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  1. 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 strikethrough UI

      Adding strikethrough UI in the TFS History tab.

      Adicionar a interface de usuário atachado na guia histórico (history) do TFS.

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow rational units

        In physics and electronics, units with rational exponents are very common in the CGS system. Using it is more natural and makes many formulas easier and the computations more efficient.

        Further, rational exponents are also unavoidable by changing the unit system. They are less common in the SI system, but ie. quantities with units like Watts^1/2 are common in electrical engineering.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement expression debugging (language agnostic, at least including C)

          I would like to be able to step through the evaluation of an expression. I see this as using (a) a setting in Project.(language).Debugging-Options to generate the necessary support and (b) a command Debug.ExpressionDebuggingOn/Off.

          I sometimes find myself separating expressions into multiple statements in order to debug them; this would obviate that.

          2 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • add the possibility to choose other responsive-frameworks in "One-ASP.NET" templates

            It would be great, if we can choose other frameworks then bootstrap in the project creation dialog of an asp.net web application. (zurb foundation etc.) . The scaffolder should then use these framework to create the views.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  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 →
              • tfs chart

                The Chart option in TFS online web edition only allows present the count of a particular field when grouping. The sum of the fields is really necessary. Also any fields from the query should be visible there, currently only work item type, assigned to, state and remaining work are available.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow nested when, whennot, whenchanged, and whennotchanged in TFS work item definitions

                  So often, it's desired to set multiple conditions for the WHEN, WHENNOT, WHENCHANGED, and WHENNOTCHANGED fields in the work item type definition. For instance, making a field required when a bug is Priority = 0 and Resolution = Fixed. This could easily be solved by letting the WHEN, WHENNOT, WHENCHANGED, and WHENNOTCHANGED to be nested within each other. That way I could write something like:

                  <WHEN field="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.Priority" value="0">
                  <WHEN field="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.Resolution" value="Fixed">
                  <REQUIRED />
                  </WHEN>
                  </WHEN>

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  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 →
                    • Don't do a Classic VB (VB6). Open Source the VB6 compiler source code.

                      There a lot of votes for a "improved" version of VB6. Which I think won't happen. So why don't Microsoft release vb6 compiler source code as Open Source?
                      Then if a third party or company want to continue develop and maintain "vb6" they can.

                      11 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • In Application Insights, on the portal, there should be a way to show me what the config values should be.

                        From the portal, I should be able to show the Account, Portal, Component, and Dashboard ids that should be in my config file so I can verify them.

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                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  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 →
                          • Syntax Highlighting in Intellisense

                            Intellisense should have an *option* (on by default) of having syntax highlighting. For long error messages it becomes nearly impossible to read what Intellisense says in the popup because there is no syntax highlighting or formatting. It seems like the IDE should be able to do a much better job here.

                            Take a look at what the team building the TypeScript playground has done. Even though it's in a browser, the Intellisense there is far nicer to read than what Visual Studio has.

                            http://www.typescriptlang.org/Playground/#src=function%20Greeter%28greeting%3A%20string%29%20{%0A%20%20%20%20this.greeting%20%3D%20greeting%3B%0A}%0A%0AGreeter.prototype.greet%20%3D%20function%28%29%20{%0A%20%20%20%20return%20%22Hello%2C%20%22%20%2B%20this.greeting%3B%0A}%0A%0Avar%20greeter%20%3D%20new%20Greeter%28%22world%22%29%3B%0A%0Avar%20button%20%3D%20document.createElement%28%27button%27%29%3B%0Abutton.textContent%20%3D%20%22Say%20Hello%22%3B%0Abutton.onclick%20%3D%20function%28%29%20{%0A%20%20%20%20alert%28greeter.greet%28%29%29%3B%0A}%3B%0A%0Adocument.body.appendChild%28button%29%3B%0Adocument.%0A

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  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.

                                3 votes
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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…

                                  3 votes
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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 →
                                    • Created the right kind of links between WIT

                                      In backlog, links created between Product Backlog Item and Bug are Parent/Child , but "AffectedBy/Affects" should be the more suitable realtionship.

                                      Project should allow to configure the relation type between two kind of WITs

                                      In UI, user should be able to choose the kind of relationship when likning two WIT via Drag n Drop

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add another abstraction level beneath an application

                                        As a DevOp I not only want to see the applications overall indicators, but I also want to see it on a machine level. So if I see in the application that some of the requests are failing (e.g throwing an exception), I can go one level deeper and would see that it is one certain server that produces these errors.

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix text editor

                                          I've been using TFS for a month now for a scrum project and boy has it been a pain in the ***. TFS is okay but it would be great if they could fix the buggy text editor used for writing user stories and acceptance criteria. when viewing work items from the product backlog work item list, the user stories description displays HTML tags used to format the text where it should only be displaying the description only, this makes it hard to read the description from the list.

                                          3 votes
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