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  1. PostSharp SmartTag support for VB.NET

    Please vote at https://postsharp.uservoice.com/forums/4949-general/suggestions/4471304-support-for-visual-basic-projects to have PostSharp provide tooling/SmartTag support for VB.NET as it does for C#.

    Thanks!

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add remaining work to backlog items and bugs

      Some times backlog items and bugs (Actually for bugs is most of the times) describe a single line of work that should be developped or fixed by one person. So I don't want to create a separate task with the identical information described in tha backlog item or bug just for having to fill the "remaining work" field. What I propose is to add this field also in the backlog item-bug level .In the case the bug has child items (tasks) it should sum up the remaining work of the children or else let the user provide a value.

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      • Search for work items with leading wildcard

        searching for work items in the full text search within team explorer (top right corner) with wildcards only works with wildcards after a string but not with a leading wildcard

        Asuming a work item with the title:

        "TitleOfAWorkItem"

        Searching with "TitleOf*" -> correct result

        Searching with "*AWorkItem" -> no result

        Please fix this bug. It's a bug, isn't it?

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        • improve _CopyfilesMarkedCopyLocal to consider references made in XAML when determining indirect references

          When I have a project C, that uses project B that uses a WPF-control provided by project A, project A assembly is not copied to project c bin directory unless project B calls some code in project A. If project B only uses a control defined in project A in one of its XAML-files, the build process does not recognize the dependency of B to A.

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add "Compare with unmodified" quick view for files in pending changes

            I find it a bit cumbersome to look through the list of pending changes and do a "Compare with unmodified" for all files in the list. An option to "quick view" changes to a file would be a great time saver!

            I think this would work great for Git repositories. It would also be a nice feature for "Compare with Latest Version" for TFS hosted projects.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change the syntax of primary constructor with inheritance

              To standardize the syntax of "class Person(int age, string name)", I suggest turning the primary constructor syntax to something more similar to this when inheritance and invocation of a base constructor is involved.
              I'll use an example from the Language Preview article to show you how I believe the syntax should be:

              class UsbConnectionException(string message,
              Exception innerException, HidDeviceInfo hidDeviceInfo)
              : Exception(message, innerException)
              {
              public HidDeviceInfo HidDeviceInfo { get; } = hidDeviceInfo;
              }

              And a simpler general example:

              class MyClass(int a, string b) : MyBaseClass(a, true)
              {
              public string B { get; } = b;
              }

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Simplify the recommended disposition pattern

                  Since the introduction of SafeHandle, declaration of a finalizer in a non-handle class should be exceedingly rare. However, the recommended disposition pattern (as documented at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fs2xkftw.aspx and as verified by static analysis rule CA1063) "caters" to finalization by declaring the virtual Dispose(bool disposing) method.

                  In order to simplify the work of implementers, please consider adjusting the recommended disposition pattern for the overwhelmingly common non-finalizable case to include only a single Dispose() method, as opposed to both the Dispose() and Dispose(bool disposing) methods. (See http://msmvps.com/blogs/calinoiu/archive/2010/02/03/what-s-wrong-with-the-net-design-guidelines-dispose-bool-disposing.aspx and http://msmvps.com/blogs/peterritchie/archive/2013/01/20/the-dispose-pattern-as-an-anti-pattern.aspx for additional details.)

                  In case this is a concern, please note that this would…

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to reorder tasks in backlog/taskboard by drag drop

                    When planning we sometimes are creating tasks which are not in the right order. This also this a lot as we have some tasks which are part of a template/default tasks for story and they are created earlier than the task break down. It would be highly effective and easy if we can reorder the tasks in backlog/board view, which would give developers an idea of the order/dependency of the tasks.

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                    • Make the Registers window easier to read

                      When I'm debugging through the disassembly, it is difficult to read the XMM/YMM/ZMM values in the Registers window because they are not aligned neatly.

                      I realize it can be difficult to arrange them well all the time because of window resizing, but I really feel it could be done much better.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Please provide WinRT Async UnitTestLibrary for C++ metro apps.

                        When it comes unit testing metro apps, especially ones written in C++, it really becomes difficult without having any library for WinRT async methods.

                        Looks like previously there was one with VS2012, but that doesn't work on VS2013.

                        Doing anything asynchronously is literally becoming impossible for there is no point in calling my assert there.It will be really helpful if we have this library supported for VS2013 and if something new comes up to support unit testing WinRT async methods in C++.

                        The only current solution out there is to use the helper methods provided in HILO sample .

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                          2 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Open up FxCop.sdk internals

                          All these internal utilities and types are really usefull for custom ruledevelopment. Why are they even internal?

                          Please open up the FxCop.sdk (and Microsoft.CCI) to allow for better rule development!

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                            0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • More event property statistics, not only by filtering

                            The APIs allow adding textual properties to an event. This is used to further add details to an event, without creating an overload of different events - e.g., in a shop to add the category to an "view item" event, to see which categories get most views.

                            Right now, the Insights dashboard either allows to filter by property in the "Events" view, or to show all event properties in the "Event Insights" view.

                            The first one is difficult to use for a lot of different property values. In the second (much too small) diagram, it gets very crowded if there…

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                              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Enable a good build once, deploy many times story built into VS / TFS

                              One concept that seems to be missing or terribly difficult to achieve is the idea of building once and deploying to multiple locations.
                              It would be nice to see this more of a first class idea in Team build / VSO / Azure integration pieces.

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                              • Allow freezing of LightSwitch HTML table control headers (like in Excel)

                                Allow freezing of LightSwitch HTML table control headers (like in Excel). Currently, the table headings vanish once you scroll down a certain number of rows.

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                                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow readonly variables to be set to null in the Dispose method.

                                  It is recommended that references to large objects be set to null during disposition. However, if such a variable has the readonly modifier it cannot be set to null. The compiler is clever enough to work out that it is allowed to be assigned to in the constructor, it should therefore be able to allow it to be set to null (and only null) in the Dispose method of a class that implements IDisposable.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • More options for running reports in TFS

                                    Due to our workflow in using TFS schedules and iterations we are very limited by the reports. There are only a standard few. It would be nice to have more flexibility in reporting, i.e. start and end dates we can select vs. precanned dates from the tool

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                                    • winrt create pdf

                                      I would like to create a PDF file and send it via the email contract. For a LOB app we currently use the print contract and print to a PDF writer, save it to disk and then mail it. It would be very useful if I could generate a pdf file from the printdocument class and mail it directly via the Share Charm.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add support for async/await with IObservable<T>

                                        The async/await keywords are fantastic for simplifying code when dealing with asynchronous workflow. The only issue I have with them is that they only respect scalar results. The BCL already contains an interface for the purposes of representing sequences of values which are "pushed" and potentially asynchronous, System.IObservable<T>, and I think it would be very beneficial to add async syntax to better support generating them as well as consuming them:

                                        Async iterator:

                                        public static async IObservable<string> GetNames()
                                        {
                                        using (DbCommand command = GetCommandFromSomewhere())
                                        using (DbDataReader reader = await command.ExecuteReaderAsync())
                                        {
                                        while (await reader.ReadAsync())
                                        {
                                        string value = await reader.GetFieldValueAsync(0);
                                        yield…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • highlight code blocks

                                          It would be really cool if Visual Studio highlighted code blocks. This feature would prevent me from getting lost in my code. Since I started programming on BlueJ, this feature helped me a lot to spot bugs such as forgetting a matching bracket. An example of what I am talking about is this: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q1e31vFdFsE/UmjUdIdt7EI/AAAAAAAABUw/t0kfHtaYApg/s1600/bluej-mcpi-editor-lowleveldemo.png
                                          This feature as also been implemented into Eclipse as a plugin called EditBox http://editbox.sourceforge.net/

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