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  1. "rename collection"

    Is it possible to rename a collection or create new collections

    We are already using "DefaultCollection" in our OnPremise server and when TFSPreview allows importing from onPremise to Cloud we would prefer not to have any conflict.

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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the default sorting of Pending Changes (toUpper) and Solution Explorer (toLower) consistent.

      Make the default sort in Pending Changes and Solution Explorer consistent.

      Pending Changes currently sorts alphabetically ascending using ToUpper(), and Solution Explorer currently sorts alphabetically ascending using ToLower(). This causes inconsistencies in file ordering when characters between 'Z' and 'a', namely underscores, are used in file names.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Integrate Team Wiki / project documentation pages

        To document a project, we currently use the tfs team wiki pages and sharepoint. It would be nice to have the same in the online tfs version.

        350 votes
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          15 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • sequence diagram

          Please improve the UML Sequence Diagraming experience to enable the following scenarios:

          • Move and resize the Fragments (Alt, Opt, etc…). Currently they are sized automatically, even when clipping the guard text! And you have to delete them and re-create them just to move them.

          • Converting/correcting a message from one type to another. Currently the message has to be deleted and recreated just to perform the adjustment.

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make it possible to infer generic type arguments

            It would be nice to be able to write code like this:

            public IEnumerable<T> Flatten<T, inferred T2>(this IEnumerable<T2> collection)
            where T2 : IEnumerable<T>
            {
            ...
            }

            and to be able to put constraints that use generic arguments, but on the right hand side:

            public class A<T1> {
            public void B<T2>()
            where T1 : T2
            {
            ...
            }
            }

            3 votes
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              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • vs2012 C++ with update 1 for desktop can't develop .net 2.0 or 3.0, 3.5 application! C# can!

              I want to develope .net 2.0 or later desktop application for WINXP, Vista, WIN7, but vs 2012 C++ with update 1( express edtion or professional) can't do this, I have to try all method include choose .net 2.0 framework in professional edition (for express edition ,I changed the project file target framework section from 4.5 to 2.0).

              But the generated binary file still need .net 4.0 to run.

              I can use vs 2012 C# version to generate .net 2.0 or later application!

              I like vs 2012 C++, I don't want to use C#!!!
              and I don't want to install vs…

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • vs2012 C++ with update 1 for desktop can't develop .net 2.0 or 3.0, 3.5 application! C# can!

                I want to develop .net 2.0 or later desktop application for WINXP, Vista, WIN7, but vs 2012 C++ with update 1( express edtion or professional) can't do this, I have to try all method include choose .net 2.0 framework in professional edition (for express edition ,I changed the project file target framework section from 4.5 to 2.0).

                But the generated binary file still need .net 4.0 to run.

                I can use vs 2012 C# version to generate .net 2.0 or later application!

                I like vs 2012 C++, I don't want to use C#!!!
                and I don't want to install vs…

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 1,103 votes
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                    19 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • support git as a first class citizen in team foundation service

                    much like codeplex does : the server is a real git server, there is no need to use additional commands such as git-tf as pointed here : http://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/learn/code/use-git-and-vs-with-tfs/

                    13 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make the PowerPoint Storyboarding Tools Available In The Express & Professional SKUs of Visual Studio 2012.

                      I think that the PowerPoint Storyboarding tools that are included in the Ultimate, Premium and Test Professional SKUs of Visual Studio 2012 should also be brought to the Express & Professional SKUs too.

                      It isn't only people who are working in teams who need to generate low-fidelity prototypes of their ideas, individuals do too and the Storyboarding tools included in those higher versions would be very useful to individuals too (and may encourage indviduals to get early feedback on ideas so they can be refined before coding begins).

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                        3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • View changeset history. From the list of changesets, would be nice to have the option to merge the changeset from the list

                        View changeset history. From the list of changesets, would be nice to have the option to merge the changeset from the list

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • I want to be able to link TFS tasks with MTM Test Suite ID. Does this feature exist already?

                          I want to be able to link TFS tasks with MTM Test Suite ID. Does this feature exist already?

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Adding a useable string to Enums

                            In a WPF project I have a Listbox that is used to display a collection of items in an Observeable collection. One of the items is an Enum that I'm currently using as myEnum.ToString and this works really well but it is not a proper solution as the Name that you'd use for the Enum property in code is not always User presentable. So a simple improvement (I think) would be when defining the Enum to have an optional String property;

                            Enum TimeOfDay ("Time of day")
                            EarlyMorning ("Early Morning")
                            HighNoon ("High Noon")
                            DinnerTime ("Dinner Time")
                            TimeForSleep ("Time to go to…

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                              2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring back the multi client support which has gone missing from VS2012 - preview 2

                              This refers to post:

                              http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/lightswitchhtml/thread/5e18c1c2-2641-48be-89b7-d49be3e9374c

                              I could not find any related suggestion, apologies if it exists.

                              I would second novascape request for multi client support in the final product.

                              thanks,

                              Ro

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve debugging of nested statements

                                If I'm debugging a statement looking like this:

                                FunctionA( FunctionB(), FunctionC() );

                                and I step in to this statement, I don’t want to jump directly into FunctionB. Instead I would like the debugger to move the yellow highligt to only highlight FunctionB(), and give me the choice to step into FunctionB, or step over to move the highlight to the next sub statement FunctionC().

                                This would also be nice to have when tracing back in the call stack to see exactly what sub statement a call originated from, not just the entire line of code.

                                12 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • SPA Template in Visual Studio 2012 & 2010

                                  Please add the single page application template back to MVC 4

                                  15 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Visual Studio 2012 Theme is Terrible!

                                    I realize that you're trying to make VS 2012 look flatter like Windows 8 (metro), but it's now so flat that you can barely tell where one tool pallet ends and the other begins. The light theme is too light, and the dark theme is too dark.

                                    Maybe take a look at XCode for inspiration, it's a dream to use in comparison. (I use both daily)

                                    62 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • The new Find dialog/window should not grab the focus on a search.

                                      After selecting some text to search and pressing Ctrl+F the new Find dialog pops up (which I hate with a passsion). The horrible thing about it is that it now has the focus. To get back to editing - which is what I want to do - I have to press Esc or close the new Find dialog.
                                      Please, please, please fix this. Either put an option in to hide the horrible new Find dialog, or stop it grabbing the focus all the time

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • TEST LIST Editor of VS 2010 ultimate, need in VS 2012 also

                                        In VS 2010 ultimate, we have TEST LIST Editor where we can run .ordertests / selected tests (.vsmdi) and see the results Pass/Fail count.

                                        This should be in VS 2012.

                                        Thanks,
                                        Suresh

                                        15 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Foresee functionality for posting messages on the tfs project overview.

                                          This allows to make important information relating to the project visible to all team members. Make it possible to subscribe for an alert to this messages.

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