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  1. Store the Exploratory Test sessions as work items so that they can be linked & viewed in TFS PBI work items, so that none MTM user.

    Store the Exploratory Test sessions as work items so that they can be linked & viewed in TFS PBI work items, so that none MTM users (Product Owners) can view the sessions.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Edit code without pausing

      Edit and continue is hard to use. I want to edit code without clicking pause and resume.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow to copy multiple test suites from another test plan

          Test Manager has ability to copy a test suite from anather test plan but when you want to copy multiple test suites from another plan; mtm doesnt let you to select multiple suites.
          You have to copy test suites one by one to another plan.
          It can be better to select multiple suites on the "Copy Suites From Another Plan" window or please change the window name to "Copy A Suite From Another Plan"; cause it is a bug otherwise

          20 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • TFS Integration with ServiceNow

            Many of my customers use ServiceNow for managing project initiatives, tracking costs and resources, and for their ServiceDesk. TFS currently has no integration with this tool, and the customers could get a lot of value out of being able to link information in ServiceNow to TFS work items and report on them. So it would be great to have an easy way to synch data between the systems.

            94 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • make a dedicated subforum for lightswitch html client

              The theme is about current merging of lightswitch html client forum and common lightswitch forum:
              I understand that it is easier to manage one forum but for people (like me) which are concentrated on html client it will not be a good thing - i was subscribed to html client and now i have to sort the topics somehow (guess in common case it will require to go inside every topic to determine if it is about html and not about silverlight). It is not possible to make a separate subforum for html client?

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1 vote
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Managing the Reclaimmed connections automatically which helps the application performance

                  Managing the Reclaimmed connections automatically without dependencyManaging the Reclaimmed connections automatically without dependency

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • add "bring to front" and "send to back" in UML diagrams

                    Not being able to change the z-axis of items in UML diagrams causes them to become difficult to work with. Adding the "bring to front" and "send to back" options we have in the form designer view would UML diagrams much easier to use, and therefore a better feature.

                    9 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • create the ability to connect FTP through SSL/TSL

                        I'm trying to connect using FTP. When I try to connect, it tells me I was unable to connect. I tried to use ftps:// and sftp:// but I get the same error. I know my login info is correct because I can connect in dreamweaver fine but Dreamweaver has the option for SSL/TLS. I would rather use VS to publish the site.

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow changing the TrackingProfile of a TrackingParticipant during workflow execution

                          Today it seems a TrackingParticipant can only be added to a WorkflowServiceHost before starting a workflow instance. Furthermore, the TrackingProfile of that TrackingParticipant cannot be change once a workflow has been started. We need a way to change the TrackingProfile of a TrackingParticipant even after a workflow has been started. To allow turning on traing to find out what is happening in a busy workflow host at the moment, but allow turning it off again to regain the normal performance when tracing is no longer wanted, without having to shut down and restart the host.

                          Having a TrackingParticipant that subscribes…

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make VS2012 IDE configurable via CSS

                              VS2012: should support css overlays like xul apps do for the last 2 years. In Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey I can simply edit userChrome.css and override any mono-colored uglyness, so I am not bound to the changing whims of different generations of UI designers. VS2010 was the best looking.

                              At least I would like support for
                              gradients, (background-image)
                              round borders (border-radius)
                              skinable icons (list-style-image)

                              The metro interface of VS2012 looks really out of place in my environment, I would like a more cohesive interface experience without having to upgrade to windows 8 and be forced to using Metro.

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add "decimal" support to the standard C++ library

                                Among the most challenging problems in a financial system is dealing with numeric precision.

                                Take this example for instance (using the double data type in C++):
                                We have a number 4.3599999999999994 which we withdraw the same negative number from (4.3599999999999977), we would then end up with the number 1.7763568394002505e-015. Hence, if we were testing if the number added up to 0, we would get "False", or "True" if we were testing if the number was greater than "0".

                                This could easily get the system into an unwanted "IF" statement,
                                and tracking down these unwanted "IF" statements can be difficult.

                                Since…

                                70 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make Expressions implement Equals and GetHashCode

                                  Expressions Trees are immutable objects, which makes them excelent in many caching scenarios, except for one big detail: They don't implement Equals or GetHashCode().
                                  Considering the fact that they are immutable, I think it will be great if they implemented such methods, so they can easily be used as dictionary keys (for example).

                                  Also, this is more compiler specific, but I think that Expressions generated inside a method, without any reference to local variables, should be implemented as static readonly, always returning the same instance instead of generating a new instance each time. After all, the expression is immutable, so…

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add "MessageContractAttribute.IsWrapped" property in Portable class Library

                                    Please add "MessageContractAttribute.IsWrapped" in portable class library.
                                    Currently i am facing much difficulties in developing common code for Windows Phone & Windows 8 as SOAP envelope generated by Windows Phone App & Portable class library are different.

                                    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winappswithcsharp/thread/59a0f81a-4952-47b1-ad2b-e9d7c006a09d

                                    9 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Validation of UI look and feel

                                      I want to test that if the text is visible on the page properly or not i.e. I want to check that the text did not get wrap due to the size of the label.

                                      Can I do this with the help of Coded UI test.

                                      I tried this by using assertion but assertion is validating the text of the label and that is available on the page so assertion got passed. So I do not want to check the availability of the label text but look and feel of the Label text.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ability to generate a refactor code request

                                        Currently the code review is available only for pending changes. We have a lot of legacy code, non-compliant with the company coding standards. We review the code on regular basis and advise the developer to rewrite the code for a specific function one by one. There should be a way to generate the code refactor request, for which developer should submit the refactored code for review.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Remember QuickWatch window column sizes

                                          When you open the Quick Watch window all of the column widths resets themselves, so you have to resize every time to see the content of the object type in the last column. It would be useful if the size of the columns could be remembered by the IDE or at least sized in a better way.

                                          35 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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