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  1. Ability to use same release management action with different names in template and allow to see configuration variables for them

    When we use actions in release template if we drop same action more than once to a release template we are unable to view/compare/edit configuration variables from the configuration variable compare window, appear in the template. For example we may use " Copy File" or "Start App Pool" etc actions more than once in a template when we deploy a complex solution with multiple websites to a given server. I suggest to introduce capability to add an alias/ or some kind of name tag when actions dropped to release template, so that it would enable a unique identity to each…

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      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Copy paste of type name from a variable tool tip

      When hovering above a variable the editor displays a tooltip with the type information.

      It would be useful to enable a right click menu that would place the info in the clipboard for future use, this is especially true for long namespaces.

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Compile both VB.NET and C# code in the same project

        Some scenarios that I can recall off the top of my head:

        ​1. I want to gradually port a big VB.NET project to C#. I can't do it all at once because it'll take time and automated conversion tools don't work perfect.

        2. I'll be able to use unsafe code and other features which are not available in VB.NET.

        It doesn't have to support both languages in a single file. I just want .cs and .vb files in the same project to be compiled.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • In my opinion comments that start in column 1 should be sacrosanct

            There should be a formatting option in the Editor that states "Do not format column 1 comments".
            All too often I have formatted some comments in a module, only to have them moved over by the editor so that the comments no longer are in column 1.

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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add "Start URL" to WebRole properties to launch a specific URL on F5

                It would be really helpful if you extend the "Startup action" of a WebRole with a "Start URL" parameter. The two options "Launch browser for HTTP endpoint" and "Launch browser for HTTPS endpoint" are not enough. If you do not know what I mean look at the project properties of a Web Application project unter "web > Start Action > Start URL". Take a look at my attached image.

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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow a variable have two names

                  One_name_would_be_more_mnemonical (=long) and the_other could be an alias for use in complex expressions, for their easier readability

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Find & Replace in build definitions

                    After cloning a build definition you need to do som editing in it and parts of the branchpath is the main thing that needs to change. For us having several builds pointing to the same branch we also have a lot of cloaked folders in each builds source settings which takes some time to edit.

                    Having a find and replace possibility would be great!

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                    • Re-add Font and Color options in TFS 2013 Web Access Work Item text formatting bar

                      Re-add Font and Color options in TFS 2013 Web Access Work Item text formatting bar.

                      This is a very useful tool for QA team to emphasize bug items that need attention.

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                      • Add support for BlackBerry10 to Multi-Device Hybrid Apps

                        BlackBerry10 WebWorks SDK is built on Cordova. It is relatively trivial to get the existing hybrid app framework to support BlackBerry10 as a target platform (my project builds) but additional integration for launching apps on the device and linking up with the web-inspector would be nice!

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                          0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • allow encrypted values on hosted build controllers

                            A feature to add key value pairs (encrypted) so that such values can be available during build execution in post build scripts. These are useful in scenarios like publishing to private nuget feed.

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                            • To provide a "don't step into the current method anymore" debugger option

                              For the (native) Step Into Just My Code feature: in addition to manually-written .natstepfilter files, wouldn't it be great if, when debugging a function, we could somehow tell the debugger "In the future, don't step into the current method anymore".

                              This could, in turn, dynamically modify an "autodisables.natstepfilter" fies in the user Visualizers folder. What do you think?

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                                2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please enhance the customizability of the interface.

                                In VS2008, we could customize the toolbars by drag and drop, which was easy and handy, but from VS2010 on, we could no longer do that.

                                Second, in VS2008 we could make a toolbar vertically positioned, but from VS2010 on, toolbars could only be horizontal.

                                Please bring those features in VS2008 back to us.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • TypeScript support for Application Insights

                                  Please release some (maybe the one that your developers are already using ;)) official TypeScript Definition files to enable type script developers to use the JavaScript API of Application Insights.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please include the visual studio sdk into the visual studio installer and build more language for the sdk

                                    My english is not very well.
                                    As we know, the visual studio has kinds of language versions. But the sdk only has the english version. I hope when we install the visual studio, we can also select to install the sdk which language is the same with the visual studio.
                                    Best thanks for the visual studio developers, it is a powerful IDE.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Include Team Members on Task Board People View even when Tasks are not Assigned to Team Member

                                      A great UI benefit of the task board is to be able to reassign tasks to team members by drag and drop. However, if a team member does not have any tasks assigned to them, that person does not appear on the task board. By having all team members appear regardless of task assignment, assigning tasks is much easier than opening the work item and assigning.

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                                      • enable all taskboard functions for stakeholder license user

                                        We have many business users with the new stakeholder license doing some end user testing and reporting progress by changes status on tasks, but it's difficult to change status on a test task related to a pbi when they have to open the task, instead of just dragging to the in progress and done column's. Also the possibility to add tasks releated to a pbi directly from taskboard or iteration backlog could be nice to have enabled

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                                        • Direct support for PowerShell in pre/post build events

                                          Currently only cmd/batch files are supported. PowerShell is a great replacement available on every Windows box basically. Writing complex pre/post build scripts is way easier in PowerShell.

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