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  1. Static Interfaces

    I've been thinking about static interfaces, and I think they would be really useful for software which uses reflection to identify and assemble components. Currently I find myself having to design around this limitation with unnecessary factories or by enforcing conditions at runtime (like checking for methods and throwing exceptions if they aren't present).
    It would be great if the following was possible:

    foreach (var type in Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetTypes().Where(t => t is IStaticInterfaceType))
    (type as IStaticInterfaceType).StaticMethod();
    This could be used for singleton patterns, initialization methods, registration methods, constructor contracts, or any number of other things.

    I don't know how much overhead…

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      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • allow me to skip an instance of an exception

      I have a situation where software can run in two modes - remote and local. So the code is something like this:
      try
      {
      MakeRemoteConnection()
      }
      catch
      {
      localmode=true;
      }

      Every time I try to debug in local mode, I have to deal with this exception. I would really like a way to say "this exception is expected - never break on it". You can do that by type, but type is too broad. In this case, the exception type is a common one used everywhere.

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        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make configuration file more intuitives

        Sometime configuration file arent intuitive enough that we cant understand what it does until we read a documentation about it. I wonder if you could improve the configuration system where developer who look at it could have a snap on what is it doing and which class used it.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow entering project namespace during project creation

          I hate it when i have to open the property tabs for my project and edit the namespace and change some default file namespace to it.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • My Music for Ads

            Electronic Dance Music for Microsoft thank you

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Unhandled Exception handling to Console Projects

              Windows Forms projects can add Unhandled Exception code by clicking the "View Application Events" button in the Project properties > Application tab. Please add the same feature to Console Projects.

              Thank you

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Code translator in VS

                Like Solution Explorer provide a Code Explorer where we can transliterate other language code into VB. Most online converters become unavailable many times or does not go through corporate firewall.
                This will be a great feature.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • clickonce should be able to harvest query string parameters also from browsers other than Internet Explorer

                  Currently ClickOnce can harvest url parameters only for I.E this approache is passe . no developer can allow himself to deploy an app that it's functionality is limited only for I.E
                  usage : http://localhost/publisher/WindowsFormsApplication1.application?username=joeuser
                  this code works only for I.E
                  private NameValueCollection GetQueryStringParameters()
                  {
                  NameValueCollection nameValueTable = new NameValueCollection();

                  if (ApplicationDeployment.IsNetworkDeployed)
                  {
                  string queryString = ApplicationDeployment.CurrentDeployment.ActivationUri.Query;
                  nameValueTable = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(queryString);
                  }

                  return (nameValueTable);
                  }

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add ClickOnce deployment for F# projects

                    F# should have the same deployment tools in Visual Studio as C#

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Make login screen responsive

                      I'm working on a mobile app that consumes the Visual Studio Online rest api. For authentication I use OAuth. I use the WebAuthenticationBroker that is in Windows framework for OAuth authentication but the VIsual Studio login page doesn't fit nice. Need to scroll a lot for no good reason. Please make the login screen fit

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • "What's changed" view of backlogs

                        Often it's useful to see what changed in a particular time period (last week, last 24 hours, overnight when your dealing with Geographically distributed teams, ...). This assists in team planning / comms. It would be nice to see these in some fashion in the the backlog board views rather than having to write queries to display this information.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow the TFS Upgrade Configure Features Wizard to be Rerun

                          It would be good to have the ability to rerun the the TFS Upgrade Configure Features Wizard, particularly after yet-to-be-upgraded Process Template items (e.g. Work Item Type file) have been uploaded. Below is an example of when it would be useful:

                          1. We take a copy of the Live TFS environment and restore in the Trial TFS environment

                          2. We perform the trial upgrade in the Trial environment

                          3. We run the Wizard in the Trial environment

                          4. A change occurs to the Live TFS environment

                          5. We want to test the change (and the Wizard's impact on it) in…

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow the Export of Process Templates from Existing Customised TFS Team Projects

                            It would be great if there was a feature to export the entire customised TFS Process Template from an existing Team Project. I would like to export the "full" customised Process Template file structure, in the same way (i.e. using Process Template Manager) I export the CMMI, Scrum and Agile Process Templates. I need to store the Process Template in Source Control in case I require an identical Team Project, and so that I can clearly see (e.g. using Visual Studio Compare) the changes resulting from an upgrade (e.g. TFS 2012 to 2013), and see the changes resulting from running…

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Update Online Documentation for TFS 2013 Work Item Workflows

                              There used to be some handy online end-user workflow (state transition) diagrams for each of the TFS 2012 Work Item Types e.g.
                              http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee332491(v=vs.110).aspx

                              However, the Workflows don't appear to have been published for TFS 2013 on the equivalent page e.g.
                              http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee332488.aspx

                              There appears to be some significant changes based on the following link (see the diagrams for one Work Item type at the end of the page):
                              http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh697436.aspx
                              Unfortunately the page doesn't show Workflow diagrams for all Work Item Types for all Process Templates.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve the ability to print/report on projects and progress

                                As project managers, we need the ability to print SCRUM boards, or features, backlogs items and have a general status updates across an entire portfolio of projects/entire team.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Update sharepoint extensions for 2013

                                  The connection between TFS and SharePoint is very useful when it comes to collaboration, team meetings, etc. It would be great to see the components get a little attention and be updated to support SharePoint 2013 (including the partial loading of the pages to keep performance high)

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to customize components of Visual Studio Express installer to download to reduce file size bloat

                                    I have noticed the exponential increase in file size of Visual Studio installers since 2005. Even recently, I have witnessed ~1 GB increase in file size of Visual Studio Express 2013 installer with the inclusion of Update 2. It's unreasonable to waste bandwidth, time and disk space downloading components that will be of no use to my projects.

                                    As such, I believe it would be more reasonable if Microsoft will allow the selection of components that one wishes to include in the installer before download. Like this:

                                    =====================================
                                    Select components to include in the installer:
                                    [/] Core installation files (required) …

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • provide clarity for USERS of software created w/#J 2.0

                                      Where is the security update link for this #J 2.0? Tonight I downloaded Homestead's SiteBuilder to the new laptop. The final part of install forced me to install this "Microsoft Visual #J 2.0" then after installing it, I was warned it was critical I come to this link (to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa496123) to "update for security reasons". Well, I clicked the link and came to that confounding site only to find it is apparently written for programmers who are coding in this #J 2.0 -- I see nothing on this site about USERS of the actual products (like SiteBuilder) that are…

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                                      • Option of baking like cakephp based on DB table so that platform become more easy and fast for development

                                        I have been working in cakephp for few projects and found some good features like building complete admin panel to manage CRUD operations for all the tables that database details i have provided, really its save my lot of time to manually building it.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Updating the Basic setup and deployment

                                          InstallShield is sucks complicated , too much complicated , why don't you just update the basic setup and deployment and add more options in there , it gonna be more helpful and useful than the installshield ..

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