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  1. Enable IntelliTest leverage existing unit tests

    Enable IntelliTest to leverage existing unit tests in my test project so that it can focus on generating tests not already covered.

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      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove the need for .kproj and .kproject.user projects

      Currently VS requires project files in order to open. In the old MSBUILD oriented world this was necessary. With K however, all you need is a Project.json and you can build outside the IDE or in other editors like Sublime.

      Only when you go into VS do the files become required. A better experience would be to allow pointing to the Project.json / or a folder and it just loads up.

      65 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make the WebBrowser Control work with Project Spartan

        We've heard quite a bit of news lately about Project Spartan and how it's a replacement for Internet Explorer.

        However, anyone who has used the WebBrowser control knows that it's just a wrapper around Internet Explorer, and it's quite painful to actually use in .net if you want to do anything more complicated than display a web page on a form, especially if you want to do so without a UI.

        If Internet Explorer goes away, what happens to the WebBrowser Control? Now seems like a great time to really take a swing at improving the WebBrower control and web…

        55 votes
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          5 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add VB's high-level event system to C#

          VB's high-level event system is one of the main advantages of VB over C#. I would like to have it in C# as well.
          This event syntax is as awesome and useful as the highly praised async/await in VB and C#, where a lot of complicated work is left to the compiler.
          It puts the language on a higher abstraction level making it less error-prone, better readable, better maintainable and faster to write.
          However, it does not work with lambda event handlers.

          The current C# way of making events is not much more than a pattern which has to be…

          47 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Auditing feature & security report in RM

            Audit feature - Log all activities in RM (e.g. who edited release template, who created a new release, who approved/rejected a release)
            Security report - A report shows IDs and roles/access of those IDs in RM

            12 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Desktop notifications with Web API notifications

              Desktop notifications to alert when assign an work item, when finish a build compilation, when a member of team makes check-in, when the date of end of project is near, etc...

              Desktop notifications with Web API notifications

              Here an example, some like glpi web notifications

              54 votes
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              • Add support for link shared files in shared project

                Please add function to link a file file in a shared project like is actually possible in normal projects.
                This function is already supported with manual editing a .projitems file:

                <Compile Include="$(MSBuildThisFileDirectory)..\..\MyApp\myApp.Shared\myFile.cs">
                <Link>myFile.cs</Link>
                </Compile>

                18 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Generic this

                  Please add support for a generic 'this', to use in (generic / abstract) types or interfaces.

                  The "this" would reflect the current type and is used as an generic constraint. This would create new cool possibilities with C#.

                  For example, the `ICloneable` interface has one method (Clone), which returns an `Object`. This is undesirable because:

                  - We need to cast the result (most of the times) - bad for the performance and could lead to run-time errors.
                  - We could implement the Clone method more easiliy wrong: the Clone method could return the wrong type (not compile time enforced)
                  -…

                  20 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve Event to Command Binding in WPF

                    Invoking a command on an event requires the use of the Expression Blend interaction triggers. The syntax for this is pretty ugly.

                    Make the WPF tooling smarter so that we can easily bind events to commands via binding.

                    e.g:

                    <Button MouseEnter="{Binding MouseEnterCommand}"></Button>

                    250 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Clear pull request Approval/Rejection when new commits come in

                      Often times, while doing code review, someone will leave comments, and then mark the pull request as "rejected". If someone pushes new commits, it would be nice for this "rejected" state (not the comments!) to be cleared, so that review can happen again, and the user can indicate pass/fail on the new code.

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                      • Add VB's procedure line separators to the code editors of all other languages.

                        In the VB editor there is a horizontal line drawn between all procedures. This makes the code better readable while scrolling, at least to visually oriented people like me.
                        This nice feature is missing in the editors of languages other than VB.

                        40 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add more stencils and mockups to Blend

                          Add more stencils and mockups to blend, or update gallery and option to share or upload owns stencils and mockups...

                          46 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve UI for 2015 Microsoft Test Manager Client User Experience

                            A significant portion of MTM has moved to the web, however the MTM client still has to be used for rich bug creation, rich action recordings, and rich test run data collection, however the User Experience of MTM is stuck in 2009 and is woefully out of date.

                            I'd like to have a complete UI overhaul of the MTM client with an improved Modern UI.

                            I'd like to be able to have excel embedded in the client so as to be able to bulk update test cases, test suites, and test plans.

                            Give testers a modern MTM client for 2015…

                            270 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable IntelliTest to run in the build pipeline

                              Run IntellIiTest in the build pipeline to explore new code and generate/evolve unit tests.

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • [Test manager] Improve screen estate for steps when designing test cases

                                In Microsoft test manager 2013, the space reserved for editing and creating test steps is very limited, about 1/6th of the total screen. This makes it harder for users to design larger test cases.

                                If possible, it would be nice to have panes (like "Solution explorer", "Error list", "Test results" in VS) for all sections that make up a test case. These sections could for example be: a test suite tree, the header (title, state, assigned to, priority,...), a section with the steps (summary, links, attachment could also be included in this pane) and a section for parameters,...
                                This way,…

                                8 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide simple syntax to create a weak-referenced eventhandler

                                  The by far most common memory leak people introduce in .NET apps are caused by event handlers added to longer-lived objects. For instance an event on a static instance, or on an instance who's lifetime is the entire app lifetime (like app view model or app settings).
                                  Listening for events on this from a shorter-lived object, makes this short-lived object hang around in memory until the app stops running. A common scenario is the INotifyCollectionChanged event listened to by a XAML control, with data coming from a collection provided by some app state. This will cause a very memory-consuming object…

                                  80 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • itemtemplate

                                    As a freelancer I often have to work on others code.
                                    I get ItemTemplates for "their" work and these start to clutter my VS.NET installation.

                                    Introducing a project local Template and Snippet folder would make a lot of things easier

                                    12 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide more detailed documentation about how the Android Emulator works

                                      When I first installed the CTP, the VS Emulator for Android worked beautifully.

                                      However, after I experienced unrelated networking issues on my workstation (troubleshooting which required that I disable and reconfigure several of the virtual networking adapters), when I come back to work with the Android emulators, they aren't working correctly.

                                      In the Hyper-V Manager, I have been able to get the virtual machines actually working, fine, if I use the standard Hyper-V Connect interface, instead of the nice VS interface with all the cool Phone/Tablet tools hanging off it.

                                      I can't find, anywhere, documentation that explains how that VS…

                                      34 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Modify the language to allow for observable properties rather than requiring explicit INPC

                                        Something more like:

                                        public observable int Foo { get; set; }

                                        Rather than having to do all the manual event raising required by INotifyPropertyChanged

                                        1,210 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • TFS Sparcification should be a feature that can be "turned off"

                                          With the introduction of sparcification to the Back Log Priority field, it is very difficult for developers and even more so non-developers (QA, BA teams) utilizing TFS to understand and interpret such large numbers. In addition, it no longer possible for work items to have the "same priority", yet in the real world given adequate resources, there are scenarios where this is possible, and even desired. In order to restore the functionality the development community had in previous versions of TFS , the ability to "turn off" sparcification should be provided.

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