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  1. Provide an entity translation tool such as BizTalk Mapper

    Mapping entities such as EF POCO and DTO's by code costs so much development time. A metadata based translation UI may be fine, or BizTalk Mapper may be included in Visual Studio.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Entity templates

      It would be very useful to have entity templates. This templates should include both metadata and business logic in order to be the foundation for the design of new entities. In this way we could easily add common functionality (loggin, audit, business actions, etc) to new entities without having to cut-paste and rewrite stuff. It would be great if template's updates were inherited to entities designed based on them.

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        2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Have resources ResXFileCodeGenerator generate partial class.

        The ResXFileCodeGenerator tool for Resource files generates classes that are difficult to extend / augment as needed. Please give the code generator emit classes as partial to allow customisation / extension.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Easy non-enterprise applications for multiple companies

          Make it easy to create Lightswitch applications for the general market where many companies - each with their own user-base - can signup and use the Lightswitch application.

          It should be easier to leave the departmental paradigm behind and use Lightswitch to create standalone offerings for multiple and often smaller companies.

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            0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Automatic query result mail at a given time

            In TFService it is possible to define a query, run it and then mail the result. It would be nice to automate this process.
            1. Define a query
            2. Define recipients
            3. Define interval

            At the given interval the query will be executed and the result mailed to the recipients.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Import work items (including history) from other systems

              Need TFS online to be able to import work items from on-premise TFS server or other ticket tracking systems like JIRA.

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                1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide options for limiting AppDomain resource consumption

                When executing code in an AppDomain I would like to limit the CPU usage and amount of memory the AppDomain can comnume.

                This would make loading plugins or user defined business rules much safer. In it's current form I cringe at the thought of a business user creating a bad rule and killing the system.

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add a way to track success rate per device.

                  I need a way to be able to track success/failure of a few important operations in my app, and I would love this data to be correlated with users and devices, so I can answer the following questions:
                  1. Operation failed, did it ever succeed for the same user?
                  2. On which devices does the operation fail 100% ? Or on which device/user pair does the operation fail 100%?
                  3. When the operation succeeds, which device did it succeed?

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                    1 comment  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • allow test case "result" to be queried

                    allow test cases to be queried with their pass fail status in the standard query generator. we need to be able to query tasks and bugs and see if all linked test cases have passed to allow the top level item to be set to "done"

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                      2 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Need Framework English Language on Windows 8 Non-English

                      I am using Windows 8 Turkish and it comes with build-in Framework 4.5 TR edition. There is no English language pack on microsoft web-site. And since it is a build-in component on windows 8, i can not re-install and change the language to English.

                      As a developer, when i encounter a .net based error message, i need to search it on the web with the exact words of its English version. So, an English language pack or a manual install option is needed!

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                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 6 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Be able to submit test results to Microsoft Test Manager using MSTest command line

                            When running tests through MSTest, it would be great to be able to publish those results to not only the TFS server but also to Test Manager so the results could be viewed there.

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                              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • improve the documentation of system.net.httplistenertimeoutmanager

                              1 - for some of the settings, it is not clear what happens if the timeout gets violated.
                              2- what is the guidance for changing these settings?
                              3 - what happens if these are set too low or too high?

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Search for files in Solution from Quick Launch

                                Please add an option to search for files (actually the filename) in the current solution, from Quick Launch.
                                I keep Solution Explorer closed most of the time, and I really enjoyed opening a file form the search box via ">of Filename".

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                                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Auto-generate guard code for Event Invocation

                                  Have the C# compiler auto-generate guard code around the invocation of an event.

                                  Rather than:
                                  if (OnChanged != null) OnChanged(this,EventArgs.Empy);

                                  Let the programmer just code:
                                  Onchanged(this, EventArgs.Empty);

                                  The implication is consistent -- "Raise the event for any (0 or more) registered listeners."

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                                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Fix the Dll Search path when debugging C++ applications.

                                    The debugger currently looks for dlls in the location of the .exe file, change it or add the option to search the Working Directory for any dll files required by the application.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Replace the 'Run' and 'Run On' commands for VS 2010 database projects.

                                      Please, reinstate the 'Run' and 'Run On' feature for database projects!!!

                                      Prior to VS2010, the 'Run' and 'Run On' commands were available in
                                      Solution Explorer for running scripts within database projects. This was an EXTREMELY useful feature that was taken out in VS 2010.

                                      The new project deployment model for databases introduced in VS2010 is cumbersome and kills productivity without these simple, yet powerful, features.

                                      Please refer to the following post for other comments regarding this:
                                      http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vstsdb/thread/f374c604-a7eb-496d-a261-9374790cdbf9/

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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Don't reopen documents after opening a project

                                        There used to be an option to enable or disable this, but it's gone. So now the first thing I have to do after opening a project is closing all documents/tabs. :(

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                                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • TextBlock.TextDecorations StrikeThrough

                                          Provide RICH text decorations options for TextBlock. At least as in WPF. Parity with CSS is optional.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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