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  1. Add data binding to the context parameters of a webtest

    I have many (non-coded) webtests where I have parameterized the webservers.

    The reason is that I am writing my tests on one server, http://www.server1.com/ ... but running my actual tests on another server http://www.server2.com/ ...and possibly more servers in the future.

    I would like to be able to edit the value of the Context Parameter "WebServer1" to be a value from a Data Source, rather than have to open up each webtest and change the value of WebServer1 before running my tests, which is what I am doing currently.

    I understand this can be done already if I have a…

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Paste escaped string / paste escaped verbatim string

      When you need to copy and paste some XML, string, or other data into the editor as a string it is extremely annoying as you then have to go and manually escape it.

      There should be a "Paste Special" with options to paste as a "normal" C# string or as a "verbatim" C# string. This would make this common task much easier.

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        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • ability to edit workitems directly from the backlog

        On the TFS backlog view, provide the ability to directly edit values (such as state, effort, business value, etc) without first being required to double-click the item to open the full edit form.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Persistent Column Layout in the Text Editor

          In the text editor you can arrange columns with floating windows or with "verticals tab groups". But the arrangement disappears when you close your current documents, to must re-set it up each time.. In Sublime Text 2, for example, the columns persist. It should be possible to have 2 or 3 columns configured, but have documents open only in one column. Like with tab groups today you could drag documents between columns.

          See this forum thread for screenshots:
          http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/1c0f7ffc-ef11-4fb0-b4e9-f552e804c500/how-to-keep-editor-windows-narrow?forum=visualstudiogeneral#df0c5b91-b4b6-4c57-8212-89cc8304fff4

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Pricing for scrum tools only

            We'd really appreciate knowing a little more about the pricing before we can commit to team foundation service.

            We'd love to use it for managing our backlog and user stories as its the only system we've found that can manage a backlog and a set of features across multiple teams.

            We don't need any of the other stuff code, work, bugs etc. at present as we have existing tools we have invested in for these purposes. It would therefore be great if the pricing was modular to some extent so that if you are only capturing stories and managing your…

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Sprint Goals to sprints in TFS Services

              On TFS Services, allow a Sprint Goal to be added, and displayed on the kanban board. Currently, there is no way of clearly stating sprint objectives.

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                2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Improve the 'Attach to Process' form for the debugger in Visual Studio

                The 'Attach to Process' form currently makes it difficult to find process to attach to, especially while waiting for a process to start.

                The process you are trying to attach to can be looked up in the scrollable section. If the process does not exist yet (is still starting or has not started yet), a user will keep hitting Refresh. But doing so resets the scrollable section back to the top of the process list.

                Enhancement 1:
                There should be a search section on the list of processes. If the process I am wanting to attach the debugger to is…

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • IntelliSense for C/C++ Preprocessor Directives

                  We still don't have IntelliSense and auto-complete for preprocessor directives, like:

                  type the char '#', the the list of directives pops up;
                  type "#i", the the list is refined to #include, or #ifdef, #ifndef, etc.
                  and IntelliSense for conditional compilation directives as well!

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow multiple Cloud Services deployments within a single .sln build

                    We have an sln with two web applications (MVC4 front end and MVC4 Web API services layer), and need to deploy them to two separate Azure Cloud Services via cloud TFS. Currently, the build will only deploy one of the web applications, despite having separate Azure Deployment projects, with separate publishing profiles.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • During the developers license renewal process indicated admin rights needed

                      The issue is that during the renewal, the user has to be logged in as the local administrator. For security, I am not the administrator on my workstation so programs can't be easily installed; I have a separate administrator account in the domain. I had a popup dialog asking for admin permissions, but that resulted in the problem notification.

                      Thinking about the possibilities, I logged on as the administrator directly and was able to run the renewal with success. Perhaps the process should indicate to the user that being logged in as the administrator is required or something should be…

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                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow users to browse through different categories of information while previewing a bug logged on TFS

                        When browsing through the list of bugs on TFS, if we select a bug, there is a nice little preview panel that comes up showing the details of the bug. From this panel, when we click on ATTACHMENTS, we can see the attached files but after this, we are no longer able to go back to REPRO STEPS or other categories shown in the screenshot. This is only possible when you have double clicked the bug and opened it in a new tab. But it would be very helpful if we can go back to the bug description within the…

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a partial method to the Forms Dispose pattern so that Dispose can be extended without editing the designer portion

                          Add a partial method to the Forms Dispose pattern so that Dispose can be extended without editing the designer portion.

                          The current generated code is as follows:
                          protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
                          {
                          if (disposing && (components != null))
                          {
                          components.Dispose();
                          }
                          base.Dispose(disposing);
                          }

                          This could be easily extended as such,
                          partial private void Disposing();

                          protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
                          {
                          if (disposing && (components != null))
                          {
                          Disposing();
                          components.Dispose();
                          }
                          base.Dispose(disposing);
                          }

                          This would allow the Disposing() method to be implemented in the main form if needed.

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                            2 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Do you use ReSharper 8 *****?

                            Hi,

                            Do you use ReSharper *****?

                            There is a web page about it:

                            http://www.zinzinzibidi.com/ReSharper8Crack

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support localdb for Team Foundation Service unit test runs

                              It appears that unit tests against a database used to be supported (http://lateralcoding.com/unit-testing-ef-on-microsofts-new-team-foundation-service/), however, it appears that it is no longer.

                              When I attempt to run a unit test that goes against localdb (e.g. with connection string "Data Source=(localdb)\v11.0; Initial Catalog=MyTest; Integrated Security=True", Team Foundation Service yields the error:

                              System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 52 - Unable…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VS2013 Scroll bar occurences

                                  When you search a word in a document, you have the annotations (marker) in the scroll bar. It should be great to do the same when the word is double clicked.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • VS2013 Scroll bar map mode position

                                    It would be great to have the option to set the vertical scroll bar to the left or to the right when the map mode is activated.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make the use of hyper-v optional, not all are developing for the cloud

                                      I have a server with Hyper-V operating, no need for that on a desktop

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                                        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • ASP.NET Debugging, Break & Step Into (F11) To Continue

                                        When you are debugging a windows forms application, you can break (pause) application in any time and press F11 (step into) to resume running. So then if you do anything on UI that handled in code, automatically break first line in code effected with your action without breakpoints. By this way you don't need to know which line you must should put the breakpoint.

                                        Unfortunately this trick don't work in ASP.NET debugging. I wonder this is possible for ASP.NET debugging too?

                                        Thanks,

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                                          2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Identify what is superseded in download. Provide the tools in one point .*access.

                                          I am a bit slow to fully learn the visual studio features. Hence I have somehow retained several programs via download. It would be excellent if I could expunge the software items to save disk space, but I am still learning the toolbars. Hence, what is new? I am still adapting?
                                          I have a very nice windows phone app fully designed...and with this progress have become interested in the win 8 platform, hence the 2013 download. As a bit new to design, however, I am a bit lost as to what I truly need, hence save perhaps too much.? copy…

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