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  1. Allow changing order of test cases in requirement based suites

    In MTM 2012 you are unable to change the order of test cases in a suite that is requirement-based. In a normal test suite it is possible, but it would be great if we could change the order also in requirement based test suites.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • When will C#.net becomes platform independent

      When .net will become platform independent,people are creating lot of things using using Java due to platform independency like Hadoop,Cassandra,Elastic Search,etc and we C# Programmers are unable to do it due to platform dependency,do something or else we shift on Java?

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        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Mtm sends an email with a test report when the automation test run is done

        When a automation test run is complete. My team wants it to automaticlly send emails to persons of my choise with a test report. There should be a option in the test manager GUI where the person could set an option "send email when done". Also there should be option to which email it should be sent to. This should be possible without involving coding, thats how it is today.
        The report should be like the report in mtm but maybe in a doc/pdf format. A product owner should be able to read and easily understand and base decision on…

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make Task<T> implement covariant interface ITask<out T>

          Task<T> sounds like a good candidate for covariance. Except classes can't be covariant in .Net, only interfaces can.

          So it would be nice if Task<T> implemented a new, covariant interface ITask<out T>.

          I believe that adding a new interface to existing class doesn't break any backwards compatibility, so this shouldn't cause any problems.

          29 votes
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            2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • In VS 2013, allow ability to run the "Change Authentication" wizard AFTER project is created

            VS 2013 has a "Change Authentication" feature invoked when you create a project.

            You cannot run it standalone and worse of all you cannot run it after the project has been created.

            Consider e.g. having a VS 2012 project and wanting to upgrade to VS 2013 and use AAD instead of ADFS.

            Not a new project so can't use the "Change Authentication" wizard. Never used AAD before so no idea what the WIF constructs are!

            Or wanting to migrate a build from Test to Prod. You do not want to manualy update the web.config, figure out the certificate thumbprint etc.

            497 votes
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              5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • async associations

              Suppose we have code that uses .net assembly, let's name that .net assembly "FooLib".
              FooLib has classes which methods use synchronous calls for I/O opertations, but we have no FooLib source code, thus we can't modify FooLib classes methods to consume asynchronous API for I/O operations available in .Net Framework.
              I think we need a tool that will provide us opportunity to define associations for certain FooLib class methods which will mean that compiler will modify FooLib class methods and replace theirs I/O operation calls from synchronous to asynchronous, mark theirs methods with async keyword and embrace methods return type…

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • to freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done)

                freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done) like whats is done in the backlog screen and query screens.

                19 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Web deploy parameterization in website project

                  Web.config parameterisation is not working for "website project" in visual studio 2013. I have created Parameters.xml and tried webdeploy as mentioned in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff398068.aspx.
                  Based on my test, the data that in our own parameters.xml file won’t be added to the generated parameters.xml and SetParameters.xml files when I created a web deploy package.
                  My project is very big and it is difficult to convert to "web application" project. Lot of people may face same issue.
                  I would suggest incorporating web.config parameterisation featured with "Website Project" as well.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Continue support for MBCS (Multi-Byte Character Sets) for MFC and C++

                    After VS2013 the MBCS variants of the standard library and MFC are declared deprecated. Conversion to Unicode will cost our company litteraly thousands of productive hours (over 3 million source code lines to convert). So this deprecation is a bad idea. Please continue the support of these variants of C++ projects, and continue the support of MBCS in MFC!

                    96 votes
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                      13 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add short and byte literals/suffixes

                      "short num = (short)1" is annoying to type.
                      "short num = 1S" much better.
                      "byte num = (byte)1" is also annoying.
                      "byte num = 1B" much better.

                      I don't see why C# should not support something like this, it would be such a easy and quick implementation aswell.

                      Thanks!

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • filter product backlog on columns

                          It would be nice if the product backlog could be filtered. Just like filtering in excel or the (asp .net) gridview of DevExpress.com.
                          https://www.devexpress.com/Products/NET/Controls/ASP/Grid/

                          Now you have one large list with backlog items. If you could filter a particular column, then you could get instant overviews and you don't have to make a query.

                          75 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change Update Service Reference to a Background Process

                            With large web services, updating the Service Reference sometimes takes 10-15 minutes. This would be perfect to complete in a background process, so one could continue working in the IDE.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support code metric without Visual Studio on the server

                              It would be great if the Visual Studio Code Metric Powertools for 2013 can be used on a build server without Visual Studio.

                              12 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Hover on Javascript and show prompt

                                I use VS2012, create a website, ASP.NET WEB website. In Scripts folder in Solution Explorer, there are a number of js files.

                                So I create test.js file. I type $(, intellisense prompts, as the figure 1 shows.

                                Then I type the whole statement and mouse hovers on $, no prompt shows.

                                If I code in C#, mouse hovers on a function name or class name, there will be prompt as Figure 2.

                                Can VS support "hover prompt" of Javascript?

                                7 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • TFS Integration Platform support for TFS 2013

                                  Currently TFS integration Platform only support upto TFS 2012. We upgraded to 2013 which most users will. now TFS integration platform doesn't support TFS 2013.

                                  https://tfsintegration.codeplex.com/

                                  15 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • allow me to skip an instance of an exception

                                    I have a situation where software can run in two modes - remote and local. So the code is something like this:
                                    try
                                    {
                                    MakeRemoteConnection()
                                    }
                                    catch
                                    {
                                    localmode=true;
                                    }

                                    Every time I try to debug in local mode, I have to deal with this exception. I would really like a way to say "this exception is expected - never break on it". You can do that by type, but type is too broad. In this case, the exception type is a common one used everywhere.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • clickonce should be able to harvest query string parameters also from browsers other than Internet Explorer

                                      Currently ClickOnce can harvest url parameters only for I.E this approache is passe . no developer can allow himself to deploy an app that it's functionality is limited only for I.E
                                      usage : http://localhost/publisher/WindowsFormsApplication1.application?username=joeuser
                                      this code works only for I.E
                                      private NameValueCollection GetQueryStringParameters()
                                      {
                                      NameValueCollection nameValueTable = new NameValueCollection();

                                      if (ApplicationDeployment.IsNetworkDeployed)
                                      {
                                      string queryString = ApplicationDeployment.CurrentDeployment.ActivationUri.Query;
                                      nameValueTable = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(queryString);
                                      }

                                      return (nameValueTable);
                                      }

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow multi HTML clients

                                        Please make possible to add more than one HTML Client to a Lightswitch Project

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                                          1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Update Online Documentation for TFS 2013 Work Item Workflows

                                          There used to be some handy online end-user workflow (state transition) diagrams for each of the TFS 2012 Work Item Types e.g.
                                          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee332491(v=vs.110).aspx

                                          However, the Workflows don't appear to have been published for TFS 2013 on the equivalent page e.g.
                                          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee332488.aspx

                                          There appears to be some significant changes based on the following link (see the diagrams for one Work Item type at the end of the page):
                                          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh697436.aspx
                                          Unfortunately the page doesn't show Workflow diagrams for all Work Item Types for all Process Templates.

                                          4 votes
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