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  1. Provide VStest.console.exe \ Test Explorer Real Time Test Execution Status DURING Test Execution

    When executing long running unit tests and codedui test from VSTest.console or Test Explorer there should be a way to query the real time status of the test currently executing and querying the test status / test run complete %.

    Having real time test execution status during test execution is important because it allows for better test environment planning and test result reporting during short test cycles within sprints.

    Follow up from forums post here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/bdb4921b-c214-4573-9ee5-338980e58ac2/vstestconsoleexe-query-for-a-data-row-result-during-test-execution-status?forum=vsunittest

    9 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • separate security permission for merging pull requests / enforce peer review

      This would allow enforcing that all commits to a particular branch get peer-reviewed through the system of pull requests. Right now both direct pushes and pull request merges are controlled via the same permission, making pull requests more of a convention than en enforcement.

      7 votes
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      • Add unary ternary operator

        Hi,

        I'd like to ask you to allow omitting the last argument of the ternary operator, like the follows:

        var checked = flag ? "checked";

        Instead of:

        var checked = flag ? "checked" : (string)null;

        This might be very useful in Razor engine, for adding classes like .active etc.

        12 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Include color theme setting in window layout switching

          I love the new idea where we can change the window layout depending on what computer we are using VS. Whenever I take my coding on the road I must switch to the light theme due to the cursor being nearly invisible through remote desktop.

          Please consider adding the ability to include the color theme when saving a window layout.

          6 votes
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            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Better Email Notification management

            It would be really useful if we have a way to subscribe to alerts/notification instead of everyone receiving a deployment failure email.

            15 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Coded UI Test Builder generates code based on jQuery

              Allow Coded UI Test Builder generates code based on jQuery

              We know the purpose of the tool is to generate code for several application types including Web, Windows Forms, WPF, and others and one way to do it is using UIMaps. However, the code generated is really hard to understand and to maintain. Even using Rangers Guide.

              Why don’t generate the code for “Web Technology” using jQuery syntax? Something like:

              browser.JQuerySelect<HtmlButton>("#myButton")

              Looks easier than:

              HtmlHyperlink uIVBHyperlink = this.UIMSDNthemicrosoftdeveWindow.UIActionFilterAttributDocument.UICodesnippet1Pane.UIVBHyperlink;

              public HtmlHyperlink UIVBHyperlink
              {
              get
              {
              if ((this.mUIVBHyperlink == null))
              {
              this.mUIVBHyperlink = new HtmlHyperlink(this);
              #region Search Criteria
              this.mUIVBHyperlink.SearchProperties[HtmlHyperlink.PropertyNames.Id] = null;
              this.mUIVBHyperlink.SearchProperties[HtmlHyperlink.PropertyNames.Name]…

              13 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow test agents to be able to detect test impact of windows services

                I've tried this myself and have discovered that it does not work. Having got others to test it from other companies, they have confirmed that it is an issue.

                We cannot use test impact from running manual tests or automated tests within our company because our applications rely on windows services and a lot of the code is in those services.

                Only being able to do test impact on the client side is very restricting and effectively reduces its usefulness a great deal for us.

                13 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Direct Printing Support to Windows 8 Store Apps for LOB (line of business) Purposes

                  Add Direct Printing Support to Windows 8 Store Apps for LOB (line of business) Purposes

                  For example, we want to print a label or receipt immediately after a user presses a touch screen button without getting the Windows8 OS Printing Dialog. We want to set print sizes and select the printer in code, then immediately print directly without opening any dialogs or UI..

                  This worked just fine in our WPF version of the app, but we moved to Win8 Store App to get better touch support. Now we can't directly print or set print settings in code without seeing the…

                  11 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Lightswitch Export to Excel all data, not just current page.

                    Currently when you use the default Export to Excel feature in a Desktop Lightswitch App, you only get the currently loaded view/page of a multi-paged set of data rows.

                    If you data is paginated, export to excel currently only exports the current page.

                    The desired behavior is to export the entire dataset that matched the current view or filtered view even if the number of dataset rows exceed the page size.

                    10 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Getting error “New deployment is not allowed as an another deployment is in progress. Retry the deployment after sometime.”

                      We are frequently getting error “New deployment is not allowed as an another deployment is in progress. Retry the deployment after sometime.” even if there no release/deployment is in progress. Also tried to Abandoned all release/deployment related to that Release Template but no luck. How to find which old release is causing this issue? Is there any option to bypass this behavior?
                      System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.AggregateException: One or more errors occurred. ---> Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Release.Common.Helpers.OperationFailedException: New deployment is not allowed as an another deployment is in progress. Retry the deployment after sometime.
                      at…

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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Possibility to add new impediment from taskboard in the Scrum temlate of Visual Studio Online

                        In the Scrum temlate of Visual Studio Online now is possible to add new impediment only inside to a Produt Backlog Item PBI, in the links tab... very hidden...

                        Instead should be able to insert new impediment directly from the task board or from the backlog board (where is already possible add PBI and tasks)

                        Furthermore impediment should be visible in taskboard

                        7 votes
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                        • Support multi language in Visual Studio Online VSO

                          Now UI for VS Online is currently English only.
                          For the collaboration with staeholder is fundamental that UI is intelligible and clear also for the customers that don't speak english very well...

                          6 votes
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                          • Increase the maximum build number length to more than 64 characters

                            It would be awesome if the maximum length of a build number could be greater than 64 characters. Currently, our builds fail if our build definition name pushes us beyond that limit. Instead of requiring us to trim the build definition name or use a different build number format, we could just have that limit increased. 128 seems reasonable.

                            27 votes
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                            • Remove the need to write to the runonce registry setting when installing

                              Some organizations have anti-virus rules that dis-allows writing to the runonce registry setting. This inhibits the installation of VS, RM Client or even TFS at time.
                              It may be a nice to have the installer restart after a possible reboot, but getting access denied errors should not stop the installation.

                              6 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide Role for updating TFS "Access Levels"

                                Currently it requires a TFS Admin to modify the "Access Levels". This is primarily a clerical activity to assure Access Levels match MSDN and TFS CAL permissions. A TFS Admin has "God" permissions to manage the TFS server.

                                We need Help Desk or other users who have the Authorization to manage Access Levels but are not Full TFS Admins.

                                7 votes
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                                • Timer for standup meeting

                                  In VSO implement a timer (for example like howler timer) to measure duration of all the scrum event especially for standup meeting.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Allow side effecting expressions in expression evaluation in C++

                                    The VS debugger can't tell even remotely accurately whether or not an expression has side effects, so kindly just remove this broken feature and allow us to use any expression in conditional breakpoints and evaluations. The programmer knows whether or not an expression has a side effect.

                                    15 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make SSDT project's setting (such as database settings and so on) be specific to build configuration

                                      Right now SSDT project's settings are same for all build configuration. It would be great to have specific settings for each configuration.

                                      For example, production sql server works in partial containment mode. Test server is not. It is impossible to publish to both server's without changing project's settings each time. So it's impossible to automate publishing process without workarounds.

                                      10 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow C# expressions like basic boolean logic instead of requiring converters all the time

                                        Please, allow C# expressions like basic boolean logic instead of requiring converters all the time

                                        52 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Prevent backlog priority changes in multiple work items in TFS

                                          Currently, each backlog change causes multiple (sometimes hundreds) work item changes which causes the TFS alerts to become useless in many cases.
                                          Please provide a way to reduce the number of changing items to minimum for every backlog change - perhaps by creating huge differences between the backlog numbers, which will leave a lot of room for those changes

                                          7 votes
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