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  1. Parameter passing while queuing builds from TFS Web

    We have custom parameter which has to passed while executing TFS Builds. Please provide parameters tab in web access similar queue build window in Visual Studio.

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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Coded UI Tests should support test settings file

      Cross browser testing support added to Coded UI test is great.
      Currently we need to write code within test method to mention the browser on which the test needs to run. It would be great if this setting can be picked from an external file e.g. .testsettings file.

      Currently only option is passing the browser name via data source. If we go via this approach then we would have to duplicate a lot of data for each browser that we need to test.

      Looking forward for this small but very useful change in VS CUIT.

      Thanks

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create a simple, automated way for us to deploy to environments other than Azure

        It would be great if there was an automated way to build and deploy to internal applications.

        Something that we can install internally that monitors builds and is configurable would be ideal

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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Data Generation Plan in Database Project

          SQL connection string should be project level in Data Generation Plan for source connection same like web.config for application. Currently I am using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 db project.

          Problem Area : I am using sequence data bound generator in data generation plan. I don’t want to set database name or user name level information at column level. Please let me know the best way to setup connection information at project level.

          Regards,
          Inder Dureja

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            0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add groups for the controls on the bottom of the form!

            When i design an app i use to have many DS,TA,TAM,BS,BN, Timers,etc... it will be nice to have something to arrange those items, something like virtual folders or groups (like groups in photoshop where you can drop layers in a named group)
            Hope the get the idea of what i'm talking about.
            I also attach a photo with my problem.

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 'Add As Link' is hidden - Need more attentive option

              "Add As Link" option while adding an existing item at "Solution Explorer" is hidden deeply inside the "Add" button of "Add Existing Item" dialog.

              It would be nice to have separate button for both "Add" and "Add As Link" or make these options more visible to the user

              Refer the attachment

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Grid readonly

                It would be very helpful if the screen designer had an option for the whole grid to turn it to read-only. Like the read-only setting on the data grid row this could be a checkbox.
                This checkbox should change:
                - make command buttons (add/delete/modify) invisible
                - Set data grid row controls rto read-only
                - Hide the add new row in the grid.

                That would save us a lot of work, and that's what LightSwitch is about .

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide an option to create team project from web access

                  As in TFS 2012 administration activities are moved to web access, it would really help people to use one console to create and manage the team projects and its permissions.

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                    2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • include graphics debugger in VS2012 Express Edition

                    Because PIX is now officially replaced with the graphics debugger ( and even crashing with anything DX11 on Win8 ), but graphics debugger is not included in the Express Edition, it is now literally impossible to develop anything DX11 because of the lack of any means to debug.

                    Homebrew software, demoscene programmers, after-work tinkers were always a significant driving force for MS and DirectX, but now it is impossible for anyone to learn/play/experiment with DX at home. I suggest to include the graphics debugger just as PIX was included before in the DX SDK for free.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Kindly delete some wrong entries from your database like "+971528171730 ,High Class Dubai/Escort?,Dubai Female /Escorts?", found in webpanel

                      Kindly delete some wrong entries from your database like "+971528171730 ,High Class Dubai/Escort?,Dubai Female /Escorts?", found in webpanel, screenshot attached.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • struct Extension method should pass this by ref

                        When we make extension method for class or struct. We often want to use that method for change its internal value. But the Extension method for struct is pass by value. Which is... what the heck? Just think about Vector.Normalize() being extension method cannot do this kind of function and it copy by no reason. That's nonsense

                        This is actually should be called bug. and it should fix immediately

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • We need a "Corporate ALM" Portal!

                          TFS has an awesome reporting capability based on the SQL Analysis Cube + Sharepoint + Excel Services.
                          But despite of all the capability, only a few interesting reports based on the Process Template are there and depends on the process template. IBM RTC, for example, ships A LOT of reports and dashboards that *regardless of the process or methodology* is always there.

                          I really believe that if you guys do some investment on the reporting/dashboards (the data is already there!) executives hearts will be reached easily. Out of the box it would be awesome if TFS had a "Corporate ALM…

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Separate Javascript and Server Debug Output

                            When debugging server-side code, the javascript output just gets in the way, and makes reading difficult. It would be easier to read if the Javascript output went to a separate window.

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Save error list on project close.

                              I'd love to have my error list save so I can reopen mysolution file and continue bug fixing without having to rebuild. This would be a tremendous time saver.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Test Manager 2012 - copy test configurations

                                There is currently no way to clone a test configuration.
                                I have a test configuration with lots of variables. I want to clone that test configuration so that I can change certain variables without having to manually re-create the new test configuration

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Faster Development

                                  Notiify a member with check outs that a request was made to 'FileX' and ask if its ok to check it in before letting the other even know it was ever checked out - for that we look up logs - Today we get in our messengers, cels, or whatever and ask if they can check it in which 98% of the tiimes, they can becouse they're done!

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add filters to Sprint Board

                                    I find it useful to have following filters on the sprint board:
                                    1. Multiselect PBI Status filter (to focus on incomplete, for example).
                                    2. Multiselect Activity filter for Tasks (to allow users to focus on tasks related to particular activity like testing, development or documentation).

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Dynamic query variables for work item query

                                      If work item query contain field that often changed like the version (for analyzing defects from version to version) you must edit a query and set new value. Or another example: analyze tasks by user, create a query for each user not good idea.
                                      It would be good to give the ability to set value for such fields dynamically through a dialog box or a certain field on the toolbar of query results.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add compiler warning for when a member function is overridden without use of the "override" keyword.

                                        The "override" keyword in C++ is nice, but it would be nicer still if there were a way to enforce its usage. Currently, it is easy to forget to include it, and errors can go unnoticed. Just having a warning, even one that is off by default, would satisfy me.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • TFS WIT support for extra fields with email support

                                          I need an extra field that support email AND can be used in alerts to sent to - like the 'Assigned To' field.

                                          Normal stiring fields with support userids is available, but field can't be used in alerts like "Field = @Me"

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