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  1. Ability to run Custom Action (restore to snapshot) after each test within a test suite in Build Deploy Test Workflow

    Currently restore to snapshot is only possible before start of test run in Build Deploy Test workflow. If any of the testcase fails within a test run, testagent should revert to snapshot before running the next testcase within same test suite.

    Background: Automated test can lead the system into unstable condition by installing driver, adding registry key etc. We need to ensure the system is reverted to snapshot before executing the next test within a testrun, otherwise next test will give erroneous test result.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make the 'Quick Find' window moveable and dockable in VStudio Express 2013

      The 'Quick Find' section currently part of VStudio Express 2013, does not allow you to move it from the top right of the screen, this should be windowed and allow developers to move it where they require.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add basic spell checker as default installation to VStudio Express editions...

        It would be a really good idea to add a basic spell checker to VStudio Express editions as well as the other editions.

        Nowadays this is a much used requirement as developers add more and more text and info to their apps.

        Users of non-express editions have the option of adding spell checking extensions, however this should be part of the default VStudio installation.

        Also the spell checker should be windowed and dockable so it's easy to click and replace.

        3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support for syntax checking for javascript on web pages.

          It would be nice to have syntax checking within a web form for javascript. Right now, all I get is function not defined. I can eventually find the errors but it would be nice to know what line and a hint on the error.

          2 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • allow user to tag multiple work items at one time.

            In the dialog to modify multiple items at one time the 'Tag' field is not available. I want to be able to tag multiple items with the same tag at once.

            I run a query and find a set of items that are related and want to temporarily track them together with tag. I am now forced to select each item and tag it individually. This is very painful. Please consider it.

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • "My first test" rename does not show in dashboard

              When I renamed the "My first test" availability test, the new name does not show up in the dashboard.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support dependent debugger breakpoint

                Ofter useful set breakpoint that will only trigger after another breakpoint. Please support set child breakpoints that will trigger only after parent breakpoint trigger.

                For example bug in often called function F2(), that called indirectly from function F1(). I can't set breakpoint directly to F2() because it's called very often before F1(). So I need set breakpoint to F1() and then when it triggers to F2()

                6 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Hide Old Iteration Paths from Iteration drop down in work item

                  When a project has been going for a while, old iteration paths clog up the "Iteration" drop down in the work item, and other dialogs.

                  I beleive the dropdown should be filtered by whether the user has 'View Permission' to the iteration item.

                  OR

                  The iterations shown in the dropdown should only be those that are marked for planning (Checkboxes in iterations config screen), then the dropdown could have an elipsis "..." button to allow the user to choose any other iteration if they don't know which to type.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create Task.Empty to avoid Task.FromResult<object>(null);

                    Task.FromResult<object>(null); allows developers to satisfy a Task return type without performing an async operation. Task.Empty should exist like EventArgs.Empty and String.Empty to accomplish the same thing for Task. eg: Task.FromResult<object>(null);
                    // Jerry

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add win32 resource (rc) editor to express edition of Visual Studio

                      That would be great, because users still can develop atl / mfc applications using express editions (not officially), also there is WTL, which requires these.

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • In publish asp.net, code behind be exe

                        In publish asp.net, code behind be exe in publish that we can sell our sites without source code.

                        Masoud Vafadarnezhad
                        email:masoudv2012@gmail.com
                        adress
                        Iran
                        Mashhad
                        Hejab 65
                        Plaque 69

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • change the background color of a method based on its cycliomatic complexity

                          Would be useful to see how complex or maintainable a method is based on the intensity of the methods background color. Would allow a developer to see at a glance how complex the entire source file is.

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                          • Allow Select Cases using arrays or anonymous objects

                            I'd like to see Select Case do something like the following:

                            Select Case {boolA, boolB}
                            Case {True, False}
                            DoSomethingWhenOnlyFirst()

                            Case {False, True}
                            DoSomethingWhenOnlySecond()

                            Case {True, True}
                            DoSomethingWhenBoth()

                            Case Else
                            DoSomethingWhenNeither()
                            End Select

                            Which would be easier to read than some nasty nested If blocks as follows:

                            If boolA Then
                            If boolB Then
                            DoSomethingWhenBoth()
                            Else
                            DoSomethingWhenOnlyFirst()
                            End If
                            Else
                            If boolB Then
                            DoSomethingWhenOnlySecond()
                            Else
                            DoSomethingWhenNeither()
                            End If
                            End If

                            This idea could also be extended for non-Boolean values, or for arrays longer than 2.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a commited by and commited date field in WIQL

                              I m using VSO and I m trying to query VSO about PBIs I changed the state to commited today and I cannot

                              3 votes
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                              • Quick and easy way to Share Code Snippets with Others (Gists)

                                Add a Quick and easy way to Share Code Snippets with others. Would be great if it could allow real-time collaboration and update and save them. If they were git repositories they could be automatically versioned, forkable and usable from Git.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • So many years,So many Versions of VS,But Why Visual Studio supports C + + still sucks

                                  Why so many years, Visual Studio supports C + + sucks???
                                  what do the vs team(C++ part) so many years?
                                  eat the ****?

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Shorten file paths in Find Results window

                                    Make results in Find Results window more compact by adding option to shorten paths. The paths may be displayed as relative to sln file or to project file. This way there will be more space left for actual context (copy of that line in code). This would be valuable especially concidering very deep default paths for projects in VS.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Implement the CAdES standard (RFC5126) in CryptoAPI and .NET Framework

                                      Providing full support of the CAdES standard (RFC5126 - CMS Advanced Electronic Signatures ) in CryptoAPI and .NET Framework will help to write modern business application.

                                      Thanks,
                                      Anton Plotnikov

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide a visual indication of a task in a blocked state

                                        Tasks currently in a blocked state (Blocked = Yes) should have a red border applied so that it can be quickly identified (visually) on the board.

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                                        • Allow attachments (screenshots) to code reviews

                                          Allow attachment uploads to code reviews. Doing code reviews on designer code files can be difficult. HTML and XAML are more helpful than WinForms, but providing a screenshot would make it much easier to compare what the code changes actually do.

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