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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • If files get locked and orphaned, you might be able to fix it with the TF command to delete the lock, or your coworker's workspace like so:

      If files get locked and orphaned, you can remove the locks using the TF command to delete the lock, or your coworker's workspace like in this example:

      C:\Users\jvelasquez\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\Prototype_Ryder>"C:\Pr
      ogram Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\tf" workspace /delete WkStaName;fLast@domainer.com

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Problem: in Visual Studio 2010. While in Source Code Explorer. I right clicked on a folder and choose "Get Latest Version", VS then"

        Problem: in Visual Studio 2010. While in Source Code Explorer. I right clicked on a folder and choose "Get Latest Version", VS then returns an error window that says "All files are up to date. Files have been previously downloaded. To force, use the overwrite all option." LOL.

        1. I don't have these files. Maybe I downloaded them months ago, but I want them now.
        2. There was no overwrite option, I used right click.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Problem in Team Foundation Service

          In my Pulama project, there are two users.
          Me and Him. Him has no privileges, "lock" is set to deny, yet my files are still locked by His active session from 3 months ago.

          1. How do I force clear a lock?
          2. Why is it when users are removed, file permissions are not reflected?
          3. Depending on how files are downloaded,
          a. use the "get latest version", or "get specific version", Visual Studio downloaded the folder from my TFS service two differently, but similarly named files: "Prototype _ Ryder" and "Prototype_Ryder". Note the first has spaces. Wow! that's weird.…

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • In-app purchase certification phase

            You have an app with in-app purchase. You submit your app using the CurrentApp instead of CurrentAppSimulator. Fine. But your code also test some things like foreach (var product in licenseInformation.ProductLicenses) and the problem arrises. In the certification phase (Build) the in-app purchases are not yet integrated within the Windows Store and so the licenseInformation.ProductLicenses.Count is still 0!
            Your code within the foreach runs well in the Debug mode, will run well once the app is certified but will certainly fail the certification process because the code Inside the foreach is never reached so the certification teams will refuse the…

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              1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • improve or remove find autocomplete for case sensitive searches

              The find box worked much better for case sensitive searches before the auto-complete "feature" was added. It would be nice if the search could at least respect the case sensitivity of the search or even the language. In C++ a 'c' is as close to a 'C' as to an 'X' so replacing one with another is like randomly modifying user input. It is not helpful.

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              • Remember last used window size of the Query Builder

                In vs 2012, the Query Builder window is too small, and never reopen with the last used size, forcing you to resize it every time.
                Please just save the window size in the current user registry on closing.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support mixed mode debugging on Windows RT (ARM)

                  Currently remote tools for ARM only support either the managed or the native debugging.
                  As the WinRT platform is native, it would be extremely important the ability to debug in mixed mode that is currently not supported.

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                    1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • infoof operator returning MemberInfo

                    The idea of an infoof operator is, to simplify reflection.

                    Example for a Property:

                    infoof(MyClass.MyProperty) returns PropertyInfo

                    Examples for Methods:

                    infoof(MyClass.MyMethod)
                    infoof<gen0T, gen1T>(MyClass<gen0>.MyMethod<gen1>, paramType)

                    Examples for ConstructorInfo:

                    infoof(MyClass)
                    infoof(MyClass, param1Type)
                    infoof<genT>(MyClass<genT>)

                    Where typeof returns a Type for a class, the infoof returns a ConstructorInfo for a class.
                    The infoof operator returns all other MemberInfo's, except of Type.

                    I'm sad of enumerating members, validating by name string and by enumerating generic arguments and parameters to get a member I need to invoke or qualify.

                    This way, doing reflection would also become strong typed.

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                      4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Publish Visual Studio icon pack as editable and resizable images

                      Visual Studio 2012 uses a beautiful and useful icon collection that it seems many of programmers may be interested to use that icons in their apps. In the other hand, the icon pack is published a few weeks ago. But the published icon pack, contains small icons only (most of them are in 16 and 32 px). I suggest you to publish editable and re-sizable images (e.g. in PSD format) or even better is to publish them in a vector (.svg or .eps) format. Thank you so much.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 1 vote
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring the subtle Office 2013 smooth scrolling/typing to Visual Studio 2012

                              Warning, this suggestion might be frowned upon.

                              In the recently announced Office 2013, one of the nicer features is the subtle smooth scrolling and typing animations.

                              I propose adding those features in Visual Studio 2012, as an option, of course, so people could turn it on and off.

                              155 votes
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                                11 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make all web development documentation available off-line

                                There is no web development available off-line, for people working part time desconnected would be great to have that available, also for those with low bandwidth or just to save organization bandwidth.

                                41 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create SharePoint site or subsite that maps directly to a Team Project Team

                                  Currently the SharePoint project portal maps directly to a TFS Team Project. All of the reports and dashboards report data at that level. With the addition to teams in TFS 2012, it would be nice to be able to create a portal for each team so the reporting defaults to that level and each team manage their own documents, etc.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create a WPF ReportViewer Control

                                    Provide a WPF SSRS Report Viewer Control.

                                    Not required but a great addition would be to have the option to display multiple reports with drag and drop and resize functionality effectively making it an end user dashboard designer, allow displaying excel sheets and powerpivots as well and it becomes a powerful tool.

                                    36 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • "rename collection"

                                      Is it possible to rename a collection or create new collections

                                      We are already using "DefaultCollection" in our OnPremise server and when TFSPreview allows importing from onPremise to Cloud we would prefer not to have any conflict.

                                      7 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the default sorting of Pending Changes (toUpper) and Solution Explorer (toLower) consistent.

                                        Make the default sort in Pending Changes and Solution Explorer consistent.

                                        Pending Changes currently sorts alphabetically ascending using ToUpper(), and Solution Explorer currently sorts alphabetically ascending using ToLower(). This causes inconsistencies in file ordering when characters between 'Z' and 'a', namely underscores, are used in file names.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • sequence diagram

                                          Please improve the UML Sequence Diagraming experience to enable the following scenarios:

                                          • Move and resize the Fragments (Alt, Opt, etc…). Currently they are sized automatically, even when clipping the guard text! And you have to delete them and re-create them just to move them.

                                          • Converting/correcting a message from one type to another. Currently the message has to be deleted and recreated just to perform the adjustment.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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