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  1. View Assertions performed as part of Test Report/UITestActionLog.html

    We run tests using MSTest from command-line. We use the UITestActionLog to show our QA the steps that were performed during the execution of a test. The missing component that QA would like to see is the actual assertion that is being performed, complete with an expected result and the actual result.
    The UITestActionLog that is created is great and they are very happy with seeing the screenshot that shows the control that was used during a test in the test case. However, without being able to see the assertion that was performed, the only fall back we have is…

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the Sign In option for 2013 have a 'Never Show This Again' option

      I would prefer you complete remove the Sign In option, but at the very least make it 'Don't Show This Again' option or a context menu to hide it.

      The last thing I want to see is a Sign In button on the right hand side of Visual Studio, I clicked it trying to disable it and it expects me to sign in.

      First you add Tiles and ruin the desktop, if it wasn't for Classic Shell I would be back on Windows 7.

      If it wasn't for the tens of thousands of free software you (Microsoft) give me I…

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        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • made the type library importer more verbose

        'm encountering the following problem:

        stdafx.h(109): fatal error C1083: Cannot open type library file:
        '<fullpath>\polyproperties.tlb': Error loading type library/DLL.

        * I clean rebuilt the project and all dependent projects in the correct order. In particular, all type libraries have been rebuilt.

        * Process Monitor showed that cl.exe successfully opened polyproperties.tlb and all dependent type library files from the expected locations.

        * Oleview can open polyproperties.tlb and display its generated IDL file without problems. The generated IDL file shows no apparent problems.

        * The same sources built successfully on another PC.

        So I strongly suspect that the compiler at some point…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • IDE Enhancement - Recently i was modifying someone else's code. And I had to write multilevel If....else loops. Here I added additional IF

            IDE Enhancement - Recently i was modifying someone else's code. And I had to write multilevel If....else loops. Here I added additional IF loop and IDE indented some other End IF for this newly added IF. This gave me an compiler error of missing End IF.

            I suggest such nested loops should be of different color, so it becomes easy to tally the loops even before i build the code. For e.g First IF / end if will have BLUE color. If i am having another if inside then that will have color YELLOW. So AT the bottom of the…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • When you open multiple files with the same name, the name of the folder containing the relevant file can also be displayed like Sublime.

                When you open multiple files with the same name, the name of the folder containing the relevant file can also be displayed like Sublime.

                I believe it will save time.

                Screenshots are attached (also http://ctrlv.in/308182).

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • GeoCoordinate class included in Portable Class Library

                  Seems like a natural fit. The title really says it all.

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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • support compiling with "utf-8 without bom".

                    I am in trouble when developing, because there are many tools that do not support the bom.

                    I would be grateful, if you could add the compiler option that you can set default language which used in compiling.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the ability to show different Expected Results based on conditions

                      Add the ability to show different Expected Results based on conditions (such as OS or other variable) for a single step. Example: I have multiple configurations defined in my test plan. I am creating application installation test cases where the steps to install are the same across OS's, but the Expected Result for the last validation step varies based on the OS (i.e. "On WinXP and Win7, there are shortcuts on the Start Menu for...", "On Win8, there are shortcuts on the Metro Desktop...". Currently there is no way to indicate these various Expected Results, so I’m forced to create…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Windows 8 style minimalistic interfaces is a true piece of ****

                        Windows 8 style flat interfaces is a true piece of ****. Please bring back old good Visual studio 2003 style!

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Can We have Rename context menu option for Test case in MTM2012?

                          Rename context menu option can be really helpful, if we want to rename a test case title in MTM instead of opening the test case to edit its title.

                          Thanks,
                          Inthiyaz

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Confirmation box can avoid accidental remove of Test cases in MTM test suites

                            It would be better if we can have a confirmation/Warning box when we click on Remove Test case option.
                            Even though there is an option to add it again, but a confirmation box can save that effort if user want to cancel the remove test cases action.

                            Thanks,
                            Inthiyaz

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Step Into command in C++ debugger should break as late as a stack frame is created, not on the first instruction of the function

                              At the beginning of code of all functions there is a stack frame creation (push ebp; mov ebp, esp; etc.). If the debugger is at one of these instructions, it is unable to display values of local variables. If I use the Step Info command (a F11 key) to enter a function, it breaks on the first instruction - the stack frame creation. Since I usually am not interested in debugging these instructions, it is bad, the command should break on the first instruction after the stack frame is created instead. It is especially needed for debugging function which have…

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                                1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide a way to hide Teams in TFS 2013

                                  In TFS 2013 deployments with one Team Project Collection and one Team Project with Scrum process template, you can use a Team for each project and Area paths to relate those projects to customers.

                                  You can also set permissions at the area level in a way that allow a customer or stakeholder (external to the development team) to see only work items of its Area path. That works fine!

                                  But when the customer or stakeholder browse the Team Project Collection and the Team Project, he/she see all the Teams (i.e., the projects of other customers). Although customers or stakeholders cannot…

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                                  • Add some additional support for single developers connecting to TFS from remote locations

                                    I work a couple thousand miles from my companies office where they host TFS. Having something on one of my local machines would be nice as an intermediary to TFS.

                                    I understand that there is TFS Proxy Server which sounds like it does what I need, but I do not have a spare Windows Server box nor do I have the resources to be running a Windows Server VM. the company does not think that sending me a server machine to run the Proxy Server would be an efficient use of money (and I agree).

                                    What I need is something…

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                                      "Error while trying to run project:Coud not load file or assembly "HelloWorld" or one of its dependencies.The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest."
                                      the above error message apears when I start debuging in viSUAL STUDIO FOR visual basic "HelloWorld" program any body help me???

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                                      • Visual Studio should be Touch-Friendly

                                        Anyone who has put Visual Studio 2012 on a computer with a touch screen will attest to how bad the environment behaves when attempting to touch the screen.

                                        Visual Studio should include either a full-fledged touch mode or include settings that allow users to take advantage of touch enabled devices.

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                                        • TFS online bulk backlog item drag and drop

                                          Ability to bulk select and prioritize items in the backlog.

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