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  1. Support field-targeted attributes on auto-properties

    I would like to see C# support using field-targeted attributes on auto-properties where the compiler applies said attribute to the generated backing field. This functionality has precedent in that the compiler already behaves like this for such attributes applied towards events:

    // This works in all versions of C#
    [field: NonSerialized]
    public event EventHandler SomeEvent;

    // This will not compile
    [field: NonSerialized]
    public string SomeProperty { get; set; }

    // This seems unnecessary
    [NonSerialized]
    private string _someOtherProperty;
    public string SomeOtherProperty {
    get { return _someOtherProperty; }
    set { _someOtherProperty = value; }
    }

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Textarea in find and replace dialog box

      I have beening using Visual Studio 2010 and asp.net for 1.5 years.
      Before I had beening used Adobe Dreamviewer for our old asp files.
      And There was a property for find and replace in Dreamviewer.

      It was using textarea for find and replace box. Not input
      box. So we used it for changing a block of code just copying from
      the code and replacing it to the textarea section in the find and replace dialog box.

      We can use this propery using regular expression in Visual
      Studio. But it is very difficult. And some times we have to use symbol…

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        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Provide some tutorials on UPNP/DLNA

        I have been Looking all over the internet for tutorials on how to interact with DLNA/UPNP enabled devices. However after hours of pointless redirections to "tutorials" I found nothing that a newbie to the framework could use to start developing their own DLNA/UPNP enabled apps for windows or mobile... Ooh and the intel upnp sdk has been useful but the codebase is large and unexplained with a shroud of mystery on what half of the code actually does. It is really hard to find any example tutorials of how to develop these apps. Could somebody knowledgeable from the VS team…

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make SQL Server Not Allow You To Create Stored Procedures For Tables That Aren't In The DB

          If there is a SQL Server User Voice I will post it there, but I cannot find it so I will post it here:

          I manage many SQL Servers, and sometimes the names are very similar and when I open an SQL file to update my procedures it lets me execute the Create Procedure statements and it adds all the procedures but they are for the wrong database.

          I have to manually remove them which can be a pain when there are 100's of procedures sometimes.

          A simple (The table or view 'xyz' is not found would do).

          If you…

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            0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Create a zero-pause garbage collector

            Create a zero-pause garbage collector that sacrifices throughput in order to reduce/remove stop-the-world pauses.

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              1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Rest API - Ability to show work items associated with a GIT commit

              Currently there is no way to get the work items associated with a GIT commit through the API.

              The API for TFVC has this ability through the 'includeworkitems' query string parameter and this same extension point could be used on GIT commits to bring feature parity in this area.

              This is available for Team Foundation Version Control through Changesets and should be made available for GIT.

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                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Please fix the price discrepancy between USA and Australia

                There is a HUGE price discrepancy between the US and Australia for the same products. Looking at Visual Studio with MSDN on a 12 month subscription..

                Ultimate.. $USD13,299.00 vs $AUD21,202.00 ($USD6,408.90 difference)
                Premium.. $USD6,119.00 vs $AUD9,755.00 ($USD2,948.57 difference)
                Test Professional.. $USD2,169.00 vs $AUD3459 ($USD1,046.24 difference)
                Professional.. $USD1,199.00 vs $AUD1,912.00 ($USD578.26 difference)
                MSDN OS.. $USD699.00 vs $AUD1,115.00 ($USD337.43 difference)
                (currency conversion for USD-AUD difference done with Google on 2014/07/31)

                Unfortunately perpetual licenses aren't much better when it comes to price parity (USA: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/list/Visual-Studio/categoryID.62687600 vs Australia: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msaus/en_AU/list/Visual-Studio/categoryID.65081900?icid=DvprCat_ShopCategories_VS2013)

                Given these products are basically identical and are delivered electronically, there should be no…

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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Floating windows to be grouped

                  Being able to drag windows onto a split screen separate from the source windows hosted on the main IDE has improved developer productivity. However, it becomes troublesome when you have more than one source window on the split screen since it does not cater for docking of the floating screens into another tabbed MDI structure. It would be nice to be able to have tabbed MDIs on both screens to make navigation easier.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow a project to target multiple frameworks (Full Framework, SilverLight, WP7)

                    The current status is that you must select at the creation of a project the framework used.

                    But while developing using MVVM you often end up with some project(s) containing the ViewModels and the Model that could be shared between platforms (With #if in the specific places that differ)

                    The current best solution is to duplicate the folder structure and populate all projects but one with links to the real source code files (Microsoft even provide a VS extension to do it automatically) but it's clearly more complex than it should be.

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                      4 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow multiple "Current" iterations for multiple iteration paths in a project

                      It would be really good if TFS interface allowed for multiple "current" iterations.
                      For example we have a clients that has multiple projects, we group the projects under 1 project in tfs per client. We use the following structure with the iterations paths

                      [Client]

                      [Product A / Project A]
                      [Release 1]
                      [Sprint 1]
                      [Sprint 2]

                      [Product B / Project B]
                      [Sprint 1]
                      [Sprint 2]

                      I would be good that if we are working on Sprint 1 in both project A and B TFS doesnt assume that project B is a future sprint and combines the burn down for example on…

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • In Solution Explorer, when the "Pending Changes Filter" is enabled i want to "Compare with latest version" when I select project item.

                        Currently there is a filter button in the Solution Explorer that allows you to select from:

                        - "Pending Changes Filter"
                        - "Open Files Filter".

                        But often when I am preparing to check in I use the "Pending Changes Filter" to compare the files with their latest version. In that scenario when I click to select a .cs file for example it is opened temporarily but the view is not useful in my case and I do a right-click "Compare..." ... with latest version.

                        I wish for an option that the selection would open a "Compare with latest version".

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                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Enhance the debugger to decompile and step into managed code without symbols

                          The debugger should automatically decompile managed code for which there are no PDB's or sources. It should permit breakpoints, single-stepping, and Go-to-definition on these decompiled sources.

                          The spectrum of managed code a developer needs to debug is large -- larger then Microsoft's product set. Yet the availability of symbols and sources is sporadic or non-existent, making the typical end-to-end debugging experience inconsistent and frustrating. When the current debugger cannot locate the PDB and sources, it falls back to the Disassembly view, which is of little or no value to a managed code developer.

                          When sources and PDB's are available, they…

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                          • Make Windows Phone 9 and Windows 9 metro mode support opengl

                            Because Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 metro mode don't support opengl, it is very difficult to convert IOS or Android game to Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8 platform!

                            DirectX is a very urgly API for me, it is COM based API, it is difficult to use.
                            In general, only C++ user use this API, I think it is not suitable choice to build graphics api on COM base.

                            I think even opengl is a much better api for programmer.

                            why not to redesign a modern, clean, C++11 style Graphics API based on directx11?
                            or provide an opengl driver…

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                            • Give us an idea on Prices for over 5 users

                              We are hesitant to move due to uncertain pricing. If we knew a range or max suggested pricing we would move today.

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                              • TypeScript support jquery and jquery plugin

                                Today most developer work with jquery. jquery change websites and daily increase plugins.Typescript is very good but when completed that support jquery and jquery plugin. please add jqeury syntax or others to compiler convert typescript to jquery script

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                                • Real-time co-editing of code

                                  Developers sometime need to work and collaborate on the same code: co-editing, annotation of code blocks, etc.

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                                  • ScheduledToastNotification should inherit from ToastNotification so that the Activated, Dismissed and Failed events can be used

                                    ScheduledToastNotification should inherit from ToastNotification so that the Activated, Dismissed and Failed events can be used on scheduled toast notifications.

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                                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable Kanban Column field to be used in work item queries

                                      It is a constant source of frustration for our users that they are unable to use the Kanban Column field in work item queries. This field is recorded in the history of a work item whenever it is moved from one Kanban column to another but this information is not available to be used for reporting purposes. This would allow various additional Kanban metrics to be easily produced.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable "Bookmark All" button when Quick FInd is looking in "Current Project"

                                        When Quick Find is looking in "Current Project" the "Bookmark All" button is disabled. But, this is when it is needed most. Suppose there are are 100 matches in the project. We should be able to work on something else while the find is doing its job. There is no reason to click the "Find Next" button 100 times.

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                                        • Transaction Response Time graph

                                          "Transaction Response Time graph" generated using "Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate" is not able to show all 'transactions' in a graph for a load testing scenario. There should be property / feature through which we can set 'No of transactions' for generated graph
                                          Regards,
                                          Himanshu

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