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      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Give me back the surface of BIDS 2008. The new handling, surface etc. is terrible.

      It was much easier to work with SQL-Server 2008 BIDS. The handling was better and more realiable. You could see easier if controls are disabled. The placement and moving does not work fine. Frames and arrows of the controls were placed wrong.
      Here an example for the layout:

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        0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide a function on the kanban board VSO to show items are linked (for instance by color or highlight)

        We would like to be able to make it visually clear on the kanban board, which items belong together. For instance with color: all yellow items are linked, all purple items are linked. Why: We have changes which exist of front end and back end changes and usually have their own timing through the flow. But in the end (for testing or implementing) you want to have them together in the same stage. A color would help to immediately identify them on the board and see the status.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • do not open multiple tabs for same files opened from different symlink-ed paths.

          it is a little bit of a pain because you search "in folder" and then modify and save, and you get a popup saying you should reload content in another tab... which is the same file.
          (you can use GetFileInformationByHandle for that)

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Database Schema View was a cool feature in VS 2010 database projects. This was dropped out from Visual Studio 2012 and Missing in VS 2013.

            Database Schema View was a cool feature in Visual Studio 2010 database projects. This was dropped out from Visual Studio 2012 and still missing in VS 2013. So many of us who started with database projects in VS 2010 are still looking for it!

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              0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide VStest.console.exe \ Test Explorer Real Time Test Execution Status DURING Test Execution

              When executing long running unit tests and codedui test from VSTest.console or Test Explorer there should be a way to query the real time status of the test currently executing and querying the test status / test run complete %.

              Having real time test execution status during test execution is important because it allows for better test environment planning and test result reporting during short test cycles within sprints.

              Follow up from forums post here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/bdb4921b-c214-4573-9ee5-338980e58ac2/vstestconsoleexe-query-for-a-data-row-result-during-test-execution-status?forum=vsunittest

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • This is not a ideas its a bug An unspecified error occurred on the render thread.

                An unspecified error occurred on the render thread.
                at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.NotifyPartitionIsZombie(Int32 failureCode)
                at System.Windows.Media.MediaContext.NotifyChannelMessage()
                at System.Windows.Interop.HwndTarget.HandleMessage(Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)
                at System.Windows.Interop.HwndSource.HwndTargetFilterMessage(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
                at MS.Win32.HwndWrapper.WndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam, Boolean& handled)
                at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.DispatcherCallbackOperation(Object o)
                at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.InternalRealCall(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
                at System.Windows.Threading.ExceptionWrapper.TryCatchWhen(Object source, Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)
                at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.WrappedInvoke(Delegate callback, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter, Delegate catchHandler)
                at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.InvokeImpl(DispatcherPriority priority, TimeSpan timeout, Delegate method, Object args, Boolean isSingleParameter)
                at System.Windows.Threading.Dispatcher.Invoke(DispatcherPriority priority, Delegate method, Object arg)
                at MS.Win32.HwndSubclass.SubclassWndProc(IntPtr hwnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wParam, IntPtr lParam)
                at…

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Lightswitch dynamic load javascript files

                  Dynamically loading Screen JavaScript files from webserver. So not all js files are loading when the application starts. A check box for lazy loading in the Screen property.

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                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support for transaction response time goals

                    In the current version of the load and performance test tools, only request level goals are supported. In a real-world scenario, a single user action might equate to multiple server requests. We wrapper multiple requests into a transaction but the transaction does not have a goal property. It would be really useful to have this feature added.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • default projects to activate /LARGEADDRESSAWARE

                      Brand new 32 bit projects in C++ should default to have /LARGEADDRESSAWARE be active, so they get access to the entire 4GB address space from HeapAlloc.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve keyboard shortcuts.

                        Make common keyboard shortcuts very short, easy to remember and use.
                        Example: Ctrl+/ is so much better than Ctrl+K, Ctrl+C

                        Give easy access to panels, perhaps when user presses, say, Alt letters/numbers could show up over panels.
                        Example: (1) over Solution Explorer would mean press Alt+1 to open/focus on the panel.

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Notify developer that "Create data binding..." will remove custom binding expression.

                          I often use a subclass of the Binding markup extension. It would be nice if the XAML tool could warn me that I am losing that when I select "Create data binding...." I can't tell you how many times my validation stops working because the XAML editor replaced custom Binding extension with the vanilla version.

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                            0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add ability to save data compare options, tables, columns for future re-use

                            Currently you can't save the tables / columns you want as part of the data compare. It would be nice to have this feature.

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                              0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • TFS - Keywords for changing work item state with check-in comment

                                Don't know if this already exists but it would be a nice addition.

                                When you add #Done, #ToDo, #Removed, #Resolved, some custom state etc. inside your check-in comment TFS will recognize it and change the state of the work item. The same concept as described on https://help.github.com/articles/closing-issues-via-commit-messages/ or https://about.gitlab.com/2013/09/22/gitlab-community-edition-6-dot-1-released/.

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                                • separate security permission for merging pull requests / enforce peer review

                                  This would allow enforcing that all commits to a particular branch get peer-reviewed through the system of pull requests. Right now both direct pushes and pull request merges are controlled via the same permission, making pull requests more of a convention than en enforcement.

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                                  • Allow tags to be culled directly

                                    Tags are great, but with everyone creating them you quickly get a drop-down with hundreds of entries, many of which have become meaningless or ambiguous.

                                    I want to keep old instances of Tags but prevent users from using those tags ever again. In other words, the drop down should not contain them and no-one should be able to add them.

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                                    • Search for work items with [Any] tag or no tag at all

                                      It is very painful to manage TFS tags, and without management the tags quickly get out of hand with everyone inventing tags that are used once or twice and then forever appear in the drop down.

                                      It would be VERY useful to be able to have a TFS query that lists every work item with any Tag, or with no Tags at all.

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                                      • Ensure Activation Date is always set when a work item State becomes Active

                                        I am keen to track stats on how long items take to go through development. The three key dates are Created Date, Activated Date and Closed Date, but many work items have an empty Activated Date even though they history shows that they were made Active. I am guessing that developers are updating state in Visual Studio and this leaves the Activated Date empty. Please ensure that the Activated Date is ALWAYS populated when an item state is set to Active.

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                                        • VS Themes

                                          themes for VS are way back, we need to have much richer theme gallery and (or) tool set with which we can create various of themes

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