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  1. Upgrade Visual Studio to native x86_64-bit code.

    Get rid of thunking issues, dual DLLs, remoted debugging required, and 32-bit default project nonsense. Upgrade the package to native 64-bit.
    In the modern 64-bit desktop computer world, 32-bit apps are woefully inadequate and archaic. Show a little innovation and keep up with tht times. Raw GUI performance is not everything these days, that is really lame excuse not to rebuild for 64-bit.

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      0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Fail build on insufficient code coverage

      Please make it easier to fail the build if the code coverage is lower then a given %.

      The community and MS itself focus more and more on the code quality (see the checkin-policies for code-reviews etc.) but a basic indication for failing quality as low code coverage from unittests isn't a trigger to fail a build.

      To accomplish this we now have to edit the build-template or create our own build task.

      I think this is a relative small efford for MS and a huge help for the community to develop better unit tests and better code.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • BindingList should include a RowState Property

        BindingList shoud be extened to include a RowState Property.

        I'm in the process of upgrading an old Project where I used ADO.NET and databound Controls against a DataTable.

        In my new Project I'm using Linq to SQL and a WCF Plain service and got the tip to use a BindingList(Of MyTable) to transport data throgh my Tiers and databind my Controls against that.

        It Works Fine but It doesn't track Changes like the RowState on a DataRow.

        I got the tip to Create my own ExtendedBindingList that Inherits from BindlingList and add this property.

        The Problem is that when I…

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Team Build, process parameter suggestion

          "Queue New Build" -> "Parameters" tab display lists ~ 13 values; Limited scrolling.

          Suggestion is to have display list as many parameters as are defined and listed in Edit Build Definition --> Process.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Git VS Integration - Add support for other 'remotes'

            The Git extension for Visual Studio 2012 should add the ability to push and pull to remotes other than 'origin'.
            It should also add the ability to set-up tracking branches of remotes.

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              1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add "run with options" to test tab in TFS2012 web client (as in test manager)

              Though you now can execute tests via the test tab on the TFS2012 web client, you cannot specify a build that is used for uploading the results. When analyzing the test run later via Microsoft Test Manager, all test test results are uploaded without build information, even if a default build was defined in the test manager property pages.

              This makes the test tab on the webclient useless in case if is required to always run tests against a build.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Indicate when a solution or a project has unsaved changes

                Unless you have the solution or project properties window update you have no indication that there are unsaved changes to projects. It's very easy to make changes without realising it (e.g: add a reference via Resharper). If you're using an external source control tool such as Git you are likely to stage and commit incomplete work because you need to press Ctrl + S first.
                An asterisk at the right of the project name would adequate, or maybe a colour change... whatever.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow non-primitive types for WCF Data Service service operations.

                  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc668788.aspx states:
                  "If parameters are defined, the type of each parameter must be a primitive type. Any data of a non-primitive type must be serialized and passed into a string parameter."

                  It would be really useful to be able to pass through non-primitive types into service operations, manually deserializing non-primitive types as a workaround is quite messy as support has to be added for both JSON and XML formats (to keep it consistent with the rest of the API). Something similar to MVC model binding would make this painless.

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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • option to debug in c#

                    It will be great if a developer can debug a windows application dlls. Because every time we need to connect to the customer and debug through code. What I am trying to say is like how we can debug a html page. the same way we need option to debug in c#dlls.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add possibility to track spent time in TFS for MS Scrum template

                      To use current Scrum template in the real life and real projects, we need to have an additional time tracking system to track spent time of each team member. This is not good for such serious/powerful product as TFS (including TFS online) with integrated work item tracking system, source control system, build services etc. If you want to release a competitive product - you must to think about this feature (even to add one simple column Spent time or to implement something like Log Work feature in Atlassian with GreenHopper).

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                        4 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Class View does not retain previous state

                        Hi,

                        I am wondering why class view does not retain its previous state after application re-opens. Or why there is no quick "expand all" option included.
                        It is quite annoying to reopen the tree everytime I re-launch the VS...

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                        • Compile C# With out .Net

                          Run Program C# without Install .Net

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Display Visual Studio version in title bar

                            At this moment Visual Studio displays in the title bar a string like
                            {Solution name} - Microsoft Visual Studio (Administrator)
                            It would be good to also display the VS version, 2010 or 2012, something like
                            {Solution name} - Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (Administrator)
                            or
                            {Solution name} - Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 (Administrator)

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Code Security to prevent decompilation

                              to encrypt code (e.g., dll) that can be distributed and still no one should be able to read the code

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • fix the issue where logging off and logging on as another user doesn't work right. It seems like you can't effectively log off.

                                we get around the problem by clearing cookies... happens on both xp and 7, both firefox and chrome

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                                • Please implement ReaderWriterLockSlim on the .Net Compact Framework

                                  Please implement ReaderWriterLockSlim on the .Net Compact Framework

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                                  • Delete Backlog Item or Linked Task using the Context Menu in the Product Backlog

                                    When on the Product Backlog for a team project the only way to delete a product backlog item is to open it and then delete it. It would make the UI more intuitive if you could right click on the item and then delete it.

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                                    • Expose Project-Configurations chosen in the Configuration-Manager to the build system

                                      The configurations chosen for projects in the Configuration-Manager should be exposed to the build-system by variables. Sometimes projects depending on other projects in the same solution need special setup depending on what configuration was chosen for the dependency. Currently only the configuration chosen for the project to be built is exposed - not for the other projects in the solution.

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                                      • Model Viewer and Image Viewer in VS Express

                                        It would be very useful for independent and young developers who want to do games!

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • document describe Scrum V2.2 in detail

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                                          So we're investigating going from Agile 5.0 to Scrum 2.2 with some customizations. While researching scrum we found on the site http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ff731589.aspx there is a state diagram at the bottom for the Bug work item. We agree with those states, and so progressed our research into the field list.

                                          When looking at the work item definition (XML) for the Bug item, I notice that the workflow has a lot more transitions. The transitions are:

                                          1. "New" to "Done"

                                          2. "New" to "Committed"

                                          3. "Approved" to "New"

                                          4. "Approved" to "Done"

                                          5. "Committed" to "New"

                                          6. "Done" to "Approved"

                                          7.…

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