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  1. Team rooms broken, showing raw JSON objects for events.

    All the events in the room are showing raw JSON objects for the event. For example, if a user story changes, it is showing a raw JSON object of the user story change. This happened just recently.

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    • Using multiple Groups for Regular Expression

      Hi,

      I would like to post a new idea while using Regular Expressions in VSTS Ultimate Webtests.

      It would be great if we implement Groups option. Below is an example of a request body,

      ****************** Request body*************************

      [{"Planned":"00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000","name":"***","NameDet":{"name":"***","ID":"yyy","District":null,"Region":"zzz","RegionNumber":aaa,}]

      ***************End of request body*******************************************

      Its helpful if its possible to replace "***" with {{C_R_Details_g1}}, yyy with {{C_R_Details_g2}} , zzz with {{C_R_Details_g3}} and aaa with {{C_R_Details_g4}}.

      As of now Webtests support just one Group which is similar to Text Extraction.

      Attached is the Regular Expression am using in webtest.

      7 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add official support for Blend Extensions

        Currently there is almost no documentation how to extend Blend. I have seen some examples in the wild which seem to be the result of reverseengeneering rather than beeing officialy supported. Some of the suggestions posted here could be easyly programmed by the community.

        156 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • OpenGL in Windows 10 Universal Apps

          It would be great to see OpenGL supported in Windows Universal Apps. So we can use OpenGL in modern apps for the desktop as well as for phones.

          Please visit the SharpGL project at GitHub (https://github.com/dwmkerr/sharpgl) where Dave Kerr and I am working on. We provide a simple wrapper and some framework stuff around OpenGL to make it available in .NET languages.

          We want to be platform independent as OpenGL is. So please help us and all the developers who wants to bring their iOS and Android OpenGL apps to Windows 10 (desktop and phone).

          62 votes
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            2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Include links Code Coverage and Test run failures in Build Failure emails

            In a gated build scenario, when a build fails due to unit tests failing there is no link in the email that will open visual studio and show you the test run in Test MAnager with exception messages as stack traces.

            If I remember correctly this used to be the case in a non-gated build scenario.

            Anyhow, one can get to these by going to VS online and navigating in a convoluted manner.

            I'd love to see links to Code Coverage results on all build success and failure emails, and the link to see the test run and its result…

            8 votes
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            • Support Word Bookmark in Hyperlink

              Our customer specification documents are written in Word, they are store in SharePoint.
              The documents contain bookmarks.

              From Excel, you can create Hyperlink of the form:
              http:\\server\path\mydocument.docx#mybookmark1
              And when clicking on the link it will open the document and jump to the location of the bookmark.

              When adding the same hyperlink to a TFS work item, double clicking on the link, will open the document but will not jump to the bookmark.

              It will be a good feature to add to TFS as it would help to navigate in large specification document to get the information associated to a Work…

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              • Allow shared project in the same directory as the C# projects that use it

                If you have a C# project that references a shared project in the same directory, Visual Studio gives a warning: "The file '...' could not be added to the project. Cannot add a link to the file ... This file is within the project directory tree."

                This is a very natural way to use shared projects; it would be great if this were a supported scenario.

                https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/1393180/c-project-in-same-directory-as-shared-project-generates-warning

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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable IntelliTest to show code coverage

                  Enable IntelliTest to show me the lines of code that it has been able to cover (in addition to the current block coverage count that is displayed).

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Update plugin support to use npm and Cordova CLI v5.0.0

                    Cordova CLI v5.0.0 has changed the way plugins are declared in the config.xml file and will be hosted under new IDs through npm. The existing plugin registry will be operational until at least October 15, 2015, so the Visual Studio extension needs to be updated to use this new repository.

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                      0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow Teams to work over multiple Projects (Teams at the Collection level in Visual Studio Online)

                      I would like to see enhanced support for Teams that work across multiple Projects or Backlogs. My initial thought is to pull the Team concept up one level so that Visual Studio Teams are created at the Collection level rather than the Project.

                      == Background Context ==

                      One of my favourite features in Visual Studio is the concept of Teams. However, we want our real world development teams to be long lived entities rather than dismembering working teams after a project and treating people as fungible resources that we pull together from the bench players. Although I love the team…

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                      • Restore Tabs after Visual Studio Freezes or Crashes

                        I just restarted Visual Studio for the sole purpose of having it save my current tab configuration. That's right—I actually want the tabs I have open to be re-opened after it crashes or I have to kill it because it froze and I'll go out of my way to make sure that happens.

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Visual Studio Code on Windows RT

                          Visual Studio Code (https://code.visualstudio.com/) should be ported to Windows RT for Surface RT and Surface 2.
                          It looks like it is based on mono/C# and web technologies. Everything is already available on Surface RT and Surface 2.
                          This will allow good development work when you are offline. Today, I am mainly using RDP to do some development. This is working fine as long as you are in a static location. A long trip in train, or bad wifi connection cannot let me do some programming on my great Surface 2.
                          This will provide a great satisfaction to the…

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make Logging in to Azure from Visual Studio work when using 2 factor identification for your Microsoft Account

                            I can't login to the Azure Tools for Visual Studio. I've got 2 factor authentication set up for my Microsoft Account.

                            I get sent to the page that tells me to wait for the app to allow. I allow the access, then I get sent back to the login screen again! So annoying!

                            Does nobody on the Azure Tools for Visual Studio team use "two step authentication?" http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/two-step-verification-faq

                            This is dead simple to reproduce.

                            1. Have an azure account tied to a two-step authentication enabled Microsoft Account.
                            2. Try to use that account in Visual Studio.

                            6 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable Abstract Syntax Tree Source Files via Roslyn

                              Now that Roslyn is available (or will be available), it is time for Visual Studio to start thinking in files that represent Abstract Syntax Trees (ASTs), or .ast files. .ast files are the actual source files that are checked into source control. When an .ast file is loaded into Visual Studio, the developer's "formatting preference configuration" is applied to the .ast file to display the file to the preference of the developer.

                              Formatting preference configurations would include things like:
                              - Spaces or Tabs for tabbing
                              - Braces on same line as method declaration or below
                              - Spaces around symbols
                              -…

                              23 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add more detail error message in Git Tools when git operation has errors.

                                Please add more detail message to git tools for debug, current we need to use command-line to get details (e.g. Remote Sign-in Conflict, we need to run "git pull" to get details now). More detail errors can help us to resolve git-related problem.

                                11 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add virtual extension methods (default interface implementations, default methods, traits) to C#

                                  C# has extension methods, which allow one to define a method that is syntactically invoked on an instance, but defined as a static method on another type. However, these methods lack one very important feature of normal methods: they cannot be overridden by specific implementations.

                                  Java 8 in contrast introduced an alternative concept, called virtual extension methods, which could be beneficial for C# as well. Virtual extension methods are defined as interface methods with default implementations:

                                  public interface IMyInterface
                                  {
                                  string Property { get; } // ordinary interface member

                                  default string Format()
                                  {
                                  return string.Format ("{0} ({1})", GetType().Name, Property);
                                  } …

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                                    4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • An option to disable collapse for comments

                                    Javascript functions are now collapsable / expandable but for those who place their comments outside the functions, we don't see it because it's collapsed with the functions.

                                    Would be clearer to have an option to disable this auto collapse of comments for multiple lines outside functions. This is certainly valid for C# as well

                                    3 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Intellitrace events for System.Net.Http events

                                      It might be super useful for a lot of people to have Intellitrace events for System.Net.Http events

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                                        1 comment  ·  IntelliTrace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve Visual Studio Call Stack walking performance

                                        Walking the call stack can sometimes be a slower operation when debugging. Do not slow down debug operations such as stepping when walking the call stack takes a long time

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                                          3 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • automatically create getters and setters on TypeScript

                                          generate getters and setter by right clicking on a variable

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