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  1. Allow the Export of Process Templates from Existing Customised TFS Team Projects

    It would be great if there was a feature to export the entire customised TFS Process Template from an existing Team Project. I would like to export the "full" customised Process Template file structure, in the same way (i.e. using Process Template Manager) I export the CMMI, Scrum and Agile Process Templates. I need to store the Process Template in Source Control in case I require an identical Team Project, and so that I can clearly see (e.g. using Visual Studio Compare) the changes resulting from an upgrade (e.g. TFS 2012 to 2013), and see the changes resulting from running…

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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add the ability to sync our VSO Iterations, Stories and effort with our Portfolio Project

      Our organization consists of manufacturing, firmware and software departments. Culturally we have fully embraced Scrum for our Software teams, and we are getting ready to do the same with Firmware. Our Manufacturing departments will take some time to shift, thus we need this ability

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make ConfigurationManager.SetConfigurationSytsem public

        There are quite a few blog posts and questions on how to override the default behavior of app.configs. Many come to the conclusion that one needs to derive a class from IInternalConfigSystem and via reflection send this to the private method in ConfigurationManager.

        Relying on private methods is never a good idea, and since a lot of .NET classes are hardwired to use ConfigurationManager to look up configurations it is important that we have the ability to override the default behavior. Making this single method public would probably be quite beneficial.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Prompt before previewing strings/values with large sizes that make the debugger unstable

          When debugging, putting the mouse over a variable shows a preview of what it contains. For large variables, it freezes everything while generating the preview. Make Visual Studio check the size of the variable and let the user know that the value is too large to preview. While I was running Remote Debugger, I put the mouse over a string containing deserialized XML data that I didn't realize was 42 megabytes, and the remote machine became entirely unstable to the point that it had to be restarted.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable .NET Native for LightSwitch

            To make it as fast as Access & Windows Forms :)

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              0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Can move or copy backlogs or bugs between project in Visual Studio Online

              Can move or copy backlogs or bugs between project in Visual Studio Online

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • split same pages if appear several times in load test

                A process contained several same page gives total average from all iterations. This thing can make bias when we want to observe response time for one single step.

                example:
                1-login.aspx{get} (open home page)
                2-login.aspx{post} (insert username)
                3-login.aspx{post} (insert password)
                4-logout.aspx{get}

                The page test result from step 2&3 will be combined and averaged in load test result. What if I just want to get page response time for step 2?

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                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • MSVC team: Do the same stunt as what the .NET team has done with Roslyn and rewrite your compiler.

                  Use C++. Use an AST. Make a public API to use that AST, among other compiler capabilities. OPEN SOURCE IT!

                  - Rewrite because we feel that you can't do much with all the legacy cruft in your current codebase.
                  - Use C++ because current codebase is has lots of stuff written in C. *It's a C++ compiler after all.*
                  - Create public API. CaaS or something. Like Roslyn. Like clang, LLVM. Even GCC seems to up their efforts in this area. You don't even need to outsource C++ Intellisense to some other company!
                  - Open source because there's really no…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • allow math functions on enums

                    VB allows some math and bitwise operators on enums. So why not also allow max, min? It's totally inconsistent.

                    I agree that enums with the Flags attribute need bitwise operations, but equally those without need arithmetic, at least to compare them.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the ability to multi-select one or more NuGet packages to update

                      Add a checkbox to the NuGet package list and a "Updated Selected" button. Currently, the only options are Update All or you have to update each package individually which can be cumbersome if there are numerous packages.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bring back Cassini

                        Bring back Cassini, iis express aint any good, cannot serve custom urls/domains (without unsupported hacks).

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • A way of checking processor can support phone emulator

                          I have a laptop with a processsor that is one of the first Intel i7 processors, and I don't know if it supports phone emulation. For me to upgrade from my windows 8.1 to windows 8 Pro (which is also necessary to get the emulator to work), I have to pay a hundred dollars. First, I would like to know if my laptop can support the Visual Studio express phone emulator. The processor has to support "hardware virtualization", and it supports some "virtualization", but Intel is not sure whether this is what Microsoft has in mind. So my suggestion -…

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Fix formatting of named arguments in VB

                            The formatting enforced by VB for named arguments is inconsistent with the formatting of everything else. There should be space around the := operator.

                            Foo(x:=1,y:=2,z:=3)
                            vs
                            Foo(x := 1, y := 2, z := 3)

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide an option to display CodeLens beside declarations rather than above.

                              CodeLens is extremely useful, but I don't like that it adds an extra [fractional] line which isn't really "there" into the visual flow of my code on the page. This is made worse by the fact that CodeLens takes a brief moment to load, so when a code file is first opened, it appears as if there are many extra blank lines (very obvious & distracting when these 'blank' CodeLens spaces appear beneath doc comments or attributes but above the declarations they decorate).

                              If there were an option to display these annotations off to the right side of a declaration…

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a command to repeat next action

                                Visual Studio lacks possibility to repeat next command like Emacs and VIM does. I.e. in Emacs you may press «Ctrld+<number>», and the next pressed button will be repeated «number» times. So e.g. you can press «Ctrld+6, Down», and your cursor would move 6 lines down.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a command to «go to the end of a word»

                                  The «Ctrld+right» shortcut usually does it, but in Visual Studio it works differently: it is rather goes to the beginning of a next word, i.e. it skips any space after the end of a current one. It is VERY uncomfortable, would be great if you implement this, as this is an usual command that is present everywhere, even in a browser which have little to do with text editing.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • autocreate work item via email

                                    Ability to auto create/update work items when sending email to TFS. For example, create an email account such as tfsbug@abc.com. Then when an email is sent to this address, TFS will scan the subject line. If it has an existing work item ID, then update existing work item. If there are no match, then TFS auto creates a new work item.

                                    This functionality is readily available with many of common bug management system such as Jira.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Queued build should utilise newly enabled build agent

                                      When a build is queued, if it can't be started immediately, it appears to determine straight away what are the available build agents that it can run on.

                                      It will then only wait for those agents, even if in the meantime another agent is enabled, which meets the criteria for running that build.

                                      It would be nicer if the queued build re-evaluated available agents and could utilise a newly-enabled agent if one is provisioned whilst it is waiting in the queue.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide a Release Management API

                                        Teams using Release Management could really benefit from having an available API to expose the RM data for reporting and custom integration with existing workflow engines.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Set the platform for the *.Editor plugins to x86 to prevent warnings

                                          Is it possible to set the platform to x86 for the .Editor project rather than Any CPU? I've got a few plugins that have a processor architecture of x86 when compiled, which then gives the following warning.

                                          "There was a mismatch between the processor architecture of the project being built "MSIL" and the processor architecture of the reference "XXXX", "x86"...."

                                          This is *extremely* minor, as it doesn't cause any issues, it's just nice to have a warning free project!

                                          10 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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