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  1. Run windows store unit tests as a new app

    Currently when using MSTest, the unit tests are run by deleting the local storage of the app, running the tests and then uninstalling the app.

    Other testing frameworks like xUnit run unit tests as a separate app, so the local storage is unaffected.
    In mstests, the unit test package name must be identical to the app's package name. Changing this restriction would fix the problem described above

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      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow a VS Online account to be moved to another region

      Initially, only the USA regions were available for VS Online accounts. Now it's also possible to choose West Europe.
      I'd like to be able to move the account I have to West Europe, keeping the URL.

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        1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add support for ALPN to System.Net.Security.SslStream

        The proposal is to add TLS ALPN support to the System.Net.Security.SslStream API. One of the key applications of this would be to negotiate SPDY or HTTP/2 connection with a server.

        "Microsoft drove into the TLS working group a new standard called ALPN: [IETFDRAFT-ALPN] Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), "Transport Layer Security (TLS) Application Layer Protocol Negotiation Extension", draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00, April 2013, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00 This standard uses a TLS extension during the handshake to communicate to the server/client what inner protocol will be spoken over the secure stream. For instance, this is how SPDY and HTTP/2.0 connections are negotiated between browsers and compatible…

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          3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide ability to remove Application Tier Servers

          Currently, if you perform a Team Foundation Server Migration from one server environment to another, the TFS Administration Console does not provide you with any method to delete or remove invalid Application Tier Servers from the Configuration database.

          Instead, you are stuck with these invalid references in your TFS Configuration database whether you like it or not. This should be corrected so that you can easily remove invalid TFS Application Tiers from your configuration just as you can easily and readily remove invalid build servers and build agents from your TFS Build Configuration.

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          • Interpreter for .NET languages

            It is good to add a C++(and other languages') interpreter for rapid development. An interpreter is very convenient and saves quite some time. The most important use of the interpreter is conceptual scripting. Users may transform basic concepts into scripts through line-editing, using an interactive command-line interpreter, before improving their idea into real and complete programs. It is also useful for new learners to use interactive interpreters for learning languages, in this way they can test and figure out if something works correctly, because interpreters can produce immediate results in an interactive session. Moreover, it helps programmers who uses interpreted…

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              1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change the sequence of workflow labels under project to a more logical "Home Work Code Build Test" instead of "Home Code Work Build Test"

              Logical workflow in any project life cycle is

              1. Work (Product backlog item or bug) - you get a requirement/bug
              2. Code - you code it/configure it
              3. Build - you package it
              4. Test

              So the 2nd row heading would look more logical as follows

              Home > Work > Code > Build > Test

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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Prioritize Product Backlog Items when in Feature/PBI hierarchical view

                Right now in VSO you can get a nice hierarchical view of Product Backlog Items grouped under Features. However, when in this mode, it is not possible to drag and drop PBIs to adjust their priorities within the Feature. It would be a great productivity improvement to make it possible to do so just as you can in the non-hierarchical view.

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                • Mark a Backlog Item Committed When Assigned to Sprint

                  When assigning a Backlog Item to a sprint/iteration it would be very helpful if the state would automatically be marked Committed. Likewise, when kicking a backlog item/story out of the sprint/iteration it would be helpful if it's state would be automatically changed to Approved.

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                  • Default C++ naming convention (rule) check-in policy to TFS Source Control

                    We are trying to use the naming rule checking before committing to VSO.
                    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ms229002(v=vs.100).aspx

                    The info in MSDN define the naming rule for .NET
                    We will use C++.
                    Is there any default C++ naming convention (rule) check-in policy to TFS Source Control ?

                    It is hard for us to enforce code naming rule check without automatic tool.
                    We do not have enough time to create our policy.
                    Hoping there will be a default C++ naming rule policy soon.

                    Thanks !

                    4 votes
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                    • Property own formatting

                      Currently property new line formatting controlled by "Place open brace on new line for methods".
                      I'd like to control property new line formatting by property own rules.
                      Currently My Property looks like
                      public int IntProperty { get; set; }
                      or
                      public int intProperty
                      { get; set; }
                      I'd like to see two rules:
                      "Place open brace on new line for property"
                      If checked
                      public int IntProperty
                      {
                      get; set;
                      }
                      otherwise
                      public int IntProperty {
                      get; set;
                      }

                      And "Keep getter and setter on same line"
                      If checked
                      public int IntProperty {
                      get; set;
                      }
                      otherwise
                      public int IntProperty { …

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Faster geometry rendering

                        When we need to visualize very detailed vector graphics wpf is pretty useless. Even the basic transformations, such as pan/zoom take a lot of time (using RenderTransform or GeometryTransform).
                        Pure Direct3D handles it very well, and that's what I would expect from WPF (the geometry is static and frozen).

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Report Controls to WPF toolkit

                          One of the missing feature of WPF is that it it does not have report controls in the toolkit. Because most applications are data driven and in LOB apps report is indispensable.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • WPF Control Disposing

                            It is a pain to use things like Images / ImageSources / Brushes in WPF as you can't easily dispose them. Not even the Bitmap class can be disposed anymore. Memory management is getting really complicated as it's unclear why memory remains in use after you close a window / unload a page for example. Images do not free their underlying stream, keep a handle on the file.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please Bring C++ Windows Forms Back

                              There used to be an option to make a Windows Form Application using the c++ language in the 2010 edition but I have the 2013 edition and it is no longer there. Please can you bring back the Windows Forms Application option. I prefer Windows Forms Applications to Win 32 Applications.

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                                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide support for tsd to download typescript typings similar to bower and npm support.

                                Currently in order to support TSD, you need to download it, add binary path to path then in command prompt go to the project folder and run command manually.
                                While this works, as an improvement, I suggest supporting TSD in a manner similar to bower and npm support.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • IsAnyNull Compiler Feature

                                  We often find ourself writing statements such as:

                                  If ( (a !=null) && (a.b !=Null) && (a.b.c !=null)
                                  {
                                  // Do something with c
                                  }

                                  It would be great if there was a compiler feature that would generate
                                  the individual check without having the developer duing the tedious work with a statement such as a.b.c.IsAnyNull()

                                  207 votes
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                                    13 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Include Blend for Visual Studio in Visual Studio Community Edition

                                    Include Blend for Visual Studio (Desktop Edition to build WPF applications) in the Visual Studio Community Edition

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                                      0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • jspm

                                      Include support for jspm in addition to bower/grunt/gulp.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow UpdateAll option when updating extensions

                                        Once you get the VS RTM, you have to install 7+ more updates to it.
                                        It's a pain to open Tools/ExtensionsManager and install each one individually. Some of them also requires restarting Visual Studio, which adds more time to restart it after each update.
                                        It would be great if it would be an option to select more than one extension (add them to a list) and install those selected one all together.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Validation Workflows to Release Templates

                                          Release Paths provide the ability to specify that validation of the release is automated or not. However, there is no way of capturing feedback or the outcome of the validation during the deployment process. So, for example, if I have a set of automated tests that execute after deployment in my release template and they fail it fails the deployment but stating that the deployment was not successful. This is inaccurate. The deployment operations may have run successfully and my application is in fact deployed, however, specific validation scripts failed and the outcome of the release is not accurately reflected.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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