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  1. "Not in list" support for Playlist feature

    With the new Playlist feature a "Not in list" support is required, without which playlist is less useful for the tests added later in lists

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make VS2012 usable again

      For f's sake, put the VS2010 colours back into VS2012, now!

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add in-code markup for hiding of classes or members from Intellisense in unmanaged C++

        For managed C++ (and other .NET languages), there has existed for some time a syntax to selectively hide classes, or members within classes, from Intellisense:

        [EditorBrowsable(EditorBrowsableState.Never)]

        There is no equivalent mechanism for unmanaged C++.

        I work a lot with unmanaged C++, and am VERY frustrated that I cannot present the users of my code with a clean interface (i.e. 'showing' them only those aspects that are stable and deliberately intended for invoking/overriding, while hiding anything that is considered implementation-internal and/or subject to arbitrary revision in the future.)

        This could be very easily resolved by a couple of small tweaks to…

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          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enhance the aupport of automatic properties with some new statements

          Automatic properties are a wonderful innovation because they hide all of the backing field stuff from you and make it very easy to implement a new property for a class.

          Because many properties require implementing INotifyPropertyChanged, I would like to suggest a new statement named iset that would do the same thing the set statement does and would also implement INotifyPropertyChanged behind the scenes for you. For example public string MyProperty { get; iset; }

          To allow for the case where some additional code needs to be run after the PropertyChanged event is raised, also support a new statement iaset…

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enhance the Find and Replace Dialog

            If you have a property with a backing field, common practice is to Pascal case the property name and Camel case the backing field with or without a leading underscore. For example - FirstName and firstName or underscorefirstName (I could not type the underscore character into this text editor).

            If you then copy the entire FirstName block it requires 2 operations to change the new block to LastName, 1 to match the case (e.g. FirstName to LastName) and a second one to replace without matching case (e.g. FirstName to lastName). You also have to tweak the replace textbox for the…

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              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add IntelliSense for Node.js scripts and AMD modules

              WebMatrix has good IntelliSense support for Node.js server-side code.
              It can even resolve exported functions from other module using require().

              Can this be added to Visual Studio's Javascript IntelliSense engine?

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                under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual Studio 2012 Is the worst UI from Microsoft Ever

                So I am converting to VS2012 as everyone has to bite the bullet every so often. And I have to say at this point I am contemplating looking a third party tools to do some of the stuff I used to use TFS for.
                I've already demoed Red Hat's SQL so that I can do a Data Compare on a SQL 2012 database because Microsoft thought that nobody apparently uses that feature.
                And checking in code when your a developer working on multiple projects is 1-2 minute process vs being short in quick like it used to be.

                WTF ...…

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual Studio 2012 for Windows XP

                  Please support Windows XP. It's still a famous operating system in huge companies.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow running Windows Phone 8 Emulator on Non Hyper V laptops

                    Many power Core2Duo laptops could run virtual machines with no pain. It is weird that WP8 emulator runs only on hyper V laptops. We hope you can allow emulator to run on older PCs as it was for WP7.

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                      3 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add namespaces to the Text Explorer

                      You claim to have completed the suggestion to sort test cases - but you haven't. Really. Currently, to make test explorer usable, I have to (manually) enforce two naming convention rules:

                      1) Every test CLASS must be uniquely named within the entire SOLUTION.

                      2) Every test CASE must be uniquely named within the test ASSEMBLY.

                      Both of these are troublesome and problematic. And both would be fixed if you would:

                      A) In the 'Group by Assembly' view, test cases should be sub-grouped by their class.

                      B) In the 'Group by Class' view, test case group names should be the fully…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide more build process templates in TFS build

                        Provide more build process templates in TFS build, for example, the clickonce build process templates

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make CodeAnalysis in VS2012 support rulesets containg relative hint paths

                          I am trying to use a relative path to a CodeAnalysis custom rules folder in a ruleset file as described here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/codeanalysis/archive/2010/03/26/how-to-write-custom-static-code-analysis-rules-and-integrate-them-into-visual-studio-2010.aspx

                          However, it seems that relative paths aren't working (I tried in VS2012 only).

                          Please see here for details: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vsdebug/thread/485cbddd-3489-4043-9563-d042643a6c63

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                            3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Have an option to host private Nuget packages on TFS preview

                            I love Nuget and TFS preview, but my offsite staff have to map a drive to a network share to get to our local (private) Nuget package store.

                            I would love to be able to upload our internal Nuget packages to a private Nuget server within our TFS Preview 'domain'.

                            e.g. nuget.myaccount.visualstudio.com

                            43 votes
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                            • Powershell Command for Active Databases of TFS 2010

                              Build a command where one can retrive names of all the databases.

                              For instance in SharePoint 2010 I can run a powershell command:
                              “Get-SPDatabase | Format-Table Name” and that gives me all the active databases on the server.

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                              • Improved Coded UI Test Extensibility for SAP using Visual Studio 2012

                                As a tester role it would be nice to be able to quickly create and maintain Coded UI tests for 3rd party apps where we can still leverage off the great Testing framework Microsoft ALM offers.

                                Extending the Coded UI tests is currently available but information on how to implement it is hard to come by and understand.

                                If Coded UI test extensibility was made easier is adoption into business would seem more alluring due to the fact that competitor software to automate tests for say, SAP, is very expensive and ****** to maintain

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual Studio tools for Git should support different line ending defaults

                                  First of all: Thanks for supporting Git, it's not that we don't like TFS. It's more that Git fits our workflow better.

                                  However I must ask the following:

                                  Since version 0.8.0.0 the default in the .gitAttributes is * text = auto. Which means that every CRLF line ending will be converted to LF on commit, and vice versa upon checkout.

                                  However this is not the way it should be in my opinion. It should be to the creator of the project to decide that. If he writes an application he should be given the choice. Some developers are not comfortable…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow 2 byte char on the TFS(Team Foundation Service) Build Service

                                    In my source code has been contains 2 byte characters.
                                    Build service failed build. It may be because the characters are garbled.

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                                    • Allow deleting project from the web interface.

                                      It's more intuitive to delete project from the web instead of open the command prompt.

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                                      • Provide multiple search filters on Visual Studio UserVoice site

                                        Please provide multiple search filters on the Visual Studio UserVoice page.

                                        For example, I would like to be able to view all Completed items beneath Team Foundation Server (TFS) and currently this does not appear to be possible - I can view all TFS items or I can view all Completed items but I can't seem to be able to view items that meet both of these criteria.

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                                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow to generate deployment(comparison) script in non-SQLCMD mode

                                          In VS-2012 SP1 when we generate deployment script , we need to turn on SQLCMD mode on SSMS before we can run the script.

                                          Would like to have an option to generate the scripts in basic sql formate which can be run on SSMS directly.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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