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      started  ·  10 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      Michael PatersonMichael Paterson supported this idea  · 
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        3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Code  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Michael PatersonMichael Paterson supported this idea  · 
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          496 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Update 7/30/2015 – A preview release of SlowCheetah for Visual Studio 2015 is available on the VS Gallery – https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/05bb50e3-c971-4613-9379-acae2cfe6f9e. Please let us know on our GitHub if you run into any issues – https://github.com/sayedihashimi/slow-cheetah. We will try to fix them as soon as possible. The preview only supports VS 2015, but we will be expanding that soon.


          Hello. This suggestion has gained a great deal of momentum so we would like to share our plans to address configuration driven XML transforms in Visual Studio. We understand that this is potentially blocking many teams and projects from moving forward to Visual Studio 2015. While we will not be implementing this functionality in Visual Studio 2015 itself, we do plan to update the SlowCheetah extension to fully support Visual Studio 2015. Our long term plan, however, is to integrate this functionality into a future version of Visual Studio.

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          Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

          Where did you see that show cheetah is deprecated?

          Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 
          Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

          I agree. It would be awesome to use config transforms during debugging, etc instead of just during deployment.

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            27 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hello everyone and thank you for the feedback. We are actively investigating ways to improve how Visual Studio handles project content. This suggestion falls into that category. Unfortunately, we will not be able to address this feedback for the Visual Studio 2015 release. We will update the community when our plans in this area have gained more clarity.

            Will Buik,
            Visual Studio – VS IDE Project and Build Team

            Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

            @Nathan Black that's an amazing idea! We are building an angularjs app that has _nothing_ to do with asp.net. That being said, I love Visual Studio and want to continue using it as my daily development but I don't want to dictate to others which OS/IDE (if any) they should use. I'm considering treating the project as a web site instead of a web application which I think might solve the problem in a round-about way.

            Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

            This would really be great for teams that develop on different platforms for the same project. I love Visual Studio on Windows and others on my team use Sublime Text on a Mac. This would definitely make it a much better experience.

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              5 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

              Interesting idea.

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                5 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                Great idea.

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Services » Test  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                  To a certain extent this is available in VS 2013 with the code indicators.http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2013/06/03/visual-studio-2013.aspx

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                    15 comments  ·  Team Services » Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                    Great idea.

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                      51 comments  ·  Team Services » CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      In the new build system coming with TFS 2015 you can see the full history of the changes to your build definition. The feature that is currently missing is the ability to undo or rollback to a previous revision.

                      We are working on the last pieces of rollback, and we expect that it will be available in the next major version of TFS. It should become available on Team Services in the next few months.

                      Chris Patterson
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                      Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                      Indeed that is what I was thinking about.

                      Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                      @stavn it is just a xaml file. If I need to change the build definition then I update the file and check it in.

                      Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                      You can always store the build definition file in source control. This is what I do.

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                        232 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        With the December 10th deployment, we have released our first phase of our rollout plan to deliver process customization to Visual Studio Team Services. You can now add your own fields, and change the layout of the work item form.

                        We’ll continue marching down our backlog and add more customizations until we reach full parity with what we have in TFS. This is going to take some time and you can read more about our plans in this blog post: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2016/01/11/process-customization-futures.aspx.

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                          3 comments  ·  Team Services » Work Item Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                          They called it Enterprise Agile.

                          Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                          It looks like this is coming in TFS 2013!!

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                            14 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                            I agree that if code is commented out, delete it. That's what source control is for.

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                              22 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                              I'm more of a keyboard guy. I use F12.

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                                12 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                Is this still a problem with VS 2012? Mine opens in about 2 seconds....

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                                  9 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                  Think of the App_Start folder that is popping up all over the place. Also, I like to keep extension method classes in an Extensions folder but would really like to have the namespace be the root namespace. Great idea.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Team Services » Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                    Great idea!

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                                      8 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      Michael PatersonMichael Paterson supported this idea  · 
                                      Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                      I'm out of votes but this is an AWESOME idea!

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                                        planned  ·  40 comments  ·  Team Services » CI (Build)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        Michael PatersonMichael Paterson supported this idea  · 
                                        Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                        Build A succeeds -> Build B is triggered.
                                        Personally I'd prefer to set this up in Build B to "watch" Build A then have Build A specify that Build B should be triggered.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE » SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                          Awesome ideas for the dependency graphs....

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                                            4 comments  ·  Visual Studio IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            Michael PatersonMichael Paterson commented  · 

                                            I would TOTALLY vote for this if I had any left. In addition I would throw in the option to prevent the default file generation. Ie. if you have MyTestFile.tt that actually generated 4 other files and nothing in MyTestFile.cs, it would be nice to be able to turn off the generation of MyTestFile.cs.

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