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  1. A program for Calculator uses 1 button and a program for Data Levels Chance Programming to force starting by first branch

    I send Execution file of project includes the two programs.

    About Calculator Program: Start debug then click on Calculator button then input First Number like 3 then OK then input Second Number like 2 then OK then input Operation like + then OK then show result sure it will be 5
    This Program has 5 operations are: "+", "-", "*", "/" and "^",

    About Data Levels Chance Programming program: you must start by branch_id=1,after first branch records finish you must continue by a fixed pattern of branch_id(2 then 3 then 4 .........etc),Price&Quantity of product must <>0, branch_id=INT(branch_id).
    Best Regards
    Ahmed…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support patch adding in Visual Studio Tools for Git

      Patch adding allows to stage only parts of a file (hunks), not an entire file.
      The command line equivalent is the command "git add --patch"

      For example if you edit a file on line 20 and make another change on line 40 and now you want to split this changes into two separate commits because they are unrelated to each other you can do this by patch adding the file. It would be nice to have this functionality available inside of Visual Studio.

      The same funcionality could be used to automatically include the changed parts of the csproj file when…

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        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • A program for Calculator uses 1 button and a program for Data Levels Chance Programming to force starting by first branch

        About Calculator Program i sent in my prior suggestion
        it has 5 Operations are:
        "+", "-", "*", "/" and "^"

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Have 'Team Work' for the Team Explorer

          I supervise a small group. So instead of having a meeting so that they can tell me what TFS tasks they are working on every day, it would be nice to be able to select different project members and see what tasks they have in their 'In Progress Work'. I would rather hold meetings that discuss 'what's next', and give the team members who are mature enough the freedom from micro-managing. But some need hand-holding and I need to monitor their progress and make sure they are keeping on track. Adding a task to the 'In progress work' doesn't seem…

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • C# automaticaly cast synchronous lambdas to asynchronous

            automatic cast from
            Func<..., T> to Func<..., Task<T>>,
            Action<...> -> Func<..., Task>

            example:

            Foo(Func<Task<bool>> action)
            {
            ...
            if( await action() ) { ... }
            }

            change
            Foo(async () => true);
            to
            Foo(()=>true);

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • A program for Calculator uses 1 button and a program for Data Levels Chance Programming to force starting by first branch

              I send Execution file of project includes the two programs.

              About Calculator Program: Start debug then click on Calculator button then input First Number like 3 then OK then input Second Number like 2 then OK then input Operation like + then OK then show result sure it will be 5 .

              About Data Levels Chance Programming program: you must start by branch_id=1,after first branch records finish you must continue by a fixed pattern of branch_id(2 then 3 then 4 .........etc),Price&Quantity of product must <>0, branch_id=INT(branch_id).
              Best Regards
              Ahmed Abdelrazek

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow humans to differentiate between files and folders in VS2012

                The icons in the Solution Explorer has a very important purpose and function. And I'm (along with half of the world, it seems) not very pleased to see that this UX functionality was abandoned during this recent redesign.

                The ability to differentiate files from folders.

                This is the most important information that those icons has to provide the user with. By far. And there are three facts that prevents the "Hey, I'm a folder"-information from getting to the user:
                1) The icon shape does not look like a classic folder (although an esoteric, modern one)
                2) The icon is black…

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                  3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Access controls by "Sparse" Index - Even a Custom control with Index can not be accessed as: MyControl(x).Text or MyControl(x).Value

                  Access controls by "Sparse" Index - Even a Custom control with Index can not be accessed as: MyControl(x).Text or MyControl(x).Value

                  This was one of 2 major issues preventing me from porting VB 6 apps to .NET. The only implementation possible would require superfluous loops through the controls multiple times to mimic the behavior but at cost of performance. It wouldn't matter if the controls load in order, it only matters that I can access them in a specific order and that the index value can correspond to an object array indexed as well.

                  I had built a Wizard that built…

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make the 'Duscussion Only' sub-tab in TFS2012 a tab that only shows discussions

                    The new 'Discussion Only' sub-tab in TFS is a great new feature that I was hoping to be a lot useful for internal communications. However, the information in this tab is still cluttered with state changes, like when resolvning a task with a changeset or associating the workitem during the build.
                    What would be really useful, is a sub-tab that only shows the manually entered discussions.

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                      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve "Hexidecimal display" function during debugging

                      Not sure if this is "Debugger" or "IDE".
                      When debugging you can watch certain variables. The left column has the variable name and the next column shows the value. If the value is numeric (like int) then you have the option to show the value in "hexidecimal display". Similarly, if you hover over a variable, you see the value in decimal or hex depending on the setting.

                      I have 2 suggestions that would improve this function:
                      1) I would like it if we had the option to show BOTH the decimal AND hex value. This would simply add a column--one…

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                        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow void tags in Razor

                        In Razor, if you include a void tag (one that does not need to be closed) without the trailing slash, the Razor syntax fails. For example:

                        @if (true)
                        {
                        <br>
                        }

                        The parser fails, probably because it thinks that the br tag is still open, so it considers the close brace part of HTML, not part of Razor.

                        But since br is a void tag, it does not need to be closed, and Razor should recognize this.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Parameter passing while queuing builds from TFS Web

                          We have custom parameter which has to passed while executing TFS Builds. Please provide parameters tab in web access similar queue build window in Visual Studio.

                          33 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Coded UI Tests should support test settings file

                            Cross browser testing support added to Coded UI test is great.
                            Currently we need to write code within test method to mention the browser on which the test needs to run. It would be great if this setting can be picked from an external file e.g. .testsettings file.

                            Currently only option is passing the browser name via data source. If we go via this approach then we would have to duplicate a lot of data for each browser that we need to test.

                            Looking forward for this small but very useful change in VS CUIT.

                            Thanks

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Create a simple, automated way for us to deploy to environments other than Azure

                              It would be great if there was an automated way to build and deploy to internal applications.

                              Something that we can install internally that monitors builds and is configurable would be ideal

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                                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Data Generation Plan in Database Project

                                SQL connection string should be project level in Data Generation Plan for source connection same like web.config for application. Currently I am using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 db project.

                                Problem Area : I am using sequence data bound generator in data generation plan. I don’t want to set database name or user name level information at column level. Please let me know the best way to setup connection information at project level.

                                Regards,
                                Inder Dureja

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                                  0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add groups for the controls on the bottom of the form!

                                  When i design an app i use to have many DS,TA,TAM,BS,BN, Timers,etc... it will be nice to have something to arrange those items, something like virtual folders or groups (like groups in photoshop where you can drop layers in a named group)
                                  Hope the get the idea of what i'm talking about.
                                  I also attach a photo with my problem.

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 'Add As Link' is hidden - Need more attentive option

                                    "Add As Link" option while adding an existing item at "Solution Explorer" is hidden deeply inside the "Add" button of "Add Existing Item" dialog.

                                    It would be nice to have separate button for both "Add" and "Add As Link" or make these options more visible to the user

                                    Refer the attachment

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Grid readonly

                                      It would be very helpful if the screen designer had an option for the whole grid to turn it to read-only. Like the read-only setting on the data grid row this could be a checkbox.
                                      This checkbox should change:
                                      - make command buttons (add/delete/modify) invisible
                                      - Set data grid row controls rto read-only
                                      - Hide the add new row in the grid.

                                      That would save us a lot of work, and that's what LightSwitch is about .

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                                        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide an option to create team project from web access

                                        As in TFS 2012 administration activities are moved to web access, it would really help people to use one console to create and manage the team projects and its permissions.

                                        9 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • include graphics debugger in VS2012 Express Edition

                                          Because PIX is now officially replaced with the graphics debugger ( and even crashing with anything DX11 on Win8 ), but graphics debugger is not included in the Express Edition, it is now literally impossible to develop anything DX11 because of the lack of any means to debug.

                                          Homebrew software, demoscene programmers, after-work tinkers were always a significant driving force for MS and DirectX, but now it is impossible for anyone to learn/play/experiment with DX at home. I suggest to include the graphics debugger just as PIX was included before in the DX SDK for free.

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