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  1. Provide Entity Framework Provider Factory

    Provide an Entity Framework Factory similar to the ADO.Net Provider which allows easy swapping between different Entity Framework models such as SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, DB2 etc. simply by providing the appropriate database provider information in a manner similar to the current ADO.Net Database Provider Factory.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Code definition window and "Implement Interface" feature should include full XML documentation

      When implementing an interface, the "Implement Interface" context menu does not insert the associated XML documentation.

      It should, since that XML documentation is usually a good starting point. Consider perhaps adding a TODO tag.

      The same should apply to abstract class implementation.

      The alternative, copying the contents of the Code Definition window into your code, saves a lot of (re)typing. Unfortunately, the documentation does not include the XML documentation tags, which must be added by hand.

      An example from the code def. window:

      // Summary: <-- should be <summary>
      // Performs application-defined tasks associated with freeing,
      // releasing, or resetting…

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support ClieckOnce

        Full support for ClickOnce publishing, with updates, and sending unknown errors to programmer.

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          0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Overload methods with Generic Type Parameters which require typeof(SomeClass)

          There are many methods available in .NET:
          (PriceEnum)Enum.Parse(typeof(PriceEnum), stringValue);

          Instead of using typeof(PriceEnum) (and casting it to the correct enum)

          A much more prettier approach is by using the following syntax for example:

          Enum.Parse<PriceEnum>(stringValue);

          This calls out for all types of methods which require typeof(SomeClass)

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add tail call elimination to the C# compiler

            Sometimes algorithms can be expressed far more elegantly in a tail-recursive form. The problem with that is the memory footprint, and possibly overflowing the stack. Though the 64bit JIT'er may sometimes decide to optimise the tail call, there are no guarantees, leaving you with no choice than to re-write the algorithm, avoiding tail calls. Having the compiler eliminate tail calls would let developers express algorithms in different ways, which may be more suited for the problem, while also helping developers who are not aware that their tail recursive algorithms may be problematic.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Visual Studio can have “Go Offline” option besides “Go Online”

              TFS consumes a lot of memory usually. Therefore, using Visual Studio to connect to TFS makes CPU 100%. When I make it offline , everything is working properly. I hope Visual Studio can have “Go Offline” option besides “Go Online”

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                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add function "reopen closed tab"

                add a function "reopen closed tab " at the tab menu

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                  2 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show a triggered CI build directly after checking in pending changes

                  If you have a TFS project with a configured CI build that automatically triggers on a new check-in, it would be nice if you could see a link to the running build directly on the "Pending Changes" page in Team Explorer. Right now you have to switch over to the "Builds" page and you will see the newly triggered build under "My builds".

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                  • Easier to see all comparison for all pending changes

                    In team explorer - pending changes I want it to be easier to see all changes in all files. This is a workflow I insist all devs have: before commit they should go through every single change and verify they want it.
                    I don't know how you do it, but it must be easier than remembering what file you're comparing now, choose next file, right click, choose "compare with..." in context menu, and then afterwards navigate to the pending changes window (cause if you have only one screen you have to abandon the pending changes window while you're looking at…

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                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add the ability to run scripts pre and post check-in and check-out action

                      On develoers computer who use visual studio with team system source control, I would like to have the option to run pre-checkin a script that located in his computer. The script will be installed on same location to all the developers.
                      The same ability will be at the checkin (Pre-Checkin) action.
                      The Option to run ability post check-in and post chek-out.
                      There will be a drop down list to select if it's server script or client script .
                      We had this option in other source control systems.

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                      • Cortana API for web applications

                        Right now cortana is available for win phone apps and with windows 10 she'll come to desktops too. But why restrict her to native machines. Unleash her into the internet by providing API to integrate cortana into web applications with asp.net, mvc etc. This way it would change the way web is used. Cortana could be every where and users can browse through applications or look for content even if they don't know the navigation or use any other capabilities that the developer enables. Also that way she could be even an avatar like feature to help users and will…

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                          2 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • provide historical information on watched variables

                          If I could see all the values that the variable has changed to, then connect that back to the stack, that would be superb.

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                            2 comments  ·  IntelliTrace  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Why don't you support the Edit Link button in the Webview of TFS Team Explorer like in the thick client? All other 4 buttons a present...

                            Why don't you support the Edit Link button in the Webview of TFS Team Explorer like in the thick client? All other 4 buttons a present (New, Link to, Open Link, Delete Link). Was this an oversight or intentional.

                            Very annoying as I use this operation constantly...please fix!

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                            • Enable Smart Unit Tests to generate tests for ASP.NET vNext projects

                              In VS2015 Preview, Smart Unit Tests does not support generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects. Please extend this feature to enable generating tests for ASP.NET vNext projects.

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                                1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add LayoutTransform to windows store XAML just like WPF

                                The LayoutTransform property in WPF is useful. In Silverlight, where it is missing, people have created workarounds for the missing technology. It should be added back to windows store apps just like WPF. If it can be supported by workarounds why can't it be supported by default just like WPF.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a Merge button to the Changeset Details dialog (Team Explorer)

                                  Merging a changeset seems like an extremely common action from having it open in team explorer. The other ways to initiate a merge are long-winded and awkward (select full or partial merge, select source branch, wait for changeset list to load, find the wanted changeset etc.)

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                                  • Configure Entity to used modal window picker as default instead of combobox

                                    Hello,

                                    when you have a refernce to an entity in another entity and you craete a screen element always the combobox will be used. Yet for large data sets this does not work as it is to slow. If you have 20 screens you have to over and over againg change the control from combobox to modal window picker. It would be of greate productivity help to be able to define for an entity or a query that it should be added as reference by a modla window picker. Then for all screen the entity is being referenced the correct…

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                                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • In ModelMetada class in mvc2, if property is returning IEnumerable then there is no need to check for null.

                                      public virtual IEnumerable<ModelMetadata> Properties {
                                      get {
                                      if (_properties == null) {
                                      _properties = Provider.GetMetadataForProperties(Model, RealModelType);
                                      }
                                      return _properties;
                                      }
                                      }

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                                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • I'm very frustrated with your TFS service right now. I simply want to commit my changes. This used to be easy with CVS and SVN, but doe

                                        Error 'TF10169' refers to a "Team Project deletion tool", yet I can't find it on your website, nor can it be found in your Search service. I just want to commit my **** changes, but your service won't let me do ****.

                                        1. How the **** can I delete the whole project, so that I can Create it again, so that I can commit my ******* changes?

                                        2. When you remove users from a system, you need to remove their associations from all files.

                                        3. I've simply wasted to much ******* time (an hour) on this ridiculous situation, when I…

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                                        • i need sample code for writing a MMC in C# to extend an existing MMC

                                          I need to write a MMC that extends the MMC that lists all users in the domain.i need some more details code sample than http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms692755(v=vs.85).aspx

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