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  1. Ability to add custom field for the Test Run for each step

    I want to be able to add a custom field for the Test Run for each step, it's like the comment field, so it appears during the running of the test case for each step.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow attachments/links to releases in release management

      In order to approve the next step in a release path, approvers may need see evidence of internal qa documentation e.g. Test Outcome Reports or in the case of manual deployments some form of implementation plan. Release Management doesn't appear to have any facility to attach/link artefacts to individual releases

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        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Overlay team capacity on burndown chart

        It will be useful if the team's capacity is overlaid on the burndown chart. Since some team members may have days off in the sprint, having a different-colored column-style chart for the available capacity for each day might be nice.

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        • Match Bar and How To menus on Home Page

          On the Bar Menu the tab order is Code, Work, Build, Test
          On the How To menu the order is Work,Code, Build, Test

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add bulk edit to features & backlogs views

            Having Excel to do this is nice, but for a quick change, let's say to replace the assignee of some items, having either to start excel and get work items or find / create a query for bulk edit or fumble in board view is a bit cumbersome.

            The "features + product backlog" and the "product & tasks" view are wonderful and adding either a grid based editing or some kind of bulk editing as in the query result view would be wonderful.

            9 votes
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            • Create practical guidance on Agile Portfolio Management with TFS 2013 and beyond.

              Create focused and "crisp" guidance around agile portfoilio management, team projects and teams, to complement the TFS Planning Guide (www.vsarplanningguide.codeplex.com) and capturing dogfood findings by the ALM Rangers and from the field.

              106 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • ReflectionTypeLoadException.Message should report the first type that couldn't be loaded

                The ReflectionTypeLoadException has a LoaderExceptions property which gives you a collection of all types that could not be loaded. However, in many cases there is only one type that could not be found. In all cases a message that gives some specific information is preferable to a "Gotcha! Go back and write a catch that examines LoaderExceptions, and then I'll tell you something".

                So the message property should be "Unable to load <type name> and possibly other requested types. Retrieve the LoaderExceptions property for more information."

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Remove unnecessary comment from propdp snipped

                  The comment ("// Using a DependencyProperty as the backing store for MyProperty. This enables animation, styling, binding, etc...") in propdp snipped it unnecessary and pointless.

                  Please remove it. Everytime I use the snipped, I'm removing and reformatting the code.

                  Please remove it and reformat snipped to something like:

                  public int MyProperty
                  {
                  get { return (int)GetValue(MyPropertyProperty); }
                  set { SetValue(MyPropertyProperty, value); }
                  }

                  public static readonly DependencyProperty MyPropertyProperty = DependencyProperty.Register("MyProperty", typeof(int), typeof(ownerclass), new PropertyMetadata(0));

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make F# an optional install

                    I would like to able to use Visual Studio without F#. I don't like how recent VStudios have reduced the ability to optionally install features. The reason for posting this bug is the spam to update F# to 3.1.1 in VS2013, and I will never use it.

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Source Code Alteration

                      Make a function that will allow the user to easily write a code that can alter the source code independently of user input.
                      Example :
                      puts ("Hello orld!")
                      FUNCTION
                      puts ("Hello World!")

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Need a way to add attaxchments to test suites

                        Need a way to attach documents at a high level to a test suite

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Be able to nest test cases like PBIs in TFS

                          We need a way to nest test cases under a category or add a customizable category field

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Team Foundation Server web dashboard should allow more space for pinning tiles

                            The main web landing page / dashboard for team projects hosted by both TFService and TFServer allows too little real estate for pinning tiles with project information, such as charts, custom queries and build reports. When viewing this page in a high resolution monitor, approx 1/2 of the screen is wasted. Ideally, the whole width of the page would work like the "pinned items" section. This would allow users to drag and drop pinned items anywhere on the dashboard, thereby offering much more information about project status, at a glance.

                            5 votes
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                            • Add Story Point burndown to dashboard and reports

                              Add a burn down for User Story's with Story Points to:
                              - Project Dashboard
                              - Reports (Project Management similar to Burndown and Burn Rate)

                              We use Story Points on User Stories and Hours on Tasks. This means we have:
                              - A project burndown based on story points
                              - An iteration burndown based on hours

                              In Iteration 0, we take a first pass to create all known User Story's assign each Story Points. This allows a project burn down based on Story Points. This feature is missing in TFS 2012.

                              At the start of each iteration (1 and onward), we create…

                              46 votes
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                              • Add TFS Service Support to Visual Studio Code Lens Feature

                                Currently, Visual Studio 2013 Code Lens feature supports only TFS Server. Please implement TFS Service support to code lens.

                                31 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Native barcode report item/support for SSRS RDLC/RDL Designer

                                  Almost everyone reporting tools have barcode support itselft. Why SSRS use thrid party ones. We don't want to switch to other reporting tools because labsent of this. We also don't want to buy any third party barcode tools. We have payed so high price for visual studio. Why cannot get barcode support.

                                  4 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Double click on a Windows Service class should show code, not the designer

                                    I am not sure why anyone ever thought double clicking on a Windows Service should show the designer, there is nothing to design.

                                    If you click on the file in Solution Explorer Visual Studio should show the code as I have never had a need to see the designer, but I always need to see the code.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • ablility to see the completed hours along with remaining hours for a story

                                      I was able to add the orig estimate and the completed columns to the workitems query but only the remaining work hours is displayed for the story. The story board has same, shows only remaining hours. I’m being asked about progress on a particular effort and I cannot quickly obtain the completed hours, looks like I need to manually add each task up. Do you know if there is a way to get hours at the story level?

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                                      • Stop deleting "unneeded" colspan tags from code, or add an off button for the functionality.

                                        Right now, if you have a table with one row having 1 column, and inside of it, a repeater with 2 columns that creates rows, visual studio doesn't seem to let you make a colspan="2" tag for the top row. Once you hit save, it deletes the colspan attribute. There seems to be no "off switch" for this functionality. Please add one.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Have Different Versions Of Visual Studio Share Help Content

                                          When upgrading from Visual Studio 2012 to Visual Studio 2013, I retained my Visual Studio 2012 installation, which includes all the help files. Certain help files from 2012 are no longer available in 2013 (such as the old .NET files), but some ARE. I have 9GB of content and would prefer if all versions of Visual Studio could use the same folder for help content instead of
                                          C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\HelpLibrary2\Catalogs\VisualStudio11 for 2012
                                          C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\HelpLibrary2\Catalogs\VisualStudio12 for 2013
                                          and so forth...
                                          Why not just place ALL help content in
                                          C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\HelpLibrary2\Catalogs\VisualStudio
                                          instead of forcing us to double-download or duplicate the files into a different place? If…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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