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  1. Ability to delay verification of synchronization between model and source files.

    Hi,
    Each time I open my database project, Visual studio runs a heavy process of verification of synchronization between model and source files.

    Message in status bar says "Verifying your model is synchronized with your source files. Your database projects will be ready after XXXX operations are competed"

    If we can have an option to delay this at build time, this can improve resource utilization on developer machine.

    As, I have around 15k files in DB project this process takes a long time.

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      1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create a new view in TFS Task Board to view backlog as a User Story Map

      Using the new Features capability in TFS 2013, add a new view in Task Board to view backlog as a User Story Map, allowing teams to visualize their system and helping them to prioritize and plan their releases. (http://www.agileproductdesign.com/blog/the_new_backlog.html)

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      • Add parameter to DeploymentItem (DeploymentItemAttribute) to allow failing the test if the files are missing

        Sometimes files get moved around in source control in such a way that the [DeploymentItem] files/folders are not located in the build output folder, but the when the test runner evaluates the DeploymentItems if the files/folders are missing it just fails silently.

        This can cause particular hassles when trying to manage the folder differences between one machine and another, such as between a developer's machine and a build server.

        One might suggest using only relative paths to solve the issue with machine differences, but a developer might be working with a build server configuration over which he has no control,…

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          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • avoid errors in windows ce compact 2013

          when i create a Platform builder project it displays an errors, so what i want is to avoid those errors that happens when i make an compact os.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add some primitive UML editing into Premium edition

            Please add some primitive ablity to edit some (Class diagram, Sequence diagram) to VS Premium or Pro version.
            The main reason to do this is that UML is the common language for teams, and part of standart, not all team members have Ultimate license and they dont have this ability to communicate.
            In this case to maintain common standart all teams reject VS UML from theirs workflow.
            I think, that most simple features (drawing, commenting) should be allowed in Premium or Pro edition.

            15 votes
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              2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Logging Issue with Multiple AgentScopes on same BuildAgent

              I have a custom Build Process, wich does quite a large number of AgentScopes. The agents are detected by matching Tag, so it's possible that one agent is used multiple times.
              The problem is: If the Agent is used the second time, the log from the first will be overridden (because its filename differs on the agentId).

              May specify the filename in a other Way. Thank you!

              12 votes
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              • enter breakpoints on all functions

                It would be really rgeat to be able to right click on a file opened in the IDe and then have the context menu show , breakpoints on all the functions.

                This is available in gdb , and it should be great to have it

                3 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow total control of installation path

                  Due to the limitation that I cannot tell Visual Studio 2010 to install *only* to the drive I designate in the installer, I simply cannot use this IDE because the C drive, which Visual Studio keeps wanting to install 2.2GB to and 1.7GB on my programs designated drive, is all but full with my OS taking up the space that it does. Please do something about this; as a DigiPen student, I can't afford to be missing out on the largely time-saving breakpoints feature.

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to add custom field for the Test Run for each step

                    I want to be able to add a custom field for the Test Run for each step, it's like the comment field, so it appears during the running of the test case for each step.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow attachments/links to releases in release management

                      In order to approve the next step in a release path, approvers may need see evidence of internal qa documentation e.g. Test Outcome Reports or in the case of manual deployments some form of implementation plan. Release Management doesn't appear to have any facility to attach/link artefacts to individual releases

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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Overlay team capacity on burndown chart

                        It will be useful if the team's capacity is overlaid on the burndown chart. Since some team members may have days off in the sprint, having a different-colored column-style chart for the available capacity for each day might be nice.

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                        • Match Bar and How To menus on Home Page

                          On the Bar Menu the tab order is Code, Work, Build, Test
                          On the How To menu the order is Work,Code, Build, Test

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add bulk edit to features & backlogs views

                            Having Excel to do this is nice, but for a quick change, let's say to replace the assignee of some items, having either to start excel and get work items or find / create a query for bulk edit or fumble in board view is a bit cumbersome.

                            The "features + product backlog" and the "product & tasks" view are wonderful and adding either a grid based editing or some kind of bulk editing as in the query result view would be wonderful.

                            9 votes
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                            • Create practical guidance on Agile Portfolio Management with TFS 2013 and beyond.

                              Create focused and "crisp" guidance around agile portfoilio management, team projects and teams, to complement the TFS Planning Guide (www.vsarplanningguide.codeplex.com) and capturing dogfood findings by the ALM Rangers and from the field.

                              106 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • ReflectionTypeLoadException.Message should report the first type that couldn't be loaded

                                The ReflectionTypeLoadException has a LoaderExceptions property which gives you a collection of all types that could not be loaded. However, in many cases there is only one type that could not be found. In all cases a message that gives some specific information is preferable to a "Gotcha! Go back and write a catch that examines LoaderExceptions, and then I'll tell you something".

                                So the message property should be "Unable to load <type name> and possibly other requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information."

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Remove unnecessary comment from propdp snipped

                                  The comment ("// Using a DependencyProperty as the backing store for MyProperty. This enables animation, styling, binding, etc...") in propdp snipped it unnecessary and pointless.

                                  Please remove it. Everytime I use the snipped, I'm removing and reformatting the code.

                                  Please remove it and reformat snipped to something like:

                                  public int MyProperty
                                  {
                                  get { return (int)GetValue(MyPropertyProperty); }
                                  set { SetValue(MyPropertyProperty, value); }
                                  }

                                  public static readonly DependencyProperty MyPropertyProperty = DependencyProperty.Register("MyProperty", typeof(int), typeof(ownerclass), new PropertyMetadata(0));

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make F# an optional install

                                    I would like to able to use Visual Studio without F#. I don't like how recent VStudios have reduced the ability to optionally install features. The reason for posting this bug is the spam to update F# to 3.1.1 in VS2013, and I will never use it.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Source Code Alteration

                                      Make a function that will allow the user to easily write a code that can alter the source code independently of user input.
                                      Example :
                                      puts ("Hello orld!")
                                      FUNCTION
                                      puts ("Hello World!")

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Need a way to add attaxchments to test suites

                                        Need a way to attach documents at a high level to a test suite

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Be able to nest test cases like PBIs in TFS

                                          We need a way to nest test cases under a category or add a customizable category field

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