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  1. Support await in lock statement

    please support await in lock statements.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • xaml

      Suggestting develop the tools of from XAML to HTML5
      ,so we can creat a cross-plat application with blend for vs.now the blender use blend more savatime.

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        0 comments  ·  Multi-Device Hybrid Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • import aliases, namespaces and their members from the xml file

        If you enable the import aliases for namespaces and their members from an xml file, you allow programmers to write programs in their native language and not in English ( English namesfor namespaces and their members are sometimes too long and incomprehensible for non-native English speakers. It is a useless language barrier. We want to program them and not do language interpreters, translators)

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          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support Dynamic Text Template

          Compile time text template is supported now. However, when I add a preprocessed runtime text template, the Custom Tool property of the template file will be reset and become a compile time template again.

          I think it would be great if the Custom Tool property can be saved so that I don't need to set it to TextTemplatingFilePreprocessor every time I open the solution.

          Thanks for your great work!

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            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Tools for Unity  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • What if a developer is able to create a Centralized Repository

            Problem:
            No Centralized Repository
            No Version System
            No Collaboration among Team Members

            Solution:
            A Cloud Solution, making able a developer to create his own centralized repository.
            Team will be able to collaborate.
            System will be able to maintain different Versions of the Code.

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              1 comment  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Decouple context menu options from Project Type

              When I create a Web API project, I get specific context menu options for creating Controllers etc. However, if I suddenly want to create a Web API Class library project to use in conjunction with Project Katana, I suddenly lose those context options and I have to do everything manually again. Therefore, I should be able to add/remove context menu options based on how I want to use the project regardless of whether or not it is a Class Library project, Web Project, WPF project etc. By decoupling context menu options from a specific project type, this would allow me…

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Document the COM-wrapped methods

                For developers and power users that might consume .Net framework methods, the COM interfaces aren't documented. This is an especially bad problem when methods are overloaded. There is no documentation to let the consumer know the exact name of the method (_#).

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                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Edit Label to Breakpoint Setting window

                  From external user: Merged Breakpoint Properties does not allow editing the breakpoint label.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • SSRS expression hightlight

                    Every field which has expressions should have some sort of indicator to help any developers understand a presence of a expression in the fields.

                    In the property window for every fields, the property which has expression should stand out by some sort of indicator(like setting a background color)

                    Textbox properties showup in a dialog which has multiple tabs, each tabs which has the exprression should be highlighted, so the developer can go into that one instead of search in each tab.

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                      0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support bulk edit via export to excel from VSO web interface please.

                      Support bulk edit via export to excel from VSO web interface please.

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                      • Provide web interface for TFS Build like Jetbrains TeamCity

                        One of the main problems with TFS Build is its requirement to do most of the configuration in the Visual Studio IDE. Unlike a tool such as Jetbrains TeamCity which can be done entirely through a Web Browser, TFS Build is still heavily reliant on the VS IDE. Instead, TFS Build should move to a web based interface like Jetbrains TeamCity to allow easier access for all developers to view build logs, view build progress, view build workflow etc. This will significantly improve the overall experience of TFS Build compared to how it is today.

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                        • Make DataGridColumn.OnInput() public instead of internal to allow custom data grid column to handle input event to switch to edit mode

                          The DataGridColumn class has a method 'internal virtual void OnInput(..)' which I would like to have as 'public' instead.

                          The problem with it being 'internal' is that when I create a derived DataGridColumn class and I want to make the cell go into edit mode when a key is pressed (just like DataGridTextColumn does), I can't because I can't override this method.

                          See http://referencesource.microsoft.com/#PresentationFramework/Framework/System/Windows/Controls/DataGridColumn.cs,1450.

                          See also the implementation of DataGridTextColumn and what it does in the override of this OnInput method.

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                            0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • why can't we have a inbuilt class that generate hyperlinks for web api in response

                            basically no uniform way people are using hypermedia implementation in web api response like hyperlinks,if provided by framework it will be widely accepted.

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                              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • serialization enum value as integer when not explicitly defined in the set

                              When serializating a enum value that does not match a value from the C# definition, offer the option to serialize it as integers rather than throw an error.

                              Especially when used by DataContractSerializer.

                              Example error:
                              'System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationException' occurred in System.Runtime.Serialization.dll

                              Additional information: Enum value '44' is invalid for type 'ProjectName.Enumerations.User.SomeEnumValue' and cannot be serialized.

                              public enum SomeEnumValue
                              {
                              Undefined =0,
                              One =1,
                              FortyThree = 43
                              // there is no 44, but need serialize (e.g. from an external source)
                              }

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                                0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • JSON string Escaper

                                JSON formats have gargles of characters to escape when building strings it would be nice if there was something like @"{dfsfsdf..." that could tell the compiler to escape a string JSON style.

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • ENUM SQL server

                                  Make it possible to define a look-up Enum for the same thing both in code and in SQL server.

                                  Say I have a list of something I want to be able to hard code a default value in some of my system's states from an Enum selection in code but, I also want this value represented in the database. because maybe I am logging something like which application did something. I don't know if the value should be the primary key from the look-up table or the value from the enum, but I don't like having to copy this value…

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enable Smart Unit Tests to generate tests for Shared projects (Universal Applications)

                                    It appears in the Preview that the Smart Unit Tests feature does not work with the .Shared project that gets generated for Universal Applications. The current workaround is to create a separate PCL project, which will generate tests, and then reference it from the Windows/Windows Phone projects.

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                                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enum Inheritance

                                      I have lists of things that I want to set up in shared classes for other developers to work with and Enums work great for that, especially since they enforce uniqueness(as long as values are not defined for the members, but that is another issue).

                                      It would be cool if I could have a way to set up hierarchical lists of things that are still unique but allow for a level of categorization in their definition.

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • CreateInstance generic Type

                                        Create Instance won't work when I create things with generic types until the type is defined it would be easier to work with reflection in generic classes if CreateInstance(T) worked better.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow ClickOnce or create a similar technology to deploy Windows Modern apps that are meant for use inside a company/enterprise only

                                          Right now deploying modern apps that aren't meant for the store takes some amount of work - having something like ClickOnce to do the hard work AND keep users updated without having to go through the ropes on every little fix added would go a long way to making modern apps a better option when building Line of Business (LoB) software

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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