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  1. Support for hierarchyid?

    When does EF will support hierarchyid?

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support dependent debugger breakpoint

      Ofter useful set breakpoint that will only trigger after another breakpoint. Please support set child breakpoints that will trigger only after parent breakpoint trigger.

      For example bug in often called function F2(), that called indirectly from function F1(). I can't set breakpoint directly to F2() because it's called very often before F1(). So I need set breakpoint to F1() and then when it triggers to F2()

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        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Integrated Apache Web Server

        You could add an integrated apache web server as part of Visual Studio for debugging within the software. Rather than installing other software such as 'XAMPP' or 'WAMP'.

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          0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Matrix control support pagination method for columns/rows.

          eg. every 4 columns * 5 rows per page. At the same time allow adding multiple title/header rows for the matrix. They are more usefull when there are more then 2 dimensions in the matrix. we can promote one of the row filed dimension info to the title/header level to explain some common information for the column fields and repeat the header dimension info on each paginated page.

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            0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Record Transactions while recording a web or load test script

            While we are registering the script for the load or web perf test, we have 2 buttonslinks available to allow mark start and end of a transaction a sort of "start transaction here" and "stop transaction here". Which is more productive and easier for testers instead of finlizing recording then coming back later to do it with comments or add the transactions to the web performance which is "1.Open a test Web performance and load >> Right-click and select Insert Transaction >> Add Transaction .........

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support Spatial Types in Portable Class Libraries

              The EF guys finally implemented support for SQL Server spatial types. Unfortunately, EF maps spatial data to a type that belongs to the System.Data.Entity.Spatial namespace in the EntityFramework.dll binary. This is rather unfortunate since this prevents entity classes with spatial data from being included in portable class libraries.

              I hope you guys can work with the EF team to create a new spatial type that's less coupled to EF so that it may be included in portable class libraries.

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                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Integrate TFS self-hosting with sharepoint 365 service on the cloud

                We're going to move sharepoint on the cloud.
                However with our level of customization such as process, builds, etc... and for security reason we can't move TFS on the cloud.
                Therefore, I would be great if MS provide the capability to integrate TFS self-hosting with sharepoint 365.

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                  0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Improve offline working and going online

                  When you open a solution without connection to TFS, allow user to cancel loading, keeping the status of the solution as "online" (go online process may be very long).
                  Then, when going online, allow the user to shortcut the process if he can commit that he made no change in his solution.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • fix: TFS pending changes => doubleclick changed project file => solution is unloaded unexpectedly

                    https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/789455/tfs-pending-changes-doubleclick-changed-project-file-solution-is-unloaded-unexpectedly

                    Given:
                    1) get TFS latest changes
                    2) open solution
                    3) change project file, e.g. add a reference
                    4) goto Team Explorer pending changes

                    When:
                    doubleclick project file

                    Then:
                    solution is unloaded unexpectedly and temp solution with doubleclicked project only is shown

                    Expected:
                    nothing happens
                    or
                    Solution Explorer scrolls to doubleclicked project and selects it
                    or
                    if project not part of solution open new Visual Studio with project
                    or
                    project is unloaded and opened as text file

                    6 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Open several solutions on same VS instance

                      If we have to work on several solutions at same time, one thing that could help to improve our performance, is the possibility to open them all in the same VS instance.

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Open source winforms tooling

                        Winforms is said to be deprecated (26Jan 2012 on this forum). Considering it is still a recommended option in the recent ".NET Technology Guide for Business Applications", can the tooling be open sourced and give the community a chance to move it forward?

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • control the maximum idle time of a connection in the ado.net pool (mainly SqlClient)

                          in cloud scenarios, there are multiple worker roles all connecting to a shared database. each worker role has a connection pool which ado.net maintains internally.
                          now, if my sql db allows a maximum of 180 connections; one option is to configure the connection string for each worker role to allow 180/n connections. But, this approach doesn't gel well when I want to scale up or scale down - I don't want to have to keep touching the connection string.
                          As I scale out (due to CPU requirements of my service), more and more connections become idle in the per-worker-role connection…

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow export to xlsx format in reportviewer

                            When exporting to excel format using local processing in reportviewer 2008 there is a limit of 256 columns and 65,536 rows. It be useful to have this limit increased to excel 2007 format specifications.

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow all developer accounts to access the documentsLibrary

                              Currently only corporate accounts are allowed complete access to the documentsLibrary capability. Individual accounts can read files from the library only through a file picker, and you must maintain a list of files in the StorageItemAccessList if you wish to access those files in the future. This is cumbersome because you have to determine which files need to go in that list and maintain the list. There is also a 1000 file limit, which may not be enough (it is not in my situation). It is not acceptable to have to tell users "We're sorry, but Microsoft has determined that…

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                                3 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Rename items in "Recent" list on Start Page

                                At my company, I can be working in different source branches at the same time, meaning I can have a list of many different recent projects on the Start Page. However, since all the solution files are named the same (just in different branches), I have to hover over each item in the list to see where it is physically located to determine which one I need to open.

                                If we had the ability to rename the entries in the "Recent" list, I could give each item a name that tells me which branch that specific solution is in.

                                It's…

                                6 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Colored backgrounds for selected code blocks.

                                  It would be helpful for the coder to be able to color the background for blocks of code. Helps code navigation A LOT.

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                                    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow to disable event (and other CLR-specific) keyword in C++

                                    Some keywords used by the CLR interface (e.g. 'event') are also perfectly legal standard C++ variables names, but it interacts badly in the IDE in at least 2 ways :

                                    * the syntax highlighting is not correct
                                    * when debugging, hovering the mouse over the variable name does not trigger the value watch like it does with other variables.

                                    It would be nice to be able to disable these keywords as an option when not using /clr

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                                      1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Change the unmatched line pattern in Visual Studio 2012 Code Review

                                      My team has recently converted to Visual Studio 2012 and is using the Code Review work items. When reviewing a new file, or one with substantial changes, the slashes or hashing shown for the unmatched lines causes my eyes to cross and lose focus making the review physically painful.

                                      Is there any way to change the slashes or hashing in the Code Review tool to be something different such as a 50% grey, or at least lower the contrast of the lines so I can use the tool?

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Hovering the usage of method or property makes its body to be shown like it does when pointing '...' in collapsed #region or method

                                        var a = new A();

                                        a.Foo(); [...]

                                        Pointing over [...] causes Foo() body to be shown
                                        --------------
                                        {
                                        Console.Writeln('Foo is called.');
                                        }
                                        --------------

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Debugg the code without break Point

                                          I need the solution for the below problem,I have the solution file which contain aspx page like home, login, main.. After login the home page will be redirected.if suppose am I put the break point in the login page code behind, after complete login action the home page loaded. I have some logic in the home page load event. I would like the load event also automatically execute step by step. because my actuall solution file contain more the 30 pages so I can't able to find which page code behind run at this time. Overall my need is in…

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                                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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