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  1. Make it more apparent there are other language forums.

    It is very frustrating when trying to answer a question from a person in another country who is obviously using a machine to translate. Coding problems are often difficult to describe in the native language, and its apparent that machine translation just butchers them more.

    Can't we try to direct non-english speakers to a non-english forum where they can get non-english support?

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Automatically Add Parentheses  and a Semicolon to a Selected Intellisense Method.

      I wonder how many times developers had to type Parentheses  and Semicolon after selecting a simple Method from Intellisense: for example, foo.ToString();
      Having to type parentheses  and semicolons all the time, especially for Methods that accept no parameters, is a huge waste of time.
      Right now a Tab key selects the method with no Parentheses  or Semicolon, so I would suggest Tab Tab or other key combination that could give the developer the freedom to complete the sentence period.

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        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • extend aync/await to sequence of tasks

        Async/await should be extended to a sequence of tasks just like Task.WaitAny and Task.WaitAll work in TPL.
        The new expressions would look like:
        awaitAny IEnumerable<Task> tasks
        and awaitAll Task[] tasks
        It should work in a similar way for vb.net too

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Report dynamic Desginer like Fastreport very very very critical & useful

          Report dynamic Desginer like Fastreport very very very critical & useful

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • allow multiple complete state mappings in TFS

            In TFS 2012, you were able to map work item complete states (i.e. Product Backlog Items) to more than one state. Your velocity chart values would then be calculated from items that had reached the target complete state.

            This allowed us to essentially say a PBI was complete from a development perspective when it had been passed over to QA (since for all intents and purposes that is true).

            Now we have to map the complete state to Live only. Since we sometimes have sprints where items may not go live until the next sprint, this is really skewing our…

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              1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Logging Issue with Multiple AgentScopes on same BuildAgent

              I have a custom Build Process, wich does quite a large number of AgentScopes. The agents are detected by matching Tag, so it's possible that one agent is used multiple times.
              The problem is: If the Agent is used the second time, the log from the first will be overridden (because its filename differs on the agentId).

              May specify the filename in a other Way. Thank you!

              12 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • How about having a (code behind) for SSRS reports.

                I would like to be able to see all the expressions in a report at the same time. Would really speed up development time. Also bring intellisense to Report Bulder. Great job on that by the way.

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                  0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • I suggest the error window displays template reference information in a tree view

                  When I get a template error in the log I should be able to see a nested view of where its referenced. What would be even more useful would be a right click option to show the first place in the stack of references that code included in the project is referenced.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • In Visual Studio online TFS show html in the queries instead of just a summary + html tags

                    It would be great to show html coded stuff in the query view. in the online TFS. That way we could better use TFS to track requirements such as use cases etc. Today the query only show some of the description and also all html tags.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • I suggest that the error window presents errors in the order they appear in the build log.

                      The error window is useless for c++ developers. The sorting options don't allow me to see the first error encountered by the compiler which is often causing many of the rest of errors I'm seeing.

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • improve Import Excel ext so data can be updated instead of only new entries being created

                        The Import Excel extension is too basic. It only imports new entries, meaning it will import duplicates. Please modify this so we have more options/control. It would be nice to Update entries that currently exist or add new entries if they do not exist.

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                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Keyboard shortcut to Expand the shared steps while executing manual test cases in MTM 2012

                          I use MTM 2012 regularly for test execution. Generally, the test cases that I execute have several shared steps in it. So, it is little painful to expand each and every shared step using mouse and also this eats up the time if the test case contains more shared steps.

                          So, if a keyboard shortcut key is implemented to expand the individual shared steps while executing the tests will be really helpful.

                          Thanks,

                          Inthiyaz

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                            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Adding support for saving projects in a network directory

                            Recent versions of VS cannot save projects in a network directory. Might be a good thing, cause I am working alot with network paths.

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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • runtime, 'go to define' can determine the implementation class

                              interface ISome
                              {
                              void Test();
                              }

                              class MyClass1: ISome
                              {
                              public void Test()
                              {
                              Console.Write("MyClass1");
                              }
                              }

                              class MyClass2 : ISome
                              {
                              public void Test()
                              {
                              Console.Write("MyClass2");
                              }
                              }

                              class Test
                              {
                              public void Run()
                              {
                              ISome a = new MyClass1();
                              ISome b = new MyClass2();
                              //while runtime and break at here
                              a.Test();//i want press 'F12' go to the define line of 'MyClass1.Test' not ISome
                              b.Test();//i want press 'F12' go to the define line of 'MyClass2.Test' not ISome
                              }
                              }

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • "new Default" while decalre fields

                                SomeType a = new SomeType(Params....)

                                when the type name of ‘SomeType' is very long, i want:
                                SomeType a = new Default(Params....)

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add bulk edit to features & backlogs views

                                  Having Excel to do this is nice, but for a quick change, let's say to replace the assignee of some items, having either to start excel and get work items or find / create a query for bulk edit or fumble in board view is a bit cumbersome.

                                  The "features + product backlog" and the "product & tasks" view are wonderful and adding either a grid based editing or some kind of bulk editing as in the query result view would be wonderful.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Move the find and replace dialog

                                    The find and replace in Visual Studio is in a very awkward spot if you are looking for something in a very long line (one example is a minified javascript file), this is because every item that the editor finds will be 'underneath' the dialog, and since there is no way to move the dialog, every subsequent find attempt always finds the item under the dialog. This can make javascript editing quite an annoyance. This dialog should be movable in my opinion.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Help us build on account and applications synchronization.

                                      In the gaming world, ( single user price == Office 365), game play services are synchronized for best user experience but in the document world, Office desk applications need to be rebuilt for online experience synchronization, to help people work with an increased number of applications, file reuse for, server, Web, or Apps development. Office 365 inflexibility when coding site forces 10 free sites at Azure, yet the service, is Azure. Lack of assurance that Azure will maintain 10 free site services, will keep from transferring host names or external site services. Visual Studio online provide for 5 free users…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • NGEN should support explicit path based assembly load

                                        Please add NGEN support for Assembly.LoadFile and Assembly.LoadFrom. For more context see the blog post http://blog.bonggeek.com/2013/12/net-ngen-explicit-loads-and-load.html

                                        Today NGEN images (or native image probing) is supported only in the default load context. That means any mechanism used to load assemblies from an path, e.g. using Assembly.LoadFile do not get NGEN support. For Assembly.LoadFrom it's even weirder, it sometimes work and not on other times. This makes hard to build performant large scale applications that uses loosely coupled plugins that are loaded dynamically

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                                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Change the way the VSO slider works in the Azure Portal

                                          The portal states for the VSO scaling:

                                          "Your Visual Studio Online account includes 5 free Basic licenses. There's no charge for users with eligible MSDN Subscriptions.
                                          You can buy more monthly licenses up to the limits below. For additional Basic or Advanced licenses, contact Microsoft Support. Monthly license charges start after you save changes. Learn more."

                                          The first line says you get 5 free licenses, but it says nothing about how to set the slider in relation to getting the licenses. The slider goes way, way beyond five. One could mistakenly think that they are supposed to set the slider…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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