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  1. Inheritance from TreeNodeCollection

    It is impossible to inherit from TreeNodeCollection because it has only 1 constructor which is internal.
    I suggest to make a protected constructor in this class so it will be possible to inherit from it.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable user/solution-wide pre/post-build script options

      Currently you can configure a script to run before or after a project builds. I would like to be able to run one before and after the entire solution builds. This would ideally be enabled as both a per solution setting and a global one for a user.
      The main reason I need it now is I want to display a full screen popup once my build completes so I know I need to get back to work after a long build completes (which can be quite long in C++ projects case). I can configure a sound to play on…

      4 votes
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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Hybrid App support for JavaScript Universal Apps

        In JavaScript Universal App project there should be a way to add a reference of Windows Runtime component to Shared JavaScript library project. This is a key feature of Hybrid Apps that is missing from existing Universal App Templates.

        6 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create a MSDN Subscription - Lite version - cheaper and limited tools

          Currently all MSDN subscriptions are expensive for individual developers and they provide all s/w that are not really required by individuals.

          An individual developer, for hobby, can use express editions of SQL Server, does not need Enterprise editions of OS / Office and similar software that increase the cost of MSDN license.

          The suggestion is to create a MSDN Lite subscription that individual developers can buy and will provide tools such as Visual Studio, Expression Studio, Azure

          The licensing cost should change little bit-
          * For individual developers, the rates should be lower.
          * For enterprises, the price can be…

          1,245 votes
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            22 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow the Export of Process Templates from Existing Customised TFS Team Projects

            It would be great if there was a feature to export the entire customised TFS Process Template from an existing Team Project. I would like to export the "full" customised Process Template file structure, in the same way (i.e. using Process Template Manager) I export the CMMI, Scrum and Agile Process Templates. I need to store the Process Template in Source Control in case I require an identical Team Project, and so that I can clearly see (e.g. using Visual Studio Compare) the changes resulting from an upgrade (e.g. TFS 2012 to 2013), and see the changes resulting from running…

            6 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable .NET Native for LightSwitch

              To make it as fast as Access & Windows Forms :)

              25 votes
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                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a "??=" operator to C#

                Add an operator that assigns the value of the right operand to the left operand when the left operand is null. For example:

                string message = null;
                message ??= "Hello, World!"; // sets 'message' to "Hello, World!" since 'message' was null.
                message ??= "Goodbye, World!"; // leaves 'message' set to "Hello, World!" since 'message was not null.

                The example above uses strings but would apply to any reference/nullable type.

                Currently, the best alternative that we have for this in C# is:
                message = message ?? "Hello, World!";

                Thanks,
                Blake

                30 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add new string literal that contains Razor code (for example between «»)

                  Is time to move forward from String.Format() and inline conditionals, with the new Roslyn would be awesome if we can use some "kind" of Razor in any C# code

                  var msg = String.Format("Hi {0} you have won {1} credits", name, creditsWon);

                  How much better it will be:

                  var msg = «Hi @name you have won @creditsWon credits»

                  You can provice intellisense and also an HTML version:

                  var msg = @«<div style="margin:10px;">Hi @name you have won <b>@creditsWon</b> credits</div>»

                  That option must be multiline too.

                  34 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Smart auto braces when refactoring single line block to multiline block

                    For example when I have the following C code:

                    if (foo) <Cursor here>
                    foo->bar();

                    and I type an opening brace "{" then it currently does:

                    if (foo) { }<Cursor here>
                    foo->bar();

                    It would be amazing if it would just add the closing brace after the single indented line like this:

                    if (foo) {<Cursor here>
                    foo->bar();
                    }

                    This should be fairly easy to implement and adapt to all the languages. I saw Sublime Text do that and thought "Wow! I whish VS had that".

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                      1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS: Make team project pages customizable (e.g. background colors)

                      We manage many projects with the TFS 2013. Now we want to differ between these projects in the web frontend of the TFS by different background colors (e.g. in the title bar per team project and/or board).

                      It would be very helpful if you can implement some customizing capabilities!

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Integrate Azure to Lab Management

                        Azure as Virtual Machine Manager must be integrated in to the Microsoft Test Manager.

                        So those developers, like i am an many others, who does not have a whole infrastructure with SCVMM installed would be able to fully utilize ALM patterns to test their apps within the custom environments in fast and easy way.

                        12 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Cordova for Windows 7

                          Multi-Device Hybrid Apps for Visual Studio CTP1 are only available in Windows 8.1 at the moment.
                          My customers in several major enterprises are evaluating this development possibilities, but reflect that only Win 8.1 can host this Cordova Add-in.
                          their Enterpirse Dev team still use Win7 and ask when it will relase for Win7?

                          28 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make Code Lens available in Visual Studio Premium

                            Code Lens is a great new feature but since it right now only is available to Ultimate users few have the opportunity to take advantage of it. And it does not weigh up the cost of upgrading users to Ultimate. Since it is a tool that many would find useful please make it available for at least Premium users

                            35 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve Debugging Experience for TypeScript and JavaScript

                              The debugging experience for TypeScript and JavaScript NEEDS to be way better.

                              The experience available in IE F12 or WebKit dev tools should (in parts) be replicated within VS: things such as the console, and device emulation.

                              The way things are in NodeJs Tools for VS, are much better than what we have for ASP.Net and TS/JS debugging, which is a little sad :(

                              23 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Open Source SQL Server Compact (CE)

                                Although it has not been officially announced Microsoft is deprecating SQL Server Compact (CE). SQL Server CE filled a crucial use case for a small in process embedded database engine for applications and even websites. This need has not changed, if anything it has only become more so with the move to isolated phone and tablet (Metro) type apps. Without SSCE Microsoft won't have a product which fills this use case. Jet DB, MSDE and now SSCE will all be dead.
                                SQL Server Express LocalDB is not a replacement for SSCE, particularly due to the deployment constraints requiring admin privileges,…

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow ClickOnce to Work With Captive Portals

                                  If a ClickOnce-based application is run while a machine is behind captured behind a captive portal (eg wifi at an airport or coffee shop), then ClickOnce tries to interpret the captive portal login page as a .manifest file and fails. ClickOnce should be able to detect that it has not received a .manifest file and continue launching as if it were run in offline mode (if offline availability is selected for deployment).

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • auto generate bugs after a automation test run

                                    After my automation tests are run, I want any failed test case to automatically generate a bug report and place it on the specific person of my choise. I want this to be an easy option in test manager that could be configured in the test manager GUI. No coding required so my testers easy could configure it.
                                    And attachments should be possible to be added as well.

                                    13 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Work with Atlassian to add Visual Studio Online Git integration into JIRA

                                      JIRA (https://www.atlassian.com/software/jira) is an isue tracking product and service used by over 35,000 companies around the world.

                                      The Atlassian JIRA DVCS Connector (see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/BITBUCKET/Use+the+JIRA+DVCS+Connector+Add-on) allows for users to easily link their JIRA instance to a Bitbucket or GitHub account. This allows for source control commits to be linked to issues and for JIRA to automate workflow based on source control.

                                      I love using Visual Studio Online Git for my source control - but my team already has a significant investment in the JIRA toolset. It would be great if we could have this same functionality with Git…

                                      6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make it possible to rename or do looup of device names under Usage/Environment/Device

                                        The graph and list of devices when you monitor a Windows Phone application is displayed as "cryptic" RM-821_eu_euro1_247 and/or RM-1045_1006. This does not tell you anything meaningful. Please add feature where you lookup these numbers to actual devices (Ie Nokia Lumia 930 etc) or make it possible to rename the devices

                                        11 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Light Version of Visual Studio

                                          The best way to describe it is the Blog from http://elegantcode.com/2012/11/30/visual-studio-light-edition/

                                          Make a Light Version of Visual Studio, that's below 1GB.
                                          Free from the most extensions and useless Background Tasks.

                                          Perfect for small Storage Devices. It will offer possibilities to show Customers Projects in a simpler way and make development on travel easier.

                                          4 votes
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