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  1. tag cloud on TFS dashoard

    wouldn't it be cool to have a tag cloud that can be placed on the TFS dashboard based on the tags that have been assigned to the work items that are "owned" by a team

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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add OR situation to approvers in stage in RM

      Now it seems that all attached approvers in a release stage in RM needs to approve the release (AND situation).
      It would be nice to have the option to make it an OR situation. That either approver 1 or approver 2 has to approve it.
      This way you can use fallback situation when somebody is away or on holiday for example.

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        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • IntelliSense Quick Info inprovements for c++ templates

        Right now the IntelliSense Quick Info will show comments that are placed as such:

        template<class T>
        // Descriptive comment about foo
        void foo()

        but not placed like this:

        //Descriptive comment about foo()
        template<class T>
        void foo()

        I use Doxygen documentation tool that builds documentation from descriptive comments. I'd also like to use these descriptive comments as IntelliSense Quick Info. Often the descriptive comments get quite long and thus if I place the comment after the template<***> line that can make the code harder to read where there is a large distance between the template<***> statement and the rest of the…

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • let Visual Studio for git supports Visual Studio 2010

          Could you support Visual Studio 2010? After all, a lot of developers use this version to develop .net application

          We've bought over 20 licenses of vs2010.

          Thank you, very very much!

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            0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • I am using Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2008.

            x_boolean = Double.TryParse("$2", x_double) 'returns false and 0
            but
            x_double = CDbl("$2") 'returns 2.0

            that seems inconsistent to me!

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • c# open a video and get information Visual Studio

                Hello!!

                I'm trying to get information from a video, for example:

                - number of frames
                - duration of the video
                - point to a specific frame and work with it as an image (this is important)

                I can open the video with:

                "Microsoft.Win32.OpenFileDialog dialog = new Microsoft.Win32.OpenFileDialog();" (http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsdesktop/How-to-Use-Media-Element-b8ce7e92) VisualStudio2010

                thank you so much!

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support Spatial Types in Portable Class Libraries

                  The EF guys finally implemented support for SQL Server spatial types. Unfortunately, EF maps spatial data to a type that belongs to the System.Data.Entity.Spatial namespace in the EntityFramework.dll binary. This is rather unfortunate since this prevents entity classes with spatial data from being included in portable class libraries.

                  I hope you guys can work with the EF team to create a new spatial type that's less coupled to EF so that it may be included in portable class libraries.

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a program, to be used by command line, on TFS and Visual Studio, for code clone analysis.

                    Like FxCop, in order to make a code coverage analysis, for our projects, it's also required to make a code clone analysis. I know that it's possible on Visual Studio IDE, but for Agile projects, it's more powerful by command line.

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                      1 comment  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Insert Image button is missing in Eclipse TEE

                      We are using Team Explorer Everywhere(TEE 2013) with the Eclipse IDE.

                      When we try to edit work items that have an HTML field from Eclipse, we realized that there is no "insert image" button in the HTML field toolbar. This button is present in Team Web Access and Visual Studio. This creates an inconsistency among the clients.

                      10 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable Dynamic Queries

                        It would be really nice if dynamic queries could be used in PreProcessQuery method. For example, if Dynamic Linq Library functionality was built into LS we could use strings instead of lambda expressions in Linq OrderBy & Where clauses.

                        Like this:
                        query = query.OrderBy("LastName, FirstName DESC")
                        Instead of this:
                        query = query.OrderBy(a <= a.LastName).ThenDescendingBy(a <= a.FirstName)

                        Related discussion here:
                        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/500229db-f462-4fb4-ac25-9ab501a32607/html-table-server-side-sort

                        There is an old unreleased Dynamic Linq Library that does this seen here:

                        http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/01/07/dynamic-linq-part-1-using-the-linq-dynamic-query-library.aspx

                        This would allow us to easily enable server-side sort based on runtime-user interaction. For example: Allow users to sort the HTML Table Control by clicking on…

                        45 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support for alerts on usage metrics/telemetry (for e.g."Cow counter" falls below threshold or Page load times are slow)

                          Application insights captures usage metrics and telemetry for your application and web sites. These metrics are critical to analyze whether your app/site is "succeeding" and yet there is no way to setup alerts on these important metrics.

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                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please add extensibilty to WPF controls, where test builder can recognise the Font properties(Type/Size/Style).

                            Please add extensibilty to WPF controls, where test builder can recognise the Font properties(Type/Size/Style). As in my case working on legacy product where QA engineer don't have the access to look or hook dev code to add extensibility.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • GPU Geomatric Shader

                              Add full feature of GPU Editor on Visual Studio Editor to make developer build efficient work geometrics shape.
                              that can improve games shaders styles with easy steps modifier like ComposserFX and MonkeyShader editor and made existing projects solutions built geometry files to help developer for faster learning of GPU Pixel/Vertex Shaders.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add TryRemove(TKey key, out TValue value) to Dictionary<TKey, TValue>

                                Currently, to "pull" an item out of a Dictionary it is a two step process:

                                SomeClass value = null;
                                if (dictionary.TryGetValue(theKey, out value))
                                {
                                dictionary.Remove(theKey);
                                // do something with the item...
                                }

                                This requires the hash code to be generated twice, which can be costly in high performance scenarios (which is why TryGetValue exists in the first place).

                                It would be optimal to be able to do:

                                SomeClass value = null;
                                if (dictionary.TryRemove(theKey, out value))
                                {
                                // do something with the item...
                                }

                                Implementation would be trivial and provide significant benefit.

                                293 votes
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                                  10 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Keyboard shortcut to Expand the shared steps while executing manual test cases in MTM 2012

                                  I use MTM 2012 regularly for test execution. Generally, the test cases that I execute have several shared steps in it. So, it is little painful to expand each and every shared step using mouse and also this eats up the time if the test case contains more shared steps.

                                  So, if a keyboard shortcut key is implemented to expand the individual shared steps while executing the tests will be really helpful.

                                  Thanks,

                                  Inthiyaz

                                  9 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Filter conversations in TFS team room

                                    I think you should include filters to make this more useful.

                                    Filter on:

                                    -User (e.g. messages/replies to me)

                                    -Work item id

                                    -Date span


                                    More powerful if combined with the possibility to hashtag a conversation and a search function.

                                    13 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • save text files with the newline convention present in the file when opened

                                      The Visual Studio text file editor has an "advanced save" option that allows me to choose a particular format to save to, every time I save a file.
                                      However, 99% of the time, the right thing to do is to save the file using whatever convention was present when the file was originally opened. Thus, if I open a file with LF-style line termination, new lines I add should be terminated with LF, and the file should be saved as LF-terminated. If I open a file with CRLF convention, new lines I *** should be terminated with CRLF, and it…

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                                        4 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • XmlSerializer.AddCustomSerializer(Type,delegate)

                                        delegate=
                                        return myDateTime.ToString("yyyyMMddHHmmss");
                                        you know...

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow multiple properties in a class to be changed at once, like some kind of "with" clause.

                                          Delphi and VB have the ability to set multiple properties in one statement without having to refer to the parent object.

                                          For example:

                                          with myObject
                                          .Prop1 =
                                          .Prop2 =
                                          .Prop3 =
                                          etc

                                          C# does have the class initializer syntax, which is great, but it would be better if we could do this AFTER the class has been initialized. Something like this:

                                          with (myObject)
                                          {
                                          Property1 = "***",
                                          Property2 = "yyy",
                                          Property3 = "zzz"
                                          };

                                          46 votes
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                                            4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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