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  1. Re-enable key features from the Test Results window

    I can load a TRX into the Test Results window in VS2012, but I can't do anything with those tests. Run, debug, and open are all disabled. WHY would this window be available and not be allowed to run tests the way we did in 2010?

    We run 15,000+ tests nightly against our products and the lack of these features is keeping our QA team from moving to 2012. Update 2 did not address these issues. Personally, I'm not a fan of the Text Explorer, no matter how good you say it is because it doesn't fit OUR needs.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remote debugging support for XP and Vista

      Add support to remote debug (compatibility layer, or allow older VS2010 remote debugger client) Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. Currently, only Windows 7 and up can be remote debugged - which hinders development and troubleshooting in backwards-compatibility situations.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Temporary projects disabled by default

        Visual Studio temporary (not saved) projects is a misconcept and lead returning users to lost of work.

        Saving (Ctrl+S) MUST maintain is universal sense of PERSISTING the developmer work, no matter what.

        Unintentionally closing Visual Studio lead me to lost days of work. Frustration took over and VS cease to be the dream IDE it used to be.

        I was unable to recober from backup project folder, temporary folder or even undelete the files from disk.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • add an option to the solution explorer to have a Windows Phone Pivot-like view

          With applications getting larger and often times having multiple platforms (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, MVC, WCF etc.) as the years go by I'm finding myself having to scroll vertically constantly or collapsing projects and then scrolling when working within a solution that contains many projects (the latest big project has 14 VS2012 projects for instance).

          Being on 3 1920x1080 monitors, a lot of the screen space is horizontal instead of vertical. My suggestion without consuming more vertical space is to offer a Windows Phone like Pivot Control inside the Solution Explorer so as you flick across you could get same…

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Rename items in "Recent" list on Start Page

            At my company, I can be working in different source branches at the same time, meaning I can have a list of many different recent projects on the Start Page. However, since all the solution files are named the same (just in different branches), I have to hover over each item in the list to see where it is physically located to determine which one I need to open.

            If we had the ability to rename the entries in the "Recent" list, I could give each item a name that tells me which branch that specific solution is in.

            It's…

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Fail build on insufficient code coverage

              Please make it easier to fail the build if the code coverage is lower then a given %.

              The community and MS itself focus more and more on the code quality (see the checkin-policies for code-reviews etc.) but a basic indication for failing quality as low code coverage from unittests isn't a trigger to fail a build.

              To accomplish this we now have to edit the build-template or create our own build task.

              I think this is a relative small efford for MS and a huge help for the community to develop better unit tests and better code.

              12 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implement pull request for git repositories in TFS with online diff view and commenting much like on GitHub.

                On GitHub it's possible to maintain a master repository to which contributers can issue pull requests from their forks or local repositories. You can then have gate keepers who review the changes and approve or reject them based on the quality. When rejecting a change they can add comments about necessary changes and so on. This is a great practice to ensure greater quality in the finished product and for some of our projects a requirement for us to consider TFS rather than GitHub. This functionality should be implemented in TFS online so that Visual Studio is not required for…

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • WF designer rehost on Silverlight

                  The ability to rehost de designer on Silverlight. (Its time to make WF components as XAML...) This would be a major feature.

                  13 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Easy non-enterprise applications for multiple companies

                    Make it easy to create Lightswitch applications for the general market where many companies - each with their own user-base - can signup and use the Lightswitch application.

                    It should be easier to leave the departmental paradigm behind and use Lightswitch to create standalone offerings for multiple and often smaller companies.

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                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Can show all files in the solution explorer only in the right clicked folder

                      In solution Explorer, when we show all files, all files not included in the solution are displayed in gray, with obj, bin, sql, ... and all generated folders.

                      But very often, we need to see the not included files only in noe folder (and its sub folders).

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add "Open folder in windows explorer" in contextual menu on a hidden folder in solution explorer

                        In VS2012 solution explorer, if I show all files, when I right click on a hidden folder (folder not included in the solution), I can't choose in the contextual menu "Open folder in windows explorer" as for the folders in the solution. That's will be very useful.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • make a dedicated subforum for lightswitch html client

                          The theme is about current merging of lightswitch html client forum and common lightswitch forum:
                          I understand that it is easier to manage one forum but for people (like me) which are concentrated on html client it will not be a good thing - i was subscribed to html client and now i have to sort the topics somehow (guess in common case it will require to go inside every topic to determine if it is about html and not about silverlight). It is not possible to make a separate subforum for html client?

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                            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support c++11 concurrency header files in c++/cli

                            When using the /clr switch in VC++ 2012, it is not possible to include some of the new c++11 header files (i.e. <atomic> / <thread>) as compilation will break.

                            One typical application of c++/cli is to wrap a native class inside a (managed) ref class to expose its functionality to the .net world.

                            The restriction previously described prevents a ref calss to consume a native class with members like std::thread or std::atomic<T>.

                            A workarround (pimpl-idiom) is discussed in this topic:
                            (http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vclanguage/thread/9771f61c-05b7-4e3e-96fb-ac9ea31ac3f4)

                            The former approach requires to change existing code, therefore support for the new c++11 header files in…

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                              2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • add "bring to front" and "send to back" in UML diagrams

                              Not being able to change the z-axis of items in UML diagrams causes them to become difficult to work with. Adding the "bring to front" and "send to back" options we have in the form designer view would UML diagrams much easier to use, and therefore a better feature.

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • improve how Visual Studio responds when the TFS service is unavailable for any reason.

                                I experienced a TFS Service outage yesterday, and Visual Studio 2012 nearly locked up trying to connect to the server for change management. I couldn't check out files, and then it let me rename and move some files...but when the TFS service came back online it didn't know what to do so I had to manually get everything hooked back up. There should be an "offline" mode (not talking about Local Workspaces) where Visual Studio doesn't lock up or have problems when it cannot connect to any TFS service (online or a local instance)....understanding that merge utilities will be necessary…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Can I get VS2012 Check In process in VS2012?????

                                  Is there anyway to import the Check In function from 2010 to 2012. I'm on the borderline of going to try and find another dev tool instead of Microsoft, but I could live with the ugly UI if I could have the ease of checking in that I have grown accustum to.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Where's the Data Compare?????

                                    How about you get Data Compare working again for SQL 2012 databases. Can't believe you would forget one of the two core peices when updating SQL.

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                                      0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Visual Studio 2012 Is the worst UI from Microsoft Ever

                                      So I am converting to VS2012 as everyone has to bite the bullet every so often. And I have to say at this point I am contemplating looking a third party tools to do some of the stuff I used to use TFS for.
                                      I've already demoed Red Hat's SQL so that I can do a Data Compare on a SQL 2012 database because Microsoft thought that nobody apparently uses that feature.
                                      And checking in code when your a developer working on multiple projects is 1-2 minute process vs being short in quick like it used to be.

                                      WTF ...…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • [OurTFS].VisualStudio.com would be better as TFS.[OurDomain]

                                        On the web edition of TFS (tfs.visualstudio.com) you allow us to create a sub domain for our project(s)/team. What I would really like to see is that ability for us to remap a subdomain/DNS to your side, similar to how you allow this for mail.

                                        Instead of [OurTfsName].VisualStudio.com, let us setup [preferred-SubDomain].[OurSite].com

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio 2012 for Windows XP

                                          Please support Windows XP. It's still a famous operating system in huge companies.

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