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  1. Automatic refresh for query based suites when clicking on suite

    When we have a query based suite, upon clicking on the query based suite to view the tests, it would be nice if the query was automatically ran upon the click to give the user a refreshed set of tests that match the query. This eliminate the need for the user to hit a refresh button and give them the most up to date list of tests cases.

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      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to copy TFS dashboards

      In my organization we have many team project which use a similar base dashboard in project homepage

      The idea is to save a dashboard once and apply it to new or existing projects

      9 votes
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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • VS2015-GIT SupporError encountered while fetching: Unsupported URL protocol

        I am using Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 with latest July 2016 patches. Every time when I try to Sync/Pull/Push a remote GIT bitbucket repository, it shows "Error encountered while fetching: Unsupported URL protocol" message. Outside of VS2015, everything works fine.

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 14 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Option to automatically assign object ID in ASP.NET from Visual Studio

            When writing automated script for UI testing I rely on identifying the object by the object id. However, often times developers may overlook assigning an object ID since they're not coding to test.

            It would be great if VS would have a flag that can be set by developers such that it will automatically assign all objects a unique ID. Developers of course can still modify and change the object ID if there's a specific ID they want to use in their code. However, by having this feature, it will be less work for developers, but still keep QA happy…

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              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Right click a text we paste to transform it into a string

              We often paste text in the editor like an XML and we need to transform it into a string. That would be very handy to right click this text and have an option like TRANSFORM INTO STRING which will make it like

              Pasted text :
              Line 1
              Line 2

              Result :
              var content = "Line 1 " +
              "Line 2 ";

              Maybe asking before the transformation if we want to add line break which would result in this :

              var content = "Line 1 " + Environment.NewLine +
              "Line 2 ";

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                1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Enable turning off Roslyn Code Fixes

                I would like to speed up Visual Studio 2015 by disabling the analysis of my sourcecode by Roslyn (code analysis, code fixes, analyzers, etc) when I am working in C# projects. In previous releases of Visual Studio there were two options in the Tools menu >> Options >> Text Editor >> C# >> Advanced:

                - Underline errors in the editor
                - Show live semantic errors

                I am a user of ReSharper, so I do not need this functionality. The reason I think Roslyn is causing the slow-down is that when I use the same version of ReSharper in VS2013, I…

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                  3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Seriously, reconsider torrents.

                  The ISO is 7.1GB. Running the /layout command will download.. well, who knows how many GB (I'm up to 9.86GB after THREE DAYS of downloading via Microsoft's servers, and it's still not complete). I've been downloading the ISO for the last 30 minutes and the speeds have not gone over 120KB/sec - it stays around 30-45KB/sec the majority of the time. No, it's not my end. I can download a slackware torrent right this very minute and reach speeds nearing 3MB/sec - I know because I did it about 5 minutes ago. The issue is that you're slow, and you're…

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                    0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create your own Ada support capable of surpassing the GPL-only .NET

                    Dear Microsoft, Create your own Ada support for .NET, capable of surpassing the GPL-only "A#" aka Ada for .NET.

                    Two facts are evidence that the worlds programming conventions, as great as they have become, are growing stagnant. (1.) Languages derived or fashioned after C are familiar, but mostly designed to do what C cannot. C# is an example of great accomplishment in C-fashion programming. Still, always creating something new, and then upgrading it is an unstable way further development. The problem lies in C being too primitive and too vague. (2.) Microsoft's .NET is possibly the greatest cross-platform accomplishment since…

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                      5 comments  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow some file types (e.g code maps) to remain unsaved on check-in if they are not part the solution

                        When debugging, you might create a code map, or inspect a block of xml or json in a new window or create other temporary files that relate to debugging and are not part of a solution. YOu may choose to create an architecture diagram or other throw some notes in a new window too.

                        You should be able to check-in a changeset or submit a code review without having to save these files. In fact, you should be able to check in with unsaved changes in any window where that window doesn't represent a file that is in the current…

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • option to disable quick action squiggles

                          In VS2015 you introduced the quick action light bulb. I think its a cool piece of tech, and I get why many people like it. However its a bit to intrusive for me, the light bulb was ok, but the green quick action squiggle errors are starting to become a bit annoying.

                          For example, when I create classes I prefer writing up the class first in the header file, writing the functions, variables etc I know I will be needing. The second I finish writing the constructor prototype the squiggles and the light bulb flare up, "Function definition not found,…

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                            38 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • sort function for "build in use" in MTM when "Run Options" window appears.

                            sort function for "build in use" in MTM when "Run Options" window appears.
                            When you run test and Pop up "Run Options" appear" the dropdown list will contain biulds sorted by date. This would be much nicer to sort them alpabetically.

                            12 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • const methods and const parameters

                              Would pretty much work like it does in C++. Immutability is a very big deal. Using readonly wrappers is such an ugly hack, much unlike the elegancy we've come to expect from C#. Also, no hack in C# can recreate a C++ const member function. C# is supposed to be (C++)++, but it can't lack fundamental features like const functions and parameters.

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Link Build errors to Stack Overflow solutions

                                When a build error occurs, it would be great if VS used deep learning to determine if that specific error has a solution on Stack Overflow. When I click on the error, it could provide the possible fix.

                                This would greatly improve my workflow and allow known fixes to be found easier.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show Exceptions in IntelliSense

                                  Exceptions are not visible anymore in the Visual Studio 2015 IntelliSense list members dialog.

                                  Please bring this back.

                                  Visual Studio 2015:
                                  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hcw1s69b(v=vs.140).aspx

                                  Visual Studio 2013:
                                  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hcw1s69b%28v=vs.120%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

                                  373 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve visual c++ SSE2 intrinsic code generation. VS 2015 Update 3 clang still does not support _mm_packus_epi16() and _mm_mulhi_epi16()

                                    VS 2015 Update 3 clang still does not support _mm_packus_epi16() and _mm_mulhi_epi16() apis.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Their is no option to inactive ResolutionType and FailureType in MTM.

                                      Like we have environment active/inactive similarly we need to have flag for FailureType and Resolution Type. The drop down should contain the values only active ones. This will help the user not to worry about the values which are associated to the test results during deletion. In my project we have millions of test results where it is impossible to deassociate the existing value.

                                      Please refer to this thread.
                                      https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e283c190-3c75-4bbf-ab97-1b9aad40882a/sort-and-inactive-failure-and-resolution-type?forum=vsmantest

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                                        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Search within a namespace in the "Object Browser"

                                        I rarely use the Object Browser, its slow and doesn't work well for me.

                                        Normally, I just want to see what types are around in my own codebase, i.e. my solution and all references to *my* libraries.

                                        In short, I want to only look in types within MyCompany.* namespace.

                                        In general, the whole tool needs a reboot for 2017.

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Array of controls like in VB6

                                          You know, I really don't get why this idea was ignored in the creation of .NET. It was really useful when you were creating projects with a lot of images.

                                          Currently, there are several limitations, for example: I was never able to migrate an old software from VB6 to .NET due to this specific reason, it was insane do it in code, in that project I had more than 400 small images for an odontogram and just start to code, maybe I'll spend months instead of days. Just to do that in the newest versions of VS, you need to…

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                                            2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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