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  1. Visual studio editor collapse or expand conditional branching as (if) and iterations

    In visual studio the editor allows collapse or expand the methods and summary, its gonna be good that you add this functionality, I mean also collapse or expand the conditional branching as (if) and iterations as while, foreach, etc.. This will allow greater clarity when you are working, for example, with legacy code or refactoring code.

    Maybe it will be configurable in the display section of the menu options.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show full important attributes in collapsed outlining for xml

      We use xml files with our custom code generators, and when working with the collapsed outlining, the name attribute is truncated. For this particular application of xml, the name attribute is the only useful attribute to show in the outlining. It would be nice to enhance the xml with a processing directive or other property to signify which attribute(s) are important and should not be truncated in the collapsed outlining.

      Example:
      <COMMAND name="MyImportantCommand"...
      <COMMAND name="MyImportantCommandWithALongerName"...

      is collapsed to:
      [+]<COMMAND name="MyImportantComm">...</COMMAND>
      [+]<COMMAND name="MyImportantComm">...</COMMAND>

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      • Add a work item rule to allow for a range to be specified

        We are adding a new field that only requires a range of values. The range is large enough that using the ALLOWEDVALUES rule would not be beneficial. If a RANGE rule could be added this would be very useful.

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        • Make the Start Page dockable again

          In 2010, the Start Page could be marked as dockable, and docked to the tools tab, along with the Solution Explorer, Toolbox, etc.

          In 2013, this is no longer an option, and the page must be either left open, or must be opened manually every time you want to use it.

          Please make this page dockable again.

          Thanks.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Play back recordings for Exploritory Testing in MTM 2013

            Hi

            I have made the migration from MTM 2010 to MTM 2013. And I am so enjoying myself. Learning on forums, Youtube etc. How to do all the new stuff. I have been watching how to do the Exploratory testing and recording my actions. Including snapshots and comments.

            I have set up many test cases and I am able to run through these When we have a major build/development. But I do a whole load of exploratory testing. If I find a bug, would it not be a good, even great idea for a developer to view a recording of…

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Copy summary from interface definition to class when auto-implementing

                After defining an interface with summary on all properties and methods, it is strange that this isn't copied when using the "Implement interface"-functionality in the Visual Studio Editor.

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Find all assignments

                  A feature similar to "Find all references", but only includes assignments.

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Coded UI : Verify text or sybol color

                    Hi,

                    I want to verify the color of the symbol displayed in the UI, but not able to locate the control, the symbol is part of another control as displayed in below screen shot :(Note : Blue marked section is one control located by coded UI)

                    Please refer attached screenshot. Similary how to verify text gets highlighted or in bold?

                    Please let me know is it possible to verify the color of symbol "$" with the control property provided?

                    Best Regards,

                    Sunil

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • incorporate a "slow motion" debugger.

                      It would be nice to have a feature that added an automatic step-through debugging mode that would step through (or step over) each line at a configurable interval. I find myself debugging a lot of legacy code, observing each line in sequence. Something like this might have some application for observing the flow of data within complex or recursive methods, and would spare me the trouble of mashing F10 constantly.

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make CodeMap availbale for all Visual Studio editions

                        Make CodeMap availbale for all Visual Studio editions

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • try using statements to avoid some nesting

                          try using (StreamWriter writer = File.AppendText(path))
                          {
                          writer.WriteLine(line);
                          }
                          catch (IOException
                          {
                          throw;
                          }

                          would be nicer syntax than

                          try
                          {
                          using (StreamWriter w = File.AppendText(path))
                          {
                          w.WriteLine(line);
                          }
                          }
                          catch (IOException)
                          {
                          throw;
                          }

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Can we add an Task.Sleep() Method ?

                            In current Task design, when we need to pause the current Task for a while, for example, a delay between retrying some actions like a network connection, there are some choices:
                            1. await Task.Delay or a one time Timer Task which Task.Delay internally does.
                            2. Use Task.Delay().Wait();
                            3. Use Thread.Sleep;
                            4. Use Task.ContinueWith() to chain the Task.Delay and another Task to resume execution.
                            5. Anything else ?

                            In Case 1, the task will become an async task and it is not always expected in many cases. For example, when we use Parallel.ForEach, async function is not aware and that parallel.foreach…

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • update code reviews to use the tool already configured for compare rather than default

                              TFS already supports customer user tools for comparisons and merging via tools -> options -> source control -> vs tfs -> configure user tools

                              this works fine when doing diffs on source control etcetera, however these settings are ignored when doing a code review and the diffs are automatically opened in visual studio and the custom configurations are ignored.

                              6 votes
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                              • Make the 'Quick Find' window moveable and dockable in VStudio Express 2013

                                The 'Quick Find' section currently part of VStudio Express 2013, does not allow you to move it from the top right of the screen, this should be windowed and allow developers to move it where they require.

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                                • Support for syntax checking for javascript on web pages.

                                  It would be nice to have syntax checking within a web form for javascript. Right now, all I get is function not defined. I can eventually find the errors but it would be nice to know what line and a hint on the error.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • allow user to tag multiple work items at one time.

                                    In the dialog to modify multiple items at one time the 'Tag' field is not available. I want to be able to tag multiple items with the same tag at once.

                                    I run a query and find a set of items that are related and want to temporarily track them together with tag. I am now forced to select each item and tag it individually. This is very painful. Please consider it.

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                                    • Add test status as environment variable in PostTest script

                                      When running a post test script it would be great to have the info if the tests passed or not through a TF_BUILD_TESTSTATUS environment variable.

                                      A workaround is to edit the build template, add a GetBuildDetail activity before RunPostTest activity and then update the RunPostTest activity passing it this value through EnvironmentVariables.

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                                      • "My first test" rename does not show in dashboard

                                        When I renamed the "My first test" availability test, the new name does not show up in the dashboard.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Test Explorer is severely limited

                                          I have to assume the people who developed the VS2012/2013 test explorer view never actually had to use it in production. The test explorer view is horribly limited in comparison to the one in VS2010.

                                          1. Running tests does not open the Test Explorer window until after all the tests completed running. There's literally no indication that anything is happening. VS2010 immediately opened the window to show you that the tests were running.

                                          2. Where are the columns? Most importantly: the error message column. if I'm dealing with multiple test failures, I almost always just need to see the error…

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