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  1. Please resonse to the ideas more quickly, don't let an idea wait many months.

    You MSFT guys response to the users' ideas are a little too slowly.
    Some ideas almost exist two years, you didn't response to it, you react to the users' ieads under low efficiency.
    I hope your every MSFT PM can response at least ten ieads in every category one day, declined the ideas quickly.
    If you MSFT guys did't declined quickly, we developers don't know which technology should be discard and which technology should to learn.This will let developers confusion.

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      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • prolog in vusual studio

      It would be great idea to add Prolog into Visual Studio, This is very good language for scientific research.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Consutrct a better interface for collection initialization.

        Today, when I want to create a class that responds to a collection initializer, I have to implement a public Add method that takes as an argument the type of the values in the collection.

        This is fine, but it is far from usable for fixed-size or immutable (apart from creating time) collections.

        For example, I have written a Matrix class and wanted it immutable.
        The class works, and you can pass a 2D array to its constructor to initialize it (along with other options).

        So the general use of it is:
        double[,] arr = new double[,]
        {
        {1,2,3,4},
        {4,3,2,1} …

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

          Roslyn has existed for years. Are we ever going to see its release?

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            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Extended Intellisense

            VS is great IDE, but intellisense has some flaws.

            I would like to see extensions methods without explicitly using statements defining.

            When I declare extern alias in C# file, intellisense doesn't work properly.

            Intellisense doesn't show indexers, doesn't distinguish inherited members, static members, properties without setter etc.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Improve Lightswitch support for MySQL and Sqlite

              Lightswitch doesn't support MySQL or Sqlite out of the box. Currently 2012 makes it a struggle to support them. 2013 preview doesn't seem to be compatible at all. Minimally, Lightswitch needs to smooth out the process of adding them as datasources. I don't expect Lightswitch to have complete support out of the box, but it shouldn't block them from being used.

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                1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Deprecrate the junk and create a decent C++ desktop app development kit

                Simply put, there is a whole pile of garbage in MFC and Win32 when you consider modern C++. The Win32 and MFC interfaces could be made soooooo much better.

                I am sure you are all talking about it at MS everyday but please deprecate the junk and expose new functionality based on C++ 11 and beyond. I'm tired of converting between wstring and LPCTSTR. CObList? Come on! Also, pick which classes you want to expose. You have CDialog and CDialogEx. What's the point? Let the people who use CDialog use old versions of VS. Or, at least mark them deprecated…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Filter work item's history by field

                  In a work item's audit trail, rather than have to click on all the little triangles to find the three times State changes, why not give me a filter where I could choose the field State and see only those History items for it. This would make auditing a whole lot easier. It would also help introduce process that is more detailed than the engine's workflow but nevertheless useful. It would help because I could see when gates were achieved, or not.

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add JAML

                    JSON is the wave of the future. Please change XAML to JAML. I am an innovator and XML based XAML is so last decade.

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show a smart tag when writing 'await' in a method without an 'async' modifier

                      If you write 'await' in a C# method without an 'async' modifier,
                      wouldn't it be nice if a smart tag appeared (like when writing a class name whose namespace you haven't added a using clause for), so that you could just press Ctrl+. and Enter to automatically have Visual Studio add the async keyword to the method and change its return type to Task (for void methods) or Task<T> (for methods returning T)?

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • save text files with the newline convention present in the file when opened

                        The Visual Studio text file editor has an "advanced save" option that allows me to choose a particular format to save to, every time I save a file.
                        However, 99% of the time, the right thing to do is to save the file using whatever convention was present when the file was originally opened. Thus, if I open a file with LF-style line termination, new lines I add should be terminated with LF, and the file should be saved as LF-terminated. If I open a file with CRLF convention, new lines I *** should be terminated with CRLF, and it…

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                          4 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show unit test coverage through code lenses on the whole method hierarchy

                          Currently the code lense only shows the top method that's directly referenced from a unit test.

                          Please extend this to the whole method hierarchy.

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add code lense for code coverage per method

                            Code lenses now show the unit tests that go through a method. A nice addition would be the amount of code coverage for that specific method.
                            When clicking on the code coverage lense, the code colorization is used to show the coverage for the method.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 'Pending Changes Filter' feature should work with other source controls like P4V

                                Currently 'Pending Changes Filter' feature of solution explorer works only with TFS.
                                However, it should work with other source controls like P4V (P4VS Extension), SVN.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I would like the Data entity designer to allow for a two or three character table identifier prefix.

                                  You would define the prefix as a property of the entity and the prefix would be stamped in front of all fields in the table including the ID field.

                                  This would be optional for those of use who use standards when we design SQL databases and is common in many DB modelling tools like Visio for Enterprise Architects for example. This is from the help reference:

                                  Prefix and suffix options

                                  You can select prefix and suffix options for columns and tables.

                                  When you map a conceptual database model to a logical database model, the Visio program adds prefixes and suffixes…

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                                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow Alt-Home and Alt-End to shift a block-editing selection to the beginning or end of the selected lines.

                                    When editing multiple lines of text with Alt-Shift, the user should be able to move the selection cursor to the ends or beginnings of the text on each line with something like Alt-Home and Alt-End. That way, the user could add or remove text from the beginning or end of every selected line simultaneously.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • TFS should be able to create dynamic build controllers on Azure and then shut them down.

                                      As a developer

                                      I want TFS to dynamically instantiate build controllers in Azure from a custom vm

                                      So that I can spin up a new build controller, run parallel builds and then shut the build controller vms down so that I only pay for the vms on Azure when I'm actually using them.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                          1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide the ability to customise the colour of tiles that appear in the TFS homepage.

                                          Provide the ability to customise the colour of tiles that appear in the TFS homepage. E.g. All queries relating to bugs may be coloured red whilst requirements are green.

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