Reason Closed in the Issue Tracker

In this release, we added a new “reason closed” feature. Now when you close an issue, you can specify the reason that the issue was closed. This allows you to inform your users and team members why you are closing the issue (duplicate, fixed, etc.).   By default, your options are “Unassigned” and “Fixed,” but…


Release Notes 3/29/2013

In this week’s deployment, the CodePlex team fixed several bugs across the site. A couple notable improvements are: If a user replies to a discussion through email, we now strip out the email headers on the discussion page. We improved how markdown text looks in daily digest emails. We improved the formatting of markdown headings….


Release Notes 3/20/2013

In this release, the CodePlex team enabled Azure Web Sites deployment for Mercurial projects. Now you can continuously deploy to Azure Web Sites from CodePlex for both Mercurial and Git projects. To enable this feature, go to your Azure Websites’ dashboard, click on “Integrate Source Control” and follow the on-screen instructions.     If you ever want…


Release Notes 3/14/2013

This week, the CodePlex team responded to a couple pain points expressed by our users. Notable improvements are: The download service is now much more reliable Discussions and issues will now render 100% of the time Errors when adding new users to a TFS project have been resolved Authentication issues when accessing TFS or SVN…


Release Notes 3/6/2013

This week, the CodePlex team made several improvements across the site. A couple noteworthy changes are: F# syntax highlighting is now supported in both source browsing and code snippets. Huge thanks to LukeH for helping with this! A user who created an issue can now be contacted directly from the issue page. This can be used to…


Improving Issue Tracker Details

In this release, the CodePlex team made improvements to the issue tracker. Two notable changes are: In an effort to reduce clutter on the issue page, fields that have a value of “unassigned” are now hidden from the view. The impact field of an issue is now set to “unassigned” by default. Have ideas on…


Syntax Highlighting Improvements

The CodePlex team added syntax highlighting to our markdown editor. Now, if you specify the language of a codeblock, the appropriate highlighting will be applied as seen below:   The supported languages are: XML Java JavaScript TypeScript SQL C# VB.NET ASPX (C#) ASPX (VB.NET) C++ PHP PowerShell For more information about our markdown editor and…


Release Notes 2/13/2013

This week the CodePlex team made several improvements across the site. A couple noteworthy changes are: Replying to a discussion thread through email will now have the expected behavior and formatting Resolved an issue that would cause intermittent download errors for some users Various bugs in the markdown editor were fixed Have ideas on how…


Release Notes 2/7/2013

In this release, the CodePlex team added keyboard shortcuts to the markdown editor. The commands are as follows: CTRL + B -> Bold CTRL + I  -> Italics CTRL + O -> Numbered List CTRL + U -> Bulleted List CTRL + L -> Hyperlink CTRL + G -> Image CTRL + Q -> Quote…


Using Visual Studio Git with CodePlex

Brian Harry made two major announcements today at the ALM Summit. Visual Studio will support Git Team Foundation Server will host Git repositories. When we added Git to CodePlex back in March of last year a missing piece, for many customers, was having great Git tooling within Visual Studio. With the CTP release of Visual Studio…