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  1. Run CodedUITests after successful build and report failures at a step level

    We would like to run CodedUITests after successful build and report failures at a step level.

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      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create build group for TFS builds to run multiple builds

      New option to create a build group for TFS builds to queue multiple builds at once

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        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VSIP: Make it possible to hide unsupported platform toolsets

        We provide a number of platform toolsets. Each of them is connected with some compiler version. Each platform toolset is a static set of files placed in MSBuild derectory. All the toolsets are visible and selectable in Visual Studio from VC++ project property PlatformToolset. But it's possible that some compilers (binaries) are not installed. This results in build error when the users selects one of these "orphan" platform toolsets. The similar problem exists in VS11 when VS2010 is not installed and the user selects v100 platform toolset.
        The idea is to add some property (e.g. ShowToolset) that would be indicate…

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow the association of a CSS file with a control to enable intellisense

          Much of our work is in a content management type of project. This means we have multiple controls making up the pages in the project. The CSS files are referenced, largely, in master pages and parent controls. It would be really handy to be able to right click in the source editor of the control and click a menu item that would allow you to associate it with a CSS file to get the intellisense for the styles. This would prevent having to temporarily putting a link tag on the page that you could end up forgetting about.

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            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • permisos de registro

            al generar nuevo proyecto/plantillas C#/ Windows / Aplicacion de Windows Forms, me sale "visual studio no tiene permisos para leer la informacion de plantilla del registro del sistema. esto suele deberse a problemas con los permisos del registro"

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              3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • set the r-clicked attachment as selected in TFS workitem

              Have multiple attachments to the defect
              Click on, say, the last attachment
              Move the mouse pointer on the first one and r-click on it (still with the last attachment being the selected one)
              Choose Save As Local Copy
              Actual Results: The selected file gets saved.
              Expected Results: The file on which the mouse was r-clicked needs to be selected and saved. See attachment for details.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Let me reduce the scope of Analyze Solution for Code clones

                On a large project the “Analyze Solution for code clones” can do a lot of work to tell me about code beyond my current area of focus.

                Where a legacy project has large areas of technical debt, the analysis becomes time consuming & the results are overwhelming.

                It would be nice to have a way to limit it to “only these project(s)” or “just files in these folders” or even “just these files”.

                I’d also like a “Repeat last scan” checkbox. So I can quickly refresh the results of the scan.

                Use case:
                We could just scan the “Java script”…

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Help system choose

                  Make user can change Help System in Visual Studio 2010 -
                  Visual Studio 2010 Help system or Visual Studio 2008 Help System (old Microsoft Document Explorer)

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Convert Dataset to Json by using directly like--> Dataset.Json

                    Hi Visual Studio Team,

                    This is Aravind G from Bangalore. I am using Visual Studio tools from last 4 years onwards.Thanks for providing Best tools for developing Web/Windows/Web sites and etc...

                    I have used Visual Studio 2008/2010/2012/2013 ultimate tools.In this I have one suggestion.

                    After getting Data from database using ADO.NET into dataset. From this we can convert Dataset to XML by using dataset.WriteXML. But is any way to convert directly From dataset to JSON like dataset.WriteJSON format.

                    If this feature is available please share the link where we can study and implement this.

                    If this feature is Not available…

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Performance check as part of compilation

                      If visual studio can do reverse engineering to the code and create unit test, why not as part of the compilation prompt the developer that the code will be bad from performance prospective, the earlier we detect that the sooner it will be fixed. you can use some AI or NN to do that in low CPU.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow a Controller Level LoadTestPlugin for Global Parameters

                        Take this scenario;

                        You are running a large test which needs to spread over X amount of Agents.
                        You may need to switch between web servers in the future as other versions of the web applications may be hosted elsewhere

                        Wouldn't it be nice if a form could be initiated at the controller level to select which server to use (it could extend to all sorts of global parameter settings). Then this builds an app.settings file (or adds to it) which can be deployed with the rest of the items for the agents to use

                        Currently I have only managed…

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Verify deletion of files when publishing web project

                          Being a junior programmer, I do not have much experience with vs2010. I assumed publishing my first solo web project to my desktop would create a seperate folder. The 'Delete files prior to publish' option was selected from a previous project, and when I selected publish, my entire desktop was wiped clean. Folders gigabytes in size and completely unrelated to my project were deleted. Seems like a serious consequence for such an oversight. Perhaps the publishing wizard could verify file deletion, especially if it's gigabytes of data, on the desktop at that. What if I had of published it to…

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide integrated software licensing tools

                            Provide integrated software licensing tools with releases of Visual Studio in a manner similar to the current integration points between Dotfuscator, Crystal Reports and Installshield Limited Edition. Software licensing by modules, features, assemblies etc. and licensing registration and activation are a core part of software development practices today. Therefore, Visual Studio should offer some type of integrated software licensing that provide features similar to the Microsoft Office and Windows software registration and licensing mechanisms.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable TFS compare option for a project file in Solution explorer

                              In Visual Studio solution explorer it is possible to compare a checked out with its checked in version. Unfortunately this option is not available for a project file.
                              The project file comparison, in fact, is implemented, e.g. when you need to resolve merging issue.

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a Date picker on the toolbox that can easily be validated just like textboxes and other controls.

                                A date picker that can be put inside a GridView editing template :D

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                                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide configurable thresholds/limits for Code Metrics

                                  Provide configurable threshold limits for Code Metrics that can be used to set violation severity levels in a manner similar to the violation severity levels available in FxCop. Currently, using the Code Metrics tool built into Visual Studio as well as the Code Metrics Power Tool does not provide an easy method to configure threshold limits for throwing violations. Ideally, the Red, Yellow and Green status could also be configured as Error, Warning, Information etc. instead of simply using colors to indicate status level.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Move the "Run Code Analysis on Solution" option underneath Rebuild and Clean solution

                                    The VS 11 Beta has placed the "Run Code Analysis on Solution" option in the Build menu where "Rebuild Solution" was previously. I can't be the only one who keeps choosing it instead of Rebuild Solution. Please move it beneath so that it is consistent with previous versions of VS.

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                                      4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow the Quick Find to be come undocked and floatable

                                      Please allow the Quick Find to open in an undockable mode (like the find in files). Sometimes I'm searching for various texts and I like to have the find open, instead I have to open it again on every new page.

                                      Thanks.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add Codelens option to DEBUG unit tests

                                          I frequently use CodeLens to execute tests affecting a method, however I have noticed that I only have options to "Run" or "Run All", there's no "Debug" - to do this I have to go to at least one of the tests, then choose "Debug Test" manually. It'd be awesome to have this as part of the CodeLens miniwindow.

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