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  1. System.Web.UI.IValidator interface: Add ValidationGroup property

    Unluckily IValidator interface does not define the ValidationGroup property, which is instead defined as a member of BaseValidator class from which all validators derive (there is a not so clean separation between interface and implementation).

    If you would like to define a custom validator (without using the basic behaviour provided by BaseValidator class), you can easily do that by implementing the IValidator interface, unluckily in this way you lose the possibility of performing validation in validation groups. This because there is no ValidationGroup in the IValidator interface and the Page class, which handles "validation groups" on postbacks through Validate (string…

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Implement searching TFS by work item tags

      I saw that you implemented a way to query based on tags here (https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/3611228-allow-querying-work-items-by-tag) however I'd like to be able to use that in the "Search Work Items" box as well. For example in competing systems I've used there is a syntax to indicate that you want the search term to be searched as a tag.

      For example the search term:
      "printing [backburner]"

      would search for the word printing in work items with a tag "backburner"

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      • C# and F# on the same project

        Allow to add C# and F# (or another .NET language) files in the same project.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add "Go to Implementation Definition" for objects derived from interfaces or base classes

          Perhaps provide a selection box for the actual implementation to navigate to - sort of like how "Go to Definition" works with partial classes.

          This would be useful for interface driven designs where going to the interface definition is not desired but selecting one of the concrete implementations is.

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            1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide native support in the IDE for MVVM

            Something like where VS has a "code mode" for code behind or MVVM or other pattern.

            If MVVM is selected then the IDE helps us fall into the pit of MVVM success.

            Even better would be a coding mode provider model, so other patterns could be plugged in over time

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              0 comments  ·  XAML Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Make checked out branch in Team Explorer more obvious

              In Team Explorer, it's hard to tell what the checked out branch is. If you look closely, the checked out branch is bold. But it's not bold enough. There should be a stronger visual indicator indicating which is checked out. Perhaps a special icon next to it.

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              • Change propdp snippet to use the nameof() operator

                The "propdp" snippet for dependency properties uses a string on the register method, if the nameof operator is used instead, renaming dependency properties will be easier

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                  0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support JavaScript debugging for Microsoft edge

                  Visual Studio should stop debugging when Microsoft Edge is closed. Additionally Visual Studio should be able to debug JavaScript running in the Microsoft Edge browser.

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support automatically formatted comments in Visual Studio 2015

                    Support automatically formatted comments in the form:

                    /**
                    * Documentation goes here
                    */

                    When I type `/**` and then press enter, that format should immediately appear.

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                      0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Please keep the Reference Source symbol server updated

                      The Reference Source is a very useful feature, particularly so for its ability to step through framework code. But that feature never lasts very long after a release. Many programmers have .NET 4.5.2 on their machine today, the server doesn't supply the necessary PDBs. Downgrading to 4.5.1 is painful and often not possible at all.

                      Please keep the server updated.

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                        3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Provide a solution for Build folder maintenance

                        I suggest that you provide a solution for Release management Build folders to be maintained as per project build retention and or Specific Release management retention definition. Currently as far as I know this is a manual process on the agents.

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                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow interfaces to be defined implicitly by the public methods of a class

                          I see a common pattern when writing C# code of a small class which implements a single interface (and nothing else) where the interface is created to facilitate testing, dependency injection etc.

                          It would be great if the C# compiler could facilitate this pattern by allowing me to declare that a class implements an interface *and* defines that interface - i.e. the interface should match the public methods of the class.

                          I imagine this could be indicated via a modifier on the implemented interfaces list e.g.:

                          public class SimpleService : implicit ISimpleService
                          {
                          public void DoWork() {}
                          }

                          would implicitly…

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                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please hide past Iterations from drop down for new items

                            I like that Iterations once ended get placed under past, as time goes on a long list grows under the Iteration dropdown. I would like to see either an option to hide past iterations from drop down or make them automatically not be included since it does not make sense to add any work to an Iteration in the past.

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                            • Allow comments when requesting review

                              When requesting a review, it would be great to be able to add comments that the reviewers can see and answer. This is useful if I e.g. want to draw attention to an area that needs extra careful reviewing, if I have a question why the code is at it, a justification for why I did what I did is or ask for another wayt to do the same. Sometimes this can be embedded as comments in the code, but other times it is better to attach it to the review itself.

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                              • Add Trigger Release Build Step to VNextBuild

                                As far as i'm aware, the only way to trigger a release build from a VNext Build is to create your own script (Perhaps Powershell) to hit the Rest API call to trigger a Release.

                                As this is a fairly core task to the ALM Cycle. I feel this should already be a build task with a couple of configuration variables for the Release Path Step, perhaps.

                                TFS Environment Variables already have all the other required information to hit the API call, so it shouldn't be too much to add i'd imagine?

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                                • T4 dependent files Autosave for Run Custom Tool command

                                  [bad Eng, sorry]

                                  When I use .tt template for code generation, I run it by right click and select Run Custom Tool menu. I note if tt-file dependent files been edited before, then custom tool use previously stored version not actual one. I suggest to auto save all dependent files for selected tt-file before run Custom Tool.

                                  I mean, for example, this tt-line:

                                  <#@ Language1 processor="Language1DirectiveProcessor" requires="fileName='Sample.mydsl1'" #>

                                  I will happy if file 'Sample.mydsl1' will be automatically saved before Run Custom Tools.

                                  tnx!

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Intellitrace

                                    Currently, you can only look at call/return parameters and locals, which is not good for object oriented programming that takes advantage of fields and properties the method is getting or setting.

                                    I suggest a special IntelliTrace Watch Window that you can add fields and properties to that will be stored with each event that can then be viewed in historical debugging.

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                                    • Extension classes with Interfaces

                                      [I have posted this on GitHub as well]

                                      I believe that type extensibility (as in extension methods) is a very useful feature that should be viewed as part of a healthy OOP design and not just as compiler deception or syntactic sugar.

                                      Type extensibility can be expanded to the much anticipated extension properties, extension events, indexers etc and even Interface implementation. This last one would be particularly useful should we need to group types owned by others, in interfaces owned by us (or others).

                                      The main advantage of type extension is the ability to intervene high up in an inheritance…

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                                        2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make it easier to edit global elements

                                        When I installed Boost I had to add global include paths in "...user.props" xml file. Adding library paths or configurations is also a pain. I don't know why you deleted an option to do it just with VS. Please bring that back.

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                                          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Respect the Escape key in pop-up Yes|No dialogs

                                          Solution Explorer context menu, Undo. "Are you sure you want to undo your pending changes...?" Escape key = No. Shouldn't force the user to look at the dialog and click on the No button.

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