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  1. Support SQL FileStream and FileTable in Entity Framework

    Currently working with sql file tables is too difficult when working with EF6. I would like to create file table and filestream records directly in entity framework

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      0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Visual Studio to recognise HTML attributes for equivalent elements

      If I create an <asp:HyperLink .../> and include an "onclick" attribute, I get an error message:

      Validation (ASP.Net): Attribute 'onclick' is not a valid attribute of element 'HyperLink'

      However "onclick" is perfectly acceptable when HyperLinks are rendered as <a>, so VS should respect this.

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Design pattern highlighting for Javascript editor

        To create professional Javascript it is highly recommended to use design patterns. It would be great if the IDE could help in recognizing the MEANING of these patterns.

        For example, it could highlight the public vs. private methods of the module pattern by a different background color.

        Suggested patterns:
        Constructor Pattern
        Module Pattern
        Revealing Module Pattern
        Singleton Pattern
        Observer Pattern
        Mediator Pattern
        Prototype Pattern
        Command Pattern
        Facade Pattern
        Factory Pattern
        Mixin Pattern
        Decorator Pattern
        Flyweight Pattern

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • have numbered bookmark

          Have numbered bookmark, set it by hotkey like Ctrl + Shirt + 1,2,3. and by default, bookmark are numbered and can jump to it (Cross documents) by hot key like Ctrl + 1, 2 3...

          Similar to http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/18cbab57-9b50-42f8-b171-61994fcfdf20/.

          But this extension has some bugs.

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            0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve Windows Phone XAML

            Please improve the XAML Markup for Windows Phone as it is missing too many features to become really great.

            Please consider adding support for :
            - x:Static markups.
            - Triggers.
            - Support for TextAlignment "Justify" on TextBlocks.

            Windows Phone is a great platform, but as of now, it doesn't play too nice with MVVM. Refactoring those elements would give us a platform enabling us to create apps with a solid maintenability and would ease our UI development.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support TypeScript like "extends" capability - Compiler Checked Duck Typing

              In TypeScript one can define a method that takes a "generic" parameter and then specify that it extends a certain interface. This essentially allows passing in an instance of any type that has those properties and methods without having the instance explicitly implement the "interface" per se. So it is like compiler checked duck typing.

              Because the instance being passed in doesn't need to explicitly implement the interface (but the compiler can ensure it does at compile time) it allows for a ****** coupling between a type that may not be owned by you and your code.

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                1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Create a small icon on the bottom of the screen to see if you have errors

                when I program the only view I have open (besides my code view) is my solution explorer. For the rest everything is hidden. The problem I have now is when there is an error I don't see it immediately, I always have to open the error list to see if there are errors. And I don't want to leave that view open, it takes too much room of the code view. It would be nice if there were like small icons in the statusbar that show you if there are errors.

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support custom web test plugins and coded web tests

                  I want to be able to upload multi step web tests that use a custom web test plugin. I also want to upload coded web tests so that I can re-use common code in my web tests.

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Automatically create a TFS work item when an availability test crosses the alert threshold

                    When you configure an Availability test you can also configure it to create a work item in TFS when the alert threshold is crossed.

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                      0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide intellisense for constructor-initialised classes

                      If you create an instance of a type using the "shorthand" initialiser syntax e.g. MyType(Field = Value, OtherField = OtherValue) instead of the longhand syntax (let x = MyType(); x.Field <- Value etc. etc.), you don't get any intellisense.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Windows 8 Metro IDE version

                        What my suggestion means in simple terms, is that the Visual Studio team should come up with a Metro style IDE that works like the Google Chrome Browser which has a Windows 8 mode option available. So therefore, if there is an option of running Visual Studio in Windows 8/Metro/RT mode, then you can have a Visual Studio IDE Windows 8 app that will definitely be more convenient and appealing to many Windows 8/Windows Phone developers and it will definitely attract more in the future

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add a NuGet section into Add Reference dialog to show assemblies from installed packages

                          Add a NuGet section into Add Reference dialog to show there assemblies from installed packages.
                          When you retarget a PCL library usually you need to reinstall NuGet packages to reference correct assemblies. Or if the target PCL profile differ for you PCL library and for your app you need to manually add correct reference from NuGet package folder. So you need to browse for it which is very annoying!

                          9 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • improve the documentation of system.net.httplistenertimeoutmanager

                            1 - for some of the settings, it is not clear what happens if the timeout gets violated.
                            2- what is the guidance for changing these settings?
                            3 - what happens if these are set too low or too high?

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Expose the UrlGroupId / allow code to specify the RequestQueueName in HttpListener

                              This will make it simpler to configure performance counter collection

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Change the Browser Link icon

                                The [enable|disable] Browser Link icon is represented by a clockwise arrow and I often get this confused with the Restart icon which is represented by a counterclockwise arrow. It would be great to change this to something else, such as a bidirectional horizontal arrow.

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                                  0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Create a custom field that counts the number of times a work item has been in a given state. This will allow us to track bug re-openings.

                                  Meaning that I would like to be able to count the number of times a work item transitioned back from ('closed' or 'resolved') to 'active'. The current reports allow me to find Bugs that were reactivated but I cannot count how many times each bug was reactivated individually.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Distinct Intellisense icon for read-only properties (get accessor only)

                                      It would be helpful to have a different icon in Intellisense to identify properties that only have a GET accessor (read-only properties). I've attached an image to illustrate the current situation and a concept icon for read-only properties.

                                      Currently, Visual Studio's Intellisense doesn't help us to rapidly see which property can be modified (i.e. those that have a SET accessor). It shows the same icon for properties regardless of their accessors (get, set, or both).

                                      For Microsoft assemblies, we have to look at each property's documentation comment for something like "Gets ___", but not "Gets or sets ____".

                                      For internal…

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                                        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow to select a project from same solution as debug project for a library project

                                        I want to be able to right-click a library project and select to Debug it in solutions that contain multiple libraries and runnable projects.

                                        To achieve this I need to have a Debug page in the Properties of the library in Visual Studio, where I'd be able to select another project from the solution that is runnable itself (the library isn't runnable)

                                        Possibly one would chose only among the ones that reference the library, but maybe all runnable projects should be offered to select since they may be loading the library dynamically and use it via MEF etc. withouth referencing…

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                                        • Display feature details in Backlog and Board view

                                          I'd like to see backlog items assigned to feature like I can see tasks assigned to backlog items in backlog items views.
                                          Remaining work should be populated from assigned stories.

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