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  1. Tool that will allow TFS server to TFS server syncronization of work items and codebase. Either on-demand sync or automatic sync.

    Tool that will allow TFS server to TFS server syncronization of work items and codebase. Either on-demand sync or automatic sync.

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    • application insights per team project

      Would be great to see application insight associated to the project and get the identities there, so team members get scoped access and content.

      21 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Integrate with Deskpro

        Add integration with Deskpro and visual studio online so you can create work items from deskpro bugs and also resolve them.

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        • Allow edit and continue on CTRL+F5'd debug build after attaching

          If I start a debug build of a C# console app with CTRL+F5, then attach to it, edit and continue is not supported. I'm starting the app with CTRL+F5 because this seems to result it running much faster than if it was started with just F5 atleast while the debugger attached.

          I would like to have ability to run the process with high perf and if something isn't right, then attach and lose some perf to get more debugging. Theoretically it should be possible to build a fully optimized build and then when attaching debugger, substitute the code with debug…

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            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • In VS 2013, allow ability to run the "Change Authentication" wizard AFTER project is created

            VS 2013 has a "Change Authentication" feature invoked when you create a project.

            You cannot run it standalone and worse of all you cannot run it after the project has been created.

            Consider e.g. having a VS 2012 project and wanting to upgrade to VS 2013 and use AAD instead of ADFS.

            Not a new project so can't use the "Change Authentication" wizard. Never used AAD before so no idea what the WIF constructs are!

            Or wanting to migrate a build from Test to Prod. You do not want to manualy update the web.config, figure out the certificate thumbprint etc.

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              6 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enhance the Find feature

              Currently the Find feature only works as a text search tool. It does not do a contextual search where the token being searched for is bound to a specific data type, structure or language feature. For example, if I'm searching for "ComputeStats", I'll get results such as the class named ComputeStatsEngine, the method ComputeStatsForDataset, the boolean variable _computeStatsFinished and so on. If I know beforehand that I'm only looking for a method with this name, I should be able to specify that and my results should reflect that. Alternatively or additionally, I should also be able to filter my results…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • enhance some feature in visual studio

                  hello sir.. i am c# developer i'm using IDE visual studio 2012 i think you should put some a little bit feature just like e.g("",'',{},()) when i write a code some times i create method but at the time of calling method i confused it is method or builtin class when i select this from intellisense it will show like this ("add") so i want to say that whenever i create method and then i select through intelisense it will create parenthesis and semicolon automatically like this (add();) .. and also when i write method or class name e.g add…

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add events to be able to know when a new Team is created

                    We want to be able to customize a few things when a Team is created, if we could hook up to and event here like we can with builds and work items, that would enable us to do a few more things.

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                    • Rename old local git commit message

                      Encapsulate the complexity of this task(*) on a button in the detail area of the commit, or even open the message for editing.

                      Remembering that whoever performs this task must have a minimum of knowledge about VIM editor.

                      *:
                      git rebase -i <commit number>
                      git commit --amend -m "<message>"
                      git rebase --continue

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Implement a button in VS to clear all of the cache the VS is currently using.

                        We need this asap, i just can't get bothered to roam through the hidden folders in appdata to clear the cache of visual studio every time there is a cache problem. Please implement this, we need it alot. And by clearing all of the cache i mean inter alia intellisense, xaml designer, assembly, etc...

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                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • python syntax for other languages

                          The python syntax is excellent, and it would be great if it could be used in other languages too, ( c#for example..), I know it is not all possible, but using indentations instead of brackets, having the and word instead of && and some more things like that (maybe keeping the static typing but being able to drop the var word), so if there could be some option in visual studio that would allow using python syntax on other languages it could be really great, or even be incorporated in the c# language that would be terrific.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Show Constant Value Tooltips When Not Debugging

                              While NOT debugging, it'd be great if we the tooltips for constants which show their type also actually showed the value of the constant.

                              This value should be known due to incremental compilation and could be displayed just like it is while you're debugging.

                              It's just really annoying to have to F12 all the time in a constant heavy environment and then jump back to the location after seeing what the value is.

                              Thanks!

                              42 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Visual studio editor collapse or expand conditional branching as (if) and iterations

                                In visual studio the editor allows collapse or expand the methods and summary, its gonna be good that you add this functionality, I mean also collapse or expand the conditional branching as (if) and iterations as while, foreach, etc.. This will allow greater clarity when you are working, for example, with legacy code or refactoring code.

                                Maybe it will be configurable in the display section of the menu options.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show full important attributes in collapsed outlining for xml

                                  We use xml files with our custom code generators, and when working with the collapsed outlining, the name attribute is truncated. For this particular application of xml, the name attribute is the only useful attribute to show in the outlining. It would be nice to enhance the xml with a processing directive or other property to signify which attribute(s) are important and should not be truncated in the collapsed outlining.

                                  Example:
                                  <COMMAND name="MyImportantCommand"...
                                  <COMMAND name="MyImportantCommandWithALongerName"...

                                  is collapsed to:
                                  [+]<COMMAND name="MyImportantComm">...</COMMAND>
                                  [+]<COMMAND name="MyImportantComm">...</COMMAND>

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                                  • Add a work item rule to allow for a range to be specified

                                    We are adding a new field that only requires a range of values. The range is large enough that using the ALLOWEDVALUES rule would not be beneficial. If a RANGE rule could be added this would be very useful.

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                                    • Make the Start Page dockable again

                                      In 2010, the Start Page could be marked as dockable, and docked to the tools tab, along with the Solution Explorer, Toolbox, etc.

                                      In 2013, this is no longer an option, and the page must be either left open, or must be opened manually every time you want to use it.

                                      Please make this page dockable again.

                                      Thanks.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Play back recordings for Exploritory Testing in MTM 2013

                                        Hi

                                        I have made the migration from MTM 2010 to MTM 2013. And I am so enjoying myself. Learning on forums, Youtube etc. How to do all the new stuff. I have been watching how to do the Exploratory testing and recording my actions. Including snapshots and comments.

                                        I have set up many test cases and I am able to run through these When we have a major build/development. But I do a whole load of exploratory testing. If I find a bug, would it not be a good, even great idea for a developer to view a recording of…

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