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  1. C11

    C11 support or full C99 support. This is needed to cleanly support cross platform C code on Windows. Visual Studio is the only environment that largely DOES not support constructs that are supported on xcode, gcc, and clang. Please do something about this.

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      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Awful multi-language support in resx files in C# WinForm apps when refactoring/renaming

      Imagine this situation:
      I created a WinForm app in C# with a form named "CodePrinterClient".
      There's a button named "buttonStartStop" on "CodePrinterClient".
      Then I enabled the "Localizable" option for "CodePrinterClient" and I localized CodePrinterClient into zh-CN and en-US.
      Currently, the "Language" option for "CodePrinterClient" is "zh-CN" and I renamed the button to buttonStart.
      Then all codes with "buttonStartStop" were refactored into "buttonStart" and all "buttonStartStop"s inside "CodePrinterClient.zh-CN.resx" were renamed, too.
      However, when I edited the UI of "CodePrinterClient" in en-US or (default), the button "buttonStart" had no Text attribute, because no "buttonStartStop" items wererenamed into "buttonStart" in other languages' resx…

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add the SharePoint based Dashboards to Team Web Access

        Instead of having to open yet another console (SharePoint) it would be useful/efficient if all reporting/dashboard information could all be displayed/managed in Team Web Access similar to Jira.

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          0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Store the Exploratory Test sessions as work items so that they can be linked & viewed in TFS PBI work items, so that none MTM user.

          Store the Exploratory Test sessions as work items so that they can be linked & viewed in TFS PBI work items, so that none MTM users (Product Owners) can view the sessions.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Edit code without pausing

            Edit and continue is hard to use. I want to edit code without clicking pause and resume.

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            • WCF Data services currently does not support datatimes like Time, Timespan, etc. Maby it should.

              WCF Data services currently does not support datatimes like Time, Timespan, etc. Maby it should. Or at least some way to convert on the fly.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Print a Report of Database Schema Differences from Schema Compare

                Currently when you run a Schema Compare through the Database Tools in Visual Studio 2012 you have the option to Generate a SQL Script or Run the Updates against the Target Database Directly.

                I propose an additional option, a Printable "Report View" that shows all the objects and the differences. This could be as simple as being able to print the grid (expanded) that is generated from within Visual Studio along with some basic statistics such as:
                1) The number of Total Objects Compared
                2) Number of Objects in Source that are not in Target
                3) Number of Objects in…

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                  0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Move file operations to a separate thread and not VS-UI thread.

                  Visual Studio should make the programmer efficient whenever possible. VS file operations including but not limited to "save" and "open" occur in the VS-UI thread which causes the VS-UI thread to hang/wait while file operation and file parsing completes. This is especially noticeable when VS file operation occurs over a WAN. VS file operations should be moved to their own thread separate from VS-UI thread allowing VS-UI to perform other tasks while file operation(s) complete including but not limited to allowing the VS-UI user to edit other open files/tabs.

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                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • A program for Calculator uses 1 button and a program for Data Levels Chance Programming to force starting by first branch

                    I send Execution file of project includes the two programs.

                    About Calculator Program: Start debug then click on Calculator button then input First Number like 3 then OK then input Second Number like 2 then OK then input Operation like + then OK then show result sure it will be 5
                    This Program has 5 operations are: "+", "-", "*", "/" and "^",

                    About Data Levels Chance Programming program: you must start by branch_id=1,after first branch records finish you must continue by a fixed pattern of branch_id(2 then 3 then 4 .........etc),Price&Quantity of product must <>0, branch_id=INT(branch_id).
                    Best Regards
                    Ahmed…

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Web Access Product Backlog should allow drag-and-drop to team (area path)

                      In TFS Web Access, on the Product Backlog, it would be nice if you could drag-and-drop to a team (area path), like you can with an iteration. In multi-team projects, teams have to drag the item to an iteration, and then open the item to assign a team (area path).

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • A program for Calculator uses 1 button and a program for Data Levels Chance Programming to force starting by first branch

                        About Calculator Program i sent in my prior suggestion
                        it has 5 Operations are:
                        "+", "-", "*", "/" and "^"

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support Interactive Mode on Team Foundation Build Service to allow Coded UI Tests to run

                          Coded UI tests will not run on the Team Foundation Service because Interactive Mode is not supported. It would be a shame to need an on-premises server just for running coded UI tests.

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                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • A program for Calculator uses 1 button and a program for Data Levels Chance Programming to force starting by first branch

                            I send Execution file of project includes the two programs.

                            About Calculator Program: Start debug then click on Calculator button then input First Number like 3 then OK then input Second Number like 2 then OK then input Operation like + then OK then show result sure it will be 5 .

                            About Data Levels Chance Programming program: you must start by branch_id=1,after first branch records finish you must continue by a fixed pattern of branch_id(2 then 3 then 4 .........etc),Price&Quantity of product must <>0, branch_id=INT(branch_id).
                            Best Regards
                            Ahmed Abdelrazek

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • C# automaticaly cast synchronous lambdas to asynchronous

                              automatic cast from
                              Func<..., T> to Func<..., Task<T>>,
                              Action<...> -> Func<..., Task>

                              example:

                              Foo(Func<Task<bool>> action)
                              {
                              ...
                              if( await action() ) { ... }
                              }

                              change
                              Foo(async () => true);
                              to
                              Foo(()=>true);

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide a ResourceManager abstraction mechanism

                                The existing System.Resources.ResourceManager is based on .resx files built into a fallback assembly with multiple satellite assemblies. This model works fine for some situations but it is inappropriate for others. It is relatively easy to create custom resource managers but it is not simple to get an application to use the custom resource manager instead of the ResourceManager.

                                What is needed is an abstraction from the 'default' ResourceManager - a mechanism by which I can tell my application to use *my* resource manager instead of System.Resources.ResourceManager.

                                The solution should not be tied to a specific user interface technology. For example…

                                182 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Have 'Team Work' for the Team Explorer

                                  I supervise a small group. So instead of having a meeting so that they can tell me what TFS tasks they are working on every day, it would be nice to be able to select different project members and see what tasks they have in their 'In Progress Work'. I would rather hold meetings that discuss 'what's next', and give the team members who are mature enough the freedom from micro-managing. But some need hand-holding and I need to monitor their progress and make sure they are keeping on track. Adding a task to the 'In progress work' doesn't seem…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Lock down Team Foundation Service by IP address

                                    If I have outsourced worker in another country working in one of our offices, I would like to lock access to our Team Foundation Service by IP, so when the worker goes home, he/she cannot access our source control outside our office environment via windows live.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • TFS 2012 - Possibility to have more than one build controller in the same server

                                      The MSDN documentation suggest to have one build controller in one machine for each team project collection, but if i have 100 different projects, i must have 100 buids controllers in 100 machines (Servers) ?

                                      I suggest the possibility to have more than one build controller in the same machine/server.

                                      Thanks

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                                        1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • create the ability to connect FTP through SSL/TSL

                                        I'm trying to connect using FTP. When I try to connect, it tells me I was unable to connect. I tried to use ftps:// and sftp:// but I get the same error. I know my login info is correct because I can connect in dreamweaver fine but Dreamweaver has the option for SSL/TLS. I would rather use VS to publish the site.

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make VS2012 IDE configurable via CSS

                                          VS2012: should support css overlays like xul apps do for the last 2 years. In Firefox, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey I can simply edit userChrome.css and override any mono-colored uglyness, so I am not bound to the changing whims of different generations of UI designers. VS2010 was the best looking.

                                          At least I would like support for
                                          gradients, (background-image)
                                          round borders (border-radius)
                                          skinable icons (list-style-image)

                                          The metro interface of VS2012 looks really out of place in my environment, I would like a more cohesive interface experience without having to upgrade to windows 8 and be forced to using Metro.

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