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  1. Web Test - VS 2012 - Add Proxy Authentication information for Web Proxy

    In Web performance test (VS 2012), we have the option to add proxy information at the root of the webtest, but there is no option to specify the proxy authentication due to which the web test fails "Request failed: The remote server returned an error: (407) Proxy Authentication Required. "

    Request you to add a option which can handle proxy authentication information along with proxy for the webtest as most of the proxy use authentication.

    Regards,
    Suresh Khurpa

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Profiling unit tests should ignore code running from init methods (AssemblyInitialize, TestInitialize, etc)

      The "Profile Test" option offered in the VS Test Explorer is cute, but doesn't offer enough flexibility.

      The problem is that there may be a significant amount of work being done in init methods (i.e. methods decorated with AssemblyInitialize, ClassInitialize or TestInitialize attributes), and the code running there does not constitute the unit test, and so should not be profiled.

      Only the code running in the selected test method should be profiled - otherwise the results are significantly skewed, and rarely usable.

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        0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • SSRS Add radius corners to text boxes

        This is a basic thing.. A report (a set of five actually) that re-produced an existing form took at least 4x time to do because all the boxes had to be drawn in a graphics program then imported into rectangles. Rectangles because i needed to put textbox's overlaying the graphics. What a pain!!

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          0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Trace debug

          Good day, I remember the time when prehistoric QuickBasic allow to execute your code step by step with 1 sec. delay. It was so convenient to see how logic of your code is going, when and where it is turn with which conditions. What about modern days? Is it possible to do the same in VS without thousands pressing of F11?

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            1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Fix XDesProc

            Fix XDesProc.exe so it doesn't hang everyone's systems.

            Just wondering, are you deliberately ignoring this bug, which has been reported by hundreds of developers?

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              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Include TFS build number in c# source

              Provide a way to embed the following as a text string in c# assemblyinfo.cs:
              1. TFS build number
              2. Build date and time

              We have to do this via a custom build task which adds unnecessary complexity to each of our 50+ applications. This should be built-in.

              It was simple in C++ via pragma. It should be built into c#.

              An attribute that specifies a simple static method run at build time taking no parameters and returning a string would be nice. The output from that would be embedded in the resulting compiled EXE or DLL.

              [BuildString="static string a() {…

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add an option for Team Rooms to turn off the "entered/left the room" messages.

                if there is no active discussion, but I open and close my browser or navigate to other pages in the Team site, there may be more "entered/left the room" messages than actual discussion.

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Target Branch in Merge Wizard should remember my last selection based on Source Branch

                  We have multiple projects with 3 projects each with a suffix of DEV, TEST and PROD.
                  We branch from DEV to TEST, and branch from TEST to PROD.

                  Then when we want to merge from TEST the merge wizard shows up the other 2 projects (DEV and PROD) as the target, but DEV is always selected as default. But we usually merge into PROD.

                  So every time in merge wizard we have to select the PROD as target. Sometimes accidentally the default DEV Project can be left selected and a wrong merge could be performed.

                  I think an easy solution…

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Auto-Create Strongly-Typed Views (Ctrl-M Ctrl-V in Controller)

                    If you auto-create a view using Ctrl-M Ctrl-V in a Controller while the cursor is focused on a method that returns a strongly-typed Model, the View should automatically infer what Model to strongly-type the View with.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show me the list of Datatips.

                      The Datatips often move randomly.
                      I want it easily managed just like the Breakpoints, and/or at least "listed" so that I can remove those in wrong places.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • make installer of Visual studio and express with updated to update 4 (or last)

                        I have seen that visual studio expres 2008 have updated iso to latest service pack 1 (that time).

                        I am not sure but this is first time I see 2008.

                        Now for 2010 I need to install 2010 express then update. it's take time and make not sure that it is done in right way.

                        I am watching a lot of people cried for update not work (installer failed) for 2012 version of visual studio and express.

                        If I use Visual studio express then I thing I really don't need update like 1.8 GB for update 2 or 2.1 GB…

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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Mouse cursor should not affect initial focused element of menus, opened under cursor from keyboard

                          Since VS2010, because of moving to WPF-based UI, when opening menus from keyboard (by Alt key or context menus with Application key), if mouse cursor is located over the menu, it affects initially selected/focused element. This is REALLY annoying and distracting.

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow a simple option toggle to switch off auto code formatting

                            At present (VS2013RC) in Options -> TextEditor -> All Languages there is a toggle "Automatic brace completion" which can be overridden in a lauguage specific way.

                            Can you add the equivalent for auto formatting so you don't have to go a manually switch off lots of individual settings

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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • Allow MTM to record assertions

                                QA can currently record actions that can be made into Coded UI tests.

                                But they can't record "assertions".

                                This seems odd because they are visually asserting already.

                                The assertion dialog for MTM could be much simpler than in Visual Studio. 99% of all assertions come from the "Display Value" field. Just make that the only one that MTM uses.

                                This allows the QA role to create much better actions that can then translate into Coded UI tests.

                                24 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow ability to disable XML comment warning for auto-generated code files

                                  I want the xml comment warnings for code generated by our developers, because it is in our coding standards to add xml documentation. However, we are using Coded UI, so there are many auto-generated code files included in our project, which clutters up the Error List (when treating warnings as errors) with thousands of errors we have no control over.

                                  I want to be able to turn on the xml comment warnings in general, but disable the xml comment warnings for only code files that are auto-generated that we have no control over.

                                  So, please add one of the following: …

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                                    2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add ability to tailormake the popup forms for PBI's etc

                                    When adding a PBI we would prefer to be able to add the following info in the form, as well as the list. Info required is original estimate (hrs), hrs worked, remaning work (hrs). this gives control over the transition from Scrum Poker Scores to real work that is being planned in a sprint. within the sprint you want to assess how well estimates typically are. so the deviation from Plan to Actual is highly relevant. The ability to link this bank to typical issues or individuals makes the forecasting process more tightly controlled.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Remember user setup/state on different dialogs

                                      If you try to customize the Backlog Item dialogue, for example, maximize the dialog - it does not utilized all available space in the editor fields, just the wide change, the height of the field does not change at all. I hope user state will be prioritized.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring back Test Impact Analysis in VS 2012

                                        The test impact view showing impacted tests after a code change has been made was a very useful feature in VS 2010. This saved a developer a lot of time identifying & running just the impacted tests rather than all the tests in the solution for a change in code. Now i see that even though there is an option to enable test impact analysis for a project in the test settings, the actual analysis is run by the TFS on the checked-in unit tests as part of build. This is inconvenient. Every developer should have the power to easily…

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                                          2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Permalinks to files in TFS Web code explorer

                                          When linking to a file through the code explorer in TFS Web Access, I'd like to have a 'permalink' URL that can link to the latest version of the file, and that handles moves/renames of the underlying file.

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