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  1. TFS 2012 build VS 2012 in main build and VS 2010 solutions in a secondary step in the same workspace

    TFS 2012 build VS 2012 solutions and then build VS 2010 solutions in the same workspace. Individual build activity definitions should allow for VS 2012 or 2010 specification.

    We have an extremely large solution with many DLL projects. 75% of the sub-projects/DLLs build in VS 2012 and the remaining build in VS 2010. We need this to build under the same TFS build definition in a single build since they all need the same set of workspace files.

    A global shaepoint 2013 upgrade is driving this since our solution encompases Sharepoint, SQL Server Reporting and server side processing including C#…

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Generate dynamic upgrade maps for persisted workflow instances via the designer

      Currently, we can only dynamically upgrade persisted workflow via code. This is because in WF 4.5 there is no designer support for the workflow definition update phase (designated as phase number 2 on this page http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh314052.aspx). Considering one of the key selling points of the framework is the workflow designer, it is surprising that no support exists for dynamic updates.

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        1 comment  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Exporting performance test results into Excel

        We can export load test results to excel. But why can't performance test results.

        If i copied all the results manually, i need to spend more time in formatting those results in excel.

        We can export .trx file. But the thing is, we can open those files with VS only.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow Server Explorer to use multiple network aliases like sql developer when creating a connection

          I think it would be beneficial for you to add functionality to allow server explorer to store multiple network aliases like visual studio does.
          See screen shots for more detail.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Let us create multiple collections on Visual Studio Online

            As an organization with 25+ developers and 15+ ongoing/supported projects for several customers, we need the ability to group our team projects into different project collections.

            I am sure we are not the only ones.

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              72 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add more controls to Lightswitch HTML Client

              Currently the Lightswitch HTML Client for LoB apps is excellent, but also very primitive in some regards. Without controls like Tree Views or Data Tables it can be difficult to build even basic data intensive applications with LS. This is made more complicated by that fact that the client exposes only a few hooks for Javascript and HTML injection by default, and tying custom plugins and controls into LS can be surprisingly complex.

              In short, it would be a huge boon to LS HTML to add more controls and would expand the use cases of it significantly.

              Some controls that…

              99 votes
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                2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ensure VS copies dependant assemblies during build

                Hi Folks, I originally posted this as a defect but decided to post here as a feature request.

                In a nutshell...
                1) Create a blank solution and add a console application and class library project
                2) Reference the class library project from the console application and set it to CopyLocal (so that it copies the assembly).
                3) In the class library project reference a copy of external assemblies (in my case it was the Exchange Web Services assemblies) and set them to copy local.

                When the solution is built, the class library will compile and correctly copy the exchange assemblies…

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                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Complete C# Snippet Implementation

                  The Snippets feature in C# always seemed incomplete compared to the VB.NET version. The snippet file format has support for Imports and References, presumably which will add the relevant using statement to the top of the file, or add specific references. However, these have never been supported in C# snippets.

                  Could these functions be implemented for C# snippets please?

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Build agent status notification

                    Provide a notification mechanism to display the user that the connection to a build agent is not available anymore. Actually, the user has to check explicitly instead of being informed. A solution could be to utlize the build notification services for alerting an unavailable agent if desired.

                    12 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Start Page Interface

                      In start page show: What are the most popular kinds of apps and what are the needs of people using store!

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • MTM Code coverage for WPF applications

                        Code coverage from MTM has been added for ASP.NET applications with Update 1. Code coverage from MTM for WPF applications is missing. Please provide Support.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow all columns in a work item query result to be resizable even when a column is used for sorting

                          When viewing the results of a work item query in Team Explorer / Visual Studio, a column is not allowed to be sized smaller than its caption if the column is used for sorting the results. For a column with a long title but short values this forces the column to take more screen real estate than necessary.

                          Instead, all columns should be resizable down to the minimally allowed size.

                          Example: the Scrum for Team System process template defines a field with the name "Business Priority (Scrum)" whose values are usually a number between 1-1000. This forces the column to…

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • WorfklowApplication should support Durable Delays

                            I would like to self host a workflow application by a Windows Service application. This application schedules a set of emails to be sent at set times. I implemented this as a hosted Workflow Service using delays and persistence. Because Worfkflow Service supports durable delays if for any reason my windows service restarts, all the scheduled tasks will resume as scheduled and this is automatic.

                            Because my service is self contained, it doesn't need to receive requests from external AppDomains - it is an addon to a legacy system and the trigger for the initial task scheduling is a database…

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow connection with GitHub

                              The same way you can now connect to team projects in TFS on premise or the new TFS Service, it would be great to have integration with GitHub.

                              That is, you could have your VS account linked with your GitHub account, and be able to connect to any repository in it, working with them directly.

                              GitHub is the de facto standard for hosting source code for open source projects, so being able to interact with it directly in Visual Studio could inspire more people to create .NET open source projects.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add Dashboard Feature like JIRA Provides in TFS2012

                                JIRA (Atlassian JIRA v6.1-OD-06-1) one of the end to end ALM tool provides wonderful Feature Called Dashboard. Using this, individuals can define their Dashboard using Free (Paid also) Gadgets to display data in different views. Views includes Charts and Tables. Input for all these views remains JIRA Query. This Dashboard visibility is controlled by rights to set of members.

                                I wish to get same type of feature in TFS2012, as of now I got Dashboard using SharePoint. But I believe it's really boring and needs advancement. This should not be required using SharePoint, but shoe be a new set of…

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                                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Edit & Continue: Support for generics

                                  There are 3 main areas where Edit & Continue doesn't work, this reduces speed of development significantly in some cases. I suggest that this great feature is improved to cope with newer features of Visual Studio:

                                  - Support for Generics

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                                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for the great suggestion.

                                    Due to the way we work on features, having a single suggestion that represents what is actually many features across different teams is difficult to track and prioritize. Instead, I’ve changed this suggestion to represent “Edit & Continue: Support for Generics”. We already have two other suggestions representing anonymous methods and x64 support. If you voted for this suggestion for either of those, feel free to move your vote:

                                    Anonymous Methods:
                                    https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/4079440-edit-continue-allow-the-modification-of-lambda-

                                    64-bit:
                                    http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2037667-x64-edit-and-continue

                                    Regards

                                    David Kean
                                    CLR Team

                                  • Make Visual Studio web and load test easier to create and analyse

                                    Creating tests.

                                    Want to have multiple load tests that monitor the same set of other computers and record the same counter sets. Would like to be able to add or modify computers and counter sets in one place and have all the load tests use the new settings.

                                    The window for managing load test results should be accessible from the main Visual Studio menus. At present it is only available by context menu or icons that are only shown with an open load test.

                                    Import, export and removal of load test results. These operations can take a long time. They…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Integrated .Net Obfuscation for Mobile & Modern (Windows Phone & Windows Store) Apps & Games

                                      *** Visual Studio 2012 absolutely needs to have an integrated .Net obfuscation feature that works on Windows Store and Windows Phone Store apps & games. ***

                                      The Dotfuscator tool that's integrated into Visual Studio 2012 cannot be used to obfuscate Windows Store or Windows Phone Store apps, making it fairly useless to "modern app" developers who are targeting Windows 8, Windows RT, and/or Windows Phone 8.

                                      On April 30, 2013, PreEmptive (the vendor of Dotfuscator) expired the license of the free (and separately downloadable) "Dotfuscator for Windows Phone 7" tool. PreEmptive now charges $500/year or $150/quarter to use another version…

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                                        4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • back up

                                        Try first

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                                          0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Document exception guarantees for core .NET framework stuff

                                          Please document exception guarantees for core .NET framework stuff.

                                          E.g. in most collection implementations it's possible to have the "remove" function provide a no-throw guarantee. I'm pretty sure that List<T>.Remove is no-throw (as long as the comparison doesn't throw, which should trivially true when comparing with ReferenceEquals). but it's not documented, so I cannot be sure and I always feel a little "uneasy" when relying on it.

                                          Another example: most operations on collections should at least provide the strong guarantee. I know tons of developers and tons of applications that rely on it. It's not documented however, so it might…

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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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