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  1. Allow Team Web Access Charts to Group by Tags

    Specifically with the Scrum process template, there is no place to do root cause analysis, so the natural candidate is to use Tags, this avoids having to customise the process template. The problem is that I cannot produce a work item query "chart" that will allow me to "Group by" the tag. While I appreciate that this might be a challenge with the nature of the pseudo managed field, it would be really useful.

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    • Add "as" option in foreach loop definition

      foreach( var item in SomeList as MyClass )
      {
      // here item is of type MyClass
      }

      equivalent to something like:

      foreach( var rawItem in SomeList )
      {
      var item = rawItem as MyClass;
      if( item == null ) continue;

      // here item is of type MyClass
      }

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Having a error in the task runnen fail the current build.

        When a Grunt or Gulp is running through the task runner before a build and the task is being failed (for example when running jshint) it should be possible to fail the entire build or at least have a warning.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make the QuickWatch window non-modal

          Currently QuickWatch opens in a modal dialog which must be closed in order to interact with the code editor.

          This is annoying when you have a state in your QuickWatch window that takes time to reproduce, as you have to reopen the window after doing simple debugging tasks such as stepping through code etc.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Don't remove the menues and force ribbons on us

            Ribbons are nice to look at, much prettier than an oldscool menu. But they are terrible when you want to find something but don't know exactly where it is or how it looks; what do the icon for "add service reference" or "create GUID" look like?
            Take the Office ribbon, I attached a small example of some items. Their functions are only available from the "home" ribbon and none of them has a descriptive text. Can you tell what they do just by looking at them?
            Some people like ribbons, great, but please don't enforce it on us who like…

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Export Product Backlog Items, Test Cases, and Bugs to MS-Word (including images) with a specific order

              Dear all.

              To prepare an upcoming User Acceptance Test I would like to export our finished “Product Backlog Items”, “Test Cases”, and “Bugs” (relevant items specified in a query with specific selected fields and with a specific item order) from TFS (Visual Studio Online 2013) to MS-Word 2010 (could also be Office 365). To have a full overview, not only the text of the corresponding items should be exported from TFS to Word but also the included images.
              Furthermore it would be great of having already a structure exported to MS-Word (the items should be seen in the “navigation” bar;…

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              • 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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                • ??= operator

                  I often want to give a default value for a null variable and then use it later in the code. In the good old days we had to do this:

                  string s;

                  // Some code

                  if (s == null) s = "My Default"

                  Now we can do this:

                  s = s ?? "MyDefault";

                  How about we have a combination of assignment and the null coalescing operator that would be equivalent to the above. Like this:

                  s ??= "My Default";

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Increase/decrease values

                    I'd like to see shortcuts for increasing and decreasing values. I've been using this in other editores where i'd see a value like var x = 7 and when my caret is on the 7 i can push a shortcut (like ctrl+alt+arrow-up) to increase the number. And of course it should recognise pixel values or when i want to change from true to false.

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                      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Take memory usage snapshots at specific points

                      Mats Taraldsvik

                      Another useful feature (if not already present) would be to take snapshots at specific points in the program without actually stopping the execution of the program. (E.g. every time the program returns to the main menu I want a snapshot, and after exhausting all the menu items, I want to stop the program and look for snapshots with memory leaks)

                      Conditionally taking a snapshot automatically at a specific point in the program, for example if the memory usage has increased. (In my example over, this would only take a snapshot if there was a memory leak)

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                        0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Stop supporting node.js/task runner

                        I don't understand why Microsoft is embracing nodejs for development tooling when the node team is clearly hostile towards supporting the windows environment. The insanity in their attitude is self evident.
                        https://github.com/joyent/node/issues/6960#issuecomment-46704998

                        Aside from the path length issues on Windows, a "reasonable" gulp build pipeline uses 800+ MB of space on my drive for a single project not including the npm cache (see package.json below). Now multiply that across a few projects. Lots of module dependencies are duplicated and the files in those modules are small leading to lots of incomplete drive blocks. Then there's the fact that the duplicate…

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                          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Pixel Ruler when building WindowsForms

                          I think it would be a convenient option to view a ruler when designing forms. Of course it wouldn't be a standard inch ruler but a pixel ruler since control properties like location and size are done in pixels. It's not necessary, but it could add convenience for people looking to know the size and location of controls already placed on a form without having to look at the properties of a control.

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                            2 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable Smart Unit Tests to generate tests for VB.NET projects

                              In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests does not support generating tests for VB.NET projects. Please extend this feature to enable generating tests for VB.NET projects.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Use AI to detect repetitive user patterns and provide combination and permutation support

                                When active an AI or AI like process will monitor user input whether typed or pasted and will determine if there are repeatable, low hanging fruit probability that the user may wish to continue with their repetitive process. If so it will offer an expansion to deliver a quick prototype and then perhaps a accepted submission. It may offer lastly more complicated patterns as a final or last resort that it determines the user may have a possibility at driving.

                                Low hanging fruit examples might be copy from a list and moving to another list, numbering, ordering, changing hierarchies, indenting,…

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Devevelope a updated version of the dropped Expression Web 4 that does responsive web design.

                                  Bring back Expression Web4+, fully capable of HTML 5 and CSS3 with Responsive web design with Expression Blend and Deep Zoom Composer.

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                                  • Make using threads natural in C#

                                    Threading needs to simplified further and made a natural part of the language. Instead of having to create a Task or Thread objects to run code on a new thread, could it not be simplified to something like:
                                    MyMethod(args) on new thread;
                                    or
                                    MyMethod(args) on new thread new_thread_object;
                                    or
                                    MyMethod(args) on thread existing_thread_object;

                                    Using the first option, you lose the thread object, but this could be handy running a process on a form to keep the form responsive.
                                    Using the last option, we could use that to run a method on a form to update controls without have to jump…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Export Markdown to PDF

                                      Creating our documentation using markdown is a great feature and allows everyone to be more productive and collaborative, but, sometimes we need to send or store this documentation in other formats, like Word or PDF. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to export the de markdown to a persistent format?

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                                      • NMake batch mode support for CMake

                                        It would be great if MS could contribute to CMake, so it would support multi-core builds using the NMake back-end.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow VS online to communicate with MS Project Server 2013

                                          I tried registering our VisualStudio.com team site with MS Project Server 2013 and received an error that it is not allowed. It seems like the web services are in place to integrate TFS online with Project Server on premise, but it is blocked.

                                          It would be a huge win to be able to integrate the two.

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