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  1. Remember the last workspace for each team project in the pending changes window

    I work on a few team projects at the same time and I don't shelve my changes every time I switch between projects. The Pending Changes window shows all my changes for the selected workspace, which sometimes spans multiple projects. I have resorted to creating a workspace for each team project. This works fine but I want to assign a workspace to the team project so when I switch projects, the appropriate workspace is selected and the Pending Changes listed is what I expect. Currently, when I select a new team project, the selected workspace remains the same. I would…

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      2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Git Provider should *not* add new files to index automatically

      The new Git source control provider in VS2012 U2 works quite nicely, but it keeps adding new files to the git index automatically. This messes with my git workflow so much I actually had to disable the provider. The behavior also seems quite arbitrary, i.e. it doesn't make sense to me why anyone would want to add a new file to the git index right when it was created. Please make the Git provider not touch git and the git index ever, unless the user requests it to do so (the provider is actually quite good in this regard already,…

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        2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Include Wix extension (Votive) in Visual Studio Express

        Please add Votive to the standard set of plugins for Visual Studio Express (like NuGet) or give the author of Votive for Wix the (legal) ability to add his plugin to visual studio express.

        As of now there is no way we can include any kind of installer to VS express (since msinstaller is removed in 2012) while it is the most logical place for the installer for time saving functions like auto harvesting of dependencies.

        Wix already works on command line it just needs a very small step for the integration with Visual Studio Express.

        32 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Restrict task assignment to team members

          While assigning tasks (or other work items) to a worker, the list should be restricted to team members, at least optionally.
          We have a team of 8 people but the list of possible members have over 100 entries. It would be much more easy to have only 8 entries in our list.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Option of displaying nested matching braces/brackets (a+(b-(c-5)+(d-2))+4) in different colors like excel when editing a formula

            (a+(b-(c-5)+(d-2))+4) can be hard to follow and the current

            When a brace/bracket is selected, currently the matching brace/bracket is highlighted with the "Brace Matching" settings in "Fonts and Colors".

            The could be extended to individually color all nested sets of brackets of the same type (parenthesis, brace, etc.) in a different color in the same manner that Excel does when you edit a formula.

            8 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make the "Show References" code information indicator less intrusive

              The "Show References" code information indicator in VS 2013 Preview is too intrusive:

              - it wastes too much vertical space
              - it makes vertical navigation (e.g. using cursor keys) strange
              - I always have to double check, if the cursor is at the right place, when I want to write something right above a method (e.g. add an attribute)

              Suggestion:
              - Move the "show references" indicator to the same line where the method is declared.
              - Get rid of the word "references", show just the number (maybe in a (colored) circle
              - Put the indicator either just left of the…

              12 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add something like grunt (or juste grunt)

                I've been using .Net for many years, and recently tried to used nodejs. One of thing that I loved about nodejs is Grunt.

                I love it because you can EASILY DO STUFF in your build or developement process.
                You can add image optimization, less compilation, watch, livereload, or anything that no one ever think of. And it's very very easy.

                13 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to execute Coded UI test as 64 bit

                  Coded UI is used for UI testing currently.
                  But if it should be extended for other testing techniques like API or interface testing, then this issue must be solved.
                  Coded UI must have option to execute as 64 bit .Because thick client application usually gets built as 64 bit and with current Coded UI test structure we have to build 32 bit dll's separately for performing API / Interface testing.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • fix: TFS pending changes => doubleclick changed project file => solution is unloaded unexpectedly

                    https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/789455/tfs-pending-changes-doubleclick-changed-project-file-solution-is-unloaded-unexpectedly

                    Given:
                    1) get TFS latest changes
                    2) open solution
                    3) change project file, e.g. add a reference
                    4) goto Team Explorer pending changes

                    When:
                    doubleclick project file

                    Then:
                    solution is unloaded unexpectedly and temp solution with doubleclicked project only is shown

                    Expected:
                    nothing happens
                    or
                    Solution Explorer scrolls to doubleclicked project and selects it
                    or
                    if project not part of solution open new Visual Studio with project
                    or
                    project is unloaded and opened as text file

                    6 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 5 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Roll out Silverlight with windows 8.1 and /or windows update

                        Make sure Silverlight 5 latest is rolled out with Windows 8.1. or window update for 8, or windows 7.. I have many users failing to install it or failing to reload their browser. Few websites use it and its often absent from a new system. Disappointed that flash is everywhere but silverlight is not, and since Silverlight is the path to RT, developers need to embrace both. I am going to put a version of my product in the windows store, but my own website needs to reach many people or my business will not succeed,. Don't worry, having an…

                        35 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • web-based dashboard showing TFS service performance metrics and issues

                          i am using tfs service for my personal projects and have been using it since preview. I've experienced slowness, service down several times. It would help if there is status/dashboard showing how well the TFS performs, so I cam move some critical TFS projects to on-premise hosting.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Sorry but I misspelled my visual studio https and would like to rename it

                            I would just like to change "davividmandeville" to davidmandeville

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to customize the list of fields included in the body of an alert notification in TF Services

                              On-premises TFS has the ability to customize the format of alert notification emails by using power tools or editing files on the server. I have not found a way of doing this on the on-line TF Service.

                              Please add the ability to customize the list of fields shown at the top of the notification email.

                              I am specifically interested in including the Description field to Work Item alerts but I'm sure others would want to add (or remove) other fields to other alerts as well.

                              8 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Don't delete bookmarks when the corresponding line is deleted or cut

                                When a line of code that had been bookmarked is deleted, that very bookmark is deleted too. Also when such line of code is cut, the bookmark is lost (it doesn't reappear somewhere else after pasting). Finally, when the line is emptied (select as a whole without linefeed, press Del) the bookmark disappears.

                                This behaviour is rather unexpected, since the bookmark is meant to mark a location. "Location" is a certain part of code (hence it's correct that the bookmark moves as soon as lines above are inserted or removed), but not a particular line of code.

                                This limits usefulness…

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Delete Project Delete Confirmation Message from Browser

                                  Delete Project Delete Confirmation Message from Browser

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fix Ctrl Left/Right in SQL Editor

                                    Ctrl Left/Right is meant to go to the next word. This is how it is across Windows, however, in Visual Studio's SQL editor if you have something double quoted then it skips everything and goes to the end quote.

                                    Here's the problem. If it doesn't find a matching quote it takes you to the end of the line. And this is terrible. If I want to quote an item I add the quote to the beginning, ctrl right to get to the end of the word, and instead I'm at the end of the line.

                                    Just remove this logic and…

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make += posible for all value types now only integer and double are supported.

                                      For convenience consistency and consieze code make += available for all value types.

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                                      • Make runat="server" the default value for all user controls and page elements

                                        My pages and controls end up with dozens if not hundreds of runat="server" entries, can't that be the default value.

                                        This value could be set to client in the rare cases where you need to do that, but I would prefer it as default value or or even a global or page setting that sets "runat="server" for the entire page.

                                        It is very duplicative and time consuming, only a few seconds, but multiply that by my 4 hour a day work day (in my dreams) times 5 days a week for years

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a PBI 'ready' state to the scrum process template.

                                          Add a 'ready' state to the scrum process template to mark Product Backlog items as ready for sprint planning. This makes it clearer for scrum teams to see which Product Backlog items need more refinement and which ones are ready for sprint planning.

                                          The scrum guide quotes: "Product Backlog items that can be “Done” by the Development Team within one Sprint are deemed “Ready” for selection in a Sprint Planning. Product Backlog items usually
                                          acquire this degree of transparency through the above described refining activities." (Page 13)

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