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  1. Unable to copy file "obj\x86\Debug\*.exe" to "bin\Debug\*.exe". The process cannot access the file 'bin\Debug\*.exe' because it is being use

    i am using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional (Evaluation version), whenever i build my project, i am facing this error "Unable to copy file "obj\x86\Debug\*.exe" to "bin\Debug\*.exe". The process cannot access the file 'bin\Debug\*.exe' because it is being used by another process."

    After seeing this error, i used to close Visual Studio & check for processes in Task Manager (by pressing ctrl+alt+delete), and close process indicating myprojectname.exe, then open Visual Studio and build my project again, it shows 'Build succeeded' and .exe file executes. But, after 2-3 time execution of .exe file, i see the same error and it shows…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Team Foundation Server command line should have an option to specify a proxy server.

      The Team Foundation Server comand line is very powerful and we use it for lots of back end build server functionality. Currently we are required to install and run the GUI client on these machines to initialize the registry and provide our proxy setting.
      We can specify all other connection information for tf.exe (and associated commands) please allow us to specify the proxy server for command lines as well so we can easily override the registry setting when needed and don't need to execute the GUI.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bring back the VS 2010 Test Explorer and Test Results window

        I realize that this is not a "New" idea but the response that this issue has been resolved in Update 1 and some future update is not true. As a CodedUI Developer I need:
        1. The ability to copy the test results to the clipboard
        2. The ability to groupd the tests by project/class name
        3. The abiltiy to UnGroup the tests
        4. The ability to see a history of the testing
        5. A more comprehensive view of the test results.

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          5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Refactoring for dependencyProperty

              When you refactor a dependencyProperty it would be nice if I had not to rename the public static readonly DependencyProperty field and the String separate.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 9 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 24 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • TSF 2012 Azure with Project Online and Sharepoint reports (may be dashboard).

                    Document the solution: use together TSF 2012 Azure with Project Online and Sharepoint reports (may be dashboard).

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add style rule dialog box in Visual Studio 2012

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                      Just noticed that Add Style rule dialogue box which showed up CSS-outline is missing in VS2012 or I am missing some changes made by MS?

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                        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Database performance test using Visual Studio

                        To Collect SQL Server Database performance metrics using Visual Studio. Already we have unit test of DB SPs,Functions. Similar to that Performance Test or Stress or Load Test on Database. we need featue in VIsual Studio

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • save the last used date filter in Build Explorer

                          either allow users to set the default date filter or save the last used date filter in the Build Explorer.

                          I never want to see builds just for Today (as is the default), nor do I want to see build older than 30 day. Since we retain 10ish builds, I don't thing defaulting to 30 days (or 28 that is available now) would be out of line.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Integrate Project Napa with TFS Online

                            Currently when developing Office Apps with the online Napa tools, I have to bring it down into visual studio in order to be able to put it back in TFS Online. Would be great if all the code I wrote in Napa could be directly sync'd with TFS Online.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • You asked us what you should do next.

                              How about implementing the ideas listed here that have over 1,000 votes.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add review process for test cases

                                We currently have a test case review process outside of TFS. I would prefer to have a test review process as part of TFS, similar to the code review functionality.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add/Remove custom column in Pending Changes panel (in Team Foundation Server)

                                  It would be a very useful feature to customize the Pending Changes panel in TFS

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show the full test plan tree in MTM view results report

                                    I'm using the latest MTM (2012). I have created several Test Suites which have multiple levels branched below them. When I view the results in the Plan, even though I have selected the parent folder and child folders, the graph shows me only the lowest branch in the suite so I can't tell which suite it is coming from because I have used the same suite names in each branch. I would like to show the name of parent branch (In other words the

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                                    • Partial Day Off

                                      Too often a team member have to be absent for some hours of the project, so it would be important that we might add the day off partially informing the hours of absence in the capacity planner.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve control over target framework in F# portable libaries

                                        Make F# work like C#, where there is more fine-grained control over which frameworks are targeted. Currently it is not possible to use the portable version of Reactive Extensions from a portable F# library due to F# only targeting Profile47.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create base class DbBulkCopy as part of the ADO.NET provider model

                                          Presently, SqlBulkCopy offers bulk insertion capabilities for SQL Server. It is one of few classes in ADO.NET that do not follow a provider model, where we have an abstract base class (say, DbBulkCopy) and different implementations for each database engine. Most of these engines already have APIs that offer similar functionality, but it would be useful to have a standard interface to all of them.

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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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