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  1. split same pages if appear several times in load test

    A process contained several same page gives total average from all iterations. This thing can make bias when we want to observe response time for one single step.

    example:
    1-login.aspx{get} (open home page)
    2-login.aspx{post} (insert username)
    3-login.aspx{post} (insert password)
    4-logout.aspx{get}

    The page test result from step 2&3 will be combined and averaged in load test result. What if I just want to get page response time for step 2?

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      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Revive the 2008/2010 interface for Visual Studios

      Visual Studio used to look great. Everything about the 2012/13/14 interface looks amateurish and is a giant step backwards.
      -The monotone color is awful (the alternative color schemes are beyond ridiculous)
      -The difference between enabled and disabled tasks is barely discernible (we have tested on various monitors)
      -Moving tasks to reorganize the flow has become very tedious and difficult as the display will suddenly "jump" to a different location on within the package
      -Connection Managers were listed in very easy to read/adjusting columns and are now just one long loop making it difficult to locate (forget quickly) a specific manager

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Release a sample on using Projection Buffers with Embedded Languages

          Projection buffers are a powerful tool that allow developers to extend Visual Studio in incredible ways. However, there are no available samples explaining how to use them. This deters most developers from extending Visual Studio in cool ways.

          I'd love for there to be a sample on how to correctly use projection buffers, particularly with embedded language services (ie. C# and VB .Net)

          This issue goes back to Visual Studio 2010: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/e536bce3-30f9-4e7f-b322-b3835a487bb0/how-to-create-an-editor-with-a-projection-buffer?forum=vsx

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            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide Dispose boilerplate methods

            The IDisposable interface imposes a huge amount of boilerplate code to any class that implements it. In addition, any class that encapsulates an IDisposable object is recommended to implement it...adding even more boilerplate code. Additionally, since there is no guarantee that someone using the class with call Dispose or use it in a Using statement, all IDisposable classes end up implementing a finalizer that just calls Dispose(false).....more boiler plate code..about 20 lines of it. There must be a better way.

            What I want:

            A way to indicate that a class to automatically implement a default Dispose method and a default…

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Can not create class diagram in Visual Studio 2013 VC++, should bring back this feature.

              This feature works in VS 2010, but some time crashes. But this 2013 version it doesn't work.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • BLEND and Animations available to Visual Studio 2013 Express for Silverlight 5 Web app

                I develop a Silverlight Web application using Visual Studio 2013 Express however there's no way I can do animations with Blend as it is not supported. We would like Visual Studio 2013 Express with Blend support for a dying technology it would be good to give us that chance.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • When duplicating a PBI or Bug why isnt everything duplicated (especially into tasks) - i.e. attachments and bug recording information etc

                  When duplicating a PBI or Bug why isnt everything duplicated (especially into tasks) - i.e. attachments and bug recording information etc

                  I create tasks from Bugs for multiple reasons
                  1. I want to see the time i have allocated to the task rolled up into the overall workload
                  2. One bug may have multiple tasks - SQL , CSS , Code etc

                  I want to duplicate the initial PBI/BUG and pass all the attachments along with it so the developer can see them against their task - why does it not do this and also the steps to reproduce in…

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                  • Permissions on Work Item Type

                    I alway need the posibility to set up permission for work items types. In projects, is natural for example that only a group of users can create Risks or another type of custum work item in my custom process template.

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                    • "Do you want to stop debugging?" dialog

                      Major frown here for two reasons, both caused by the "Do you want to stop debugging?" dialog. 1) because it's modal I was unable to send a frown from the same instance of VS. For all the reasons that modal popups are evil, this dialog is evil. Please get rid of all modal popups from VS. 2) This popped up because I was attempting to close VS. If what I want to do is to close VS, then obviously I want to also stop debugging. I loathe this popup, more than the average popup. If I didn't want to stop…

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                        3 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide support for Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS)

                        The .NET Framework currently lacks support for Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS).

                        DTLS is useful for applications which require the use of unreliable, low-latency datagram transports such as UDP, where TLS would otherwise terminate the connection due to errors such as out-of-order packets. I'm sure I don't need to explain the benefits of unreliable transports for applications such as gaming, real-time communications, and media streaming. DTLS can provide authentication and encryption over insecure mediums such as the Internet for applications which require datagram transports.

                        A solution similar to SslStream for TLS would be good. Instead of wrapping a stream, the…

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make forward slashes the default for Includes

                          Every time I install Visual Studio, the first thing I have to do is change the option "Use Forward Slash in #include Auto Complete" to True so that I can compile also in non-Windows environments.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Code Snippets that are part of a solution to be automatically added for use

                            A user's snippet library can become quite an unruly place. Currently, the only way to add snippets that are not part of an extension or provided out of the box is to add them to your personal snippet library.

                            At many organizations, you may be working in two or more solutions with many projects. It may be helpful to have code snippets defined--some of which only pertain to the current solution. However, the only recourse is to add them all to your personal snippet library.

                            As a developer, I want to be able to add code snippets to a Visual…

                            21 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • i think there should be a application that allows users to access Facebook games to play directly from your Windows phone browser.

                              I think Microsoft Windows phone should have a application that allows users to access Facebook games to play directly from your Windows phone browser.a type of flash player capabilities to use in streaming cable television and allowing the user to play Facebook games

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                                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve resource management with CodeLens

                                When I override .ToString in a large project and start typing, my machine crawls to a snail's pace as CodeLens tries to find all references to ToString... It eventually finds all 2000 references! :| Until I press another key. :(

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                                  2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • link items before check in

                                  Add the ability to link code to work items without checking them in.

                                  Having several different work items in a large project or code and stored procedures can be quite daunting in determining which ones go with which one. Upon check out, mark the item to be "tentatively associated" with a work item. So when the work item is complete they are officially associated with the work item.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • DateTime.NegativeInfinity, DateTime.PositiveInfinity

                                    DateTime should offer two distinct constant values indicating NegativeInfinity and PositiveInfinity. This will improve expressiveness of the code. Typically when I want to describe an infinite date range I use var startDate = DateTime.Min; var endDate = DateTime.Min; Recently I've been using var startDate = Nullable<DateTime>(null); var endDate = Nullable<DateTime>(null); These aren't that expressive, essentially they are saying "I have no meaningful value so use whatever the default is." In a range the defaults are no min bounds and no max bounds.

                                    To get around this I am considering two monads 1. RangeBoundry<T> and 2. Range<T>. I would also accept…

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Display sum of story points in a sprint - agile template

                                      When planning sprints it would be very nice to see a total of the story points that have been added. The only way to do this right now is open a query in Excel and sum the column. Not very handy when planning a sprint using the web client.

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                                      • Add a way to remove "TFS Group" that has been added to provide permissions at the Team Project level

                                        Add a way to remove "TFS Group" that has been added to provide permissions at the Team Project level.

                                        Once a group has been added, there is no way to remove them, this adds lots of clutter over time.

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                                        • 13 votes
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