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  1. "Bluetooth Low Energy" and Documents Flexibility

    Please provide BLE scanning in peripheral mode, please update it, its already available in iPhone and Android, in windows phone 8.1, still its not available. We can scan and get MAC address without pairing device. Documents launching is also a typical process, sometimes .docx and .xlsx are not supporting.

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      0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • set NullValue to "(Null)" instead of "throw exception" by default in dataset designer

      In dataset designer, by default "NullValue" of DataColumns is "throw exception".
      It's rather tricky to handle such exceptions.
      I'm quite sure it makes more sense to return null directly (or at least return DBNUll) by default. This is because I do not want to an exception every time when DBNull is returned as null is valid in most cases. If it's not valid, I can still get NullReferenceException. Why should it throw one more exception?
      If you do not agree with me, you may do an poll.
      However, of course, you can leave "throw exception" as an option.

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        0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Use red icon for plus sign instead of green when showing source control newly added file in solution explorer

        By default, the green + sign is visually non-distinguishable with still locked files. But red check mark is visually distinguishable. I think a red + sign will be more visually distinguishable.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow global folder changes

          It would be nice if we can change properties for everything in a folder, instead of doing it individually.

          An example of this would be:
          instead of setting every file's (within a folder) Build Action to Content, and Copy to Output Directory Copy Always, it would be possible to click on the folder and change settings for every item in it.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • End marker in query syntax to avoid the ugly parenthesis

            One of the things that I dislike about the query syntax is this:

            var xyz =
            (from a in b
            where a.c == 1
            select a.d).ToArray();

            What do you think about the idea of extending the C# query syntax a little so that the following was possible?

            var xyz =
            from a in b
            where a.c == 1
            select a.d
            end.ToArray(); or perhaps even $.ToArray();

            The syntax could even allow multiple 'end' markers to be chained:

            var xyz =
            from a in b
            where a.c == 1
            select a.d
            $.Distinct()
            $.ToArray()

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 3 votes
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              • Make alerts configurable to NOT send "healthy" status.

                Allow me to suppress alert status emails indicating "healthy" status. I only want to know when an alert condition is violated.

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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please Make the Width of the Quick Find Box Sticky

                  Quite often the text being searched for within the Quick Find (Control-F) box in Visual Studio 2013 doesn't fit. The box can of course be made wider, but that doesn't stick. It would be nice if it would come up wider every time.

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                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Don't rebuild SQL Server Database Projects every time

                    Currently, SQL Server Database Projects are rebuilt systematically even when it seems unnecessary and the user asked for a normal build (as opposed to a forced rebuild).

                    This can be reproduced by creating a new empty sqlproj using the SQL Server Database Project template, and select "Build" twice. It will be rebuilt the second time even though no change occured in between.

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                      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide a developer account on Microsoft Azure portal to use all the available services free of cost.

                      Please provide a developer account so developers can play with the functionalities, keep coming up and contribute better while working on real time projects. One month free subscription is not sufficient as new features are getting release every month. It can be limited sharing environment but should be available without any cost.

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                        0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create tool same as Resharper

                          Can we have tool/extension same as Resharper. So that can be part of Visual Studio. and we don't have to pay for resharper :)

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Give FileSystemWatcher the power to detect file "moves" (by listening to/hooking the Win32 API)

                            MOVE has been a basic level instruction of Windows for decades now (as opposed to just being a COPY and a DELETE), yet the FileSystemWatcher is unable to detect it. There are currently only two workarounds: 1. watch every delete and create to see if two match up (non-trivial, need to also watch all the parent directories, all the disks etc: see https://stackoverflow.com/questions/22447022/best-way-to-track-files-being-moved-possibly-between-disks-vb-net-or-c) 2. step outside .NET and write a low-level application in C++ or whatever to hook the API (possibly involves learning a whole new programming language and environment).

                            It would be nice if there was a simple…

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change Visual Studio Online account region

                              My Visual Studio Online account was create in North Central US. I'd like an option to change the region, so that my data is stored closer to my users.

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                                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • find all actual references

                                When I use "Find all references" for a class member that is implemented by multiple classes I get references for all of the implementations. If I go the other direction with "go to definition" it always takes me to the correct class member. I think it should work the same in both directions.

                                Why do I want this? The biggest annoyance is trying to find a reference to a ToString method override which will give hundreds of results even if the specific ToString method I'm looking at is only used once.

                                Here's the workaround recommended by the community: http://stackoverflow.com/a/6917399/576153

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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Fix scrollbar map proportion

                                  Map mode for vertical scroll bar is a great feature. But distortion of code and screen visible part looks awful. Please make it fixed like in sublime text (maybe split it with a scroll bar).

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                                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add web navigation <- -> Option in Administration tool for release Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2013

                                    Navigate in Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2013 is complicated you may add a navigation bar as team foundation panel in Visual Studio 2013

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                                      0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Can I restore a 'OLD VALUE' in a Test Case?

                                      After exporting all test cases of a Test Suite into Excel I made changes to the values in the columns 'Steps' because it exported the test steps with the tags looking like this: <DIV><P>Open the URL.... etc.
                                      After I did a copy and replace for those tags in the Excel I saved it. However, it updated all the Test Cases in TFS, without any warning of confirmation to 'upload' anything. No I do see in the Test Case History the 'OLD VALUE' that got replaced with the 'NEW VALUE'.
                                      Is there any way that I can I restore a 'OLD…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow creating both horizontal and vertical tab groups at once

                                        Currently you can create multiple horizontal tab groups OR multiple vertical tab groups. It would be nice to have the possibility to create vertical tab groups within a horzontal tab group. For instance like the layout at jsfiddle.net.

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • TypeScript supports comment intellisense

                                          public void ***(a:number){……}

                                          When I say at the top of the declaration of the method and press "Enter" at the back of "*": parameters list should be given and generate a template(Just like what you have done in C# or VB.net)


                                          /*
                                          Here gives me a list of the method parameters' list for me to comment in details
                                          */
                                          public void ***(a:number){……}

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                                            0 comments  ·  InstallShield LE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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