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  1. 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…

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      19 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

    • Custom AOP Aspects implementation and aspect-weaver using Roslyn

      Roslyn is a very open compiler framework which could be used to implement AOP aspect-weaver at compile time instead of using Dependency Injection containers at run time which is not good for many scenarios.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Is it possible to have the option to export local report to CSV

        Is it possible to have the option to export local report to CSV using ReportViewer

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          0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to display original task hours

          It is important to know the original hours that a developer specified for a task when. Can we display that initial value on the board or task. As time goes buy thw task hours gets reduced daily which is fine of course and expected but you have no way to know after its completed or during progress what the original hours were.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow for easy way of associating Excel with new TFS project

            It is very common to create excel "dashboards" to help teams within an organization work with TFS data in a standard way based on standard principles. It would be great it would be possible to connect an existing Excel Workbook to a new TFS Project.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • ip address security in hosted team foundation server

              i would like to use team foundation server only in my office. It would be great if i can assing this using the hosted version of team foundation server.

              http://tfs.visualstudio.com/

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fix the presentation of the forum threads

                Fix the presentation of the forum threads, making them more like Stack Overflow, where the flow of conversations are obvious, and it's easy to find the latest comments.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • formalize the hang-over process (for Agile/Scrum)

                  Inevitably there are a few stories that are not completed by the end of a sprint or iteration. If you move these stories to the backlog, you lose the immediate knowledge that it was worked on in a specific sprint by a person. You also lose tracking which tasks were completed in which sprint. Our solution is to copy the story into the next sprint or backlog, copy tasks that were worked on but have remaining work left, and move tasks that were not worked on at all. This creates continuity between sprints and better metric tracking without resorting to…

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add search functionality to the "Items to Build" dialog when editing the build template

                      Currently we have about 300 projects to build in one of our build templates. Its currently very hard to determine if a project is in the build or not unless your very good at ordering your projects in some specific order. So we have to try scroll through the list to find it. It would be great if you could add some type of search or filter

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create documentation for code review

                        Create a permanent documentation of a code review. The result shall be like PDF.
                        This is required for our quality management system: Cyclic, documented code review for each developer.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Disable "Missing XML comment for publicly visible type or member..." warning for overriden methods if base method have proper XML-comment

                          I think that it would be very usefull if one will have ability to disable "Missing XML comment for publicly visible type or member..." warning for overriden methods if treirs base method already have proper XML-comment.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • To help TFS with sharing, add something like shortcut or symbolic link item

                            As TFS doesn't like to share between branches, I suggest a new item type that works like a shortcut or symbolic link, except it also specifies version. You could then add these items as needed, and point them to some other folder/file in your TFS system. When you do a get, it would automatically retrieve the specified version of the file into your workspace (could always be latest, or could stick at some specific version until you change the link). Probably would not allow updates via this path (ie, update the original only), but that might be an option.

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                              2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Incorporate the SlowCheetah extension directly into Visual Studio.

                              Support for Web.config transformations have been supported for Web Application Projects, however App.config (or Xml transformations in general) have lacked this feature. Thankfully, the SlowCheetah extension provides this functionality, but shouldn't Visual Studio support such a useful feature, natively?

                              Config/Xml transformations are useful for projects of all types, outside of just web projects. Windows Services are typically deployed to multiple environments (Dev, Lab, QA, Production, etc.), just like web applications. Transformations would benefit enterprise developers, just the same as web developers.

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow check-in upon completion of code review.

                                When completing a code review I would like the ability to check-in the review. I would be really nice if I could configure it to automatically check-in the change set based on the feedback from the reviewer. For example if the reviewer gave a "looks good" feedback, it would just check it in.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Include tools for importing from Jira and other issue tracking tools

                                  Many companies use Jira and having a pain free transition process would enable them to move quickly to a far superior solution!

                                  7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Retry connecting to the server on VS startup

                                    Suppose you need to connect to a VPN to access your TFS server. Now what happens when you start the Visual Studio with a solution residing on that TFS server? Well, in 9 out of 10 attempts, VS tries to connect, fails and informs you that it could not connect and is therefore going offline. So you click off the dialog (there's nothing you could do with it anyway), connect the VPN, spend two minutes looking for one gray icon among a hundred of other gray icons in the washed down mess that's current Visual Studio, click, wait for the…

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Fix TF31003; ability to connect with multiple accounts

                                      Error TF31003 is a real problem, Bing/Google it to find how many people struggle with using multiple accounts with the Team Foundation Service.

                                      Once you have signed in with a Microsoft Account, it will be used for all connected servers, and accessing a server that does not have access to the server - obviously - will get this error. There is a Sign Out and Sign In button on the Connect to Team Foundation Service dialog in Visual Studio 2012, but it doesn't work!

                                      You will need to open Internet Explorer, go to a site that uses a Microsoft Account,…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Release Roslyn

                                        Roslyn has existed for years. Are we ever going to see its release?

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                                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • The letter "L" is omitted in "backlog"

                                          I'm so sorry, I had a bad UX on sending this extremely little bug on "Visual Studio Connect" that I'm posting this here. I clicked submit button several times without any result.

                                          - VS TFS 2012 Update 3
                                          - Under Work > Backlog > Product Backlog

                                          1. Open an PBI work item by double clicking on
                                          2. Change the value of "Backlog Priority" field
                                          3. Click "Save and Close"
                                          4. You'll see a yellow box with the message:

                                          You changed the field used for backog ordering. You must refresh your backlog to see the item in the new location. Refresh…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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