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  1. delete account functionality

    there is currently no option to CLOSE the account.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Design pattern highlighting for Javascript editor

      To create professional Javascript it is highly recommended to use design patterns. It would be great if the IDE could help in recognizing the MEANING of these patterns.

      For example, it could highlight the public vs. private methods of the module pattern by a different background color.

      Suggested patterns:
      Constructor Pattern
      Module Pattern
      Revealing Module Pattern
      Singleton Pattern
      Observer Pattern
      Mediator Pattern
      Prototype Pattern
      Command Pattern
      Facade Pattern
      Factory Pattern
      Mixin Pattern
      Decorator Pattern
      Flyweight Pattern

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • WPF runtime inspection

        I would appreciate a way to inspect control styles and properties and runtime. All modern browsers have some developer tool which allows inspecting rendered page, showing which element is under cursor, what classes/attributes/styles it has and what are the current values for everything. It would be great if XAML had something similar. It's quite hard to find out e.g. "why there is this 5px spacing between these two things on this form".

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          2 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • clickonce should be able to harvest query string parameters also from browsers other than Internet Explorer

          Currently ClickOnce can harvest url parameters only for I.E this approache is passe . no developer can allow himself to deploy an app that it's functionality is limited only for I.E
          usage : http://localhost/publisher/WindowsFormsApplication1.application?username=joeuser
          this code works only for I.E
          private NameValueCollection GetQueryStringParameters()
          {
          NameValueCollection nameValueTable = new NameValueCollection();

          if (ApplicationDeployment.IsNetworkDeployed)
          {
          string queryString = ApplicationDeployment.CurrentDeployment.ActivationUri.Query;
          nameValueTable = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(queryString);
          }

          return (nameValueTable);
          }

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            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow native inclusion of Test Cases on the Sprint "Board" so that you can have this with the MS Hosted TFService.

            On the "Board" feature of the Microsoft Hosted TFS, it should allow Test cases to automatically show up on the Board, as this is used to track the progress of the sprint team, as Testers are an integral part of the sprint team their work should be as visible as the developers so that all stakeholders can see the testing progress as well as the development progress to give a truer reflection of the state of play.

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              0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TFS: Make team project pages customizable (e.g. background colors)

              We manage many projects with the TFS 2013. Now we want to differ between these projects in the web frontend of the TFS by different background colors (e.g. in the title bar per team project and/or board).

              It would be very helpful if you can implement some customizing capabilities!

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Export Template Project option to include Packages and assign new/”free” <IISUrl>

                Today when we want to export our application as a Project Template, packages will be left untouched and the <IISUrl> will be the same as when created the project from day 1.

                The packages “problem” can be solved, today, in two ways, what I know of.
                1. Copy the packages folder manually to the new /Projects/MyProject folder.

                2. http://docs.nuget.org/docs/reference/packages-in-visual-studio-templates

                I think this could be solved within Visual Studio, maybe an option when exporting or some other solution that will help us developer with this somewhat annoying problem.

                But the <IISUrl> problem is what I really would like to see being…

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • i want add few descriptions in Data Model Designer

                  Sad but true i found out that there is no support for annotations (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/cc716685%28v=vs.100%29.aspx "The following are Entity Framework features that are not currently supported by the Entity Designer. [...] Annotations [...]")

                  I just want to add a few descriptions...

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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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 →
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