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  1. 19 votes
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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Solve the object file collision

      Having the same file name in two or more locations in your file hierarchy causes Visual Studio to use the same object file name & this cause link time problems. Please have VS generate unique object files (maybe based on a hash of the relative file path from the project file)

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        0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support VSWP and half-word access in ARM NEON intrinsics.

        I hit this problem when ported Intel SSE2 code into NEON. Real View compiler intrinsics (which you must have based on) have no support for the VSWP instruction (swap contents of two registers), and neither has the MSVC compiler. Thus, to swap the upper and lower doublewords of a quad, one has to use get-hi + get-lo + compine, or a complex table lookup, or something else equally ugly. I think computationally-intensive Windows Phone targeted code could benefit from explicit half-word access a lot. Just add an extra __m64 hilo[2] field to the __m128 union and make sure that const…

        6 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • refactor - Extract String to Resource File

          I would like an integrated "Extract this string to a resource file" option on strings in the IDE to make it easier to develop cross-culture applications.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bind a generic in compile time if no late binding (e.g. polymorphism) is needed

            Bind a generic in compile time like a C++ template if no late binding (e.g. for polymorphism) is needed.

            I think the language compiler can decide that. If a generic is modified with an 'in' or an 'out' modifier then it stills runtime bound, else during compile time.

            This will open some new features for supporting .net languages(template metaprogramming, Variadic Templates etc.) and a appreciable performance boost.

            9 votes
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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • End-of-line XML comments (in C#)

              So we could write compact comments for variables and still get the incredible advantage of intellisense tooltips.
              For example that would look like:

              int variable; /// <info>comment for variable</info>
              int anotherVariable; /// <info>comment for anotherVariable</info>
              int thirdVariable; /// <info>comment for thirdVariable</info>

              That would be so useful for long list of variables, and for enum members

              14 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add "commutative" keyword for C# operator overloading

                When overloading the multiply operator in a manner that takes two different arguments (best example is some user written Vector2D and a double), it is required to write two different overloads to specify the Vector2D*double and the double*Vector2D.

                Please allow a "commutative" keyword that lets the compiler produce the two required signatures, e.g. (double d, Vector2D v), (Vector2D v, double d) automatically.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Debug->Exceptions->Thrown options scoped to specific blocks of code

                  Breaking on thrown exceptions is generally noisy. When I turn it on, my intent is to see what's wrong with a very specific block of code. It would be useful to be able to select a block of text, right click, and have a menu that lets me toggle which kinds of exceptions to break on for that block of code only.

                  2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Change ballon "Extract by an other user" with the list of user that extracted the file

                    When you work with TFS with other developers, one of them could extract and lock a solution file.
                    If you look the help baloon, it just say it's extracted by someone else or somewhere else.
                    Could you replace this static baloon by the list of team members that are usind the file ?
                    Thanks,
                    Laurent

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Update the Winform Webbrowser control to support Async/Await

                      Currently, when navigating to a web page, the only way to run code after the page has loaded is to either use events (DocumentCompleted) or to run a loop calling DoEvents and checking ReadyState.

                      I think neither is a good alternative. It would be great to have an Async method Nagivate(Url).

                      7 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Expand the use of the try/catch/finally code block.

                        Oft times, I find myself writing code to allow for a string of job runs. After each job run, I want to evaluate the return code for valid info, usually it is the number of rows returned in my query.

                        It is my dream for the try/catch to be expanded to include a when keyword. Here is my contrived example:
                        internal class Program
                        {
                        private static void Main(string[] args)
                        {
                        int chk = -999;
                        try
                        {
                        chk = Method1();
                        chk = Method2();
                        chk = Method3();
                        chk = Method4();
                        }
                        when (chk == 0)
                        {
                        //code for when one job returns…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow users to enter a comment when blocking a test point

                          Many testers that I talk to want to be able to add a short comment when blocking a test point. So from the Test Manager Test Tab, I highlight a test point and click the block button. Here I want to be prompted for an optional comment explaining why the test point is blocked. Saving a comment at the test CASE level is not always appropriate. Someone suggested adding it to notes of the test result, which is great so long as you've run the test. What if it is blocked before you've ever run it?

                          So, for a UI…

                          7 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Enable Dynamic Queries

                            It would be really nice if dynamic queries could be used in PreProcessQuery method. For example, if Dynamic Linq Library functionality was built into LS we could use strings instead of lambda expressions in Linq OrderBy & Where clauses.

                            Like this:
                            query = query.OrderBy("LastName, FirstName DESC")
                            Instead of this:
                            query = query.OrderBy(a <= a.LastName).ThenDescendingBy(a <= a.FirstName)

                            Related discussion here:
                            http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/500229db-f462-4fb4-ac25-9ab501a32607/html-table-server-side-sort

                            There is an old unreleased Dynamic Linq Library that does this seen here:

                            http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2008/01/07/dynamic-linq-part-1-using-the-linq-dynamic-query-library.aspx

                            This would allow us to easily enable server-side sort based on runtime-user interaction. For example: Allow users to sort the HTML Table Control by clicking on…

                            42 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Change the appearance of Resource files for "Dark" color theme

                              I like using the dark color theme so the colors in the text editor stand out more easily. I also happen to be building a multi-language application, using resource files for the different languages.
                              Unfortunately, the spreadsheet section of the language resource file (the VAST majority of the screen) stays white with black text. This means that every time I have to go add a translation or change a wording, I switch from a 95% black screen to a 85% white screen, which--depending on how mentally prepared I am--can be physically painful.
                              I think it would be fantastic to change…

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow users to customize source control explorer and work items

                                Personally I find the new black icons and uppercase text much ****** to distinguish from the 2010 look.
                                Some people might like the new look but you could at least allow users to alter the UI to their preference since this is an application they might be using 40+ hours a week!

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • In the TFS 2012 web portal, when I click the team project name at the top, I see the most recent 3 team projects I have browsed available, a

                                  In the TFS 2012 web portal, when I click the team project name at the top, I see the most recent 3 team projects I have browsed available, along with options for Server Home and Browse. Now, I can just choose Browse and pick a team project if it's not in the list of 3, but is it possible to configure this to show more than 3 team projects?

                                  I like the one-click option, but often, the team project I want was more than 3 projects ago, so I end up having to Browse and scroll and select it.

                                  4 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • verbosity level for devenv

                                    Provide devenv option for setting verbosity level per build session. Similar to /verbosity option for msbuild.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Create visual studio for rt

                                      Microsoft should begin work on a version of Visual Studios for windows RT. We should be able to program for RT on RT.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • SSRS Add radius corners to text boxes

                                        This is a basic thing.. A report (a set of five actually) that re-produced an existing form took at least 4x time to do because all the boxes had to be drawn in a graphics program then imported into rectangles. Rectangles because i needed to put textbox's overlaying the graphics. What a pain!!

                                        2 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Portable class libraries and Framework 2.0

                                          Allow Portable class libraries to target down to Framework 2.0 to allow maximum portability through lowest common denominator. Of course then other 2.0 class libraries would be able to reference those portable class libraries. Some class libraries could then be made to work on anything.

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