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  1. Optimize SSDT Composite Projects (Performance & Schema Compare)

    When using Composite Database Projects (2 Projects / Reference as "Same Database") you will find one *.dbmdl Files in each Project folder and it seems that the referencing Project contains all Objects from the referenced Project, too (on the disk an in-memory as well).

    If you use "Schema Compare" between the referencing Project and your Database, all non-changed Objects will be shown (not able to filter them out) and changed Objects could not be disabled.

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      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Study Global fee entries - identical charge to multiple accounts

        Allow fee entries for the same fee onto studyglobal for multiple students in one go - rather than having to do each individually which takes a considerable amount of time - eg. same fee, for same thing, on the same date, for 30 students - one entry and then identify students with their ID number for the posting to each account.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • to add option to keep aspect ratio of attached images in TFS.

          I suggest to add option to keep aspect ratio of attached images in TFS.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Limit limit available users for test points in MTM

            Although it is possible to customize the Test Case work item in order to limit the available users on the "Assigned To" column, this does not apply to test points. Thus picking a tester for a particular test case might become awkward since one is offered all members of the Project Collection Valid Users role.

            Please consider adding a feature that makes it possible to limit the number of testers that can be assigned to a particular test case.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Property tempate feature [More reusability, readability, DRY principle. Reduce redundant code. Solve default value issue]

              I suggest a feature that help us to create similar propeties.
              We frequently create properies something similar like this.

              public String NVarCharColumn
              {
              get
              {
              return _NVarCharColumn;
              }
              set
              {
              if (Object.Equals(value, _NVarCharColumn)) return;
              _NVarCharColumn = value;
              this.OnPropertyChanged();
              }
              }

              I suggest property template feature in C#6.0.
              We can declare property template like this.

              public property T MyObservableProperty
              {
              get
              {
              return field;
              }
              set
              {
              if (Object.Equals(value, field)) return;
              field = value;
              this.OnPropertyChanged();
              }
              void OnPropertyChanged();
              }

              field is a keyword that means private field that will be generated automatically by compiler.
              T means a type that is used…

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Intellisense Support for AMD via RequireJS

                if I have a module defined in a .js file in the following way (using RequireJS's AMD pattern):

                define(function (require) {

                var ko = require('knockout');

                });

                I would like to have Intellisense support for the ko object that is dynamically retrieved by the require('knockout') function.

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Cannot search for builds in Release Management since the name is not based on template name or build definition

                  The Search functionality is essentially useless for automated builds since they are not named based on template name or build definition.

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                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow SSRS Parameter Toolbar Customized

                    Parameter toolbar in SSRS is non-programmable. Please add new feature to allow users to make some customization. such as, not limit to only two column for parameters.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow people to annotate code when the debugger prevents them from editing

                      Currently you can add a task to your code by doing // TODO: blah.., when I'm debugging (and therefore can't edit code) I cannot put comments into the code to remind me that something needs fixing. This either leads to the fix being forgotten or that I have to detach from the debugger to do the fix immediately (which slows development, especially if you've noticed a trivial bug). It would be great it you allowed a function like "Insert comment" which would then insert exactly that comment as soon as the debugging session ended.

                      Many thanks for your response from…

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Migration project from Team Foundation Service ( VSO) account to aother Team Foundation Service ( VSO)

                        If we need to migrate project from VSO from account https://***.visualstudio.com/ to another VSO in different account https://yyy.visualstudio.com/ using any of integration tools exist

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Compiler exports graph of possible exceptions for function

                          As the compiler goes through code it should export the possible exceptions a particular function can throw. While this is somewhat like the Java feature, this can happen automatically and be displayed to downstream callers. Since all functions would have this information the graph should be fairly easy to generate for new functions.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Show Link to the Attachments Added in Comments/Discussion Section

                            Our team is used to TeamForge which had some great features, but TFS met our needs better. When we add an attachment, add a comment, and click save on a work item, I would like the link to the attachment to show up at the bottom of the comment to make it easier to reference attachments when people add discussion. This will allow people to easily find the correct attachment with out needing to reference both the attachments and the comments at the same time.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Quick open line like in sublime

                              A shortcut that will open a line in which you can QUICKLY (unlike now) navigate to a file in project by prefixing the search line with !p or a file in solution !s and then file name, or a method in the open file by !m or a property etc.. etc...

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • safely remove volumes

                                Add "Safely Removes Hardware and Eject Media" facility in .Net equivalent to the Windows Explorer facility of the same name.

                                I would dearly like to be able to safely eject a USB stick when a program I use finishes with it. My program currently knows which volumes are mounted and therefore can check if the USB stick containing the file is mounted and if it isn't, request it to be mounted. It would be great to be able to programmatically dismount it when finished.

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Re-order properties

                                  It would be nice, in the Solution Explorer pane, when exploding classes, to be able to reorder properties and methods to easily group them only by drag-n-drop.

                                  For example, if I use the Generate function to create a property from a local variable, the property will get created at the end of the class. If I want to bring the property at the top with my other properties, I have to do a copy-paste. When the code is getting large, it's pretty long to reorder it.

                                  So, me and my colleagues would find this useful to be able to drag…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable to specify collation on fields used in where clauses

                                    instead of:

                                    StringBuilder query = new StringBuilder("select * from [User] where ");

                                    query.AppendFormat("[Name] COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AI like '%{0}%' ", searchString);

                                    database.Users.SqlQuery(query.ToString(), "").OrderBy(s => s.Name);

                                    be able to do:

                                    database.Users.Where(m => m.Name.Contains(searchString)).UseCollate(m=>m.Name, "Latin1_General_CI_AI");

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Visual Studio IDE ability to display IL generated code for methods to discover unintended boxing or other performance insights.

                                      The only way to look at generated IL code is to compile the binary and run ILDASM. The problem with this strategy is it's not integrated. Moreoever, it locks the binary so you have to exit ILDASM, recompile your change, then there relocate the method you're inspecting (sometimes a good many steps).

                                      So many times, little things are hidden like unintended boxing and calls to the wrong implementation's function that would be revealed with this view. There are also times when you really do care to see how the optimizer behaves.

                                      With over 20,000 NuGet packages touching millions of developers…

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Dump debugging

                                        1) SOS.dll and mscordacwks.dll should be loaded from microsoft public symbol servers for all existing (supported versions) of .net.
                                        2) Please automate common sos.dll tasks to allow dump debugging, view managed threads and their names (currently need to do poi(poi(thread+0x160)) to get a location of it. See whats occupying memory, view exceptions and locks etc.. etc.. etc..

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow mass replace all for field values in Work Items

                                          An example would be, we should be able to perform query of work items that are in the "Deferred" state and replace it with "Closed" state. Or query a work item based on a date range and placed their State on hold or Defer them, etc.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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