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  1. Add Support for hardware large integer arithmetic in CLR and broaden support for large numbers in BCL

    "New instructions are being introduced on Intel® architecture processors to enable fast implementations of large integer arithmetic."

    www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/intelligent-systems/intel-technology/ia-large-integer-arithmetic-paper.html

    In addition to support for these instructions that may be available in consumer hardware early as late 2014, I would like that BCL look for opportunities to add support for use of larger values than just a signed integer, where it makes sense. Personally I wouldn't mind being able to use long/ulong or decimal more broadly as my projects are all internal I only use C-languages. I prefer spending most of time in C# because compile time, syntax is preferable over the…

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      0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • In Solution Explorer, when the "Pending Changes Filter" is enabled i want to "Compare with latest version" when I select project item.

      Currently there is a filter button in the Solution Explorer that allows you to select from:

      - "Pending Changes Filter"
      - "Open Files Filter".

      But often when I am preparing to check in I use the "Pending Changes Filter" to compare the files with their latest version. In that scenario when I click to select a .cs file for example it is opened temporarily but the view is not useful in my case and I do a right-click "Compare..." ... with latest version.

      I wish for an option that the selection would open a "Compare with latest version".

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for Deployment Code Snippets for SQL Server Data Tools via Visual Studio Content Installer

        We would like to be able to distribute Code Snippets for SSDT through the Visual Studio Content Installer. At this moment it is possible to create code snippets for SSDT, but it is not possible to distribute them using the VS content installer.

        See this msdn forum post:
        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/1c3e0729-3321-4416-820b-478f71b38257/deployment-of-sql-server-data-tools-code-snippets-not-possible-via-visual-studio-content-installer

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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Use the integrated web browser for TFS Web Access

          I want the option to use the integrated web browser in Visual Studio instead of using an external web browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, et al.) when opening Web Access. The reason is that I want to have everything possible accessible from inside of the IDE.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Access TFS 2012 online using my iPhone

            I would like to manage and add workitems and tasks using my iPhone, tablet, etc...

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              0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add intellisense support for the <include> tag

              As a developer, I want the xml documentation that I referenced with an <include> tag to be available in intellisense so that I can separate my library documentation tasks from my code development tasks.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Razor-like syntax in XAML

                I would like to use data-binding with Razor syntax similar to what ASP.Net MVC has. The binding syntax should support Intellisense. When binding class is optionally specified, the compiler should do static type-checking and produce build errors when binding is invalid.

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                  2 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow easy beta testing like windows phone center

                  Side loading is not nice when your target beta tester is a CEO or VP of a big company in a different country.
                  This is the situation I am in!
                  Even when a targeted app is ready, asking a huge company that hasn't configured sideloading already is a massive political blocker.

                  If not already in the pipeline, please add the beta testing method already present in the windows phone dev center to win 8 apps. Where all I need is the end user's liveID ( or 10,000 - as the wp dev site) and a 90 day test window.

                  Asking…

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Source Control Folder level Check In Policy

                    Currently, one needs to use the Custom Path Policy available through the TFS Power Tools in order to be able to enforce Check In Policies at a source control folder level. However, this feature should be exposed directly through TFS Source Control Explorer view as part of the base feature set rather than relying on TFS Power Tools. Ideally, I should be able to simply right click on a folder in my Source Control tree and select a Check In Policy to apply.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Create a integrator between TFS and Salesforce

                      I would like to see a native integration connector to sync Salesforce cases with work items in TFS

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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add project refresh link to "Connect to Team Foundation Server" window

                        Currently I have to disconnect from Team Foundation Server then reconnect in order to see new team projects. A simple refresh button next to Team Project Collections would be nice.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • filter in Visual Studio "server explorer"

                          Please add a filter feature in Vision Studio's Server Explorer similar to MSSMS. This will dramatically reduce the time it takes to bring back a specific stored procedure from a list of 1000.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • It's really hard to do what we want while customizing work item state changes.There are a few rules (like ALLOWVALUES,REQUIRED,WHEN,etc...)

                            It's really hard to do what we want while customizing work item state changes.There are a few rules (like ALLOWVALUES,REQUIRED,WHEN,etc...) and
                            mostly they are not sufficient. Need a regular expression engine while work item states changes. We want to define csharp like expressions from an interface.
                            And when work item state changes, these pre-defined expressions can be executed.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Regular expression engine when workitem state changes

                              It's really hard to do what we want while customizing work item state changes.There are a few rules (like ALLOWVALUES,REQUIRED,WHEN,etc...) and
                              mostly they are not sufficient. Need a regular expression engine while work item states changes. We want to define csharp like expressions from an interface.
                              And when work item state changes, these pre-defined expressions can be executed.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow Boost Test Cases to be grouped into a Test Suite and reflect the same in the Test Explorer Window

                                In Native Unit Tests, a TEST_METHOD can be grouped under a TEST_CLASS and the same is reflected in the Test Explorer.

                                In a similar fashion, I would like to group BOOST_AUTO_TEST_CASE under BOOST_AUTO_TEST_SUITE and same be reflected in the Test Explorer.

                                Example Code:

                                BOOST_AUTO_TEST_SUITE( test_suite1 )

                                BOOST_AUTO_TEST_CASE( test_case1 ){ BOOST_ERROR( "some error 1" ); }

                                BOOST_AUTO_TEST_CASE( test_case2 ){ BOOST_ERROR( "some error 2" ); }

                                BOOST_AUTO_TEST_SUITE_END()

                                In the above example, two Test Cases belong to a common Test Suite.
                                Hence i would like these two test cases be grouped under this Test Suite and reflected in the Test Explorer Window.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make Visual Studio solution file more functional

                                  Now MSBuild and VS are joint. Work with VS solution item(file) is much more complicated and non-functional than work with project file.
                                  1) Structure of VS solution file needs to be more clear and in xml format. Now it is hard to read & edit solution file manually. Particularly projects configuration connected with some solution configuration. It is hard to read and understand changes in solution file code reviews especially when there is configurations changes or some projects are disable from build in some configuration ..
                                  2) There is no clear way to find solution configuration in one of MSBUild…

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                                    1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • test explorer start and end times

                                    Add timestamps to the output window for Test Explorer, so you can see when the test run began and ended, and total elapsed time. Sometimes, while running tests, I step away from the PC. When I come back, I can't remember when the last time I ran tests was. Showing the time would allow me to know exactly what I had done last.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Team Room removal when repository is deleted.

                                      Removal of Team Rooms when associated repository is removed.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • why i cannot even select and copy the failures messages show in Test Explorer??

                                        why i cannot even select and copy the failures messages show in Test Explorer??

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                                        • Create extensibility points into the language service.

                                          Currently it is not possible to gain hooks into the different pre-installed language services for the purposes of extensibility. Since the language service is responsible for so many things, this means that even very simple yet very powerful extensibility ideas are shut down before they even have a chance.

                                          A perfect example of this is if you wanted to change the way that the code auto-formatter works. I'm talking about like you press Enter and it indents your code to a certain point. That kind of thing. To do this one simple thing you need to create an entirely new…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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