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  1. Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to Asp.Net Web applications

    The Multilingual App Toolkit is a powerful extension to Visual Studio for managing language strings with standards based xliff files in Windows 8 Apps. Web applications in ASP.Net desperately need this same toolkit. Please consider expanding Multilingual App Toolkit for other types of applications.

    This request is similar to 'Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to WPF or Windows applications'

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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Is it possible to connect project hosted under TFS service with project which is under Codeplex

      Im pretty sure Im not the first one but I did not find an answer on that.
      Igot an MS account which I use for Codeplex and For my projets under TFS Service. I got a opensource product which Im evoluating and publish under Codeplex but keep development private under TFS service. Are there any possibility to easely publish my source code from TFS Service to CodePlex (Im using TFS sourcecontrol not a Git)

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • LiveID aliases

        When one user authorizes another to their TFS or VSO project, they do so by email address. But if the address they specify is a secondary alias on my LiveID, the authorization does not work. It only works if the address is my primary Alias. If the alias is "confirmed" through my LiveID (msAccount), then authorization should work.

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          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Restrict user's view of Project-level information in VS Online (provide finer grained permissions)

          When implementing a single Team Project with multiple sub-projects as is often recommended by TFS experts, I can control visibility of work items and source control folders but I cannot control visibility of iterations, teams, groups, and members. The minimum PROJECT-LEVEL permission I can give to a user is "View project-level information" (or GENERIC_READ at command line). Without this a user gets a 500 error trying to access any work Area. With it they can view all the information above. By viewing the membership of other users any user can also see the groups defined in other Team Projects. This…

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create query charts for other query types

            We really love the new chart queries in TFS2013, but it would be great if we could drill down further and create charts using the direct links and tree query types as well.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • In vs2012 please restore the "Quick Find" from vs2010.

              The new "Quick Find" in vs2012 is terribly inefficient.

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              • to make the defalt error window smaller for bigger forms

                the error window is to big for bigger projects that i do

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                  0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Windows Azure Protal Login can be made free for Basic usage

                  Windows Azure portal can be free for basic usage.

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                    0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • if (var item = someObject as someClass) {...}

                    Combine "is" and "as" - extend "if".

                    instead of
                    if (someObject is Someclass)
                    {
                    var item = someObject as someClass;
                    ....
                    }

                    simplify to
                    if (var item = someObject as SomeClass)
                    {
                    ...
                    }

                    the expression would fail if item is null (i.e. someObject is not someClass).

                    Or use separate keyword for such construct.

                    Possible implementations : treat definition with assignment as expression, or just extend "if" expression syntax.

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • hide running SCVMM machines in mtm

                      acoording to this http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee943322(v=vs.110).aspx is possible to see running machines when creating new environments but the problem is that it shows all machines and there might be some you don't want to be used for test....
                      A workaround is to add <LabManagement></LabManagement> in the description field of the machine to hide it from MTM.
                      But please turn it around so you have to add something to show up in MTM, as you easily forget it when you create machines in SCVMM

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • notifications

                        Using Visual Studio Online website, the main screen only shows the projects I have recently used. But I never know when I've been added to a new project. Please display notifications or alerts on the main homepage when a new project has added you as a team member.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • IntelliSense should include copy+paste

                          I often copy and paste members variables between my header and class files (cpp and h).

                          A frequent operation is to the copy and paste the name of a variable.

                          It would cool if IntelliSense gave significant weight to the content of my copy/paste buffer when giving me a hint. Most of the time the content of the buffer contains the optimal hint.

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • offer a C, VB, and C# compiler for the Arduino, Freescale, and other embedded devices.

                            There are millions upon millions of embedded products on the market now, and the number is growing. People look to Microsoft for quality development tools. It would be helpful to have a Microsoft development tool available.

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                            • Offer a low-cost Visual Studio version for hobby/learner developer

                              There needs to be a low-cost Visual Studio for hobbyists and learners. This would help people get started with development using the Microsoft tools and would contribute to the long-term success of the company.

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                              • Support System.IO APIs for SkyDrive's Smart Files

                                Filed on behalf of our customers.

                                As described in this blog post [1], SkyDrive has a notion of smart files [2] which aren't directly accessible using the regular System.IO APIs, such as File.Open. We provided sample code [3] that shows how one can write code that handle smart files correctly.

                                But to quote our customer:

                                It would be helpful for Microsoft to provide a full blown solution to this which maps all key methods in System.IO such as File.Copy, File.Move etc. to their WinRT API equivalents. This issue is starting to crop up on support forums as it has caught…

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow pre-pidding of Visual Studio 2013

                                  In previous versions of Visual Studio (2012 and earlier), a developer or IT Administrator could pre-pid an installation of Visual Studio to support mass deployments (especially in scenarios such as Lab Management). However, this capability has been removed/taken away in Visual Studio 2013 which removes the ability to easily perform mass administrative deployments of Visual Studio to test and development environments.

                                  Please consider re-adding this functionality back to simplify administrative deployments.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Generate RESX files in alphabetical order

                                    When saving RESX files from the Resource Editor, generate the XML in alphabetical order, sorted by the resource Name. This reduces the chances of version-control conflicts if multiple developers are adding to/editing the same resource file.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow explicit call of constructor (this or base) in another constructor

                                      Before access to any field of object.
                                      For calculating arguments of constructor and their storing in local variables.

                                      For example:

                                      Before:

                                      public class Foo
                                      {
                                      public Foo(int x, int y) :
                                      this(CalculateFoo(x), CalculateBar(y))
                                      { }

                                      private Foo(string foo, string bar)
                                      { }
                                      }

                                      After:

                                      public class Foo
                                      {
                                      public Foo(int x, int y)
                                      {
                                      var foo = CalculateFoo(x);
                                      var bar = CalculateBar(y);
                                      this(foo, bar);
                                      }

                                      private Foo(string foo, string bar)
                                      { }
                                      }

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Using the default value "null" with the keyword "params

                                        If the method is called without arguments, pass value "null", and not an empty array.

                                        For example:

                                        public static void Foo(params int[] array)
                                        { }

                                        public static void Bar(params int[] array = null)
                                        { }

                                        static void Main(string[] args)
                                        {
                                        Foo(); // Foo(new int[0]);
                                        Bar(); // Bar(null);
                                        }

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Support for "dpi aware" bitmaps in WPF

                                          An article on MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms701681.aspx) recommends providing bitmaps in several sizes for each graphic. This is a very good idea, and there should be built-in support for this in WPF.

                                          Example:

                                          <Image Source="myBitmap.ico" Width="16" Height="16" />

                                          Then, depending on the dpi setting, WPF automatically will select that bitmap in the ico file whose size matches best the required pixel size (i.e. 96 dpi -> 16x16 pixels, 120 dpi -> 20x20 pixels etc.).

                                          This, of course, is only an example of how it could be implemented, there might be better ways.

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                                            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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