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  1. Support Microcontroller Programming with C# and VB.net Like microchip PIC Family and Atmel

    we are an Interface programmers , we would like you to add Microcontrollers programming in the next version to let us developing hardware programming side by side with software interfcae programming.

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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 →
      • Bring back the Data Source Wizard lost with the Test List Editor

        Please can you bring back the Data Source Wizard which you lost when the Test List Editor was deleted from VS2012. Most of the People using Coded UI Testing are not developers and find having to hand code a datasource confusing at best and imposible at worst. Many have gone back to using rival functional testing products like test complete or qtp. Please make this a matter of priority.

        Thank You

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          2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable IntelliTest to generate tests for ASP.NET vNext projects

          Please extend IntelliTest to enable generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects.

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            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Auto detect extension methods in libraries that are available and show them in intellisense.

            It is my personal opinion that ReSharper has one very useful feature, and I think it would be an exceptional feature for Visual Studio.

            When using the ReSharper intellisense, it's capable of identifying extension methods, and presenting them, even if there is no `using` statement currently setup. This means that I'm able to see extension methods I just wrote without having to include the namespace.

            This is exceptionally useful when building an extension method that is then used across multiple classes during a refactor.

            Finally, that feature is polished off by automatically adding the `using` when I choose the item…

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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 →
              • Fix TFS local data store concurrency issues - TF400030: The local data store is currently in use by another operation...

                TFS local data store really sucks in compare to traditional SVN integration.
                There should be special service to handle concurrent operations, when you have more than one VS opened - or - some kind of tool like TortoiseSVN would be better.

                I still get race conditions causing change conflicts, e.g. by operations during T4.

                Local data store should act logically - last change wins.

                It's so easy to integrate using monikers (http://bit.ly/1nC0w3Q), so vote for MS developers to learn own tech. ;-)

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                  1 comment  ·  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 facility to update codemap manually and/or automatically following code changes and rebuilds.

                    I use codemap quite heavily while I am refactoring legacy code. I frequently find myself wishing there was a way to keep a codemap that I've created up to date with the actual codebase as I progress. I know that there are valid reasons why one might want to be able to create codemaps as "snapshots" in time of a codebase. But I think it would also be valuable and convenient to be able to have the option to "resync" an existing codemap with the current state of the codebase as well.

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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 →
                        • Change the Test Output Standard Output to a fixed width font

                          For data oriented output, alignment is critical

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                            1 comment  ·  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 →
                            • 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 →
                                • 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 →
                                    • Bookmarks for TFS Source Control explorer

                                      New option in Visual Studio TFS source control explorer to create bookmarks of source location paths

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                                        0 comments  ·  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 →
                                        • Use case : teacher/students with C#.NET (with VS and TFS)

                                          I was in another life a developer with cruise control, extreme programing etc Today, I try to teach students C# like first language.

                                          Here my suggestions after my little tests with PFS Service.

                                          I think, this platform can help teachers to teach students the good practices before to learn to develop alone and before to work in team.
                                          In my mind, a student need to learn the rules immediately before to have to unlearn all the bad methods (in the company). If a student knows the good practices, he can work easier between them and the projects in the school…

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                                            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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