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  1. CRC32 Helper Class

    Many applications that communicate with low-powered hardware need a way to verify the received data. CRC32 is a well-known, lightweight check value which is better suite to verify short data.

    .Net already has an implementation of this check value with (System.IO.Compression.Crc32Helper, System.IO.Compression, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b77a5c561934e089) but this class has an internal ac cess modifier and can't be used by user code.

    My proposition is to make the Crc32Helper class public.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow NuGet packages containing XAML controls to add entries to the toolbox

      It should be possible to add entries to the toolbox for XAML controls that are contained within a nuget package.

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        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make Fakes available with Visual Studio Professional Subscription

        Fakes and Shims are only useful if every developer in the team is able to use it to enhance their unit tests. Limiting its availability to just Architects and Senior developers (who usually have Premium or Ultimate level subscriptions) sounds like such a bad idea. This is killing the power of such potentially amazing tool! Please consider this.

        Thanks.

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          0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide a framework for long running human workflows

          It is really a common requirement, in my experience, for LOB systems to provide support for human workflows (tasklists & queues).

          Currently, to achieve this with WF, requires a lot of up-front custom code to be developed. It would be especially helpful if this could be released with out-of-the-box ASP.Net MVC integration.

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            1 comment  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • help please (Visual Studio)

            Good night.

            I would like some help regarding data manipulation following code:

            ColaboradorEquipe colaboradorEquipe = (dataGridView1.SelectedRows [0] .DataBoundItem the ColaboradorEquipe);
            string = colaboradorEquipe.matricula collaborator;

            I want a variable to receive the value of the column enroll online. can anyone help me ??

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Reconsider automatic links to Active Directory

                TFS automatically adds everyone it sees in Active Directory to its Identities list.

                We have 20 TFS users out of our 250 domain users.

                - All the "Assign To" fields list 230 irrelevant names in them.

                - All the domain users have access to TFS resources by default, so we have to be very careful with how we set up our groups and permissions to make sure only the right people can see TFS resources.

                - When we switched domains, TFS broke our database because we had two identities for each user, both with the same display name. We could…

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                • 1 vote
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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Improve TFS Branch Merging user interface

                    We work in a mainline with branch-per-release, so periodically we need to merge one or more bugfix change-sets to the active release branch. Often this means a batch of several non-contiguous changesets need to be merged to the same branch.

                    1) When we open the merge dialog it doesn't remember the last-used settings (it defaults to "merge all changes" and the oldest branch - we always want to do a "merge specific changesets" and almost always this will be targeting the most recently created branch. If it just remembered the last settings I used, this would save a lot of…

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                    • AspNetCompiler does not stop on first error

                      I uses AspNetCompiler task to verify syntax of ASPX and CSHTML files. The problem is that if there are many errors (e.g. due to refactoring) AspNetCompiler reports only errors from first invalid file and then does not continue. So, if I have errors in 100 files I have to 100 times build (takes long), open the ASPX file (takes long), fix the error, save, build again and again and again.
                      It would be really helpful if AspNetCompiler reports all errors on first run (like C# or VB compilers do). So I can see all of the errors and fix all…

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Group Events

                        I would like to be able to group Events by a Substring of the Event Name.

                        If I have a Event like Error: "Function: NavigateTo : Stacktrace"
                        I´d like to Group all Events containing "Error:" so I can get a filtered View off all Errors

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                          0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow remote TFS Git repositories to be mapped to an existing local repository, rather than just cloned.

                          Currently when connected to a TFS project in Visual Studio and viewing the remote git repositories, only the "clone" option is given.

                          Visual Studio should give another option, called something like "Map". Map will allow you to specify a local repository that uses the selected remote. This way a repository that was cloned on the command line can be set up to still track TFS work items in Visual Studio.

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                          • Include the oxygene language in installation (one more language)

                            This is not a big idea but i think many old delphi programmers would love to write in Pascal/Delphi syntax.

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                              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • App does not show up in portal

                              An app created via the new vs plugin with a custom azure resource Group does not show up in the old app insights Portal. Btw: The new azure portal is **** in a usability point of view. **** is a hard word, i know. But an azure Portal should be made for devs / it pros. Not for People who like cool looking pictures.

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                                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Auto "FindControl" & binding controls nested within <ItemTemplate> for asp:Repeater Control

                                People are continuously using <asp:Repeater> controls throughout their applications (web or otherwise). Consider the following example below, which is web based. (Note: I've removed some of the attributes to simplify the code)

                                <asp:Repeater ID="rpt" OnItemCreated="rpt_ItemCreated" runat="server">
                                <ItemTemplate>
                                <asp:HyperLink ID="lnk" runat="server" />
                                </ItemTemplate>

                                In order to get access to the <asp:HyperLink> control, you need to do a e.Item.FindControl within the ItemCreated event handler. See below;

                                protected void rpt_ItemCreated(object sender, RepeaterItemEventArgs e)
                                {
                                if (e.Item.ItemType != ListItemType.AlternatingItem && e.Item.ItemType != ListItemType.Item) return;

                                HyperLink hlk = (HyperLink)e.Item.FindControl("hlk");
                                }

                                Doing the e.Item.FindControl for each control within your repeater is a tedious task. Then multiply…

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                                • Allow Silverlight Printing on Another Thread instead of UI Thread

                                  Currently the Print operation in Silverlight happens on the UI thread, which locks the UI until the print operation is complete. This does not allow the code to update the UI thread during the Print operation.

                                  For an example when the print operation is in progress there is no option to show a dialogue box where the current status of the printing operation be shown(ex. Printing Page 1 of 10, etc.). There is no way to even cancel the print operation from the middle of the operation.

                                  Kindly allow the Print operation to take place from other than the UI…

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                                  • Allow custom notifications via the Team Room API

                                    The Team Room API allows messages to be posted to the team room by an individual user, these messages are limited to plain text.

                                    Work item updates, build completions etc. are posted to the team room as "notifications", can contain additional information, and appear as system messages. It would be great to be able to extend this for third party services.

                                    For example, we use Octopus Deploy for deployment, having deployment status and information surfaced in the team room would be great. This is possible using the current API but the messages appear as being posted by me (I could…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • The component list needs some hierarchical structure

                                      For software departments that have a large library of solutions that need to be deployed a flat list of components can grow unwieldy very fast. If a solution is for example composed of 10 to 20 components and the department has on the order of 60-100 solutions the list can be between 600 and 2000 items long.

                                      10 to 20 components is not neccesarily a large number of components when you have seperate config files for each environment, webservices, database(s) and client components as a part of the solution.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Numeric range support for regular expressions

                                        I propose build-in regex support for numeric ranges. While regex is oriented on text, it is possible to construct a regular expression that covers a range of numbers. To give an example, the most frequent regex with numbers involved is one that validates IP addresses. I think that support for numbers will be a viable addition and I support use my CodePlex project 'RegexNumRangeGen' for implementing it. I think that if .NET has support for something trivial like comments in regular expressions, then this feature cannot be missing.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • allow the creation of lightweight "code-only" team projects for Visual Studio Online

                                          Sometimes I just want to upload/maintain/track some code, without having work item tracking, team rooms, charts, and all the extra "stuff" that VSO provides.

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