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  1. 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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      59 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Start developing the Windows API Code Pack again

      Back in the Windows 7 timeframe, Microsof gave us the "Windows API Code Pack", as a way of using some of the new Win 7 APIs from .Net.

      It was really useful, but (like anything) it had some bugs, and was missing some useful features.

      Unfortunately it seems to have been abandoned by Microsoft, with no release since August 2010, and the website moved to the "archive" site:
      http://archive.msdn.microsoft.com/WindowsAPICodePack

      Please bring it back!

      NuGet seems like a perfect vehicle for distributing a package such as this, so that API bindings can ship alongside OS releases (or not), rather than being…

      82 votes
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        3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support azure worker roles monitoring by Application Insights APM agent

        Currently worker roles monitoring by APM is not supported. Please vote if you are using worker roles and want this support

        297 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Queued build should utilise newly enabled build agent

          When a build is queued, if it can't be started immediately, it appears to determine straight away what are the available build agents that it can run on.

          It will then only wait for those agents, even if in the meantime another agent is enabled, which meets the criteria for running that build.

          It would be nicer if the queued build re-evaluated available agents and could utilise a newly-enabled agent if one is provisioned whilst it is waiting in the queue.

          7 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Write test code for Windows Phone using other popular frameworks (xUnit.Net, NUnit, etc.)

            With VS2013 + Update 2 I have the ability to write unit tests for WIndows Phone platforms (8.0 and 8.1) using MSTest framework that comes out-of-the-box with Visual Studio.

            However, I would like the flexibility of writing tests in other popular frameworks like NUnit, xUnit.Net

            5 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Display sum of story points in a sprint - agile template

              When planning sprints it would be very nice to see a total of the story points that have been added. The only way to do this right now is open a query in Excel and sum the column. Not very handy when planning a sprint using the web client.

              140 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • incorporate a "slow motion" debugger.

                It would be nice to have a feature that added an automatic step-through debugging mode that would step through (or step over) each line at a configurable interval. I find myself debugging a lot of legacy code, observing each line in sequence. Something like this might have some application for observing the flow of data within complex or recursive methods, and would spare me the trouble of mashing F10 constantly.

                6 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Code review the changes for a task

                  We follow agile and we check in frequently. We create tasks that spans from a day to 3 days. Once the task is completed by the developer it is sent for review. So we have multiple changesets to review. It is very hard to have a good picture of the changes to a file since the changes are across multiple changesets. As of now, we are finding all the files that are affected by that task and go to "view history" of the file and pick the most recent version and the version before the task started to get a…

                  80 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to run Custom Action (restore to snapshot) after each test within a test suite in Build Deploy Test Workflow

                    Currently restore to snapshot is only possible before start of test run in Build Deploy Test workflow. If any of the testcase fails within a test run, testagent should revert to snapshot before running the next testcase within same test suite.

                    Background: Automated test can lead the system into unstable condition by installing driver, adding registry key etc. We need to ensure the system is reverted to snapshot before executing the next test within a testrun, otherwise next test will give erroneous test result.

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Map Kanban board Pseudo-states to Work Item State AND Reason

                      The Kanban board allows teams to map pseudo-states to work item states but sets reason to the default value. This defeats the purpose of having multiple reasons for a given state transition. The Kanban board should map to both work item state and reason since it is the combination of these 2 fields that describe the status of the work item.

                      23 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Open Source SQL Server Compact (CE)

                        Although it has not been officially announced Microsoft is deprecating SQL Server Compact (CE). SQL Server CE filled a crucial use case for a small in process embedded database engine for applications and even websites. This need has not changed, if anything it has only become more so with the move to isolated phone and tablet (Metro) type apps. Without SSCE Microsoft won't have a product which fills this use case. Jet DB, MSDE and now SSCE will all be dead.
                        SQL Server Express LocalDB is not a replacement for SSCE, particularly due to the deployment constraints requiring admin privileges,…

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                          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make Code Lens available in Visual Studio Premium

                          Code Lens is a great new feature but since it right now only is available to Ultimate users few have the opportunity to take advantage of it. And it does not weigh up the cost of upgrading users to Ultimate. Since it is a tool that many would find useful please make it available for at least Premium users

                          39 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make the process of backup TFS data to Microsoft Azure Storage or Backup services simplier

                            Make a way of configure Team Foundation Backups to automatically upload the data to my Azure account

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Have an automated way (command line) to run a load test and still see the results

                              I know we can run a load test using mstest in an automated manner (using a script or command line). However the big problem with running a test using mstest is that the test is totally hidden, you can't view the run in Visual Studio if you want to while the test is running.
                              Hence is there an easy way to run a loadtest using Visual Studio Ultimate in an automated manner (using auto hotkey / command line arguments). I can figure it out but wondering if someone has ventured here before?

                              As per discussion at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/ce532249-eda7-41e1-a0c9-1c2288dc1a53/is-there-an-automated-way-to-launch-a-loadtest-in-visual-studio-ultimate-using-a-scriptcommand-line?forum=vstest#ce532249-eda7-41e1-a0c9-1c2288dc1a53

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Restore Sheveset comments to Find Shelvesets UX

                                In earlier versions of VS/TFS (e.g. 2010), the Find Shelvesets dialog listed the changeset comment associated with the shelveset, along with the shelveset name, the owner name and the date/time. In VS/TFS 2013, the changeset comment is no longer visible in the Find Shelvesets UX - please put it back! I give my shelvesets systematic names based on who made the change, when and in what product, but I cannot devine from that what the focus of the changes might be - that information is in the changeset comment, which I can no longer see.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • The new Visual Studio 2012 Find dialog is frustrating

                                  - The fact you can't undock it from the upper-right corner is bad for those of us with vertical monitors. Please make it a floating window again.

                                  - The fact that you can't find forwards and backwards at the same time without first clicking a little dropdown arrow is maddening.

                                  - The thin little lines which tell you if Match Case, Match Whole Word, etc are enabled is way too hard to see, plus they dissapear entirely when your mouse hovers over them or when they have focus.

                                  - I miss being able to perform a Find in Files, and…

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Persist pinned state for Test Explorer, Error List and Output in center dock location

                                    When the following IDE views Error List, Output, and Test Explorer are docked on the edges of the IDE they will persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened. When the IDE views are pinned to the center/main editor dock location they will not persist the pinned state the next time the IDE is opened.

                                    The IDE views do keep the pinned state if an existing IDE is open with their state and new IDE instances are loaded. They will open with the pinned state set. But if all IDE instances are closed and the state will…

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Direct support for PowerShell in pre/post build events

                                      Currently only cmd/batch files are supported. PowerShell is a great replacement available on every Windows box basically. Writing complex pre/post build scripts is way easier in PowerShell.

                                      15 votes
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                                      • Please fix: 'Or' filter using multiple optional parameters returns incorrect results

                                        When only one of two optional parameters is specified, all rows are returned.

                                        e.g for a table containing records that contain "Division A" ,records that contain "Division B", and records that contain "Division C", after selecting "Division A" from the first pick list and not selecting any Division from the second list, ALL records are displayed, (Division A-C). When both Parameters are set to a value, the filter works and rows are retuned as expected.

                                        See this Connect bug closed:defered - whatever that means.

                                        https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/829352/lightswitch-or-filter-using-multiple-optional-parameters-returns-incorrect-results

                                        See this thread where Justin Anderson suggests logging a bug.

                                        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/01bc581a-c297-4ded-9414-6d3b40c7dda9/multiparameter-query-and-related-table-how-to-accomplish?forum=lightswitch

                                        Also see this sample…

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make FileInfo.Length a method that could take a "format" parameter for the units ("B", "K", "M", etc),

                                          Make FileInfo.Length a method that could take a "format" parameter for the units ("B", "K", "M", etc),

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