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  1. Allow Silverlight Printing on Another Thread instead of UI Thread

    Currently the Print operation in Silverlight happens on the UI thread, which locks the UI until the print operation is complete. This does not allow the code to update the UI thread during the Print operation.

    For an example when the print operation is in progress there is no option to show a dialogue box where the current status of the printing operation be shown(ex. Printing Page 1 of 10, etc.). There is no way to even cancel the print operation from the middle of the operation.

    Kindly allow the Print operation to take place from other than the UI…

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make Task<T> implement covariant interface ITask<out T>

      Task<T> sounds like a good candidate for covariance. Except classes can't be covariant in .Net, only interfaces can.

      So it would be nice if Task<T> implemented a new, covariant interface ITask<out T>.

      I believe that adding a new interface to existing class doesn't break any backwards compatibility, so this shouldn't cause any problems.

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        3 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Numeric range support for regular expressions

        I propose build-in regex support for numeric ranges. While regex is oriented on text, it is possible to construct a regular expression that covers a range of numbers. To give an example, the most frequent regex with numbers involved is one that validates IP addresses. I think that support for numbers will be a viable addition and I support use my CodePlex project 'RegexNumRangeGen' for implementing it. I think that if .NET has support for something trivial like comments in regular expressions, then this feature cannot be missing.

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          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • allow the creation of lightweight "code-only" team projects for Visual Studio Online

          Sometimes I just want to upload/maintain/track some code, without having work item tracking, team rooms, charts, and all the extra "stuff" that VSO provides.

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          • Fix Find and Replace > Replace in Files so finds all matches before re-searching skipped matches

            In VS Find and Replace > Replace in Files seems to repeatedly search skipped matches before finding new matches.

            I end up skipping through more and more previously searched files and skipped matches, just to find new matches. The Skip File option doesn't seem to help.

            Fix the Replace in Files feature so that it cycles through all files before returning to skipped matches.

            Bug Reports:
            https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/888753/replace-in-files-searches-skipped-matches-after-replace
            http://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/786695/bug-in-search-and-replace-in-entire-solution

            Stack Overflow Question:
            http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21711125/visual-studio-replace-in-files-searches-skipped-matches-after-each-replace

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              1 comment  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Update the find tool's UI

              Show the next and previous find buttons on the find tools' mini-dialog (the one that appears in the main text window). Also change the arrows from left and right to be the more intuitive up and down for prev and next respectively (as you search through a vertical document, up/down makes much more sense than left for previous and right for next).

              This would make it more like the original powertool for VS2010 that was more sensibly laid out in this area.

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                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add backlog column "iteration name" as an alternative to iteration path in visual studio online

                When viewing backlogs in VSO covering different teams, the column iteration path can be very wide depending on the iteration path setup. If a column with only the iteration name could be selected, this would make the column smaller and thereby improving the screen usage.

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                • Enable Code Analysis rules for VSO Builds

                  Enable SDL 6.1 Code Analysis rules in Visual Studio Online builds. These rules are not installed (currently) so they are no applied to builds executed through VSO's Hosted Build Controller

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                  • Include fully featured grid control in LightSwitch HTML client

                    LightSwitch HTML client grid that includes built in column filter, sort, group, or edit features. Not having this feature is a major barrier to using LightSwitch HTML for LOB applications.

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                      0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Implement more C++ TS (Filesystem is great!, now Concepts!!) You get the edge over gcc and clang

                      Technical specifications greatly improve c++ usability. Filesystem is amazing. You can surpass gcc and clang in implementation.
                      C++ needs a bigger and bigger library

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow board at story level per iteration as well as the current global one

                        Currently you can only view tasks at iteration level but we would like to see stories and the columns they are in.

                        This is because we run multiple sprints at the same time.

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                        • Non-modal UI for Extensions and Updates download and install

                          When downloading an extension (say VS Web Essentials), Visual Studio IDE is completely blocked. Why should I have to watch through the progress of the extension download progress bar? Please make this non-modal.

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                            1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow the Default Zoom Level to be Overridden

                            My idea is to allow the default zoom level for the code view to be set in the IDE's preference dialog.

                            It's not a deal-breaker, but it become somewhat tiresome setting the zoom every time a file is opened.

                            Another option is to allow it to be set for the current project only.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Host rarely used VS tools in a different application

                              Host VS tools in two applications 1) core tools application and 2) extra tools application. The core tools includes compiler, debugger, profiler, editor, project explorer. The extra tools application includes rarely used features like architecture explorer, class diagramming, ...

                              The extra tools application can include tools which need to read the compiled DLLs, their PDB files, etc to generate the class diagram/architecture diagram, etc.

                              Core tools application would be the ones users spend 90% of their time in and the extra tools application would be for the extra 10%.

                              This would simplify the implementation path for widely used features and…

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Let me create a work item from source code, linked to that source code, like //TODO:

                                I'd love to be able to create Work Items linked to a specific spot in source code.

                                I maintain legacy projects, and often spot areas for improvement. But there's no easy way to anchor a Work Item to a specific block of source code.

                                I'd love to be able to highlight a block of code, right-click, Create Work item, and have the Work Item associated with that code, so opening the work item would take me straight to it.

                                The Task List is close to what I want, but doesn't get me credit for closing bugs :)

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                                • Bring up IntelliSense in the cref attribute for a <see> tag

                                  It's a real pain trying to get the correct syntax for a <see> cref value. IntelliSense would help.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide pure HTML5/CSS3/JS project template

                                    No References
                                    No Propertities
                                    No Web.config
                                    No buiilding at all

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                                      2 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        • Add the source control capability back into Access 2013

                                          Up until Access 2010 we had the capability of interfacing with Source Control Software. Then, for some unknown reason, that option was removed in Access 2013. This needs to be put back into Access 2013. We have a very large Access database that we have been using with SourceSafe for over a decade. Now we cannot move to Access 2013 because of the lack of Source Control integration.

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