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  1. LightSwitch support databases with FileSystem tables

    Support using a SQL Server database with a FileSystem Table. At a minimum you should be able to import the schema for the other tables and not have VS error out when it sees the FileSystem Table.

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      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Have all collections implement generic collection interfaces

      Many collections in the .NET framework that are not meant for general purpose usage (NameValueCollection, PropertyDescriptorCollection, ControlCollection, etc) do not implement a generic collection interface. So, in order to use LINQ to objects on a, for example ControlCollection, we must first apply the OfType<T>() or Cast<T>() operators, which wouldn't be required if this collection implemented IEnumerable<Control> or ICollection<Control>.

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        2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • intellisense and object browser to inherit /// comments inherited & interfaced classes.

        intellisense and object browser to inherit /// comments inherited & interfaced classes. Include overloads in this behaviour.

        This would help keep comments relevant and useful for the programmer.

        Additionally, a merge feature would be useful -- especially for param documentation.

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          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve the WinRT Documentation

          The documentation for WinRT really lacking. There are almost no examples and most classes/members are described in a single sentence. This is especially painful with Windows.UI.Xaml, where there is absolutely no helpful insight on how to actually use the technology (bindings, panels, storyboards, templates).

          When using native Win32 APIs, I've always found that the documentation was abundant and helpful. If WinRT is to be the new Win32, its documentation should be on par.

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            1 comment  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support DRM protected streams in WPF media element

            WPF media element cannot consume protected streams - the integration with MS PlayReady is missing. PlayReady is supported only in Silverlight and Metro applications but .NET developers cannot create standalone player in WPF.

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              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Store Help Viewer 2.0 favorites as separate files

              Help Viewer 2.0 for Visual Studio 2012 stores favorites in an undocumented format. As a consequence, developers who work with several devices are forced to manually recreate each and every favorite on each and every device. I suggest storing favorites as separate files, which then could be automatically synchronized across devices.

              (As a workaround available today, one could give up local help entirely and store all favorites as online bookmarks in the browser and sync from there. However, viewing help in the browser is much less productive than vieweing help in a specialized local viewer).

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                0 comments  ·  Help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Offer different deployment-options

                ATM, the only deployment method that is available is ClickOnce. While this is mostly the best choice, we need to be able to change to a different deployment solutions.

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                  1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show -where- we are un-doing (Ctrl-Z) in the source code. It doesn't really relocate the cursor right now.

                  Show -where- we are un-doing (Ctrl-Z) in the source code. It doesn't really relocate the editor screen. When I go out for diner and come back, I often undo to show to my brain where I was last time I typed some code. But most of the time, it undo, I -feel- it places the cursor at the right place, but the scroll isn't good at all, so I can't see quickly what I just typed, as it disappears before I have the time to adjust the scroll.

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add index to foreach statements

                    Add index to foreach statements so developers don't have to declare their own indexes to track counts.

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                      3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Cross-compiler to JavaScript

                      Allow C#, VB.Net etc. compilers to target JavaScript instead if MSIL + tool support to bring language democracy to client side programming. Something similar to Script# (can't afford to take a dependency on Script# as it's unsupported)

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make WinPhone8 JavaScript Debugging Work (set breakpoints and step) for HMTL5/JS/CSS apps (nothing else - no workers)

                        I can't figure this out, and nobody at Microsoft has been able to tell me either despite spending 250$ to not find out.

                        In VS2010 with Phone SDK 7 on Win 7 I was able to set breakpoints and debug javascript. It worked well and is absolutely necessary if you want to build cross platform code.

                        Now I migrated up to Win8 and javascript debugging doesn't work at all.

                        I has since given up on developing for WinPhone and will target the others because they have development environments that work.

                        What is going on MS?

                        Why can't we debug js,…

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                          1 comment  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                            5 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Windows forms for windows 8 apps

                            As a windows forms dev using gdi+ it's pretty hard to get used to wpf especially with adding buttons etc dynamicly. MY idea is to make a small customized version of windows forms for windows 8 apps so it will be easier to create them.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow the printed summary of work items to be just those shown in the view by column: for example, ID#, Title and Description.

                              TFS needs to be ab le to print summaries with better selection of the text to be printed (exported). I particularly need (and will need) to print ID#, Work Item (type), Title and Description, and maybe the State, but not the date/time, Stck Rank, Iteration Path, Assigned to and other stuff.

                              8 votes
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                              • Allow me to check in code, even if I have unsaved windows, as long as they're not part of the solution.

                                I really like the new SQL Server tools integration in VS 11. I often have multiple query windows open with ad-hoc queries in them as I develop. When I try to check in code, the IDE won't let me check it in if there are unsaved windows.

                                I suggest that this rule be ignored if the unchanged windows are not added to the solution. Even just a warning would be better than forcing me to close the windows.

                                8 votes
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                                • Allow custom notifications via the Team Room API

                                  The Team Room API allows messages to be posted to the team room by an individual user, these messages are limited to plain text.

                                  Work item updates, build completions etc. are posted to the team room as "notifications", can contain additional information, and appear as system messages. It would be great to be able to extend this for third party services.

                                  For example, we use Octopus Deploy for deployment, having deployment status and information surfaced in the team room would be great. This is possible using the current API but the messages appear as being posted by me (I could…

                                  8 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Better Typescript Support

                                    There has to be better Typescript support. Some ideas:

                                    - better refactoring
                                    - F12 go to definition
                                    - more "connections" to angular and ohter js-frameworks
                                    - etc. (just look at c# editing and debugging features)

                                    8 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Provide a GC that can cope with very large heaps

                                      Provide a GC that can cope with very large heaps with lots of live objects while keeping a service responsive.

                                      Now that we can reasonably have a server with 1TB of RAM, we should be able to cope with something like 700GB of LIVE objects in a single .NET process without the GC stopping the process for more than a faction of a second when doing a collection.

                                      I don’t like having to use MemCache etc, just because the .net GC is not good at coping with large heaps. Can we have something like the Pauseless GC from Azul Systems?…

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                                        1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide intellisense for constructor-initialised classes

                                        If you create an instance of a type using the "shorthand" initialiser syntax e.g. MyType(Field = Value, OtherField = OtherValue) instead of the longhand syntax (let x = MyType(); x.Field <- Value etc. etc.), you don't get any intellisense.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Provide a customizable stream buffer size for WCF services that return Streams.

                                          By default (without any ability to change the value) WCF services that implement a Stream response type cannot change the output buffer size from 16K (or 32K). Would like the ability to change this buffer size to a reasonably low value to support smaller byte arrays.

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                                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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