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  1. [MSFT Announcement] Post ideas related to InRelease & Release Management here

    Please use the Release Management category when posting ideas related to InRelease or Release Management.

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      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add hierarchical TraceSource configuration

      Allow TraceSources to inherit configuration including level and listeners, maybe by adding new tags like <inheritableListeners> and "InheritableSourceSwitch" property.

      This should allow configuring "System" and have it automagically propagate to all tracesources starting with "System." like "System.Windows.Data" etc.

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        0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Versioning of Work Item Types XML based configuration

        Currently you can use witadmin to import/export the work item types configuration, allow storing the configuration history in TFS automatically.

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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Fix missing functionality for custom Code Review states

          In the current implementation, you have the ability to customize the states of the code review feedback however, there is no ability to change the Visual Studio "Send & Finish" values.
          This renders the customization of the states feature unusable. Here is a link to a discussion with all the details:
          http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/fa982f2a-5e97-4089-b628-ce0134401ac2/customize-code-review-feedback-status

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a "debug thread color" so each thread is distinguishable in debug mode

            Give each thread that that a color for the next instructions.

            Currently I have a yellow highlight and a yellow arrow for the next instruction of any thread.

            A common problem when stepping in multi-threaded code is that I change from a thread to another without a clear indication (only threads in the tool bar changes, it is not evident enough). It gets confusing, in particular when I have a breakpoint in a method that is acceded my multiple threads simultanously.

            This have made people suggest that it should be possible to tell visual studio to only follow one thread…

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please enhance the VS editor for web design

              Please enhance the editor for web design (maybe in Blend if not in VS) so we can design how we want to look and VS/Blend generate the corresponding CSS much like Silverlight does ... and consider some improvements like Adobe is doing with Edge Reflow ,Muse , Edge Animate ... i believe that we really really need that and i think Blend is more appropriate for doing this kind of design

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                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • CodedUI - UIMap Builder

                This would operate similar to the Test Builder only it would not generate any code, just build the UIMap from things you interact with. Ideally, you wouldn't have to interact, it would 'grab' UI information from the current state of the EXE or web site. The user could then call for new maps on different dialogs, states or pages and that UI would be built into the map.

                Currently, this is not too bad for desktop applications, but for web applications, the Test Generator mechanism appears to put items you interact with under separate pages (UIDocument, UIDocument1, UIDocument2, etc.) instead…

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Play "Eye of the Tiger" song on display of "New Project" dialog

                  When I go to the "File" menu and select "New Project" Visual Studio should automatically play "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor.

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of_the_Tiger

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide more granular folder/file permissions management

                    I'm currently a TFS project administrator for which we would like to be able to ensure that our Source Control directory maps to the hierarchy in another (in-house custom) asset management tool. We want users to be able to check in and check out files wherever they want, but not be able to create or delete folders. Being able to assign permissions in Source Control equivalent to what NTFS permissions allow would be very useful.

                    Thanks.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Option to save without BOM by default

                      For the 2012 web express edition, it would be super handy to have an easy way of saving files without the byte order mark (BOM) by default. For those of us working with html + php this would be nice because php does not always handle the BOM well - for instance, if you include a php file saved with a BOM in an html file, the BOM will be added into the html as a character which can mess with the page layout.

                      There is an 3rd part extension "Fix File Encoding" that adds this functionality for the non-express…

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • give us the choice of exporting and printing in Team Foundation Server Express.

                        Printing and exporting might be a handy tool to allow us to show to our customers or future customers, what are the plans to develop something.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Orleans Framework

                          Orleans Framework is been introduce in Channel9 close to 3 years ago.
                          http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Going+Deep/Project-Orleans-A-Cloud-Computing-Framework

                          What is the news of Easier Actor Model Framework from Microsoft.
                          Halo 4 is using Orleans Framework, Hope to listen this good news.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • F# TypeProviders should work in Windows Store Apps.

                            F# TypeProviders are not supported in .NET Portable Subset (Windows Store) libraries. The ability to use TypeProviders in a Windows Store app would be extremely beneficial.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add ability to ignore files and folders

                              I was testing out TFS.VisualStudio.com and I found it to be very robust. However there are a few pieces of functionality that are missing that I would like to have. The most crucial is the ability to ignore files and folders. From time to time I run across files and folders that do not need to be in source control. These include the .suo file, config files are sometimes excluded depending on the project, I tend to not include my resharper files, I also do not push my build directories. I used to use TFS at my last job and…

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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • F# WPF Code Behind Support

                                The ability to write F# Code Behind for XAML Files

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Repositories in Git should have a gitattributes, gitignore file be default

                                  When creating a TFS project which has Git as source control either Visual Studio or TFS should have a predefined gitattributes and gitignore similar to the way GitHub for Windows client does.

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                                    2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Solve the IF snippet problem in VB.Net

                                    If you are writting your code and have this:

                                    If property = 1

                                    And press Tab key, the snippet writes this:

                                    If property = 1 Then
                                    [focus here]
                                    End If
                                    Then

                                    As you can see the snippet writes another Then O_o

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Better support for Decimal type, eg. BitConverter.ToDecimal()

                                      Decimal type is still not fully supported by .Net Framework.

                                      Some classes/interfaces implement methods for conversion/comparison, eg. IConvertible.ToDecimal(), Convert.ToDecimal()
                                      but other still do not. Eg. BitConverter.ToDecimal().

                                      Since Decimal is an important base type please support it wherever it is applicable.

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                                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add F# style pipelining to VB

                                        Dim F as new List(of Integer)
                                        F => function(u) u.ToString() => Join(vbNewLine)

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow test playlists to be used by TFS build servers

                                          There are lots of ways of organising tests in Visual Studio, by class, traits, namespace, playlist but none of these can then be used in a build definition. For instance a Continuous Integration build should only run unit tests however there is no way of specifying this in the Build Definition

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