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  1. provide the ability to automatically update the "Completed Work" field in TFS tasks.

    Hi,

    As a part of the daily scrum, the scrum master updated the remaining work associated with every task. Though it is implicit that remaining work + completed work = total effort, we would like to update the "Completed Work" field for the tasks. Currently I would have to open the task and manually update the "Completed Work", I would suggest that we make this implicit, that is every time we reduce the "Remaining work", the "Completed Work" field gets updated automatically.

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    • Kanban Board: Allow Customized Columns to apply Tags to items in the column

      Tags are a great addition. I would love to allow customized columns in the Kanban board to automatically apply user specified Tags to items in the column. Likewise, moving an item from one column to the next would remove the previous Tag and add the new Tag.

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      • Support .NET Languages for Web Client Programming (Compile IL to JavaScript)

        Microsoft recently introduced TypeScript for web client programming. TypeScript compiles to JavaScript.

        Microsoft should support the ability to compile IL to JavaScript. This would increase the number of web developers. It could make .NET the dominant web client programming platform.
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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make configuration file more intuitives

          Sometime configuration file arent intuitive enough that we cant understand what it does until we read a documentation about it. I wonder if you could improve the configuration system where developer who look at it could have a snap on what is it doing and which class used it.

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow entering project namespace during project creation

            I hate it when i have to open the property tabs for my project and edit the namespace and change some default file namespace to it.

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              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Unhandled Exception handling to Console Projects

              Windows Forms projects can add Unhandled Exception code by clicking the "View Application Events" button in the Project properties > Application tab. Please add the same feature to Console Projects.

              Thank you

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Code translator in VS

                Like Solution Explorer provide a Code Explorer where we can transliterate other language code into VB. Most online converters become unavailable many times or does not go through corporate firewall.
                This will be a great feature.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio 2013 with Microsoft Partner Network should be under perpetual license

                  I'm running into an issue where VS 2013 keeps saying my license is expired even though it's not. On top it seems like there's no easy way out of this even for Microsoft support. It's been a week now. Today I learnt that VS 2013 comes with non-perpetual license with MPN and cannot get a key. I need to register VS2013 once every month. I'm wondering the reason for this change and why Microsoft is making it so hard to use. Joining MPN is not free and should get perpetual license.

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                    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • "What's changed" view of backlogs

                    Often it's useful to see what changed in a particular time period (last week, last 24 hours, overnight when your dealing with Geographically distributed teams, ...). This assists in team planning / comms. It would be nice to see these in some fashion in the the backlog board views rather than having to write queries to display this information.

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                    • Allow the Quick Find to be come undocked and floatable

                      Please allow the Quick Find to open in an undockable mode (like the find in files). Sometimes I'm searching for various texts and I like to have the find open, instead I have to open it again on every new page.

                      Thanks.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • provide clarity for USERS of software created w/#J 2.0

                        Where is the security update link for this #J 2.0? Tonight I downloaded Homestead's SiteBuilder to the new laptop. The final part of install forced me to install this "Microsoft Visual #J 2.0" then after installing it, I was warned it was critical I come to this link (to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa496123) to "update for security reasons". Well, I clicked the link and came to that confounding site only to find it is apparently written for programmers who are coding in this #J 2.0 -- I see nothing on this site about USERS of the actual products (like SiteBuilder) that are…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make email templates customizable for Release Management 2013

                          Would be nice if the emails for approving and validating the releases from RM server are customizable.
                          To be able to put own texts in or company logos.

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                            4 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • New way to compare objects

                            Nowadays when we have to check if 2 or more objects are nulls, we do something like to code below

                            string name = null;
                            string lastName = null;
                            string result = null;

                            if (name == null || lastName == null) {
                            result = "Um deles é nulo";
                            }

                            The new way that i was think is

                            OneOF([]arrayOfObjects, value to compare)

                            if (OneOf(new string[2] { name, lastName }, null)) {
                            result = "One or more is null;
                            }

                            To compare &&

                            if(a == null && b == null)

                            The new way is

                            if (AllOf(new string[2] { name, lastName }, null) { …

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Option of baking like cakephp based on DB table so that platform become more easy and fast for development

                              I have been working in cakephp for few projects and found some good features like building complete admin panel to manage CRUD operations for all the tables that database details i have provided, really its save my lot of time to manually building it.

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • enable TFS email alerts triggerd by a change in a work item's Discussion (in History)

                                Right now you can configure fairly interesting email alerts in TFS. One thing we can't figure out how to do is to get an alert when someone "adds to the discussion". We don't want an email alert for just any change. We want an alert, for example, to the entire team when someone only changes the Discussion within the History control.

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                                • socket support for PCL(.Net 4.X, Windows 8.X, Windows Phone 8.X)

                                  Currently it is not supported to write code that uses sockets and share it between .Net and Windows Apps. The best solution I found so far was to define a Interface for the Socket in a Portable Class Library and create additional Projects for every platform that implements this interface. This makes it uncomfortable to write or use libraries that needs sockets and target multiple Platforms.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Updating the Basic setup and deployment

                                    InstallShield is sucks complicated , too much complicated , why don't you just update the basic setup and deployment and add more options in there , it gonna be more helpful and useful than the installshield ..

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add a Command property to SqlException

                                      When a SqlException is thrown, it will always be thrown by invoking an execute statement on the SqlCommand object. It would be helpful to have access to the actual SqlCommand object when handling the exception (which may be caught by some logging functionality far removed from the code that actually generated the exception.

                                      Right now, I have to catch and then rethrow the exception after adding the individual parameter values that were passed to the execute method.

                                      I usually let exceptions propagate up the call stack until a central handler can log the exception (and send them to me via…

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow project settings to be stored in an XML file

                                        I have an ASP.NET MVC web project that is in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, and I use GitHub as my central repository. I work at home, commit, go to the office, pull, do work, commit, go home, pull, do work, commit, etc.

                                        This is working fine. But something keeps irritating me..

                                        On my web project, I specifically have disabled [Edit and Continue] and told it, under the 'Web' options, for Start Action to be set to Specific Page, like seen in the picture below.

                                        But every single time I change computers and do a Pull of the latest version,…

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                                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • compare equality of ranges of items in collections

                                          Currently NETFX has weak/incomplete support for comparing the equality of ranges of items in arrays, lists, strings. This is such a fundamental and common operation yet it is still missing/incomplete!

                                          Please consider adding the following simple and fast method to System.Buffer to compare the equality of a range of items in a large array of primitives:

                                          public static bool BlockEquals(System.Array a, int aOffset, System.Array b, int bOffset, int count);

                                          The proposed BlockEquals() method would be consistent with the existing BlockCopy() method in System.Buffer:

                                          public static void BlockCopy(System.Array src, int srcOffset, System.Array dst, int dstOffset, int count);

                                          Like BlockCopy(), the proposed…

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