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  1. Add a 'splitWith' function to collections

    splitWith accepts a 'match function' and a collection. It splits the collection into smaller collections of contiguous items that match according to the match function.

    E.g.

    > ["a"; "a"; "c"; "d"; "b"; "b"; "b"; "b"; "d"] |> split id;;
    val it : string list list =
    [["a"; "a"]; ["c"]; ["d"]; ["b"; "b"; "b"; "b"]; ["d"]]

    [(1,"a"); (2,"a"); (2,"c"); (2,"d"); (1,"b"); (1,"b"); (2,"b"); (3,"d"); (3,"d")] |> split fst;;
    val it : (int * string) list list =
    [[(1, "a")]; [(2, "a"); (2, "c"); (2, "d")]; [(1, "b"); (1, "b")];
    [(2, "b")]; [(3, "d"); (3, "d")]]

    Uses:
    Finding streaks:
    e.g longest run…

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ODATA: Add Composite Key Natively to ASP.NET WebAPI

      Natively support Composites in the ODATA v4 framework.
      Enabling getting single entities who are multi-keyed:

      <host>/Players(Id=1,Name='Team 1 Player 1')

      So that creating our own CompositeKeyRoutingConvention class isn't required.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Build Notification Icon Color

        This is small but a needed change in my eyes. The color of the icon from the web portal and the build notification gadget are not consistent. As you can see the icon in the web portal is blue (which is i think the way it should be). The build notification gadget has a green icon. This causes the icon not to stand out from the completed builds which are also green.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Cloak/Exclude folders in Source Settings in tfs 2013 build definition from Team Foundation Git repository

          When a build definition is monitoring all branches under a Git repository, I should be able to exclude a folder from the monitoring list? I would like to, for example, exclude the 'BuildProcessTemplates' folder from the monitoring list that lives under the Git repository.

          The attached image shows Source Settings section of the build definition where the build definition is monitoring all the branches under the Git repository.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Inline try catch

            My suggestion is to add a inline try catch syntax similar to the ternary operator.

            For example
            var divideResult = try a/b catch 0;

            If b was zero the divide by zero would be caught and the divide result would be set to zero.

            It could also mimic the null coalesce syntax e.g. var divideResult = a/b !! 0;

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • CRC32 Helper Class

              Many applications that communicate with low-powered hardware need a way to verify the received data. CRC32 is a well-known, lightweight check value which is better suite to verify short data.

              .Net already has an implementation of this check value with (System.IO.Compression.Crc32Helper, System.IO.Compression, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089) but this class has an internal ac cess modifier and can't be used by user code.

              My proposition is to make the Crc32Helper class public.

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow NuGet packages containing XAML controls to add entries to the toolbox

                It should be possible to add entries to the toolbox for XAML controls that are contained within a nuget package.

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                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Fakes available with Visual Studio Professional Subscription

                  Fakes and Shims are only useful if every developer in the team is able to use it to enhance their unit tests. Limiting its availability to just Architects and Senior developers (who usually have Premium or Ultimate level subscriptions) sounds like such a bad idea. This is killing the power of such potentially amazing tool! Please consider this.

                  Thanks.

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                    0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Default debugging target

                    When choosing "Attach to Unity [and Play]" from Visual Studio, a dialogue with valid targets appears. If there is only one valid target, it would be great to proceed without this dialogue being shown.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide a framework for long running human workflows

                      It is really a common requirement, in my experience, for LOB systems to provide support for human workflows (tasklists & queues).

                      Currently, to achieve this with WF, requires a lot of up-front custom code to be developed. It would be especially helpful if this could be released with out-of-the-box ASP.Net MVC integration.

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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • help please (Visual Studio)

                        Good night.

                        I would like some help regarding data manipulation following code:

                        ColaboradorEquipe colaboradorEquipe = (dataGridView1.SelectedRows [0] .DataBoundItem the ColaboradorEquipe);
                        string = colaboradorEquipe.matricula collaborator;

                        I want a variable to receive the value of the column enroll online. can anyone help me ??

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          • Reconsider automatic links to Active Directory

                            TFS automatically adds everyone it sees in Active Directory to its Identities list.

                            We have 20 TFS users out of our 250 domain users.

                            - All the "Assign To" fields list 230 irrelevant names in them.

                            - All the domain users have access to TFS resources by default, so we have to be very careful with how we set up our groups and permissions to make sure only the right people can see TFS resources.

                            - When we switched domains, TFS broke our database because we had two identities for each user, both with the same display name. We could…

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve TFS Branch Merging user interface

                                We work in a mainline with branch-per-release, so periodically we need to merge one or more bugfix change-sets to the active release branch. Often this means a batch of several non-contiguous changesets need to be merged to the same branch.

                                1) When we open the merge dialog it doesn't remember the last-used settings (it defaults to "merge all changes" and the oldest branch - we always want to do a "merge specific changesets" and almost always this will be targeting the most recently created branch. If it just remembered the last settings I used, this would save a lot of…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • AspNetCompiler does not stop on first error

                                  I uses AspNetCompiler task to verify syntax of ASPX and CSHTML files. The problem is that if there are many errors (e.g. due to refactoring) AspNetCompiler reports only errors from first invalid file and then does not continue. So, if I have errors in 100 files I have to 100 times build (takes long), open the ASPX file (takes long), fix the error, save, build again and again and again.
                                  It would be really helpful if AspNetCompiler reports all errors on first run (like C# or VB compilers do). So I can see all of the errors and fix all…

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                                  • WPF runtime inspection

                                    I would appreciate a way to inspect control styles and properties and runtime. All modern browsers have some developer tool which allows inspecting rendered page, showing which element is under cursor, what classes/attributes/styles it has and what are the current values for everything. It would be great if XAML had something similar. It's quite hard to find out e.g. "why there is this 5px spacing between these two things on this form".

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                                      1 comment  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Group Events

                                      I would like to be able to group Events by a Substring of the Event Name.

                                      If I have a Event like Error: "Function: NavigateTo : Stacktrace"
                                      I´d like to Group all Events containing "Error:" so I can get a filtered View off all Errors

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                                        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow WPF support without XAML

                                        I can't stand XAML, the language is a hybrid of XML that was never intended to be used the way it is.

                                        WPF looks great, and allows designers to do some pretty fun tricks, but dealing with the XAML code is a nightmare. Can you please allow us to create WPF applications without ever even seeing or writing a single character of XAML?

                                        Allow for C# code to be written for an entire WPF application! Please!

                                        From what I understand XAML is converted to C# anyway during compile time, so for those of us who can't stand XAML let us…

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                                          0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow remote TFS Git repositories to be mapped to an existing local repository, rather than just cloned.

                                          Currently when connected to a TFS project in Visual Studio and viewing the remote git repositories, only the "clone" option is given.

                                          Visual Studio should give another option, called something like "Map". Map will allow you to specify a local repository that uses the selected remote. This way a repository that was cloned on the command line can be set up to still track TFS work items in Visual Studio.

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