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  1. 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.

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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 →
              • Allow pre-pidding of Visual Studio 2013

                In previous versions of Visual Studio (2012 and earlier), a developer or IT Administrator could pre-pid an installation of Visual Studio to support mass deployments (especially in scenarios such as Lab Management). However, this capability has been removed/taken away in Visual Studio 2013 which removes the ability to easily perform mass administrative deployments of Visual Studio to test and development environments.

                Please consider re-adding this functionality back to simplify administrative deployments.

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Generate RESX files in alphabetical order

                  When saving RESX files from the Resource Editor, generate the XML in alphabetical order, sorted by the resource Name. This reduces the chances of version-control conflicts if multiple developers are adding to/editing the same resource file.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow explicit call of constructor (this or base) in another constructor

                    Before access to any field of object.
                    For calculating arguments of constructor and their storing in local variables.

                    For example:

                    Before:

                    public class Foo
                    {
                    public Foo(int x, int y) :
                    this(CalculateFoo(x), CalculateBar(y))
                    { }

                    private Foo(string foo, string bar)
                    { }
                    }

                    After:

                    public class Foo
                    {
                    public Foo(int x, int y)
                    {
                    var foo = CalculateFoo(x);
                    var bar = CalculateBar(y);
                    this(foo, bar);
                    }

                    private Foo(string foo, string bar)
                    { }
                    }

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Using the default value "null" with the keyword "params

                      If the method is called without arguments, pass value "null", and not an empty array.

                      For example:

                      public static void Foo(params int[] array)
                      { }

                      public static void Bar(params int[] array = null)
                      { }

                      static void Main(string[] args)
                      {
                      Foo(); // Foo(new int[0]);
                      Bar(); // Bar(null);
                      }

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for "dpi aware" bitmaps in WPF

                        An article on MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms701681.aspx) recommends providing bitmaps in several sizes for each graphic. This is a very good idea, and there should be built-in support for this in WPF.

                        Example:

                        <Image Source="myBitmap.ico" Width="16" Height="16" />

                        Then, depending on the dpi setting, WPF automatically will select that bitmap in the ico file whose size matches best the required pixel size (i.e. 96 dpi -> 16x16 pixels, 120 dpi -> 20x20 pixels etc.).

                        This, of course, is only an example of how it could be implemented, there might be better ways.

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                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • (Editor) Disable adding a new line after C# [Attributes] when auto-formatting

                          This thread pretty much says it all >> http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/9e5dd395-afd7-46d7-845d-5345a3268961/dont-let-the-editor-insert-a-new-line-after-a-c-attribute?forum=visualstudiogeneral <<

                          What I want is:

                          Auto format ->

                          [MyAttribute1] [MyAttribute2] Stuff MyStuff;
                          [MyAttribute1] OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

                          But what I get is:

                          Auto format ->

                          [MyAttribute1]
                          [MyAttribute2]
                          Stuff MyStuff;

                          [MyAttribute1]
                          OtherStuff MyOtherStuff;

                          which is quite annoying.

                          There is no option anywhere to disable adding a new line - This should be a very basic built-in option.

                          Thanks.

                          32 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Capture Image in coded UI for Windows Store Apps

                            Coded UI for Windows Store Apps is not supporting capture image

                            Need to have a way to capture Image in coded UI for windows store Apps if we need to verify any Image.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • open side-loading for consumer versions of windows

                              The side-loading workflow for the enterprise versions of windows is fairly simple and secure. However, the barriers to side-loading apps on consumer versions of windows is too high relative to the alternatives: the open web platform and (for x86 windows at least) traditional win32/.net app distribution on the desktop.

                              In addition, there are several compelling non-LOB use cases for side loading in consumer versions of windows without requiring paid product keys purchased in bulk:

                              Open source: LGPL and GPL software - these licenses are incompatible with the closed app store distribution model.

                              Privately distributed apps for non-enterprise related groups: e.g.…

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Please incorporate the way to validate the background color of a cell in a grid through UIA or codedUI automation.

                                Problem : There is no way to validate the background color of a cell in a grid through UIA or codedUI automation. Request you to please incorporate this feature. This would be a nice feature to have for testers who use Visual Studio and MSDN Library a lot on a working day.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Enable copy/paste of files between solutions

                                  If often want to take files from a solution open in one VS instance, and add them to a solution open in another. If I try the usual copy/paste, I get an error "The source files for this operation cannot be found in this solution".

                                  Please could you make VS smarter so that it can handle this.

                                  11 votes
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                                  • Custom Tool should create new files with same Build Action as the original one...

                                    Custom Tool should create new files with same Build Action as the original one...

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                                    • LET ME PRINT IN COLOR!!!! I cannot believe that the latest version of Visual Studio (2013) STILL does not let me print in color.

                                      I cannot believe that I still cannot print in color. When I google this issue, I get 14 MILLION hits! This feature would be a simple check box on the printer dialog form and a little bit of code behind it. Very simple.

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                                      • One Line Initialization

                                        I have a suggestion for a possible syntax improvement in visual basic.net. It's towards the initialization portion of a one line multiple declaration. Here is an example:

                                        'Syntax:
                                        Dim a, b, c As Integer = 5

                                        'Output:
                                        'a = 5
                                        'b = 5
                                        'c = 5

                                        Attached is a file of an example where I would want to use a one line initialization. Take a look at the test scores(test1, test2, test3). An easier way to declare those would be:

                                        Dim test1, test2, test3 As Double = -1

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create a program, to be used by command line, on TFS and Visual Studio, for code clone analysis.

                                          Like FxCop, in order to make a code coverage analysis, for our projects, it's also required to make a code clone analysis. I know that it's possible on Visual Studio IDE, but for Agile projects, it's more powerful by command line.

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