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  1. Allow users to change location for all Visual Studio files

    Working in a corporate environment, My Documents is mapped to a network share. This causes VS to freeze when I try to do certain tasks when I am working remotely. While some settings can be changed, others cannot without hacking the registry. I would like to be able to change all file based settings to my local drive.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.DataSource.TestCase as a datasource for web perfomance tests

      Allow a user to select a testcase parameters (TFS) as a datasource for a web performance test

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Prevent closing work items when child work items are open

        If Team Foundation Server is to follow the rules of ALM, this functionality must be implemented. Work items should not be allowed to close while existing child work items are in states that conflict with their parent. For example, a user story should not be moved to the 'closed' state if a child task is in an 'In Progress' state. Currently, TFS allows this, and does not provide a means to TFS administrators to prevent this behaviour.

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        • Be able to submit test results to Microsoft Test Manager using MSTest command line

          When running tests through MSTest, it would be great to be able to publish those results to not only the TFS server but also to Test Manager so the results could be viewed there.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Right-click reference in project and add to F# script as #I / #r directives

            It would be nice if it was possible to right-click (bring up the context menu) on a reference in an F# project, and if the current open file is an F# script file, it would add it to the top as a script reference with the appropriate #I / #r directives (relative paths).

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • We need a small visual studio like monodevelop to develop Modern App.

              We need a small visual studio like monodevelop to develop Modern App.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • how do I allow user to perform all the project admin work associated with Work items without allowing the managing of permissions?

                If a user is a team administrator within a team or has edit project level permission, they can manage permissions. How can allow a user to be able to enable iterations, customize a kanban board, etc but not be allowed to add or remove user to teams or to the team project?

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                • Add "All builds" option for Build Events in Team Rooms

                  If you have many build definitions which you wish to see events for in a team room, setting them up is very tedious. Also if a build definition is ever renamed you must update it in the events.

                  It would be nice if there was a wildcard option in the build definition list when adding a new build event which would show events for all build definitions.

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                  • provide the Parallel Task Library Ported for Native C++ WRL

                    As is done here: http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/705853/Creating-and-Using-the-Parallel-Task-Library-Porte
                    This would make native C++ WRL development much more palatable given the asynchronous nature makes this library largely fundamental to most WinRT development. Changing the library to be HRESULT based is quite a large change though and perhaps it could retain its original structure. Nonetheless this would be great for developers who wish to not make use of the C++/CX library and language features but stick with the raw C++.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • fix native C++ universal apps so the IDE does not crash when closing a solution

                      For example this project which has a native C++ shared universal app project will crash the IDE on closing the solution:
                      http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/702439/Implementing-a-Complete-WRL-Native-Cplusplus-XAML

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                        0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • layout width automatic

                        Allow me to have a screen layout per window size, and changing it automatically as I resize VS.

                        The idea is that when my VS is not full screen, using only half of my resolution width I have one desired screen layout, with pads set to auto-hide. But when my VisualStudio is full-screen, I have another screen layout that better suits me, and is not pratical to customize it every time I pin the VS window to the sides of my monitor.

                        And it makes sense that smaller VS windows to have a customized layout to optimize space.

                        Having two…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • when i click on file in Soluton Explorer,the last file Explored Tab is hide.Very bad!

                          when i click on file in Soluton Explorer,the last file Explored Tab is hide.Very bad!

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                            2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow the Backlog Priority to be set manually again for Product Backlog Items and Tasks!

                            The July 1 updates to Visual Studio Online removed the ability to specify the Backlog Priority for Product Backlog Items and tasks. We use this often to re-order items / tasks. I see in backlog view that I can re-order backlog items by right-clicking, but there is no option to do so for tasks (for example, tasks that are child items of a backlog item).

                            If someone realizes they forgot to add a task that should be the first one done, there is currently no way to change the backlog priority and move it up the list.

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                            • Why Visual studio 2013 doesn't have easy way to run multiple selected webtest/coded web test?

                              I work in a company which has 100 of client sites and I have coded web tests for all those sites as well as I have couple of coded UI test and load test to verify those sites login and up and running or not by using visual studio 2010 ultimate, I can easily run all those tests or partial number of tests easily from the Test view or from the Test list editor of VS 2010. Every month during our IT maintenance I run all those web and coded UI tests.

                              Now I have installed Visual Studio 2013 ultimate,…

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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TFS Release Management: App Pool Passwords with Quotes cause crash

                                When trying to create an app pool, if the password has a quote in it, Release Management does not handle it properly.The app pool creates without error. But it will stop due to bad credentials. Below is the password we used that has since been changed. '9*%2V"^_.2b3-9

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                                  1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Algebraic datatypes (Discriminated Unions) for C#

                                  Discriminated Unions are an extremely useful feature to encapsulate multiple possibilities in a value. They provide a much simpler solution than exceptions to dealing with unusual circumstances, especially since exceptions can only be thrown "up" the stack (i.e. they can replace return values, not arguments) and since exceptions are also a control flow construct.

                                  An implementation would require language support to be useful, in particular, some kind of destructuring such as pattern matching is necessary to keep consumers concise and avoid errors.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • release planning

                                    TFS should support release planning as a first class concept similar to Jira (https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/AGILE/Planning+a+Version). It would be very helpful for organizing a set of features and stories into multiple release versions for planning

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                                    • Make the LabelWorkspace and LabelSources activities work with the Git Source provider

                                      It would be nice to be able to Tag the Git sources with the build number when a build has been successful - this would help traceability in the case where the build number has been used to version the assemblies and other build artefacts - allowing for instance a deployed assembly to be traced to the source that was used to build it

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                                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make Codelens to scan code and suggest design pattern

                                          it will be great if we have codelens that scan your code file (c#/javascript) and suggest design patterns to improve code quality at given class or method level.

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