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  1. "unknown publisher" in Click-Once on Windows 8

    Windows 8 always shows the "unknown publisher" on Windows 8 running a click-once application which Windows 7 or any other windows does not do. Even the latest VS2015 has the same bug. Microsoft must fix this as it reflects badly on their .Net developers and shows a lack of cohesion between the dev tools and windows.

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      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support for CORS in the Visual Studio Online REST API

      Add support for CORS so I can use the Visual Studio Online REST API from a Javascript client.

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      • Allowing spanning of multiple lines for TODO: comment

        Currently the TODO: comment inside of Visual Studio only allows spanning of one line to show up as an Item in the task list. It would be great if I could create a TODO comment that could span multiple lines just like I can create any comment block in C# that spans multiple lines.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • give option/setting to remove avatar and card capability

          its annoying to make changes that are global for all users and then not allowing a parameter to turn off the the new setting when it does not fit processes for everyone. i dont need to see everyone's card, and avatar and big bold font when typing in a name, especially when type ahead constantly scrolls the list and draws focus to the list instead of the field.

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • See the actual image in the Watch windows and Autos and Local

            When working with images, I'd like to be given the option to see the actual image in the "Autos" and "Locals" panes.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • SAFe vs TFS: Effort calculations

              Hi,

              Me and my project are using the SAFe project template (customized Scrum template). And our backlog is structured in following hierarchy: Theme -> Epic -> Feature -> Backlog Item.
              It would be great if TFS could calculate the Effort for themes, epics, and features based on sum from effort field for Product backlog items.

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              • Search function in Assigned to - add filtering of whole name

                We have several people with the same first name and we were hoping the search feature introduced with the new "Identity control and avatars" would allow us to filter the search on last name too.

                Example

                A number of users with the same first name:
                - Peter Gimli
                - Peter Hobbit
                - Peter Tolkien
                Enter any part of their name not starting with "p" will return zero results to choose from.

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                -Search/filter on the whole name would be nice, ie search for "ter" would return all three, "im" would return only Peter Gimli.

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                • Improve C# IntelliSense to open the window after a backspace should it find matches and match on case insensitive.

                  Improve C# IntelliSense to open the IntelliSense window after a backspace. If you fat finger a key and lose the window the only way to get IntelliSense window back is to go back and retype the "." for those of us that heavily use IntelliSense in other languages this would go a long way.

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support open-source projects in Visual Studio online

                    Create an open-source tier for Visual Studio Online and the best experience.

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                    • Avoid duplicate work item being created

                      I don't know if there is a solution out there to help prevent users from creating a work item that already exist without having to go query for it.

                      I just thought that it would be nice to implement in TFS, the ability for the title to be like an 'auto-search' field. When a user enter a title for the work item, it searches through all the existing work item of that type, and give some suggestion. Similar to the suggestion field in this forum. As soon as we type something in, it gives us a list of existing suggestions.

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                      • Enable customization for FlowNode-like activities

                        There is NO way to create a custom activity similar to those in a flowchart - with multiple exit paths and custom design. A try-catch activity in a flowchart fashion would be nice, but there is no way to even create one from scratch.

                        Why there is no love for Flowcharts anymore?

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • A cache-key parameter when using PartialCaching and TemplateControl.LoadControl(string virtualPath)

                          If you use PartialCaching on your WebUserControls and load them dynamically with TemplateControl.LoadControl() in a for-loop block all of those UserControls will have the same output results!

                          Controls should be cached with different keys but Asp.net assign duplicated key for all controls. This happens because TemplateControl.LoadControl use "AddStackContextToHashCode" method to generate a cache-key.

                          for example:

                          // All WebUserControls have outputcache directive in their ascx files!
                          for(var controlName in lstControlNames)
                          {
                          var control = this.LoadControl(controlName);
                          this.Controls.Add(control);
                          }
                          --------------------------------------------------
                          All control outputs will be the same after when they cached by Asp.net, that's becasue AddStackContextToHashCode generates the same cacheKey for all controls…

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Better logging in htmllog

                            I would like to be able to do more with my htmllog file. SmartBear's test complete product has a nice implementation. But to describe what I want:

                            - I would like to be able to sort the log into hierarchical folders.
                            - I would like to be able to assert specific things into the log. I would like all regular assertions go into the log.

                            In this vein, I would like to be able to continue running a test when an assertion occurs. I

                            Thanks

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                              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Open/Document LightSwitch for developers so we can use the metadata to build templates

                              I would like to see documentations and directions of LightSwitch, which allows me to build on top of the metadata my own templates. This could be UI components, C# fragments, JavaScript, etc.

                              LightSwitch has a very nice user interface to build metadata, which is used to describe what a product looks like.

                              But LightSwitch should be more open about, what concrete implementation is produced from this metadata.

                              It should be possible that I have my very one, or use one of the community provided implementation templates (maybe there should be a place to share).

                              So I would like to ask…

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                              • Partial auto generation of TFS reports from queries

                                Building brand new TFS reports is incredibly cumbersome, but they provide much better formatted information than Excel reports. Please make a feature to turn a query into the datasets of a report that can be used to create the report's widgets.

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                                • Plan Results - Click graph to display details

                                  Currently the Plan results allows you to filter by Tester or Test Suite. It would be nice to allow users to click on a graph to display a detailed list of what graph represents. This page could also provide a hyperlink to jump to the contents page and open the treeview highlighting the test case.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Reorganize Debuging->General window in main options

                                    In Tools->Options there is a page called General in section Debugging. It is full of mutual unrelated items - for example under VS 2015 preview a checkbox with text "Enable XAML Visual Diagnostics" just below "Enable Windows debug heap allocator (Native only)" and they have absolutely nothing to do with each other. Please make these settings more transparent, it is a big list of checkboxes now and it is hard to find a specific setting, even if one knows it is present there.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create a brand-new GUI

                                      In the past you changed the look of Visual Studio almost every version (or maybe every two). Visual Studio 6.0 looked different from VS .NET, which looked different than VS 2008, which is different from 2010 and that from 2012... and you stuck there at the worst GUI ever existed in third version already (2012, 2013, 2015) - previous version may look ugly now but at that time they were the best. Add of colors to VS 2013 was not enough. Please don't break the cycle of improving the UI and create a new nice user interface of Visual Studio.

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Option for Check Out to add to Excluded Pending Changes

                                        When I Add a file or Check Out a file in TFS I do not want that file to be automatically added to the Included Changes in my Pending Changes. Instead I would like it to be added to the Excluded Changes. I am often working on multiple changes at a single time, and I need to be very careful to review changes before moving them to Included Changes.

                                        The order of operations to check in a file would be…
                                        1. Add or check out the file.
                                        2. Make changes to the file.
                                        3. Review changes to the file.
                                        4.…

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                                        • Tracking - Requirement Reports

                                          Currently in Microsoft Test Manager if I'm using the Test Runner to perform tests and open a bug in it and associate the same in the test case , this BUG not appear in Requirement (Report) , even if the test case is linked to the requirement . Today we have to open a task and must associate the BUG Task .

                                          As a suggestion, the BUG opening button Test Runner , open the associated task or configure the reports so there is this tracking .

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