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  1. Make work item columns customizable in check-in dialog

    When checking-in our policy is that a work item has to be linked. Our work items have a custom field with an ID that differs from the TFS ID. The columns in the check-in dialog are not customizable which makes it very ennoying to find the correct work item.

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      6 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

      Ewald Hofman

    • 37 votes
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        6 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Share single branch policy by multiple branches

        I would like to be able to define single branch policy shared by (applied to) multiple branches. Policy assignment to branches should be rule based similar to branch filters in continuous integration trigger.

        For example i would like to be able to assign same branch policy to all branches named refs/heads/release/*.

        37 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "Rebase and Merge" to pull requests

          Rebase and merge pull requests is functionality in github that would be useful for pull requests which shouldn't be squashed. Otherwise you'd have to make multiple pull requests to keep your tree clean.

          https://github.com/blog/2243-rebase-and-merge-pull-requests

          36 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Pull request: rest feedback of related active pull request after code changes (push new changes)

            Branch policy: require 2 reviewers approve

            Steps:

            1.Pull request created with 2 reviewers
            2.One reviewer accepted the PR and the other reviewer rejected
            3.The author fixed and pushed up the code
            4.The reviewer who had rejected the code approved
            5.The PR completed successfully without the first approver seeing the update

            It's better that the feedback can be reset automatically (can just rest approve feedback) after a push the new changes, in order to the all reviewers can review the new changes.

            36 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Annotate View should allow one to go back in time

              When activating Annotate View for a source file, then one can see what revisions changed what parts of the current code.

              It would be useful to be able to right-click a code-part-revision and choose "Show Annotate View before this revision". It would then activate a new Annotate View base on the version history from just before the specified revision.

              36 votes
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                5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Comments in a commit should show up in the Pull Request

                If I go to a Pull Request, click through to a commit and add comments to files there, none of the comments peculate up to the Pull Request.

                35 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support opening diffs for multiple files with a single click

                  When viewing diffs in TFS, it is very time consuming to right-click on each file individually to select "compare with latest version...". Would like to be able to select multiple files, right click, compare, and have a diff window pop up for each file selected using the comparison method chosen.

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                    12 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

                    Ewald Hofman

                  • Can we please have syntax highlighting for pull request code?

                    Could we please have better highlighting for common languages?

                    34 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Markdown support for source checkin/commit comments.

                      For displaying checkin/commit comments for either TFS Source or Git Source, I suggest you add Markdown support so that some simple formatting can be included in comments.

                      To get more details visit Markdown specs page http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/.

                      33 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add pruning of a Git remote to the Team Explorer; something like right-click on the remote --> Prune. Stale branches are annoying.

                        Add pruning of a Git remote to the Team Explorer; something like right-click on the remote --> Prune. Stale branches are annoying.

                        32 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to see labels in browser view / TFS Web Access

                          There seems to be no way to view labels at all in the web access to TFS. Any plans to support it? Would be nice for us non-Visual Studio developers :)

                          29 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Web Based Code Review

                            We are a mixed development environment, using both TFVC and TF-GIT for code control. Many of our developers are linux based and do not use visual studio. We can do everything we want through the web interface, with the one major exception of code reviews. These only function fully through visual studio. I would like to see full code review functionality via the online portal.

                            29 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Disable comment editing (i.e. add, edit, delete, and state change) in completed pull request

                              After completing a pull request, I noticed that team members can still add comments and the comment authors can still edit and delete their own comments. It would be ideal for these controls to be locked down after a pull request is completed. This way we can use the completed pull request as audit trial.

                              Also, the original comments' states (i.e. active, pending, resolved, won't fix, and closed) can still be changed too, making them susceptible to either intentional or unintentional modifications. For example, a comment marked as "closed" at the time of pull request completion somehow shows "pending" when…

                              28 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add the ability to mark files as reviewed

                                When doing code reviews for large pull requests, I often get pulled away to do something else and then come back later to continue reviewing. It would be very helpful to be able to mark which files I've reviewed as I review them so that I can more easily pick up where I left off, and not re-review the same files multiple times.

                                28 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Git Statistics Reports

                                  It would be great if we could see reports on git activity similiar to what you can view on github for git repositories on VSO.

                                  28 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • TFS New Service Endpoint with ssh key for External Git

                                    For now the new service endpoint dialog only has fields for url, username/password one option.

                                    I need to be able to also supply a ssh key for authentication. Please add this feature.

                                    27 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make cross-team project checkins properly respect checkin policies of each individual team project.

                                      It is currently possible to check in files that fail the checkin policies of a team project by also checking in files from other team projects at the same time. See http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/726309/custom-checkin-policy-not-being-applied for more details about this currently "by design" "feature".

                                      26 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        As explained in this blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2015/10/08/how-we-use-user-voice-to-make-a-better-product.aspx), we had updated the status of this suggestion to “Under Review” to let you know we are tracking it on our backlog. To better indicate which one we are actively working on or which ones are on our 6-month plan, we introduced the states “Started” and “Planned”. The goal is to give an update on in progress suggestions at least every 3 months. This suggestion is still on our backlog, but they are not part of the 6-month plan.

                                        Ewald Hofman

                                      • Revert all unchanged items from changeset before check-in

                                        Imagine 100 checked-out files, while trying something out, and now you want to check-in your changes.
                                        I feel more comfortable if I see directly which files really changed, before checking-in.

                                        A button "Undo all unchanged" would e.g. undo 90 of these 100 files and now you see clearly which 10 files you really changed.

                                        26 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create an API for Code Search

                                          Code Search is awesome! But it would be even better if there was an API for it, so that you could integrate search into anything. Best would be something like an enhancement to Visual Studio, select a keyword, right-click and in addition to find all references, you have a find all references in TFS... or go to def in TFS, etc. For extremely large codebases where having all in VS at the same time, this would be very handy. But it would start with an API to Team Services...

                                          25 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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