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  1. 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 →
                • Add inheritance for xml documentation from primary constructor

                  Primary constructors are a new language feature slated for C# 6.0.

                  This gives a great opportunity to remove the tedious re-definition of function parameters, most commonly experienced in the multiple constructors (e.g., anything deriving from Exception or its progeny).

                  Thus, I propose that the documentation for the primary constructor's parameters be able to be referenced by any other constructor in that class. This will greatly reduce the complexity of, and thus increase likelihood of, built-in XML documentation.

                  A nice side effect will be that identical parameters for constructors will be more likely to have identical purpose and documentation, which is…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • "Build with shelveset" should work for any shelveset

                    If you create a shelveset that contains:
                    * Added files (files that are not checked in to source control yet)
                    * Locked files (e.g. resource files with exclusive check-outs)
                    * Build process files

                    ...then you cannot do a "build with shelveset" with it.

                    -> If there is a lock on the file, the check out fails so the server can't build it
                    -> If the file is new, it doesn't exist in source control, so the check out fails so the server can't build it
                    -> If the file is a build process file, the build starts before the file…

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Attribute to force XmlSerializer to include xsi:type attribute

                      Often I'm using .NET code to interoperate w/ another language. When possible, its convenient to use XmlSerializer and attributes (EG: XmlIgnore). Often the XML consumer requires "xsi:type" attributes where .NET would not.

                      All of the serialization is correct, but the XML does not function without this "xsi:type" attribute. I would love for there to be a .NET attribute such as [XmlXsiType] that would force the inclusion of an XML "xsi:type" attribute during serialization.

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        • make it easier to load symbols from third party sources like symbolsource.org

                          On every VS instance I use, I have to manually configure symbolsource.org as symbol server. This would be easier if there was a checkbox "use symbolsource.org symbols", just like there is one for "microsoft symbol servers". If there are other popular public symbol sources (I don't know any), they should be included as option as well.

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • IDE improvement

                            F# Depth Colorizer Extension for Visual Studio 2013 [1] offers an entirely different, light years better quality of coding and readability of code in F# and deserves to be part of Visual Studio rather than a separate extension. Please turn the depth-colorizing functionality offered by that extension into a default IDE feature and part of the F# Language Service. The ability to write code that's VERY easy-to-read and understand (available to everyone, even newbie programmers in F#, not only those experienced programmers who downloaded and installed the extension) will have a positive impact on the language popularity and improve the…

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add Table-Valued Function support to LightSwitch attached database data sources

                              The ability to add database views to LightSwitch attached database data sources is very powerful in allowing you to "shape" the data that you send back to the client. Although you can create a query in the LightSwitch data source over such an imported database view and add additional parameters, the way that those parameters interact with the underlying view is auto generated by the Entity Framework and you do not have any control over that. Additionally, views might sometimes not be the optimum way to get the best performance when doing this.

                              Table Valued Function (TVF) support has been…

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                              • Named Parameters

                                I would like a Visual Studio optional compiler warning/error (up to the user to turn it on) that allows for *required* named parameters for constant declarations in a function. For example

                                CopyAllFiles(source, dest, true, false); What does this function do? What does true/false stand for?

                                Because they are declared constants in the function I want to force named parameters. IE:

                                CopyAllFiles(source, dest, createDestDirectory: true, overwrite: false);

                                If however the user passes them as a variable then we assume the user has named his/her variables correctly and don't require naming.

                                bool createDestDirectory = true;
                                bool overwrite = false;
                                CopyAllFiles(source, dest, createDestDirectory,…

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow rename Servers Name in Configure Paths of Release Management

                                  Create a way to rename the Server Name in Configure Paths of Release Management

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                                    0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow users to select multiple nodes from within a Visual Studio .webtest (e.g. so they can dragged into a Dependent Requests folder easily)

                                    We're currently trying to record a webpage that contains jpeg files which don't appear to be captured by Visual Studio's webtest tool.

                                    I've used a program called Fiddler2 which supports saving these requests into .webtest format, however upo doing so I would now like to make a number of these requests asynchronous, instead of syschronous as when they're Exported from Fiddler.

                                    Due to the large number of jpgs, I thought it would be nice to be able to select multiple requests and drag them to the Dependent Requests folder to speed up the test preparation process.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 6 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve performance from end to end

                                        Java does better job in performance than c#.

                                        I think "csharp" has every features we need, the bottleneck is to do more efficient than other language at least the same.

                                        We can say the .NET 5 release is just for performance from the assembly code generated to the jitter and the BCL classes. "(Poor assembly code generation)" :/

                                        Increase performance from the bottom to the top and provide us a performant language, so we can build highly scalable applications with more confidence and don't let us tweaking it to do so.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow acceptance testers to access TFS test hub

                                          We find it a little overkill to require UAT testers to have a VS Test Pro with MSDN subscription simply to be able to record the steps and findings of their tests.

                                          It would be a good and useful idea to create an exception for UAT testers to be allowed access to the test section of TWA to create test scripts and record their results. At the very least, they should have access to be able to record results against a test script that was created by an MSDN subscriber.

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