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  1. Add configuration variables to Release Template

    Configuration Variables are nice! But it would have been great to have those in the Release Template "scope"

    I'd like to define a configuration variable like "LogDirectory" where all my components would inherit instead of settings one variable within all the components of the release template.

    Needing a different value within all Release Templates, global and server variables are not usefull in this case.

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      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add new return statement that executes calling statement with the returned value but does not return from function

      An example of using the new return statement is:

      int EachOf(int[,] array)
      {
      for (int i = 0; i < array.GetLength(0); i++)
      for (int j = 0; j < array.GetLength(1); i++)
      new_return array[i, j];
      }

      Console.WriteLine(EachOf(array));

      Where the above code prints each of the array's elements on a separate line.

      Here is how it works: Every time you pass over the new_return statement, the calling statement will be executed with the returned value, but instead of execution continuing to the next statement after the calling statement, it is returned to the statement after the new_return statement in the called function.

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        3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide official logos for the .NET languages

        We need something to stick on our laptops.

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          5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hey Niklas,

          Cool suggestion. We actually do have, or at least had, logos for the .NET languages and stickers bearing them. I have one for VB on one of my laptops and one of each for VB, C#, and F# on another. We used to give these out at conferences and events, I’m not sure if we ran out. At times we’ve also had T-shirts and mugs. Everyone’s always asking us where they can get them. We really should put up a storefront somewhere so that all our fans can show their love. I’ll get on that and let you know what we come up with.

          Regards,

          Anthony D. Green, Program Manager, Visual Basic, C#, and F# Languages Team

        • Integrate NTVS into Visual Studio and/or put more resources into NTVS

          NTVS is an indispensable part of modern JavaScript development work. At the moment updates to NTVS are few are far between.

          I would like NTVS to receive the same kind of attention as ASP.net - if not more.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - Node.js  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The only thing i want is PLEACE include Java into Visual Studio 2015. PLEACE

            The only thing i want is PLEACE include Java into Visual Studio 2015. PLEACE

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              5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Trigger Rollback activity when a Release is Rejected (somehow) by the user/approver

              Nowadays, the Rollback activity in the Release Template is triggered only if one of the previous activities fail (returning a non-0 status code).

              It would be great to be able to trigger a Rollback activity if the release is Rejected by some of the Approvers.

              By now, when it happens, we need to trigger a new Release manually to rollback the application to the previous version. It takes a hard work because we need to find the latest valid (and released) build, etc.

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                5 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create first-class HTML5 UI framework for VS Cordova

                There are numerous UI frameworks out there that integrate with Cordova/PhoneGap mobile apps, however, the great majority of them are tailored toward iOS and Android apps. WP/.NET developers do not feel welcome while using these frameworks. I'd like Microsoft to create a UI framework that targets iOS, Android, and WP platforms so .NET developers may create Cordova apps comfortably. At the moment, I'm not sure how WinJS solves this problem. I hope to see UI controls that don't feel like Metro-style widgets but more like WPF/Silverlight controls.

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                  0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Bring also Bower, Grunt love to Apache Cordova Apps

                  As in aspnet 5 web projects, it would be nice to have bower, grunt, npm working inside the apache cordova apps.

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                    0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for the feedback. The support for Grunt and Gulp in the Task Runner Explorer is coming to Cordova apps in a future release of Visual Studio 2015.

                    Mads Kristensen
                    Program Manager
                    Visual Studio Web Tools

                  • Automatic creation of a Task to Sign a Test Case

                    Automatic creation of a Task to Sign a Test Case

                    Possibility when you sign a Test Case to a tester , automatically create a bond with the Task Test Case and inserting hours for management.

                    When the task was generated , sought basic information on the title , tester, and enclosing the Test Case, giving option to attach or not the Requirement/PBI.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add trend chart support for tag-based queries

                      Trend charts are really useful to track progress against backlogs and bug counts on the home page. It would be great to extend this functionality so trend charts could be built based on tagged work items, for instance to show an overall trend of technical debt stories in a product. Currently when this is attempted the chart pane contains the error message: "Work item trend charts do not support queries conditional on Tag state"

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                      • Modify CultureData to support PersianCalendar

                        Currently, the windows OS does not return the correct Calendar for "fa-IR" culture, so anytime you create a new CultureInfo instance you end up with a wrong calendar!
                        I couldn't help but notice in the .net reference source there's also a similar issue with the "zh-TW" culture which you have managed to fix when you make reference to CalendarIds property, as you can see here:
                        http://referencesource.microsoft.com/#mscorlib/system/globalization/culturedata.cs,93714edd02838809

                        As mentioned above there's a line of code in culturedata.cs class which fixes ""zh-TW"" culture with Calendar.CAL_TAIWAN
                        I suggest you do the same with PersianCalendar (which is a built-in type within .net framework)
                        I…

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                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bring RelativePanel to WPF vNext

                          On MWC 2015 Microsoft unveiled new WinRT control RelativePanel that allows simple relative placing of controls next to each other using attached property rules.
                          It would be really useful to have the same RelativePanel available in classic WPF as well.

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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Additional PSRemoting options and package download via HTTP(S)

                            Could you please provide a way to specify the Enter-PSSession options -ConfigurationName, -Port, -Authentication and -CertificateThumbprint, next to the ones that are already available when deploying a component (such as UseCredSSP, SkipCaCheck, etc.)?
                            Especially -ConfigurationName would be welcome, since it would allow admins to create a dedicated PSSessionConfiguration that can be secured appropriately.

                            Also, could you please provide a more firewall-friendly option than file shares to download the deployment package from? Perhaps something like HTTP(s) or SFTP/FTPS downloads.

                            Both features would help in using Release Management in Test/Acceptance/Production environments that are separated from eachother through firewall and/or network routing rules…

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                              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Moving of task to different Teams and Sprints

                              We have got many teams working on backlog in different sprints, and the work will be split across.

                              User Story "XYZ" has got 2 task, and it is in Team A (Area Path or Scrum Team) and Sprint 1. Now if I move to say Team B which has got Sprint 3.
                              The User Story along with task moved should show up in Task Board of Team B's Sprint 3 .
                              Currently TFS 2015 shows User Story along with Task moved between Sprints of the same team, but if it different team shows as un-parented item.

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                              • Improve look & feel of Scrum template for VSO (especially forma the stakeholder)

                                The layout of the homepage of project create with scrum template in VSO is a little bit chaotic. Keep in mind that in scrum the collaboration with stakeholder is important especially in the review meeting but also during the sprint to show wip FIR get feedback. Stakeholders are also customer that aren't accustomed with UI then if instrument aren't user friendly, collaboration is hard.
                                So please improve look & feel like other competitor (atlassian, rally, clarizen, versione one, teamwork, ecc...)

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                                • Allow SuppressMessageAttribute to work types within a namespace

                                  Right now the SuppressMessageAttribute only suppresses diagnostics against a namespace, but not the types within it.
                                  So this:
                                  [assembly: System.Diagnostics.CodeAnalysis.SuppressMessage("Style", "CC0061", Scope = "namespace", Target = "CodeCracker.Test.Design", Justification = "No need for tests to have async sufix.")]

                                  Would not work against types inside the "CodeCracker.Test.Design" namespace, but only if the diagnostic was on the namespace itself.
                                  To be able to do that, we need to add a SuppressMessageAttribute to each type individually, what is error prone, ugly and demands a lot of attention.
                                  There needs to be a way to allow for the suppression of diagnostics agains all types within…

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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Implement AD FS for TFS

                                    Our organisation policy does not allow us to use TFS Online / visualstudio.com. For on-premises TFS instances, ADFS is not supported at the moment. I'm hoping a future update will incorporate the ADFS bits for TFS Online in the on-prem version as well. That would open up some authentication schemes we'd like to use.

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                                    • Build in an option (command line) in the feedback client to set an area for the feedback response

                                      The feedback client as a tool can only be used for requested feedback and not for voluntary feedback in a situation where access for a reviewer is only given to a sub-area. By default (although no decent error appears so I'm assuming here) it chooses the top area and thus submitting fails.
                                      Allowing a reviewer to choose the area solves this problem. A command line switch would be perfectly suited for it but otherwise the choice should be made when selecting the project for which one wants to submit a voluntary review.

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                                      • Fast and fluid goodness for WPF - Animations on a separate Thread

                                        Although potentially one can do a lot of things with the animation system, most of the time they tend to look quite choppy compared to Win 8. Fast and fluid is the Mantra isn't it. ;-)

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow ReadOnly Modeling Projects for Premium and Professional versions of Visual Studio

                                          Well, as soon as the ALM Assessment Rangers Workbook has a question in Architecture & Design Spreadsheet asking if all of the team members have access to all the project diagrams, it makes sense that all Visual Studio versions have at least Read Only access to the modeling project.

                                          Nowadays, to accomplish it, I need to manually export the diagrams and publish it on any portal, like Sharepoint.

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