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  1. Support XAML2009 Throughout

    Generic types etc.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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) { … }

      368 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make data accessible via APIs for custom processing

        Application Insights sounds cool but I can't imagine having all my data locked up behind a portal without an ability to programmatically access it or at least download it for offline processing. I'm sure the portal is awesome but I'm also sure that there will be project-specific types of insight I need to get out of this data which the portal won't sufficiently support. Making data accessible outside the portal lets you get around that concern while continuing to improve the product.

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          under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Application Insights  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enhance the Open Query in Microsoft Excel to allow cross-project queries to be exported.

          Now we get error: TF208015: You are trying to add work items that are not in the selected team project for this Microsoft Excel file. Only the work items from the *** team project will be added to your work item list. If you want to add work items from another team project, open a new Microsoft Excel file from that team project.

          Are you kidding me? How is it the TF client can display the results of the query, but the export cannot handle them too? Makes it incredibly cumbersome to manage program-level reporting...

          362 votes
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          • Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu

            Identify and Nest Dependent Files in Solution Explorer using Right Click Menu.

            Allow us to nest files in solution explorer without having to edit the csproj file. For example, we have 4 files that are breeze.*.js, and I like to nest them as dependent on breeze.js so they show up collapsed in solution explorer.

            Currently we edit the csproj file to do this, and we also do it for css and for custom js. Another example:

            repositories.js
            -- attendee.repository.js
            -- session.repository.js
            -- speaker.repository.js
            -- lookup.repository.js
            -- abstract.repository.js

            For files like jQuery that have 4 or 5 dependent files this is…

            361 votes
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              6 comments  ·  IDE  ·  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.

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                13 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  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.

                353 votes
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                • 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.

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                    15 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 350 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • XML comments schema customization in C#

                      Allow to customize the XML tags recommended for use in XML inline comments for documentation.

                      Just as in VB, a CSharpXMLDoc.xml could be saved in AppData to pass C# editor the customized XML elements.

                      349 votes
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                        17 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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.

                        347 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Open fast

                          Make it so that opening a simple text file from Explorer is fast. It's just Text. Make it so fast to open that I no longer need a notepad replacement.
                          Make VS2011 into the best notepad replacement!!

                          It's just text, after all. It's ALL text.

                          346 votes
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                            10 comments  ·  Editor  ·  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.

                            345 votes
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                              21 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support server SSL certificate chain inspection in Portable Class Libraries

                              As requested in http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3158400-add-httpclient-support-in-portable-class-libraries there is now an HttpClient that can be used in Portable Class Libraries. The latest version of portable HttpClient today is 2.2.15 and it supports also SSL connections.

                              When a SSL connection is created, the HttpClient doesn't offer any way to inspect the x.509 certificate chain returned by the remote server. I want to implement certificate pinning for additional security in my app and therefore I need an API to read the values of individual x.509 certificates.

                              I've understood that this could be done in these frameworks:
                              - .NET FW 2.0 (or newer): using System.Net.ServicePointManager.ServerCertificateValidationCallback API…

                              345 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  .NET  ·  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.

                                343 votes
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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

                                • 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…

                                  341 votes
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                                    7 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • add support for Windows Store apps written in F# ... show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI dev

                                    add support for Windows Store apps written in F# (FSharp) ... to show that F# can be superior to C# even when it comes to more common tasks like GUI development.
                                    <a href="https://github.com/dmitry-a-morozov/fsharp-wpf-mvc-series/wiki/Intro"; > link </a>

                                    337 votes
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                                      10 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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.

                                      335 votes
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                                        15 comments  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Visualize Blocked Task in Task board

                                        In TFS 2012 (Scrum Template) you can set a Task to Blocked. Problem is you need a query to see a task is blocked. I suggest Visualizing it in the Sprint board so that Team member know the item is blocked.

                                        331 votes
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                                          Coming soon… we’re building plans for this now. We’re starting with additional fields and tags on cards, but a first class blocked indicator will come shortly after.

                                          Thanks.
                                          Aaron Bjork
                                          @aaronbjork

                                        • Support IntelliSense and underlining of errors in F# Interactive

                                          It's a big annoyance to not have auto completion there. C# Interactive from Roslyn supports it, and even the Immediate pane of C# and VB also have it

                                          329 votes
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                                            6 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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