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  1. It would be nice if code of one language for coded ui test of windows store app will run for all languages

    If a windows store app supports multiple languages and we would like to write coded UI test for that app then we need to write for all supported languages. suppose an app supports more than 20 languages then it is not feasible to write the code for all languages.

    It would be nice if we can write only one code for coded UI test and there will be one resource file kind of thing where we can put all localized strings from which file the code will read the localized strings and validate according to that. This approach will be…

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      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow VSO Stakeholder License to use Feedback Client

      Please consider allowing the new VSO Stakeholder license the ability to submit Feedback using the Microsoft Feedback Client. Appears that submitting a new feedback response work item created via the feedback client is not enable for Stakeholder license. User must have basic license.

      We want anyone in our organization specifically testers, support people and consultants to be able to capture a bug using the feedback tool and create a TFS item related to it. New stakeholder license seems perfect for this. Appears only "Basic" licensed users can do this.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add option to not trigger Quick Info by mouse hover over symbol

        Many times Quick Info is unintentionally triggered when the mouse pointer is over a random symbol. This is distracting, and I would like to turn this automatic behaviour off.

        Many automatic intellisense options can be disabled so that they must be explicitly invoked to show them. For Quick Info this is Ctrl K + I.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Specify directories for C++ project filters

          With the .NET languages like C# the folders in which we place source files (*.cs) are mirrored in the file system. The same isn't true of C++. The folders/filters are virtual and only exist within the solution explorer and IDE.

          I think it would be great if we could assign directory paths to these filters that would automatically keep the files in the right location when creating or moving files between the filters.

          For example, I could have a solution structure like;

          + Header Files
          ++ base
          +++ point.hpp
          +++ size.hpp
          +++ rect.hpp
          + Source Files
          ++ base
          +++ point.cpp …

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Referenced C++ projects should be able to contribute include paths etc.

            Currently when you reference a C++ project, there's the Link Library Dependencies option which affects the linker.

            Wouldn't it be great if a referenced project could contribute include paths, preprocessor definitions etc.?

            Obviously I do not mean adding the referenced project's AdditionalIncludeDirectories and PreprocessorDefinitions, but introduce a new set of properties that would be "exported" into referencing C++ projects.

            This would be along the lines of Android NDK's LOCAL_EXPORT_CFLAGS, LOCAL_EXPORT_C_INCLUDES etc. As you're introducing Android support in VS2015, you must be somewhat acquainted with the ndk-build system by now.

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable locking of guides.

              Guides interfere with the design surface when dragging or resizing items. The only way seems to hide them which makes them rather useless.

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                0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Stop asking to install plugins that are not supported on my OS

                I check my Extensions and Updates manager regularly to ensure that my Visual Studio install is kept up to date. However there is now an update listed in there that I cannot possibly install. Why is Visual Studio asking me to install an update that is not supported on my Operating System? You could at least have an OS-level compatibility check before nagging me about updates.

                In case you want to look at specifics, I'm running VS2013 Pro (Update 4) and I'm being asked to install Windows Phone 8.1 Emulator, which I'd be happy to do except this is a…

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                  0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Folders in breakpoint window

                  So, in visual studio 2013 there is a window "Bookmark window", and there is a window "Breakpoint window".
                  Basically what I want is the breakpoint window to be similar to the bookmark window.

                  I'd like to be able to make folder for my breakpoints, so I can group them, and then enable or disable them depending on what feature I'm working on.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support environment variable setting for Active configuration profile

                    To support immutable deployments to different environments, the environment-specific environment switches should be defined within the environment, not the build configuration. This approach aligns with best practices and the future approach of ASP.NET vNext and is suited for swapping deployments between environments. Currently, there is no way to specify different configuration profiles other than at build time.

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                      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • d:DesignInstance should support F# classes

                        Currently ( up to including Blend 2015 Preview ) you can't use F# projects in Blend. This means that if you write your ViewModels in F# like I do you can't use these for your design time data. i.e. d:DesignInstance won't recognize F# classes or even C# classes that derive from an F# base class.

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                          0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • mediaelement

                          List all audio devices and allow choose an audio device other than the Default DirectSound in MediaElement, see WPFMediaKit MediaUriElement

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Analyse PROJECT for Code Clones

                                In a Solution I also have my testProjects and Ofcourse I have Code Clones with the Project under test. So I get False positives !
                                So give me the possibility to choose specific Project besides the analysis of the whole solution.

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                                • Color Code PerfTips by Threshold

                                  From Tarun Arora:
                                  I would like to colour code the PerfTips, I see numbers all the time and after a while stop paying attention. However, if I could set a threshold & colour code the threshold, it would be easier to identify what requires attention.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Languages....I have an suggestion....60. 40N05.001 C01

                                    Several computers need a new languages, thought is important...

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • C#, official access to private members...

                                      Official access to private members to avoid Reflection calls and Expression compilations in real world C# applications.
                                      Please check the attachment.
                                      Regards from Germany
                                      Christian Ohle

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Test Controller doesn't seem to verify version of QTController in the Exception List when installing.

                                        1. Test Controller doesn't seem to verify version of QTController in the Exception List when installing. When installing the Test controller 2013, it never added the QTController.exe to the exception list, apparently because an older version (11.0) was already in the list. This one tiny issue caused me 6 hours of headaches tracking down why the Test Agents couldn't see my controller.

                                        2. Add a "Test" check button to the Test Agent configuration, to verify the user/password work (like in Test Controller configuration), to save a little bit of headaches.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Manage users: view a list all projects a user belongs too.

                                          Have an option to show all projects that a user belongs to on the Users panel. This is so I can manage my users better; drop the ones that no longer need access to our TFS projects.

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