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  1. Add a 'MustUse' attribute usable for the 'return' target, to indicate the return value of a method must be used

    [return:MustUse]
    Action Foo(int param) {
    return () => { Debug.WriteLine(param.ToString()); };
    }

    Foo(5);

    Would generate the warning/error

    return value is never used

    Reason not to use 'out': the code size would increase by a considerable amount, and the readability would decrease.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make BulkObservableCollection<T> public to the core .NET Framework

      Using WPF and ObservableCollection<T> has serious performance issues if you need to add large sets of collection items at once, which is well known today. Each updated item fires multiple events that have significants performance costs.

      There are hundreds, if not thousands, of custom implementations on the net to overcome this problem and that have their own, more or less adventurous, way of adding a new "AddRange()" method that does not fire all those events for each element but only once once at the end up the collection update.

      There is already an existing implementation written by Microsoft, the BulkObservableCollection<T>…

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        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Stop having Code Analysis window take focus during builds

        When building a solution, the Code Analysis window/tab always gets focus during a build. This is highly disruptive, as I often modify code during builds, and when this window pops up as I am typing, it screws up what I was working on. Furthermore, it's just plain annoying (particularly when it is docked in the same panel as the Solution tab.

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          0 comments  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add filter in options menu

          I´m not a big fan of eclipse, but i like the filter textbox in the option menus, where you can filter the possible options.

          In VS 2012 there is at least the quick search textbox. But if you´re already in the options menu of the IDE, then it would be very nice to filter the big list of options to quickly access the searched option.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add a click event for the dropdown list

            I have two dropdown list side-by-side. The second dropdown list opens when the first item in the dropdown is click and selected. When I do Coded UI on it, it only record the "SELECT" event. Because it did not record the CLICK event, my second dropdown will not work. Please add a "Click" event to drop down list.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              • Allow sorting test results by last run date

                I currently have a unit test that fails only when another particular test runs first. The problem is that I have no idea what order my unit tests are running in so I have no way of knowing WHICH test is causing the subsequent failure. If I could sort by last run date, I would know which test ran before the failing test and that would be all I needed.

                I tried running my tests through the VSTest.Console.exe to create a trx file so I could see the history, but the console app runs the test in a particular order…

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                  0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow suppression of Static Code Analysis (SCA) warnings through a region

                  There are various scenarios with generated code that produce SCA violations. It would be usefull to have an easy and robust way of suppressing those warnings. The current solutions are not suffcient:
                  - The 'GeneratedCode' attribute supresses at the class level. That means all violations in the non-generated part of the class are also supressed. It also means you have to re-enter it every time the generation is re-done.
                  - The SuppressMessage attribute forces you to manually suppress all SCA warnings on the generated code.

                  The solution provided by StyleCop (if #region contains tekst 'generated code' then suppress all warnings…

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                    1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow image map in asp.net to assign colors or images to hot spots

                    Asp.net image map does not contain the functionality to assign colors to the hotspots created by the user. This feature will be very use full when dynamically assigning the hotspots.

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                      3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow Due Date field on all work item templates instead of just Issues.

                      In Visual Studio Online, you can't customize the templates and we have a need to have Due Date on all work item types in order to be able to track certain metrics for our company

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                      • WPF: Add the possibility to load a font from stream

                        The idea it's to load in WPF a font from Internet, a stream.

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve the ability to print/report on projects and progress

                          As project managers, we need the ability to print SCRUM boards, or features, backlogs items and have a general status updates across an entire portfolio of projects/entire team.

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                          • wizard forms

                            Add a screen template to be able to add wizard forms to an LS application so that the user can be stepped through entering data. An example would be to set up a new customer and create an order form them.

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                              0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Deeper integration with Azure

                              This should include build templates with ability to deploy to azure staging and production (with optional teardown after test cycle completed), the ability to pass the staging URL to the test suite, ability to have transformed role settings on deployment much like the debug & release transforms for web.config today.

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                              • Provide a 'try again' before entering in 'offline' mode

                                Currently, who work in remote office (which is my case) when to manually connect to internet (which is my case) or manualy connect to an VPN (which also is my case) and one of these connection are not yet established have some trouble when opening an solution. Currently, Visual Studio alert to user that this solution will opened at 'offline' mode. Backing to 'online' mode take some minutes if you have a poor internet connection (which is my case) or if you have a large solution (which also is my case).
                                Provide a 'try again' will save a few precious…

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                                  1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • The ability to pin a TeamCity build status to the Visual Studio Online dashboard (in the same way as the Azure builds are).

                                  Visual Studio Online already has the ability to pin Azure builds to the project homepage and this is highly valuable for reporting build successes and makes a huge difference to team moral.

                                  However not all projects can be built on Azure. Teamcity is a very popular alternative build server and adding the ability to link a teamcity build server to the Build Definitions would be a fantastic step forward.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Languages - Python  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        10 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide Native WPF Dialog Boxes

                                        The open/save file dialog boxes, the print dialog box and some form of message box should be made native WPF controls. Even if this is impossible then here are some very small thing which would help a lot.

                                        Allow control of the text on the 'save' or 'open' or 'print' button. For example we might like to change 'print' to 'print preview'.

                                        Allow an open file dialog with file previews like thumbnail images on the right hand side.

                                        Make sure all the dialog boxes have the latest windows stye rather than the old XP style which I think is still…

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                                        • Clear pull request Approval/Rejection when new commits come in

                                          Often times, while doing code review, someone will leave comments, and then mark the pull request as "rejected". If someone pushes new commits, it would be nice for this "rejected" state (not the comments!) to be cleared, so that review can happen again, and the user can indicate pass/fail on the new code.

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