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  1. Thre needs to be additional check points provided to TC exacuters with the addition of the Pause and resume functionlity

    There shold be adiditonal logic to allow a tester to continue exacution after the test case has been saved and closed if test steps have to be exacuted. The istroduciton with the pause functionlity allows users to pause pass off and reusme a test case however there are no reminders that a save and close will end the exacution. This introduciton gives the laymen user the deeling that they can continue or restart a test case exacution with the previous steps states at any point. Popup with remindes would help drive the process and direct the exacuter.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Thre should be a tracability map and report

      As this product allows you to integrate and link all types of work itesm that would be present during the SDLC but seemd to leave out the extesive reporting that teams and leader ship are accustomed to seeing throug-out the market. Many of the reports that are avaialble provide minimal data and dont allow for ease of expantion or cross referncing of data. This is very appearant in the area of test exacution and traceabilty. The tracability map privdes the stake holder the warm and fuzzy that there expectations are being addressed not only in the developmetn but testing space.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Test exacution tracability

        Currenlty MTM allows you to review exacutions but prvides little inforation to dterine if you are looking at the correct exacution. The screen provides an ID that you are unable to tie back to the test case or the test suite (my assumption is that its the exacution id) and the testers name; although helpful does not allow for tracablity. THis area shoud provide greater flexabilty and ore direct communication of an exacution that can be tied back to the test case.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow us to Rename and Delete Folders

          If I create a folder by mistake I dont have a way to delete or rename.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Comments on build. Changesets per build.

            Add comments to a specific build. Changesets per build for version controll.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide "Visual Studio Documentaion" (at http://msdn...) to be downloaded (as a Free Standalone Lightweight html Zip file) to use offline. G

              Hi, I would like to have "Visual Studio Documentaion" (for Visual Studio 2012 at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dd831853.aspx) to be downloaded (as a Free Standalone Lightweight html Zip file) to use offline. To those who novice and anyone who like to get thorough understanding of IDE, it will be a Great Learning Tool. Furter it may be made avilable inside the IDE through "help". Also provide a way to Update "the Old Version of the Documentation" by Downloading "the New Version" (atleast twice a year), just a single click! Thanks!

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • WF designer rehost on Silverlight

                The ability to rehost de designer on Silverlight. (Its time to make WF components as XAML...) This would be a major feature.

                21 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow auto-layout in ADO.Net Entity Model Designer to be disabled

                  Much as I love ADO.Net Entity Data Model Designer (VS2010), one feature is making me INSANE.

                  When initially putting together a complex data model, it's perfectly fine (and desirable) that Designer figures out on its own where the lines delineating associations are placed. However, eventually, I wind up meticulously placing those lines myself for the sake of readability.

                  But if I finish my painstaking layout, and then decide to, say, add a property to an existing entity, Designer redoes my entire layout, or at least every association line that leads to or from that entity.

                  It's the definition of frustrating.…

                  28 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Provide the ability to search for a test case without openning the test case.

                    I'd like to be able to locate a test case within a suite without opening it. On the planning or test tabs. I have over 500 scripts and I can never find where they are located.

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                    • Show the number of test cases within a suite at the top level of the suite

                      currently the application shows the number of test cases within a suite at the lowest level. I would like to see it at the top level.

                      For example

                      Plan A - 9
                      suite A - 4 (there are 4 tests in this folder)
                      suite B - 5 (there are 0 tests in this folder but 4 in the next below and 1 in the next below)
                      suite B1 - 4
                      suite B2 - 1

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add ability to email results from Plan Tab - MTM Test Manager

                        Would like to have the ability to email the reports to show the status of the test plan. Graphs and all.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show teammates checkouts when using local workspaces

                          Currently when a team uses individual workspaces any checkouts are only visible to the person who did the checkout. This causes unwanted merge conflicts and also makes it impossible for a team lead to determine if all changes are checked into TFS before doing a build. It should be a simple matter to track checkouts at the server level and deliver that information on a get latest or checkout request to the client. A simple fix could alleviate a lot of headaches.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Attach child process to debugger automatically

                            Visual Studio debugger should support automatically debugging created child processes

                            166 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                              • create support of Ruby/Python

                                I like C# and Visual Basic for Win8 apps, but if you create a Ruby/Python support...

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow to specify platform specific dependencies of a platform independent DLL

                                    Currently, architecture independent assemblies cannot specify references to architecture dependent assemblies, even if those exist for all desired architectures (e. g. SharpSVN).

                                    There are ugly workarounds using the assemblyresolve event at the appdomain, but those fail when the target assemblies happen do exist in the GAC.

                                    What I need is a way to create an "CIL" assembly which references both the x86 and Amd64 version of SharpSVN, and decides at runtime which of them is the right one to load.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • reintroduce the option IgnoreColumnOrder in Schema Compare

                                      Please re-introduce the option to IgnoreColumnOrder when doing a Schema compare, as the task of copying large tables into temp tables and back again is tedious and takes a huge amount of time.

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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ignore certain tags like <# and #> in Visual Studio XML editor

                                        I would like to have an option to ignore certain tags like <# and #> in Visual Studio XML editor. There are some languages like BIML Script that mixes XML and C#.

                                        <ExecutePackage Name="EPT - <#=row["name"]#>">

                                        But then the XML obviously gets corrupt, because the brackets are not opening and closing one after the other. This will lead in losing formatting and even worse losing intellisense.

                                        It looks a bit like the good old ASP 3.0 where html tags where mixed with asp <% %> tags.

                                        There are online BIML editors that have no problems:
                                        http://bimlscript.com/Develop

                                        Also see MSDN Forum…

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                                          0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Id's to the HTML element tags generated in the LightSwitch HTML Client

                                          if you look at the generated DOM in a typical LS HTML page, none of
                                          the tags have any ID attributes, even though the elements are named in the LS Designer. This makes it not convenient to access elements of our choosing in our JS code, e.g. I want to alter the text of an element from the listener of another element.

                                          Please consider adding ID (or Name) attributes for all elements that exist in the Designer.

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                                            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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