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  1. awaitable events

    I want to be able to await for an event.

    class Goo { static event Action<T> Foo }
    ...

    T foo = await Goo.Foo;

    ...
    var z = Goo.Foo;

    T foo = await z;

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow use of InRelease from Visual Studio Online

      Allow use of InRelease from Visual Studio Online. I see great value in InRelease but at this point only works on prem.

      37 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide a backup service for Visual Studio Online

        As a paid subscriber Microsoft does not provide a back to Visual Studio Online. If a user accidentally deletes a project there is no way to recover.

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        • Add option to MIDL compiler to suppress output noise

          When compiling an IDL file, there's far too much uninteresting output written. Each imported/included file is output, e.g.:

          Processing C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Include\um\oaidl.idl
          oaidl.idl

          It' analogous to turning on the c/c++ compiler option "Show Includes" - not very useful most of the time.

          Ideally, by default, the output would simply contain the name of the idl file processed in the project - just like the c++ compiler.

          Also, why does it generate a warning when you override an option? We have /W0 turned on which generates a warning (ironic):

          2>midl : command line warning MIDL1015: /W0 or /no_warn overrides warning-level…

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow option for ObservableCollection<T> to notify for changes if T implements INotifyPropertyChanged.

            At work we often find ourselves in a situation in which we have an ObservableCollection<T> where T implements INotifyPropertyChanged in some MyClass class. Further, T notifies when some property (e.g. "IsDirty") changes, and we would like to be able to detect those changes to re-evaluate some property in MyClass (e.g. AnyItemIsDirty).

            We used to not have to do this with BindingLists, but we don't really want to go back in time to those since we consider ObservableCollection a step up in terms of being WPF-y/pattern-y.

            We've tried hand-implementing a wrapped ObservableCollection, but it would be nice if that came out…

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to Asp.Net Web applications

              The Multilingual App Toolkit is a powerful extension to Visual Studio for managing language strings with standards based xliff files in Windows 8 Apps. Web applications in ASP.Net desperately need this same toolkit. Please consider expanding Multilingual App Toolkit for other types of applications.

              This request is similar to 'Support the Multilingual App Toolkit to WPF or Windows applications'

              33 votes
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                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Is it possible to connect project hosted under TFS service with project which is under Codeplex

                Im pretty sure Im not the first one but I did not find an answer on that.
                Igot an MS account which I use for Codeplex and For my projets under TFS Service. I got a opensource product which Im evoluating and publish under Codeplex but keep development private under TFS service. Are there any possibility to easely publish my source code from TFS Service to CodePlex (Im using TFS sourcecontrol not a Git)

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                • LiveID aliases

                  When one user authorizes another to their TFS or VSO project, they do so by email address. But if the address they specify is a secondary alias on my LiveID, the authorization does not work. It only works if the address is my primary Alias. If the alias is "confirmed" through my LiveID (msAccount), then authorization should work.

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                  • Restrict user's view of Project-level information in VS Online (provide finer grained permissions)

                    When implementing a single Team Project with multiple sub-projects as is often recommended by TFS experts, I can control visibility of work items and source control folders but I cannot control visibility of iterations, teams, groups, and members. The minimum PROJECT-LEVEL permission I can give to a user is "View project-level information" (or GENERIC_READ at command line). Without this a user gets a 500 error trying to access any work Area. With it they can view all the information above. By viewing the membership of other users any user can also see the groups defined in other Team Projects. This…

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                    • Create query charts for other query types

                      We really love the new chart queries in TFS2013, but it would be great if we could drill down further and create charts using the direct links and tree query types as well.

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                      • In vs2012 please restore the "Quick Find" from vs2010.

                        The new "Quick Find" in vs2012 is terribly inefficient.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • to make the defalt error window smaller for bigger forms

                          the error window is to big for bigger projects that i do

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                            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Windows Azure Protal Login can be made free for Basic usage

                            Windows Azure portal can be free for basic usage.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • if (var item = someObject as someClass) {...}

                              Combine "is" and "as" - extend "if".

                              instead of
                              if (someObject is Someclass)
                              {
                              var item = someObject as someClass;
                              ....
                              }

                              simplify to
                              if (var item = someObject as SomeClass)
                              {
                              ...
                              }

                              the expression would fail if item is null (i.e. someObject is not someClass).

                              Or use separate keyword for such construct.

                              Possible implementations : treat definition with assignment as expression, or just extend "if" expression syntax.

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • hide running SCVMM machines in mtm

                                acoording to this http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee943322(v=vs.110).aspx is possible to see running machines when creating new environments but the problem is that it shows all machines and there might be some you don't want to be used for test....
                                A workaround is to add <LabManagement></LabManagement> in the description field of the machine to hide it from MTM.
                                But please turn it around so you have to add something to show up in MTM, as you easily forget it when you create machines in SCVMM

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • notifications

                                  Using Visual Studio Online website, the main screen only shows the projects I have recently used. But I never know when I've been added to a new project. Please display notifications or alerts on the main homepage when a new project has added you as a team member.

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                                  • IntelliSense should include copy+paste

                                    I often copy and paste members variables between my header and class files (cpp and h).

                                    A frequent operation is to the copy and paste the name of a variable.

                                    It would cool if IntelliSense gave significant weight to the content of my copy/paste buffer when giving me a hint. Most of the time the content of the buffer contains the optimal hint.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • offer a C, VB, and C# compiler for the Arduino, Freescale, and other embedded devices.

                                      There are millions upon millions of embedded products on the market now, and the number is growing. People look to Microsoft for quality development tools. It would be helpful to have a Microsoft development tool available.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • Offer a low-cost Visual Studio version for hobby/learner developer

                                        There needs to be a low-cost Visual Studio for hobbyists and learners. This would help people get started with development using the Microsoft tools and would contribute to the long-term success of the company.

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                                        • Support System.IO APIs for SkyDrive's Smart Files

                                          Filed on behalf of our customers.

                                          As described in this blog post [1], SkyDrive has a notion of smart files [2] which aren't directly accessible using the regular System.IO APIs, such as File.Open. We provided sample code [3] that shows how one can write code that handle smart files correctly.

                                          But to quote our customer:

                                          It would be helpful for Microsoft to provide a full blown solution to this which maps all key methods in System.IO such as File.Copy, File.Move etc. to their WinRT API equivalents. This issue is starting to crop up on support forums as it has caught…

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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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