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  1. add a static method GetInstance(..) to System.IO.FileSystemInfo

    It would be goot to have a method like this on System.IO.FileSystemInfo that returns either a FileInfo or a DirectoryInfo:

    public static FileSystemInfo GetInstance(string path) {
    if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(path)) throw new ArgumentNullException("path");
    path = Path.GetFullPath(path);
    if (Directory.Exists(path)) return new DirectoryInfo(path);
    return new FileInfo(path);
    }

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Bring Back Private Accessor

      Deprecated with VS 2012, I think the work suggestions around are not really handy (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh507838.aspx).

      Using PrivateObject is not really productive. In case you need to rename a method, you have to do a String.Replace. Not type safe, no IntelliSense support.

      To create a reflection framework by myself does not seem to be a valid option. Who has the time to build up the required knowledge and support the framework?

      Declaring the code needed by the test as internal and use InternalsVisibleToAttribute means to soften my initial intention on who should be able to access the code. When…

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        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a `sync` keyword with similar semantics to `async`.

        The keyword would suppress warning CS1998: This async method lacks 'await'.

        It would not enable `await` as a keyword in the method.

        It would rewrite the method to return a task, like so (semantically very similar):

        public T Method()
        {
        var _tcs = new TaskCompletionSourceOrEquivalent();
        try
        {
        _tcs.SetResut(new Func<T>(() =>
        {
        // The rest of the method goes here...
        })());
        }
        catch (Exception ex)
        {
        _tcs.SetException(ex);
        }

        return _tcs.Task;
        }

        Justification
        * It would prevent advanced users from having to suppress or work around the warning. (With #pragma, or a manual task completion sources).
        * It could help improve the…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add shortcut to quickly open / close CodeLens function

          In Visual Studio 2013 Preview,
          CodeLens function is very powerful, but when we want to close or open it ... set step is too much. ( see Q&A : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/dn269218(v=vs.120).aspx )

          Add a shortcut, when we need it just "click (shortcut)" and show it, when we close is same.

          104 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide Alert capability for Memory Events

            There is no Memory Events metric in the metric list, thus there is no way to set alert on it.

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              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make it easier to change the base class

              its hard to change the base class of an partial class.
              especially if this class is an user control, because there is no way to change it in the .g.i.cs file
              please add a function like the rename function

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a WITH Statement to C# like the one in Visual Basic

                Add a WITH Statement to C# like the one in Visual Basic. For example:

                with (object) {
                .property1 = value1;
                .property2 = value2;
                }

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Amend TFS licensing to allow use of SQL Server Always On for on premise when used for TFS only

                    Amend TFS licensing to allow use of SQL Server Always On for on-premise deployments when used for TFS only. At present only allowed to use SQL Server Standard edition which does nto support Always-On.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS unattended setup

                      Today it is possible to run tfs_server.exe unattended using the /quiet option, but there is no way to specify a different installation path.

                      See http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/8baf0b26-8c79-4d3d-b58f-e36c98b48c91/automate-upgrade-of-tfs-build-servers-on-custom-directory?forum=tfsadmin

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • TFService - Full backup of the repositories and restore to an on-premises installation

                        My organization would love to switch from our TFServer to the TFService but their is one big restriction that is stopping us, the leg of making full backups to on-premises installation in case of emergency.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support changing the client side vendor id (option 43) in DHCP.

                          Support changing the client side vendor id (option 43) in DHCP.
                          It is currently hardcoded to "MSFT 5.0".
                          It is not up to you to specify the vendor id of our product.
                          The vendor id should be overrideable.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow for async TestInitialize method in mstest

                            Currently, having an async TestInitialize method results in an invalid signature exception.

                            13 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • append js when adding a new javascript file

                              When right-clicking and selecting new Javascript file a dialog is displayed that asks for the file name.

                              The IDE should append .js to the filename if no extension is provided by the user

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Digests of e-mail alerts

                                I would like for there to be an option in TFS to for "Digests" of alerts - so that a busy team members could get a digest of activity over a period of time, instead of seeing an email generated every time that a colleague changes a work item.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Goto actual file from Team Explorer

                                  For an opened project with pending changes make a "go to a file" feature like it works for Solution Explorer. A user will be able to get file by clicking on file from Team Explorer.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide new version MSDN document for tf command

                                    I find that not all MSDN articles have a new version. For example, there's no 2012 or 2013 versions documents for TF command. I know that maybe there's no new version documents released if the feature/tool not changed in new product, however, I think it's better if corresponding new version document available.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add AddressSanitizer a la Clang.

                                      Basically instrument allocations, reads and writes to catch memory scribbles at word granularity.

                                      8 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make Intellisence be sorted

                                          Make IntelliSence be sorted by type/alphabet order or press small icons below IntelliSenc and show only methods or classes and etc in IntelliSence

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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