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  1. 1,398 votes
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      57 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

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        35 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 592 votes
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          10 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.

          525 votes
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            22 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 501 votes
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              17 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We are excited to let you know that we are working on this suggestion. We are pursuing a design that will allow you to set pull —rebase at the global and repo level; the setting will be saved directly to your gitconfig. We will consider rebase on a pull-by-pull basis (as requested in some comments) for future development.

              Sync runs pull immediately followed by push, so configuring this setting will allow Sync to do a pull —rebase.

              In the event that you are using Visual Studio 2017, you can set up pull —rebase in your gitconfig and VS will already respect those settings.

              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

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

                We are excited to let you know that we are working on this suggestion. We are pursuing a design that will allow you to set fetch —prune at the global and repo level. We will consider prune on a fetch-by-fetch basis (as requested in this suggestion) for future development.

                In the event that you are using Visual Studio 2017, you can set up fetch —prune in your gitconfig and VS will respect those settings.

                Kayla Ngan
                Program Manager

              • 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.

                349 votes
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                  11 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?

                  345 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…

                    285 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.

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                        5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow TFS build to depend on multiple repositories

                        Many other build systems allow dependencies on multiple source repositories ( even different ones - i.e. Git and SVN).

                        I currently have setup a TFS project that has multple Git repos and TFS source repositories. I have builds that depend on a mixture - for instance a main build has a dependency on a Git repo that contains 3rd party dependencies. While there is a work around with the general command line support, it would be much more clear to define the source dependencies up front. I should be able to specify the branches on those via variables also. I…

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                          3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          218 votes
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                            6 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

                          • 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.

                            213 votes
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                              10 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

                            • 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.

                              197 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.

                                197 votes
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                                  4 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

                                  183 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.

                                    178 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  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 →
                                      • Support patch adding in Visual Studio Tools for Git

                                        Patch adding allows to stage only parts of a file (hunks), not an entire file.
                                        The command line equivalent is the command "git add --patch"

                                        For example if you edit a file on line 20 and make another change on line 40 and now you want to split this changes into two separate commits because they are unrelated to each other you can do this by patch adding the file. It would be nice to have this functionality available inside of Visual Studio.

                                        The same funcionality could be used to automatically include the changed parts of the csproj file when…

                                        157 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  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…

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