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  1. TFS web - support on burndown chart for single teams in different timezones

    Currently TFS web supports pretty well the burndown chart for collocated teams, however it doesn't support when you have a small team working in different timezones (ex: people located in IN and BR). TFS calculates internally based on a daily basis.

    A possible suggestion is to change the tool in order to work like an excel file wheee you can define the work left (remaining hours left) for each day instead of letting the system to calculate automatically on a daily basis.

    If you have any other suggestion, feel free to add.

    I attached a sample problem about it.

    100 votes
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    • Do not save any changes before building

      One option that I couldn't find (which was there in older version) is :

      Before building -
      -Do not save any changes
      -Save all changes
      -Prompt to save changes

      The above was available in Tools->Options->Build & Run in older versions.

      At times when I make temp changes in my code which I don't want to save it then that feature comes in handy.

      Please bring back the "Before building" options in VS2015.

      30 votes
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        2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Setup security for Component in RM

        There is no security setup for controlling access to component in Release Management, everyone who has access to Release Management Server can see and edit all the components listed in the server. This exposes some risks:
        1. One might change the build drop location to any particular location without the component’s owner awareness. This means that it is easy to alter the deployment sequence to do any unexpected behavior.
        2. One might change the tool used by the component to any tools. If the tool is changed, it will ruin the deployment sequence as the configuration variables required for the…

        24 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include a 'yield throw' statement syntax.

          The yield return/break syntax is incredibly useful for swift generation of enumerations, and is a fantastic piece of syntactic sugar, both speeding the programmer and providing a harder-to-break approach for making enumerations.

          We have 'yield return' and 'yield break'. But there is no 'yield throw'. Only two out of three of the block-exiting commands.

          At present, if an exception is thrown inside the body of a generator method, the MoveNext() method of the generated IEnumerator throws this exception, halting any iteration over the enumeration, with MoveNext() now returning false. It also does not advance the internal state machine any further…

          20 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable IntelliTest leverage Code Contracts

            Enable IntelliTest to leverage .NET Code Contracts to specify the requirements on inputs, and the guarantees on the return values.

            19 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve/Reboot Visual Studio Project System

              Visual Studio Projects have been around for over a decade, and their projects are starting to show this fact. There are 3 primary issues with Visual Studio Projects that should be attended to in a (very-near) future release:

              1) The .sln format. 2001 called and wants its arcane, VB.NET-esque format back -- and we should gladly oblige, PRONTO!!!
              2) MSBuild XML format. The format is very difficult to work with, primarily because there is no tooling support for it. Additionally, the syntax is also arbitrary and suffers from XDom-to-POCO-mapping which is a terrible way to design any system around XML…

              7 votes
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                2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • show a single listing of all pull requests I am a part of

                It is important to our workflow to have a listing of pull requests we are a part of, similar to the Code Reviews section of the Team Explorer - My Work pane in Visual Studio for TFS.

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                • Notify owner/reviewers when a new comment is added to a Git pull request

                  Currently (TFS 2013.4) alert emails are not sent when a reviewer adds a comment to a Git pull request. This can result in comments being missed by the pull request owner. Ideally comment alerts would be batched so that users involved in a pull request get fewer separate notifications.

                  35 votes
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                  • Application Insights alert rule custom events

                    Provide a system to define an alert rule into Application Insights base on Custom Events and/or custom properties.

                    37 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow switching TypeScript configured version from Project Properties IDE

                      Currently the only way to switch between TypeScript compiler versions is to manually edit the .csproj or .vbproj setting for the following element:

                      <TypeScriptToolsVersion>1.0</TypeScriptToolsVersion>

                      While this isn't impossible it is cumbersome to have to manually modify the project's configuration. I propose it would be better to have this version be reflected via a dropdown or similar selection in the 'TypeScript Build' tab within the project properties. Since TypeScript allows side-by-side installation of the SDKs it would be appropriate to be able to switch between them.

                      This allows flexibility to target more easily older or newer versions of TypeScript when required.…

                      18 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • VB6 Honoris Causa

                        Give a place to VB6 in VStudio.net
                        Remember their root and go to join in the future way.
                        All join for the oportunity.

                        76 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please bring back the Illustrator import option in Blend 2015

                          Please bring back the illustrator import in Blend 2015.

                          I use it extensively in Blend 2013 and now I find it is missing.

                          In addition, the ability to export to XAML on the Illustrator side is no longer maintained as well.

                          Blend is a *long way* from being a decent graphics generation and line drawing tool.

                          Breaking this tool chain is going to effect many people. It is very popular.

                          409 votes
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                            6 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • allow serialization assembly to be embedded at build time

                            We use serialization to load objects dynamically at runtime. Because we also support many different versions of the same DLL loaded into memory at the same time, we have over 500 DLLs containing objects that get deserialized. If we were to build a separate DLL for serialization, we'd double our DLL file storage/management. I understand our situation is a bit unique, but also avoiding compiling those serialization DLLs at runtime could help speed up our startup times (I know that they get reused once created but our windows service also calls the same executable over and over which re-creates the…

                            12 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Adding Interfaces To Existing Types At Compile Time

                              This will obviate my need to use the Adapter pattern on almost every .NET type I come across which is not sealed.

                              This would just be for making explicit what properties are already implemented so that I can attach extension methods to said interfaces.

                              Currently there exist .NET types which implement properties with the identical names and identical types, but instead of declaring such(i.e. IHasStringNameProperty), the library code requires the developer to derive types with the needed interfaces in order to keep his/her client code DRY.

                              But sometimes those types are sealed, so adapters won't work, or they are used…

                              15 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable IntelliTest to show code coverage

                                Enable IntelliTest to show me the lines of code that it has been able to cover (in addition to the current block coverage count that is displayed).

                                17 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual Studio Emulator for iOS

                                  Please make Visual Studio Emulator for iOS that can emulate iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch in windows.

                                  13 votes
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                                  • Haskell support in Visual Studio

                                    First-class support for Haskell is what I like to see, with syntax highlight, intelisense and debugging.

                                    35 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Use blend for devolping Windows 10 universal apps in javascrip, HTML and CSS

                                      Designing apps via programmed HTML and CSS is not easy!

                                      Blend 2013 had the solution for this. Via a visual way you coud easy style your app.

                                      When will this solution come to blend 2015?

                                      9 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Restore usability of the new Error List window in VS 2015

                                        1. Restore the ability to sort all entries by their addition time ("Default Order" in VS2013 and older). In VS 2015 RC, messages keep "jumping" as they are generated, which makes it nearly impossible to work with the Error List during a long build without stoping it.

                                        2. Restore (at least as an option) full clearing of Error List on build start, or at least add a button or context menu option to clear it manually. It is very confusing in VS 2015 RC when fixed errors and warnings stay there for half of the build process until the compiler…

                                        12 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add code-behind test files for .cs/.fs files like code-behind files for xaml

                                          How about adding a code.cs.test file with a code.cs file packaged the same way WPF package a *.xaml and *.xaml.cs file together?

                                          That way your tests are close to the code, and you don't need to navigate to a seperate test project

                                          10 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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