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  1. Provide more granular folder/file permissions management

    I'm currently a TFS project administrator for which we would like to be able to ensure that our Source Control directory maps to the hierarchy in another (in-house custom) asset management tool. We want users to be able to check in and check out files wherever they want, but not be able to create or delete folders. Being able to assign permissions in Source Control equivalent to what NTFS permissions allow would be very useful.

    Thanks.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Option to save without BOM by default

      For the 2012 web express edition, it would be super handy to have an easy way of saving files without the byte order mark (BOM) by default. For those of us working with html + php this would be nice because php does not always handle the BOM well - for instance, if you include a php file saved with a BOM in an html file, the BOM will be added into the html as a character which can mess with the page layout.

      There is an 3rd part extension "Fix File Encoding" that adds this functionality for the non-express…

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • give us the choice of exporting and printing in Team Foundation Server Express.

        Printing and exporting might be a handy tool to allow us to show to our customers or future customers, what are the plans to develop something.

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

          Orleans Framework is been introduce in Channel9 close to 3 years ago.
          http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Going+Deep/Project-Orleans-A-Cloud-Computing-Framework

          What is the news of Easier Actor Model Framework from Microsoft.
          Halo 4 is using Orleans Framework, Hope to listen this good news.

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • F# TypeProviders should work in Windows Store Apps.

            F# TypeProviders are not supported in .NET Portable Subset (Windows Store) libraries. The ability to use TypeProviders in a Windows Store app would be extremely beneficial.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add ability to ignore files and folders

              I was testing out TFS.VisualStudio.com and I found it to be very robust. However there are a few pieces of functionality that are missing that I would like to have. The most crucial is the ability to ignore files and folders. From time to time I run across files and folders that do not need to be in source control. These include the .suo file, config files are sometimes excluded depending on the project, I tend to not include my resharper files, I also do not push my build directories. I used to use TFS at my last job and…

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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • CodeMap - better c++ support?

                I'd like to see better c++ support for CodeMaps - especially the "Show Related" options that are available for C#

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                • Repositories in Git should have a gitattributes, gitignore file be default

                  When creating a TFS project which has Git as source control either Visual Studio or TFS should have a predefined gitattributes and gitignore similar to the way GitHub for Windows client does.

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                    2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Solve the IF snippet problem in VB.Net

                    If you are writting your code and have this:

                    If property = 1

                    And press Tab key, the snippet writes this:

                    If property = 1 Then
                    [focus here]
                    End If
                    Then

                    As you can see the snippet writes another Then O_o

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Better support for Decimal type, eg. BitConverter.ToDecimal()

                      Decimal type is still not fully supported by .Net Framework.

                      Some classes/interfaces implement methods for conversion/comparison, eg. IConvertible.ToDecimal(), Convert.ToDecimal()
                      but other still do not. Eg. BitConverter.ToDecimal().

                      Since Decimal is an important base type please support it wherever it is applicable.

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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add F# style pipelining to VB

                        Dim F as new List(of Integer)
                        F => function(u) u.ToString() => Join(vbNewLine)

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow test playlists to be used by TFS build servers

                          There are lots of ways of organising tests in Visual Studio, by class, traits, namespace, playlist but none of these can then be used in a build definition. For instance a Continuous Integration build should only run unit tests however there is no way of specifying this in the Build Definition

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Combine the VB as C# ide

                            I have seen other companies, such as IL spy & telerik have different tabs with different language versions of the same code. I propose microsoft remove "C# & VB" applications, and instead have a generic "Managed application", where you could at any time edit the source code in either language, where in a project a version of what you write would exist in VB and also in C#. Also where you could edit a project from either language, simply by selecting the C# tab, or the VB tab.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hyper-V should stop blocking my laptops power management

                              See this page for users with this issue
                              http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w8itprogeneral/thread/6f383b2a-3a4a-472f-a966-cda0ce646e37

                              Win Phone 8 SDK requires Hyper-V. Hyper-V disables CPU throttling I don't know the specifics of the details of what is happening behind the scenes, but I can observe what happens on my laptop before and after installing Win Phone 8 SDK.

                              After installing the SDK, I can observe that my CPU Frequency in Resource Monitor no longer fluctuates, it stays steady at my CPU's rated speed. Additionally, when I perform any CPU-intensive task, my CPU temp goes to 95 Celsius, whereas it used to stick around 80 Celsius before the…

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                                0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add formatting and format selections for code files like (.cs)

                                  When writing and editing code sometimes extra lines or spaces are added like:
                                  int x;
                                  int y;

                                  Response.Write("hello") ;

                                  so, i need to format the above code automatically to be like:
                                  int x;
                                  int y;
                                  Response.Write("hello");

                                  and this formatting can be applied for all class or selected part of the code. the attached file has an example from VS in code behind file.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Access to Lightswitch migration

                                    I found, that most of the Access-Applications (worth to mention) have lots of SCRUD-Screens, but also for each "main group" one or two screens which are heavily used and programmed and carefully designed. On the one hand, this screens makes 90 % of the usage of the application, on the other hand they are nearly impossible to recreate in a different system like LS.

                                    So my idea / question would be: What about a pure conversion of the _screens surface_ with the screen components / colors / images (like textbox, combo-box, checkbox and sub-page and Listbox and and and) as…

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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Develop some visually attractive, functional website templates for some basic businesses along with good documentaion to grow adoption of VS

                                      The WWW is by far the most significant driver of software development today. Developers are looking for a career protection (i.e. developing in a sustainable platform that will have longevity), that is conducive to their customers needs and is easy to learn, adopt and use. Visual Studio is such an opportunity but has VERY limited templates and documentation to assist newbies like me. The Wingtip Toys is the best available but is very basic. Please help getting us newbies on board..!

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Groupping UnitTests by Namespace missing in VS2012

                                        In Test Explorer groupping Tests by Namespace is not possible like in older versions of Visual Studio.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • When Getting Latest on a solution, refresh the TFS lock icons in Solution Explorer

                                          If a checked out file has been checked in by another user since your last Get, and you Get Latest at the solution level, the TFS lock icon next to the file does not refresh. It appears to be still checked out until the Solution Explorer is refreshed.

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