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  1. 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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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enhance TFS command line tool to output query of all occurrences of an identity's usage.

                        Enhance TFS command line tool to output query of all occurrences of an identity's usage. This could be narrowed to server or collection, etc. So results would include group memberships, checkins, workitems, everything that can be id'd with a Team Foundation user ID.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create an alternative to 'Generate method stub' that adds an argument to existing method

                          If a method doesn't exist yet, you can currently just write out your method call, press the Ctrl + Dot keyboard shortcut and hit "Generate method stub for 'MyMissingMethod'" to create a method with that name and arguments.

                          However, I frequently run into a situation where I want to add an argument to an existing method. If I modify the call to that method with the new argument, it suggests to generate a method stub, but what I would actually like is that it would suggest adding that argument to the existing method.

                          So you would have two options in…

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Integrate support for the GNU toolchain into Visual Studio. It would be great if VS could load those c++ projects natively.

                            Integrate support for the GNU toolchain into Visual Studio. It would be great if VS could load those c++ projects natively. So in essence VS could read and understand Automake, m4, libtool etc. Even better, let VS convert such projects into VS format.

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                            • Let nuget work in projects installed in multiple solutions

                              Projects fail if the project is used in multiple solutions and someone updates a project's nuget package from a different solution.

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                                0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support Data Breakpoints for C#

                                Data Breakpoints are very useful when debugging state issues as they break into the debugger when the value of a variable changes.

                                It is currently only supported in C/C++

                                Please extend support to C# and the other managed languages. We need it badly. The reason there is no uservoice suggestion is that most NET Developers don't know it exists in C++

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                                • Add setting in Options to have the 'Keep test execution engine running' setting default disabled.

                                  Add setting in Options to have the 'Keep test execution engine running' setting default disabled. I have build problems when the test execution engine keeps running after performing a unit test. Regularly, I forget to disable this option when I start Visual Studio, so I need to restart Visual Studio.

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                                  • Mtm sends an email with a test report when the automation test run is done

                                    When a automation test run is complete. My team wants it to automaticlly send emails to persons of my choise with a test report. There should be a option in the test manager GUI where the person could set an option "send email when done". Also there should be option to which email it should be sent to. This should be possible without involving coding, thats how it is today.
                                    The report should be like the report in mtm but maybe in a doc/pdf format. A product owner should be able to read and easily understand and base decision on…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • auto generate bugs after a automation test run

                                      After my automation tests are run, I want any failed test case to automatically generate a bug report and place it on the specific person of my choise. I want this to be an easy option in test manager that could be configured in the test manager GUI. No coding required so my testers easy could configure it.
                                      And attachments should be possible to be added as well.

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                                      • Open Source SQL Server Compact (CE)

                                        Although it has not been officially announced Microsoft is deprecating SQL Server Compact (CE). SQL Server CE filled a crucial use case for a small in process embedded database engine for applications and even websites. This need has not changed, if anything it has only become more so with the move to isolated phone and tablet (Metro) type apps. Without SSCE Microsoft won't have a product which fills this use case. Jet DB, MSDE and now SSCE will all be dead.
                                        SQL Server Express LocalDB is not a replacement for SSCE, particularly due to the deployment constraints requiring admin privileges,…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please sell the code of vb6's complier.

                                          Since microsoft Don't want to bring back vb6, so please sell the code of vb6's compiler to the people who want bring back it.

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