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  1. 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.

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      17 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  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.

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      • 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>

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          10 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  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.

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            21 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  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…

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                8 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Change Icon for Visual Studio 2015

                Please change the icon of Visual Studio 2015 to enable differentiation on the taskbar when multiple versions of Visual Studio are installed. Currently the Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015 icon are the same and causing confusion if put side by side on the taskbar (see attachment)

                Connect Feedback (currently private to Microsoft)
                https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/1553001/icon-differentiation

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                  12 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  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.

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                    10 comments  ·  Editor  ·  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.

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                      6 comments  ·  Project  ·  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

                      • 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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                          7 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Make Design View available for x64 target platforms with custom elements

                          Design view is unavailable for x64 and ARM target platforms when the document contains custom elements (XAML with a user control, for example).

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                            8 comments  ·  XAML 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.

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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.

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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

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                                  6 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Only display real errors on "Error List" after compilation (option?)

                                  If you open a large XAML project, it's not uncommon to have a lot of false errors displayed in "Error List" tab, (mainly about XAML files)

                                  Is it possible to add a button to clear completely this list and display only real errors detected by the compiler (just a simple parsing of the compiler output) ?

                                  It would help a lot of developers cause the only solution right now is to copy-paste the output in Notepad and search "error"...

                                  See the attachment

                                  331 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve multi language support

                                    There are new ideas introduced in WPF with x:Uid in XAML and locbaml command line tool but the translation process is a mess, see http://wpflocalization.codeplex.com/

                                    There should also be a standalone resource editor available for translators.

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                                      2 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make TFS more Audit Friendly

                                      We have outside auditors come in and they want to see stuff like who gave Jerry Project admin rights and when and how long did he have it? Items like that It would be nice to find info like that. It would also be nice to be able to export all of the users of a project in the groups that they are in.

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                                      • 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.

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                                          8 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • TFS The +Add Backlog item should not default to the current iteration

                                          On the HOME screen in TFS web access, if you click on "+Add Backlog Item" button, the new backlog item defaults to the current active iteration. This is an unfortunate decision as it means that the item (most likely) will automatically appear on the board without being approved by the product owner. We should have the ability to specify a "default iteration" used for creating new items similar to how we have a default area.

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