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  1. add a Tag property for StreamSocket

    add a Tag property for StreamSocket

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • System.Web.UI.Page: Make method GetValidators virtual to allow override

      Unluckily IValidator interface does not define the ValidationGroup property, which is instead defined as a member of BaseValidator class from which all validators derive (there is a not so clean separation between interface and implementation).

      If you would like to define a custom validator (without using the basic behaviour provided by BaseValidator class), you can easily do that by implementing the IValidator interface, unluckily in this way you lose the possibility of performing validation in validation groups. This because there is no ValidationGroup in the IValidator interface and the Page class, which handles "validation groups" on postbacks through Validate (string…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add "as" option in foreach loop definition

        foreach( var item in SomeList as MyClass )
        {
        // here item is of type MyClass
        }

        equivalent to something like:

        foreach( var rawItem in SomeList )
        {
        var item = rawItem as MyClass;
        if( item == null ) continue;

        // here item is of type MyClass
        }

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          2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Having a error in the task runnen fail the current build.

          When a Grunt or Gulp is running through the task runner before a build and the task is being failed (for example when running jshint) it should be possible to fail the entire build or at least have a warning.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Prevent backlog priority changes in multiple work items in TFS

              Currently, each backlog change causes multiple (sometimes hundreds) work item changes which causes the TFS alerts to become useless in many cases.
              Please provide a way to reduce the number of changing items to minimum for every backlog change - perhaps by creating huge differences between the backlog numbers, which will leave a lot of room for those changes

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              • Make the QuickWatch window non-modal

                Currently QuickWatch opens in a modal dialog which must be closed in order to interact with the code editor.

                This is annoying when you have a state in your QuickWatch window that takes time to reproduce, as you have to reopen the window after doing simple debugging tasks such as stepping through code etc.

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                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VB6 Honoris Causa

                  Give a place to VB6 in VStudio.net
                  Remember their root and go to join in the future way.
                  All join for the oportunity.

                  9 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please enable deployment to AWS(Amazon web service) environment in Release Management

                    Add release template and configuration options for AWS(Amazon web service) environment in Release Management Tool.

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                    • Don't remove the menues and force ribbons on us

                      Ribbons are nice to look at, much prettier than an oldscool menu. But they are terrible when you want to find something but don't know exactly where it is or how it looks; what do the icon for "add service reference" or "create GUID" look like?
                      Take the Office ribbon, I attached a small example of some items. Their functions are only available from the "home" ribbon and none of them has a descriptive text. Can you tell what they do just by looking at them?
                      Some people like ribbons, great, but please don't enforce it on us who like…

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                        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show part of the path for solutions on the start page

                        When working in different branches it can be difficult to know what solution to open since they all have the same name. Today you have to hover over them to see the path to determine what to open.
                        It would be nice if there are two solutions with the same name also show the part of the path that differ.
                        Example:
                        c:\MyProjects\Customer1\Code\trunk\App\MyApp.csproj
                        c:\MyProjects\Customer1\Code\devBranch\App\MyApp.csproj

                        Would show:
                        MyApp (trunk)
                        MyApp (devBranch)

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                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Export Product Backlog Items, Test Cases, and Bugs to MS-Word (including images) with a specific order

                          Dear all.

                          To prepare an upcoming User Acceptance Test I would like to export our finished “Product Backlog Items”, “Test Cases”, and “Bugs” (relevant items specified in a query with specific selected fields and with a specific item order) from TFS (Visual Studio Online 2013) to MS-Word 2010 (could also be Office 365). To have a full overview, not only the text of the corresponding items should be exported from TFS to Word but also the included images.
                          Furthermore it would be great of having already a structure exported to MS-Word (the items should be seen in the “navigation” bar;…

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                          • when we working in tfs we want go to brower to chat each other members but if we have a chat box in visual studio it's easy to users

                            when we working in tfs we want go to brower to chat each other members but if we have a chat box in visual studio it's easy to users work easily

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • TFS web - support on burndown chart for single teams in different timezones

                              Currently TFS web supports pretty well the burndown chart for collocated teams, however it doesn't support when you have a small team working in different timezones (ex: people located in IN and BR). TFS calculates internally based on a daily basis.

                              A possible suggestion is to change the tool in order to work like an excel file wheee you can define the work left (remaining hours left) for each day instead of letting the system to calculate automatically on a daily basis.

                              If you have any other suggestion, feel free to add.

                              I attached a sample problem about it.

                              86 votes
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                              • Provide a public API for writing EML files

                                Currently there is no API for generating EML files to stream, even though .NET supports such file generation through the System.Net.Mail.SmtpClient class.

                                It would be nice to see a public API for consuming the functionality provided in the currently non-public System.Net.Mail.MailWriter class, as described being accessed through reflection here: http://www.codeproject.com/kb/ip/smtpclientext.aspx?msg=2876295

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add Quick History Log form

                                    My clients making logs would like an easy way to drop a log on a ticket from the query views. A simple right-click > Add Log action that just appends to the History Log would be perfect.

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                                    • Automatic Death Strap-on

                                      Kills the subject...sexually

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                                        2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • allow customizing how type member comments are displayed in code

                                        For authoring comments, the /// snippet is great when working through a whole class to document each member. However, lots of type member comments in a code file can be a distraction for code a developer is already familiar with. Even in collapsed view, the display can be distracting as it makes the whitespace appear unnatural.

                                        My proposal is to provide an alternate "code-only" view that hides type member comments completely, perhaps using the tool-tip implementation when hovering over the member to read comments and a key+click combo to open an in-line editor.

                                        While in the code-only view, it would…

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                                          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • A dynamic reference searcher and loader

                                          One thing I wish was in place is a dynamic reference dll searcher that does a search through of available assemblies/components and machine, and hints the user on best fit. This feature can appeach on the solution explorer or project menu. You can select which dlls to load and which not to. Also, it would be nice to have a conflict checker that goes through manifests, does comparison and displays possible conflicts to user. even before the app is built.

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