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  1. Allow use of DataTestMethod / DataRow in all unit testing projects

    As I understand it these attributes are limited to use in WinRT/Metro and now with update 2, Windows Phone 8. It would be very helpful to be able to use them in all test projects e.g.

    [DataTestMethod]
    [DataRow("a", "b")]
    [DataRow(" ", "a")]
    public void TestMathos1(string value1, string value2)
    {
    Assert.AreEqual(value1 + value2, string.Concat(value1, value2));
    }

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      8 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • C# support static extension methods like f#

      C# support static extension methods like f#

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        10 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Feature Request: Local Fields within Properties

        A simple property in C#:
        int MyProperty
        {
        get
        {
        return _myProperty;
        }
        set
        {
        _myProperty = value;
        }
        }
        private int _myProperty = 42;

        Now, imagine the requirement appears that the code must be documented using the /// conventions.

        /// <summary>MyProperty is wonderful...</summary>
        int MyProperty
        {
        get
        {
        return _myProperty;
        }
        set
        {
        _myProperty = value;
        }
        }
        /// <summary>I don't want to document this but I'll get a diagnostic if I don't.</summary>
        private int _myProperty = 42;

        It's too bad that
        /// <summary>MyProperty is wonderful...</summary>
        int MyProperty
        {
        int _myProperty = 42;
        get
        {
        return _myProperty;
        }
        set …

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          7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • New Work Item Control: Checkbox

          Creating string fields with "Yes" and "No" (or "True" or "False", or "1" and "0") as allowed values, is a viable "workaround" for a Yes/No field - but still, a real checkbox control would make it even better.

          btw: Checkboxes are a Windows control introduced from the very beginning (Windows 1 actually, I checked. ;)

          495 votes
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            7 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Basic Refactoring Functionality needed

            Right now when I want to make a section of code a method or make some simple refactoring, its not in the box. Rename is there, but its local to the page and doesn't go deep enough. The top 5-10 refactoring types should come in the box.

            Merged from another idea: Improve the refactoring tools like code generation, rename, etc.

            492 votes
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              14 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Windows Phone 8 Development on non-SLAT processors

              I'm sure there are many developers out there with "older" systems that are completely capable of running Windows 8 64-bit and Visual Studio 2012 but are not able to develop and test Windows Phone 8 applications because of Microsoft's choice to make the Windows Phone 8 emulator a Hyper-V virtual machine. There should be a mechanism to run the emulator using either VMware Player or VirtualBox which will use SLAT if it's present but will continue to work if it isn't or update Hyper-V to do the same.

              I don't understand this choice as I am able to write applications…

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                28 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add date time picker control to Windows 8 Metro XAML

                date time picker control is a must have control for many apps. It's missing in current Windows 8 Metro XMAL.

                476 votes
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                  28 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • ...develop an empowering Process Template editor!!

                  The current editor's user experience is a barrier to process improvement through customization of of the template itself. The idea that an out of the box process template will satisfy all customer needs (or even one of the several shipped by MSFT) will be a limiting factor on meaningful and valuable implementations of the product.

                  472 votes
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                    under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Keep WP7.1 and XNA/WP app development in Visual Studio 2013

                    In the first preview version of Visual Studio 2013 it's no longer possible to develop apps for WP7.1 or XNA WP apps (WP8 works fine). Please keep this platform supported in this new version of Visual Studio, thanks.

                    459 votes
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                      16 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support for collectible assemblies

                      Support for collectible assemblies, i.e. assemblies that can be unloaded from memory (without deleting appdomain).
                      Example: Build a kind of REPL on top of your application so that user can script your application. This leads to high customization capabilities. The user script might be sent via files to the application running 24/7, hence you need emitted code to be collected.

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                        5 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • add folders for build definitions in Team Explorer

                        I would like to have folders for my build definitions in Team Explorer that allow me to organize and apply batch updates to several definitions at once. I could apply security to the various folders which would be inherited by the build definitions underneath. Batch updates could include regular expression modification of the build definition names, workspace folders, drop locations, and/or projects to build.

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                          14 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Improve project F# model

                          Improve F# project model (at least, add directions support). Maybe some extension to the language itself would be pretty good: #require "filename" to indicate that filename must be compiled before current file.

                          435 votes
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                            11 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Visualize relationships between branches based on changesets

                            I'd like to see an overview graph of branches to determine how branches were created, merged or synchronized. Actually I have to find the right changeset to get the same information. When working with a lot of branches like we do (feature-driven development) it would be very helpful to obtain rapidly an overview of latest actvitities among the branches (especially for synchronizing branches).The graph could be visualized as DGML and rendered in Visual Studio.

                            425 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

                              Add CodeLens support to Team Foundation Service

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                                13 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add ability to hide/mask fields in a work item based on security/permissions

                                Currently you can make work item fields READ-ONLY for certain groups of users. We would like to have the ability to hide fields or to mask the value of the field as well based on security permissions.

                                For example we require our PM's, Dev's and QA's to enter time estimates for enhancements and defects. These are values that we don't want our Sales/Consulting teams and potentially End-Users from seeing.

                                421 votes
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                                • change the new 2012 bowtie icon back to the smooth style

                                  The sharp-edged icon that came with the Visual Studio 2012 RC is hard to look at, and looks more like a bowtie than an infinity symbol. Please return it to its former glory before releasing RTM.

                                  419 votes
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                                    25 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • C# REPL - execute one-off C# code on the fly from within VS

                                    I'd like to see a full read/eval/print loop for C# built into Visual Studio - much like F# Interactive, or Ruby's "irb".

                                    When debugging, this would let you interact with the current state of the debugged application - like the Immediate Window does now, but more powerful (e.g. with support for lambdas).

                                    When in design/editing mode, this would work a lot like LinqPad, but integrated into the IDE. It would let you evaluate expressions and execute multi-statement code blocks. This would let developers interactively experiment with their application classes ,.NET framework classes, and third-party APIs while writing code in Visual…

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                                      under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • XAML Debugger

                                      I would really like xaml debugger! I think that this caution is necessary! very difficult to find errors in the xaml.

                                      406 votes
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                                        8 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix it so that .NET apps can access HTTP thru authenticating proxy server by default

                                        If you run a .NET app that needs to talk to the web, and you're behind an authenticating proxy server, then that app will fail to talk to the web.

                                        Internet Explorer and Google Chrome work, Visual Studio and loads of other Microsoft apps will work. They can all talk to the web. But every .NET-based app or website I've ever seen will fail.

                                        The implications of this are profound. I've seen umpteen forum posts over the years where people are scratching their heads, wondering what's wrong. I've seen IT guys re-route their users thru special-case connections to the web,…

                                        398 votes
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                                          12 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow to move more than one file at once in TFS source control

                                          It is currently only possible to move files one by one in TFS source control, which means that it takes a lot of time to move several files from one place to another place. It would be great if one could select multiple files and move them to another place at once.

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                                            13 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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