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  1. Add "Recursive deny" permission

    Lets say i got a group of users that i want do block access to a specific area in workitems, or specific folder in source control, and inherit this block to all subareas or sub folders.
    Current hierarchy mechanism allows me to put deny on a root and inherit it to lower levels. However, if somebody is doing a mistake and giving explicit "allow" permissions to a lower place in hierarchy we are in big mess.
    I suggest a "Recursive deny" permission - once it's set it will automatically override any other permission in all tree level bellow the place…

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    • Add a way to view the SQL generated in SSRS without having to go through the SQL Server Profiler

      At the moment it is an absolute pain to see how SSRS is generating SQL without going through SQL Server Profiler.

      This is particularly the case when you have a predicate such as '[ColumnName] in (@InParameter)' and the @InParameter is a multi-select list.

      The Dataset Designers are a great help but do not help when trying to debug Reports at runtime.

      What I propose is to include a Tab next to Design and Preview tabs that shows the TSQL that is generated as a result of the parameter selections.

      Or as an alternative allow the TSQL to be sent to…

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow nested when, whennot, whenchanged, and whennotchanged in TFS work item definitions

        So often, it's desired to set multiple conditions for the WHEN, WHENNOT, WHENCHANGED, and WHENNOTCHANGED fields in the work item type definition. For instance, making a field required when a bug is Priority = 0 and Resolution = Fixed. This could easily be solved by letting the WHEN, WHENNOT, WHENCHANGED, and WHENNOTCHANGED to be nested within each other. That way I could write something like:

        <WHEN field="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.Priority" value="0">
        <WHEN field="Microsoft.VSTS.Common.Resolution" value="Fixed">
        <REQUIRED />
        </WHEN>
        </WHEN>

        6 votes
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        • Visual Studio Online Extensions

          Please add the option for visual studio online to import/add extensions like the task board enhancer so that we won't be punished to use visual studio online instead of a local installation of tfs2013
          http://pascoal.net/task-board-enhancer/

          11 votes
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          • In Application Insights, on the portal, there should be a way to show me what the config values should be.

            From the portal, I should be able to show the Account, Portal, Component, and Dashboard ids that should be in my config file so I can verify them.

            7 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support creating Visual Studio extensions for earlier VS versions

              Right now one has to have Visual Studio 2010 installed to create a new extension, which would work on it (or do lots of trickery).

              It would be much better if VS Package wizard would ask for minimum target version, or determine it automatically based on target framework version.

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                0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Navis Support for programmatic processing of data

                What I'd really like to see for the visualizers is

                Debugger passes a pointer to an object, to a pgm that I write for that type, and I return the string to be displayed.

                and

                Debugger passes a pointer to an object, to a pgm that I write for that type, and I return a bitmap to be displayed.

                This method is much easier to understand, and much more flexible than the rigid XML rules. There was something like this in the old autoexp.dat. I don't see why this couldn't be part of the natvis scheme.

                Related forum post: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c6504a65-e501-4281-85fb-21b160bddfc6/visualizers-in-vs2013?forum=vsdebug

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                  2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • HTML report for web performance test

                  We use web performance scripts to create a automation test for HTTP URLs. We want to share the result with rest of the team who don't have Visual Studio installed. When the test is run the result is stored in trx file normally. Unless you open the trx file in Visual Studio, there is no way get a comprehensive report. The trx file only contains result overview when opened as xml.

                  I would like to have a feature for exporting the entire test result to HTML or Excel where I should be able to find the HTTP requests passed/failed and…

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please Open Dui70.dll API

                    Please open Dui70.dll API, open official DirectUI, whether it is IE, or MSN massager uses DirectUI technology, DirectUI technology is C++ native only comparable WPF graphics application development technology,In the absence of providing support for C + + native Desktop for WPF's time, I hope Microsoft can open Dui70.dll official API interface

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      • Allow access to code review comments

                        In medical device development it is mandatory to provide code review reports:
                        1. Allow to access code review comments via TFS API.
                        2. Provide a code review report via reporting services.

                        - cheers

                        26 votes
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                        • Allow precompiled headers to be shared between projects

                          In Visual Studio 2008 and earlier, I believe you could (by an unsupported method) allow one project to generate a precompiled header which other projects could then use. But I understand this is not possible, or only works in limited ways in VS 2010 and later.

                          Please add official support for allowing a precompiled header to be shared between projects.

                          As a nice to have it would also be ideal if more than one precompiled header could be used by a project so that both a shared and project specific precompiled header could be used.

                          See also:

                          http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/665d4183-f85c-481d-bada-03283b310099/shared-precompiled-header?forum=vclanguage

                          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14048212/can-i-share-a-precompiled-header-between-projects-to-reduce-compile-time

                          176 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow double-click to navigate to a project in the TFS Browse Servers window.

                            I always find myself double-clicking the project name in the Browse Servers window, thinking it will open the project. (This is the window you get to when you are in a project, drop down the project list in the top banner, and select Browse All).

                            Currently, a double-click only highlights the clicked word, and I need to select "Navigate" to open the selected project. It would be better to have it open the selected project.

                            3 votes
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                            • Auto-implemented properties in the Visual Studio Class Designer

                              Visual Studio Class Designer creates the properties as

                              public string Name
                              {
                              get
                              {
                              throw new System.NotImplementedException();
                              }
                              set
                              {
                              }
                              }

                              It would be much better if you give us option to choose if we want to get it as auto-property like

                              public string Name { set; get; }

                              7 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Automatic opening of resource file

                                I do a lot of localizing - in the codebehind file, if one double-clicked (or right clicked) on the bit of code referring to the resource file, i.e:

                                string s = resources.foo.bar;

                                vs would open the resource file 'foo' and focus on the string 'bar'

                                At the moment I have to open the resource file manually and then find the appropriate string.

                                This would save loads of time.

                                Possibly same would go for double clicking on any custom class, etc.

                                Just a thought !

                                Cheers,
                                Dan

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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Change All Fonts at one setting

                                  Every time I setup a new install of Visual Studio I have to change the Font of a total of 35 different font name and sizes.

                                  I have read about how to export and import settings, and signing in (that I hate) will also solve it, but why can't there be a 'Apply To All' checkbox so you only have to set 1 font and be done?

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please do work on Silverlight next version.

                                    Please do work on Silverlight next version.

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Implement XSLT 3.0 for .Net

                                      Fully support XSLT 3.0 in .Net (Including XQuery 3.0 and XPath 3.0)

                                      http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt-30/

                                      373 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make it easy to create a new c++ method

                                        I'd like an easy way to add a new method to a class so that it is added to the header file and the implementation file automatically. I know class wizard will do it but that is a big hassle because it takes several clicks to open class wizard and then select the class being modified.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • DB Deployment Security

                                          As per SSDT 11.1.40403.0, when we are passing the below parameters to sqlpackage.exe
                                          /p:IgnorePermissions=true
                                          /p:DropPermissionsNotInSource=false
                                          /p:DropObjectsNotInSource=true

                                          its dropping logins also. We have around 5 various environments, security will differ environment to environment.
                                          Security will be maintained by DBA.
                                          Schema will be maintained by Developers.
                                          Need to enhance functionality. when we pass /p:DropPermissionsNotInSource=false it should not drop any logins if its not available in source.
                                          dropping and recreating the login will affect applications availability.

                                          5 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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