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  1. Add Code Metrics Data to the TFS Warehouse oob if enabled

    I have to write reports for clients and frequently they want to know their code metrics over time as they implement new rules etc. Currently to add this to the warehouse to easily report on it out of the box I have to: incorporate the power tools via build, then I have to generate an output file, and then I have to write an adapter that moves that to the warehouse.

    It would be great if we skipped all of those steps :)

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show all the included changes in the Included Changes Treeview

      I like that effort has gone into the Pending Changes area of the Team Explorer, but don't understand why the Included Changes treeview shows a seemingly arbitrary amount of changed files but hides others (In my solution it is currently 155 of 331).

      In situtations where changes for files are generated rather than manually edited, there can be a large number of changes, and will need checking in often, have to switch between the usual treeview to the All Included Changes, breaks the workflow, and using the All Included Changes in a vertical (tall, thin window) isn't simple.

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        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Tell me how to show the "Transform All Templates" button in the Solution Explorer

        In order to quickly transform all templates in a project
        As a user upgrading from VS 2010 to VS 11 Beta
        I want to not lose my "Transform All Templates" button from solution explorer.

        Installed Visual Studio 11 Beta today. Where did the "Transform All Templates" button go?

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          9 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create a fast, lightweight version of VS that is focused on code only. Yes, remove all designers.

          Create a fast, lightweight version of VS that is focused on code only. Yes, remove all designers.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Sqlite Connetor for .Net Framework 4.5,..

            Add Sqlite Connetor for .Net Framework 4.5,..

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • spell checker

              I have a great idea implement a spell/suggestion checker for all text that go on the UIs be it forms/web pages all UIs ,,,, many times when creating UIs developers tend to forget to check spelling errors

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Send notification on code review comment reply

                When entering a code review comment I would like to get a notification when somebody replies on my comment.

                Now I need to search through my email to check whether somebody give me a reply.

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                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • add XAML base report designer for .net developer

                  like any recently Microsoft products like WWF 4, WPF,Silverlight, Metro style, I suggest you, Implement Reporting in XAML, or porting RDF file and provide (native xaml base) controls, for using in WPF and silverlight application.

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                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Right-Click on the current C/C++ file should have a local menu option "Compile THIS file"

                    This is a suggestion for all versions of Visual Studio.

                    A Right-Click on the current C/C++ file should have a local menu option "Compile THIS file"

                    I cannot believe with this super-user-friendly way, your designers made it so awkward.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • MySQL for Visual Studio does not work in VS 2015 preview

                      Dear Sirs, looks like "MySQL for Visual Studio" does not work in VS 2015 preview (while in VS 2013 it works fine). Please, make it working in VS 2015 preview. Thanks a lot in advance!

                      Francesco Serafini.

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                        2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Coded UI test html log should record assertion

                        Include assertion checks in the HTML log file created by QTAgent this is essential for testers as many times they are asked to show proof specially in medical companies(at list that what my personal experience says)

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add data binding to the context parameters of a webtest

                          I have many (non-coded) webtests where I have parameterized the webservers.

                          The reason is that I am writing my tests on one server, http://www.server1.com/ ... but running my actual tests on another server http://www.server2.com/ ...and possibly more servers in the future.

                          I would like to be able to edit the value of the Context Parameter "WebServer1" to be a value from a Data Source, rather than have to open up each webtest and change the value of WebServer1 before running my tests, which is what I am doing currently.

                          I understand this can be done already if I have a…

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide a way to export the Call Hierarchy pane to a file (word) for solution documentation

                            Provide a way to export the Call Hierarchy pane to a file (word) for solution documentation

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • separate Visual Studio Ultimate from MSDN

                              I don't mind that certain features are a part of a higher sku like things that only work in VS Ultimate. I want VS Ultimate but not MSDN Ultimate. It's price prohibitive for developers not working for a huge corporation.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable Smart Unit Tests to generate tests for ASP.NET vNext projects

                                In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests does not support generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects. Please extend this feature to enable generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Change the Test Output Standard Output to a fixed width font

                                  For data oriented output, alignment is critical

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Expand VMSDK to support Freeform Diagram.

                                    Add support for a Freeform Diagram, this special case diagram would allow you to place any UML object on a drawing surface. The diagram could be augmented with external images developed outside of Visual modeling. Need the ability to export and print these diagrams. Better documentation and API improvements would be helpful in trying to accomplish this task.

                                    Additionally, The diagramming and UI behavior of the current platform needs to be improved to support typical image formatting features, alignment of objects, distribute object, fill color, line color, etc...

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • We want to launch web site in browsers other than IE if use the Performance analysis wizard.

                                      The Performance analysis wizard just launch the IE as the default browser if we want to use this tool for Web app, but sometimes the web app requirs other brower like Chrome.

                                      More detailed inforamtion, see: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/8d21817b-a9cc-4196-8814-b90be4e30da0/performance-analysis-wizard-how-to-launch-web-site-in-browsers-other-than-ie?forum=vsdebug

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Having a feature to specify the Start and End times in "LoadTest Report Excel Addin" for each LoadTest Run

                                        Having a feature to specify the Start and End times in "LoadTest Report Excel Addin" for each LoadTest Run would be greatly beneficial for filtering Rampup and Rampdown time and the get the Average and 90th percetile response times during the steady state period of the test.
                                        Currently LoadTest Report addin in Excel 2013 is used to connect to Visual Studio WebTest Report database(LoadTest2010) and compare two tests for the full run duration. It may not be like to like comparison if the run times are diffrent.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add custom tool support to shared projects

                                          Both VS 2013 U4 and VS 2015 Preview does not seem to support custom tools in shared projects. That makes it impossible to use shared projects with many useful single file generators, including those shipped with Visual Studio (RESX, T4 Templates, etc.).

                                          In our usecase we would like to use shared projects for shared data models. Normally these data models are specified in our schema DSL and we have MsBuild tasks that generate necessary source code. This approach is not applicable to shared projects because they are never built, however we could do the same with custom tool (single file…

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