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  1. Change how TFS marks checked-in files as read only

    Right now if you GetLatest or add new files to TFS source control, they will be marked read-only. It forces us to tweak the build templates to remove the read-only flag and manually remove them on local Get Latests.

    Making it configurable would reduce the occasional frustration for development workflows which expect file attributes to remain unchanged during source control operations.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • generating entity model from DB - order stored proc params by alphabetical order

      whenever I generate a edmx file from database, the order of parameters in the stored procedures can change, even though there are no new or changed parameters. I spend a lot of time comparing the old vs new model in TFS to see if anything actually changed. If parameters were ordered alpahbetically that would reduce the pain.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add a toggle to set t4 templates to run only manually and not automatically

        Dear Visual Studio Developers --

        Please help.

        I need to know how to disable the autorun feature for t4 templates in Visual Studio 2012.

        (I think this way does not exist-- so I am suggesting the idea.)

        (In case you did not know, Visual Studio will autorun all t4 templates as soon they are changed and saved in the IDE.)

        I want to only run the templates only when I choose > Build, > Transform All Templates.

        (I know that I can manually clear the CustomTool property and then fill it in again when I need to run them-- but…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a uservoice.com integration services

          Hi,

          Loving the uservoice.com service, it would be great to have a tools to get bugs and feedback in our tfs backlog after validation (and completion).
          The tfs customer feedback functionnality/app is a great idea but an app deployment is not an acceptable solution for most.

          Best Regards

          Kevin

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hi, while handcoding certain scenarios on my website, I faced an issue regarding parameterizing UITestControl objects, on which Mouse.Click

            Hi, while handcoding certain scenarios on my website, I faced an issue regarding parameterizing UITestControl objects, on which Mouse.Click is performed. For eg:- Mouse.Click(this.UIMap.UIParentDocument.UIParentWindow.UISubWindow.UIChildElement); I wanted to pass "this.UIMap.UIParentDocument.UIParentWindow.UISubWindow.UIChildElement" as a parameter through xml or csv file, and then do a TestContext.DataRow to it and obtain a string and type cast it to UITestControl object reference. But its not working. So if anyone could help with any workaround or other possibilities, my concern is to mouse click on elements passed fromexternal csv or xml file(ofcourse after adding them as UIObjects to my solution through coded UI test builder).

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow sorting test results by last run date

              I currently have a unit test that fails only when another particular test runs first. The problem is that I have no idea what order my unit tests are running in so I have no way of knowing WHICH test is causing the subsequent failure. If I could sort by last run date, I would know which test ran before the failing test and that would be all I needed.

              I tried running my tests through the VSTest.Console.exe to create a trx file so I could see the history, but the console app runs the test in a particular order…

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual Studio for Windows Phone must to have a Language Pack because it's a problem when you need to change the default language

                It's so horrible this problem because I can't change the default language and I'm desperate

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                  0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • allow user to move a PBI or bug to another project

                  If there are multiple projects running, allow the user to move a PBI or bug ticket from one project to another. Currently you have to remove the task from one project and add it again in the other project.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Cumulative Flow diagram respects Product Backlog item estimates

                    Currently, only the work item count is considered for the Cumulative Flow Diagram. When having items of different size (different effort) the diagram is rather useless. When adding the size, it will be very useful again.

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                      8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Export E-mail Signature in Outlook

                      I would like the ability to export (and subsequently import) my e-mail signature from Outlook.

                      Each time I rebuild my system and reconfigure Office and Outlook on my system, I have to re-create my e-mail signature each time. Instead, having the ability to export my e-mail signature would save me this extra time (and probably countless other users in most companies).

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                        0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide debugging support for LINQ similar to LINQPad

                        Provide greater debugging support for LINQ queries, expressions and statements in a manner similar to LINQPad.

                        Ideally, the functionality available in LINQPad should simply be purchased and incorporated and integrated into the Visual Studio 2012 IDE or be offered as a free extension to Visual Studio in a manner similar to the CodeRush Express free offering.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Searching for TFS 2012 API or TFS 2012 SDK all results in irrelevance. I suggest you fix that.

                          Searching for TFS 2012 API or TFS 2012 SDK all results in irrelevance. I suggest you fix that.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enhance the IntelliTrace standalone Collector to better support mixed applications

                            The Standalone Collector will not trace managed dlls launched by a COM .exe. This would be useful for a complex, composite application, including tracing managed code add-ins for Office applications.

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

                              One feature that I found extremely useful in Expression Web 4 but doesn't seem to be in VS2012 for web is being able to CTRL + Click on a link in an html page and jumping to the source, e.g. ctrl+clicking on a tag's id or class and jumping the source in the style sheet.

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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Simplify working with XML in C++

                                Working with XML in C# using XML.Linq in .NET is easy. Working with XML in C++ using MSXML is hard.

                                It's hard to debug since you can't view the markup.

                                It's hard to write since the interfaces to MSXML are not clearly documented for C++, and the data types are COM types, which work but require extra effort whereever they are used.

                                Since Microsoft is definitely on the XML bandwagon, how about making life easier for C++ programmers?

                                Minimally a clean facade for MSXML would make XML easier to work with.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I'm very frustrated with your TFS service right now. I simply want to commit my changes. This used to be easy with CVS and SVN, but doe

                                  Error 'TF10169' refers to a "Team Project deletion tool", yet I can't find it on your website, nor can it be found in your Search service. I just want to commit my **** changes, but your service won't let me do ****.

                                  1. How the **** can I delete the whole project, so that I can Create it again, so that I can commit my ******* changes?

                                  2. When you remove users from a system, you need to remove their associations from all files.

                                  3. I've simply wasted to much ******* time (an hour) on this ridiculous situation, when I…

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                                    2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a continuous test runner

                                    Add a continuous test runner that runs tests continuously. I have used nCrunch and the functionality is the best plugin available for visual studio. Now that it has gone commercial we would have to buy it, but plugins for visual studio are hard to justify when spending as much as we do for VS Ultimate.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • In capacity planner, allow entry of partial days for time off by user and for holidays

                                      We allow people to take half days off, and certain days (like Christmas Eve) are only half days, but there is no way to enter that directly. You can use an overall capacity percentage to get something approximately right, but it messes up the day-by-day burndown that nicely adjusts for time off.

                                      This suggestion is to just modify the current planner to add this capability. We would combine this with the other suggestion to allow exclusion of weekends and holidays from the burndown. There is another suggestion that is a little broader to allow entry for any day of capacity…

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                                      • Simplified administrative security audit report

                                        Create an easy way to audit the TFS security globally and per collection.

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