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  1. 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 );

              6 votes
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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 →
                      • Add support for optional environments in release path

                        Here is a typical scenario. Let's say I have a Dev, 2 Test, 1 Prod and Training environments.
                        Whenever a new build is available, I want it to go through the mandatory Dev, Test 1 and Prod environments. But it could optionally be deployed on the Test 2 and Training environments depending on whether the Approver for these environments approves or reject the release.

                        At the moment (2013 Update 1), the issue is if the Test 2 Approver reject the build, I cannot proceed the Prod environment.

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                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Sort "Supported Technology Types" alphabetically in Server details page

                          In the Configure Paths > Servers > Server details page, would it be possible to sort the Supported Technology Types alphabetically ?

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                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide an open API to allow us to extend Code Lens (now that Roslyn is open sourced)

                            Please open up the API for CodeLens now that Roslyn is available to the wider public. It would allow to to do some great stuff on the local code. I would not mind a model that only works locally for now, though a server side API would be nice.

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                              0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support code review of git pull requests

                              Support CodeFlow code reviews of git pull requests.

                              - Git server used to store code.
                              - Issue pull request using whatever mechanism customer prefers (web, command line, visual studio ide).
                              - Create code review request & Email out. Prefer standalone IDE for those not using VS because of platform.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a map control to .NET toolbox for WPF ASP .net and Mobile

                                It would be really useful if Microsoft made it easy to embed location based services into any application type out of the Box. A good start would be an intuitive map control out of the box that is easy to embed and integrate

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • LICENSE VISUAL STUDIO PROFESSIONAL FOR FREE

                                  I do not understand the wacky price of $22.50 per month for Visual Studio Pro. I don't think MS really intends for anyone to purchase this package. I guess I wont be building any Office 365 business apps anytime soon, oh well.

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                                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show visual representation of changes in the stack.

                                    For most things that display state information, when you step, or allow execution till a breakpoint, any state information that changes is displayed in red. But this is not so for the stack. It would be nice if any changes to the stack be marked in some way so as to be able to determine where the code has backtracked and then gone forward to the next stop point. This could be very useful in code flow analysis in large complex applications.

                                    Also, it would be visually useful if some demarcation can be used when jumping from thread to thread…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make compiler generated destructors virtual, if there is a virtual method in the class instead of warning.

                                      Currently, the C++ compiler generates a warning if a class uses default destructor generated by the compiler and declares a virtual method at the same time. Make (always or per compiler switch) the implicit destructor virtual if the class has table of virtual methods and no explicitly declared destructor.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Automatic theme changer (Colour scheme)

                                        Allow automatic change of theme based on time of day (And possibly season responsive)
                                        So you don't strain your eyes or have to keep going and changing the theme every day/night

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Set The Priority Of A Story From The Kanban View

                                          As a TFS End User, I would like to Set The Priority Of A Story From The Kanban View, So that I can groom the backlog

                                          Acceptance Criteria

                                          Given that I have created stories, and/or corresponding tasks, when I drag and drop the story the priority is set.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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