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  1. move Collapse all and Show all files apart in Solution Explorer

    It's frustratingly easy to hit the wrong button for "Collapse All" when you want to "Show All Files".

    The icons are not visually distinct from each other, and they're located in close proximity to each other.

    Perhaps move them apart or replace one the icons?

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow TFS's ALM to set fractional days off.

      Members of our Scrum team often will take off a few hours of vacation but not the entire day. The "Days Off" column for Capacity in the ALM of our Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Version 12.0.30723.0 allows one to select only whole days.

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      • Add a SplitButton control to WPF

        All free SplitButton controls I checked so far seem to lack in one way or another. Please add a SplitButton control that looks and acts like a standard control. It should both allow to act like a button (clicking on main body and dropdown arrow open a dropdown) and like an actual split button, where clicking on the main body executes a command and clicking on the arrow opens a dropdown button.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the ability to configure Service Windows in Application Insights

          Please add the ability to configure service windows in AppInsights Alerting. We provide some services to customers in timeframes that are not 24/7, for example 10x7 or 8x5 (Business Hours). I would like to supress alerts that occur outside these services windows and provide uptime reports for our services within those service windows.

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            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to hide collections or team project for some particular users

            If possible, I would like to hide whole collection or a team project in the collection that they not be visible for some users.
            It is doable or not.. and how can I achieve this ?

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            • Stylus support

              It would be nice to have stylus css pre-processor syntax highlighting and all those other nifty things.

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support for Class Debugging

                Sometimes, it's had to determine the breakpoint in a specific method, however we know at somepoint in a class the code will be going through. Having a support for class debugging will automatically detect the first line of the first method being executed, which will allow us quickly understand/debug code flow without knowing much details of the code.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add IntelliTrace support for Windows 10 universal applications

                  Add IntelliTrace support for Windows 10 universal applications

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                    0 comments  ·  IntelliTrace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Don't require "async" keyword for the methods with "awaits" in the body

                    This is misleading. This looks like a part of method signature but this is not. The only thing it does is: it enables awaits in the method body. This requirement looks the same as if you would require "enable_yield" keyword for the methods with "yields":

                    public enable_yield IEnumerable<int> Foo()
                    {
                    yield return 42;//yield is enabled
                    }

                    public IEnumerable<int> Bar()
                    {
                    yield return 42;//compiler error
                    }

                    The "async" tells nothing new for the caller - the caller already knows that the method returns Task.
                    If the method returns "void" - anyways any methods can start threads, enqueue work items to the…

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                      13 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Autorefresh

                      It would be nice to have the dashboard autorefresh so that we can see real time data in real time without having to manually interact with it.

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                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make child-parent linking in TFS/VSO more intuitive

                        When linking a WI with another, what I usually do to validate that I have selected the right link direction before pressing OK is, I quickly pronounce the link as a sentence in my head, e.g.
                        - CR ... "Affects" ... Requirement
                        - Requirement ... [is] "Affected by" ... Bug
                        With child/parent relationships, it would be really helpful to rename the links from "Child" and "Parent" to "Has child" and "Has parent", respectively. This would help people avoid the original wrong assumption that the links could be interpreted as "Is child" and "Is parent" - as based on this assumption…

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                        • Provide a Silverlight 5 to HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript 6 Conversion Tool

                          I work for a company that develops dyslexia screening assessments in Silverlight and VB.NET. We are looking to support multiple operating systems including Windows, MAC OS X, Linux, and Android as part of our future projects that are on the horizon. Also we are looking to provide support for desktops, laptops, servers, tablets, and possibly phones.

                          To leverage our existing investment in Silverlight 5 and VB.NET, it would be very useful and a big time saver to have a tool within Visual Studio that would take a Silverlight Application or Class Library, and convert them to pure mobile-ready responsive HTML5,…

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                            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow conditional formatting for WIT templates (TFS)

                            We have a wit template that has a "billable" field - If the value is yes I would like to highlight it, bold it, etc. Is conditional formatting available? This would bring the developers attention to the field and log their time accordingly.

                            I am logging here as I was encouraged to by way of a forum post : https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/918e1abf-ff6e-42f5-ba82-bee052cb3989/conditional-formatting-on-a-field-value?forum=tfsprocess

                            Thanks in advance,
                            John

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                            • allow a developer to select how wide they want each column to be in the IDE Navigator

                              I have problems with long file names being truncated in the IDE Navigator (ctrl-tab) in visual studio. Most developer wide screen monitors have plenty of spac to make those columns wider.

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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Kanban Board: Horizontal swim lanes with different views

                                It would be great if horizontal swim lanes could be added to the Kanban Board in TFS web access. I would like to see two different views for these swim lanes.

                                1) "Parent View": This would create a swim lane for the parent work items and group the items on the board by those parent work items (similar to how the Task Board works). For example, if you are on the "Backlog Items" board it would show a swim lane for the Team's features. This would allow you to quickly see the status of all the PBIs that make up…

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                                • Application Insights alert rule custom events

                                  Provide a system to define an alert rule into Application Insights base on Custom Events and/or custom properties.

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                                  • Offer Sketchflow with all versions of Visual Studio or the option to purchase the product

                                    Offer SketchFlow with all versions of Visual Studio or the option to purchase the product

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                                    • Add support for description lists (aks definition lists) in VSO Markdown

                                      Add support for rendering description lists (in either the <dl> style or the colon style - both described here: http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/72395/is-it-possible-to-have-definition-lists-in-markdown) when rendering a markdown on Visual Studio Online (e.g. in a readme.md)

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                                      • Publish web: show all missing files

                                        When publishing web projects (both website and webapplication), show *all* missing files. Currently only one file at a time is shown in the error output. If there's 1000 missing files, you have to publish the project 1000 times and fix one missing file at the time. Missing files which are time consuming to troubleshoot are usually static content as images, javascript and css, which isn't compiled.

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                                        • improve the web interface for editing user stories

                                          The web ui for visual studio online is brilliant for everything other than documenting the requirements for the story/bug without a lot of pain. When adding details, the ability for adding tables, embedding images or links within the content would stop non IT users from complaining and throwing word based requirements documents over the fence, enabling more collaborative agile development

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