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  1. 1 vote
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      0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove everything outdated and antiquated from .NET vNext

      .NET is starting to have a lot of the same "mess" than Java had when .NET pummeled it in the early part of the last decade. We have stuff like ArrayList, non-generic collections, ADO.NET, stream-based XML processing, and LINQ to SQL all cluttering up the libraries. It's rare I find a .NET developer who things he's using the best tools available but is wasting his time using some of these older, slower, ******-to-use libraries.

      .NET is becoming too hard to learn to be good at for new developers fresh out of school. They're going to go to other languages they…

      26 votes
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        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Fix colors of built-in type aliases to be the color of types (or add an option to do this)

        In C# int, string, short, and other type aliases appear with the keyword color (by default blue) instead of the color of classes (by default teal). I'd really like an option to switch this, or it should be deemed a bug and outright switched. All types, regardless of whether they are language keywords, should be colored the same. "public" and "int" are not of the same vein; "int" and "Int32" are, yet these highlight differently.

        The same holds true of other languages, like VB.NET.

        17 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support SASS plus Compass with built-in compilation

          With VS 2012.2 support was added for LESS, but given that SASS is more feature-rich, I'd really like to see support for SASS (including Compass), including syntax highlighting, intellisense, and compilation.

          24 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enhance .NET and COM with New Generic Programming Features

            1. Enhance CLI/CLR metadata for both templates and generics, including variadic.

            2. Enhance CLI/CLR metadata for both the partial and full specialization of templates and generics.

            3. Enhance CLI/CLR metadata for enhanced expressiveness with regard to template and generic parameter constraints. For example, Expression<Func<Type, bool>>[] GetGenericParameterConstraints().

            4. Enhance type, method and extension method resolution and inference heuristics for compile-time, runtime and dynamic language scenarios.

            5. Facilitate static interfaces or static interface methods as well as their use in generic parameter constraints and generic method implementations, e.g. T parsed = T.Parse(...).

            6. Enhance the structure of builtin datatypes for generic programming.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 3 votes
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              • 14 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • VS 2012 - Do not unpin forms by default

                  Please see: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/visualstudiogeneral/thread/2f18b2a0-2fd6-437e-ad12-869858524ccb

                  I do not want multiple items on my task bar. It's always fairly full.

                  VS 2012 keeps unpinning my forms.

                  You know how it is when you're programming and on a roll and things like this interrupt you train of thought. Very annoying.

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Should be able to drag and drop test steps into test cases easily

                    Should be able to drag and drop test steps into test cases easily

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Should be able to convert test cases into test steps and test steps into test cases

                      Should be able to convert test cases into test steps and test steps into test cases

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • provide historical information on watched variables

                        If I could see all the values that the variable has changed to, then connect that back to the stack, that would be superb.

                        2 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Import existing product backlog from an on-premises TFS 2012 server to the hosted service.

                          We want to be able to export out our current backlog from TFS 2012 and move to the hosted option. We have too much time invested in our current backlog, and it would be to expensive for us to re-enter it in.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add notification box when GetLatestVersion fails to get latest code!

                            I recently encountered a scenario in my TFS 2010 where I was getting latest of the project but the source files were not getting updated in my local system and every time TFS would give me a message that the source files are up-to-date . I tried everything deleting the whole folder from local, getting a specific version and it wouldn’t work.

                            The reason behind this was I didn’t have get permissions on the particular project folder in TFS. The message that my source files are up-to-date is mis-leading most of the times and can result in deployment of wrong…

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a click event for the dropdown list

                              I have two dropdown list side-by-side. The second dropdown list opens when the first item in the dropdown is click and selected. When I do Coded UI on it, it only record the "SELECT" event. Because it did not record the CLICK event, my second dropdown will not work. Please add a "Click" event to drop down list.

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make own posts on this web site editable

                                How can I edit my own posts here?
                                pls. provide hint how this could be done!

                                Best regards,
                                dp.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VS2010 : go back to old find dialog (like in VS2010) or allow disabling the quickfind

                                  Hi all,

                                  The new "Quickfind" - panel of VS2012 is annoying. It does not respond as expected and could not be positioned as needed.
                                  It slows down all work.

                                  So I would suggest to go generally back to the old "find dialog" or allow the users to disable the new "quickfind" toolwindow.

                                  Best regards,
                                  dp.

                                  27 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support binding hotkeys to QuickLaunch commands

                                    I _really_ want to put a hotkey to "QuickLaunch: SwitchCode" so I can toggle between .h/.cpp with a single hotkey, rather than type out the command every time. As well as bind shortcuts to other QuickLaunch tasks.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make the SwitchCode Productivity Power Tool hot-key enabled

                                      Why is the Productivity Power Tool SwitchCode feature a goofy Quick Launch thing? I want it to be a single CTRL-whatever keystroke. Can I assign a hotkey to a Quick Launch thingy? Or post the source code so I can do it myself!

                                      4 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Better thread debugging

                                        Greatly improve remote debugging performance. Stepping should be in real-time speed as in local debugging, especially with a network connection. Also add support for remote XP debugging in VS 2012. Today, even with multi-targeting we are unable to remote debug an application. This is ridiculous.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Better thread debugging

                                          I would like to be able to do better multithreaded debugging, by telling the debugger that I only care about debugging a single thread and to only step within the context of that thread and only allow for breakpoints to trigger for that thread. But I don't want to freeze any of the other threads. All threads should run normally. This way I don't get a breakpoint to trigger within a common piece of code used across many threads but I only care with regards to my specified thread. I also want to easily step in my thread without the…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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