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  1. Support the accessibility for MFC feature pack controls for Coded UI Test

    We have moved to the feature pack controls [CMFCToolBar, CMFCMenuBar] and CMFCRibbonBar, this migration caused a big failure in the Coded UI Test it fail.

    I thought that these classes didn't implement the acc_get... methods, but these methods was implemented and it works with the narrator it reads the buttons, menus texts but the coded ui test can't find them it identify them and their names, ids...

    In the CMFCToolBar or CMFCMenuBar, I works fine for the main buttons but if that button contains a child CMFCPopupMenu it will not find a button in it, When the CMFCToolBarMenuButton is asked…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement ability to View Java and PHP files (.jar, .php, etc.) in Team Web Access

      Implement ability to View Java and PHP files (.jar, .php, etc.) in Team Web Access as well as the ability compare/diff display the files. Presently Java/PHP developers using the TFS/Eclipse Plug-In are unable to use the "Source" area in Team Web Access as the web interface will not display .jar, .php and other plain-text files. This makes TWA an unattractive tool for these developers.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Improving Reports possibilities in SSRS

        Allow developers to customize SSRS ReportParameter Area (Not only css but HTML5 and jquery) and controls more layout items by means of expressions (for example, is not possible to change chart size with an expression).
        Finally I suggest to include basic new controls as button or some kind of event driven action when user interact with report (not only go to actions)

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          0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Macro to create multiple repeated tasks for bugs/pbi's (and other work items)

          Instead of adding the same or similar tasks to every pbi /bug. It would be nice to click and add tasks as a group. Perhaps you have an investigate, fix, and validate tasks. A single click could create all three.

          Also would be nice to copy tasks from one bug/pbi to another... of course these would all be reset to "to do" state. Handy if you need to do simliar work and don't have the template.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow creating ad hoc steps and action recording simultaneously

            Currently you can do one of the following:
            1. Record action steps for an existing test case with existing test steps.
            2. Create a test case based on actions by doing exploratory testing.

            Suggestion:
            - Allow combining these two features.

            Steps:
            - Start exploratory testing with action recording.

            Result:
            - Each steps is created in the test step list + the action is recorded.

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              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Team Room work item notification customization

              Team Rooms should allow for customization of which work items created or state changed will trigger notifications. Not all teams will want notifications when a new test case was created for example. Other times notifications may only be wanted when the assignment of a work item or the state of a work changes.

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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • voice

                Speech/Voice Recognition -- Please enable Visual Studio to work well with speech recognition programs. I was astounded to learn that Windows Speech Recognition explicitly disables itself when the current application is Visual Studio. You could at least enable command and control features within visual studio. I relalize that dictating code is a complex problem because it is so different from natural language text. But command and control of the IDE would be a minimal step forward. Work with the WSR team and get a solution done! (Working with Dragon would be nice to but working with something is more important).

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                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add modulus operation to BCL Math library

                  The currently existing remainder operator behaves the following way: the remainder may be negative if the dividend is negative. While this corresponds to the way it's taught in the school, this way is not particularly useful when using this operation in real-world applications.

                  The more useful way would be to have an operation (Math.Modulus?) which behaves the following way: the modulus is always a non-negative number not greater than the absolute value of divisor.

                  This function would have advantage over the traditional % operator.

                  Example 1: the check (x mod 2 == 1) would be true for all odd numbers…

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow three part naming for referring a DB object in same database project

                    Many developers have a preference to consistently use database qualified object naming. Currently using three part naming [databasename].[schemaname].[objectname] for referring an object in same DB project results in a error/warning in Visual Studio. This is is allowed in SQL server, so it makes sense for add functionality in Visual Studio to have an implicit reference to the same database project and not generate any errors/warning in such situations.

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                      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • In vb.net, textbox in multi-line mode

                      Can you add a design-time property that allows for either automatic clearing of the textbox when full, or over-write at the beginning (~circular queue).

                      I use a multi-line, textbox for a serial protocol analyzer real-time display. After about 3 days running, the textbox freezes, but the analyzer is still running. I setup a timer to clear the box every 4 hours. I don't want to test the remaining buffer size each time I write, since I am writing from multiple subs.

                      It's easy to use the textbox for this, as when an error occurs a dump of the textbox can…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Stopping debug session to go through the defined "finalize" blocks

                        It would be great to be able to stop the debugging session in a way, which will break the main execution, like an exception (ExecutionBrakeException, or something similar) was thrown. This will still allow all the code in the "finally" blocks to executed (if any).
                        Please note, that this should be an option, and the default option (as its now) to just break the execution should still be available.

                        Thanks.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS2012 mobile support

                          Add support for mobile devices to view projects, checkin and burn down etc as well as management/configuration.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add command line support for managing WinPhone8 application install,launch and run.

                            It is not currently possible (?) to

                            1) install a WP8 .xap package to a connected WP8 device from the command line
                            2) execute an installed application on a connected WP8 device from the command line
                            3) reinstall/uninstall an existing application on a connected WP8 device from the command line
                            4) receive stdout and stderr or other form of logging (OutputDebugString?) from native C/C++/C++CX applications running on a connected WP8 device on the command line.

                            These are all extremely important features for continuous unit testing, and primitive requirements for being able to automate WP8 ports of existing software for detecting…

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                              0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Nothing!!! VS and C# rocks!

                              Nothing!!! VS already is the best IDE ever in my opnion. And all about C# even better!! Take care on IE and Windows Phone to run properly what we develop with VS. And make people wish to have a Windows Phone, make it a must have. It is what we need. Thanks!

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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to print backlog / sprint directly from Visual Studio Online

                                Ability to print backlog / sprint directly from Visual Studio Online

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add column options button in grid view for Web Test Manager

                                  Currently column options are only accessible from list view in Web Test Manager. The column options button would be very helpful in grid view as attached.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Preserve HTML formatting when exporting TFS work items to Outlook

                                    Exporting work items to Outlook is extremely handy. But it's such a shame that the Description HTML field cannot be used to show the nicely formatted HTML.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Remove all refactoring functions and let ReSharper do them right

                                      Whenever a new VisualStudio comes out I try to use it without Resharper. But it's always/still missing so many things or they aren't as comfortable to use as in Resharper. I recommend you simply remove all duplicate functionality and let Resharper do them right.

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                                        2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • TFS API for Windows Phone 7/8

                                        I would like to see TFS API for both WP7 and WP8. Things I would like to see in that API:
                                        - Recent projects & Teams (I should be able to add new project, browse them and display all of them within my server)
                                        - Users (I should be able to see all users that are connected with my projects on my server, I should be able to add a new one, edite them or delete them, also I should be able to see basic informations about selected user: email, first name and last name and his licence: if I…

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                                          4 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Opion to trim trailing whitespace on file save

                                          There are no more macros left, so we need another option to trim trailing whitespace on file save. Motivation given here:

                                          http://codeimpossible.com/2012/04/02/Trailing-whitespace-is-evil-Don-t-commit-evil-into-your-repo-/

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