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  1. enable changing the order of test cases on the web gui and let them be tested in this order for both manual & automated tests

    With the MTM 2012, it is possible to change the order of test cases within one test suite and this order is considered when testing. This functionality is missing in the web environment. It is not possible to order test cases and then have somebody else test them in a specific order. If a test suite is run, the tests are ordered by ID only. Make this work for both manual & automated tests.

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    • Global variables at release management

      At release management it would be great to use "globale" build varaibles. For example build path, build name, drop location. Also define variables at release template to use this for more custom tasks. Also fixed variables like, date, time and so on.

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        18 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • XML comments schema customization in C#

        Allow to customize the XML tags recommended for use in XML inline comments for documentation.

        Just as in VB, a CSharpXMLDoc.xml could be saved in AppData to pass C# editor the customized XML elements.

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          15 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add web deployment projects to VS11

          I've only spent 5mins in VS11 so far, but it seems like Website Application projects addon from (2005/2008/2010 has been integrated). However Website Deployment projects don't seem to be. It would be nice for these to finally get some official attention.

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            14 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hierachical Navigation Menu

            In a real world LOB system, there may be a lot of menu items, which should be organized in a hierachical navigation menu.

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              21 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Drag-Drop Project References between projects

              It would be nice if we were able to just drag a reference from one project to the next.

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                6 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Native multi-editing (multiple cursors and selections) support

                Multiple selections/cursors in Sublime Text is by far the most useful editor feature I have in my toolbox. Using search and replace in Visual Studio is slow and unwieldy in comparison and I find myself frequently copying blocks of text into Sublime Text just to perform versatile edits using multiple cursors, after which I copy the result back into Visual Studio.

                A future version of Visual Studio would win huge points with this feature alone.

                331 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a Treeview Control to Lightswitch

                  Display of hierarchical data is a requirement in many business applications. The forums and blogs are full of questions on how to add a treeview to a Lightswitch application. While it can be done with a custom control, adding it to the standard set of controls would certainly make Lightswitch a more powerful business application development environment. BTW, be sure and have a two-way SelectedItem property.

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                    6 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Dave,

                    Thank you for the suggestion. We have added it to our product backlog and will consider it for a future release.

                    Displaying hierarchical data is possible today using custom controls in a LightSwitch HTML client application. Michael Washington has written a blog post (http://lightswitchhelpwebsite.com/Blog/tabid/61/EntryId/2220/JQuery-Mobile-Tree-Using-Collapsible-Sections-and-Dynamic-Views-in-LightSwitch.aspx) describing how to implement collapsible sections using Jewel Lambart’s Collapsible Content Control (http://jewellambert.com/jquery-mobile-collapsible-content-control-with-lightswitch/).

                    Thanks,
                    Elizabeth Maher, LightSwitch Team

                  • Better support to Continuous Deployment Practices

                    The Microsoft ALM platform has adopted a lot of Agile practices. The new Dev11 Agile Planning Tool is the dream of any agile team. So, we have fantastic tools for planning, designing, developing, testing, building, but what about deployment?

                    A software can be done without “formal requirement”, without design, test, etc. But we have to deploy it in order to use. So, I think we could make the life of build master easier and add a kind of deployment process in team build.

                    I know we can customize the build process template, we can use BRD Lite from Rangers, but…

                    328 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve multi language support

                      There are new ideas introduced in WPF with x:Uid in XAML and locbaml command line tool but the translation process is a mess, see http://wpflocalization.codeplex.com/

                      There should also be a standalone resource editor available for translators.

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                        2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • XNA for WinRT

                        I've written several games for WP7 using XNA or XNA/Silverlight hybrids. I have thousands of hours invested into that codebase. Unless XNA works on WinRT, I won't be able to port my WP7 apps over to WinRT.

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                          8 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support server SSL certificate chain inspection in Portable Class Libraries

                          As requested in http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3158400-add-httpclient-support-in-portable-class-libraries there is now an HttpClient that can be used in Portable Class Libraries. The latest version of portable HttpClient today is 2.2.15 and it supports also SSL connections.

                          When a SSL connection is created, the HttpClient doesn't offer any way to inspect the x.509 certificate chain returned by the remote server. I want to implement certificate pinning for additional security in my app and therefore I need an API to read the values of individual x.509 certificates.

                          I've understood that this could be done in these frameworks:
                          - .NET FW 2.0 (or newer): using System.Net.ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback API…

                          324 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Google V8 Debugger Protocol support

                            Please add support for the Google V8 Debugger Protocol, which would make developing in Javascript using Node.js and Visual Studio a lot less painful.

                            http://code.google.com/p/v8/wiki/DebuggerProtocol

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                              3 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make data accessible via APIs for custom processing

                              Application Insights sounds cool but I can't imagine having all my data locked up behind a portal without an ability to programmatically access it or at least download it for offline processing. I'm sure the portal is awesome but I'm also sure that there will be project-specific types of insight I need to get out of this data which the portal won't sufficiently support. Making data accessible outside the portal lets you get around that concern while continuing to improve the product.

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                                under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support IntelliSense and underlining of errors in F# Interactive

                                It's a big annoyance to not have auto completion there. C# Interactive from Roslyn supports it, and even the Immediate pane of C# and VB also have it

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                                  6 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow developer to copy/paste layout hierarchy between screens.

                                  Often I'm finding screens may have similar custom layouts, but I need to build each one from scratch. I have to flip back and forth between screens (see my other sugg. "Allow developer to have multiple screen designers open simultaneously."), and manually tweak the hierarchy to get screens to be consistent with each other. I'd like to be able to select a node in one design screen, copy it, and paste it into another.

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                                    4 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Import/export data from Visual Studio Online

                                    possibility to export a collection and import it in an on premises installation and the other way

                                    311 votes
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                                      We have included both import and export from Visual Studio Online on our product backlog. Brian has some more information about data export available here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/02/21/vs-online-early-adopter-program-extended-to-may-7-2014.aspx

                                      Additionally, this week at TechEd North America we have announced that we have partnered with OpsHub to create a free migration utility to move the most requested data including history from TFS to VSO. You can find out more details on this migration utility that was released here: http://bit.ly/OpsHubBlogPost. We will also continue to include proper import support on our backlog for future investments.

                                      Thanks!
                                      Ed Blankenship, Ewald Hofman, and Andrea Scripa
                                      Visual Studio Online Team

                                    • Implement Deep Zoom / MultiScaleImage

                                      Would like this both for feature parity and to provide direct support for the creation of something like a native WPF Bing Maps control. Bridging in Silverlight apps or hosting a web page are not ideal solutions

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make change files faster

                                        When you open 10 files or more, change between thems or close all is slow, more if some of the files are designers (WinForms, xaml)

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                                          1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visualize Blocked Task in Task board

                                          In TFS 2012 (Scrum Template) you can set a Task to Blocked. Problem is you need a query to see a task is blocked. I suggest Visualizing it in the Sprint board so that Team member know the item is blocked.

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                                            Coming soon… we’re building plans for this now. We’re starting with additional fields and tags on cards, but a first class blocked indicator will come shortly after.

                                            Thanks.
                                            Aaron Bjork
                                            @aaronbjork

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