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  1. Multi-Device Hybrid Apps configuration improvements

    Some settings are not available for ui however persist when included in config.xml manually.

    But in the case of <access> tag, for example, there is the attribute "launch-external" not available in ui. When manually added is subscribed by ui.

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      1 comment  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement recording of action steps and creating Coded UI test for XAML based store apps from an action recording.

      Implement recording of action steps and creating Coded UI test for XAML based store apps from an action recording.

      This will improve:
      The ability of non-developers to enhance tests.
      The ability to learn the coded UI DSL.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • In-line definition of overloaded methods

        When dealing with multiple overloads that have significant amounts of common code, definition and maintenance would be easier by a method of defining the overloads in line. Each could be tagged. Within the method definition untagged lines apply to all overloads, and tagged lines are limited to the overloads with corresponding tags. This makes seeing the differences easy and limits maintenance of common lines to a single set of code.

        Here's a simple example with 2 overloads. A pound sign and number are used for demonstration purposes, but any non-ambiguous symbol could be used.

        private void mymethod(int i) #1
        private…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • VS 2013 Release Management, is there a way to add conditional action in deployment process

          VS 2013 Release Management, is there a way to add conditional action in deployment process

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            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • MySQL for Visual Studio does not work in VS 2015 preview

            Dear Sirs, looks like "MySQL for Visual Studio" does not work in VS 2015 preview (while in VS 2013 it works fine). Please, make it working in VS 2015 preview. Thanks a lot in advance!

            Francesco Serafini.

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              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add ability for users to flash emulator with Google Play services

              Hi,

              You guys have done a great job adding a lot of the features requested here - probably the last hurdle is Google Play services support. I understand that having built in Google Play support is tricky because of ToS and licensing - however, I think it would be possible to take a page from Xamarin Player's book and allow for .zip files to be flashed to the emulator (https://university.xamarin.com/resources/how-to-install-google-play-on-android-emulator) with drag and drop.

              That way, if users need to, they can obtain the Google apps and flash them themselves.

              Thanks,
              Tommy

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                0 comments  ·  VS Android Emulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Could you please add a warning to visualstudio that his MSDN subscription is about to expire

                As the MSDN Administrator of my organisation I have a difficult time to track when my users MSDN subscriptions are about to expire. Typically they will ask for a new MSDN subscription once their MSDN subscription is expired and they are assigned a Stakeholder License by visualstudio.com. By then it's too late, as when I assign them a new license it will take up to 48 hours before VSO picks up this new registration.
                So as a solution i propose to add a warning to both visualstudio.com and visualstudio (program, maybe in the Team Explorer) that their MSDN registration is…

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                • Add a 'MustUse' attribute usable for the 'return' target, to indicate the return value of a method must be used

                  [return:MustUse]
                  Action Foo(int param) {
                  return () => { Debug.WriteLine(param.ToString()); };
                  }

                  Foo(5);

                  Would generate the warning/error

                  return value is never used

                  Reason not to use 'out': the code size would increase by a considerable amount, and the readability would decrease.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add ability to target specific language versions with snippets

                    Currently, when you create a snippet you target one language (i.e. C#). It would be great to be able to specify the version of C# too, either to allow multiple implementations in one .snippet file or even as multiple files.

                    For example a lot of snippets could benefit from the nameof feature in C# 6, but to keep compat with older version of VS/C# you can't use it or risk having code that doesn't compile. Being able to say this is the way to use with C# 1 and above & this better way is for C# 6 and above.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Load testing virtual User Activity Chart - Display 'in progress' tests

                      The load test virtual user activity chart only displays completed tests (passed/failed) and not tests that are in progress when the Load test finishes. For long transaction tests that are in the mix and start towards the end of a run then nothing is displayed even though activity is ongoing.

                      It would be good to display these to convey a full picture of user activity and not just empty spaces.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make notification of delivery of the SMS inlinie in message(some kind of tick). Not separate message

                        Make notification of delivery of the SMS inlinie in message(some kind of tick). Not separate message

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                          0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support Chinese,I need a Chinese interface

                          Support Chinese,I need a Chinese interface.

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                          • Allow the ability to prove that a code review was done for a task

                            I was asked to escalate this from here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5e9c476d-a728-4505-a310-9614b1c3b06f/how-to-find-a-work-items-code-review-request?forum=tfsworkitemtracking

                            We are using VS2013 connected to TFS2012.

                            We are currently being audited as to our development practices. Overall it is going well and we can provide evidence on our processes.

                            However it seems TFS won't allow us to find a code review for a task.

                            We use a 1 tier branch, so everything gets committed and released from that. Before a commit a code review request is created. Only when the code review passes will the code be committed. This all works fine. However when looking at a task I cannot…

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                            • Allow Scheduled Backups onto Local Disk

                              The "Create Scheduled Backups" option in TFS Administration Console only allows backups to a network share, and not a local disk.
                              I have a local folder that is replicated to other computers and want to use this for the backup.

                              3 votes
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                              • Build.vNext - how to execute NUnit tests

                                It's not clear how, or if possible, to run NUnit tests via a build agent in Build.vNext.

                                I currently have a mixture of MSTest tests and NUnit tests (migrating all to NUnit). The NUnit tests don't get executed.

                                3 votes
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                                • Stop forcing unneeded modules and SDKs

                                  My company (and customers) use Windows 7. Why do I have the options of Window Store Apps, Windows Phone 8.1, Lightswitch, SQL, etc.

                                  Please stop installing updates and downloading SDKs for technology that I will never use. Give me the option to say NO to these updates.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Deployment Item Support for windows Phone.

                                      Currently there is now way to Deploy item/files to the windows phone test directory with Test binaries. In Desktop version we can define DeploymentItem Attribute for each test but for the windows phone we can not do it. This limit the testing. I.e currently we are not able to write the test cases where we can read data from the files.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Live xaml editor - Enable value stepping

                                        In the new Live visual tree and property editor, please enable stepping values using the arrow keys. this is very useful for tweaking the UI and something web developers take for granted

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                                          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Live xaml editor - Color picker

                                          Please add a color picker and maybe an eyedropper to the XAML editor and the live property editor

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