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  1. HTML report for CodedUI Tests

    Please could you implement an imrovement for generating a report from the CodedUI tests, I know the report can be generated from the MTM but something that can be done from the Test Explorer after the regression pack runs and this can be provided as a quick report to the Dev teams or Management teams as per need basis.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show task-category sub-items on the kanban-board as well

      We use scrum for our projects, but usually without tasks or other sub-items. So the current task-board is less helpful and we're looking at using the kanban-board instead.

      In some cases we still do use sub-tasks though and we need those on the board that we use.

      If there would be kanban-boards on the sprint level (another suggestion: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3939137-add-a-kanban-board-on-each-sprint-level-instead-o), only those would need to show the sub-items. The kanban-board on the product backlog level, would only need to show the requirement-category items as it does now.

      And maybe the visibility of task-category items could be an option so you…

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • dataannotations wpf

        Add support to WPF for validation using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations attributes like in Silverlight

        Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Forms, and Entity Framework all support validation using the attributes in the System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace. So, one would expect that it would also be supported in WPF (4.5). However, this appears not to be the case. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd901590%28VS.95%29.aspx explains how it works in Silverlight. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb613588%28v=VS.110%29.aspx#INotifyDataErrorInfo explains that there is support for yet another type of validation in WPF in the upcoming version 4.5. However, there is no mention of support for using DataAnnotations attributes. I think this is a huge mistake leaving this out of…

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          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remember which view was used between sessions in Solution Navigator

          Most of the time I work with the Open files view in Solution Navigator, but when I start up Visual Studio it defaults every time to All files. Ideally this would have a default you could set somewhere in a settings page - but a quick win would be to just remember the view that was last used with any solution (along with which files were open - which it already does)

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            1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix nuget search! Prevent accidental package installation.

            Searching nuget packages drives me crazy!! Scenario:
            1) Search for package from the UI
            2) Didn't find what you were looking for
            3) Click to search original search location (instead of searching in search results)
            4) Change search term and hit enter - THE FIRST PACKAGE RESULT FROM THE FIRST SEARCH IS INSTALLED!!!

            I have screwed up many projects by inadvertently installing strange packages!!

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              0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide a way to change UI language on TFService

              While I'm okay with "state", "reason" and other fields being in English, because having a mismatch of values between languages would be a problem, I really wished the UI of TFService to be displayed in different languages, based on a setting.

              Non English-speaking developpers are used to get their UI in English only, but for testers & quality service agents, not having a UI in their own language is often a problem.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a Statistics page to the TFS web portal

                It would be nice if the new TFS web portal would have a Statistics page with all kinds of information about the previous day, the last week, the last month, … for the whole team and each team member individually.

                - Number of code lines, lines changed, xml comment lines, unit test lines, …
                - Number of .NET unit tests, total, failed, code coverage, …
                - Number of Silverlight unit tests, total, failed, code coverage, …
                - Number of Windows Phone unit tests, total, failed, code coverage, …
                - Number of bugs, open, ready for test, closed, …

                This overview…

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Merge WCF Data and RIA Services and Web API

                  I went to a user group event where I learned that WCF Data Services and WCF RIA Services are similar but overlap. Originally, I thought WCF Data Services was going to utilize EF and together servce as the Data Access Layer. I thought RIA Services was going to serve as the Business Tier that would sit on top of the WCF Data Services. Then I thought we would simply bind MVC, Silverlight controls to RIA Services.

                  It seems such a shame that RIA Services is made for Silverlight and that it takes a lot of work to work with MVC,…

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                    4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Full Skydrive integration of Skydrive

                    Full integration of Skydrive into Windows-Store apps. It should be possible to access the folder of Windows 8.1 Skydrive directly without the need to use Live-API for accessing the folder. This would allow to use the data upoaded in Skydrive while being offline. Using a KnownFolder a standarized implementation of every access could be achieved.

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show teammates checkouts when using local workspaces

                      Currently when a team uses individual workspaces any checkouts are only visible to the person who did the checkout. This causes unwanted merge conflicts and also makes it impossible for a team lead to determine if all changes are checked into TFS before doing a build. It should be a simple matter to track checkouts at the server level and deliver that information on a get latest or checkout request to the client. A simple fix could alleviate a lot of headaches.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow multiple triggers for a TFS Build Definition

                        Allow me to use one build definition for both checkin build and nightly triggers instead of needing to manage 2 separate ones.

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                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • make a virsion compatible with windows xp

                          there sould be a version that can work with windows xp so that people like me don't have to spend a hundred bucks on upgrading the windows operating systerm

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                            1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Internationalize de TFS,

                            it would be good to have the TFS in important languages like French, German, Spanish

                            In that way it would be a lot more powerfull for people that does not speak or understand english

                            Regards

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                            • Make IntelliSense display colour previews!

                              When you bring up a colour list in IntelliSense rather than just showing the colour by name, can't a live preview be added as well?
                              Why do I want to have to look at colour charts all the time?

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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 100% interchangeable C# & VB.Net code.

                                Write in ether language and/or feature that compiler will convert either language "target language." Why not? .NET (C# or VB) code compiles down to the same MSIL code. For example, in the IDE, do something like this.

                                Class myClass

                                <VB>
                                Private Function AddMe(byval i1 as integer, byval i2 as integer) as integer
                                return i1+i2
                                End Function
                                </VB.NET>

                                <C#>
                                void btnAddMe_Click(Object sender,EventArgs e)
                                {
                                // When the button is clicked,
                                // display result of added numbers in messagebox
                                Messagebox.Show(AddMe(2,2).toString())
                                }
                                </C#>

                                End Class

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make inline if(?) without else

                                  As you know many of developers use inline if, and there are many cases when really we need only one case. For example we write
                                  textBlock1.Text = textBlock1.Text.Lenght > 20 ? textBlock1.Text.Substring(0,20) : textBlock1.Text;
                                  But, we can simply write
                                  textBlock1.Text = textBlock1.Text.Lenght > 20 ? textBlock1.Text.Substring(0,20);

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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Code Highlight and\Or List Member Access that belong to a particular Import\Using Namespace

                                    Code complexity, legacy or not, is a very common issue in todays development world.

                                    Adding IDE features/efficiencies will allow for better understanding of current code and its complexity level.

                                    The idea is to add a feature in the IDE that would allow a developer to highlight a namespace (e.g. System.Collections.ObjectModel) and the IDE will highlight and/or list box results the code that access members in that namespace.

                                    - The List Box Results could be used for reporting and code reviews
                                    - The Highlighting makes it easier to see which code access the ns.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support field-targeted attributes on auto-properties

                                      I would like to see C# support using field-targeted attributes on auto-properties where the compiler applies said attribute to the generated backing field. This functionality has precedent in that the compiler already behaves like this for such attributes applied towards events:

                                      // This works in all versions of C#
                                      [field: NonSerialized]
                                      public event EventHandler SomeEvent;

                                      // This will not compile
                                      [field: NonSerialized]
                                      public string SomeProperty { get; set; }

                                      // This seems unnecessary
                                      [NonSerialized]
                                      private string _someOtherProperty;
                                      public string SomeOtherProperty {
                                      get { return _someOtherProperty; }
                                      set { _someOtherProperty = value; }
                                      }

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Textarea in find and replace dialog box

                                        I have beening using Visual Studio 2010 and asp.net for 1.5 years.
                                        Before I had beening used Adobe Dreamviewer for our old asp files.
                                        And There was a property for find and replace in Dreamviewer.

                                        It was using textarea for find and replace box. Not input
                                        box. So we used it for changing a block of code just copying from
                                        the code and replacing it to the textarea section in the find and replace dialog box.

                                        We can use this propery using regular expression in Visual
                                        Studio. But it is very difficult. And some times we have to use symbol…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide some tutorials on UPNP/DLNA

                                          I have been Looking all over the internet for tutorials on how to interact with DLNA/UPNP enabled devices. However after hours of pointless redirections to "tutorials" I found nothing that a newbie to the framework could use to start developing their own DLNA/UPNP enabled apps for windows or mobile... Ooh and the intel upnp sdk has been useful but the codebase is large and unexplained with a shroud of mystery on what half of the code actually does. It is really hard to find any example tutorials of how to develop these apps. Could somebody knowledgeable from the VS team…

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