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  1. Support for individual as well as team Kanban boards

    The Kanban board is a great lightweight way to update status and track work. Being able to get this view for just myself as a team member would be great. Making the ability to easily add, change, and remove Kanban boards as the needs of the org changes would be great.

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    • Allow Non Hosted Build Controller Support Azure Continuous Delivery In TF Service

      I would like to use the AzureContinuousDeployment.11.xaml from TF Service on a self hosted build controller to deploy my solution to Azure. According to Mr. Trevor Hancock this can only be done on the Microsoft "Hosted" Build controller as explained on the bottom of this thread:

      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/cd00b397-4970-4d33-bf55-3cbde2d3e792/error-with-azure-deploy-on-self-hosted-build-controller

      6 votes
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      • Add LocalDB to Clickonce automatic publishing Prerequisite

        We need an easy way to publish an app with LocalDB. Clickonce does not currently support this as an easy prerequisite the same way it does SQL Server Express, or Compact. Developers will likely use LocalDB as a solution more if it was easier to publish. Not everyone is going to be wiling to spend 2- 5 hours researching how to hard code a bootstrap to publish LocalDB when ClickOnce does it with a check box. I think developers like myself will remain resistant to using this until Microsoft makes it easier to publish.

        25 votes
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          2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • allow LINQ expressions to start with Let

          Now to bind temporary variables for just one expression I can use LINQ but I have to fake a singleton tuple stream like this: From u In "_" Let var1 = expr1, var2 = expr2 Select expr. In Haskell I could just write: let var1 = expr1; var2 = expr2 in expr, omitting From u In "_". I'd like the requirement to include this noise removed from VB. And C# as well.

          3 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • ReflectPropertyDescriptor.SetValue preserves stack trace in case of exceptions.

            If an exception is raised while updating a data bound property of a windows forms control, it seems that System.ComponentModel.ReflectPropertyDescriptor will always catch the exception and eat its stack trace.

            So we end up with unhelpful stack traces like this one:
            at System.ComponentModel.ReflectPropertyDescriptor.SetValue(Object component, Object value)
            at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.SetPropValue(Object value)
            at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.PushData(Boolean force)
            at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.UpdateIsBinding()
            at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.CheckBinding()
            at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.SetListManager(BindingManagerBase bindingManagerBase)

            However, this does not reflect the real source of the exception, which can make debugging a real pain.

            To be honest - this is a duplicate of http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/740318/reflectpropertydescriptor-setvalue-does-not-preserve-stack-trace.

            But maybe you could reconsider this issue since at least I couldn't…

            9 votes
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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • make query charts more visible and printable

              Recently the charts have been added to TFS queries. Even though I love this feature, it is rather hidden if you ask me. Therefore it would be great to
              1. be able to pin it to the dashboard
              2. to be able to print/export the charts that are created based on a query. A print button would be nice :)

              in short: give the charts a bit more exposure,

              4 votes
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              • SQL-Serverconnection on Start

                I have some Connections on Serverexplorer to different SQL-Servers on different locations. I use only one with VPN.

                On Start of VS2012 it checks all Connections with error. (ok - only 1 from 4 VPN is open). But I need 1-2 minutes wait for this check.

                How can you add an option, that VS2012 NOT check this connection on startup? Only if I open it manuell.

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • support utf-8

                  in the narrow win32 api
                  in the console output
                  everywhere!

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • allow properties of a class to be passed as an out or ref parameter

                    I have a property i need to set from a sqldatareader however to do so I have to add what I consider to be extraneous code

                    string buf = null;
                    buf = sqlDataReader[0].ToString();

                    int ID = 0;
                    int.TryParse(buf, out ID);

                    object.id = ID;

                    Seems like this should work

                    string buf = null;
                    buf = sqlDataReader[0].ToString();
                    int.TryParse(buf, out object.id);

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • I did not ask for windows version 8 and I want the original windows 7 back. I do not want Visual Studio on here as cannot do a thng I want o

                      I have a computer with windows 7. I believe something has been updated to windows 8. I'm old and want nothing new. I do not want this Visual Studio as it comes up as home page.

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                        0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • candidate changes

                        I suggest that the Promote Candidate Changes window allow changes to be ordered by file modified times. When there are a lot of candidate changes and I've just saved a file to disk it can take a while to find it in the list and promote it to an included change.

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                        • Can you try to make streaming live inside the VS? maybe someone want to see what other people coding, and other people maybe want to share t

                          Can you try to make streaming live inside the VS? maybe someone want to see what other people coding, and other people maybe want to share what they coding... Or something like this, you got the idea.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Restrict task assignment to team members

                            While assigning tasks (or other work items) to a worker, the list should be restricted to team members, at least optionally.
                            We have a team of 8 people but the list of possible members have over 100 entries. It would be much more easy to have only 8 entries in our list.

                            12 votes
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                            • Finding what I want on your website is not a pleasant experience and needs to be changed.

                              I suggest that you use a flow chart to find your visual basic products, your current system is to confusing and difficult to follow.
                              When I entered my email address below the underscore character did not print. The underscore character does not print in this box eithe, fix it.

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • CIL language support in Visual Studio

                                Add support for programming in Common Intermediate Language (CIL) in Visual Studio.

                                Project templates, syntax highlighting, IntelliSense and debugging.

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • to enable setting default value for AreaPath

                                  When one team is working with multiple projects, with multiple AreaPath's, it is a good feature to leave AreaPath feald without any value, so tester need to select one of the offered values.
                                  Defect created from TM should have defalut plan AreaPath as it is now.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • reportviewer direct print function to printer for example sales bill

                                    reportviewer direct print function to printer for example sales bill

                                    5 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide a Cancel option for Search All option.

                                      I accidently did a search for "<" and had to wait for a while before the search complete and the system is back top operatable mode. If there is a easy to use option to cancel an existin gsearch that will be great or at least a confirmation dialog that pops up when found entries go above 1000 etc.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • change color of team favorite box query when it exceeds a value

                                        When you mark a query as a team favorite, it is always a green box in the home page. it would be good if we can customize it so if the query exceeds over the number you specify, it turns red.

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                                        • Warning C4250 in C++

                                          When using multiple inheritance in C++, warning C4250 should not be raised if the base version of the method is purely virtual. In such a case, there is no ambiguity about which version of the method the programmer intends to be used. Because the base version is purely virtual, it must be overidden. And it can be overidden by only one derived class, otherwise an ambiguity error would be raised. So, only one version of the method can be used. The warning still makes sense when the base version of the method is virtual but not purely virtual.

                                          4 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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