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  1. allow a description field to be entered against a manual build

    Often when doing build modification work I tweak a small change and then need to look at the results. It would be useful to be able to give some sort of reason that a build is being manually run (e.g. "trying again, this time with the FooBar external service started").

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • source control changes to build process parameter changes

      Currently the Team Build process settings page is pretty much a CRUD screen. The problem with this is that it's very difficult to track why builds have failed over time, what's changed, who changed the settings, etc.

      It would be nice to see these changes appear in some sort of source controlled fashiion (perhaps as an <ugh>XML</ugh> file).

      It would be nice to be able to describe why these changes were being made / link them to work items etc.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Creating Queries - Token for Team

        There ought to be a token, like @Team, to limit the domain of workitems in a query to only those that fall within the area path (or its substitute) associated with it. I want to write one query to share with all my Teams. @Project limits to team project which is too big. @Team would be just right. TFS already knows what those Team criteria are because it uses that limit when showing backlogs. And there is a Team concept because I can create a Team Query. This would avoid a TON of duplication of work. We have 15 teams.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • RunCommandLine.ps1 needs to execute programs with elevated rights on Server 2012

          RunCommandLine.ps1 needs to execute programs with elevated rights on Server 2012

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            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Continue support for winforms, clickonce and running winforms apps in a browser

            continue support and improvements to Windows Forms, lot of user and investment in this platform that is very stable and well known.

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              0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add support for dimensions and implicit unit conversions

              Dimensions could be described as discriminated unions of a set of units (Measure's). It should also be possible to convert units explicitly to the base unit.

              // some units
              [<Measure>] type Kelvin
              [<Measure>] type DegreeCelsius
              [<Measure>] type DegreeFahreinheit

              // Example: dimensions
              // Advantage: failwith condition not needed anymore, because of additional checking by the compiler -> less bugs
              [<Measure>] type Time = Second | Minute
              [<Measure>] type Temperature = Kelvin | DegreeCelsius | DegreeFahreinheit

              let temperatureToSI (value : float<Temperature>) : float<Kelvin> =
              match value with
              | :? float<Kelvin> -> value
              | :? float<DegreeCelsius> -> (value - 273,15<DegreeCelsius>) * 1.0<Kelvin/DegreeCelsius>
              |…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Cache last test run so Test Runner can retrieve test results after a reboot or when VS crashes.

                I realize this may seem dumb from a unit testing standpoint, but I have test runs that can take upwards of four hours to complete... I usually run these overnight and it's frustrating to come into work and not have any test results because of a VS crash.

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                  3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Height of TextBox, MaskedTextBox and ComboBox controls

                  Could you change the properties of these controls for that we could change their height property without need change the size of fonts?
                  Sometimes, the things become complicated when we try to make a nice layout of components on the Form without these options.
                  For example, when we put a ComboBox control beside a TextBox control, they don't stay 100% aligned because their heights are differents. I still hope for this improvement since VB.NET 2005.
                  There are others options to solve this, but become a complicated work and not satisfactory.

                  Tankyou

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support for Intranet application testing (not just via Internet). E.g., via NTLM

                    App Insights works great for externally-facing applications. Would like the same rich experience for Internal/Intranet applications.

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                      3 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Application development without coding

                      Develop most business and personal applications without coding. Full ANSI92 SQL support. Small footprint, highly extensible. MS version in VB without any additional .dlls or .ocxs. Needs no installation. Lots of examples. Extremely portable. Could use Project Sienna as a wrapper for simple apps. Supports video and sound tooltips, transparency. Create custom apps. Process specs and examples modifiable with notepad.

                      Can email package to evaluate.

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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support GCC's __INCLUDE_LEVEL__ preprocessor macro

                        GCC's __INCLUDE_LEVEL__ macro gives you the current nesting level of the include file you're in.

                        In my project, I have internal header files intended only to be included in source files and not in any header files so I'm using:

                        #if __INCLUDE_LEVEL__ != 1
                        #error Don't include this file in a header file
                        #endif

                        as a sanity check. It would be nice if MSVC supported this.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Inherit constructor when there exists only one on base class

                          I cases where you have some common base class which has a single non-default constructor and several classes that inherit from that base class it becomes tedious noise to repeat a essentially a non-operational constructor for each class.

                          Ex:

                          class BaseClass
                          {
                          public BaseClass(IDependency d)
                          {
                          // ...
                          }
                          }

                          class A : BaseClass
                          {
                          public A(IDependency d) : base(d)
                          {
                          // Empty intentionally!
                          }
                          }

                          class B : BaseClass
                          {
                          public B(IDependency d) : base(d)
                          {
                          // Empty intentionally!
                          }
                          }

                          class C : BaseClass
                          {
                          public C(IDependency d) : base(d)
                          {
                          // Empty intentionally!
                          }
                          }

                          The problem…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • shortcuts in HTML code

                            While in HTML code view I want to either make some test bold (strong) or italize a word (em), It would be nice to have shortcuts to work in this mode as they do in Design view.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Auto detect extension methods in libraries that are available and show them in intellisense.

                              It is my personal opinion that ReSharper has one very useful feature, and I think it would be an exceptional feature for Visual Studio.

                              When using the ReSharper intellisense, it's capable of identifying extension methods, and presenting them, even if there is no `using` statement currently setup. This means that I'm able to see extension methods I just wrote without having to include the namespace.

                              This is exceptionally useful when building an extension method that is then used across multiple classes during a refactor.

                              Finally, that feature is polished off by automatically adding the `using` when I choose the item…

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Remove the redundant Build

                                I suggest you to remove the redundant Build for the Silverlight+ASP.NET hosting project.
                                Each time I click Run with having done no changes to code, System starts building. That is annoying at least.
                                Thanks.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • show tests not in any playlist

                                  Please add some sort of list that is always visible i the Test Explorer and that shows all of the tests that have not been assigned to the current playlist.

                                  It's painful to have to keep selecting "All Tests", then scroll through a large number of tests that are in other playlists, add the new test to a playlist and then select that playlist again.

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                                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • In vb.net, textbox in multi-line mode

                                    Can you add a design-time property that allows for either automatic clearing of the textbox when full, or over-write at the beginning (~circular queue).

                                    I use a multi-line, textbox for a serial protocol analyzer real-time display. After about 3 days running, the textbox freezes, but the analyzer is still running. I setup a timer to clear the box every 4 hours. I don't want to test the remaining buffer size each time I write, since I am writing from multiple subs.

                                    It's easy to use the textbox for this, as when an error occurs a dump of the textbox can…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Split Microsoft Fakes, make Stubs available in PRO Edition and Shims in Premiun Edition

                                      Now Fakes are available in the Premium edition. But in fact Fakes are 2 absolutely different things, stubs are just very simple code generated stubs and shims are complex profiler api based. So, why not to make stubs available for wider audience? You can move then in to the Pro edition or even lower!

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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Show ID on kanban and task cards

                                        Show work item ID on kanban and task cards

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix TFS local data store concurrency issues - TF400030: The local data store is currently in use by another operation...

                                          TFS local data store really sucks in compare to traditional SVN integration.
                                          There should be special service to handle concurrent operations, when you have more than one VS opened - or - some kind of tool like TortoiseSVN would be better.

                                          I still get race conditions causing change conflicts, e.g. by operations during T4.

                                          Local data store should act logically - last change wins.

                                          It's so easy to integrate using monikers (http://bit.ly/1nC0w3Q), so vote for MS developers to learn own tech. ;-)

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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