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  1. allow the addition of users to a Request feedback

    After a feedback trequest has been created it would be nice to be able to add in exdtra team members to the same featur request.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support quarter in StringFormat for dates

      It is extremely common to manipulate quarters as dates. Unfortunately existing DateTime custom formats don't support those scenarios. Sometimes you want to to display dates as "Q3 2010". It would be extremely useful to be able to do so with formats "Qq yyyy".

      Consider Oracle TO_CHAR as an example of string format with such support.

      The drawback of not having this is that we have to use our own formatting functions, which is sometimes impossible (e.g. a charting component may only accept standard .NET formats to print the dates on an axis).
      Another typical example is WPF Bindings, although here…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Display a count of changesets when Viewing History

        When I view history for an item in the Source Control Explorer (SCE) I'd like to see a count of returned changesets somewhere - even if it's just a simple count down in the status bar (e.g. "145 changesets found"). Taking this a step further, although not as important (for my needs), it would then also be nice that if I selected a subset of the returned results that it displayed something along the lines of "12 of 48 changesets selected".

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow code clone detection to be run from command line and/or MSBuild

          The new code clone detection feature seems to be very tightly coupled to the project object model exposed by the IDE. This essentially makes it impossible to use within automated builds. Please consider changing the "innards" so that the tool can be used to break an automated build (including builds run outside the IDE) when duplicate code is found.

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            5 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TFS Client for WP7

            Create a tfs client for Windows Phone 7.

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              1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable TFS reporting with TFS Preview

              It would be great to have access to the reporting capabilities in the Warehouse and the Cube to enhance the analysis capabilities with TFS Preview. Especially around testing and other such capabilities we would really benefit from having some degree of reporting access (even if it was just against SQL Azure and didn't provide cube access)

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                under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow the creation of Feedback Items directly from any work item.

                By allowing users to create a Feedback Request from any work item, it creates a context, and history, directly on the item requiring feedback.

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                  0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • plugin support for Metro apps

                  How about providing Plugin Support by allowing submitting WinRT libraries to the winstore? They could be tracked and verified and then downloaded and dynamically executed by the app. Maybe on a per app basis, provided by third party contributors, eg. Community. How awesome would that be, plugins in metro style apps and modding support for games.
                  There should generally be the ability to execute code dynamically.

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Transparent tips/assistance windows so my code is also visible.

                    The pop-ups that assist when you type cover my code. Of course, they're very useful indeed, but if they were transparent, I could read either the 'tip' or my code without having to move the cursor away and come back again.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Data Grid View cell setting in window base project for fast billing.

                      want to create a data grid view each row have 6 column but i want to go column 1 to 6 direct and after click in 6 colomn get new row and after all i want to edit in any cell..

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Proposing new optimization switch with huge speed boost potential

                        Hi guys

                        I wana discuss proposed optimization step(optional switch?) to c++ compiller that would make old and new code in some cases order of magnitude faster by just pure recompilation. Since visual c++ compiller is closed source I am testing changes in CLang

                        ...After all those attempts to store anything via = without waste I think that compiller should do "placement new" transparently for us whenever he encounters = on movable object(just array case is more than enough). Instead of forcing us to implement zillion && operators that solve only heap side of problem. Deciding what kind of "this" object…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • support running coded ui tests as 64-bit process

                          Coded UI tests should be able to run as 64-bit process.

                          32 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Use tokens to display code in a developers chosen particular style

                            A developer's chosen coding style can be very annoying to another developer. Why not use tokens to encode the editor presented features of style (a preprocessor would strip out the tokens before compilation). In this way the code is presented to each developer in their own favourite style.

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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • TFS on Azure - Richer UI feedback during check-in

                              More feedback on progress and busy states is needed when working with Azure TFS. The output window doesn't clear previous content so when nothing is happening it looks like its completed and the previous stuff in the output is the result of the current operation (which hasn't finished yet).

                              Needs a "Changeset being checked in..." line.

                              Also need to clear the previous Comment textbox since it when it sticks around it looks like it failed. That whole panel just doesn't feel right upon completion.

                              Sneaking extra feedback in: I have a headache from my brain trying to reconcile the flat…

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                                2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enhancing the debugging facility

                                Through debug I can directly "Run To Cursor". Could this be enhanced further like "Force Run To Cursor" so that it can skip all the in between break points and jumps breaks directly at the cursor line? Some times i place break points in many place to know the flow. Once i got to know, to make my debug faster, this force run to cursor may help. otherwise I have to go back and delete all my break points.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • allow feature where we can run same automation script on two or more local machines(PCs) at the same time and controlled by one machine.

                                  Allow feature where we can run same automation script on two or more local machines(PCs) at the same time and controlled by one machine. This is one of our client requirement.
                                  Doing so will help us validate our application that is running at the same time on both the PCs. Any action that we perform on our application on PC1 will impact our app at PC2 and that could be validated on the same automation script that is running on PC2.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to add 'notes' or 'comment' elements to an EDMX model diagaram

                                    The ability to split your model into multiple 'diagrams' in VS2012 is great, but...

                                    As a solution designer,
                                    I'd really like to be able to attach notes (or maybe even Use Cases, maybe TFS work Items?) directly on to the diagram,
                                    so that I can better understand how well my model meets my requirements (and so I can highlight where I may need to make changes in future)

                                    45 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • review release info to simulate windows 8 store look and feel

                                      When I click on 'Review Release Info' button in the Windows 8 Store Portal site, it needs to simulate the look and feel of what it will look like if it had actually made it to the Store.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Run Load test continuously though one of the test agent down during the test run

                                        During a load test run, if a test agent down due to network/hardware failure, test is getting stopped and unable to continue with the load test.

                                        if there is feature in visual studio such that, even one of the test agent is down, load should be distributed across the remaining test agents and load test should be continued.

                                        OR

                                        User should be allowed to add a test agent during the load test run, if any of the test agent down and load test should be continued.

                                        for more details please see http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vstswebtest/thread/7e0ae6de-590e-434a-ab8a-ea2d61f42b60

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • I'm not your Debugger

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                                            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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