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  1. Write test code for Windows Phone using other popular frameworks (xUnit.Net, NUnit, etc.)

    With VS2013 + Update 2 I have the ability to write unit tests for WIndows Phone platforms (8.0 and 8.1) using MSTest framework that comes out-of-the-box with Visual Studio.

    However, I would like the flexibility of writing tests in other popular frameworks like NUnit, xUnit.Net

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      0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Globally Define Computers and Counter Sets to Monitor

      I want this feature to added for Load testing in VS ultimate. In load test run settings we define web and DB servers to be monitored. As our environment change everytime, I wanted something managable way to define computers names, so we can modify them from single point. We don't have to go in each load test and modify computers name. I want to define somewhere in config or glabal file and access those values as property in Run settings.

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        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow marking a Branch as obsolete or locked or a combination of these.

        Allow functionality for a specific set of users to be able to mark a branch as obsolete or locked. This should be colour coded text in the source control explorer

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        • Multiple Monitor Support

          Add Better Multiple Monitor Support.
          While you can free-float containers in other monitors, I would like to see the ability to add "Child" Visual Studio MDI Containers to other monitors. This would allow a user to move controls from one Container to another, dock, expand, maximize, etc. This should also support multiple "Tabs" of code in each container as well.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a data sample size as an optional setting in Configuration Manager for SSAS Tabular

            When working with large tables in SSAS Tabular (as it is not always possible to develop on a sample of prod data), I am forced to use a hard coded filter (eg TOP n) in my source query to avoid sucking all data into my model at design time I then have to modify the partition query(s) post deployment meaning whats in my solution doesnt match the code on the server. To alleviate this work around, if an optional sample size setting were able to be configured in the Configuration Manager it could be set to filter a top "n"…

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              1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Speed up Git Push operations

              The Git based source control on Team Foundation Service is a great addition, unfortunately the push performance seems terrible, even 1 line changes take upwards of 10 minutes, as if the whole branch is being pushed rather than just the files changed by the commit.

              I have updated OpenSSH to a newer version since some resources suggested that might help, but it there is no change.

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              • Tasks to "In Progress" mark User Story as active

                It would be great that when we update the status of a task to "In Progress" in the task board it also updates the User Story to active.

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                • Add "close all tabs to the right" feature.

                  Close all tabs to the right of the selected tab. This is something I love in the chrome browser. Combined with allowing to move tabs around, it's an efficient way of getting rid of clutter.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Visual Studio IDE ability to display IL generated code for methods to discover unintended boxing or other performance insights.

                    The only way to look at generated IL code is to compile the binary and run ILDASM. The problem with this strategy is it's not integrated. Moreoever, it locks the binary so you have to exit ILDASM, recompile your change, then there relocate the method you're inspecting (sometimes a good many steps).

                    So many times, little things are hidden like unintended boxing and calls to the wrong implementation's function that would be revealed with this view. There are also times when you really do care to see how the optimizer behaves.

                    With over 20,000 NuGet packages touching millions of developers…

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • set the r-clicked attachment as selected in TFS workitem

                      Have multiple attachments to the defect
                      Click on, say, the last attachment
                      Move the mouse pointer on the first one and r-click on it (still with the last attachment being the selected one)
                      Choose Save As Local Copy
                      Actual Results: The selected file gets saved.
                      Expected Results: The file on which the mouse was r-clicked needs to be selected and saved. See attachment for details.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • TFS Dashboard monitor screen(s) using Power View

                        Many organizations struggle with finding a solution for putting the current project status on a monitor to provide realtime updated info for team members and stakeholders.

                        Power View in SQL 2012 could provide this platform now that Power View (since SQL 2012 SP1 CU4) support the Analysis Services Cube that TFS uses.

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                        • Provide an automatic way to run user code on the server automatically.

                          The application I am writing sends out email notices when a task is overdue. I would like to be about to run this as a service or from a command line. I would want it to have access to the same entity model that my lightswitch application is using. I suppose another good multi-purpose option would be to have the ability to export the lightswitch entity model for use in C# or VB.Net applications. Maybe there is a way to do this already that I have not discovered.

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                            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Multi level hierarchical work item query

                            We are currently using TFS work items in such a way that there are 3 levels (feature, user story and task) and use the area path on each of those levels for a specific purpose. The problem with current hierarchical queries is that you cannot do a query that allows you to query on those different area's (at the 3 work item levels) 'since you can only query on 2 levels.) It would be great to have a possibility to do just that the full value of hierarchies an be used...

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                            • Design surface needs to support razor pages

                              The design surface in VS2011 needs to support Razor pages to allow visual page design: the addition of controls, resizing of elements etc.

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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a Feature to Code Editor to provide live hints for better coding..

                                Add a live Code Intellisence feature for better coding.
                                rewriting the syntax and find un used variables with color highlighting
                                syntax replaces and exceptions..

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow copying of values when linking a workitem

                                  i would like the ability to have a custom field in my User Story, Task and Bug workitems (call it FIELD A) that is exactly the same in all 3 workitems

                                  And when you use the "New Linked Workitem" option the value of the field comes through to the linked item

                                  eg...FIELD A has a value of "1" in the user story and if you go to use the New linked workitem and link a new child task, would like to see the value "1" to come through.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Option to Force Visual Studio to Prompt for Startup Arguments

                                    In Eclipse one can add ${string_prompt} as a command line argument, which forces Eclipse to prompt the user for string input when launching an application for debugging or testing. There is no option in Visual Studio 2010 to do such a thing.

                                    It would be nice if I could add such a flag to my startup arguments, so each time I start up an application Visual Studio 2010 would prompt for input. This would allow me, the developer, to change arguments each time the applications starts for projects that need various forms and different kinds of arguments on startup for…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Making CodedUI better and providing BVT

                                      Let me start by saying, great concept, thank you for the hard work. I have some suggestions that will knock the testing world off it’s rocker with just some changes to the test management tools, CodedUI tool.

                                      This tool has the ability to generate a full set of BVT’s at a basic level just by mapping out the entire project and maintaining the mapping throughout the version changes.

                                      So here is what I see in the product. Imagine if you will that the first thing codedui did was to ask for the path to the executable (assuming a web app),…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow a user to instantly navigate to the TFS folder for the selected workspace in Source Control Explorer

                                        Solution Explorer has the option, Open Folder in File Explorer, which makes it extremely easy to quickly access the folders for the solution in windows explorer. It would be very nice to have a similar feature in Source Control Explorer that quickly expands the folders to navigate you to the path set for the Source Control Folder for the Workspace.

                                        You can include a property right below Local Path and call it, Server Path: <path> (where <path> is a hyper link similar to Local Path). And if there are multiple paths mapped for the Workspace, have the little down arrow…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow pre and post build event scripts to be written in C#

                                          With Roslyn, C# scripting has become a reality. This should make it simple to make the pre and post build boxes optionally use C# for their scripts. It also doesn't seem a stretch to just make these full on editor windows, with Intellisense and code coloration.

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