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  1. Give us a string field or API call to a string field in roles that we can set and see on the portal

    A string we can see on the dashboard or monitor screen of the portal for web and worker roles that we can set as we see fit for realtime feedback of the role operation or state, be it record count, event counts, current steps or progress, or whatever our specific application needs.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Include .NET 3.5 in the Windows server 2012 distribution

      The Windows 8 and Windows 2012 OS images don't come with .NET 3.5. it can be installed as a role, but only if you have internet access from your server. You can't install the standalone distribution of .NET 3.5 - you can only install it via Windows update.

      I know it's now been replaced by .NET 4 but many Microsoft products need ASP.NET 3.5 as a prerequisite. Not having it in the OS installation - but treating it as an operating system component that mist be installed via Windows Update makes it extremely difficult to setup a server that doesn't…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make WPF XAML designer work with custom Window controls.

        We need the VS designer to work with custom Window controls, and custom window styling.

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          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add control and event on fileopenpicker and filesavepficker

          Delveloper use IFileDialogCustomize interface to add control on desktop app.but can not add control and event to fileopenpicker and filesavepicker.I need this to open text file with some encondings by user operation.I want to similier IFileDialogCustomize api.

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            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Intellisense parameterArray in JavaScript

            Basically support syntax that will support argument arrays based on types.

            /// <signature>
            /// <summary>String format</summary>
            /// <param name="text" type="String">Content string</param>
            /// </signature>
            /// <signature>
            /// <summary>String format with argument list</summary>
            /// <param name="url" type="String">Ex: 'action/path'</param>
            /// <param name="arg" type="String" parameterArray="true">List of replacements for {0} to {n}.</param>
            /// </signature>

            format('foo') or format('foo {0}', 'bar')

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              2 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Intellisense parameterArray in JavaScript

              Basically support syntax that will support argument arrays based on types.

              /// <signature>
              /// <summary>String format</summary>
              /// <param name="text" type="String">Content string</param>
              /// </signature>
              /// <signature>
              /// <summary>String format with argument list</summary>
              /// <param name="text" type="String">Content string</param>
              /// <param name="arg" type="String" parameterArray="true">List of replacements for {0} to {n}.</param>
              /// </signature>

              format('foo') or format('foo {0}', 'bar')

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Give us an idea on Prices for over 5 users

                We are hesitant to move due to uncertain pricing. If we knew a range or max suggested pricing we would move today.

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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Include Chat Support

                  I Heard That interaction between project manager and workers ; workers and workers is not good as much.may be chat support wil help them to interact each other ,to share the idea also it plays vital role in project succes.

                  include this.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • support filtering of items on the kanban board

                    The Scrum boards allow filtering of wit, user, etc but the kanban board has no filtering capability.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Ready for Test state in Team Foundation Service

                      In our process it would be much easier on simple tasks to simply change the state of a task or bug to Ready for Test when the developer declares victory, rather than generate a test case. we are using the scrum template...

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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add LayoutTransform to windows store XAML just like WPF

                        The LayoutTransform property in WPF is useful. In Silverlight, where it is missing, people have created workarounds for the missing technology. It should be added back to windows store apps just like WPF. If it can be supported by workarounds why can't it be supported by default just like WPF.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • E-Book reader App

                          Place a APP for reading different formats of eBooks. The App should provide a standard interface and be able to read different (documents - ebook) formats, some of which may be added separately (as if they were "codec").
                          An API to render the eBook in the win Store APP should be provided to developers.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Move Code coverage to Professional Edition

                            Existing feature, would be great to have this available from Professional version.

                            5 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Main menu bar is too wide and been wrapped, make sure it won't wrap

                              In Visual Studio 2013 Preview Ultimate Traditional Chinese version, while opening xml file, the main menu bar has an additional "XML" item, and is too wide and been wrapped. See the attached picture. When switch to other file, that item disappear and menu bar back to only one line, and all the thing under main menu jump up one line. Switching between xml and other file will make all the content jump up and down one line, that's very wired. I hope you can make sure it won't wrap.
                              I have a simple idea to change this, just make
                              XML(X)…

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                                1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow full control of transaction naming in a web load test

                                At the moment VS prefixes the transaction with the class name. E.g. MyScript.Homepage. Can we have control over this please.
                                For example so we can have one transaction for homepage across all scripts.
                                Thanks!

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add the ability to automatically reference a namespace in all files in a project

                                  I would like to be able to reference a namespace in something like the AssemblyInfo.cs file which is then automatically referenced in all files in a project.

                                  This way I won't have to add a widely used namespace (like Logging, Utils, Services) to each file.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add debug visualizer for strings in utf-8 encoding

                                    When debugging a C++ program that uses char (instead of wchar_t) strings encoded in utf-8, it is difficult to see non ASCII texts right.
                                    It could be a default for visualizing char strings or the user would select an encoding.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  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 →
                                      • Generate Breakpoints based on TFS change history

                                        It would be nice to set multiple breakpoints simultaneously based on code changed in a particular changeset, or by a particular user, on a certain day or over a period of time. This might simplify code walk through activities, assist in mentoring a new developer, track down regressions, etc.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Super user enabled to copy tested test cases with the attached evidence across different suites

                                          Test leads with additional privilages should be able to copy the whole suite with tested test cases along with all evidence attached to those test cases from one suite to the other. This should be used as a mitigation in case someone completes their testing in the incorrect location.
                                          At the moment the suite can be copied from plan to plan but there is no functionality enabling coping the tested test cases across..

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