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  1. Make the Start Page dockable again

    In 2010, the Start Page could be marked as dockable, and docked to the tools tab, along with the Solution Explorer, Toolbox, etc.

    In 2013, this is no longer an option, and the page must be either left open, or must be opened manually every time you want to use it.

    Please make this page dockable again.

    Thanks.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Visual Studio Online - expand the Basic license with Tests

      Expand the Basic license with a part of the Testhub...
      We have a test team and one test leader. The test team run only manually tests, like excel spreed and mark the tests passed or not, and report bugs.
      The test leader creates and writes the test specifications.
      Create and write test cases should be in the Advanced license (existing feature).
      But running manually tests and create bugs should be in the Basic license as well. My suggestion is to expand the Basic license with running manually tests and create bugs when running these tests.

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      • Add a work item rule to allow for a range to be specified

        We are adding a new field that only requires a range of values. The range is large enough that using the ALLOWEDVALUES rule would not be beneficial. If a RANGE rule could be added this would be very useful.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          • Add support for Git over ssh in Team Explorer

            Add support for ssh transport when syncing with Git repositories. libgit2 has ssh support now, so this should be fairly straightforward.

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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Copy summary from interface definition to class when auto-implementing

              After defining an interface with summary on all properties and methods, it is strange that this isn't copied when using the "Implement interface"-functionality in the Visual Studio Editor.

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              • Easier Option To Debug ASP.NET Websites On The SSL Port

                When staring an ASP.NET website with IIS Express hosting in the debugger, by default Visual Studio will start the website on the HTTP port.

                If you have your website to only ever server content over HTTPS (e.g. with the [RequireHttpsAttribute] in your global MVC filters), then you just get a page cannot be displayed error in your browser.

                Whilst you can work around this by using the "Start URL" option in the Web tab of the debugger, this removes the "Current Page" etc. functionality from you as you're now stuck with a specific page.

                You also generally don't have the…

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                  1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make command line tools doing exactly the same as their visual studio pendants.

                  Some command line tools like MSTest or MSBuild behave slightly different than their pendant functions in visual studio. It would be great to have all these functions as scriptable command line tools that behave exactly like VS.

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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Coded UI : Verify text or sybol color

                    Hi,

                    I want to verify the color of the symbol displayed in the UI, but not able to locate the control, the symbol is part of another control as displayed in below screen shot :(Note : Blue marked section is one control located by coded UI)

                    Please refer attached screenshot. Similary how to verify text gets highlighted or in bold?

                    Please let me know is it possible to verify the color of symbol "$" with the control property provided?

                    Best Regards,

                    Sunil

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Assign an interface color to a workspace, allowing you to see quickly which workspace you are operating in.

                      Especially if you have more than one instance of VS running at the same time it would be useful to quickly identify which workspace a particular instance was connected to.

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Give "Build current project" a sensible shortcut key.

                        This is one of my most-used custom key bindings. I build the current project all the time; I could use Ctrl+Shift+B, but that rebuilds all projects whether they need it or not. I almost always need only the current project (and its dependencies) to be built, and then only as needed. Building the current project is much faster than any other alternative.

                        I'd make Ctrl+B the key for this. Very few use bookmarks enough for that shortcut key to be useful.

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                        • Add user preference for Breakpoints > "Sort by" > Disable sorting. Allows use of Breakpoints and Bookmarks in one tool window.

                          Add user preference (remember user past selection on Visual Studio startup) for Breakpoints > "Sort by" > Disable sorting. Allows breakpoints to be used as breakpoints and Bookmarks. I Have used Bookmarks but find it easier to use Breakpoints as both breakpoints and Bookmarks in one tool window.

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                          • Specify the agent location for Cloud Load Test

                            I have been asked by several customers to enable specifying the agent location for Cloud Load Test. Filing on their behalf.

                            Charles Sterling
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Fix the stack trace display in Application Insights events

                              Recording exception events in Application Insights typically includes a stack trace to provide the developer with additional context of the exception.

                              Currently, only a tiny snippet of the stack trace is shown. Currently the developer must use the web browser Inspect Element feature to view the entire content.

                              Please provide a simple way to see the entire stack trace in the web page.

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                              • allow us to have more than 3 projects listed in the project drop down list (TFS Web)

                                I have many TFS Projects. Basically, when I want to switch to another project, I pretty much always have to click 'Browse All' because the drop down list only shows the last 3 accessed. It would be great to configure how much projects are listed into the drop down list.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Project files should reference other projects by id

                                  Right now Visual studio project files (.proj) reference other projects by name and a hint path. This is stupid and makes moving projects around a folder structure incredibly difficult.

                                  Projects should each have a GUID that they are identified by. The solution file should keep a list of GUIDS for each project and its location. Locating the project file on disk should be entirely deferred to the solution file, the project file should have no notion of where it exists.

                                  With this method, moving a project's directory means that only having to update a path in one place- the solution…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Load Test Graphs should have a text box to specify custom range value to display the graphs

                                    The load tests graphs displayed have a predefined list of Range value to select. This doesn't suffice everytime.

                                    It would be useful if we have given flexibility to enter a custom Range value for graphs in load test analyser so we can see the graphs in more appropriate way.

                                    Please provide your thoughts on this.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • group digits in Numbers shown by the debugger

                                      it would be helpful if Numbers shown by the debugger (for example in the "Locals" Window or the Window that pops up when hovering over a variable Name) would be displayed with grouped digits.

                                      if this is too narrow you could go for general custom formatting of said numbers.

                                      This would be useful even just as a global IDE wide setting without overrides scoped to type or function.

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                                      • crystal decision error in VS2010

                                        Dear all,

                                        I am running VS2005 project in VS2010. I am getting the following error, i need a solution for the following error soon enough.

                                        Error :

                                        PFA

                                        Please give me a solution.

                                        Thank you in advance.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make mobile apps of Application Insights to let users check insights easily

                                          Make mobile apps of Application Insights to different mobile platform to let user check insights anytime, anywhere. Suggested mobile platform are Windows Phone and Android.

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