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  1. Add smooth streaming media element to WPF

    Currently you can play smooth streaming media from silverlight and winrt, but not from a desktop application! (Or windows media player for that matter)

    6 votes
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      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Refresh Linked Browsers on save

      Browser Link is a great new feature, but it would also be very helpful if there was an option to have the browers refresh when you save

      12 votes
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        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bring back "Apply server settings to all users (store in project file)" in Visual Studio 2013 (web projects)

        In the Web tab of the Project properties window, there used to be a checkbox to store server settings in the project file (in my experience, storing server settings in the proj file is a bad plan). All our web projects have this unchecked, so developers can use their preferred environment (IIS/Cassini/IIS Express). The refactoring of the Web properties tab removed this checkbox in Visual Studio 2013. I know that if you stay out of this properties tab in VS2013, it will still store your server settings in a user project file, but if you have to actually make a…

        111 votes
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          2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • syntactic sugar for await

          I'd love to see the following syntactic sugar come to C#:

          block awaiting which automatically creates anonymous Task objects, runs them asynchronously, and unwraps their result after they have finished.

          For example the following:

          | public static async Task AwaitSyntacticSugarExample()
          | {
          | int i1, i2;
          |
          | await
          | {
          | i1 = AsyncInt(1);
          | i2 = AsyncInt(2);
          | }
          |
          | Console.WriteLine("{0} + {1} = {2}", i1, i2, i1 + i2);
          | }

          Would translate to:

          | public static async Task AwaitSyntacticSugarExampleOutput()
          | {
          | int i1, i2;
          |
          | Task<int> __ti1;
          | Task<int> __ti2;
          |
          | await…

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Manage multiple directory-arguments for debugging.

            While debugging I have some possible scenarios, each one has to be launched in different directory and proper arguments.

            Going to properties, clicking the mouse and doing some copy-paste each time looks like fishing before starting to debug.

            It would be nice having a history to select the one I want to repeat this time and start to debug ASAP.

            2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • enable hosted team foundation service to support edit precess template include work item type file

              Enable hosted team foundation service to support edit precess template include work item type file

              4 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I need a beautifier for T-SQL code. There is a feature in SSMS but it makes T-SQL code look worse.

                I need a beautifier for T-SQL code.
                There is a feature in SSMS called Design Query in Editor,
                but it makes T-SQL code look worse.

                9 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable the ability to disable folder right migration on branching

                  In TFS 2012 and TF Service a new “feature” has been added so that when you create a branch it carries the folder rights of the trunk with it.

                  Say you have a branch called trunk. Trunk is the golden standard and should only be modified by a core team who are architecting the project. You also have a team of college new hires who will be useful to the project but also should not under any circumstances change the trunk. After setting permissions, the new hires will make a branch off of trunk to complete any tasks they have…

                  122 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support Entity Framework for WinRT apps

                    For WinRT to be a decent candidate for LOB apps, we need better data access support for direct SQL Server 2-tier architecture apps. Need a version of Entity Framework that works with WinRT apps.

                    24 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • One click navigation from current sprint board to backlog and vice-versa

                      Add buttons to the backlog explorer next to each sprint/backlog to allow you to go directly to the task board or backlog for that sprint.
                      At the moment in the task board if I click 'backlog items' it takes me to the Kanban board and then I have to click the backlog items task.

                      Likewise from the backlog items list I have to click the current sprint and then the board tab.

                      One click would be nice.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • decorate default DisplayName properties with $() to ease localization pains

                        when creating the display name property for screen items, decorate with $() for localization.

                        For extra credit create an entry in the default resx as required and dump in the value that is currently used in the DisplayName.

                        1 vote
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                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • allow users to change the URL of the account in case of a misspelling or need for change

                          In case of a user error when entering the initial account name, it would be nice to have the option of altering the account name / URL after the account has been created. Mine currently reflects the name of a single project I am running, and I will need to add multiple other projects that are not associated. Perhaps the option to change exists - but I am not seeing it.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • HTML5 Full 3D Authoring, Animations and Illustration Tools in Visual Studio and Blend

                            please improves html5 editor capabilities for full 3d authring and animations in visual studio and blend.Create and manipulate 3D content utilizing an array of tools and the power of CSS3. Rotate objects and even 2D designs along any axis, visualizing 3D transformations and translations. built-in illustration tools to create vector-style artwork – keeping your designs light.

                            5 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • make Visual Studio 2012 actually compatible with Windows 7 64bit.

                              Make Visual Studio Professional 2012 compatible with Windows 7 64 bit. After the hour + install and reboot Windows refused to launch Visual Studio 2012 Professiona. saying that it has "known incompatibilities" with my operating system (windows 7).

                              Really?! WTF? I can see if I was using XP but Windows 7?

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add the LoadTestRunId to the Load Test Summary page

                                I would like to find the LoadTestRunId easily on the Load Test Summary page.

                                Currently I have to run an SQL query on the loadtest results such as

                                SELECT * FROM [LoadTest2010].[dbo].[LoadTestRun]
                                where StartTime >= '2013-08-12T00:00:00.000' AND StartTime <= '2013-09-12T00:00:00.000'

                                to find each LoadTestRunId I want to use before I can make my reports on the loadtest results using MSBIDS.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a "fluent" keyword to c#

                                  I write a lot of code like this:

                                  public MyClass DoSomthing()
                                  {
                                  // snip //
                                  return this;
                                  }

                                  For fluent style code (useful for Razor html helpers):

                                  @html.MyClass.Dosomthing().SomthingElse().etc();

                                  What I propose is a fluent keyword that can be used when defining the method, so the above method would become:

                                  public fluent DoSomthing()
                                  {
                                  // snip //
                                  }

                                  I believe this would be useful as a lot of the time our class definitions can be quite complex, imagine making an editor control, the class definition would be something like ‘MyEditor<TModel, TValue>’

                                  Replacing this sort of definition and removing the need for…

                                  9 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • i need sample code for writing a MMC in C# to extend an existing MMC

                                    I need to write a MMC that extends the MMC that lists all users in the domain.i need some more details code sample than http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms692755(v=vs.85).aspx

                                    8 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • IPADIAN Style for IPAD Emulatore for WEBAPPS Creater

                                      IPADIAN Style for IPAD Emulatore for WEBAPPS
                                      with Android Support and Appel Programm Support

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow "Selective Push" of "Git Commits" from Visual Studio

                                        Today, If I've 10 commits in my local Git repo and want to push some (not all) of them to the remote Git repo, I need to switch back to command line, not possible from Visual Studio IDE.

                                        Visual Studio Team Explorer Push pushes all commits to the remote repo and doesn't offer the flexibility of selecting and pushing the commits.

                                        Please offer that flexibility to the user and stick them with VS.

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • VS IDE should support file patterns in project files

                                          Patterns should be preserved and unmodified when working with *proj files. If I specify a pattern with something like **/*.cs for my code files. If I add a new .cs file that fits that pattern the .csproj file should not be modified.

                                          MSBuild already respects this, but the IDE will always modify the project file.

                                          For numerous scenarios this could simplify the diff / merge process.

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                                            17 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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