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  1. Allow users to generate bugs on Tests impact

    I would like to see how many Tests are impacted by particular bug to decide about the fixing priority.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

      Make the TestResults in MTM searchable workitems in TFS

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        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Visual Studio to be uninstalled

        When installing Visual Studio, about 30 different entries are put in the add/remove programs list. When uninstalling Visual Studio, most of them are left installed.

        Give me a way to just remove Visual Studio entirely and completely. I promise I'll reinstall it (or another version of it) afterwards.

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          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • It would be useful if Visual Studio Express 2013 would automatically select between Debug and Release configs

          In Visual Studio 2008, when the user selected Start Debugging (or pressed F5) the program automatically selected the Debug config for the build.
          When the user selected Build Solution from the menu, the program automatically selected the Release config.
          Please could this useful behaviour be brought back?

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Display preview for XML comments

            The XML comments starting with /// are currently displayed in a tooltip. However, this tooltip doesn't display more sophisticated formatting like bullet points or code.
            I would appreciate a way to get a nicely rendered instant preview at the time I write the comment - by tooltip or some other view.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add support to debug javascript and native java (plugin code) at the same time in Visual Studio

              I'm able to debug JavaScript in Cordova App created in vs2013 comunity + Cordova tools. Its great.

              But now we have to debug a cordova plugin (sonme JavaScript and some Java native code), but the break point in Java code are ignored.

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                0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • We need a command to clear the cache in Lightswitch application

                [Customer voice]
                We have the problem that old values are in the cache from the IE-Explorer and Chrome because there is a bug by caching data.

                See also:

                https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c0c79693-09ea-44ab-8c05-92e3fcc12054/ls2013-interesting-caching-observation-is-this-a-bug?forum=lightswitch

                The refresh-method works not, because we call the SQL-command with "myapp.activeDataWorkspace" to edit the record. this is not other possible because we work with SQL-views in the grid for better performance.

                We search a command to "clear" the cache. has anyone an idea?

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                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Combine all downloading steps together.

                  It's better to give the user options to select everything need to be downloaded at the begining. Now it will ask to download something more to use the android/ios development. I hope this kind of downloading can be selected at the very begining

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Build configurations should allow you to specify an optional startup project.

                    Build configurations should allow you to specify an optional startup project.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow on-premis Release Management agents to talk to Release Management service in visual studio online

                      With update 4 we can use Release Management service in VSO but the deployments only work for azure. Please let us use this service with on-premiss RM agents.

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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support binary diff configured through diff textconv setting

                        git allows customized diff binary files with textconv configuration. But VS does not seem supporting it. Please do. thanks.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Surface binding errors in a way that a developer can see and use.

                          This might be a popup, this might be a balloon, this might be a build error. To be honest, the ability to choose how it is surfaced would be wonderful, but anything would be better than just a line in the Output window that could by (and often is) easily overlooked.

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                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • implement PerfTips that show memory usage

                            Hello!

                            We at Visual Studio would like to know just how much interest there would be in the developer community for PerfTips that can show memory usage.

                            Please vote for this item if this is something you would like to see!

                            8 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • RE: Outlining. It will save lots of programmer time if Edit > Outlining included a command to toggle user defined REGION outlining in code.

                                Outlining needs the ability for user to Expand/Collapse or just Toggle all user defined regions in code. This would save considerable programmers time over the course of a project.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide Claims Authentication support for TFS

                                  Currently, TFS only supports Classic mode authentication and does not support the newer styles of authentication introduced with SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013 for Claims-based authentication. This makes it very difficult to integrate SharePoint installations with all of the components using a single login/set of credentials. For example, a login is required for TFS, SharePoint, SQL Server Reporting Services and SQL Server Analysis Services. TFS does not have the concept of Claims Authentication or an SSO model like SharePoint so integrating all of these systems together with a single login across servers using normal NTLM authentication is basically impossible. Having…

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                                  • Add a link to "Label" option in the new link type "Versioned Item"

                                    Hi,

                                    It would be nice to link a label or a versioned item by label to workitems.

                                    We use label for branch and folder for versionning purpose and it will be nice to link it to some specific workitem.

                                    It make it easier to retrieve label for specific component version and merging them.

                                    Best regards

                                    Kevin

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                                    • Linq to Sql Group Class

                                      Por favor al momento de usar LINQ to SQL, que haya una opción para agruparo etiquetar un grupo de Clases.

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Visual Studio SQL Database project : add Format document/selection for .sql file

                                        When you work on Sql database project, the Edit menu hasn't advance edition tool as Format -> document or Format -> Selection or Trim trailing space.... it's should be interesting to have the same features than other VS projects

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                                          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Work Item Queries: Allow user-defined variables

                                          We frequently want to use copies of the same query, each modified for a particular developer, customer, and/or job/project. For example "[All tasks] assigned to John", or "[All tasks] for the XYZ application". The core query is the same, just the name of the person/customer needs to change.

                                          We have about 10 core queries which are duplicated to make several hundred variants, and over time this is getting much worse.

                                          It would be a massive help if we could define an "enumerated type" variable (list of users, list of customers) that could be used with a core query to auto-generate…

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