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  1. 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 →
    • 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 →
      • Autoformat source code on save

        When save file(s) changes, VS formats changed file(s).

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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 →
          • Work on the requests here with 1000+ votes

            On the right-side of this page you're asking "What should we build next?"

            How about working on the requests here that have 1000+ votes?? Asking me what you should build sounds like you're bored. There's no shortage of work in fixing the current offering of VS 2012.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow the HTTP header named Range to be used in class Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting.WebTestRequest

              When I try to use the HTTP header named Range in class Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.WebTesting.WebTestRequest, the Visual Studio debugger output prints the following text:

              WebLoadTestAdapter: Disallowed request header ignored: Range

              How do I use Visual Studio's web/load testing framework to test web services that make use of HTTP Range headers?

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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Not a foot back - continue development with managed code (WPF).

                I'm ASP.NET developer and have no problems with performance working in VS2010. C++ zealots are wrong - .NET developers want to have clean, elegant and extensible IDE.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide ability to store UML Models in a centralized database

                  Provide the ability to store all UML Models/Diagrams for a project in a central repository such as a SQL Server database in a manner similar to Rational Rose or Enterprise Architect so that you can easily gain insight into all the requirements of a project without having to individually look at each and every single Visual Studio project or solution to review a unified model of the system.

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                    0 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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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a component to visual studio to measure quality metrics of the project

                      Quality measure like DDE (Defect Detection Efficiency) , DRE ( Defect Removal efficiency) , MQU ( Managing Quality Upstream), DL ( Defect Leakage) are fast becoming most prominently used metrics to measure the quality of the project and how it has fared. These metrics calculations are done manually making it very cumbersome. The idea is to develop a tool that report these metrics directly given a project and areapath.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a Way to Create View,Controller and other Methods at one click from Model

                        My ideal is to provide a way to combine different features of MVC at one click
                        Currently MVC have a View creator wizard,A Controller Creator wizard
                        So do provide a wizard like view creator that can create controller as well and can access to database as well in a single click .
                        The idea is to create a way which will help developer to do no coding.
                        means all code regarding accessing of data from DB should also get created.means a view to DB flow should get created at single click
                        example
                        i want to Create student table so i…

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Perform Load/Performance Test in parallel with CodedUI Hand Written tests

                          I had written a CodedUI hand script. When i run this codedUI test, i just want to perform load/performance tests too for all the requests in this scenario(using hand scripts).
                          I mean in WebtestCoded itself i will call CodedUI test.
                          Why don't i perform loadtest using my own scripts?

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Export UML diagrams as PNG

                            When working with UML diagrams in VS2010 Ultimate (class diagrams, sequence digrams, etc), it will be nice if there's an "Export as PNG" or "Export as PDF" so the diagrams can be easily shared outside of Visual Studio.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add/Remove custom column in Pending Changes panel (in Team Foundation Server)

                              It would be a very useful feature to customize the Pending Changes panel in TFS

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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Globally Define Computers and Counter Sets to Monitor

                                I want this feature to added for Load testing in VS ultimate. In load test run settings we define web and DB servers to be monitored. As our environment change everytime, I wanted something managable way to define computers names, so we can modify them from single point. We don't have to go in each load test and modify computers name. I want to define somewhere in config or glabal file and access those values as property in Run settings.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • set the r-clicked attachment as selected in TFS workitem

                                  Have multiple attachments to the defect
                                  Click on, say, the last attachment
                                  Move the mouse pointer on the first one and r-click on it (still with the last attachment being the selected one)
                                  Choose Save As Local Copy
                                  Actual Results: The selected file gets saved.
                                  Expected Results: The file on which the mouse was r-clicked needs to be selected and saved. See attachment for details.

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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 →
                                    • Increase the number of transactions automatically added to the transaction response time graph

                                      Currently when running a load test with over 50 transactions, the graph "Transaction Response Time" only adds the first 50 transactions. This creates issues when running large tests, since you would need to manually add the additional transactions manually.

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                                      • Add a search capability inside QuickWatch

                                        I need to be able search inside the variables that inside the QuickWatch

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                                        • Make Dependency Matrix View available in Visual Studio 2013

                                          In Visual Studio 2010 there was an option to switch from graph view to matrix view in an dependency graph. This feature has disappeared from 2013. Please make it back.

                                          See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee842620%28v=vs.100%29.aspx for details

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