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  1. Sort included files in .sqlproj files to simplfy branch merges

    New files are icluded in database projects on each TFS branches. Later, all merges are very difficult and we have each time visible errors to fix (with each time a big time loss) and other invisible errors that we don't see until problems occurs in Production ! (for example, objects not included in build or scripts not included in a post-deployment).

    A simple way to resolve all theses problems would be to sort alphabetically included files to get the same changes on each branches.

    Thanks.

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      1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add F# Scripting to SSIS

      SSIS currently has VB and C# languages for writing script components. I think it would be really nice to add F# support too especially with it being a very declarative expression based language good at manipulating data.

      32 votes
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        2 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Release Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package as a NuGet package

        Microsoft Report Viewer 2010 Redistributable Package should be distributed by Microsoft as an official Nuget package. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6442

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add NotImplementedException to the task list

            Anytime a NotImplementedException is created in user code add an item to the task list to help the programmer remember to fill in the method.

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Custom Tool should create new files with same Build Action as the original one...

              Custom Tool should create new files with same Build Action as the original one...

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow use of DataTestMethod / DataRow in all unit testing projects

                As I understand it these attributes are limited to use in WinRT/Metro and now with update 2, Windows Phone 8. It would be very helpful to be able to use them in all test projects e.g.

                [DataTestMethod]
                [DataRow("a", "b")]
                [DataRow(" ", "a")]
                public void TestMathos1(string value1, string value2)
                {
                Assert.AreEqual(value1 + value2, string.Concat(value1, value2));
                }

                518 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow breakpoints to be set/controlled within the 'Peek Definition' window.

                  This is a user workflow thing but I found myself using the peek window and wanting to set a breakpoint inside it (F9 or mouseclick), didnt see the feature so I thought I'd post it here..

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                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • "team explorer everywhere"

                    We are using Team Explorer Everywhere(TEE 2013) with the Eclipse IDE.

                    When we edit work items that have an HTML field. There is no "insert image" button in the HTML field toolbar. This button is present in Team Web Access and Visual Studio. This creates an inconsistency among the clients.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the ability to Filter by/Group by Area on the backlog

                      We use area to group backlog items and it would be very helpful to be able to sort, group, and filter by area on the backlog in the list and board view. In the board view of a backlog item, have a dropdown similar to person on the normal sprint board with other filter options such as area, state, etc

                      15 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide the MTM and TFS build agent protocols by which agents can be developed for platforms like Linux.

                        Currently we have large application portfolio across Linux and windows. We would like to use one ALM tool for both the platforms. Due to lack of much support in Linux, we are thinking to use an alternative solution. If at least the protocols become open we can develop the extensions to support Linux platforms.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a standard way to handle failures / retry logic

                          e.g. something like this: https://gist.github.com/buu700/7633622

                          (Not necessarily this class specifically, but the linked class handles both specifying a list of functions to fall back on until one succeeds, and retrying one function up to N times with optional cleanup steps in between)

                          string[] strings = TryHelper.TryUntilSuccessful
                          (
                          () => Cache.GetStrings(),
                          e => TryHelper.TryUntilSuccessful<string[], WebException>
                          (
                          () => WebService.RequestStrings(),
                          maxAttempts: 3,
                          cleanup: exception =>
                          {
                          Log( exception );
                          Thread.Sleep( TimeSpan.FromSeconds(30) );
                          }
                          ),
                          e => new string[] {}
                          );

                          4 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • allow for an option to connect to a database present in the webserver from a visual basic application

                            See i need an application which can connect to a database present in the web server in java using swing i dont know how to do it i need to know if it is possible in .net

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                              0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add match...with pattern matching (like F#)

                              F# has an amazingly powerful pattern matching feature built in (match..with).

                              Like a turbo-charged switch..case statement.

                              This would be so powerful in C#. But PLEASE make sure you implement the feature that allows the match case to be pushed in to a variable for use in the pattern itself.

                              34 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a toolbar button in Visual Studio 2013 Solution Explorer to show EXCLUDED FILES ONLY

                                Appreciate if you could stick it in the next minor update.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support natvis debug visualizers in Mixed mode debugging

                                  Please user our .natvis files when debugging in Mixed mode. They are not used (as of VS 2013 Preview). We have a C++/CLI application with many native and many /clr files and cannot use the .natvis visualizers there.

                                  87 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Publish slide decks used at conferences and public presentations.

                                    MSFT guys do an awesome job at conferences when telling about their technologies, products and services.

                                    Some Microsofties upload their slides to their own blogs, some upload slides to conference sites.

                                    There should be a repository of awesomeness: Upload the slides to a central website, open to the public.

                                    16 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add intelligent sort, and filter capabilities to Autos, Locals, and Watch Windows

                                      I'd really like a way to filter the debugger windows based on
                                      * variable name
                                      * type
                                      * value
                                      * changed (red)
                                      * valid vs. invalid memory (e.g. 0xcdcd, 0xcccc), or <Unable to read memory>
                                      * public, private, protected, const, etc qualifications

                                      The UI I'm picturing would be column filter widgets in Excel Lists.

                                      Some potential use cases:
                                      1. Stepping into a class function where the this pointer has many dozens of members, I might want to see all the bools, all non-zero entries, all non-null pointers, etc.

                                      2. It can be difficult to find the entry I want if…

                                      28 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add special Intellisense handling for "Implement Interface" for IDisposable

                                        In Visual Studio, when I'm creating an object that implements IDisposable, I'd like the Intellisense "Implement Interface" functionality to produce code that follows the pattern described in CA1063: "Implement IDisposable correctly".

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • make showing the bottom panel for single items in a list configurable in Visual Studio.

                                          In Visual Studio, when we open a query list, the bottom display panel opens by default. We can collapse it, but that doesn't persist after closing the query. I'd rather set as a preference not to display this panel. This should be a configurable preference.

                                          4 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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