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  1. Tidy up the solution folder

    In many of our pages (aspx) we now have some specific javascript, functions that only that page uses. so for Responsive.aspx, I've created Responsive.js . I'd like to suggest that for script files thus named, they can be added as dependent files. I've tried it, modifying the project file thus:
    <ItemGroup>
    ...
    <Content Include="Responsive.js" >
    <DependentUpon>Responsive.aspx</DependentUpon>
    </Content>
    and in the solution explorer it appears directly attached to the Responsive.aspx

    This should be an option, of course - maybe right-button click and "make dependent on" or some such.

    (and BTW I much prefer the contract in the VS2013 colour scheme. Thanks!)

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      1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add highlighting options to the text editor

      I love VS, but I often go to bed and wake up the next morning without having any idea of the key items I was working on. It's not a huge problem at all, but it would be a simple and, quite frankly, a nice addition to the IDE.

      Not sure how the highlighting would be stored in memory, but you guys are clever.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add eval to LINQ to force evaluation and exit the monad

        Surely this is nothing new, but I was unable to find it here...
        What I am proposing is to support the following:

        from c in “hello”
        where Char.IsDigit(c)
        select c
        eval ToList();

        instead of:

        (from c in “hello”
        where Char.IsDigit(c)
        select c).ToList();

        where any extension method, e.g. ToArray(), Min(), Max(), First() could be used.

        Current solution is not pretty... and often one ends up using extension methods rather than LINQ with the associated limitations and reduced readability.

        Imperative programming and deferred evaluation generally speaking don’t mix... I have found the lazy nature of LINQ to be rarely necessary/useful and sometimes…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the value keyword inside switch statements

          Add the value keyword inside switch statements to reference the switch value:

          switch (MyBigMessySwitchValue)
          {
          case "SomeBigFancyMatch": setting = value.Substring(4); break;
          default: Log.Error(String.Format("{0} is unrecognized.", value));
          }

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            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Public or Anonymous Read Only access to Project

            As a user I want the ability to publicly share my projects status and source code with users who may or may not have a live account so that the project status, features, user stories, and other reports can be viewed and socialized.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • msdn help library

              Use chm packages or the form of vs2008 help library instead of MSDN help viewer........."connection refused",and cant fix it easily!

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Disable C++ Code Analysis for specific paths

                When building projects with 3rd party libraries, the code analysis warnings completely overwhelm the "local" warnings. It would be very helpfull if it was possible to disable code analysis warnings for specific include-paths, e.g. include/boost, include/qt etc..

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Extend TFVC Shelfset/Changeset functionality to allow patch generation

                  There are a number of scenario’s where I’d love to be able to take a changeset that was checked in somewhere and convert it into a shelfset.

                  1) A changeset that was rolled back, but now needs to be re-applied. It’s quite hard to do this (Get-specific, check out all files, shelf, get latest, unshelf).
                  2) Apply a changeset as a patch from one branch to another without in a baseless fashion (I suspect that a baseless merge with the specific changesetid would work as well)
                  3) Transplant tip of one branch to another branch (say from feature a to…

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                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add PHP support

                    Add PHP tools for visual studio. Most of the websites wrote in PHP, so it would be a very useful tool.

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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Find Symbol Results May Be In ListView for columns seeing aligned

                      Find Symbol Results May Be In ListView for columns seeing aligned
                      code 1. column
                      FileName 2. column
                      File CodeLine 3. Column
                      etc

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • M$ have made it so complicated to download a simple programming environment, Apparently my Win 7 is too old for Visual Studio 2013 ?!

                        How about a simple desktop application to run say C++ for example which works on all Windows Platforms. Everybody not working for M$ hates Windows 8 and its awful, resource consuming interface. Everything has become so complicated I struggled to find a web link for the Visual Studio C++ Express application. IThe M$ site crashed Firefox and I don't like Explorer and only use it when I have to. After the error message saying my OS is too old for Visual Studio 2013 I'm giving up and finding a different application.
                        -Stewart

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                          1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Deployment Gateway Server for Release Mangement

                          The Release Management Server communicates directly to the deployment agents.
                          In our environment (and also in many others) our servers are located in different DMZs seperated by various firewalls.
                          For SCOM there exists a Gateway Server to enable the communication between agent and management server through DMZs and Firewalls. This kind of Gateway Server is a must have to use Release Management in our Environment.

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                            0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add object pool feature to .NET objects

                            Please add support for built-in object pools. So once GC detects that poolable object is out of scope or not in use anymore it would return object to its pool instead of reclaiming its memory. It would allow to decrease memory fragmentation for such objects.
                            C# pattern of usage may be as some attribute decorator for class with properties for minimum/maximum objects to pool or force these classes to implement some new interface.
                            For object initialization constructor's logic could be reused each time object is taken out of pool, or new interface may propose new method.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Automatically add assembly references for types contained in assemblies in path

                              Let's say I don't have the System.Configuration assembly in my references.

                              Now in code I type ConfiguationManager and the code editor complains saying, "The name 'ConfigurationManager' does not exist in the current context".

                              I'd like to see a keyboard shortcut option (maybe one more line item when you do a CTRL + . ) to add an assembly reference. The IDE can then show me a list of assemblies it found with a matching type and I can choose to add the appropriate one.

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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • IDisposable should have DisposeIfNull extension method

                                In cases where it is more efficient to use a try-finally with multiple disposable types involved we frequently have code that looks like this (

                                DispoableType1 disposable1 = null;
                                DispoableType2 disposable2 = null;
                                DispoableType3 disposable3 = null;
                                try
                                {
                                // initialize and operate upon the types
                                }
                                finally
                                {
                                if (disposable1 != null)
                                disposable1.Dispose();
                                if (disposable2 != null)
                                disposable2.Dispose();
                                if (disposable3 != null)
                                disposable3.Dispose();
                                }

                                If IDispoable had an Extension method like so:

                                public static class DisposableExtensions
                                {
                                public static void DisposeIfNull(this IDisposable disposable)
                                {
                                if (disposable != null)
                                disposable.Dispose();
                                }
                                }

                                The above finally block would look like

                                finally …

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support the #include_next preprocessor directive

                                  Add support for the #include_next preprocessor directive to Visual C++. This is a GCC extension, and porting code that uses it to VC++ is VERY DIFFICULT. There is just no good way to simulate it using existing VC++ features.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Insert some details as comment on save file

                                    i need to solution for insert modified comment on head of every files in project like as this

                                    class1.cs => // Author: [Windows username] Modified: [Last modified date]

                                    main.css => /* Author: [Windows username] Modified: [Last modified date] */

                                    main.js=> /* Author: [Windows username] Modified: [Last modified date] */

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                                    • Escape special characters in TFS query list items

                                      Why are we still seeing &lt; and <p> in the Description column when workitem results are listed in a query?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Visual Studio Online just as project management (Scrum / Agile) and CI-build system

                                        See:

                                        http://codepecker.blogspot.fi/2014/03/using-visual-studio-online-with-github.html

                                        http://stackoverflow.com/questions/23211360/visual-studio-online-with-github

                                        We have public repositories on GitHub. we need to plan sprints on Visual Studio Online. But there is this restriction that you have to use VSO's code management system, in order to have integration.

                                        Would be nice if VSO let us use repos from elsewhere (like GitHub, CodePlex, BitBucket), and track those repositories (instead of us building a middle-tier service / cron-job / mirror for it).

                                        Thanks!

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                                        • UnityVS should support resx and .designer.cs files

                                          UnityVS should take care of resx and .designer.cs files in the Unity asset folders so we can use .net native resource system in visual studio for Unity projects.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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