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  1. Open a RDL report file without creating a Report Server Project

    It would be nice to open a Report using Visual Studio in design mode without creating a Project. Now at least VS2005, SQL2005 if you try to open a rdl report file from scratch in VS you only see as a xml file. Not the design report.

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      0 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • allow for modification of the server timeout.

      After five minutes of inactivity, LightSwitch times out and you can no longer access server data without restarting the application.

      I feel that it would greatly improve the quality of LS to be able to modify the length of that timeout. I have developed applications for my company and that is one of their BIGGEST complaints. And for good reason, too. It is very easy to get involved in a five minute phone call that causes a timeout in the application, and it is a pain to log back into the application (especially due to the required strong passwords).

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        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add a PBI 'ready' state to the scrum process template.

        Add a 'ready' state to the scrum process template to mark Product Backlog items as ready for sprint planning. This makes it clearer for scrum teams to see which Product Backlog items need more refinement and which ones are ready for sprint planning.

        The scrum guide quotes: "Product Backlog items that can be “Done” by the Development Team within one Sprint are deemed “Ready” for selection in a Sprint Planning. Product Backlog items usually
        acquire this degree of transparency through the above described refining activities." (Page 13)

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add parameter for EventRecord.FormatDescription() to let customer choose strict or non-strict rule

          When Event Descriptor of Event Log generated in other locale (say US locale) while the retriever set to other locale (say Japanese locale), the EventRecord.FormatDescription() will return null.

          This is true for Windows 2008 R2 on .Net 4.0. However running good (return correct value) on .Net 3.5.1.

          After debugging, I noticed that, actually both the behavior of .Net4.0 and .Net3.5.1 are as design. Or, we can say, .Net3.5.1 is designed to use non-strict rendering while .Net4.0 is designed to use strict rendering. The different rendering rules have resulted in different FormationDescription() output.

          The request is to have parameter or user…

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            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • exploratory tests with pass or fail result

            Exploratory tests are simply displayed as completed and each session needs to be opened to discover if bugs were raised during the test session.

            Allowing the user to choose whether the test passed or failed during the session will provide a quick view as to the status of the development of the user story under test

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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • lookup table without "one to many" - relationship

              every developer Know that users dont like limitation, ide like afree text that look up the table to auto complete.

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                0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add "Format Document" for t-sql code

                Add "Format Document" for t-sql code similar to formatting C# code via Edit -> Advanced -> Format Document or Format Selection.

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                • It would be great if you add a feature for COdedui framework to generate single UITestActionLog.html file for all the test methods too.

                  It would be great if you add a feature for COdedui framework to generate single UITestActionLog.html file for all the test methods apart from individual Html Files.

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                  • Fix setup/integration with Reporting Services and SharePoint - it simply takes too much of my time

                    Fix setup/integration with Reporting Services and SharePoint - it simply takes too much of my time. And however interesting the details are, in fact, I don't give a ****. I'm simply running in too many errors, having to rerun SQL Server setup - which takes ages and then still I get screwed up errors that I can't really see why the Wizard takes care of by itself.

                    Look, whatever is happening there is because those wizards did it - well, most of the time. And here's two points to it: first, why didn't the wizards do the things I had…

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                    • Provide TFS with change-set to change-set diff/compare option. Currently this option is missing

                      Provide TFS with change-set to change-set diff/compare option. So that we can compare direct two change sets. Currently this option is missing causing us to manually diff them by unshelving both of those change sets.

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                      • I would like to open queries in Excel from the TFS Service like I can in the full client

                        This appears to be a feature that is not in the TFS web service yet.

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                        • TFS: Default parent work item for new work items

                          I would like to assign a default parent work item for every new item.
                          I've a work item named "Unassigned/New Bugs" and want to set this as default for all new added work items (if the user didn't specify a certain parent).

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                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Have the GC suspend STA threads last

                            Look at:

                            https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/393410/strange-behavior-when-using-thread-spinwait-spinlocks-and-object-creation

                            We develop a performance critical trading application. We cannot have the UI pause waiting for a background thread to be suspending by the GC.

                            Can you please design the GC such that it will only attempt to suspend STA threads once all worker threads have been suspended? This will help us enormously as we most often have a single STA threads and this would guarantee that the ui is only suspended for the length of the collection.

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                            • C++: Automatic Wrapper Generator

                              A replacement for Swig: an automatic wrapper generator, customizable to any language.

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                                1 comment  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Occasionally Connected Applications

                                Some people have asked for SQLCE support for desktop applications. I would add that it would be great to have it be able to syncronize with a parent database. That way a client could be disconnected and have the ability to work on it's own until it gets a connection again. I've done that kind of synchronization by hand, and it's a pain. Being able to do it automatically would be very much in the spirit of LightSwitch. :)

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                                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Metro style for WPF (Touchable Controls)

                                  Win8 Desktop has WON THE WAR to Windows RT! On tablets and desktops!
                                  But touch devices are the future (ON DESKTOP too, although somebody NOT WANT!)
                                  WPF controls need to adapt to touchable devices and... merge with Windows Store Apps and WP81!!!

                                  Ideas from Codeplex:
                                  https://elysiumextra.codeplex.com/
                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGM_uBy99GA

                                  But Native WPF, of course!!! Thank!

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                                    0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Explore ways of providing features that, at present, are only in the Ultimate SKU

                                    The jump from premium to ultimate is just too high, or at least the people in charge of the money at my company think that. I really don't have the time to convince them otherwise and I don't really
                                    want to either since it will be seen as a ‘benefit’ for me more so than the business.

                                    And if I request it, and if by some miracle it was approved, every other developer would want that version too. So the cost is not 1 upgrade but 1 upgrade X # of developers, which the powers that be understand.

                                    However every…

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                                      1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Tag Groups and Tags management

                                        Currently, the Tags are listed in a never ending list. This causes Tag searching to be a tiresome task if you don't remember it (let's say a year passed).
                                        Moreover, anyone can create a tag by his or her own volition, which makes the list to fill up with 'garbage' tags.

                                        A good solution will be to create a Tag group that will answer a criteria and which its visibility could be defined as with projects and such.
                                        For instance - a Project manager Tag group, Current sprint tag, QA team A' tag, Due date tag etc...
                                        Preferably, the Tag…

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                                        • Profiler - Start on Breakpoint, Stop on Breakpoint

                                          Add a "When Hit" breakpoint option to start or stop the profiler. This is a common action. When our dev team was reviewing some profiler results we discussed that this is something that would be quite useful as typically only a section of code or action would need to be profiled. One could set start and stop breakpoints and we would only get a profile of the execution between these breakpoints. Note the breakpoint would not "stop" execution, just perform an action. Currently we often do this manually, over and over during a profiler session.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Diagnostics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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