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  1. 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…

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Users to add test results to TFS 2013 Web Access Home Page

      We love TFS, especially since you seem to be moving more MTM functionality over to Web Access (Shared Test Cases & Parameters). I also enjoy the new homepage, as a lot of data can be displayed there via queries and charts... But, the lack of test results being readily view-able, troubles me. I know I can go into the test tab to see this; I know that I can go into the project portal for this data. But why not have it as a user-configurable option on the homepage? Why can't I have a query displaying the number of failed…

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        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Pass test configuration variables for a test point directly as a property in TestContext

        The test configuration variable values defined in the test configuration for the currently executing test point should be directly available in the TestContext instance as custom properties.

        Right now in order to get the value of a test configuration variable you need to query the configuration from TFS. And that option is actually broken because the TestContext doesn't update between separate test points of the same test case.

        This will open up use cases such as having a "Browser" test configuration variable and then using the appropriate browser in Coded UI tests.

        15 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow to have custom delimiters in raw string literal

          C++11 (and some others languages) allow you to define custom delimiters for litterals string. It allows you to copy and paste xml, html , ... easily in you code without have to double " .
          For inst(taken from wikipedia on c++11)

          R"(The String Data \ Stuff " )"
          R"delimiter(The String Data \ Stuff " )delimiter"

          108 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Kanban or Scrum board based on Query...not sprint

            I have a bunch of stuff in my backlog.
            It is hierarchal. A few layers of stories breaking down...to bottom level stories and/or tasks
            I am on a team that just wants to track work. From open to close.
            We don't run in sprints because that model doesn't work for our team.
            We do some long term stuff, and lots of short term stuff.

            I want to be able to just put whatever I want on the board and drag it across states to closure.
            I want to be able to simply drag those items up and down to change…

            2 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support dependent debugger breakpoint

              Ofter useful set breakpoint that will only trigger after another breakpoint. Please support set child breakpoints that will trigger only after parent breakpoint trigger.

              For example bug in often called function F2(), that called indirectly from function F1(). I can't set breakpoint directly to F2() because it's called very often before F1(). So I need set breakpoint to F1() and then when it triggers to F2()

              6 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Views history comment in Pending changes

                In the "Pending Changes" tab

                1) If the Comment field is selected
                2) The text is empty
                3) Pressing down arrow to view the last 10 comments.

                9 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  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…

                  91 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Attach to Process with filter and additional informations

                    The Attach to Process Dialog:
                    Additional Information as the Task-Manager has - really useful for me is the command line. And the possibility to filter.
                    e.g.: Process = "w3wp.exe" AND CommandLine contains "SharePoint - 80" - will find the SharePoint process.
                    If I could store these options (including Show process from all users) this will like xmas.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Variable Active Scope

                      static void Main(string[] args)
                      {
                      bool bTrue = true;
                      //bTrue = !bTrue;
                      if (bTrue)
                      {
                      int i = 0;
                      }
                      else
                      {
                      int i = 0;
                      }
                      int i = 0;//Variable "i" was disposed when exiting the "if scope" then why we can't declare it again
                      }

                      5 votes
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                        0 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

                        337 votes
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                          8 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Generating a Sequence Diagram from Source Code in Shared Project.

                          Is possible to Generating a Sequence Diagram from Source Code (Reference is http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee317485.aspx)

                          We cannot generate it from projects that share code across multiple apps.

                          Please allow it.

                          13 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add intellisense support to "MonoBehaviour" Class specialy the "Messages"

                            t will be very helpful to see what Messages are available in MonoBhaviour Class, such as "Update, Awake, OnCollision...., etc"
                            instead of always referring to this link:
                            http://docs.unity3d.com/ScriptReference/MonoBehaviour.html

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Debug JavaScript running in the WebView control.

                              This should apply to Windows Phone Emulator, attached WP8 device, and Windows 8

                              Currently you can only debug js code if it is running in the root of the app ( ala a JS based application ) It would be great to be able to debug js code running inside a WebView as well.

                              Even if the only way to do this was by putting `debug` in your js code, and being prompted to open a new instance of VS, it would be extremely helpful.

                              12 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable copying multiple test cases together in MTM

                                Add the functionality to copy multiple test cases inside test suites (and create a new "clone" target, independent of the original source, for each one), instead of copying them 1 by 1.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Have a big button MTM Test Runner to Pass or Fail the current step and move to the next

                                  The reason for the big button is that when testing a windows store app or a touch enabled application, it would be easier to avoid putting the device down or switching to the keyboard. We have a touch screen monitor with MTM running and it is great to be able to touch the device to perform the test and then simply touch the monitor to say that the test has passed or failed. Problem is, that the button to pass or fail is too small for touch.
                                  Also an auto drill down into shared steps would be good, that is…

                                  22 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Easier Option To Debug ASP.NET Websites On The SSL Port

                                    When staring an ASP.NET website with IIS Express hosting in the debugger, by default Visual Studio will start the website on the HTTP port.

                                    If you have your website to only ever server content over HTTPS (e.g. with the [RequireHttpsAttribute] in your global MVC filters), then you just get a page cannot be displayed error in your browser.

                                    Whilst you can work around this by using the "Start URL" option in the Web tab of the debugger, this removes the "Current Page" etc. functionality from you as you're now stuck with a specific page.

                                    You also generally don't have the…

                                    3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • support Spec Explorer in Visual Studio 2013

                                      Spec Explorer 2010, a model-based testing tool extension is supported in Visual Studio 2010/2012, this suggestion is to make it work with Visual Studio 2013.

                                      122 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Project files should reference other projects by id

                                        Right now Visual studio project files (.proj) reference other projects by name and a hint path. This is stupid and makes moving projects around a folder structure incredibly difficult.

                                        Projects should each have a GUID that they are identified by. The solution file should keep a list of GUIDS for each project and its location. Locating the project file on disk should be entirely deferred to the solution file, the project file should have no notion of where it exists.

                                        With this method, moving a project's directory means that only having to update a path in one place- the solution…

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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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                                            60 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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