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  1. If you stop a test case half way through running, becuase your debugging, show it within it's own column within Test Explorer

    When in the process of writing or fixing a test, I constantly stop the test half way through. Which in turn causes the test just show up within the not run column. I then move off the test to fix an issue and then have to file navigate back to the test in order to run it again. Having it under a header of active development would allow me to isolate the tests I'm working on so I don't have always find the test within a large list or navigate back to the file only to right click and kick…

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      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow user to tie a test case to start up when pressing the start button

      Just like Set as Startup page in Asp.net. Allow the user to Set Test Case as Startup. This will allow a tester to follow the same usage pattern as when they are developing the application. As I find myself constantly clicking the play button and launching the application and not the test case I'm working on. As the flow is different.

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      • provide annotate with all merges collapsed/not visible

        The annotate function is very useful, but it would be much better if you could see only commits that were not merges, so that we could go straight to the place where the person first thinking about that logic created it.

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • If file is read only when compiling and the user hits cancel, stop compiling.

          User scenario: User edits a file and starts to run. But the file has not been checked out yet and the "Save of Read-Only File" message box pops up. User clicks cancel so they can grab the full path and check the file out within Source Depot.

          Issue: User hits cancel so they don't forget to check out the file. But the compile continues to run the old code. Which is not helpful to the user at all. Cancel should mean cancel the compile. Just like when a user is restarting their computer and a file has not been saved.…

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          • Improve WebDeploy so that one can mark files as "do not publish" (like back in Expression web etc.)

            Back with Frontpage and even Expression Web you could mark files "do not publish".

            With WebDeploy, you can't do that.

            This means that when you have a file (like connectionstrings.config in nopcommerce) that has strings for the local app, it gets published and overwrites the one on the web server! making it no longer work.

            Improve WebDeploy so that one can mark files as "do not publish" (like back in Expression web etc.)

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            • to add support for workitem management in TEE CLC.

              It'd be great if I could use tf workitem on Linux/Mac, just as I could do tfpt workitem if I only used Windows/VS.

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                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the Watch Type column wider by default

                Watch window's Type column (the 3rd, last one) is always, always too narrow. This has been an issue since at least the first VS.Net. The problem is that it is never a quick task to see what a variable's actual type is. First, the column is simply too narrow to display any meaningful type name. Second, it displays the declared type before the implemented type, so I'm constantly having to move down to hover over to see what things are...or I rearrange my Watch window, but those sizes reset after every...single...sesson.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make it easier to navigate to paths from the output window

                  you should be able to click on a path in the output window and it should open it in file explorer

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fix a bug in the Visual Studio installer for Windows 10. If you do not have system recovery enabled, the installer quietly keeps spinning.

                    Fix a bug in the Visual Studio installer for Windows 10. If you do not have system recovery enabled, the installer quietly keeps spinning. It should abort and display an error message, or prompt the user to enable system recovery, or provide an option to proceed without a restore point, etc.

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support for disabling Application Insights through configuration

                      Currently, the only way to disable sending telemetry to AI is through code using:
                      TelemetryConfiguration.Active.DisableTelemetry = true;

                      would like to have the ability to set this bit through configuration, either the applicationinsights.config or web.config

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                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • combine file

                        I suggest combining the IDE edit windows (at the TAB name) into one when the same source file type is being edited for different views.

                        For example if you have the design and code views currently open then just one TAB entry would show with icons for selecting either. The icons could also be used for accessing the ones not open (like designer)

                        This would make large projects easier to manage.

                        You would have to allow for instances where you want both windows showing at the same time but that shouldn't be hard since that is how it works currently.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • VSTS - email alerts - Email PBI/Task comment to "@RecipientName@domain.com"

                          Please can email alerts be enabled to send an automated message to named recipients.
                          For example, if Acceptance Criteria issue is called out in a PBI, this can be directly addressed to the Product owner.
                          For example:
                          "@RecipientName@domain.com Please verify A/C #1, as specificed in this Story, specific to my feedback, as follows..."

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                            1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • TFS-->Sprint-->Capacity

                            Add a field/list for the reason for the day off.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Error message text should be selectable

                                Often the content of error messages such as recommendations and references to file paths are directly usable for potential copy/past actions in files and even windows explorer (such as referencing xml log files). The fact that the text of these message boxes are not selectable forces the intermediate step of pasting them into notepad or a portion of an open file and then manually extracting the desired content and cleaning things up after. This is like very silly.

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                                • When editing a Watch cntrl-z (Undo) should work

                                  If editing a watch if you accidently overtype existing entry you can't get it back with cntrl-z :)

                                  Please enable this.

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                                  • Allow elevated test runner from non-elevated VS instance.

                                    I run with UAC on, and non-elevated instances as much as possible. When the IDE is non-elevated, the child runner is also non-elevated. If the code under test (or the test code itself) requires elevated privileges, such as a creating a PerformanceCounter, it will fail with a SecurityException or some other failure that is due to the non-elevated integrity level.
                                    Please provide an option to launch a debuggee and/or the test runner at elevated level from non-elevated VS IDE.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • ¿ No se desencadenan los mensajes WM_KEYDOWN o WM_KEYUP en un control Edit creado con CreateWindowEx ?

                                      Las teclas TAB o ENTER no parecen funcionar en un control Edit creado a partir de CreateWindowEx aún teniendo el estilo WS_TABSTOP (o no se hacerlo). Tampoco funcionaba el evento Click y encontré como hacerlo. Supongo que ha de ser con la función del API GetKeyState pero no se donde colocarla ni como. Las llamadas a la clase TextBox tampoco parecen funcionar en ventanas MDI.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • make the lightbulb behavior optional

                                        when using vs2015 for native c++ development it would be liberating and a relief to be able to completely suppress the appearance of annoying light bulb quick action suggestions that make no sense and cause disturbing distractions. there is currently no way to do this.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Multimedia information and comments in source code

                                          Don't limit yourself in a 2D vanilla text world! Add images, screenshots, video or just the recorded commenting voice in middle of your class method! Remaining at pure text in describing a class and its methods is nowadays a limiting approach to extend your visions. Let's upgrade the current IDE editor to manage multimedia, and finally unleash the power of the programmers creativity. Just imagine: screenshots, images, ideas, tests, videos, live links at the requirements documents, UML diagrams...
                                          It is 2016. It is time to enter a new paradigm. Let's do it.

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