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  1. Generic UserControls and Forms

    Please add Designer Support for Generic Forms or UserControls.

    Example:
    public class GenericUC<T> : UserControl
    or
    public class GenericUC<T> : UserControl<T>

    public class GenericUC : UserControl<string>

    The Designer always crashes and can't handle it.
    So i have to create a Wrapper Class to inherit from a generic Class.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow adding sub suits to a requirement based suit.

        After adding a requirement based suit to the test plan tree, you can't add any sub suits.

        When you have many test cases, sometimes you want to split them into sub categories..

        Today you must do it using only regular suits, which force you to link the tests to the PBI manually.

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          3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show icon on page header

          When logged in to visualstudio.com, it shows my name is the upper right. That is good. But I have separate accounts for personal use and for work use. These are not linked accounts, nor do they use forwarding. they are separate with separate licenses etc.
          It would be nice if the next to the name you showed something so that
          I could at a glance verify that I am on the right account when using TFS or forums etc. Showing my icon/avatar would be sufficient since I can make those distinct.

          Also, there doesn't appear to be a category for…

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • find window - search on current document - DO NOT HIDE if another open document clicked - keep it as it was on previous versions

            when we do a find on current document, the small find window comes up on top, but we would like it to be how it was, it shouldn't dissapear if i click on a open document. This just adds trouble of opening it again and find last searched word. We don't want to find in all open documents all the time. I don't see any reason why usability is harmed in this way, could anybody care to explain?

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              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Source Control Explorer: Check-out on double click

              We use source control for all our company files (source code, batch files and build scripts, precompiled binaries, word documents, excel spreadsheets, bitmap images, 3DStudioMax scenes, etc), many of which are edited externally to Visual Studio, usually by non-programmers.

              Currently if you double-click a file in the SCE, it "views" that file by launching the associated editor (Word, Excel) on it. Due to the way these apps in particular handle read-only files, you can't then retroactively check out the file. This makes it very clumsy and frustrating to use. Even if you remember to check out first, you must choose…

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VB with other language(C#) interoperability

                A feature in C# is an annoyance in VB.Net. How?...Need solution please.

                Guys developing webservices in C# many times use same variable name as string, property, enum etc. with just the case as different. I've created webservicetester web based (silverlight) using ideas from webservicetester available in codeplex.

                The client code generated in my tool in VB language fails to compile stating "Variable already declared" as VB is case in-sensitive.

                This could be a silly issue or can be stated as "By Design". Please look into this item or restrict C# developers declaring same variable name with different types case sensitively.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow collapse build activity log tree

                  The build activity log is a tree with significant amount of detail. Much of the time when I'm working on build stuff I don't care about most of the tree, but only a small portion. Please make the activity log collapsable to reduce the information overload.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow navigate backwards from a build should navigate to the build explorer screen

                    From Build Explorer, double click a queued build.
                    The build is opened in preview.
                    Click the back button, or navigate backwards with the keyboard.
                    Expected that the build explorer is shown.
                    Actual: the last code file used is shown.

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Stop requiring a PC restart after installing updates

                      VS2012 Update 3 requires the PC be updated when complete. Given that this is 2013, and MS was bragging about getting restart scenarios down to something like 5 back when Win2K was released, it seems like high time that non-kernel updates - particularly user level applications - should not require the entire system be restarted. I just can't believe that we're *still* having to do this; 10 years ago, I'd have put money on MS being able to dynamically restart the *kernel* without a reboot by now!

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                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Newest C++ Toolset

                        Having to update toolset from v100 to v110 to v120 and then back to v110 is annyoing. Would it be possible to have a Newest option that'd automatically pick the newest available toolset?

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow operators (==, !=, >, <, etc.) to be defined for interfaces

                          Currently it is not possible to define custom evaluations for the == and != operators on interfaces. Using these operators is more natural than calling Equals() for most code writers. Not being able to define them makes refactoring (to interfaces) error prone and tedious. This is especially annoying since the build-in interface IEquatable<> already defines a way to recognize the existence of such custom evaluations at compile time.

                          The same is true for >, <, etc. operators and IComparable<>.

                          In contrast extension methods already allow the definition of complex algorithms based on interfaces - which is fine. Why not extend…

                          32 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make the CodeLense feature available on all Visual Studio 2013 versions

                            Currently the CodeLense feature is available only on the Ultimate version of VS2013. It would be great if we could have this feature on every version of VS2013

                            54 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • do not have a continuous connection to the cloud (as for the themes)

                              I do not want my code analyzed by anyone in realtime over the net

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                              • Suggest Support for Mobile Devices i.e. accessible from smaller form factors

                                It would be good idea to have support for smaller form factors such as phones. Sometimes we come up with weird ideas for our projects when we are not next to a computers. It would be good to have a phone app that will make this TFS fly.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Include Wix extension (Votive) in Visual Studio Express

                                  Please add Votive to the standard set of plugins for Visual Studio Express (like NuGet) or give the author of Votive for Wix the (legal) ability to add his plugin to visual studio express.

                                  As of now there is no way we can include any kind of installer to VS express (since msinstaller is removed in 2012) while it is the most logical place for the installer for time saving functions like auto harvesting of dependencies.

                                  Wix already works on command line it just needs a very small step for the integration with Visual Studio Express.

                                  29 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support exploratory test - Action Logging for chrome (and non-microsoft products)

                                    I use TFS + MTM 2012 (Update 3). Thanks for the great product - I really love it. I have been using exploratory testing for a while and it worked fine with IE9. Now I have to run my test on Chrome and the problem is that the Action logs are not complete. I.e the log looks like this..

                                    Click document
                                    Click document
                                    Click document...

                                    Also I will have to perform UI-exploratory testing on remote clients (on VNC). I use RealVNC as the client. Also in that case the action logs are not detailed it says : Click 'VC Project…

                                    7 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • PFX support Hosted Build Controller

                                      The hosted build controller doesn't support projects that pfx signed.

                                      Can you add it?

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Allow to clear or retrieve event handlers

                                        One thing I never understood is that the only way to manipulate event handlers is through AddHandler and RemoveHandler, both of which require a handle on the method to add or remove.

                                        There should be a way to retrieve all the handlers associated with an event, to remove them all, or to remove them after retrieving them.

                                        This is particularly useful with lambdas where one creates a handler on the fly and assigns it to an event. It is then not possible to remove it at a later stage, somewhere in the code, unless one keeps track of all lambdas…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • enable changing the order of test cases on the web gui and let them be tested in this order for both manual & automated tests

                                          With the MTM 2012, it is possible to change the order of test cases within one test suite and this order is considered when testing. This functionality is missing in the web environment. It is not possible to order test cases and then have somebody else test them in a specific order. If a test suite is run, the tests are ordered by ID only. Make this work for both manual & automated tests.

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