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  1. Support Opera browser because all HTML5 compliant browsers should be supported

    For the Team Foundation Server Preview, please additionally support Opera which is in my experience so far the most compliant of CSS3 and HTML5 standards with minimal known quicks while surprisingly still supported the least mainly due to browser detection which exclude it when it will most likely will work without issue.

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    • ordered test category

      It would be good to have some way of setting a category on an ordered test. It would also be good to be able to filter the items in the list of tests to run based on a category.

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        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Default namespace in New Solution/Project dialog

        I need to change the default project namespace in project properties and do Search&Replace in all files already generated on startup every time I am starting a new project.

        If namespace refactoring is not going to be available, at least allow us to set the namespace during creation of a new project.

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          1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow non-primitive types for WCF Data Service service operations.

          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc668788.aspx states:
          "If parameters are defined, the type of each parameter must be a primitive type. Any data of a non-primitive type must be serialized and passed into a string parameter."

          It would be really useful to be able to pass through non-primitive types into service operations, manually deserializing non-primitive types as a workaround is quite messy as support has to be added for both JSON and XML formats (to keep it consistent with the rest of the API). Something similar to MVC model binding would make this painless.

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            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow primary key be integer or long integer?

            When design a table by visual studio lightSwitch the Primary key is integer by default and i can't change it .

            Why don't make it( Primary key) as long integer by default or let user to change it between integer or long integer?

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              4 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Hardware Accelerated Graphics for C# and Visual Basic.Net

              There is currently a gap for hardware accelerated graphics support in both C# and Visual Basic.Net. With no more support for XNA(full support was never even given in Visual Basic.Net) and the latest version of DirectX not supported in C# and Visual Basic.Net we are left with outdated or unmanaged solutions that provide hardware accelerated graphics operations.

              How are developers expected to create advanced games in C# or Visual Basic.Net without proper support? This is unacceptable and should be addressed immediately.

              I propose that, since Microsoft has taken a stance to no longer support XNA, to allow programmers to develop…

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                0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Update the Winform Webbrowser control to support Async/Await

                Currently, when navigating to a web page, the only way to run code after the page has loaded is to either use events (DocumentCompleted) or to run a loop calling DoEvents and checking ReadyState.

                I think neither is a good alternative. It would be great to have an Async method Nagivate(Url).

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                  1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Secure Code Without Any Obfuscate Programs (As Option)

                  Secure Code Without Any Obfuscate Programs (As Option)

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Option to Save All Data on Exit

                    When the user closes the application using the red 'X' in the window title bar, the prompts the user to close without saving or to cancel and return to the application. I feel the wording of this prompt is confusing and could lead to unintentional data loss. Other Windows programs usually give the user three options: Save and Close, Discard and Close or Cancel. Implementing this as default in a LightSwitch app would provide familiar functionality to Windows users and would save them from going back and saving screens individually or from losing data by mistake.

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                      1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • TFS Preview : Sprint end date should be aligned automatically

                      I was going through the TFS Preview & found sprint dates are not aligned as per the effort & priority of sprint item given.

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                        2 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • TaskFactory.ContinueWhenAll should not throw ArgumentException when passed an empty array of Tasks

                        TaskFactory.ContinueWhenAll is used to execute a subsequent Task when a group of required precedent Tasks are all completed. The set of precedent Tasks may be computed dynamically, and there may be none: in such a situation, TaskFactory should immediately start the subsequent Task rather than throw.

                        Compare with e.g. Enumerable.All: this returns true when passed an empty sequence.

                        In both cases, having no requirements isn't necessarily exceptional, and in both cases there's a clearly sensible behavior that could occur, so no Exception should be thrown.

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                          1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add test status as environment variable in PostTest script

                          When running a post test script it would be great to have the info if the tests passed or not through a TF_BUILD_TESTSTATUS environment variable.

                          A workaround is to edit the build template, add a GetBuildDetail activity before RunPostTest activity and then update the RunPostTest activity passing it this value through EnvironmentVariables.

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                          • Create MSHC/HTML from XML Documentation (direct Integration of sandcastle)

                            I'm a one man show and I have no so many time the write a complex documentation to my projects but I documented my classes with the /// coments and create a xml file. My wish is that visual studio create automaticly a Visal Studio Help File that I can integrat it in to my Visual Studio Help System.

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                              0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add search and filter in the QuickWatch window

                                I need to be able search inside the variables that inside the QuickWatch
                                Quick Find, Filter By:name/value with willcard on QuickWatch Window

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                                  0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • A DataSet vizard for SQL Server Compact 4

                                  A DataSet vizard for SQL Server Compact 4

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                                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add support for Labels as Values

                                    gcc has support for Labels as Values (http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc/Labels-as-Values.html). Add this feature to the Visual Studio compiler, too.

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                                    • To make macros more usable.

                                      Macros are really nice tools to template classes and later change them globally, but the lack of support from visual studio discourages it's usage. Let the developer to debug macros, let the macro expand to actual code if developer wants so. This is essential part of c++ language, it is a very bad idea to ignore it. Give at least some attention to macros and let debug it, if code expansion would be too much.

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                                        5 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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 →
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