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  1. Implement expression debugging (language agnostic, at least including C)

    I would like to be able to step through the evaluation of an expression. I see this as using (a) a setting in Project.(language).Debugging-Options to generate the necessary support and (b) a command Debug.ExpressionDebuggingOn/Off.

    I sometimes find myself separating expressions into multiple statements in order to debug them; this would obviate that.

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      2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a default Unit Test Check-in Policy to TFS Source Control

      Our organization would like a default Unit Test Check-in Policy where developer must verify that their code passes the associated unit tests prior to check-in. I expect that the list of tests would need to be configurable (i.e. a playlist from the Test Explorer).

      We are aware of the Gated Check-in method, however, due to the complexity of our code base, this is not feasible.

      Thanks for your consideration.

      7 votes
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      • Allow users to manually run "git gc" against a visualstudio.com repo

        If you accidentally commit large packages to git, then delete them, the packages stay in the repository taking up space. It's possible to delete these packages from the whole history with the "git filter-branch" command, which dereferences the packages blobs. But to free the space the git garbage collector "git gc" needs to be run.
        Please allow users to either force a "git gc" on the remote visualstudio.com repository or to lower the threashhold for automatic garbage collection (by default this is 6700 objects I believe)

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        • Finish the System.Xaml support for serialization of WPF. Specificaly the XamlObjectReader.

          Finish the System.Xaml support for serialization of WPF. Specificaly the XamlObjectReader. This is because the TemplateContentLoader does not support the Save method.

          Having a common and consistent serialization for XAML is particularly important for Designers and Transformation support and could have wide ranging effects on the ability to develop cross platform support or compatibility eventually.

          Failing this then please provide open source for Visual Studio or Blends Designer Serialization of XAML.

          Thanks,

          Ken

          4 votes
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Display wait chain in Parallel Stack window

            Display somehow wait chain in Parallel Stack window.
            I want to know which thread is waiting for what the right in this window

            3 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Microsoft Visual Studio Learning Pack 2.0 will be updated for later VS. Version?

              The Add in of Visual Studio 2008, named Microsoft Visual Studio Learning Pack 2.0 will be updated for later VS. Version? We really like the function of " AUTO Visual Programming Flow Chart Generated".

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow loading of a solution to be cancelled

                If you open the wrong solution, you have to wait for the solution to fully load before being able to load the correct one. It would be really useful to be able to cancel the loading of the solution.

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Update Visual Studio Installer Bundle to Support Visual Studio 2012

                  Please give consideration to updating the Visual Studio Installer Bundle to support Visual Studio 2012. Thanks!

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Send Alert on Checkout to new machine

                    Send Alert on Checkout to new machine.
                    It will be helpful for admin to track which user has accessed code base from which machine as this helps us secure the code base.

                    This feature will enable us to find out if the code is accessed outside company network.

                    3 votes
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                    • Smart static fields initialization

                      Would be nice that static fields that depend to another static fields to be initialized smart, not in order they are declared. The result for this is:

                      Segoe UI
                      Microsoft Sans Serif

                      class Program
                      {
                      static void Main(string[] args)
                      {
                      Console.WriteLine(GoodFontInformation.StartupMenuText1.Name);
                      Console.WriteLine(BadFontInformation.StartupMenuText.Name);
                      Console.ReadKey();
                      }
                      }
                      public class GoodFontInformation
                      {
                      public static Font StartupMenuText1 = new Font("Segoe UI", 30F, FontStyle.Regular);
                      }
                      public class BadFontInformation
                      {
                      public static Font StartupMenuText = new Font(standardFont, 30F, FontStyle.Regular);
                      private static string standardFont = "Segoe UI";
                      }

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • CancellationToken.ThrowIfCancellationRequested Should Not Throw ObjectDisposedException

                        This method should not throw an ObjectDisposedException if the associated CancellationTokenSource is disposed. Looking through the .Net Reference Source and through testing, I've found that it never actually does, but having this exception in the documentation is confusing and therefore should be removed.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Haskell-style property mapping

                          Haskell-stype property mapping for LINQ-like cases.

                          For example, you have a Person class which has a Name property.

                          Currently you do: people.Select(person => person.Name)

                          My suggestion is: people.Select(.Name)

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Peek definition new function

                            I love the peek definition (alt+F12) feature in Visual Studio 2013, and it's great for editing functions.

                            I'd love to see the same concept with generating method stubs. Basically I'd like to write a function, and use method calls that don't exist, and then one by one peek definition on them to fill in the function.

                            I believe long functions get created because filling out the definition for micro functions requires jumping around in code, but having a peek definition means you could create, edit and view it inline, while still having the benefits of smaller functions.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Have a windows os that is more than one computer. Think Nasa.

                              I noticed there are no hardware or device ideas selections... too bad. Anyway I suggest your OS has a video only segment which can not be brought down by a crash, and perhaps and audio segment that can not be brought down by the video segment or the users computer segment. So image a computer that can record itself ... ie the users segment and even record a crash or a hardware failure and your ui segment just spits a lot of data onto the screen and you video segment just sops up all that useful information. Hopefully your video…

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Making a new gen cloud service

                                Making a new service which let's you choose that you want that file on your system or not and you can on or off the notification in which you can choose to have that file or not and you can view the file if you want it, or simply choose it to get on your device. And it's really fast like you take a picture and it come to the device you want in just seconds. And having more cloud save GB.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • external tool

                                  It would be great if I use a custom tool with "use output window" after it the focus came back with the text editor.

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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back

                                    Please PUT the ASP.NET Website Administration Tool Back
                                    or give us another way of getting to it, which doesn't take half a day

                                    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2013/08/19/asp-net-web-configuration-tool-missing-in-visual-studio-2013.aspx?PageIndex=2&wa=wsignin1.0#comments

                                    Does not work, and I don't have all day, after spending hours doing wonderfull stuff with WebApi i'm now stuckm until I jump thru hoops

                                    8 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Next era of drag and drop development for Visual Studio

                                      Develop a declarative client side framework like AngularJS in pure TypeScript with tight integration with Visual Studio. Wait! Let me explain!

                                      With the coming of age of HTML5 Shadow DOM and surging popularity of declarative client side frameworks like AngularJS/EmberJs, Visual Studio can usher in the next era of Drag and Drop web development...of single page applications.

                                      Something analogous to a AngularJS "directive" could be dragged from the VS interface as a fully functional widget that, thanks to upcoming HTML5 Shadow DOM spec, would ALWAYS render the widget as intended.

                                      This would allow Single Page Applications to be developed at…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Include native support for SSH 2.0 in .NET

                                        Include native out of the box functionality for SSH 2.0 in .NET Framework. This should allow creating sessions with SSH 2.0 based servers and allow for sending of commands and receiving responses.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Include native support for SCP in .NET

                                          Include native support for SCP protocol in the .NET Framework.

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