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  1. Add support for IDataContractSurrogate against primitive types

    This would allow for an Amplified type eg

    public class AmplifiedString {
    public string Value {get;set;}
    }

    to be serialized to as a string property and back again

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Debug JavaScript running in the WebView control.

      This should apply to Windows Phone Emulator, attached WP8 device, and Windows 8

      Currently you can only debug js code if it is running in the root of the app ( ala a JS based application ) It would be great to be able to debug js code running inside a WebView as well.

      Even if the only way to do this was by putting `debug` in your js code, and being prompted to open a new instance of VS, it would be extremely helpful.

      61 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Union/sum types in TypeScript

          ...with syntax like union { int, string } or simply int|string
          This will allow to simplify lots of overloads, and enable faster integration with existing libraries that have to be typed as "any" currently.

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Inheritance from TreeNodeCollection

            It is impossible to inherit from TreeNodeCollection because it has only 1 constructor which is internal.
            I suggest to make a protected constructor in this class so it will be possible to inherit from it.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Update CodedUI Controls from Application

              CodedUI should come with a Maintenance Option to update Control Search Properties by right clicking the control, select "Update From Application" then pointing or dragging over to the control in the application. This will update the control's properties without having to go in and manually change/test each property when the application changes. Take a look at QTP/UFT for an example.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Automatically update the _ascxPath into the SharePoint project containing a Visual WebPart when the project is renamed or converted

                This is very annoying, if you have multiple webpart to rename or to convert from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013.

                Ex : I have a Visual WebPart created in SharePoint 2010 and I perform the conversion to SharePoint 2013.
                The _ascxPath is not updated by Visual Studio when the conversion occurs. The comment above the constant however says :
                Visual studio might automatically update this path when you change the Visual WebPart.

                Once converted to SharePoint 2013 the path MUST contains the /15/ folder in order for the ascx to be resolved correctly.

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                  0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Renaming a Sharepoint project or artefacts is really a pain in Visual Studio

                  When you have a SharePoint project or an artefact and you want to rename it you have to manually perform additionnal steps in order to make it work. Like going through all references to that. It seems that the renaming does not change the SafeAssemblies and most of the code into the elements.xml. The result is that the project will compile but at the run time you will have an error message saying that the Webpart is not safe.

                  For beginners they often end up creating the project or the artefact from scratch.

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                    0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make search options in the small search box more visible and intelligible

                    When searching with the small search box that opens inside a document:
                    1) It is not evident at all if an option is checked or not (the only difference being an orange rectangle on gray bacground around the option).
                    2) It is very hard to tell what the option means. If the "Aa" icon for case sensitive search makes some sense, the "Ab|" one for "match whole word" does not.

                    I think it would be much more usable to have search options written in plain text and with checkboxes like in the regular "find and replace" window.

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add support for ALPN to System.Net.Security.SslStream

                      The proposal is to add TLS ALPN support to the System.Net.Security.SslStream API. One of the key applications of this would be to negotiate SPDY or HTTP/2 connection with a server.

                      "Microsoft drove into the TLS working group a new standard called ALPN: [IETFDRAFT-ALPN] Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), "Transport Layer Security (TLS) Application Layer Protocol Negotiation Extension", draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00, April 2013, http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tls-applayerprotoneg-00 This standard uses a TLS extension during the handshake to communicate to the server/client what inner protocol will be spoken over the secure stream. For instance, this is how SPDY and HTTP/2.0 connections are negotiated between browsers and compatible…

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                        3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow the team build definitions 'SolutionToBuild' list to come from a file stored in TFSVC

                        In order to add, remove, reorder the list of solutions to build, we need to manually edit each build definition associated to the branch. Typically exactly the same changes need to be made in each build definition e.g. for CI build, Nightly build etc. Further more when these changes are merged to other branches, the same changes to be repeated in the build definitions for each branch. If the solution list was loaded from an XML file on the branch for example, it would require updating only once and the merge process would take care of propogating the changes to…

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                        • The Ability to have my own sorting order from properties in Windows Forms PropertyGrid.

                          When i use a PropertyGrid i would like to have the ability of my own sorting order. E.g. with a attribute.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Private Shelvesets

                            I'd like to rise the idea to implement possibility to create private shelvesets. Why is it important ? We have customer having access to source control and we don't want to have customer seeing our shelvesets as we are using the shelvesets as the place to store the new functionalities of the product before the client pay for it. After customer will pay then we have possibility to provide the solution very fast.

                            2 votes
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                            • Allow marking a backlog item as duplicate

                              Currently you can link a backlog item to another as a related item, but I would like to link an item as a duplicate, and have the duplicate item not appear on the kanban board

                              7 votes
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                              • change graph x axis from relative time to absolute time in the load test report

                                The load testing tool is till not in part the others in the market. One basic feature is showing graph x axis time in absolute time rather than relative time.

                                11 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Intellisense for Tuples

                                  When defining Tuples, you can give types to parameters but cannot give any names to them. For example:

                                  public List<Tuple<
                                  string /*Description*/,
                                  double /*Amount*/>> Distributions { get; set; }

                                  When using this public property you can tell that it is a list of tuples of string+number but what are those? It would be nice if Intellisense could somehow give you a hint that the string type is "Description" and the int is "Amount".

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • how to integrate Google Voice Search (search by voice) LightSwitch client html ?

                                    integrate Google Voice Search (search by voice) LightSwitch client html !

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                                    • Support for variadic generic arguments in C#

                                      I think it would be nice to have variadic generic arguments on c#

                                      something like this:

                                      class Entity
                                      {
                                      void Add<T, in TArgs ...>(TArgs args)
                                      where T : Item
                                      where T : new(Entity parent, TArgs args)
                                      {
                                      items.Add(new T(this, args));
                                      }
                                      }

                                      This is a lot safer than getting T constructors via reflection and receiving params object[] as arguments.

                                      Maybe this could also be used to declare interfaces

                                      interface ITest<in TArgs ...>
                                      {
                                      void DoSomething(TArgs args);
                                      }

                                      delegate TResult Func<in TArgs ..., out TResult>(TArgs);

                                      public static void SafeTest<T, in TArgs ...>(this T t, TArgs args)
                                      where T : ISample<in TArgs> …

                                      8 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bring back the "VISUAL" in visual studio

                                        Visual studio used to look really great. However, everything about the 2012/13/14 interface looks.. amateurish.

                                        -The icon looks like something a 3 year old did.

                                        -The lack of depth makes the whole thing jump into my face. Please bring back the "line work" with contrast.

                                        We have incredibly high resolution monitors that can render beautiful images. To go all grey is such a step backwards.

                                        In the old days people scrambled to get color monitors just to get away from the ho-hum grayness of working with a machine all day. To send us backwards is irritating at best and abusive…

                                        19 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make Visual Studio Tools for Unity available por Visual Studio Express

                                          I see MS has recently released Visual Studio Tools for Unity for VS2013... but it seems to work only for Pro and above versions. Is it possible (or even planned) to be released for VS Express?

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                                            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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