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  1. Dont deploy web.config when doing a publish . I never ever want my web.config deployed any where. I will always do that manually.

    Dont deploy web.config when doing a publish . I never ever want my web.config deployed any where. I will always do that manually as there are differences from server to server.

    If they should always be the same, why put it in a config?

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      2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • enable us assign more than one developer to a task as we are doing pair programming

      We are implementing extreme programming where we have pairing teams doing the same job.

      We want extensive reporting of our developers at real time.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide a customize way to clone desired branch from Git Repository in Team explorer

        While cloning a repository from Team foundation service (tfs.visualstudio.com), there's no way a user can select which branch to clone from his GIT repository trough team explorer. Wouldn't it be great to select the desired branch to clone right in to Team Explorer.

        Every time if i have to achieve this task, I need to
        1. open GIT command prompt
        2. Git branch -b <LocalBranch> origin\<RemoteBranch>

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add the TimeSpan class to MSCharts X axis intervaltype

            If a stripchart is made with MSChart and the X axis IntervalType is set to DateTime, then everything works beautifully, including zoom, and print, until the time exceeds one day. DateTime cannot have a "0" day, so the day portion of the chart gets broken.
            Adding the TimeSpan class to the supported classes on the X axis IntervalType fixes this problem, as TimeSpan can have a day of 0.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Windows Internet Explorer uable set

              Windows Internet Explorer, Unable to set property "innerHTML" of underfined or null reference.

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                1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Simplify .NET Source Stepping

                .NET source stepping is too complicated to make it work. There should be an option to enable source stepping without the need of switching on/off several options (just my code, source does not need to match, enable symbol server, adding reference source code server, etc.). Additionally it is extremely difficult to find the error cause when source stepping does not work. The error/info messages need to be improved.
                Everytime an update has been launched e.g. .NET Framework 4.5.1 the source stepping feature breaks without feedback why.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring back colors and contrast. It is hard to see : which tab belongs to the open document, save file toolbutton, etc, etc

                  Bring back colors and contrast. It is hard to see : which tab belongs to the open document, save file toolbutton, etc, etc

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add functionality to monitor progress of a long-running TableAdapter.Update(Datatable) command

                    A number of forum postings where users want to create a progress bar during a long-running TableAdapter.Update(DataTable) command.

                    SqlClient.BulkCopy implements NotifyAfter property and an associated event SqlRowsCopied. Adding a NotifyAfter property to the TableAdapter and a SqlRowsUpdated or SqlRowsProcessed event would allow developers to provide "estimate to complete" or progress-bar updates to the poor waiting user.

                    If there are several thousand records and the user is remote, this could be a long time. No visual update to the user that "actual progress is being made" is poor UX design.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Code Coverage support for Windows Store Applications (Windows 8 Apps)

                      Please enable code coverage support for Windows Store Applications (Windows 8 Apps).

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                        5 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Tag Groups and Tags management

                        Currently, the Tags are listed in a never ending list. This causes Tag searching to be a tiresome task if you don't remember it (let's say a year passed).
                        Moreover, anyone can create a tag by his or her own volition, which makes the list to fill up with 'garbage' tags.

                        A good solution will be to create a Tag group that will answer a criteria and which its visibility could be defined as with projects and such.
                        For instance - a Project manager Tag group, Current sprint tag, QA team A' tag, Due date tag etc...
                        Preferably, the Tag…

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show developers the name of the TFS Branch they have open within the Solution Explorer

                          Currently if you have multiple branches in a TFS solution (ex. WIP, QA, Production) and have open one of the branches solution, you cannot tell which branch you have open easily without looking at the long file path of one of the files in the solution. It would be really nice to show developers the name of the Branch they have open within the Solution Explorer to ensure the developer does not accidentally start developing in the wrong branch.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please make related files use a single tab in VS and switch between modes by shortcut.

                            Having multiple tabs for code, designer generated, and designer visual layout is huge waste of space. The most switches we do are between code and visual layout. Rarely we need to touch designer generated code file. Would be cool to have ability have a single tab for whole set of files and switch between them using keyboard shortcut

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • make it possible to customize the code coverage for git projects.

                              My code coverage currently lists a measly 3%. The reason for this is that two referenced assemblies have symbols (which is a good thing... but this particular side effect isn't).

                              I have created both a CodeCoverage.runsettings file and a TestSettings.testsettings file on the solution level (both of them exclude the referenced assemblies with symbols, and the test assembly itself), but I'm unable to reach this when trying to change the run setting of the build configuration to Custom, as outlined here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sudhakan/archive/2012/05/11/customizing-code-coverage-in-visual-studio-11.aspx

                              I tried creating a TFVC project called Settings, containing only a CodeCoverage.runsettings file. It was possible to browse…

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support VSWP and half-word access in ARM NEON intrinsics.

                                I hit this problem when ported Intel SSE2 code into NEON. Real View compiler intrinsics (which you must have based on) have no support for the VSWP instruction (swap contents of two registers), and neither has the MSVC compiler. Thus, to swap the upper and lower doublewords of a quad, one has to use get-hi + get-lo + compine, or a complex table lookup, or something else equally ugly. I think computationally-intensive Windows Phone targeted code could benefit from explicit half-word access a lot. Just add an extra __m64 hilo[2] field to the __m128 union and make sure that const…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Internet Explorer as Visual Studio lite

                                  IE is one good browser...
                                  What if Microsoft can add more functionality to IE
                                  IE as browser + Azure based Cloud IDE?

                                  Let VS be there for corporates
                                  and Internet Developer be there for general users

                                  it will benefit the developers for sure

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Be convenient when an assembly cannot be compiled because it is currently used by another process

                                    Let at least the user know the name of the process holding the assembly, and even better, proposes to the user 1) to see the process Window (set it as foreground) 2) to kill the process.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bind a generic in compile time if no late binding (e.g. polymorphism) is needed

                                      Bind a generic in compile time like a C++ template if no late binding (e.g. for polymorphism) is needed.

                                      I think the language compiler can decide that. If a generic is modified with an 'in' or an 'out' modifier then it stills runtime bound, else during compile time.

                                      This will open some new features for supporting .net languages(template metaprogramming, Variadic Templates etc.) and a appreciable performance boost.

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Check in files and keep this files checked out (TSF)

                                        the possibility of check in files and keep this files checked out from within the visual studio ide

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                                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • let C# type inference downcast to a 'common supertype'

                                          interface A
                                          class B : A
                                          class C : A

                                          A a = condition ? new B() : new C();

                                          Compiler fails because it tries to cast B to C (or was it vice versa?).
                                          Daft workarounds: either cast one (or both) of the instances to A, or use an 'if' statement instead of the ternary operator.

                                          The two types B and C have a clear 'smallest common supertype' A. So come on MS, how hard can it be to determine the intersection of the class hierarchy of the 'then' and the 'else' branch? Look at the source code of…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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