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  1. Team Build: Versioned assemblies

    To have the assemblies built by Team Build versioned is a must for every CI or CD environment. Currently we have to create our one code activity and customize the default workflow to get versioned assemblies. It would be great to have that feature in the product. It should be possible to include at least the build number in the assembly file version.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Drag "code" from the Code Map into source code

      I just finally saw the neat code map feature in the latest VS update. I like being able to select code and make it show up in the code map (ctrl-`).

      However, I also want the reverse to work. Dragging (or perhaps ctrl-drag?) of code in the map should insert into the code I drag it to. Right now it weirdly drops some xml description of the code map instead. Copy paste would work in the same way too.

      This would change your demo video so that you drag Repaint from the code map into the Undo function's source code.…

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Load Test - Save log on test failure every n fails

        It would be good to be able to save every n failures rather than all or none. We have this option for completed tests but not failed ones.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Prior to downloading visual Studio 2012 inform customers that if they have Windows 7 - It may be better to have Visual Studio 2010

          Well Having a windows 7 32 Laptop and a Windows 8 phone , if i wanted to develop it i'd have to have windows 8 upon my laptop first. In the interests of learning to program I thought Id develop an app for a windows 7 phone, however that is geared towards using vs 2010 and here i am !! I have no Msdn Subscription as i am a student - but only a standard subscriber to dreamspark. It is a wonderful idea to offer students this powerful development software for free, but inform them of what i mentioned above.…

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            0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow compression in Scheduled Backups

            The new Scheduled Backups option in the Team Foundation Server Administration Console is great but I would value an option that allows the backups to be compressed.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow sending a test email from Email Alert Settings

              In the Email Alert Settings dialog in the Team Foundation Server Administration Console have an option to send a test email to validate the settings.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add ID numbers to the Task Board tasks and work items (PBIs and Bugs)

                When looking at the Task Board tasks and master work items, it would be helpful to know the ID numbers of the items up front instead of having to open the tasks and master work items up.

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                  6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Have unique sounds for different events in team room

                  I'm a fan of the TFS team rooms to keep an eye on what is going on and for communicating with colleagues. However, this is made slightly trickier by the fact that I don't know what each audible 'blip' means when something happens. Is it a chat message? An @mention? Have we kicked off a successful build? Having unique sounds for these kinds of things would be useful.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • nested functions in c#

                    Allow a function to be nested in C#. Example:

                    private string Test()
                    {
                    string Test2(string x)
                    {
                    return x + "something";
                    }

                    Console.WriteLine(Test2("a"));
                    Console.WriteLine(Test2("b"));
                    }

                    Could also add an inline keyword too like this:

                    inline string Test2(string x)
                    {
                    }

                    which replace the call with inline code. if the inline keyword not present, just call the code.

                    It's much more convenient than having to write nested classes. Great for decomposing a complex method in to sub-functions.

                    I really miss this ability in Delphi

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow enums as an indexer for arrays

                      A great feature in Delphi was the ability to set up an array where the index/bounds was governed by an Enumerated Type.

                      This allows you to reduce the number of switch statements in many cases:

                      instead of this:

                      switch (value)
                      {
                      case 'a': { ... }
                      case 'b': { ... }
                      }

                      With enum-based arrays, you can do stuff like this:

                      enum Status
                      {
                      Active,
                      Accepted,
                      Rejected
                      }

                      var statusStrings = string[Status] =
                      { "This is Active right now", "This was accepted", "This was rejected" };

                      then:

                      var myStatus = statusStrings[Status.Active];
                      // myStatus = "This is Active right now";

                      Very…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Expand node in Test Explorer when grouping tests by class and test fails

                        In Test Explorer, if I change the display to group my tests based on class, when I run all tests and one fails, it would be great to have the corresponding class node automatically open so I can quickly see the failing test. Right now, I just get the "red bar" indicating a failure and then I have to expand the class nodes to see which test failed.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bring back "Collapse to Regions"

                          The first Visual Studio .NET had the following entry in it's outlining menu: "Collapse to regions".
                          This collapsed every region in a source code file, but not any other declarations or whatever, that "Collapse to definitions" does.

                          As I really like and heavily use regions to bring some additional structure into my code, I really wish to have "Collapse to regions" back!

                          Thanks in advance!
                          Max

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Intellisense Undefined Group

                            When a term is used which has not been defined (variable, function, sub, etc), collect those undefined terms into an intellisense group. Then, when typing a new variable declaration, method name, class name, etc... Use intellisense to select from the drop-down of undefined names.

                            In the following, PersonName will end up with a Blue Underline and a "Not Defined" Error:
                            Sub Main()
                            PersonName = "Suamere"
                            End Sub

                            In the following, Intellisense would auto-suggest/complete PersonName:

                            Sub Main
                            Dim P(<---Cursor Here, Intellisense pops up)
                            PersonName = "Suamere"
                            End Sub

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow TFS "Get" operation in VS2012 Solution Explorer to get only the files that are in the solution

                              Unfortunately, in VS2012, a TFS get operation in Solution Explorer is basically the same as a get operation in Source Control Explorer. In the past, the get operation from Solution Explorer only obtained the files that were in the solution and projects (sln). If you wanted all other files, you used Source Control Explorer. The new design is causing us many problems because we have several files in Source Control that have absolutely nothing to do with the solution build, but have much to do with the product itself. For example, we have many documents and SQL databases that stored…

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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Drag a feature from the features list to a Sprint, with all underlying Product Backlog items

                                It would be nice if you can drag a feature from the features list to a Sprint, with the underlying Product Backlog Items.

                                You can only drag the underlying Product Backlog items one by one at the moment. This could save me a lot of time.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In team foundation server, on Bug template, please make 'History' filed to be mandatory

                                  User should be forced to add the History comment.
                                  OR give TFS administrator facility to modify the template to make this field mandatory if needed in the project.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add .ReplaceEnd, .ReplaceStart. RemoveEnd and .RemoveStart to String class in .net framework

                                    This would be a great timesaver:

                                    var myString = "AccountController";
                                    var newString = myString.ReplaceEnd("Controller", "Manager");

                                    newString == "AccountManager"

                                    The .RemoveStart/End methods do the same except do not have a replacement string.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Have native XML documents capability right in the code, just like in VB

                                      Why does VB have a more powerful language feature than C#?

                                      Add the ability to construct XML documents in code, really clean simple syntax

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                                      • New 'in' keyword pattern

                                        Simple concept, very powerful capability:

                                        if (myString in ["123", "abc", "zyc"])

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