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    "Error while trying to run project:Coud not load file or assembly "HelloWorld" or one of its dependencies.The module was expected to contain an assembly manifest."
    the above error message apears when I start debuging in viSUAL STUDIO FOR visual basic "HelloWorld" program any body help me???

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • HTML client app option to work offline.

      Add to the HTML client the option to work offline.

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        1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • TFS online bulk backlog item drag and drop

        Ability to bulk select and prioritize items in the backlog.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add OR situation to approvers in stage in RM

          Now it seems that all attached approvers in a release stage in RM needs to approve the release (AND situation).
          It would be nice to have the option to make it an OR situation. That either approver 1 or approver 2 has to approve it.
          This way you can use fallback situation when somebody is away or on holiday for example.

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            1 comment  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            • Allow company DOMAIN integration - projects.<company.com> instead of <company>.visualstudio.com

              Please update the Technologies list to include the Team Foundation Online - Visual Studio Online offering.

              This request is for Visual Studio Online to offer the use of the COMPANY DOMAIN.

              DOMAIN integration - projects.<company domain.com> or tfs.<company domain.com> instead of <company>.visualstudio.com

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              • Intellisense visualizer while coding

                One of the chanllenges of coding is understanding the composition of the current code/framework you are working with. I know visual studio have a code visualizer but I'm suggesting to do it on a smaller scale, like a class.

                If I'm trying to use a class within intellisense, it would be nice to visualize the class inheritance hierarchy/composition with the options to filter/exclude members like private or protected fields.

                The current intellisense has been the same since forever. At least it should separate the methods from properties, and the events in tabs or something. Intellisense should be the strongest feature…

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide keyboard shortcut to scroll horizontally.

                  I want the same functionality as ctrl+up/down, but horizontal. I can keep the cursor in one spot, and scroll vertically easily enough, but to scroll horizontally one must go to the mouse or scroll by arrow keys that keeps the content I want to see just off screen to the right. Why can't we have a feature to keep the cursor in place, and scroll left and right with the keyboard?

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make path of build location in output window as browsable

                    When project is build we get output path in output window.Usually this built Dll is copied to application location. So every time the output path need to be copied and need to browse to the location.Instead make the output path browse-able(link to folder) that would be helpful.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS Query Editor - Add "not in" to TFS query editor

                      Currently we have the ability to select "in" for a custom query to compare against a list of items but there is no "not in". This would be useful to exclude a list of items.

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                      • EXCEL: Improve filling options for cells (gradients, patterns, graphics)

                        (I know, this might be the wrong place to post this, but I couldn't find any more appropriate place...)

                        - Future versions of Excel should allow adjusting the transition gradient of color fills in cells. SO MANY TIMES I wanted to color fill a cell diagonally with a clear separation between two colors. Not possible... :-(

                        - Furthermore, it should be possible to create custom fill patterns. This might be achieved by allowing the import of self-made black/white "masking graphics" which will tell Excel where to place color A and color B.

                        - It should be possible to insert a…

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                          0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • WPF support in Lightswitch

                          How about replacing Silverlight with WPF for the desktop client to get rid of the pixel rendering performance issues with Silverlight? Since LS now has HTML support for web clients, Silverlight could be replaced with a more powerful desktop client like WPF ( I would even take Winforms if it substantially increased performance ).

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                            3 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Customize TFS Web Access welcome page

                            It would be very usefull if we could customize the TFS WebAccess welcome page. This means that one could define which WorkItem Types are immediatly visibile and which are "hidden" in the "More" section.

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                            • Implement possessive quantifiers for regular expressions

                              http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5537513/emulating-possessive-quantifiers

                              A possessive quantifier is one that does not backtrack, it can allow "fail-fast" scenarios. The reference to stackoverflow explains more and also a workaround to implement similar behavior using an atomic grouping, but it would be nice to have the simple syntax that Perl has had since 5.10.

                              This would allow writing quantifiers in three ways,

                              Greedy: .*
                              Not greedy: .*?
                              Possessive: .*+

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • add ability to inherit test methods from another assembly

                                See stackoverflow for a description of the problem: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8591104/mstest-test-methods-inherited-from-class-located-in-other-assembly-not-found

                                Also see this C# VS project on github: https://github.com/arlobelshee/SimulatableApi
                                It uses NUnit, and it won't work if you try to convert it to VSTest--the tests in the Tests.Platform project won't be discovered.

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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow unnamed lambda Variables

                                  It would be nice, when it would be possible to discard some arguments in lambda expressions by don't give them a name (like in Prolog). E.g. I have to pass a Action<int,int>, but I'm only interested in the second param, I want to write something like
                                  (_, foo) => bar(foo)
                                  // or
                                  (, foo) => bar(foo)

                                  In the first case it is working. But the first parameter isn't really unnamed, because it has the name "_". So it isn't working, when I want to discard two or more. I choosed _ because in prolog it has the meaning "any value".

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fix nuget search! Prevent accidental package installation.

                                    Searching nuget packages drives me crazy!! Scenario:
                                    1) Search for package from the UI
                                    2) Didn't find what you were looking for
                                    3) Click to search original search location (instead of searching in search results)
                                    4) Change search term and hit enter - THE FIRST PACKAGE RESULT FROM THE FIRST SEARCH IS INSTALLED!!!

                                    I have screwed up many projects by inadvertently installing strange packages!!

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                                      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable copy/paste of files between solutions

                                      If often want to take files from a solution open in one VS instance, and add them to a solution open in another. If I try the usual copy/paste, I get an error "The source files for this operation cannot be found in this solution".

                                      Please could you make VS smarter so that it can handle this.

                                      11 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • var for function paramaters

                                        C# compiler should allow var as a parameter type for functions. The compiler should allow generic code to be written similar to F# where types of a function are not determined until the call site. In order to have this be a compile time feature only the implied access restriction should be internal or private freeing the compiler to only have to generate code for types know during the compilation of the module that contains the new type of function.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable Go To Definition (F12) should go to source if source symbols are available

                                          Right now, source code integration for framework sources (or any other source-indexed PDB) is clunky. You have to be in a debug session for it to pull down the source.

                                          If you're not in a debug session and use Go To Definition/Ctrl-Click/F12 on a Type/Method/Property, it'll take you to the object browser, or a code view that shows just the signatures.

                                          I propose that VS check for a source PDB in the symbol path first, then if available, use the source code directly. This would be an option, of course, so people can retain the current behavior. It would also…

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