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  1. VERIFY BUGS - MTM has the ability to create a new test case from bug, but tester unable to verify that bug even after refresh.

    In Microsoft Test Manager 2013 under the Test | Verify Bugs it gives the option to create a test case from an existing bug. The tester can create a test case this way and even save the newly linked test case to this bug... but even after refreshing the tester is still unable to verify the bug after associating / linking the test case to it.

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • async associations

      Suppose we have code that uses .net assembly, let's name that .net assembly "FooLib".
      FooLib has classes which methods use synchronous calls for I/O opertations, but we have no FooLib source code, thus we can't modify FooLib classes methods to consume asynchronous API for I/O operations available in .Net Framework.
      I think we need a tool that will provide us opportunity to define associations for certain FooLib class methods which will mean that compiler will modify FooLib class methods and replace theirs I/O operation calls from synchronous to asynchronous, mark theirs methods with async keyword and embrace methods return type…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow more control over Shockwave Flash Player Objects

        I know you can create mods for flash games that change in game values, but I am talking about being able to automate Flash games more/easier. Such as simulating mouse clicks and make it easier to input text.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add useful properties to WorkflowInstanceRecord

          I would like the WorkflowInstanceRecord to contain a subset of the fields that are stored in the InstanceStore InstancesTable. Useful fields would include: IsInitialized, IsSuspended, SuspensionReason, and (especially) BlockingBookmarks.

          This would be very useful for building applications that present different options to the application user based on the 'state' of the workflow.

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            0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • to freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done)

              freeze the topbar in the Board screen (To Do, In Progress, To Verify, Done) like whats is done in the backlog screen and query screens.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add support for <inheritdoc />

                Please add native support to visual studio for inheritdoc. See sandcastle's implementation for reference.

                http://tunnelvisionlabs.github.io/SHFB/docs-master/XMLCommentsGuide/html/86453FFB-B978-4A2A-9EB5-70E118CA8073.htm

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable Unsafe Operations in Visual Basic

                  Hello,

                  The fact that Visual Basic does not have support for unsafe operations is very complicated, it makes many applications can only be written in C#.

                  Visual Basic will die this way, and C# is growing quickly.

                  If Visual Basic also could work with unsafe operations would be great, wonderful, the developer could use the language he loves the most, and not language that supports what he wants to do.

                  I love Visual Basic so much but for the projects that I'm doing is necessary to use unsafe operations and only C# allows me it.

                  I feel sad for not…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable "Pinned Site" features especially Jump Lists

                    Give an On Premise Team Foundation Service site useful Jump List features for a pinned site such as:
                    - Main navigation
                    - - Team Room
                    - - Code
                    - - Work
                    - - Build
                    - - Assigned Tasks

                    - Links to Team Favorites
                    - - [List of Team Favorite Queries]

                    - Links to Users' favorites
                    - - [List of Favorite Queries]

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Change the function VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(DependencyObject reference); to accept only Visual or Visual3D

                      VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(DependencyObject reference); throw an exception it the argument reference is not a Visual or Visual3D.
                      Could you substitute the method with 2 specific methods:

                      VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(Visual reference);
                      VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(Visual3D reference);

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • be consistent between showing diff and included changes

                        The diff window shows the differences between the current (unsaved version of the file).
                        The included changes list shows the differences between the saved file and the previous file.
                        This inconsistency regularly leads to confusion over what is going to be committed and why a file is in a list.

                        Repro steps:
                        1. In a git repo, open a file in a solution
                        2. Make a change and then hit Ctrl+Z.
                        3. Open the changes tab
                        4. Right click the file and compare with unmodified
                        Expected result - file is in included *changes* pane, so there will be some changes. …

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • align code lenses with the results in calculate code metrics

                          align the code lenses for codelenses: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/f85a7ab9-b4c2-436c-a6e5-0f06e0bac16d?SRC=VSIDE

                          with the code metrics that are in visual studio are different then with this code lense

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Delete file message in git source control should not say 'this is permanent'

                            The message about deleting a file is inaccurate and should take into consideration whether the file may exist in the reflog.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • filter product backlog on columns

                              It would be nice if the product backlog could be filtered. Just like filtering in excel or the (asp .net) gridview of DevExpress.com.
                              https://www.devexpress.com/Products/NET/Controls/ASP/Grid/

                              Now you have one large list with backlog items. If you could filter a particular column, then you could get instant overviews and you don't have to make a query.

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                                3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Implement better Azure tools.

                                I can do a LOT of things with the config files, but it'd be nice if I didn't have to deal with the XML editor to do them.

                                For example, adding/removing startup tasks should be way easier (sometimes I need to only modify a few things so that I can run my instance locally).

                                Additionally, I'd like to be able to prevent certain nodes from deploying so that the deploy time is shorter and I can 'focus debug' at a faster rate.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add an option to the context menu in Changeset view of Team Explorer to Open the Current Version

                                  When I'm doing a code review, I often will look at a Changeset, then open the most current version of that file, to look at what the final product is. I'm less concerned about the steps needed to get there than I am with the final product. As it is, I have to drill down to it in Solution Explorer or search for the file.

                                  Even better would be to allow me to open the same versions of the file to which I can compare them from that same context menu:

                                  Open Previous Version
                                  Open Workspace Version
                                  Open Latest Version

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                                  • Work with Atlassian to add Visual Studio Online Git integration into JIRA

                                    JIRA (https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira) is an isue tracking product and service used by over 35,000 companies around the world.

                                    The Atlassian JIRA DVCS Connector (see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Use+the+JIRA+DVCS+Connector+Add-on) allows for users to easily link their JIRA instance to a Bitbucket or GitHub account. This allows for source control commits to be linked to issues and for JIRA to automate workflow based on source control.

                                    I love using Visual Studio Online Git for my source control - but my team already has a significant investment in the JIRA toolset. It would be great if we could have this same functionality with Git…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Create a partial class from Class Diagram

                                      In Visual studio Professional have ability to create Class Diagram however I can not create partial class from here. I thing is nice if it is the tool.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Build/Support project hierarchy for complex .NET projects

                                        I have a complex project. Assume 70+ DLLs. Suppose 10 of these utilize a mixture of the underlying components.

                                        When I have a defect in 1 of the modules, I have to load the project that referenced that source code within the context of where it exceptioned.

                                        1) Thread code utilized everywhere
                                        2) Thread code used in storage code
                                        3) Test suite uses storage code

                                        I can load the Storage project and reference with the test suite it works and I don't have to load ALL the projects into the test suite, but if I load Threading into my test…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Web deploy parameterization in website project

                                          Web.config parameterisation is not working for "website project" in visual studio 2013. I have created Parameters.xml and tried webdeploy as mentioned in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff398068.aspx.
                                          Based on my test, the data that in our own parameters.xml file won’t be added to the generated parameters.xml and SetParameters.xml files when I created a web deploy package.
                                          My project is very big and it is difficult to convert to "web application" project. Lot of people may face same issue.
                                          I would suggest incorporating web.config parameterisation featured with "Website Project" as well.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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