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  1. Add support for low level .NET debugging in Visual Studio much like you can via WinDBG and SOS. Plus see object lifetimes, finalizer queues

    Add support for low level .NET debugging in Visual Studio much like you can via WinDBG and SOS. Plus see object lifetimes, finalizer queues and so much more. I would also like to be able to more easily find problems with Pinvoke calls which now are almost impossible to find. Better still how about provide a mechanism to see if object data is being damaged accidentially by an unsafe routine.

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      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Visual Studio Coded UI should support code coverage generation for X++ modules for Dynamics AX ERP

      Visual Studio Ultimate Coded UI test framework allows to instrument .Net DLLs or EXEs to generate code coverage. It should also support X++ modules and generate code coverage for the same while automating Dynamics AX UI tests using visual studio.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Wiki Code

        It would be great if we have something like Wikipedia that tie to project(s). Team members can share template, code snippets, references, or library.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve Intellitrace performance

          Intellitrace is a nice tool for debugging, but it becomes painful to debug when there are multiple events, for instance, breaking just after a thousand of SQL ADO NET events freezes the IDE.

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            0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Manage team days-off with different timezones on a single team instead of using multiple teams

            I noticed today we cannot manage 1 single team in different countries and add their different holidays.
            By adding the country at each user profile and defining the holidays by each country this could be manageable.

            Another approach is to define different calendars and set this callendar for each resource (like in MS project we can do).

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Run custom javascript function after validation

              It is useful in certain situations to be able to run my own javascript function after validation occurred.
              A real world example I stumbled upon now is this: if a validator fails, I need to clear the form from all the values, I don't think I can currently do this client-side, can I?

              It would be very simple: a new property in the validator markup called AfterValidationFunction (or whatever) where I will write the function name, and the function would have the validator referenced in the signature, so it can access its "isvalid" property (I do not have code beside…

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                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Distinguish between HTTP connection and protocol errors

                HttpWebRequest objects fail with a '404' response code even if the connection to the server was unsuccessful. It hinders the attempts to determine whether an HTTP request failed due to network connectivity or due to the server code rejecting the request with a standard HTTP error status code.

                This does not seem to happen on other platforms.

                I've filed a related bug on Microsoft Connect a while ago (https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/752898/webexception-status-propery-unreliable-in-wp7 ), but the issue has been "closed as external" without actually being resolved.

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                  1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Give user the option to switch project templates.

                  I was using "Scrum..." project template and just realized "MSF for Agile Software Development 7.0 - ..." fist my needs better (because of the ability to enter original estimate/completed hours in the later template.) But, I didn't see any option to switch project templates once you have setup a project.

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                  • Function return value in debugger in C++

                    It will be nice to know the return value of a function in the debugger locals window.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Source Control Explorer: Check-out on double click

                      We use source control for all our company files (source code, batch files and build scripts, precompiled binaries, word documents, excel spreadsheets, bitmap images, 3DStudioMax scenes, etc), many of which are edited externally to Visual Studio, usually by non-programmers.

                      Currently if you double-click a file in the SCE, it "views" that file by launching the associated editor (Word, Excel) on it. Due to the way these apps in particular handle read-only files, you can't then retroactively check out the file. This makes it very clumsy and frustrating to use. Even if you remember to check out first, you must choose…

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow navigate backwards from a build should navigate to the build explorer screen

                        From Build Explorer, double click a queued build.
                        The build is opened in preview.
                        Click the back button, or navigate backwards with the keyboard.
                        Expected that the build explorer is shown.
                        Actual: the last code file used is shown.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • I want to set multiple activity types per resource

                          I want to set multiple activity types per resource, at this moment I can only set one activity per resource

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Inline Disassembly

                            I would like to have a inline disassembler. Remember when you introduced vectorcall? There where little balloons with disassembly inside it. I know, it was just a quick example of the disassembly of vectorcalled code, but I would love it, if you'd implement it on this way.

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                            • Support Dynamic Web Templates

                              Include support for Dynamic Web Templates. This feature existed in Expression Web. With EW being removed as an MS product, it would be nice to move it's capabilities into VS.

                              VS is great for ASP.NET, but in many cases ASP.NET is a massive overhead that does not fit a website project. HTML5 is preferred for general website design, but a method for consistancy is still needed, thus Dynamic Web Templates.

                              I create and manage websites for non-profits. In most cases they host the website on whatever platform is free or donated. Providing the website in HTML and PHP is the…

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                                5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow optionally authenticating as any user when debugging a LightSwitch application

                                An application may have custom code either in the service layer or the UI layer, that behaves differently according to properties of the authenticated user.

                                Currently when running in debug mode we're always authenticated as TestUser. It's not convenient to have to deploy the application to test such custom code, and not being able to debug it in Visual Studio.

                                I suggest that LightSwitch has an option, parameter or any kind of condition (even if set by custom code) that will disable the feature to force the user to TestUser during debugging.

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                                • Allow debug sessions with Windows Store apps from different Microsoft accounts

                                  Debugging Windows Store apps using an Microsoft authentication mechanism is difficult if different users should be used. Running the app from a different user using the LiveAuthClient class from the Live SDK (similar is true for the OnlineIdAuthenticator), it is required to login to the different user and start Visual Studio from here. Don't forget to uninstall the app with the previous user, otherwise it cannot be installed from the new user. It would be a lot easier to start the debug session from within Visual Studio with a different user. This would make testing and debugging a lot easier.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • multiple bookmark sets

                                    Our solution file has 130 projects within it so is very large. Depending on what part of the code base I’m working on I create a set of bookmarks to navigate to the correct places. Obviously has the work changes I remove an existing set of bookmarks and create a new set.
                                    It would be really good if I could save a defined set of bookmarks somewhere and be able to load them in if I’m working on that area of the code. This would save me having to recreate them each time.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • using Rational Quality Manager, we can test Coded UI testcases using command line tool provided by RQM.

                                      using Rational Quality Manager, we can test Coded UI testcases using command line tool provided by RQM.
                                      In the sameway, TFS should provide a feasibility to execute third party test cases(HP QC or RFT) through Command line.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow me to link Visual C++ filters to specific directories

                                        Please give me a way to associate a directory for a given filter (ie folder) in VC++. The directory would be used as the default when I click on a filter and run the Add New wizard. This would help greatly on larger projects with elaborate directory structures.

                                        Here is an example of how the current setup is maddening. Imagine I am working on something that has a directory structure like this

                                        \Foo
                                        \build
                                        \msvc << VC++ files here
                                        \brandX << build/make files for your competition
                                        \include
                                        \Algorithms
                                        sort.h
                                        \Collections
                                        vector.h
                                        \src
                                        \Algorithms
                                        sort.cpp
                                        \Collections
                                        vector.cpp

                                        I can create Filters…

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                                          4 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add https Website URL link to the Windows Azure Activity Log after deployment complete

                                          After publishing a cloud web service the GUID based URL is displayed as a hyper link in the Windows Azure Activity Log window.

                                          Can you please detect that the deployed web-role only exposes an https endpoint and hence display the hyperlink as https or display both a http and an https hyperlink.

                                          Every time I publish I need to copy and paste the url and then edit the http to be https.

                                          Thanks,

                                          Richard

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                                            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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