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  1. Team Explorer needs better support for multiple Git accounts and repositories across VSTS and Github

    This suggestion is migrated to Developer Community. Please use below link to view the current status.
    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/idea/351802/team-explorer-needs-better-support-for-multiple-gi.html
    Most developers have multiple accounts across VSTS and GitHub. Additionally within a single VS instance they may want to use different accounts for different sets of repositories both inside and outside VSTS. Currently you can only be signed in to a single Git account at a time. You have to remember to sign out before trying to connect to another repo that uses a different account. It seems like the account association can be managed better such that we can specify which account…

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    • Please provide the feature to raise PR between two different repository in bitbucket

      I can not raise PR from visual studio between my fork repository and main repository in bitbucket. Please provide the feature

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      • move code from one team project collection to another without loosing history

        move code from one team project in one collection to another team project in another TPC. like just move a folder that contain code without loosing history. we are looking for this feature. we are using on premise tfs 2015 and migrating to tfs 2018 on prem.

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          • On Creating Git Local Branch have the option for selecting Work Item - This can then be used to set Branch Name

            I find the naming of branches to be somewhat messy. If there was an option of using a Work Item for the branch, then it could use this to create some name, instead of manually entering one.

            At present we name it something like Task32123 or Bug43212. So selecting an item, could automatically do this. And then could be used as a default when committing. And Possibly even shown in the Branch menu to quickly access the work item to view. Would add a level of clarity.

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            • auto link to git commit id in VSTS work item text fields (discussion, description,...)

              Current discusion text filed of a work item allows creation of auto links to developpers (using @), to pull requests (using !) and to orther work items (using #).
              Could we have the same capability for linking to git commit ids (could be done by extending the ! linking proposals

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              • VSTS: copy work item title and http link

                current Visual studio team service (AzureDevOps) allows to copy work item title through a specific button. (right hand side of the work item title).
                It would be most useful to get a copy of both the title and the associated http link so that work items references can be exchanged through mails/ reports,...

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                • Add "Open Powershell" from Git Changes "Action" options.

                  The Actions drop down lists "Open Command Prompt" and I'd also like to see "Open Powershell"

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                  • How to sort backlog or sprint items by different columns like sort by Assigned To, State etc

                    I would like to sort the items of backlog or sprints. For example I would like to sort items by Assigned To, State etc.

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                    • Allow filter pull requests by date completed

                      We tag our user stories with the version of the product that they were introduced in. It can be time consuming to review changes to determine which are relevant to a particular release.

                      One thing that would help is to be able to filter the list of completed pull requests by date. Then we could more easily identify changes introduced to master between two known release dates.

                      More broadly speaking, it'd be great if we could filter user stories based on attributes of attached pull requests and vice versa. At this time, they seem to be completely unrelated, except that…

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                        • TFS client should allow for Include/Check-in parts of file, instead of the whole edited file or nothing.

                          Note: This is using TFS for Source Control, not Git.

                          I did a rollback of a changeset that removed files, because I realized we still need those files. I forgot to include the csproj in the checkin, and have added additional files since then.

                          If I could Include specific lines in the csproj to pending changes, then I don't have to delete those lines in the csproj to properly checkin the fix for the changeset above, while not polluting the checkin with irrelevant changes.

                          All git committing clients support this, by using `git add -i` or Git Extensions allows for…

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                          • Add 'Compare with [External Diff Program]' options to the Compare context menu

                            For ex., "Compare with Beyond Compare..." option to enable occasional use of external diff program.

                            You could add these in the Setting dialog, so you can use these sometimes in-lieu-of the built-in, which works decently sometimes.

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                            • Git history should fully support emoji

                              Git history does currently show emoji, but the images are not colored and are difficult to discern.

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                              • Team Explorer - show Changes, Branches and Sync at the same time

                                In Team Explorer, I spend a lot of time going back and forth between Changes, Branches and Sync. I wish there was a way to show them all on the screen at the same time.

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                                • Allow to have Source Code plug-in selection as Auto

                                  At present source code plugin selection shows option as None or installed plugins which user have to select manually under Tools -> options -> source code menu. Have option as Auto to detect and apply the right plug-in based on project/solution.

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                                  • Automatic reload of project file after merge conflict

                                    When I get a merge conflict on a project file and use VS to merge it I always have to manually reload the project file after.
                                    VS should automatically reload after merge conflict has been resolved ,

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                                    • Install git support by default

                                      Who does not use Git?
                                      Who uses Team Foundation Services or whatever?

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                                      • Log the sources and result of a Merge when a merge conflict is resolved to allow later review.

                                        More often than we would like we find that something went wrong in a previous merge that caused incorrect changes to be checked in. We would like a method to review the merge after the fact so we can identify the cause and apply any corrective actions that are required.
                                        This could be turned off via a setting, but we should be able to make this merge log be a mandatory part of a check-in.
                                        This would require the TFS tools to detect that a merge was required and flag the checked out file in the user's workspace that the…

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                                        • 希望添加推送某个提交到另一个版本的功能

                                          希望添加 git cherry-pick commitId 的功能 谢谢

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