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  1. Anonymous type definition

    Allow c# to define types in inline way. For example I have a web api action that returns a Dto. I have to define action as:

    public class Dto
    {
    public int Key {get; set;}
    public Group Value {get; set;}
    }

    action:
    public Dto GetDto()
    {
    ...
    }

    I suggest to write action method as:

    public {int Key; Group Value;} GetDto()
    {
    ...
    return new {Key = key, Value = group};
    }

    Also C# can defer type from action method. So this code can be valid:

    public anonymous GetDto()
    {
    ...
    return new {Key = key, Value = group};
    }

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to delay verification of synchronization between model and source files.

      Hi,
      Each time I open my database project, Visual studio runs a heavy process of verification of synchronization between model and source files.

      Message in status bar says "Verifying your model is synchronized with your source files. Your database projects will be ready after XXXX operations are competed"

      If we can have an option to delay this at build time, this can improve resource utilization on developer machine.

      As, I have around 15k files in DB project this process takes a long time.

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        1 comment  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Better error trapping around VS extensions

        There are a number of hangs and crashes that can be attributed to poorly performing or untrapped exceptions in extensions. VS should better handle unresponsive extensions, rather than crashing itself.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • shove .net up your boss's butt. bring me VB6-A already.

          shove .net up your boss's butt. bring me VB6-A already.

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            3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Edit Changeset Details in TFS Web Interface

            Ability to modify changeset from the web interface.
            1. Change commnets
            2. Associate work items

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The Processor Architecture for Tests should use the current Platform type

              1. Pick a Platform and Configuration from the drop-downs
              2. Go to Test Explorer and run tests

              All tests FAIL!

              The tests use the 'Default Processor Architecture' which can be configured under the TEST menu. If that doesn't match the Platform type I'm working with, tests fail to run.

              Whenever I change the Platform, I need to remember to also change the Default Processor Architecture.

              I suggest that when I pick a platform, the Default Processor Architecture also changes to match.

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              • Add "Add Data Breakpoint" context menu to Watch expressions

                Here is a common use case to debug data change. Make it an item in context menu in Watch.

                1. drag-and-drop a structure member on a Watch window.
                2. Insert & in front of it to take its address
                3. drag-and-drop the address value into Watch window again , because there's no way to easily copy just the address of the variable or member
                4. Copy the address of the variable or member
                5. Go to Breakpoints window
                6. Choose "New"->"New Data Breakpoint"
                7. Paste the copied address of the variable or member.

                That's quite a bunch of clicks thousands…

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                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • quit stealing focus when a breakpoint is hit - I am not always just sitting and waiting.

                  Quit stealing focus when a breakpoint is hit. I am not always just sitting and waiting. I might be in outlook or some other program typing away and presto! I am now typing into some source file. File gets checked out of TFS, code is "modifed" and I have to wait wait wait until the edit&continue debugging finishes its preliminary work. Once I have control, I have to undo the edit and undo the TFS checkout.

                  Just blink the VS icon in my task bar like other apps that want attention when a breakpoint trips. Please.

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                    2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Making a NotImplementedAttribute that would give an warning when it's attached to a method, just like the Obsolete

                    A simple question: Why there isn't any NotImplementedAttribute in .NET?

                    You can always throw the exception, but I think it would be nice for this to work as the ObsoleteAttribute -> you get an warning for using that method.

                    Ok, you have a method with this attribute, and when you implement it you have to remove the attribute by hand, but I think this is safer than using methods with throw new NotImplementedException() inside...and wait for them to get called.

                    I remember reading that the Obsolete is hard coded into the compiler, but maybe there is some spare room for…

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • native zen-coding support in Visual studio ?

                      I hope to get native zen-coding support in vs12. developer of zen-coding in vs10 have tell that they are not working on it anymore.

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                      • Dynamic query variables for work item query

                        If work item query contain field that often changed like the version (for analyzing defects from version to version) you must edit a query and set new value. Or another example: analyze tasks by user, create a query for each user not good idea.
                        It would be good to give the ability to set value for such fields dynamically through a dialog box or a certain field on the toolbar of query results.

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                          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Introduce Versioned Shelvesets

                          It would be nice if I could have a version history and multiple versions for each shelf. Basically I'd like a local branch so that I can version my work before I'm ready to integrate and check into the trunk with the rest of the team. This local branch is would never really last longer than a day or two but it would allow me to roll back work to a previous local version if I've made some big mistake and find myself lost in my code.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please provide facility to Link requirements of Test Steps in MTM as you for attaching screeshots for teststeps.

                            Right there is a provision for MTM to link the Requirements or Use Cases to Test Case.
                            I request to provide an additional support to link the Requirements or Use cases to Multiple Test steps with in Testcase.

                            This will help while doing tracebility for the testcases and requirements.
                            This will also help to verify that all the requirements are tested which are assigned to cover in the testcase.

                            Regards
                            Thejo

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                              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Button to set both "All Configurations" and "All Platforms" in Project Property Pages

                              When people change project properties they sometimes forget to set Configuration to "All Configuration" and Platform to "All Platform" before. As the result broken builds. Also if properties has to be changed regularly it's quite annoying to set correct Configuration and Platform fields first. It would be nice to have, for instance, a button that will do that automatically.

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                                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve mixed-mode debugging

                                Often in C++ / C++/CLI debugging, the debugger is unable to show managed object property values in the Autos and Locals window. It does work in Quickwatch if you drill to the property.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show files that were checked-in on Source Control Explorer History

                                  When you right-click in VS 2010 in Source Control Explorer and click "View History...", you only see comments. You have to double-click on the changeset to see files!!! Just integrate it into the view in a tree fashion.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • add time tracking features like Gantter.com or odesk

                                    need a way for team to track time spend on tasks so you don't have to use software

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                                    • Ability to print backlog / sprint directly from Visual Studio Online

                                      Ability to print backlog / sprint directly from Visual Studio Online

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                                      • Add native .NET support for hot swappable devices

                                        Provide a .NET library that exposes devices such as USB, Thunderbolt, eSATA, etc. This library should also provide events such as device arrival, request for removal, removal, etc.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add context-sensitive refresh for Solution Explorer

                                          In solution explorer I have to select the Refresh option when I've added an image to a project's folder structure so I can get it into my source control provider and part of the actual project. With larger solutions, hitting refresh just so a single new file shows up can take a while so adding a "Refreh" option to the menu for folders already in the project would save a significant amount of time.

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