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  1. Visual Cortana

    Technology is growing like anything. I wish to have a great feature in coming versions of visual studio. Idea is to transform user created algorithm to .Net code. Just like the control drag and drop. The system needs to be so intelligent in transforming the user idea.

    A feature like the Cortana in windows 8.1. When user asks for something cortana brings the desired results.

    Secondly I would like to have a touch version of visual studio. So that this version can be used in Windows hybrid desktop/laptop models.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow creation of new PBIs and bugs from anywhere in the Application

      I want to be able to create a new PBI, Bug, Impediment, etc, from anywhere in the application. Often times I'm on the board of a current sprint and I just want to create a new bug without having to go Home.
      Perhaps putting that dropdown up in the main header that is always visible would be nice.

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to Use SSIS to call CUIT Methods

        I want to be able to use SSIS packages to call and run certain .playlists or test methods based on ETL processes. i.e. run certain tests based on a load that occurs, and I would like to automate so that we get a test result email based on certain criteria.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • The debugger should use shadow copies of pdb files to enable recompilation of shared assemblies

          Often when building a project, I will get and error with some of the following text in it:

          CSC : fatal error CS0042: Unexpected error creating debug information file 'c:\Users\NathanPhillip\AeroFS\repos\…\obj\Debug\….PDB' -- 'c:\Users\NathanPhillip\AeroFS\repos\…\obj\Debug\….pdb: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. [c:\Users\NathanPhillip\AeroFS\repos\….csproj]

          I think the debugger should use shadow copies of .pdb files so that I can 1. have the convenience of launching a long-running process through hitting F5 in VS because that automatically builds it and is ready to debug should and exception be thrown 2. I like to recompile shared assemblies out from…

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            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create an SSRS report that shows Project Administrators for each team project per team collection.

            Just have a report that will allow you to choose a project collection, based off of that collection selection choose a project, than list all of the projects administrators. This would allow for the TFS Administrator to not have to tell new hires who their projects administrator is.

            If you dont want to be that complex, just list all project collections, all projects and all project administrators per project.

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            • make default team project in team explorer "sticky"

              I work on one project, but may look at code from other projects from time to time. Often, the Team Explorer's default Team Project changes based on the code I'm looking at, so I constantly need to reset it before I create new TFS items (or they go into the wrong project). It would be nice to be able to force the default Team Project to a specific value.

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              • Allow automatic Bug Report creation from my projects

                In my code, if I capture an error, I'd like to be able to ping TFS and tell it to log the error as a Bug Report. If the bug has already been experienced and the bug has already been reported, keep a count of how many times the bug was hit.

                If my project experiences an exception for which I didn't handle, I'd still like to see a log of it in TFS because otherwise this will go unnoticed unless one of my users raises a ticket or calls or emails me.

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                • Allow Event Details Page to be sent via email and/or copy/paste support

                  I needed to copy the event details for an exception into our call management system but the formatting goes badly wrong. Can we have the ability to copy/paste the html retaining the formatting or the ability to download a pdf of the details.

                  And the ability to send the details via email would be useful too.

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                    1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Pascal like sets and an "in" operator

                    I learned Pascal back in the 1980's when that was the standard Computer Science language. I long since moved on but one thing I do miss at times in C# is the ability to create sets and the "in" operator that Pascal supported. There is an excellent example of Free Pascal set usage at http://www.freepascal.org/docs-html/ref/refsu45.html which would be great to be able to do in C#. For example, it would be useful at times in C# to do something like this simple example:

                    int i = 9;

                    if (i in [1..10]) // Will evaluate to true
                    { ... }

                    if…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create Service Hooks for MS Project Server Online

                      Create a new service hook that would hook TFS with MS Project Server Online or on premise.

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                      • Make CloseOnPlaybackCleanup browser neutral

                        Coded UI
                        _bw.CloseOnPlaybackCleanup = false; only works for IE.
                        Please enable this feature for Chrome and Firefox.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add to entity framework model create/update wizard options - what properties to add, and what does not.

                          Now if one table has foreign key to another table and we want to add both of them to entity data model, relation will be added automatically and after both entities in C# will has navigation property.

                          Add to entity framework model create/update wizard options - what properties to add, and what does not. Now it's quite hard delete navigation property if I didn't need them in my code. I can do it manually but it doesn't help me when I will update the model.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add an option to make the quick find dialog box and the search string persist when switching windows.

                            If I type in a search string, I want to be able to switch to another window to continue the search without having to hit CTRL-F again and type in the search term again. It used to work this way.

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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Always auto-execute query on column sorting.

                              If you disable query auto-execution as Beth Massi suggests at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bethmassi/archive/2012/05/29/lightswitch-tips-amp-tricks-on-query-performance.aspx
                              you lose the convenience of sorting grid columns. If you wish to sort on some column you have to first click on its head, and then refresh the screen. As far as I know, there is no such an event like grid_sort() exposed where you could programmatically refresh the screen.

                              If “Auto Execute Query” property is disabled and you click the sortable column head, refresh automatically i.e. “auto-execute” the query!

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                                1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Automatically close build failed work item when build is fixed

                                If failed build is fixed in later commit, work item created due to failure should be automatically associated with this commit and closed.

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                                • Include Windows SDK on Visual Studio Online Hosted Build Controller

                                  The Visual Studio Online Hosted Build Controller (also called the hosted build server) has dependencies needed for many types of builds, including SDKs for Windows Phone and Azure. However, it has nothing for targeting Windows itself.

                                  Please add the latest Windows SDK (currently Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8.1).

                                  References:

                                  Hosted build controller overview: http://www.visualstudio.com/get-started/hosted-build-controller-vs

                                  Software on hosted build controller: http://listofsoftwareontfshostedbuildserver.azurewebsites.net/

                                  Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8.1: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/bg162891.aspx

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Provide pure HTML5/CSS3/JS project template

                                    No References
                                    No Propertities
                                    No Web.config
                                    No buiilding at all

                                    20 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • to freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done)

                                      freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done) like whats is done in the backlog screen and query screens.

                                      23 votes
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                                      • Rest API - Ability to show work items associated with a GIT commit

                                        Currently there is no way to get the work items associated with a GIT commit through the API.

                                        The API for TFVC has this ability through the 'includeworkitems' query string parameter and this same extension point could be used on GIT commits to bring feature parity in this area.

                                        This is available for Team Foundation Version Control through Changesets and should be made available for GIT.

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                                        • Auto try syntax

                                          To simplified try catch. I want to propose to change syntax, to remove try keyword and use only catch and finally

                                          by default it should be just this

                                          ////Equivalenceto have try here
                                          {
                                          ////dowork
                                          }
                                          catch(e) { ////handle }

                                          but more than that It should be able to used on any kind of bracket under method declaration

                                          like this

                                          void Foo()
                                          {
                                          ////dowork
                                          }
                                          catch(e) { //handle }

                                          will equivalence to

                                          void Foo()
                                          {
                                          try { ////dowork }
                                          catch(e) { //handle }
                                          }

                                          same go for using and conditional keyword. Using catch after bracket will compile code to have try…

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