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  1. Allow export of Team room discussions

    We used the teamroom extensively, only to realize later that there is no way to export the past discussions .. which would be useful for many reasons. A simple XML file would probably be sufficient.

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Preview attachments in Team Explorer

      Please provide a kind of preview (panel?) in the work item view within Team Explorer for attachments. Now, I always have to double click an attached image, the browser opens, I've to go back to Team Explorer (VST), click the next image and so on.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Using C# GUI to capture User Actions Steps for Test Automation & running the tests using QTP

        Subject: Using C# GUI to capture User Actions Steps for Test Automation & running the tests using QTP

        Hello Everybody, I am a Test Automation Solutions Architect with exposure to QTP, Selenium, OATS. I want to understand if there is a feasibility to capture Test Case Action Steps in a C# based GUI and further invoke / execute those Test Cases using QTP / Selenium or any other automation tool as the execution engine?
        I am new to C# and any help around this execution logic will be highly appreciated.
        Thanks in advance!

        Regards,
        Nayan

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • CSS Navigation Toolbar

          Provide a navigation toolbar to navigate CSS classes in the same manner that was originally planned for JavaScript: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2013/07/16/javascript-editor-improvements-in-visual-studio-2013-preview.aspx

          In addition, additional features for editing and navigating around CSS stylesheets should be offered similar to what is offered by tools such as TopStyle 5: http://topstyle4.com/

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  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.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • UserVoice link in Visual Studio

              Why not have a link to this user voice page in Visual Studio? I only came upon this site by chance once.

              It should be in the menu at Help/Feedback/UserVoice

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Renaming parameter updates xml comment

                When you rename a parameter in a method, if there is an attached xml block, it should rename the parameter as well.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • if not (...) syntax

                  if not (X && Y && Z)

                  is much more readable than

                  if (!(X && Y && Z))

                  and less error prone.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Update your OpenMP support to OpenMP 3.1

                    I know this idea was declined in 2011 (when 3.1 came out). But now it's 2014. Microsoft Visual Studio STILL claims support for only OpenMP 2.0, which was released in 2002!
                    Times have changed. Just about every laptop has 4 cores/8 threads, current Xeon processors have 10 or 15 cores (each supporting 2 threads). It is very clear that software engineers need to express the parallelism that can be achieved, or they are leaving at least 75% (3 of the 4 cores) and possibly over 94% (14 of 15 cores) of their CPU's processing power untapped! OpenMP has advanced significantly…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow view selector in search screens

                        Like the CRM does, to have the hability to change views in search screens... so the user can change between defined queries instead of creating a screen for each query.

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                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • In Release Management when build triggers release, notify the user that queued the build

                          When you have multiple users working on the same set of projects, they all have ability to queue the builds on the TFS build server. When TFS/VS Release management template is linked to the build definition, successful build can triggere release. Currently the notification settings in release management path defines who gets notified to verify the release. Instead, can we use the TFS variable $(RequestedFor) pointing to the user that started the build to get notified? As an alternative solution, we should at least be able to modify the Release Name that gets created upon successful build by using TFS…

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                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement a button in VS to clear all of the cache the VS is currently using.

                            We need this asap, i just can't get bothered to roam through the hidden folders in appdata to clear the cache of visual studio every time there is a cache problem. Please implement this, we need it alot. And by clearing all of the cache i mean inter alia intellisense, xaml designer, assembly, etc...

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • make Visual Studio to Work on Microsoft Surface and Cell Phone With Windows 8.1 Operating Systems(Make It Portable, Make Developers Happier)

                              Hi , I'm a beginner programmer with C# and I use Visual Studio every day, I have a Lumia Cellphone and I couldn't find a A Compatible Version With My Phone yet, Based on this I think it's better that to make a Visual Studio Working on Microsoft Surface and Lumia CellPhones With Windows 8.1 Operating Systems(Wich makes It more Portable and makes developers more happier). thank you in advance, otherwise everything is great.

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Recent work items in Team Explorer

                                in the web access of TFS 2013, we've a "recent work item" list in the left sidebar.

                                Please make this feature also available in the Team Explorer in Visual Studio.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • C# inline evaluations

                                  Allow inline evaluations like this:

                                  var str = "START + \n" + (() => { /* evaluate things like a for loop and return some string */ })() + "\nEND";

                                  This is more TypeScript-like but the syntax can be even simpler, like:

                                  var str = "START + \n" + { /* evaluate and return some string */ } + "\nEND";

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Visual studio editor collapse or expand conditional branching as (if) and iterations

                                    In visual studio the editor allows collapse or expand the methods and summary, its gonna be good that you add this functionality, I mean also collapse or expand the conditional branching as (if) and iterations as while, foreach, etc.. This will allow greater clarity when you are working, for example, with legacy code or refactoring code.

                                    Maybe it will be configurable in the display section of the menu options.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • implement a shortcut for skipping over chained method calls so I don't have to step into/out-of each call in the chain.

                                      It would be nice if there were a shortcut for skipping over chained method calls. For example, if I have the following code: myFactory.Create().SomeMethodToCall().SomeOtherMethod(); If I want to step into SomeOtherMethod, I have to first step into and out of Create and SomeMethodToCall, before I can step into SomeOtherMethod.

                                      Perhaps F10 skips the whole line, and some other shortcut skips over each method in the chain, one at a time. Additionally, it may be useful to provide a key to skip over the current method and into the next method.

                                      In the case of LINQ statements, one may want use…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Transformations for Web.Config when debugging. (Use selected configuration)

                                        I was quite upset when I first used web.config transformations and realized they are completely useless when debugging. I assumed that, if I chose to use a different config, that it would transform my web.config when debugging, sadly it does not. It would be very useful and many people have been complaining about the lack of this feature on various forums.

                                        Here is one example:
                                        I have the following transformations for my current project
                                        Web.Config
                                        Web.PRD.Config
                                        Web.DEV.Config
                                        Web.UAT.Config
                                        Web.DEVDB1.Config
                                        Web.DEVDB2.Config

                                        Why am I not allowed to simply select the config I want and use the transformation file connected to that…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Implement insertion of break point straight from find results.

                                          I would like to search my code for a given string and then in the find results windows, I'd like to select those that interest me the most and place a break point in all of them at once.
                                          Currently I have to double click each line to open the code and place the break point individually.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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