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  1. Not possible to run MTM tests (Coded UI or MSTest) via vNext builds

    With xaml build definitions user selects MTM Test Plan to run, with vNext build definition it is only possible to select test dll to run.

    Tests executed via vNext never report test statuses to MTM test runs, vNext test runs never appear in the MTM.

    So with vNext build integration of manual-automated tests is not supported out of the box!!!

    See for details:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/34229465/how-to-run-coded-ui-tests-using-vnext

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/f9e851e3-657c-4a35-bdad-2559168e0913/how-to-run-coded-ui-tests-using-
    vnext?forum=tfsbuild

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      0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to create custom workloads for VS15 installer

      It would be nice if a user could create a custom workload that they can load into the VS15 installer. This would allow users to help others install the necessary components for development easily, rather than being told to install X, Y and Z, a user could be given a customised workload that will have X, Y and Z already selected for the user.

      I read through some blogs related to workloads and searched uservoice but could not find any mention of custom workloads being planned, close if this is a dupe :)

      19 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for this – it’s good feedback. We have it on our backlog (for after RTM), but we haven’t heard the request commonly enough from customers yet to know that this is a high-priority item (compared to other items on the backlog). Your UserVoice idea is great, and we’ll keep monitoring this thread to understand the scenario better.

        Best wishes, Tim Sneath | Visual Studio Team

      • Return the Export template function

        In the new Visual Stuido 2017 RC I miss the function to export the current project as a project-template.

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          0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 想法

          You received auto-notification email from cpgtools@microsoft.com
          Click on the link provided in the email
          Please note the link is only valid for 14 days. If you do not activate the link within 14 days, you will need to request your AP team for another invitation.
          I accidentally deleted the original message had been held up,i would like to know how Ican contact the AP team?

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            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • git checkout -b <Newbranch> from ide

            I often want to continue work in an new branch, I'm not an expert on git, but the way I do it, is opening command window and git checkout -b <Newbranch>

            This would be nice to do directly in the IDE

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support std::experimental::source_context

              Support std::experimental::source_context or provide equivalents to gcc __builtin_{FILE,LINE,FUNCTION} functions.

              7 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Assembly binding troubleshooter

                "Could not load file or assembly 'Whatever' or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference."

                Approximately 34 billion developers see this message a thousand times a day and yet no one at MS has thought to make troubleshooting this problem easier in 16 years.

                For example, it could turn on binding logging, clean the solution for me, display binding redirects, show mismatches between refs for compiled DLL and dynamically-compiled ASP.NET views, show all the versions referenced in my solution and is they're all in sync.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support syntax highligh rendered markdown, its currently only supported while editing the md file

                  While editing a markdown file online in VSO you can see that the syntax highlight works for the fenced block of code (see attached screen shoot).

                  however when you are done editing and the actual rendering of the markdown file is shown. the syntax highlighting disappears (see second attachement).

                  it is obvious syntax highlighting is possible for the language, both because it is doing it in the editing form, and because VSO can render other CSharp files with syntax highlighting.

                  17 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Accessibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatically create CppProperties.json when open existing C/C++ folder (for VS2017)

                    For VS2017, there is a new feature which allows user to open existing folder, instead of the project. this feature is great for large folders. however, it request the developers to create configuration file by themselves! many user are confused with it. possible to create the configuration file automatically when open existing C/C++ folders?

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remove CodeLens

                      CodeLens is visually unappealing, and does not provide any unique "insights" into a codebase.

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                        1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • There should be a continous progress status when installing/ uninstalling NuGet or VS looks like freezing to DEATH!!

                        The title explains everything... especially when installing NuGet that requires executing long-running script after NuGet installation..

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                          0 comments  ·  NuGet Package Manager  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Seriously, reconsider torrents.

                          The ISO is 7.1GB. Running the /layout command will download.. well, who knows how many GB (I'm up to 9.86GB after THREE DAYS of downloading via Microsoft's servers, and it's still not complete). I've been downloading the ISO for the last 30 minutes and the speeds have not gone over 120KB/sec - it stays around 30-45KB/sec the majority of the time. No, it's not my end. I can download a slackware torrent right this very minute and reach speeds nearing 3MB/sec - I know because I did it about 5 minutes ago. The issue is that you're slow, and you're…

                          25 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Keep highlighting after a Quick Find (Ctrl+F)

                            After a Quick Find (Ctrl+F), leave the results highlighted after escaping from the dialog.

                            Clicking Esc when not in the dialog (eg by tricking the dialog by ctrl-tab then ctrl-tab back again) already clears the highlighted results, so it should by just a tiny change of not clearing the results upon leaving the dialog.

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Numbers in Watch and QuickWatch Window follows Windows Language Locale

                              It would be great if the floating point numbers in the Watch and QuickWatch window could follow the Windows language locale defined on the PC.
                              When e.g. copy and pasting into Excel all floating point numbers becomes invalid since my locale uses "," as decimal and not the US ".".

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make __func__ return the same string as the __FUNCTION__ macro

                                Since VS 2015, the C99 variable __func__ is supported. However, __func__ only reports the bare function name whereas the __FUNCTION__ macro reports namespace and class names if applicable.
                                When switching from non-standard __FUNCTION__ to standard-C++ __func__, you will thus lose part of the information. This is very unfortunate when you have multiple functions with the same name but in different namespaces and/or classes.
                                Since the C++ standard allows for an implementation-defined string, I would like to suggest to reuse the functionality of __FUNCTION__ and make __func__ return the very same string.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • TFS capacity planning should support half day off

                                  During the Scrum planning days, it is frequent that team members take half day off. Microsoft TFS should support it.

                                  15 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • #D3c0~ language

                                    A "single point of reference" proprietary language that will be as far separated from English as text is created by adding and/or subtracting, dividing & multiplying symbol based languages written in dirt not to withstand time or carry weight )+( carved in stone as cuneiform 50,000 years ago still standing from the time of inception. A more perfect union of meaning including the space, delete, and arrow keys to form an elite code. 1 which will never be deciphered.

                                    )+( 1 < 0

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • app designed to set an alarm off if someone is trying to nose or pick up your mobile.

                                      I was out and had to charge my phone. I had to charge it in the local pub, but was afraid to leave it out of sight and was always worried someone is going to nose on my phone. so why not develop an app that sets off an alarm if the phone while on charge or left on a table somewhere, is moved.
                                      this could go global, and your privacy is protected when out an about and it keeps you alert.

                                      3 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Simplify adding References by allowing drag-and-drop in Solution Explorer

                                        After adding a library project to a solution, it’s quite an arduous process to then all add a reference to it to the main project.

                                        Let me drag and drop the library project onto the “References” node of the target project to add the reference painlessly and without a dialog interaction.

                                        12 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VS2017 Annotate - call it "Annotate", not "Blame (Annotate)"

                                          I don't like the use of the term "Blame" - it's too finger pointy and implies fault where there may not be a fault.
                                          I know the item is "Blame (Annotate)" but "Annotate" alone is much more obvious, consistent with previous versions of VS and does not imply fault.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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