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  1. ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Application Template

    Keep ASP.NET MVC 3, ASP.NET MVC 4 templates in Visual Studio 2013. Try to make ASP.NET MVC 5 Web Application template similar to earlier MVC Application templates. Now in Visual Studio 2013 we have to navigate through ASP.NET Web application then have to select MVC. There is no templates for MVC 3 or MVC 4.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow TFS task board to show Tasks without parent

      Currently the TFS task board only shows me Tasks (Bugs, Issues or whatever I configure), that have a parent User Story.

      In out workflow Bugs and Issues don't need a parent User Story, but they won't show up in the task board if they haven't.

      I would like to have an option, that the task board shows me all work items in the current iteration, even if they don't have a parent User Story.

      45 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Copy charts when save as query

        When try to 'save as' query ( copy from old query ), i need to copy charts as well.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Run a mumble server on TF

          It can be helpful to have your own mumble server (murmur) for better team communication. Mumble is an open-source VoIP-programm. Is there a way to add this?

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            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Customize GIT Process template to run multiple tests

            Based on this blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2013/02/12/run-ci-builds-in-your-git-team-project.aspx ), we are not allowed create more than one test run in a Git team project.

            But it seems to be a very big limitation. See this case: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/1d175e5a-088c-4157-817a-1794af278462/customizing-process-template-git

            It is better if we can also create many test runs in the GIT team project.

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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Partial Properties. Seperate Logic from "Structure" as in Entity Framework

              Recently I have been getting into Entity Framework, but don't like the idea that some of the Entity classes are doing somewhat too much.

              To fix this, I wanted to make my Entity class file partial, and implement the data access functionality away from the other aspects of the class.

              While I was doing that, I figured it would be greatly beneficial to make my properties partial, and have the implementation away from the Annotations!! This would clear up the files and allow separation of concerns. Because of Entity Framework (and not liking the format for auto-generated annotations) you have…

              6 votes
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                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual Studio Coded UI Framework should support full automation for MS Dynamics AX

                Microsoft Coded UI Framework should support full automation for MS Dynamics AX. Like the features in the testing tool ‘AXeptance - http://www.axeptance.com/’ specially used for creating and executing automated tests in Microsoft Dynamics AX.

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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • When checking in pending changes, don't force SQL Server Data tools windows to be saved before continuing

                  When checking in pending changes, don't force SQL Server Data tools windows to be saved before continuing. I'm opening SQL Server Data tools windows in VS 2012, and it is extremely annoying that I can't check in pending changes for my Web/VB.NET/C# projects without saving everything. My trying to check in, a window pops-up asking to save my "query" windows. I click "No", but then it still does not check in my code files (which were previously saved). I have to either save my SQL scripts, or close those windows just so I can continue. It would be best if…

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                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Deploy SSIS Packages developed using SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2012 to either SQL2008R2 or SQL 2012

                    Ability to choose the deployment target environment for SSIS Packages either SQL 2008 R2 or SQL 2012 similar to the functionality that SSRS has. This necessary to help larger shops transition from SQL 2008 R2 to SQL 2012 without having to upgrade all production systems at once.

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                      0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • code convertor

                      convert sql statement between C# and Sqlserver

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Custom AOP Aspects implementation and aspect-weaver using Roslyn

                        Roslyn is a very open compiler framework which could be used to implement AOP aspect-weaver at compile time instead of using Dependency Injection containers at run time which is not good for many scenarios.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide a link to the exact subscription that generated a given alert

                          Currently, TFS alerts have a footer with the following text:
                          - You are receiving this notification because of a subscription created by Mr. Rogers

                          However, it can be very difficult to find _which_ subscription it was. We had a case where someone put an 'or' instead of an 'and' in an alert definition and we started getting spammed with build alerts for every build. We had to review each subscription individually to find this. A hyperlink in the alert back to the generating subscription definition would be invaluable.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • CodeLens Support For Visual Studio 2013

                            Please add support for vs CodeLens

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Save more previously-used connections in the Schema Compare tool

                              When comparing databases, the "Select Source Schema"/"Select Target Schema" dialog has a drop-down of the most recently-used connections, but the dialog seems to have a hardcoded limit of 5 connections. I work with more than 5 databases, when the different projects I work on are multiplied by the different environments across which I am comparing, and I find I am constantly re-entering connection details to databases.

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                                0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Option to automatically collapse all inactive preprocessor blocks

                                I suggest that Microsoft add an option to automatically collapse all inactive preprocessor blocks in the Visual Studio/C++ IDE.

                                This feature would be extremely easy to implement, and enhance productivity considerably, especially for projects that contain many compilation alternatives.

                                This feature appears to be on relatively high demand;
                                - http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/97ad0528-8dd8-44eb-b4b8-ede8fdb3cf61/hide-inactive-preprocessor-block
                                - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9094391/collapse-all-inactive-preprocessor-blocks-in-visual-studio
                                - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17332077/can-i-programmatically-collapse-expand-all-preprocessor-blocks-of-a-certain-name

                                Best Regards,

                                Richard Baxter

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add intelligent sort, and filter capabilities to Autos, Locals, and Watch Windows

                                  I'd really like a way to filter the debugger windows based on
                                  * variable name
                                  * type
                                  * value
                                  * changed (red)
                                  * valid vs. invalid memory (e.g. 0xcdcd, 0xcccc), or <Unable to read memory>
                                  * public, private, protected, const, etc qualifications

                                  The UI I'm picturing would be column filter widgets in Excel Lists.

                                  Some potential use cases:
                                  1. Stepping into a class function where the this pointer has many dozens of members, I might want to see all the bools, all non-zero entries, all non-null pointers, etc.

                                  2. It can be difficult to find the entry I want if…

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Extend Data Breakpoints to watch for data read in addition to write

                                    I know how to make a data breakpoints for when the data changes, but it would be nice to break whenever a certain address is read(or output a trace of what function was reading it). That way, I could quickly log everything that happens based on a particular symbol's value, not just assignments to it.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Solve the object file collision

                                      Having the same file name in two or more locations in your file hierarchy causes Visual Studio to use the same object file name & this cause link time problems. Please have VS generate unique object files (maybe based on a hash of the relative file path from the project file)

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                                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Strong name signing with password

                                        If you want to sign a project with a password protected key the build will fail using the Hosted Build Controller with the following message:

                                        C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Microsoft.Common.targets(2482,5): error MSB3325: Cannot import the following key file: file.pfx. The key file may be password protected. To correct this, try to import the certificate again or manually install the certificate to the Strong Name CSP with the following key container name: VS_KEY_1A2B3C4D5E6F1A2B [C:\a\src\projectName\projectName.csproj]

                                        I would like to see an option that allows to upload certificates to the server / manually install the certificate in the Strong Name CSP. So we can build strong named…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add submodule support in Visual Studio Git Extension

                                          In the Visual Studio Git extension cloning a repo ignores submodules. When a repo is cloned it should perform a recursive clone through the submodules.

                                          Also, submodules are not shown correctly for commits. Please add support for git submodules.

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                                            3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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