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  1. Make the .NET compilers find IDisposable abuse accurately, and make it a compiler error rather than needing to use code analysis

    Finding leaks caused by not disposing IDisposable objects is probably one of the hardest, time consuming issues with .NET code.

    The fact that the code analysis warning CA2000 is plagued with false detections and worse - situations that it misses entirely, means that people don't find their mistakes at compile time (when they should).

    If the compilers found IDisposable abuses correctly (and it was a facility of the core compilers rather than having to use code analysis), it would raise the bar considerably to ensure that people write correct .NET code first time rather than having to spend man-weeks finding…

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      2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Move user settings out of .fsproj file

      Command line parameters for debugging are stored in the F# project file. This makes it hard to keep your commits clean.

      My suggestion is to do the same as C#, where this information is stored in .csproj.user, which is not put in version control.

      This doesn't really have anything to do with the language itself, but it *is* part of the package.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Search on Resources panel

        I often work on really big projects using Blend, with lot of styles and templates. It would be really helpful for me to have a way an easy way to search across all the application’s resources.

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          0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the notify keyword so with properties the compiler generates the property change code

          Eg, imagine the following syntax

          public notify int Prop { get; set; }

          the notify keyword would enable the setter to raise the property changed event.

          the compiler could also add the INofifyPropertyChanged and the PropertyChanged event if it wasn't already there. This would save tons of code and make auto properties even better.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • enable 'Service Hooks' when pull request occurs

            Presently, on Visual Studio Online git, I can create service hook settings, as a trigger when the pull request has passed. Nevertheless, the web hook doesn't fire. I think this feature isn't implemented currently.
            I want to become available early, the service hook that by pull request, because it is very effective usage.

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            • FEATURE TO TURN OFF VIBRATION IN PREFERENCES NOW NOW NOW

              FEATURE TO TURN OFF VIBRATION IN PREFERENCES NOW NOW NOW

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • serializable expression

                Make expressions serializable.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Please support the D programming language

                  Please support the D programming language in such a way that it can be used to create Windows applications

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Syntax Highlighting/Intellisense inside SQL Strings in C-Sharp/VB Files

                    The SQL Server Database Tools and SQL Server Management Studio tools are excellent, but it would be super helpful if Visual Studio also did SQL syntax highlighting and intellisense inside of SQL strings in files other than those with .sql extensions. Namely, C-Sharp and VB files.

                    Doing simple queries with an inline string is an incredibly common pattern, so actually having some intellisense and/or compilation warnings would be great.

                    This would enable a much more efficient development story for cases where using something like Dapper.net is preferable over a heavier OR/M like EntityFramework.

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                      1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable steps to be added to a test case work item through the Visual Studio gui when the proper license is being used.

                      Enabling the ability to add steps to a test case work item directly through the Visual Studio gui when the proper license is being used would be a great enhancement. It is frustrating to create a test case from VS and then have to edit it through MTM to enter the steps.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve the usability of Microsoft Test Manager by enabling a tree view of Requirements/Tasks/Test Cases in the plan.

                        Improve the usability of Microsoft Test Manager by enabling a tree view of Requirements/Tasks/Test Cases in the plan and providing the ability to add/view test tasks rather than just test cases in the plan. There are many QA tasks outside of running test cases that should be part of the plan.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Create shorthand notation for boolean expressions

                          When writing boolean expressions it would be useful to be able to abbreviate expressions where the left hand side remains the same, but has to be compared to different things.
                          As an example, now you have to write something like this:

                          name == "John" || name == "Paul" || name == "Ringo"

                          This could be shortened to the following

                          name == ["John" || "Paul" || "Ringo"]

                          Another example would be

                          value != null && value != "error" && value != "warning"

                          which could be shortened to

                          value != [null && "error" && "warning"]

                          This is just syntactic sugar, but I…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create method stub at cursor's position

                            After you select the class/method from the dropdowns in the navigation bar, the method stub is appended at the end of the current file ( (A) in the attached picture).
                            I wish this could be changed, e.g., the code will be placed at the current position of the cursor ( (B) in the attached picture).

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • php

                              Add full integrated of PHP language without third party and be free.

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • TFS - Allow more than one iteration to be 'Current'

                                We have a situation where leveraged teams are contributing to more than one iteration (Release, to us) at a time. We'd like the 'Current' iteration shortcut in the Backlog View to either be configurable, or at the least, show more than one iteration.

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                                • Partial deployment of SharePoint artifacts

                                  Really, waiting 5+ minutes while it deploys after changing 2 letters is NO FUN. This can sometimes decrease productivity tenfold. We do need partial deployment.

                                  So what would be very good to have is this kind of experience:
                                  1) right-click on a project item -> "Deploy to SharePoint"
                                  2) plus, a setting for the project: "Deploy on Save".

                                  By a project item, I mean all possible types of items: items that are deployed to 15 hive, items in Modules, and even Features.

                                  14 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • license users per group assignments

                                    Automate license assignment based on group membership. For example, any member of Group X has "Basic" license. If a user is a member of multiple groups, then the highest access license is applied.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Retire TFS - an antiquated tool

                                      I have seldom worked with such a frustrating suite of tools:
                                      - TFS web supports features and fields not available in the desktop version
                                      - configuration requires changes at the server level - an impractical solution in large enterprise settings
                                      - TSF subscription reporting has this "1970s" feel that has us wondering what year it is.
                                      - lack of features is glaring in comparison with tools as simple as JIRA and Mingle

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide a friendly way to select a Build Definition in Release Template properties

                                        Its necessary a search option or a friendly way to select a Build Definition in Release Template properties

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                                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add an option to supress printing the name of the source file being preprocessed or compiled

                                          Similar to the /nologo, please add an option to disable echoing of the file(s) being preprocessed (/P option) or compiled.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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