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  1. Enable IntelliTest for 64 bit projects

    Enable IntelliTest for 64 bit projects

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      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make WPF open-source and accept pull-requests from the community

      Please follow the footsteps of the ASP .NET team and make WPF open-source with the source code on GitHub, and accept pull-requests from the community.

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        33 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support SSAS / SSIS / SSRS in Msbuild

        I would love to see MSBuild support building BI project types for CI. Currently, the only out of the box way to build these projects on a Continuous Integration server is by using devenv.exe. Devenv.com is fussy and will hang or not build projects at all. Additionally, licenses need to be periodically refreshed for it to continue working. It's a mess.

        7 votes
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          1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • WCF 5 for .NET Core

          WCF is Microsoft’s unified programming model for building service-oriented applications. It support multiple transport protocols (HTTP, TCP, UDP, and custom transports) and allows switching between them (ASP.NET Web API for http/https/websockets only). Supports building services with WS-* standards like Reliable Messaging, Transactions, Message Security.

          In Enterprise Apps WCF remains very popular.

          Please impliment new WCF version for new .NET Core and continue support old WCF (4.6) like ASP.NET 4.6 supports for Full .NET and ASP.NET 5 only for .NET Core.

          74 votes
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            2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VB.Net should be fully supported in ASP.Net VNext , MVC 6

            Yes I do web development and Yes I am a VB !

            So I was horified to read this on the VNext Page on Gitthub "We have no VB support in the work for vNext."

            I Sure urge you to to start some planning about the support of VB.Net in ASP.Net VNext ,,, as Yes I currenty use MVC 5.2.3 in my production sites and hope to be at least able to upgrade to newer versions in the future , in my favorite coding language wich is VB.Net .

            I want support for VB.Net in all new webtech just as…

            461 votes
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              27 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • configure folder mapping to local directory in Build vNext

              the XAML Build allowed to explicitly map TFVC folders to a different local hierachy allowing mapping shared TFV folders to a path with different parent folder locally.

              50 votes
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                7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support Data Binding in Multi Step Availability Tests

                Multi Step Availability Tests do not currently support data binding to SQL Azure sources like VSO CLT supports. This would be a useful feature to have for scenarios where 2FA or where unique data is required for the webtest scenario. Please consider adding support for this feature for parity between VSO CLT and AI Availability scenarios.

                59 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Static execution path analysis

                  It would be greate to have a way to analyze how a line of code can be executed. Currently, I'm doing it manually, which is a real PITA and I think that an automated solution should be available. My steps as of now are:

                  1. Use the Call Hierarchy to determine where a function is being called from. If this is a constructor, this may not work as it doesn't seem to detect this as a function, in which case I have to find in Current Project with Match Case, Match Whole Word, Use Regular Expressions, something like <class-name>\s+[a-zA-Z_][a-zA-Z0-9_]*|new\s+<class-name>, which…

                  4 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable Automated Refreshes in Release Management Client

                    For the Release Management Client interface, Please add an Auto-refresh function for the Release Log View, and Deployment Log view.

                    When monitoring a deployment it is inconvenient to constantly click Refresh for updates.

                    15 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Task Runner Explorer : Bindings : Add debug and release options

                      You have the option to run a gulp task either before or after build. It would be great if we had the option to run different tasks after a debug or release build. Typically for a release build there are a lot of additional gulp tasks that are run eg minification and bundling. I would like the bindings to say:

                      After build
                      After build - debug
                      After build - release

                      Thanks for listening!

                      43 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow tests to be paused, allow other tests to be run, and then resume the paused test case even if the Microsoft Test Manager is reopened.

                        MTM provides the ability to pause a test case, resume the paused test or discard it to create a new one.
                        Testers would like to execute on a particular test case for a while, if they face a blocker, they should pause this test case and pick up others for testing. However if for any reason the MTM is closed or the system is restarted the test cases were marked as failed by MTM. It should provide the functionality to resume the same test cases as that will help the testers to use the MTM without any impediments.

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                          2 comments  ·  Debugging and Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Reduce left-margin in Visual Studio 2015

                          Please allow turning off or shrinking the size of the new margin at the left of the code editor. It's huge! I much prefer having code next to the line numbers, rather than a large and almost always empty margin that sometimes shows a light bulb.

                          11 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support copy/paste between the emulator and host

                            Often need to test e.g. long and complex web addresses, re-typing them or emailing them to myself to open on the emulator is a bother. Genymotion emulators do it nicely.

                            34 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  VS Emulator for Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • macro - static literal - Tabular Template Generation at compile time.

                              static literal tabular template generation at compile time.

                              Yes this is coming from a C/C++ background, but the lack of the ability to represent information in a tabular format and then generate all the different relationship between columns that are wanted, such dictionaries and maps, list.
                              With tabular format the information is presented in a single place and all the row/column relationship between information can be clearly seen. As the information is not broken across multiple redefinition of values to create all the different relationships wanted.

                              This reduce a lot of boilerplate code that is both tedious and and prone…

                              2 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow enums as an indexer for arrays

                                This was asked for previously by someone:

                                A great feature in Delphi was the ability to set up an array where the index/bounds was governed by an Enumerated Type.

                                This allows you to reduce the number of switch statements in many cases:

                                instead of this:

                                switch (value)
                                {
                                case 'a': { ... }
                                case 'b': { ... }
                                }

                                With enum-based arrays, you can do stuff like this:

                                enum Status
                                {
                                Active,
                                Accepted,
                                Rejected
                                }

                                string[] statusStrings = new string[Status] { "This is Active right now", "This was accepted", "This was rejected" };

                                then:

                                var myStatus = statusStrings[Status.Active];
                                // myStatus…

                                2 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enums, EnsureUseOfSet - Anotation/Guards/Compiler: Directive that validates the use of literal defined sets at compile time

                                  When refactoring, literal set such as enums are changed, which are used throughout the code based. Items can be removed or add in which one would then have to search through the code base using a regular expression to find all uses of that set in the code base. One would then have to go, inspect each use result and adapt the code base accordingly to add additional use case or remove a use case.

                                  Having a compiler directive declare a block scope in which the compiler ensure that all use case have been used, would improve productivity and the…

                                  2 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • provide annotate with all merges collapsed/not visible

                                    The annotate function is very useful, but it would be much better if you could see only commits that were not merges, so that we could go straight to the place where the person first thinking about that logic created it.

                                    4 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable filtering out warnings without a Code in the error list, ex. "Referenced component could not be found".

                                      When working with a large solution it is not uncommon to have many projects unloaded to decrease build times during development. However, this leads to many warnings displayed in the Error List saying "The referenced component 'XXXX' could not be found", which makes it difficult to find the warnings and CA-warnings that we are actually of interest to me.

                                      There seems to be no way to filter out these warnings today, so I suggest you implement that.

                                      16 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • put TimeZoneInfo on the current Thread like CultureInfo is

                                        When doing any kind of Format on a DateTime object, the CultureInfo (UI?) of the current thread is being used. I suggest a TimeZoneInfo property on the thread, that will also be used when using Format on a DateTime object.
                                        Instead of always outputting time in the server's timezone, this would, especially in a web-environment, ensure time shown so it is never misread by the users.
                                        This will let us work with DateTime as UTC, and let the framework handle the visual part of getting it properly formattet.

                                        Thanks,
                                        Steen

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide support for "scratch" projects

                                          I create on average 2 projects a week that are used for one-offs: researching a fine detail, demonstrating a problem, answering a question on StackOverflow, etc. After I am done with them, these projects are unimportant and can be deleted or completely rewritten since the important code will have been moved out. I have a dedicated space on my filesystem for these temporary projects, but I don't always bother cleaning it up, and because of the large number of projects (temporary and otherwise) that I work with, navigation to and from these projects isn't always a simple task, especially since…

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