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  1. Provide Claims Authentication support for TFS

    Currently, TFS only supports Classic mode authentication and does not support the newer styles of authentication introduced with SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 for Claims-based authentication. This makes it very difficult to integrate SharePoint installations with all of the components using a single login/set of credentials. For example, a login is required for TFS, SharePoint, SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Analysis Services. TFS does not have the concept of Claims Authentication or an SSO model like SharePoint so integrating all of these systems together with a single login across servers using normal NTLM authentication is basically impossible. Having…

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    • Add a link to "Label" option in the new link type "Versioned Item"

      Hi,

      It would be nice to link a label or a versioned item by label to workitems.

      We use label for branch and folder for versionning purpose and it will be nice to link it to some specific workitem.

      It make it easier to retrieve label for specific component version and merging them.

      Best regards

      Kevin

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      • Linq to Sql Group Class

        Por favor al momento de usar LINQ to SQL, que haya una opción para agruparo etiquetar un grupo de Clases.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Work Item Queries: Allow user-defined variables

          We frequently want to use copies of the same query, each modified for a particular developer, customer, and/or job/project. For example "[All tasks] assigned to John", or "[All tasks] for the XYZ application". The core query is the same, just the name of the person/customer needs to change.

          We have about 10 core queries which are duplicated to make several hundred variants, and over time this is getting much worse.

          It would be a massive help if we could define an "enumerated type" variable (list of users, list of customers) that could be used with a core query to auto-generate…

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          • Improve TFS Branch Merging user interface

            We work in a mainline with branch-per-release, so periodically we need to merge one or more bugfix change-sets to the active release branch. Often this means a batch of several non-contiguous changesets need to be merged to the same branch.

            1) When we open the merge dialog it doesn't remember the last-used settings (it defaults to "merge all changes" and the oldest branch - we always want to do a "merge specific changesets" and almost always this will be targeting the most recently created branch. If it just remembered the last settings I used, this would save a lot of…

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            • Change some default values.

              Change the default font size to 12 or 13, default (10) is way too small. Tab Size was too big, 4 is a ideal.

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Accessibility support for reading code, better debugging, etc.

                It would be convenient if screen readers could report the levels of indentation we're in. For example, when we press "enter" inside a C# class, the reader would say, "Cursor at class leve; cursor at method level." Also, we would like auditory feedback when red squiggles appear; the reader would say, "Syntax error."

                Perhaps a tool that could narrate debugging sessions as the program runs.

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                  0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Reference should mark unsupported Assemblys

                  When I have a Store project you could show desktop Assemblys in gray.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Retain Object Instance After Debug Ends

                    Many times when debugging code which utilises 3rd party API's its usefull to look at the structure and values in a return object.

                    My suggestion is the ability to retain a copy of a watch variable at a specific time in execution so you can browse the object and data as you do in the watch window after debugging has finished.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • spell check properties and method

                      It would be great to have an english spell checker for property and method names (that works with camel-case words) - this would help us non-native english speakers a lot (code has to be in english, no matter your mother tongue). Spelling mistakes introduced in public APIs are hard to get rid of.

                      for example:
                      Desktop getDekstop() //should be viod getDesktop)
                      PropertyBag generateProperityBag() // should be generatePropertyBag

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Run the build process on a separate thread. Sometimes I want to kick off a build locally and go update the status of a task or bug.

                        Run the build process on a separate thread. Sometimes I want to kick off a build locally and go update the status of a task or bug and the IDE hangs. This is an issue for folks maintaining larger solutions.

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                        • Regard #regions for member listing in the solution explorer

                          In the solution explorer, under each file, you get a listing of all classes and members in that file. The class members are sorted by their occurence in the file, not alphabetically. For long classes with many methods, I usually use #regions to group them by category. Now the long members list is a bit useless in that order if I can't take advantage of my #regions here. So the region names should be either displayed as separators, or even better, as a separate tree level to expand regions individually. The regions should of course also be sorted as they…

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                          • Allow custom notifications via the Team Room API

                            The Team Room API allows messages to be posted to the team room by an individual user, these messages are limited to plain text.

                            Work item updates, build completions etc. are posted to the team room as "notifications", can contain additional information, and appear as system messages. It would be great to be able to extend this for third party services.

                            For example, we use Octopus Deploy for deployment, having deployment status and information surfaced in the team room would be great. This is possible using the current API but the messages appear as being posted by me (I could…

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                              0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide 'Total Effort' on Backlog page

                              On the Backlog page provide the 'Total Effort' for all PBIs. In our Sprint review and planning meetings we spend to much time manually adding the 'Total Effort'.

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                              • Lightswitch HTML Client - An option in the data designer to not allow external access to a table

                                when a user logs in, there are now allowed to do external service calls ( http://www.domain.com/LSProject/database.svc/Orders ) this should be the exception not the rule. Usually, data is locked down and released as needed, LS releases the data and locks it down as needed.
                                i even understand using https so you cannot see the data, filtering etc. but it just should not be where you have to code a few days more just to lock down data from external forces when you dont even intend for this data to be used externally. PLUS, you have to lock down this data…

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                                • make ?? and .? operators overloadable

                                  Could you please make the ?? and ?. operators overloadable. Implementers of Option<T>/Maybe<T> (Nullable<T> for value and reference types) could then take advantage of them.

                                  Option<T>/Maybe<T> allows one to address the problem of null reference exceptions where they happen most often: reference types.

                                  I haven’t yet tried to modify the Roslyn compiler to make these two operators overloadable, but you can try out a hacked version of Roslyn where I have replaced Nullable<T> with my own implementation of Option<T>: https://roslyn.codeplex.com/SourceControl/network/forks/GabrielHorvath/ReplaceNullableWithOption

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • SSIS "Union Distinct" option

                                    In SSIS, Data Flow tab, we need a component to Union from multiple Flatflies, but make the output DISTINCT before insertion into a database table. I currently have to jump through some extra custom hoops to make this happen.

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                                      0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support for defining the design-time value of any property

                                      Currently one has specialized attributes like d:DesignWidth to define a width in the designer, while having no effect at all at runtime. It would be useful to be able to prefix any existing property to have a specific design-time value.
                                      E.g. I know my user control will be over a dark parent and its text is white. To ease designing the control, I may want to do:
                                      <UserControl d:Background="DarkBlue">
                                      Other example, let's say I have a custom markup extension to lookup some label names... but of course at design time they are empty... Let's fix this poor design experience:
                                      <TextBlock…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow association of any RoutedEvent to an ICommand from XAML

                                        That will be nice when you use MVVM pattern. It will avoid the need to create an attached property each time you want relate an event that does not have a representation as command.

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                                        • reporting services viewer control

                                          So we can at least not go to the browser, better viewer control for both silverlight and wpf

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