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  1. Make these improvements to Microsoft Test Manager

    Here is a list of improvements that I like to see added to Microsoft Test Manager:
    - Make Testing Center dialog fill the entire screen: makes it easier to see more test plans
    - allow test suites (both static and query based) to inherit test results: that way I can craft e.g. query based test suites based on test case priority and report against failures in high/medium/low priority tests
    - make test result (pass/fail/block/not applicable) a field in MTM/TFS queries: allows for finding all those tests cases across multiple test suites that failed
    - make the associations between test case…

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make TFS web access more web-like

      Currently, TFS web access is clearly designed by people who do not understand WEB and are deeply rooted in desktop applications.

      From TFS as web application I would expect that:
      - each task in lists is normal <a href link so I can middle click it to open it in new tab/window, copy link address to pass link to someone else
      - I can copy any text on any screen (like task ID on lists)
      - I can search the page using browser search (ctrl-f or /) - right now it is impossible because everything out of viewport is not…

      9 votes
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      • wpf reporting

        You need a genuine wpf report control. Take a look at my WpfReport component at

        http://youtu.be/RbQXKZVY61s

        See ya,

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ad a next button on the task board to switch to the next team member

          If the team is in the Daily meeting it would be great to have a button which starts from the "All" option on the team member view to the first team member and then each time you press it to the next team member. Make the button touch enabled.

          A randomizer would be nice which selects the team members in a random order.

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          • WPF Datagrid Tab to new row after editing

            This problem has been around for a long time and it would be nice to see it fixed in the next version of WPF

            4 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • nuget package manager update all packages locks window

              When clicking Update All Packages within Nuget Package Manager, the update dialog window locks up while the packages are being installed.
              If there are many packages being updated, the IDE does not respond while packages are being installed.

              This can be easily simulated by attempting to update three or more packages using nugget package manager.

              21 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • When plugins slow down VS startup time state which plugin is causing the problem

                When Visual Studio has plugins like NCrunch or Resharper installed. Startup times are affected on some pc's.

                If it is taking a very long time to load, VS should state which plugin is causing the problem and clear the package cache and give option to disable anything that is locking up the solution.

                18 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add button To Clear The Application Cache Without Resetting The AppDomain

                  Allow us to clear the iiscache without having to reset iis or recycle the application pool. While developing we have to manually clear the cache and the current process is time consuming using iisreset (which doesn't always work) or through IIS.

                  Add a button within the IDE that clears the cache of the current solution.

                  29 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow for devtools install without Visual Studio

                    Provide a way to install the C++ compiler and toolchain without having to install the full Visual Studio suite. (Similar to XCode Tools on OS X). This would allow many open-source projects that currently have to rely on the MinGW toolchain to use the Microsoft approved tools.

                    3 votes
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                    • Implement Python-like array slice functionality

                      Languages like Python make it very easy to access elements in an array using slice notation.

                      For example, consider this array:

                      int[] myArray = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8};
                      Console.WriteLine(myArray[2]); //outputs "3"

                      Accessing individual elements is straightforward with the indexer notation. However, to access multiple elements within the array is more complicated. To access the indexes 2 and 3 as a shallow copy of the array, I would have to:

                      myArray.Skip(2).Take(2);

                      In a language like Python, I can simply state:

                      myArray[2:4] //which starts at index 2, and goes until index 4 but doesn't include it.

                      The Python-like…

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Random item operator

                        I like the idea of an operator where you can supply a list of elements and at run time will pick on from random for you, this could be nice for mocking with a bit of variation.

                        var ideaZero = "2 avantgarde road"?!"35 dwayne street"?!"another addressline";

                        var ideaOne = ?"string 0"!"string 1"!"stirng 2";

                        Not the best idea in the world but it might be nice to have and I could see places people might want to use it with out writing some class.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • C++ compiler should warn for mismatched braces in header

                          I just spent a lot of time hunting down the one header that didn't close its namespace. VS doesn't immediately notice this; instead it starts spewing errors far down the line, when the unclosed namespace leads to interesting nesting and thus name lookup failures.

                          To make up for the late errors, you get so many of them that the compiler aborts before it reaches the end of the translation unit, which means it never notices that there are missing braces at the end.

                          Clang has a -Wscope warning where the compiler tells you if a header doesn't end in the…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Order Builds in Team Explorer by Start Time instead of Finish Time

                            In our build strings, we postfix the build definition names with an orderable identifier, more specifically, an auto-incremented numeric identifier:

                            Build Definition Foo BuildID.1
                            Build Definition Foo BuildID.2
                            Build Definition Foo BuildID.3

                            I felt safe thinking that it's the build with the greatest identifier that's the latest build until I found out that in Team Explorer, builds are sorted by Date Completed.

                            We want to be able to configure this at Team Project Collection level, so we can sort build by start date.

                            The reason is that our builds can run in parallel and may sometimes take longer. As a…

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                            • Allow users with a VS Pro with MSDN licence to access team rooms

                              Currently users with a VS Test Pro with MSDN are able to access team rooms in Visual Studio Online however user with VS Pro with MSDN can not. IMHO this doesn't seem very consistent and it would be nice to see both VS Test Pro and VS Pro users being able to access the team rooms.

                              6 votes
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                              • Enhance "Find Result" Window

                                If we could have a "Find Result" window with "most recently find (MRF)" results (say, 3 results), it will be very useful. We always find "text1", "text2" and than find "text1" again. I wish we have a "Find Result" window which is with a droplist (like the one at the toolbar in "Output" window) so that we can show one of the MRF when need. Thanks.

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                                • Hide comments by default

                                  If it is possible to add an option to hide code comments by default because I'm maintaining several projects with many comment lines. Thanks.

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                                  • Use "Find Result" 1 and 2 in rotation

                                    I wish there is a option to enable showing "Find Results" with "Find Result 1" and "Find Result 2" window, to keep "most recently find results" for convenience. Thanks.

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                                    • Have a version of Windows.h that doesn't define macros

                                      From time to time I run into a collision between code and macros defined in Windows.h. The macros cause unintentional expansion of parts of my code or third party code and when they do waste a lot of time in trying to find workarounds.

                                      Please introduce a WindowsWithoutMacros.h that defines the Win32 API, but uses proper C++ functions instead of macros. I'm sure for all the functions ending XXXW or XXXA some inline functions could wrap the dispatching.... well, I'll leave the implementation to you. There must be better ways than the current macro mess.

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                                        3 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Compile both VB.NET and C# code in the same project

                                        Some scenarios that I can recall off the top of my head:

                                        ​1. I want to gradually port a big VB.NET project to C#. I can't do it all at once because it'll take time and automated conversion tools don't work perfect.

                                        2. I'll be able to use unsafe code and other features which are not available in VB.NET.

                                        It doesn't have to support both languages in a single file. I just want .cs and .vb files in the same project to be compiled.

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