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  1. Expose the standard BSD socket functions to Windows Store applications

    Expose the standard BSD socket functions to Windows Store applications. This will allow for easier porting and sharing of socket code with other platforms.

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      0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Help us build on account and applications synchronization.

      In the gaming world, ( single user price == Office 365), game play services are synchronized for best user experience but in the document world, Office desk applications need to be rebuilt for online experience synchronization, to help people work with an increased number of applications, file reuse for, server, Web, or Apps development. Office 365 inflexibility when coding site forces 10 free sites at Azure, yet the service, is Azure. Lack of assurance that Azure will maintain 10 free site services, will keep from transferring host names or external site services. Visual Studio online provide for 5 free users…

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        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow code to be dropped onto the Immediate Window

        The Immediate Window currently does not allow any drop operations.

        Can you please make it accept text drag&drop like a regular text view?

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          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • can CUIT support testing two applications that are on different computers within one test case, and steps rely on each app's test result?

          can CUIT support testing two applications that are on different computers within one test case, and steps rely on each app's test result?

          two applications are resided on two computers. e.g. App1 on Comp1, and App2 on Comp2. two computers are connected via Ethernet. App1 and App2 talk each other via TCP/IP. is it possible in one CUIT test case implement the scenario that allows to manipulate App1 and App2 simultaneously, and the actions on App1 need to rely on App2's execution result. e.g. click on button A on App1 if label B on App2 == "Sent". thanks.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VS Online: Use responsive design for Work Item & PBI screens

            It would be really nice if the VS Online screens for Case Stories, PBI, Tasks etc all used the entire screen space that is available. At present all controls are a fixed size which is suitable for those with very small screens.
            It would be nice the description, History & similar panes filled the rest of the screen. Rather than appearing as small windows with scrollbars. Yet leaving the bottom half of window completely unused.

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            • Handles keyword in WPF

              In Windows Forms for events is used Handles keyword, in WPF isn't. Please implements Handles keyword to the WPF.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow rolling up multiple iterations/team in the Kanban board

                Developer X is on TigerTeamA and TigerTeamB (within the same team project) tasked with work on ProjectA and ProjectB. Each tiger team has its sprints reflecting the delivery schedule for the effort they are dedicated to. Developer Y is on TigerTeamB. Resource manager Z wants to see a Kanban board showing Developer A and Developer B's workload (assigned, in progress and completed) for all current iterations they are involevd in.

                TeamA
                SprintA1 (current)
                SprintA2
                SprintA3

                TeamB
                SprintB1
                SprintB2 (current)
                SprintB3

                Manager Z can currently only view Kanban board for SprintA1 or SprintB2, ech telling part of the story. He wants…

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                • When Reopening Data Connections in Server Explorer

                  When reopening projects with Visual Studio I don't see a way to reuse DataConnections. I always have to recreate the connection if I choose to work on code in a different computer. After a while you start polluting your web.config files...etc....

                  Perhaps this was already fixed in newere versions. I am using Visual Studio 2010.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add AttributeTargets.Constructor to the ValidOn property of the AttributeUsageAttribute on AttributeUsageAttribute

                    If the AttributeUsageAttribute could be specified on an attributes constructors and not just on the whole class we could have different parameterised constructors available to specific AttributeTargets.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow breakpoints to be set/controlled within the 'Peek Definition' window.

                      This is a user workflow thing but I found myself using the peek window and wanting to set a breakpoint inside it (F9 or mouseclick), didnt see the feature so I thought I'd post it here..

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                        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allows better access and managment of Virtual Windows 8 keyboard

                        Seems to me that windows 8 today is more oriented with Store thinking in mind for most of feature and you forget that Desktop Metro style application are also important to cover without neceesarry having to go through the store.

                        I am coming from a word where we are buiding multitouch collaborative application experience and in such application we need to be able to pop up the virtual keyboard and get it display at the place user was walling it. See our the Surface shelle Virtual keyboard was behaving is a key in such application

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for SSH keys as alternate authentication method in TFS Online

                          A common way to authenticate clients in a Git setup is to use SSH keys. It would be nice to have that method on TFS Online as well.

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                          • Run affected unit tests when code changes

                            It would be really helpful for test driven development if Visual Studio would monitor the code as it changes, run affected unit tests and highlight code that is covered.

                            There are commercial and free add-ins for Visual Studio that already do this, but it would be great to have these features natively in the IDE.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Custom Deployment Metadata

                              That would be very usefull if we could define custom metadata,

                              The objectif is to define a value once for a stage and be able to set it to many component and action variable.

                              Ex: $(MyMetaData1)

                              Available standard metadata is explained in this post
                              http://support.inreleasesoftware.com/entries/24422737-Deployment-Metadata

                              Standard metadata available should allowed in action too.

                              15 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • allow to create debugger visualizers for not full trusted application

                                according to note "Debugger visualizers require greater privileges than are allowed by a partial trust application. As a result, visualizers do not load when you are stopped in code with partial trust. To debug using a visualizer, you must run the code with full trust" at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/zayyhzts.aspx

                                you are not able to create custom debugger visualizers, which can be used for example when you want to debug Windows phone or Windows store apps

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable one TFS Build settings file for Cross Branch Project(s)

                                  Enable one TFS Build settings file for Cross Branch Project(s)

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                                  • Load Testing: Recognize Thread.Sleep in Transaction Time

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                                    See this thread: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f3edca5c-2b33-4ec7-a9ea-1c5df87fc838/response-time-vs-transaction-time-in-a-load-test-of-unit-tests?forum=vstest

                                    Isn't failing to recognize thread.sleep values in the transaction time a bug? Why would we not want that functionality in unit tests as well as web tests?

                                    How can I get transactions that would recognize thread.sleep as well as the response times and add them all up for me

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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Increase maximum size of PDB file

                                      Large single-exe applications contain lots of debug information (especially when using lots of C++ templates). This causes the PDB file to grow to 1GB and higher. The current limit is 1GB. If the linker generates a PDB file larger than 1GB, the link fails with a message that the disk might be full.

                                      The maximum size of a PDB file should be much higher than 1GB (4GB or even more).

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                                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow debugging of C++ Lambda expressions

                                        The usefulness of Lambdas in Visual Studio 2013 is severely limited by the fact that the debugger doesn't seem to understand how to debug them. You can't examine variables inside the lambda..

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • spell checker

                                          I have a great idea implement a spell/suggestion checker for all text that go on the UIs be it forms/web pages all UIs ,,,, many times when creating UIs developers tend to forget to check spelling errors

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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