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  1. support Spec Explorer in Visual Studio 2013

    Spec Explorer 2010, a model-based testing tool extension is supported in Visual Studio 2010/2012, this suggestion is to make it work with Visual Studio 2013.

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      2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support Sql Server Compact in Visual Studio 2013

      please bring back visual studio 2013 tools for sql server compact and improvement capebilities of tools and sql server compact. please add trigger and prosedual sql feature to sql server compact. over milion application data stored in sql server compact database and need continue supporting this tools

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        60 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Project files should reference other projects by id

        Right now Visual studio project files (.proj) reference other projects by name and a hint path. This is stupid and makes moving projects around a folder structure incredibly difficult.

        Projects should each have a GUID that they are identified by. The solution file should keep a list of GUIDS for each project and its location. Locating the project file on disk should be entirely deferred to the solution file, the project file should have no notion of where it exists.

        With this method, moving a project's directory means that only having to update a path in one place- the solution…

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Load Test Graphs should have a text box to specify custom range value to display the graphs

          The load tests graphs displayed have a predefined list of Range value to select. This doesn't suffice everytime.

          It would be useful if we have given flexibility to enter a custom Range value for graphs in load test analyser so we can see the graphs in more appropriate way.

          Please provide your thoughts on this.

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            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Path.TryGetAvailableSpace(path,SpaceEnum.UserWritable)

            This should work. I should be able to "try" this on any file system (unc, junction, mount point, network, dvdrw) without pinvoke.

            if (Path.TryGetAvailableSpace(var writablespace,path,SpaceEnum.UserWritable) > x) && writablespace < 123) { ... fail ... }

            6 votes
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              3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow the Export of Process Templates from Existing Customised TFS Team Projects

              It would be great if there was a feature to export the entire customised TFS Process Template from an existing Team Project. I would like to export the "full" customised Process Template file structure, in the same way (i.e. using Process Template Manager) I export the CMMI, Scrum and Agile Process Templates. I need to store the Process Template in Source Control in case I require an identical Team Project, and so that I can clearly see (e.g. using Visual Studio Compare) the changes resulting from an upgrade (e.g. TFS 2012 to 2013), and see the changes resulting from running…

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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Direct support for PowerShell in pre/post build events

                Currently only cmd/batch files are supported. PowerShell is a great replacement available on every Windows box basically. Writing complex pre/post build scripts is way easier in PowerShell.

                16 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • split same pages if appear several times in load test

                  A process contained several same page gives total average from all iterations. This thing can make bias when we want to observe response time for one single step.

                  example:
                  1-login.aspx{get} (open home page)
                  2-login.aspx{post} (insert username)
                  3-login.aspx{post} (insert password)
                  4-logout.aspx{get}

                  The page test result from step 2&3 will be combined and averaged in load test result. What if I just want to get page response time for step 2?

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                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Queued build should utilise newly enabled build agent

                    When a build is queued, if it can't be started immediately, it appears to determine straight away what are the available build agents that it can run on.

                    It will then only wait for those agents, even if in the meantime another agent is enabled, which meets the criteria for running that build.

                    It would be nicer if the queued build re-evaluated available agents and could utilise a newly-enabled agent if one is provisioned whilst it is waiting in the queue.

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide a Release Management API

                      Teams using Release Management could really benefit from having an available API to expose the RM data for reporting and custom integration with existing workflow engines.

                      5 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Set the platform for the *.Editor plugins to x86 to prevent warnings

                        Is it possible to set the platform to x86 for the .Editor project rather than Any CPU? I've got a few plugins that have a processor architecture of x86 when compiled, which then gives the following warning.

                        "There was a mismatch between the processor architecture of the project being built "MSIL" and the processor architecture of the reference "XXXX", "x86"...."

                        This is *extremely* minor, as it doesn't cause any issues, it's just nice to have a warning free project!

                        10 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Display sum of story points in a sprint - agile template

                          When planning sprints it would be very nice to see a total of the story points that have been added. The only way to do this right now is open a query in Excel and sum the column. Not very handy when planning a sprint using the web client.

                          144 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Update work items on commit for git

                            Allow resolving of work items when committing to git on Visual Studio Online.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make Code Lens available in Visual Studio Premium

                              Code Lens is a great new feature but since it right now only is available to Ultimate users few have the opportunity to take advantage of it. And it does not weigh up the cost of upgrading users to Ultimate. Since it is a tool that many would find useful please make it available for at least Premium users

                              40 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Write test code for Windows Phone using other popular frameworks (xUnit.Net, NUnit, etc.)

                                With VS2013 + Update 2 I have the ability to write unit tests for WIndows Phone platforms (8.0 and 8.1) using MSTest framework that comes out-of-the-box with Visual Studio.

                                However, I would like the flexibility of writing tests in other popular frameworks like NUnit, xUnit.Net

                                5 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • support SQL Server Extended Events in load tests

                                  SQL Tracing has been marked for deprecation in a future release of SQL Server.

                                  Extended Events is the replacement functionality for profiling in SQL Server (and has been available since SQL Server 2008) however load testing in Visual Studio Ultimate only integrates with SQL Tracing

                                  It should integrate with Extended Events now so that the ability to capture SQL performance data within a load test is not lost when upgrading to a future version of SQL Server where SQL tracing has been deprecated.

                                  7 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make intellisense type aware

                                    Say I have a method
                                    Sub MoveFile(File as Fileinfo)
                                    ....
                                    End Sub

                                    When i call that method why does intellisense suggest objects that aren't FileInfo objects?
                                    The compile knows its expecting a FileInfo object and will throw me an error if I pass an Int but intellisense is quite happy to suggest a boolean primitive.

                                    If you made intellisense only suggest objects of suitable types for methods(and overloads) sorted with objects from the current block then method then class, most of the time the correct one would be top 3.

                                    Tim

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Improve the accessibility for screen readers for both the web and Visual Studio UI.

                                      The web interface for Visual Studio Online is quite ppor with regards to using accessible standards for visually impaired screen reader users. Tabular information is not displayed using tables and many links and controls do not render as controls to a screen reader, but appear like plain text. Please consider the visually impaired screen reader user whenever developing web interfaces. The UI displayed within Visual Studio itself is very poor since the move to WPF and needs considerably more thought to make it work properly with screen readers.

                                      3 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • incorporate a "slow motion" debugger.

                                        It would be nice to have a feature that added an automatic step-through debugging mode that would step through (or step over) each line at a configurable interval. I find myself debugging a lot of legacy code, observing each line in sequence. Something like this might have some application for observing the flow of data within complex or recursive methods, and would spare me the trouble of mashing F10 constantly.

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Code review the changes for a task

                                          We follow agile and we check in frequently. We create tasks that spans from a day to 3 days. Once the task is completed by the developer it is sent for review. So we have multiple changesets to review. It is very hard to have a good picture of the changes to a file since the changes are across multiple changesets. As of now, we are finding all the files that are affected by that task and go to "view history" of the file and pick the most recent version and the version before the task started to get a…

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                                            2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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