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  1. Make the default state for not completed test case as paused

    When I run test case, I can understand that if I saved the run without completing all the steps it will be failed or passed as the following:

    Test case has expected result-------------> Failed
    Test case doesn't has expect result-----> Passed

    But now with the existing paused state from TFS 2012 Update 1, I think it should be paused not failed or passed

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Close documents to the Right option in Visual Studio

      Hello microsoft,

      Since we are using more files in visual studio framework.. If i want to close all documents but except documents I think its not available in Framework(I Dont know :-P . Tell me if it is available). Add option like "Close documents to the Right " .. Find attachment and See Pic2

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • I am using Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2008.

        x_boolean = Double.TryParse("$2", x_double) 'returns false and 0
        but
        x_double = CDbl("$2") 'returns 2.0

        that seems inconsistent to me!

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Iso_Object_Image_Platform

          simple it doesn't run on your on-line visual studio

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Continue support for MBCS (Multi-Byte Character Sets) for MFC and C++

            After VS2013 the MBCS variants of the standard library and MFC are declared deprecated. Conversion to Unicode will cost our company litteraly thousands of productive hours (over 3 million source code lines to convert). So this deprecation is a bad idea. Please continue the support of these variants of C++ projects, and continue the support of MBCS in MFC!

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              14 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Next era of drag and drop development for Visual Studio

              Develop a declarative client side framework like AngularJS in pure TypeScript with tight integration with Visual Studio. Wait! Let me explain!

              With the coming of age of HTML5 Shadow DOM and surging popularity of declarative client side frameworks like AngularJS/EmberJs, Visual Studio can usher in the next era of Drag and Drop web development...of single page applications.

              Something analogous to a AngularJS "directive" could be dragged from the VS interface as a fully functional widget that, thanks to upcoming HTML5 Shadow DOM spec, would ALWAYS render the widget as intended.

              This would allow Single Page Applications to be developed at…

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back

                Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back
                or give us another way of getting to it, which doesn't take half a day

                http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2013/08/19/asp-net-web-configuration-tool-missing-in-visual-studio-2013.aspx?PageIndex=2&wa=wsignin1.0#comments

                Does not work, and I don't have all day, after spending hours doing wonderfull stuff with WebApi i'm now stuckm until I jump thru hoops

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                  2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add support for "Compare with unmodified..." to Git folders

                  With Git Tools for Visual Studio, in the "Team Explorer -> Changes -> Included Changes" section, the "Compare with unmodified..." option in the context menu is disabled for folders. Since the configured git difftool is already used, it should be a simple change to use "difftool -d" for folders.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Highlight the currently sected region in the code editor

                    In C# we can divide code into areas using #region tags. It would be a nice feature if the currently selected region in the code-editor could stand out a little. I've created a screen-shot to explain what I mean.

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create a simple database project for those that only want to save files to source control

                      I prefer to create my deployment scripts with a SQL Compare tool. For development, I just want to be able to check my code into some source control. I essentially want a project similar to SSMS projects. The current database projects in Visual Studio is way to complicated for my scenario. I currently use the blank C++ project for my database work. I would like to see multiple database project templates and one of them match a basic SSMS style project.

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                        0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Can Write Which File Opening When "Opening The File..." Window Appeared

                        Applying code changes Displaying and HANGING Window
                        With "Opening the file...":
                        To Solve Problem, Can Write on title of "Opening the file..." WHICH FILE IS OPENING...

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • In-app & email notification like Asana

                          Just like Asana, I want to follow any backlog item or feature I'm interest in. Or maybe If the team is still small, I want to be able to follow any changes.

                          What I mean by follow is getting the pushed notifications, right in TFS also in my inbox email (if I want).

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual studio cloud

                            Create accounts for visual studio users to keep record of all extensions and settings so that it can be restored if pc was formatted or working from another pc, much like google chrome storing all favorites so that it can be downloaded to any pc when logged in with your accound

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add parameter to DeploymentItem (DeploymentItemAttribute) to allow failing the test if the files are missing

                              Sometimes files get moved around in source control in such a way that the [DeploymentItem] files/folders are not located in the build output folder, but the when the test runner evaluates the DeploymentItems if the files/folders are missing it just fails silently.

                              This can cause particular hassles when trying to manage the folder differences between one machine and another, such as between a developer's machine and a build server.

                              One might suggest using only relative paths to solve the issue with machine differences, but a developer might be working with a build server configuration over which he has no control,…

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                                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow development of addins to windows store apps (MEF based?)

                                There should be a way to publish Addins to a windows store.
                                These Addins would be related to a specific app and follow the same compliance rules as any other artifact published.

                                The idea is to have an app that third party could complement with functionalities.
                                A little bit like Extensions and Addins for Visual Studio. The Addins should be visible or queriable by the id of the application and the query would show only those aplyable to that app.

                                A framework like MEF or other manual development could be used to download these Addins and integrate them in the…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In Team Explorer allow filter files by a file check out type (e.g. [merge], [delete] etc.)

                                  In Visual Studio 2013 Team Explorer became impossible to quickly select the checked out files by the check out type such as [merge], [delete] etc.
                                  Consider the following scenario:
                                  1. There are 2 branches Main & Dev
                                  2. In Dev branch a developer is working on a feature for a few months and have 100+ files checked in.
                                  3. Meanwhile in Main a few hotfixes has been done and checked in.
                                  4. The developer does merging from Main to Dev.
                                  5. Problem: how to check in the only merged files and keep working on the feature in-progress?

                                  History:
                                  In VS2010…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • ensure required variables and properties are set during construction when using new T { }

                                    To create a object and assign the initial variables, you currently have to create a constructor (or a factory method) to construct the object.

                                    class Widget
                                    {
                                    public Widget(int a, int b, int c)
                                    {
                                    this.a = a;
                                    this.b = b;
                                    this.c = c;
                                    }
                                    public readonly int a;
                                    public readonly int b;
                                    public readonly int c;
                                    ...
                                    }

                                    Alternatively,

                                    class WidgetFactory
                                    {
                                    public CreateWidget(int a, int b, int c)
                                    {
                                    return new Widget
                                    {
                                    a = a,
                                    b = b,
                                    c = c
                                    }
                                    }
                                    }

                                    I propose that C# 5 add a keyword "required" to force public variables…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • allow conversion from Nullable<X> to X when the variable is obviously not null

                                      void f(X? v)
                                      {
                                      if (v != null)
                                      {
                                      X temp = v;
                                      // additional actions that must run only if v != null
                                      }
                                      }

                                      The code above generates the error: Cannot implicitly convert type 'X?' to 'X'.
                                      However, adding another "if (v != null)" inside the if's block generates the hover-text tip "Expression is always true" so the editor already knows that v is not null. It would not be too difficult to extend that knowledge to the compiler, as well; that error message does not help and is completely redundant.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow custom font rasterize in Visual Studio text editor

                                        For some of us, we love Mactype - the font rasterizer that render nice and smooth font (similar to Mac).

                                        However Visual Studio text editor component is written using WPF and at the current moment, MacType do not support it. The dev team of MacType seem to ignore this problem.

                                        Can we have the technical details how to override the font rendering in VS text editor so that we can continue enhancing MacType ? Or best if Visual Studio Team can allow custom font rasterizing in text-editor.

                                        With MacType, Eclipse code look perfect. Please see the different between Eclipse and…

                                        48 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Share all comments in Task List for VC++ projects

                                          It works well for C# projects in the same solution, but it doesn't work for VC++ projects, I mean that it doesn’t share all comments in default in Task List window for VC++ app if you add them in different project files in the same solution.

                                          See: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c413b476-66bc-46be-bda8-e2cd910f1466/c-project-task-list-in-visual-studio-2012-ultimate?forum=visualstudiogeneral

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