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  1. Debug -> Restart should work on unit tests

    This would make iterating on tests much faster since I wouldn't have to remake the test selection to re-run them.

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      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Automatic creation of a Task to Sign a Test Case

      Automatic creation of a Task to Sign a Test Case

      Possibility when you sign a Test Case to a tester , automatically create a bond with the Task Test Case and inserting hours for management.

      When the task was generated , sought basic information on the title , tester, and enclosing the Test Case, giving option to attach or not the Requirement/PBI.

      23 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add new return statement that executes calling statement with the returned value but does not return from function

        An example of using the new return statement is:

        int EachOf(int[,] array)
        {
        for (int i = 0; i < array.GetLength(0); i++)
        for (int j = 0; j < array.GetLength(1); i++)
        new_return array[i, j];
        }

        Console.WriteLine(EachOf(array));

        Where the above code prints each of the array's elements on a separate line.

        Here is how it works: Every time you pass over the new_return statement, the calling statement will be executed with the returned value, but instead of execution continuing to the next statement after the calling statement, it is returned to the statement after the new_return statement in the called function.

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          3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Trigger Rollback activity when a Release is Rejected (somehow) by the user/approver

          Nowadays, the Rollback activity in the Release Template is triggered only if one of the previous activities fail (returning a non-0 status code).

          It would be great to be able to trigger a Rollback activity if the release is Rejected by some of the Approvers.

          By now, when it happens, we need to trigger a new Release manually to rollback the application to the previous version. It takes a hard work because we need to find the latest valid (and released) build, etc.

          110 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Moving of task to different Teams and Sprints

            We have got many teams working on backlog in different sprints, and the work will be split across.

            User Story "XYZ" has got 2 task, and it is in Team A (Area Path or Scrum Team) and Sprint 1. Now if I move to say Team B which has got Sprint 3.
            The User Story along with task moved should show up in Task Board of Team B's Sprint 3 .
            Currently TFS 2015 shows User Story along with Task moved between Sprints of the same team, but if it different team shows as un-parented item.

            17 votes
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            • Create first-class HTML5 UI framework for VS Cordova

              There are numerous UI frameworks out there that integrate with Cordova/PhoneGap mobile apps, however, the great majority of them are tailored toward iOS and Android apps. WP/.NET developers do not feel welcome while using these frameworks. I'd like Microsoft to create a UI framework that targets iOS, Android, and WP platforms so .NET developers may create Cordova apps comfortably. At the moment, I'm not sure how WinJS solves this problem. I hope to see UI controls that don't feel like Metro-style widgets but more like WPF/Silverlight controls.

              58 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide VStest.console.exe \ Test Explorer Real Time Test Execution Status DURING Test Execution

                When executing long running unit tests and codedui test from VSTest.console or Test Explorer there should be a way to query the real time status of the test currently executing and querying the test status / test run complete %.

                Having real time test execution status during test execution is important because it allows for better test environment planning and test result reporting during short test cycles within sprints.

                Follow up from forums post here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/bdb4921b-c214-4573-9ee5-338980e58ac2/vstestconsoleexe-query-for-a-data-row-result-during-test-execution-status?forum=vsunittest

                12 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • microsoft NuGet visual studio 2015 package failed while installing vs2015 preview

                  hi, i wanted to install vs2015 preview and microsoft NuGet visual studio 2015 package failed, what can i do to solve the problem?

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Managed Package Framework For Projects 2015

                    Managed Package Framework For Projects 2015 for the Visual Studio 2015 Based product line. Currently there is no way to create a custom project type in Visual Studio 2015.

                    2 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • separate security permission for merging pull requests / enforce peer review

                      This would allow enforcing that all commits to a particular branch get peer-reviewed through the system of pull requests. Right now both direct pushes and pull request merges are controlled via the same permission, making pull requests more of a convention than en enforcement.

                      10 votes
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                      • Consider my detailed proposal for non-nullable references (and safe nullable references)

                        Here are the benefits very briefly:

                        1. Minimal syntax changes.
                        2. Null reference exceptions eliminated.
                        3. No changes to code compilation as such (only introduces compiler error checks).
                        4. Existing code will continue to compile unchanged.

                        See my full proposal at:
                        https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn/issues/227

                        32 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • The only thing i want is PLEACE include Java into Visual Studio 2015. PLEACE

                          The only thing i want is PLEACE include Java into Visual Studio 2015. PLEACE

                          13 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Capacity Field into Warehouse database

                            Push the Capacity Field into Warehouse database

                            5 votes
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                            • Extend Incoming Changes CodeLens to support Shelvesets

                              It would be great if the Incoming Changes Lens would also show the changes on shelvesets that have been created and work that has been suspended through My Work.

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Pretty Print XML

                                Provide a "Pretty Print XML" option similar to most other XML Editors such as Altova XMLSpy and various other XML-based editors. This is frequently needed to format XML files such as App.config and Web.config files.

                                Visual Studio really needs this option since it has been missing since the first release of VS.NET 2002 and most developers need to re-format XML files very frequently.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • htonl htonll asm code optimize suggestion

                                  I have a ntohl asm impl optimized code, use 5 instructions to impl ntohl, 10 instructions to impl htonll that, see attachment file

                                  3 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Blog for projects & teams in Visual Studio Online

                                    Please add a internal blog for projects & teams in Visual Studio Online. A private blog permit to enrich projects documentation within work teams, just as it will allow new members are quickly engage to the project development

                                    8 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow hosted pool to run more than one build at a time

                                      Allow the hosted pool to run more than one build at a time.

                                      Currently it is not possible:
                                      https://www.visualstudio.com/get-started/build/hosted-agent-pool

                                      When there are multiple independent projects, this is absolutely mandatory!

                                      From a technical prospective/billing, I can see why it can be an issue.
                                      If there is a billing issue (like: we do not know how much money/build minutes are available on this account, so we cannot launch multiple build), I would find acceptable to be "pre billed" for 1 hour for each build launched, and in the end be billed only for what has been spend .

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Provide more detailed documentation about how the Android Emulator works

                                        When I first installed the CTP, the VS Emulator for Android worked beautifully.

                                        However, after I experienced unrelated networking issues on my workstation (troubleshooting which required that I disable and reconfigure several of the virtual networking adapters), when I come back to work with the Android emulators, they aren't working correctly.

                                        In the Hyper-V Manager, I have been able to get the virtual machines actually working, fine, if I use the standard Hyper-V Connect interface, instead of the nice VS interface with all the cool Phone/Tablet tools hanging off it.

                                        I can't find, anywhere, documentation that explains how that VS…

                                        12 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add trend chart support for tag-based queries

                                          Trend charts are really useful to track progress against backlogs and bug counts on the home page. It would be great to extend this functionality so trend charts could be built based on tagged work items, for instance to show an overall trend of technical debt stories in a product. Currently when this is attempted the chart pane contains the error message: "Work item trend charts do not support queries conditional on Tag state"

                                          16 votes
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