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  1. Allow the Export of Process Templates from Existing Customised TFS Team Projects

    It would be great if there was a feature to export the entire customised TFS Process Template from an existing Team Project. I would like to export the "full" customised Process Template file structure, in the same way (i.e. using Process Template Manager) I export the CMMI, Scrum and Agile Process Templates. I need to store the Process Template in Source Control in case I require an identical Team Project, and so that I can clearly see (e.g. using Visual Studio Compare) the changes resulting from an upgrade (e.g. TFS 2012 to 2013), and see the changes resulting from running…

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      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Direct support for PowerShell in pre/post build events

      Currently only cmd/batch files are supported. PowerShell is a great replacement available on every Windows box basically. Writing complex pre/post build scripts is way easier in PowerShell.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • split same pages if appear several times in load test

        A process contained several same page gives total average from all iterations. This thing can make bias when we want to observe response time for one single step.

        example:
        1-login.aspx{get} (open home page)
        2-login.aspx{post} (insert username)
        3-login.aspx{post} (insert password)
        4-logout.aspx{get}

        The page test result from step 2&3 will be combined and averaged in load test result. What if I just want to get page response time for step 2?

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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Display sum of story points in a sprint - agile template

          When planning sprints it would be very nice to see a total of the story points that have been added. The only way to do this right now is open a query in Excel and sum the column. Not very handy when planning a sprint using the web client.

          147 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Include Blend for Visual Studio Express for Desktop 2013

            Blend is not available for people developing WPF apps using VS Express 2013.

            This means visual states, animations and behaviours are all much trickier to develop.

            Blend for WPF was previously available for VS Express 2012 and is currently available for VS 2013 as well as other Express 2013 editions, but NOT Express for Desktop 2013.

            Please update Blend for VS Express Desktop 2013.

            5 votes
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              1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Queued build should utilise newly enabled build agent

              When a build is queued, if it can't be started immediately, it appears to determine straight away what are the available build agents that it can run on.

              It will then only wait for those agents, even if in the meantime another agent is enabled, which meets the criteria for running that build.

              It would be nicer if the queued build re-evaluated available agents and could utilise a newly-enabled agent if one is provisioned whilst it is waiting in the queue.

              7 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide a Release Management API

                Teams using Release Management could really benefit from having an available API to expose the RM data for reporting and custom integration with existing workflow engines.

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                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Set the platform for the *.Editor plugins to x86 to prevent warnings

                  Is it possible to set the platform to x86 for the .Editor project rather than Any CPU? I've got a few plugins that have a processor architecture of x86 when compiled, which then gives the following warning.

                  "There was a mismatch between the processor architecture of the project being built "MSIL" and the processor architecture of the reference "XXXX", "x86"...."

                  This is *extremely* minor, as it doesn't cause any issues, it's just nice to have a warning free project!

                  10 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make source code documentation in JavaDoc style.

                    XML type of source code documentation takes a lot of place in the editor, and it makes a lot of noise. I would suggest to make it more like JavaDoc documentation looks like.

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow DLL debugging for Unity projects without any source code

                      We work with many separate, related Unity projects. One project contains all the C# source code, and we build a DLL that we then distribute to the other Unity projects. Some of these "downstream" projects lack any actual scripts of their own, so the UnityVS solution that's created by the plugin doesn't contain any projects by default. I can still add the external "upstream" C# projects to the solution, as outlined in the documentation for external DLL debugging, however the debugger cannot connect! If the project I want to debug doesn't contain any raw source code (or a project of…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Control+D to duplicated an item (class) in the project view.

                        I've been using the Unity game engine recently. Unity uses C# files for it's MonoBehavior class "scripts" and in the Unity project view there is a tree of C# class files that is very similar to Visual Studio's fantastic project view.

                        In Unity to duplicate a file, I can quickly hit Ctrl+D and it duplicates and renames the file for me. In Visual Studio, I pretty much always do the same to add a new class, but I have to right click and select copy and then right click and select paste to make a duplicate of the file.

                        Please…

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Block code as value (another syntax for semicolon operator)

                          I propose allow return value from {} block to reduce redundant method and variable declaration.

                          if(
                          {
                          var x = Foo();
                          var y = Bar();
                          Write(x);
                          return x * y > 0;
                          }
                          )
                          {
                          //
                          }

                          int a =
                          lock(dataInstance)
                          {
                          return dataInstance.Member1;
                          };

                          var x =
                          lock(_dict){
                          return {
                          foreach(var pair in _dict)
                          {
                          yield return new {A = pair.Key, B = pair.Value.Member1};
                          }
                          }.ToList();
                          }; //List<Anonymous type>

                          var y =
                          using(var conn = new SqlConnection(...))
                          {
                          return (await conn.QueryAsync<LongLongLongClassName>(
                          "sql query"
                          )).GroupBy(/* .... */)
                          .Select(/* ... */)
                          .ToList(); // Long long long final typename
                          };

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • @user mention notification in workitems

                            Example
                            I got a workitem assigned to me but i would like to have input from another team user. Then i would like to be able to to use @user to mention he or she to look at some changes. When i do that a notification is sent to that user.

                            This is widely used by Trello for example and i really missing that option in TFS.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow try/catch refinement

                              It would be nice to be able to catch more "refined" versions of the same exception... A classic example of this is the InvalidOperationException, in which there are a multitude of different operations that might generate this exception.

                              What i'm thinking is some way to catch based on a property of the exception... I don't know what the syntax would be, but perhaps Possibly something like this:

                              try {} catch(InvalidOperationException(message = "Foo") ex) {}

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Update work items on commit for git

                                Allow resolving of work items when committing to git on Visual Studio Online.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make "All Configurations" the default option when editing Visual Studio property pages

                                  Nine times out of ten, the first thing I do when making changes to the property pages for a Visual Studio project is change the "Configuration" option to "All Configurations". There are very few cases where I want my changes to affect the current configuration (usually "Debug") and not others (like "Release").

                                  As a developer, I often forget to set this option to "All Configurations" before making changes, which usually leads to confusion later when the project builds properly in "Debug" but not "Release". I have found very few situations in which the opposite is true (i.e. where I accidentally…

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add a Configuration Type for "Separate Static and Dynamic Libraries"

                                    As a C++ developer, I want to be able to configure a Visual Studio project that automatically builds separate static (.lib) and dynamic (.dll) versions of a library, such that rebuilding the project updates both versions.

                                    Many of my projects import a common code base, which I have encapsulated in a library for convenience. It is useful for me to have certain projects link to the library statically while others use the DLL version (for hot reloading). However, since I can't build both versions simultaneously, they tend to get out-of-sync with each other easily. Adding a Configuration Type that builds…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Extract Formfield like extract Hiddenfield

                                      Public Function SetHiddenFieldsExtractionRule(paramName As String) As ExtractHiddenFields
                                      Dim HiddenFields As ExtractHiddenFields = New ExtractHiddenFields()
                                      HiddenFields.Required = True
                                      HiddenFields.HtmlDecode = True
                                      HiddenFields.ContextParameterName = paramName
                                      Return HiddenFields
                                      End Function

                                      this is the way of the HiddenFields being extracted, but I cant do so in the extraction of the FormFields.

                                      Please make VS to be able to do so as it could just make the web performance testing a much easier task.

                                      Thanks,

                                      Jason.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • enhance search to retain recent history

                                        I sometimes search on a phrase with the intent of changing something within the phrase of near by. On every change, the search engine starts over gain. I don't want to revisit all the places I just visited and want to search to continue on to other files with the same phrase. Here is a more detailed post. http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio

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                                        • references filter

                                          In Visual Studio, when looking at the references; it would be handy sometimes to have the option of seeing only those in your solution, and/or non-Microsoft references, and/or only external references (non solution, non MS)

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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