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  1. Import existing product backlog from an on-premises TFS 2012 server to the hosted service.

    We want to be able to export out our current backlog from TFS 2012 and move to the hosted option. We have too much time invested in our current backlog, and it would be to expensive for us to re-enter it in.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Do not highlight Find what when doing a Find/Replace

      Currently, if I select some text and do a Find/Replace in File, the dialog highlights both Find What and Replace With. As a result, I tend to hit tab (assuming that Find What has the (hidden) caret) to type my replacement text. However, it turns out Replace With has the caret (there are no visual cues to indicate this). If Find What was not highlighted, it would be more apparent, and I would have an easier time training myself not to hit tab after CTRL-SHIFT-H.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a click event for the dropdown list

        I have two dropdown list side-by-side. The second dropdown list opens when the first item in the dropdown is click and selected. When I do Coded UI on it, it only record the "SELECT" event. Because it did not record the CLICK event, my second dropdown will not work. Please add a "Click" event to drop down list.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Permissions for Teamfavorites

          Only administrators should be able to put queries to team favorites. Not every team member should be able to change it.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TFS integration platform does not support UCM project migration

            Visual studio gallery provides TFS integration platform tool which can be used for clearcase to TFS2010 migration. but we are able to use this only for base clearcase VOBs. The tool is unable to identify the UCM project components VOBs. though it identify project VOB as primary VOB.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add ability to debug xaml design mode issues

              If you develop an app with blendability in mind (support of designer mode and designer data) it is sometimes very hard to find issues that occur in your code.
              It will be very useful to be able to run debug against "design mode" with breakpoints and so on.

              45 votes
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                0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • installation of Visual Studio 2012 redistributable on windows server 2003

                As per msdn documentation ,
                http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=30679
                here it is not mentioned that, the redistributable is supported on windows Server 2003. it doesnt support on Windows Server 2003 ?
                if so, kindly provide support for windows server 2k3

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio cannot start debugging because the debug target ... is missing..."

                  right click solution -> Property -> Configuration Properties ->Configuration -> Enable project in Build

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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Extend the "Auto-load changes, if saved" to work with project (.csproj; .vbproj) & solution files (.sln)

                    Visual Studio 2012 contains the option "Auto-load changes, if saved", and while it works with many files in VS - it doesn't work with project & solution files. If they change outside of VS, you still get the reload prompt.

                    It would be great if the option was extended to cover those files too.

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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • MSBuild should respect the "Copy Local" setting

                      Often one nuget lib is using other nuget libs(e.g. Microsoft.AspNet.Razor) which may have installed into GAC during the process of installing VS.
                      The dependencies have been set to "Copy Local" = true, but msbuild will not respect this setting if the GAC version is the same as the dependency version. The dll wont be copied but it works fine at local environment. The problem is,
                      very likely, the production server will not install mvc in this case, so when the app tries to start, the dll cant be found. The whole app just will not work at all.
                      If the…

                      28 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • allow custom background color for Try-Catch block. This would make it easy to spot code in/not-in a try-catch block.

                        In code editor, allow custom background color for Try-Catch block.

                        This would make it easy to spot code in/not-in a try-catch block.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Faster C/C++ linker

                          The project I'm currently working on takes multiple minutes to link for Windows/Xbox 360, whereas the PlayStation 3 version takes less than 10 seconds to link the exact same code.
                          My suggestion is to look at why the Visual C++ linker is so much slower, and to make the required changes to bring the speed up to par.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Apply filters to the tasklist

                            Add an option to filter the Task list in a similar way as you have the Error list.

                            I have added a High priority token and a low priority token to Visual studio.

                            In one of my solutions the TODO list is currently 150+ items. I want to go through them Project by Project and file by file and fix them starting with the high priority ones.

                            Having this filter I could check that Everyting is fixed in a specific Project, file, class etc. Before moving on to the next one.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow custom CSS formatting in Visual Studio 2012

                              At the moment there are only three options - "Compact", "Semi-expanded" and "expanded", though none of these meet our needs.

                              Please enable some kind of custom template for formatting CSS, or at the very least include more options (such a version of "Compact" without the space after the colon).

                              11 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Expand description window for Product Backlog Items

                                When using the Scrum 2.0 process template, Product Backlog Items are used to represent User Stories. The Description area is used to document the User Story.

                                Customer collaboration is a core agile value. The description area is currently not suited as a sharing platform between PO's, Scrum Team and other stakeholders, the area is just too small.

                                It would be great if the description area could be expanded, at least in the web access view.

                                23 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Fix the exceptions that are raised and eaten internally after debugging unit tests

                                  After debugging a unit test, several InvalidOperationException and CommunicationObjectAbortedException errors are thrown and caught within the unit test framework. If you go to Debug --> Exceptions and check Common Language Runtime Exceptions --> Thrown, then the debugger breaks on every one of these exceptions.

                                  Can you please change the test framework code where it won't raise these exceptions? It's very annoying to have core Microsoft code that's throwing and eating exceptions after every unit test debugging session. I had hoped this would be fixed in VS 2012 Update 1, but it still has the same problem.

                                  I originally logged this…

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                                    3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    • enable code coverage in team foundation

                                      I'd read in several places that TFS 2012 supports Code Coverage. After purchasing and installing it, I have apparently discovered this to not be the case. DSruggs' blog had an entry on how supposedly easy it is to enable, but references a checkbox that only appears on certain versions of VS.Net (and not the one that I purchased). Furthermore an MS employee suggested on a thread to install VS.Net on the server (without providing a version...I will assume that Pro is not this version).
                                      I would suggest having *TFS* actually handle code coverage instead of VS.Net vWhatever, as installing a…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please provide at least one uncompressed video format creation in Media Foundation

                                        Since DirectShow has not been available in Win8 Metro Apps, there's no lossless video encoder in Media Foundation. Also Avifil32.dll is for desktop apps only.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow install to drives other than C drive

                                          Restricting the install of any application to a single drive is short sighted. Its not easy to reconfigured dozens of machines to have larger C drives when the D/E/etc drives already contain data/applications. Please reconsider the restrict the install to the C drive.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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