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  1. 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…

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Async SyncLock

      It would be great to have the possibility to do async synclocks.

      Take the example of a data cache on an asp.net website.

      Private DataLockObject As New Object

      Public Async Function GetData(Name As String) As Task(Of String)
      Dim Cache = HttpContext.Current.Cache
      Dim tmp As String = Cache.Get(Name)
      If tmp Is Nothing Then
      Await SyncLock DataLockObject
      If tmp Is Nothing Then
      tmp = await GetDataFromDatabaseAsync(Name)
      Cache.Insert(Name, tmp, Nothing, Date.Now.AddMinutes(5), System.Web.Caching.Cache.NoSlidingExpiration)
      End If
      End SyncLock
      End If
      Return tmp
      End Function

      The problem with this code is that 1. I cannot await a synclock (so my thread gets stuck doing nothing) 2.…

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow custom AddInProcess names when using System.AddIn

        When using System.AddIn framework via process isolation, every AddIn process shows up as AddInProcess32.exe in the task manager. Please allow us to rename the name that shows in the taskmanager so that it's more descriptive for users?

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • When building a UI for windows phone, make the preview able to swith dark/light theme

          don't know if it is posted in the correct category, but when you develop a universal app and want to hard code it to use the light theme. You can add

          <Application
          xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation";
          xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml";
          xmlns:local="using:NikkiApp"
          RequestedTheme="Light">

          this requestedtheme attribute. But the designer stays black. So when you add a button or textbox, you have no idea what it looks like. So you have to test it in the emulator (or like me on the device because cpu does not have VT support)

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            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add delete work item revisions/history

            Currently Work Items revisions (history) can build up rapidly when integrating with other tools like Project Server.

            For example: assign a Work Item that is sync'ing to Project Server to a resource that hasn't been added to the project yet a revision is created each time the sync fails. This can result in thousands of revisions in a Work Item and make it un displayable in the Web interface.

            The only current work around is to copy the Work Item, recreate the links, and delete the original Work Item.

            Adding this to the API would make sense because then it…

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow the ability to prove that a code review was done for a task

              I was asked to escalate this from here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5e9c476d-a728-4505-a310-9614b1c3b06f/how-to-find-a-work-items-code-review-request?forum=tfsworkitemtracking

              We are using VS2013 connected to TFS2012.

              We are currently being audited as to our development practices. Overall it is going well and we can provide evidence on our processes.

              However it seems TFS won't allow us to find a code review for a task.

              We use a 1 tier branch, so everything gets committed and released from that. Before a commit a code review request is created. Only when the code review passes will the code be committed. This all works fine. However when looking at a task I cannot…

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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow generic Type definitons in WinRT XAML

                  As mentioned in this Bugreport it would be great to use generic Types in WinRT XAML. E.g. for strongly Typed ViewModels in a MVVM Scenario.

                  Link: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/904277/generic-page-base-causes-error-in-g-i-vb-file-winrt-app

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Show EVENT Details 401 (Unauthorized)

                    I do not know why,
                    When I want to show the detailed, but could not see anything.
                    View console found.
                    "Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 401 (Unauthorized)"
                    What causes it?
                    Free limit account yet?

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                      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add button/quick-key/menu item to open Build Explorer window much like Source Control Explorer window

                      I find it a waste of time to have to open my Build Collection, select any build, and then using context menu select "View Builds" just to open the Build Explorer Window. It would be less time consuming to be able to use a control key combination, or add a button to my menus, that would allow me to go straight to this window with the default options of viewing all builds completed today. As the SCM administrator, one of my tasks is identifying why builds break and letting the appropriate development tema know.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add emoji support to Team Room feature in TFS

                        People use emojis when chatting frequently. In many cases, they provide context to a statement, giving an idea of how a person feels (for example, when a person is being sarcastic). Emoji codes are also pretty easy to remember, especially to those who use them often. I don't necessarily want a menu for emojis, just for them to be supported. At the very least, please add some emoticons similar to the ones found in Lync.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • There should be a popup message notification in Visual Studio, if any team members does code check in.

                          There should be a popup message notification in Visual Studio 2012, if we are connected to TFS and if any team members does code check in, so that other developers can get change set details immediately.

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                          • Allow opening a project file via drag-and-drop on empty Visual Studio

                            When drag-and-dropping a vcxproj file on an already open Visual Studio (no project or solution opened in Visual Studio, Solution Explorer empty) then the project file should be opened.

                            The current behavior is that the following error message is displayed:
                            "Project files cannot be dropped onto the application. They must be opened via the File menu".

                            Opening the project via the File menu should not be necessary. Obviously VS already recognized what I want to do!

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                            • Handle gitignore in the same way as the other tools

                              The Git Team explorer window shows changes in the window that do not show up in other git tools (sourcetree / command line).
                              I'm not sure what / why, but this seems out of sync with what I'd expect.

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                              • Add Framework Libraries tovideo record automated tests

                                Some times is required to show CUIT automated tests execution evidences. And a video record of the test execution is a good one. It would be great to have:

                                - PlayBack.StartVideoRec(videoFileName)
                                - PlayBack.PauseVideoRec()
                                - PlayBack.StopVideoRec()

                                Other Times a Video ease developers to understand errors

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Define timeout for any CUITs recorded actions

                                  Some times a recorded action require maximum time to be completed. That timeout shall be variable and configurable in property bag of CUIT Map editor.

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                                  • Use dynamic proxies for running Fakes Framework

                                    Currently, the Fakes Framework requires compile time assembly generation each time. However, this significantly slows down build time and greatly inhibits the refactoring process. Instead, Fakes should use a model similar to mocking frameworks such as Moq or RhinoMocks in the ability to use dynamic proxy classes when the Unit Tests are run. This significantly reduces build time and is not as obtrusive a process as generating Fakes assemblies that require a complete re-build of the project as part of the refactoring process.

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                                    • Do not change method names in Fakes-generated Stubs

                                      When using the Fakes Framework to generate Stubs, the Fakes Framework will change the method name of a method such as Save(Student student) to SaveStudent. This really messes with the clarity of the code and Unit Tests. Therefore, in a manner similar to most Mocking Frameworks, the same exact method names as are available in the interfaces and concrete classes should be used rather than generating brand new method names to be used in the Stubs.

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                                      • Show impediments on the Task Board and backlog the same as tasks.

                                        This has already been done for bugs, why not related impediments?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Don't force typing class name when creating constructor.

                                          Currently when you create a class with 1 or more constructors, each constructor duplicates the class name. Why? That is a duplication of data. In addition, if you change the class name or copy the class to create a new one, you have to rename the class and rename each constructor. Why not just name each constructor ctor() or some other reserved name.

                                          Ex.
                                          Instead of writing this:
                                          class Alpha
                                          {
                                          Alpha()
                                          {
                                          /// init class
                                          }

                                          Alpha(string Name) : ctor()
                                          {
                                          /// init class
                                          }
                                          }

                                          Write this:
                                          class Alpha
                                          {
                                          ctor()
                                          {
                                          /// init class
                                          }

                                          ctor(string Name)…

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