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  1. Provide the workflow item type customization fascility

    Provide the workflow item type customization fascility

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please provide forward & backword navigation for "Source Control explorer" on TFS

        For those who uses TFS extensively, I personally feel missing the advantage of
        forward & backword navigation option for exploring items in source control explorer.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • TFS - Allow adding any/all fields to user stories and features

          Users/Administrators should be able to add any/all fields to the screens used to create/edit user stories and features. You can select the fields in the column listing but you can't actually get any information into many of the fields because they are not exposed!

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix "Find all References" in C++

            Fix "Find All Refererences" in Visual C++ so that it returns only valid references. It currently returns a list of unrelated items with the same name, including items that might be in MFC. I have a function named "LoadFrame" that loads a drawing image. When I do "Find All References" it gives me a list of items in MFC code related to loading frame windows. The functions signatures aren't even the same.

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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • radial gradient brush

              Please add Radial Gradient Brush in Windows Store. I am trying to port a silverlight game to windows store and need this for lots of my effects, flame , smoke , gasses, lights..

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Stop having Code Analysis window take focus during builds

                When building a solution, the Code Analysis window/tab always gets focus during a build. This is highly disruptive, as I often modify code during builds, and when this window pops up as I am typing, it screws up what I was working on. Furthermore, it's just plain annoying (particularly when it is docked in the same panel as the Solution tab.

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                  0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide a way to see tasks across projects without selecting a project/collection first.

                  For team members whose tasks in a given week cross projects/collections, it would be nice to see all active tasks on the Welcome screen or a User Centric view. It should also be able to be set to have a user-defined default filter, like only active tasks due this week or similar.

                  Currently our team members have to pick a project and then run a shared query to view tasks on all projects.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Being able to notify team members of change in task

                    We use our tasks for internal communication, and it would be nice with a feature like our previous bug report system, where you could notify people of a change in a task.
                    As in if I would like a few team members to know about my blockage of a certain task, I could notify them when I make this change to the task.
                    Or if you write some general knowledge of a problem related to a task, and would like to share that knowledge. The only option as far as I know right now, is to assign the task to…

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Visual Studio should provide a mechanism to consolidate the test coverage files for different test runs

                      Suppose the project team is having 500 test case to execute and it will take more than 1 day and different test runs are required to execute all these test cases. But ideally visual studio replaces the results of the previous test run with the new one.Visual studio should provide a mechanism to export the results or to consolidate different test run results.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Hire GUI designers who are not blind.

                        quite probably the worst looking Visual Studio ever. Washed out, no boundaries, monochrom, SHOUTING AT ME, and incomprehensible.

                        Stupid, and incompetent...

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow the Windows Phone emulator to connect a Microsoft Account.

                          I am not a developer but I want to run the emulator to try out Windows Phone 8. I also want to try out apps available for Windows Phone 8. Sadly I cannot because the Windows Phone emulator can't connect to a Microsoft Account. Not only does that mean no third-party apps, it also means you can't try out People Hub either, a really cool feature of Windows Phone 8.

                          Please allow the Windows Phone emulator to connect a Microsoft Account.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support expressions for ObsoleteAttribute similar to DebuggerDisplayAttribute

                            Support expressions for ObsoleteAttribute similar to DebuggerDisplayAttribute so that we could make the warning dynamic to the code that is being marked obsolete. Mainly I would like to use this in combination with the awesome hack that Pablo Fernandez came up with on StackOverflow to produce Custom Compiler Warnings.

                            http://stackoverflow.com/questions/154109/custom-compiler-warnings

                            Of course just adding a new attribute for producing custom compiler warnings would be great too. Having the warnings able to have a category attached to them would be the icing on the cake.

                            13 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ignore Exception and Continue executing Program in the Catch

                                Ability to Set a Variable inside of Exception(Catch Block Only)
                                so that it ignores any exception that is raised inside of Catch block and continue the Execution as if no error Occured.

                                Or Better Introduce anothet Block (CatchSupressError), where none of the Error will be raised and program will continue executing the next statement when there is error.

                                Inside of Catch Block, it is very common among developers to Process and Collectinformation for Logging etc. Most of the time Develoepers simply Ignore the Errors inside Catch block.

                                Such Feature will help reduce the amount of Code that user writes and…

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • add elif support

                                  if (a)
                                  MethodA();
                                  else if (b)
                                  MethodB();
                                  else
                                  MethodC();

                                  we can write as:
                                  if (a)
                                  MethodA();
                                  elif (b)
                                  MethodB();
                                  else
                                  MethodC();

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Team Foundation Server should help people remove users the right way

                                    When you remove someone from your team in TFS, a lot of things can get 'unhinged', not something you can't fix after the fact, but work can get lost and stuff can remain on the server that should actually have been cleaned up.

                                    Think about:
                                    - Work spaces associated to that account
                                    - Shelve sets linked to that account
                                    - Open work items assigned to it
                                    - Branches, Build or other things exclusively owned (through permissions) by that account
                                    - Team Ownership / Administrator
                                    - Pending changes in source control
                                    - Locked files in source control
                                    - Queued builds

                                    Maybe…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Attempt to reconect to TFS server when you press the home button on Team Explorer

                                      If you open TFS and are not connected, to work VPN for example, and TFS server is not reachable, you need to press the connect button and then select the team project.

                                      If would be great if it attempted to reconnect to the previously used team project if you press the home button instead.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a feature that allows the user to remove items from the recent projects list in Visual Studio in such a way that older items re-

                                        Add a feature that allows the user to remove items from the recent projects list in Visual Studio in such a way that older items re-appear in the list.

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Windows 8.1 Flyout Placement improvements

                                          I like new Flyout control that has been introduced in Windows 8.1 but I think Placement property should be improved since I cannot show a Flyout at the bottom-left or bottom-right of a button (like logged menu Flyout in Windows).

                                          I think Placement should be splitted in HorizontalPlacement (Left, Center, Right) and VerticalPlacement (Top, Bottom) to have more flexibility.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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