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  1. Re-introduce Marcos into Visual Studios 2012

    I know that less than 1% of users were using Macros in VS 2010 but that feature was amazing in how it sped up development for me. Additionally, I know a handful of people, myself included who are resisting and refusing to adopt the new VS2012 on this alone. Marcos have just become an important part of my day to day development.

    I have used VS 2012 and I must say I love the new way of adding references, the old system was ugly but this new way is much better. However, I do miss macros and would like to…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Team Foundation Service use the user's Microsoft Account name and picture

      Today, Team Foundation Service supports sign in using Microsoft Account, but it requires you to upload a new Picture and define your name again instead of using what is already defined in the user's Microsoft Account.

      9 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide a way of exporting or converting webtestresult files to text

        Understanding web test results and finding dynamic data is hard work. The search facilities within Visual Studio 2012 are primitive when looking at web test results. There are no options for annotating a result file to remind oneself of what has been found and can be ignored, found and may be relevant etc.

        It would be nice to have a textual form of the whole of the web test result file that can be examined with ones favourite text editor and where annotations etc can easily be added.

        Possibly the output should be XML to allow easy recognition of the…

        4 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Where's the Data Compare?????

          How about you get Data Compare working again for SQL 2012 databases. Can't believe you would forget one of the two core peices when updating SQL.

          22 votes
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            0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable delete option for projects and collections

            would be greate to have the option to delete collections and team projects on the team foundation service preview.

            thanks

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow turning the CSS auto formatting off completly.

              There doesn't appear to be a way to turn off the auto formatting in CSS files. I'm sure that in VS2010 my most hit, non-alphanumeric key was the semi-colon, in VS2012 it's backspace 2012 tends to put in spaces and line breaks automatically. I prefer to wrtie my CSS files to be ultra-condensed to begin with. It would be great if there was a "disable auto formatting/auto completion check box for CSS files.

              89 votes
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                10 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Syntax to check if a certain value is one of a list of values using the keyword "in".

                This is merely syntactic sugar. For example:
                if (val in [1, 2, 3])

                The compiler would translate that behind the scenes to:
                if (val == 1 || val == 2 || val == 3)

                I know I could create an array on the fly:
                if (new [] {1,2,3}.Contains(val))

                But I don't want to create an instance of an array and call a function. I think the compiler should be used to convert the "in" construct mentioned above to a list of OR'd conditionals for efficiency.

                14 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  • MTM web access

                    Allowing the Users to View the MTM access through Web like VS web access?

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bold all startup projects

                      When you set a single startup project, it shows up as bold in Solution Explorer. When you set multiple startup projects, none are bold. For projects that switch between multiple sets of startup projects, bolding all the startup projects would be a huge improvement.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Display associated task for each Changeset directly in the History view.

                        It would be great if there was a column that display all associated task in the history view.

                        Most time, when I checkin, the comment reuse the same text of my tasks. This is redundant. A comment should provide additional useful information, but many time, this is not really required.

                        But if I do not comment, the History view is not enough explicit. So I have to click on "Changeset Details" to get more information.

                        that's why, a column that display associated changeset directly in this view would be great.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow a TFS 2012 Build server to connect with a TFS 2010 Application Server

                          I have an existing TFS 2010 app server. I would like to setup a dedicated TFS 2012 Build server and connect it to my 2010 app server. Right now the two are not compatible. I know we will eventually upgrade our TFS app server to 2012, but I would like to start creating continuous integration on a dedicated build server with the new software, rather than installing TFS Build 2010 now, then having to upgrade it in 6-12 months we we upgrade our app server.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add support for TFS Service Git Version control to continuous deploy to Azure hosted services.

                            Right now you can setup continuous deploy for a Team Project to a hosted service if the Version Control is "Team Foundation Version Control" but If the project is using Git, then you cannot set it up. The reason we want this is because we would like to have all are Team Projects in one type of version control, but we are having hard time getting are developers to be able to work work with TFS on Mac's (git tf works fine, but getting tf to work on mac's is more work then it is worth, having to down grade…

                            17 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Put an interface in to allow users to see all files that are checked out in a Team Project (Team Foundation Service)

                              I think there should be a simple way in the Team Foundation Service web interface to just browse to to the CODE section for a team project and see a list of all the files that are presently checked out in that project and by whom.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Throw the product away, and re-develop the IDE from scratch.

                                The further VS evolves, the less useful it becomes in daily development. Have a look at IntelliJ.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Automatic Stored Procedure Generation in SSDT

                                  In some organizations production apps are only allowed to communicate with a database through stored procedures, including basic features like SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, AND DELETE. As a result, when creating a new table stored procedures must be created for each of those functions. While not difficult to do, it is incredibly tedious and time consuming when working with a lot of tables.

                                  It would be nice if a SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) project had the option to automatically script stored procedures for a table or a view. SQL Server Management Studio has a somewhat similar feature with Script As,…

                                  13 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Automate TFService deploy to Amazon Web Services (AWS)

                                    The ability to automatically deploy a website on Azure Web Site TFService is really interesting, but unfortunately there is a solution to update a site / database on Amazon Web Services. Preocisava a solution to automate the deploy on AWS.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Add ??? as an recursive null reference check operator in addition to the null-coalescing operator ??

                                      In C# we have the ?? operator

                                      MyClass item = GetInstance()
                                      var result = object ?? new MyClass();

                                      this is nice but I would love to have a deep null rererence check

                                      string product_name = Order.OrderDetails[0].Product.Name ??? "no product defined";

                                      this could be easily implemented by some compiler magic and translate to

                                      Func<string> _get_default = () => "no product defined";
                                      string product_name = Order == null
                                      ? _get_default.Invoke()
                                      : Order.OrderDetails[0] == null
                                      ? _get_default.Invoke()
                                      : Order.OrderDetails[0].Product == null
                                      ? _get_default.Invoke()
                                      : Order.OrderDetails[0].Product.Name ?? _get_default.Invoke()

                                      the func would ensure that you don't have the repeat the default part in the code.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Sort first by Priority not by Work Item Type with the new Enterprise Agile Backlogs

                                        With the new enterprise agile features in TFS Service we found that when Backlog Items is changed from a PBI view to a Features to PBIs view then the backlog sorts by work item type which doesn't make a whole lot of sense

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Multi Tile Selection

                                          Allow the user to select many tiles in html client. It is mandatory when we want to apply changes to more than one records.

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