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  1. Compiling 32/64 bit code with cl

    Could somebody at Microsoft write a driver for cl, so that 32 bit and 64 bit code could be compiled via a command line switch, instead of having to use vcvarsall to constantly switch back and forth between two different programs.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support code review of git pull requests

        Support CodeFlow code reviews of git pull requests.

        - Git server used to store code.
        - Issue pull request using whatever mechanism customer prefers (web, command line, visual studio ide).
        - Create code review request & Email out. Prefer standalone IDE for those not using VS because of platform.

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Better PC speeching with more localized voices (Italian too!)

          Now there is a problem to find localized voices in Italian for PC speeching.
          I think it's a good idea to implement the speech functions in the .NET Framework and insert more and more localized voices in VS resources.

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add PHP to Visual Studio

            Even dough PHP is not a Microsoft Language, The IDE could be working for it and generating Microsoft an Income.

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              0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • The Work Item page should have the option to be undocked

              In order to have frequently used (and changing) information at a fixed position on screen it is neccessary that the Work Item page can be undocked.
              Otherwise transient pages (like Changeset Details), which are also shown within the Team Explorer, hide the Work Item page.

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                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • In debugging, ability to view properties while in sleep/wait/join and other situations.

                A cannot evaluate properties in debugger after pausing the program while the thread is in sleep/wait/join. This makes debugging almost impossible in some cases. It would also be appreciated if the properties could be viewed while "native frame is on top of the stack" (or sg. like that).

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • provide a save function to commit new value on fly for WIT

                  Modifying the WIT, I used a copy function to copy value from the original field to the remaining field and there is no command that I can use to save/commit the new copied value to the database. Thus, the query can't "read" it out in the results. That makes users confused because they can see the value in the work item. All we can do now is triggering a "save" manually (ex: by adding something to the description, then hit save).

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Create a guide for moving from subversion to TFS.

                    I would appreciate a guide for how to move source control from SVN to Team Foundation Server 2012. How to go from trunk, branches and tags to TFS branching conventions?

                    How to handle multiple solutions in the same team project? Today I have several solutions in a SVN repository (corresponding to a product). Every branch has multuple solutions (main product and supporting components).

                    How to handle documentation that is not included in the solution but simple versioned by source control? For example, in SVN I have trunk\documentation for documentation and trunk\source for the source code.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow custom format strings for boolean values

                      I would like to be able to specify how string.Format displays the True and False values of Boolean variables.

                      For example I would like the following C# snippet to output "Boiler: On" rather than "Boiler: True":

                      bool boilerIsOn = true;
                      Console.WriteLine("Boiler: {0:On:Off}", boilerIsOn );

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                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Increase the number of transactions automatically added to the transaction response time graph

                        Currently when running a load test with over 50 transactions, the graph "Transaction Response Time" only adds the first 50 transactions. This creates issues when running large tests, since you would need to manually add the additional transactions manually.

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Update the Winform Webbrowser control to support Async/Await

                          Currently, when navigating to a web page, the only way to run code after the page has loaded is to either use events (DocumentCompleted) or to run a loop calling DoEvents and checking ReadyState.

                          I think neither is a good alternative. It would be great to have an Async method Nagivate(Url).

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                            1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a new "View" option to ListView.

                            VerticalList

                            ListBox lacks functionality and ListView is the next best thing. The only problem is the fact that if I want a vertical list, I have to put it in details mode, add a column and then set HeaderStyle to none.

                            Wouldn't it be better to just have a vertical list option?

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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Capture frame or video from USB webcam.

                              Sometimes when testing devices such as mobile phones, tablets, GPS devices, TV's, Saterlite decoders, you require to attach a image of the problem. By allowing a frame capture or even video from webcam will help a lot for non Microsoft PC devices and broaden the market that MTM2010 can be applied to.

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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make MSTest Classes NOT sealed to allow for extension (BDD)

                                Would love to use mstest for testing, but like the BDD-style of MSpec or xUnit-BDD. Could get similar functionality if I could inherit from MSTest Base classes.

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                                • Drag and drop between Solution Explorer and Windows Explorer

                                  Should be able to copy (or even move, if necessary) a file from Solution Explorer to Windows Explorer via drag-and-drop. (Surprisingly, the reverse direction is already implemented!)

                                  The Solution Explorer is similar enough to Explorer that it is somewhat surprising that this well-established convention is not supported bidirectionally.

                                  (Similarly, D&D between two instances of Visual Studio ought to work too.)

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                                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Multiple Bookmark Sets

                                    I've been using bookmarks every day for a long time.

                                    How about having different sets of bookmarks that are color coated.

                                    So If I'm working on 3 different problems in the same solution, i can have a different set of bookmarks per problem and they can be color coated. Then have a dropdown next to the bookmark nav toolbar to select which set you want to toggle.

                                    Please let me know. chrismicco@gmail.com

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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  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 →
                                      • Value arrays with constant length

                                        Now you only can create an array with an extra indirection, because arrays are objects, and you access it through that reference. An array that is **** out in memory like in C++ would be pleased, it would mean much in performance in some cases. (Not just because of the lack of the extra indirection but it could be **** in memory right next to its related datas.)

                                        now: int[] playerPoints=new int[4];
                                        desired sg. like: int[4] playerPoints; // where "playerPoints" is not of a reference type, but a value type

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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create all necessary subfolders for solution directories and their child items on the physical disk.

                                          1. Create a new solution folder for a solution in VS2010. Notice how a subfolder was not created on the physical disk's file structure.
                                          2. Create a new item (for example, a text file) in the newly created solution folder. Notice how it was created directly in the solution file's folder instead of being created in a subfolder.
                                          I understand that the purpose of a solution subfolder may not be to reflect physical disk's structure. But it would be really helpful to have such an option.

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