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  1. Improve Intellisense (in VB) for variables declared as Dim X as New SpecificObject

    In VB, if you declare Dim X = New SpecificObject, Intellisense thinks that X is an Object and gives only the methods for Object. It should give the methods for SpecificObject.

    This might be deeper-seated - hovering the mouse over "X" gives Object as its type.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Code coverage support for Windows Phone projects

      Please enable code coverage support for Windows Phone projects.

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        1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • implement SuspendingDeferral as IDisposable

        Plesae implement Windows.ApplicationModel.SuspendingDeferral as IDisposable (probably already declared in ISuspendingDeferral) and call method Complete() from within IDisposable.Dispose() to simplify its usage:

        new:
        using (e.SuspendingOperation.GetDeferral()) {
        //do something
        }

        old:

        SuspendingDeferral d = e.SuspendingOperation.GetDeferral();
        //do something
        d.Complete();

        Thank you.

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          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Indicate Bug cards on task board by using a different color.

            It would be great if the task Board in Visual Studio Online could simply support a different color scheme for Bug "stories" so that we could tell at a glance which items on the board are Bugs and which are PBIs.

            It wouldn't even require changing the task card colors, just make the text for the Bug "story" red or use a red background, etc.

            12 votes
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            • Add built-in support for navigation property Create/Update/Delete in WebAPI ODATA / Entity Framework

              The combination of ODATA and Entity Framework is a huge time-saver, but there's one thing I feel is missing, and that is out-of-the-box support for updating navigation property collections. If I want to issue an update request for a customer and update the customer's address, if the address property is actually a reference to an address in a separate collection, I have to manually find and update that address.

              I figured I could save my developers a lot of time by abstracting that functionality out, so I added a query string parameter, "updatenavigation", which takes a comma-separated list of navigation…

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Need to see what builds are consuming the most time. I can see the "Resource Usage" numbers for the build hours but not the details.

                I need to see what builds are consuming the most time. I can see the "Resource Usage" numbers for the build hours but not the details. A plus sign expanding to the builds that contributed to the accumulated hours detailing the hours consumed for each build definition. This information could be used to better manage the rate of consumption of build hours.

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                • Error 1 The "GenerateResource" task failed unexpectedly.

                  Error 1 The "GenerateResource" task failed unexpectedly.
                  System.Runtime.InteropServices.ExternalException: A generic error occurred in GDI+.
                  at System.Drawing.Image.Save(Stream stream, ImageCodecInfo encoder, EncoderParameters encoderParams)
                  at System.Drawing.Image.Save(MemoryStream stream)
                  at System.Drawing.Image.System.Runtime.Serialization.ISerializable.GetObjectData(SerializationInfo si, StreamingContext context)
                  at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.WriteObjectInfo.InitSerialize(Object obj, ISurrogateSelector surrogateSelector, StreamingContext context, SerObjectInfoInit serObjectInfoInit, IFormatterConverter converter, ObjectWriter objectWriter)
                  at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.WriteObjectInfo.Serialize(Object obj, ISurrogateSelector surrogateSelector, StreamingContext context, SerObjectInfoInit serObjectInfoInit, IFormatterConverter converter, ObjectWriter objectWriter)
                  at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.ObjectWriter.Serialize(Object graph, Header[] inHeaders, __BinaryWriter serWriter, Boolean fCheck)
                  at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.BinaryFormatter.Serialize(Stream serializationStream, Object graph, Header[] headers, Boolean fCheck)
                  at System.Runtime.Serialization.Formatters.Binary.BinaryFormatter.Serialize(Stream serializationStream, Object graph)
                  at System.Resources.ResourceWriter.WriteValue(ResourceTypeCode typeCode, Object value, BinaryWriter writer, IFormatter objFormatter)
                  at System.Resources.ResourceWriter.Generate()
                  at System.Resources.ResourceWriter.Dispose(Boolean disposing)
                  at System.Resources.ResourceWriter.Close()
                  at Microsoft.Build.Tasks.ProcessResourceFiles.WriteResources(IResourceWriter writer)
                  at Microsoft.Build.Tasks.ProcessResourceFiles.WriteResources(String filename) …

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support indirect pointers to databases as Data Source

                    There are times when I need to keep the location of a Data Source as flexible as possible. During development the Data Source might point to one location, but the deployment might need another location.

                    In VB6, I could use a .udl (Universal Data Link) file as the source of the file location, but in VS, if I try to use a .udl file in Add Connection, I get an error message "Unrecognized database format".

                    I'd like to suggest that we have the ability to have indirect pointers for Data Sources.

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                      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow miltiple instances of Visual Studio 2013 to run at once like VS2008 did

                        We work with C++ and have seperate solutions for various libraries and applications,
                        Some applicationprojects are put together into a single solution.
                        In effect it means that we have several solutions open at the same time.
                        However in VS2013 opening multiple instances of VS2013 gives all kinds of issues (most likely due to locked registry entries?) which causes several problems with toolbars being reset, access to TFS of SourceSafe gets lost and other strange messages when loading solutions (depending on the position of the sun or something you'll get an 'random' error or a warning :))

                        As long as you…

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                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Easy way to link stories to features

                          This is about Visual Studio Online but I don't see where I could specify that.
                          I'd like to be able to link stories (backlog items) to features using drag and drop like I can assign stories (backlog items) to iterations.

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                          • Please add ways to trouble shoot the Application Insights Issue: "I don't see my data"

                            There are several scenarios that make it difficult to trouble shoot data not appearing in Application Insights...please add diagnostics/UI to help in these situations

                            39 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • generate header and implementation cpp files from complete class file

                              As a lazy one who prototypes in a complete class file, it would be nice to hit a button and have it split into a header and implementation files. One use is for the winform designer requires the first class as the form.

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a 'sync to current page' option for Browser-link

                                Browser-link is great! But would be even better if there was an option to ***** the linked browsers to the cshtml file that I'm currently editing.

                                Example work flow....

                                Edit Index.cshtml, hit CTRL-ALT-ENTER to reload Index,html in attached browser(s)

                                Switch to About.cshtml in VS editor, hit CTRL-ALT-ENTER to cause attached browsers to navigate to About.html

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a Memory Recorder

                                  The Memory Recorder could be an implantable device that records certain events in your life whether you're participating or watching automatically that you want recorded. The memory recorder would be great for when you want to show your buddies or family the event and don't want to mess with finding tapes, dvds, glasses, or other devices. The memory recorder could automatically upload events that you recorded into a cloud application and play them on any device.

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                                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Code Highlight and\Or List Member Access that belong to a particular Import\Using Namespace

                                    Code complexity, legacy or not, is a very common issue in todays development world.

                                    Adding IDE features/efficiencies will allow for better understanding of current code and its complexity level.

                                    The idea is to add a feature in the IDE that would allow a developer to highlight a namespace (e.g. System.Collections.ObjectModel) and the IDE will highlight and/or list box results the code that access members in that namespace.

                                    - The List Box Results could be used for reporting and code reviews
                                    - The Highlighting makes it easier to see which code access the ns.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add filtering to MEF Import attribute

                                      It would be very useful if MEF could filter which types it imports by either the ContractName, a metadata value or a new property on the ExportAttribute. This would be beneficial, for example, in the case where two executables are in the same directory with the dependent plugins (or are using the same plugin directory) but need differing implementations.

                                      e.g. (Assume matching against ContractName)

                                      [Import(typeof(IFoo), new [] { "New", "Old", "" })]
                                      public IFoo Foo { get; set; }

                                      This means: If you find an export with ContractName "New", use it; else if you find an export with ContractName "Old",…

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • PLEASE allow for easy copy of VSTF work item number within a template!

                                          My area switched to an out-of-box template and one of the "features" is completely missing: ability to copy the work item ID number from the template.

                                          Since my area has switched to this new template, there has been at least a dozen or so occurrences where someone misread of fat-fingered the work item ID number when sending out an email.

                                          An easy solution would be to put the work item ID number within a template field so it can easily be cut/copied/pasted.

                                          See attached file for visual explanation.

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