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  1. Add delete work item revisions/history

    Currently Work Items revisions (history) can build up rapidly when integrating with other tools like Project Server.

    For example: assign a Work Item that is sync'ing to Project Server to a resource that hasn't been added to the project yet a revision is created each time the sync fails. This can result in thousands of revisions in a Work Item and make it un displayable in the Web interface.

    The only current work around is to copy the Work Item, recreate the links, and delete the original Work Item.

    Adding this to the API would make sense because then it…

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    • LightSwitch HTML Client (CBA) - Please expose msls.sharepoint object

      Interacting with SharePoint from javascript in HTML Client requires loading the SP CSOM scripts, referring to the AppWebUrl and HostWebUrl, and for HostWeb Calls - the cross-site request executor is needed.

      All these operations are happening in msls.js and are nicely built into the msls.sharepoint object, however that object is contained in an anonymous self-executing function and it is not exposed via msls.expose().

      Therefore the msls.sharepoint object cannot be used in custom code at runtime without altering msls.js

      Like so:
      msls_sharepoint = {
      hostUrl: hostUrl,
      appWebUrl: appWebUrl,
      serverUrl: serverUrl,
      chromeBackgroundColor: chromeBackgroundColor,
      chromeLinkFontColor: chromeLinkFontColor,
      sharePointImagesUrl: sharePointImagesUrl,
      context: null,
      hostWeb: null,
      appWeb:…

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        2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow custom font rasterize in Visual Studio text editor

        For some of us, we love Mactype - the font rasterizer that render nice and smooth font (similar to Mac).

        However Visual Studio text editor component is written using WPF and at the current moment, MacType do not support it. The dev team of MacType seem to ignore this problem.

        Can we have the technical details how to override the font rendering in VS text editor so that we can continue enhancing MacType ? Or best if Visual Studio Team can allow custom font rasterizing in text-editor.

        With MacType, Eclipse code look perfect. Please see the different between Eclipse and…

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          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow generic Type definitons in WinRT XAML

          As mentioned in this Bugreport it would be great to use generic Types in WinRT XAML. E.g. for strongly Typed ViewModels in a MVVM Scenario.

          Link: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/904277/generic-page-base-causes-error-in-g-i-vb-file-winrt-app

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            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show EVENT Details 401 (Unauthorized)

              I do not know why,
              When I want to show the detailed, but could not see anything.
              View console found.
              "Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 401 (Unauthorized)"
              What causes it?
              Free limit account yet?

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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add button/quick-key/menu item to open Build Explorer window much like Source Control Explorer window

                I find it a waste of time to have to open my Build Collection, select any build, and then using context menu select "View Builds" just to open the Build Explorer Window. It would be less time consuming to be able to use a control key combination, or add a button to my menus, that would allow me to go straight to this window with the default options of viewing all builds completed today. As the SCM administrator, one of my tasks is identifying why builds break and letting the appropriate development tema know.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • There should be a popup message notification in Visual Studio, if any team members does code check in.

                  There should be a popup message notification in Visual Studio 2012, if we are connected to TFS and if any team members does code check in, so that other developers can get change set details immediately.

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                  • Add Path property to VS Installer Projects Extension; Allows developer control of source location.

                    Add Path property to VS2013 Installer Projects Extension.
                    This would allow developer to control the location of their source code = their msi deployment project.
                    As of May 09 2014, developer launches new project, deployment install.... VS2013 R2 w/ VS Installer Projects Extension creates "Setup1" folder under the subject's app main project folder.... would be best if that location (path) could optionally be adjusted by developer.

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                      1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Define timeout for any CUITs recorded actions

                      Some times a recorded action require maximum time to be completed. That timeout shall be variable and configurable in property bag of CUIT Map editor.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add Framework Libraries tovideo record automated tests

                        Some times is required to show CUIT automated tests execution evidences. And a video record of the test execution is a good one. It would be great to have:

                        - PlayBack.StartVideoRec(videoFileName)
                        - PlayBack.PauseVideoRec()
                        - PlayBack.StopVideoRec()

                        Other Times a Video ease developers to understand errors

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Do not change method names in Fakes-generated Stubs

                          When using the Fakes Framework to generate Stubs, the Fakes Framework will change the method name of a method such as Save(Student student) to SaveStudent. This really messes with the clarity of the code and Unit Tests. Therefore, in a manner similar to most Mocking Frameworks, the same exact method names as are available in the interfaces and concrete classes should be used rather than generating brand new method names to be used in the Stubs.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Use dynamic proxies for running Fakes Framework

                            Currently, the Fakes Framework requires compile time assembly generation each time. However, this significantly slows down build time and greatly inhibits the refactoring process. Instead, Fakes should use a model similar to mocking frameworks such as Moq or RhinoMocks in the ability to use dynamic proxy classes when the Unit Tests are run. This significantly reduces build time and is not as obtrusive a process as generating Fakes assemblies that require a complete re-build of the project as part of the refactoring process.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enhance TFS command line tool to output query of all occurrences of an identity's usage.

                              Enhance TFS command line tool to output query of all occurrences of an identity's usage. This could be narrowed to server or collection, etc. So results would include group memberships, checkins, workitems, everything that can be id'd with a Team Foundation user ID.

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                              • Integrate support for the GNU toolchain into Visual Studio. It would be great if VS could load those c++ projects natively.

                                Integrate support for the GNU toolchain into Visual Studio. It would be great if VS could load those c++ projects natively. So in essence VS could read and understand Automake, m4, libtool etc. Even better, let VS convert such projects into VS format.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support custom web test plugins and coded web tests

                                  I want to be able to upload multi step web tests that use a custom web test plugin. I also want to upload coded web tests so that I can re-use common code in my web tests.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add setting in Options to have the 'Keep test execution engine running' setting default disabled.

                                    Add setting in Options to have the 'Keep test execution engine running' setting default disabled. I have build problems when the test execution engine keeps running after performing a unit test. Regularly, I forget to disable this option when I start Visual Studio, so I need to restart Visual Studio.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create a recent activity list for work items in TFS.

                                      It would be nice to be able to see a list of recently added/modified/completed/deleted etc... work items in TFS so you can see what others on your team have added or are working on more easily.

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                                      • Make WPF Open Source like MVC or EF

                                        It seems that WPF is not in the Microsoft plans for a near future. And lots of developers still use this as a rich platform for desktop.
                                        Please make WPF oepn source, following the success of MVC and EF.

                                        In that way, the community will keep improving the platform.

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                                          2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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