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  1. i think there should be a application that allows users to access Facebook games to play directly from your Windows phone browser.

    I think Microsoft Windows phone should have a application that allows users to access Facebook games to play directly from your Windows phone browser.a type of flash player capabilities to use in streaming cable television and allowing the user to play Facebook games

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      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Improve resource management with CodeLens

      When I override .ToString in a large project and start typing, my machine crawls to a snail's pace as CodeLens tries to find all references to ToString... It eventually finds all 2000 references! :| Until I press another key. :(

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        2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix GetMonoIslands bug

        When i have a c# file with more than one monobehavior defined, it causes a editor bug "The compiler this script was imported with is not available anymore. UnityEditorInternal.InternalEditorUtility:GetMonoIslands()"

        I know that this way of working is not the normal way to structure a c# unity project, but it is valid. C# files with multiple monobehavior defined will compile and work fine, it is just that single error.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • link items before check in

          Add the ability to link code to work items without checking them in.

          Having several different work items in a large project or code and stored procedures can be quite daunting in determining which ones go with which one. Upon check out, mark the item to be "tentatively associated" with a work item. So when the work item is complete they are officially associated with the work item.

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • DateTime.NegativeInfinity, DateTime.PositiveInfinity

            DateTime should offer two distinct constant values indicating NegativeInfinity and PositiveInfinity. This will improve expressiveness of the code. Typically when I want to describe an infinite date range I use var startDate = DateTime.Min; var endDate = DateTime.Min; Recently I've been using var startDate = Nullable<DateTime>(null); var endDate = Nullable<DateTime>(null); These aren't that expressive, essentially they are saying "I have no meaningful value so use whatever the default is." In a range the defaults are no min bounds and no max bounds.

            To get around this I am considering two monads 1. RangeBoundry<T> and 2. Range<T>. I would also accept…

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual Studio Extension Backup and Sync for VS 2014

              Currently, Visual Studio allows developers to sync settings and IDE layouts in VS on multiple machines. It's a great feature but it's incomplete. Extensions are excluded from being backed up and synchronized across installations. Developers find it very tiring to download every single extension they need AGAIN just because their using VS on a different machine. However, all is not lost if the next version can just add this *tiny* feature.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide 'Total Effort' on Backlog page

                On the Backlog page provide the 'Total Effort' for all PBIs. In our Sprint review and planning meetings we spend to much time manually adding the 'Total Effort'.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a way to remove "TFS Group" that has been added to provide permissions at the Team Project level

                  Add a way to remove "TFS Group" that has been added to provide permissions at the Team Project level.

                  Once a group has been added, there is no way to remove them, this adds lots of clutter over time.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Pemission Work Items for Viewing and Restricted Editing by User/Group

                    We use TFS, we use 3rd party developers for much of our development.
                    1) These 3rd party developers should only be able to see work items assigned to them.
                    2) These 3rd party developers should only be able to edit the effort hours fields and add comments to history.

                    Currently, any 3rd part developer can see all work items not assigned to them, they can go into these work items and change the Assigned To field to themselves and therefore steal work from other 3rd part developers. Even on their own work items they can edit project level information such…

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable Excludes argument for XCopy Deployer in Release Management

                      I need to exclude certain files or file extensions when using the XCopy Deployer tool to copy a group of files to a new location. This can be done with the xcopy command by using the exclude argument, however this is not a valid argument when using XCopy Deployer, i.e. the error "Invalid parameter - /exclude:excludedfileslist.txt" is shown.

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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for CORS in the Visual Studio Online REST API

                        Add support for CORS so I can use the Visual Studio Online REST API from a Javascript client.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • make it possible to build the setup project (InstallShield Limited) on TFS online, so we can do continuous integration

                          We are using the TFS online, and we are doing continuous integration. But the problem is that the setup project (InstallShield Limited) cannot be built on the TFS online. So we must publish new version manually, that's not good practice for continuous integration.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • make ?? and .? operators overloadable

                            Could you please make the ?? and ?. operators overloadable. Implementers of Option<T>/Maybe<T> (Nullable<T> for value and reference types) could then take advantage of them.

                            Option<T>/Maybe<T> allows one to address the problem of null reference exceptions where they happen most often: reference types.

                            I haven’t yet tried to modify the Roslyn compiler to make these two operators overloadable, but you can try out a hacked version of Roslyn where I have replaced Nullable<T> with my own implementation of Option<T>: https://roslyn.codeplex.com/SourceControl/network/forks/GabrielHorvath/ReplaceNullableWithOption

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Remove all non user specified assembly search paths

                              The fact of life right now is that assembly loading is harder to grasp than .jar loading in java.
                              For all I care you can make the GAC still a resource I can reference, just make it explicit instead of having it on the assembly search path for every single application ever created in .NET. The current directory shouldn't be a default loading path either, go put all the assemblies that I referenced into the .appconfig via msbuild/VisualStudio and then everything is explicit and nothing can go wrong.
                              Then write the .appconfig into the .NET metadata in Release mode.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add intents like what Android apps use to subscribe

                                Android intents are a powerful notification system that allows applications to subscribe to various OS level, app and system events. Coupled with Bundles (State management that can be boot persistent), adding this functionality to VS for all Windows OS's would a huge win for current developers and allow Android developers an easier transition to Windows.

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                                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Open PDB file format to enable open source compiler output debugging

                                  Or at least contribute PDB support to LLVM.
                                  That would allow to debug binaries, generated by clang, Rust, and other compilers in Visual Studio.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to specify only specific rows in Database DataSource are run instead of iterating thru all rows

                                    Would like the ability to specify in an attribute or test initializer the specific rows I would like to iterate thru in my db datasource instead of iterating thru all rows which can take an extensive amount of time depending on the datasource.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make the Solution Configurations Dropdown larger

                                      I have created 3 Configurations:
                                      "DESENVOLVIMENTO-A"
                                      "DESENVOLVIMENTO-B"
                                      "DESENVOLVIMENTO-C"
                                      and the DropDown size only show "DESENV" wich is a problem since i never get sure what is the one choosed.

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                                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add /locale option to the [Installer].exe /Layout command line

                                        I\m trying currently to download the Visual Studio 2013 for Web with Update 3 using the /Layout option to keep the installation files for future needs, but it seems that the installer is acquiring setup files for all the locales which seems a bit weird since I downloaded the en-us installer and that's making the download time and cost bigger.

                                        The ISO file has also a huge download size (4.4GB) which also seems weird since this is a subset edition of the full Visual Studio product.

                                        Please add the locale switch to the Layout option for the installer, or otherwise,…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Config Transforms for All XML Files - Not Just web.config

                                          We are currently using SlowCheetah to do XML transforms for different build configurations. Visual Studio 2013 can already do this, but for some bizarre reason only for web.config files - not app.config. Please let us do it on *ALL* XML files.

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                                            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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