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  1. Ideal Microsoft Solution for future of Client side app development

    Now that Microsoft has acquired Xamarin, which used XAML as base for Xamarin Forms, it is high time, we have one design language across all possible platforms. Despite Xamarin telling all that Xamarin Forms is for prototypes, many have built numerous applications using Xamarin Forms for both consumer and enterprise apps, for simple reason of sharing UI and Code across platforms. Only thing XAML hasn't touched so far is HTML generation. There was iFactr which was doing it, but I think after acquisition by Zebra, they stopped that. Doing that won't be much of an issue. Having mobile web app…

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      0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove Visual Studio Dependencies from MSTest

      Migrated from ASP.NET User Voice (http://aspnet.uservoice.com/forums/41199-general-asp-net/suggestions/488734-remove-visual-studio-dependencies-from-mstest):

      I can't stand the idea of having to install Visual Studio on a build server. MSTest should be standalone like NUnit (or any other test frameworks).

      16 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add support to automate the bug creation for failed functional/Integrated tests in VSTS

        We have used VSTS for our build automation and for running automated (functional/Integrated)tests, but creation of bug is not supported. It would be helpful in automation if you could support bug creation for coded UI and Selenium tests written in class library.

        24 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow StakeHolders to create PBIs under a feature

          Currently when a StakeHolder is adding a new PBI in the backlog, it is not associated with any feature regardless of the selected feature un the tree. Also, since StakeHolders cannot move PBIs under a feature by drag/droping them, it becomes very tedious for them to associate PBIs to a feature (they have to eidt links manually). This is generating a lot of friction in the adoption of TFS tools. It would be nice if they could make the association easily.

          22 votes
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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • create the same lightswitch Tools for ASP.NET MVC

            create the same lightswitch Tools for ASP.NET MVC

            validates
            screens
            fields
            relationship
            and others

            245 votes
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              9 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Pull request approvals reset or downgrade when new code is pushed to branch

              A administrative setting on version control that will cause all PR approvals to be removed/reset if new code is pushed to the branch.

              Currently if someone reviews the code and approves it. I can push changes and merge without them being forced to review again.

              They are notified, but It would be nice to force another review by someone if new changes are made.

              I am pretty sure GitHub developed something similar in the past 6 months or so.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Visual Studio Blend support for Xamarin Forms

                Adding support for Blend for Xamarin Forms App will be great. It'll help to add animations in a cross-platform way.

                36 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Option to require CodeReview on Check-in

                  We are required to perform 100% code review. On the VSTS platform today, we have no way to enforce this. Requesting code review from VS IDE manually is not ideal and doesn't enforce the process.

                  It would be ideal if we could add a requirement to the process template or possibly an option in the "gated check-in" feature that somehow enforces a code-review of the changesets and tracks who did it and that it was accepted.

                  Ideally, if the changeset is gated, it is shelved, built successfully and then a code-review request is automatically created and only someone other than…

                  42 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Include a feature to export the Summary Page of a load test to PDF or DOCX

                    At the end of the load test Visual Studio displays a summary with charts and test run information. It would be nice to be able to export this information to either PDF or DOCX to share with others who do not have Visual Studio. Currently the only way is to export the trx which only allows viewers with VS to be able to see the test summary.

                    18 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Personal Git Repositories

                      There’s this notion of your own account in GitHub where you can have 1..N Git repositories, some of your own making and some that are forked from elsewhere that you may be looking at / contributing to with pull requests back to the main repository.

                      It would be nice if TFS / VSTS had a similar notion of a “personal” area in a TFS / VSTS instance where you could fork Git repositories into / make repositories of your own. (The only way we could figure out how to do this today was by making a Team Project with Git…

                      11 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Breakpoint condition/message history

                        It would greatly improve productivity if we could pick a condition/message in a "recent list" when creating a new breakpoint.

                        7 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visual Should should include UWP UI samples by default

                            On WP 7, 8.0, 8.1, Windows 8.x, we had some default samples like grid, hub, pivots, etc. On Windows 10 we should have some default samples like hamburger menu/splitview and other default guidelines UI's. Why? We should have a consistent UI between 3rd party apps... Right now, every developer need to implement their own way of hamburger menu. If you guys shipped with a sample, or better, just like Toolbar Ink on Anniversary Update, would be awesome!

                            18 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support for Auto Closing Tabs

                              Implement an option to check if a tab has been open for X amount of time and idle(aka you haven't used it). If so, close it (prompt for close?).
                              So you don't end up with 100 tabs open and you only use 20 of them (Numbers are just example :P )

                              8 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support "interface" constraint in generics

                                A new constraint for generics allowing to limit the type parameter to an interface type only:

                                public class MyClass<T> : T, where T : interface
                                {
                                // ...
                                }

                                3 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Why is there a feedback button?

                                  Why is there a feedback button? It's distracting and I'm tired of everything in Win10 asking me questions. Even my login screen wallpaper asks for feedback. I'm constantly being distracted by the bombardment of feedback requests!

                                  20 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • bring back Build Explorer in Visual Studio 2015

                                    Build Explorer had been removed in Visual Studio 2015 in favour of a browser based solution.
                                    Unfortunately not all function of Visual Stduio Build Explorer are available in TFS Web Access.
                                    Currently it is really frustrating when you need to look at code coverage in source files and not only at the percentage.
                                    the information is stored in TFS and you can still use it with Visual Studio 2010 - 2013 but needing to use two Visual Studio does not allow to switch completely to Visual Studio 2015.

                                    446 votes
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                                    • remove the need to constantly re-enter credentials

                                      re-enter credentials for vs; re-enter credentials for cloud explorer; re-enter 2fact auth keys... again. and again. and again.

                                      please stop that,

                                      41 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve MFC - add a VisualManager (CMFCVisualManagerWindows) for Windows 8 / 10

                                        All developers in the world programming for Windows 8 / 10 with MFC need the new visual style / theme for the dialogs / application / windows / controls / a.s.o. Please add the urgent needed file(s) to the Visual Studio 2015 Update 2.

                                        39 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide option to include ignored tests in MSTest .trx output

                                          Since the reporting options in VSO and TCM are extremely limited, we generate custom reports for management by processing the MSTest .trx output. Unfortunately this format excludes all ignored tests.

                                          Please provide a way to include the ignored tests in the .trx output of a MSTest run. This will help us identify any automation code that exists but is not being used, so the tests can be investigated and updated/removed if needed.

                                          4 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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