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  1. Add "My Builds" to the online Build Explorer like I see in VS

    In the Team Explorer - Builds in Visual Studio 2012, there is a great section called My Builds. I love being able to see all the build information relevant to me right at the top of the window.
    In TFS 2013 online, when I open BUILD > Explorer most of the build information is there, but not "My Builds." Please add the "My Builds" to the TFS web view!

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      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Show variable contents interleaved into the code during debug step-through

      Show variable contents interleaved into the code during debug step-through.

      text editor when not debugging:
      line 4. line of code with int variable i1 and string s1;
      line 5. line of code with int variable i2 and string s2;

      text editor while debugger paused at line 4:
      line 4. line of code with int variable i1 and string s1;
      line "4.5": i1= 123 s1="bla bla bla...(truncated if too long");
      line 5. line of code with int variable i2 and string s2;

      Optionally interleave all things in local and global scope into all lines by pressing some toggle key.

      The variable…

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        0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Microsoft Access 2010 Source Code Control 64 Bit

        Just would like a x64 version of microsoft access 2010 source code control

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          0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Provide VB.NET Templates for developing Universal Apps

          As we all know, universal apps are the future in windows and apps market. Though, Universal Apps template is not available on Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC. So, please make it available as there are more developers in VB.NET than we think.

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          • Fix TFS workspace usability

            Working with TFS workspace is ridiculously cumbersome. Have to be constantly be watching which workspace is active when creating projects. No way to delete projects in TF Service (or if there is one, where the **** is it?? It's also greyed out ...) Constant source of guesswork and frustration. The concepts are not hard, but implementing them with the tools is completely frustrating. There are many details which simply don't work the way you would expect. Constant negative surprises is not good UIX. You need to do a study with real developers trying to accomplish real developer tasks. As is…

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add and assembly attribute for the compiler to bypass null reference exception.

              Like in Objective C, when you access a method or property from null, nothing happens, instead of raising an exception.

              Actual scenario:
              string temp = null;
              var type = temp.getType(); <- null reference exception is raised

              Proposed scenario:
              string temp = null;
              var type = temp.getType(); <- nothing happens, go to the next instruction, type variable will also be null

              In basic terms, null.something returns null instead of raising an exception.

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add properties to enums and facilitate enums as DataSource with integrated string description of each item

                First, like MATLAB can do, make enum a struct to include properties like this

                struct DaysOfWeek
                {
                enum { Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat }
                bool IsWeekend { get { return this==Sun || this==Sat; } }
                }
                ...
                DaysOfWeek day = DayOfWeek.Mon;
                if(day.IsWeekend) { ... }

                Essentially the enum values become equivalent to static readonly fields but retain their value semantics.

                Also a combo box should be able to use enum with the DescriptionAttribute to show not values but strings, but return values on .SelectedValue

                Please integrate enums as DataSource for list of values in ComboBoxes and other…

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Elemental functions for use with collections, just like Fortran 95

                  public static int Add(int a, int b) { return a+b; }
                  ...
                  int[] array_a, array_b;
                  int[] array_c = Add(array_a, array_b)

                  Allow static functions of a type to be used with arrays of the type for fast sequential data processing (and mathematical operations).

                  From Fortran Wiki: Elemental procedures are specified with scalar dummy arguments that may be called with array actual arguments. In the case of a function, the shape of the result is the shape of the array arguments.

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                    1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Better deployment on azure through TFS build process

                    Dear Microsoft Team,

                    We are currently trying to set up a CI/CD-Process for our company using TFS and Azure. For that purpose we use the AzureContinuousDeployment.11.xaml build process template. In general it provides a lot of flexibility and allows for customization. Nevertheless we faced several limitations that are currently restraining us from successfully installing the CD for our Azure projects.

                    1. The build process with AzureContinuousDeployment.11.xaml template doesn't have the option to swap deployment on Azure. That would be useful to have. At the moment, we need to do this manually via the Azure management interface. Another possible option is…

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Opening a site from Visual Studio

                      I am usually open a web site from File > Open > Web Site and select a folder. Isn't it better if i drag and drop a folder from my computer to Visual Studio for opening it?

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Micro threads (tasklets) for async/await syntax

                        Add MicroThreads (mono tasklets) for async/await syntax

                        so async methods wil be mutch cheaper and do not create additional memory allocations and exception handling will be very easy to introduce

                        http://mono-project.com/Continuations

                        When call async methods from sync context faramework pop micro stack from pool and async method use it for execution. On await it just switch from micro stack to real thread stack, and when continuation calls we just switch to suspended micro thread and go on. when async method awaits fo another asunc methd it just call it in microctack and all. All exceptions will be catched properly because…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Refactoring: generate variable(s) for argument.

                          Wen you have a method that excepts a parameter of type 'FooB', Visual Studio has a nice feauture when you enter 'new ', it already comes up with 'FooB'. So you get something like

                          yourMethod(new FooB());

                          It would be nice if you can then select this 'new FooB()' and select 'refactor=> generate variable for argument' which generates:

                          var fooB = new FooB();
                          yourMethod(fooB);

                          foob.DoSomthing(new FooA());

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                          • WPF Split view - multi screen

                            When I write XAML code to create a view I can only split the design window two ways - verticaly or horizontaly.
                            But many developers are using more than one screen and I think it would be very nice to be able to split this WPF designer into 2 windows.
                            So on one screen developer will see just the design window and on the other screen will be the XAML editor with file related to this design view.

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                            • Make it possible to choose which .NET debugging engine to use when debugging from start external program

                              VS2012 and later versions of VS seems to choose the .NET 4.0/4.5 debugging engine by default when using "start external program" in project settings and running program by pressing F5.

                              When I am debugging older versions of the software (which uses .NET 3.5) VS is unable to debug since it uses the "wrong" engine (4.0/4.5).

                              I found an existing forum post on this subject:
                              http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/768651/visual-studio-does-not-attaches-debugger

                              This thread shows two possible workarounds:
                              1) Attach to process with correct debugger engine
                              2) Add exe-file as existing project (File -> Add -> Existing Project) in solution and override debugging engine in "project"(exe) properties.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Deeplink the emails to automatically select the requested release in the Release Explorer portal

                                When selecting a link on an approval or validation email, the release explorer portal is open, but I cant see on the email which release I am being asked to validate/approve
                                Change the link/portal so that when a link is clicked in the email, the build being requested is pre-selected in the portal

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                                  0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add support for async/await with IObservable<T>

                                  The async/await keywords are fantastic for simplifying code when dealing with asynchronous workflow. The only issue I have with them is that they only respect scalar results. The BCL already contains an interface for the purposes of representing sequences of values which are "pushed" and potentially asynchronous, System.IObservable<T>, and I think it would be very beneficial to add async syntax to better support generating them as well as consuming them:

                                  Async iterator:

                                  public static async IObservable<string> GetNames()
                                  {
                                  using (DbCommand command = GetCommandFromSomewhere())
                                  using (DbDataReader reader = await command.ExecuteReaderAsync())
                                  {
                                  while (await reader.ReadAsync())
                                  {
                                  string value = await reader.GetFieldValueAsync(0);
                                  yield…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support Enterprise Library Logging for Application Insights Diagnostics Logging

                                    Application Insights currently has adapter support for Log4Net, NLog, and TraceListener logging. Please support Enterprise Library Logging!

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                                    • Add a per project option to automatically invoke ILMerge on assemblies

                                      Currently, this is a tedious post build step to set up and maintain. Having an option in the project settings to 'ILMerge this assembly into the executable' would make it much easier.

                                      This is desirable to cut down on the dll **** with multiple projects in a solution.

                                      It is often desirable to ship certain dlls separately, so this would need to be a per project option. I'm not sure whether the exe would state that it wished to merge dependencies, or that the dependencies state that they wish to be merged. Probably some combination of both.

                                      It would only…

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