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  1. Visual Studio tools for Git should support different line ending defaults

    First of all: Thanks for supporting Git, it's not that we don't like TFS. It's more that Git fits our workflow better.

    However I must ask the following:

    Since version 0.8.0.0 the default in the .gitAttributes is * text = auto. Which means that every CRLF line ending will be converted to LF on commit, and vice versa upon checkout.

    However this is not the way it should be in my opinion. It should be to the creator of the project to decide that. If he writes an application he should be given the choice. Some developers are not comfortable…

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      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow 2 byte char on the TFS(Team Foundation Service) Build Service

      In my source code has been contains 2 byte characters.
      Build service failed build. It may be because the characters are garbled.

      9 votes
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      • Allow deleting project from the web interface.

        It's more intuitive to delete project from the web instead of open the command prompt.

        4 votes
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        • Provide multiple search filters on Visual Studio UserVoice site

          Please provide multiple search filters on the Visual Studio UserVoice page.

          For example, I would like to be able to view all Completed items beneath Team Foundation Server (TFS) and currently this does not appear to be possible - I can view all TFS items or I can view all Completed items but I can't seem to be able to view items that meet both of these criteria.

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow to generate deployment(comparison) script in non-SQLCMD mode

            In VS-2012 SP1 when we generate deployment script , we need to turn on SQLCMD mode on SSMS before we can run the script.

            Would like to have an option to generate the scripts in basic sql formate which can be run on SSMS directly.

            12 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Can you live update the scrumboard. Wouldbe nice to see the changes that somebody else makes. Useful for on-line stand-up sessions.

              Can you live update the scrumboard. Wouldbe nice to see the changes that somebody else makes. Useful for on-line stand-up sessions.

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              • Change the name of Team Foundation Services - Google Gets it Wrong!

                I've been searching for comparisons between Team Foundation Services and other Version Control Systems; Git, Mercurial, Vault, etc. The problem is that once I start reading someone's description, even when only looking back for a year, people are comparing a VCS to Team Foundation Server, not Team Foundation Services.

                I suspect that Google's search algorithm isn't discriminating between Team Foundation Server and Team Foundation Services. They are so similar that Google assumes the search is for Team Foundation Server.

                Thanks!
                Dan Waters

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • include graphics debugger in VS2012 Express Edition

                  Because PIX is now officially replaced with the graphics debugger ( and even crashing with anything DX11 on Win8 ), but graphics debugger is not included in the Express Edition, it is now literally impossible to develop anything DX11 because of the lack of any means to debug.

                  Homebrew software, demoscene programmers, after-work tinkers were always a significant driving force for MS and DirectX, but now it is impossible for anyone to learn/play/experiment with DX at home. I suggest to include the graphics debugger just as PIX was included before in the DX SDK for free.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Data Driven Test Results - Display Test Conditions

                    I am performing data driven unit testing and typically in the test results window, it displays the details like the one displayed on attachment(1).

                    I added the data conditions under the additional information section using : testContext.WriteLine().

                    I would like to display the data conditions in the "data row" column.

                    I saw a workaround by Laurent de Laprade in another forum (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/is/vststest/thread/04dbb1c2-0dca-45d0-b98a-2bf0c1fd4f4c),
                    but it doesn't give the details of the implementation.

                    I would like Visual Studio Test interface have the ability to have custom test results interface as described.
                    That will make the data driven unit testing more…

                    6 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The IEBHO.pdb for the visual studio 2012 are not loading on the internet explorer

                      Just getting explorer error, when i click on the internet explorer.
                      The IEBHO.pdb for the visual studio 2012 are not loading

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Separate Config Transforms from configuration

                        Config Transforms not only need the ability to work on any Config file in any project, there needs to be an option to always do the transforms not just tied to Configuration (Debug/Release/etc).

                        See CodeAssassin.ConfigTransform. It does transform on every build/publish to a new file: web.debug.config.transformed and web.release.config.transformed, etc.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make pending changes exclude files not in the current project by default

                          There are already many posts commenting on the usability of the pending changes window (for use with TFS 2012) but I've not seen this one:

                          I work on many projects, some concurrently and invariably end up with multiple files checked out in different projects at the same time.

                          When I go to the pending changes window it defaults to including _every_ checked out file it knows about. This just resulted in me unintentionally checking in work in progress files on an unrelated project.

                          IMO the pending changes window should, by default, only include files related to the solution you're currently…

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                            2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Kill the UI Experts @ Microsoft that thinking more clicks for the same operation is a good idea. Pending Changes Source Control Window SUCK

                            Pretty much every software developer on the planet that uses Visual Studio is use to the pending changes window in VS2010 and now in VS2012 that entire interface has changed, takes more clicks and more mouse moves to do the same thing. I'm a UI Expert. Are we really that bored as humanity that we need to make the same thing more complicated? I thought the entire point of technology was to make our lives easier. Like Windows 8 and the dumbing down of access to information, VS2012 is a perfect example of where UI designers need to do something…

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                            • Permit the assignment of multiple people to a workitem on the TFS Kamban board

                              When pair programming we usually have 2 people assigned to a workitem (& occasionally 3 for code review). But the TFS Kamban Board only lets me see 1. So half the team are invisible.

                              I'd like to multi-select the members assigned to a workitem. Then see them on the card either as Text or better yet, show me a tiny photo or avatar.

                              4 votes
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                              • Range checking in debug mode (for valarrays)

                                All array types (normal arrays, vectors, valarrays, etc.) should be automatically range checked in debug mode. Your documentation suggests they are, but at valarrays are not.

                                3 votes
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                                • Bring back VS Studio Express Web 2010 - Add Style Rule - for 2012 edition - cannot believe you intentionally dropped this feature.

                                  Bring back VS Studio Express Web 2010 - "Add Style Rule" - for 2012 edition - cannot believe you intentionally dropped this feature.

                                  14 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add the SharePoint based Dashboards to Team Web Access

                                    Instead of having to open yet another console (SharePoint) it would be useful/efficient if all reporting/dashboard information could all be displayed/managed in Team Web Access similar to Jira.

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                                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Refactor in ASP.NET MVC Views

                                      The "Refactor" menu option is not available in View files in an ASP.NET MVC solution (CSHTML).

                                      It would be fantastic if I could highlight code within a Razor View and get Visual Studio to refactor this into a new partial view.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Make a portable Feedback Client Version

                                        It would be very helpful to have a portable Version of the Feedback Client.

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                                        • WCF Data services currently does not support datatimes like Time, Timespan, etc. Maby it should.

                                          WCF Data services currently does not support datatimes like Time, Timespan, etc. Maby it should. Or at least some way to convert on the fly.

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