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  1. Let build every project of into its own folder

    Wehn soltion has 3 aps, it should build 3 folders, and not to mess everything into one folder called Release.
    Now using the ugly hack defining artificial procesor architectures is used, which is crazy.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • Allow tasks to be moved in the board within a bug/pbi to show work order

        In would be nice to drag ad drop the tasks around so that they appear in the order to be completed... to make it easier to find and get the next task to be worked on.

        Also consider moving tasks from one bug/pbi to another. work around is to open the task, remove the parent, and then assign the new parent.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Adding tooltip to lightswitch default controls like textbox and labels

            Adding tooltip support is very inportant as a lot of customers are acquainted to tooltips for long texts and field descriptions (help) in labels.

            also a textbox with a multiline textbox popup is a very nice touch. but tooltips are really important.

            thank you.

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              4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • F# projects correctly update "succeeded" and "up-to-date" counts

              In a solution containing several C# projects, the bottom line of the build results in the Output window provide a handy sanity check. The line reports something like this:
              ========== Build: 2 succeeded, 0 failed, 5 up-to-date, 0 skipped ==========

              The numbers should match what you expected to be built depending on which projects you touched since the last build. If the "succeeded" count is larger than expected, it's a clue you may have touched something you didn't expect - time to check your pending changes in Team Explorer.

              When a F# project is added to the solution, the rules…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Hosted TFS: Restrict project access by IP address

                On the hosted version of TFS, please make it possible to restrict access by IP address.

                I want to protect against a hacked LiveID from seeing my code. If this feature existed, then that will also reduce risks from XSS attacks or confused delegate attacks while the user is logged in for passport-enabled sites. (i.e. the user may have the same ID for TFS as they do XBox and the security requirements for each are quite different.).

                61 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow the HTTP header named Range to be used in class Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting.WebTestRequest

                  When I try to use the HTTP header named Range in class Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting.WebTestRequest, the Visual Studio debugger output prints the following text:

                  WebLoadTestAdapter: Disallowed request header ignored: Range

                  How do I use Visual Studio's web/load testing framework to test web services that make use of HTTP Range headers?

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                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • MSTest - Running Testmethod multiple times (same data so not data driven) and report each testmethod result separately in results.trx.

                    Could not find an option in MSTest to run a test method multiple times (same data so not data driven) and report each testmethod result separately in results.trx.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • After performing a reparent, merge wizard should not show former parent/child as a merge target

                      I have specifically used the "Reparent" facility in VS2012 to break the parent-child relationship between two branches. I want to completely isolate them from one another and I want to specifically discourage or prevent the ability for our developers to easily merge changes from the orphaned child branch back to its original parents and vice-versa.

                      The current merge wizard still offers the former relation (parent or child) as a candidate merge target.

                      MSDN Community Support tell me that this has been left as a "convenience". I suggest it is a hindrance and it would be better to completely break the…

                      5 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Generic XmlSerializer<>

                        Create XmlSerializer<T> supporting typed Serialize and Deserialize Methods

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to override the configuration system

                          I know that exists IInternalConfigSettingsFactory. But I can't use this in Web applications because configuration already overrided by HttpConfigurationSystem.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add the possibility to add a state to tasks

                            It would be great if there was a possibility to add states to tasks

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                              0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please include Database Unit Testing in VS 2012

                              I extensively used the Database Unit test in VS 2010. Please bring them back for VS 2012

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                                2 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • C#/VB.NET/F# should support Logic Programming

                                C# should implement Logic Programming, similar to P# (Prolog for .NET).

                                This programming paradigm will allow implicit knowledge representation and problem solving by logical induction.

                                A simple example is programming a sudoku game, where the logic is represented by constraints (constraints).
                                Other uses are machine learning (inductive logic) and mathematical frameworks (functional logic).

                                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logic_programming

                                5 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow sign in with Microsoft Passport

                                  Facebook and Google welcome but my MS passport is not good enough? I have too many online identies already and don't want to create any more if I can help it - sorry. I guess I will just stick to reading what others are doing.

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                                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Autocomplete Textbox, modal pickup enhancement

                                    Thanks for this great product, the effort invested in deisgn and implementation is amazing.

                                    Some comments that hope to be useful:
                                    1- The auto comelete textbox look like it queries on ienumerable (guess this is due to the summary field being not a part of the data source it self) but if we could detect that the summary field is a root data field "Not a computer one" and query on it using iqueryable that will be very good specially in large datasets.
                                    2- Adding a prefix char count before quering can significantly enhance performance on large sets.
                                    3- If…

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Help Viewer 2.0: make ctrl-tab behave the same as in VS2012

                                      I tend to use the multi-tab feature of Help Viewer 2.0 a lot and I think it's highly annoying that using control-tab doesn't immediately switch between windows as in VS2012.

                                      When I'm reading help screens I want to get to the information I need as quickly as possible instead of having to press multiple keys in order to switch back and forth (control-tab to open the menu, control-tab /again/ to highlight another tab and then having to press enter to select it).

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Protect and Unprotect data with DataProtectionScope.CurrentUser option across computers in the same domain

                                        Kindly provide an option to protect and unprotect data across computers in the same domain when DataProtectionScope.CurrentUser option is used.
                                        Currently this works on the same computer for the same user.

                                        9 votes
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                                        • New access keyword - "local"

                                          The "this" keyword refers to the current instance of the class.
                                          The "base" keyword is used to access members of the base class from within a derived class.

                                          I think it should be another similar keyword - "local".
                                          The "local" keyword refers to variables declared locally in function or loop.

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