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  1. aggregateexception

    Task Exception Handling in .NET 4.5
    Currently (by design) multiple exceptions thrown from async scope swallowed.
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/pfxteam/archive/2011/09/28/10217876.aspx
    in many cases this losing exception is not acceptable.
    Because async is a compiler feature (not a library),
    I suggest that when the compiler see catch of AggregateException,
    it should throw AggregateException, instead of swallowing and unwrap the first exception.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • vs 2012 - Get Latest Version should let you merge files from Source Control Explorer without requiring an open solution

      In VS 2012, we should be able to do a get latest version from the source control explorer and then manually merge conflicts if there is no solution open. The resolve conflicts tab incorrectly shows "There are no conflicts in the workspace."
      Opening a workspace with a conflict and refreshing the resolve conflicts tab does not show any conflicts.

      Suggested workflow:
      1. Open VS 2012
      2. Open source control explorer
      3. Right click on the source code subtree and click on "Get Latest Version"
      4. A list of conflicting files should be shown in the resolve conflicts tab.
      5. The…

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Protect (from cracking) the new (Visual c++) Applications with BitEditDetect.

        I have discovered one new system named BitEditDetect(http://BitEditDetect.com).

        BitEditDetect can verify one file if it's changed (without a copy of the original to compare).

        Normally to know if a file has been changed, you do a copy then you compare with original.
        (But BitEditDetect doesn't do this...)
        I repeat: BitEditDetect can verify one file if it's changed (without a copy of the original to compare).
        How BitEditDetect works is amazing...

        This system, or this technology can be used to protect one application from cracking..
        Microsoft can integrate BitEditDetect to the Visual C++ to protect new applications from cracking..

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make the default value for Iteration Path configurable.

          I understand the rationale for using the <current> iteration path as the default, as it is often the case that the item applies to the current sprint underway. However, we just as often want to leave it unassigned (perhaps set to @project) so it can be assigned into a future iteration subsequent to review. It would be helpful if the default setting could be configurable, including options for <Current>, @Project, and perhaps blank, so that it has to be deliberately chosen. (I know users can change the value to @Project, for example, but if it's manual it's easy to forget.)

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            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow user to deactivate CTRL + mousewheel for zooming

            I am constantly zooming in/out accidently as sometimes I hold the ctrl key for multiple copy/pastes. It would be nice to have a setting to deactivate the zooming ability (ctrl + mousewheel). I never need to zoom, but always copy/paste.

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            • Allow indexed properties on ExpandoObject

              ExpandoObject implements IDictionary<string, object>, but you cannot access properties using an indexer unless you cast it first.

              For example:
              dynamic d = new ExpandoObject();
              d["asdf"] = 1234; // this fails at runtime
              ((IDictionary<string, object>)d)["asdf"] = 1234; // this succeeds

              It would be nice to have the ability to either access a property with the dot syntax or through an indexer without any special casting.

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add an easy way to change the font to the entire script in MTM

                I would like to change the font in my test script (test plan tab) because I imported from another document. I have 20 or more steps. Instead of highlighting each step one at a time, I would like to apply the new font against the entire script (expected results too). Is there an easy way to do this?

                I am using MTM 2012.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make certain that an answer is the correct one

                  Allow a person to disagree with a solution and to explain why the disagree. While the solution is being disputed, do not mark it as answered.

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create Entity Framework Document First approach

                    Entity framework has 3 approach as Database, Model and Code First. NoSQL is being popular these days. And I suggest you that Entity Framework Document First Approach to NoSQL.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • plz create softwr like MsAccess 4 database front end wizard base zero write lin of code for web enterprise based lik Iron Speed Designer oth

                      plz create software like MsAccess 4 database front end wizard base zero write line of code for Web, Desktop Enterprise Based like Iron Speed Designer, Ebase Xi, CodeCharge Studio Generate C#, ASP. Net, VB, PHP base code automatically and so simple deployment. Have deploy complex logic easily without code or much little code similar to Ms Access so developer easily make application one they learn second already they know because similarity & syntax of code. Not worry about learn this one this one also this one because technology grow fast & time is limited application go complex & their r…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Redesign The Property System In C#

                        I would suggest to redesign the property system in c#.
                        As of now a property is in fact methods (usually backed by a private field with a similar name, but it does not have to) that appear to the user as if they were fields, this might confusion to the user which might not expect side affects when using or setting a variable, or even hovering on it while debugging!
                        Consider functional languages in which even a function must be pure, and here we allow for impure fields.
                        As such I would suggested that we add the keywords get and…

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make wpf resizing better

                          WPF does not resize PNG images well, it is quite a tedious work to resize my images whenever I want to render an image.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • create default Team favorites in Overview page for all projects

                            I want to be able to create default Team favorites in the Overview page for all projects, either in the project template or using cross project setting.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • return type overloading forced or simulated

                              i want to have the ability to have explicitly forced method return... type overloading

                              //
                              // consider the following
                              //
                              static void goal(object t)
                              {
                              string s = readfromfile_typetouse();
                              t.i = foo(s);
                              i.f = foo(s);
                              }

                              [return type overloading]
                              public int foo(string s)
                              {
                              ....
                              }

                              [return type overloading]
                              public float foo(string s)
                              {
                              ....
                              }

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                              • In Solution Explorer, when the "Pending Changes Filter" is enabled i want to "Compare with latest version" when I select project item.

                                Currently there is a filter button in the Solution Explorer that allows you to select from:

                                - "Pending Changes Filter"
                                - "Open Files Filter".

                                But often when I am preparing to check in I use the "Pending Changes Filter" to compare the files with their latest version. In that scenario when I click to select a .cs file for example it is opened temporarily but the view is not useful in my case and I do a right-click "Compare..." ... with latest version.

                                I wish for an option that the selection would open a "Compare with latest version".

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Have Team features API available to other management systems.

                                  The whole concept of Team System sounds neat, but can go all unused if you don't use Team System Server. Sometimes it is too expensive or a company has already invested in another system. It would be nice to at least get some of the features available to other management systems. Having not used Team System I'm not exactly sure what or even if it is feasible.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Connect by relation a code review to the changeset it was requested for (when doing review after checkin)

                                    As of today, when you do a code review before checkin, the code review is linked to the final checkin. However, if you initiate a review post checkin, the changeset is not updated with a link to the code review.
                                    This makes it impractical to overview what tasks and changesets that have been code reviewed in a post checkin scenario.

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                                      5 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow easy beta testing like windows phone center

                                        Side loading is not nice when your target beta tester is a CEO or VP of a big company in a different country.
                                        This is the situation I am in!
                                        Even when a targeted app is ready, asking a huge company that hasn't configured sideloading already is a massive political blocker.

                                        If not already in the pipeline, please add the beta testing method already present in the windows phone dev center to win 8 apps. Where all I need is the end user's liveID ( or 10,000 - as the wp dev site) and a 90 day test window.

                                        Asking…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow choice of Source control providers when a Git repository exists

                                          I personally use a git repository on my local workstation, but I am part of a team where TFS is the "official" source control. In VS2012, I have disabled the Git provider, and maintain my git repos by command line, pulling down changes from TFS and committing them to the master branch of my repo, then merging those changes to my feature branches.
                                          VS2013 CTP doesn't allow me that flexibity - if a Git repository exists that contains the solution, then it forces the Git source control provider to be used. This cuts me off from a number of TFS…

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                                            1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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