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  1. Trigger Rollback activity when a Release is Rejected (somehow) by the user/approver

    Nowadays, the Rollback activity in the Release Template is triggered only if one of the previous activities fail (returning a non-0 status code).

    It would be great to be able to trigger a Rollback activity if the release is Rejected by some of the Approvers.

    By now, when it happens, we need to trigger a new Release manually to rollback the application to the previous version. It takes a hard work because we need to find the latest valid (and released) build, etc.

    61 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add build status to pull requests

      I would like to see the status of builds related to commits in a pull requests.

      On the main page of a pull request we have Discussion, Files, Commits. I would like a Build page as well that lists any build runs on the source branch of the pull request.

      This will allow the reviewers to quickly see that all tests have passed and that the current build is green.

      53 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Create New AI Language With Both Lisp and Prolog features.

        Please Add AI Features in C# , C++ , ... Languages or Create New AI Programming Language.

        42 votes
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          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve WPF performance

          I have a high end PC and still WPF is not always fluent. Just compare it with QT 4.6 QML (Declarative UI) it is sooo FAST!

          1,605 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Team Web Access Charts to Group by Tags

            Specifically with the Scrum process template, there is no place to do root cause analysis, so the natural candidate is to use Tags, this avoids having to customise the process template. The problem is that I cannot produce a work item query "chart" that will allow me to "Group by" the tag. While I appreciate that this might be a challenge with the nature of the pseudo managed field, it would be really useful.

            60 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fast and fluid goodness for WPF - Animations on a separate Thread

              Although potentially one can do a lot of things with the animation system, most of the time they tend to look quite choppy compared to Win 8. Fast and fluid is the Mantra isn't it. ;-)

              34 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 72 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • IsAnyNull Compiler Feature

                  We often find ourself writing statements such as:

                  If ( (a !=null) && (a.b !=Null) && (a.b.c !=null)
                  {
                  // Do something with c
                  }

                  It would be great if there was a compiler feature that would generate
                  the individual check without having the developer duing the tedious work with a statement such as a.b.c.IsAnyNull()

                  202 votes
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                    13 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Port WPF to Mac OS 10

                    If the rest of .Net is going there, why not WPF?

                    22 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Buy Xamarin and incorporate Cross-Platform build tools

                      Buy Xamarin and make building cross platform apps on iOS, Android, Windows, etc super easy. Integrating is great, but you still have to buy the expensive licenses! This will make VS the ultimate cross platform IDE.

                      24 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 19 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Include SketchFlow in Blend 2015

                          We use SketchFlow extensively for prototyping new applications and soliciting feedback from our clients. It has been invaluable for quickly prototyping UI screens and communicating to the client that the UI is just a "sketch" and it's not "almost done". Also, the XAML architecture can largely be reused to jump start the final development of the application.

                          At the very least, provide the "sketchy" styles with Blend so we can continue to use it without the player.

                          23 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add support for ALPN to System.Net.Security.SslStream

                            The proposal is to add TLS ALPN support to the System.Net.Security.SslStream API. One of the key applications of this would be to negotiate SPDY or HTTP/2 connection with a server.

                            "Microsoft drove into the TLS working group a new standard called ALPN: [IETFDRAFT-ALPN] Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), "Transport Layer Security (TLS) Application Layer Protocol Negotiation Extension", draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00, April 2013, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00 This standard uses a TLS extension during the handshake to communicate to the server/client what inner protocol will be spoken over the secure stream. For instance, this is how SPDY and HTTP/2.0 connections are negotiated between browsers and compatible…

                            200 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow extensions to filter their MEF exports by VS version

                              When writing VS extensions that support multiple versions of Visual Studio from a single VSIX, it would be very useful to filter specific [Export]s to only be exported in specific VS versions.

                              This would be useful for workarounds for bugs that were fixed in newer versions, or for working with features that were only introduced in newer versions.

                              19 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support the -Loopback token in proxy bypass lists

                                The .NET Framework is currently hardcoded to bypass the proxy for traffic destined to localhost/127.0.0.1/::1. This makes sense in general, but greatly complicates debugging with Fiddler or other proxies.

                                In 2011, this problem was fixed in WinINET and WinHTTP with the introduction of the "minus-loopback" token in proxy bypass lists. When <-loopback> is present, the client should not bypass the proxy for local addresses.

                                See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/fiddler/archive/2011/02/10/fiddler-is-better-with-internet-explorer-9.aspx for more detail.

                                59 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow Retain Indefinitely to not be set

                                  In some scenarios, such as continuous deployment to a development environment, it does not make sense that every build (which triggers a release) should be retained indefinitely. The easiest solution would be to add a configuration property for a release template right below "Can Trigger a Release from a Build?" title "Retain Build Indefinitely" that defaults to being checked.

                                  This would allow me to uncheck this option and therefore builds would delete as configured in the Build Definition Retention Policy. Currently, I have to manually go in and remove the "retain indefinitely" option on all the builds so they will…

                                  33 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add button To Clear The Application Cache Without Resetting The AppDomain

                                    Allow us to clear the iiscache without having to reset iis or recycle the application pool. While developing we have to manually clear the cache and the current process is time consuming using iisreset (which doesn't always work) or through IIS.

                                    Add a button within the IDE that clears the cache of the current solution.

                                    26 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve multi language support

                                      There are new ideas introduced in WPF with x:Uid in XAML and locbaml command line tool but the translation process is a mess, see http://wpflocalization.codeplex.com/

                                      There should also be a standalone resource editor available for translators.

                                      302 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • XAML Debugging

                                        Serious WPF/Silverlight development really demands that there's the ability to debug XAML, i.e. set breakpoints, step over/into XAML, examine triggers and the likes

                                        782 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 'and', 'or' operators instead of &&, ||

                                          I really wish to use real keywords 'and' and 'or' instead of using ugly and obscure symbols && or ||. It will make code much more readable.
                                          For instance in c/c++ you can overcome this issue using <ciso646>.

                                          15 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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