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  1. Better Email Notification management

    It would be really useful if we have a way to subscribe to alerts/notification instead of everyone receiving a deployment failure email.

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      1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Coded UI Test Builder generates code based on jQuery

      Allow Coded UI Test Builder generates code based on jQuery

      We know the purpose of the tool is to generate code for several application types including Web, Windows Forms, WPF, and others and one way to do it is using UIMaps. However, the code generated is really hard to understand and to maintain. Even using Rangers Guide.

      Why don’t generate the code for “Web Technology” using jQuery syntax? Something like:

      browser.JQuerySelect<HtmlButton>("#myButton")

      Looks easier than:

      HtmlHyperlink uIVBHyperlink = this.UIMSDNthemicrosoftdeveWindow.UIActionFilterAttributDocument.UICodesnippet1Pane.UIVBHyperlink;

      public HtmlHyperlink UIVBHyperlink
      {
      get
      {
      if ((this.mUIVBHyperlink == null))
      {
      this.mUIVBHyperlink = new HtmlHyperlink(this);
      #region Search Criteria
      this.mUIVBHyperlink.SearchProperties[HtmlHyperlink.PropertyNames.Id] = null;
      this.mUIVBHyperlink.SearchProperties[HtmlHyperlink.PropertyNames.Name]…

      13 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow test agents to be able to detect test impact of windows services

        I've tried this myself and have discovered that it does not work. Having got others to test it from other companies, they have confirmed that it is an issue.

        We cannot use test impact from running manual tests or automated tests within our company because our applications rely on windows services and a lot of the code is in those services.

        Only being able to do test impact on the client side is very restricting and effectively reduces its usefulness a great deal for us.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Direct Printing Support to Windows 8 Store Apps for LOB (line of business) Purposes

          Add Direct Printing Support to Windows 8 Store Apps for LOB (line of business) Purposes

          For example, we want to print a label or receipt immediately after a user presses a touch screen button without getting the Windows8 OS Printing Dialog. We want to set print sizes and select the printer in code, then immediately print directly without opening any dialogs or UI..

          This worked just fine in our WPF version of the app, but we moved to Win8 Store App to get better touch support. Now we can't directly print or set print settings in code without seeing the…

          11 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Lightswitch Export to Excel all data, not just current page.

            Currently when you use the default Export to Excel feature in a Desktop Lightswitch App, you only get the currently loaded view/page of a multi-paged set of data rows.

            If you data is paginated, export to excel currently only exports the current page.

            The desired behavior is to export the entire dataset that matched the current view or filtered view even if the number of dataset rows exceed the page size.

            10 votes
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              0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Possibility to add new impediment from taskboard in the Scrum temlate of Visual Studio Online

              In the Scrum temlate of Visual Studio Online now is possible to add new impediment only inside to a Produt Backlog Item PBI, in the links tab... very hidden...

              Instead should be able to insert new impediment directly from the task board or from the backlog board (where is already possible add PBI and tasks)

              Furthermore impediment should be visible in taskboard

              7 votes
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              • Support multi language in Visual Studio Online VSO

                Now UI for VS Online is currently English only.
                For the collaboration with staeholder is fundamental that UI is intelligible and clear also for the customers that don't speak english very well...

                6 votes
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                • Increase the maximum build number length to more than 64 characters

                  It would be awesome if the maximum length of a build number could be greater than 64 characters. Currently, our builds fail if our build definition name pushes us beyond that limit. Instead of requiring us to trim the build definition name or use a different build number format, we could just have that limit increased. 128 seems reasonable.

                  27 votes
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                  • Provide Role for updating TFS "Access Levels"

                    Currently it requires a TFS Admin to modify the "Access Levels". This is primarily a clerical activity to assure Access Levels match MSDN and TFS CAL permissions. A TFS Admin has "God" permissions to manage the TFS server.

                    We need Help Desk or other users who have the Authorization to manage Access Levels but are not Full TFS Admins.

                    7 votes
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                    • Timer for standup meeting

                      In VSO implement a timer (for example like howler timer) to measure duration of all the scrum event especially for standup meeting.

                      5 votes
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                      • Allow side effecting expressions in expression evaluation in C++

                        The VS debugger can't tell even remotely accurately whether or not an expression has side effects, so kindly just remove this broken feature and allow us to use any expression in conditional breakpoints and evaluations. The programmer knows whether or not an expression has a side effect.

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make SSDT project's setting (such as database settings and so on) be specific to build configuration

                          Right now SSDT project's settings are same for all build configuration. It would be great to have specific settings for each configuration.

                          For example, production sql server works in partial containment mode. Test server is not. It is impossible to publish to both server's without changing project's settings each time. So it's impossible to automate publishing process without workarounds.

                          10 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow C# expressions like basic boolean logic instead of requiring converters all the time

                            Please, allow C# expressions like basic boolean logic instead of requiring converters all the time

                            52 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Prevent backlog priority changes in multiple work items in TFS

                              Currently, each backlog change causes multiple (sometimes hundreds) work item changes which causes the TFS alerts to become useless in many cases.
                              Please provide a way to reduce the number of changing items to minimum for every backlog change - perhaps by creating huge differences between the backlog numbers, which will leave a lot of room for those changes

                              7 votes
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                              • Having a feature to specify the Start and End times in "LoadTest Report Excel Addin" for each LoadTest Run

                                Having a feature to specify the Start and End times in "LoadTest Report Excel Addin" for each LoadTest Run would be greatly beneficial for filtering Rampup and Rampdown time and the get the Average and 90th percetile response times during the steady state period of the test.
                                Currently LoadTest Report addin in Excel 2013 is used to connect to Visual Studio WebTest Report database(LoadTest2010) and compare two tests for the full run duration. It may not be like to like comparison if the run times are diffrent.

                                11 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • c# script for macros

                                  It would be amazing if it would be possible to replace the ageing VBA tools and language for macro development with something that would allow c# script. A lot of people operate on this periphery of program development are developing macros in office to help automate repetitive tasks. It would benefit them more, I believe, to utilise up-to-date tooling and use a more popular and better supported language like C#. This might also provide them with an in-road to software development.

                                  8 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make it possible to set time zone on TFS Online (build) server

                                    TFS Online should provide a way to set a time zone for the TFS server (or per collection).

                                    You could even just implement it when setting Time Zone on https://***.visualstudio.com/_admin/_home/settings.

                                    Most of the people in the world is not living in a place where UTC is the correct timezone.

                                    This affects:
                                    * TFS cases timestamps
                                    * Runtime timing issues if you have integration tests with other servers (with correct time zone).
                                    * Probably more...

                                    17 votes
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                                    • Introduce static typing to html views for better integration with JavaScript/TypeScript/AngularJS

                                      To help developers building and maintaining web applications that depend on JavaScript/TypeScript it would help immensely to be able to rely on intellisense to provide useful suggestions/completions for AngularJS based models and expressions.

                                      E.g. It would be great if visual studio knew how to autocomplete the "model.property" in the following html snippet:
                                      ng-model="model.property"

                                      Also, even better would be if it could provide snippets for common expressions like those used by the ng-repeat directive.
                                      item in arrayModel
                                      (index, value) in arrayModel
                                      etc

                                      Where intellisense can provide arrayModel from the scope's known members.

                                      3 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow triggering release from build server in different RM server

                                        Today we may have continuous deployment, installing a RM client in the build machine. That RM Client will point to only one RM server. Would be good if we could not lock the RM server with the client, and allow the customer to decide what RM server to release in the build definition.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support .editorconfig

                                          It would be awesome if Visual Studio supported .editorconfig files like so many other editors and IDEs.

                                          "EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles. EditorConfig files are easily readable and they work nicely with version control systems."

                                          You can read more about it at http://editorconfig.org/

                                          384 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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