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  1. Predecessor/Successor linked work item forecasting

    I would like the option to enforce the automatic sprint planning to place linked work items with the predecessor before the successor. If this order is then overruled manually then a warning should display or perhaps highlighting in red to indicate that the work cannot be completed in the anticipated order.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add more accessability tools / upgrade Narrator for use in the VS IDE

        Please upgrade Narrator and add more accessability tools to use in the VS IDE

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Visual Studio 2012 Find and Replace

          I've just upgraded to vs2012 and found that the find/replace functionality is no longer functions as it did in vs2010. Why an earth would such a core feature be messed about with? Like the millions of other developers around the world, I probably use this feature more than any other in visual studio.

          The main problem is that if you highlight an area of text and then click Ctrl+H to find and replace it does not automatically select "Selection". Instead "Current Document" is still selected. Also when you have nothing selected its does not default back to searching within the…

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            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • LinqToRDF

            Semantic applications using "big data" are undoubtedly the next frontier in application development. Web standards like RDF/OWL/SPARQL are here to stay and are mature enough to start developing intelligent tooling support if MS is to stay relevant in what is known at "Web 3.0" or the "Semantic Web".

            IMO, the single most important aspect of this is picking up where the LinqToRDF project left off and enabling LINQ querying on a SPARQL compatible endpoints.

            LinqToRDF also provided a VS designer experience but unfortunately is highly outdated with support for only Visual Studio 2008.

            Please start building tooling/frameworks to make development…

            7 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SketchFlow for XAML/C# UI development prototyping for Windows Store Apps

              Would be great to utilize this framework that was for WPF and Silverlight prototyping for creating Windows 8 / store apps with XAML and C#/C++

              Could use presets/prefabs based on recommended guidelines to quickly design & simulate UX/UI experiences for quick prototyping. All done in Blend/VS for faster development.

              28 votes
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                0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make VB editor/compiler more context aware so you can use language key words as variable, sub, function names without the ugly []

                Make VB editor/compiler more context aware so you can use language key words (stop end ....) as variable, sub, function names without using the ugly []

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add support for empty struct initialisers in C99

                  Both clang and GCC support the non-standard C99 extension of empty initialisers for structs, now that VS 2013 supports C99 and introduces compound struct initlialisers I feel this would be a handy extension, a lot of my existing C code that is compiled on both Clang and GCC still doesn't compile on visual studio, the C99 additions partially solved this, but empty initialisers are the last part that is missing.

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                    0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add a priority field to bug work items

                    Bug classification incorporates a severity and a priority (which can also be tied to likelihood of occurrance. It would be nice if bug work items supported both a severity AND priority so that a business decision can be made whether or not to fix the bug based on both factors.

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                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Full feature C++ Code Maps.

                      What we get is showed in the first picture,what we want is shown in the second.

                      5 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • FEEDBACK: The new look TFS Online Layout (21 Oct 2013) will confuse new users.

                        This week 21Nov2013 TFS Online released a "new Look" UI. I found it confusing & needed to login 3 times before I realised that I was actually looking at my project & not the "Please join TFS" site.

                        We've been using TFS Online to drive our Scrum / Dev for over 6 months. I love it, but these 2 items are a backward step which makes it harder to learn & use.
                        Thought 1: Stop selling to the converted.
                        Why put the "About Team Foundation Service" in the most prominent spot (upper left) when the User has logged on, has…

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a shortcut to hide/show status bar

                          Status bar is useful sometimes, for example, while compiling code, I like to know the progress. But while writing code, I just want to hide it.

                          It can be hid/showed via Options->General, but it is not convenient.

                          A shortcut to toggle hiding.showing it will be useful.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add Compare option when multi-selecting document tabs.

                            It is currently possible to select multiple documents in the document tab channel. This idea would add a context menu option to compare two selected tabs using the comparison tools (including, if set, the user option in Tools > Options > Source Control > Visual Studio Team Foundation Server > User Tools.)

                            8 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Display more information about user story on task board

                              At the moment the row titles on the task board only display the title of the relevant work items (user stories, bugs). It would be really helpful if they also displayed the state of the work items and maybe some summary stats about their child tasks (number done, number active...)

                              18 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Operations (=, +, -, /) is automatically separated by spaces. Do the same for the multiplication (*).

                                Operations (=, +, -, /) is automatically separated by spaces.
                                Do the same for the multiplication (*). For example:
                                "a=b*c+d;"
                                turns into
                                "a = b*c + d;"

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual Studio: Add Namespace property to project folders

                                  Allow setting a namespace to the project folders so that developers can organize code by namespace better. Namespace name can be different than project folder name. This allows us to organize folders better without a creating a new namespace when needed. The Visual Studio IDE automatically adds the newly added files to a folder with the namespace of the folder, and we have to edit the code and remove the namespace as we want it to be in a diferent namespace and vice versa.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Project Management Tools

                                    In Team Foundation Server i have small suggestion which make user and project manager really comfortable.
                                    there should be option to create task and should have option to load points list from either typing or Excel or Microsoft Project File. where should have deadline about project and should have option to Assign those task to specific Developer or Tester Directly with points completion deadline . also when Developer/tester accepted task timeline should start. if in specified time line points status not updated should have alert to escalate to Team leader or project manager or other higher authority. which would be…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • add a bit more colaboaration and custom charts to Team Foundation Service

                                      In team foundation service you should add team query charts to the project home page, and add a forum or threaded board. The chat is okay, but it needs to be easier to look up subjects. maybe show the discussions on tasks in the current sprint as a forum?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • extend C# to close gaps for high performance native interop

                                        There are several annoying holes in C# interop handling of native types and parametrics.

                                        1) "ref" struct extension methods. Oddly, this is possible in VB.NET:

                                        ' It is possible to change the struct fields, because we have a ref
                                        <Extension()> _
                                        Public Sub SetA(ByRef [me] As FooStruct, newval As Integer)
                                        [me].a = newval
                                        End Sub

                                        We would like to do the same thing in C#. It would be fine if ref extension methods were limited to struct/value types.

                                        2) Take the address of a parametric value type or value-type-array for use in high performance interop:

                                        public unsafe void Foo<T>(T[] data)…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable limited access view in team foundation service

                                          In the on prem version of TFS, there is a "limited access" view that is great for exposing the entry and editing of work items to business users or external users. This is option is not available in the hosted instance of TFS and it should be. This would allow me to expose a site to external partners for entering and working with work items.

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