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  1. Option for create and run a query to change the status of defects/Test cases in VSTS

    Hi,
    I would like to create and run query to change the status of Test cases from 'Design' to 'Ready'

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      0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement "Current Project" for Quick Find within SQL Data Projects

      In VS2015, using Quick Find in an SQL Data Project only ever searched the current SQL script document, even when "Current Project" was selected.

      I was hoping this might have been expanded in 2017

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        0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Capture screen video during a diagnostics session

        This would make correlation with UI interactions much easier

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          0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow for selection of preferred package manager for client-side assets

          When creating a new ASP.NET 5 web application in VS 2015, the responsibility of acquiring the necessary files is split between NuGet and Bower. NuGet handles the binaries, and Bower handles the client-side files. MVC 6 is a great example of this, in which case the jquery-validation-unobtrusive.js file is retrieved from Bower.

          In addition to these 2 package managers, NPM is used for installing the tooling (such as Grunt or Gulp). I propose that an option be added to allow the user to select the preferred client-side package manager: either Bower or NPM. This option might be found within a…

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              0 comments  ·  UWP / WPF / XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Congratulations,

              Congratulations, I just used the full power of outlining in aspx file and sister vb file. This saved me a lot of time and headache. Tank you Philippe

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Break on first thread to encounter error

                A lot of the time when debugging a multi-threaded application I'll set a breakpoint/multiple breakpoints, wait for one to hit and then I'll have to set every breakpoint to be applicable to only that thread ID, as it is super jarring to have to jump back and forth between different threads as you step through code. I very rarely, if ever, *actually* want to jump between different threads while debugging (in fact I struggle to think of a use-case where I'd want to jump between different threads). This causes me to lose my focus on what variable's value is causing…

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make more Events for the Excel interop library

                  It can be difficult to handle every user scenario with the very limited selection of events at our disposal in the Excel interop library.
                  I suggest adding many more events to handle situations like:
                  - Worksheet renaming
                  - Different change scenarios like: Range Deleted, Columns deleted, Rows deleted, instead of just the very general Change event.
                  - Moving sheets around in the Workbook.sheets collection.
                  - General Mouse Events, like hover, move click, enter.
                  - Key events, like keydown etc.

                  Without these and similar events, developers have to come up with unsafe solutions when handling different user actions, and I think…

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      0 comments  ·  Web Development Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Tabpanels

                        Make tab panels, one tab one project, as Microsoft Edge.
                        Can add plus symmbol to add new project, or close a project, add only a file and so on

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Hope C# allow this line of code: Command.ExecuteNonQuery() > 0 ? MessageBox.Show("") : MessageBox.Show("Test");

                          I hope C# will allow the operator " ?: " can use like this line of code :

                          " Command.ExecuteNonQuery() > 0 ? MessageBox.Show("") : MessageBox.Show("Test"); "

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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Methods dependencies

                            I'm French.

                            Je développe depuis longtemps avec Visual Studio C#. Il serait très interressant d'avoir un diagramme des dépendances des méthodes.

                            - Depuis le diagramme d'une classe, pouvoir accéder à un diagramme des dépendances des méthodes, puis en double-cliquant sur une méthode accéder à son code.
                            - Depuis le code d'une méthode pouvoir remonter rapidement au diagramme des méthodes de la classe; puis au diagramme de cette classe.

                            Autre idée. (certainement déjà posée)
                            Pouvoir inclure de l'assembleur dans du code non managé.

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                            • enable / disable code lens through some tags in the code

                              It would be nice to be able to enable / disable code lens through some tags in the source code.

                              Some groups of properties are large and would benefit from clarity while in some others, the code lens info is nice to have.

                              Being able to toggle with a hotkey would be nice too.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please bring back the visual indicators for the Test Suite within the tree view of the Test Plan in Microsoft Test Manager.

                                Prior to Visual Studio Update 3 there were visual indicators next to the Test Suite in the tree view of the Test Plan in Microsoft Test Manager. After the update the visual indicators no longer exist. Please bring the indicators back.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Details Tab should have a Rich Text box -- which should provide an easy copy from Word and visa versa. (word type formating - Insert Tables

                                  Hi Team ,

                                  Under the details section should have rich text formatting similar to Word doc.. which should be easy way to copy from word to VSO/ VSO to Word.
                                  - Insert Tables should be a feature which is desired :)

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                                    0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add context menu on left side area of the editor to manage breakpoints

                                    In the left area where breakpoints (the red circles) are visible, if you right mouseclick in this area show a context menu.
                                    It should not be required to rlight mouse click on a breakpoint, just a right mouse click in the left area should be enough.

                                    This context menu could for example contain following options:
                                    "Remove all breakpoints in this file"
                                    "Remove all in this class"
                                    "Remove all breakpoints in: namespace/project/solution"

                                    Other context menu options to Add breakpoints could also be useful.

                                    In case you right mouse click on a breakpoint add context menu options to edit breakpoint.

                                    Now you…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bases de datos en red

                                        Buenos días,

                                        Estoy desarrollando una aplicación con Visual Estudio 2015 en una unidad de red creando Bases de datos SQL Express (.mdf) en el directorio del proyecto (es una unidad de red en un servidor). El problema me ha surgido cuando he actualizado el motor de la base de datos a SQL Server Express 2008. Desde entonces cuando quiero acceder a las bases de datos me produce un error en el que indica que el archivo mdf se encuentra en una unidad de red no permitida para archivos de base de datos. ¿Porque me sale este error ahora? ¿Cómo lo…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a 'Move' option in the installer to move the installed files to a new location

                                          You should add a 'Move to a new location' option to move the installed visual studio to a different location. I have chosen to install VS2017 in 'D:\Visual Studio 2017' but after the installation has finished, it turned out to be installed in 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio' which is an SSD and the free space now is very low. Can't get windows updates.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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