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  1. Coded UI support in multi desktop feature of Windows 10

    Hi,

    I have installed latest Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5.

    Initiated a Run CodedUI test in Windows 10 -> Desktop 1, opened Desktop 2 to do some other work and hoping that CodedUI test will run in Desktop 1.

    But my assumption was wrong.

    Visual Studio is Running on Desktop 1.

    Execution of opening Web browser and Navigating took place in Desktop 2.

    Where I thought still both Desktop 1 and Desktop 2 are active sessions, hence CodedUI execution would be take place in Desktop 1.

    Is it a bug or behavior is correct.

    As a end…

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      6 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Deploy SSIS Packages developed using SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2015 to older versions of SQLServer

      This is actually a re-open of a previously closed SSRS topic.
      We have customers using SQL Server 2005 (yes it's not supported anymore), SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2014. To support these customers we keep older machines (VM's) with VS2005, VS2008 with appropriate SSRS tools to maintain reports.
      It would be very convenient if the SSRS tools in VS2015 would allow you to define which target SQL Server you will be deploying to and the RDL files would then be in the appropriate format. Even when I have to choose which version I want to…

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        2 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • In TFS' "find changeset", we want to also search by terms in the check-in comment text

        In TFS' "find changeset", we want to also search by terms in the check-in comment text.
        The current search does not seem to offer much, in my opinion, and it is hard to find.

        25 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add ability to capture short screencasts in IDE feedback

          I often find myself wanting to provide feedback on things like c++ intellisense in Visual Studio.
          However, it is difficult to get the idea across, you really need to see what is going on while typing in order to appreciate the issues.

          In the past, I had to install some screen capture utilities, capture and upload the movie to MSConnect, in order to get someone at MS to take the issue seriously. The movie led the MS developer directly to the solution.

          It would be really handy to be able to easily capture short screencasts in the VS IDE feedback…

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Developer Community  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Limit the access of TFS Team Dashboard to access to specific users only.

              Would be great to see TFS Team board permission to limit the access of Team dashboard to allowed users only of Team Projects.

              I post the same on MSDN forum also but unfortunately is not available as per design.

              Please find url of the same below.

              https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/aa42bb16-fa11-41c1-882e-d10c6d909289/tfs-team-dashboard?forum=tfsprocess

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Implementing abstract class

                When quick action implements the class, it puts the methods in alphabetical order.

                It used to implement the class in the order as described in the base class definition.

                This breaks apart a family of methods / functionality.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Data Compare automation table list

                    This is a copy of the ticket here: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/2238554-data-compare-automation-table-list?tracking_code=1d1709c3782b3501b0ab7fa8837b7534

                    It was suggested if this is still valid to reopen a new ticket or search for an existing ticket. There are many folks looking for similar functionality to this in many littler tickets... This is still desired!

                    It would be nice to save data comparisons (in a definition file, etc) or pass in which tables to compare via command line / command utility. When comparing data in larger databases (say, 500+ tables) and I want to compare only a subset of tables (say, 50-100) the interface requires manually selecting only the…

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                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Use the full scriptcs engine as the C# REPL in Visual Studio

                      Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 brought us the C# REPL (https://www.visualstudio.com/news/vs2015-update1-vs#Csharp). It is a pity that we do not get the full Scriptcs (http://scriptcs.net/) experience. The community has already embraced Scriptcs and we have integrated it into our workflow. Don't reinvent the weel and create a solution that has fewer features and is incompatible.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow creation of file groups within a solution

                        Within an MVC project there are files throughout the solution that need to be opened (js, controller, view) when working on a specific section of code. Creating a "File Group" would allow you to open all files grouped in this section in one click.

                        Would be extremely helpful for someone who's constantly working on bugs/stories all over the solution and likes to keep things clean and organized :)

                        17 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • extract code into function

                          Similar to Visual Assist's functionality: select a block of code to extract into a new function. The new function is either stand-alone or a member function (depending on the original code's location).

                          More info on the add-on's website:
                          http://www.wholetomato.com/features/feature-refactoring.asp#extract

                          2 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • In TFS 2015, not possible to use same shared steps in onte test case with different parameters

                            If I use the same shared steps with parameters several times in a test case, I must use the same parameters each time: they are defined at test case level. They should be defined at step level instead.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Test Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support data breakpoints when debugging mixed managed/unmanaged code. At least for data that isn't in the .NET heap.

                              I have an unmanaged app that loads and executes managed code. I really want to be able to set data breakpoints in my unmanaged. app.

                              5 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Automatic Editor Resize

                                  Very often i have 2 or 3 docked editors either in side-by-side view or in over-under view .. and i spend a lot of time resizing the editors.

                                  It would be awesome if Visual Studio detected which editors i was engaged with and resized them automatically..

                                  eg.. if i have 3 editors in over/under view and i engage with 2 of them, they will resize to 50/50 and squeeze the 3rd away..

                                  if i then engage with the 3rd editor it resizes to 1/3 and the more i use it, the bigger it gets until i engage on of the…

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • エラーや警告メッセージには、解決方法のヒントも書いてほしい。

                                    例えば、
                                    「SQL71502: プロシージャ: [dbo].[XXXXXXXX] には オブジェクト [dbo].[XXXXXXX].[XXXXX] に対して未解決の参照があります。」
                                    という警告メッセージには、
                                    「SQL71502: プロシージャ: [dbo].[XXXXXXXX] には オブジェクト [dbo].[XXXXXXX].[XXXXX] に対して未解決の参照があります。ソリューションエクスプローラーの参照設定にデータベース参照を追加してください。」
                                    と書き加えてもらえていたら、ユーザーはすぐに対応がとれると思います。

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                                      0 comments  ·  SQL Server and Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make VS use screen real estate like we're not living in the US ;)

                                      There must surely be a few ppl having proposed this already, but a super quick search found nothing so:

                                      <rant>
                                      Why does VS use screen real estate like every developer was living in the US? Bigger is not always better you know ;-)

                                      Like for example the leftmost area, at the line numbers. Man, that's wider than a bad mama-joke! I can't even start counting wasted pixels there.

                                      And don't get me started on the scrollbar! :) Xzibit called to say "Sup dawg, I heard you like borders so I put a border on your border.."

                                      </rant>

                                      Sigh, I feel…

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • c# : safe String.substring() alternative that doesn't care if string is too short

                                        please provide a native method (AtMost ?) that ensure bound checking for us

                                        return new string((value ?? string.Empty).Skip(startIndex).Take(length).ToArray());

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make it optional to view buildlog in IDE

                                          People are working inside VS and don't want to spawn a new browser session to view the build log or build queue. It makes you daily work slow when you are working with multiple builds. So please make it optional for the user whtere it should be shown in IDE (like in 2013) or web.

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