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  1. Put release templates under version control

    The release templates should be put under version control, as with the build templates, I want to know what has changed, when and by who. And also know that I can work on the template and undo changes I don't like.

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      1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide a visual indication of a task in a blocked state

      Tasks currently in a blocked state (Blocked = Yes) should have a red border applied so that it can be quickly identified (visually) on the board.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide TFS Build Source Indexing for Git

        Embedding version control paths or source indexing is available for TFVC builds. Please make this feature available for TFS Git builds.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow attachments (screenshots) to code reviews

          Allow attachment uploads to code reviews. Doing code reviews on designer code files can be difficult. HTML and XAML are more helpful than WinForms, but providing a screenshot would make it much easier to compare what the code changes actually do.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Specializing queries for each Team is a pain. I need 'system variables' that define area and iteration paths so Queries can be generic.

            The ability to define variables such as Team.AreaPath, Team.BacklogPath and Team.SprintPath would allow the interface to act in the context of the Team without having so many specialized queries. It would also give ONE PLACE for each team to set these values that get used in so many queries.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create file from a block of code

              Create file from a block of code: some times one file may contain many classes, i would like to select the block of code that correspond to a class, the in the context menu do click on Create File from class, the the IDE move selected code to a new file where the name of file is the name of selected class.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Assume "Nothing" as a default value for an optional argument

                We should be able to write

                Sub A(Optional B As Integer)
                ...

                instead of

                Sub A(Optional B As Integer = 0)
                ...

                The compiler should infer that Nothing is the default value (in the example above, Nothing would be taken as zero).

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide an action for "email a link this changeset" in the changeset details window inside VS.

                  Give us a menu item under the "Actions" link of the changeset details window that create an email with a link to that changeset (the link would open the changeset in the web portal).

                  This feature currently exists if you are browsing the code in the web portal but it is a pain that it is not integrated inside visual studio.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 1 vote
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                      0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Give us a marco to get to signtool.exe in post build events

                      Stop the madness! Do you realize how difficult it is to get code signing happening with signtool in a post build event?

                      My solutions has 50+ projects, all with a hardcoded path to signtool. Back in the day this wasn't as big of a deal because the path to the framework version didn't change as much. Now you're on this rapid release schedule and its killing me.

                      Please, please, please get us a macro that just gets us to the current version of signtool.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • application insights per team project

                        Would be great to see application insight associated to the project and get the identities there, so team members get scoped access and content.

                        13 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • warn_unused_result attribute

                          Add the possibility to mark functions/methods with an attribute that creates a compiler warning if its result is unused by the caller.

                          This allows to write much cleaner and safer code.

                          Clang or GCC offer this possibility with the following attributes:

                          [[gnu::warn_unused_result]]

                          __attribute__((warn_unused_result))

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • store list of breakpoints in some kind of solution file

                              store list of breakpoints in some kind of solution file so that it can be switched automatically with switch of branch in version control system

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Switch Language in Visual Studio Online

                                For Visual Studio Online it would be quite useful, especially for the non-developers, to use the tools in their native language.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • automatic string concatenation in new line line netbeans and eclipse

                                  when we need to create long string, when press enter it should be generate new line and it should be concatenate with previous line.

                                  Netbeans and exlipce have this options.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ferramenta de seleção rápida.

                                    Ferramenta de seleção rápida: consiste numa ferramenta que excluí a necessidade, tanto, de se inserir ou criar butons, picturebox, etc...e a criação, desenvolvimento e exportação de imagens (desenvolvidas por programa de edição de imagens). Simplificaria e muito, o usuário apenas cria todo layout pelo editor de imagem, anexa no "form" e seleciona as áreas (e talvez crie uma marca, ou algum tal de fix, ou recorta a imagem e sobrepõe, ou outra coisa qualquer) que receberão as respectivas funções pelo Visual. Isso tornaria a programação mais rápida e simples.

                                    Espero que essa sugestão seja muito útil.

                                    (Sou um amador nessa…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add support for IDataContractSurrogate against primitive types

                                      This would allow for an Amplified type eg

                                      public class AmplifiedString {
                                      public string Value {get;set;}
                                      }

                                      to be serialized to as a string property and back again

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Remote user action recording for exporatory testing using MTM

                                          we would like to record user actions perfomed on a remote system. For example: we have a window application running on a targer PC (Win8 Computer). we dont want to install MTM on the traget computer. Hence we have installed MTM on our desktop's.

                                          We have installed test controllers on our desktop (win7) and test agents on target computer (win8).

                                          It would be nice if we can start "exploratory session with options" on offline system (desktop) and select the target computer.

                                          Idea would be like, perform actions on target PC and when we say generate test case on desktop system…

                                          23 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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