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  1. 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 →
      • VS 2015 bad support for managing test methods

        No wonder MSFT might have received number of complaints for removing Test list editor.. It was breaking change. Not only that but there is only one Test Explorer which is not upto mark for organizing test methods.
        1. If Test is in progress, it keeps on showing last status of the test method.. how to track which test method is currently running.
        2. data driven tests results are not organized and difficult to trace the results of Data driven test method.
        3. Grouping based on Category?? what is the logic behind this.. Think about the test method having more than…

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          0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add Shared Project reference to (mvc) web applications, and here's how

          Visual Studio 2015 came with Shared Projects.
          But web applications cannot use them. There is no support for adding a reference to them.

          I can understand the problems with it. IIS Express cannot coop with files that are not physically where they are supposed to be. Shared Projects ideally would map their file structure virtually over the physical structure.
          You don't want a copy, for that would effect versioning systems and has other undesirable side effects.

          So, the solution lies in reworking IIS Express. All it has to know is the physical location of the shared project(s) and map them…

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Write out breakpoint information more frequently.

            Save the breakpoint settings after changes. Windows 10 just rebooted, unexpectedly (it saw an opportunity when I stopped typing, doh!) . Now the breakpoints in all modified files are in the wrong place (i.e. on the "old" source lines).
            If a Windows update forced reboot allows it, then save at VS close down.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • show readonly properties in VS2015 live property explorer

              The Live Property Explorer could be a great tool replacing third party tools to investigate the current XAML trees at runtime of the program, but:

              Please show all properties there, even when their setter is private. I would not argue against any design decision to show them as readonnly as well, but it should be possible to access e.g. a property with private setter, but public getter. For objects these may have children with writeable setters again, so I consider that a "must have" to be useable for debugging.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Uninstall and Remove GIT Source Control Provider

                  Please consider the option of Uninstalling the GIT Source Control Provider. I've never used it and have used TFS for many years. I have no intention of ever using GIT but today when I added a project to source control it went to GIT instead of TFS even though my default provider was and always has been Visual Studio Team Foundation Server

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                    0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add an emulator to run applications in Xbox mode

                    It would be really nice to have an emulator run test apps in Xbox mode. This would make it a lot easier to test things like TV-safe area and element sound (I know that the later one could be activated on the desktop by changing State in ElementSoundPlayer).

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                      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Clicking the exception type in the Exception Settings tab should (un)check the associated checkbox.

                      Currently, do break/notbreak on an exception, I have to click the checkbox. However, most Windows apps allow the associated label to also trigger a click event on the button. It makes it a bit quicker to go enable several, as the click target is much wider than when it is just the checkbox.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fully support emmintrin.h - SSE2 intrinsics for clang 3.7 with Microsoft Code. Missing support of: _mm_mulhi_epi16() and _mm_packus_epi16()

                        Fully support emmintrin.h - SSE2 intrinsics for clang 3.7 with Microsoft Code.
                        Missing support of: _mm_mulhi_epi16() and _mm_packus_epi16()

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Code Reading mode

                          There should be a mode to which when switched the complete UI moves into a mode built with a focus on ease of code readability

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Only build if referenced libraries signatures change

                            See these pages:

                            https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/ericlippert/2012/05/31/past-performance-is-no-guarantee-of-future-results/

                            http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8927558/why-is-the-binary-output-not-equal-when-compiling-again

                            Is it possible to add a feature to MSBuild that is similar to Resharper 10’s “build only when necessary” feature? Basically, don’t even build a project, even if the referenced DLLs were touched but their public signatures haven’t changed.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Rearrange Options in Package manager

                              The "Options" section in the "Solution Package Manager" has a confusing position. It's placed between the "project version overview" and the "package info". Both are related to the selected package, the "Options" however are not, those are global settings.

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                                0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Intellisense filter to hide Extension methods

                                This is most definitely still highly relevant. It is very annoying that Linq extension methods clutters the native methods of an object, since the native methods are the most important ones.
                                So please implement some Ctrl-KEY option to either filter out extension methods from the Intellisense menu. The intellisense menu is almost useless as it is now, since you'll have to remember all relevant members or read through a LONG list (which sort of destroys the whole purpose of intellisense).

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Bluepen XChange: an easy-to-use tool that integrates Zendesk with Team Foundation Services

                                  Bluepen XChange:
                                  an easy-to-use tool that integrates Zendesk with Team Foundation Services

                                  We are pleased to introduce Bluepen XChange. The latest innovation from Bluepen Software, Bluepen XChange is an easy-to-use tool that integrates Zendesk with Team Foundation Services. If your goal is to speed up interaction between customer support and software management, then Bluepen XChange is the ideal solution. The latest tool developed by Bluepen Software is highly functional and allows for customization, but it’s also designed with usability in mind to deliver a process template that adapts to improve the Zendesk experience in three different scenarios: Agile, CMMI, and…

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to customize VSTS Link header

                                    Need the ability to modify the Link's view header to add and display fields like Assigned To under the Link's section.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • nuget package manager should allow filtering .net core assemblies

                                      When working on a .Net Core project, NuGet Manager displays all those packages that are all just not usable with the Core project. This is time consuming and very frustrating. The list just tells you what you cant use, hah!

                                      Add a filter method to the NuGetDialog and/or filter automatically based on the project type.

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                                      • Enable IntelliTest to generate tests for .NET Core projects

                                        Please extend IntelliTest to generate tests for .NET Core projects.

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