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  1. Seperate Test Step attachment for Action and Result

    Sometimes you need attachments for the Action and for the Result too. ATM both are shown in the Runner, but the user doesn't know what is action attachment and what is Result attachment. To increase the usability it would be nice to differentiate the attachment for the Action and/or Result

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a Feature to capture the processing and rendering times of 3D files view and rendering of video streaming files

      Add a Feature to capture the processing and rendering times of 3D files view and rendering of video streaming files. Adding this feature to VSTS ultimate Webtest and load test tool can be more useful to capture streaming videos and and frames associated with the video or frame set file.

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      • Add a feature to VSTS test tool that capture the ActiveX Control's processing times.

        Please add a feature to VSTS web and load test tools that captures the processing times of ActiveX Controls in the application.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Code Snippets that are part of a solution to be automatically added for use

            A user's snippet library can become quite an unruly place. Currently, the only way to add snippets that are not part of an extension or provided out of the box is to add them to your personal snippet library.

            At many organizations, you may be working in two or more solutions with many projects. It may be helpful to have code snippets defined--some of which only pertain to the current solution. However, the only recourse is to add them all to your personal snippet library.

            As a developer, I want to be able to add code snippets to a Visual…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Break out of inner loops

              There's often a need to break out of inner loops. Suggested syntax:

              for i=1 to 10
              for j= 1 to 10

              if Condition then exit for i ' jumps out of both loops
              if OtherCondition then exit for ' jumps out of j loop
              next
              next

              You can get round it by mixing For and While loops but this is cumbersome. And using Booleans is even worse.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Service Broker External Activator make Configuration easier

                It would be nice if configuring the Service Broker External Activator service was available via some description of user interface. It's not immediately initiative and there aren't many good example around online regarding the best way to configure it.

                Perhaps a VS project type or tool?

                Thanks,

                Dan

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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • When will C#.net becomes platform independent

                  When .net will become platform independent,people are creating lot of things using using Java due to platform independency like Hadoop,Cassandra,Elastic Search,etc and we C# Programmers are unable to do it due to platform dependency,do something or else we shift on Java?

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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Dont track active item in solution explorer when clicking a folder

                    When the Track Active Item in Solution Explorer option is enabled and you expand a folder or project in solution explorer, the tree view is scrolled to the active document which could be very far from the folder/project that was just expanded.

                    It would be nice if expanding a folder did not focus on the active document.

                    It's worth mentioning that after the first folder expansion triggers the tracking of the active document, if you then find that folder and expand a subfolder, the solution explorer keeps it's scroll position on the folder as expected rather than jumping to the…

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add a "CheckOut" alert for TFS

                      There are situations where we need to take action based on a check-out.
                      For example, there are some types of code objects that are NOT mergeable....ever.
                      Therefore, we don't want anyone else to be able to edit them across other branches when someone else has it checked out in their branch...thereby avoiding merge issues or code rework.

                      I'd like to take the appropriate locking actions when a file or code path/folder has a checkout occur. I can do this if I can get the alert event in a soap service and process it.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Asp.net Configuration option must be there under project menu & Automate the web.config

                        There must be a "ASP.NET Configuration" under project menu in Visual studio 14

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                        • VSO REST API: Enable changing work item state without passing bunch of others fields updates

                          When you want to change work item state using VSO REST API, you need to pass some other fields defined in work item definition XML file for given process template. Otherwise you get BAD REQUEST 400 as a response.

                          These fields are System.Reason and all of kind xxxBy (where you need to pass an user display name) or xxxDate (where you need to pass a date). Since there is field DEFAULTREASON for System.Reason and the values for xxBy and xxxDate can be figured out on the server-side, I would expect, that if you send an work item state update without…

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual studio, implementation with code tracer

                            I'm new on C++ language, but i believe that some ideas that i have seen on other campus would have a considerable contribution to improving an intelisense function.

                            what i mean by code tracer is, a diagram of relationship between objects or even variables on the current work. The idea is to allow a function in visual studio that request to draw a graphical representation of the variables in use. By finding what write and what read this variable, and showing a link of relationship from the point of request of the user, we could see more about the history…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • New base class in System.Collections.Generic - "Cycle<T>"

                              A Cycle<T> is similar to a Queue<T> except that the item is re-enqueued after being dequeued. This allows items to be cycled like a carousel.

                              To achieve this, there is a method called .Next(), which gives you the item at the head of the queue.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Can you please allow TFS administrator to Delete users workspace in worstcase via UI, TFS 2010 delete cmd not working with TFS 2013.

                                TFS Administrator should be able to delete Clients's workspace in worst case for example - when client has left the organization and his credential[logins] has been deactivated within systems.

                                I am trying to delete a client workspace via command line utility and its giving me error which was working quiet fine with TFS 2010.

                                Below is the command which was working fine with TFS 2010.

                                tf workspace /delete /server:ServerURL WorkspaceName;UsersAlias.

                                Note: With TFS 2010 we were having users alias in the user Column, now with TFS 2013 it shows User first and last name [ex-Lastname, FirstName ]

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow implementing one of the accessors on a property without implementing another

                                  As it is now, you can either use automatic properties fully, or implement the accessors yourself. What's missing is a fairly common scenario of:

                                  public Type Property
                                  {
                                  get;
                                  set { doSomethingMoreComplicated(); }
                                  }

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Preserve user created solution folders when regenerating the solution in VST4U

                                    It is hugely useful to be able to debug add in dlls in Unity: http://unityvs.com/documentation/dll-debugging/ and it is great that the Unity plugin preserves the references to external projects when the solution is regenerated.

                                    It'd be nice if we could organise these external projects into solution folders and have the tool preserve to user defined folder structure as well as the project references when regenerating the solution.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Using 'new' keyword for constructor declaration instead of class name

                                      The purpose is to avoid dealing with retyping long names. For example:

                                      public class MyClass {

                                      public new(string arg) {
                                      //constuct something
                                      }
                                      }

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow declaring get/set for a single statement with out using curly braces

                                        For example:

                                        class MyClass
                                        {
                                        private string _name;
                                        public string Name
                                        {
                                        get return formatName(_name_);
                                        set _name = value;
                                        }

                                        private static string formatName(string name)
                                        {
                                        return "[" + name + "]";
                                        }

                                        }

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Mtm sends an email with a test report when the automation test run is done

                                          When a automation test run is complete. My team wants it to automaticlly send emails to persons of my choise with a test report. There should be a option in the test manager GUI where the person could set an option "send email when done". Also there should be option to which email it should be sent to. This should be possible without involving coding, thats how it is today.
                                          The report should be like the report in mtm but maybe in a doc/pdf format. A product owner should be able to read and easily understand and base decision on…

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