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  1. Add a warning when promoting the result of integer division to a real

    (Also applies to C++)

    I find a very common source of annoying and sometimes difficult bugs is forgetting that integer division truncates the fractional component even when the result is being promoted to a real. As a simplistic example:

    int a = 5;
    double b = a / 2;

    Mathematically one expects b=2.5 but in fact this will result in b=2.0. Of course, one can correct this by instead simply using:

    double b = a / 2.0;

    However, I wish I had a dollar for every time I forgot to do this.

    It would be really nice if this general…

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      1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Lock XAML Visual Designer from editing

      When I am working on a XAML view, I prefer to edit through the text editor, not the visual designer. This causes some grief if I accidentally click and move and element in the designer and mess up all my hand-coded layouts. However, I still want to see the live updates in the visual designer.
      Please add a way for me to lock down the edit capability of the XAML visual designer so that accidental mouse clicks don't mess up hand-coded layouts. Continue to allow clicking in the visual designer to move to an element in the xaml text editor.

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        0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Outlook and coded UI

        Provide the facility so that coded ui will start recognizing the table view control (i.e. R.H.S. control) available in outlook - contact click
        Currently it is identifying and giving the control properties but when I execute the recorded test it is not able to identify the control.

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support for regions in JavaScript-editor of Visual Studio

          In Visual Studio Developer Preview 11 in CSS-Editor adds the ability to split code on regions, which can expand and collapse. In CSS-code regions is defined as follows:

          /*#region Region 1 */
          .test1
          {
          color: Red;
          }
          /*#endregion*/

          I propose to add support for regions in JavaScript-editor. For JS-regions can use the following syntax:

          //#region Region 1
          function test1() {
          alert("Test");
          }
          //#endregion

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            under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add data to the UITestActionLog.html file in VS2012

            Add data to the UITestActionLog.html file in VS2012
            Can you please provide the feature/code to add custom data to the UITestActionLog.html file that gets generated after TestMethod is executed.

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add static header functionality (i.e. always visible header) to ASP.NET GridView

              Add static header functionality (i.e. always visible header) to ASP.NET GridView

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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • The UI of Test Center and Lab Center always show which project we are connect now

                The UI of Test Center and Lab Center always show which project we are connected and working on at the moment

                The team explorer in VS 11 beta do this. The UI usability also mention that the UI must show you at any point in time where you are

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                  1 comment  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • TFS and azure directory

                  Enable azure active directory users instead of liveid

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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Windows Phone Expose RDS Data in the FM Class

                    Expose RDS Data when reading from Radio FMClass, and IMPOSE TO SAMSUNG TO EXPOSE THE CORRECT Signal Strength !!!
                    Insert a flag to understand when the read Signal is stable and not floating due to just changed frequency

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                      0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Form localization

                      make more convenient form localization. need a simple project-wide way to switch Language for forms.

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                        1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • that you should really add a delete function within the web-ui

                        While you are able to delete projects with the command-line tools you get with VS, there is still misisng a function in the web-ui

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                          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • .Net Framework: SSL/TLS and Certificate Pinning

                          The Diginotar failure demonstrated what a spectacular PKI failure looks like. One of the lessons learned was that Google's Chrome did not suffer the Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks.

                          Chrome did not suffer from PKI's failure because it pinned its certificates. As such, a phony certificate to mail.gmail.com (?) was rejected by the browser.

                          The .Net Framework added SSL/TLS classes in .NET Framework version 2.0. However, there is no easy way to pin a certifcate - currently one must use ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback.

                          It would be awesome if the SSL/TLS classes would offer a Pinned property. I imagine the property to take a thumbprint…

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Run the build process on a separate thread. Sometimes I want to kick off a build locally and go update the status of a task or bug.

                            Run the build process on a separate thread. Sometimes I want to kick off a build locally and go update the status of a task or bug and the IDE hangs. This is an issue for folks maintaining larger solutions.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Get Business Types (such as Phone) to store the settings centrally

                              Get business types be able to store settings centrally, i.e. if you add a custom phone number type, you have to manually add it to each column where you use Phone.
                              When you add a new setting it should be stored is a way that allows all instances to use it or it should be optional.

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                                1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Auto Collapse Javascript Structure (Collapse To Definitions)

                                as with the code behind files, where you can collapse the outlining of the Structure, I'd like to see the ability to collapse Javascript both inline and in-file.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add a modal dialog picker which has multi-column support.

                                  I know I can change the row template as whatever as I want, but what I want is a real multi-column list such as datagrid, which has the column headers, which also support sorting.

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                                    1 comment  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • It will be useful if Coded UI test can report system memory usage

                                    Hi there

                                    It will be very helpful if there is an option to monitor and report system memory usage using Coded UI test. At the moment it is not possible while testing a win 32 application

                                    Thanks

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Team Explorer Everywhere: Add Ability to Rollback one or more Changesets

                                      I am using Team Explorer Everywhere v10.1.0 with Eclipse Indigo SR1 and JDK 1.6.0 u14.

                                      Use Case 1 - Revert all changes for one or more Changeset(s)
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                                      From the 'History' panel, I would like the ability to click on one or more changesets and select "Rollback all changes" or "Revert changes". In my local workfolder, this will undo the changes related to the selected changeset(s), after which time I can choose to view, Check In changes or Undo Pending changes. This is a common and very useful use-case from the Subversion revision control system.

                                      Use Case 2 - Roll…

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                                      • use columns for find results

                                        Every line on find results (and find symbol results) have 3 bits of information.
                                        1. The filename
                                        2. The line number
                                        3. The contents of the line

                                        These should be lined up into columns - The line numbers should be underneath each other (preferably right aligned) and the contents of lines should all start from the same point.

                                        At the moment it's like reading the contents of a csv file from notepad instead of excel.

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                                        • Fix some big issues with the new Graphics Debugger

                                          The new Graphics Debugger is nice, but is lacking in a couple of key areas that really hurt debuggablility.

                                          1. There seems to be no way to look at the shader microcode for a shader from either the object or device context windows. In PIX you could click on a shader and see the microcode immediately. The only way you seem to be able to see microcode on a shader is to start debugging a draw call. This takes a while and is really annoying when you're just doing a spot check to see if the right shader is on…

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