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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Browser Session should be same across different tests. This is requeired when we are doing Data Driven testing.

      Browser Session should be same across different tests. This is requeired when we are doing Data Driven testing.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Display the description of a return value of a method in Intellisense

        It would be nice, if the visual studio intellisense feature would allow to display the description of a return value in the Intellisense documentation view of a method. It could be optionally expandable.

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          0 comments  ·  InstallShield LE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add educational (dreamspark) licenses for students considering Windows development

          Current Visual Studio Online offerings are very limited for students that already have access to VS2013 Pro through dreamspark. The ability to add unlimited students and use team building/ organizational tools would greatly benefit students (and Microsoft, since students today are potential clients tomorrow)

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            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Multi-Device Hybrid Apps with Visual Studio 2013 Express

            Make Multi-Device Hybrid Apps available for Visual Studio 2013 Express Editions.

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              6 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • fix the flippin Windows Explorer

              Windows '95 can see my windows 8, windows 7, vista and xp file systems and list the files in detail in a split second -- yes, my windows 95 system for crissakes.

              Well I know you've blogged it down with metadata, stars and a bazillion fields -- but I'm tired of looking at your stupid wirlie bird for hours while I wait for your lousy file system to load.

              FIX IT so it lists right away -- have you ever heard of an index Microsoft (one that builds in real time - and no I don't want to wait for…

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                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Border for visual studio UI

                Why does VS 2012 not have a border around the GUI? Please add one, or tell me how to turn it on. Also, changing keybindings in VS 2012 does not work, please fix this.

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Deprecate .AddWithValue

                  Please could .AddWithValue be deprecated? It seems to cause many problems: http://blogs.msmvps.com/jcoehoorn/blog/2014/05/12/can-we-stop-using-addwithvalue-already/

                  It may take many years to get rid of it, but now would be a good time to start.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow shared projects to be used outside of Universal Apps

                    The new shared projects released in VS 2013 Update 2 are great for Universal Apps, but would be just as great if they could be created and added as references in other scenarios. This would make code sharing much easier since it currently requires linked files and/or keeping all project files in the same folder as the source.

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                      2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add SQL Extended Properties to EDMX

                      It would be helpful if descriptions that were specified on SQL columns were imported into the EDMX when you do an "Update Model from Database".

                      This description could then be put into a comment in the auto-generated files.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a "??=" operator to C#

                        Add an operator that assigns the value of the right operand to the left operand when the left operand is null. For example:

                        string message = null;
                        message ??= "Hello, World!"; // sets 'message' to "Hello, World!" since 'message' was null.
                        message ??= "Goodbye, World!"; // leaves 'message' set to "Hello, World!" since 'message was not null.

                        The example above uses strings but would apply to any reference/nullable type.

                        Currently, the best alternative that we have for this in C# is:
                        message = message ?? "Hello, World!";

                        Thanks,
                        Blake

                        36 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve testsettings editing dialog so it runs decently and doesn't hang

                          When I edit a test settings file (for builds or using with Code UI/Selenium tests), Visual Studio is very slow and I get the loading screen a lot. It's easier to change the file in a text editor.

                          Also when I use the manage Test controllers under Roles (we use VM Ware to manage our test agents) and close the dialog after making a change, it often crashes Visual Studio.

                          As a user of Visual Studio, I would like this feature to not be a pain to use.

                          Thanks!

                          7 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • service reference for windows phone app 8.1

                            We used a IIS server tu publish services
                            our windows phone 8 app used to use theses services
                            It's no longer possible whith windows phone 8.1 app (in visual studio 2013)... Why ?
                            this mean to re-write the entire app using httpclient ... :(

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Update VS2013 TFS New Item (+) Icon to be more visible

                              The Visual Studio 2013 icon for a new file that hasn't been checked into TFS is hard to tell apart from the regular pad-locked icons. Especially in the case with a asp.net aspx file. Please update this '+' icon so that it stands out more.

                              Thanks,
                              Chris

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                              • Allow Visual Studio 2013 online license to be refreshed from command line or automatically if possible

                                Starting with Visual Studio 2012 when MSDN subscription runs under MAPS. Users are forced to an online license.
                                This causes issues when Visual Studio is installed/used on a build server.
                                As one is forced to manually start Visual Studio on the build server now and then in order to refresh the license data. Not doing so will after a while result in builds failing due to license period being expired.

                                15 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Give the option to edit a project file if it fails to load.

                                  Sometimes a project file has an invalid reference or can not find a referenced file or project. Instead of needing to open Notepad++ to edit the project file, it would be great if VS would offer you the option to open the project file if it failed to load.

                                  5 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Change the "tcm.exe" error message to include the word 'active'.

                                    If your test case is not 'Active' in Test Manager (i.e. it's at 'Aborted' from a previous run) then you can run it via the UI by just clicking 'Run'.

                                    In tcm.exe if you try to run it, you'll get the error:

                                    "A test run must be created with at least one test case."

                                    This suggests your test case is somehow incorrectly linked to the test suite and can't be seen at all by tcm - it's not intuitive that the problem is just that the test case isn't in the 'Active' state.

                                    It would save people a lot of…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow the user to record the desktop from the web

                                      Allow the user to record what they are doing on the screen from the web.

                                      This would be very handy as it would allow the user to complete test cases online, as test manager can be really buggy at the best of times.

                                      Screencastify is a good chrome plugin that does such a thing, it also records the desktop and not just the web browser.

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

                                        To enhance the current way of developing a (non-ASP?) website through FTP. There is no option to go back a directory, so if my FTP account has been mapped to a folder "public_html" automatically, there is no option to go back 1 directory to go into my subdomains folder.

                                        Next to that, there is no way to adjust the physical path of the files that are being downloaded and are automatically placed in VWDCache within Temp. I can't use a live webserver and TFS together with that restriction.

                                        And last: I can not click right mouse button on a FTP…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improvements in Share Contract for Windows Store Apps

                                          Share Contract I will like to suggest to add following fields on Data

                                          1) Email /Ids (like Twitter ID): one or more separated by comma or semicolon
                                          2) Phone Number
                                          3) Hash Tags
                                          4) Shared By (App Name)

                                          I am requesting these as I have come across such needs very often in 100+ apps I have done in last 2 years for various enterprises.

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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