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  1. Add Lua Support

    Since Lua is a widely used scripting language, and is often used with languages in the .NET framework/supported by Visual Studio, it would be nice if Visual Studio also had Lua Support.

    Syntax highlighting and some intellisense would be most helpful. Debugging, and some error highlighting would be nice, but not necessary.

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      1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add in-code markup for hiding of classes or members from Intellisense in unmanaged C++

      For managed C++ (and other .NET languages), there has existed for some time a syntax to selectively hide classes, or members within classes, from Intellisense:

      [EditorBrowsable(EditorBrowsableState.Never)]

      There is no equivalent mechanism for unmanaged C++.

      I work a lot with unmanaged C++, and am VERY frustrated that I cannot present the users of my code with a clean interface (i.e. 'showing' them only those aspects that are stable and deliberately intended for invoking/overriding, while hiding anything that is considered implementation-internal and/or subject to arbitrary revision in the future.)

      This could be very easily resolved by a couple of small tweaks to…

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        1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add tail call elimination to the C# compiler

        Sometimes algorithms can be expressed far more elegantly in a tail-recursive form. The problem with that is the memory footprint, and possibly overflowing the stack. Though the 64bit JIT'er may sometimes decide to optimise the tail call, there are no guarantees, leaving you with no choice than to re-write the algorithm, avoiding tail calls. Having the compiler eliminate tail calls would let developers express algorithms in different ways, which may be more suited for the problem, while also helping developers who are not aware that their tail recursive algorithms may be problematic.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Sort builds on queued time or changeset.

          Since failing take less time than succeeding builds, a build might seem fixed, but is still broken.
          Case:
          dev A checks in at 12:00, this starts a CI build and completes at 12:15.
          dev B checks in at 12:05, this starts a CI build and fails at 12:10.

          In 'my favorite build definitions', 'build explorer' and other build-overviews the builds are sorted on 'date completed'. This means the build of dev A is the last one and green. So the build seems good, while it is broken.

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add gravatar option for profile picture

              For TFS as service please add option of selecting gravator for profile image

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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Voice Recognition feature into .NET Framework to recognize/identify different persons’ voice

                At present, there is no Voice Recognition feature in both System.Speech.Recognition namespace (System.Speech.dll) and Speech SDK 5.1 to recognize/identify different persons’ voice.

                The “Voice Recognition” is a different technology from “Speech Recognition” with radically different objectives.

                What is speech recognition?
                Speech recognition is the process of capturing spoken words using a microphone or telephone and converting them into a digitally stored set of words.

                What is voice recognition?
                While speech recognition is the process of converting speech to digital data, voice recognition is aimed toward identifying the person who is speaking.

                Many customers consult such requirements in MSDN Forum and…

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Reverse link items to team room discussions

                  Currently, one can link to a workitem, changeset, or build by entering # and the id. It would be nice if one could follow a back link from those items to discussions referring to them in the team room.

                  Scenario
                  Product Owner introduces new Product Backlog Items. Team discusses with Backlog owner in Team Room, referencing the items throughout.

                  Days down the road, Dev A realizes that some things discussed were never added to the work item. To easily find discussions about them, links in the work items can be followed to sections of the discussion (perhaps by day or…

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                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Tools for visualizing active variables in F#

                    Add a way of visualizing live (objects/functions/variables) in F# interactive. Possibly as simple as a PropertyGrid that shows active variables in memory. By adding the abiity to see what is in memory while using F# it becomes a VERY powerful data exploration tool. A few minor addtions of charting and grid output and this would be one of the best Data Mining tools available.

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The ability the add more columns into the order test cases window

                      We cannot add another column into the order window (there are only 5 fields in that grid).
                      I think it can save time and be very usefull for everyone who maintaines his suites and add new tc's for new vesion.
                      It will help us by avoiding entering to the order window after each new tc

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add SQL Server 2012 Native Client Support for System.Data.SqlClient

                        Currently to ensure you are accessing the SQL Server 2012 Native Client you need to use the OdbcConnection provider. The problem with this is a number of systems are built around using the ADO.NET providers themselves. This leaves us vulnerable to missing out on features like subject alternative name support for SSL encrypted SQL Server connections. Either keep pace with the SQL Server Native Client when it comes to SqlClient or provide a clear set of examples on how to use it.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • add lambda/Linq Pane to Server Explorer for viewing query result and (T-SQL/LAMBDA/LINQ) equivalent

                          there is a big gap in SQL server syntax and .net querying language.
                          please provide facility in both visual studio and sql server management.

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                            1 comment  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add memory API

                            Windows Store apps currently can't check for the current memory usage, working set limit and similar memory related values.

                            Without knowing the (still) available amount of RAM, an app can't do/stop caching or enable/disable features.

                            This in turn means an app risks running into OutOfMemory exception, drains the battery by doing superfluous web requests, is slower than necessary, features less eye candy than necessary and so on.

                            A small API with subsets of Microsoft.Phone.Info.DeviceStatus or System.Diagnostic.Process would allow for better apps without introducing any sucurity issues.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Code Security to prevent decompilation

                              to encrypt code (e.g., dll) that can be distributed and still no one should be able to read the code

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a property to a Decision node in an UML Activity diagram, to display (or hide) the Name value in the diagram itself

                                Now there is no option to display what the decision is in the diagram itself. It is possible to add a comment, but then you will have a comment for each decision node.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Make a portable Feedback Client Version

                                  It would be very helpful to have a portable Version of the Feedback Client.

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                                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Retry connecting to the server on VS startup

                                    Suppose you need to connect to a VPN to access your TFS server. Now what happens when you start the Visual Studio with a solution residing on that TFS server? Well, in 9 out of 10 attempts, VS tries to connect, fails and informs you that it could not connect and is therefore going offline. So you click off the dialog (there's nothing you could do with it anyway), connect the VPN, spend two minutes looking for one gray icon among a hundred of other gray icons in the washed down mess that's current Visual Studio, click, wait for the…

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                                      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • allow the addition of users to a Request feedback

                                      After a feedback trequest has been created it would be nice to be able to add in exdtra team members to the same featur request.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support for NTFS Transactions

                                        Provide classes for using NTFS in transactional way, with support for TransactionScope.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Cancel Build Proccess

                                          Cancel Build - I accidently select build, then immediately realize I forgot something

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                                            2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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