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  1. Master Lookup Table

    A lookup data type may be of use here that would allow configuration very similar to the choice list only stored all in one table with the ability to import data to it. Using a single query as a data source that is based on a single table that holds (among other info) the value to be displayed in the dropdown and the name of the field (FieldName) calling the query. The query could then return * where Fieldname = me.control.name.

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      4 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • add SAP support

      Add SAP support to get actionscript from the screen.
      If the test create a action script with SAP, the tests don't can be automatized.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Simple concept change

        *** Visual Studio has grown into a tangled web of new concepts, tools and language support. ***

        The Visual Studio drop down menus just grow and grow and even this drop down menu concept is starting to look very old!

        The user interface needs changing to perform three basic tasks.

        1) Design
        2) Test and Run
        3) Package or deploy

        Within these basic units, uses from diffrent programing disciplines can set options, extensions or addins for there own everyday usage.

        Greater emphasis would be placed on the "Visual" designer part as users can use multi-touch drag and drop for both…

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          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow multi HTML clients

          Please make possible to add more than one HTML Client to a Lightswitch Project

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            1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TFS Sample Project

            I would like to see a sample project for TFS (i.e. AdventureWorks Sample Project) similar to SQL Server sample databases. It could be used for training and demonstration.

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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow customisation of ID field

              The primary key (ID) has the same name in every table. When using a BI tool like Qlikview this means you have to go and manually rename those fields one by one when writing the data access script. It would be great if we have the option to either rename the ID field, or even just if the application defaulted to caling it TableNameID

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                1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VBA Editor

                I'm going through large amounts of legacy VBA in a really bad IDE. I'd really like to be able to use copy and paste the VBA code into a Visual Studio 2013 project so I can go through the code much easier. While I wouldn't be able to run the code, I'd like to be able to searching through the text and ability to refactor the code would really nice, especially considering that there is probably a lot of VBA code that could be refactored. I'm currently pasting VBA code into a VB Module but it's not the same and…

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                  2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • programmable view selection

                  I would like a way to change the app view when calling out to another application in Windows 8 e.g., putting it into snapped view and the new app into filled view (is that correct?).

                  I am aware that a design decision was made over this but I find it contrary to the idea of Web X.n (2.1,3.0, whatever) evolution.

                  IMHO sandboxing feeds into this proposal perfectly so, e.g., I could snap my app containing links that could be shown in full IE rather than using a web brush.

                  I believe that it is the designer / developer that should…

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                    1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support IScheduler implementations for executing Async workflows

                    System.Threading.Tasks and Rx both support implementations of IScheduler. The ability to "parameterize concurrency" is quite powerful. The only options at the moment are selecting whether to use Async.Start on the ThreadPool or Async.StartImmediate on the current thread. Other options, such as an EventLoop or TestScheduler, are not available in F#.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow multiple people to check out and merge excel and access files in TFS

                      When checking out excel and access files only one person can check out a file at a time.

                      When using access databases on a LAN drive multiple people can edit a single table at a time without an issue. When using a shared excel document on a LAN drive multiple people can edit a single tab at a time without an issue. These features are already there. Why are they removed when checked out by TFS which is supposed to make merging and versioning of files easier?

                      For automated testing projects excel and access files are used almost as often…

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • TFS Build (VS 2012) Test Run Results GroupBY option to Include TestCategories & Test Properties

                        You run unit tests after the TFS Build, you get the test run results and in that you have various GroupBy options.
                        I found that the option to group by : Project is not working. No result listed.
                        Also it should allow me to group by TestCategory and TestProperty (if possible) to make me better analyze the results.
                        Else as I get more and more unit test cases, it is hard for me to analyze the test run results in VisualStudio 2012.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • associated testautomation for a shared step

                          the reuse of Shared Steps makes it very easy to create testcases fast and easy. Also the maintenance can be done at one place.

                          Unfortunately, now it is not possible to attach a codedUI script to a shared stap. This would be very handy becuase an automated testscript is then also created when using the Shared Steps.

                          Also, it should be possible to attach a datafile to the corresponding shared step which has been automated. the test (which is working within testmanager) then only have to select the appropriate testdata row when reusing the shared steps.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • InstallShield Limited Edition setup project kill performance

                            When we add an InstallShield Limited Edition setup project in a solution, Visual Studio will often stop responding and become much more slower.

                            And by the way, if such a project is loaded when we open a solution, Visual Studio will crash thus we have to rename the folder so that next time we start Visual Studio the project won't be load automatically (and then load it manually).

                            And since Visual Studio stop responding much more often when we have such project in a solution, we have to restart Visual Studio much more often (and have to do the manual…

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                              2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support for OS Testrunner

                              I' d like to use testrunners from OS unit test frameworks in Visual Studio.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Cache last test run so Test Runner can retrieve test results after a reboot or when VS crashes.

                                I realize this may seem dumb from a unit testing standpoint, but I have test runs that can take upwards of four hours to complete... I usually run these overnight and it's frustrating to come into work and not have any test results because of a VS crash.

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                                  3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • support Java

                                  Support Java to have an "all in one" IDE

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                                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow total control of installation path

                                    Due to the limitation that I cannot tell Visual Studio 2010 to install *only* to the drive I designate in the installer, I simply cannot use this IDE because the C drive, which Visual Studio keeps wanting to install 2.2GB to and 1.7GB on my programs designated drive, is all but full with my OS taking up the space that it does. Please do something about this; as a DigiPen student, I can't afford to be missing out on the largely time-saving breakpoints feature.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • automatically open folders in the solution explorer then i drag some files over.

                                      It would be nice if folders in the solution explorer open automatically then i drag some files from my browser over it because sometimes there are subfolders in it there i want to drop my files in :-)
                                      ..after this action they could close (go back to the last state) automatically

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • When GPU debugging, please add texture bitmap thumbnails to the 'Graphics Object Table', for 'Shader Resource View' objects.

                                        Currently, to view actual textures bound for a draw call, one must first filter the table by 'actively used', select a 'shader resource view', then select the 'object' pointed to by it. I would like to see all bound textures to a draw call at a single glance.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Trace debug

                                          Good day, I remember the time when prehistoric QuickBasic allow to execute your code step by step with 1 sec. delay. It was so convenient to see how logic of your code is going, when and where it is turn with which conditions. What about modern days? Is it possible to do the same in VS without thousands pressing of F11?

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                                            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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