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  1. Make team alerts work regardless of team membership to contributors, project administrators and readers

    We have this structure
    TFS Project
    - Project Administrators
    -- AD Group for project administrators
    - Contributors
    -- AD Group for Contributors
    - Readers
    -- AD Group for Readers

    Teams (is NOT part of role because i do not wanna add all team members of a specific role)
    - Team 1
    -- Member (maybe contributor)
    -- Member (maybe contributor)
    -- Member (maybe reader)
    -- Member (maybe Project administrator)
    -- Member (maybe Testers role)

    Team 2
    -- Member (maybe contributor)
    -- Member (maybe contributor)
    -- Member (maybe reader)
    -- Member (maybe Project administrator)
    -- Member (maybe Testers role)

    The problem
    When…

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Visual Studio to modify its colors when running under Windows 8 High Contrast Themes

      When running windows in high contrast mode, visual studio changes the color theme to "High Contrast" and does not allow it to be changed. This should be allowed if someone wants to deviate from high contrast mode.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Remove IIS requirements from project loading

        Currently in VS2013, if you open a web project that uses IIS, and IIS is not setup correctly, it will fail to load with an error: "The Web Application Project XYZ is configured to use IIS. The Web server 'http://localhost:8080'; could not be found."

        It makes no sense to prevent loading a project because of this. Maybe I don't want to use IIS at all, maybe I just want to look at the code. VS shouldn't fail to load a project because of this.

        IIS settings should be checked only if I try to run the app.

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        • Allow cancelling WCF calls and HttpTaskAsyncHandler with cancellation token

          In the WCF service methods, allow optional cancellation token parmeter. In HttpTaskAsyncHandler allow optional cancellation token in the Task based worker method.

          This should help to abort a service call neatly and prevent exceptions on unexpected places

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve the accessibility for screen readers for both the web and Visual Studio UI.

            The web interface for Visual Studio Online is quite ppor with regards to using accessible standards for visually impaired screen reader users. Tabular information is not displayed using tables and many links and controls do not render as controls to a screen reader, but appear like plain text. Please consider the visually impaired screen reader user whenever developing web interfaces. The UI displayed within Visual Studio itself is very poor since the move to WPF and needs considerably more thought to make it work properly with screen readers.

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              1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Can we get c++-style bitfield structures?

                It would at least help in interop situations where the native type has such a structure specified. A possible C# syntax is shown below. The new attributes would live in the System.Runtime.InteropServices namepsace. All fields in such a structure would be limited to primitive types. Only byte, sbyte, and bool would be allowed to be less than one byte. (Enum types would qualify if derived from byte or sbyte.) .NET would would pad theoverall structure according to the pack rules in effect, but not inside the listed fields. If a field needs to cross byte boundaries, .NET would make it…

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • incorporate a "slow motion" debugger.

                  It would be nice to have a feature that added an automatic step-through debugging mode that would step through (or step over) each line at a configurable interval. I find myself debugging a lot of legacy code, observing each line in sequence. Something like this might have some application for observing the flow of data within complex or recursive methods, and would spare me the trouble of mashing F10 constantly.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • asp.net mvc next version is a...

                    let cshtml file include a csharp dependent file like xaml file, it is a part of cshtml represent class,

                    this dependent cs file will be used to generate javascript for that owner cshtml's script.

                    pls reference sharpkit
                    http://sharpkit.net/
                    all js library mapping to net library(assembly) like jquery etc..
                    this library be refed to that dependent csharp file

                    for example:

                    using System;
                    using X.JQuery;

                    internal partial class Asp.Page_Views_XX_cshtml{
                    [JsType(XX,Name="onBtn1Click")]
                    public void onBtn1Click(XEventArgs e){
                    // your code logic use csharp code
                    }
                    }

                    we know the cshtml file will generated csharp class in temp assembly to temp dir by razor engine and…

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Code review the changes for a task

                      We follow agile and we check in frequently. We create tasks that spans from a day to 3 days. Once the task is completed by the developer it is sent for review. So we have multiple changesets to review. It is very hard to have a good picture of the changes to a file since the changes are across multiple changesets. As of now, we are finding all the files that are affected by that task and go to "view history" of the file and pick the most recent version and the version before the task started to get a…

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                        2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make the PtrToStructure method a true generic version.

                        In .NET 4.5.1 the generic marshaling method for PtrToStructure and it's inverse gave hope in performance improvements. However developers found out it was merely a wrapper over the boxed version of those functions. Please recode these methods to truly utilize generics to avoid type boxing in using this function.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Semantic Logging Application Block logs to App Insights

                          Add support for pushing SLAB logs to App Insights.

                          5 votes
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                            • Ability to run Custom Action (restore to snapshot) after each test within a test suite in Build Deploy Test Workflow

                              Currently restore to snapshot is only possible before start of test run in Build Deploy Test workflow. If any of the testcase fails within a test run, testagent should revert to snapshot before running the next testcase within same test suite.

                              Background: Automated test can lead the system into unstable condition by installing driver, adding registry key etc. We need to ensure the system is reverted to snapshot before executing the next test within a testrun, otherwise next test will give erroneous test result.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Get notification after another user checks in his code

                                When working with a few peers, I always find myself asking some of them if they have checked in their code so I would see their changes. I would have like to get some sort of notification in Visual Studio that the code has been checked in (The user who checked in and the time)

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                                • Overhaul Visual Basic.NET and Visual Studio

                                  Since the release of Visual Basic .NET, there are many complaints from the developers that VB.NET syntaxes are not compatible with Visual Basic 6.0. The migration wizard is not powerful or accurate enough to translate all the VB6 syntaxes. So the result, the migrating VB.NET from VB6 is a painstaking task causing a huge gap between developers and microsoft.

                                  Until now there is a large argument and debate between Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET. Just like on this link --- http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/6008370-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi

                                  Yes VB.NET is powerful but not approachable to the first time developers. Because of this scenario I…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Define Effort on Portfolio Work Item Types (Feature, etc.) as the sum of efforts of children

                                    Setting the Effort level manually at the PBI level makes sense, but it would be useful to add a calculated field at the Feature level that sums the effort across all child PBIs. We have multiple levels above Feature and it would be nice for all the portfolio levels to automatically roll up Effort.

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                                    • Show clipboard ring entries with a small menu

                                      Hello,

                                      I would love to see an option to enable/disable the display of a small menu ( same as intellisense one ) when using the clipboard ring feature.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Integrate the Windows (Phone) Dev Center into the IDE

                                        It would be nice if after the tests are passed, one could upload the appx file directly from the IDE instead of opening a browser and doing so using the web interface. Also, handling updates, creating releases could be much more seamless.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VSTA for Visual Studio 2013 please!!

                                          Release the Visual Studio Tool for Automation for VS2013!!

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