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  1. Support exploratory test - Action Logging for chrome (and non-microsoft products)

    I use TFS + MTM 2012 (Update 3). Thanks for the great product - I really love it. I have been using exploratory testing for a while and it worked fine with IE9. Now I have to run my test on Chrome and the problem is that the Action logs are not complete. I.e the log looks like this..

    Click document
    Click document
    Click document...

    Also I will have to perform UI-exploratory testing on remote clients (on VNC). I use RealVNC as the client. Also in that case the action logs are not detailed it says : Click 'VC Project…

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      2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Federated user authentication capabilities for lightswitch applications

      ADFS for lightswitch applications allowing Federated user authentication capabilities for lightswitch applications

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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow silverlight dlls to be used directly in WPF

        When I create a DLL in silverlight with controls, pages, etc., it would be very very nice to be able to use them directly within WPF instead of having to cross compile them.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Better Find Symbol Results

          Find Symbols Results are not structured by files.
          There are no colors at all. I would like to see intellisense highlights.

          VisualAssist does it in a good way, I wish this functionality be integrated in VS itself.

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            3 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Include tools for importing from Jira and other issue tracking tools

            Many companies use Jira and having a pain free transition process would enable them to move quickly to a far superior solution!

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              0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remove Thread Affinity

              Remove the requirement that controls can only be updated from the thread that created them (ui thread). Applications that must show many windows that are constantly being updated become slow because only one thread is handling the updates. The programmer is then forced to start creating the windows on separate threads which then leads to further complications. If data is coming in via something like an Enterprise Service Bus and the messages are being processed via background threads, the interaction with the UI becomes very difficult. This is especially true since the Observable collections do not support this type of…

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                0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make it easy to inject xaml resources (Styles, brushes, storyboards,etc) without the use of themes or any extensions

                  Coming from the WPF and Silverlight world I simply do not understand why I cannot simply merge my own resources in my LS application. Instead I have to go through the very painful process of creating extensions to customize basic things...

                  Please add a way for me to EASILY merge my own resources to the application's resource dictionary.

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                    1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Divide write access to different levels like checkin/checkout files, add/delete files,folders.

                    Hi,

                    It would be nice to seperate write access to different levels to
                    - Checkin/Check out of files
                    - Add / Delete Files and Folders.

                    We have some projects where we don't want to give access to add / delete files and folders to developers. Please review it and it to your future releases.

                    Thanks,
                    Ravi Bavanari

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • WPF should have default theme like Silverlight

                      Today, WPF's default theme sux (see DataGrid).
                      Also take a loot at my connection and the link in its description where you can see images of what I mean:
                      https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/522173/make-wpfs-default-theme-like-silverlight-or-at-least-improve-it

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to add an .fsx file with current project references

                        I find myself often wanting to write a script to test out some ideas, and those often come with nuget packages.

                        I'd like to be able to create an fsx with the current project references added (e.g. #r "c:\dev\Test\HtmlAgilityPack.dll") so I don't have to do this manually.

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                          2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Team Explorer - Home - make it more functional with live information about each hub

                          I seldom use the "Home" hub in team explorer. It would be nice to use this as a dashboard so that I can see things like:

                          * Last build status (pass/failed, time taken, who requested it)
                          * Pending Changes hub - # Edits | # Adds | # Conflicts
                          * My Work - Show in progress work items
                          * Source Control - Latest changeset number, last person to checkin

                          See the mockup and discussion here:

                          ericphan.net/blog/2013/10/18/suggestion-visual-studio-2013-team-explorer-home-window

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create a StrokeGradient Brush

                            Create a stroke gradient brush. For example ... like Charles Petzold has simulated in his blog entry: http://www.charlespetzold.com/blog/2009/02/Graphical-Paths-with-Gradient-Colors.html

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Trace.CorrelationManager.ActivityId as a column in the WADLogsTable

                              There should be a way for Trace.CorrelationManager.ActivityId to automatically be included as a column in the WADLogsTable when using System.Diagnostics tracing with Microsoft.WindowsAzure.Diagnostics.DiagnosticMonitorTraceListener as the listener. With the current set of WADLogsTable columns, it does not seem possible to query for all log entries related to one request.

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                                2 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support TextSearch with virtualized TreeView

                                When TextSearch is enabled for a virtualized TreeView, it works only for the visible tree items. It should work with ALL items.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In Application Insights, on the portal, there should be a way to show me what the config values should be.

                                  From the portal, I should be able to show the Account, Portal, Component, and Dashboard ids that should be in my config file so I can verify them.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow ClickOnce to Work With Captive Portals

                                    If a ClickOnce-based application is run while a machine is behind captured behind a captive portal (eg wifi at an airport or coffee shop), then ClickOnce tries to interpret the captive portal login page as a .manifest file and fails. ClickOnce should be able to detect that it has not received a .manifest file and continue launching as if it were run in offline mode (if offline availability is selected for deployment).

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Unify VS Express editions into a single product

                                      Why do we need separate express edition for single development goal? Unify them to single Express edition allowing Windows, Desktop, Web and Phone development.

                                      It is so bad that current Express edition even don't allow easy participation in MS Open Source initiative because plenty of solutions cannot be opened in single Express version - you need multiple versions opening the same solution to work on all projects. Simply great development experience …

                                      Different Express editions also contain different features. For example VS 2012 Express for Windows didn't contain support for T4 while other versions did.

                                      Add support for portable class…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Shortcut to duplicate the actual line to the next line

                                          I miss a shortcut like ctrl+D to qickly duplicate the actual line (where the cursor stays) without marking the line and not touching the copy/paste buffer. I know, it's possible with copy+paste but it's not quick like Zend-IDE. In VS you must use pos1, mark the line, ctrl+c, move cursor to next line, ctrl+v and then modify the new line.... would be quicker to simple use only ctrl+d and modify the new line.

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                                            2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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