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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • team members should not include admins

      On the sprint capacity page (and other pages), it includes all the TFS admins as part of the team. It would be nice if the admins never showed, unless they were in the project team.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Expand macros in the project properties dialog and the "edit" dialog.

        When viewing the project properties we now have a lot, and I mean a lot, of macros. It would be very useful if the dialog UI provided a full expansion of the macros. This could be done via a tooltip when, e.g., I am over the cell contianing the value for Linker\General\Output File or even in the message/status box field at the bottom of the dialog. The edit dialog should also show the macro expansion of what is in the edit field so I can see the results "live" before I dismiss the dialog.

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          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • An interactive Bulletin Board at TFS project home

          As a team leader for my project in working via internet I would like to make a quick post to bulletin board at TFS project home page so that my team members can rapid response. It's just a bit extension but very helpful.

          Thanks,

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bigger code window in Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop

            In Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop it seems to me that the code window is to small. The things above it are to big. Take to much room.

            I mean this stuff above the code. The big (much to big) logo. The menu. The toolbar. The line for the open files. The code has not enough room. (Excuse my poor english, i'm from germany).

            This is worse as it was in Visual Studio 2010. In 2012 the conde was kicked even more in the background. Visual Studio is to much emphasized at the upper portion of the screen.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Multiple CSProj files in a folder shouldn't stomp on each other's Package.StoreAssociation.xml

              I need to have multiple .CSPROJ files that act as "SKUs" for a project - for example my Windows 8 apps have a "free" and a "paid" version, both with different build settings.

              Unfortunately Package.StoreAssociation.xml seems to be hard-coded as the de-facto store association filename. If I rename it, Visual Studio just ignores the renamed file and stomps Package.StoreAssociation.xml. Each CSPROJ needs a different Package.StoreAssociation.xml file because each project builds an app with a different name (“MyApp Free” vs “MyApp”) and it links to an entirely different app entity on the Windows store. So the CSPROJ files can’t be in…

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                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Fix some big issues with the new Graphics Debugger

                The new Graphics Debugger is nice, but is lacking in a couple of key areas that really hurt debuggablility.

                1. There seems to be no way to look at the shader microcode for a shader from either the object or device context windows. In PIX you could click on a shader and see the microcode immediately. The only way you seem to be able to see microcode on a shader is to start debugging a draw call. This takes a while and is really annoying when you're just doing a spot check to see if the right shader is on…

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide a Migration API for source control and Work Items

                  A migration API for source control items will be beneficial for a lot of organisations.
                  Consider the scenarios where I need to move a folder of files from within one Project to another while retaining source control version history and metadata.
                  The open source tool doesn't seem to do a very good job, freezes with no obvious errors or messages and troubleshooting is not that easy (e.g. all projects have the Build Templates folders yet it cant merge them, etc.)

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • implement complex logic in mstest

                    Sometimes, being able to only refer to | or & in the command line of mstest is very restrictive. Implementing a complex category system would allow a user to filter out precisely tests that are not required, whilst minimising the time taken to run these tests effectively.

                    As an example of logic: being able to filter tests by {Category1|Category2}&{Category3|Category4|Category5}

                    13 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a better shortcut for commenting and uncommenting - "CTR+/"

                      “CTR+K,C” for commenting “CTR+K,U” for uncommenting shortcuts are NOT useful, easier to click a button on a toolbar instead.

                      Every developer comment / uncomment pieces of code quite often. Please add "CTR+/" shortcut for toggling comments.

                      This tiny addition could save tones of working hours for developers. ReSharper has it; but it would be much better to have it as a build-in feature.

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                        28 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • enhance management of exploratory testing

                        The support for exploratory testing in Microsoft Test Manager is very welcome, but the management of exploratory testing makes it feel like a second class citizen with respect to scripted testing.
                        For example there is no top-down way to trace from a requirement in the test plan to the session reports that cover it (need to list all session reports and hunt for the particular requirement). Linking, assigning and reporting of exploratory tests is non-existent.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Cookies Manipulation in Windows 8 Store Apps

                          Currently there is no access to the received cookies of an XHR request.
                          Some internet services (Google Music for example) pass variables this way which you need to use them in further request, NOT in the headers.

                          Suggesting that developers should have access to cookies. Currently, cookies are handled by the underlying Metro layer.

                          6 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add timestamp to build-complete (or, build-started) logs in output window.

                            When working in solutions with large number of projects, it takes almost a full minute to compile. Yes, it's not long, but try waiting for it, multiple times a day. While the compilation is going on, I often get distracted and/or interrupted with misc. things, which involve browsing code, etc, getting up, going to a short meeting, coming back - and forgetting whether I compiled or not. I do see build-complete logs in output window, but I can't remember whether they are recent enough. A timestamp would be helpful.

                            27 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Set Retention Level for each Build Quality

                              So I can automatically keep last 10 UAT, but keep all production.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Editor should give audible or visible feedback when trying to edit in readonly mode

                                I often find myself wondering why the code editor does not accept input before i realize that my app is still running in debug. I would be nice if it would beep or something in such a case.

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                                • MTM should change the Acceptance Test State from Ready for Test to Passed\Failed automatically

                                  MTM should change the Acceptance Test State from Ready for Test to Passed\Failed automatically if the tester make acceptance test as Pass in MTM

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable Team Explorer 2012 to work with more than one project at the same time

                                    I love to work with Visual Studio 2010 and am also using team explorer.
                                    Mostly I am working in parallel with 3 team projects. The new team explorer 2012 makes it absolutely impossible to work efficiently for a software engineer. Well, it's quite sufficent for dump programmers not able to work with more than two or three work items, but for a software engineer working with architecture, planning, documents and so on it's definitely a NOGO.

                                    Just simply offer the same tree choice as in VS 2010 Team Explorer. Additionaly you can add the new tabs that are active for…

                                    15 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • VISUAL STUDIO 2012

                                      I would like to see, VISUAL STUDIO 2012 run on windows xp sp3

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide a class similar to TreeMap in Java

                                        I want a class with similar functionality as TreeMap in Java. Currently we have SortedDictionary, but we do not have methods such as floorKey, ceilingKey, lowerKey, higherKey, lastKey with O(log n) complexity.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide a way to filter the list of items in the product backlog (under Work – Backlog) on the web view

                                          When our product owner is doing planning, he may want to filter out Technical Stories and/or look for stories with a particular keyword. It would be nice to be able to apply a filter or query to this view to make it easier to locate backlog items.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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