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  1. Make Task<T> implement covariant interface ITask<out T>

    Task<T> sounds like a good candidate for covariance. Except classes can't be covariant in .Net, only interfaces can.

    So it would be nice if Task<T> implemented a new, covariant interface ITask<out T>.

    I believe that adding a new interface to existing class doesn't break any backwards compatibility, so this shouldn't cause any problems.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Include spell check in TFS Work Items

      Make spell check available in work items in TFS. i.e. Titles, Description, History ...

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Backward/forward compatibility for websites

        Hands off guys, but the one thing I want to tell is, C# 6 has thrilling features but when coding a asp.net website in c#, if any one wants to use these new features, what should they do? I mean the web hosters have framework 4.5 We don't want to miss those features just because the web hosters don't have the required frameworks. Not all can have private servers. The feeling you get when you eagerly try out new features and when you want to deploy and you are rejected because the framework doesn't support is a very bad one.…

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • file .ltrar

          convert .ltrar file so everyone can read it without visual studio installed on there machine.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bring back the basic setup and deployment project type Visual Studio Installer.

            [Reopened because of accidental decline]
            You really need to bring back the basic Setup and Deployment project name Visual Studio Installer. It was a clean, simple, and effective installer for home grown applications that were to be deployed internally. I downloaded and used InstallShield LE and it's too complicated and overblown to build simple effective install/uninstall capabilities. Why did you remove it to begin with? We have to support desktop applications for the foreseeable future.

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              0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please remove the word silverlight from windows phone silverlight 8.1

              Please remove the word silverlight from windows phone silverlight 8.1

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                0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow users to send suggestions/feedback via Application Insights

                One source of application telemetry not captured by Application Insights is direct feedback from users. While one can observe usage and performance with the service, if users are directly saying "this sucked" or "please add this capability" then no inferences are required.

                Since Application Insights is already a service in the cloud, and since telemetry is already being delivered to that service why not provide the ability to ship "comments/suggestions/feedback" too, and have a place for that in the AI service.

                Would sure beat having developers trying to build their own feedback/send a smile kind of capabilities from scratch.

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Federated user authentication capabilities for lightswitch applications

                  ADFS for lightswitch applications allowing Federated user authentication capabilities for lightswitch applications

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                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Please add a quick way to surround text with HTML tags

                    The current way of surrounding text with HTML tags is cumbersome in Visual Studio. Please add a quick way to wrap text with any HTML tag (similar to textmate example described here - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/191463/how-do-i-wrap-a-selection-with-an-html-tag-in-visual-studio)

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Manage profiles to group windows settings by argument/context

                      Manage profiles in order to group windows settings by argument/context

                      Example:
                      - when i debug i want to view "call stack" at bottom and i don't want to see Solution Explorer window
                      - when i edit a WPF form i don't want to view "call stack" but i need to view "Toolbox" Windows on the right of VS.

                      So I'd like to configure
                      - Debug profile: call stack windows at bottom, no Solution Explorer, ...
                      - WPF Edit profile: Toolbox window on the right, Breakpoints windows on bottom, ...

                      VS automatically loads Debug profile (se up windows for me) when…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Better "KeyNotFound" Exception

                        Actually, KeyNotFound exception returns "the key was not found in the dictionnary".

                        Adding the key value we try to retrieve to the exception makes debugging easier

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                          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Can we have a required option on the Tag inner text extract rule in webtestes

                          Hi at the moment on almost all Extraction Rules we have a Required option except on Tag Inner Text this is an omit-ion all extraction rules should have the ability not to fail the test

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add option to exclude the new 'Shared File DropDown' in the code editor added in VS 2013 Update 2

                            In VS 2013 Update 2, above the code editor has been added a drop down to 'View and Switch to other projects that this file may belong to'. I'm presuming this was added to support (enhance) the new 'Universal App' project types. As I'm a corporate developer based on Windows 7, writing desktop/web apps then this drop down only ever shows one type. Can an option added to switch off this feature which is useless for us and takes away from the usability of the other two drop downs, especially the members drop down which, unless you are using a…

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                              0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Universal App Build

                              I think Visual Studio should give us a way to build a Windows Phone and a Android App use Xamarin with just one time code.

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                                0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • show labels in source control history

                                I use labels as markers for releases, given this, it would be really helpful if you show labels in source control history by placing them in their appropriate locations between changesets. This way i can compare code from a previous release with the current release while having a view that is closer to the customer's (see screenshot)

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow custom format strings for boolean values

                                  I would like to be able to specify how string.Format displays the True and False values of Boolean variables.

                                  For example I would like the following C# snippet to output "Boiler: On" rather than "Boiler: True":

                                  bool boilerIsOn = true;
                                  Console.WriteLine("Boiler: {0:On:Off}", boilerIsOn );

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                                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make inline if(?) without else

                                    As you know many of developers use inline if, and there are many cases when really we need only one case. For example we write
                                    textBlock1.Text = textBlock1.Text.Lenght > 20 ? textBlock1.Text.Substring(0,20) : textBlock1.Text;
                                    But, we can simply write
                                    textBlock1.Text = textBlock1.Text.Lenght > 20 ? textBlock1.Text.Substring(0,20);

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Angularjs SPA template with WebApi

                                      SPA with Angularjs template, with

                                      1. Default individual authentication with Owin

                                      2. manageable structure for app files, directives, JS, css assets, TypeScript, compatible with 3party js libraries (such jquery, fontawesome, bootstrap, etc)

                                      3. ability to localize spa app resources

                                      4. ability to optimize the runtime resource asset minification (js, cs, less)

                                      5. use LESS stylesheet type when possible

                                      6. include TypeScript libraries for AngularJS, JQuery

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Open source Visual Studio

                                        I mean VS2013 Ultimate and Monaco

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                                          3 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • allow the possilbity to set the Description property of LoadTestRunSettings

                                          Currently the LoadTestRunSettings Description property is only a getter:

                                          public string Description { get; }

                                          I would like it to contain a setter, so I can overwrite this value in a LoadTest plugin that I write. The reason is that I would like to have it contain the build number of the current version of the software.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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