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  1. Ensure VS copies dependant assemblies during build

    Hi Folks, I originally posted this as a defect but decided to post here as a feature request.

    In a nutshell...
    1) Create a blank solution and add a console application and class library project
    2) Reference the class library project from the console application and set it to CopyLocal (so that it copies the assembly).
    3) In the class library project reference a copy of external assemblies (in my case it was the Exchange Web Services assemblies) and set them to copy local.

    When the solution is built, the class library will compile and correctly copy the exchange assemblies…

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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Complete C# Snippet Implementation

      The Snippets feature in C# always seemed incomplete compared to the VB.NET version. The snippet file format has support for Imports and References, presumably which will add the relevant using statement to the top of the file, or add specific references. However, these have never been supported in C# snippets.

      Could these functions be implemented for C# snippets please?

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add SFTP/SCP as a publish method for web projects

        SFTP/SCP is not available as a publish method for web projects. This means that you have to publish to a local directory and then copy the files to the remote server via an external SFTP/SCP tool if you server or hosting provider uses that protocol, which is cumbersome.

        It would be more convenient to have the option built-in, since a lot of system admins are moving to SFTP/SCP for security purposes.

        58 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Generate Breakpoints based on TFS change history

          It would be nice to set multiple breakpoints simultaneously based on code changed in a particular changeset, or by a particular user, on a certain day or over a period of time. This might simplify code walk through activities, assist in mentoring a new developer, track down regressions, etc.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Extend Data Breakpoints to watch for data read in addition to write

            I know how to make a data breakpoints for when the data changes, but it would be nice to break whenever a certain address is read(or output a trace of what function was reading it). That way, I could quickly log everything that happens based on a particular symbol's value, not just assignments to it.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add intelligent sort, and filter capabilities to Autos, Locals, and Watch Windows

              I'd really like a way to filter the debugger windows based on
              * variable name
              * type
              * value
              * changed (red)
              * valid vs. invalid memory (e.g. 0xcdcd, 0xcccc), or <Unable to read memory>
              * public, private, protected, const, etc qualifications

              The UI I'm picturing would be column filter widgets in Excel Lists.

              Some potential use cases:
              1. Stepping into a class function where the this pointer has many dozens of members, I might want to see all the bools, all non-zero entries, all non-null pointers, etc.

              2. It can be difficult to find the entry I want if…

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Super user enabled to copy tested test cases with the attached evidence across different suites

                Test leads with additional privilages should be able to copy the whole suite with tested test cases along with all evidence attached to those test cases from one suite to the other. This should be used as a mitigation in case someone completes their testing in the incorrect location.
                At the moment the suite can be copied from plan to plan but there is no functionality enabling coping the tested test cases across..

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

                    Task Exception Handling in .NET 4.5
                    Currently (by design) multiple exceptions thrown from async scope swallowed.
                    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pfxteam/archive/2011/09/28/10217876.aspx
                    in many cases this losing exception is not acceptable.
                    Because async is a compiler feature (not a library),
                    I suggest that when the compiler see catch of AggregateException,
                    it should throw AggregateException, instead of swallowing and unwrap the first exception.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • vs 2012 - Get Latest Version should let you merge files from Source Control Explorer without requiring an open solution

                      In VS 2012, we should be able to do a get latest version from the source control explorer and then manually merge conflicts if there is no solution open. The resolve conflicts tab incorrectly shows "There are no conflicts in the workspace."
                      Opening a workspace with a conflict and refreshing the resolve conflicts tab does not show any conflicts.

                      Suggested workflow:
                      1. Open VS 2012
                      2. Open source control explorer
                      3. Right click on the source code subtree and click on "Get Latest Version"
                      4. A list of conflicting files should be shown in the resolve conflicts tab.
                      5. The…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Protect (from cracking) the new (Visual c++) Applications with BitEditDetect.

                        I have discovered one new system named BitEditDetect(http://BitEditDetect.com).

                        BitEditDetect can verify one file if it's changed (without a copy of the original to compare).

                        Normally to know if a file has been changed, you do a copy then you compare with original.
                        (But BitEditDetect doesn't do this...)
                        I repeat: BitEditDetect can verify one file if it's changed (without a copy of the original to compare).
                        How BitEditDetect works is amazing...

                        This system, or this technology can be used to protect one application from cracking..
                        Microsoft can integrate BitEditDetect to the Visual C++ to protect new applications from cracking..

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make the default value for Iteration Path configurable.

                          I understand the rationale for using the <current> iteration path as the default, as it is often the case that the item applies to the current sprint underway. However, we just as often want to leave it unassigned (perhaps set to @project) so it can be assigned into a future iteration subsequent to review. It would be helpful if the default setting could be configurable, including options for <Current>, @Project, and perhaps blank, so that it has to be deliberately chosen. (I know users can change the value to @Project, for example, but if it's manual it's easy to forget.)

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                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow user to deactivate CTRL + mousewheel for zooming

                            I am constantly zooming in/out accidently as sometimes I hold the ctrl key for multiple copy/pastes. It would be nice to have a setting to deactivate the zooming ability (ctrl + mousewheel). I never need to zoom, but always copy/paste.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow indexed properties on ExpandoObject

                              ExpandoObject implements IDictionary<string, object>, but you cannot access properties using an indexer unless you cast it first.

                              For example:
                              dynamic d = new ExpandoObject();
                              d["asdf"] = 1234; // this fails at runtime
                              ((IDictionary<string, object>)d)["asdf"] = 1234; // this succeeds

                              It would be nice to have the ability to either access a property with the dot syntax or through an indexer without any special casting.

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add an easy way to change the font to the entire script in MTM

                                I would like to change the font in my test script (test plan tab) because I imported from another document. I have 20 or more steps. Instead of highlighting each step one at a time, I would like to apply the new font against the entire script (expected results too). Is there an easy way to do this?

                                I am using MTM 2012.

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                                • Make certain that an answer is the correct one

                                  Allow a person to disagree with a solution and to explain why the disagree. While the solution is being disputed, do not mark it as answered.

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create Entity Framework Document First approach

                                    Entity framework has 3 approach as Database, Model and Code First. NoSQL is being popular these days. And I suggest you that Entity Framework Document First Approach to NoSQL.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • plz create softwr like MsAccess 4 database front end wizard base zero write lin of code for web enterprise based lik Iron Speed Designer oth

                                      plz create software like MsAccess 4 database front end wizard base zero write line of code for Web, Desktop Enterprise Based like Iron Speed Designer, Ebase Xi, CodeCharge Studio Generate C#, ASP. Net, VB, PHP base code automatically and so simple deployment. Have deploy complex logic easily without code or much little code similar to Ms Access so developer easily make application one they learn second already they know because similarity & syntax of code. Not worry about learn this one this one also this one because technology grow fast & time is limited application go complex & their r…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Redesign The Property System In C#

                                        I would suggest to redesign the property system in c#.
                                        As of now a property is in fact methods (usually backed by a private field with a similar name, but it does not have to) that appear to the user as if they were fields, this might confusion to the user which might not expect side affects when using or setting a variable, or even hovering on it while debugging!
                                        Consider functional languages in which even a function must be pure, and here we allow for impure fields.
                                        As such I would suggested that we add the keywords get and…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make wpf resizing better

                                          WPF does not resize PNG images well, it is quite a tedious work to resize my images whenever I want to render an image.

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