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  1. Alerts based on Discussion additions

    Utilizing the discussion field in the history section of a Work Item allows teams to have a conversation about the work item and have it documented in the work item, which is great! However, there is no way to notify the owner of the work item that there is a discussion happening in the work item.

    Setting up an alert for this would seem to be the most logical way to accomplish this, however there is no way to create an alert based on the discussion field itself. Creating an alert on History changes creates too much noise from other…

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    • Allow charting on fields other than "count of work items" such as effort or work remaining

      When creating a chart based on a TFS query, the only option for Values is "count of work items." I would like to create a pie chart grouped by state where the value of each sector is the total effort for the work items in that state.

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      • Allow custom format strings for boolean values

        I would like to be able to specify how string.Format displays the True and False values of Boolean variables.

        For example I would like the following C# snippet to output "Boiler: On" rather than "Boiler: True":

        bool boilerIsOn = true;
        Console.WriteLine("Boiler: {0:On:Off}", boilerIsOn );

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          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Script arguments should expand Team Build Properties

          the pre/post-build and pre/post-test script arguments should be able to handle Team Build Properties. I should be able to pass $(RequestedBy), and other properties, directly to my PowerShell script.

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          • Correct behavior when deleting a line with word wrap enabled

            When word wrap is enabled, if you use CTRL+X to delete a line that spans more than one on screen line, and your cursor is positioned on the first on screen line, it removes the first on screen line but leaves subsequent parts of the line and moves them up to the end of the previous line to the one deleted. This does not seem right. Deleting a line should delete the entire line even if it spans multiple on screen lines when word wrap is enabled.

            If word wrap is not enabled the same action deletes the line as…

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              1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow methods to have multiple return values

              This is just syntactic sugar for the existing ref/out syntax. Example:

              // Instead of just only having:
              public bool MyMethod(int x, int y, out int a, out int b)

              // Also allow this, which is more elegant and easier to read:
              public int, int, bool MyMethod(int x, int y)
              {
              int a = x * y;
              int b = x + y;
              bool p = x > y;
              return a, b, p;
              }

              // To call the method:
              int a;
              int b;
              bool p;
              a, b, p = MyMethod(2, 4);

              // Or even better:
              int a, int b, bool p…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Equivalent of UITestMethodAttribute for TestInitialize

                In Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, the Ms test framework saw the welcome addition of the UITestMethodAttribute, enabling us to declare that tests should run on the UI thread.

                Unfortunately, there is still no way to get [TestInitialize] methods to run on the UI thread. This is problematic, because if you need your test to run on the UI thread, there's quite a good chance that you'll need the test setup to run on the UI thread too.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable TFS compare option for a project file in Solution explorer

                  In Visual Studio solution explorer it is possible to compare a checked out with its checked in version. Unfortunately this option is not available for a project file.
                  The project file comparison, in fact, is implemented, e.g. when you need to resolve merging issue.

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

                    I mean VS2013 Ultimate and Monaco

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                      3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please make MSDN work. I have an active account and cannot login.

                      Make MSDN work. I cannot login into my active account

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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 →
                        • Be able to re-order Several Product Backlog Items at a time

                          When I need to re order several consecutive Product Backlog Items, I need to it one at a time. I would like to be able to select several consecutive PBI and re-order using Drag and drop.

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                          • Altura do TextBox, MaskedTextBox e ComboBox

                            Por favor coloquem opção de alterar Altura dos componentes TextBox, MaskedTextBox e ComboBox.
                            As vezes complica fazer um bom layout dos componentes num form sem essas opções

                            Grato

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Curently Test frequency drop down has only two values 5 and 10 minutes when adding a web test in availability.

                              The test frequency drop down should have other durations such as 1hour, 4 hours

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                                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Currently the access to application insight is given at portal level. It will be helpful if the acess can be provided to users on dashboard.

                                Currently, the access on application insight is provided at portal level which helps the user to perform any actions like deleting of web tests etc. Can we confine the privileges like
                                1) Giving access only to dash board
                                2) Providing access on selected applications.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Impact of web test results in usage section

                                  Upon adding Web tests it creates an impact on the results in Usage section i.e., the data of activities and sessions displayed in events, Global, referral sources, screen resolutions etc. are being displayed based on the user approach and on the web test run.

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                                    • 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 →
                                      • Loading Data Performance Optimizations for WPF.

                                        May I request for Loading DataSource optimization performance for WPF :)))) I need solution to boost the loading in ItemsSource more than Hundreds of millions of data in DataGrid, ListBox, ListView... even the Virtualization from the ListBox, ListView, DataGrid has already set the Property of Virtualizations but this is not enough because I noticed there were some dalays when the ListView or DataGrid hits hundred million and above :D please make solutions thanks in advance... )))) By the way please include, Sort, Filter, Group Optimizations as well ))))

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support code review of git pull requests

                                          Support CodeFlow code reviews of git pull requests.

                                          - Git server used to store code.
                                          - Issue pull request using whatever mechanism customer prefers (web, command line, visual studio ide).
                                          - Create code review request & Email out. Prefer standalone IDE for those not using VS because of platform.

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