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  1. Implement Lists / Arrays with long indexes (64-bit)

    Hi Guys,

    A fair number of us out there in virtual space would be very happy if you would implement support for Array / Lists with the use of a long data type as the index. This is kind of a problem that is brought up continuously on StackOverflow.com, and we are seriously lacking a GOOD solution here. Yes, we've heard that you've increased the supported size in the .Net 4.5 Framework, but it's not good enough. We really want to be able to use the 64-bit space for addressing more than a few billion objects, and this lack of…

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Import external timing data into Visual Studio Load Test after a run

      It would be really useful to be able to import arbitrary timing data into VS Load Test and display them as part of the counter tree, so that we can:

      1) Import Perfmon binary or text files from machines which cannot be monitored or logged on to from inside the test environment, for example web service machines which exist at third-party sites or in a different domain.

      2) Import timings from non-Windows systems, such as network hardware, UNIX, BSD and Linux servers.

      3) Create and import custom counters from databases (in our case, BizTalk business process timings from the BAM…

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • C# Regex Literals - Seamless Regular Expression integration with .NET Framework and C# Language Grammar

        Create a seamless integration of the .NET library code base and language grammar with regular expressions, through new methods signatures and the lexical definition of regex literals.

        I want to able to write regex literals like:

        /[a-z]/cim // standing for new Regex("a-z", RegexOptions.Compiled | RegexOptions.IgnoreCase | RegexOptions.Multiline)

        I want to be able to write the following code:

        Instead of: "some string".Split(new char[] { ' ', '*' })

        It could be: "some string".Split(/[\s\*]/)

        And the same could work for Replace(), IndexOf(), Substring() and so on.

        Especially for replacing scenarios, a especial 'g' flag (or 'a') would mean global/all matches, for replacing…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Refresh button inside "Find Results 1" and "Find Results 2" windows

          We need a Refresh button inside "Find Results 1" and "Find Results 2" windows, so we can restart the same search with the same parameters (file types, match case and so son)

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            0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Enable screen sharing with team members to include VOIP

            I see you have rooms to allow chat amongst team, the ability to view and shere each others screen would be very useful, added to this voip facilities?

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Can you please expose an API so that VSOnline can be useful and we can export alerts into SCOM/TFS/incident management?

              You do not have API exposed. Gomez and Keynote, which are competitors for appInsight, have an api that can hook into SCOM. If you want to make VSOnline useful, please allow your customers to send the data to other sources.

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                0 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make the choose toolbox items dialog box appear faster

                The first time you click on "Choose items..." it takes Visual Studio a very long time to display the dialog. Please make it perform better.

                Also, I hardly can imagine one scenario where a developer needs .NET, COM, WPF, Silverlight, Workflow and Activity components all at once in a single dialog.

                The IDE team has done a good job in deferring data loading until the user clicks on a specific tab, but this is all too overwhelming and confusing and makes sense to me only as a way of learning what components are available on the system, but really not…

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                  0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Provide non-default value initializatoin for arrays in C#

                  Can we please have the ability to assign a non-default(0) value to array elements in C#. When I look at the cost of array construction, I see varied results, sometimes it is comparable to the cost of a loop, 400,000 - 1,200,000 ticks for a 1024x1024 float array[,]. Other-times it seems to drop right down to about 2000 ticks. I can only explain this by the runtime either having knowledge about whether chunks of memory have already been set to zero, or else initialization is using memcpy or some such mechanism under the hood to set zero. I would guess…

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add Compare option when multi-selecting document tabs.

                    It is currently possible to select multiple documents in the document tab channel. This idea would add a context menu option to compare two selected tabs using the comparison tools (including, if set, the user option in Tools > Options > Source Control > Visual Studio Team Foundation Server > User Tools.)

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                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Visualizers which allow us to visualize list & dictionary data while debugging

                      Like Datatable in .Net Framework allows us to view data in the datatable, it should allow to view list data like datatable.

                      http://rapiddevbookcode.codeplex.com/releases/view/51056

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Preserve the date timestamp of the files on TFS for management of vendor supplied code

                        Our company (one of the 5 major bank in Canada) uses many vendor supplied systems to provide cheque capture, archive and image retrieval functionalites. In order for vendor to provide support for trouble shooting production issues, we need to maintain the date timestamp of the original executable files that vendor provide us when checking these files into TFS and deploy through TFS to the run time environment. The reason is that sometimes the production issue may stem from a code promotion human error that some files may not be promoted to the production run time environment and cause production issue.…

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                        • Add folders for Visual F# Projects

                          Realted to this post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5918534/why-cant-i-add-a-subfolder-in-a-f-project

                          When using type providers, you ofen need to keep a static file to declare the type. Having a folder where I keep all of these files (versus scattered in my project's main folder) would be very helpful

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                            1 comment  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Build A Better Language

                            Microsoft,

                            I can't stay silent any longer. I've got to get this off my chest. For too long you guys have ignored users, like myself, that want to get the most from our machines and program for users that want the same.

                            For too long Microsoft has ignored users that find managed code an unacceptable solution to many of today's computing requirements. These users expect and need a modern language to include both SPEED, CONTROL and FUNCTIONALITY. They believe the problem with .NET is that it focuses too much on functionality at the expense of speed and control. For people…

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                              0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a WITH Statement to C# like the one in Visual Basic

                              Add a WITH Statement to C# like the one in Visual Basic. For example:

                              with (object) {
                              .property1 = value1;
                              .property2 = value2;
                              }

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                                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Improve the Performance of TFS in cloud

                                When i connect to TFS in cloud, using the team explorer, it is very slow. Be it openign the home page(where my work items are loaded etc.) or be it creating shelvesets/code reviews etc., it is very slow when im connecting to TFS in cloud. Hope the performance gets improved.

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                                • Rdlc Report Designer

                                  The report designer in visual studio does not have zoom option, grid or some kind of ruler to better positionong of elements

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                                    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add the ability to run Unit Tests from the Solution Explorer

                                    The new Unit Test Explorer seems great, but would be even nicer if we can just run Unit Tests by selecting Unit Tests from the Solution Explorer. For example:

                                    - Right click on a Unit Test within solution explorer and select for example "Run Unit Test" on the Context menu.

                                    - Right click on the whole Unit Test class within solution explorer and select for example "Run Unit Tests" on the Context menu.

                                    - Right click on the whole Unit Test project within solution explorer and select for example "Run Unit Tests" on the Context menu.

                                    I think some third…

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                                      1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • FlowDocument

                                      Performance Improvement for FlowDocumentScrollViewer and FlowDocument

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                                        0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Use relative path in testsettings for Setup & Celanup script

                                        In the testsettings of VS there are absolute paths used for the test setup & the test cleanup scripts.
                                        This is annoying I think when moving the solution (and also as a matter of principle ... )
                                        The deployment items in the testsettings for example do have a relative path. (of course)

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                                        • Debug Watches work for variables across closures and auto-enumerators

                                          C# yield return and await keywords cause a lot of magic in the compiler, that defeats most useful debugging in that variables that appear in source code to be local variables in the method are not available (no doubt because they're not actually in the current stack frame due to all the compiler-generated types. Nevertheless, it makes debugging difficult.

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