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  1. 1 vote
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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add .NET Framework 4.5 support to LightSwitch 2012

      LightSwitch is currently limited to run on .NET 4.0

      .Net 4.5 have great new features, when will LightSwitch developers be able to take advantage of these new features? List of new features here:
      http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms171868.aspx

      Our server is in our control and we are not limited to .NET 4.0, but if other users where limited to .NET 4.0 it would be much better if Lightswitch (like other Visual Studio projects) supports more than one target version of .NET Framework for it's server code. This fact has already been determined on these threads:
      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/lightswitch/thread/081faa3e-a2fa-4e79-8720-a5ac2096e764
      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/lightswitch/thread/11849e56-e9cf-4813-8f7f-80aa63a53837/

      101 votes
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        5 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow for anonymous task submissions in TFS Online

        I'm currently using TFS online as I like it's source control model integration much better then the mercurial I was using on FogBugz, but I still have to maintain my fogbugz account as it allows my customers to submit bugs without having a login. I would like a way to turn on the ability for users to submit bugs/tasks into TFS without having them count against my user limit. I know TFS on premise allows this, but I cannot find a similar option for the hosted TFS.

        2 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Comparison application is a fully functional editor window

          Comparison window has ALL the functions of the i.e. C# editor window, e.g. Navigate to definition, Highlight all entrances of the selected word, etc. If it's the same editor window used for displaying each comparison file then 3rd-party applications like ReSharper will give even more functionality to the MSVS built-in comparison app.

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide ability to export and archive content from Source Control Explorer

            Provide the ability to export and archive content from Source Control Explorer in a manner similar to creating exports and archives in Visual SourceSafe or creating backups and exports from SharePoint. Archiving and removing content from Source Control Explorer would be useful to reduce clutter from Source Control Explorer for source control files that are no longer used or needed.

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remove break requirement from switch statements

              switch (caseString)
              {
              case "1":
              ...
              break; <!-- since break is required, it should be implied; remove the requirement of break statements.
              case "2":
              ...
              break;
              }

              After improvement (after removing break requirement). The code is more vertically streamlined:

              switch (caseString)
              {
              case "1":
              ...
              case "2":
              ...
              }

              7 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Generate test results file through MSTest even when test is aborted

                We can execute test cases (unit tests/codedUI tests) through MSTest Command line utility.
                This works fine. But I have a situation when users 'aborts' test execution (kills MSTest process) then there will not be any results file generated. This should not be the expected result when there are more than 100 test cases are selected for test execution and user aborts around 60th test case..then they will loose test results for 59 test cases executed.
                But this behaviour is not happening when test cases are executed within VS 2010. When execution is aborted, results file still getting generated and it…

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Global customization of work items using TFS Power Tool

                  TFS Power Tool allows the user to customize a work item, but scope of that customized work items are limited to only that project collection.

                  I suggest, The user should be able to customize any work items and have the customized work items available across the TFS Projects.

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add static header functionality (i.e. always visible header) to ASP.NET GridView

                    Add static header functionality (i.e. always visible header) to ASP.NET GridView

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add "navigate to" shortcut near to "quick launch" or embedded it in Quick Launch. please provide a text box to enter file name.

                      its very hard to go Edit-> Navigate To, or press ctrl+, then type the file name we want to open. kindly provide another text box like "quick Launch" to type the name of the file and open it. or kindly embed this feature in quick launch itself. like fo:filename .

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Plan tab of Microsoft test manager is not helpfull to managers

                        Managers/Leads are not able to see the estimated durations to execute plan/suites as a whole. estimated execution time should be added as default attribute of test case. excel is not a solution when a test case has multiple configuration environments. how one can know about the effort of a testcase having 1 hour estimate to execute when it is assgined to the resource, but with other configuration environments attached to a test case it may take multiple of 1 hour.
                        estimated effort, actual effort should be included in test case and also in plan tab.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Clicking on Customer Improvement Program icon in tree Hangs Visual Studio EVERY TIME

                          Clicking on Customer Improvement Program icon in tree Hangs Visual Studio EVERY TIME.
                          Please either remove this Customer Improvement Program stuff or let me switch it ON or OFF without going to the System Tray. (Observed this problem on Win7 Professional (64 bit) OS.

                          10 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • To improve the time effiency of "stream" which c++ has.

                            In fact ,the time effiency of "stream" can be as fast as that of "cstdio".For example,"GNU GCC" has done it.
                            But now,many people misunderstand you because of it.
                            I think you should do it in the next vs version.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Usability issue about user stories, tasks etc.

                              When I open a user story I want to understand if there is something under the "STORYBOARDS" or "ATTACHMENTS" tab without clicking on it.
                              Every time I have to click on tabs to control, if there is something under "Attachments", "Storyboards", "Implementation" etc.
                              I want to click when there is something under.

                              8 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Some suggestions for .NET, Midori & Singularity

                                Hello,

                                Recently there was a Microsoft Job advertisement, regarding Midori. They stated, they want to introduce thread safety as a language concept like type safety.
                                I was thinking a lot along these lines recently and did some research of the scientific work of the ETH Zurich.
                                The ETH Zurich did a lot of OS & language research in the last 20 years.
                                Unfortunately, none of the advantages of a managed OS made it into a mainstream OS up to today.
                                I had an idea, but probably Microsoft had this idea too. Why not implmenet the SIP's of Singularity as a…

                                5 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • TFS Build support SkyDrive

                                  For both the hosted build controller and the on-prem build controller, support for dropping build archives onto the SkyDrive service would be very useful. This would allow good build availability to distributed teams and distributed build servers.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve distributing webtests over test agents in MTM

                                    Sometimes test controller uses only one test agent when webtests are runing.

                                    For example.
                                    Say, we have 20 tests in a suite. If those tests run for less than a minute each, during the run we see that all agents are in "Running" state, ie all of them always have a test to run assigned by test-controller.

                                    Now, if we have tests in a suite that run for more than 10 minutes each, at some point we see that only one agent is actively executing the test, while all the other agents are in passive state, waiting for controller assgnment.…

                                    4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create an option in Visual Studio to make flyouts EITHER automatically fly out or require a click. The reason is one of accessiblity.

                                      Create an option in Visual Studio to make flyouts either automatically fly out or require a click. The reason is one of accessiblity. There are numerous disabilities that a user might have ranging from nervous system disorders, being partially sighted, or just plain old getting a little shaky with age that make the automatic flyout very annoying. Not only that but, for example, I have the DevExpress and Infragistics full packages installed and when I accidentally mouseover the toolbox I lose almost three minutes on my I7 box with 10 gigs of Ram... because of my disability this can add…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Unable to copy file "obj\x86\Debug\*.exe" to "bin\Debug\*.exe". The process cannot access the file 'bin\Debug\*.exe' because it is being use

                                        i am using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional (Evaluation version), whenever i build my project, i am facing this error "Unable to copy file "obj\x86\Debug\*.exe" to "bin\Debug\*.exe". The process cannot access the file 'bin\Debug\*.exe' because it is being used by another process."

                                        After seeing this error, i used to close Visual Studio & check for processes in Task Manager (by pressing ctrl+alt+delete), and close process indicating myprojectname.exe, then open Visual Studio and build my project again, it shows 'Build succeeded' and .exe file executes. But, after 2-3 time execution of .exe file, i see the same error and it shows…

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Team Foundation Server command line should have an option to specify a proxy server.

                                          The Team Foundation Server comand line is very powerful and we use it for lots of back end build server functionality. Currently we are required to install and run the GUI client on these machines to initialize the registry and provide our proxy setting.
                                          We can specify all other connection information for tf.exe (and associated commands) please allow us to specify the proxy server for command lines as well so we can easily override the registry setting when needed and don't need to execute the GUI.

                                          18 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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