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  1. Add Codelens option to DEBUG unit tests

    I frequently use CodeLens to execute tests affecting a method, however I have noticed that I only have options to "Run" or "Run All", there's no "Debug" - to do this I have to go to at least one of the tests, then choose "Debug Test" manually. It'd be awesome to have this as part of the CodeLens miniwindow.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable test case parameter combination auto-generation

      Allow automatically generating parameter combinations for test cases.
      For example, when I am testing a game, I need to make sure each @Weapon hits each @Enemy would cause the @Weapon.Damage - @Enemy.Armor hit point lost to the enemy. I only need to create a list of all weapons (and each weapon's damage), a list of all enemies (and each enemy's armor value), MTM can automatically generate all combinations base on the 2 list, and make sure each weapon was tested against each enemy.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please provide options to Configure Search and Filter prorperties for Winforms and WPF controls before we start creating Coded UI tests

        At the moment the Control search and configuration file only supports IE but does not support Winforms, WPF and Store apps. Please provide a similar configuration file for above technology.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make TFS build name selectable in Visual Studio

          The build name needs to be selectable in the build page for a specific build in Visual Studio 2012. It is a quite common need to copy the build name for use in documentation.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow multiple "Current" iterations for multiple iteration paths in a project

            It would be really good if TFS interface allowed for multiple "current" iterations.
            For example we have a clients that has multiple projects, we group the projects under 1 project in tfs per client. We use the following structure with the iterations paths

            [Client]

            [Product A / Project A]
            [Release 1]
            [Sprint 1]
            [Sprint 2]

            [Product B / Project B]
            [Sprint 1]
            [Sprint 2]

            I would be good that if we are working on Sprint 1 in both project A and B TFS doesnt assume that project B is a future sprint and combines the burn down for example on…

            6 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • bring back "All Build Definitions" in Team Explorer

              In VS2010, you used to be able to double click on "All Build Definitions" to open the Build Explorer and see all queued, running and completed builds (split over two tabs).

              Now, I have to open a random build, then change the 'Build definition' dropdown to 'Any Build Definition'.

              This is something small but handy.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the default value for Iteration Path configurable.

                I understand the rationale for using the <current> iteration path as the default, as it is often the case that the item applies to the current sprint underway. However, we just as often want to leave it unassigned (perhaps set to @project) so it can be assigned into a future iteration subsequent to review. It would be helpful if the default setting could be configurable, including options for <Current>, @Project, and perhaps blank, so that it has to be deliberately chosen. (I know users can change the value to @Project, for example, but if it's manual it's easy to forget.)

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • make the BuildMacro task available for C# projects

                  In CPP projects, the BuildMacro allows to export properties as environment variables so that these are available to commands in a post build step.

                  C# projects were missing that function so far. So I came up with a custom task (see Polytec.CSharp.targets) that gave me the same functionality (see Polytec.CSharp.props, line 122).

                  However, as of VS 2013, the assembly Microsoft.Build.CppTasks.Common.v110 or a successor apparently does not exist and the file C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft.Cpp\v4.0\V120\Microsoft.Build.CPPTasks.Common.dll does not work.

                  1) Please make the BuildMacro available to C# projects too, or
                  2) Tell me, which assembly now implements the SetEnv task.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change cursor colour while debuging in dark theme

                    Change cursor colour while debugging in dark theme because its not clear while debugging on a line where I have a breakpoint. I cant see my cursor, i am suggesting you to change the colour or the cursor. :)

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Merge debug symbols of templates when COMDAT folding is enabled

                      Applications that heavily rely on templates and have many template instantiations for the same template will have a lot of identical generated code. Using COMDAT folding the executable code is merged, which reduces the size of the EXE file, but the symbol information in the PDB file is not reduced, which leads to large PDB files that finally hit the 1GB limit.

                      E.g. if I have 1000 classes, and one template that is instantiated with a pointer-to-class template argument for each of the 1000 classes, then COMDAT folding might reduce the 1000 template instantiations to 1, but the 1000 instantiations…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow Web projects added from a locally TFS bound folder to remain bound to TFS when added to a new solution.

                        Currently when adding an existing web site to a solution, if it is not added using the option "Add from source control" it is not bound to TFS (regardless if the folder is already bound to TFS, it ignores the bindings)

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Intellisense improvement for LINQ select all.

                          Many times I need select all fields in a given query and add some new fields.

                          Example:
                          var files = from f in db.Files
                          select new {
                          f.Id,
                          f.Name,
                          f.Length, // in bytes
                          f.Created,
                          f.Modified,
                          f.Path
                          KBLength = f.Length / 1024
                          };

                          To just add KBLength I need write all the fields manually.

                          Please, add a feature like that:

                          var files = from f in db.Files
                          select new {
                          f.* [Then when I hit TAB all the fields should be written]
                          ...
                          };

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Pseudo-Inheritance

                            Pseudo-Inheritance would allow you to copy core parts of the internal mechanism of structure type, for the core numeric types.

                            But these type can not be used where the base type can, so not true inheritance,

                            [code]

                            <Symbol(Side.RHS,"m")>
                            Public Structure Metres
                            Inherits Double
                            End Class

                            [/code]

                            Gets sort of transformed into
                            [code]

                            <ComponentModel.ImmutableObject(True)>
                            Public Structure Metres
                            Implements IComparable(Of Metres)

                            Private _Value As Integer
                            Public Default ReadOnly Property Value As Integer
                            Get
                            Return _Value
                            End Get
                            End Property

                            Shared Widening Operator CType(ByVal x As Integer) As Metres
                            Return New Metres With {._Value = x}
                            End Operator

                            Shared Operator +(ByVal x As…

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • assign code review to a TFS group

                              In any medium to large development environments that I know, each team has at least a few senior developers that do code review on a regular basis. We also fall in this category and we could really use a way to assign code review to a TFS Group, instead of adding each one of the code reviewers in the team to every code review request

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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Restore all TFS WIs (same as MS Office docs) after the computer is forcefully shutdown

                                Restore all TFS WIs (same as MS Office docs) after the computer is forcefully shutdown

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add option to show test explorer automatically when running tests

                                  Prior to the new VS 2012 Test Explorer if I ran a test in context from a test class (ctrl + r / ctrl + t) the Test Run windows would automatically display. It would be helpful to have the Test Explorer automatically become focused or display when I execute tests.

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                                    2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support for individual as well as team Kanban boards

                                    The Kanban board is a great lightweight way to update status and track work. Being able to get this view for just myself as a team member would be great. Making the ability to easily add, change, and remove Kanban boards as the needs of the org changes would be great.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show failing tests on CodeMap

                                      The CodeLens in 2013 shows a red spot on a failing test, that's cool. Can we get that on the map, too so its easier to trace a breakage down the stack?

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow javascript code outlining when a razor variable is used

                                        Outlining in JavaScript works great, allowing you to collapse functions to reduce space in the editor and focus. However, if a razor variable (e.g. @Model.Foo) is used in a JavaScript function, the outlining is disabled for that method (the collapse buttons disappear). Please could it be changed to allow collapsing in this case

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Define InputScope on PasswordBox in WinRT

                                          I want to use PasswordBox for passcodes input. The whole point of a passcode is that the input is quick. To this end, the number pad should be immediately open and ready for use.

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