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  1. Show count of selected characters

    In Visual Studio, at the bottom, there's "Ln" and "Col" to show the location of the cursor according to line and column.

    Add another bit of info in the same place, which shows how many characters are selected in the editor. Very useful when debugging.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • SharePoint Offline Development

      Provide a way to install a SharePoint SDK on a developers local machine without SharePoint having to be installed on the same machine as Visual Studio.

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        0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Automatic creation of a Task to Sign a Test Case

        Automatic creation of a Task to Sign a Test Case

        Possibility when you sign a Test Case to a tester , automatically create a bond with the Task Test Case and inserting hours for management.

        When the task was generated , sought basic information on the title , tester, and enclosing the Test Case, giving option to attach or not the Requirement/PBI.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove special formatting from jumplists

          Currently, solution names in task bar jump lists seem to be split by camel case into words. "MyEntityFrameworkProject" becomes (literally) "My Entity Framework Project | MyEntityFrameworkProject".

          I don't think this adds any value. Certainly, the duplication doesn't. It was a nice idea but it doesn't work out. Please remove this and simply show "MyEntityFrameworkProject".

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • automatic interval refresh AD synced

            Create an configurable value for interval to sync users and groups to AD

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              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • How to login the remote desktop with user id and password using coded ui?

              we are using vs 2013, we have automated some automated test cases using coded ui. i have on problem while i am running the those test cases in remote system. here the scenario is "after executed one test case we need to restart the system. After restarted I have to login the remote system with user credentials to continues execution for the remaining test cases."

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make it possible to set time zone on TFS Online (build) server

                TFS Online should provide a way to set a time zone for the TFS server (or per collection).

                You could even just implement it when setting Time Zone on https://***.visualstudio.com/_admin/_home/settings.

                Most of the people in the world is not living in a place where UTC is the correct timezone.

                This affects:
                * TFS cases timestamps
                * Runtime timing issues if you have integration tests with other servers (with correct time zone).
                * Probably more...

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                • Please provide the steps to download the testcase steps from TFS 2012 to excel sheet.

                  Please provide the steps to download the testcase steps from TFS 2012 to excel sheet.

                  I need all the columns availabe for a test case in TFS to get exported to excel sheet.

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                  • Please provide the steps to retrive the User stories which are available in a project TFS using Database.

                    Please provide the steps to retrive the User stories which are available in a project TFS using Database.

                    Also, the DB table which has details about testcases.

                    We need the link between the user story id & test case id. Please share the DB Query for the same.

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                    • If hash for a particular package fails, prompt the user for downloading the package from internet.

                      I have downloaded the ISO for the community edition for 3 times straight and all the three times there was a hash fail :(
                      I want a feature where if the setup detects that there is any hash failure for a particular package, it can suggest to download only that package from the internet so that some of the packages (which are of valid hash continue to work fine) and thereby saving some bandwidth.

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • disable team in a team project

                        Actually, we have on team project per customer.
                        When we start a project for this customer, we create a team in team project Customer (we also create an area path for this team)

                        When the project ends, we delete the team and move the team area path to an "archived" node and we delete the team.

                        We lose the list of team member.

                        So, can you add a feature to only disable a team in a team project ?

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                        • Assign build to test plan in web access

                          On TFS 2013 update 4, it is not possible to assign a build before run a test plan.
                          In Test Manager, it's works fine.
                          Can you add this feature to test web access because it's very important to know on which build test are running ?

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                          • provide users with the capability to specify item states (e.g., active, closed, ready for release, etc.)

                            Currently, requirement states are:

                            Proposed
                            Active
                            Closed

                            For bugs, the states are:

                            Active
                            Proposed
                            Resolved

                            These limited state definitions do not provide my team with the flexibility to customize additional states. My team would find the ability to customize and add additional states useful because that is the mechanism that we use to track a ticket as it progresses through the SDLC, especially when we test tickets in different environments.

                            3 votes
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                            • provide users with the capability to hide items (e.g., requirements and bugs) from the requirements board

                              Currently, users cannot hide or delete items (e.g., requirements and bugs) from the requirements board, so the entire backlog of requirements/bugs that are "closed" display.

                              For my project, I have hundreds of items that get Closed regularly, and scrolling to find items is annoying.

                              3 votes
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                              • Highlight any work item changed since a specified datetime

                                Highlight any work item changed since a specified datetime - allowing easy visibility in stand-ups of what has been changed since the last stand-up and needs to be discussed.

                                5 votes
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                                • Data Source View (DSV files) more merge friendly

                                  Would be good if the diagrams layout in DSV files were located in a separate file.

                                  When using merge tools (including the TFS merge tool) most of the issues related to merge conflicts relies on the diagrams. Sometimes it makes impossible to merge branches.

                                  9 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add trend chart support for tag-based queries

                                    Trend charts are really useful to track progress against backlogs and bug counts on the home page. It would be great to extend this functionality so trend charts could be built based on tagged work items, for instance to show an overall trend of technical debt stories in a product. Currently when this is attempted the chart pane contains the error message: "Work item trend charts do not support queries conditional on Tag state"

                                    18 votes
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                                    • Replace option: Match Case

                                      The replace feature lacks one nice thing. Often, you want to replace *two* strings at once. e.g.

                                      CustomerName => XyzName
                                      customerName => xyzName

                                      Currently, you have to perform two replace operations for this and manually adjust the strings in between.

                                      I propose a new replace option "Match Case" that would automate the above. A single replace of {CustomerName => XyzName} would also perform the corresponding replace {customerName => xyzName}.

                                      For me this is a really common scenario and it would be insanely cool is Visual Studio was the first IDE (to my knowledge) to have this nice feature!

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Remove warning about trustworthiness when opening a solution

                                        Everytime I open a project used on other computer, it shows me some useless notification like "Don't open the project if you downloaded it".
                                        Why do I have to do 2 more clicks every time I open a project? For what reason did you put this notification over there? I'm not an idiot and I know what should I open and what should I not.

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Complete Story when last task is marked done

                                          TFS / VSO should prompt the developer to ask if a story should be progressed from Approved / Committed to Done when the last task / child of the story is marked as done, either in the task board or in Visual Studio or the sprint view in the web view. This should likely not be automatic as their may be reasons to keep the story open, but an ability to "remember my selection" would allow for automatic workflow progression if it fits more generally in the process of the team

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