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  1. 2 votes
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      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Associate automated tests written in classlibrary to testcase in VSTS

      We can view reports for recent runs for test cases that are associated to Coded UI automated tests in VSTS, but we cannot associate Selenium automated tests written in class library. Support for automated tests written in class library would benefit users using professional version.

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        0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • static code analyzer should find problem areas for option 'Zc:forScope-' has been deprecated

        static code analyzer should find problem areas for "Command line warning D9035: option 'Zc:forScope-' has been deprecated and will be removed in a future release"
        There are still a few old VC6 projects with the old for scope. Analyzing all locations is very time consuming. The static code analyzer should do this.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add folders to vNext build definitions

          We use 1 Team Project in TFS 2015 on-prem and as such we have a large (and increasing) number of build definitions. I'd like to be able to group my build defs into folders from the web screen. I'd also like to be able to set permissions on the builds within a folder by using the current build permissions method which uses inheritance and you can enable/disabled this as required.

          Many Thanks
          Rod

          27 votes
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            2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Sync workspace for Solution Explorer, Team Services & Source Code Explorer.

            Sync workspace setting across Solution Explorer, Team Explorer and Source Control Explorer. Current workspace is HIDDEN in Source Explorer when panel is narrow! Have lost much productivity and file contents due to these tiny issues.

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              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • VSTS Custom Task Group Visibility (task.json)

              Error: Failed Request: Bad Request(400) - Task definition input 'x' and Task definition input 'x' must belong to same group as they are dependent inputs for Task with id '

              Allow group to support visibility rule based on input values outside that group.

              {
              "name": "domain",
              "displayName": "Domain",
              "isExpanded": true,
              "visibleRule": "domaintype = Domainjoined"
              },

              {
              "name": "domaintype",
              "type": "pickList",
              "label": "Domain",
              "defaultValue": "Standalone",
              "required": true,
              "helpMarkDown": "Select the type of domain account.",
              "options": {
              "Standalone": "Standalone",
              "Domainjoined": "Domain joined"
              },
              "groupName": "options"
              },

              4 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Show a banner message across the top of the Changes tab if the user has both Staged and Unstaged changes

                If I have both Staged and Unstaged changes, I would love to see a banner across the Changes pane (like the Sync notification attached) that reminds me I have Unstaged changes. I keep getting bitten during Merges where the merge files are automatically Staged, but then any extra integration fixes I do to additional files to get it to build/work are then thrown into Changes (Unstaged) and are not committed once I think I'm done and commit.

                A banner would remind me that I have files I might want to stage and include in the commit.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Adjust namespace - Resharper has the ability to adjust name spaces on files based on what fold the file is located. Not sure why VS doesn't

                  Adjust namespace - Resharper has the ability to adjust name spaces on files based on what fold the file is located. Not sure why VS doesn't

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Visual C# for Linux

                    Create Visual C# for Linux templates just like Visual C++ for Linux does. So we can write, compile and debug mono code running e.g. on a Raspberry Pi from Visual Studio.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Use Universal Date Format like dd/MMM/yyyy

                      Even though my Language and Region is set to Australia, things like "Extension and Product Updates" come up with US dates in the notifications in Visual Studio 2015.

                      NOTE: American's pay attention... you are not the only people in the world!

                      Please stop using this date format in software and use a date format like

                      01-JAN-2016 which the entire world knows

                      as 06/05/2016 can be read as 6th May but in America it means 5th June!

                      3 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow to inherit 'sealed' classes - but ONLY with constructors.

                        No new data members.
                        No new methods (class can be extended anyway).
                        No overrides.

                        Only new constructors:

                        public class TrimmedString : public String
                        {
                        public TrimmedString(String value)
                        : String(value.Trim())
                        {}
                        }

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Parameterized configurations for VC++ projects/solutions

                          When building VC++ project/solution for several toolsets currently we create many configurations, like: v110_Debug, v110_DebugMT, v110_Debug_DynamicBoost, v110_Debug_StaticBoost, v110_ReleaseMT, v110_Release_StaticBoost, v110_Release_DynamicBoost,
                          v120_Debug, v120_DebugMT, v120_Debug_DynamicBoost, v120_Debug_StaticBoost, v120_ReleaseMT, v120_Release_StaticBoost, v120_Release_DynamicBoost etc.

                          It is a poorly scalable solution, please provide the ability to specify a configuration parameter, or an alternative solution for that issue

                          10 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • WPF grid column height definition shorthand

                            With almost every grid I write, I have to also specify the column and row definitions. I would like a quicker way to do this so that I can get on with my job instead of typing boiler plate code over and over again.

                            Instead of this:

                            <Grid Margin="3">
                            <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                            <ColumnDefinition Width="2.0*" />
                            <ColumnDefinition Width="3.0*" />
                            </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
                            <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                            <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                            <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                            <RowDefinition Height="1.0*" />
                            <RowDefinition Height="auto" />
                            </Grid.RowDefinitions>
                            </Grid>

                            I would much rather just type this:

                            <Grid ColumnDefinitions="2.0*,3.0*" RowDefinitions="auto,auto,1.0*,auto" Margin="3">
                            </Grid>

                            Thanks for your time.

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Visual Studio (Flavors) Install Custom Developer Language and Server Choices

                              For someone who wants to develop Python the current VS install is overkill installing many unneeded components and a full SQL server install.

                              This literally kills my development laptop and for no usable gain for development needs.

                              If there were 2 basic sets of customisation options - flavors - a far better more personalised install could occur, if the wizard included these questions.

                              Languages for Development with checkboxes
                              C#
                              Python
                              F#
                              R
                              C++
                              Web
                              Office Developer
                              etc

                              and a second option of checkboxes
                              Full SQL with Management Tools
                              SQL server
                              Server Developer (no unnecessary services)
                              Azure SQL server

                              This would…

                              4 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks so much for your feedback. We are indeed thinking along those lines. Check out the work we’re doing for the next version of Visual Studio: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/visualstudio/2016/04/01/faster-leaner-visual-studio-installer/

                                In this new version, a Python-specific install is nearly a tenth the size of the minimum install in Visual Studio 2015. The preview doesn’t yet contain the second layer of selection you allude to, but it’s on our plate for release.

                                Warm wishes, Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

                              • Add ASPX MVC View in AspNet5

                                aspx engine is better than razor engine for minor enterprises

                                webform is old and we just drop it,but aspx engine is very important.

                                1.The simple design the best design for template engine,aspx engine just use <%%> and <%=%>.

                                2.What You See Is What You Get is more important for template engine.

                                3.Code separation is the kernel for template engine.Razor allow csharp programer to modify the template is not good.

                                why?for example.I'm a Csharp programer,and I don't want to write template so I just tell the html5 programer to write it.

                                Then,I have to select aspx engine.because he only know about…

                                6 votes
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                                • Improve C++ IntelliSense for pragma

                                  IntelliSense warns string concatination in pragma. But C++ compiler allows it. Don't warn it.
                                  For example, I wrote following code. I don't want to use DEF file for export because I want integrate the code into single .cpp file and __declspec(dllexport) can't specify export symbol name.

                                  STDAPI DllGetClassObject(REFCLSID rclsid, REFIID riid, LPVOID *ppv) {
                                  __pragma(comment(linker, "/EXPORT:" __FUNCTION__ "=" __FUNCDNAME__ ",PRIVATE"));
                                  return Module<InProc>::GetModule().GetClassObject(rclsid, riid, ppv);
                                  }

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • What is using memory and CPU in VS ?

                                    When VS is using (for example) 40% of CPU and 1.8GB of RAM, I would like to know why. For instance, is there an option I can disable or an extension do uninstall that would help me making VS faster ?
                                    VS resource management is a black box, and doesn't help the developer experience, one can be really frustrated and turn to simpler editors just to be able to write code.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Can architecture menu option will be added in visual studio community edition

                                      Can architecture menu option be available for visual Studio community edition user, it will be very useful.

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                                      • JSON editor: Don't change logo transparency on-hover

                                        The JSON editor display an icon on the bottom right to identify the file (MS, Grunt, NPM, etc.).

                                        The visibility can be toggled by clicking on it. The transparency of the icon changes every time the mouse moves over it - this is completely unnecessary. It doesn't add any value, it doesn't send any message, it's just an annoying distraction.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Add options for CodeLens indicator text

                                          CodeLens indicator text is displayed between lines which takes up more vertical space and disturbs the visual overview of (collapsed) code that we are used to.
                                          Please add a combination or smart selection of the following options:
                                          - Allow the selection of a location for indicator text (above, left, right)
                                          - Allow to enable/disable CodeLens for references
                                          - Allow to choose to only show references indicator text when there are 0 references
                                          - Add (keyboard) commands for toggling CodeLens options

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