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  1. Hide Markdown comments

    If I add a Readme.md (or any other .md file) which contains HTML-style comments (e.g <!-- my comment -->), I think the comment should not be shown as part of the rendering.

    I use Visual Studio Code to edit Markdown files. I also use the Markdown TOC extension to generate tables of contents for my Markdown files. It uses comments to track where the TOC is in the document, and VSTS renders these so they show up when I look at my document in the VSTS web view.

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    • Feedback

      Provide screen to seen when particular team member got latest version from source control.

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      • Filter on commit range in History view

        Today, I can filter based on a date range in the Git History view in VSTS. This is nice, but what I really want is to be able to filter on a commit range (similar to what I'd get from `git log commita..commitb`).

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        • Expand Work Item Branch Policy

          My team is interested in an expansion of the existing branch policy of linking a workitem to a Pull Request. It would be helpful if you could block the pull request until a field in the linked workitem(s) is set to a specific value (or to be more flexible, require that the linked work item show up in a specific work item query).

          Scenarios enabled by this which my team would find useful:
          - The developer is required to check a box/set a field to indicate that their change meets certain compliance requirements before being able to merge in the…

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          • Table-View for Resx files

            For easier editing resex files inside the web, like you can do this with markdown files.

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            • Context menu for opening file in new Browser Tab

              When navigating the Files view i should be able to open a file in a new browser tab instead of taking over the current browser tab. This is particularly useful when trying to following logical flow. Fwd and Back buttons don't work because of the scroll position reset.

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              • remove "updated <filename>" commit message suggestion from web

                It's OK to do a suggestion, but in my book it's not OK that the user can just press enter, because for beginning git users you make it look like this is a reasonable commit message, which it really isn't.

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                • Make it possible to get history commit information for one specific BRANCH of a repository (and not the whole repository)

                  We are trying to automate some pieces of our Continuous Integration process flow and we tried to use VSTS API to get last commit ID of a specific Branch (inside a repository), but this is not supported today... it would be good to open that... agree?

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                  • stop auto-hiding resolved Pull Request comments

                    When reviewing a Pull Request in VSTS, comments are automatically being hidden when they are flagged as resolved. This is a relatively new behavior, and, IMO, undesirable, at least until the PR is marked as Completed.

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                    • While updating vnext build definitions , there has to be certain policy to give comment as mandatory while saving any change.

                      Usually what users do is they make changes to vnext build definitions and don't give comments while saving, so do we have some policy or any other way to make this comment section mandatory.

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                      • File diff (team-services www and Visual Studio)

                        Relates to file diff (team-services www and Visual Studio): it'd be great if, when a cursor is placed on a line of content, both left and right versions of that line get displayed somewhere (e.g. on the bottom of the screen) one above the other, so that it's easier to spot differences. I like how BeyondCompare does this. Currently, this is avilable with "inline diff" option, but that requires switching context from "side-by-side diff", which makes it a little difficult to work with.

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                        • print button on work items for on premise tfs.

                          we are having on premise tfs and business users use web version of tfs to enter work items. and there is no print available on TFS 2015 on prem as well as 2017 on prem. can you add print button for TFS for on prem ??

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                          • Code Navigation like opengrok

                            Have a feature similar to opengrok, so one can navigate through the code easily.

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                            • Recycle Bin for deleted branches

                              Add deleted branches to a Recycle Bin. When completing pull requests, it has become easier now to mistakenly delete a branch after merge because of the default checkbox in the Complete Pull Request dialog. I've gotten burned by this a couple of times.

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                              • Shared files in TFS hierarchy

                                It would be great if there would be possible to share files/folders between folders in TFS project directly.
                                E.g.: I have folder FOLD1 where I have actually checked-in resource files. Then I have folder FOLD2 where I want these files too.. Is this possible? Thanks

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                                • Allow to add new SecurityGroups as part of ProcessTemplate Customazation in VSTS.

                                  With On-Premise, we have full control on updating process template. At our company, we have many other reasons to go for separate team projects for each team.

                                  Again, we are not following out of the box security groups. if we have a feature to add new security groups as part of process edit for VS team service, it would be great.

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                                  • Tooltips for GIT functions

                                    How about adding some tooltips for GIT functions so I can learn while I use it? E.g. if I hover over 'Merge From..', it would be nice for a popup to appear describing what that does!

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                                    • I'd really like to be able to put more than 4000 characters in the description

                                      I'd really like to be able to put more than 4000 characters in the description.
                                      Somethings I like to attach test resources, or sample files to the description to make it clear what the code does. That is very difficult with that limit.

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                                      • Add the ability to add warning messages to branches.

                                        It is not uncommon for my team to soft lock a particular branch. That is, tell people to not commit/merge unless they are fixing a build break. It would be nice if there was a way to add a reminder message that shows up in VSTS. For example, the message could be displayed at the top of Pull Requests that are merging into that branch.

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