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  1. Bring back the Data Source Wizard lost with the Test List Editor

    Please can you bring back the Data Source Wizard which you lost when the Test List Editor was deleted from VS2012. Most of the People using Coded UI Testing are not developers and find having to hand code a datasource confusing at best and imposible at worst. Many have gone back to using rival functional testing products like test complete or qtp. Please make this a matter of priority.

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      2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make it easier to read type tooltips

      I often use mouse-over to understand the types of various functions, but sometimes it is incredibly difficult to read with all the parenthesis and -> symbols. I also sometimes can't figure out which of the previous parameters the "option" word applies to. If the type tooltips put each function parameter on a separate line, or each each parameter was colored differently, or if it were indented somehow, it would be much easier to parse. For example, I've got a function that does a depth-first-search on a graph. The function takes an optional filter function that takes a vertex and returns…

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Update the Default Area without Refreshing

        The default Area Path is a great addition to TFS! Unfortunately, when I change the default Area Path in the web interface on visualstudio.com and add a new User Story, the Area Path is the old default Area Path. To get it to update, I have to refresh the Home page. It's a minor inconvenience, but it seems like it could be an easy fix. Thanks!

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        • rename project folders and files

          Create a way to rename a project folder. This is closely related to http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2517011-enable-project-renaming- and http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3054944-rename-the-project-folder-when-renaming-a-project

          I would like a way where I can change a folder name and optionally filenames: Project -> right click -> rename folder and files... -> give a new name, select folder, output filename or both ->
          * Visual Studio updates name of the the solutiondirectory
          * Visual Studio updates the solution to point at the new directory
          * Visual Studio updates references of other projects to this project to the new directory
          * Visual Studio updates the project to reflect the new output file…

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            3 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • fix roadblocks to building mstest extensions

            There is some documentation on the net about mstest extensibility but it has a terribly complicated deployment process that makes it sadly underutilized.

            A few links:
            http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vstsqualitytools/archive/2009/09/04/extending-the-visual-studio-unit-test-type-part-2.aspx
            http://blogs.msdn.com/b/qingsongyao/archive/2012/03/28/examples-of-mstest-extension.aspx
            http://www.digitaltapestry.net/blog/extending-mstest

            Allow the same unit test project to define and consume ms test extensions. Allow a unit test project to consume ms test extensions defined in class libraries which are referenced by the unit test project. Provide a more robust set of features for implementing ms test extensions (ive never written an extension so i dont know what these are, but if there do exist any major gaps in this existing extensibility…

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              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support WXP for VS2012

              The Microsoft official site states the following operating systems are supported of VS2012 RC:

              •Windows 7 (x86 and x64)
              •Windows 8 Release Preview (x86 and x64)
              •Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
              •Windows Server 2012 RC (x64)

              According this paper, http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2012/09/01/windows-7-finally-overtakes-windows-xp-mac-os-x-overtakes-windows-vista/, WXP and W7 have equivalent market share at around 47%. How could the VisualStudio Team ignore WXP which is half of its total market share???

              Please, support WXP by VS2012

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create more display filters for TFS2012 Web Access.

                Users need to be able to view PDF, Docx and VSS file extensions without having to download the file first. This would make the Web Access tool in TFS more popular with none programmers

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                  1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable custom ordering in product backlog and sprint backlog in TFS Web Access

                      Like in "scrum from the trenches" we priorise the work items in descending order of the priority value, being 100 the most important and 0 the less important. In web acess we can't change the sorting order/column of the sprint backlog or product backlog.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add the "Save and Close" button to existing work items in the web based TFS 2012

                        This button is available when creating a new bug/task but it is not available when editing existing work items. This was available in previosu web versions and it is very annoying to navigate to the left and click on my shared query to get back to my list of work items after editing one.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Have an option to set the iteration lenth for a Release

                          Currently I have to go into each sprint and set start and end dates. I should only have to set the start and end dates of a release and the iteration length and number of sprints and start/end dates per sprint should get automatically generated.
                          That said, users should still have the flexibility to alter dates per sprint if they wish to ( but that is against the agile- dogma)

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                          • TFS- Agile PM : Backlog Query - Lacks story and task view by default

                            I would like to have the ability to expand my tasks in the backlog view and see the same effect when I use the TFS view in excel. Right now, I have to write a new query for that. Let's face it, not every user of TFS Agile PM is technical :)

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • View Board - Include a Release view ( a snap shot view of the release -with sprints and stories within each sprint)

                              I want to be able to view all the sprints and (stories planned per sprint) in one page with sprints as vertical columns and the current sprint somehow highlighted. May be there is already a way? or may be it is an enhancement. Can anybody help ?

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow common configuration changes in TFService at Project Level

                                With on-premise TFS I can amend the CommonConfiguration.xml defined at a project level, by using the "witadmin importcommonprocessconfig" command.

                                One thing this enables me to do, for instance, is remove Sat / Sun as part of the weekend and automatically exclude those days from a sprint (affect various reports).

                                However, even though this is defined at a project (not infrastructure) levelam unable to set this for TFService (MSFT's cloud based TFS online service offering). (c.f. http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/TFService/thread/0c5982f5-f01e-4961-a964-1407f91a7100)

                                Please release a future version of TFService where we are allowed to amend process / agile common configuration at a project level.

                                4 votes
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                                • Allow TFS2012 dashboard screen to customize

                                  TFS2012 is a great software, allowing user to customize TFS2012 Web home screen will help a lot.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Keyboard navigation form Code to XAML

                                    Navigating from C#-code to XAML-code by typing Strg-Tab keys activates the Preview of the Designer. When then typing i.e. cursor-up I move the selected element. This way I often do things I didn´t want to do, because I wnated to edit the code and not move any control. I think that is not what most coders want. I think most prgrammes want the cursor to be set into the XAML-code window. To activate the XAML code window I have to press shift-F7 (after after Strg-Tab).
                                    For me it would be fine to have any possibility to deactivete the editing in…

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                                      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Visual Studio should have option to format code like netbeans IDE has in ContectMenu option.

                                      Visual Studio should have option to format code like netbeans IDE has in ContectMenu option.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Visualizers which allow us to visualize list & dictionary data while debugging

                                        Like Datatable in .Net Framework allows us to view data in the datatable, it should allow to view list data like datatable.

                                        http://rapiddevbookcode.codeplex.com/releases/view/51056

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                                        • Add Code Verification & Suggestion Functionality for C#

                                          Add advanced Code Verification & Suggestion Functionality like in re-sharper in Visual Studio which checks code & give suggestions for code quality improvement.

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