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  1. 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 →
          • USB remote device debugging for Windows Store

            The Windows Phone has a much better remote debugging experience, compared to Windows Store apps.

            Using the remote tools is problematic on some networks with some wireless hubs. I've seen problems myself and on forums with not being able to remotely run a Windows Store app or even ping the device connected via, for example, a BT Home Hub 3.0.

            WiFi is a flaky technology, I think a wired alternative is needed and get rid of the need to install and run the Remote Tools.

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              1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow to have custom delimiters in raw string literal

              C++11 (and some others languages) allow you to define custom delimiters for litterals string. It allows you to copy and paste xml, html , ... easily in you code without have to double " .
              For inst(taken from wikipedia on c++11)

              R"(The String Data \ Stuff " )"
              R"delimiter(The String Data \ Stuff " )delimiter"

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                2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add 'Apps for Office project template' from VS Pro to VS Express Web, so it supports Office app debugging, since Office apps are HTML5 in

                Add 'Apps for Office project template' from VS Pro to VS Express Web, so it supports Office app debugging, since Office apps are HTML5 in the task pane.
                Have to buy VS Pro now, for HTML5 work, is too expensive.
                Convergence of web and Office apps; why Office app development excluded from VS Express?

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                  0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Setup up Team Days off in the same place as setting the dates for the Iterations.

                  Setting up the Iteration dates is in a separate area to setting up how many hours and what days off individuals have. When I want to set up public holidays as team days off, I have to check to see which Iteration this falls under and then go to that iteration and set it up there. Can Team Days off please be set up in the same place as the Iteration configuration AS WELL as where it currently is.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        • Add touch and pen input detection to Blend

                          Using Blend it would be nice if we didn't have to hold down the space bar when using using our fingers to move around the map.

                          It would also be nice if when using a Wacom pen device we could simply draw on the blend canvas.

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                            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Tab signs between types and variable names

                            There are many possibilities to refactoring C# and C++ Code. But nowhere is it possible to keep tab signs between variable types and variable names without to disable other refactoring fetaures.

                            Please, I want to write my own clear code. So you can refactor the code behind variable names, but be Aware that after a comma can be a line break, tab signs and then another variable name. Look at the screenshot.

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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improve IntelliSense tooltip for make_shared/make_unique/emplace_back/etc

                              With the new C++11/14 support, and use of all the perfect forwarding functions, the tooltip with help for parameters to functions have gone lost. Normally while writing a call to a constructor, you would get to see what parameters it takes, and what type they are, etc. Now all you get is an info saying "_Types &&... _Args", or so. IntelliSense should really either have an internal list of functions to treat special, or even better, have a pragma, attribute, or special comment that can be placed at a function to mark it as a perfect forwarding proxy. Maybe something…

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • textview adjustment about incremental search

                                Right now the texteditor view alway location to the bottom when I use incremental search. Such as the string "func" that was searched by incremental , it alway occur at the bottom in texteditor view.
                                I would like it occur at the middle in the TextEditor view that is same as vc6

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • please provide GC events

                                  sometimes we hope to get a notification before or after GC.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Bring manual memory management into .NET framework

                                    In some cases it would be cozily to switch off the garbage collector and proceed with plain old "new-delete" behavior. I think it should gain performance in some cases.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • please provide a method: GC.SetGeneration()

                                      we can use GC.GetGeneration() to know the generation of an object, but we can't set it. I think if we can set it, we will have more chance to optimize our program. For example, in many cases, we know an object will never be used, if we can set its generation to be zero, then the object may be collected more quickly. Even if we use it wrongly, it will not cause serious problems.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide a way to center the text editor

                                        In Visual Studio 2013, the text editor is either on the left side or the right side of the screen. This makes it awkward to write code because your head has to be slightly turned all the time to look at to the side.

                                        I suggest you provide a way to center the text editor or make it a separate window.

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                                        • Provide an option to not indent wrapped lines

                                          When Visual Studio 2013 word wraps around a line, it shows the wrapped lines indented. This makes it disturbing to read text files, because the indentation signals structure that isn't there. There is a better way to signal the presence of wrapping, and that is to place a trailing wrap symbol at the end of the row, an option that is already available in Visual Studio 2013.

                                          My suggestion is either of the following:
                                          a) Remove the feature of indenting wrapped lines.
                                          b) Provide an option that controls whether the wrapped lines should be indented.

                                          This suggestion should not be…

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