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  1. 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…

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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…

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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.

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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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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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!!

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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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                        0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • user that can only add bugs

                        In the cloud based TFS.visualstudio.com i want my test team to be able to add new bugs via a web form, or be able to log into my tfs portal but only see the bug tracking side of things and none of the code side of things.

                        currently i cannot see a way to restrict the permissions to enable this.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve managing low-level permissions in TFS

                          Low-lever permissions can be set in Team Foundation Server. However, finding the forms to edit these permissions are hard to find. There is a form for Area's/Iterations, one for Source control, one for Project permissions, one for Build.

                          I would really like to have all these settings on one form, so I can manage the permissions for each role very easily.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Implement XSLT 3.0 for .Net

                              Fully support XSLT 3.0 in .Net (Including XQuery 3.0 and XPath 3.0)

                              http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt-30/

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                                1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Notification about new FxCop warnings since the latest build.

                                That would be great if VS2013 can notify about new FxCop warnings (from Code Analysis) since the latest build. E.g. how many have appeared/fixed.

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                                • Add a paid plan where visual studio is available for download to the client

                                  Like the paid plans of Office 365 there should be a way for Consultants to in the same manner manage Visual studio licenses. Through the MS Partner program they can only be used for developing products.This license should include any type of development including custom solutions for customers.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Teach the Windows Phone team to use UserVoice effectively.

                                    The Windows Phone UserVoice site is a black hole worse than connect.microsoft.com. The response to suggestions even widely voted ones is generic to the point of being insulting to those that have provided the time and effort to make suggestions and submit bugs. The lack of visible progress is extremely worrying. Please sit down and help them use the tools as effectively as this team does. Please make the awesome infectious ;)

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                                    • LS should create fully customizable menus/forms project based on MVVM pattern and provide full use of VS and/or SQL report writer.

                                      MVVM is the best programming paradigm since visual tools where invented but it is hard to find tools or toolkit to speed up the process of creating views and models. LS could fill this gap in my opinion.

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                                      • A bindinglist that supports sorting and ObservableReadOnlyCollection that can observe a bindinglist and raise events when said list changes.

                                        A bindinglist that supports sorting and ObservableReadOnlyCollection that can observe a bindinglist and raise events when said list changes. The current ObservableReadOnlyCollection has its list changed events declared as private, and the only way to access them is by casting the list to the interface that forces it to implement these events in the first place.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • InRelease Reports

                                          I want to have nice SSRS and SharePoint Dashboard reports showing the release and deployment process from TFS to In Release and through lab environments.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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