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  1. query constant for my team

    We have a new field, Team, taking the place of the Area as the bound (required) field for a workitem. I can't have a single My Query to use for workitems on the team I happen to be leading when I lead more than one team. I have to hard code the team name. But TFS knows which Teams are possible for my TFS Team (the bound field).

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    • Support the javascript style dictionary initialization syntax in C# too

      I find myself switching between javascript (or typescript) and C# a lot, and when I come to C# I find it annoying that I can't use the same dictionary initializer syntax as I was using a minute ago in javascript.

      i.e. var properties new Dictionary<string, string>{
      "property42": "yes",
      }

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Automatically report when an exception could be thrown using Intellisense.

        I cannot believe that I am writing about something so simple and mundane that a shareware version of your Flagship IDE would have it.

        Tell users when an exception might be when they are invoking a method. I don't care if you do this with intellisense or what and don't tell me that I need a $300 plugin, Jesus, Holy Crap, WOW.

        By the way, the XML documentation doesn't work and I should not be required to decorate a method by stating the obvious anyway, as if people love to type or something. It would not work on an interface…

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable --warnon:1182 (unused variables) in F# Warning Level 3 or 4.

          I wonder why this warning and the associated wiggly underlines in the editor are not enabled in any of the 5 warning levels. I find this warning absolutely essential for programming F# to keep the code clean and free of subtle bugs in functions that shadow identifiers.

          11 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support for Windows 8.1 per-monitor-DPI-aware into the entire MFC framework

            MFC should be extended for the per-monitor-DPI-awareness capabilities of Windows 8.1 to handle the messages, provide a graphics scaling resource, adding in the required DPI scalers and tracking into the CWnd object heirarchy, and handle the DPI changes on a per-monitor basis for the custom drawing themes. Support for use of full-alpha ICO rendering for toolbar items needs to be done. And all custom controls (toolbars) should be extended to allow for alternate metrics, and use of GDI and graphic pools to avoid creating duplicate resources when an app spans multiple monitors.

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add OneDrive full access

              write or read data from OneDrive is simple a roundabout way. you must call the onedrive api and get data. if the Connection lost you must Cache Data, allthrough Windows has one onedrive-folder inside. you must duplicate the data.
              I wish a simple access to local folder of OneDrive of Windows to get and set data. Windows sync data autonomous. why should do this every programmer do?

              7 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • LightSwitch HTML Calculation in Entity

                Hello,
                There is currently the possibility to write JavaScript UserCode for 'myapp.<Entity>.created' event.
                I would like to have an event which is fired each time the entity is displayed somewhere. So that I can put calculations (like creating a sum) in just one file and not into each screen where the entity is displayed.

                I would like to remove Buisness logic from the screen JavaScript. The screen JavaScript should, in my opinion, only care about the visualization of the data and not who and when to create sums of which fields.

                The event can be called 'myapp.<Entity>.displayed' and it needs…

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                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Work item edit dialog cancel button should be 'close'

                  In the work item edit dialog, the cancel button does not make sense when there are no changes. If there are no changes this should read Close to be consistent with the Save and Close button.

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                  • Show summary of all attached files for a project in Visual Studio Online

                    I appreciate that files can be attached to backlog items, but I would like this to be expanded to the project level. I would like to see a summary of all the attached files in the project and also provide a way to attach files to the project without being assigned to a work item.

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                      0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Show a triggered CI build directly after checking in pending changes

                      If you have a TFS project with a configured CI build that automatically triggers on a new check-in, it would be nice if you could see a link to the running build directly on the "Pending Changes" page in Team Explorer. Right now you have to switch over to the "Builds" page and you will see the newly triggered build under "My builds".

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                      • IsAnyNull Compiler Feature

                        We often find ourself writing statements such as:

                        If ( (a !=null) && (a.b !=Null) && (a.b.c !=null)
                        {
                        // Do something with c
                        }

                        It would be great if there was a compiler feature that would generate
                        the individual check without having the developer duing the tedious work with a statement such as a.b.c.IsAnyNull()

                        208 votes
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                          13 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enable .NET Native for LightSwitch

                          To make it as fast as Access & Windows Forms :)

                          32 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Filter out IP address range in Application Insights

                            Add the ability to exclude an IP range for request origins in Application Insights. We would like to exclude traffic coming from within our company and collect stats only from our customers.

                            21 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Rename an Application in Application Insights

                              To have the ability to rename applications in Application Insights. The only way to do this currently is to stop monitoring, and start a new application. This is a tedious process if you have a naming convention change with many sites.

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a new directory-based solution or project type

                                Visual Studio should support opening a directory and working with 'directory-based' projects using actual files on disk (no solution/project files, but instead Visual Studio can store project settings inside '.vs' hidden folder, similar to .idea in WebStorm / ItelliJ). The existing Website project type is not an option!

                                Visual Studio should support working with existing directory structures widely used in the front-end community. See project templates like 'angular-seed' or templates in 'yeoman' gallery. Developers should be able to work comfortably with these directory structures and actual files on disk, without any tweaks. Also it should have a first-class console window…

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                                  6 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Provide Usage Environment statistics as timeline trends in Application Insights

                                  Currently Application Insights displays environment statistics such as browser and OS as pie charts for a given time period. I would like to see the browser usage stats over time to see trends and rates of adoption.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enum Type Inference

                                    Allow skipping the enum type qualifier when it can be inferred.

                                    Example:

                                    enum SelectKind
                                    {
                                    All,
                                    Single
                                    None,
                                    }

                                    public void Select(SelectKind kind)
                                    {
                                    switch(kind) {
                                    All: ....
                                    Single: ....
                                    }
                                    }

                                    Select(All);

                                    And privide an 'SelectKind.All and All is ambiguous' if there's some other symbol called All.

                                    8 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Combine the Content and Scripts folders in the web project template

                                      It has always struck me as odd to the point of artificial that the default web project template in Visual Studio has a folder called "Content" and then a second folder called "Scripts".

                                      To any web developer that I know "Scripts" are "Content". They are served up by my web server the same way as .css and .html files.

                                      I understand that they contain a different type of content, but it's still content.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Copy only error message(description) from the Error List window

                                        In the Error List window of VS when clicking on any error line the "Copy" from context menu, the VS pastes in the clipboard the line with format:
                                        "Category Default Order Description File and etc". But many time only Description is needed.

                                        Would be useful to add extra copy menu items that copies only specific column from the line.

                                        Or
                                        To add "Copy Columns" menu item that lists all columns it the same way as "Show Columns", where an user can check what columns to copy in the clipboard

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                            0 comments  ·  InstallShield LE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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