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  1. email test case from MTM

    Add the ability to email a Test Case from MTM

    13 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Colored backgrounds for selected code blocks.

      It would be helpful for the coder to be able to color the background for blocks of code. Helps code navigation A LOT.

      6 votes
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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add "navigate to" shortcut near to "quick launch" or embedded it in Quick Launch. please provide a text box to enter file name.

        its very hard to go Edit-> Navigate To, or press ctrl+, then type the file name we want to open. kindly provide another text box like "quick Launch" to type the name of the file and open it. or kindly embed this feature in quick launch itself. like fo:filename .

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Plan tab of Microsoft test manager is not helpfull to managers

          Managers/Leads are not able to see the estimated durations to execute plan/suites as a whole. estimated execution time should be added as default attribute of test case. excel is not a solution when a test case has multiple configuration environments. how one can know about the effort of a testcase having 1 hour estimate to execute when it is assgined to the resource, but with other configuration environments attached to a test case it may take multiple of 1 hour.
          estimated effort, actual effort should be included in test case and also in plan tab.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • To improve the time effiency of "stream" which c++ has.

            In fact ,the time effiency of "stream" can be as fast as that of "cstdio".For example,"GNU GCC" has done it.
            But now,many people misunderstand you because of it.
            I think you should do it in the next vs version.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Create an option in Visual Studio to make flyouts EITHER automatically fly out or require a click. The reason is one of accessiblity.

              Create an option in Visual Studio to make flyouts either automatically fly out or require a click. The reason is one of accessiblity. There are numerous disabilities that a user might have ranging from nervous system disorders, being partially sighted, or just plain old getting a little shaky with age that make the automatic flyout very annoying. Not only that but, for example, I have the DevExpress and Infragistics full packages installed and when I accidentally mouseover the toolbox I lose almost three minutes on my I7 box with 10 gigs of Ram... because of my disability this can add…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Lots of Improvements needed on the XAML Webview control on WinRT

                The Webview control in XAML is in an abysmal state right now.
                1. You cannot render any controls on top of it
                2. It doesn't pass on interaction events back to the host window so you cannot "swipe" to the next control if you are using it in a flipview.

                I understand it's developed as a separate window and why we have all these restrictions but then what I don't understand is that it's been in such a state since Silverlight 3.0 (or was it 2.0?) and there hasn't been any improvements. We have developed an entire HTML/Javascript stack and…

                14 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Refactoring for dependencyProperty

                      When you refactor a dependencyProperty it would be nice if I had not to rename the public static readonly DependencyProperty field and the String separate.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make a version for windows xp/vista

                        Make a version for windows XP/Vista So More people can use it

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Preserve the original Principal and/or Identity objects

                          In LightSwitch, the Principal and Identity objects that are created during the ASP.NET authentication pipeline are discarded by LightSwitch and replaced by a new instance of a Microsoft.LightSwitch.Framework.Server.ServerUser object.

                          Since the application's custom code may extend the Principal or Identity objects and use their properties for custom logic, it would be in line with LightSwitch's extensibility if the original Principal and/or Identity objects were preserved.

                          For instance, HttpContext.Current.User.OriginalPrincipal could contain the original principal object which, in turn would keep the original identity. Or alternatively, to preserve at least the original Identity object, HttpContext.Current.User.Identity.OriginalIdentity could hold the Identity object that was…

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow optionally authenticating as any user when debugging a LightSwitch application

                            An application may have custom code either in the service layer or the UI layer, that behaves differently according to properties of the authenticated user.

                            Currently when running in debug mode we're always authenticated as TestUser. It's not convenient to have to deploy the application to test such custom code, and not being able to debug it in Visual Studio.

                            I suggest that LightSwitch has an option, parameter or any kind of condition (even if set by custom code) that will disable the feature to force the user to TestUser during debugging.

                            34 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring back Windowsclient.net and photosuru. At least provide the rss for photosuru

                              Bring back Windowsclient.net and photosuru. At least provide the rss for photosuru. It was a very valuable learning tool.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TSF 2012 Azure with Project Online and Sharepoint reports (may be dashboard).

                                Document the solution: use together TSF 2012 Azure with Project Online and Sharepoint reports (may be dashboard).

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VS 2012 XAML Dedigner Update on Request

                                  Using VS2012 I've found that the XAML designer external process XDesProc often freezes my system and VS itself using 100% of CPU. Also very often it raise a lot of exceptions, it's very unstable and it's actually quite useless most of the time. Furthermore the XAML intellisense stops working as a result of the designer exceptions.
                                  I've also experimented that killing the XDesProc process and than restarting the it from VS solve for a while the problem as the designer restart to work.
                                  I suggest you to NOT AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE THE DESIGNER AS THE USER EDIT THE XAML, i.e. let…

                                  7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Colorize icons in vs2012 again, because you faster find the buttons

                                    in VS2012 there are only b/w icons, and the experience shows that you have to search the icon longer than colorful icons

                                    4 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • CodeMap debugger integration

                                      Guys, the feature is awesome! Really, really useful and needed improvement. But still require usability polishing.

                                      1) Please keep current zoom level untouched when changing thread/frame context, just scroll to new location

                                      2) Add "Zoom Here" feature

                                      3) Hide unavailable items from the legend (keep it smaller)

                                      4) Add an ability to collapse portions of run paths to hide irrelevant information. Probably many would want to at least collapse external code portions (hide API call chains).

                                      5) Relationship categories need additional visualization. For example you can emphasize current thread stack frames. Another silly use case - I add a relationship…

                                      2 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Database performance test using Visual Studio

                                        To Collect SQL Server Database performance metrics using Visual Studio. Already we have unit test of DB SPs,Functions. Similar to that Performance Test or Stress or Load Test on Database. we need featue in VIsual Studio

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • You asked us what you should do next.

                                          How about implementing the ideas listed here that have over 1,000 votes.

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