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  1. Make it possible to close old automated testcases when importing testcase via tcm.exe.

    If you import automated testcases for the first time using tcm.exe syncing these with a testsuite everything runs fine.
    If we perform this again because we added/changed/deleted testcase the testsuite contains the right testcases. But deleted testcase and testcases with a different name are not closed or deleted. This makes it impossible to use query based suites on these testcases.

    So, my idea is that, when using tcm.exe to import testcases, the testcases that are removed from the testsuite that is synced will get the status closed or be removed in total.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow TFS backlog mapping list to be sortable by Title

      When mapping Backlog Items to Features, Features to Epics, and so on: the Mapping list on the right hand side should be sortable by Title. At the moment the Title column header is clickable, but it doesn't sort.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow folder on DefaultCollection to group e.g. by customer

        Allow folder directly under DefaultCollection to group team projects. This removes clutter and allows easier management of permissions for distinguished but related team projects.

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        • VSO: A project administrator shouldn't be allowed to add users to the Team Collection, only to the Project he's administrator of.

          VSO: A project administrator shouldn't be allowed to add users to the Team Collection, only to the Project he's administrator of. As such the TFS admin has final control on who has access to the Team Collection. Projet Administrators can only add users that are already added by a Team Foundation Administrator to the team project user list.
          This is a necessary Security update. With no on having final control to who gets access to the Team Foundation Collection access to the Team Foundation collection can quickly get viral. Especially if you are working with external contributors.

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          • Move applicationinsights InstrumentationKey to appsettings or set via code (helps with Azure Web sites)

            We have a different key for each environment. Right now to set that key we need a complicated transform of applicationinsights.config. Ideally we could set this key in the Configure tab for Azure Web sites and that would be done.

            The whole config is rather complicated, and we would rather see a lot of that config in code, or convention over configuration. Especially the context initializers and other types defined in the file, we are unlikely to change those on the fly and would rather define in code. Things like performance thresholds would still be in config.

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              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Branching

              Improve the UI of Branching Diagram, I think introducing Tree like Drop/Down in this diagram will be helpful.

              As of now in a complex environment, huge diagram is populated showing Parent/Child of the branches, but difficult to find a specific branch in whole diagram.

              i.e. Select a Code Branch in VS2013, On Right Click Select Advanced--> Properties--> Select Tab Branches. This is the diagram I am demanding improvements.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow .NET games on Xbox One

                Yesterday was announced that Xbox One will allow indie developer to easily publish games on Xbox One.

                Lots of indie developers and small game company are using .NET to develop games. Today, we are able to easily target several Windows platforms (Windows Desktop, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8) as well as other platforms thanks to Mono from Xamarin.

                As we don't know yet the details about this indie developer program for Xbox One, we would love to use .NET on this platform - with everything accessible, from latest 4.5 with async, to unsafe code and native code access through…

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                  273 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Can't to download vs 2015 faster

                  I am a chinese developer in shanghai , i spend one day to download visual studio 2015 preview version that is amost 4.4 G, at last ,i am failed . why don't you
                  put the download link ,so that i can faster download it from xunlei in china ? may be i can download from 360 or baidu network disk. but there is no resource about visual studio 2015 downloadlink above these famous network disk in china.

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support for Android Lollipop (5.0 or 5.1)

                    Being able to use a lollipop device to debug and an android application would be a great addition.

                    Since using an emulator isn't supported on windows7 (because of the lack of hyper-v) it would be great to be able to debug on the latest android OS.

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                      0 comments  ·  VS Android Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Filter and Script menu options on right click in server explore objects. [Tables, Views, Stored Procedures and Functions]

                      Hi Visual Studio Team,

                      .NET developers only leave visual studio IDE when they need to review SQL database. If you add these capabilities, filter and script options on right click in server explore objects, we shall not switch between SQL and visual studio.

                      Regards,
                      Jahed Kabiri

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio Online just as project management (Scrum / Agile) and CI-build system

                        See:

                        http://codepecker.blogspot.fi/2014/03/using-visual-studio-online-with-github.html

                        http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23211360/visual-studio-online-with-github

                        We have public repositories on GitHub. we need to plan sprints on Visual Studio Online. But there is this restriction that you have to use VSO's code management system, in order to have integration.

                        Would be nice if VSO let us use repos from elsewhere (like GitHub, CodePlex, BitBucket), and track those repositories (instead of us building a middle-tier service / cron-job / mirror for it).

                        Thanks!

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                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please bring back the Illustrator import option in Blend 2015

                          Please bring back the illustrator import in Blend 2015.

                          I use it extensively in Blend 2013 and now I find it is missing.

                          In addition, the ability to export to XAML on the Illustrator side is no longer maintained as well.

                          Blend is a *long way* from being a decent graphics generation and line drawing tool.

                          Breaking this tool chain is going to effect many people. It is very popular.

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                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow usiing T4 template in Shared Project

                            The new shred project is great feature. But, curentry, we can no use T4 template in shared project. I hope it can be.

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                              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to specify username/password to perform SQL Database Backup/restore

                              (As I previously posted this idea with a big clerical error, I decided to republish it)

                              It's common that the user running the Release Management Service is not an Administrator all SQL Servers we may have in our infrastructure, it would be great to be able to specify the username to perform MS-SQL Activities in a Release Management Template.

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                                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add documentation to C++ standard libraries

                                IntelliSense for functions in C++ standard libraries prints function names, return values and parameter names and types. However, it doesn't give us description of the function in natural language.

                                I'd like to see a single-line summary of each function and its parameter in C++ just as I do in C#.

                                For example, when I type "fopen(", this might be displayed:

                                FILE * fopen ( const char * filename, const char * mode );
                                Opens the file whose name is specified in the parameter filename and associates it with a stream that can be identified in future operations by the FILE…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide immediate mode rendering integrated with WPF pipeline

                                  There is work in progress for Windows RT XAML
                                  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/win2d/

                                  We need the same for WPF.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Update WPF to use correct Windows 8 control styles

                                    WPF applications look out of place on Windows 8.x (and have since the initial release of Windows 8). WPF 4.5 which developed in conjunction with and *included* with Windows 8 does not have the correct styles for among other things buttons, progress bars and text boxes.
                                    In the years since the release of Windows 8 this has been perpetuated. For an example, look no further than the Manage Extensions window in VS2013.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Kanban board: More customizations and usability features

                                      Kanban board should provide additional capabilities so that we can effectively move existing "physical" Kanban using team or from competitive products to TFS. Some important customization capabilities:
                                      Which field to display on the card
                                      Ability to choose number of card width for a specific state/column
                                      Ability to have horizontal swimlane with different states (for different class of services for example)
                                      Ability to access the PBI related tasks as a sub-board

                                      And also usability features:
                                      - functionalities for large display for team board: auto refresh, auto scroll, etc.
                                      - change the priority/positionning of the card directly on the board
                                      - Ability…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • An option (in View-menu(?)) to highlight all lines which initiate && de-initiate handlers(insert function). A Rookie mistake, yes, but...

                                          VS 2012 with updates (now that I realized it could be an issue)

                                          An option (in View-menu(?) or as a default action(?)) to highlight all lines which initiate && de-initiate handlers (or any other library function/method for that matter with a different color or action, preferrably not a minute color change). I believe its a rookie mistake, yes, but...

                                          I could, of course, FIND and check all of this if I were a smarter and a better coder, but it takes technically ages to go through my useless spaghetti-code to find the one handler I forgot to remove after it…

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