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  1. Web Control Crawler

    Web construction houses have this huge problem of spending countless hours just mapping out the many pages that developers create to have a functionally test web app.

    Here is a solution to greatly increase productivity and get the testers to real bug hunting in a short amount of time. Create a web crawler that takes a URL, and any credential values needed, have it collect the controls and store them in a UIMap for each page hit. It would create them in a folder collection that resembles the web app structure. In place of web page files, it would show…

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      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • fsx-scripts: #r - reference nuget packages

      When all the packages updates, I have to manually update all the references:

      #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Security.Facebook.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Security.Facebook.dll"
      #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Security.MicrosoftAccount.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Security.MicrosoftAccount.dll"
      #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Security.Google.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Security.Google.dll"
      #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Hosting.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Hosting.dll"
      #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Diagnostics.2.1.0/lib/net40/Microsoft.Owin.Diagnostics.dll"
      #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Security.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Security.dll"
      #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.StaticFiles.2.1.0/lib/net40/Microsoft.Owin.StaticFiles.dll"
      #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.FileSystems.2.1.0/lib/net40/Microsoft.Owin.FileSystems.dll"
      #r "../packages/Microsoft.Owin.Host.HttpListener.2.1.0/lib/net45/Microsoft.Owin.Host.HttpListener.dll"

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • array of controls in WinForms

        posibillity to make array of controls

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          1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Mobile Natvie Apps for Windows 8, 8.1 , Phone , Store, iOS, Android

          Allow developed apps to work as Native apss in Mobile and to deploy into market place

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            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • "rename collection"

            Is it possible to rename a collection or create new collections

            We are already using "DefaultCollection" in our OnPremise server and when TFSPreview allows importing from onPremise to Cloud we would prefer not to have any conflict.

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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • tfs preview burndown - completed work line

              Create a new indicator of completed work, with loged hours/work. To get the real effort of "Iteration".

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                0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make it faster to load so the work time will be fast

                because when starting up the application it takes time to load rather than the other one, pls.. make it fast

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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Option to save without BOM by default

                  For the 2012 web express edition, it would be super handy to have an easy way of saving files without the byte order mark (BOM) by default. For those of us working with html + php this would be nice because php does not always handle the BOM well - for instance, if you include a php file saved with a BOM in an html file, the BOM will be added into the html as a character which can mess with the page layout.

                  There is an 3rd part extension "Fix File Encoding" that adds this functionality for the non-express…

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Expose the DisableAttachSecurityWarning key to the IDE.

                    Please surface this value up to the IDE or, at the very least, remove its entry from the shipped .vssettings files.

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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add an option "Automatically show New Code Request window after every check-in"

                      We do request Code Reviews on all checkins / changesets. So the actual goal is to bring up the "New Code Request" window for the Changeset just created by the check-in as easy as possible.

                      An Source Control - Visual Studio Team Foundation Server option "Automatically show New Code Request window after every check-in" would simplify this process.

                      The developer can then decide to submit the request (common case) or cancel (rare case).

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Branch prediction optimization

                        Consider the following C++ code:

                        #include <algorithm>
                        #include <ctime>
                        #include <iostream>

                        int main()
                        {
                        // generate data
                        const unsigned arraySize = 32768;
                        int data[arraySize];

                        for (unsigned c = 0; c < arraySize; ++c)
                        data[c] = std::rand() % 256;


                        // !!! with this, the next loop runs faster
                        std::sort(data, data + arraySize);


                        // test
                        clock_t start = clock();
                        long long sum = 0;

                        for (unsigned i = 0; i < 100000; ++i)
                        {
                        // primary loop
                        for (unsigned c = 0; c < arraySize; ++c)
                        {
                        if (data[c] >= 128)
                        sum += data[c];
                        }
                        }

                        double elapsedTime = static_cast<double>(clock() - start)…

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                          2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • PowerShell Interop

                          The current way of creating a powershell session and invoking cmdlets is very clunky and late binding / reflection like. It would be nice if C#/.NET/VS had a language integrated approach of adding a referene to a PowerShell cmdlet and calling it in a fully typed way.

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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow users to enter a comment when blocking a test point

                            Many testers that I talk to want to be able to add a short comment when blocking a test point. So from the Test Manager Test Tab, I highlight a test point and click the block button. Here I want to be prompted for an optional comment explaining why the test point is blocked. Saving a comment at the test CASE level is not always appropriate. Someone suggested adding it to notes of the test result, which is great so long as you've run the test. What if it is blocked before you've ever run it?

                            So, for a UI…

                            7 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • ScheduledToastNotification.Id length restriction is too small

                              The ScheduledToastNotification.Id length restriction is 16 characters including the terminating NULL. So that means 15 characters. This makes trying to make a unique id for a notification difficult.

                              Guid.ToString() is WAY too long
                              DateTime.Now.Ticks.ToString() is 2 chars too long

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Update the Microsoft Visual Studio Learning Pack 2.0,because the function of "Visual Programming Flow Chart" is fairly useful in my job.

                                Update the Microsoft Visual Studio Learning Pack 2.0,because the function of "Visual Programming Flow Chart" is fairly useful in our job.

                                We really like this Add in. Thanks.

                                ajian 2014.2.22

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • There should be a built-in Library for Seismic data visualization

                                  SegY file reader.

                                  Seismic data plotter and viewer.

                                  7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Take advantage of the new IReadOnlyList<T> interface

                                    Surely ReadOnlyCollection<T> does not require its underlying list to implement the full IList<T> interface. In fact, surely it requires only those members that belong to the new IReadOnlyList<T> interface. ReadOnlyCollection<T> should add a constructor that accepts IReadOnlyList<T>, in addition to the one that requires the full IList<T> (since, surprisingly, IList<T> cannot simply extend IReadOnlyList<T>). Internally, ReadOnlyCollection<T> should be changed to work off of IReadOnlyList<T>, and the IList<T> constructor can simply cast its parameter to IReadOnlyList<T>, or -- if the cast fails -- can wrap it in a trivial IList<T> - to - IReadOnlyList<T> adapter. As things stand, I can implement…

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bundle Load and Web performance testing as part of Test Professional

                                      Make load and web performance testing more available to the tester market

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Mark C++ compilation errors in the source code editor

                                        In VS2013 only Intellisense errors are marked in the source code editor (scrollbar markers, squigglies). It would be nice if the errors from the last build would be similarly marked as well.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • F# Interactive resizable font size (with ctrl+mouse wheel up)

                                          Many times I have wanted to show some F# demo/features with the interactive on a projector screen.

                                          F# Interactive font resizable is small and can't be easily seen from a projector. Font size can't be easily increased as in code window.

                                          I wish ctrl+mouse wheel up would work here also.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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