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  1. Allow debug sessions with Windows Store apps from different Microsoft accounts

    Debugging Windows Store apps using an Microsoft authentication mechanism is difficult if different users should be used. Running the app from a different user using the LiveAuthClient class from the Live SDK (similar is true for the OnlineIdAuthenticator), it is required to login to the different user and start Visual Studio from here. Don't forget to uninstall the app with the previous user, otherwise it cannot be installed from the new user. It would be a lot easier to start the debug session from within Visual Studio with a different user. This would make testing and debugging a lot easier.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • multiple bookmark sets

      Our solution file has 130 projects within it so is very large. Depending on what part of the code base I’m working on I create a set of bookmarks to navigate to the correct places. Obviously has the work changes I remove an existing set of bookmarks and create a new set.
      It would be really good if I could save a defined set of bookmarks somewhere and be able to load them in if I’m working on that area of the code. This would save me having to recreate them each time.

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • using Rational Quality Manager, we can test Coded UI testcases using command line tool provided by RQM.

        using Rational Quality Manager, we can test Coded UI testcases using command line tool provided by RQM.
        In the sameway, TFS should provide a feasibility to execute third party test cases(HP QC or RFT) through Command line.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow me to link Visual C++ filters to specific directories

          Please give me a way to associate a directory for a given filter (ie folder) in VC++. The directory would be used as the default when I click on a filter and run the Add New wizard. This would help greatly on larger projects with elaborate directory structures.

          Here is an example of how the current setup is maddening. Imagine I am working on something that has a directory structure like this

          \Foo
          \build
          \msvc << VC++ files here
          \brandX << build/make files for your competition
          \include
          \Algorithms
          sort.h
          \Collections
          vector.h
          \src
          \Algorithms
          sort.cpp
          \Collections
          vector.cpp

          I can create Filters…

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            4 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add https Website URL link to the Windows Azure Activity Log after deployment complete

            After publishing a cloud web service the GUID based URL is displayed as a hyper link in the Windows Azure Activity Log window.

            Can you please detect that the deployed web-role only exposes an https endpoint and hence display the hyperlink as https or display both a http and an https hyperlink.

            Every time I publish I need to copy and paste the url and then edit the http to be https.

            Thanks,

            Richard

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              0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • VSTS Load Test Client side perf statistics measurement

              Currently VSTS Load test framework doesn't provide detailed client side statistics. Like when response time for any request is recorded it provides very few details like TTFB. We require more detailed statistics like DNS Lookup time, connection time, Receive time, round trip time etc. This should be inbuilt to Visual studio load test framework. Currently for measuring these statistics we have to depend on external tools/utilities which increases scripting time, analysis time and reporting time. Also these tools have very limited supporting configuration.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide the workflow item type customization fascility

                Provide the workflow item type customization fascility

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please provide forward & backword navigation for "Source Control explorer" on TFS

                    For those who uses TFS extensively, I personally feel missing the advantage of
                    forward & backword navigation option for exploring items in source control explorer.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS - Allow adding any/all fields to user stories and features

                      Users/Administrators should be able to add any/all fields to the screens used to create/edit user stories and features. You can select the fields in the column listing but you can't actually get any information into many of the fields because they are not exposed!

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix "Find all References" in C++

                        Fix "Find All Refererences" in Visual C++ so that it returns only valid references. It currently returns a list of unrelated items with the same name, including items that might be in MFC. I have a function named "LoadFrame" that loads a drawing image. When I do "Find All References" it gives me a list of items in MFC code related to loading frame windows. The functions signatures aren't even the same.

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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • radial gradient brush

                          Please add Radial Gradient Brush in Windows Store. I am trying to port a silverlight game to windows store and need this for lots of my effects, flame , smoke , gasses, lights..

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stop having Code Analysis window take focus during builds

                            When building a solution, the Code Analysis window/tab always gets focus during a build. This is highly disruptive, as I often modify code during builds, and when this window pops up as I am typing, it screws up what I was working on. Furthermore, it's just plain annoying (particularly when it is docked in the same panel as the Solution tab.

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                              0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide a way to see tasks across projects without selecting a project/collection first.

                              For team members whose tasks in a given week cross projects/collections, it would be nice to see all active tasks on the Welcome screen or a User Centric view. It should also be able to be set to have a user-defined default filter, like only active tasks due this week or similar.

                              Currently our team members have to pick a project and then run a shared query to view tasks on all projects.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support Dynamic Web Templates

                                Include support for Dynamic Web Templates. This feature existed in Expression Web. With EW being removed as an MS product, it would be nice to move it's capabilities into VS.

                                VS is great for ASP.NET, but in many cases ASP.NET is a massive overhead that does not fit a website project. HTML5 is preferred for general website design, but a method for consistancy is still needed, thus Dynamic Web Templates.

                                I create and manage websites for non-profits. In most cases they host the website on whatever platform is free or donated. Providing the website in HTML and PHP is the…

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                                  5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Being able to notify team members of change in task

                                  We use our tasks for internal communication, and it would be nice with a feature like our previous bug report system, where you could notify people of a change in a task.
                                  As in if I would like a few team members to know about my blockage of a certain task, I could notify them when I make this change to the task.
                                  Or if you write some general knowledge of a problem related to a task, and would like to share that knowledge. The only option as far as I know right now, is to assign the task to…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Visual Studio should provide a mechanism to consolidate the test coverage files for different test runs

                                    Suppose the project team is having 500 test case to execute and it will take more than 1 day and different test runs are required to execute all these test cases. But ideally visual studio replaces the results of the previous test run with the new one.Visual studio should provide a mechanism to export the results or to consolidate different test run results.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Hire GUI designers who are not blind.

                                      quite probably the worst looking Visual Studio ever. Washed out, no boundaries, monochrom, SHOUTING AT ME, and incomprehensible.

                                      Stupid, and incompetent...

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                                      • allow the Windows Phone emulator to connect a Microsoft Account.

                                        I am not a developer but I want to run the emulator to try out Windows Phone 8. I also want to try out apps available for Windows Phone 8. Sadly I cannot because the Windows Phone emulator can't connect to a Microsoft Account. Not only does that mean no third-party apps, it also means you can't try out People Hub either, a really cool feature of Windows Phone 8.

                                        Please allow the Windows Phone emulator to connect a Microsoft Account.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support expressions for ObsoleteAttribute similar to DebuggerDisplayAttribute

                                          Support expressions for ObsoleteAttribute similar to DebuggerDisplayAttribute so that we could make the warning dynamic to the code that is being marked obsolete. Mainly I would like to use this in combination with the awesome hack that Pablo Fernandez came up with on StackOverflow to produce Custom Compiler Warnings.

                                          http://stackoverflow.com/questions/154109/custom-compiler-warnings

                                          Of course just adding a new attribute for producing custom compiler warnings would be great too. Having the warnings able to have a category attached to them would be the icing on the cake.

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