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  1. 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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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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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                              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a command line parser to the base class library

                              There are approximately one million hand-rolled command line argument parsing libraries written for .NET. That's because everybody who creates a command line project needs one. Why not include one in the base class library? Heck you could even just grab an existing one off of CodePlex and include that. Then we'll have a standard, and won't have to take a dependency on an outside project every time we create a new small app.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • User Voice: Let the the USERS decide when a suggestion is "completed"!

                                Several of the features that I care about and have voted on have been marked as "completed" on user voice -- but they're clearly not, a good example of this is:

                                https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2654486-vs11-bring-back-the-old-pending-changes-window

                                But there have been many others -- and you can see in the comments for such items that many users completely disagree that the action taken qualifies as "completing" the solution to the initial problem.

                                Let us vote on the response as to whether it's satisfactory or not (or even Like/Dislike) -- if a response gets enough negative votes (say, more than 50%?), the User Voice team team…

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                                  0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Develop Standard reports to print and save Measure's and calculated column formulas

                                  Develop Standard reports to print and save Measure's and calculated column formulas

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                                  • Add a Service Hook for Shelve creation/update

                                    In Visual Studio Online, we have Web Hooks for many things, including When someone checkin code.

                                    In certain teams, shelves are used as a gatekeeper for code (for devs new in a team, interns, etc...). It can be useful to add a Service Hook when someone create or update a shelveset. This way, we can be notified, and take appropriate action (run Build/unit tests on code shelve, review the code, etc...)

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Stop putting VS Version number in .sln file

                                      Baking the VS Version number, especially when it's functionally insignificant like between Updates & CTPs of the same VS edition, causes nothing but headaches for teams with SCC.

                                      Please stop doing this. If the schema of the SLN file changes in a way that's significant, use schema versioning or naming to handle it instead of baking the software version that last touched it in to the file.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • split same pages if appear several times in load test

                                        A process contained several same page gives total average from all iterations. This thing can make bias when we want to observe response time for one single step.

                                        example:
                                        1-login.aspx{get} (open home page)
                                        2-login.aspx{post} (insert username)
                                        3-login.aspx{post} (insert password)
                                        4-logout.aspx{get}

                                        The page test result from step 2&3 will be combined and averaged in load test result. What if I just want to get page response time for step 2?

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                                          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Compare files should return immediately

                                          Compare files spins for a short time, it should be instant for most trivial file sizes. At very least, it should instantly show the first page of changed lines with non-calculated lines taking a little less time.

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