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  1. Exporting Test cases from TFS into Excel

    Export test cases into excel sheet should include following functionalities
    1. include test steps as separate row
    2. include parameters for test cases that are parameterized

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a parameter to tfs-server.exe for an alternate installation directory

      You already have the code inside, because it can be changed through the GUI, but with a lot of (build) servers to install, this is not a good option.

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      • Allow for build promotions in Team Build

        I have several build definitions: CI, Deploy to Staging, and Deploy to Production. I want to be able to execute the Staging and Production builds using the output from the CI build meaning I want to promote CI version 1.2.3.4 to Staging. Then I want to promote CI version 1.2.3.4 to production.

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        • Make an option inside the Build Options "Clean obj folder" or make smarter assembly reference cache generation.

          The assembly reference cache generated in /obj is often casing nasty errors which consume a lot of time to find. Two possible solutions - fix the generation-update functionality or give an option to delete everything that VS generated. The problem is still there on VS 2013 Update 3. There are all kind of solutions on stackoverflow and serverfault which is proof that this is a unwanted side effect which the programmers experience.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Easier Option To Debug ASP.NET Websites On The SSL Port

            When staring an ASP.NET website with IIS Express hosting in the debugger, by default Visual Studio will start the website on the HTTP port.

            If you have your website to only ever server content over HTTPS (e.g. with the [RequireHttpsAttribute] in your global MVC filters), then you just get a page cannot be displayed error in your browser.

            Whilst you can work around this by using the "Start URL" option in the Web tab of the debugger, this removes the "Current Page" etc. functionality from you as you're now stuck with a specific page.

            You also generally don't have the…

            3 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Seperate Code and Design Window so I can display on different monitors

              Some Times I want to put the Design Window in a different monitor, so I can concentrate on the code but I want to still see the results, this is especially true for Modern apps that can take up a lot of space. Currently the windows are tied together and can't be separated.

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                0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Assign an interface color to a workspace, allowing you to see quickly which workspace you are operating in.

                Especially if you have more than one instance of VS running at the same time it would be useful to quickly identify which workspace a particular instance was connected to.

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                  1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • ability to send out notifications for Team Room updates

                  When you target someone in the Team Room let them know by sending an email - we use Team rooms to include PM's in process and they dont sit in the team room and also they may cover multiple projects as we have about 30-40 active ones. Allow subscribing to team room updates via email so everyone know when new stuff is happening.

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                  • 2 votes
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                    • Add user preference for Breakpoints > "Sort by" > Disable sorting. Allows use of Breakpoints and Bookmarks in one tool window.

                      Add user preference (remember user past selection on Visual Studio startup) for Breakpoints > "Sort by" > Disable sorting. Allows breakpoints to be used as breakpoints and Bookmarks. I Have used Bookmarks but find it easier to use Breakpoints as both breakpoints and Bookmarks in one tool window.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • VSTA for Visual Studio 2013 please!!

                                    Release the Visual Studio Tool for Automation for VS2013!!

                                    4 votes
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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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                                        • Make available a composite text log for an entire release

                                          A composite log for a full release process would provide a complete deployment history and would make audits less labor intensive.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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