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  1. "My first test" rename does not show in dashboard

    When I renamed the "My first test" availability test, the new name does not show up in the dashboard.

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      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Hide Old Iteration Paths from Iteration drop down in work item

      When a project has been going for a while, old iteration paths clog up the "Iteration" drop down in the work item, and other dialogs.

      I beleive the dropdown should be filtered by whether the user has 'View Permission' to the iteration item.

      OR

      The iterations shown in the dropdown should only be those that are marked for planning (Checkboxes in iterations config screen), then the dropdown could have an elipsis "..." button to allow the user to choose any other iteration if they don't know which to type.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Don't force typing class name when creating constructor.

        Currently when you create a class with 1 or more constructors, each constructor duplicates the class name. Why? That is a duplication of data. In addition, if you change the class name or copy the class to create a new one, you have to rename the class and rename each constructor. Why not just name each constructor ctor() or some other reserved name.

        Ex.
        Instead of writing this:
        class Alpha
        {
        Alpha()
        {
        /// init class
        }

        Alpha(string Name) : ctor()
        {
        /// init class
        }
        }

        Write this:
        class Alpha
        {
        ctor()
        {
        /// init class
        }

        ctor(string Name)…

        2 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create an Anti-Null-Coalescing Operator

          To replace the common logic of:

          return x == null ? null : x.Property;

          have an operator to provide such logic.

          return x !?? x.Property;

          This is similar to the idea of a safe navigation operator (?.), only may be simper to implement.

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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide a taxonomy system for work item tags

            Being able to set permissions on who can create and use tags is a great update, but it would be even more powerful if a more formalised taxonomy system was provided.

            The idea would be to provide a mechanism where Administrators could:
            - Create logically grouped termsets (“platform”, “operating system”) similar to Global List management.
            - Configure TFS Server, TPC, TP or WITD with pointers to multiple valid termsets. This allows both common and unique tags within each context.
            - Set an owner(s) of specific termsets to distribute administration and management of tags.
            - Set termsets as “open” or “closed”…

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • change the background color of a method based on its cycliomatic complexity

              Would be useful to see how complex or maintainable a method is based on the intensity of the methods background color. Would allow a developer to see at a glance how complex the entire source file is.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In publish asp.net, code behind be exe

                In publish asp.net, code behind be exe in publish that we can sell our sites without source code.

                Masoud Vafadarnezhad
                email:masoudv2012@gmail.com
                adress
                Iran
                Mashhad
                Hejab 65
                Plaque 69

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Release Management Client to Connect Multiple Servers

                  Ability to connect to more than one Release Management Server.
                  Release Management Client can ask for which server to connect to on startup, just like TFS connection in Visual Studio or SQL Server connection in SSMS.

                  4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Select Cases using arrays or anonymous objects

                    I'd like to see Select Case do something like the following:

                    Select Case {boolA, boolB}
                    Case {True, False}
                    DoSomethingWhenOnlyFirst()

                    Case {False, True}
                    DoSomethingWhenOnlySecond()

                    Case {True, True}
                    DoSomethingWhenBoth()

                    Case Else
                    DoSomethingWhenNeither()
                    End Select

                    Which would be easier to read than some nasty nested If blocks as follows:

                    If boolA Then
                    If boolB Then
                    DoSomethingWhenBoth()
                    Else
                    DoSomethingWhenOnlyFirst()
                    End If
                    Else
                    If boolB Then
                    DoSomethingWhenOnlySecond()
                    Else
                    DoSomethingWhenNeither()
                    End If
                    End If

                    This idea could also be extended for non-Boolean values, or for arrays longer than 2.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a commited by and commited date field in WIQL

                      I m using VSO and I m trying to query VSO about PBIs I changed the state to commited today and I cannot

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Quick and easy way to Share Code Snippets with Others (Gists)

                        Add a Quick and easy way to Share Code Snippets with others. Would be great if it could allow real-time collaboration and update and save them. If they were git repositories they could be automatically versioned, forkable and usable from Git.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make the Optional keyword optional

                          Please allow

                          Private Sub Test(s As String = 1)

                          as in C# besides the current version:

                          Private Sub Test(Optional s As String = 1)

                          This removes redundancies (--> improves readability, accelerates writing code) and drives forward the co-evolution of VB/C#. I don't see any reason not to allow this.

                          13 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow MSBuild to clean and build solutions while open in visual studio

                            On every project we run we use PowerShell to drive build and deployments into our local environments.

                            We call MSBuild.exe from PowerShell but frequently get this error message: "CSC : error CS1606: Assembly signing failed; output may not be signed -- Error signing assembly -- The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process."

                            The only way to work around this issue is to close visual studio, run our build and deploy scripts and reopen visual studio after.

                            Note: this is not a case that we are running MSBuild and trying to build or debug…

                            39 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Implement the CAdES standard (RFC5126) in CryptoAPI and .NET Framework

                              Providing full support of the CAdES standard (RFC5126 - CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures ) in CryptoAPI and .NET Framework will help to write modern business application.

                              Thanks,
                              Anton Plotnikov

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • "Do you want to stop debugging?" dialog

                                Major frown here for two reasons, both caused by the "Do you want to stop debugging?" dialog. 1) because it's modal I was unable to send a frown from the same instance of VS. For all the reasons that modal popups are evil, this dialog is evil. Please get rid of all modal popups from VS. 2) This popped up because I was attempting to close VS. If what I want to do is to close VS, then obviously I want to also stop debugging. I loathe this popup, more than the average popup. If I didn't want to stop…

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Put release templates under version control

                                  The release templates should be put under version control, as with the build templates, I want to know what has changed, when and by who. And also know that I can work on the template and undo changes I don't like.

                                  38 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide a visual indication of a task in a blocked state

                                    Tasks currently in a blocked state (Blocked = Yes) should have a red border applied so that it can be quickly identified (visually) on the board.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide TFS Build Source Indexing for Git

                                      Embedding version control paths or source indexing is available for TFVC builds. Please make this feature available for TFS Git builds.

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow attachments (screenshots) to code reviews

                                        Allow attachment uploads to code reviews. Doing code reviews on designer code files can be difficult. HTML and XAML are more helpful than WinForms, but providing a screenshot would make it much easier to compare what the code changes actually do.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Specializing queries for each Team is a pain. I need 'system variables' that define area and iteration paths so Queries can be generic.

                                          The ability to define variables such as Team.AreaPath, Team.BacklogPath and Team.SprintPath would allow the interface to act in the context of the Team without having so many specialized queries. It would also give ONE PLACE for each team to set these values that get used in so many queries.

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