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  1. Create visual studio for rt

    Microsoft should begin work on a version of Visual Studios for windows RT. We should be able to program for RT on RT.

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      0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add support for Silverlight in MEF Portable

      Add support for Silverlight in MEF Portable

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      • Allow filtering out other users private builds from alerts and build Notifications

        Currently in Team Foundation Services 2012, there does not appear to be a way to filter out the private builds of other users when setting up alerts for build failures.

        Additionally, the Build Notifications windows program that provides system tray alerts is missing this ability.

        This has the effect that a "private" build is not really private, and affects the overall build status. A private build (based on a shelveset) should not affect the overall build status, and I should be able to set my alerts (both in TFS emails and the Build Notifier tray icon utility) to only alert…

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Pointer and generic

          Being able to use pointer with generic!
          Currently this can't compile

          class Pointer<T> where T:value
          {
          public IntPtr Native;
          public T this[int index]
          {
          get { return ((T*)(void*)Native)[index]; }
          set { ((T*)(void*)Native)[index] = value; }
          }
          }

          such a feature would a be a very welcome addition in many interop scenario, such as when try to wrap DirectX for example!

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            2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • user that can only add bugs

            In the cloud based TFS.visualstudio.com i want my test team to be able to add new bugs via a web form, or be able to log into my tfs portal but only see the bug tracking side of things and none of the code side of things.

            currently i cannot see a way to restrict the permissions to enable this.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Portable class libraries and Framework 2.0

              Allow Portable class libraries to target down to Framework 2.0 to allow maximum portability through lowest common denominator. Of course then other 2.0 class libraries would be able to reference those portable class libraries. Some class libraries could then be made to work on anything.

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                0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve managing low-level permissions in TFS

                  Low-lever permissions can be set in Team Foundation Server. However, finding the forms to edit these permissions are hard to find. There is a form for Area's/Iterations, one for Source control, one for Project permissions, one for Build.

                  I would really like to have all these settings on one form, so I can manage the permissions for each role very easily.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Notification about new FxCop warnings since the latest build.

                    That would be great if VS2013 can notify about new FxCop warnings (from Code Analysis) since the latest build. E.g. how many have appeared/fixed.

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                    • Add a paid plan where visual studio is available for download to the client

                      Like the paid plans of Office 365 there should be a way for Consultants to in the same manner manage Visual studio licenses. Through the MS Partner program they can only be used for developing products.This license should include any type of development including custom solutions for customers.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • programmable debugger

                        Basically what I want to do is take a piece of code (or assembly/pdb), programmatically add breakpoints, step-in/over/out, break on exceptions, watches etc... All that to have a web based debugger.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow WinRT apps to run in a window on the desktop.

                          While the WinRT controls are well built to scale to today's large monitors, the apps are often ridiculous at that size on the desktop. Supporting launching a WinRT application in a desktop window will allow development organizations to start porting parts of their legacy apps to WinRT while keeping their user workflows from moving in and out of WinRT full screen modes which is very confusing.

                          This comment is assuming there isn't a WPF 5 which aligns the WPF and WinRT namespaces, which of course would be even better.

                          Stardock is already selling a small application which allows running a…

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Teach the Windows Phone team to use UserVoice effectively.

                            The Windows Phone UserVoice site is a black hole worse than connect.microsoft.com. The response to suggestions even widely voted ones is generic to the point of being insulting to those that have provided the time and effort to make suggestions and submit bugs. The lack of visible progress is extremely worrying. Please sit down and help them use the tools as effectively as this team does. Please make the awesome infectious ;)

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support Anonymous methods in C++/CLI

                              It already supports it in native code, so why not in managed code as well?

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Commit first word suggested by instelliSense by commit keys in C++

                                In Visual Studio 2012 C++ InteliSense now gives suggestions immediately by typing letters, so the hitting Ctrl+Space in blank area is not necessary. It is very helpful and faster, but options are only "suggested" and it is not possible to commit them by "intellisense commit keys", such as bracket, dot etc. Only option is to hit Tab key, Ctrl+Space key or select "suggestion" by Up/Down arrow keys.

                                In most of cases the suggestion is right, so it would be helpful to "inverse" behaviour and always select suggestion. Hitting Escape key then can allow free typing.

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • A bindinglist that supports sorting and ObservableReadOnlyCollection that can observe a bindinglist and raise events when said list changes.

                                  A bindinglist that supports sorting and ObservableReadOnlyCollection that can observe a bindinglist and raise events when said list changes. The current ObservableReadOnlyCollection has its list changed events declared as private, and the only way to access them is by casting the list to the interface that forces it to implement these events in the first place.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • LS should create fully customizable menus/forms project based on MVVM pattern and provide full use of VS and/or SQL report writer.

                                    MVVM is the best programming paradigm since visual tools where invented but it is hard to find tools or toolkit to speed up the process of creating views and models. LS could fill this gap in my opinion.

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                                    • TFS SharePoint integration - Work item attachments synchronized in SharePoint

                                      The current TFS/SharePoint Integration is only based on a common view of the "document shared" between the TFS Team Portal and the SharePoint Team Site.

                                      But if a document needs to be related to a Work Item: The document should be uploaded in the TFS/SP Shared Documents and a hyperlink should be added. (so the SP version control can be used)

                                      It would be therefore interesting to push forward the integration by:

                                      Req 1) allowing the TFS user to upload a work item attachment directly in the SharePoint Team Site. (browse folders of SharePoint sites)

                                      Req 2) adding a SharePoint…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide a means, if not yet available, to expose a customer view.

                                        I would like to be able to create a TFS group, that by default allows only certain views for customers. This could for example, only show product backlog items and certain properties of related tasks, like time elapsed and time remaining.

                                        Note: This question is for Team Foundation Service but that option was not available.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Have a smart Sprint board: background color, Work Item ID and filtering/searching boxes

                                          Hi,

                                          It's really difficult to manage the sprint board when there is a lot of data displayed.

                                          Indeed, currently the sprint board:
                                          -presents the list of PBI or Bugs (with their related tasks) without distinction. How can we know that this item (with these tasks) is a Bug or a PBI ?
                                          -presents an ascending list of all PBI or Bugs: only the title is displayed. But how could we find more easily a work item (PBI, Bug or Task) without reading all items listed ?

                                          It will be therefore more relevant :
                                          1) to show the background colour (red…

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