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  1. allow generic properties in a non-generic class

    The idea for create a generic property is there's no need for class be generic, it's a little annoying (for me).

    This is my suggestion:

    public class AnyClass{
    public T GenericProperty<T> { get; set; }
    }

    To restrict it is the same of functions:

    public class AnyClass{
    public T GenericProperty<T> { get; set; } where T : AnotherType
    }

    Maybe all restriction contexts should be evaluated. I hope that you feel familiar with this issue. Thanks in advance for see this post

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make it possible to merge two separate WinJS projects (WP and Windows)

      At the moment, you can either create a new universal project and you get a WP and Windows project with a shared project reference in both.

      Or you can create either and then right-click and do "Add Windows 8.1" or "Add Windows Phone" project.

      What I would like to do is be able to have two separately created projects in the same solution and be able to reference a shared project I've created myself. I tried this and it's not possible to do so. The Shared project I have in the solution, from a previous attempt at doing a "Add…

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        0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Implement AD FS for TFS

        Our organisation policy does not allow us to use TFS Online / visualstudio.com. For on-premises TFS instances, ADFS is not supported at the moment. I'm hoping a future update will incorporate the ADFS bits for TFS Online in the on-prem version as well. That would open up some authentication schemes we'd like to use.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable search in "Current Block" when user selects an argument to a function.

          When I click on the name of an argument for a function/procedure/method, then use control-F the search dialog is opened. The option to search within the current block is not available. Please make it available.

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          • Filter TFS workitem history better

            For example. I drag and drop a story in the product backlog. Now there's a history entry for changing the stack rank. When I'm looking for real field changes, this and its kind really get in the way.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide more helpful and in-depth documentation

              For example, what are all of the settings in the VSTU "Configuration" window for? I know most are self-explanatory, such as "Send console to Visual Studio", but what about "Extensions filter"? What is that used for? What does it do? Or what about the DotSettings file? Why might a user not want it to be generated?

              Also, "Project File Generation" page in the Documentation is severely lacking. It would be really nice if there was more that covered how to use SyntaxTree.VisualStudio.Unity.Bridge. What kinds of things can this do? How should it be used? Provide some more real-world examples.

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please open Research Departament for Games for Disabled People in Bialystok Science & Technology Park.

                We Developers must bring MULTIPLAYER games to disabled children. As a parent of children with cerebral palsy and Developer I have got a mission to give this kids new ways to play with others. No more alone child on wheelchair! From custom games to digital health care system. We can make better further for children with disabilities. And also special missions in games for SPECIAL SOLDERS!

                "With great power involves great responsibility."
                Join the Estimo.mobi side of the force.

                Please support ESTIMO.MOBI by sending some devices for testing games in integrate classroom.

                May the Force be with You!

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                  0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Normal library for C# work with Videos

                  Please publish normal library to work with videos using C#. It took my 5 days to work about that and now too I have not done that..

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                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add auto-suggest for meta:resourcekey tag in html editor

                    Please add auto-suggest for the meta:resourcekey tag in html editor.

                    For example, when I am typing:

                    <asp:HyperLink ID="hlnk_chat" runat="server" meta:resourcekey="hlnk_chat" Text="Chat"></asp:HyperLink>

                    It would be great if the editor could auto suggest the tag meta:resourcekey when you start typing "meta"

                    This would save on a lot of typing when adding localization attributes to server controls.

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Creating a DSC script from Release Management actions

                      To combine the best worlds of the "Release Templates" and the "vNext Release Templates" it would be nice to create a DSC script from a DSC action library and the configuration variables
                      For example the xWebsite resource (action) in the xWebAdministration module

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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Visual Studio Online Plans. Basic and Advanced plans include VS Express edition, Professional plan VS Prof. Adv Plan should have VS Prof.

                        Visual Studio Online Plans. The Basic and Advanced plans include Visual Studio Express edition, the Professional plan includes Visual Studio Professional.
                        Should the Advanced Plan not have Visual Studio Professional or at least a number of the Visual Studio Professional Licences.
                        http://www.visualstudio.com/products/visual-studio-online-user-plans-vs

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                          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Test templates in C++ in development mode. (Simulate with a class)

                          While working in c++, add ability to test a template's composition with a specific class/type to get better intellisense for example.

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • WPF - SVG support

                            SVG (scalable vector graphic) is becoming very prominent these days. All major browsers support it.
                            Performance and functionalities are improving very quickly.

                            Knowing that, it sounds very intereting for those who want to design a graphical design application (like an UML designer) to do it with SVG.
                            The document result could be a SVG or an XML with embeded SVG in it. Having a SVG file would enable anybody to see the result in any browser/OS.
                            Many other advantages come with it.

                            The actual HTML5 browser model is Javascript based and by the way is interpreted and untyped.
                            - By…

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Coded UI Support for ExtJS

                              Coded UI Support for ExtJS Application .

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                                0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Copy paste of type name from a variable tool tip

                                When hovering above a variable the editor displays a tooltip with the type information.

                                It would be useful to enable a right click menu that would place the info in the clipboard for future use, this is especially true for long namespaces.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a global option for defining a completely separate location for all project builds to reside

                                  There should be an option to, instead of having each projects build output reside in the same folder as the solution, specify one location for all of the project output to go that is completely separate from where the projects are kept. The reason I say this is I would like the option to save all my projects to OneDrive. If i currently output to OneDrive, every single time i rebuild my application for testing, the files resync with OneDrive eating up my quota. If there is an option to separate them, then I can have my projects reside on…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Entity Framework (EF) & Linq to use in JavaScript (NodeJS)

                                    I have seen that exist an unofficial linq library for JS:
                                    http://linqjs.codeplex.com
                                    https://github.com/mihaifm/linq

                                    NodeJS could be better if Microsoft create the official libraries. With NodeJS and EF We could connect with relational databases.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • When the tests are organized in folders and subfolders within the solution then show this structure in the ordered test editor as well.

                                      When creating many coded tests (Unit Test & Coded UI Tests) for a solution the tests are organized within the test project in folders and subfolders. When creating an orderd test, these tests are all shown in one big list. The idea is to show in the ordered test editor these tests in the same folder/subfolder structure conform the test project layout. Additionally, when the coded tests are spread accross mutiple test projects for the same solution then group these tests first by test project name then show the folder/subfolder structure of that test project.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Syntax coloring for F# ASCII char literals

                                        The Visual Studio IDE correctly colors ASCII (byte) literals i.e.

                                        "Hello World"B

                                        but not ASCII (byte) characters, i.e.

                                        'H'B

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                                          0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • ConcurrentDictionary and Dictionary: Please add methods to retrieve original key with value

                                          Currently there's no way to retrieve the original key that was in use when value was added to ConcurrentDictionary (same apply to regular Dictionary). Please add overloads that allow to retrieve original key together with the value.
                                          For example, today ConcurrentDictionary has TryGetValue(TKey key, out TValue value) and the new overload would be then TryGetValue(TKey key, out TKey originalKey, out TValue value).

                                          This functionality is very useful if the dictionary has custom comparator. For example for strings it may be StringComparer.OrdinalIgnoreCase. And then for every string, with different case that matched by comparator, dictionary would report that it has value…

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