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  1. Prevent backlog priority changes in multiple work items in TFS

    Currently, each backlog change causes multiple (sometimes hundreds) work item changes which causes the TFS alerts to become useless in many cases.
    Please provide a way to reduce the number of changing items to minimum for every backlog change - perhaps by creating huge differences between the backlog numbers, which will leave a lot of room for those changes

    7 votes
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    • Having a feature to specify the Start and End times in "LoadTest Report Excel Addin" for each LoadTest Run

      Having a feature to specify the Start and End times in "LoadTest Report Excel Addin" for each LoadTest Run would be greatly beneficial for filtering Rampup and Rampdown time and the get the Average and 90th percetile response times during the steady state period of the test.
      Currently LoadTest Report addin in Excel 2013 is used to connect to Visual Studio WebTest Report database(LoadTest2010) and compare two tests for the full run duration. It may not be like to like comparison if the run times are diffrent.

      11 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • c# script for macros

        It would be amazing if it would be possible to replace the ageing VBA tools and language for macro development with something that would allow c# script. A lot of people operate on this periphery of program development are developing macros in office to help automate repetitive tasks. It would benefit them more, I believe, to utilise up-to-date tooling and use a more popular and better supported language like C#. This might also provide them with an in-road to software development.

        8 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add unary ternary operator

          Hi,

          I'd like to ask you to allow omitting the last argument of the ternary operator, like the follows:

          var checked = flag ? "checked";

          Instead of:

          var checked = flag ? "checked" : (string)null;

          This might be very useful in Razor engine, for adding classes like .active etc.

          6 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make it possible to set time zone on TFS Online (build) server

            TFS Online should provide a way to set a time zone for the TFS server (or per collection).

            You could even just implement it when setting Time Zone on https://***.visualstudio.com/_admin/_home/settings.

            Most of the people in the world is not living in a place where UTC is the correct timezone.

            This affects:
            * TFS cases timestamps
            * Runtime timing issues if you have integration tests with other servers (with correct time zone).
            * Probably more...

            17 votes
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            • Implement indexed full-text search of source code, config files, and project files

              Visual Studio projects can contain hundreds and even thousands of documents. Searching through these documents using Find-In-Files is slow and error prone. About a decade of academic research strongly suggests that an information retrieval approach to searching source code would be faster and provide better results.

              While the Visual Studio team has noticed the need for better search tools, as evidenced by their recent "Search Everywhere" blog (see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2011/10/11/visual-studio-11-developer-preview-search-everywhere.aspx). Unfortunately, every recently introduced search tool still relies on regular-expressions or simple pattern-matching. To put this in context, the modern IDE uses search technology essentially identical to grep, which was…

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                6 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support .editorconfig

                It would be awesome if Visual Studio supported .editorconfig files like so many other editors and IDEs.

                "EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles. EditorConfig files are easily readable and they work nicely with version control systems."

                You can read more about it at http://editorconfig.org/

                376 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Open "New Pull Request" page of VSO from Team Explorer

                  I want to open "New Pull Request" page of VSO from Team Explorer in Visual Studio.

                  I look forward to following such operations:
                  Step 1:
                  Select the source branch and the target branch on Team Explorer

                  Step 2:
                  Click the "New Pull Request" button on Team Explorer

                  Step 3:
                  Browser is launched, displayed "New Pull Request" page of VSO with source and target branch

                  9 votes
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                  • Great news for WPF. Time for it to make a comeback! Microsoft is always trying to get the number of apps in the app store increased. Why not

                    Great news for WPF. Time for it to make a comeback! Microsoft is always trying to get the number of apps in the app store increased. Why not help us WPF devs get our Desktop apps in the app store so that we can sell our Desktop apps through the store? Why not develop tools and API's that mean WPF apps can even run as WinRT apps? Dare I say it even run on iOs/Android in the Open Source .Net world. We like C#/Wpf/Visual Studio and we want to continue to work with these tools. Finally please also improve WPF…

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                      5 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Permit tagging of changed files in the Git Provider

                      Imagine this workflow:

                      * I start work on feature A.
                      * Halfway through I spot bug B and fix that.
                      * Further down the line I add an enhancement C.

                      After I complete the work I would like to make separate commits for each work item A, B, and C.

                      At present all the changed files are lumped together in the "Include Changes (n)".

                      It would be great if it's possible to tag changes as belonging to a specific commit as we go along.

                      The reason for this workflow is that it's not always possible to keep committing small changes…

                      10 votes
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                      • "Whats new 3015" takes me to 2013. Please fix.

                        "Whats new 3015" takes me to 2013. Please fix.

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                          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • improve Test Results filtering

                          In the MTM Test Plan Results, you can filter your results by suite or select multiple Test Suites. There is also a link to Select all and deselect all.
                          The challenge with this view is that once you select a Test Suite, you still need to select each and every sub-suite under it for the results to be included.
                          Can we have it such that selecting the higher level Suite selects everything below it?

                          11 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual Studio support Windows RT

                            Now that full edition of office could be installed and run on RT, why can't Visual Studio support RT too?We can play many Xbox games on RT, so there shouldn't be hardware limit. Hope Visual Studio support RT along with Windows 10.

                            7 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support XAML2009 Throughout

                              Generic types etc.

                              365 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow Retain Indefinitely to not be set

                                In some scenarios, such as continuous deployment to a development environment, it does not make sense that every build (which triggers a release) should be retained indefinitely. The easiest solution would be to add a configuration property for a release template right below "Can Trigger a Release from a Build?" title "Retain Build Indefinitely" that defaults to being checked.

                                This would allow me to uncheck this option and therefore builds would delete as configured in the Build Definition Retention Policy. Currently, I have to manually go in and remove the "retain indefinitely" option on all the builds so they will…

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                                  6 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • DllExport attribute

                                  I think we need a DllExport attribute to mark methods, that we need to export from managed DLL to unmanaged code so it can be used by c++ applications. There is many places when it can be usefull. For exaple to support old c++ applications with c# libraries. Currently to export a method, we need to go to IL code and add export attribute. This is quite annoying and time consuming. It will be nice if c# compiler will do it by itself

                                  30 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Source Control can't detect folder rename change when offline

                                    For local workspace, Source Control can't detect folder rename change when offline. now tfs treats the folder is deleted and a new folder is added, hence the file history is gone.
                                    i expect TFS can detect the folder rename change.

                                    -Tom

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Add ability to sort collection by property value using linq lambda expression

                                      Allow us to sort a collection using lambda.
                                      Currently the list.sort method works ok for list of string or ints.
                                      But it is not flexible for a custom object e.g customer.
                                      Please allow the following syntax to sort by the specific property values

                                      e.g. C#
                                      customers.Sort(customer => customer.FirstName, customer.LastName)

                                      VB.NET
                                      customers.Sort(function(customer) customer.FirstName, customer.LastName

                                      7 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • add an "Schedule Offline" Button to "Manage Test Controller"

                                        At the moment it is not possible to bring a Test Agent offline without killing the QTAgent process or catch him in Status ready to set him Offline

                                        It would be great and save a lot of Time if the Test Controller sends no new Test request and set him offline (for debugging or maintenance)

                                        44 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Don't require "async" keyword for the methods with "awaits" in the body

                                          This is misleading. This looks like a part of method signature but this is not. The only thing it does is: it enables awaits in the method body. This requirement looks the same as if you would require "enable_yield" keyword for the methods with "yields":

                                          public enable_yield IEnumerable<int> Foo()
                                          {
                                          yield return 42;//yield is enabled
                                          }

                                          public IEnumerable<int> Bar()
                                          {
                                          yield return 42;//compiler error
                                          }

                                          The "async" tells nothing new for the caller - the caller already knows that the method returns Task.
                                          If the method returns "void" - anyways any methods can start threads, enqueue work items to the…

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                                            13 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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