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  1. Coded UI - switch datasource to TestMethods datasource if referred to by separate test method with own datasource

    The scenario I have is I want a Test Method which finds credentials from a credentials csv file as its datasource and assigns them to variables. It then calls a Login Test Method which uses the details to log in and then uses its own datasource to enter data into the application. This currently does not work as it retains the first datasource which is very inflexible!

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Ionic a full member for apps

      When making cross-platform apps Ionic is a great tool. It would be great to use it's functionality right from Visual Studio without having to have a commandline open to run Ionic commands.

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        0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a delete all breakpoints command under the debug commands

        Pretty self explainitory from the title

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          1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • GitHub repository could have clickable link

          GitHub repository could have clickable link in Team Explorer home view (see attached file)

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            0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • be able to submit work items via email

            We would like to allow users to send an issue to an alias to report issues which would then create work items into a specific project so we can triage, track ,and resolve them

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            • Add IntelliSense for HTML/CSS/JavaScript inside Scripted File Types

              In various file types such as .php, where you may have a mix of PHP code, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It would be nice for IntilliSense to work in their respective areas. So for PHP as the example, when outside of <?php ... ?> blocks, use standard HTML/CSS/JavaScript IntilliSense.

              This would make the overall experience nicer, even if IntelliSense for the scripting language is not supported.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Diğer veritabanı tanınmıyor, table eklemek bile sorunlu

                Diğer veritabanı tanınmıyor, Diğer veritabanı eklenebilmeli. table eklemek bile sorunlu, kendi içinde veritabanına table eklemek bile sorunlu, bazılarını file tabeles', bazılarını tables'e ekliyor, önceki tabloları göstermiyor. Sağ tıklama düzenleme biçiminde aç komutu çıkmıyor. VB 6 kadar bile değilsiniz.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 36 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • C#: Implement "Outline Statement Blocks" just like the one you have for C++

                    Today in C# you have outlining for methods, properties, classes, namespaces and regions, this is great but not enough.

                    1. First of all we want this for all statement blocks like if, while, foreach, for, using and so on.

                    2. It would also be great if any selection in the editor could be collapsed.

                    3. In addition to showing the content of a collapsed section when hovering over the boxed "..." at the end of the collapsed section "HeadLine", the same should content should be shown when hovering over a plus(+) sign in the "Outline column" to the left of…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • visual studio settings .vssSetting automatic backup in OneDrive

                      visual studio settings .vssSetting automatic backup in OneDrive

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add password handling for Visual Code's Git handler

                        When I try to do a git push it hangs because there is no prompt for a password.

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                          0 comments  ·  Version Control (Git/TFVC)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Automatic identifier resolve

                          interface IWalkable
                          {
                          void Walk();
                          }

                          class Human : IWalkable
                          {
                          void Walk( ... );
                          }

                          class Duck : IWalkable
                          {
                          void Walk( ... );
                          }

                          and so on..

                          If I have to ensure those subclasses (Human, Duck, ...) implement other interfaces, I either make that classes inherit interfaces one by one, or make a abstract class named Animal and make it inherit those interfaces. Of course, if I have many subclasses, the latter would be much easier.

                          public abstract class Animal : IWalkable, ISleepable
                          {
                          void Walk();
                          void Sleep();
                          }

                          Then I have to add override identifer to all…

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Option to import and export VisualStudio bookmarks

                            Bookmarks are useful for code tracing. It will greatly help user to navigate through the code during review ,training or even debugging.

                            Currently bookmarks are being stored in the solutions *.suo file. Since its a good practice not to add this file into code repository, there should be a tool to allow developers to export their bookmarks from one machine to another. This scenario exist for developer that works at different stations on the same code.

                            Currently Bookmarks are not available as option in Import and Export Setting Wizard

                            94 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make switching between debug and release modes faster

                              Sometimes it takes up to minute to switch from Debug to Release mode on big project. It totally hangs IDE. It should not work that way. What's that happening?

                              Make switching betwen modes faster.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Disable garbage collection per thread

                                GC.TryStartNoGCRegion() is a great concept to guarantee deterministic execution.

                                My understanding of GC in .NET 4.5+ is each thread handles it's own GC context which allows background GC so each thread can be suspended independently rather than suspending all threads at once.

                                Why not apply GC.TryStartNoGCRegion() on a per thread basis? This would allow all threads to run GC as normal, except for the one (or more) "time critical" thread that GC.TryStartNoGCRegion() is applied to.

                                -Jas
                                http://www.directmotion.com

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Save opened files on Crash

                                  Normally when I have a solution open, and I close Visual Studio normally, the next time I open up Visual Studio, the files I had open before are opened again.

                                  However, for some reason, my Visual Studio tends to crash frequently (I expect it is probably the extensions). Ignoring the crashing issue itself, when Visual Studio recovers and reopens, and I open my solution again, it does not recall any of the files I had open - instead, it still remembers the previous state.

                                  i.e., let's call the set of files I have open right now SS. I close VS…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow breakpoint to suspend only the current thread

                                    There should be a way to suspend just the active thread when a breakpoint is hit, while allowing all other threads to continue executing. This would enable background threads like server heartbeats to continue without terminating connections

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Extend Incoming Changes CodeLens to support Shelvesets

                                      It would be great if the Incoming Changes Lens would also show the changes on shelvesets that have been created and work that has been suspended through My Work.

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • "prop" tab shortcut/snippet with default type of String

                                        This is a simple one I think. With the use of "prop" snippet to create inline properties the default type is always int. I have found that for me and some co-workers, it is a more common need to require 'string' instead of 'int'.

                                        We think that 'string' would work better as a default type for this snippet and would reduce the time needed to correct the type when creating a bunch of models or general classes, which usually consists of strings in many properties.

                                        It could apply to 'propfull" snippet too.

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