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  1. 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 →
        • Show Dependencies in Backlogs and on Kanban and Task Boards

          Teams need to visualize their dependencies in their backlogs and boards. These web access tools should follow predecessor/successor links in work items to display the dependent work items. This could be implemented many ways from showing the work items in a greyed/dim state to show it is a dependency, to providing a visual cue that a work item has dependencies and hover over the cue to see details of the dependencies.

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          • 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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            • 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 →
              • Support for variadic generic arguments in C#

                I think it would be nice to have variadic generic arguments on c#

                something like this:

                class Entity
                {
                void Add<T, in TArgs ...>(TArgs args)
                where T : Item
                where T : new(Entity parent, TArgs args)
                {
                items.Add(new T(this, args));
                }
                }

                This is a lot safer than getting T constructors via reflection and receiving params object[] as arguments.

                Maybe this could also be used to declare interfaces

                interface ITest<in TArgs ...>
                {
                void DoSomething(TArgs args);
                }

                delegate TResult Func<in TArgs ..., out TResult>(TArgs);

                public static void SafeTest<T, in TArgs ...>(this T t, TArgs args)
                where T : ISample<in TArgs> …

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow C++ makefile projects to compile single files

                  With normal Visual C++ projects, there's an option in the build menu to compile an individual file. This can be very useful for many reasons I shan't go into here.

                  When using makefile projects, this option can't be used - building is limited to the 'build', 'rebuild' and 'clean' commands that can be specified in the project options.

                  I would like there to be another 'compile file' command which can call the external build tool with the file path as an argument, or perhaps that file path could be substituted into the command somehow.

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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  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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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support git.exe in custom build template in Visual Studio Online

                                    I use a custom task that leverages git.exe to commit build artifacts to a deployment channel. However, Team Foundation Service, while accepting git repositories, does not appear to make git.exe available to custom tasks. Can this be changed?

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                                    • don't block multi media keyboard keys when visual studio focused

                                      Whenever Visual Studio is the current focused window the multimedia keys on my Logitech keyboard will not work. With any other window focused the keys work as expected. I cannot play/pause/skip etc while I am coding, which is extremely annoying.

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                                        1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Load the ASPX designer in background and never freeze the rest of the UI

                                        When I open an ASPX file or switch to a open ASPX file the UI can freeze for a long time (20sec) sometimes. While loading the designer I should be able to continue using visual studio without having to wait for the designer to load this including the ASPX file getting parsed.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Ability to switch Variables and Arguments

                                          I would like to use designer to switch Variables and Arguments. A variable could move to arguments list. And an argument could move to variables.
                                          It could be a good refactoring feature.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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