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  1. Preserve the original Principal and/or Identity objects

    In LightSwitch, the Principal and Identity objects that are created during the ASP.NET authentication pipeline are discarded by LightSwitch and replaced by a new instance of a Microsoft.LightSwitch.Framework.Server.ServerUser object.

    Since the application's custom code may extend the Principal or Identity objects and use their properties for custom logic, it would be in line with LightSwitch's extensibility if the original Principal and/or Identity objects were preserved.

    For instance, HttpContext.Current.User.OriginalPrincipal could contain the original principal object which, in turn would keep the original identity. Or alternatively, to preserve at least the original Identity object, HttpContext.Current.User.Identity.OriginalIdentity could hold the Identity object that was…

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      1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow optionally authenticating as any user when debugging a LightSwitch application

      An application may have custom code either in the service layer or the UI layer, that behaves differently according to properties of the authenticated user.

      Currently when running in debug mode we're always authenticated as TestUser. It's not convenient to have to deploy the application to test such custom code, and not being able to debug it in Visual Studio.

      I suggest that LightSwitch has an option, parameter or any kind of condition (even if set by custom code) that will disable the feature to force the user to TestUser during debugging.

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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Bring back Windowsclient.net and photosuru. At least provide the rss for photosuru

        Bring back Windowsclient.net and photosuru. At least provide the rss for photosuru. It was a very valuable learning tool.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • TSF 2012 Azure with Project Online and Sharepoint reports (may be dashboard).

          Document the solution: use together TSF 2012 Azure with Project Online and Sharepoint reports (may be dashboard).

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • VS 2012 XAML Dedigner Update on Request

            Using VS2012 I've found that the XAML designer external process XDesProc often freezes my system and VS itself using 100% of CPU. Also very often it raise a lot of exceptions, it's very unstable and it's actually quite useless most of the time. Furthermore the XAML intellisense stops working as a result of the designer exceptions.
            I've also experimented that killing the XDesProc process and than restarting the it from VS solve for a while the problem as the designer restart to work.
            I suggest you to NOT AUTOMATICALLY UPDATE THE DESIGNER AS THE USER EDIT THE XAML, i.e. let…

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              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Colorize icons in vs2012 again, because you faster find the buttons

              in VS2012 there are only b/w icons, and the experience shows that you have to search the icon longer than colorful icons

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • CodeMap debugger integration

                Guys, the feature is awesome! Really, really useful and needed improvement. But still require usability polishing.

                1) Please keep current zoom level untouched when changing thread/frame context, just scroll to new location

                2) Add "Zoom Here" feature

                3) Hide unavailable items from the legend (keep it smaller)

                4) Add an ability to collapse portions of run paths to hide irrelevant information. Probably many would want to at least collapse external code portions (hide API call chains).

                5) Relationship categories need additional visualization. For example you can emphasize current thread stack frames. Another silly use case - I add a relationship…

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Database performance test using Visual Studio

                  To Collect SQL Server Database performance metrics using Visual Studio. Already we have unit test of DB SPs,Functions. Similar to that Performance Test or Stress or Load Test on Database. we need featue in VIsual Studio

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • You asked us what you should do next.

                    How about implementing the ideas listed here that have over 1,000 votes.

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Partial Day Off

                      Too often a team member have to be absent for some hours of the project, so it would be important that we might add the day off partially informing the hours of absence in the capacity planner.

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show the full test plan tree in MTM view results report

                        I'm using the latest MTM (2012). I have created several Test Suites which have multiple levels branched below them. When I view the results in the Plan, even though I have selected the parent folder and child folders, the graph shows me only the lowest branch in the suite so I can't tell which suite it is coming from because I have used the same suite names in each branch. I would like to show the name of parent branch (In other words the

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • TFS code review should not require a new code review to be started when code that is already under review is changed based on review comment

                          It seems that TFS requires a new code review to be started whenever code that is already under review is updated in response to review comments. It is not only unnecessary busy work for a developer to initiate a new review each time a review comment would suggest a change to the code that is already under review is necessary, but it also prevents having a single picture of changes made as a result of the review process.

                          With the current method, a single logical code review may span multiple physical code reviews and the comments for the single logical…

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                            6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Create base class DbBulkCopy as part of the ADO.NET provider model

                            Presently, SqlBulkCopy offers bulk insertion capabilities for SQL Server. It is one of few classes in ADO.NET that do not follow a provider model, where we have an abstract base class (say, DbBulkCopy) and different implementations for each database engine. Most of these engines already have APIs that offer similar functionality, but it would be useful to have a standard interface to all of them.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Who created an Area and when?

                              In TFS 2010 there's no way (at least per msdn user forum) to find out who created an Area/Iteration and when. It would be useful to have that information available somewhere.

                              TIA,

                              Vik

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • change the colour of URLs Output Window when using the Dark theme

                                The dark blue URLs are completely unreadable when using the Dark theme.

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                                  3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Introduce data type "file" (not only "image") including upload/open commands

                                  In many cases, it would be helpful to add a file to a record (e.g. an office document or a PDF). There should be native support to upload a file and to open/download a stored file. I know there are workarounds using Silverlight/XAML, but we would appreciate having such functionality built-in.

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                                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Hi

                                    Hi
                                    We are using TFS to store documents (Word & Excel) and it works fine. But i have one disturbance.

                                    When i open a TFS document from a jump list the document is not checked out. Is it possible to check out/in the TFS document in Word / Excel? Just like it works when i jump list open a document from sharepoint.

                                    Today i have to open TFS, check out the document, edit and go to TFS and check in.

                                    Orignal thread; http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/tfsversioncontrol/thread/aff94b6b-1edb-4b24-8991-889487146381/

                                    BR

                                    Conny Blomér

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                                      0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • generic enum.isdefined

                                      Enum.IsDefined tests to see if a value is convertible to an enum type. It was designed in .NET 1.0 before generics were available, so it takes a Type parameter for the enum type.

                                      I suggest an Enum.IsDefined<T>( object value )

                                      It could be implemented with one line of code calling the existing IsDefined

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add in-code markup for hiding of classes or members from Intellisense in unmanaged C++

                                        For managed C++ (and other .NET languages), there has existed for some time a syntax to selectively hide classes, or members within classes, from Intellisense:

                                        [EditorBrowsable(EditorBrowsableState.Never)]

                                        There is no equivalent mechanism for unmanaged C++.

                                        I work a lot with unmanaged C++, and am VERY frustrated that I cannot present the users of my code with a clean interface (i.e. 'showing' them only those aspects that are stable and deliberately intended for invoking/overriding, while hiding anything that is considered implementation-internal and/or subject to arbitrary revision in the future.)

                                        This could be very easily resolved by a couple of small tweaks to…

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                                          1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Develop a simple check-in/check-out application like VSS for low powered laptops/netbooks

                                          Develop some apps for the Netduino on a old laptop and a simple GUI just to check-in and check out files would be brilliant

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                                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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