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  1. Ability to configure Source Control settings per project

    Currently, The source control settings can be set per windows user.So if I'm working on different projects and each one has it's own Source Control (VSS,TFS,Tortoise...etc), then every time I want to open one of the project, I have to go and change VS source control settings to meet the source control that is being used for the project...

    This is a time consuming and causes a frustration for me.

    Vote please :)

    1,379 votes
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      43 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      This is a great idea! We completely understand how auto-switching SCC providers would help increase your productivity. Although we plan to make this available to you in the near future, we are still in the planning process and may reach out for your feedback as we start to define how tackle this problem. We will check back as soon as possible with any updates to this request. Allison Buchholtz-Au: VS Program Manager ​​

    • Provide Stash support in visual studio tools for Git

      There's no way i can stash my changes in Visual studio tools for git or any third party Git tools like mSysGit. Its great to support it.

      1,218 votes
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        32 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          46 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            8 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • bring back Build Explorer in Visual Studio 2015

            Build Explorer had been removed in Visual Studio 2015 in favour of a browser based solution.
            Unfortunately not all function of Visual Stduio Build Explorer are available in TFS Web Access.
            Currently it is really frustrating when you need to look at code coverage in source files and not only at the percentage.
            the information is stored in TFS and you can still use it with Visual Studio 2010 - 2013 but needing to use two Visual Studio does not allow to switch completely to Visual Studio 2015.

            513 votes
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              22 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                8 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for the suggestion! There have been some delays but your suggestion is currently in our next 6-month plan.
                We are still in the planning process and may reach out for your feedback.
                We will check back as soon as possible with any updates to this request. Thanks!
                Kayla Ngan
                Program Manager

              • Visual studio - GIT - propose to prune when fetching the repo

                What I'd like to do is that Fetch should be able to do 'git fetch --prune'

                I know that I can register a remote to always be pruned with 'git config remote.origin.prune true' but this is not what I want.

                I'd like a checkbox on the right of Fetch button for example.

                see https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/d283472d-a194-4f55-aee6-205094fb1766/visual-studio-git-always-prune-when-fetching-the-repo-?forum=tfsversioncontrol#87f6bf6b-0b58-46ee-9475-252e11910848

                417 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support the ability to push Git Tags to remote

                  It's now possible to create Git tags in VS2015.
                  However, these are local tags, and can't be pushed to the remote server.
                  One has to use the git command line: git push --tags
                  Would it be possible to get this push command from within Visual Studio?

                  300 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual Studio Tools for Git Extension (Microsoft Git Provider) integration with Source Control Explorer window

                    The major feature that is still missing from the Microsoft Git Provider is to integrate it with the Source Control Explorer window to provide a full featured Git repository UI that will rival third party tools in it's feature set.

                    A great example of the ideal functionality is the Git Extensions main user interface. It allows changing repositories and branches, stashing changes, committing code and push/pull operations. It also provides a great visual diagram showing the commit history for the selected repository and where each branch (local and origin) is in relation to the head. It also allows you to…

                    277 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      When the item was marked as completed, we have misunderstood the suggestion. Your suggestion is still valid, and on our backlogs. But we are not actively working on this.

                      Opening the suggestion again for you to upvote this one. Sorry for the confusion.

                      Ewald Hofman
                      VSTS/TFS Program Manager

                    • Provide the option to disable Git publish in visual studio status bar.

                      After the latest update (2) there is a new Publish button in the bottom right of the IDE. Doesn't state what it does, and even though TFVC is used it still creates a GIT repository on right click. Please provide an option to disable that button and please don't make my source control choices for me.

                      261 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add git worktree support

                        Git added the ability have multiple working trees for a single repository.
                        https://git-scm.com/docs/git-worktree
                        When opening a solution from a linked working tree, Visual Studio does not detect as being part of the repository, which deactivate the git features in Visual Studio.

                        Visual Studio should be able support solutions which are in a linked working tree.

                        250 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Pull Request comments lose their context

                          Comments in a pull request are tied directly to a line number. Thus, as more commits are added, they will shift around in the file, and become confusing.

                          I don't know what the best solution for this would be, but it's rather disorienting for in-progress stories.

                          209 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            We’ve actively working on improvements to the pull request platform to enable improved comment tracking when new changes are added in subsequent commits. We have other improvements to the pull request experience underway as well, and you’ll see these changes starting to roll out soon and continue for several sprints.

                            Thanks,
                            Matt Mitrik
                            Program Manager

                          • Move a file in TFS, which is dragged from on project to another instead of remove and add it

                            Until now, Visual Studio removes and adds a file in the TFS if it get traged/moved between different projects. Visual Studio should move the file instead to prevent the CC history.
                            The same could also be used for cut & paste a file.

                            206 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

                              Ewald Hofman

                            • Make it easier to update an existing shelveset

                              When you want to update the files in an existing shelveset, it is cumbersome to click unshelve, open the details of the existing shelveset and copy the title, and then return to the Shelve dialog and paste the title in.

                              One suggestion is to allow the user to choose from an existing list of shelvesets, when attempting to create a new shelveset.
                              Alternatively, VS could remember that the current pending changes already exist in a shelveset (either because the user has created the shevlset, or retrieved it) and prompt them to update or create new when attempting shelve them.

                              191 votes
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                                10 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add context menu item in solution explorer to open Source Control Explorer showing selected file

                                When you right-click in VS 2010 Solution Explorer it would be great to have a shortcut there that opens up Source Control Explorer immediately showing the selected file.

                                Currently a user is required to open Source Control Explorer and manually expand (and know) all the folders in the path to get to the desired location.

                                185 votes
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                                  10 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

                                  Ewald Hofman

                                • Handle multiple Git repositories in a Visual Studio solution

                                  In TFS teams typically have one "repository" or collection for their work. In Git the concept is smaller repositories more specific to the area. Product iOS is one repository, Product Shared Libraries is one repository, Company Shared Libraries is a repository - as an example so in one solution we could span multiple Git repositories. Visual Studio 2015 (RTM) as of this writing does not support this that I can tell therefore I have to rely on external tools to manage Git version control such as Atlassian's SourceTree or Tortoise Git.

                                  Thank you.

                                  181 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Extend the Visual Studio Online Project Portal with SharePoint functionality

                                    Regarding Visual Studio Online:

                                    Please make it possible to extend the Visual Studio Online Project Portal with SharePoint functionality so the team could enjoy its collaboration and document management features.

                                    172 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • SoapUI integrated with TFS

                                      Please, integrate Visual Studio with SoapUI and also create plugin for Eclipse to integrated TFS with SoapUi perspective.

                                      Thank you,
                                      Rick

                                      167 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Squash commits in Git using Visual Studio

                                        It would be nice, if we can combine (squash) multiple commits directly from Visual Studio.

                                        163 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable "compare shelved file with local edits"

                                          If you are interacting with a file in a shelveset, you get 3 options to compare the file in the shelveset to:

                                          1. Compare with Unmodified Version: shelved file vs. version last gotten in the workspace that made the shelf

                                          2. Compare with Workspace Version: shelved file vs. version last gotten in the local workspace (but without any local changes)

                                          3. Compare with Latest Version: shelved file vs. latest version in TFS

                                          *** I frequently want this fourth option, which is notably absent ***

                                          4. Compare with local Version: shelved file vs. version last gotten in the local workspace (including…

                                          137 votes
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