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  1. Use more than one WPF-Touch applications simultaneously with touch.

    I have a Dell xps 2720 System. -->10 Finger Touch. Everything works fine as long I do not open the application more than one time! It seems the .net Framework is not able to share its touch system over more than one wpf Application.

    More information in this post.

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/1051614f-56f0-4641-a5fa-e99cc0156365/use-more-than-one-wpftouch-applications-simultaneously-with-touch?forum=wpf#ba13b5fc-3ecc-453c-9230-584de6cec968

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Let me create a work item from source code, linked to that source code, like //TODO:

      I'd love to be able to create Work Items linked to a specific spot in source code.

      I maintain legacy projects, and often spot areas for improvement. But there's no easy way to anchor a Work Item to a specific block of source code.

      I'd love to be able to highlight a block of code, right-click, Create Work item, and have the Work Item associated with that code, so opening the work item would take me straight to it.

      The Task List is close to what I want, but doesn't get me credit for closing bugs :)

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • CSS Navigation Toolbar

        Provide a navigation toolbar to navigate CSS classes in the same manner that was originally planned for JavaScript: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2013/07/16/javascript-editor-improvements-in-visual-studio-2013-preview.aspx

        In addition, additional features for editing and navigating around CSS stylesheets should be offered similar to what is offered by tools such as TopStyle 5: http://topstyle4.com/

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable rendering of XAML not present in visual tree into image for WinRT 8.1

          With WinRT 8.1 new functionality has been added to render XAML as an image but the XAML has to be added to the visual tree. It would be nice to be able to render XAML that is not on the visual tree and perhaps in a background task.

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            1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Shelveset improvements....

            Add the following improvements

            1. Allow Shelvesets to be created from changesets (as in, multiple changesets can be used to create a Shelveset)

            2. Add Shelveset "undo" to cleanup the changes made from unshelving a shelveset.

            3. Support directly unshelving a shelveset to a different branch (yes, I know you can use TFPT, it would be nice if this was built-in)

            4. Make Find Shelvesets easier to find... it's a pain right now, and confusing for people. I always have to tell them how to unshelve, because they can't find it themselves.

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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Expose a VS Command to show the Debugger DataTip

              Please expose the option show the DataTip for the symbol under the cursor via a VS Command so that it can be bound to a keyboard shortcut. When debugging, hovering the mouse over a symbol in the editor displays a DataTip (like a floating mini-watch item) that can be further expanded and pinned to the editor using the Pin To Source pin or context menu entry. Presumably the mouse handler already runs some routine to display the DataTip, so this routine must just be bound and exposed as a Command. While the PinToSource command is exposed as EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.PinToSource, there seems…

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow users to sort, classify, and group Screen Members in the left pane of the LightSwitch Screen Designer

                When designing a complex screen in LightSwitch, the left pane quickly becomes a jumbled mess as Queries, Objects and Variables are placed in order of their creation while Methods appear alphabetically at the bottom.

                While you can drag Screen Members up and down to position them, it takes a long time to move each item and there's still no obvious structure to help you find things.

                It would be good if the user could sort this list and possibly create some sort of classification or hierarchy in order to group members together by function - eg all the variables/objects/queries/methods used…

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                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add value delegate parameter to MemoryCache.AddOrGetExisting

                  Current implementation of MemoryCache AddOrGetExisting method is not useful if creation of cache value is an expensive operation.
                  So it would be good if instead of value object parameter, object creation delegate will be added.

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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Permissions per branch

                    We would like to restrict access to development and master branches to read-only and allow merge by team leads via code-review pull requests.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Improve code analysis

                      Improve code analysis
                      - Detect when first line of if block and else block are identical (same for last line)
                      - Detect methods used only one time - Method is a candidate for in-lining
                      - Detect constant defined in class used only one time
                      - Detect private property with backing variable having get { return backingVariable; } set {backingVariable=value;} - convert to autoproperty
                      - Detect public property used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                      - Detect public method used only within the same class - make it protected/private
                      - Detect class used only by one other class…

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                        11 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Restore the option to download and install the Windows Desktop App Development help file into VS 2013

                        While I think it's a little silly to try to guide development by who votes for a suggestion (opposed to leadership and engineering things that MAKE SENSE), I'm following others' advice and posting here...

                        Microsoft has removed the Windows Desktop App Development from the available online help!

                        Do they think this will encourage us to develop for Metro instead?

                        Win32 is not obsolete. It's still alive and well. And you will NOT be able to sell a version of your OS that drops support for it. You can barely sell Windows 8.

                        One can still download the VS2012 help content…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • UserVoice link in Visual Studio

                          Why not have a link to this user voice page in Visual Studio? I only came upon this site by chance once.

                          It should be in the menu at Help/Feedback/UserVoice

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                            0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Renaming parameter updates xml comment

                            When you rename a parameter in a method, if there is an attached xml block, it should rename the parameter as well.

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • TPL Dataflow: Allow setting ExecutionDataflowBlockOptions after construction of dataflow blocks

                              ExecutionDataflowBlockOptions (mainly) relate to the network/mesh semantics, not the individual block semantics, but can only be set when the block is created via its constructor (the constructor clones the options passed in).

                              This means you can't structure your code so that the semantics of the dataflow blocks you're building is separate from the semantics of the network you're putting them into, which hampers reusability.

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                                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • if not (...) syntax

                                if not (X && Y && Z)

                                is much more readable than

                                if (!(X && Y && Z))

                                and less error prone.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Update your OpenMP support to OpenMP 3.1

                                  I know this idea was declined in 2011 (when 3.1 came out). But now it's 2014. Microsoft Visual Studio STILL claims support for only OpenMP 2.0, which was released in 2002!
                                  Times have changed. Just about every laptop has 4 cores/8 threads, current Xeon processors have 10 or 15 cores (each supporting 2 threads). It is very clear that software engineers need to express the parallelism that can be achieved, or they are leaving at least 75% (3 of the 4 cores) and possibly over 94% (14 of 15 cores) of their CPU's processing power untapped! OpenMP has advanced significantly…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow view selector in search screens

                                      Like the CRM does, to have the hability to change views in search screens... so the user can change between defined queries instead of creating a screen for each query.

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                                        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • In Release Management when build triggers release, notify the user that queued the build

                                        When you have multiple users working on the same set of projects, they all have ability to queue the builds on the TFS build server. When TFS/VS Release management template is linked to the build definition, successful build can triggere release. Currently the notification settings in release management path defines who gets notified to verify the release. Instead, can we use the TFS variable $(RequestedFor) pointing to the user that started the build to get notified? As an alternative solution, we should at least be able to modify the Release Name that gets created upon successful build by using TFS…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • make Visual Studio to Work on Microsoft Surface and Cell Phone With Windows 8.1 Operating Systems(Make It Portable, Make Developers Happier)

                                          Hi , I'm a beginner programmer with C# and I use Visual Studio every day, I have a Lumia Cellphone and I couldn't find a A Compatible Version With My Phone yet, Based on this I think it's better that to make a Visual Studio Working on Microsoft Surface and Lumia CellPhones With Windows 8.1 Operating Systems(Wich makes It more Portable and makes developers more happier). thank you in advance, otherwise everything is great.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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