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  1. Add an option to supress printing the name of the source file being preprocessed or compiled

    Similar to the /nologo, please add an option to disable echoing of the file(s) being preprocessed (/P option) or compiled.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support "Playback error" dialog in MTM of VS2013 Update3

      According to my and other persons tests, MTM which comes with VS2013 Update3 does not support "Playback error" dialog like in MTM 2012. It doesn't have options to continue playback in case error occurs playing back action recording. (MTM2013+Update3 only have "Close" option in case of errors)

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • The component list needs some hierarchical structure

        For software departments that have a large library of solutions that need to be deployed a flat list of components can grow unwieldy very fast. If a solution is for example composed of 10 to 20 components and the department has on the order of 60-100 solutions the list can be between 600 and 2000 items long.

        10 to 20 components is not neccesarily a large number of components when you have seperate config files for each environment, webservices, database(s) and client components as a part of the solution.

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          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Recognize and find changes to PUBLIC Queries

          Recognize and find changes to PUBLIC Queries if these should have been adapted unintentionally / faultily, to be able to produce the raw state again.
          GOAL: Being able to recognize unintentional / faulty changes and undo again, too.
          Wish: The solution should know the old condition "before" the change or all changed attributes flat exactly.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hierarchy configuration of Portfolio and Backlogs by Team

            Hi, I think it will be a good idea to have a different hierarchy configuration for portfolio and backlog by Team.

            It is habiltual each team working with a different scope and even with different categories of work items.

            One solution might be to give the possibility to edit file ProcessingConfig to assign each <PortfolioBacklog> an attribute of Team or something similar.

            Thank's a lot

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Users to add test results to TFS 2013 Web Access Home Page

              We love TFS, especially since you seem to be moving more MTM functionality over to Web Access (Shared Test Cases & Parameters). I also enjoy the new homepage, as a lot of data can be displayed there via queries and charts... But, the lack of test results being readily view-able, troubles me. I know I can go into the test tab to see this; I know that I can go into the project portal for this data. But why not have it as a user-configurable option on the homepage? Why can't I have a query displaying the number of failed…

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                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add highlighting options to the text editor

                  I love VS, but I often go to bed and wake up the next morning without having any idea of the key items I was working on. It's not a huge problem at all, but it would be a simple and, quite frankly, a nice addition to the IDE.

                  Not sure how the highlighting would be stored in memory, but you guys are clever.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Pass test configuration variables for a test point directly as a property in TestContext

                    The test configuration variable values defined in the test configuration for the currently executing test point should be directly available in the TestContext instance as custom properties.

                    Right now in order to get the value of a test configuration variable you need to query the configuration from TFS. And that option is actually broken because the TestContext doesn't update between separate test points of the same test case.

                    This will open up use cases such as having a "Browser" test configuration variable and then using the appropriate browser in Coded UI tests.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add eval to LINQ to force evaluation and exit the monad

                      Surely this is nothing new, but I was unable to find it here...
                      What I am proposing is to support the following:

                      from c in “hello”
                      where Char.IsDigit(c)
                      select c
                      eval ToList();

                      instead of:

                      (from c in “hello”
                      where Char.IsDigit(c)
                      select c).ToList();

                      where any extension method, e.g. ToArray(), Min(), Max(), First() could be used.

                      Current solution is not pretty... and often one ends up using extension methods rather than LINQ with the associated limitations and reduced readability.

                      Imperative programming and deferred evaluation generally speaking don’t mix... I have found the lazy nature of LINQ to be rarely necessary/useful and sometimes…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add the value keyword inside switch statements

                        Add the value keyword inside switch statements to reference the switch value:

                        switch (MyBigMessySwitchValue)
                        {
                        case "SomeBigFancyMatch": setting = value.Substring(4); break;
                        default: Log.Error(String.Format("{0} is unrecognized.", value));
                        }

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Public or Anonymous Read Only access to Project

                          As a user I want the ability to publicly share my projects status and source code with users who may or may not have a live account so that the project status, features, user stories, and other reports can be viewed and socialized.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • msdn help library

                            Use chm packages or the form of vs2008 help library instead of MSDN help viewer........."connection refused",and cant fix it easily!

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Disable C++ Code Analysis for specific paths

                              When building projects with 3rd party libraries, the code analysis warnings completely overwhelm the "local" warnings. It would be very helpfull if it was possible to disable code analysis warnings for specific include-paths, e.g. include/boost, include/qt etc..

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add PHP support

                                Add PHP tools for visual studio. Most of the websites wrote in PHP, so it would be a very useful tool.

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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Kanban or Scrum board based on Query...not sprint

                                  I have a bunch of stuff in my backlog.
                                  It is hierarchal. A few layers of stories breaking down...to bottom level stories and/or tasks
                                  I am on a team that just wants to track work. From open to close.
                                  We don't run in sprints because that model doesn't work for our team.
                                  We do some long term stuff, and lots of short term stuff.

                                  I want to be able to just put whatever I want on the board and drag it across states to closure.
                                  I want to be able to simply drag those items up and down to change…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support dependent debugger breakpoint

                                    Ofter useful set breakpoint that will only trigger after another breakpoint. Please support set child breakpoints that will trigger only after parent breakpoint trigger.

                                    For example bug in often called function F2(), that called indirectly from function F1(). I can't set breakpoint directly to F2() because it's called very often before F1(). So I need set breakpoint to F1() and then when it triggers to F2()

                                    6 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Find Symbol Results May Be In ListView for columns seeing aligned

                                      Find Symbol Results May Be In ListView for columns seeing aligned
                                      code 1. column
                                      FileName 2. column
                                      File CodeLine 3. Column
                                      etc

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Deployment Gateway Server for Release Mangement

                                        The Release Management Server communicates directly to the deployment agents.
                                        In our environment (and also in many others) our servers are located in different DMZs seperated by various firewalls.
                                        For SCOM there exists a Gateway Server to enable the communication between agent and management server through DMZs and Firewalls. This kind of Gateway Server is a must have to use Release Management in our Environment.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Views history comment in Pending changes

                                          In the "Pending Changes" tab

                                          1) If the Comment field is selected
                                          2) The text is empty
                                          3) Pressing down arrow to view the last 10 comments.

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