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  1. When building a UI for windows phone, make the preview able to swith dark/light theme

    don't know if it is posted in the correct category, but when you develop a universal app and want to hard code it to use the light theme. You can add

    <Application
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation";
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml";
    xmlns:local="using:NikkiApp"
    RequestedTheme="Light">

    this requestedtheme attribute. But the designer stays black. So when you add a button or textbox, you have no idea what it looks like. So you have to test it in the emulator (or like me on the device because cpu does not have VT support)

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      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add delete work item revisions/history

      Currently Work Items revisions (history) can build up rapidly when integrating with other tools like Project Server.

      For example: assign a Work Item that is sync'ing to Project Server to a resource that hasn't been added to the project yet a revision is created each time the sync fails. This can result in thousands of revisions in a Work Item and make it un displayable in the Web interface.

      The only current work around is to copy the Work Item, recreate the links, and delete the original Work Item.

      Adding this to the API would make sense because then it…

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      • Allow the ability to prove that a code review was done for a task

        I was asked to escalate this from here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5e9c476d-a728-4505-a310-9614b1c3b06f/how-to-find-a-work-items-code-review-request?forum=tfsworkitemtracking

        We are using VS2013 connected to TFS2012.

        We are currently being audited as to our development practices. Overall it is going well and we can provide evidence on our processes.

        However it seems TFS won't allow us to find a code review for a task.

        We use a 1 tier branch, so everything gets committed and released from that. Before a commit a code review request is created. Only when the code review passes will the code be committed. This all works fine. However when looking at a task I cannot…

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          Thanks for the feedback on this idea. We’re currently investigating how we might improve the traceability from code reviews to work items. We’ll provide more details in the future after we better understand this work.

          Matt Mitrik
          TFS Program Manager

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            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow generic Type definitons in WinRT XAML

            As mentioned in this Bugreport it would be great to use generic Types in WinRT XAML. E.g. for strongly Typed ViewModels in a MVVM Scenario.

            Link: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/904277/generic-page-base-causes-error-in-g-i-vb-file-winrt-app

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              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show EVENT Details 401 (Unauthorized)

              I do not know why,
              When I want to show the detailed, but could not see anything.
              View console found.
              "Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 401 (Unauthorized)"
              What causes it?
              Free limit account yet?

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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add button/quick-key/menu item to open Build Explorer window much like Source Control Explorer window

                I find it a waste of time to have to open my Build Collection, select any build, and then using context menu select "View Builds" just to open the Build Explorer Window. It would be less time consuming to be able to use a control key combination, or add a button to my menus, that would allow me to go straight to this window with the default options of viewing all builds completed today. As the SCM administrator, one of my tasks is identifying why builds break and letting the appropriate development tema know.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add emoji support to Team Room feature in TFS

                  People use emojis when chatting frequently. In many cases, they provide context to a statement, giving an idea of how a person feels (for example, when a person is being sarcastic). Emoji codes are also pretty easy to remember, especially to those who use them often. I don't necessarily want a menu for emojis, just for them to be supported. At the very least, please add some emoticons similar to the ones found in Lync.

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                  • There should be a popup message notification in Visual Studio, if any team members does code check in.

                    There should be a popup message notification in Visual Studio 2012, if we are connected to TFS and if any team members does code check in, so that other developers can get change set details immediately.

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                    • Allow opening a project file via drag-and-drop on empty Visual Studio

                      When drag-and-dropping a vcxproj file on an already open Visual Studio (no project or solution opened in Visual Studio, Solution Explorer empty) then the project file should be opened.

                      The current behavior is that the following error message is displayed:
                      "Project files cannot be dropped onto the application. They must be opened via the File menu".

                      Opening the project via the File menu should not be necessary. Obviously VS already recognized what I want to do!

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Handle gitignore in the same way as the other tools

                        The Git Team explorer window shows changes in the window that do not show up in other git tools (sourcetree / command line).
                        I'm not sure what / why, but this seems out of sync with what I'd expect.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Framework Libraries tovideo record automated tests

                          Some times is required to show CUIT automated tests execution evidences. And a video record of the test execution is a good one. It would be great to have:

                          - PlayBack.StartVideoRec(videoFileName)
                          - PlayBack.PauseVideoRec()
                          - PlayBack.StopVideoRec()

                          Other Times a Video ease developers to understand errors

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Define timeout for any CUITs recorded actions

                            Some times a recorded action require maximum time to be completed. That timeout shall be variable and configurable in property bag of CUIT Map editor.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Use dynamic proxies for running Fakes Framework

                              Currently, the Fakes Framework requires compile time assembly generation each time. However, this significantly slows down build time and greatly inhibits the refactoring process. Instead, Fakes should use a model similar to mocking frameworks such as Moq or RhinoMocks in the ability to use dynamic proxy classes when the Unit Tests are run. This significantly reduces build time and is not as obtrusive a process as generating Fakes assemblies that require a complete re-build of the project as part of the refactoring process.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Do not change method names in Fakes-generated Stubs

                                When using the Fakes Framework to generate Stubs, the Fakes Framework will change the method name of a method such as Save(Student student) to SaveStudent. This really messes with the clarity of the code and Unit Tests. Therefore, in a manner similar to most Mocking Frameworks, the same exact method names as are available in the interfaces and concrete classes should be used rather than generating brand new method names to be used in the Stubs.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show impediments on the Task Board and backlog the same as tasks.

                                  This has already been done for bugs, why not related impediments?

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                                  • Don't force typing class name when creating constructor.

                                    Currently when you create a class with 1 or more constructors, each constructor duplicates the class name. Why? That is a duplication of data. In addition, if you change the class name or copy the class to create a new one, you have to rename the class and rename each constructor. Why not just name each constructor ctor() or some other reserved name.

                                    Ex.
                                    Instead of writing this:
                                    class Alpha
                                    {
                                    Alpha()
                                    {
                                    /// init class
                                    }

                                    Alpha(string Name) : ctor()
                                    {
                                    /// init class
                                    }
                                    }

                                    Write this:
                                    class Alpha
                                    {
                                    ctor()
                                    {
                                    /// init class
                                    }

                                    ctor(string Name)…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enhance TFS command line tool to output query of all occurrences of an identity's usage.

                                      Enhance TFS command line tool to output query of all occurrences of an identity's usage. This could be narrowed to server or collection, etc. So results would include group memberships, checkins, workitems, everything that can be id'd with a Team Foundation user ID.

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                                      • Create an alternative to 'Generate method stub' that adds an argument to existing method

                                        If a method doesn't exist yet, you can currently just write out your method call, press the Ctrl + Dot keyboard shortcut and hit "Generate method stub for 'MyMissingMethod'" to create a method with that name and arguments.

                                        However, I frequently run into a situation where I want to add an argument to an existing method. If I modify the call to that method with the new argument, it suggests to generate a method stub, but what I would actually like is that it would suggest adding that argument to the existing method.

                                        So you would have two options in…

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                                        • Integrate support for the GNU toolchain into Visual Studio. It would be great if VS could load those c++ projects natively.

                                          Integrate support for the GNU toolchain into Visual Studio. It would be great if VS could load those c++ projects natively. So in essence VS could read and understand Automake, m4, libtool etc. Even better, let VS convert such projects into VS format.

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