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  1. I would suggest to add function IsNumeric to validate string as number

    I would suggest to add a function IsNumeric to validate when string as a number

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • PerfTips functionality when walking the callstack

      A useful feature would be able to obtain PerfTips-like functionality when walking the call stack in addition to the Intellitrace event timing.

      Even better would be PerfTips-like functionality in Intellitrace to determine the "wrap-up" performance between call-sites.

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Show count of selected characters

        In Visual Studio, at the bottom, there's "Ln" and "Col" to show the location of the cursor according to line and column.

        Add another bit of info in the same place, which shows how many characters are selected in the editor. Very useful when debugging.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Change how breakpoints are highlighted.

          When a breakpoint is set rather than highlight the entire line of code, why not highlight the first few characters and then fade it to the background colour? For multi-line breakpoints the highlighting could be reversed and it would fade in over the last few characters.

          I think this would be less visually jarring, yet still allow breakpoints to be easily located.

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • SharePoint Offline Development

            Provide a way to install a SharePoint SDK on a developers local machine without SharePoint having to be installed on the same machine as Visual Studio.

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              0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Remove special formatting from jumplists

              Currently, solution names in task bar jump lists seem to be split by camel case into words. "MyEntityFrameworkProject" becomes (literally) "My Entity Framework Project | MyEntityFrameworkProject".

              I don't think this adds any value. Certainly, the duplication doesn't. It was a nice idea but it doesn't work out. Please remove this and simply show "MyEntityFrameworkProject".

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • automatic interval refresh AD synced

                Create an configurable value for interval to sync users and groups to AD

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                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • How to login the remote desktop with user id and password using coded ui?

                  we are using vs 2013, we have automated some automated test cases using coded ui. i have on problem while i am running the those test cases in remote system. here the scenario is "after executed one test case we need to restart the system. After restarted I have to login the remote system with user credentials to continues execution for the remaining test cases."

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • If hash for a particular package fails, prompt the user for downloading the package from internet.

                    I have downloaded the ISO for the community edition for 3 times straight and all the three times there was a hash fail :(
                    I want a feature where if the setup detects that there is any hash failure for a particular package, it can suggest to download only that package from the internet so that some of the packages (which are of valid hash continue to work fine) and thereby saving some bandwidth.

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                      0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Have the result of a test case being reflected in all the suites that test case is in

                      Have the result of a test case being reflected in all the suites that test case is in.

                      We have a setup where we do risk based testing. Now it is possible that a test case is belonging to different test suites (all query based, using tfs 2013). In our set up the qeries are based on tags on the test cases.

                      Now imagine I execute a test case in Suite A.
                      When I then open suite B that also contains that test case I do not see the result of that execution without executing the test again.
                      When I…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please provide the steps to retrive the User stories which are available in a project TFS using Database.

                        Please provide the steps to retrive the User stories which are available in a project TFS using Database.

                        Also, the DB table which has details about testcases.

                        We need the link between the user story id & test case id. Please share the DB Query for the same.

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                        • Please provide the steps to download the testcase steps from TFS 2012 to excel sheet.

                          Please provide the steps to download the testcase steps from TFS 2012 to excel sheet.

                          I need all the columns availabe for a test case in TFS to get exported to excel sheet.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Stop forcing bloatware down my throat! If anyone should know about the potential for unwanted interaction is should be microsoft.

                            If I do not plan on using technologies like Silverlight, Windows Phone why should I be forced to have that **** taking up space, polluting my registry, and creating potential for installer issues installed on MY computer. Going to convince yet another client to abandon the MS stack in favor of LAMP stack to avoid extraneous ****, the next greatest technology to be abandoned when MS realizes that it can't make it work..

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                              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide a friendly way to select a Build Definition in Release Template properties

                              Its necessary a search option or a friendly way to select a Build Definition in Release Template properties

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                                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Use Desktop Toast Notifications

                                Use toast notifications to exploit this feature of Windows 8:

                                Submit desktop notifications such as when:

                                I was assigned a task or work item.
                                Amending or updating a task or work item assigned to me.
                                You have reached the deadline to complete a task
                                etc ...

                                61 votes
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                                • Make bindable Binding.Source, Binding.Path and Binding.Parameter

                                  Please make Binding.Source, Binding.Path and Binding.Parameter bindable, or at least some of them. This will allow dramatic code simplification. For example, binding to a variable property without Dynamic Properties ICustomTypeProvider, without Reflection and without complex MultiBindings with converters.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Assign build to test plan in web access

                                    On TFS 2013 update 4, it is not possible to assign a build before run a test plan.
                                    In Test Manager, it's works fine.
                                    Can you add this feature to test web access because it's very important to know on which build test are running ?

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                                    • disable team in a team project

                                      Actually, we have on team project per customer.
                                      When we start a project for this customer, we create a team in team project Customer (we also create an area path for this team)

                                      When the project ends, we delete the team and move the team area path to an "archived" node and we delete the team.

                                      We lose the list of team member.

                                      So, can you add a feature to only disable a team in a team project ?

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                                      • provide users with the capability to hide items (e.g., requirements and bugs) from the requirements board

                                        Currently, users cannot hide or delete items (e.g., requirements and bugs) from the requirements board, so the entire backlog of requirements/bugs that are "closed" display.

                                        For my project, I have hundreds of items that get Closed regularly, and scrolling to find items is annoying.

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                                        • provide users with the capability to specify item states (e.g., active, closed, ready for release, etc.)

                                          Currently, requirement states are:

                                          Proposed
                                          Active
                                          Closed

                                          For bugs, the states are:

                                          Active
                                          Proposed
                                          Resolved

                                          These limited state definitions do not provide my team with the flexibility to customize additional states. My team would find the ability to customize and add additional states useful because that is the mechanism that we use to track a ticket as it progresses through the SDLC, especially when we test tickets in different environments.

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