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  1. auto resolve parameter for the TFS "tf get" command

    I would suggest an auto resolve parameter for the "tf get" command. Such a parameter should tell "tf get" what to do in conflict situations. So no conflict resolve dialog is necessary, when using this parameter.

    Especially when using "tf get" command in a nightly running script, that first updates sources and later generates binaries, such an auto resolve parameter would be necessary. In such an script this auto resolve parameter would avoid that every thing get stopped in a conflict situation !!!

    For example this auto resolve parameter could look like:

    tf get . -*** -*** -*** -autoresolve:takealwaysserversources

    tf…

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add the readonly flag to area or iteration path on work item type (WIT)

      Part of the communication with our business requires the fact that these users cannot change the iteration or area for a given work item. Unfortunately, we cannot make this field readonly
      It would be great to have this functionality though (along with other functionalities that are not working at the moment)

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make Solution Explorer remember its new view

        In VS2012 it is possible to create New Solution Explorer View which allows developer to have a separate solution explorer view showing only one project or only one folder. This is great when you open several separate sub-windows in IDE and arrange different files to different sub-windows and also you can dock your new solution explorer views to your sub-windows. The problem is that your new solution explorer view is not remembered when you close IDE. On the next startup you'll get your sub-windows but not your solution explorer views.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ASP.NET MVC Html Helpers htmlAttributes Intellisense and AutoComlete

            Please add feature to html Razor editor in asp.net mvc html helpers methods that intellisense and autocomplete anonymous htmlAttributes parmeters. when type @ character, list html tags attributes.

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            • Add support for Java

              There are a lot of people that know Java and are not fond of c++ or c#, like me. Right now I am aware that you can make simple applications with Java in Visual Studio, but that is very hard to do. I think there should be direct support to Java in Visual Studio, there would be a lot of people that would benefit from this.

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                0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow the KanBan Title to Link to a "Kanban Status" field in WIT form

                It would be nice to have a field in the WIT form that is linked to the custom Kanban titles. This would tie the movement on the board to the field and vice versa. Also, would be great for status reporting purposes.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a color bar to top of IDE

                  As a builder (SCM) type, I routinely have several instances of VS up at one time. And remembering which one I'm doing what is often a game of cycling through them

                  For my command/powershell windows I set different background colors. It's easy to select the "red" window where I'm doing a large file copy, switch to the green window where I'm syncing my source, then off to the blue window where I'm building my MSI.

                  If there was a means to set the top a different color based on instance, it would make using multiple instances of VS easier to…

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 2013 + 2012 web project conflicts in using iisexpress

                    you have a web project that you had configured to use iisexpress in VS2012,
                    then you open that same project in VS2013 using iisexpress as well,
                    when you then reopen the project in VS2012 iisexpress is no longer selected - it is using the ****** web development server :(

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                    • Adding comments to individual Properties in visual studio (MS Excel style).

                      (Please refer to the image uploaded.)

                      In properties window,
                      Can add comments to individual property in 'Properties' window like how we can do it excel sheet.

                      These comments can be very useful when the project is shared by many developers and comments can be used to write information.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Adding comments to 'Properties' window.

                        (Please refer to the image uploaded)

                        By adding comments to 'Properties' window, it will help a lot of developers who share a same project.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Customize Process Template on Visual Studio Online

                            In Visual Studio Online, allow the ability to change the current process template a created project is using as well as the ability to upload your own process templates to create new projecsts with.

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                              103 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Method Parameter Constraints

                              I thought of a feature that could be good. Method Parameter Constraints

                              public void DoSomething(string name != null)
                              {
                              ....
                              }

                              This could automatically throw an argumentnullexception and would give us better understanding of what can and cant be null. Also the compiler could check for possible null values being passed to the method. It would further speed coding as you would not have to always check for null in your code.

                              This could also use other (<, >, >=, <=, ...etc) operators but I think the most useful one is !=

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please restore the C++ service project template.

                                Please restore the C++ service project template.
                                It was removed with vs 2010 and later.
                                We still use it. The ATL approach is not really a suitable replacement.
                                You kept the ones for C# and Visual Basic, but not C++.

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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • to fix potential crashs in managed/unmanaged mixed components

                                  A lot of things have been written about loading phases of assemlbies and dlls. I cannot find much about unloading phase.

                                  We had some massive problems during termination phase of our executables.

                                  The problem was that an unmanaged objects managed by CRT from a dll (3rd. party!) is using pointers to objects managed by CLR

                                  This leads to a crash of the executable, because the unmanaged dll want's to access managed objects during unload of dll.

                                  This has to crash, because of that phases, the CLR has already done its house keeping.

                                  That means the DLLDetach Code form the 3rd…

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Just a small suggestion, within the Visual Studio code editor when a method signature is void or object and the developer types in "return o

                                    Just a small suggestion, within the Visual Studio code editor when a method signature is void or object and the developer types in "return objectBlah;" refactor the method automatically to be the type of the object being returned. This could be a nice improvement to productivity and removes a monotonous task.

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                                    • provide support for Silverlight 4+ in Visual Studio 2013

                                      Provide support for Silverlight 4+ in Visual Studio 2013 since there is none currently (whatever's on the VS download page doesn't install for VS 2013 at all). Otherwise Coded-UI test automation is totally and utterly useless.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add IAsyncDbCommand and similar classes to .NET

                                        Today the SqlCommand have support for TPL through all XxxxAsync() methods. The BCL do however not have any support which means that if you are using interface driven programming (code against abstractions) you can't use the async methods.

                                        Introduce new interfaces which the existing classes would implement.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Can we make an alert for specific query in TFS or Can we customize alert to get a single mail for multiple changes.

                                          When i create an alert with the help of Power tool, i receive bulks of mail in my inbox. Is there any way through which i can make an alert for bulk editing or alert for changes in specific query.

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