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  1. change graph x axis from relative time to absolute time in the load test report

    The load testing tool is till not in part the others in the market. One basic feature is showing graph x axis time in absolute time rather than relative time.

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      3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make native CString or char* or wchar* string editable with the "Text visulizer" by default.

      Make native CString or char* or wchar* string editable with the "Text visulizer" by default.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • WinCE supprt, please !

        i need to create new win ce application, because producers are still producting new win ce devices and our customers use them. so i cannat devolop in .net 4 and over vs2008, help me !!

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          0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Display a red dot on VS icon when there are unsaved changes

          Project changes are easy to forget to save. Adding new files for example, does not automatically save the project, so unless you press "save all", when you commit into source control (i'm not talking about integrated source control) then the project file is missed.

          This is the reason things like this exist:
          https://github.com/xpaulbettsx/saveallthetime

          How about a simple red dot on the VS icon in the taskbar when there are unsaved changes? Use the same red dot that is used in the files tab.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Be convenient when an assembly cannot be compiled because it is currently used by another process

            Let at least the user know the name of the process holding the assembly, and even better, proposes to the user 1) to see the process Window (set it as foreground) 2) to kill the process.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add XDT (Config Transforms) Support to Azure Deployment Projects

              Add XDT (SlowCheetah) Support for Azure CSCFG files.

              We build many complex Azure apps and managing configuration across multiple environments (Dev, Test, UAT, Preprod, Prod) is a nightmare.

              There are numerous examples of people hacking various MSBuild targets:

              http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tomholl/archive/2011/02/23/using-msbuild-to-deploy-to-multiple-windows-azure-environments.aspx

              But a simpler option would be to integrate XDT to allow us to tokenise the CSCFG files for the different environments.

              The only real blocker seems to be the ValidateServiceModel target - which throws errors because it doesn't except the XDT namespaces and attributes.

              I've posted some details to the SlowCheetah repo:

              https://github.com/sayedihashimi/slow-cheetah/issues/76#issuecomment-20773396

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                0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Change the Exceptions modal window into a dockable tab

                Currently, I have to turn exception breaks on and off a lot (partially due to ASP.Net's volume of startup exceptions). It gets very tedious to do this, as I constantly am going to the menu to bring up the modal and check/uncheck. IMO, a better option would be to have this window made into a dockable tab so that it's easily available during debugging and doesn't require modal action.

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                  2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow XML namespace imports to be declared at a project level rather than redeclared in every single file

                  Please, allow XML namespace imports to be declared at a project level rather than redeclared in every single file

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable support for color themes for custom colorable items in the text editor in 3rd party extensions.

                    Currently 3rd party extensions do not have a way to provide theme-dependent color and font settings for custom colorable items they register with the VS editor (here's a relevant discussion on MSDN forums: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e46318aa-7652-4e5d-8836-d1bc80006f8e/language-service-support-for-color-themes-in-custom-colorable-items)

                    It would be nice to enable 3rd party language services to provide full support for color themes to make their integration with the VS shell totally seamless

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Reduce PDB sizes by storing a type registry in the PDB file.

                      When using C++ templates, the PDB file can grow very quickly. E.g. when using std::tuple<long,long,short,char*>, and storing that tuple in an std::map, you see the same std::tuple definition popping up in all std::map related classes (_tree, _pair, iterator, less, allocator, ...). If the PDB file would keep an internal registrly that maps std::tuple<long,long,short,char *> to an internal id (number), then all references can refer to that type instead of having the full tuple written out completely and blow up the PDB file.

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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Have a way to configure a retention policy for test artifacts

                        I should be able to specify how long a test result should be stored in TFS. A retention policy (like the build retention policy) would be useful

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow Editor Style integration with Metadata

                          Sample idea:

                          "I want to tell VS that EF scalar and navigation properties in a linq query must be colored orange in my code."

                          General Idea:

                          Suppose you have a Data Layer generated by your own T4 templates for Entity Framework, and you add some properties to those Entity classes through partials. Then you make many linq queries.
                          How many time you peek to the definition of some property in order to know if it is a custom property or an actual EF mapped property?

                          It could be nice that we can match attributes (e.g. [NavigationProperty]) with some visual style…

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • IntelliTrace - Add Support for Oracle ADO.NET events

                            IntelliTrace - Add Support for Oracle ADO.NET events

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                              0 comments  ·  IntelliTrace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • how do I allow user to perform all the project admin work associated with Work items without allowing the managing of permissions?

                              If a user is a team administrator within a team or has edit project level permission, they can manage permissions. How can allow a user to be able to enable iterations, customize a kanban board, etc but not be allowed to add or remove user to teams or to the team project?

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                              • Perform Load/Performance Test in parallel with CodedUI Hand Written tests

                                I had written a CodedUI hand script. When i run this codedUI test, i just want to perform load/performance tests too for all the requests in this scenario(using hand scripts).
                                I mean in WebtestCoded itself i will call CodedUI test.
                                Why don't i perform loadtest using my own scripts?

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Simplify the recommended disposition pattern

                                  Since the introduction of SafeHandle, declaration of a finalizer in a non-handle class should be exceedingly rare. However, the recommended disposition pattern (as documented at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fs2xkftw.aspx and as verified by static analysis rule CA1063) "caters" to finalization by declaring the virtual Dispose(bool disposing) method.

                                  In order to simplify the work of implementers, please consider adjusting the recommended disposition pattern for the overwhelmingly common non-finalizable case to include only a single Dispose() method, as opposed to both the Dispose() and Dispose(bool disposing) methods. (See http://msmvps.com/blogs/calinoiu/archive/2010/02/03/what-s-wrong-with-the-net-design-guidelines-dispose-bool-disposing.aspx and http://msmvps.com/blogs/peterritchie/archive/2013/01/20/the-dispose-pattern-as-an-anti-pattern.aspx for additional details.)

                                  In case this is a concern, please note that this would…

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • let vs11 save solution explorers open

                                    when im working on vs11 and add new solution explorers its disapper after a close the project and re open it vs doesnr save my workspace

                                    i like to make it remember my changes

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                                      1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Extend for each loops to be able to handle Linq clauses (eg. where, order by)

                                      At the moment, we have to use 2 lines to do the following...

                                      Dim ps = From p in People Where p.Active=True Order By p.Surname, p.FirstName

                                      For Each p In ps ...

                                      It would be neater to be able to write code such as

                                      For Each p In People Where p.Active=True Order By p.Surname, p.FirstName

                                      I don't see why this can't work with C# too.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Treat WPF with the respect it deserves and fix its performance issues

                                        It's clear that WinRT/NET is the future. And it's clear migration from WPF to WinRT/NET won't be that difficult. But WinRT/NET for desktop won't be available for Windows 7, although I'm sure you'll push it to Win8.X when Win10 comes out. Considering Win7 adoption it will still take at least 5 years before we can ship products just for WinRT/NET!

                                        Hire another 20 developers and fix WPF! Specifically fix the performance! Rendering needs to be a lot faster!

                                        I can't understand why MS is saving on WPF by investing only in WinRT/NET, at the same time pushing away millions of…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • The product backlog items in the sprint board should be color coded

                                          The backlog items are color coded by item type in the latest version of the TFS. It would be nice if the same color coding was applied to backlog items on the sprint board.

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