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  1. make visualstudio be compatible with windows xp

    Just very simple, make it compatible with windows xp please.

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      1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Coded UI Test Editor should show exported methods

      Often the Coded UI test editor is used as a reference for available recorded methods. This functionality is lost after exporting any method to code.

      To solve this problem the Coded UI Test Editor should list any method from the UIMap's code behind file that are public. This could possibly be limited to public void methods with no parameters to match the code generated in the UIMap's designer file.

      The Before Export file shows the Coded UI Test Editor after recording a couple of test methods.

      The After Export file shows how I believe the Coded UI Test Editor should…

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Attach Features to PBIs after the fact

        For those clients that continue to add enhancements to the backlog, there needs to be a better way to attach/add a feature tag after PBIs are defined. As of now, I can only see linking of PBIs to features that have already been defined. I would like to see a rollup of features and associated PBIs with the ability to edit/add/remove a feature tag at any point in time. Additionally, if a feature is defined, point values should roll up to that feature, but be defined at the PBI level.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Webcam control and components

          I would like to see a component or control in Visual Studio that not only checks to see if you have a webcam, but allows you to stream videos from that webcam to another computer.

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Use a calendar object/pattern to schedule Project Iterations and Scrum

            Use an Outlook type Calendar with drag and drop to scheduled Iterations and Scrum. Being able to manipulate all these calendar related items on a drag and drop interface will make scheduling much easier. It would be nice to be able to print the calendar by month or Scrum or Iteration. It would be nice to import the calendar and events into my Outlook, perhaps even keep them synchronized.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • copy project or iteration, selectively copy child scrum, backlog items, tasks, etc

              I would like to be able to select and copy an Iteration as a pattern, copy and paste it to the new start date or the last day of Iteration 1, and have the relative dates of the Scrum events copy over as well, but be able, like in a recurring Outlook calendar to shift a Scrum start or end a day or two to account for holidays and such. All in drag and drop interface. In our case we need some, but not all, recurring Backlog Items, and recurring Tasks as well; which ideally would copy along with the…

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Edit comments on ticket's discussion

                at tfs page, the ticket's discussion comments can't be edited, i would like to edit the comments because of typos or other things.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • All users to email the entire bug/PBI to another user or group instead of just the Title from TFS

                  Currently, you're only able to email the Subject/Title (or summary view) for a select Bug or PBI. In our previous testing software (MQC) we would email out each defect when they were logged to our entire QA group so everyone knew what was going on and didn't log duplicates, etc. And it really helped keep everyone in the loop and see the exact steps used to recreate the defect (so we could say it's invalid before dev even looks at it).

                  But moving to TFS and you can't do that anymore, it will really hinder our overall productivity. Please add…

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Auto-create Description attributes

                    I think it would be nice to have an option to auto-create description- attributes from <summary> in the documentation xml. Or maybe a new attribute should be invented for this purpose.
                    This way it would be easier, for instance, to have tooltip texts in the assembly and extract it via reflection.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Would it possible to support multi-language feature for light switch navigation group?

                      Just like what have done for the $(Varialble) for screen name

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add MS Office plugin to TFS

                        Add MS Office support into Visual Studio to create, edit documents saved in TFS. Would be helpful to review or edit specification documents from TFS itself.

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                          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Reduction of installation time for Visual studio

                          Allow us to choose the things to install and give everything else as an extension to install . It will reduce the install time as well improve the installation experience

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support calculated fields in TFS

                            The ability to create work item fields which are based on a calculation of the value of fields in linked work items.

                            For example, if a Product Backlog work item has two children Task work items which each have remaining work, it would be incredibly beneficial to have a field on the Product Backlog work item that was able to roll-up the values of these fields. That is to say that if the remaining work on the two Tasks for that Product Backlog item were 5 and 10 respectively, the Product Backlog work item could show that the sum of…

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                              5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Running Tests to be stopped

                              When running Unit Tests in Test Explorer, it would be good to be able to stop the test run. This is especially true when I have a group of Coded UI Tests in my test list and they are all failing for the same reason. I want to stop the tests, fix the issue and then run the tests again.

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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual studio verson for window xp

                                I'm 16 years old and i only have an old laptop running windows xp, because visual studio is not compatible with xp and i do not have enough money to buy a new laptop or update the software I can't do any windows developing. (I've used touchdevelop for a while but it really isn't that great for the more extensive developing. I'd love it if you guys could publish a version that is compatible with windows xp.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Offer a yearly commitment with a monthly billing option similar to Adobe Creative Cloud for the professional Visual Studio products.

                                  Offer a yearly commitment with a monthly billing option similar to Adobe Creative Cloud for the professional Visual Studio products.

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                                    • provide code highlighting function in the UI to help developers to understand other developer's code easier

                                      A function in the visual studio UI to give special highlight, bold and color to all the code:

                                      1.- bold and color the begining and end of blocks (each block will have a different color, so the developer will be able to distinguish each block..
                                      2.- highlight functions and methods depending on the returning value
                                      3.-different highlight to functions and code that will be returning information to the user

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Code review extensions

                                        One should be able to do code review before and after check ins and this before and after should have a option to automate.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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