The Solution Explorer context menu is totally ridiculous. We pay lots of attention to the toolbar buttons but people (groups within MS) continue to through everything plus the kitchen sink into the context menu. Let's not put features in your face at the cost of good usability.2,238 votes
We re-ordered parts of the Solution Explorer project context menu in Visual Studio 2013 RC. You’ll find the ‘Add Reference’ and similar items in the ‘Add’ flyout and we’ve added a couple more flyouts to help reduce the root-level overload. Let us know what you think!
In short, we're customers of .NET, but we are building apps that also target multiple platforms. Likewise, we release a lot of open source libraries.
We cannot take a dependency on the recently released Immutable Collections for example.
For a more detailed description on why this is good for .NET and good for Microsoft, see: http://haacked.com/archive/2013/06/24/platform-limitations-harm-net.aspx4,925 votes
Thanks a lot for this suggestion and all the votes.
We’re happy to announce that we’ve removed the Windows-only restriction from our license. We’ve applied this new license to most of our packages and will continue to use this license moving forward.
Here is our announcement:
For reference, the license for stable packages can be found here:
Program Manager, .NET Framework Team
Is there any other app that has an incredible amount of commands that would benefit more from a results-driven UI? I think incorporating the ribbon is a no brainer!209 votes
Add a continuous test runner that runs tests continuously. I have used nCrunch and the functionality is the best plugin available for visual studio. Now that it has gone commercial we would have to buy it, but plugins for visual studio are hard to justify when spending as much as we do for VS Ultimate.8 votes
One of the advantages with the old test lists was that it was easy to select groups of tests that should be run. Perhaps you wanted to run the unit tests but not the integration and GUI tests.
Making it possible to search tests by test category in the Unit Test Explorer would make this almost as simple in VS11.
(I posted this under IDE because I believe unit testing isn't exclusive to the Test and Lab Management suite.)29 votes2 comments · Visual Studio » Visual Studio Test and Lab Management · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
The ability to filter and group by Traits (category) has been added in Update 1. http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/eng/visual-studio-update
A recent blog post detailing working with this feature is available. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/11/09/how-to-manage-unit-tests-in-visual-studio-2012-update-1-part-1-using-traits-in-the-unit-test-explorer.aspx
In Visual Studio Online, allow the ability to change the current process template a created project is using as well as the ability to upload your own process templates to create new projecsts with.722 votes
It would be great to have access to the reporting capabilities in the Warehouse and the Cube to enhance the analysis capabilities with TFS Preview. Especially around testing and other such capabilities we would really benefit from having some degree of reporting access (even if it was just against SQL Azure and didn't provide cube access)140 votes