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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Easy way delete a task or work item in Team Foundation Server

      It is common to make a few mistakes, duplicates etc when entering a bunch of new work items or tasks. There is no easy way to delete the bad ones and try again.

      I know it is possible to to do this from the comamnd line, but it is a pain and defeats the purpose of having a GUI. The end result is that poor items get left in the project because it is a pain in the *** to remove them and start over.

      324 votes
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      • Default sorting for each entity

        Add a default sorting property for each entity. This property will then be used by LS when creating auto-complet box using the entity as a source and in all list as the default sort order.

        This could be done in previous version of LS by adding code to the <entity>_all_PreprocessQuery(), but this method is no longer available in VS2012.

        This forces us to replace all automatically generated modal edit form by our own just to set the order in the Auto-completed boxes they contains.

        25 votes
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          1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Visual Studio cannot start debugging because the debug target ... is missing..."

          right click solution -> Property -> Configuration Properties ->Configuration -> Enable project in Build

          10 votes
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            5 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • During Visual Studio Coded UI test execution, ability to hide mouse pointer animation

            In Visual Studio Coded UI scripts using C#, when we code things programatically in the script (example, call a Checkbox = true) the mouse pointer has a tendency to always move to each checkbox during test run, even though we aren't calling Mouse to click it, we're calling the method(s) on the objects directly, referring to objects captured in the UI Map. If it were somehow possible to "permanently" hide the animation of the mouse pointer during test case execution, like a command in the Mouse class, that might be useful. Presently using Cursor.Hide(), Windows just re-animates the Mouse pointer…

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support IDictionary properties in Entity Framework

              Support for ICollection<T>, etc. seems good, but it appears the ability to map a IDictionary property on an Entity is missing. E.g., an IDictionary<string,string> of PhoneNumbers with a 'type' as a Key (e.g., "home", "cell") and a phone number as a Value.

              When both types are primitive the case seems straight forward, but it would also be great to support entities as the Value (e.g., IDictionary<string, PhoneNumber>, where PhoneNumber is also a mapped class).

              12 votes
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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In TFS it will be awesome to have feature that can help in editing shelve and check-in shelve

                In TFS it will be awesome to have feature that can help in editing shelve and check-in shelve

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                • Migration tool from svn to Team Foundation Service

                  I would like a tool to enable us to migrate existing projects (trunks/branches/history) to Team Foundation Service

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • rename project folders and files

                    Create a way to rename a project folder. This is closely related to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2517011-enable-project-renaming- and http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3054944-rename-the-project-folder-when-renaming-a-project

                    I would like a way where I can change a folder name and optionally filenames: Project -> right click -> rename folder and files... -> give a new name, select folder, output filename or both ->
                    * Visual Studio updates name of the the solutiondirectory
                    * Visual Studio updates the solution to point at the new directory
                    * Visual Studio updates references of other projects to this project to the new directory
                    * Visual Studio updates the project to reflect the new output file…

                    513 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Build A Better Language

                      Microsoft,

                      I can't stay silent any longer. I've got to get this off my chest. For too long you guys have ignored users, like myself, that want to get the most from our machines and program for users that want the same.

                      For too long Microsoft has ignored users that find managed code an unacceptable solution to many of today's computing requirements. These users expect and need a modern language to include both SPEED, CONTROL and FUNCTIONALITY. They believe the problem with .NET is that it focuses too much on functionality at the expense of speed and control. For people…

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                        0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make WinPhone8 JavaScript Debugging Work (set breakpoints and step) for HMTL5/JS/CSS apps (nothing else - no workers)

                        I can't figure this out, and nobody at Microsoft has been able to tell me either despite spending 250$ to not find out.

                        In VS2010 with Phone SDK 7 on Win 7 I was able to set breakpoints and debug javascript. It worked well and is absolutely necessary if you want to build cross platform code.

                        Now I migrated up to Win8 and javascript debugging doesn't work at all.

                        I has since given up on developing for WinPhone and will target the others because they have development environments that work.

                        What is going on MS?

                        Why can't we debug js,…

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                          1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • the word desinger vs designer

                          Hello, I was searching under Google the word "designer" and noticed your website has the word "desinger". You would probably get more hits & potential clients and business if the word were changed to “designer”.
                          Using Style Triggers with StaticResource setters causes desinger ...
                          Below is a code snippet which causes the exception. This affects both Blend and
                          VS Designer. I have came up with a workaround, which is to ...
                          http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wpf/thread/69043e37-11a9-49cd-9046-f97cfa2e4e43 - 41k - Cached - Similar Pages

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • C# const function parameters

                            C# passes instances of classes by reference. I would love to have the ability to mark a parameter as "const" , to indicate that it is not modified by the function. The compiler should enforce the constness. C++ provided such a feature...

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 14 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • binding configuration timeout in the right order

                                In the automated app.config wcf binding configuration of a service, the timeout can be ordered as they happen.

                                The order is now:
                                closeTimeout, openTimeout, receiveTimeout, sendTimeout

                                it could be:
                                openTimeout, sendTimeout, receiveTimeout, closeTimeout

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Update CHESS for newer versions Visual Studio

                                  Update CHESS: Systematic Concurrency Testing (http://chesstool.codeplex.com/) to work with Visual Studio 2012 (or upcomming version of Visual Studio).

                                  18 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • TFS Integration with ServiceNow

                                    Many of my customers use ServiceNow for managing project initiatives, tracking costs and resources, and for their ServiceDesk. TFS currently has no integration with this tool, and the customers could get a lot of value out of being able to link information in ServiceNow to TFS work items and report on them. So it would be great to have an easy way to synch data between the systems.

                                    143 votes
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                                    • Enable option to allow shared test steps across the project collection

                                      Currently Shared Test Steps are only shared within the project. On numerous occasions I have found that testers could have utilized exact shared test steps across projects. Example would be on a websites that are run through individual projects yet employ the same single sign on process. Hence usable shared test steps.
                                      Please enable an option to allow shared test steps across the project collection or if so desired isolated to a specific project.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Open command slow in Visual Studio 2010 and 2012

                                        In Visual Studio 2008, I used the command window (alt+ctrl+a) to open specific files I knew the name of using the 'open' command. eg: 'open somefile.cpp' In Visual Studio 2010 and 2012, this works but is unreasonably slow. As I start typing the name of the file it takes a full second for each new letter to appear. I think this is because the autocomplete is trying to search my entire massive project for files that start with what has been typed so far.

                                        It might sound silly, but I actually had to switch back to Visual Studio 2008 because…

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Need a mechanism in MTM for Precursor Setup information before a Test is executed.

                                          Before certain tests are executed, certain controlling factors need to be set up whether that be in environment, Domain specific options, or just general items that need to be in place before tests can continue. I would like to see some mechanism in place to ensure that the Generalist tester has been made aware of these tasks/operations and that they have been performed.
                                          The example I would use, is an eCommerce platform. As a tester, I have numerous configurations, Franchisee's who each select amounts of fees, and we also have 19 different charge methods. Charge by time, charge by form…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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