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  1. Use Virtual Machine to debug Windows Phone on Windows VM

    Hello Team of Visual Studio

    I'd like to suggest something that I can't do it more.
    I use Windows on VM and I installed Visual Studio Ultimate. I'm development some application on Windows Phone and I need to debug but I use VM.

    When I click debug on button I receive a message: It's not possible. I'd like to debug using VM, please, would you mind fix it?

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      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • TFS Web Access Burndown title should name the team not just the sprint

      The title of the burndown chart (when you click on it at the upper right of the task board) is BURNDOWN FOR: <iteration name>. As soon as you have more than one team synchronized on the same iteration cadence, you can't tell one team's burndown from another. We take a screenshot and post these on a wall for transparency.

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      • Provide Dispose boilerplate methods

        The IDisposable interface imposes a huge amount of boilerplate code to any class that implements it. In addition, any class that encapsulates an IDisposable object is recommended to implement it...adding even more boilerplate code. Additionally, since there is no guarantee that someone using the class with call Dispose or use it in a Using statement, all IDisposable classes end up implementing a finalizer that just calls Dispose(false).....more boiler plate code..about 20 lines of it. There must be a better way.

        What I want:

        A way to indicate that a class to automatically implement a default Dispose method and a default…

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          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement "User" Work Item Templates as you have "My Queries" and "Shared Queries"

          Power Tools adds (what I call) "User" Templates. These are templates that are used to "populate" work items. These are great because they allow you to get by the 250 character limitation of text fields and templates for very redundant work items. However they are cumbersome to share. We point them to a common network share, Each template is embedded with the project. I would like to see these templates to be implemented like "My Queries" and "Shared Queries". Users could have their own templates (which they do now) and Project Administrators could have their own "User" templates for the…

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          • Do not apply new work item "State" rules until all current "State" changes are saved.

            Do not apply new WIT "State" change rules until after current changes are saved. When you make changes to a WIT field the current "State" rules are applied. If you change the "State" (without saving), the new "State" rules are immediately applied. If the new "State" rule for the field is "Read-Only", then the non-saved changes are cleared. This is a problem for the one project approach for an application (using iterations instead of projects) and wanting to lock all fields in the WIT when in the "Closed" state.

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            • Provide Lightswitch Product Roadmap - recurring Town Hall

              It's been forever since the community has seen a product roadmap for LightSwitch. A year ago we saw something of a 'statement of direction', but that's not what I'm talking about. We need more information about what specific backlog items are being worked on and what to expect from both near and long term for releases.

              Since the HTML Client announcement, there has been a great deal of discomfort in the LS community about the lack of information coming from MSFT regarding advancement towards a LS client for LOB application development.

              http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7b92697d-ff35-4c04-8ac5-8949870c6c58/lob-html5?forum=lightswitch

              Most folks believe a new HTML client having…

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                27 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Mobile Natvie Apps for Windows 8, 8.1 , Phone , Store, iOS, Android

                Allow developed apps to work as Native apss in Mobile and to deploy into market place

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                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Asp.net vNext Hybrid application

                  If one created Asp.net Vnext application that application should work on browsers as well as a native app in Mobile Platforms.

                  Deployment should allow to deploy into Mobile Stores as well as to IIS along with Azure

                  So business can develop and invest on one application development.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Enable to limit the Code Review Request dropdown to show just team members

                    When creating a code review request (VS 2013.3/TFS2013.2), the UI shows a dropdown to select a reviewer. This list shows all TFS users. If there are many teams this list becomes useless for lookup. It should become possible to limit this list to just the members of one's own team. This is possible for the other WI types, but the Code Review Request has a new UI that is not configurable in the same way.

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                    • exploratory testing for bugs

                      From the exploratory testing sessions, enable the users to select bugs to be explored either for resolution or additional investigation information to be captured

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Why all these requirements for developing Windows Phone 8 Apps

                        It's suck so much sucks , if i want to develop a WP8 app , i need a computer supporting Hyper-V and too other things , why is this Microsoft ?

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support AVX3 tructions in MASM. These new instructions will be available soon (Skylake) and can already be tested using an Intel emulator.

                          Support AVX3 instructions in MASM. These new instructions will be available soon (Skylake) and can already be tested using an Intel emulator.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change author of merge that is created for pull request merges

                            The merge created when pushing the "Complete merge" button in a pull request seems to be authored by the creator of the pull request. It would be way more transparent, if the merge was authored by the person pushing the "Complete merge" button. This way it is more obvious who is responsible for integrating this push request into the master branch.

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                            • Fix Silverlight 5 auto target on PCL definition

                              When creating a PCL and choosing NET Framework 4.5, SilverLight 5 is automatically included as they both had the same compatibility, but SL 5 does not support IObservable, for instance.

                              This automatic targeting based on compatibility should be a warning only!!

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • GPU Programming, Game Programming Libraries, Cortana, Virtualization, DirectX

                                1. Visual Studio should allow GPU Programming for major brands (NVidia, AMD, and Intel)

                                2. More support for 3rd party game programming development kits. Unity Tools are a step forward, but we need support for UDK, Unreal
                                and Crytek's Cryengine as well as support for these libraries on Windows Phone and RT

                                3. We need a Cortana SDK

                                4. We need a Hyper-V SDK

                                5. We need a Mantle-like API for DirectX 12

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                                • Visual Studio Extension Backup and Sync for VS 2014

                                  Currently, Visual Studio allows developers to sync settings and IDE layouts in VS on multiple machines. It's a great feature but it's incomplete. Extensions are excluded from being backed up and synchronized across installations. Developers find it very tiring to download every single extension they need AGAIN just because their using VS on a different machine. However, all is not lost if the next version can just add this *tiny* feature.

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                                  • Underline static members in the Class Diagrams

                                    The static members of a class should be underlined in the Class Diagrams like it is in UML class diagrams.

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Work on silverlight 6

                                      only release silverlight 6

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Remove tests from Your datacenters, when they are removed from Insights

                                        While removed from insigts, MS is still runinng tests, that were uploaded into insigths some itme ago, and now we cannot remove them, as I don't see those tests for application monitoring form any GUI, onli in logs, that my application is pinged with tests previously added to application insigts. please fix it!

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                                          1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make a String.Execute(); Method that can execute a piece of code from a String

                                          My idea is creating a Execute() Method in the String class.

                                          Usage: String.Execute("int i = 30;");

                                          This will set int i to 30

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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