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  1. Mouse cursor should not affect initial focused element of menus, opened under cursor from keyboard

    Since VS2010, because of moving to WPF-based UI, when opening menus from keyboard (by Alt key or context menus with Application key), if mouse cursor is located over the menu, it affects initially selected/focused element. This is REALLY annoying and distracting.

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow a simple option toggle to switch off auto code formatting

      At present (VS2013RC) in Options -> TextEditor -> All Languages there is a toggle "Automatic brace completion" which can be overridden in a lauguage specific way.

      Can you add the equivalent for auto formatting so you don't have to go a manually switch off lots of individual settings

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • Allow MTM to record assertions

          QA can currently record actions that can be made into Coded UI tests.

          But they can't record "assertions".

          This seems odd because they are visually asserting already.

          The assertion dialog for MTM could be much simpler than in Visual Studio. 99% of all assertions come from the "Display Value" field. Just make that the only one that MTM uses.

          This allows the QA role to create much better actions that can then translate into Coded UI tests.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow ability to disable XML comment warning for auto-generated code files

            I want the xml comment warnings for code generated by our developers, because it is in our coding standards to add xml documentation. However, we are using Coded UI, so there are many auto-generated code files included in our project, which clutters up the Error List (when treating warnings as errors) with thousands of errors we have no control over.

            I want to be able to turn on the xml comment warnings in general, but disable the xml comment warnings for only code files that are auto-generated that we have no control over.

            So, please add one of the following: …

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              2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add ability to tailormake the popup forms for PBI's etc

              When adding a PBI we would prefer to be able to add the following info in the form, as well as the list. Info required is original estimate (hrs), hrs worked, remaning work (hrs). this gives control over the transition from Scrum Poker Scores to real work that is being planned in a sprint. within the sprint you want to assess how well estimates typically are. so the deviation from Plan to Actual is highly relevant. The ability to link this bank to typical issues or individuals makes the forecasting process more tightly controlled.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Remember user setup/state on different dialogs

                If you try to customize the Backlog Item dialogue, for example, maximize the dialog - it does not utilized all available space in the editor fields, just the wide change, the height of the field does not change at all. I hope user state will be prioritized.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring back Test Impact Analysis in VS 2012

                  The test impact view showing impacted tests after a code change has been made was a very useful feature in VS 2010. This saved a developer a lot of time identifying & running just the impacted tests rather than all the tests in the solution for a change in code. Now i see that even though there is an option to enable test impact analysis for a project in the test settings, the actual analysis is run by the TFS on the checked-in unit tests as part of build. This is inconvenient. Every developer should have the power to easily…

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                    2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Permalinks to files in TFS Web code explorer

                    When linking to a file through the code explorer in TFS Web Access, I'd like to have a 'permalink' URL that can link to the latest version of the file, and that handles moves/renames of the underlying file.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve Lightswitch support for MySQL and Sqlite

                      Lightswitch doesn't support MySQL or Sqlite out of the box. Currently 2012 makes it a struggle to support them. 2013 preview doesn't seem to be compatible at all. Minimally, Lightswitch needs to smooth out the process of adding them as datasources. I don't expect Lightswitch to have complete support out of the box, but it shouldn't block them from being used.

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                        1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • rename Work Item Type Definition

                        After applying an agile template, allow Work Item Types to be renamed. Currently We have Product Backlog Item for our user stories. However my director complains weekly, because it should be called User Story. And there should be a separate entry for Epic. It is not clear how to make these changes after a TFS server has been up and running for a while.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • When Adding A New Team Project To TFS Allow The Tracking Of Existing Git Repositories

                          Currently when adding a Git repo to a team project all that can be done is the creation of an empty repo. I think that it would be benificial to allow a team project to track a remote repository, whether it be a 3-rd party repo (somewhere in the cloud) or a repo that is on a server/machine that is not the TFS server.

                          As far as I know Teamcity allows the tracking of Git repos in this manner.

                          Commits pushed to the repos on the TFS server should then be reflected back to the repos it is tracking.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Link codeplex project to test projects in visualstudio.com

                            Sale test framework for an open source application is a good vector of funding open source projects.
                            It's not possible to industrialize open source projects directly from codeplex because all tfs features are not activated.
                            So, I think you could think about designing a bridge between codeplex solutions and visualstudio.com that allow to test build and deploy from visualstudio.com and keep the main project in codeplex.
                            You also could create a kind of market place for that.
                            The open source developer creates his project in codeplex
                            He industrialize it in visualstudio.com then, when the project is ready
                            He can decide…

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                              0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • Allow secondary email addresses associated with the Live ID to access TFS projects when asked to join

                                I have two email addresses associated with my live ID however when asked to join a TFS project with the secondary address - they do not show up.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Remove the 5 minute timeout for checkins (after which they fail). I need a checkin system that works easily.

                                  There seems to be a wide consensus (and I've checked it myself) - that Visual Studio Online (visualstudio.com) projects have a bizarre 5 minute checkin.

                                  What does this mean? - I need to check my pre-existing project into VS.com in pieces - each of which is "guessed" to be less than 5 minutes of ADSL transfer.

                                  Please fix this - it's a clear bug.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Limit access for Allowed IP Addresses to TFS

                                    Restrict access to TFS based on IP Address configuration will be more safe to codes.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Align web access work item linking dialog with VS linking dialog

                                      Hi, I haven't noticed this limitation before in web access 2012.2 (yes i'm still on .2) but earlier today I wanted to use built in functionality to resolve a user request, the user wanted to link work items in the quickest way but did not have/need or want team explorer installed on their machine preferring to manage their work items purely using web access. The web access dialog for linking work items does not currently have the capability to browse for work items (for example by reusing an existing query). I did not realize that this functionality differs between the…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Inherit TFS warehouse security based on the security that is in TFS

                                        The TFS warehouse currently does not have a notion of security, which means that I'm able to see the work items of my entire organization in the TFS warehouse as of the moment that I have been added to the warehouse readers group in sql server analysis services. It would be a great approach to show only items of the team project/team of which I'm a member. this is not only better for security, but also for performance as queries would result in a lot less result data that is transmitted

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Have a Visual Studio Client Online

                                          Yes, that's right! I want you to take the next step and have me program in the cloud! Your TFS Preview is superb, now let me program from there, from a Web Browser. You'd let me select the proyect template: C++ Win32, C++ Metro, C++ Web, .NET, SharePoint, Office 365, and create the project in the cloud, and let me enter the IDE from the cloud, so no IDE is needed in my PC.

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