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  1. Keyboard shortcut to Expand the shared steps while executing manual test cases in MTM 2012

    I use MTM 2012 regularly for test execution. Generally, the test cases that I execute have several shared steps in it. So, it is little painful to expand each and every shared step using mouse and also this eats up the time if the test case contains more shared steps.

    So, if a keyboard shortcut key is implemented to expand the individual shared steps while executing the tests will be really helpful.

    Thanks,

    Inthiyaz

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      2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Filter conversations in TFS team room

      I think you should include filters to make this more useful.

      Filter on:

      -User (e.g. messages/replies to me)

      -Work item id

      -Date span


      More powerful if combined with the possibility to hashtag a conversation and a search function.

      13 votes
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      • save text files with the newline convention present in the file when opened

        The Visual Studio text file editor has an "advanced save" option that allows me to choose a particular format to save to, every time I save a file.
        However, 99% of the time, the right thing to do is to save the file using whatever convention was present when the file was originally opened. Thus, if I open a file with LF-style line termination, new lines I add should be terminated with LF, and the file should be saved as LF-terminated. If I open a file with CRLF convention, new lines I *** should be terminated with CRLF, and it…

        283 votes
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          4 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • XmlSerializer.AddCustomSerializer(Type,delegate)

          delegate=
          return myDateTime.ToString("yyyyMMddHHmmss");
          you know...

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow multiple properties in a class to be changed at once, like some kind of "with" clause.

            Delphi and VB have the ability to set multiple properties in one statement without having to refer to the parent object.

            For example:

            with myObject
            .Prop1 =
            .Prop2 =
            .Prop3 =
            etc

            C# does have the class initializer syntax, which is great, but it would be better if we could do this AFTER the class has been initialized. Something like this:

            with (myObject)
            {
            Property1 = "***",
            Property2 = "yyy",
            Property3 = "zzz"
            };

            46 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Screen Projection for Windows Phone

              While emulators are good and one can show his work by sharing full desktop with emulator on, there should be a way to do a direct Screen Projection for Windows Phone. This would be cool for business presentations of Phone Apps and even watching movies stored on Phone :)

              3 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show line for the current sprint in forcasting view

                When using the forecasting feature, the entire backlog is shown including what would be done in the first (or current) sprint. However, the current first (or current) sprint does not have a marker line so it looks like all the work for sprints one & 2 will be done in sprint 2. This has caused some confusion. It would be great to show this line. I can see 2 scenarios this is useful in: 1) In release planning, before sprint executions start it would just work like all the other sprints and show what it thinks can be done in…

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                • Dock-able Zune mini player

                  A dock-able Zune mini player in the VS IDE would be great

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Can Write Which File Opening When "Opening The File..." Window Appeared

                    Applying code changes Displaying and HANGING Window
                    With "Opening the file...":
                    To Solve Problem, Can Write on title of "Opening the file..." WHICH FILE IS OPENING...

                    2 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Include feature of Task Board Enhancer plug-in

                      Include all the features in this (excellent) free plug-in:
                      http://pascoal.net/task-board-enhancer/

                      Unfortunately it has not been updated for TFS2013 yet.

                      28 votes
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                      • TFS Room in Visual Studio IDE

                        Integrate the TFS Room feature which was available only in TFS Web Access to Visual Studio IDE.

                        So that collaboration can happen without leaving the develoment environment.

                        9 votes
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                        • IdentityDbContext need more constructors

                          IdentityDbContext(DbConnection connection,bool bflag)
                          :base(connection,bflag)
                          {
                          }

                          So We can still use EFCachingProvider in EntityFramework 6

                          5 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Tweak, or let us override, the ?? operator for strings (and maybe any IEnumerable<> ish type)

                            I Love the ?? operator for letting me easily define what to do if a value is null. However, the most frequent time I want to use it is with strings, but I can't because my most common usage scenario is I want to set a default if the string is null OR whitespace. So I end up using if statements with string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace everywhere instead.
                            For that matter most times that I'm dealing with any kind of enumerable type I don't really care if it's just null, I also care if it's empty.
                            So can we have ?? tweaked for…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Post-Publish Event

                              We need Post-Publish Events just like post-build events.
                              I woulid like to copy some stuff on my publish folder after publish.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Compile time properties such as Name and Type acessible via '.#'

                                I suggest a new selector, .#, so we can access compile time information, such as elements names, unamed object types, etc, in a more practical way.

                                Suggested properties:

                                .#Name - the element name
                                .#Type - the element type
                                .#ElementType - the element type of a List item
                                .#Ref - "address" of a method (may be used instead of AddressOf)


                                'example 1 -- preventing hardcoding an element name
                                If PropertyChangedName = Target.Strength.#Name Then
                                ...
                                End if


                                'example 2 -- mannualy creating an anonymous type element
                                Dim Enemies = (
                                from N in EnemyList
                                Select New With {
                                .Name = N.Name,
                                <lots…

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • add support for intellisense and syntax coloring for .t4 files

                                  .t4 files are very useful, especially with the asp.net scaffolders template you find in sidewaffle, but not very easy to use without intellisense and coloring.
                                  Add the support may be of great help.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create a way to create custom intrinsics. I am doing inner loop development in bing search, and am constantly needing instructions I can't

                                    unsigned int intrinsic __mul16(unsigned int a, unsigned int b)
                                    {
                                    _emit(0x66 + prefix(a, b));
                                    _emit(0x0F);
                                    _emit(0xAF);
                                    _emit(0xC8 + registers(a,b));
                                    return a;
                                    }

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • allow conversion from Nullable<X> to X when the variable is obviously not null

                                      void f(X? v)
                                      {
                                      if (v != null)
                                      {
                                      X temp = v;
                                      // additional actions that must run only if v != null
                                      }
                                      }

                                      The code above generates the error: Cannot implicitly convert type 'X?' to 'X'.
                                      However, adding another "if (v != null)" inside the if's block generates the hover-text tip "Expression is always true" so the editor already knows that v is not null. It would not be too difficult to extend that knowledge to the compiler, as well; that error message does not help and is completely redundant.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • allow kinect for windows apps to play in Xbox 1

                                        Building kinext for windows apps take time , anc imagine if you have to spend another time to build another version for xbox 1. Let .net apps build for kinect work in xbox 1 and xbox 360

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Ability for inline multiple variables assignment

                                          It 'll be nice to write something like

                                          a = b = c = 6

                                          instead of

                                          a = 6
                                          b = 6
                                          c = 6

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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