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      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Stop requiring a PC restart after installing updates

      VS2012 Update 3 requires the PC be updated when complete. Given that this is 2013, and MS was bragging about getting restart scenarios down to something like 5 back when Win2K was released, it seems like high time that non-kernel updates - particularly user level applications - should not require the entire system be restarted. I just can't believe that we're *still* having to do this; 10 years ago, I'd have put money on MS being able to dynamically restart the *kernel* without a reboot by now!

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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Query Results Window - Query Selector

        Add ability to change queries within the Query Results Window/Tab.

        Most of the time when I'm working I only need one TFS Query Results window open at a time, but I can't change queries without going to Team Explorer and opening a different query in a new window.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • lightswitch html menu

          Have the ability to create a html project with the scaffolding for menus . If so the new menu structure found in crm 2013 and sharepoint 2013 is a good scaffold. At least the user familiarity is good.

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            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support Selenium WebDriver tests on Mozila

            Team Foundation Service (visualstudio.com) should support Selenium WebDriver tests in the build process.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Not request business information in Visual Studio Express 2012 registration

              I am very interested in writing Windows 8 apps and have started writing code outlines for the app. To do this, however, I need to mention what business I'm affiliated with.

              Unfortunately, I'm not part of any business. I consider myself a hobbyist, interested in creating a business one day. The business "requirement" currently keeps me from downloading Visual Studio Express 2012.

              One of the apps I'm imagining, I'm also trying to create an Android version for. While acquiring the ADT for Android was not all that smooth, there wasn't the suggestion that I needed to be part of a…

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VS2010 : go back to old find dialog (like in VS2010) or allow disabling the quickfind

                Hi all,

                The new "Quickfind" - panel of VS2012 is annoying. It does not respond as expected and could not be positioned as needed.
                It slows down all work.

                So I would suggest to go generally back to the old "find dialog" or allow the users to disable the new "quickfind" toolwindow.

                Best regards,
                dp.

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                  2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Expose failure message to TestContext

                  TestContext currently exposes the last test method's outcome but does not expose the failure message if the outcome was a fail.

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                  • Add DisplayNames depending on Type in mvc using entity framework 5+

                    If I have an address table which can have different types like Presidential Address, or Consumer Address, or Dog Kennel address for a Cat, I may want to have different DisplayNames assigned to the fields for my address. It would be nice if I could change the display name if it detected AddressType="Cat". Example in the model I might have: [DisplayName("Cat Address1:","AddressType","==","Cat")]

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Hint Paths in the solution explorer properties

                      Allow me to see and edit the hint path on the project reference in solution explorer directly.

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                      • Please allow to insert font in points in tools->Options->Font and Colrs

                        For developer like me, 10 is very small and 11 is very big for me. So I would request this feature to enter fonts size in points something like 10.5. So that we can have font size bigger as we want.

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bring back the "Before building" options in VS2012

                          In earlier versions, there was a dropdown in Tools | Options that let me choose whether or not I wanted to save files when building. It would be very useful to have this back. (VS2012 always saves when building.)

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                            3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Think of providing thread ID correspondingly in call-stack entries in VS IDE

                              Try to provide thread ID correspondingly in call-stack entries. This would really help understanding thread-switches/flow while degugging multithread applications. Though there is an option to see threads(thread window) I feel it is not so connected with the code we intend to debug.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TFS Build. Add corelation between "Configurations to Build" and "Automated Tests" (test settings etc.)

                                When I build different configurations in one Build ("Configurations to build" option) I want to run Unit tests with different test settings depend on builded configuration.
                                P.S. It's about DefaultTemplate.xaml

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Implement a Restart Build Button (Same as Stop, Wait for Stop, and Start)

                                  I'd like a button that's a one stop shop for stopping a build, followed by starting one.

                                  My use case is this:

                                  - I'll start a lengthy build, and start perusing my code, looking for optimizations, or things that are plain wrong
                                  - I'll find something that I need to fix, fix it locally, and then click "stop build"
                                  - At certain points in our build process, this takes quite a long time (particularly linking).
                                  - I'm constantly distracted waiting for the build to stop, only to start it again.

                                  Ideally I'd click "restart" build, versus "stop" [lengthy pause] "start",…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • [MSFT Announcement] Post ideas related to InRelease & Release Management here

                                    Please use the Release Management category when posting ideas related to InRelease or Release Management.

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                                    • Add hierarchical TraceSource configuration

                                      Allow TraceSources to inherit configuration including level and listeners, maybe by adding new tags like <inheritableListeners> and "InheritableSourceSwitch" property.

                                      This should allow configuring "System" and have it automagically propagate to all tracesources starting with "System." like "System.Windows.Data" etc.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Versioning of Work Item Types XML based configuration

                                        Currently you can use witadmin to import/export the work item types configuration, allow storing the configuration history in TFS automatically.

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                                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Fix missing functionality for custom Code Review states

                                          In the current implementation, you have the ability to customize the states of the code review feedback however, there is no ability to change the Visual Studio "Send & Finish" values.
                                          This renders the customization of the states feature unusable. Here is a link to a discussion with all the details:
                                          http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/fa982f2a-5e97-4089-b628-ce0134401ac2/customize-code-review-feedback-status

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                                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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