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  1. buy Xamerin and put development effort into MvvmCross

    Bring more deveopers to your platform by buying Xamerin and putting development effort into MvvmCross.

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      0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • hierarchyid Data Type Support

      Idea is basic, hierarchyid Data Type Support.

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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Automatic update visual studio online board

        Hello guys first like to congratulate once again the great tools offered by the company for you to make life easier for us developers.

        I use visual studio online to manage and develop personal projects with peers, and the tool is perfect just have a suggestion for improvement that I think would be pretty cool, today we are looking for board whenever we get a new task we have to manually update the browser to check if any other member project team is doing, and the manager of the team has to keep repeating this operation several times to check…

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          0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enhance Report Project Template to allow Nested Report Folders

          Nested report folders are a simple and effective way to manage SSRS report permissions.

          Although available in SSRS the current Business Intelligence - Reporting Services - Report Server Project template does not allow nesting of folders (see http://partnersupport.microsoft.com/en-us/mpndevelop/forum/mpnvs/vs2103-report-project-sub-folder).

          This is a very serious problem for us as it makes it virtually impossible to bring complex SSRS projects under source control.

          Thank you

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            0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • property computed

            Expose Computed Properties in the screen properties (if the entity it is a generated entity from Database. Also, It would be nice if you can have onDelete, OnUpdate functions on that property to specify the logic for every operation (sometimes you want).

            Problem: You want to display some images, but the images itself are placed locally and not in a filestream. Also you don;t want to place in the database itself because the database can grow a lot. One workaround would be to have a computed property Content, but those can not be displayed in the screen properties.

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              0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Send hipchat room messages from a "TFS" user rather than the api user

              The VSO hipchat integration supports sending messages when events happen. The Hipchat API supports a notion of setting the from user. It would be nice to see those messages come from "TFS" or "VSO" instead of me. See the from parameter at https://www.hipchat.com/docs/api/method/rooms/message for

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VSO Build Completed webhook should have a single configuration item for hipchat

                Hooking up the usual colors for VSO -> Hipchat integration is a little verbose. It would be nice to see this just a 1 click setup. E.g. succesful = green, failed = red and notify, partial = yellow, notify, stopped = grey.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Hover on Javascript and show prompt

                  I use VS2012, create a website, ASP.NET WEB website. In Scripts folder in Solution Explorer, there are a number of js files.

                  So I create test.js file. I type $(, intellisense prompts, as the figure 1 shows.

                  Then I type the whole statement and mouse hovers on $, no prompt shows.

                  If I code in C#, mouse hovers on a function name or class name, there will be prompt as Figure 2.

                  Can VS support "hover prompt" of Javascript?

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • create a simple keystroke to delete an entire tag in html editor.

                    When editing HTML and there is a tag that you wish to delete with many properties the selection of the tag is tedious unless you use the mouse. A simple keystroke to select the entire tag or command in other languages like the full range of an IF statement would make editing much easier. An example would be.

                    <p><a><font size="3" color="blue" face="veranda">Here is some text</font></a></p>

                    if I wanted to select the font tag I would position my cursor prior to the < in the tag. then hold control-shift and press the right arrow 14 times to select the remainder of…

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fix Test Explorer output (monospace font and output not via link)

                      Arguably a great thing with VS2012/2013 was a new faster test executer. However, the new Test Explorer is in almost all ways a lot worse than the old version. One thing particular is that this UI completely disregard normal code fonts and uses a non-monospace font which causes output formatting to not follow normal trace output in the output window. Since every single developer in the world most likely at one point has depended on monospace font to get formatting right in traces this inconsistency is extremely annoying.

                      Not only the for the fact that to actually get to trace…

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                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix extremely slow intellisense for methods with many (thousands) overloads

                        Intellisense in VS2013 and probably older versions is extremely slow for cases when there are many overloads for the same method e.g. a class Foo has methods Do(...) with thousands of overloads.

                        This causes intellisense on edits anywhere in the entire file to be extremely sluggish. This is the case when referencing an assembly directly, but it is even worse in the case when the method is from a project in the solution. In this case inspecting devenv.exe with procmon reveals that devenv opens and reads the code-file with the method overloads for each overload, that is thousands of times!

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                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Graphic operations in .NET framework

                          Some basic operations on images should be available in .NET framework without using external libraries. Operations such as: resize/scale, cropping, changing colors depth, etc.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow multi HTML clients

                            Please make possible to add more than one HTML Client to a Lightswitch Project

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                              1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Distribute Visual Studio SDK as a NuGet package

                              If I write a Visual Studio extension and want to make it so I can build it on a Build Server, here's what I currently have to do...
                              http://blogs.msdn.com/b/aaronmar/archive/2011/05/10/visual-studio-extensions-and-build-servers.aspx

                              Surely a NuGet package could make this more bareable.

                              P.S. Would be great if the package was made for VS2010 SDK not just the latest version, as many developers will be building against that SDK so the extension can be used on 2010, 2012, and 2013.

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                              • Provide check-in policy enforceable on a single branch

                                Currently, TFS Check-In Policies apply to an ENTIRE Team Project, however, it would be useful to be able to apply a check-in policy on just a single branch or trunk of the source control tree rather than on an ENTIRE Team Project. This granular control of check-in policies would provide much more flexibility with the overall development process especially in agile environments where multiple branches may be developed simultaneously in order to achieve a final released product.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • CurrencyFormatter Support for PCL (.Net 4.x, Windows 8.x, Win Phone 8.x, iOS, and Android

                                  CurrencyFormatter Support for PCL (.Net 4.x, Windows 8.x, Win Phone 8.x, iOS, and Android

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Direct support for PowerShell in pre/post build events

                                      Currently only cmd/batch files are supported. PowerShell is a great replacement available on every Windows box basically. Writing complex pre/post build scripts is way easier in PowerShell.

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                                      • Support for collectible assemblies

                                        Support for collectible assemblies, i.e. assemblies that can be unloaded from memory (without deleting appdomain).
                                        Example: Build a kind of REPL on top of your application so that user can script your application. This leads to high customization capabilities. The user script might be sent via files to the application running 24/7, hence you need emitted code to be collected.

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                                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Visual Studio 2012 fakes UnitTestIsolation instrumentation failed to initialize fix bug

                                          fix bug : Visual Studio 2012 fakes UnitTestIsolation instrumentation failed to initialize

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