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  1. Allow full control of transaction naming in a web load test

    At the moment VS prefixes the transaction with the class name. E.g. MyScript.Homepage. Can we have control over this please.
    For example so we can have one transaction for homepage across all scripts.
    Thanks!

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide a link to the exact subscription that generated a given alert

      Currently, TFS alerts have a footer with the following text:
      - You are receiving this notification because of a subscription created by Mr. Rogers

      However, it can be very difficult to find _which_ subscription it was. We had a case where someone put an 'or' instead of an 'and' in an alert definition and we started getting spammed with build alerts for every build. We had to review each subscription individually to find this. A hyperlink in the alert back to the generating subscription definition would be invaluable.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make the Solution Property Pages dialog resizable and searchable

        Similar to what has been done to the Options dialog in 2013, it would be nice to allow the Solution Property Pages dialog (the one that appears when you choose Project | Set Startup Projects)

        For areas within this dialog that have lists that can be quite long, add an incremental search feature

        5 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Embed images inline in the TFS "Rooms" feature.

          My team often pastes "reaction gifs" throughout the day in response to various things: encountering bad code, finding a scary bug, etc. It really helps keep the team light and engaged. right now, we can paste the links, but at the other end everyone has to open the link. Embedding the images or animated gifs would be a small but much loved feature among my team.

          This would also help with things like screenshots when discussing potential new features.

          36 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ensure VS copies dependant assemblies during build

            Hi Folks, I originally posted this as a defect but decided to post here as a feature request.

            In a nutshell...
            1) Create a blank solution and add a console application and class library project
            2) Reference the class library project from the console application and set it to CopyLocal (so that it copies the assembly).
            3) In the class library project reference a copy of external assemblies (in my case it was the Exchange Web Services assemblies) and set them to copy local.

            When the solution is built, the class library will compile and correctly copy the exchange assemblies…

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              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Complete C# Snippet Implementation

              The Snippets feature in C# always seemed incomplete compared to the VB.NET version. The snippet file format has support for Imports and References, presumably which will add the relevant using statement to the top of the file, or add specific references. However, these have never been supported in C# snippets.

              Could these functions be implemented for C# snippets please?

              10 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add SFTP/SCP as a publish method for web projects

                SFTP/SCP is not available as a publish method for web projects. This means that you have to publish to a local directory and then copy the files to the remote server via an external SFTP/SCP tool if you server or hosting provider uses that protocol, which is cumbersome.

                It would be more convenient to have the option built-in, since a lot of system admins are moving to SFTP/SCP for security purposes.

                60 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Generate Breakpoints based on TFS change history

                  It would be nice to set multiple breakpoints simultaneously based on code changed in a particular changeset, or by a particular user, on a certain day or over a period of time. This might simplify code walk through activities, assist in mentoring a new developer, track down regressions, etc.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Extend Data Breakpoints to watch for data read in addition to write

                    I know how to make a data breakpoints for when the data changes, but it would be nice to break whenever a certain address is read(or output a trace of what function was reading it). That way, I could quickly log everything that happens based on a particular symbol's value, not just assignments to it.

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add intelligent sort, and filter capabilities to Autos, Locals, and Watch Windows

                      I'd really like a way to filter the debugger windows based on
                      * variable name
                      * type
                      * value
                      * changed (red)
                      * valid vs. invalid memory (e.g. 0xcdcd, 0xcccc), or <Unable to read memory>
                      * public, private, protected, const, etc qualifications

                      The UI I'm picturing would be column filter widgets in Excel Lists.

                      Some potential use cases:
                      1. Stepping into a class function where the this pointer has many dozens of members, I might want to see all the bools, all non-zero entries, all non-null pointers, etc.

                      2. It can be difficult to find the entry I want if…

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Super user enabled to copy tested test cases with the attached evidence across different suites

                        Test leads with additional privilages should be able to copy the whole suite with tested test cases along with all evidence attached to those test cases from one suite to the other. This should be used as a mitigation in case someone completes their testing in the incorrect location.
                        At the moment the suite can be copied from plan to plan but there is no functionality enabling coping the tested test cases across..

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • aggregateexception

                            Task Exception Handling in .NET 4.5
                            Currently (by design) multiple exceptions thrown from async scope swallowed.
                            http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pfxteam/archive/2011/09/28/10217876.aspx
                            in many cases this losing exception is not acceptable.
                            Because async is a compiler feature (not a library),
                            I suggest that when the compiler see catch of AggregateException,
                            it should throw AggregateException, instead of swallowing and unwrap the first exception.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • vs 2012 - Get Latest Version should let you merge files from Source Control Explorer without requiring an open solution

                              In VS 2012, we should be able to do a get latest version from the source control explorer and then manually merge conflicts if there is no solution open. The resolve conflicts tab incorrectly shows "There are no conflicts in the workspace."
                              Opening a workspace with a conflict and refreshing the resolve conflicts tab does not show any conflicts.

                              Suggested workflow:
                              1. Open VS 2012
                              2. Open source control explorer
                              3. Right click on the source code subtree and click on "Get Latest Version"
                              4. A list of conflicting files should be shown in the resolve conflicts tab.
                              5. The…

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Protect (from cracking) the new (Visual c++) Applications with BitEditDetect.

                                I have discovered one new system named BitEditDetect(http://BitEditDetect.com).

                                BitEditDetect can verify one file if it's changed (without a copy of the original to compare).

                                Normally to know if a file has been changed, you do a copy then you compare with original.
                                (But BitEditDetect doesn't do this...)
                                I repeat: BitEditDetect can verify one file if it's changed (without a copy of the original to compare).
                                How BitEditDetect works is amazing...

                                This system, or this technology can be used to protect one application from cracking..
                                Microsoft can integrate BitEditDetect to the Visual C++ to protect new applications from cracking..

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make the default value for Iteration Path configurable.

                                  I understand the rationale for using the <current> iteration path as the default, as it is often the case that the item applies to the current sprint underway. However, we just as often want to leave it unassigned (perhaps set to @project) so it can be assigned into a future iteration subsequent to review. It would be helpful if the default setting could be configurable, including options for <Current>, @Project, and perhaps blank, so that it has to be deliberately chosen. (I know users can change the value to @Project, for example, but if it's manual it's easy to forget.)

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                                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow user to deactivate CTRL + mousewheel for zooming

                                    I am constantly zooming in/out accidently as sometimes I hold the ctrl key for multiple copy/pastes. It would be nice to have a setting to deactivate the zooming ability (ctrl + mousewheel). I never need to zoom, but always copy/paste.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow indexed properties on ExpandoObject

                                      ExpandoObject implements IDictionary<string, object>, but you cannot access properties using an indexer unless you cast it first.

                                      For example:
                                      dynamic d = new ExpandoObject();
                                      d["asdf"] = 1234; // this fails at runtime
                                      ((IDictionary<string, object>)d)["asdf"] = 1234; // this succeeds

                                      It would be nice to have the ability to either access a property with the dot syntax or through an indexer without any special casting.

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add an easy way to change the font to the entire script in MTM

                                        I would like to change the font in my test script (test plan tab) because I imported from another document. I have 20 or more steps. Instead of highlighting each step one at a time, I would like to apply the new font against the entire script (expected results too). Is there an easy way to do this?

                                        I am using MTM 2012.

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                                        • Make certain that an answer is the correct one

                                          Allow a person to disagree with a solution and to explain why the disagree. While the solution is being disputed, do not mark it as answered.

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