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  1. Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

    Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

    303 votes
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      7 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make WPF Open Source like MVC or EF

      It seems that WPF is not in the Microsoft plans for a near future. And lots of developers still use this as a rich platform for desktop.
      Please make WPF oepn source, following the success of MVC and EF.

      In that way, the community will keep improving the platform.

      92 votes
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        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please provide SQL monitoring

        Please provide SQL monitoring

        22 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support the accessibility for MFC feature pack controls for Coded UI Test

          We have moved to the feature pack controls [CMFCToolBar, CMFCMenuBar] and CMFCRibbonBar, this migration caused a big failure in the Coded UI Test it fail.

          I thought that these classes didn't implement the acc_get... methods, but these methods was implemented and it works with the narrator it reads the buttons, menus texts but the coded ui test can't find them it identify them and their names, ids...

          In the CMFCToolBar or CMFCMenuBar, I works fine for the main buttons but if that button contains a child CMFCPopupMenu it will not find a button in it, When the CMFCToolBarMenuButton is asked…

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • implement wrappers for catchnodes, finallynodes and other unimplemented fxcoptypes

            FxCop (Code Analysis), which is implemented in the latest Visual Studio versions; implements various wrappers which allow you to target the types and members that cause the rule to be violated.

            Not all types and attributes and other parts are implemented and can not be directly targeted and shown as "The error got generated here: {0}" (for example).

            A generic error gets shown saying the: "CCI wrapper for ...... has not been implemented yet".

            I want these to be implemented so that custom rulemaking improves greatly!

            11 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add and assembly attribute for the compiler to bypass null reference exception.

              Like in Objective C, when you access a method or property from null, nothing happens, instead of raising an exception.

              Actual scenario:
              string temp = null;
              var type = temp.getType(); <- null reference exception is raised

              Proposed scenario:
              string temp = null;
              var type = temp.getType(); <- nothing happens, go to the next instruction, type variable will also be null

              In basic terms, null.something returns null instead of raising an exception.

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Hi, we need the Silverlight plugin related to Coded UI in Visual Studio 2013. Our existing Testscripts testing Silverlight cannot run.

                Hi, we need the Silverlight plugin related to Coded UI in Visual Studio 2013. Our existing Testscripts testing Silverlight cannot run.

                19 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow precompiled headers to be shared between projects

                  In Visual Studio 2008 and earlier, I believe you could (by an unsupported method) allow one project to generate a precompiled header which other projects could then use. But I understand this is not possible, or only works in limited ways in VS 2010 and later.

                  Please add official support for allowing a precompiled header to be shared between projects.

                  As a nice to have it would also be ideal if more than one precompiled header could be used by a project so that both a shared and project specific precompiled header could be used.

                  See also:

                  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/665d4183-f85c-481d-bada-03283b310099/shared-precompiled-header?forum=vclanguage

                  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/14048212/can-i-share-a-precompiled-header-between-projects-to-reduce-compile-time

                  106 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Inline assignment inside while statement

                    I think VB developers miss the inline assignment inside while clause feature, which is already exist in c#
                    its great if we can find the equivalent for this in VB

                    while ((bytesRead = stream.Read(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)) > 0)
                    {
                    // Use the data you've read
                    }

                    'll be

                    While (bytesRead = stream.Read(buffer, 0, buffer.Length)) > 0
                    ' Use the data you've read
                    End While

                    i know the VB uses = as equality operator inside while, but while VB uses the same operator for assignment, perhaps we can find a proper solution for this

                    4 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • I am creating Hierarchy Of Teams in TFS2012, and felt something missing as below.

                      1. Give some UI to show Team Structure as Tree Structure
                      2. Teams Capacity is not adding up at Node level; I know Node level teams could have team members and that may be the reason for this. But if we could show two separate figures that would be informative to see Overall Capacity at every Node level.
                      3. If we could have Work Allocation Information According to Activity/ Resource at each node would be helpful.

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                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow people who are not team members to send bugs to Visual Studio Online

                        As it is now, only team members have access to submit bugs to Visual Studio Online. This means that you have to use a license to allow your users to send you bugs or feedback.

                        TFS has the possibility to create "Work-item only users" who don't need to have a CAL to access the TFS portal.

                        You could even be more limiting than the TFS option, allowing people who are not team members to only send bugs or feedbacks and not be able to see them.

                        15 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • insert new state in a an existing process template

                            Setting up a new process template is relatively easy, however as a project and a team grow it is very coming to be in a situation where a process state diagram needs to be updated and new states inserted, removed, or reordered. I find this happens mostly within the User Story/Backlog and the Test Case diagrams where we start in Agile and then migrate to Agile + Waterfall. Agile for development, waterfall for validation and release., When this happens, I find the need to insert a few states in between existing states. At the moment, this is very doable, it…

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                              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations in Portable Class Libraries

                              Entity classes should be the linchpin of any application, no matter what platform your application is built on.

                              Therefore, it would be nice if entity classes could be defined in a single portable class library and reused on multiple platforms. To that end, it's imperative to allow System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace to be used in PCLs since attributes contained therein are used for data validation in multiple frameworks.

                              19 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Move CodeLense feedback above function attributes and/or code.

                                Currently the display output of CodeLense feedback appears directly above the function body and causes a visual split between decorator attributes and/or function comments. Dense code blocks become visually harder to read.

                                It would be nice if there were a few options in Visual Studio for users to request it be displayed in different locations such as:-

                                - Above attribute definitions
                                - Above comment blocks (can be combined with the above item)
                                - At end of function definition (end of the line that the function declared on)
                                - Inside opening brace (at the start of the function body)

                                11 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to Asp.Net Web applications

                                  The Multilingual App Toolkit is a powerful extension to Visual Studio for managing language strings with standards based xliff files in Windows 8 Apps. Web applications in ASP.Net desperately need this same toolkit. Please consider expanding Multilingual App Toolkit for other types of applications.

                                  This request is similar to 'Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to WPF or Windows applications'

                                  30 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow custom auto-property implementations

                                    This would allow us to write a form of extension method for auto property getters and setters. The idea behind this is that we would be able to encapsulate commonly repeated setter logic into a separate unit to make our code DRY. These methods should use generic typing to set the type of the property and the type of the class that this method could be applied in. These methods should also provide references to the backing field, the new value (if it is a setter), and the containing class (to provide class level access in the method)

                                    I.E. -…

                                    9 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Design pattern highlighting for Javascript editor

                                      To create professional Javascript it is highly recommended to use design patterns. It would be great if the IDE could help in recognizing the MEANING of these patterns.

                                      For example, it could highlight the public vs. private methods of the module pattern by a different background color.

                                      Suggested patterns:
                                      Constructor Pattern
                                      Module Pattern
                                      Revealing Module Pattern
                                      Singleton Pattern
                                      Observer Pattern
                                      Mediator Pattern
                                      Prototype Pattern
                                      Command Pattern
                                      Facade Pattern
                                      Factory Pattern
                                      Mixin Pattern
                                      Decorator Pattern
                                      Flyweight Pattern

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Mixin support

                                        Composition is always a pain when we have to bind all method from interface to object that really implement it

                                        The code often looks like messy and complex for nothing.

                                        Maybe this Jon Skeet's idea could solve this:
                                        http://stackoverflow.com/a/255621

                                        7 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Deployment Agents for non-MS platforms

                                          Allow non-MS platforms to become a "deployment target" in TFS Release Management. TEE allows Eclipse users to connect to TFS from their IDE, there is the possibility to include non-MS platforms in the build process but there is currently no automated/managed deployment option.

                                          24 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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