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  1. Create shorthand notation for boolean expressions

    When writing boolean expressions it would be useful to be able to abbreviate expressions where the left hand side remains the same, but has to be compared to different things.
    As an example, now you have to write something like this:

    name == "John" || name == "Paul" || name == "Ringo"

    This could be shortened to the following

    name == ["John" || "Paul" || "Ringo"]

    Another example would be

    value != null && value != "error" && value != "warning"

    which could be shortened to

    value != [null && "error" && "warning"]

    This is just syntactic sugar, but I…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Create method stub at cursor's position

      After you select the class/method from the dropdowns in the navigation bar, the method stub is appended at the end of the current file ( (A) in the attached picture).
      I wish this could be changed, e.g., the code will be placed at the current position of the cursor ( (B) in the attached picture).

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • php

        Add full integrated of PHP language without third party and be free.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Create migration tooling for TFS

          As a ALM Consulting I need good migration tooling so that I can push data from one TFS server to another.

          The idea would be to create solid open source tooling that really supports consultants in the field. The TFS Integration Tools are too often a sledge hammer when a scalpel will do and the lack of investment is making them more and more irrelevant. We need to have simple tooling to move work between TFS servers, Collections, and Team Projects which is not currently supported scenarios in the Integration Tools.

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            4 comments  ·  Rangers Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add support to use android emulators from GenyMotion

            It would be nice to use the android emulators from GenyMotion. The AVD emulators are very slow.

            Emulators from GenyMotion are fast and they already have support for other IDEs like eclipse. It would be nice to have support for Visual Studio as well.

            7 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS - Allow more than one iteration to be 'Current'

              We have a situation where leveraged teams are contributing to more than one iteration (Release, to us) at a time. We'd like the 'Current' iteration shortcut in the Backlog View to either be configurable, or at the least, show more than one iteration.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Partial deployment of SharePoint artifacts

                Really, waiting 5+ minutes while it deploys after changing 2 letters is NO FUN. This can sometimes decrease productivity tenfold. We do need partial deployment.

                So what would be very good to have is this kind of experience:
                1) right-click on a project item -> "Deploy to SharePoint"
                2) plus, a setting for the project: "Deploy on Save".

                By a project item, I mean all possible types of items: items that are deployed to 15 hive, items in Modules, and even Features.

                11 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • license users per group assignments

                  Automate license assignment based on group membership. For example, any member of Group X has "Basic" license. If a user is a member of multiple groups, then the highest access license is applied.

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                  • Retire TFS - an antiquated tool

                    I have seldom worked with such a frustrating suite of tools:
                    - TFS web supports features and fields not available in the desktop version
                    - configuration requires changes at the server level - an impractical solution in large enterprise settings
                    - TSF subscription reporting has this "1970s" feel that has us wondering what year it is.
                    - lack of features is glaring in comparison with tools as simple as JIRA and Mingle

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                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide a friendly way to select a Build Definition in Release Template properties

                      Its necessary a search option or a friendly way to select a Build Definition in Release Template properties

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                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add an option to supress printing the name of the source file being preprocessed or compiled

                        Similar to the /nologo, please add an option to disable echoing of the file(s) being preprocessed (/P option) or compiled.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support "Playback error" dialog in MTM of VS2013 Update3

                          According to my and other persons tests, MTM which comes with VS2013 Update3 does not support "Playback error" dialog like in MTM 2012. It doesn't have options to continue playback in case error occurs playing back action recording. (MTM2013+Update3 only have "Close" option in case of errors)

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                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Recognize and find changes to PUBLIC Queries

                            Recognize and find changes to PUBLIC Queries if these should have been adapted unintentionally / faultily, to be able to produce the raw state again.
                            GOAL: Being able to recognize unintentional / faulty changes and undo again, too.
                            Wish: The solution should know the old condition "before" the change or all changed attributes flat exactly.

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow Team Web Access Charts to Group by Tags

                              Specifically with the Scrum process template, there is no place to do root cause analysis, so the natural candidate is to use Tags, this avoids having to customise the process template. The problem is that I cannot produce a work item query "chart" that will allow me to "Group by" the tag. While I appreciate that this might be a challenge with the nature of the pseudo managed field, it would be really useful.

                              54 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Hierarchy configuration of Portfolio and Backlogs by Team

                                Hi, I think it will be a good idea to have a different hierarchy configuration for portfolio and backlog by Team.

                                It is habiltual each team working with a different scope and even with different categories of work items.

                                One solution might be to give the possibility to edit file ProcessingConfig to assign each <PortfolioBacklog> an attribute of Team or something similar.

                                Thank's a lot

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                                  • 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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                                      • 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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