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  1. multi-line in the cell of a table in markdown in VSTS

    It's better to support multi-line in the cell of a table in markdown. In wiki page of VSTS, we can use line1 <br/> line2, but can't do in markdown file.

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      0 comments  ·  Dashboards and Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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      • When I paste a file from one project to another prompt me if I want to change the namespace of that file

        When I paste a file from one project to another prompt me if I want to change the namespace of that file

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          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Iintellisense C/C++, add #if defined(MACRO) syntax support

          According to https://msdn.microsoft.com/pl-pl/library/2a1b21sf.aspx, intellisense supports only:
          #if defined MACRO syntax.
          Is it possible to add support for :
          #if defined(MACRO) syntax? Intellisense always reports false in this case.

          Or do you have any workaround for this issue?

          Regards,
          Mateusz

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            0 comments  ·  Java Tools (IntelliJ/Eclipse)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable drag selection (for copy/paste) of Work Item ID and Title

            Enable dragging a selection across both the ID and a Title for a Work Item with a view to copying and pasting.

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            • Implementing security alerts for dependencies

              It would be great to have monitoring for security vulnerabilities in project dependencies like GitHub does. Ref: https://github.com/blog/2470-introducing-security-alerts-on-github

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              • Easy parenting of items to frequently used parents

                I am often getting emails with TFS ids (bugs, feature work. deliverables, all kinds of WITS0 that I need to parent to a small handful of commonly used scenarios. Usually the number of scenarios is less than 6.

                In order to do this now, I need to open up 2 tabs in edge, 1 with my scenarios and 1 with my to-be-parented item. I then need to find the scenario, get its id, open the child item, find the links, cut-and paste the value, and save.

                Could we have a right click context menu for a quick parent, and be…

                4 votes
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                • When changing task version in editor, map input values from version to version based on parameter names, when they match.

                  When you change task version you lose values.
                  Please try to match param names between task versions to fill similar input boxes ( text, radio etc.) with values from the previous version if field name matches.
                  Ex. Powershell Task.

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                  • Dashboard: Work assigned to <person> widget - add/remove columns

                    The current widget in VSTS "Work assigned to <person>" has fixed columns. I would like to edit what columns are visible. Examples of columns: Iteration path, Area path, tags, Effort.

                    Extra wish: Each work item should also show how many children it has.

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                    • Multiple Activity and Effort for work items

                      For example, a Bug is worked on by a developer to fix it and then by tester to test it. It would be convenient to have 2 sets of activity and effort on the work item to easier track capacity.

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                      • Team Services currently does not support changes to 'Completed' category

                        The ask? Allow more than "Done" in the "Completed" state category.

                        Why? There are a lot of new charts and functionality in VSTS that make use of the "Completed" category. However, our work items only reach the Done state when it has been released to production. In order to use some of the new functionality (burnup, burndown, etc.), we would need to be able to add new states to the Completed category so that from an internal development/test perspective we are "Complete", but we are queued up to release during a maintenance window. Since you cannot add new states to…

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                        • Kanban Blocked/Track Items Not Count Against WIP

                          Have an option to include Blocked/Track column alongside doing/done and so that it does not count against the WIP limit.

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                          • Show recently completed pull requests under 'Mine'

                            Under the 'Mine' tab, I'd like to see my recently completed pull requests since I often need to reference them in the day after completing as people ask about it.

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                              0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Very hard to figure out how to add an itteration

                              Make it easier to add an itteration

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                              • Ability to remove custom field from work item

                                I would be really useful to be able to delete a custom field definition - if you create one with the wrong type you cannot edit the data type, you also cannot delete it, so you have to recreate it with a new name which is very annoying.

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                                • Allow epics and features to be sorted inline with unparented work items

                                  We typically use the lowest level work item view of the Backlog, and have 'Parents' set to "Show", so that we can see the hierarchy of Epics, Features (etc.).

                                  What is frustrating, is that unparented work items are sorted individually from Epics and Features, with the latter always shown above unparented work items. To get the actual stack order you have to turn 'Parents' to "Hide", which then means you lose all hierarchy, and the individual work items from Epics and Features need to be managed independely of ALL other work items, not just with the context of that single…

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                                  • On Board tab of current iteration Backlog choosing a team member should move focus to the member name so the first tasks are shown

                                    On Board tab of current iteration Backlog choosing a team member should move focus to the member name so the first tasks are shown. Most of the times I have to scroll to see the first tasks of the chosen member

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                                    • Add save and close option to work items that are opend from a query

                                      When you open a work item from a query view there is only a save option, but no save and close.
                                      Instead of using the up and down arrows to go to other workitems within the same query result set, I would like to return to the grid view of the query result set.

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                                      • Chinese Localization Support on VSTS - 请在VSTS上支持使用中文

                                        Now that VSTS has landed in Hong Kong China, I think it will be a great time to add Chinese Localization support. Chinese Language support is very important for most of Chinese developers.

                                        现在VSTS已经在中国香港落地,中国大陆的大量开发人员非常关心我们是否可以获得中文的操作界面,能够有完整的中文支持对于VSTS在中国(包括中国大陆/台湾/香港地区)非常重要,而且我相信海外的华人developer也会更希望使用自己最熟悉的语言。

                                        请广大的中国开发者都来投上你宝贵的一票,尽快争取这个功能在VSTS获得支持。

                                        谢谢大家!

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                                          20 comments  ·  Administration & Licensing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • EXPORTING QUERIES. We are paying $10 per month per user for a simple CSV export. Please add this (basic) functionality !

                                          EXPORTING QUERIES. We are paying $10 per month per user for a simple CSV export. Please add this (basic) functionality !

                                          CSV , XML, PDF export - CSV at least (into Excel).

                                          Cheers

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