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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • make it possible to build the setup project (InstallShield Limited) on TFS online, so we can do continuous integration

      We are using the TFS online, and we are doing continuous integration. But the problem is that the setup project (InstallShield Limited) cannot be built on the TFS online. So we must publish new version manually, that's not good practice for continuous integration.

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      • Database project compiler should check conformance of indexes with table partitions

        Unique indexes on partitioned tables have to contain the partition key. Currently the compiler does not detect non-conformance with this rule, and errors are only flagged when creating the objects on SQL Server.

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          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enhance TFS command line tool TFSSecurity

          The TFSSecurity command line tool is not very flexible.

          1) We have to retrieve the token for each Team Project.
          Why can't we just specify a Team Project name ?
          I ended up using this project to retrieve the tokens :
          http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jmanning/archive/2005/10/14/481105.aspx

          2) If we want to specify security on Build or Shared Queries, etc... we also have to struggle to retrieve the tokens
          I ended up using this code :
          http://roadtoalm.com/2014/07/28/add-permissions-with-tfssecuritythe-ultimate-reference/

          3) We have to specify one row per Action
          Ex : To grant ViewBuilds and ViewBuildDefinition I have to make the folowing call :

          TFSSecurity /a+ "Build" "TPC…

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          • value keyword, a readonly version of var

            Would be illegal in a setter as there already is a value.

            Or some other sort of local readonly option.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Make it possible to merge two separate WinJS projects (WP and Windows)

                At the moment, you can either create a new universal project and you get a WP and Windows project with a shared project reference in both.

                Or you can create either and then right-click and do "Add Windows 8.1" or "Add Windows Phone" project.

                What I would like to do is be able to have two separately created projects in the same solution and be able to reference a shared project I've created myself. I tried this and it's not possible to do so. The Shared project I have in the solution, from a previous attempt at doing a "Add…

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • allow generic properties in a non-generic class

                  The idea for create a generic property is there's no need for class be generic, it's a little annoying (for me).

                  This is my suggestion:

                  public class AnyClass{
                  public T GenericProperty<T> { get; set; }
                  }

                  To restrict it is the same of functions:

                  public class AnyClass{
                  public T GenericProperty<T> { get; set; } where T : AnotherType
                  }

                  Maybe all restriction contexts should be evaluated. I hope that you feel familiar with this issue. Thanks in advance for see this post

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable copying multiple test cases together in MTM

                    Add the functionality to copy multiple test cases inside test suites (and create a new "clone" target, independent of the original source, for each one), instead of copying them 1 by 1.

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                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable search in "Current Block" when user selects an argument to a function.

                      When I click on the name of an argument for a function/procedure/method, then use control-F the search dialog is opened. The option to search within the current block is not available. Please make it available.

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                      • Filter TFS workitem history better

                        For example. I drag and drop a story in the product backlog. Now there's a history entry for changing the stack rank. When I'm looking for real field changes, this and its kind really get in the way.

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                        • Allow additional spaces in VB code.

                          Sometimes multiple spaces make code more readable: numbers can be aligned right and in table like initializations of Dictioary objects etc., but VS just deletes most unnecessary spaces like http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25731512/multiple-spaces-in-vb-net-code demonstrates.
                          However, the option to avoid this behavior (see link) also disables useful features.
                          I wished there was an option to allow these (just not delete) spaces.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please open Research Departament for Games for Disabled People in Bialystok Science & Technology Park.

                            We Developers must bring MULTIPLAYER games to disabled children. As a parent of children with cerebral palsy and Developer I have got a mission to give this kids new ways to play with others. No more alone child on wheelchair! From custom games to digital health care system. We can make better further for children with disabilities. And also special missions in games for SPECIAL SOLDERS!

                            "With great power involves great responsibility."
                            Join the Estimo.mobi side of the force.

                            Please support ESTIMO.MOBI by sending some devices for testing games in integrate classroom.

                            May the Force be with You!

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                              0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add auto-suggest for meta:resourcekey tag in html editor

                              Please add auto-suggest for the meta:resourcekey tag in html editor.

                              For example, when I am typing:

                              <asp:HyperLink ID="hlnk_chat" runat="server" meta:resourcekey="hlnk_chat" Text="Chat"></asp:HyperLink>

                              It would be great if the editor could auto suggest the tag meta:resourcekey when you start typing "meta"

                              This would save on a lot of typing when adding localization attributes to server controls.

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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Have a big button MTM Test Runner to Pass or Fail the current step and move to the next

                                The reason for the big button is that when testing a windows store app or a touch enabled application, it would be easier to avoid putting the device down or switching to the keyboard. We have a touch screen monitor with MTM running and it is great to be able to touch the device to perform the test and then simply touch the monitor to say that the test has passed or failed. Problem is, that the button to pass or fail is too small for touch.
                                Also an auto drill down into shared steps would be good, that is…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow marking a backlog item as duplicate

                                  Currently you can link a backlog item to another as a related item, but I would like to link an item as a duplicate, and have the duplicate item not appear on the kanban board

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                                  • Visual Studio Online Plans. Basic and Advanced plans include VS Express edition, Professional plan VS Prof. Adv Plan should have VS Prof.

                                    Visual Studio Online Plans. The Basic and Advanced plans include Visual Studio Express edition, the Professional plan includes Visual Studio Professional.
                                    Should the Advanced Plan not have Visual Studio Professional or at least a number of the Visual Studio Professional Licences.
                                    http://www.visualstudio.com/products/visual-studio-online-user-plans-vs

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                                      0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Test templates in C++ in development mode. (Simulate with a class)

                                      While working in c++, add ability to test a template's composition with a specific class/type to get better intellisense for example.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Light Version of Visual Studio

                                        The best way to describe it is the Blog from http://elegantcode.com/2012/11/30/visual-studio-light-edition/

                                        Make a Light Version of Visual Studio, that's below 1GB.
                                        Free from the most extensions and useless Background Tasks.

                                        Perfect for small Storage Devices. It will offer possibilities to show Customers Projects in a simpler way and make development on travel easier.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix the stack trace display in Application Insights events

                                          Recording exception events in Application Insights typically includes a stack trace to provide the developer with additional context of the exception.

                                          Currently, only a tiny snippet of the stack trace is shown. Currently the developer must use the web browser Inspect Element feature to view the entire content.

                                          Please provide a simple way to see the entire stack trace in the web page.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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