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  1. 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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                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Address Visualization - Make Visualization Easier

                      Been using .NET since '05, and seen lot of improvements that make it easier to code, or make the architecture more scalable (e.g. MVC) ... yet developing UI (whether for web pages or desktop apps) has not, in my opinion changed drastically over the last 10 years!

                      Microsoft should seriously address visualization, with the aim to make visualization easy for the non-UI guy to develop beautiful UIs on the web and in apps which is incredibly EASY to use/impement and as easy as coding.

                      Expression Blend was not a step in the right direction; way too complicated. Most applications written…

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Shorted 'Product Backlog Item' in Backlog Items to 'Story'

                        The hierarchy levels Feature and Task are simple one word items, but Product Backlog Item just looks bad. How about something like Story or Item?

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Tasks to "In Progress" mark User Story as active

                          It would be great that when we update the status of a task to "In Progress" in the task board it also updates the User Story to active.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • made the type library importer more verbose

                            'm encountering the following problem:

                            stdafx.h(109): fatal error C1083: Cannot open type library file:
                            '<fullpath>\polyproperties.tlb': Error loading type library/DLL.

                            * I clean rebuilt the project and all dependent projects in the correct order. In particular, all type libraries have been rebuilt.

                            * Process Monitor showed that cl.exe successfully opened polyproperties.tlb and all dependent type library files from the expected locations.

                            * Oleview can open polyproperties.tlb and display its generated IDL file without problems. The generated IDL file shows no apparent problems.

                            * The same sources built successfully on another PC.

                            So I strongly suspect that the compiler at some point…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • manage releases from same build definition

                              When the dev team manages to deliver two or more releases of a single component, the release manager (approver, RM) sees two very similar approval requests. If he approves the newer one (R2) first, and only afterwards the older one (R1), he will have the R1 deployed and R2 will be lost from the target environment.

                              To overcome this, one of the following should be enforced:
                              a) if RM wants to approve the newer release, he should be warned that there is an older one pending for the same target environment from the same TFS build definition; or

                              b) the…

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                                0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • New grammar construct to allow the creation of IDictionary<string, object>

                                I want to have a IDictionary<string, object> from a a construct like this:

                                var data = new {
                                { "x": 1 },
                                { "y": 2 },
                                { "z": new { { "foo": "bar" } },
                                };

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • LightSwitch - Fix Missing Nav Prop on Related Sharepoint Lists

                                  There are missing navigation properties on the parent side of a relationship between two SharePoint lists.

                                  In addition to losing all the benefits of the navigation properties, it breaks the new built-in SharePoint Upload Control.

                                  http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/c818ced8-c995-43e8-92a3-7c0d8c509f8d/integrating-document-libraries-in-march-2014-with-sp-list-as-parent-entity?forum=lightswitch

                                  When you connect to two SP lists which are 'related' using a lookup column, you don't get a navigation property on the parent side and the relationship is not editable. Also the relationship is not editable in the relationship window. As a workaround, I modified the entity .lsml for the document library (Documents.lsml in my case)

                                  Removed this text from the .lsml in data…

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                                    2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • LightSwitch HTML Client (CBA) - Please expose msls.sharepoint object

                                    Interacting with SharePoint from javascript in HTML Client requires loading the SP CSOM scripts, referring to the AppWebUrl and HostWebUrl, and for HostWeb Calls - the cross-site request executor is needed.

                                    All these operations are happening in msls.js and are nicely built into the msls.sharepoint object, however that object is contained in an anonymous self-executing function and it is not exposed via msls.expose().

                                    Therefore the msls.sharepoint object cannot be used in custom code at runtime without altering msls.js

                                    Like so:
                                    msls_sharepoint = {
                                    hostUrl: hostUrl,
                                    appWebUrl: appWebUrl,
                                    serverUrl: serverUrl,
                                    chromeBackgroundColor: chromeBackgroundColor,
                                    chromeLinkFontColor: chromeLinkFontColor,
                                    sharePointImagesUrl: sharePointImagesUrl,
                                    context: null,
                                    hostWeb: null,
                                    appWeb:…

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                                      2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • IDE Enhancement - Recently i was modifying someone else's code. And I had to write multilevel If....else loops. Here I added additional IF

                                      IDE Enhancement - Recently i was modifying someone else's code. And I had to write multilevel If....else loops. Here I added additional IF loop and IDE indented some other End IF for this newly added IF. This gave me an compiler error of missing End IF.

                                      I suggest such nested loops should be of different color, so it becomes easy to tally the loops even before i build the code. For e.g First IF / end if will have BLUE color. If i am having another if inside then that will have color YELLOW. So AT the bottom of the…

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Breakpoint like counter

                                        Sometime, we don't want the execution to stop, just want to know if the line has been reached.

                                        Add a breakpoint type that juste increment each time the debugger step at this line.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • implement wrappers for catchnodes, finallynodes and other unimplemented fxcoptypes

                                          FxCop (Code Analysis), which is implemented in the latest Visual Studio versions; implements various wrappers which allow you to target the types and members that cause the rule to be violated.

                                          Not all types and attributes and other parts are implemented and can not be directly targeted and shown as "The error got generated here: {0}" (for example).

                                          A generic error gets shown saying the: "CCI wrapper for ...... has not been implemented yet".

                                          I want these to be implemented so that custom rulemaking improves greatly!

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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