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  1. Add a tabular control to work items

    It would be helpful have the ability to add a table to a work item as a standard or custom control with the ability to roll up dimensions and measures on a per-column basis. Currently, we need to implement this on a per-cell basis. I don't see serialization into XML as an option for this as I would like to be able to run reports against these fields in SSAS. Avoidance of a reference for each cell like Company.Type.FieldName.1, Company.Type.FieldName.2, etc. is preferable, as it makes a mess of the cube.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Slow Cheetah out of the box

      I don't understand why web config transformations come bundled within Visual Studio, but to transform fat client (Win Forms, WPF) apps, you have to download the Slow Cheetah extension. Save us all the trouble and make this an out of the box feature.

      96 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show the parent work item name on the Team Members Sprint Board

        I like the "team members" Sprint Board but it shows the Team Member name twice rather than showing the Name of the parent work item. When team members are assigned tasks such as "Code Review", you must open each item to find the one that links to the correct parent work item. The backlog items board shows both Parent and User Assignment and it would be useful if the team members board showed the opposite information.

        10 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow "Multiple Documents Environment" like VS2008 & older versions. Don't force me into "Tabbed Documents" !!

          Allow "Multiple Documents Environment" like VS2008 & older versions. Don't force me into "Tabbed Documents" !!
          There was a Tools Option in VS2008 & ealier versions under category Environment -> General to allow user a choice regarding does user want "Multiple Documents Environment" OR "Tabbed Documents".
          Visual Studio 6 did not need that because it did not have the mess called "Tabbed Documents" :-).
          Please make it available in ALL future versions of Visual Studio including VS2010.

          41 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • I would like to be able to tie the Visual Studio Source Control plug-in to the solution.

            Currently the plug-in choice is tied to the installation of Visual Studio. If I have work code that is in TFS, while personal play projects are in Mercurial, I have no way to be able to use the VisualHG plug-in with my personal projects, while using TFS for my work projects.

            If the plug-in choice was part of the solution, that would be a welcome addition for many developers who do corporate work at the same time as open-source/vanity projects.

            20 votes
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            • Improve Class diagram Usability

              Hi,

              I would like give suggestion in VS that is as below:

              1. In class diagram – class details window it will be good if we show the number of functions, properties in the [] e.g. Methods [3], Properties [10] etc. It will help us to cross verity whether we have added the number of function or properties as defined in technical document or not.

              2. Allow multiple Properties, Methods, Fields Copy and paste from clipboard or into clipboard (At least names so that we can define other properties)

              3. Also add one more column , showing icon to add…

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I want to add lists on the SharePoint Portal of my custom process template

                When designing my custom process template portal, I can only add document libraries and the documents that will be placed in them.
                Actually what I need more is to build a my own custom list with the my own custom fields.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Setup up groups, and permission on the my custom process template portal.

                  On my custom process template, I can create groups and set permissions of the work items and projects.
                  What I also need is to create the groups and permission for the SharePoint site libraries.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Group Extensions Methods together for better Intellisense (ie foo.Linq.Single())

                    Adding extension methods like Linq make intellisense almost unusable... just too many options with no organization.

                    So how about an attribute on the using statement (ie)

                    [ReferenceAs("Linq")]
                    using System.Linq;

                    [ReferenceAs("MyHelpers")]
                    using HelpersLib.Extensions;

                    This will group all the extension methods together so instead of:

                    foo.Where(..)
                    foo.ToCleanInt()

                    You have...

                    foo.Linq.Where(..)
                    foo.MyHelpers.ToCleanInt()

                    So instead of hunting through 50 different extension methods, you could narrow them down easily.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Give an option to have Embeded interop types to false by default all the time

                      Each time we start a new project and add COM references, we end up having to select them all to turn the property "Embeded interop types" to false. Very annoying and there's a lot of people on the web which would dream to have this option. I just hope they'll see this idea to vote for it.

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                      • Windows forms for windows 8 apps

                        As a windows forms dev using gdi+ it's pretty hard to get used to wpf especially with adding buttons etc dynamicly. MY idea is to make a small customized version of windows forms for windows 8 apps so it will be easier to create them.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Import, Export - Repository - Option

                          Please - Add a Import,Export - Repository - Option to Visual-Studio from,to another TFS,GIT,CVS,SVC !
                          And Import all other compatible information from the other repositor's ! (Remarks, Branches etc.)

                          4 votes
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                          • Allow side by side installation of .NET 4.0 with 4.5.

                            Upgrades are always welcome. They are also risky. The recent update of .NET framework 4.0 to 4.5 added some nice features, but also some notable bugs. The ability to specifically target a framework is essential for stability.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • make all msdn documentation available off-line

                              Please bring us back to the good old days where all docs available off-line were available to download... if not free for all at least for msdn subscribers.
                              Thank you

                              590 votes
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                                22 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • I love the TFS Cloud service!! Thank you!

                                More a comment than a suggestion. Thank you very much for this service, the performance and ease of use make it SO much easier to use than on-premise for me. I would like to see some sort of document repository association again. But other than that.. GREAT service! I will gladly pay a fair price for its use.

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Preserve the original Principal and/or Identity objects

                                  In LightSwitch, the Principal and Identity objects that are created during the ASP.NET authentication pipeline are discarded by LightSwitch and replaced by a new instance of a Microsoft.LightSwitch.Framework.Server.ServerUser object.

                                  Since the application's custom code may extend the Principal or Identity objects and use their properties for custom logic, it would be in line with LightSwitch's extensibility if the original Principal and/or Identity objects were preserved.

                                  For instance, HttpContext.Current.User.OriginalPrincipal could contain the original principal object which, in turn would keep the original identity. Or alternatively, to preserve at least the original Identity object, HttpContext.Current.User.Identity.OriginalIdentity could hold the Identity object that was…

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                                  • Bring back Windowsclient.net and photosuru. At least provide the rss for photosuru

                                    Bring back Windowsclient.net and photosuru. At least provide the rss for photosuru. It was a very valuable learning tool.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow bug tracker to be exposed publicly

                                      This is for tfs.visualstudio.com

                                      The idea is to allow users of a product to provide feedback on bugs.

                                      How:
                                      The bugtracker currently requires one to log in, and in the form select the correct area, who it's assigned to etc.

                                      It should be relatively simple to be able to "preconfigure" a bugtracker page (assigned, area, iteration...) and then say: expose to public

                                      To when someone comes to this "templated" bugtracker form, well they just fill in some basic fields, and when they submit it the team gets the info.

                                      Win, win situation i think

                                      13 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • VS 2012 XAML Dedigner Update on Request

                                        Using VS2012 I've found that the XAML designer external process XDesProc often freezes my system and VS itself using 100% of CPU. Also very often it raise a lot of exceptions, it's very unstable and it's actually quite useless most of the time. Furthermore the XAML intellisense stops working as a result of the designer exceptions.
                                        I've also experimented that killing the XDesProc process and than restarting the it from VS solve for a while the problem as the designer restart to work.
                                        I suggest you to NOT AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE THE DESIGNER AS THE USER EDIT THE XAML, i.e. let…

                                        7 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • TFS Deployment Manager

                                          TFS 2012 currently lacks the ability to truly manage deployments of a particular build. There are many different ways to deploy which complicates the issue. However, for companies that follow standard deployment promotion, Development, QA, UAT, Staging, Production, for example, it would be very helpful to have a way to manage deployments to know what has been deployed where and when and see a history of deployments for a particular build.

                                          Most people tend to confuse builds with deployments. These must be completely separate from each other. This is the only way to properly deploy the exact same build to…

                                          36 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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