated with the Test Management tooling.

              64 votes
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                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support more C++ code-formatting features

                In VS must be more formatting options for C++, like all CLANG-FORMAT STYLE OPTIONS should be in Visual Studio available by default (I know about plugin, but select text and format then is not a good idea):
                http://llvm.org/releases/3.4/tools/clang/docs/ClangFormatStyleOptions.html
                For example, how can i change formatting of a "<>" - template brackets in VS using default Ctrl-K+D?
                Please add support to .clang-format in IDE.
                Many devs will appreciate it a lot.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make CTRL-F use standard Quick-Find window for RESX editor instead of Find-in-Files dialog

                  If you have a .resx (resource) file opened in the VS Resources Editor - which is the default when double-clicking on a .resx file - and you press CTRL-F, you get the Find-in-Files dialog. This is very annoying because you cannot simply search in the current document, which is what you want if you press CTRL-F.

                  Instead of this behavior, the standard Quick-Find window which appears in any other source editor should be shown when pressing CTRL-F.

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Step Last in addition to Step Into;Step Over;Step Out

                    Have Visual Studio remember what method I last Stepped Into at any line and add a new "Step Last" GUI button that becomes un-greyed when I step to that same line again. Pressing it steps into that same method I last stepped into - instead of the more thought distracting move-mouse-over-line, right mouse-click, select Step Into Specific, read the methods and pick the one I want. Over, and over, and over.

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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 →
                      • "unknown publisher" in Click-Once on Windows 8

                        Windows 8 always shows the "unknown publisher" on Windows 8 running a click-once application which Windows 7 or any other windows does not do. Even the latest VS2015 has the same bug. Microsoft must fix this as it reflects badly on their .Net developers and shows a lack of cohesion between the dev tools and windows.

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                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable Excludes argument for XCopy Deployer in Release Management

                          I need to exclude certain files or file extensions when using the XCopy Deployer tool to copy a group of files to a new location. This can be done with the xcopy command by using the exclude argument, however this is not a valid argument when using XCopy Deployer, i.e. the error "Invalid parameter - /exclude:excludedfileslist.txt" is shown.

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                            1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allowing spanning of multiple lines for TODO: comment

                            Currently the TODO: comment inside of Visual Studio only allows spanning of one line to show up as an Item in the task list. It would be great if I could create a TODO comment that could span multiple lines just like I can create any comment block in C# that spans multiple lines.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • give option/setting to remove avatar and card capability

                              its annoying to make changes that are global for all users and then not allowing a parameter to turn off the the new setting when it does not fit processes for everyone. i dont need to see everyone's card, and avatar and big bold font when typing in a name, especially when type ahead constantly scrolls the list and draws focus to the list instead of the field.

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                              • See the actual image in the Watch windows and Autos and Local

                                When working with images, I'd like to be given the option to see the actual image in the "Autos" and "Locals" panes.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SAFe vs TFS: Effort calculations

                                  Hi,

                                  Me and my project are using the SAFe project template (customized Scrum template). And our backlog is structured in following hierarchy: Theme -> Epic -> Feature -> Backlog Item.
                                  It would be great if TFS could calculate the Effort for themes, epics, and features based on sum from effort field for Product backlog items.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Search function in Assigned to - add filtering of whole name

                                    We have several people with the same first name and we were hoping the search feature introduced with the new "Identity control and avatars" would allow us to filter the search on last name too.

                                    Example

                                    A number of users with the same first name:
                                    - Peter Gimli
                                    - Peter Hobbit
                                    - Peter Tolkien
                                    Enter any part of their name not starting with "p" will return zero results to choose from.

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                                    -Search/filter on the whole name would be nice, ie search for "ter" would return all three, "im" would return only Peter Gimli.

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                                    • Add MSSCCI support to modern editions of Microsoft Office for integrated source control of VBA code

                                      Let's face the truth: It'll be a cold day in **** when Microsoft removes VBA support from Office. Once accepted that this won't ever happen, I expect from Microsoft to show some responsibility and add integrated SCC support into every VBA capable Office program.

                                      Currently, whenever a customer requests VBA based Office development, we automate the export of every macro function, class, form, etc. and make sure they get checked into TFS together with their respective office document.

                                      This way, we can at least track changes and connect them to work items like we are used in virtually every other…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Avoid duplicate work item being created

                                        I don't know if there is a solution out there to help prevent users from creating a work item that already exist without having to go query for it.

                                        I just thought that it would be nice to implement in TFS, the ability for the title to be like an 'auto-search' field. When a user enter a title for the work item, it searches through all the existing work item of that type, and give some suggestion. Similar to the suggestion field in this forum. As soon as we type something in, it gives us a list of existing suggestions.

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                                        • Enable customization for FlowNode-like activities

                                          There is NO way to create a custom activity similar to those in a flowchart - with multiple exit paths and custom design. A try-catch activity in a flowchart fashion would be nice, but there is no way to even create one from scratch.

                                          Why there is no love for Flowcharts anymore?

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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