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  1. Allow Setting default programs from Source Explorer

    The context menu for files in Solution Explorer have an "Open With..." option. Add that option to the context menu for files in Source Explorer.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow users to change location for all Visual Studio files

      Working in a corporate environment, My Documents is mapped to a network share. This causes VS to freeze when I try to do certain tasks when I am working remotely. While some settings can be changed, others cannot without hacking the registry. I would like to be able to change all file based settings to my local drive.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.DataSource.TestCase as a datasource for web perfomance tests

        Allow a user to select a testcase parameters (TFS) as a datasource for a web performance test

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Prevent closing work items when child work items are open

          If Team Foundation Server is to follow the rules of ALM, this functionality must be implemented. Work items should not be allowed to close while existing child work items are in states that conflict with their parent. For example, a user story should not be moved to the 'closed' state if a child task is in an 'In Progress' state. Currently, TFS allows this, and does not provide a means to TFS administrators to prevent this behaviour.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Embrace Grunt, Yeoman & Bower for Javascript development

            It would be nice if you embraced and baked in support for Grunt, Yeoman and Bower in Visual Studio (tooling).A node.js command window would also be great. (e.g. something like the NuGet Package Manager window etc.)

            239 votes
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              under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Historical Debugging for C++ ( Win32, X64 )

              Historical is a great debugger improvement. Unfortunately it was implemented in Visual Studio only for managed code.

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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • We need a small visual studio like monodevelop to develop Modern App.

                We need a small visual studio like monodevelop to develop Modern App.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • how do I allow user to perform all the project admin work associated with Work items without allowing the managing of permissions?

                  If a user is a team administrator within a team or has edit project level permission, they can manage permissions. How can allow a user to be able to enable iterations, customize a kanban board, etc but not be allowed to add or remove user to teams or to the team project?

                  8 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add "All builds" option for Build Events in Team Rooms

                    If you have many build definitions which you wish to see events for in a team room, setting them up is very tedious. Also if a build definition is ever renamed you must update it in the events.

                    It would be nice if there was a wildcard option in the build definition list when adding a new build event which would show events for all build definitions.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • update code reviews to use the tool already configured for compare rather than default

                      TFS already supports customer user tools for comparisons and merging via tools -> options -> source control -> vs tfs -> configure user tools

                      this works fine when doing diffs on source control etcetera, however these settings are ignored when doing a code review and the diffs are automatically opened in visual studio and the custom configurations are ignored.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • provide the Parallel Task Library Ported for Native C++ WRL

                        As is done here: http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/705853/Creating-and-Using-the-Parallel-Task-Library-Porte
                        This would make native C++ WRL development much more palatable given the asynchronous nature makes this library largely fundamental to most WinRT development. Changing the library to be HRESULT based is quite a large change though and perhaps it could retain its original structure. Nonetheless this would be great for developers who wish to not make use of the C++/CX library and language features but stick with the raw C++.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • fix native C++ universal apps so the IDE does not crash when closing a solution

                          For example this project which has a native C++ shared universal app project will crash the IDE on closing the solution:
                          http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/702439/Implementing-a-Complete-WRL-Native-Cplusplus-XAML

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • layout width automatic

                            Allow me to have a screen layout per window size, and changing it automatically as I resize VS.

                            The idea is that when my VS is not full screen, using only half of my resolution width I have one desired screen layout, with pads set to auto-hide. But when my VisualStudio is full-screen, I have another screen layout that better suits me, and is not pratical to customize it every time I pin the VS window to the sides of my monitor.

                            And it makes sense that smaller VS windows to have a customized layout to optimize space.

                            Having two…

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • when i click on file in Soluton Explorer,the last file Explored Tab is hide.Very bad!

                              when i click on file in Soluton Explorer,the last file Explored Tab is hide.Very bad!

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                                2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow the column headings on the Task Board to remin visible as we scroll down the screen.

                                In TFS 2013, we are working on many User Stories in each sprint. When we scroll down to see the stories and their tasks, we lose the column headings, so we don't know which state each task is in.

                                How do I freeze the screen so the headings are always displays no matter how far I scroll down?

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow the Backlog Priority to be set manually again for Product Backlog Items and Tasks!

                                  The July 1 updates to Visual Studio Online removed the ability to specify the Backlog Priority for Product Backlog Items and tasks. We use this often to re-order items / tasks. I see in backlog view that I can re-order backlog items by right-clicking, but there is no option to do so for tasks (for example, tasks that are child items of a backlog item).

                                  If someone realizes they forgot to add a task that should be the first one done, there is currently no way to change the backlog priority and move it up the list.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • IP Address Restriction

                                    VS online should have option to get accessed by only my organization IP or a list of allowed IPs only. Right now it could be accessed by any one who is having access on my repository.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add WP8.1 (Silverlight) support for Application Insights

                                      I integrated App Insights per the setup page for "Windows Store and Windows Phone projects" - this doesn't work for 8.1 Silverlight. It does some things to my project, adds some files, but the demo code for logging events/page views doesn't compile, and just running the app (as instructed) after setup logs nothing to App Insights.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add test status as environment variable in PostTest script

                                        When running a post test script it would be great to have the info if the tests passed or not through a TF_BUILD_TESTSTATUS environment variable.

                                        A workaround is to edit the build template, add a GetBuildDetail activity before RunPostTest activity and then update the RunPostTest activity passing it this value through EnvironmentVariables.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Continue to improve the Pending Changes window in 2013

                                          The pending changes window is much improved from 2012, but still not as functional as 2010. A few items:
                                          - The "extra" stuff at the top takes up too much real estate, even when collapsed. On a laptop screen I have to use 1/3 of my screen to even get to the file list.
                                          - Please bring the checkboxes back, or find some other way to let us include/exclude files using the keyboard. We are still developers, after all. The mouse is not our forte.
                                          - When a work item is associated (not resolved) with a checkin, it would be…

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                                            2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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