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  1. Ability to run Custom Action (restore to snapshot) after each test within a test suite in Build Deploy Test Workflow

    Currently restore to snapshot is only possible before start of test run in Build Deploy Test workflow. If any of the testcase fails within a test run, testagent should revert to snapshot before running the next testcase within same test suite.

    Background: Automated test can lead the system into unstable condition by installing driver, adding registry key etc. We need to ensure the system is reverted to snapshot before executing the next test within a testrun, otherwise next test will give erroneous test result.

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      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Get notification after another user checks in his code

      When working with a few peers, I always find myself asking some of them if they have checked in their code so I would see their changes. I would have like to get some sort of notification in Visual Studio that the code has been checked in (The user who checked in and the time)

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      • Load Test Graphs should have a text box to specify custom range value to display the graphs

        The load tests graphs displayed have a predefined list of Range value to select. This doesn't suffice everytime.

        It would be useful if we have given flexibility to enter a custom Range value for graphs in load test analyser so we can see the graphs in more appropriate way.

        Please provide your thoughts on this.

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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • The look and feel of VS after 2008 is awfull

            The look and feel of Visual Studio became progressively worse after 2008. It's just awful now. It looks like it's running on windows 3 or something. Stop changing things for the sake of changing things. I use Windows 7 on the desktop. I don't want to pretend to be using a smart phone when I'm using a desktop. Because I'm using a desktop. And I hate Windows 8. I feel like I'm on a treadmill with Microsoft, you guys are always look for ways to force me to upgrade, instead of enticing me with something more useful. So you just…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Define Effort on Portfolio Work Item Types (Feature, etc.) as the sum of efforts of children

              Setting the Effort level manually at the PBI level makes sense, but it would be useful to add a calculated field at the Feature level that sums the effort across all child PBIs. We have multiple levels above Feature and it would be nice for all the portfolio levels to automatically roll up Effort.

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              • VSTA for Visual Studio 2013 please!!

                Release the Visual Studio Tool for Automation for VS2013!!

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to use same release management action with different names in template and allow to see configuration variables for them

                  When we use actions in release template if we drop same action more than once to a release template we are unable to view/compare/edit configuration variables from the configuration variable compare window, appear in the template. For example we may use " Copy File" or "Start App Pool" etc actions more than once in a template when we deploy a complex solution with multiple websites to a given server. I suggest to introduce capability to add an alias/ or some kind of name tag when actions dropped to release template, so that it would enable a unique identity to each…

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                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Warn when committing project file changes that don't include referenced files

                    A common mistake on just about every project I've worked on is a developer has commit a change to a project file that references a new file, but has not included the file. It would be nice if TFS showed a warning before / when this occurs. There could be valid reasons for letting this still proceed regardless, so a soft fail might be better than a hard fail.

                    Please Consider both Git and TFVC

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                    • Enable BrowserLink for Static Files with no web.config

                      When working with open source front end frameworks like AngularJS, it would be great if we can use the BrowserLink feature. However, the feature requires the debug settings to be in the web.config file. Not all site require a web.config file - especially static sites that are not going to be hosted in IIS.

                      This could be possible if the debug settings are stored somewhere else relative to the local project files.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • minimizing Time complexity of loading parent child relations in treeview

                        i have a good idea to minimizing Time complexity of loading parent child relations data in treeview

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Set the platform for the *.Editor plugins to x86 to prevent warnings

                          Is it possible to set the platform to x86 for the .Editor project rather than Any CPU? I've got a few plugins that have a processor architecture of x86 when compiled, which then gives the following warning.

                          "There was a mismatch between the processor architecture of the project being built "MSIL" and the processor architecture of the reference "XXXX", "x86"...."

                          This is *extremely* minor, as it doesn't cause any issues, it's just nice to have a warning free project!

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi,

                            Thanks for this suggestion!

                            If we switch the plugins to x86 what will happen when Unity releases a 64 bits version? ;)

                            What we have in the road-map for future version is better customization for the generated project files. This way you’ll be able to select another platform.

                            It will only be a cosmetic change that being said, as Unity is handling the compilation of the scripts itself, the result of the Visual Studio compilation is only used by our own tooling.

                            Jb Evain, Senior SDE Lead, Tools for Unity

                          • Pass test configuration variables for a test point directly as a property in TestContext

                            The test configuration variable values defined in the test configuration for the currently executing test point should be directly available in the TestContext instance as custom properties.

                            Right now in order to get the value of a test configuration variable you need to query the configuration from TFS. And that option is actually broken because the TestContext doesn't update between separate test points of the same test case.

                            This will open up use cases such as having a "Browser" test configuration variable and then using the appropriate browser in Coded UI tests.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to set default view on Backlog

                              Implement ability to set the default view on the backlog. For example some of our teams would prefer to have "Initiatives" selected with the view of "Initiatives to Tasks" level as shown here:

                              https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/081412fa-44f4-4794-ab65-39896f42bf39/change-backlog-default-view-?forum=tfsgeneral

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                              • 3 votes
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                                • Issue UI: Drag And Drop and Display Screenshots/Images (Wider!)

                                  All other project management systems allow you to drag and drop your screen shots and files. You should also be able to view screen shots easy when viewing the issue, not having to click on a file to open it.

                                  Copy other systems please. The description should be 80% the width of the screen with comments below. It's just hard to see the comments and attachments like other systems.

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                                  • Support for Platform Conditional References & Linked Multi-Platform Projects

                                    It is a pain managing projects with different target platforms. Once you begin using libraries which are not AnyCPU, it get's difficult. You have to mess around with your project file manually or you must use some dirty workarounds which are unclear and not self-evident.
                                    It would be great if you had three categories "x86","x64" and "Any" under the Reference-node in the Project Explorer. You just add the different versions of those assemblies (with different paths). On build, Visual Studio automatically uses the right reference for the build. This would be a very neat and clean approach for this.

                                    The…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Team Project Creation on VSO from the BS IDE

                                      When I need to add a new solution that does not fall under an existing team project, I create that solution and then add to TFS 2010 as a new Team Project via the Solution Control Explorer.

                                      It doesn't make any sense to change that when connecting to VSO.

                                      In a corporate environment, this means that the only way a developer can add a new Team Project is if he or she has been granted permissions to do so online instead of just adding through the Solution Control Explorer.

                                      We usually keep that access locked down. That means that every…

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                                      • Add support for <inheritdoc />

                                        Please add native support to visual studio for inheritdoc. See sandcastle's implementation for reference.

                                        http://tunnelvisionlabs.github.io/SHFB/docs-master/XMLCommentsGuide/html/86453FFB-B978-4A2A-9EB5-70E118CA8073.htm

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Filter out IP address range in Application Insights

                                          Add the ability to exclude an IP range for request origins in Application Insights. We would like to exclude traffic coming from within our company and collect stats only from our customers.

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