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  1. Visual Verification in CodedUI

    I strongly believe CodedUI should also have Visual Verification after Cross Browser test supports.. I'm able to run my test at different browsers however there is no way to do visual verification of the page.. there are some libraries available which helps to do so.. but it would be great if visual verification will be as CodedUI test feature.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add feature "put this in the watch window when it is in scope"

      I am constantly rebuilding my watch window contents; it would be nice if I could add a decoration that essentially said 'put this in the watch window when it is in scope'

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        • 6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create a design-time call stack building/viewing mechanism to mimic the debug-time call stack

            When debugging an application I get the call stack and can easily browse up and down the stack.

            When not debugging I want to be able to do the same thing.

            The nav back/forward help a bit as does GoToImplementation, but having a window where I can pin and see the levels of a call stack would really help me navigate my code. This would be especially useful in decoupled codebases where there is lots of dependency injection going on.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • you add a "[X] Keep case" checkbox in the search/replace dialog

              Today, if I like changing e.g. the word "employee" through "user" in my source code, I have to run these two (case-sensitive) search/replace operations:

              "Employee" -> "User"
              "employee" -> "user"

              Cool would be if I would have the possibility to do it with a single case-insensitive search where I can say "Keep the current case" (of the first character).

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I would like the "Test Runner" panel in MS Test Manager to be customizable

                While running the Testcase in MS Test Manager, in the Test runner Panel, I dont want "Mark test case result" Icon to be dispalyed.

                Each and every step needs to be marked as passed or failed and not the whole Testcase.

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                • enable installation of the Visual Studio 2013 to Windows Embedded OS

                  Using the Visual Studio 2013 in Windows Embedded OS would make it easier and faster to resolve issues in the C++ embedded application. In some cases the network or other connection to the embedded system is not possible or it requires significant changes to the embedded device. These changes may affect to the issue that is under investigation and may make it hard to repeat and identify the issue.

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • report xml help when implementing interface

                    when you create an interface, you can put xml help before the declaration, wich is shown in intellisense
                    when you implement an interface, you have to rewrite all if you need to have the same thing for the class
                    when you implement an interface, all the members you have to implement appears, it would be nice if the xml help section come with too

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • allow cross platform developpement

                      like xamarin maybe, or with a vm compiled within which launch the real app

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Bookmarks accessible by their names using keyboard

                        In a very small duration, the number of bookmarks increases radically. It would be much easier if the bookmarks could be accessible using a keyboard shortcut by their name. For eg. if I've a bookmark named "B1", I'd press, Ctrl + K + D, and an inline suggestion box of all the bookmarks would appear, and typing B1 would take me there.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Pass through team field data when "Creating a new workitem" from within a workitem

                          When the team field has been implemented inside your project, the team field will not pass through the field data when linking a new item through the work item form. this functionality is not the same throughout TFS

                          Open and existing workitem
                          Select the Links Tab
                          Select the "New linked workitem" icon
                          Create a new workitem (the Link type can be any of the options)
                          Team field data isn't pass through

                          This functionality is different to the following actions inside TFS2013
                          - Creating a copy of the workitem (field data will pass through)
                          - Add: Task through sprint backlog (field…

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                          • Enhance TFS command line tool TFSSecurity

                            The TFSSecurity command line tool is not very flexible.

                            1) We have to retrieve the token for each Team Project.
                            Why can't we just specify a Team Project name ?
                            I ended up using this project to retrieve the tokens :
                            http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jmanning/archive/2005/10/14/481105.aspx

                            2) If we want to specify security on Build or Shared Queries, etc... we also have to struggle to retrieve the tokens
                            I ended up using this code :
                            http://roadtoalm.com/2014/07/28/add-permissions-with-tfssecuritythe-ultimate-reference/

                            3) We have to specify one row per Action
                            Ex : To grant ViewBuilds and ViewBuildDefinition I have to make the folowing call :

                            TFSSecurity /a+ "Build" "TPC…

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                            • Web Apps platform (HTML5 + JavaScript)

                              The current model of mobile apps downloadable from Store does not make sense for large percentage of apps in the store. It is absolutely fine for AAA apps, but there should be a better way for handling one-time use, location-specific or very simple applications.

                              For most of these scenarios HTML applications, developed as mobile friendly web sites hosted on external URLs with support for offline use / local data storage and optionally some way to access device platform APIs is a way to go for not-so distant future, IMHO.

                              Windows Store could still play a significant role to this model.…

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                                0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • wpf reporting

                                You need a genuine wpf report control. Take a look at my WpfReport component at

                                http://youtu.be/RbQXKZVY61s

                                See ya,

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Inline try catch

                                  My suggestion is to add a inline try catch syntax similar to the ternary operator.

                                  For example
                                  var divideResult = try a/b catch 0;

                                  If b was zero the divide by zero would be caught and the divide result would be set to zero.

                                  It could also mimic the null coalesce syntax e.g. var divideResult = a/b !! 0;

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow to have custom delimiters in raw string literal

                                    C++11 (and some others languages) allow you to define custom delimiters for litterals string. It allows you to copy and paste xml, html , ... easily in you code without have to double " .
                                    For inst(taken from wikipedia on c++11)

                                    R"(The String Data \ Stuff " )"
                                    R"delimiter(The String Data \ Stuff " )delimiter"

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                                      4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support Sql Server Compact in Visual Studio 2013

                                      please bring back visual studio 2013 tools for sql server compact and improvement capebilities of tools and sql server compact. please add trigger and prosedual sql feature to sql server compact. over milion application data stored in sql server compact database and need continue supporting this tools

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                                        95 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ad a next button on the task board to switch to the next team member

                                        If the team is in the Daily meeting it would be great to have a button which starts from the "All" option on the team member view to the first team member and then each time you press it to the next team member. Make the button touch enabled.

                                        A randomizer would be nice which selects the team members in a random order.

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                                        • Exclude time spent on Azure Cloud Service deployment from Visual Studio Online build minutes

                                          At the moment, I am developing an Azure Cloud Service, hosted in Visual Studio Online and configured for Continuous Deployment.

                                          During one build, the time spent generally amounts to around 1 minute for the actual building of the solution and 7 minutes for deploying it to Azure.

                                          Having to use 700% more build minutes just because Azure deployments are slow seems unfair to me as a Visual Studio Online customer. I suggest you exclude the Azure deployment time from the build minutes cost, to make this a more attractive feature to use.

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