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  1. Test Manager - when creating tests provide way collapse the header section so more room to see test steps

    In Test Manager the space to enter and see the test steps is such a small part of the screen and yet it is the most important. It woul dbe nice if there was a way to collapse the header section so more room to see test steps.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Many Bugs with VSO

        Hello, Visual Studio Online currently doesn't allow users to submit bugs, this was the only place I could find to post them.

        1. We can't access source control from Visual Studio with a corp account.

        2. None corp accounts get 404 when they try to clone.

        3. corp accounts have a limited number of licenses, meaning everyone I add to my projects is only being added as a stackholder.

        4. Visual Studio Online bug submission page currently says 'you are not allow to submit bugs' blocking me from reporting issues.

        I'm sure you realize how broken VSO is. Is there…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Trim the Entity Framework (edmx) designer window height when tables are changed or added

              With models that are modified frequently or repeatedly the designer's usable height keeps growing because the newly added table only adds to the last known designer window height. It is annoying because added tables show up way below and one needs to scroll out very far at times just to see the entire set of model tables. The issue is magnified when having to drag the just-added tables back up to the rest of the model at the top. This is just terrible UX.

              If you are going to black box to height determination (it appears to happen in VS…

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              • Integrate App Insights technologies in a more holistic view of the monitored services

                Currently App Insights is primarily oriented to Devs, basically breaking one of the DevOps promises. While we need the current AppInsights experience for teams with a vertical focus, we still need a comprehensive view more focused on the Ops side of the fence. We have OpsManager and now OpInsights that are rapidly diverging or not converging on AppInsights feature set. Please change this choice, baclport AppInsights capabilities into OpsManager (maybe giving the AppInsights portal experience inside OpsManager) and add the events to OpInsights, again making it possibile to step back and forth. That would be a truly DevOps Experience. The…

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                • In web project, add 'Set as start page' option to the currently edited page (.aspx and .cs code behind file). It can be be on file's tab con

                  In web project, add 'Set as start page' option to the currently edited page (.aspx and .cs code behind file). It can be be on file's tab context menu or directly in main context menu.

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                  • Create a rom generating option for Cyanogen Mod.

                    Design a framework for better device support throughout Cyanogen Mod. The abstraction of devices from the Operating System in Android is currently awful. Developers have to cobble together functionality until they can release their stable versions of ROMs. I envision a ROM creation editor in a future release of Visual Studio that provides device drivers and compiles well.

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                    • Add custom modifier support to C#

                      Wouldn't it be nice to be able to write something like

                      public observable string Text { get; set; }

                      and have it implement the necessary INotifyPropertyChanged behavior automatically?
                      Instead of changing the language specification for this particular case, I suggest adding support for something like "custom modifiers". I imagine a use like this:

                      public static class Observable<T> : Modifier, INotifyPropertyChanged {
                      // usual INPC implementation

                      public Observable<T> Implicit(T value); // converts from T
                      public T Explicit(Observable<T> value); // converts to T
                      }

                      Usage:
                      public observable class ViewModel { // INPC via observable modifier
                      public observable string Text { get; set;…

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • creat cross-plat app in xaml usfulest

                        creat cross-plat app using c# and xaml(not xamarin.form,becaulse of it not work in blend and not support singer mode).so it can make most develper to use xaml.

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                          0 comments  ·  Mobile App Development  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow filtering by "is null" in SSDT View Data

                          SQL Server Object Explorer has the option to View Data for a table, which opens a tab with the table data. The tab has an option to filter the data, but you can't filter by "IS NULL". You can only put values in the Filter column of the Filter and Sort window.
                          I suggest you either add a check box column to filter the column by null value, or allow typing "is null" in the Filter column.

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                            1 comment  ·  SQL Server Data Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Single Instance Application setting to be distinguished between DEBUG and RELEASE build

                            It would be grate if it was possible to have different setting at DEBUG and RELEASE build for "Single Instance Application". Usually my Released applications require to be as single instance but while debugging it I am using multiple instance to spot differences. Thus, it quite possible to forget the single instance settings unchecked while reverting from debug to release build and finally mistakenly release a non single instance application.

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                            • C#: implement "fat arrow" lambda syntax for property getters and setters

                              // For accessing this private member
                              private string _sMyDesk;

                              // I want to write the code as:
                              public string DesktopName { get => _sMyDesk }

                              // instead of:
                              public string DesktopName { get { return _sMyDesk; } }

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                              • Enable WinRT APIs in Desktop apps

                                With a few non-obvious additions to .csproj files it is possible to access the Windows Runtime APIs (StorageFile, MediaTranscoder, etc.) in Desktop C# apps. It would be nice and more discoverable if that option was available via the VS UI.
                                http://mmaitre314.github.io/2015/02/01/using-the-winrt-media-apis-to-encode-audio-in-desktop-cs-apps.html

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow XML documentation to be embedded into assemblies

                                  At the moment, XML documentation is generated alongside an assembly as a separate .xml file. When distributing, care must be taken to keep both files together.

                                  It would be nice if we could somehow embed the XML file directly into the assembly as a resource, ensuring that the documentation and assembly can never be separated.

                                  This would increase the size of the assembly, but a) in many situations ease of distribution is a greater concern than size, and b) we can always distribute a second version of our assembly with the documentation removed (i.e. include docs in 'debug' builds but…

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE and Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Second Step

                                    Second Step
                                    Summary:
                                    In this article suggests that in the visual programming we have three pages inside two pages
                                    Background:
                                    At now in the visual programming we have two pages. A page for controls and a page for programming.
                                    Article:
                                    The first proposal
                                    Suggests that define variable type Icon or In other words define class with name Icon.
                                    Icon is two dimensional array of colors and when define icon must determine three characteristic
                                    1- X length of Icon or array
                                    2- Y Width of Icon or array
                                    3- C Some of color (seven colors or sixteen colors ….)
                                    The second…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Code (auto)-formatting should become more functional/customizable (C++)

                                      When I try to format my code like this by putting everything on a new line:

                                      int WINAPI
                                      WinMain(param1,
                                      param2
                                      )
                                      {
                                      }

                                      The auto-format does not work properly anymore but it does work with templates.

                                      There are no options to disable this kind of auto-formatting and it should be fixed too as it currently does not work correctly in that case.

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                                      • Make F# Intellisense for Attributes work like C#.

                                        In C#, the intellisense ignores the attribute suffix, whereas in F# it is always included. It would be nice if this worked the same across both languages.

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                                        • Make more Documentation about Unity3D To windows app store Build and modification

                                          how to modify the build project from unity3D , and how to integrate new xaml page into the build project ...

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