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  1. Allow multiple team boards in Visual Studio Online

    We would like to use the single project with multiple teams approach in Visual Studio Online. You can create multiple teams in a single project but you only seem to get one board for the default team.

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    • add an "Schedule Offline" Button to "Manage Test Controller"

      At the moment it is not possible to bring a Test Agent offline without killing the QTAgent process or catch him in Status ready to set him Offline

      It would be great and save a lot of Time if the Test Controller sends no new Test request and set him offline (for debugging or maintenance)

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Maintain better feature parity between TFS on-premise and VS Online

        It is great that you are moving VS Online at a rapid pace and delivering new functionality with each sprint, but it can be really frustrating to the on-premise customers.

        For example - Service Hooks was in the online version in May 2014. It looks like on-premise customers will have to wait until the next major version of TFS to get this. This will be almost a year on!!

        I would like to see more regular updates to the on-premise version so we don't have to wait for such a long time to get some updates.

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        • Test Explorer should be able to execute tests in the proper platform for single platform assemblies.

          When you compile an x64 only assembly but you have both X86 and x64 test assemblies, Test Explorer fails to execute them both. The current implementation assumes that the "default platform" is the only platform.

          This should work for single platform assemblies (you get an exception if you cannot load them).

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Debugger Integrated Memory Usage Tool should support the C++/CLI flavor of mixed mode debugging

            From customer comment on http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2014/11/13/memory-usage-tool-while-debugging-in-visual-studio-2015.aspx#10577484:
            unusable for Mixed Mode debugging. Our C++/CLI code could use this.

            Our comment: while this doesn’t support the C++/CLI flavor of mixed mode debugging -- because C++/CLI uses the legacy managed debug engine -- we do support mixed mode debugging with standard managed and C++ projects using, for example, P/Invoke interop. In the latter case, if your debug engine is set to mixed mode (as covered in the Simplified Mode Selection section above), we will show you the details for both heaps.

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              0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Randomize the position at which new elements are added to project files

              This would help with source control conflicts generated by multiple people adding new items to a project at the same time.

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                0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add AssemblyLicenseName and AssemblyLicenseText Attributes to the System.Reflection namespace

                System.Reflection already contains a lot of Attributes that can be applied to Assemblies, like AssemblyCopyrightAttribute or AssemblyDescriptionAttribute. For open source projects it would be nice to have Attributes like AssemblyLicenseName and AssemblyLicenseText, which could be used make the name and content of a license available via reflection.

                Many open-source licenses (even non-copyleft licenses like BSD) require the user of the software to redistribute the license text. Authors of open-source libraries often either put the license text in a simple textfile or (as a comment) in every sinigle code file. Users of such libraries have to manually copy the license text…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support TestCategory on native cpp unit tests

                    When you have native cpp unit tests and the build definition uses TestCategories you have to use workarounds, cause the cpp unit adapter does not support TestCategories.

                    Please fix this.

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                    • TFS Build Aert Emails Should contain Unit Test and Code Coverage details

                      I'd like to see the email alerts that TFS send out when a build completes (successful and not) to contain more details, like the result of unit tests and code coverage. Similar to the Build Report in Web Access

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                      • Enable Smart Unit Tests to break dependencies by automatically generating mocks

                        In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests warns about external dependencies (for e.g. calls into the filesystem, network, etc.) present in the code-under-test. The expectation is that the developer then manually write a mock for such dependencies.
                        I would like Smart Unit Tests to detect such dependencies and automatically generate mocks.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make collapsing for "case" and "if" automatically available

                          In the IDE for every method I can collapse / expand the whole content of the method with the auto-supplied plus-sign (+) (analogues as with #regions).
                          Please support this auto-supplied plus-sign with collapse / expand functionality also for “case” and “if” statements. So it would help to have a better overview.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable Smart Unit Tests to generate test code in XUnit, NUnit and other frameworks

                            In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests supports generating test code using mstest framework only. Please extend this feature to support generating tests in XUnit, NUNit, and other frameworks.

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                              3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Test Web Gui: New Bug option or a plus sign to add bugs on a Test Case (same as in Work menu).

                              Test Web: When we find bugs that are related to an testcase, after running and closing a test, there should be a way to Link bugs to a Testcase on a easier and faster way, for example when you wrightclick on the Testcase there should be a New Bug option or a plus sign to add bugs (same as in Work menu).
                              Web: This tool is really bad for analizing testruns.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Highlight color of text in Output window

                                It will be very helpful to enable set Highlight color of text in Output (Debug/Build) window of the IDE (like DebugView does.)

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                                • Provide manual test case management, execution, and results for professional license.

                                  Lightweight manual testing should be a part of every "professional" developer's toolbox, as should be unit testing and code review. Please expand the access rights of the Professional licensing to provide access to the TFS Test hub for lightweight manual testing. This should include access to view, modify, and execute test cases, as well view detailed results.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow conditional breakpoint which references an object of a templated type

                                    Debugger cannot put a conditional breakpoint which references an object of a templated type.

                                    Trying to do so would cause the error: "The breakpoint cannot be set. expected a class, struct, or union type"

                                    I tried to set a breakpoint inside the template class member function, then once inside, I tried to set the condition. I can see that if not doing it this way (i.e. just laying down a breakpoint), it would cause ambiguity as to what type it is to expect and what instance of the class member function it is to actually break on, but by doing…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve Breakpoints window search

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                                      I have several lables, but can I search on multiple lables? No! Oh, wait, yes, IF THE LABLES I'M INTERESTED IN ARE RIGHT BESIDE EACH OTHER! >:(

                                      Totaly defeats the purpose of having labels.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow Data breakpoints to be enabled/disabled relative to a particular point in the code

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                                        OMG!! WHY are data breakpoints so much of a PITA to use? Can they not be initialised at a particular point in the code? Something like a code breakpoint? That way they can be initialized relitive to where the initialisation point is. Having to re-initialise them all the effing time is time consuming and error prone, increasing the time it takes to determine a bug from an hour to multiple days. PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!!! Thanks, A

                                        Oh, an in relation to my last comment about initialisation of Data Breakpoints (DBP) relitive to Code Points (CPs)…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Drag item from Watch to Editor and turn into DataTip

                                          From user:
                                          Would also be nice if you could drag an item from watch and place in on the code for a floating watch item. Although this is a frown, I do like the floating watch items

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