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  1. Create a custom field that counts the number of times a work item has been in a given state. This will allow us to track bug re-openings.

    Meaning that I would like to be able to count the number of times a work item transitioned back from ('closed' or 'resolved') to 'active'. The current reports allow me to find Bugs that were reactivated but I cannot count how many times each bug was reactivated individually.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TFS Build: download Git submodules automatically

      When TFS build (both TFS server and VSO) gets the source code, it should automatically download all the submodule source code.

      50 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add PHP to Visual Studio

        Even dough PHP is not a Microsoft Language, The IDE could be working for it and generating Microsoft an Income.

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          0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Collapse code blocks from the bottom

          I would like to see the ability to collapse a code block of the block as well as the top. This would assist editing large files.

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            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve Generics Constraints

            It would be great to get these generic constraints int c#
            The 'has' :constrant requres that type being checked has at last the public members with same signatures, inherited or declared, as in the list of member declarations between the {} braces.

            public static Math<TNumber> where TNumber has {
            public static TNumber operator+(TNumber a, TNumber b);
            public static TNumber operator-(TNumber a, TNumber b);
            public static TNumber operator*(TNumber a, TNuber b);
            public static TNumber operator*(TNumber a, TNumber b);
            }

            or
            public class TypedWriter<T> where T: has { void WriteTo(Stream stream) } {
            }

            And we can simplify this with the 'like'…

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please provide support to validate Font(size/style e.g. Italic/Bold/underline etc) through CodedUI on WPF controls

              WPF controls like Text\Edit etc Font properties are not exposed to CODEDUI, please add some extensibility\support to validate the look n Fell of these controls

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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow to select a project from same solution as debug project for a library project

                I want to be able to right-click a library project and select to Debug it in solutions that contain multiple libraries and runnable projects.

                To achieve this I need to have a Debug page in the Properties of the library in Visual Studio, where I'd be able to select another project from the solution that is runnable itself (the library isn't runnable)

                Possibly one would chose only among the ones that reference the library, but maybe all runnable projects should be offered to select since they may be loading the library dynamically and use it via MEF etc. withouth referencing…

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Display feature details in Backlog and Board view

                    I'd like to see backlog items assigned to feature like I can see tasks assigned to backlog items in backlog items views.
                    Remaining work should be populated from assigned stories.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add NotifyPropertyChanged attribute (or keyword) to properties declared as auto-implemented properties

                      I absolutely love using auto-implemented properties and the removal of the need to declare a backing variable.

                      Public Property MyProperty As String

                      However, for classes that implement INotifyPropertyChanged, I can't use auto-implemented properties, and instead have to write the more verbose:

                      Private _myProperty As String
                      Public Property MyProperty As String
                      Get
                      Return _myProperty
                      End Get
                      Set(value As String)
                      _myProperty = value
                      RaiseEvent PropertyChanged(Me, New PropertyChangedEventArgs("MyProperty"))
                      End Set
                      End Property

                      Multiply this by a few dozen properties, and this gets a little tedious (even with code snippets), much too verbose to read, and increases the surface area for typo bugs.

                      I…

                      8 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow generics in extension methods

                        Allow generics in extension methods.

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Typesafe immutable collections

                          Please add typesafe immutable collections. That means not inheriting from mutable interfaces and supporting covariance.

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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support for "dpi aware" bitmaps in WPF

                            An article on MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms701681.aspx) recommends providing bitmaps in several sizes for each graphic. This is a very good idea, and there should be built-in support for this in WPF.

                            Example:

                            <Image Source="myBitmap.ico" Width="16" Height="16" />

                            Then, depending on the dpi setting, WPF automatically will select that bitmap in the ico file whose size matches best the required pixel size (i.e. 96 dpi -> 16x16 pixels, 120 dpi -> 20x20 pixels etc.).

                            This, of course, is only an example of how it could be implemented, there might be better ways.

                            12 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Offline Storage or Local database for Lightswitch HTML5 apps

                              The VS LightSwitch HTML5 Client should have a way to store data on the device or laptop when it is offline using SqlLite or XML or any other db.

                              31 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please create front end development features similar to the open source Brackets - brackets.io project

                                Please add features similar to the brackets.io project:
                                -Live HTML editing
                                -edit external styles and code without leaving the page

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • the .NET Interface Concept needs a revision

                                  one should be able explicitly cast to the defined interfaces of a class in some way

                                  foo.AsI... (And each interface gets put on the list)

                                  foo.AsInterface(...and intellisense gives one a list)

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Remote debugging - Retain recent list of remote IP addresses

                                    Retain recent list of remote IP addresses

                                    With VS2010, the debugger remembers the last remote PC that I attached, even after closing the IDE. For example, I selected "Debug"->"Attach To Process", then selected remote debugging and typed in 192.168.0.10. After restarting the IDE, 192.168.0.10 still shows up and is selectable on this window. With VS2013, the debugger does not remember the IP address of the PC. I have to retype the IP address after restarting the IDE. Please make the debugger more user friendly by bringing back the recent IP address list that was available in VS2010.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow bulk management of Releases through the MS RM console (add power tools)

                                      In order to deactivate a release template, I have to set any releases that use the template to "Released" or "Abandoned". This becomes very time consuming through the UI; a SQL Script could be executed but that requires me to have access to the DB (which I don't in prod) and to have knowledge of the data model.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Validation for primary constructors

                                        Primary constructors were a great addition to the language but the fact is it's kinda ugly how validation is performed (so far I'm doing it with validation methods, one for property, scattered all over the class).

                                        I'd like to propose something similar to Java Initialization blocks. That block of code would be added to the constructor that is generated because of primary constructor feature. Something along these lines:

                                        public class SuperDuperClass(int a, string b)
                                        {
                                        //This block of code would be added to the primary constructor
                                        {
                                        if (a < 0) throw new Exception("...");
                                        if (b == null) throw new…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Open Source the Web Platform Installer (or create an empty extensible shell)

                                          It would be great to (re)use the WebPI as an install configuration tool. Yes, it supports custom feeds, but how about if it were available empty and unbranded (or brandable)?

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                                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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