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  1. Allow creating unit test playlists that include entire classes instead of only individual test methods

    Right now the "unit test playlists" feature (added in VS2012.2) lets you create a list of individual tests (i.e. methods) to be run. However, we are adding new methods every day, which means the playlists would constantly need to be updated.

    It would be great if I could add an entire test class to a playlist, rather than only individual test methods.

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      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Double click on a control should show code from event handlers already written for that control (possibly in alphabetical order)

      Example: if I double-click on a DataGridView I always get a Sub for handling the CellContentClick even if I didn't write code for that event and maybe I have 10 subs for handling other DataGridView events for the same DataGridView

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Open source the Visual Studio Setup Projects code

        Unfortunately you broke the workflow of many customers and users by excluding Visual Studio Setup Projects tools from Visual Studio 2012.

        Despite more than 5000 votes you've declined to bring it back. That leads to the conclusion that you don't want or for whatever legal reason (contract with Flexera or what ever) are not allowed to actively support your customers there.

        The least thing I expect from you as our business partner (we pay for VS) would be to allow the community to help itself fix what you've broken. You should do this by open source the code of the…

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Show -where- we are un-doing (Ctrl-Z) in the source code. It doesn't really relocate the cursor right now.

          Show -where- we are un-doing (Ctrl-Z) in the source code. It doesn't really relocate the editor screen. When I go out for diner and come back, I often undo to show to my brain where I was last time I typed some code. But most of the time, it undo, I -feel- it places the cursor at the right place, but the scroll isn't good at all, so I can't see quickly what I just typed, as it disappears before I have the time to adjust the scroll.

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • support SqlCmdVars when using MsDeploy dbDACFx provider

            When MsDeploy 3.0 was released, it came with the new dbDACFx provider to do incremental database deployments based on dacpacs (created with Sql Server Data Tools aka .sqlproj). I would like to be able to use SqlCmdVars (supported by sqlpackage.exe) when creating msdeploy packages. These sqlCmdVars should be set using the Parameters.xml file so parameteres can be entered when using the IIS Manager Import Package wizard, the same way as fx appSettings can be entered.

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              1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • when the coach c # in French Lab 6

              Je suis en apprentissage du C# et je suis rendu à cet étape. C'est une excellent méthode d'apprentissage ce Coach C#. Merci

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • develop clipboard capability for ASP.NET

                I know its not there because of security issues, but like anything else, evil programmers have found ways to get around it. Why not just create this in VS and make it easier for the rest of us who just want it to help out the user?

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Visual Studio Documentation and Forums More Approachable

                  For developers that are in the process of learning Microsoft technologies, when searching for a specific library, method, data type, or property it is not easy to narrow down what language, .net version, or type of application that each of these different things fit under. For example, when creating a VSTO Add-In using visual Studio 2012 c# and trying to find a data type or a method, searches show up from other languages, technologies, and it is not clear what encapsulates what. And when the search is narrowed with the above attributes, hardly any search results are shown or are…

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • show a tool tip of the start of the code block when hovering on the end of block

                    I spend too much time trying to find the start or end of a code block, especially when dealing with nested blocks.

                    With nested 'if' statements and other code blocks, if I hover over the close of the block (or the 'else' portion), show a tool tip of the contents of the start of the block so I know which 'if' statement it belongs to. In the case of VB's 'Loop...While' statement, showing the bottom of the block (because it contains the logic condition) would be needed.

                    The tool tip could also have a navigation feature to jump me to…

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow NFC tags to change settings

                      Allow a NFC tag to change your settigns.
                      ex:
                      so that your just have to scan 1 tag to change your bluetooth settings to 'on', wifi 'off' and data roaming 'on'

                      now you if you scan a tag it directs you to the settings.
                      but not switch / toggel settings.

                      Grtz
                      wouter

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add ??? as an recursive null reference check operator in addition to the null-coalescing operator ??

                        In C# we have the ?? operator

                        MyClass item = GetInstance()
                        var result = object ?? new MyClass();

                        this is nice but I would love to have a deep null rererence check

                        string product_name = Order.OrderDetails[0].Product.Name ??? "no product defined";

                        this could be easily implemented by some compiler magic and translate to

                        Func<string> _get_default = () => "no product defined";
                        string product_name = Order == null
                        ? _get_default.Invoke()
                        : Order.OrderDetails[0] == null
                        ? _get_default.Invoke()
                        : Order.OrderDetails[0].Product == null
                        ? _get_default.Invoke()
                        : Order.OrderDetails[0].Product.Name ?? _get_default.Invoke()

                        the func would ensure that you don't have the repeat the default part in the code.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add the ability to check in files from Solution Explorer for "Classic ASP" Website

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                          Hi All,

                          i want some help for Check in & Check Out Process for Classic ASP Pages on Visual Studio 2010.

                          Currently What i am doing is Goint to.

                          Files >> Open >> Websites >> Remote Website and Give my Local Server Name there with Port.


                          Then all the Directory of my Website gets listed out and i Click on Page i want and "Check Out" for edit and once my work is done i want to "Check in" the Page,But i am not getting that option on the List.

                          So can anyone please let me know,how i will…

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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create a search utility in Source Control Explorer

                            We have many solutions and folders listed in Source Control Explorer. It would be handy to search (just like Solution Explorer) for specific files and/or folders instead of going through everything manually.

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                              0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Keep building great tools!

                              Keep building great tools!

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Refresh the source control icons in the Solution Explorer after getting latest

                                When someone else has a file checked out, a padlock is displayed next to the file in the Solution Explorer. When they check in, and I do "Get Latest", the lock icon does not refresh so it appears that the file is still checked out.

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Filter by tag in current sprint

                                  You can filter by tags almost everywhere (including Product Backlog) but not in a sprint. But the sprint is where they are most useful... they can be used to track everything that is missing from TFS workflow: Blocked, sub-process details (QA complete, Code Reviewed, etc). Please let us filter by tags in sprints.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Automatically populate test failure type field in MTM test summary

                                    Failure type should be accessible while running a test. The field should also auto fill with failure type. When a new bug is created during a test run, the failure type should be new issue. If a failed step is due to existing bug or you update a bug, failure type should be known issue.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Confirm before removing a breakpoint that has conditions or other manually entered configurations. It's too easy to accidentally lose them.

                                      It's far too easy to accidentally click the breakpoint's "red dot" to remove it. You then have to start over and re-enter your conditional.

                                      Please confirm before removing a breakpoint that has conditions or other manually entered configurations.

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                                      • Add to the synchronized settings the debug-->Exceptions the exceptions I want to catch

                                        Add to the synchronized settings the debug-->Exceptions the exceptions I want to catch

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Display a red dot on VS icon when there are unsaved changes

                                          Project changes are easy to forget to save. Adding new files for example, does not automatically save the project, so unless you press "save all", when you commit into source control (i'm not talking about integrated source control) then the project file is missed.

                                          This is the reason things like this exist:
                                          https://github.com/xpaulbettsx/saveallthetime

                                          How about a simple red dot on the VS icon in the taskbar when there are unsaved changes? Use the same red dot that is used in the files tab.

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                                            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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