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  1. Extend the "Auto-load changes, if saved" to work with project (.csproj; .vbproj) & solution files (.sln)

    Visual Studio 2012 contains the option "Auto-load changes, if saved", and while it works with many files in VS - it doesn't work with project & solution files. If they change outside of VS, you still get the reload prompt.

    It would be great if the option was extended to cover those files too.

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Coded UI can discover the color/backgroundColor of the controls in WPF

      We can´t valite business rules involving a color change in the UI. Ex, if the balance is negative, the color of textbox where you see the balance is red.

      29 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a space for SCRUM 'Definition of Done' on the TFS home page

        It would be great if on the Team Foundation Service home page it was possible to add my teams 'Defiinition of Done' so it's easily referenced - perhaps from the Team Favorites tiles.

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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "Build Startup Project" command

          It should build projects the same way as in "Launch startup project", except no launch. Since currently there is no command, it's not possible to bind a shortcut. With removal of macros in VS2012, the only way to achieve this is to write a custom extension...

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          • give more security control to admin users in TFS interface

            When working with many users, some tools for security could be usefull! If any user on TFS interface change his own name, the microsoft project branch the tasks with the new "display name" inserted by each user. I think if TFS tools provide more tools for control and security this could be avoided.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Test Tools in VS 2012 - Merge UIMap Actions into One Method

                Within the UIMap there is a function that will split a UI Action into 2 methods. What I would like to do is just the opposite. Due to the instability of the Coded UI Test Builder, and the unpredictability of playback I have many Methods in the UIMap that I would like to merge into 1 Method.

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                • Support Branching Definition

                  Implement branching definition.
                  Currently I can not define what I am branching. By default TFS is branching all files/subfolders form source to target. Diminishing the target set can only be done by first branching and then deleting obsolete files.
                  Therefor I would like to be able to define my branch (relation) upfront.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • About 5 users quantity restriction in the free plan for TFS online

                    I have an MSDN account and as explained in the following link:

                    https://tfs.visualstudio.com/en-us/pricing/information/

                    Makes me think that for MSDN subscribers TFS Online will be free during the time our subscription is valid, no matter if we have more than 5 users when prices will be released, this is important for us to make a decision if we add more users or not, we don't want that in the future we will have to migrate to a new TFS project to have less than 5 users.

                    It will be good that for MSDN susbscribers TFS Online can have more than 5…

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Implement advanced commenting (with embedded images) for the Visual Studio editor

                      In Visual Studio code editor, it would be cool to have the ability to apply advanced commenting, similar to office product balloon comments, but with the functionality to imbed images. Attached is a mock up with a photo of a whiteboard brainstorm which is relevant to the code which it is placed next to. When going back to code ages later, it would really help the programmer to remember the original idea and diagrammatically represent the way in which the control or component actually works. Would certainly reduce the need to retrace the purpose of the code later on or…

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                        2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Generate test results file through MSTest even when test is aborted

                        We can execute test cases (unit tests/codedUI tests) through MSTest Command line utility.
                        This works fine. But I have a situation when users 'aborts' test execution (kills MSTest process) then there will not be any results file generated. This should not be the expected result when there are more than 100 test cases are selected for test execution and user aborts around 60th test case..then they will loose test results for 59 test cases executed.
                        But this behaviour is not happening when test cases are executed within VS 2010. When execution is aborted, results file still getting generated and it…

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add Search capabilities to MTM

                          We would like to be able to search for test cases in MTM. We typically search on words within the steps or results or parameters used.

                          10 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Run CodedUITests after successful build and report failures at a step level

                            We would like to run CodedUITests after successful build and report failures at a step level.

                            5 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • email test case from MTM

                              Add the ability to email a Test Case from MTM

                              13 votes
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                              • Colored backgrounds for selected code blocks.

                                It would be helpful for the coder to be able to color the background for blocks of code. Helps code navigation A LOT.

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • add "navigate to" shortcut near to "quick launch" or embedded it in Quick Launch. please provide a text box to enter file name.

                                  its very hard to go Edit-> Navigate To, or press ctrl+, then type the file name we want to open. kindly provide another text box like "quick Launch" to type the name of the file and open it. or kindly embed this feature in quick launch itself. like fo:filename .

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                                  • Plan tab of Microsoft test manager is not helpfull to managers

                                    Managers/Leads are not able to see the estimated durations to execute plan/suites as a whole. estimated execution time should be added as default attribute of test case. excel is not a solution when a test case has multiple configuration environments. how one can know about the effort of a testcase having 1 hour estimate to execute when it is assgined to the resource, but with other configuration environments attached to a test case it may take multiple of 1 hour.
                                    estimated effort, actual effort should be included in test case and also in plan tab.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • To improve the time effiency of "stream" which c++ has.

                                      In fact ,the time effiency of "stream" can be as fast as that of "cstdio".For example,"GNU GCC" has done it.
                                      But now,many people misunderstand you because of it.
                                      I think you should do it in the next vs version.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Create an option in Visual Studio to make flyouts EITHER automatically fly out or require a click. The reason is one of accessiblity.

                                        Create an option in Visual Studio to make flyouts either automatically fly out or require a click. The reason is one of accessiblity. There are numerous disabilities that a user might have ranging from nervous system disorders, being partially sighted, or just plain old getting a little shaky with age that make the automatic flyout very annoying. Not only that but, for example, I have the DevExpress and Infragistics full packages installed and when I accidentally mouseover the toolbox I lose almost three minutes on my I7 box with 10 gigs of Ram... because of my disability this can add…

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Lots of Improvements needed on the XAML Webview control on WinRT

                                          The Webview control in XAML is in an abysmal state right now.
                                          1. You cannot render any controls on top of it
                                          2. It doesn't pass on interaction events back to the host window so you cannot "swipe" to the next control if you are using it in a flipview.

                                          I understand it's developed as a separate window and why we have all these restrictions but then what I don't understand is that it's been in such a state since Silverlight 3.0 (or was it 2.0?) and there hasn't been any improvements. We have developed an entire HTML/Javascript stack and…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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