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  1. Visual Studio Online - expand the Basic license with Tests

    Expand the Basic license with a part of the Testhub...
    We have a test team and one test leader. The test team run only manually tests, like excel spreed and mark the tests passed or not, and report bugs.
    The test leader creates and writes the test specifications.
    Create and write test cases should be in the Advanced license (existing feature).
    But running manually tests and create bugs should be in the Basic license as well. My suggestion is to expand the Basic license with running manually tests and create bugs when running these tests.

    12 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add "Start URL" to WebRole properties to launch a specific URL on F5

      It would be really helpful if you extend the "Startup action" of a WebRole with a "Start URL" parameter. The two options "Launch browser for HTTP endpoint" and "Launch browser for HTTPS endpoint" are not enough. If you do not know what I mean look at the project properties of a Web Application project unter "web > Start Action > Start URL". Take a look at my attached image.

      21 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please add support for Azure Websites performance monitoring with Application Insights

        Application Insights doesn't support server performance monitoring in Azure Websites (only Cloud Service and Virtual Machine) It would be nice if the tiles are also available in the new Azure Portal.

        74 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • A way to remove the default blue box Adorner when editing WPF Controls at Design-Time

          As I wrote on this post:

          http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/de3211d5-ce18-4275-a555-f8c168c34c35/how-to-disable-default-design-time-adorner?forum=visualstudiogeneral

          would be useful to remove the defalut blue box Design-Time adorner so that a user can provide it own Design-Time adorner with its custom appearance on a custom WPF Control.

          14 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support Data Breakpoints for C#

            Data Breakpoints are very useful when debugging state issues as they break into the debugger when the value of a variable changes.

            It is currently only supported in C/C++

            Please extend support to C# and the other managed languages. We need it badly. The reason there is no uservoice suggestion is that most NET Developers don't know it exists in C++

            33 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • change graph x axis from relative time to absolute time in the load test report

              The load testing tool is till not in part the others in the market. One basic feature is showing graph x axis time in absolute time rather than relative time.

              8 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a Service Hook for Shelve creation/update

                In Visual Studio Online, we have Web Hooks for many things, including When someone checkin code.

                In certain teams, shelves are used as a gatekeeper for code (for devs new in a team, interns, etc...). It can be useful to add a Service Hook when someone create or update a shelveset. This way, we can be notified, and take appropriate action (run Build/unit tests on code shelve, review the code, etc...)

                12 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add close button to Splash screen (like in MS Office 2013)

                  As a user I would like to have Close (and Minimize) button on the splash screen like in MS Office 2013 so that I can gracefully kill the application if needed.

                  With a few plugins e.g. ReSharper load time increases significantly and I wish I didn’t have to wait the app to load before I can close it – especially if I launched it accidentally.

                  3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add support for desktop apps to Application Insights

                    Currently Application Insights only supports Phone, Win Store, and Web/server applications. Please add support for WinForms/Console/WPF (desktop) applications as well.

                    289 votes
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                      10 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • YAML "in addition to" JSON

                      YAML is recursive acronym of "YAML ain't a markup language"

                      YAML specs: http://www.yaml.org/spec/
                      File extension: .yml or .yaml

                      Why YAML:

                      Microsoft was backing XML, while the whole (other) world moved from XML to JSON (a key-value pair format with less footprints and noise). Microsoft was _still_ backing XML while the rest of the world move from JSON to YAML (another key-value pair format with minimalistic footprints and noise).

                      All those folks suggesting "JSON is new XML" must be living in pervious century: JSON is OLD XML and YAML is new JSON!

                      In VS2013 Update 2, Visual studio team (with WebDev)…

                      25 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a 'splitWith' function to collections

                        splitWith accepts a 'match function' and a collection. It splits the collection into smaller collections of contiguous items that match according to the match function.

                        E.g.

                        > ["a"; "a"; "c"; "d"; "b"; "b"; "b"; "b"; "d"] |> split id;;
                        val it : string list list =
                        [["a"; "a"]; ["c"]; ["d"]; ["b"; "b"; "b"; "b"]; ["d"]]

                        [(1,"a"); (2,"a"); (2,"c"); (2,"d"); (1,"b"); (1,"b"); (2,"b"); (3,"d"); (3,"d")] |> split fst;;
                        val it : (int * string) list list =
                        [[(1, "a")]; [(2, "a"); (2, "c"); (2, "d")]; [(1, "b"); (1, "b")];
                        [(2, "b")]; [(3, "d"); (3, "d")]]

                        Uses:
                        Finding streaks:
                        e.g longest run…

                        3 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • SQL Server 2014 ClickOnce bootstrapper packages

                          Visual Studio 2013 comes with bootstrapper packages for 'SqlExpress2008R2', 'SqlExpress2012' and 'SqlLocalDB2012'. SQL Server 2014 was released earlier this year but bootstrapper packages are still unavailable. Please release the bootstrapper packages.
                          Although it would be possible to create a package by myself there are a few problems which make this difficult and undesirable:
                          - What are the fwlink links for download packages from Microsoft's website
                          - What are the public keys for the packages

                          LocalDB in particular is supposed to be used as a replacement for SSCE which is deprecated. How can we use it if there's no simple way…

                          18 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Bring Back The CLR Debugger

                            The .NET 2.0 SDK Shipped with the "Microsoft CLR Debugger" (under the GuiDebug folder in the SDK) which provided a stripped down Visual Studio 2005 Shell (No Project Creation, Intellisense, Syntax highlighting, etc, just a stripped down no frills shell) that allowed debugging of .NET 2.0 Applications without a Visual Studio License.

                            This was the closest thing Microsoft has shipped to a "Zero install Visual Studio debugger" beyond WinDbg and its ilk, which don't provide near as nice an experience as Visual Studio.

                            Sadly this debugger does not work with .NET 4.0 or greater, I believe it works with .NET…

                            11 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Shift+Tab should unindent the line no matter where the cursor is on the line

                              Since Shift+Tab has no meaning besides unindent, pressing this shortcut should trigger that behavior from anywhere on the line.

                              Examples (period is space, pipe is cursor location, tab width is two spaces):
                              ....|sometext -> shift+tab -> ..|sometext
                              |....sometext -> shift+tab ->|..sometext
                              ....some|text -> shift+tab -> ..some|text

                              Currently only the first example works and the second and third have no effect. (Shift+Tab only unindents the line if the cursor is placed before any characters except whitespace. If the cursor is at the beginning of the line and shift tab is placed, nothing happens even if there is whitespace before the first…

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • WPF runtime inspection

                                I would appreciate a way to inspect control styles and properties and runtime. All modern browsers have some developer tool which allows inspecting rendered page, showing which element is under cursor, what classes/attributes/styles it has and what are the current values for everything. It would be great if XAML had something similar. It's quite hard to find out e.g. "why there is this 5px spacing between these two things on this form".

                                6 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual Studio for Mac Os x

                                  Dear Madam and sir;

                                  We need Full Version of Visual Studio for Mac Os x.
                                  And language of programming such as:

                                  -C
                                  -C++
                                  -C#
                                  -VB
                                  -F#
                                  -HTML
                                  -MHTML

                                  Thanks,

                                  1,411 votes
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                                    38 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow editing of send to address for email alerts in VSO

                                    Allow users to specify which emails they want to send the alert to, both for team and individual alerts. Right now changing the individual alert address changes the default mail address for all alerts for that user, and team alerts send to address cannot be edited at all.

                                    41 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable customize columns for the taskboard in TFS 2013

                                      We can customize the columns at the PBI level with the Scrum template in TFS 2013, it would be great if we could also customize the columns in the taskboard/sprint board. Specifically, we'd like to add additional columns.

                                      52 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide an open API to allow us to extend Code Lens (now that Roslyn is open sourced)

                                        Please open up the API for CodeLens now that Roslyn is available to the wider public. It would allow to to do some great stuff on the local code. I would not mind a model that only works locally for now, though a server side API would be nice.

                                        96 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Do Not Collapse Comments

                                          It would be nice if the comments simply did not collapse with CTRL+M+O. That or if there is a blank space between two blocks of comments. Do not treat them as 1. But instead it will collapse the entire section even though comments may not be a part of the one above it (obv limitation of VB because they do not have multi-line comments). I'm sure if we could just have a more robust commenting system. Things would have been peachy and I may not have switched to C#.
                                          This should be simple, and to me already done as the…

                                          4 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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