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  1. DataSet designer shoud generate nullable column access properties

    if columns in a database or just in a DataSet have DbNullAllowed == true the generated access properties (get; set;) for a column in a row should also return and accept nullable datatypes:

    public int? ColumnValue
    {
    get
    {
    if (this.IsColumnValueNull())
    return (int?)null;

    return (int)this["ColumnValue"];
    }

    set
    {
    if (value.HasValue)
    this["ColumnValue"] = value.Value;
    else
    this.SetColumnValueNull();
    }
    }

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Controls in Windows Form

      Controls in Windows Form

      Hi
      With Defalut Themes in Windows we have a spacework with an ugly and horrible white color.
      I sent feedback of this in W10 Insider Program to have a customise color.
      I am not sure it will be done.
      Some controls are this workspace dependency, such as MonthCalendar and it's not possible to change by code this sad color white.
      May you update the controls which are dependant of the windows spacework.
      Thank you in advance
      Best regards from France.

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        0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Blend for Visual Studio

        I think Blend for VS should have tools for non-tiled level design with either a custom physics engine or a choice between: NAPE, Box2D, and PhysX. It would be nice to have a tool inside the program that makes designing complex levels possible besides the same-old board game windows store games.

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          0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Limited XDK access for WIndows Store

          Developers on Windows Store should have access to the basic features of Xbox Live such as Achievements and Leaderboards. Apple and Google has Game Center and Google Play Games, either they make a new serivce or let developers use these features. As far as I know there isn't a third party backend for Windows Store exclusively.

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            0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • let a *.dll or *.lib file can provide any version of .net

            for now ,if you want provide a .net library for all developers ,at least you need build 3 .dll file (.net 3.5, .net 4.0, .net 4.5)
            and by the .net framework upgrade, you need build more!
            please solve this problem ,such as: first you build a *.lib file then output *.dll file ! (sorry for my bad english)

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              0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

              Allow developers to override the default namespace as defined by a folder

              Sometimes we'd like to simply use a folder as an organizational structure and not a namespace. It would be nice if a folder had a boolean value to indicate that it should be used to define a namespace and have a namespace field that defines what it used.

              For example..

              I might have a Folder structure like

              -ClassLibrary
              -- Folder1
              --- SubFolder2
              ----- Sub-SubFolder 3

              And I only want my namespace to be ClassLibrary.Folder1.Folder2 and folder 3 is strictly for organization. Whenever I add a new class under…

              10 votes
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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Develop a Hierarchical DataGridView with Support for Entity Framework

                The title pretty much says it all. The old master-detail paradigm just doesn't cut it. It never really did. We need a hierarchical grid which may be bound to types which implement IList, IListSource, IBindingList and IBindingListView and/or any other interfaces which will make binding to EF 6 results a breeze. It should optionally load navigation properties "when needed". It should load the entire graph. Naturally, it should support two-way databinding and should be able (and know when) to call DbContext.SaveChanges.

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                  1 comment  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • "Hide pointer while typing" OS setting is not respected by VS2013

                  The "hide pointer while typing" option, set under Mouse Properties in Control Panel on Windows is not respected in Visual Studio 2013.

                  Screenshots do no justice, because taking screenshots doesn't capture mouse cursors.

                  If you really want screenshots with mouse cursors, here you go, using Gifcam.exe:

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                    0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Develop a Dockable Window/Tabbed Document Framework for Windows Forms Projects

                    Notwithstanding the fact you folks can't seem to figure out how to make an icon with color and depth any more, your dockable windows and tabbed documents used in the IDE are great. Please make that library available for developers. Or, develop a new framework...whatever. It's your call. I just know we want it.

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                      0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add gcc.godbolt.org features to webcompiler.cloudapp.net

                      gcc.godbolt.org has many handy features for testing code snippets:
                      * Passing compiler options
                      * Choosing compiler versions
                      * Viewing generated disassembly (with syntax highlighting!)

                      I think webcompiler.cloudapp.net should *at least* support viewing disassembly.

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow IValueConverter to access Page properties

                        I have had multiple scenarios in which my IValueConverter classes need a value from the codebehind. I think that, in many cases, the easiest way to do this would be to access a public property of the page. However, to the best of my knowledge, this is not possible (unless it is a shared constant). I think that this would greatly simplify many scenarios.

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support System.Web.HttpUtility in Portable Class Library

                          In HttpUtility, UrlEncode, UrlDecode, HtmlEncode, HtmlDecode are just process string. Why portable class library do not support it?
                          Please support this and add more classes support in portable class library which is only depend BCL.

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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Turn the Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide into a Wiki site

                            The Rangers, MCS and P&P have this beautiful >static< guidance for best practices on various topics. My proposal is to take one of these sources of content and turn it a Wiki that will hopefully stay fresh through community interaction. As i have a had a couple of people ask about this document, written in 2010, http://vsptqrg.codeplex.com/
                            Visual Studio Performance Testing Quick Reference Guide (Version 3.6) i start there...

                            24 votes
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                              under review  ·  2 comments  ·  ALM Rangers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Revert back to Upper casing for Menu bar in final release of VS 2015

                              Hey Microsoft why don't you guys keep the menu bar in all caps because menu bar in VS 2015 preview is looking so ugly we want the same menu bar as in VS 2013.

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                                1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Implement array visualizer for C/C++ during debugging

                                While debugging numerical code, viewing and plotting array data (2D and 3D) is quite useful.

                                Third party tools are available for .NET but not for C/C++.

                                Compaq and later Intel had an Array Visualizer that was quite popular but is now discontinued.

                                I recommend implementing this feature for Visual Studio and at least C/C++.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • make visual studio for window phone and windows store

                                  make visual studio for window phone and windows store we can make phone app on phone

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make the Aero/Aero2 themes look like the native controls.

                                    The Aero2 theme does not match the native controls. Whereas Buttons etc. just look a bit off, some controls were straight up forgotten, e.g. ListView's GridView row selection.

                                    The Aero theme looks like Vista, even on Win7 machines. With the install-base of Win7 probably being the majority it would be better if the Aero theme would match Win7 native controls (mostly color issues). Aero also lacks proper styling for ListBoxItem and ComboBoxItem.

                                    While this sounds a bit like nitpicking in light of much larger problems (performance) the fixes should be easy enough to implement.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Checkbox in Options to force coders to use coding conventions.

                                      I think a good feature would be a toggle switch in the options in Visual Studio that gives you the option to choose whether you want the editor to automatically convert your code as you type that follows Microsofts coding convention or not.

                                      So for example if you type in a method as camel case then it would automatically make it pascal case.

                                      This would help keep code consistency, help developers read others badly formatted code and help students learn about coding standards and conventions.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add the ability to copy full list in dialogs like FindSymbol

                                        It is sometimes helpful to retain the list of items in the dialogs that list code, such as the FindSymbol (also Find All and Errors).

                                        You an copy individual items, but not the full list.

                                        One example of how I use this (currently copying to paint, ick) is when I am changing something about an interfaces meaning and want to ensure I evaluate all uses.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make a VM "box"es for Vagrant with Visual Studio 2013 Community version and 2015 preview

                                          Microsoft OpenTech worked with Vagrant (http://vagrantup.com/) team on GitHub to bring support for HyperV. To regard their effort, please continue to host a Windows Evaluation version VMs with Community version and vNext previews on vagrant-cloud: https://vagrantcloud.com/ with HyperV and VirtualBox intg egrations, so people can build apps on VS while keeping their host OS of choice clean.

                                          For instance:

                                          - Windows 8.1 VM with VS2013 Community version
                                          - Windows 8.1 VM with VS2015 preview.
                                          - Windows 8.1 VM with both VS2013 Community version and 2015 preview.

                                          Related: https://twitter.com/adeelbm/status/512377033708810240

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                                            0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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