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  1. Starting then running all unit tests in a solution can take a very long time.

    We have over 200 projects, 2900+ unit tests. It takes over a minute some times to get to the point where it can start listing all the unit tests in the test window, and start executing. We have latest gen Core I7, 8GB 64 bit windows, and it is still a pain. Maybe this area needs 're-imagining', as I can understand the complexities of managing this large number of projects/tests, but it is not working well for us.

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      9 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Edit & Continue: Allow the modification of lambdas and anonymous methods

      This has been split from https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/admin/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2035769-make-edit-and-continue-work-more-globally.

      Edit and Continue has always been a staple of Visual Studio development; it's one of the most important features that make it better than other IDEs. In 2002, Visual Studio .Net came out, and didn't have Edit and Continue, which made it very hard to use. In 2003, the new version had Edit and Continue and I was jubilant.

      Enable edit and continue for lambda changes; that might mean that you even have to allow edit and continue to add new methods, but that should be possible using light-weight code generation.

      (Filed on…

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        9 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi,

        You can now evaluate lambda expression starting with Visual Studio 2015 Preview http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/downloads/visual-studio-2015-downloads-vs

        For more information, please, read: Support for debugging lambda expressions with Visual Studio 2015
        http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2014/11/12/support-for-debugging-lambda-expressions-with-visual-studio-2015.aspx

        We are currently working on edit and continue support for Lambdas. I can’t give you an exact time frame as we are quality driven, but we’ll ship it as soon as it is ready so please keep following our 2015 announcements.
        There will also be an update on the related UserVoice item: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/4079440-edit-continue-allow-the-modification-of-lambda

        If you have any feedback or questions for us, please, reach out through:
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        Thanks for sharing this suggestion with us and for using Visual Studio!
        Maria Ghiondea
        Visual Studio Diagnostics

      • 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 →
        • Provide refactoring support for F# code.

          Currently F# IDE integration into visual studio does not have any refactoring support. It would be nice to at the very least be able to handle renaming.

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

            Update: The Visual F# Power Tools project (http://fsprojects.github.io/FSharpVSPowerTools) is a community-driven project based on the FSharp.Compiler.Service and Fantomas tools. It is available as a Visual Studio gallery entry inn Visual Studio 2012 and 2013.

            While it is at an early stage, it contains useful refactoring functionality including some rename refactoring, as well as other functionality, and is seeing significant contribution levels. We encourage community contributions to this project.

            This item is being left as “under review”. Possible future paths which could eventually be considered may include migrating functionality from the Visual F# Power Tools to the Visual F# Tools proper, depending on quality levels and other factors.

            Don Syme, answering on behalf of the Visual F# Tools Team

          • provide a way to version-control build definitions

            Currently, there is no way to revert back to an old version of a Build definition once you've made changes to it.

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            • Support azure worker roles monitoring by Application Insights APM agent

              Currently worker roles monitoring by APM is not supported. Please vote if you are using worker roles and want this support

              506 votes
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                under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Option for exporting test results with the actuals in MTM tool

                There is no option available to export test results along with the comments/actual results entered during manual test execution.
                But, most of the companies demand the tesport along with actual results as part of quality process.

                Ideally, the quality process expects the following as part of test report:

                Testcase ID
                Testcase name
                Test Step/Action
                Expected Results
                Actual Results/Comments
                LInks if any
                Machine details: May be Operating systemm information will be enough
                Build details

                We can acheive this by creating our own SSRS schema and deploying it on TFS server. However, it would be good to have an option at Test…

                51 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Create a "remove all remnants of Visual Studio from your system" program.

                  I'm writing this on behalf of the thousands of other Visual Studio users out there who have had nightmares trying to uninstall previous versions of VS. Thus cumulatively losing hundreds of thousands of productive work hours.

                  During this year, I had installed the following programs/components on my system:
                  * Visual Studio 2012 Express for Desktop
                  * Visual Studio 2012 Express for Web
                  * Team Foundation Server Express
                  * SQL Server Express
                  * SQL Server Data Tools
                  * LightSwitch 2011 trial (which created a VS 2010 installation)
                  * Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2
                  * Entity Framework…

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                    49 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thank you very much for your feedback. We are aware of this issue and we are evaluating whether we are able to address it in a future release. In the meantime, have you tried our uninstall /force feature? You are able to use this feature even if you have already uninstalled Visual Studio:
                    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2771441/EN-US#Force
                    I understand that this does not completely meet your needs but I am hopeful that it will help resolve some of the issues you described above.

                    Thanks again for taking the time to provide feedback.

                    Kelly Berman
                    Visual Studio Program Manager

                  • Allow .NET games on Xbox One

                    Yesterday was announced that Xbox One will allow indie developer to easily publish games on Xbox One.

                    Lots of indie developers and small game company are using .NET to develop games. Today, we are able to easily target several Windows platforms (Windows Desktop, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8) as well as other platforms thanks to Mono from Xamarin.

                    As we don't know yet the details about this indie developer program for Xbox One, we would love to use .NET on this platform - with everything accessible, from latest 4.5 with async, to unsafe code and native code access through…

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                      275 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ...develop an empowering Process Template editor!!

                      The current editor's user experience is a barrier to process improvement through customization of of the template itself. The idea that an out of the box process template will satisfy all customer needs (or even one of the several shipped by MSFT) will be a limiting factor on meaningful and valuable implementations of the product.

                      488 votes
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                      • Import/export data from Visual Studio Online

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

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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

                        • Bring back Macros

                          I am amazed you've decided to remove Macros from Visual Studio. Not only are they useful for general programming, but they're a great way to be introduced to the Visual Studio APIs.

                          If you are unwilling to put in the development time towards them, please release the source code and let the community maintain it as an extension.

                          5,254 votes
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                            580 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            We are currently reviewing the feasibility of delivering a scripting capability in a future version of Visual Studio. Please continue to offer your comments on what scripting capability we should offer while we research this suggestion.

                            Tony Goodhew, Program Manager, VS Pro.

                          • [Planned for VS "14"] Provide VB.NET Templates for developing Universal Apps

                            As we all know, universal apps are the future in windows and apps market. Though, Universal Apps template is not available on Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC. So, please make it available as there are more developers in VB.NET than we think.

                            443 votes
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                              28 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hey all,

                              If you haven’t seen it already, VB Language PM, Lucian Wischik has put together a great series on building Universal Apps for Windows Phone and Store using Visual Basic on the Visual Basic Team Blog.

                              Check it out @ http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-2-for-the-developer-sharing-xaml-assets-and-code.aspx

                              The benefit of a Universal app to consumers is that when an app in the Windows Store and an app in the Windows Phone Store share an identity purchases for either count as purchases for both. That’s a great experience for users that VB developers can build today in their own apps. Lucian walks through how to set this up in your VB solutions in the first post of his series: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vbteam/archive/2014/06/15/vb-universal-app-part-1-getting-started.aspx

                              When building Universal apps (or any app that targets multiple platforms/devices), reuse is the name of the game and through Portable Class Libraries and linked files Visual Basic developers already have two powerful tools in their…

                            • New Work Item Control: Checkbox

                              Creating string fields with "Yes" and "No" (or "True" or "False", or "1" and "0") as allowed values, is a viable "workaround" for a Yes/No field - but still, a real checkbox control would make it even better.

                              btw: Checkboxes are a Windows control introduced from the very beginning (Windows 1 actually, I checked. ;)

                              539 votes
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                              • Make the Visual Studio installer more customizable

                                Let one don't install some components if one don't need it - for example Silverlight development support, visual designers for WPF or Windows Forkflow, or unit testing (many developers use third-party solutions like NUnit and don't use VS built-in testing tools).

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                                  81 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • XAML Debugging

                                  Serious WPF/Silverlight development really demands that there's the ability to debug XAML, i.e. set breakpoints, step over/into XAML, examine triggers and the likes

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                                    14 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support a JavaScript Project type in Visual Studio

                                    Please provide a new project type in Visual Studio for developing JavaScript components.

                                    The new project type could have the following features:

                                    - Contains .js, .css, and .html files.
                                    - Represents a complete UI component - i.e. a module or widget.
                                    - Runs JSLint or JSHint on build and reports any errors and violations.
                                    - The build ouput is minified JavaScript and CSS; there should be options for specifying a minifier.
                                    - The build output should also output any HTML files (as ASP.Net partial views).
                                    - The new project type permits adding references to other JavaScript projects.
                                    - Intellisense is…

                                    701 votes
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                                      under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Native DirectX 11 support for WPF

                                      in 2013 WPF still work on DX9, and this have a lot of inconvenience. First of all it is almost impossible to make interaction with native DX11 C++ and WPF. Axisting D3DImage class support only DX 9, but not higher and for now it is a lot of pain to attach DX 11 engine to WPF.

                                      Please, make nativa support for DX 11 in WOF by default and update D3DImage class to have possibility to work with nativa C++ DX 11 engine and make render directly to WPF control (controls) without pain with C++ dll.

                                      3,763 votes
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                                        29 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Sprint Goals to sprints in TFS Services

                                        On TFS Services, allow a Sprint Goal to be added, and displayed on the kanban board. Currently, there is no way of clearly stating sprint objectives.

                                        79 votes
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                                        • Add ability to set wildcard into the reference path

                                          Add ability to set wildcard into the reference path.
                                          For example:
                                          When I want to add all files from the subdirectory /path/to/files I must add files separately:
                                          /// <reference path="../path/to/files/file1.js" />
                                          /// <reference path="../path/to/files/file2.js" />
                                          /// <reference path="../path/to/files/file3.js" />
                                          ...

                                          It will be more usefull if I have ability to setup references through wildcard:
                                          /// <reference path="../path/to/files/*.js" />
                                          or more widely:
                                          /// <reference path="../path/to/*/*" />

                                          177 votes
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                                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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