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  1. Orleans Framework

    Orleans Framework is been introduce in Channel9 close to 3 years ago.
    http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Going+Deep/Project-Orleans-A-Cloud-Computing-Framework

    What is the news of Easier Actor Model Framework from Microsoft.
    Halo 4 is using Orleans Framework, Hope to listen this good news.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • To improve the Windows Forms richtextbox to the WPF one

      The curren windows forms richtextbox is very awkward to work with, and when you create a rich text file editor with it, the windows forms richtextbox is responsible to many bugs.

      A richtextbox improvement in windows forms can make the creation RTF editor easier.

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        0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add AMP/GPGPU support to the .NET JIT

        AMP is a language extension and framework for C++ applications to support GPGPU programming in a C++-like integrated DSL (via the language extension).

        Today .Net code can only access GPGPU functionality indirectly through P/Invoke into native code. This is cumbersome for most .Net developers, and may introduce some amount of overhead from marshaling.

        This suggestion would bring AMP/GPGPU support to the .Net JIT. While I don't know exactly what form this would take, the most likely thing I can think of is to emulate how AMP works in C++. That is, a small language extension that can mark special small…

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add support to "VS Tools for Git" for git repos that were init'd with "--separate-git-dir"

          Git normally creates the "git directory" (where the index lives) at the root of the repository's working directory, and names it ".git". But you can call "git init" with the --separate-git-dir command to put your git dir somewhere else. I'm sure there are all sorts of uses for this, but for me it came in handy when using git within a development environment that wasn't git-aware. It protected me from operations that might delete the git dir. However, VS Tools for Git doesn't recognize the repo if it doesn't have a .git dir at the root of the working directory.

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            0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • if x > y enable all breakpoints(or those with label containing 'abc'), otherwise disable while this condition is enabled

            if x > y enable all breakpoints(or those with label containing 'abc'), otherwise disable while this condition is enabled.

            point being:

            I don't want to hit the same 10 breakpoints a hundred times until the program has got into the x > y (some runtime variables that need to be actively monitored) condition. When that happens, I know the buggy behaviour is about to happen but there is still so much code that I have to use breakpoints to skip some of it. This scenario is very typical in complex code or machine code debugging without source.

            I know you…

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              1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Open source the Visual Studio Setup Projects code

                Unfortunately you broke the workflow of many customers and users by excluding Visual Studio Setup Projects tools from Visual Studio 2012.

                Despite more than 5000 votes you've declined to bring it back. That leads to the conclusion that you don't want or for whatever legal reason (contract with Flexera or what ever) are not allowed to actively support your customers there.

                The least thing I expect from you as our business partner (we pay for VS) would be to allow the community to help itself fix what you've broken. You should do this by open source the code of the…

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Access to Lightswitch migration

                  I found, that most of the Access-Applications (worth to mention) have lots of SCRUD-Screens, but also for each "main group" one or two screens which are heavily used and programmed and carefully designed. On the one hand, this screens makes 90 % of the usage of the application, on the other hand they are nearly impossible to recreate in a different system like LS.

                  So my idea / question would be: What about a pure conversion of the _screens surface_ with the screen components / colors / images (like textbox, combo-box, checkbox and sub-page and Listbox and and and) as…

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                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Reduce JIT time with by packaging profiles for non-win8 Store apps

                    It is great that I can package my profiles using System.Runtime.ProfileOptimization for Win8 Store Apps (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2715214). However we need to do it for NON-Win8 Store apps.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • SoapUI integrated with TFS

                      Please, integrate Visual Studio with SoapUI and also create plugin for Eclipse to integrated TFS with SoapUi perspective.

                      Thank you,
                      Rick

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • when the coach c # in French Lab 6

                        Je suis en apprentissage du C# et je suis rendu à cet étape. C'est une excellent méthode d'apprentissage ce Coach C#. Merci

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                        • develop clipboard capability for ASP.NET

                          I know its not there because of security issues, but like anything else, evil programmers have found ways to get around it. Why not just create this in VS and make it easier for the rest of us who just want it to help out the user?

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make Visual Studio Documentation and Forums More Approachable

                            For developers that are in the process of learning Microsoft technologies, when searching for a specific library, method, data type, or property it is not easy to narrow down what language, .net version, or type of application that each of these different things fit under. For example, when creating a VSTO Add-In using visual Studio 2012 c# and trying to find a data type or a method, searches show up from other languages, technologies, and it is not clear what encapsulates what. And when the search is narrowed with the above attributes, hardly any search results are shown or are…

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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • show a tool tip of the start of the code block when hovering on the end of block

                              I spend too much time trying to find the start or end of a code block, especially when dealing with nested blocks.

                              With nested 'if' statements and other code blocks, if I hover over the close of the block (or the 'else' portion), show a tool tip of the contents of the start of the block so I know which 'if' statement it belongs to. In the case of VB's 'Loop...While' statement, showing the bottom of the block (because it contains the logic condition) would be needed.

                              The tool tip could also have a navigation feature to jump me to…

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                                0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add <p> to the Surround With menu

                                <div> is there, but no <p>! Really?!?!

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                                • Fix code formatting/indenting when using tabs in MVC Razor

                                  Currently the HTML code editor seems to have a bug when formatting MVC Razor code and the tab style is set to use Tabs rather than Spaces. It is personal preference whether tabs or spaces are used but currently the editor only supports properly indenting code when using spaces. As soon as tabs are selected typing a closing bracket messes-up the indentation of code and Ctrl-Z has to be pressed to undo the auto-formatting.

                                  Please fix it so that code formatting using Tabs works as well as when using Spaces.

                                  See also: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6902204/why-doesnt-visual-studio-code-formatting-work-properly-for-razor-markup

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                                    2 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show developers the name of the TFS Branch they have open within the Solution Explorer

                                    Currently if you have multiple branches in a TFS solution (ex. WIP, QA, Production) and have open one of the branches solution, you cannot tell which branch you have open easily without looking at the long file path of one of the files in the solution. It would be really nice to show developers the name of the Branch they have open within the Solution Explorer to ensure the developer does not accidentally start developing in the wrong branch.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow MTM to record assertions

                                      QA can currently record actions that can be made into Coded UI tests.

                                      But they can't record "assertions".

                                      This seems odd because they are visually asserting already.

                                      The assertion dialog for MTM could be much simpler than in Visual Studio. 99% of all assertions come from the "Display Value" field. Just make that the only one that MTM uses.

                                      This allows the QA role to create much better actions that can then translate into Coded UI tests.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • When Getting Latest on a solution, refresh the TFS lock icons in Solution Explorer

                                        If a checked out file has been checked in by another user since your last Get, and you Get Latest at the solution level, the TFS lock icon next to the file does not refresh. It appears to be still checked out until the Solution Explorer is refreshed.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Refresh the source control icons in the Solution Explorer after getting latest

                                          When someone else has a file checked out, a padlock is displayed next to the file in the Solution Explorer. When they check in, and I do "Get Latest", the lock icon does not refresh so it appears that the file is still checked out.

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