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  1. Consider moving SynchronizedCollection<T> from System.ServiceModel to another assembly

    SynchronizedCollection is more a general purpose class rather than a WCF specific class. We have need to use it in SQL CLR but can't due to SQL CLR restrictions on loading System.ServiceModel. Please consider moving this class to another system (BCL possibly).

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make SSDT project's setting (such as database settings and so on) be specific to build configuration

      Right now SSDT project's settings are same for all build configuration. It would be great to have specific settings for each configuration.

      For example, production sql server works in partial containment mode. Test server is not. It is impossible to publish to both server's without changing project's settings each time. So it's impossible to automate publishing process without workarounds.

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        0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Basic for Developing Universal Windows Application

        Please include Visual Basic as programming language for developing universal windows applications. VB is known for its simplicity and easy syntax to write Windows Applications.

        I suggest that the syntax must be both Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET coding style for faster adoption of VB Developers.

        If the current Visual Studio supports objective C and Android source code. Visual Studio must also supports Visual Basic language for developing Windows Universal Application

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Stop signing me out of Visual Studio! (and MSDN)

          Pretty much every time I fire up Visual Studio I get greeted by the little yellow warning symbol asking me to re-enter my credentials.

          I check the 'Remember my details' box (or whatever equivelent) but it makes little difference.

          I work on two different computers (one at work and one at home) but do not consider this to be that unusual a set-up.

          Incidentally I find that when F1'ing to get help, the MSDN page often asks me to sign in. I use Chrome as my daily driver browser but again this should be a fairly typical scenario.

          I don't…

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            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support .editorconfig

            It would be awesome if Visual Studio supported .editorconfig files like so many other editors and IDEs.

            "EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles. EditorConfig files are easily readable and they work nicely with version control systems."

            You can read more about it at http://editorconfig.org/

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              8 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS 2012 scrum boad across iterations and projects

              We recently upgraded to TFS 2012. Our individual scrum teams don't necessarily have the freedom to organize our data the way we want. So I have work items in 2 different projects. Within one project, a sprint will contain work items in different iterations. This is the way that the powers that be did things due to integration with our client facing support application.

              In Team Explorer, I can write a query that contains everything. What I would like is the scrum board that I use to be driven by the written query or some other solution that allows us…

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              • Having a feature to specify the Start and End times in "LoadTest Report Excel Addin" for each LoadTest Run

                Having a feature to specify the Start and End times in "LoadTest Report Excel Addin" for each LoadTest Run would be greatly beneficial for filtering Rampup and Rampdown time and the get the Average and 90th percetile response times during the steady state period of the test.
                Currently LoadTest Report addin in Excel 2013 is used to connect to Visual Studio WebTest Report database(LoadTest2010) and compare two tests for the full run duration. It may not be like to like comparison if the run times are diffrent.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • c# script for macros

                  It would be amazing if it would be possible to replace the ageing VBA tools and language for macro development with something that would allow c# script. A lot of people operate on this periphery of program development are developing macros in office to help automate repetitive tasks. It would benefit them more, I believe, to utilise up-to-date tooling and use a more popular and better supported language like C#. This might also provide them with an in-road to software development.

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                    1 comment  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change keyword "interface" to "spec"

                    As the word "interface" means a place for communication between two entities, a user interface to operate something or the means of connecting something to/with something else, I do not see a logical reason to call a specification or a list of methods and their parameters - an interface.

                    Using "interface" as a keyword to define that list is confusing, especially to begginers. Please change it. Thank you.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Easy IIS Express with custom domains

                      Sometimes you need to work with a real hostname. For me, I need to test a SSO provider posting a message to my system and they don't support localhost. I want IIS Express bound to a particular hostname.

                      Here's how to do it, but its complicated (and it actually doesn't work for me, I get an error that I must specify localhost).

                      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4709014/using-custom-domains-with-iis-express

                      Please sort this out.

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • The way, how to change the history of Microsoft.

                        Stop challenging with Apple! They are only trying to monopolize the market, while Microsoft has the biggest part of the whole pie!
                        Now! The corporate strategy is on the right way, one OS for all devices! Correct, but not for 100%, it's about 60% right now.
                        Honestly, I want to change the whole history of Microsoft in the 21st century, moreover I already have a plan for more than 20 years ahead. The problem is that I need an opportunity to spread it in the company, and I swear, that it will be the most epic future for the company. …

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                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Tabs keep disappearing

                          Tabs keep disappearing on my Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate. I attach a screenshot of how the tabs rows look with different window sizes. On both screenshots BOTH files are open but only one is visible when the window is larger. This happens even if I set pinned tabs to be shown on the same row. I need to say that this is not consistent and only occurs on one of my dev machines. I've updated the video drivers (NVIDIA) and I even reinstalled windows on this machine.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add localization and translation tools in Visual Studio

                            Now i'm having several Resources.xx.resx files open. I first add them in English and translate them to other languages manually using bing.com/translate and google.com/translate.

                            Wouldn't it not be great to suggest translations automatically via Bing.com and that you just have to approve or correct them?

                            Or adding a system like https://www.transifex.com/ (maybe to visualstudio.com) would be such an improvement!

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                              1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • TeamBuild (MSBuild) Platform "Any CPU" vs. "AnyCPU" different in Solution and Project

                              An already well known issue is the mismatch of the Platform=AnyCPU (in *.*proj) and Platform=Any CPU (in *.sln), which is annoying, but M icrosoft denied to fix it (see:
                              https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/932918/solution-and-project-have-different-values-for-any-cpu#

                              But in TFS TeamBuild as a consequence to this issue it is impossible to specify a Solution and a Project file as items to build at the same time, when you intend to target plain MSIL
                              , aka "Any CPU".

                              This only works, when leaving the configuration (or platform at least) empty and so making use of the Default fallback behavior in MSBuild.

                              It is especially painful when having…

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                              • Integrate Mercurial SCM into the IDE

                                Give Hg users first-class support in the IDE. Yes there is visual-hg but I'd love to see this built-in.

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                                • Make it possible to set time zone on TFS Online (build) server

                                  TFS Online should provide a way to set a time zone for the TFS server (or per collection).

                                  You could even just implement it when setting Time Zone on https://***.visualstudio.com/_admin/_home/settings.

                                  Most of the people in the world is not living in a place where UTC is the correct timezone.

                                  This affects:
                                  * TFS cases timestamps
                                  * Runtime timing issues if you have integration tests with other servers (with correct time zone).
                                  * Probably more...

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                                  • Add option to Disable Deployment inside Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) TestSettings as in the local TestSettings

                                    I need to run test inside MTM, and I need to add a TestSettings configuration to configure some options, but I need to disable deplyment as I need to run test in the build location.
                                    Using visual studio testsettings there is a check in the deplyment section to disable deployment, but inside MTM testsettings options there is no such option, there is only the possibility to add folders, not to disable deplyment

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Implement indexed full-text search of source code, config files, and project files

                                      Visual Studio projects can contain hundreds and even thousands of documents. Searching through these documents using Find-In-Files is slow and error prone. About a decade of academic research strongly suggests that an information retrieval approach to searching source code would be faster and provide better results.

                                      While the Visual Studio team has noticed the need for better search tools, as evidenced by their recent "Search Everywhere" blog (see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2011/10/11/visual-studio-11-developer-preview-search-everywhere.aspx). Unfortunately, every recently introduced search tool still relies on regular-expressions or simple pattern-matching. To put this in context, the modern IDE uses search technology essentially identical to grep, which was…

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                                        6 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Introduce static typing to html views for better integration with JavaScript/TypeScript/AngularJS

                                        To help developers building and maintaining web applications that depend on JavaScript/TypeScript it would help immensely to be able to rely on intellisense to provide useful suggestions/completions for AngularJS based models and expressions.

                                        E.g. It would be great if visual studio knew how to autocomplete the "model.property" in the following html snippet:
                                        ng-model="model.property"

                                        Also, even better would be if it could provide snippets for common expressions like those used by the ng-repeat directive.
                                        item in arrayModel
                                        (index, value) in arrayModel
                                        etc

                                        Where intellisense can provide arrayModel from the scope's known members.

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                                          3 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • TFS Plugin for Android Studio

                                          Please create a Plugin for Android Studio.

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