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  1. We need a small visual studio like monodevelop to develop Modern App.

    We need a small visual studio like monodevelop to develop Modern App.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add "All builds" option for Build Events in Team Rooms

      If you have many build definitions which you wish to see events for in a team room, setting them up is very tedious. Also if a build definition is ever renamed you must update it in the events.

      It would be nice if there was a wildcard option in the build definition list when adding a new build event which would show events for all build definitions.

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      • layout width automatic

        Allow me to have a screen layout per window size, and changing it automatically as I resize VS.

        The idea is that when my VS is not full screen, using only half of my resolution width I have one desired screen layout, with pads set to auto-hide. But when my VisualStudio is full-screen, I have another screen layout that better suits me, and is not pratical to customize it every time I pin the VS window to the sides of my monitor.

        And it makes sense that smaller VS windows to have a customized layout to optimize space.

        Having two…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • fix native C++ universal apps so the IDE does not crash when closing a solution

          For example this project which has a native C++ shared universal app project will crash the IDE on closing the solution:
          http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/702439/Implementing-a-Complete-WRL-Native-Cplusplus-XAML

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            0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • provide the Parallel Task Library Ported for Native C++ WRL

            As is done here: http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/705853/Creating-and-Using-the-Parallel-Task-Library-Porte
            This would make native C++ WRL development much more palatable given the asynchronous nature makes this library largely fundamental to most WinRT development. Changing the library to be HRESULT based is quite a large change though and perhaps it could retain its original structure. Nonetheless this would be great for developers who wish to not make use of the C++/CX library and language features but stick with the raw C++.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • update code reviews to use the tool already configured for compare rather than default

              TFS already supports customer user tools for comparisons and merging via tools -> options -> source control -> vs tfs -> configure user tools

              this works fine when doing diffs on source control etcetera, however these settings are ignored when doing a code review and the diffs are automatically opened in visual studio and the custom configurations are ignored.

              6 votes
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              • Allow the column headings on the Task Board to remin visible as we scroll down the screen.

                In TFS 2013, we are working on many User Stories in each sprint. When we scroll down to see the stories and their tasks, we lose the column headings, so we don't know which state each task is in.

                How do I freeze the screen so the headings are always displays no matter how far I scroll down?

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                • Allow the Backlog Priority to be set manually again for Product Backlog Items and Tasks!

                  The July 1 updates to Visual Studio Online removed the ability to specify the Backlog Priority for Product Backlog Items and tasks. We use this often to re-order items / tasks. I see in backlog view that I can re-order backlog items by right-clicking, but there is no option to do so for tasks (for example, tasks that are child items of a backlog item).

                  If someone realizes they forgot to add a task that should be the first one done, there is currently no way to change the backlog priority and move it up the list.

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                  • IP Address Restriction

                    VS online should have option to get accessed by only my organization IP or a list of allowed IPs only. Right now it could be accessed by any one who is having access on my repository.

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                    • Add test status as environment variable in PostTest script

                      When running a post test script it would be great to have the info if the tests passed or not through a TF_BUILD_TESTSTATUS environment variable.

                      A workaround is to edit the build template, add a GetBuildDetail activity before RunPostTest activity and then update the RunPostTest activity passing it this value through EnvironmentVariables.

                      8 votes
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                      • Support .editorconfig

                        It would be awesome if Visual Studio supported .editorconfig files like so many other editors and IDEs.

                        "EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles. EditorConfig files are easily readable and they work nicely with version control systems."

                        You can read more about it at http://editorconfig.org/

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                          8 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • odata v4

                          upgrade Lightswitch OData to v4

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                            2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • DEVENV additional options

                            DEVENV command currently throws help window when invalid project error occurs.Seems a bug.Additional options to suppress such windows would be helpful.

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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • release planning

                              TFS should support release planning as a first class concept similar to Jira (https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/AGILE/Planning+a+Version). It would be very helpful for organizing a set of features and stories into multiple release versions for planning

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                              • Make Codelens to scan code and suggest design pattern

                                it will be great if we have codelens that scan your code file (c#/javascript) and suggest design patterns to improve code quality at given class or method level.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • Control Intellitrace Folder/Item Count Size

                                      After installing Update 3 RC I was poking around and ended up in the TraceDebugging folder. 256GB of space. I see the option for controlling single file size but not total/folder size. Please fix this.

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                                      • MTM - Indicate Parameter is missing value at Test Suite level for applicable Test Cases

                                        Assume we have bulk test cases in a Test Plan/or Test Suite and I want to know all the test cases in which designer missed out passing parameter values.Currently we need to open each test case and then only we can verify this.
                                        Idea is provide this indication at Test Suite level, so I click on particular Test Suite and get some mechanism/indication where I can get all applicable test cases in one go.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add .NET 4.5.2 support to Visual Studio Online

                                          AFAIK VS Online does not support yet 4.5.2 Framework builds, I'd like it to support them.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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