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  1. insert new state in a an existing process template

    Setting up a new process template is relatively easy, however as a project and a team grow it is very coming to be in a situation where a process state diagram needs to be updated and new states inserted, removed, or reordered. I find this happens mostly within the User Story/Backlog and the Test Case diagrams where we start in Agile and then migrate to Agile + Waterfall. Agile for development, waterfall for validation and release., When this happens, I find the need to insert a few states in between existing states. At the moment, this is very doable, it…

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    • Allow Team Foundation Server Dashboard customization in Process Template

      Allow Team Foundation Server Dashboard customization in Process Template
      - Adding Queries to Team Favorites in the Process Template
      - Adding Team Project level custom fields

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      • I'm missing the context menu option "Create Test Case from Test" from VS 2010 which has vanished in VS 2012

        I'm missing the context menu option "Create Test Case from Test" from VS 2010 (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd380741(v=vs.100).aspx) which has vanished in VS 2012. This requires me to create a test case separately prior to associating a test method with test case. Previously the context menu option used to create a "test case" automatically for me based on the chosen method which I could alter to include proper sprint, test case title etc before saving.

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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support git.exe in custom build template in Visual Studio Online

          I use a custom task that leverages git.exe to commit build artifacts to a deployment channel. However, Team Foundation Service, while accepting git repositories, does not appear to make git.exe available to custom tasks. Can this be changed?

          8 votes
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          • Stop replacing absolute file paths in csproj with relative ones

            If I add a project reference or link to a file to compile then don't break the absolute path I manually put there with a relative one that breaks.

            If the IDE adds it as a relative link then I'm ok with that as long as it respects my change if I choose to update the link. Or make it an option when the IDE generates the path.

            VS2012. Please comment if it is fixed in vs 2013

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              1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow 0 item in recent used list

              Add a feature that allows the user to remove items from the recent projects list in Visual Studio.

              3 votes
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                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Customizing Test Results Work Item Type

                There should be a way to add custom fields to the TestResults WorkItem to capture specific test result values (outside of the overall Passed, failed, blocked, active values). For instance, if I wanted to capture how many test documents were executed per test and then be able to report on aggregations of that field.

                Further, the Test Manager Test Results screen should be extensible to support these custom test result fields.

                Here is a link with more discussion on this topic: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/02c501ae-c598-48b8-b8ec-f7a0dce81f39/vs2013-custom-fields-for-test-results?forum=vsmantest

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • develop a prototype product which requires user no need to know programming and just have a valid logic to develop a software or an app.....

                  develop a prototype product which requires user no need to know programming and just have a valid logic to develop a software or an app.....

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enhance reflection support on the new C# 6 property expressions

                    The property expressions proposed for C# 6 look great. They would become significantly more powerful and useful if the following addition could be made to their implementation:

                    Allow us to get, via reflection, an expression tree that represents the body of the property.

                    In other words the compiler would do two things when it sees a property expression:

                    1. It would compile it into MSIL (as per current proposals), AND
                    2. It would create MSIL that generates the equivalent expression tree, and there'd be something added to the reflection API that would allow this expression tree to be retrieved.

                    Why…

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add "Ignore users" option when publishing SSDT project

                      You need to add an "Ignore users" option when publishing Sql Server Data Tools projects. You have this option on import. The ideal solution would be to reuse the same include/exclude objects dialog from import.

                      This is a major problem for us, and obviously for more than us: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/aa87ac52-d7b1-40e3-b6d0-063472b127df/how-to-ignore-users-in-vs-11-sql-server-database-project-publish?forum=vstsdb

                      Regards,

                      Morten

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                        4 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow me to pick what shows up in the navigation bar

                        Currently, the navigation bar shows member variables, properties and method names. Events might be included too, thought I'm not sure. I would prefer not to see the member variables. I wish there was a way to configure this in the options. Currently, you can turn on and off seeing the navigation bar for C# code under Options -> Text Editor -> C# -> General. I wish under Navigation bar, there were check boxes for the various types that can be displayed.

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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide banner (similar to SharePoint) that can be displayed in TFS clients (VS, Eclipse, Shell) to communicate message to all users.

                          Provide banner (similar to SharePoint) that can be displayed in TFS clients (VS, Eclipse, Shell) to communicate a message that will impact all users of the system. For example to communicate upcoming system outage of TFS.

                          4 votes
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                          • Scrap the entire VS 2012 user enterface.

                            This new design is far and away the WORST UI design I have ever encountered. It is painful to look at, and I'm not kidding. Just because font-awesome has become popular on the web, doesn't mean you should put it into an app. Do the devs at MS even use VS? Do you people listen the them? And the thing I can't understand is why MS is so willing to forge ahead with it, even though countless devs have complained about how hideous it is. It's not just inconvenient, it's extremely difficult to use and even more difficult to look…

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to Asp.Net Web applications

                              The Multilingual App Toolkit is a powerful extension to Visual Studio for managing language strings with standards based xliff files in Windows 8 Apps. Web applications in ASP.Net desperately need this same toolkit. Please consider expanding Multilingual App Toolkit for other types of applications.

                              This request is similar to 'Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to WPF or Windows applications'

                              39 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • in the links and tasks tabs of a product backlog item, size the columns to show maximum detail

                                The default column size for the linked work item controls in VSO is too small to show the assigned to and state columns. Closing a work item dialog forgets any size that the user has specified.

                                It would make it easier to do work item management if these controls automatically resized the columns appropriately when opening a work item.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add Lambda Expression Generation to Code Completion in C++

                                  Auto generate empty Lambda expression as soon as typing '[', that we could start to dive right into the Lambda body (or the capture)

                                  The parameter list generation should be derived appropriately according to the context

                                  Check this for reference: http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper/webhelp/Coding_Assistance__Code_Completion__Smart.html#lambdas

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide the ability to invoke a build which includes an updated build process template from the shelveset

                                    I suggest you provide the ability to invoke a build which includes an updated build process template from the shelveset.

                                    For example, my current build definition points to a build process template xaml file within the same branch as the code being built.

                                    I would like to test changes to the build process template before checking it in as part of the shelveset I select during a manual build with a shelveset.

                                    Thank you.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Provide the ability to see test run warnings because of DeploymentItem files missing for example

                                      Provide the ability to see test run warnings because of DeploymentItem files missing for example.

                                      In previous versions of Visual Studio, the "Test View" displayed warnings and indicated when DeploymentItem files were missing for example.

                                      However, it doesn't seem that Visual Studio 2012/2013 has this feature and so it requires a little more time to troubleshoot and resolve.

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • ajax control toolkit toolbox items f1 help

                                        Pressing F1 with an Ajax Control Toolkit item should bring you to help about that item. Or am I missing something and it already does this? On my installation it just brings you to the home page for visual studio 2013

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                                        • Improve Intellisense (in VB) for variables declared as Dim X as New SpecificObject

                                          In VB, if you declare Dim X = New SpecificObject, Intellisense thinks that X is an Object and gives only the methods for Object. It should give the methods for SpecificObject.

                                          This might be deeper-seated - hovering the mouse over "X" gives Object as its type.

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