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  1. 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 →
    • 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?

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        3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide single command from vstest.console.exe to execute coded ui tests,create trx file and conver that trx file to html using trx2html.exe

        I have done the below steps to execute coded ui tests,enable logger and then convert trx to html file:
        1. Command to execute coded ui tests is vstest.console.exe "dllname.dll" \logger.trx
        This command executes my coded ui tests and generates trx file in TestResults folder
        2. Command to convert the above trx file to html file using trx2html.exe is trx2html.exe "TestResults\trxfilename.trx"

        But my requirement is to have a single command to execute coded ui tests, create trx file and convert trx to html file.

        Could you please on this

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Java support to Visual Studio

          With Microsoft's recent giant leaps forward into supporting Open Source technologies and platforms, I believe time is ripe for Microsoft to add support to Visual Studio for building Java applications.

          History is history - time to move forward: Java is a reality and is very widely used to build server-side technologies in particular.

          While IntelliJ is pretty good and Eclipse does it's job, NOTHING comes close to the enormous power and flexibility of Visual Studio and its practically unbeatable editor, window layout mechanisms, debugger, code introspection tooling, etc.

          I believe that in adding Java support, Microsoft could expose Visual Studio…

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • filter request

            Filter requests with a given pattern
            I would like the ability to tell Application Insights to ignore requests with a certain pattern. For example, I don't want any request data logged that matches /signalr, because it skews the server response time metrics because the requests stay open for an extended period of time. Updating every single chart to ignore a given request is way too cumbersome.

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              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make it possible to plan a test plan in test manager

              Make it possible to plan a complete test plan in test manager. Now you can assign testers to certain test, but you cannot assign a date on which the test should be performed. You also do not have a duration of a test case right now.

              So if you have a test plan with a lot of test cases, it should be possible to make some kind of schedule per tester. In that way you can also track progress of the test plan (are we on the good path regarding to timings etc)

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a function on the kanban board VSO to show items are linked (for instance by color or highlight)

                We would like to be able to make it visually clear on the kanban board, which items belong together. For instance with color: all yellow items are linked, all purple items are linked. Why: We have changes which exist of front end and back end changes and usually have their own timing through the flow. But in the end (for testing or implementing) you want to have them together in the same stage. A color would help to immediately identify them on the board and see the status.

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support pull requests from different repositories

                  So, our company is split. Product development and projects. Recently the product team wanted to deploy the new TFS git features to use a PR based workflow. We cannot.

                  Short version: Please allow pull requests from other repositories/forks.

                  This solves a number of issues:

                  - Right now write access would be needed to the target repo [2] [3]
                  - Right now there are no security limitations. "Can send a PR" means "can change our code"

                  So far, PRs are 'incomplete' as far as I can tell, so [1] is really merely half the support/part of the plumbing.

                  1: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3891599-tfservice-git-pull-requests

                  2:…

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                  • Cause the compiler to emit CS4014 (Because this call is not awaited...) regardless of whether the method is within an async call or not

                    During the conversion of a large code set to async, it's very difficult to detect missed Task handling. If a Task is returned in a method that's not async, the developer isn't given any indication that something that used to be synchronous just went async unintentionally. The symptom is often a surprising and extremely confusing bug.

                    Methods that return Task (vs Task<>) are particularly vulnerable because they won't have return value to trigger type conversion errors.

                    Normally, it makes sense in C# to throw away unwanted return values, however I would argue, in the case of Task, since it's actually…

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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Browser Link Support for Content Security Policy (CSP) HTTP Headers

                      Currently Browser Link uses inline JavaScript which causes Content Security Policy (CSP) (See https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Security/CSP/Introducing_Content_Security_Policy) violation errors. CSP requires external files to be used for JavaScript and CSS.

                      If the user is using CSP then browser link is disabled as inline scripts cannot be run. Please use external files, which will allow us to use CSP in conjunction with Browser Link.

                      This is the error that Chrome throws:

                      Refused to load the script 'http://localhost:40323/7ccba4ec32eb40b093fe065c6ca53fbf/browserLink'; because it violates the following Content Security Policy directive: "script-src 'self' ajax.googleapis.com ajax.aspnetcdn.com".

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support XAML2009 Throughout

                        Generic types etc.

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • WinForms Designer DPI Lock

                          Provide an option to lock the WinForms Designer to work in a fixed DPI, such as 96 DPI. When opening a project in Visual Studio on different computers (with different resolutions and display scaling) the WinForms designer causes the forms to resize and otherwise behave badly. Sizes and positions are also inconsistent between different resolution/scale combinations. For example, a form of size 513x544 (on a 96 DPI 100% scale display) will show as 1040x1063 opened on a display that uses 200% scaling. I have found numerous posts around the Internet about this problem and the accepted solution is to always…

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                          • 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.

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                              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Bower and Grunt support to universal WinJS shared projects

                              Visual Studio 2015 now lets developers use Grunt and Bower in certain projects. This is an excellent feature, but I would love to see the same tools and support available for the shared project in a universal WinJS app. It would be great to use Bower to install scripts once into the shared project, rather than installing two copies of the same script into the Windows project and the Windows Phone project.

                              It makes sense to disallow universal C#/Xaml apps installing packages to the shared project because they might only target Windows 8 or only target Windows Phone. However, it…

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Blog for projects & teams in Visual Studio Online

                                Please add a internal blog for projects & teams in Visual Studio Online. A private blog permit to enrich projects documentation within work teams, just as it will allow new members are quickly engage to the project development

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                                • 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

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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 →
                                    • 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

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                                      • Hello, when __int128/256 will be available in Visual Studio?

                                        Hello,

                                        when __int128/256 will be available in Visual Studio?

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • automatically track down memory leaks at the end of the application

                                          Vertex

                                          it would be nice to automatically track down memory leaks at the end of the application (like in the output window of my native MFC application). Someone can set a breakpoint manually at the "end of an application" and when hit, take a snapshot. But an automatic (with disable option) snapshot at the end of the application would be nice. The question arises, where is the correct end at which I want to have my snapshot. In a MFC/CRT application I would trigger the last snapshot at the time the MFC/CRT memory leak thing tracks the leaks down. I…

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