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  1. Show the repository name in team explorer

    We use multiple Git repositories in a single project.
    The top of the Team explorer window shows the name of the tab (e.g Home) and then the name of the project (e.g. Marketing). It would be handy to show the repository name as well. This would provide clues to newer users as to why they cannot see various things without switching repositories.

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    • Make VSO Project links clickable (UI Bug)

      In TFS / VSO, there is a projects menu just after the VSO logo.
      It's nice sometimes to be able to open a link in new window via middle / ctrl click / right click. The top level project link and underlying menu links are not however links. They should be.

      See attached screenshot

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      • Exception in object initializer should show line number of failing line

        In an object initializer that throws an exception it would be nice to show the line number of the failing line rather than the first line. This would assist in writing large object mapping code. We like to use the object initializer syntax for brevity, but this results in a material change over the less concise code.

        E.g. the stacktrace of the following code should show a NullReferenceException that occurs on line 3, not line 1.

        var x = new
        {
        a = ((object) null).ToString()
        };

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • "Open" context menu in changes tab of Team Explorer should open file not diff view

          1. In a changes / pending changes window, I right click a file and then click open. The file is opened. This is expected behaviour. Close the file.
          2. In the changes window, right click a file and click compare. The diff view shows. Right click the same file and click open. The diff view stays shown. Expected view is the same as the scenario 1 - the actual file, not the diff view.

          This is an small papercut bug that means that in order to jump to continuing to make modifications to the particular file without the diff view…

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          • It would be great if each microsoft user voice website had the ability to sort the catagories (under review, completed etc) by date the stat

            It would be great if each microsoft user voice website had the ability to sort the catagories (under review, completed etc) by descending date that the status was assigned. Plus show the date that the status was assigned.

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            • Error: " testing web applications in 64 bit internet explorer is only supported on internet explorer versions 10 or later".

              Hello,

              I have tried to record a coded UI test on IE11 64 bit using Coded UI Test Builder on a Windows 7 -64bit machine with VS 2013 Premium. I can record the method without any trouble but playback fails and gives me an exception and failed. " testing web applications in 64 bit internet explorer is only supported on internet explorer versions 10 or later". Can you please let me know how to deal with the problem.

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              • " testing web applications in 64 bit internet explorer is only supported on internet explorer versions 10 or later".

                I have tried to record a coded UI test on IE11 64 bit using Coded UI Test Builder on a Windows 7 -64bit machine with VS 2013 Premium. I can record the method without any trouble but playback fails and gives me an exception and failed. " testing web applications in 64 bit internet explorer is only supported on internet explorer versions 10 or later". Can you please let me know how to deal with the problem.

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                • Improve Usability of the Exception Dialog

                  In editions prior to Visual Studio 2010, exceptions were handled by breaking on the line that threw the exception and displaying the Exception Assistant, a dialog that was non-modal and non-distracting.

                  In more recent editions, this feature has been removed, returning to a large, obscuring modal dialog. Dismissing this dialog on every exception is painful, frustrating and a usability issue.

                  I would prefer the Exception Assistant was included in Express regardless, but given that it was removed for valid reasons (large number of dependencies, as mentioned on Microsoft Connect), I would suggest the following usability requirements as a *bare minimum*…

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                    • Allow build definitions to be assigned to area paths

                      We have a large team project with many work areas assigned to different teams. When a build fails a work item is automatically created in to the root (default?) work area. This is not ideal since we use the root work area for portfolio management. We'd love to be able to assign build definitions to specific work areas where their related work items are created.

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                      • provide the ability to automatically update the "Completed Work" field in TFS tasks.

                        Hi,

                        As a part of the daily scrum, the scrum master updated the remaining work associated with every task. Though it is implicit that remaining work + completed work = total effort, we would like to update the "Completed Work" field for the tasks. Currently I would have to open the task and manually update the "Completed Work", I would suggest that we make this implicit, that is every time we reduce the "Remaining work", the "Completed Work" field gets updated automatically.

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                        • Kanban Board: Allow Customized Columns to apply Tags to items in the column

                          Tags are a great addition. I would love to allow customized columns in the Kanban board to automatically apply user specified Tags to items in the column. Likewise, moving an item from one column to the next would remove the previous Tag and add the new Tag.

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                          • Support .NET Languages for Web Client Programming (Compile IL to JavaScript)

                            Microsoft recently introduced TypeScript for web client programming. TypeScript compiles to JavaScript.

                            Microsoft should support the ability to compile IL to JavaScript. This would increase the number of web developers. It could make .NET the dominant web client programming platform.
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                            TA

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                            • Make configuration file more intuitives

                              Sometime configuration file arent intuitive enough that we cant understand what it does until we read a documentation about it. I wonder if you could improve the configuration system where developer who look at it could have a snap on what is it doing and which class used it.

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                              • Allow entering project namespace during project creation

                                I hate it when i have to open the property tabs for my project and edit the namespace and change some default file namespace to it.

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                                • Add Unhandled Exception handling to Console Projects

                                  Windows Forms projects can add Unhandled Exception code by clicking the "View Application Events" button in the Project properties > Application tab. Please add the same feature to Console Projects.

                                  Thank you

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                                  • Code translator in VS

                                    Like Solution Explorer provide a Code Explorer where we can transliterate other language code into VB. Most online converters become unavailable many times or does not go through corporate firewall.
                                    This will be a great feature.

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                                    • Allow GIT CI Builds to monitor changes only in a specific subdirectory of a Repo

                                      With TFSVC you could pick which source control folders in your tfs repository that you wanted to monitor in the source control mappings tab. Only when changes to those folders were made would the related CI builds kick off.

                                      Now with the new GIT support added in TFS 2013 - you can do GIT CI builds - but the CI build gets kicked off when ANYTHING on the repo or the tracked branches, changes!

                                      For a repository containing multiple solutions and projects, this is a show-stopper for us migrating our codebase to TFS' GIT. Why would you expect Project A…

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                                      • Visual Studio 2013 with Microsoft Partner Network should be under perpetual license

                                        I'm running into an issue where VS 2013 keeps saying my license is expired even though it's not. On top it seems like there's no easy way out of this even for Microsoft support. It's been a week now. Today I learnt that VS 2013 comes with non-perpetual license with MPN and cannot get a key. I need to register VS2013 once every month. I'm wondering the reason for this change and why Microsoft is making it so hard to use. Joining MPN is not free and should get perpetual license.

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                                        • "What's changed" view of backlogs

                                          Often it's useful to see what changed in a particular time period (last week, last 24 hours, overnight when your dealing with Geographically distributed teams, ...). This assists in team planning / comms. It would be nice to see these in some fashion in the the backlog board views rather than having to write queries to display this information.

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