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  1. 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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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Export work item type

          We have developed and bespoken a new process template for TFS. It counts with custom work items type and several custom control developed integrally by us to boost and improve project management through TFS and Project Server.
          However, we came across a big issue. This work items type can be exported without any impediment by anyone who has the view project-level information permission set to Allow. This permission is essential in order to set to Allow to the development team. Therefore, we are in a critical point since our work can be taken by anyone and consequently we cannot offer…

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Encapsulate the idea of Enums as Bit-Flags | Flag Keyword

            Right now we have to implement bit-flags using enums and they have to follow very specific formats to work. One wrong typo, and they don't work!

            I suggest creating what is shown in the pictures below.

            Right now, if you don't know how to implement flags, you have to do some research into the subject matter, and might still make mistakes. Why not have bit-flag creation be just as simple as enum creation?

            I also suggest that there *might* be ways to abstract out the use of bitwise OR, AND. If you don't know this bit-hacks, then you have to…

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              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Snippet for lambda expressions

              When the user writes a method call which has a lambda expression as parameter, autocomplete it with a snippet. Example:

              collection.Where...
              then the snippet completes
              colletion.Where(x => x)

              This avoids writing x=> x every time I use a lambda expression method.

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Option to limit Search to user files only

                When searching in files, please allow skipping files that are auto generated (T4, Designers etc)

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Hot Key to Publish Package

                  I would like to press something like cltr + shift + p and deploy a package defined with in a profile.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  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…

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                      3 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow conditional compile statements in XAML markup

                      Allow the XAML markup editor to allow conditional compile statements so that a developer could have #ifdef statements in their markup

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                        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • exploratory tests with pass or fail result

                        Exploratory tests are simply displayed as completed and each session needs to be opened to discover if bugs were raised during the test session.

                        Allowing the user to choose whether the test passed or failed during the session will provide a quick view as to the status of the development of the user story under test

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          • Modify the NullReferenceException to somehow capture the runtime type that was expected

                            This is the most vexing of problems when it occurs in Production code lacking any debug symbols. Support personnel are reduced to basically just guessing. Even if most of the time the value is System.String, that is at least a pretty good clue why the application bombed.

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

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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 →
                                      • 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 →
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