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  1. OLEDB from Stream

    DataBase engine need to work on flexible scenario. Please let it free from connection string and can be built from code directly

    Currently now OLEDB need to construct connectionstring just to read dbf file and it valid only dos filename restriction. Which is outdated already
    Please make System.Data more reliable

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Dose C# Text Editor can have a Outline Statement Blocks option like C++ Text Editor?

      In C++ Text Editor options,there is option called Outline Statement Blocks in Formating->Outling. If this set true, the if or for satements can fold like functions.but this function is not existed in C#. Can C# have this setting option too?

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Studio Click Once deployments should not be case sensitive

        We deploy our click once application to call centers around the world and have had great success with it.
        However, we have run across a case sensitivity issue. I have excerpted an internal email to illustrate the issue:
        Please fix!

        As mentioned before, when you install the application, you have to use the exact same URL string that is contained in the .application file of the application source files. Apparently this includes case-sensitivity.

        Looking at the files, I discovered that the URL in the .application file was all lower case:
        http://clickonce.mycompany.com/testbuilds/v9.5

        The install fails on the test agent machine if…

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          2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create a better CSS Editor

          First off, there should be a separate category for Asp.Net in the above drop down, .NET is too general

          I probably code CSS different then the rest of the universe, but I like to alphabetize each class in the CSS file, and it has been on my to do list to create a Visual Studio package with a tool bar from A - Z, so if I am looking for a class called '.userphoto', I could just click 'U' and navigate to where the 'U's start.

          Another really nice feature would be in the CSS propert from the source page…

          5 votes
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow Visual Studio to host a server to support remote pair programming. Invite another developer to join your session, and collaberatively

            Allow Visual Studio to host a server to support remote pair programming. Invite another developer to join your session, and collaboratively edit the current file.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Search Results query changes should persist

              When I use web access and search for a workitem I am directed to the 'Search Results' query

              The out of the box column options are

              - ID

              - Workitem type

              - Title

              - State

              - Assigned To

              - Tags

              I wish to include Area path as part of the standard columns. When i include Area path in the column options and save the query, and go back to searching a workitem, the search results and addition of Area path does not persist

              Is there a way to ensure that any changes to the column options and query will continue…

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Traceability Report in TFS

                Is it possible to build a TFS Traceability report that maps a
                User Story -> Tasks -> Change Sets;
                User Story -> Test Cases -> Test Execution -> Test Results -> Defects

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow for time zone on a project by project basis

                  At the moment under one x.visualstudio.com account we have multiple projects across different time zones. At the moment the burn down and hours remaining are skewed based on account time zone not where the project is being delivered from.

                  I suggest that we need the ability to allow project by project time zones to be configured which are reflected in the burn down and time remaining so that we can monitor project progress and adjust accordingly.

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                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable copying and pasting parameter iterations in between test cases in MTM.

                    I often use the same parameters in my test cases in MTM. I would like to be able to copy and paste the parameter iterations from one test case to a second (possibly new) test case so I don't have to retype the same parameter information in the second test case.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow using Navigate To when building

                      When there is a running build, Navigate To (Ctrl + ,) does not work. It used to work in vs2010.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add support for excluding files from Intellisense

                        In my project I work with large files generated by SWIG. They are not interesting for a human. Intellisense suffers from having to go through these files. It is then slow (it takes some time to parse those files) and the results are full of things I do not want to see.
                        I tried to use #ifndef __INTELLISENSE__ ..., but although the text is greyed, Intellisense still parses, sees and suggests symbols from ifndefed sections.

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add breadcrumb type indication at top of solution explorer to provide context

                          Currently in large projects I struggle to tell at a glance where I am in my solution. One idea I had was to have a breadcrumb type indication at the top of the tree to explain the path of where you are (for the node at the top of the viewable window).
                          If this was also selectable to jump and r-clickable for context without losing your current position (e.g. add a sibling folder) that would be really useful.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Edit tab-index in TFS

                            Please edit tab-index in New Work Item form in TFS to make it usable. Now it makes me crazy - in header of the form it works fine, but when I want to jump from Completed Hours to Description text - I must tab all the buttons/functions (Bold, Italic, Underline, ...) of Rich text editor :(

                            It would be really much better if I can rich text editor skip the same as [ Description | Implementation ] panel.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Include Managed Package Framework for Projects (MPF) in Visual Studio SDK

                                  Today, there´s the Visual Studio SDK shipping with some project templates which can be used to create Visual Studio extensions, but not all resources are included in the SDK. For instance, if one would like to create a custom project system using C# or VB.NET the Managed Package Framework is required... this library (or at least the code) is available as a separate download at Codeplex. It would be nice, if that resource would also be part of the SDK, or available on Nuget...

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Exposing all methods/properties of an interface (Multiple delegations)

                                    It would be great with a way of exposing the methods and properties of an interface/class in another class.

                                    Why?

                                    1. It will make it easier to make a design with a central manager class that delegates responsibility of different areas of the code to dedicated classes.

                                    2. If we allow overrides, it will be much easier to implement the decorator pattern (Explanation follows)

                                    I suggest its done the a 'expose' keyword. If you add the keyword in the declaration of a field, the methods and properties of the fields type will be exposed in the class.

                                    Eg. Lets say…

                                    3 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • allow LINQ expressions to start with Let

                                      Now to bind temporary variables for just one expression I can use LINQ but I have to fake a singleton tuple stream like this: From u In "_" Let var1 = expr1, var2 = expr2 Select expr. In Haskell I could just write: let var1 = expr1; var2 = expr2 in expr, omitting From u In "_". I'd like the requirement to include this noise removed from VB. And C# as well.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • make query charts more visible and printable

                                        Recently the charts have been added to TFS queries. Even though I love this feature, it is rather hidden if you ask me. Therefore it would be great to
                                        1. be able to pin it to the dashboard
                                        2. to be able to print/export the charts that are created based on a query. A print button would be nice :)

                                        in short: give the charts a bit more exposure,

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow us to tag and filter Azure services

                                          Subscriptions are great if you need to keep your billing for services separated, but if you are running multiple product lines inside the same subscription there is no easy way to differentiate services between products. Especially if you need to share some services across subscription which causes everything to get mucked up.

                                          I suggest you allow us to arbitrarily tag each service (multiple tags) and then filter (within the subscription) to view services by tag. That way we can pivot the filtering to fit disparate business models. From an administration side this would help me find what I want to…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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