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  1. Allow fixed size arrays in safe context

    unsafe struct X
    {
    public int i1;
    fixed int a[4];
    public int i2;
    }
    The struct needs not to be marked unsafe since int[4] is nothing but a four anonymous ints **** out sequentially. They should be treated not as array, but like any ordinary ints with a non-standard names (a[1], a[3], a[a[a[3]]]).

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      3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Inheritance from TreeNodeCollection

      It is impossible to inherit from TreeNodeCollection because it has only 1 constructor which is internal.
      I suggest to make a protected constructor in this class so it will be possible to inherit from it.

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Protect and Unprotect data with DataProtectionScope.CurrentUser option across computers in the same domain

        Kindly provide an option to protect and unprotect data across computers in the same domain when DataProtectionScope.CurrentUser option is used.
        Currently this works on the same computer for the same user.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • ReflectPropertyDescriptor.SetValue preserves stack trace in case of exceptions.

          If an exception is raised while updating a data bound property of a windows forms control, it seems that System.ComponentModel.ReflectPropertyDescriptor will always catch the exception and eat its stack trace.

          So we end up with unhelpful stack traces like this one:
          at System.ComponentModel.ReflectPropertyDescriptor.SetValue(Object component, Object value)
          at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.SetPropValue(Object value)
          at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.PushData(Boolean force)
          at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.UpdateIsBinding()
          at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.CheckBinding()
          at System.Windows.Forms.Binding.SetListManager(BindingManagerBase bindingManagerBase)

          However, this does not reflect the real source of the exception, which can make debugging a real pain.

          To be honest - this is a duplicate of http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/740318/reflectpropertydescriptor-setvalue-does-not-preserve-stack-trace.

          But maybe you could reconsider this issue since at least I couldn't…

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support System.Web.HttpUtility in Portable Class Library

            In HttpUtility, UrlEncode, UrlDecode, HtmlEncode, HtmlDecode are just process string. Why portable class library do not support it?
            Please support this and add more classes support in portable class library which is only depend BCL.

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Bookmarks for TFS Source Control explorer

              New option in Visual Studio TFS source control explorer to create bookmarks of source location paths

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                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make BulkObservableCollection<T> public to the core .NET Framework

                Using WPF and ObservableCollection<T> has serious performance issues if you need to add large sets of collection items at once, which is well known today. Each updated item fires multiple events that have significants performance costs.

                There are hundreds, if not thousands, of custom implementations on the net to overcome this problem and that have their own, more or less adventurous, way of adding a new "AddRange()" method that does not fire all those events for each element but only once once at the end up the collection update.

                There is already an existing implementation written by Microsoft, the BulkObservableCollection<T>…

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add filter in options menu

                  I´m not a big fan of eclipse, but i like the filter textbox in the option menus, where you can filter the possible options.

                  In VS 2012 there is at least the quick search textbox. But if you´re already in the options menu of the IDE, then it would be very nice to filter the big list of options to quickly access the searched option.

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                    1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                    • Allow sorting test results by last run date

                      I currently have a unit test that fails only when another particular test runs first. The problem is that I have no idea what order my unit tests are running in so I have no way of knowing WHICH test is causing the subsequent failure. If I could sort by last run date, I would know which test ran before the failing test and that would be all I needed.

                      I tried running my tests through the VSTest.Console.exe to create a trx file so I could see the history, but the console app runs the test in a particular order…

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow suppression of Static Code Analysis (SCA) warnings through a region

                        There are various scenarios with generated code that produce SCA violations. It would be usefull to have an easy and robust way of suppressing those warnings. The current solutions are not suffcient:
                        - The 'GeneratedCode' attribute supresses at the class level. That means all violations in the non-generated part of the class are also supressed. It also means you have to re-enter it every time the generation is re-done.
                        - The SuppressMessage attribute forces you to manually suppress all SCA warnings on the generated code.

                        The solution provided by StyleCop (if #region contains tekst 'generated code' then suppress all warnings…

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                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Interpreter for Visual C++

                          It is good to add a C++(and other languages') interpreter for rapid development. An interpreter is very convenient and saves quite some time. The most important use of the interpreter is conceptual scripting. Users may transform basic concepts into scripts through line-editing, using an interactive command-line interpreter, before improving their idea into real and complete programs. It is also useful for new learners to use interactive interpreters for learning languages, in this way they can test and figure out if something works correctly, because interpreters can produce immediate results in an interactive session. Moreover, it helps programmers who uses interpreted…

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                            2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • SFTP Support

                            I think it's about time that .NET supports SFTP natively. It's a majorly supported FTP protocol and questions from customers are frequent about this feature.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow image map in asp.net to assign colors or images to hot spots

                              Asp.net image map does not contain the functionality to assign colors to the hotspots created by the user. This feature will be very use full when dynamically assigning the hotspots.

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                              • WPF: Add the possibility to load a font from stream

                                The idea it's to load in WPF a font from Internet, a stream.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add [Retry] button to "Go Offline - The Team Foundation Server is currently unavailable" dialog

                                  I'm sure I'm not the only one who's got their TFS server accessible only via a VPN. It's pretty annoying that if you forget to (re)connect the VPN before starting Visual Studio, the dialog that eventually appears to inform you that the TFS server is unavailable doesn't give you a chance to retry the connection and even if you do connect the VPN, your solution gets opened offline and you have to waste time brining it online again.

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                                  • Improve the ability to print/report on projects and progress

                                    As project managers, we need the ability to print SCRUM boards, or features, backlogs items and have a general status updates across an entire portfolio of projects/entire team.

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                                    • wizard forms

                                      Add a screen template to be able to add wizard forms to an LS application so that the user can be stepped through entering data. An example would be to set up a new customer and create an order form them.

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                                        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Deeper integration with Azure

                                        This should include build templates with ability to deploy to azure staging and production (with optional teardown after test cycle completed), the ability to pass the staging URL to the test suite, ability to have transformed role settings on deployment much like the debug & release transforms for web.config today.

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                                        • add BitScanForward and BitScanReverse functions to .NET Framework, like in C++.

                                          The .NET Framework seems to be missing functions to give us safe access to the BitScanForward and BitScanReverse x86 instructions, for 32-bit and 64-bit integers.

                                          Following you can see the C/C++ functions documented but there is no C# or .NET equivalent.
                                          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/wfd9z0bb(v=vs.100).aspx
                                          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/fbxyd7zd(v=vs.100).aspx

                                          If you are bothered by the fact that BitScanForward returns 2 values (boolean and index), or if you wish to make the name less ambiguous than "BitScanForward", then you could make a slight modification as follows and name it "CountTrailingZeroBits".

                                          int CountTrailingZeroBits64(UInt64 inValue)
                                          {
                                          int i;
                                          return _BitScanForward64(&i, inValue) ? i : 64;
                                          }

                                          And similarly for…

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