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  1. Support chat rooms that allow for immediate discussion and are newb friendly

    While learning ASP.Net MVC 4 and C# I sometimes either get stuck on a topic or have further questions. Often times I have to quit studying for a day just to wait for an answer on something that I'm stuck on which is completely unrealistic and unproductive.

    My first impulse is to go to the freenode IRC channels for ##csharp or ##asp.net but usually the channel is dead (especially in the evening) or no one cares about my newb questions (it even states "no spoonfeeding" upon entering). Sometimes there isn't even anyone there that knows MVC. IRC used to be…

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Proposition to change the logo

      The current logo is not very nice. I understand the metro style switch but the 2003 style could have been revamped to fit the metro style, like the one I made (See attached).

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        0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow Visual Studio 2013 online license to be refreshed from command line or automatically if possible

        Starting with Visual Studio 2012 when MSDN subscription runs under MAPS. Users are forced to an online license.
        This causes issues when Visual Studio is installed/used on a build server.
        As one is forced to manually start Visual Studio on the build server now and then in order to refresh the license data. Not doing so will after a while result in builds failing due to license period being expired.

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          0 comments  ·  MSDN  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add the ability to compare regions of memory

          Often I find it would be useful to compare two regions of memory during debugging. The interface could be as simple as edit controls for address 1, address 2, and length, and then below a visual-diff of the HEX representation of the memory blocks.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • HTML report for CodedUI Tests

            Please could you implement an imrovement for generating a report from the CodedUI tests, I know the report can be generated from the MTM but something that can be done from the Test Explorer after the regression pack runs and this can be provided as a quick report to the Dev teams or Management teams as per need basis.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show task-category sub-items on the kanban-board as well

              We use scrum for our projects, but usually without tasks or other sub-items. So the current task-board is less helpful and we're looking at using the kanban-board instead.

              In some cases we still do use sub-tasks though and we need those on the board that we use.

              If there would be kanban-boards on the sprint level (another suggestion: http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3939137-add-a-kanban-board-on-each-sprint-level-instead-o), only those would need to show the sub-items. The kanban-board on the product backlog level, would only need to show the requirement-category items as it does now.

              And maybe the visibility of task-category items could be an option so you…

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • allow us to modify the message returned to the git client when implementing a git server plugin

                This discussion explains the issue: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/5cf99831-975c-495e-a77f-8ef0eaba6c62/return-string-for-processevent-of-a-git-pushnotification

                Basically, when implementing a server plugin to run during a push, there is currently no way (according to Allen Jin) to have the git client display the reason why a push failed.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Protect (from cracking) the new (Visual c++) Applications with BitEditDetect.

                  I have discovered one new system named BitEditDetect(http://BitEditDetect.com).

                  BitEditDetect can verify one file if it's changed (without a copy of the original to compare).

                  Normally to know if a file has been changed, you do a copy then you compare with original.
                  (But BitEditDetect doesn't do this...)
                  I repeat: BitEditDetect can verify one file if it's changed (without a copy of the original to compare).
                  How BitEditDetect works is amazing...

                  This system, or this technology can be used to protect one application from cracking..
                  Microsoft can integrate BitEditDetect to the Visual C++ to protect new applications from cracking..

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • dataannotations wpf

                    Add support to WPF for validation using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations attributes like in Silverlight

                    Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Forms, and Entity Framework all support validation using the attributes in the System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace. So, one would expect that it would also be supported in WPF (4.5). However, this appears not to be the case. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd901590%28VS.95%29.aspx explains how it works in Silverlight. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb613588%28v=VS.110%29.aspx#INotifyDataErrorInfo explains that there is support for yet another type of validation in WPF in the upcoming version 4.5. However, there is no mention of support for using DataAnnotations attributes. I think this is a huge mistake leaving this out of…

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                      1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Remember which view was used between sessions in Solution Navigator

                      Most of the time I work with the Open files view in Solution Navigator, but when I start up Visual Studio it defaults every time to All files. Ideally this would have a default you could set somewhere in a settings page - but a quick win would be to just remember the view that was last used with any solution (along with which files were open - which it already does)

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                        1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix nuget search! Prevent accidental package installation.

                        Searching nuget packages drives me crazy!! Scenario:
                        1) Search for package from the UI
                        2) Didn't find what you were looking for
                        3) Click to search original search location (instead of searching in search results)
                        4) Change search term and hit enter - THE FIRST PACKAGE RESULT FROM THE FIRST SEARCH IS INSTALLED!!!

                        I have screwed up many projects by inadvertently installing strange packages!!

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                          0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Provide a way to change UI language on TFService

                          While I'm okay with "state", "reason" and other fields being in English, because having a mismatch of values between languages would be a problem, I really wished the UI of TFService to be displayed in different languages, based on a setting.

                          Non English-speaking developpers are used to get their UI in English only, but for testers & quality service agents, not having a UI in their own language is often a problem.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add a Statistics page to the TFS web portal

                            It would be nice if the new TFS web portal would have a Statistics page with all kinds of information about the previous day, the last week, the last month, … for the whole team and each team member individually.

                            - Number of code lines, lines changed, xml comment lines, unit test lines, …
                            - Number of .NET unit tests, total, failed, code coverage, …
                            - Number of Silverlight unit tests, total, failed, code coverage, …
                            - Number of Windows Phone unit tests, total, failed, code coverage, …
                            - Number of bugs, open, ready for test, closed, …

                            This overview…

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                            • Merge WCF Data and RIA Services and Web API

                              I went to a user group event where I learned that WCF Data Services and WCF RIA Services are similar but overlap. Originally, I thought WCF Data Services was going to utilize EF and together servce as the Data Access Layer. I thought RIA Services was going to serve as the Business Tier that would sit on top of the WCF Data Services. Then I thought we would simply bind MVC, Silverlight controls to RIA Services.

                              It seems such a shame that RIA Services is made for Silverlight and that it takes a lot of work to work with MVC,…

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                                4 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Full Skydrive integration of Skydrive

                                Full integration of Skydrive into Windows-Store apps. It should be possible to access the folder of Windows 8.1 Skydrive directly without the need to use Live-API for accessing the folder. This would allow to use the data upoaded in Skydrive while being offline. Using a KnownFolder a standarized implementation of every access could be achieved.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show teammates checkouts when using local workspaces

                                  Currently when a team uses individual workspaces any checkouts are only visible to the person who did the checkout. This causes unwanted merge conflicts and also makes it impossible for a team lead to determine if all changes are checked into TFS before doing a build. It should be a simple matter to track checkouts at the server level and deliver that information on a get latest or checkout request to the client. A simple fix could alleviate a lot of headaches.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • make a virsion compatible with windows xp

                                    there sould be a version that can work with windows xp so that people like me don't have to spend a hundred bucks on upgrading the windows operating systerm

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                                      1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Internationalize de TFS,

                                      it would be good to have the TFS in important languages like French, German, Spanish

                                      In that way it would be a lot more powerfull for people that does not speak or understand english

                                      Regards

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                                      • Make IntelliSense display colour previews!

                                        When you bring up a colour list in IntelliSense rather than just showing the colour by name, can't a live preview be added as well?
                                        Why do I want to have to look at colour charts all the time?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 100% interchangeable C# & VB.Net code.

                                          Write in ether language and/or feature that compiler will convert either language "target language." Why not? .NET (C# or VB) code compiles down to the same MSIL code. For example, in the IDE, do something like this.

                                          Class myClass

                                          <VB>
                                          Private Function AddMe(byval i1 as integer, byval i2 as integer) as integer
                                          return i1+i2
                                          End Function
                                          </VB.NET>

                                          <C#>
                                          void btnAddMe_Click(Object sender,EventArgs e)
                                          {
                                          // When the button is clicked,
                                          // display result of added numbers in messagebox
                                          Messagebox.Show(AddMe(2,2).toString())
                                          }
                                          </C#>

                                          End Class

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