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  1. New base class in System.Collections.Generic - "Cycle<T>"

    A Cycle<T> is similar to a Queue<T> except that the item is re-enqueued after being dequeued. This allows items to be cycled like a carousel.

    To achieve this, there is a method called .Next(), which gives you the item at the head of the queue.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Can you please allow TFS administrator to Delete users workspace in worstcase via UI, TFS 2010 delete cmd not working with TFS 2013.

      TFS Administrator should be able to delete Clients's workspace in worst case for example - when client has left the organization and his credential[logins] has been deactivated within systems.

      I am trying to delete a client workspace via command line utility and its giving me error which was working quiet fine with TFS 2010.

      Below is the command which was working fine with TFS 2010.

      tf workspace /delete /server:ServerURL WorkspaceName;UsersAlias.

      Note: With TFS 2010 we were having users alias in the user Column, now with TFS 2013 it shows User first and last name [ex-Lastname, FirstName ]

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow implementing one of the accessors on a property without implementing another

        As it is now, you can either use automatic properties fully, or implement the accessors yourself. What's missing is a fairly common scenario of:

        public Type Property
        {
        get;
        set { doSomethingMoreComplicated(); }
        }

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Preserve user created solution folders when regenerating the solution in VST4U

          It is hugely useful to be able to debug add in dlls in Unity: http://unityvs.com/documentation/dll-debugging/ and it is great that the Unity plugin preserves the references to external projects when the solution is regenerated.

          It'd be nice if we could organise these external projects into solution folders and have the tool preserve to user defined folder structure as well as the project references when regenerating the solution.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide the ability for project templates that load NuGet packages to Update to Latest at the time of project creation

            This idea came out of a Mobile Services discussion - because of differing cadences, the project templates that load with VS projects are significantly out of date by the time the VS update that includes them is released. As a result, the project creation process involves first loading the NuGet packages referenced by the project and, then immediately waiting a similar amount of time while updating those very same NuGet packages to the latest versions (in the case of Zumo, they were as much as 3 revs & 3 months out of date with VS2013U3.)

            This is certainly not assumed…

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              2 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enable user/solution-wide pre/post-build script options

              Currently you can configure a script to run before or after a project builds. I would like to be able to run one before and after the entire solution builds. This would ideally be enabled as both a per solution setting and a global one for a user.
              The main reason I need it now is I want to display a full screen popup once my build completes so I know I need to get back to work after a long build completes (which can be quite long in C++ projects case). I can configure a sound to play on…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow declaring get/set for a single statement with out using curly braces

                For example:

                class MyClass
                {
                private string _name;
                public string Name
                {
                get return formatName(_name_);
                set _name = value;
                }

                private static string formatName(string name)
                {
                return "[" + name + "]";
                }

                }

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Using 'new' keyword for constructor declaration instead of class name

                  The purpose is to avoid dealing with retyping long names. For example:

                  public class MyClass {

                  public new(string arg) {
                  //constuct something
                  }
                  }

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • New debugging feature: debug shunts

                    I sometimes find myself running code in a testing configuration where certain parts of the code can't be run, or certain variables need values assigned. Currently, I set a breakpoint at the start of the code that needs to be skipped, or at the point where variables need to be set up, and then I use 'Set Next Statement' and assignments in the Watch pane to set things up.

                    This works fine, except that if I need to do multiple test runs, I have to repeat these steps *every single time*. For that reason, I'd like to propose a new…

                    22 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add graph view with property relationships to XSD visualizations

                      The current Graph View only shows the inheritance relationships between types. The Content Model View is helpful but it produces a very long (vertically) view for a large object graph. A diagram view with lines to represent the properties of each type similar to a data model diagram would be better.

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                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Create a [PreventCheckIn()] attribute

                        Sometimes you need to add temporary code to a project which you may not want to check into your repo. In larger applications, keeping track of this temporary code is challenging. My proposal is an attribute we can add to our code which will prevent a check in until the code is removed.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Views history comment in Pending changes

                          In the "Pending Changes" tab

                          1) If the Comment field is selected
                          2) The text is empty
                          3) Pressing down arrow to view the last 10 comments.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Generate tiles and splashscreen in multiple scales in Blend

                            #Design mockup attached to this idea

                            Creating all the visual assets for a new app is today a quite heavy process usually done in programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.
                            What could be really awesome was if Blend could support a small tool where it would be easy to generate visual assets such as tiles and splashscreens for different kind of apps.

                            If Blend could support vector graphics such as AI files, and place them intelligently inside some guidelines for icons, and generate all the scaled assets, and even scale the resize the icon inside depending on the…

                            16 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • XAML support for #regions for improved overview of

                              Developers / designers should beable to add regions to xaml files, and hereby "group" xaml logically.
                              The place where it would make most sense would be in resource dictionaries.
                              I'd would love to create regions where I could group my 1000's of lines of resources into fontsizes, colors / brushes / font families, Text Styles, control templates ect.

                              The regions could be reflected as a treeview in the Resource pane in Blend, as well as in the dropdown used to 'navigate sibling and parent elements in Visual Studio'.

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                                0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Disable XAML layout property alteration in Blend and Visual Studio when using the designer

                                The designer in Blend and Visual Studio adds, and alters, a lot of properties when you do very basic tasks, such as adding controls and visual tree changes, such as 'group controls into' a panel.

                                Example 1: Adding a TextBlock in Blend;
                                <TextBlock
                                HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                                TextWrapping="Wrap"
                                Text="TextBlock"
                                VerticalAlignment="Top"/>

                                What I'd like to see was, when ever you add a control Blend should just add the Text / Content and don't touch anything else.

                                Example two, adding 3 TextBlocks and grouping into a StackPanel;
                                <StackPanel Margin="0,0,397,134" Orientation="Vertical">
                                <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
                                <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
                                <TextBlock HorizontalAlignment="Left" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="TextBlock" VerticalAlignment="Top"/> …

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                                  0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create Entities from Excel/CSV File

                                  When creating new entities can we please have the ability to import directly from an Excel spreadsheet or CSV file including column names/data types and the data.

                                  Maybe the data part can be converted into a post-deployment script if a database project exists?

                                  This would save so much time when creating new entities.

                                  Can also be the ability to copy existing entities from one solution to another?

                                  Thanks – Mark Phillipson

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                                    0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • to make an app

                                    I suggest you to make an visual studio app, because many people are developing on te way. But they can't use visual studio because they have no app. Because of that they will use other programs that have an app.

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Include more robust instrumentation/error reporting in the LightSwitch model/code gen framework

                                        At the moment, if any kind of corruption occurs in the LightSwitch model as a result of people changing property/screen/data source names, it's basically back to the beginning and recreating the project from scratch. Trying to hack the LSML files without appropriate supporting documentation is like shaking jars to find which one contains the nitroglycerine.

                                        PLEASE - you seriously need to add more instrumentation to the code-gen framework and improved error reporting to ensure that LightSwitch application models are more robust, and at least tell the user where a problem has occurred rather than simply leaving sneaky traps lying about…

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                                          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow the C# 'break' statement to terminate *several* nested enslosing loops, rather than the closest one only

                                          Sometimes, I want to exit several nested loops, based on a single condition.

                                          Today, I have to introduce an additional boolean variable, to exit all the other loops except the innermost one. This is inconvenient.

                                          If only the 'break' statement could have accepted the number of loops to break...

                                          A straighforward example:
                                          for(;;)
                                          {
                                          for(;;)
                                          {
                                          if{true} break(2);
                                          }
                                          }

                                          This feature would work just similarly when used in a 'switch' statement.

                                          We would only have to be concerned to not allow the 'break's parameter to exceed the number of nested scopes it is used from within. Otherwise, an error…

                                          5 votes
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                                            2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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