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  1. Isn't it will be nice if there is reactor for converting if statements to switch case ?

    Here are if conditions ...

    if (questionType == Enums.QuestionType.multiradio)
    {
    answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.Where(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0)).FirstOrDefault();
    }
    else if (questionType == Enums.QuestionType.select)
    {
    answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.Where(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0)).FirstOrDefault();
    }
    else
    {
    answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.Where(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (!a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue || a.QuestionOptionID.Value == schema.answerOptionId)).FirstOrDefault();
    }

    Here is switch ...

    switch (questionType)
    {
    case Enums.QuestionType.multiradio:
    answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.FirstOrDefault(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0));
    break;
    case Enums.QuestionType.@select:
    answeredQuestion = answeredQuestions.FirstOrDefault(a => a.TemplateQuestionID == schema.templateQuestionId && (a.QuestionOptionID.HasValue && a.QuestionOptionID != 0));
    break;
    default: …

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Don't break hardlink

      There is a patch for VS2005 (KB945993): "The hard link of a file is destroyed if you use Visual Studio 2005 to open and to modify either the original file or the hard link".

      VS2013 has the same symptoms, but seems no patch.

      Could it be fixed for VS2013 and later versions?
      Or "saving a file by replacing it" and "exposing it to the end user" is "by design"?

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Use fuzzy search for autocomplete suggestions

        By 'fuzzy', I mean a search that matches whenever every character of the search string is present in order. Sublime Text does this, and it's amazingly effective at letting you pare down a long list of suggestions to the one you want with a minimum of keystrokes and thought, particularly in situations when there are many items that share a common long prefix. This would be particularly useful in the Navigate To search and the code editor autocompleter, but I would encourage using it in every search suggester/autocompleter in VS.

        For example, searching for 'alpdoone':

        (...100 similar options...)
        AnnoyinglyLongLibraryPrefixDoThingOne() //…

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • try to load 7zip source Build.mak...

          try to load 7zip source Build.mak...

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            0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Persistent notifications for failing webtests

              The app insights feature of being able to test a URL is great, but the one thing that we need that it doesn't do (to the best of my knowledge) is send out an email for each and every failure. Currently it only sends an email when it fails the first time and then another email when it succeeds. It's quite possible for that first email to get lost and for us to not know when the site is down as a result. If we got an email for every failure we'd more quickly notice when a problem occurs.

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include Blend for Visual Studio in Visual Studio Community Edition

                Include Blend for Visual Studio (Desktop Edition to build WPF applications) in the Visual Studio Community Edition

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                  0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Remove orphan build agent directories when a build configuration is deleted.

                  When a build is ran, it creates a directory on the build agent. If you delete the build, it does not delete the directory that was created on the build servers. If a build is deleted, the corresponding directories should be deleted on the build server.

                  13 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Build and Debug Android OS with Visual Studio and Android Emulator

                    Ability to build and debug android OS with Visual Studio and new Android Emulator

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                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • email body limitation characters go to url iif

                      Hi,
                      I have a problem, but i didn't find any help. Maybe someone could give me advice!

                      I created a report with an action "go to URL". It creates a standardized email with a different content. sometimes it's a bit longer. If I want to create a email with about 1200 characters the hyperlinkt does not open like with a smaller content. is there any limitation of characters for such a email configuration? when I open it with the preview of VB 2008 the email gets generated, but the text ist cut off.

                      Please help me!!

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                        0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support for DocBlock comments in C#

                        Xml comments are out. DocBlocks is the future.
                        Visual Studio should really support DocBlock comments.

                        /**
                        * Short one line description.
                        * <p>
                        * Longer description. If there were any, it would be
                        * here.
                        * <p>
                        * And even more explanations to follow in consecutive
                        * paragraphs separated by HTML paragraph breaks.
                        *
                        * @param variable Description text text text.
                        * @return Description text text text.
                        */
                        public int MethodName (...)
                        {
                        // method body with a return statement
                        }

                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docblock
                        http://www.phpdoc.org/docs/latest/guides/docblocks.html

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Button/Shortcut for "last edited" position

                          Jump to last edit. Often, you find yourself in a situation where you have edited in one document, while you currently find yourself in a completely different document. How do you get back to the place where you were last editing your code? That is likely to be the place where you want to get back to, in order to do some more editing.
                          Whenever you click Ctrl-Q, the last edited document is found, and the cursor lands on the line where the last edit took place. Alternatively, you can click the button in the toolbar.

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                            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • wildcard in "symbols to exclude from automatic loading"

                            You bunch of morons

                            Why in Symbol settings in "symbols to exclude from automatic loading" window
                            I have to specify each assembly separately?

                            Are you crazy?

                            It should be wildcard like System.*

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                              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow purchasers of volume licenses to use them!!

                              Visual Studio 2013, licensed for 6 users on volume license - No keys given, now way to associate a user microsoft login to the license - license as trial version only expires 91 days, 90 days,....!!! Would be good to provide keys for volume licensing or some other way to associate a user to a volume license.

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                                0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Windows 8 Touch keyboard in WPF

                                Please implement a simple way to show and control the Windows 8 Touch keyboard from WPF.
                                Something like this: http://brianlagunas.com/showing-windows-8-touch-keyboard-wpf/
                                But it would be nice if it's not a need to disable the RealTimeStylus!

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a new project type for the front-end projects (SPAs)

                                  SPA is becoming a new trend in web development, but Visual Studio doesn't yet support splitting web applications into two separate projects - one for the front-end (Angular, Ember, React etc.), and another one - backend code (ASP.NET Web API, SignalR etc.), yet allowing to build and run them as a single web application. The directory layout you are currently enforce to use is not suitable for SPA applications. That is one of the reasons why many web developers switch from ASP.NET development to GO and other technologies.

                                  It would be nice if VIsual Studio would support a directory layout…

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add "Generate rollback script" button in SQL Server Data Tools' Schema Compare

                                    I use Generate Script button to produce a script to introduce changes from development to other environments.
                                    Normally the deployment procedure is (simplified):
                                    Script the change using Schema Compare.
                                    Backup the target database.
                                    Apply the change.
                                    If something goes wrong: Restore from backup.

                                    This works if the script fails. However, sometimes the change has issues that have made it through testing, that do not become apparent for some time (like the middle of the next day...). At this stage I have the option of restoring, and losing user data. Alternatively, restore the backup I did to another database (or SQL…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • It would be nice if code of one language for coded ui test of windows store app will run for all languages

                                      If a windows store app supports multiple languages and we would like to write coded UI test for that app then we need to write for all supported languages. suppose an app supports more than 20 languages then it is not feasible to write the code for all languages.

                                      It would be nice if we can write only one code for coded UI test and there will be one resource file kind of thing where we can put all localized strings from which file the code will read the localized strings and validate according to that. This approach will be…

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow VSO Stakeholder License to use Feedback Client

                                        Please consider allowing the new VSO Stakeholder license the ability to submit Feedback using the Microsoft Feedback Client. Appears that submitting a new feedback response work item created via the feedback client is not enable for Stakeholder license. User must have basic license.

                                        We want anyone in our organization specifically testers, support people and consultants to be able to capture a bug using the feedback tool and create a TFS item related to it. New stakeholder license seems perfect for this. Appears only "Basic" licensed users can do this.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • add option to not trigger Quick Info by mouse hover over symbol

                                          Many times Quick Info is unintentionally triggered when the mouse pointer is over a random symbol. This is distracting, and I would like to turn this automatic behaviour off.

                                          Many automatic intellisense options can be disabled so that they must be explicitly invoked to show them. For Quick Info this is Ctrl K + I.

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