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  1. Have official and built-in support for xSpec and BDD framework

    The current opensource xSpec and BDD framework available in the market are not well integrated with Visual Studio so I think it is about time there is a built-in support for xSpec framework and BDD from .NET besides the Microsoft Unit Test framework.

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      1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • make a light version for artists

      Artists do not have to install the development tools, they do not understand it. Or at least in the web version to add the ability to upload files.

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        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Team Web Access profile images from Active Directory or SharePoint

        Team Web Access profile images from Active Directory or SharePoint so that each user does not have to update their own profile picture (which the never will).

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add generic properties to C#

          As properties are methods (just generated by compiler) they must have ability to be generic

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Driver development support for Windows XP and Server 2003

            With the WDK integrated in the latest Visual Studio that now has the ability to create Windows XP executables, it seems fitting to be able to develop drivers for XP and Server 2003 with this environment too.

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              0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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              14 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • YAML support

                Allow edit YAML with syntax highlight, show YAML document as objects tree, convert from XML/JSON to YAML

                11 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • About SmsComposeTask and EmailComposeTask

                  I think if SmsComposeTask and EmailComposeTask can add attachment file will be better.

                  15 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 28 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  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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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Need Framework English Language on Windows 8 Non-English

                        I am using Windows 8 Turkish and it comes with build-in Framework 4.5 TR edition. There is no English language pack on microsoft web-site. And since it is a build-in component on windows 8, i can not re-install and change the language to English.

                        As a developer, when i encounter a .net based error message, i need to search it on the web with the exact words of its English version. So, an English language pack or a manual install option is needed!

                        6 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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 →
                          • When area is removed, repoint queries to a new area too (same as tasks are)

                            visualstudio.com

                            TF51011: The specified area path does not exist.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow the use of mathematical symbols in identifiers

                              When writing algorithms, I try to stay as close to the mathematical definition of an equation as possible.

                              This mostly requires discipline on my part to define, and use, types and operator overloading, not succumb to premature optimization etc. etc.

                              I realized the other day that C# code is stored in UTF-8, which has a lot of mathematical symbols.

                              I would like to be able to write:

                              var sₖ = new Matrix();

                              var sₖᵀ = Matrix.Transpose(sₖ);

                              var c₁= sₖᵀ * sₖ;

                              Interestingly enough, C# already allows you to use non-ascii letters (like European accented characters) in identifiers. This is of…

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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 →
                                • Clicking on Customer Improvement Program icon in tree Hangs Visual Studio EVERY TIME

                                  Clicking on Customer Improvement Program icon in tree Hangs Visual Studio EVERY TIME.
                                  Please either remove this Customer Improvement Program stuff or let me switch it ON or OFF without going to the System Tray. (Observed this problem on Win7 Professional (64 bit) OS.

                                  10 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bring back the MPI Cluster Debugger

                                    In Visual Studio 2010 there is an MPI Cluster Debugger that allows us to debug MPI applications.
                                    It seems that this feature has gone, so please bring it back to make it easier to develop MPI applications on Windows.

                                    679 votes
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                                      41 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Data row wise results in MTM for automated codedUI tests

                                      I am running data binded coded UI tests from MTM, One test case is bonded to an automation script, which has data binding with multiple data rows.

                                      When any of the data row fails the test, the test case is shown as fail in MTM. The row wise results can only be viewed using Visual Studio by clicking tmiResult.tr_ file in the attachment.

                                      I want to see the row wise result in MTM. Its like if a test case associated with 100 data rows fails for 50 rows. the result must be 50 pass and 50 fail, instead of just…

                                      4 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make Visual C++ .Next support XAML development on Windows Phone 8 SDK

                                        On Windows Phone 8, We can't developm XAML application, Hope Visual C++ .Next support XAML application developement!!!!

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a shorthand operator to the C# compiler for Lazy<T> similar to Nullable<T>.

                                          Add a shorthand operator to the C# compiler for Lazy<T> similar to Nullable<T>.

                                          Back In .NET 2.0, Nullable<T> was given the shorthand operator ? to be able to declare a nullable variable. This makes it easier to read than the generic version:

                                          Nullable<int> customerId;
                                          vs
                                          int? customerId;

                                          The Lazy<T> class in .NET 4 is great; however, the declaration of variables starts to loose readability:

                                          Lazy<BindingList<string>> customerNames;
                                          Lazy<int> customerId
                                          vs something like
                                          BindingList<string>~ customerNames;
                                          int~ customerId;

                                          11 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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