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  1. MSI setup File View performance

    Removing files from File System (View) MSI setup environemnt is extremlly slow. Deleting (empty) folder in MSI defintion take at least 5 seconds (on very fast virtual machine) - BTW: why I cannot delete folder recursivelly?

    Anyway, I was not sure, what is such slow (I/O or CPU) - but is seems to be in CPU. Maybe you can re-use another CPU corse (if there are) - see attachement

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      1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Thank you for implementing variatic templates. More and more sites are using them in examples.

      Thank you for implementing variatic templates. More and more sites are using them in examples.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • ImageBrush ImageSource smarter IntelliSense

        In a XAML file.

        <Grid>
        <Grid.Background>
        <ImageBrush ImageSource=""

        ImageSource should automatically display all the image files already in the project.

        In this case I only had one which was watermark.png

        Therefore the code should automatically look like this:

        <ImageBrush ImageSource="watermark.png"

        If there are ZERO IMAGES files in the project then Visual Studio should be smart enough to request a new image for the project.

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          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Control.FontFamily smarter IntelliSense

          In a XAML file.

          <Label Grid.Column="1" VerticalAlignment="Center" FontFamily=""

          FontFamily values should appear automatically.

          In this case I was typing the samples and I needed Trebuchet MS like this.

          <Label Grid.Column="1" VerticalAlignment="Center" FontFamily="Trebuchet MS"

          I checked Control.FontFamily Property at MSDN but I could not find all the possible values there either.

          I also suggest an update to that prperty with all the possible values at MSDN.

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            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow me to perform source control operations on Solution Folders

            At the moment, Solution Folders don't have any source control operations. Add the ordinary operations like checkin, checkout, get latest etc on Solution Folders, which will then apply for everything below that folder.

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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • RowDefinition Smarter intelliSense

              I am writing the Walkthrough Getting started with WPF (C#)
              I am modifying the file ExpenseItHome.XAML

              This is for the <Grid> (System.Windows.Control.Grid)

              I am typing the <Grid.RowDefinitions> sections

              I type <RowDefinition and I select Height

              ="" appears and now all I need to do is type a number

              OR

              Auto

              Here is the suggestion:

              If I type "a" or "A" then Auto automatically is displayed.

              Also there should include the /> after "

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                0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide TFS with local/offline source versioning option. This will help coders to maintain versioning for offline projects.

                Provide TFS with local/offline source versioning option. This will help coders to maintain versioning for offline projects.
                Also it will help in scenarios where coder has to edit a large chunk of code in large number of files and he wants to diff between the changes he made in last 1 hr. Without having any shelve or chekin currently they cannot do it. but if they have local version they can create local shelve every 1 hr (also u can provide auto version mode option etc in that which we take versions of code at each 1 hr)

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Unexpected output from Bubblesort program

                  Unexpected output from Bubblesort program

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Give the ability to associate one or more people to a product backlog

                    Within TFS it would be good to associate a user story with one or more users queried from AD. Associations could be things like "Signed off by" or "requested by".

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Integrate with GitHub

                      I know we have Git-TFS, and you have some plans around codeplex, but the integration in Git-TFS is backwards for me.

                      I tried using Git hub the other day and its a total pain, which frankly I dont really want to learn about.

                      In Github instead of a clone in windows button I would like a clone in TFService button. Then I can keep using the tool I love TFS. At some point when I am happy with my code I click another button that pushes to Github, and maybe another that creates a pull request.

                      Of course you probably…

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                        2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • More custom branch/merge administrative reporting to list active branches per Release (folder/branch name) & Project and merge status

                        Ever since I started to work with TFS 2010 (through VS 2008 if it matters) and was tasked with producing administrative reports, I have had a lot of challenges and dead ends. I know that there is an API and the Sidekicks but neither give the details, report scheduling capabilities, zero client involvement, or ease of use that my group requires.

                        After looking at one of the collection schemas, I only became more frustrated... We aren't using the testing/lab piece of the tool, so the only database relationships available are of little use to us.

                        My department is heavily involved…

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Office 2013 customUI schema in Office Tools for Visual Studio 2012

                            There is no chance to build a backstage extension, because Office Tools contains Ribbon schema from Office 2010. However the UI was changed in Office 2013 Preview.

                            Previously discussed here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/da-DK/officedevpreview/thread/527ed1f8-b2fd-46d7-8e59-b86089f3e6cd

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                              0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • TreeView Support for MFC GUI 64 Bit in Coded UI Test

                              MS should add a support for missing UI Elements such as Treeview in MFC GUI 64Bit Coded UI Test. Currently it is not supported.

                              Most of the users will be using x64 systems. and Applications build using MFC will have treeviews.

                              This will be helpful to automate tests for such applications using Coded UI Tests.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable FTP SSL publishing for web projects.

                                The publish dialog for web sites does not allow SSL to be used. Please enable SSL publishing.

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                                  • Add non-generic base class to TaskCompletionSource<T>

                                    The TaskCompletionSource<T> class should have a non-generic base class that would implement the methods that are currently in TaskCompletionSource<T> and which don't operate on the result type.

                                    Specifically these are: SetCanceled, SetException, TrySetCanceled, and TrySetException.

                                    This would allow for canceling/failing a diverse collection of TaskCompletionSource objects without needing to know what the result type should have been.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Either remove or allow user to adjust the .NET filter to Add Reference dialog.

                                      Visual Studio 2010 when the build is against .NET Framework 4.0 doesn't allow you to add .NET Framework 3.5 references without having to first change the project and then change it back. The filter should be editable. Please fix this in a service pack. It is highly frustrating. I would regard this as a bug not simply a change request. We have many .NET components that are 2.0 &3.5. Rebuilding isn't always an option as it might require a verification cycle that is very time consuming. I have actually gone back to VS 2008 to create projects because it is…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the build editor allow for a collection of builds

                                        The current build editor is great. However, it falls down when I have to build multiple items that do not need the same msbuild arguments. For example If i have to build three solutions, one containing a website, one containing a windows service, and another containing a command line utility that are all related. All three items to be built may have different build configurations (e.g. Dev, UAT, Prod) that have different execution configurations (e.g. server connections). There is no way to pass separate msbuild arguments based on configuration and the item being built. Also different solutions may need to…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make hotkey for Debug --> Attach to Process

                                          That's very easy to implement and will save a little time for developers.

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