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  1. Project Management Tools

    In Team Foundation Server i have small suggestion which make user and project manager really comfortable.
    there should be option to create task and should have option to load points list from either typing or Excel or Microsoft Project File. where should have deadline about project and should have option to Assign those task to specific Developer or Tester Directly with points completion deadline . also when Developer/tester accepted task timeline should start. if in specified time line points status not updated should have alert to escalate to Team leader or project manager or other higher authority. which would be…

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add a bit more colaboaration and custom charts to Team Foundation Service

      In team foundation service you should add team query charts to the project home page, and add a forum or threaded board. The chat is okay, but it needs to be easier to look up subjects. maybe show the discussions on tasks in the current sprint as a forum?

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • extend C# to close gaps for high performance native interop

        There are several annoying holes in C# interop handling of native types and parametrics.

        1) "ref" struct extension methods. Oddly, this is possible in VB.NET:

        ' It is possible to change the struct fields, because we have a ref
        <Extension()> _
        Public Sub SetA(ByRef [me] As FooStruct, newval As Integer)
        [me].a = newval
        End Sub

        We would like to do the same thing in C#. It would be fine if ref extension methods were limited to struct/value types.

        2) Take the address of a parametric value type or value-type-array for use in high performance interop:

        public unsafe void Foo<T>(T[] data)…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable limited access view in team foundation service

          In the on prem version of TFS, there is a "limited access" view that is great for exposing the entry and editing of work items to business users or external users. This is option is not available in the hosted instance of TFS and it should be. This would allow me to expose a site to external partners for entering and working with work items.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve extention method discoverability

            Today, if you type something like this:

            MyClass foo = new MyClass();

            The IDE will suggest "using" statements I can use to help resolve MyClass properly.

            However, if I then do:

            foo.MyExtension();

            The IDE totally leaves me hanging and forces me to add the appropriate "using" statement for my extension method manually.

            Surely it can offer me some "using" statement suggestions, just like it does for types today? Hopefully that's not too hard to implement...

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support resizing WF designer components

              Static designer item (node?) size has been an inconvenience for our real-world use cases. In our pilot project using WF4, Windows Workflow has demonstrated itself as useful for our enterprise -- developers understand the code behind the activities, while Business Analysts understand the overall flowcharts. But the small node size sometimes gets in the way, for both audiences.

              For example -- and this is somewhat contrived, to obscure our business logic, but it's a frequently occurring problem -- an Assignment node with:

              "BlueFoobarWidget.Status = TheWidgetObject.Status"

              Is partially hidden by the small node size, so it actually appears to read 'BlueFoobarWidget…

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Bring MarkupExtension to WinRT

                Inheriting MarkupExtension was sadly missing from WinRT (along with other things but lets not get into that). I have used it to define "aliases" for different styles of bindings to reduce code duplication in xaml. Instead of writing {Binding Path=XYZ, Format={}{0,0.00}, Mode=TwoWay,ValidateOnError=true} everywhere I could make an alias: {b:BindToAmount XYZ}. Achieves less redudancy and clearer semantics.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Inline hint attribute for c# methods

                  The C++ the "inline" declaration could be made available as an attribute in .Net languages. This hasn't been done on the grounds that the compiler knows best, but there are situations when it doesn't. In my code, I might break up a method in to smaller methods to aid readability. These methods may only be called from a single call site in the whole application, so in the generated code it makes sense to inline them, especially if they are called in a many-iterations loop.

                  For example:

                  class MyClass
                  {
                  [inline]
                  private void DoComplicatedStuff1() { ... }

                  [inline]
                  private void…

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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Include a compressed mobile version of Visual studio to allow us to add/submit changes to apps on the go.

                    Well just thinking about making it to where serious application developers could make changes and update their app's mobilely.Sometime I know pretty often for me I am always thinking of new ideas but by the time I get home I forgot what it was. I would rather be able to make the change or addition there then write a note about it and do it later.

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                      0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • replace xaml with freindlier language

                      As a long time user in xaml language on different platforms (WPF, windows store and a bit windows phone), I came to a conclusion that xaml is not the right language for these technologies since their capabilities are vast and that create a lot of overhead when expressing that in xaml

                      Clearly xaml creators wanted to harness the extensibility of the XML type language but neglected other difficulties

                      I've discovered 4 main difficulties:

                      1. For each control there are many properties that are being defined and many of these properties are constantly being extended. In a medium size window/page, it’s…

                      12 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • It would be great if you add a feature for COdedui framework to generate single UITestActionLog.html file for all the test methods too.

                        It would be great if you add a feature for COdedui framework to generate single UITestActionLog.html file for all the test methods apart from individual Html Files.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Code Coverage support for Windows Store Applications (Windows 8 Apps)

                            Please enable code coverage support for Windows Store Applications (Windows 8 Apps).

                            82 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Web access dashboard tiles: Allow for longer titles of queries

                              I would love to see the possibility to have team favourite queries with longer titles to be shown clearly on the dashboard (in a tile)

                              the current situation is that only the fist few words are shown, which is not that useful if you want to show a query with a very specific title (which is a bit longer)

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                                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • To have traceability report from requirements - Features - Use Cases - Test Cases - Bugs

                                It would be good if VS can provide an easy dashboard kind of tool to link and view the workitems for traceability.

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                                • make Visual Studio 2012 actually compatible with Windows 7 64bit.

                                  Make Visual Studio Professional 2012 compatible with Windows 7 64 bit. After the hour + install and reboot Windows refused to launch Visual Studio 2012 Professiona. saying that it has "known incompatibilities" with my operating system (windows 7).

                                  Really?! WTF? I can see if I was using XP but Windows 7?

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                                    0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add LocalDB to Clickonce automatic publishing Prerequisite

                                    We need an easy way to publish an app with LocalDB. Clickonce does not currently support this as an easy prerequisite the same way it does SQL Server Express, or Compact. Developers will likely use LocalDB as a solution more if it was easier to publish. Not everyone is going to be wiling to spend 2- 5 hours researching how to hard code a bootstrap to publish LocalDB when ClickOnce does it with a check box. I think developers like myself will remain resistant to using this until Microsoft makes it easier to publish.

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                                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Define InputScope on PasswordBox in WinRT

                                      I want to use PasswordBox for passcodes input. The whole point of a passcode is that the input is quick. To this end, the number pad should be immediately open and ready for use.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Integrate Find and Replace with Roslyn Compiler

                                        sometime need find and replace with for example format or convert find value and then replaced.please add text box to can write and execute C# or VB code with Roslyn compiler in find and replace pane. can referenced to $find and $replace and manipulate $replace value with scripting and then replaced.

                                        24 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • It would be a great idea to have a direct option to email a code snippet from VS

                                          sometimes I need to send a mail from a snippet of code and it would be great to have a small shortcut to be able to do tat

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