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  1. Add web deployment projects to VS11

    I've only spent 5mins in VS11 so far, but it seems like Website Application projects addon from (2005/2008/2010 has been integrated). However Website Deployment projects don't seem to be. It would be nice for these to finally get some official attention.

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      14 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Better support to Continuous Deployment Practices

      The Microsoft ALM platform has adopted a lot of Agile practices. The new Dev11 Agile Planning Tool is the dream of any agile team. So, we have fantastic tools for planning, designing, developing, testing, building, but what about deployment?

      A software can be done without “formal requirement”, without design, test, etc. But we have to deploy it in order to use. So, I think we could make the life of build master easier and add a kind of deployment process in team build.

      I know we can customize the build process template, we can use BRD Lite from Rangers, but…

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        6 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Versioning of Work Items

        Work Items currently already have revisions saved and make them visible by looking at the history tab, however this should be a first class feature. Allow users to navigate back and forth in time, compare versions and most importantly, let work item template editors specify which attribute and state machine changes trigger a major (x.) or minor (.y) change. For example changes to the 'Description' field in our environment always causes a major change from e.g. 1.0 (or 1.1, 1.2 etc) to 2.0. Same goes for status state changes from 'In Review' to 'Released'.

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          7 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support for online/offline database sync for field devices without internet access

          It would be great if there was official support for Microsoft-Sync (or similar technology) so field devices (or laptops without internet access) could use LightSwitch apps offline and sync once they were back online.

          330 votes
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            2 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hierachical Navigation Menu

            In a real world LOB system, there may be a lot of menu items, which should be organized in a hierachical navigation menu.

            327 votes
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              21 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow Drag-Drop Project References between projects

              It would be nice if we were able to just drag a reference from one project to the next.

              325 votes
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                6 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • XNA for WinRT

                I've written several games for WP7 using XNA or XNA/Silverlight hybrids. I have thousands of hours invested into that codebase. Unless XNA works on WinRT, I won't be able to port my WP7 apps over to WinRT.

                322 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement XSLT 3.0 for .Net

                  Fully support XSLT 3.0 in .Net (Including XQuery 3.0 and XPath 3.0)

                  http://www.w3.org/TR/xslt-30/

                  321 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add server-side git hooks

                    Please add server-side git hooks. Github has this feature and it is extremely useful.

                    More info here: http://git-scm.com/book/en/Customizing-Git-Git-Hooks#Server-Side-Hooks

                    321 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Switch to Clang

                      Why?

                      Because it compiles code faster on large code bases.
                      Because it is more C++11 compliant.
                      Because it will be updated with fixes in a timely manner.
                      Because it will require less of your maintenance.
                      Because you can contribute back to it to make it even better.
                      Because you can build tools out of it like Intellisense, static analysis, etc.
                      Because MSFT can focus on Visual Studio UI and other elements that make it a nice IDE.
                      Because this is what C++ developers would prefer (non-biased opinion here :P ).
                      Because code portability is important in this platform diverse world.

                      319 votes
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                        13 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide Lightswitch Product Roadmap - recurring Town Hall

                        It's been forever since the community has seen a product roadmap for LightSwitch. A year ago we saw something of a 'statement of direction', but that's not what I'm talking about. We need more information about what specific backlog items are being worked on and what to expect from both near and long term for releases.

                        Since the HTML Client announcement, there has been a great deal of discomfort in the LS community about the lack of information coming from MSFT regarding advancement towards a LS client for LOB application development.

                        http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/7b92697d-ff35-4c04-8ac5-8949870c6c58/lob-html5?forum=lightswitch

                        Most folks believe a new HTML client having…

                        318 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add .Net Framework v. 4.5 support to Visual Studio 2010

                          Since Visual Studio 2010 was originally built to support newer versions/future version of the .Net Framework, .Net 4.5 support should be added to Visual Studio 2010 since Visual Studio 2012 has significantly reduced the usability and productivity of the IDE by discoloring the UI as well as removing critical features such as "Creating Unit Test". Adding .Net 4.5 support to Visual Studio 2010 would allow developers who do not wish to upgrade to Visual Studio 2012 the ability to continue using their favorite IDE with the latest .Net technology.

                          317 votes
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                            11 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Support .editorconfig

                            It would be awesome if Visual Studio supported .editorconfig files like so many other editors and IDEs.

                            "EditorConfig helps developers define and maintain consistent coding styles between different editors and IDEs. The EditorConfig project consists of a file format for defining coding styles and a collection of text editor plugins that enable editors to read the file format and adhere to defined styles. EditorConfig files are easily readable and they work nicely with version control systems."

                            You can read more about it at http://editorconfig.org/

                            313 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add a RowTest attribute to MSTest to facilitate parameterized tests.

                              It would be great to have a RowTest attribute (like in NUnit) added to facilitate parameterized tests, like:

                              [RowTest]
                              [Row(10, 10, 100)]
                              Public void Add_MultipleValues_ReturnsSum(int x, int y, int expected) { … }

                              313 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Make change files faster

                                When you open 10 files or more, change between thems or close all is slow, more if some of the files are designers (WinForms, xaml)

                                311 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Sql Server Compact 5

                                  Please work on the next version of sql server compact and continue supporting in visual studio. sql server compact is the best .net lite and embed database support data types,entity framework and embedding and use in the many of projects. please add support ssdt for database designer,in memory database, new nosql datatype, procedural sql command, column store index, triggers, REST request, odata, client sides api and others.

                                  311 votes
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                                    12 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Stop automatically messing with my solution configurations and platforms

                                    Every single time I add a project to a solution, Visual Studio "helpfully" adds to the solution every configuration it finds in the project.

                                    Every single time the project has a platform that the solution doesn't, Visual Studio "helpfully" creates the missing solution platform and also, most annoyingly, "Mixed Platforms".

                                    PLEASE leave them alone. I set them up how I like and I'd like them to stay that way.

                                    Example use case #2:

                                    I create a new project (defaults to x86) and add a Util library (AnyCPU). Wham, I'm only 5 seconds into a new project and I already have…

                                    307 votes
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                                      8 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Move workitem between team projects

                                      make it easy to split team projects into multiple team projects, moving work items between them.

                                      306 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Google V8 Debugger Protocol support

                                        Please add support for the Google V8 Debugger Protocol, which would make developing in Javascript using Node.js and Visual Studio a lot less painful.

                                        http://code.google.com/p/v8/wiki/DebuggerProtocol

                                        305 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a Treeview Control to Lightswitch

                                          Display of hierarchical data is a requirement in many business applications. The forums and blogs are full of questions on how to add a treeview to a Lightswitch application. While it can be done with a custom control, adding it to the standard set of controls would certainly make Lightswitch a more powerful business application development environment. BTW, be sure and have a two-way SelectedItem property.

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                                            6 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Dave,

                                            Thank you for the suggestion. We have added it to our product backlog and will consider it for a future release.

                                            Displaying hierarchical data is possible today using custom controls in a LightSwitch HTML client application. Michael Washington has written a blog post (http://lightswitchhelpwebsite.com/Blog/tabid/61/EntryId/2220/JQuery-Mobile-Tree-Using-Collapsible-Sections-and-Dynamic-Views-in-LightSwitch.aspx) describing how to implement collapsible sections using Jewel Lambart’s Collapsible Content Control (http://jewellambert.com/jquery-mobile-collapsible-content-control-with-lightswitch/).

                                            Thanks,
                                            Elizabeth Maher, LightSwitch Team

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