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  1. LinqToSQL classes should be split up into Folders and Association Confusion

    When I create a LinqToSQL for DB connection, I have a long list of tables and views that I use this would make it look clear can easier to use and understand what we are trying to look for.

    For example, I want to name a table Parts and a view Parts. When I go to call the table Parts I have to call DB.Parts1 if I had placed the table Parts first; however, I would rather call DB.Table.Parts instead because than I know it is without having to go back and forward.

    My second issue is confusion with key…

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      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Please Allow filtering by Response Time in Application Insights.

      Please Allow filtering by Response Time in Application Insights.

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        0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Binding of ReadOnly DependencyProperty

        Already reported as a bug in: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/1398835/binding-of-readonly-dependencyproperty.
        I was told that it was an old suggestion but I can't find it. I then report it now...

        There is an old bug (Microsoft say it is by design) that is still not resolved.
        We can't bind a ReadOnly Property with Mode=OneWayToSource, which should be logical. Please note that it is normal that binding in other Mode are not supported.
        That behavior prevent us to use the full power of WMF and forces us to use artifacts that prevent us to do clean code like WPF enabled us usually.
        The full…

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          0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make it possible that the task board displays all the sub tasks of backlog items.

          Currently the task board only displays sub tasks of backlog items without any child tasks.

          We would like if it gets possible that task board also can display the sub tasks of backlog items which have childs.

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          • Add support for Crosswalk project in cordova apps

            Currently is complicated install Crosswalk cordova webview plugin and Crosswalk Cordova framework, after install of any choise in a visual studio cordova tools project, this can't build

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              0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow for visual representations be available for GDI objects

              There is natvis:

              http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2013/06/28/using-visual-studio-2013-to-write-maintainable-native-visualizations-natvis.aspx

              and writing visualizers:

              https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/e2zc529c.aspx

              But I can't seem to figure out how to write a visualizer for GDI objects. They appear to have a type (HICON, HBITMAP, HMENU, etc...) but given the information and samples that are provided, which is all written in C#, I don't know how I would go about using the visualizer interface.

              I've asked on this blog:

              https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Writing-type-visualizers-2eae77a2/view/Discussions#21732

              And he says that it can't be done as the items are handled as PVOID, which is clearly not the case from the C++ perspective, so I'm assuming that this is some mapping problem…

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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Yeoman generators as a "New Project" source

                Use Yeoman generators as a project creation type.
                1. File\New\Project
                2. Templates - Yeoman template
                3. Select a template and it runs the Yeoman script for you and builds a solution a project around it.

                Current workaround is running Yeoman from the command line and then creating a blank project (or when I am doing a Cordova project creating a Cordova project and then doing a bunch of copy and paste to get the Yeoman project in the VS project).

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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support custom test runners in test plans

                  Custom test runners, using either the Nuget approach to deploy or a Vsix-based install does not enable linking of test cases in a test manager test plan to a test case from that custom test runner.

                  It seems only .net/dll/exe based approaches work for the test plans.

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Display the value of a description attribute when a unittest is selected and use it as search criteria

                    We use generated methodnames based on identifiers and add a Description attribute to reflect the name of the test. In VS2010 we could easily add the description column in the testview, VS2013 lacks this possibility. Please include the description in the Details pane of the Test Explorer when selected and make it searchable.

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                      0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide better support for printing workitems from web interface (TWA)

                      When using the Team Web Access-feature of Team Foundation Server we would like to print the 'current' workitem.
                      If you open a workitem from Queries, Backlog or Taskboard you get a popup, which doesn't translate to print.
                      If you open 1 workitem directly (like clicking a link in the team-room) we get a better overview, however, when printing it still uses the same widths etc... and still doesn't look good on paper.

                      We would like to have better support for this, for instance via CSS Media types specific for print.

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                      • Extend clamp < > sign to include typeof( )

                        I think clamp sign could be extended like this:
                        (original)

                        uiVisualizerService.Register(typeof(InputTestWindowViewModel), typeof(InputTestWindow));

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                        uiVisualizerService.Register(<InputTestWindowViewModel>, <InputTestWindow>);

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Bring back old style retention policies for vNext Build defintions

                          The new vNext builds introduce a new retention policy based on the age of the builds. That's great - but it shouldn't be at the expense of the old way of retaining builds.
                          I would like to see both the number of builds and the days to keep retention policies supported in VSO

                          In a common workflow that I use, I need the latest successful build always retained, even if the build only runs very infrequently (like once a month)

                          That's difficult to accomplish using the 'days to keep' retention policy.

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                          • Allow workspaces to span multiple team projects for vNext Builds

                            I notice in the new TFS build system that for TFVC builds, the workspace we define is limited to the current team project, even if Build job authorization scope is set to project collection.
                            Is this intentional or a bug?

                            In the old xaml build system, I could define a build that built code stored in multiple team projects - this was an important feature for me

                            Note: I am using VSO

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                            • Bring back build editing and management UI into Visual Studio

                              I notice in the latest Visual Studio 2015 RC that all management of builds (both xaml and vNext builds) has moved to the web portal.

                              As a TFS build user it is very inefficient for me to keep having to switch to the browser to see what is happening with my builds.

                              Please bring back the build queue UI for xaml builds back into visual studio
                              It would also be nice to have new UI in visual studio to edit vNext builds and also view the vNext build queue.

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                              • Implement an internal Process Manager

                                When using Visual Studio in large projects, with various different extensions, it gets really slow - the source of that slowness is hard to discover without painful restarts, disabling plugins, etc. It would make sense, that, as a developer, I can see a "process manager like view" detailing CPU and RAM usage for each (significant) component of VS and running processes, so that I can evaluate what is taking up valuable CPU time.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Extension classes with Interfaces

                                  [I have posted this on GitHub as well]

                                  I believe that type extensibility (as in extension methods) is a very useful feature that should be viewed as part of a healthy OOP design and not just as compiler deception or syntactic sugar.

                                  Type extensibility can be expanded to the much anticipated extension properties, extension events, indexers etc and even Interface implementation. This last one would be particularly useful should we need to group types owned by others, in interfaces owned by us (or others).

                                  The main advantage of type extension is the ability to intervene high up in an inheritance…

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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • reopen closed file

                                    When many files are open it happens often that I close a file by mistake. Undo close would be great, just like reopen tab in browsers.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support concurrent builds running in VSO

                                      We run many builds during the day that may require build and deploying half a dozen websites. We wait approximately 20 minutes per build to complete as each build deploys to the Azure cloud service. When you have 6 builds in the queue for one check-in, it becomes a wait game. As well if we need to deploy a new build to production, it could take a while, just the same as development checkins. If concurrent builds were possible we could have builds complete in the time it takes for one build to occur.

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                                      • Make Visual Studio Online Free

                                        Microsoft should make VSO free for everyone to use for projects, full backlog management, test creation/running, code and build management. This would really make the service the service of choice when it comes to small-medium sized business looking for a cost efficient solution. What should be billed are build minutes, test minutes, Azure hosting, etc. The more people using VSO for free has to the potential to increase paying customers for things like build, test, deploy and run.

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                                        • Gzip ai.0.js

                                          Please enable gzip compression on ai.0.js.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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