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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • more than 200 work items sending mail

      It would be better for sending more than 200 work items for sending a query results through mail icon

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Look back carefully at the user interface of Visual Studio 2010 and compare with 2013. 2010 was superior in too many ways.

        I've been working with Microsoft development tools for over 20 years and with .NET since 2001. This is the first time I'm deeply disappointed by a new version. Moving from 2010 to 2013 is so frustrating that it made me search for this site and try to get the message through. Checking in changes is a complete nightmare. Comparing two versions in the history of a file is also inferior. Generally clarity has been lost, the standard colour schemes are all less readable and it's harder to find things and do what you need to do. I get the feeling…

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • make friendly machine names in the eventlog on testcontroller

          It would make a lot easier if the events in the eventlog could show the friendly name of the machine and environment instead of some machine number(e.g. vstfs:///LabManagement/TestMachine/26138 ). I can go to the database to find the actual machine but it takes time.
          An event like this:
          (QTController.exe, PID 9504, Thread 63) AgentManager: Agent vstfs:///LabManagement/TestMachine/26138 is not Online. Skipping in delete operation : Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.Exceptions.EqtException: The agent was able to reach controller but the controller was not able to connect back to the agent. Make sure that the firewall on the test agent machine is not blocking the connection.
          at…

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Visually indicate which .testsettings file is marked "Active Load and Web Test Settings"

            if there a Web Test / Load project contains more than one Test Settings file Please give some visual indication to a indicate which Test Settings file has been marked Active,
            Perhaps change the icon or make the file name bold. (similar to the way we show which project is the start-up project.

            Why?
            In a VS Solution I can create multiple Test Settings files. I can nominate which one I want to use by selecting the menu item "Active Load and Web Test settings".

            But I can't see which one is marked as Active without Right clicking on each…

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support git.exe in custom build template in Visual Studio Online

              I use a custom task that leverages git.exe to commit build artifacts to a deployment channel. However, Team Foundation Service, while accepting git repositories, does not appear to make git.exe available to custom tasks. Can this be changed?

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Can you do an article on VPN Networks?

                I think projects are managed best with a VPN network so you be efficient. I aM EXCITED about learning about the new Visual Basic 13 if you could also do and abstract on clouds it would be great!!!!!!!!

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                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Visual studio team could create one extension to T4 templates

                  Visual studio team could create one extension to T4 templates

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Use mstest to execute load tests in the cloud

                    I would like to be able to schedule my load tests. Currently i only can use mstest to execute load test which use local machines as agents.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add an option (or attribute) to exclude types from code map

                      Using Code map to explore the type hierarchy in your solution is great. However "show derived types" is adding too many classes if your code implements a lot of mocks in unit tests.

                      It would be great to exclude test assemblies (by selecting them somehow) or adding an attribute to the types.

                      As a work around I know mark them with the compilergenerated attributed (ugly I know ...).

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow us to specify region and language settings when starting windows phone emulator from Visual Studio

                        When starting the emulator from Visual Studio it would be great to be able to specify the language/region that is active when the emulator starts.

                        Currently we always have to go to the settings, change the language/region and restart the emulator. This is very cumbersome if you want to take screenshots for multilanguage apps.

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                          0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • InternalsVisibleTo should not require PublicKey to be specified if both assemblies have same public key

                          InternalsVisibleTo is often used to make internals visible to a unit testing assembly. If an assembly is signed, the full public key must be specified, which is a bit of a pain.
                          It would be nice if it were possible to specify only the target assembly name, in which case it must be signed with the same key as that used by the source assembly.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • keyword Sugar ...treat return type as sort of out or ref parameter for overloading

                            consider try parse
                            this is as close as i can get to overloading return types can we get a sugar version of this ? i want a strict return type overload

                            public void get(ref int b , out float);
                            public void get(ref int b , out double );

                            like so

                            as methods

                            int a = getUm(c);
                            float b = getUm(c);

                            as properties

                            int a = 1;
                            setUm = a;
                            int b = getUm;
                            float c = getUm;

                            // if float getUm() was never defined
                            // the int getUm() would get called and throw a error msg
                            // which is freggin…

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                              1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Security Trimming specific search

                                Security trimming is arguably many things. My focus for our purpose is to allow specific files types to be grep searched. This means that when responding to security trimming bugs, I can choose to search only code behind files, or other types of files if I choose.

                                This could be enhanced to drill down specifically on VS file types.

                                My focus is to get to controls and data responses returned from other projects quickly where they bubble up to the GUI, with one or more breakpoints at those key exchange points. The goal is to help in pursuit of bugfix…

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show Constant Value Tooltips When Not Debugging

                                  While NOT debugging, it'd be great if we the tooltips for constants which show their type also actually showed the value of the constant.

                                  This value should be known due to incremental compilation and could be displayed just like it is while you're debugging.

                                  It's just really annoying to have to F12 all the time in a constant heavy environment and then jump back to the location after seeing what the value is.

                                  Thanks!

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Transform a specified set of T4 templates (not necessarily all)

                                    My current project makes heavy use of T4 templates. It also uses Entity Framework, which has its own set of templates. When I press the "Transform all templates" button, all my own templates are transformed, including those for EF. Since EF and large template transformations can take several seconds, it would be nice if there was a way to define a set of templates to transform and when I invoke that command, ONLY those that were defined are transformed. Ideally, I would be able to define more than 1 set of transforms to group together and I could invoke whatever…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show/Hide information toggle (For logging)

                                      I'd suggest a nice addition would be to be able to hide/show any line of within code which starts with a particular prefix at the click of a button. When done, the line itself is removed but the previous line is underlined in thick light green or something to alert you that it is there but hidden.

                                      It's not so much a problem, more of a 'clutter' issue; I do find that adding comments, along with logging information can clutter the interface but sometimes they're both required as they target a different audience. It would be extremely helpful to be…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Continue to improve the Pending Changes window in 2013

                                        The pending changes window is much improved from 2012, but still not as functional as 2010. A few items:
                                        - The "extra" stuff at the top takes up too much real estate, even when collapsed. On a laptop screen I have to use 1/3 of my screen to even get to the file list.
                                        - Please bring the checkboxes back, or find some other way to let us include/exclude files using the keyboard. We are still developers, after all. The mouse is not our forte.
                                        - When a work item is associated (not resolved) with a checkin, it would be…

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make the debugging Visualizers non-modal windows

                                          Quite often when debugging, I want to see the results of a dataset while stepping through code. Unfortunately the visualizer window is modal, so that is not possible. I currently get around it by taking a screenshot of the visualizer window, which is less than ideal.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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