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  1. Allow the user to record the desktop from the web

    Allow the user to record what they are doing on the screen from the web.

    This would be very handy as it would allow the user to complete test cases online, as test manager can be really buggy at the best of times.

    Screencastify is a good chrome plugin that does such a thing, it also records the desktop and not just the web browser.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improvements in Share Contract for Windows Store Apps

      Share Contract I will like to suggest to add following fields on Data

      1) Email /Ids (like Twitter ID): one or more separated by comma or semicolon
      2) Phone Number
      3) Hash Tags
      4) Shared By (App Name)

      I am requesting these as I have come across such needs very often in 100+ apps I have done in last 2 years for various enterprises.

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        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Isolate users on TeamProject Level

        When using VisualStudioOnline for managing our dev projects we realized, that users are currently on tenant scope. This may be critical for a lot of customers. For many projects we do, we've to onboard the customer into VSO. Customers will review the backlogs an re-priorize userstories depending on their needs. As soon as you onboard a user to a single teamproject, his name and live ID is visible in any other teamproject on this tenant. In the end each customer is able to see other customer's names. Which can be critical. Therefor users have to be bound to the level…

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        • Allow Git Tools for Visual Studio to Rebase on pull

          When a git sync is executed allow the user to select an option that executes a rebase instead of a pull and merge. The lastest version of Github for Windows allows for the rebase option.

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            2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Avoid deadlocks when removing permissions (Visual Studio Online)

            Dear All,
            Please can you add checks so that stop the user removing the LATEST REMAINING Project administrators or Team Fundation Administrators group or at least a confirmation/warning is disaplayed? Please, note i am not sure if those are the only 2 permisssions that must be always present at least for a user, please verify it.

            I hope this exmplain better the deadlock:
            I had the following situation, I have create a VSO account, created a domain and a project with 2 users (another and me).

            I am new to VSO so I was playing around with the permissions and…

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            • What's the best programming language for 3D Printing.

              Hello, Anyone interested in 3D printing programming. What's best programming language. If anyone is currently working, please let me know the scope.

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • improve search in toolbox

                Currently if you have installed 2 Versions of third Party control (e.g Devexpress) and you search something like a gridcontrol in the Toolbox, you get only one result. It would be better to see the 2 Versions of the grid control.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show code regions in Document Outline pane

                  I want to be able to quickly explore the regions defined (with #region e.g. in C#), in my code file and quickly navigate to them

                  I believe a natural place for that would be the Document Outline pane which now is empty if the current document is a C# file (guess for VB.net and other languages the same happens)

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add NotifyPropertyChanged attribute (or keyword) to properties declared as auto-implemented properties

                    I absolutely love using auto-implemented properties and the removal of the need to declare a backing variable.

                    Public Property MyProperty As String

                    However, for classes that implement INotifyPropertyChanged, I can't use auto-implemented properties, and instead have to write the more verbose:

                    Private _myProperty As String
                    Public Property MyProperty As String
                    Get
                    Return _myProperty
                    End Get
                    Set(value As String)
                    _myProperty = value
                    RaiseEvent PropertyChanged(Me, New PropertyChangedEventArgs("MyProperty"))
                    End Set
                    End Property

                    Multiply this by a few dozen properties, and this gets a little tedious (even with code snippets), much too verbose to read, and increases the surface area for typo bugs.

                    I…

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • need a way to remove old cloud service instance names from the Servers list in Application Insights that get left behind as we do new deploy

                      a way to remove old cloud service instance names from the Servers list in Application Insights that get left behind as we do new deployments to our test Azure environments

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                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Display the workitem id on the cards of the kanban/scrum board

                        To associate a checkin with a workitem we use the id of the workitem. Since this is not visible on the cards on the kanban board (that we use to monitor the current ongoing work) the id:s needs to be looked up by clicking the card or using a workitem report within visual studio.
                        I would be more efficient if I could see the workitem id on cards and backlogs in the board.

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                        • Design pattern highlighting for Javascript editor

                          To create professional Javascript it is highly recommended to use design patterns. It would be great if the IDE could help in recognizing the MEANING of these patterns.

                          For example, it could highlight the public vs. private methods of the module pattern by a different background color.

                          Suggested patterns:
                          Constructor Pattern
                          Module Pattern
                          Revealing Module Pattern
                          Singleton Pattern
                          Observer Pattern
                          Mediator Pattern
                          Prototype Pattern
                          Command Pattern
                          Facade Pattern
                          Factory Pattern
                          Mixin Pattern
                          Decorator Pattern
                          Flyweight Pattern

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Color coding refrences

                            Color coding refrences accodring to type i.e Project refrences, GAC or refrences to loose dll files

                            this could help to give a faster overview when encountering refrence errors.. (one of the more annoying blights developers are plagued by since its not allway obvious)

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                            • Blacklist IP Numbers

                              We have automated tests running against our live servers. It would be useful to not collect any stats from the machines the tests are run from as they skew the figures we are seeing.

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                                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Partially completed test is marked as failed instead as In progress

                                Hi,

                                While doing Regression and executing test cases in TFS , I found that executing the test case Partially without failing any step, Results in failing the whole test case INSTEAD of showing “In Progress”.
                                Is it an Expected Behavior?
                                Below are the steps to explain this behavior,

                                Steps to Replicate :

                                - Open TFS
                                - Choose ASC Project
                                - Go to the Test Module
                                - Select Test Plan (Sprint 6: Regression : Assistant (Id: 25))
                                - “Run ” any of the Active Test case .

                                - The test step gets open in Microsoft Test Runner.
                                - Pass few steps…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add an indication on Team Explorer that the branch is unpublished

                                  With GIT the GUI highlights that you have unsynced changes. If you try to sync the options are greyed out. This is because the default behaviour is not to publish the branch.

                                  It would be good to indicate on the GUI (perhaps an overlay on the changes to be synced) to inform the user that the branch is unpublished which is why the changes can't be published.

                                  It would be nice too to have a yellow note (like the reminder to sync) to say that your branch is unpublished.

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                                  • System.Linq.Enumerable.Concat, Zip, and Cast should preserve ICollection and IList

                                    Linq has various optimizations where it tries to cast the enumerator to an ICollection to access the .Count member directly or to an IList in order to index elements directly.

                                    Concat and Zip should check if both enumerators are IList types and return a fake List type and check if they're both ICollection types and return a fake Collection type.

                                    Cast should do something similar.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Integrate TFS self-hosting with sharepoint 365 service on the cloud

                                      We're going to move sharepoint on the cloud.
                                      However with our level of customization such as process, builds, etc... and for security reason we can't move TFS on the cloud.
                                      Therefore, I would be great if MS provide the capability to integrate TFS self-hosting with sharepoint 365.

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                                      • Create unit tests for MSDN Articles (HTML5...)

                                        MSDN Articles are often outdated a few months after publishing. This includes Visual Studio screenshots, browser screenshots, .... Maybe there is a way to inform the author about required changes (through dependencies) to his article.
                                        Especially articles for beginners should cover the current versions and user interface to avoid frustration.

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