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  1. Port Visual Studio core to .NET and open source it

    Each version of Visual Studio has moved towards being a native .NET apps. But today, the COM foundation in VS is still there.

    The next logical next step would be to finish to port to core of Visual Studio including the VS Shell, open source it and package it as "IDE application" project types.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Dynamic Modularization Framework

      In the DevOps trend, Microsoft needs to bring a reference open modularization framework.

      Some years ago COM based developement has been a step into that direction with language independence.

      Since that time OSGi specification has been recognized and it is already strongly supported in the Java world meanwhile being
      centralized and target only single programming language.

      We need a framework to support distribution execution and programming language independence. Modern solutions which may be written in different programming languages need to be able to call each other transparently so that it can be applied in many different platforms and langagues.

      This…

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        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Generate starting point for wrapping a type for eg. serialization (ExtractTypePropertiesFields)

        (Alternatively this could be included in some sort of customizable library that's always available during devopment but doesn't get built into release builds)

        When right clicking a type (or invoking a refactoring for this "ExtractTypePropertiesFields"), or calling a method in the development-time-loaded-library, as in the attached example, one should be able to generate code based on reflecting fields and properties from possibly closed-source-type, in order to create a wrapper it for eg.serialization or other purpose, idea being to lessen the mundane and error prone copy/paste/editing involved in manually doing the same.

        Attached is the same code as in this gist: …

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide a means of backing up and restoring VSO projects including backlog, acceptance etc.

          I'm using VSO on a significant project and we expect to have perhaps 40 users, making use not only of source control but also the agile tracking including project backlog, tasks, acceptance tests and bugs. However it is far too easy to delete a whole project. We can I think restrict most users from doing this but it still could happen.

          We could clearly recover source code by regularly getting latest version to a local location and backing this up. It would be a nuisance to get this back into a new project in VSO but we could.

          VSO should…

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow browsing for WITs when pressing "link to..."

            When I press the "link to..." button in tasks, PBIs, Bugs or test cases, I have to manually type the ID of the WIT. I suggest to open a simple windows which filters on the current sprint by default. Moreover, it should be possible to filter on others sprints and to use other, non-predifined queries.

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            • How to show all current source that user are assigning?

              Hi All,
              How can we check to know what source we already assigned to members? I'd like to have a function or report to show all current source code are assigned to team member so that we can reclaim the source that member unused or completed.
              Thanks
              Han

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Current Index in foreach loop

                Add current index in foreach loop. Current implementation is like

                int index;
                foreach (Object o in collection)
                {
                index = collection.indexOf(o);
                }

                Or we can have extension method or LINQ to get the current index in loop,

                Following implementation would be great

                foreach (Object o in collection, index)
                {
                var idx = this.index;
                }

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make Tracepoints Faster

                  The tracepoints feature in Visual Studio (When hit.. breakpoints) is very slow, to the point where in some cases (when there are thousands of messages), it becomes almost un-usable, which is a shame because it is such a wonderful feature.

                  It seems the main reason for this is that the debugger breaks all threads momentarily while it writes the tracepoint message. I would suggest an implementation in which, where supported, the tracing will be invisibily injected into the debuggee via Edit&Continue, so that pausing the debuggee each time the tracepoint is hit will no longer be required, and thus the…

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make ToDictionary report the offending key in case of duplicates

                    Right now the message we get is "An item with the same key has already been added.".

                    I would find it really helpful if it could include the key that it was trying to add.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow expressions directly in WPF data bindings

                        Allow simple expressions in WPF data bindings like
                        content = "{Binding MyData.Size / 2.5}"
                        or
                        Height = "{Binding SomeControl.Height + 100}"
                        or
                        content = "{Binding MyData.Prize * 1.25 + 5.00} + ' euro' "

                        without the need for creating a converter.

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                        • show contextual differentiating information in tab titles

                          Having tab titles that contain the same name is fairly useless. There have been many times where I have modified the wrong web.config in a multi-project solution due to this. It would be nice to include differentiation information in the following situations:

                          a) when there are two tabs with exactly the same name, show enough detail to distinguish. E.g. show the shortest parent path part that is different.
                          b) when there are two files in one solution with the same name, show some indicator of which this is - possibly less of a desired setting and may need a configuration…

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                          • Don't lock up Visual studio when initiating a local build

                            Currently Visual Studio seems to lock up and be non responsive in the menus in the first few seconds of build. It would be nice to be able to interact with VS during this period.

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                            • Go to try...catch shortcut

                              Similar to pressing the F12 key for "Go to definition", I'd like to select a "throw" statement, press ALT+F12 (or whatever's available) and have the IDE take me to the "catch" block that would handle the exception. ...Very handy when you have call stacks that go several levels down!

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow ClickOnce to Work With Captive Portals

                                If a ClickOnce-based application is run while a machine is behind captured behind a captive portal (eg wifi at an airport or coffee shop), then ClickOnce tries to interpret the captive portal login page as a .manifest file and fails. ClickOnce should be able to detect that it has not received a .manifest file and continue launching as if it were run in offline mode (if offline availability is selected for deployment).

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • workitem field readonly hidden

                                  Don't hide a TFS Work Item field when it becomes read only - this is especially important where there is a default value set in the process template and the field is read only rather than showing the user the value.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Give users the option to enable/disable cutting and copying when there is no selection.

                                    Sometimes I want to paste (Ctrl-V) but accidentally hit copy (Ctrl-C) instead, I then have to copy the previous contents back in to the clipboard because Visual Studio's editor copies the entire line when there is no selecion. I understand that it is a useful feature to some people but it's annoying to others. There is a setting that reads: "Apply Cut or Copy commands to blank lines when there is no selection" But as it reads, it's only for blank lines. (Don't see why someone would want to cut/copy a blank line) And I tested this feature but it…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • PostSharp SmartTag support for VB.NET

                                      Please vote at https://postsharp.uservoice.com/forums/4949-general/suggestions/4471304-support-for-visual-basic-projects to have PostSharp provide tooling/SmartTag support for VB.NET as it does for C#.

                                      Thanks!

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add remaining work to backlog items and bugs

                                        Some times backlog items and bugs (Actually for bugs is most of the times) describe a single line of work that should be developped or fixed by one person. So I don't want to create a separate task with the identical information described in tha backlog item or bug just for having to fill the "remaining work" field. What I propose is to add this field also in the backlog item-bug level .In the case the bug has child items (tasks) it should sum up the remaining work of the children or else let the user provide a value.

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                                        • Backlog items board should be able to be filtered by iteration and/or by person

                                          Some times i only need to see backlog items and bugs and the current state of the current sprint and specially backlog items assigned to me for the current sprint

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