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  1. Pass test configuration variables for a test point directly as a property in TestContext

    The test configuration variable values defined in the test configuration for the currently executing test point should be directly available in the TestContext instance as custom properties.

    Right now in order to get the value of a test configuration variable you need to query the configuration from TFS. And that option is actually broken because the TestContext doesn't update between separate test points of the same test case.

    This will open up use cases such as having a "Browser" test configuration variable and then using the appropriate browser in Coded UI tests.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to set default view on Backlog

      Implement ability to set the default view on the backlog. For example some of our teams would prefer to have "Initiatives" selected with the view of "Initiatives to Tasks" level as shown here:

      https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/081412fa-44f4-4794-ab65-39896f42bf39/change-backlog-default-view-?forum=tfsgeneral

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      • 3 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Issue UI: Drag And Drop and Display Screenshots/Images (Wider!)

          All other project management systems allow you to drag and drop your screen shots and files. You should also be able to view screen shots easy when viewing the issue, not having to click on a file to open it.

          Copy other systems please. The description should be 80% the width of the screen with comments below. It's just hard to see the comments and attachments like other systems.

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          • Support for Platform Conditional References & Linked Multi-Platform Projects

            It is a pain managing projects with different target platforms. Once you begin using libraries which are not AnyCPU, it get's difficult. You have to mess around with your project file manually or you must use some dirty workarounds which are unclear and not self-evident.
            It would be great if you had three categories "x86","x64" and "Any" under the Reference-node in the Project Explorer. You just add the different versions of those assemblies (with different paths). On build, Visual Studio automatically uses the right reference for the build. This would be a very neat and clean approach for this.

            The…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Team Project Creation on VSO from the BS IDE

              When I need to add a new solution that does not fall under an existing team project, I create that solution and then add to TFS 2010 as a new Team Project via the Solution Control Explorer.

              It doesn't make any sense to change that when connecting to VSO.

              In a corporate environment, this means that the only way a developer can add a new Team Project is if he or she has been granted permissions to do so online instead of just adding through the Solution Control Explorer.

              We usually keep that access locked down. That means that every…

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              • Add support for <inheritdoc />

                Please add native support to visual studio for inheritdoc. See sandcastle's implementation for reference.

                http://tunnelvisionlabs.github.io/SHFB/docs-master/XMLCommentsGuide/html/86453FFB-B978-4A2A-9EB5-70E118CA8073.htm

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • ASP.NET MVC HTML5 HTML Helpers

                  It would be great if you had the ability to use HTML5 together with the built in HTML Helpers in ASP.NET MVC. Being able to use code such as:

                  @Html.TextBoxFor(model => model.EmailAddress, InputType.Email, "Placeholder goes here")

                  There is currently an external open source project maintained on Codeplex (http://mvchtml5.codeplex.com/) that does this, however it would be great to have this functionality available in Visual Studio by default.

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