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  1. Cloak/Exclude folders in Source Settings in tfs 2013 build definition from Team Foundation Git repository

    When a build definition is monitoring all branches under a Git repository, I should be able to exclude a folder from the monitoring list? I would like to, for example, exclude the 'BuildProcessTemplates' folder from the monitoring list that lives under the Git repository.

    The attached image shows Source Settings section of the build definition where the build definition is monitoring all the branches under the Git repository.

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    • Combine all downloading steps together.

      It's better to give the user options to select everything need to be downloaded at the begining. Now it will ask to download something more to use the android/ios development. I hope this kind of downloading can be selected at the very begining

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      • Build configurations should allow you to specify an optional startup project.

        Build configurations should allow you to specify an optional startup project.

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        • Allow on-premis Release Management agents to talk to Release Management service in visual studio online

          With update 4 we can use Release Management service in VSO but the deployments only work for azure. Please let us use this service with on-premiss RM agents.

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          • Support binary diff configured through diff textconv setting

            git allows customized diff binary files with textconv configuration. But VS does not seem supporting it. Please do. thanks.

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            • Preserve user created solution folders when regenerating the solution in VST4U

              It is hugely useful to be able to debug add in dlls in Unity: http://unityvs.com/documentation/dll-debugging/ and it is great that the Unity plugin preserves the references to external projects when the solution is regenerated.

              It'd be nice if we could organise these external projects into solution folders and have the tool preserve to user defined folder structure as well as the project references when regenerating the solution.

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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                • RE: Outlining. It will save lots of programmer time if Edit > Outlining included a command to toggle user defined REGION outlining in code.

                  Outlining needs the ability for user to Expand/Collapse or just Toggle all user defined regions in code. This would save considerable programmers time over the course of a project.

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                  • 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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                          • 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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                              • 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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                                    • 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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