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  1. Hyper-v VM accesses Physical Serial Port

    Currently there is no way to set Hyper-V VM to access hoster's serial port, no matter serial port is a physical one or converted from USB port using some tools. The existing setting option is only for connecting to named pipe, but this is not we want, we have important software NEED serial ports for communication. we can not move the software to Hyper-V virtual machine.

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      0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove boilerplate from double-check locking

      Lots of removing-boilerplate in roslyn, which is nice. Here's more boilerplate to bust.

      if(something == null)
      lock(somethingLock)
      if(something == null)
      something = new BoilerplateBlah();

      Use a similar syntax as for the new exception filter. Inline definition of the filter lock would also be nice.

      lock(somethingLock) if (something == null)
      something = new LessBoilerplateYay();

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Team Web Access Standard access users into Team Rooms for On-premises TFS

        Is a Standard user a team member? MSDN says that Limited access is for those "who aren't on your team". That seems to imply that Standard and Full users are on your team. So why can't one my team members (with Standard access) join me in the team room? non sequitur :-)

        Seems Standard access should admit team members to the Team Room or the room should be renamed "Elite Access Club". :-) Are there plans to change that in the near (very near) future?

        I tried to add someone to the room using the room security, but if they…

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        • Release Visual Studio and IIS and SQL Server and TFS etc work on Linux

          Release Visual Studio and IIS and SQL Server and TFS etc work on Linux

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support devirtualization at least some of virtual calls

            Support full devirtualization for types declared in an anonymous namespace, in local scope or when used the final specifier. Also, warnings similar GCC -Wsuggest-final-types and -Wsuggest-final-methods.

            http://hubicka.blogspot.ca/2014/08/devirtualization-in-c-part-5-asking.html

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              1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS: Make team project pages customizable (e.g. background colors)

              We manage many projects with the TFS 2013. Now we want to differ between these projects in the web frontend of the TFS by different background colors (e.g. in the title bar per team project and/or board).

              It would be very helpful if you can implement some customizing capabilities!

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide better line numbers for template error messages

                  The template error messages are particularly verbose and unhelpful in far too many cases. If I modify the constructor of a class and try to create a smartpointer from it, instead of getting the location in my source code where the error can be fixed, I get a generic error from some header file. That means that the only way to fix the actual error is to comment out portions of my code and use trial and error to determine where the problem is. It makes refactoring unnecessarily difficult.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Implement indexed full-text search of source code, config files, and project files

                    Visual Studio projects can contain hundreds and even thousands of documents. Searching through these documents using Find-In-Files is slow and error prone. About a decade of academic research strongly suggests that an information retrieval approach to searching source code would be faster and provide better results.

                    While the Visual Studio team has noticed the need for better search tools, as evidenced by their recent "Search Everywhere" blog (see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2011/10/11/visual-studio-11-developer-preview-search-everywhere.aspx). Unfortunately, every recently introduced search tool still relies on regular-expressions or simple pattern-matching. To put this in context, the modern IDE uses search technology essentially identical to grep, which was…

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                      6 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • VERIFY BUGS - MTM has the ability to create a new test case from bug, but tester unable to verify that bug even after refresh.

                      In Microsoft Test Manager 2013 under the Test | Verify Bugs it gives the option to create a test case from an existing bug. The tester can create a test case this way and even save the newly linked test case to this bug... but even after refreshing the tester is still unable to verify the bug after associating / linking the test case to it.

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow more control over Shockwave Flash Player Objects

                        I know you can create mods for flash games that change in game values, but I am talking about being able to automate Flash games more/easier. Such as simulating mouse clicks and make it easier to input text.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add useful properties to WorkflowInstanceRecord

                          I would like the WorkflowInstanceRecord to contain a subset of the fields that are stored in the InstanceStore InstancesTable. Useful fields would include: IsInitialized, IsSuspended, SuspensionReason, and (especially) BlockingBookmarks.

                          This would be very useful for building applications that present different options to the application user based on the 'state' of the workflow.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            • Add support for <inheritdoc />

                              Please add native support to visual studio for inheritdoc. See sandcastle's implementation for reference.

                              http://tunnelvisionlabs.github.io/SHFB/docs-master/XMLCommentsGuide/html/86453FFB-B978-4A2A-9EB5-70E118CA8073.htm

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable Unsafe Operations in Visual Basic

                                Hello,

                                The fact that Visual Basic does not have support for unsafe operations is very complicated, it makes many applications can only be written in C#.

                                Visual Basic will die this way, and C# is growing quickly.

                                If Visual Basic also could work with unsafe operations would be great, wonderful, the developer could use the language he loves the most, and not language that supports what he wants to do.

                                I love Visual Basic so much but for the projects that I'm doing is necessary to use unsafe operations and only C# allows me it.

                                I feel sad for not…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Change the function VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(DependencyObject reference); to accept only Visual or Visual3D

                                  VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(DependencyObject reference); throw an exception it the argument reference is not a Visual or Visual3D.
                                  Could you substitute the method with 2 specific methods:

                                  VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(Visual reference);
                                  VisualTreeHelper.GetParent(Visual3D reference);

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable "Pinned Site" features especially Jump Lists

                                    Give an On Premise Team Foundation Service site useful Jump List features for a pinned site such as:
                                    - Main navigation
                                    - - Team Room
                                    - - Code
                                    - - Work
                                    - - Build
                                    - - Assigned Tasks

                                    - Links to Team Favorites
                                    - - [List of Team Favorite Queries]

                                    - Links to Users' favorites
                                    - - [List of Favorite Queries]

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                                    • be consistent between showing diff and included changes

                                      The diff window shows the differences between the current (unsaved version of the file).
                                      The included changes list shows the differences between the saved file and the previous file.
                                      This inconsistency regularly leads to confusion over what is going to be committed and why a file is in a list.

                                      Repro steps:
                                      1. In a git repo, open a file in a solution
                                      2. Make a change and then hit Ctrl+Z.
                                      3. Open the changes tab
                                      4. Right click the file and compare with unmodified
                                      Expected result - file is in included *changes* pane, so there will be some changes. …

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                                      • align code lenses with the results in calculate code metrics

                                        align the code lenses for codelenses: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/f85a7ab9-b4c2-436c-a6e5-0f06e0bac16d?SRC=VSIDE

                                        with the code metrics that are in visual studio are different then with this code lense

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                                        • Delete file message in git source control should not say 'this is permanent'

                                          The message about deleting a file is inaccurate and should take into consideration whether the file may exist in the reflog.

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