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  1. Adding a TFS ability to connect TFS project with SharePoint 2013 Host Name Site Collections

    I use SharePoint 2013 host named site collections instead of Path based site collections and I need to create TFS connection to HNSC sites.
    According to several TFS and SharePoint Support engineer, this is currently not possible.
    Can you add this functional ability to TFS?

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    • Visual Studio multi project templates always create a new solution

      I have created a multi-project template. When I add it to an existing solution, all the projects got added to the existing solution. Need a configuration option in the project group template that allows to always create a new solution. Please note: If I try to add a VSPackage template (under Extensibility), it always create a new solution.

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Refernce to All Project in Solution

        When adding a reference to a project, It would be nice to have a feature "Add Reference to All Projects in Solution", or be able to select multiple projects within a solution to add that reference to.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Limit the number of opened files in the editor

          I rarely work with more than 5 files simultaneously. Within few hours of launching visual studio, things start to get messy with tens of files opened . It would be very nice if I can limit the number of opened tabs to 5 and whenever I open a new file, it gets loaded at the least used tab .

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Show variable contents interleaved into the code during debug step-through

            Show variable contents interleaved into the code during debug step-through.

            text editor when not debugging:
            line 4. line of code with int variable i1 and string s1;
            line 5. line of code with int variable i2 and string s2;

            text editor while debugger paused at line 4:
            line 4. line of code with int variable i1 and string s1;
            line "4.5": i1= 123 s1="bla bla bla...(truncated if too long");
            line 5. line of code with int variable i2 and string s2;

            Optionally interleave all things in local and global scope into all lines by pressing some toggle key.

            The variable…

            3 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Time statistics from timedEvent does not appear on Application Insights dashboard

              We use the Application Insight SDK to take some metrics from our code.
              So we have the abbility to use Timed Events to get some metrics on our code. When we look the statistics on the dashboard we dont see the statistics about the time metric.

              For example when we write a code like this

              public IEnumerable<CSMenu> GetSiteMenus() {
              var timedEvent = ServerAnalytics.CurrentRequest
              .StartTimedEvent("WebApi/GetSiteMenus");

              IEnumerable<CSMenu> menu = CSMenu.Simplify(db.MultiLingual.OfType<Menu>().Where(m => m.ParentId == null && m.Active).OrderBy(m => m.Ordinal));

              timedEvent.End();

              return menu;
              }

              We are expecting to see in detail information about the time that this method spend to return data.

              This information…

              29 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • TFS PM with SVN CM Integration

                Just like the way GIT is been integrated in TFS 2013, we are looking forward from Microsoft to integrate SVN CM with TFS 2013.

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                • 11 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make it possible for us to name areas of our XAML code

                    My idea is a kind of meta-tag with a name and a description. You'd use it by placing an opening meta-tag somewhere in your XAML and a closing meta-tag somewhere below. Whenever your mouse pointer hovered over a clear area of the XAML window that's inside the region defined by your meta-tag (somewhere without any XAML, like a white line, or the blank area before or after any XAML tag), the tooltip would show the name and description given in your meta-tag.

                    In another related subject, the #region and #endregion directives could also have the same behaviour, but in the…

                    31 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Use Word to compare versions of a Word document in source control

                      When my TFS repository has a Word document, and I want to compare two versions of it, I can't, supposedly because it's a binary file. In Subversion, when I do this, it opens Word in compare mode, allowing Word to show the differences between the two versions. I'm surprised Microsoft, the maker of Word, hadn't done the same, and instead gives a cryptic message about not being able to compare non-text files.

                      connect case: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/871789/compare-versions-of-ms-word-documents

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                      • 1,005 votes
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                          under review  ·  51 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Look back carefully at the user interface of Visual Studio 2010 and compare with 2013. 2010 was superior in too many ways.

                          I've been working with Microsoft development tools for over 20 years and with .NET since 2001. This is the first time I'm deeply disappointed by a new version. Moving from 2010 to 2013 is so frustrating that it made me search for this site and try to get the message through. Checking in changes is a complete nightmare. Comparing two versions in the history of a file is also inferior. Generally clarity has been lost, the standard colour schemes are all less readable and it's harder to find things and do what you need to do. I get the feeling…

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                            1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • make friendly machine names in the eventlog on testcontroller

                            It would make a lot easier if the events in the eventlog could show the friendly name of the machine and environment instead of some machine number(e.g. vstfs:///LabManagement/TestMachine/26138 ). I can go to the database to find the actual machine but it takes time.
                            An event like this:
                            (QTController.exe, PID 9504, Thread 63) AgentManager: Agent vstfs:///LabManagement/TestMachine/26138 is not Online. Skipping in delete operation : Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.Exceptions.EqtException: The agent was able to reach controller but the controller was not able to connect back to the agent. Make sure that the firewall on the test agent machine is not blocking the connection.
                            at…

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create a new JavaScript (SPA capable) SSRS viewer control

                              It would be great to have a new SPA capable (selfishly, Angular) JavaScript SSRS viewer. The current viewer doesn't provide the level of flexibility across devices or touch centricity.

                              3 votes
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                              • Reverse link items to team room discussions

                                Currently, one can link to a workitem, changeset, or build by entering # and the id. It would be nice if one could follow a back link from those items to discussions referring to them in the team room.

                                Scenario
                                Product Owner introduces new Product Backlog Items. Team discusses with Backlog owner in Team Room, referencing the items throughout.

                                Days down the road, Dev A realizes that some things discussed were never added to the work item. To easily find discussions about them, links in the work items can be followed to sections of the discussion (perhaps by day or…

                                10 votes
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                                • Support git.exe in custom build template in Visual Studio Online

                                  I use a custom task that leverages git.exe to commit build artifacts to a deployment channel. However, Team Foundation Service, while accepting git repositories, does not appear to make git.exe available to custom tasks. Can this be changed?

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Add another abstraction level beneath an application

                                    As a DevOp I not only want to see the applications overall indicators, but I also want to see it on a machine level. So if I see in the application that some of the requests are failing (e.g throwing an exception), I can go one level deeper and would see that it is one certain server that produces these errors.

                                    11 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • HJS extension bug

                                      fix this bug: every time i open VS 2013 I have to TOOLS->Options->Text Editor->File Extensions <re add the extension hjs associated to HTML Editor>

                                      VS doesn't know about HJS extension (Hogan.js), and it doesn't save the mapping

                                      4 votes
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                                      • TFS API for Windows Phone 7/8

                                        I would like to see TFS API for both WP7 and WP8. Things I would like to see in that API:
                                        - Recent projects & Teams (I should be able to add new project, browse them and display all of them within my server)
                                        - Users (I should be able to see all users that are connected with my projects on my server, I should be able to add a new one, edite them or delete them, also I should be able to see basic informations about selected user: email, first name and last name and his licence: if I…

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                                        • Inline assignment inside while statement

                                          I think VB developers miss the inline assignment inside while clause feature, which is already exist in c#
                                          its great if we can find the equivalent for this in VB

                                          while ((bytesRead = stream.Read(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)) > 0)
                                          {
                                          // Use the data you've read
                                          }

                                          'll be

                                          While (bytesRead = stream.Read(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)) > 0
                                          ' Use the data you've read
                                          End While

                                          i know the VB uses = as equality operator inside while, but while VB uses the same operator for assignment, perhaps we can find a proper solution for this

                                          4 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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