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  1. Make a cleaner Func<T> syntax

    Refer to how Swift handles function passing and declaration. Preferably just use the signature of the function to define and pass it.

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      0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Track changes in 3D

      When performing corrections or updates or even annotations allow for the creation of a final orthogonal view using a 3d card. But If the user switches to another view they can see the 3d representation of the changes over time including corrections. The final view when have the final sheet hiding the corrections in the orthogonal view and only the final version changes would be allow to be extruded or versioned somehow to the final sheet maybe through a projection.

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        0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make it easier to manage .config files across Distributed Dev Teams with different environments

        When working with .config files, we often store development-specific settings that differ from developer environment to developer environment across globally distributed teams. For example, we use different database connection strings or Active Directory providers etc. Since the Web.config transforms are primarily targeted for CI Release Management, we find ourselves checking out the .config files constantly just to make these small changes globally across our development teams.

        Instead, there should be a better way to manage all of these minor configuration changes across globally distributed teams without having to constantly edit the .config file for each different developer environment or creating…

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          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remote debugging should work through firewalls without having to forward ports.

          When debugging across the internet, having to manually configure the remote firewall to forward specific ports to a specific PC is not always possible. Especially when the remote site is a customer owned site. It would be fantastic if the remote debugger had the option to connect through firewalls without having to forward ports, similar to how Skype, Team Viewer, etc.. can. I realize this might require an external server, so it should be an option but still default to the current peer-to-peer behavior.

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            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make the QuickWatch window non-modal

            Currently QuickWatch opens in a modal dialog which must be closed in order to interact with the code editor.

            This is annoying when you have a state in your QuickWatch window that takes time to reproduce, as you have to reopen the window after doing simple debugging tasks such as stepping through code etc.

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              0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Don't remove the menues and force ribbons on us

              Ribbons are nice to look at, much prettier than an oldscool menu. But they are terrible when you want to find something but don't know exactly where it is or how it looks; what do the icon for "add service reference" or "create GUID" look like?
              Take the Office ribbon, I attached a small example of some items. Their functions are only available from the "home" ribbon and none of them has a descriptive text. Can you tell what they do just by looking at them?
              Some people like ribbons, great, but please don't enforce it on us who like…

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                0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow deleting previous integration build information in workitem history

                I have reports that use the operator "Was Ever" to search for Integration Build. Unfortunately, this information is copied into the history of the new workitem. I suggest you add a feature to remove specific build information from a workitem or don't copy history when cloning a workitem.

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                • Export Product Backlog Items, Test Cases, and Bugs to MS-Word (including images) with a specific order

                  Dear all.

                  To prepare an upcoming User Acceptance Test I would like to export our finished “Product Backlog Items”, “Test Cases”, and “Bugs” (relevant items specified in a query with specific selected fields and with a specific item order) from TFS (Visual Studio Online 2013) to MS-Word 2010 (could also be Office 365). To have a full overview, not only the text of the corresponding items should be exported from TFS to Word but also the included images.
                  Furthermore it would be great of having already a structure exported to MS-Word (the items should be seen in the “navigation” bar;…

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                  • ASP.NET

                    Dear Microsoft, I am an developer and working on visual studio dot net. I have seen many time developers struggling the post back issue. Face problem while disabling complete page during postbacks. user has to go some work around if they want to disable complete page during post back. Ajax, javascript, jquery creates problems. My suggestion is in page lavel there must be property to set DisablePageDuringPostBack="True/False" help a lot to the developer.

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                      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Provide single command from vstest.console.exe to execute coded ui tests,create trx file and conver that trx file to html using trx2html.exe

                      I have done the below steps to execute coded ui tests,enable logger and then convert trx to html file:
                      1. Command to execute coded ui tests is vstest.console.exe "dllname.dll" \logger.trx
                      This command executes my coded ui tests and generates trx file in TestResults folder
                      2. Command to convert the above trx file to html file using trx2html.exe is trx2html.exe "TestResults\trxfilename.trx"

                      But my requirement is to have a single command to execute coded ui tests, create trx file and convert trx to html file.

                      Could you please on this

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                        0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Use the project settings for the default language of resources

                        The context:
                        I'm working with a German version of VS2010 on a German OS. All my projects are meant for international use. So the default language is English. I mainly use Win32 API.

                        The problem:
                        When I use the resource editor, all resources are initially set to German. Even, when the project settings are set to "English (USA) (0x409) (/l 0x0409)". This is a nuisance, because you need to change the language manually for every resource.

                        Suggestion:
                        It would help a lot if you used the settings in the project to set the default language.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Just only build a project in a solution

                          In Blend, I can't just only build a project in a solution.

                          That make me trouble, I have to no error of solution first.

                          But in Blend, I just want make sure my UI correct.

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                            0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make Logging in to Azure from Visual Studio work when using 2 factor identification for your Microsoft Account

                            I can't login to the Azure Tools for Visual Studio. I've got 2 factor authentication set up for my Microsoft Account.

                            I get sent to the page that tells me to wait for the app to allow. I allow the access, then I get sent back to the login screen again! So annoying!

                            Does nobody on the Azure Tools for Visual Studio team use "two step authentication?" http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/two-step-verification-faq

                            This is dead simple to reproduce.

                            1. Have an azure account tied to a two-step authentication enabled Microsoft Account.
                            2. Try to use that account in Visual Studio.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • waga

                              ekran dotykowy jako waga

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                                0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • BUG: In the SSDT tabular table designer, scrolling down should not alter the horizontal scroll position

                                When I click the vertical scroll bar either on the scroller or the bar to move down a page of results, the horizontal scroll position snaps to the start. This makes browsing the model in the designer annoying.

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                                  0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • VS extensions Free or Trial copy?

                                  VS extensions, makes people like me wonder if all extensions are free but we know they're not all free. It would be nice if each extension can be labeld as free or xxdays of trial copy

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                                    0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • SSDT Tabular model edits should only update on change

                                    In the tabular model editor, there's an annoying lag whenever you do the following actions in the grid view:
                                    1. Right click, insert a new column - doing this should immediately allow you to edit the name or formula for the column (or both)
                                    2. Renaming a column that has no formula associated with it
                                    3. Clicking on an existing column to copy a formula, and then selecting a different column without making changes.

                                    These minor (paper cut) annoyances make the model editor slow to work with.

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                                      0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Rename Column in SSDT Tabular model editor should update references in other formulas

                                      When I rename a column in the SSDT Tabular model editor, and that column is referenced in formulas in other columns, it would be nice if the designer offered to update those formulas (perhaps by showing a dialog with the changes). This would make model editing easier.

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                                        0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable Selection Of Build Configuration In Blend

                                        I'm working on a Universal App for W8.1 & WP8.1, I have 3 build configurations Debug (On Device), Debug (On Simulator) & Release.

                                        Blend always tries to load Debug (On Device) which given that it's targetting ARM results in obtuse & misleading errors being reported by build because the XAML tooling in both Visual Studio & Blend chokes on non-x86 targets.

                                        If I rename Debug (On Simulator) to Debug, Blend loads it instead.

                                        I deduce from this that Blend works with the build configuration that is found first alphabetically which is frankly bizarre behaviour.

                                        Either enable us to select a…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Blend for Visual Studio  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • please separate the build and rebuild option in visual studio 2010.net with some distance

                                          Many times when I do my job quickly I am clicking the rebuild option instead of build, then by the time I realize that and cancel the rebuild some key objects are deleted, so the build again does the rebuild of the entire solution. It would be nice if you separate both these options with some distance.

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                                            0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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