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  1. to make the windows button to blink when there are notifications in the notification center

    Hi everyone,

    I just recently got my first WP, and as much as I like it, I really miss 1 feature I used to have on my android phone.

    Having a LED blinking when there are notifications in the notification center.

    I know that glance allows you to see for yourself if there are any messages, but:
    - my Lumia 930 doesn't have glance
    - if my phone is 7 meters from me, my arm will not be long enough ;)

    At first I wanted to code it myself, but I was told that there were no API to be…

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      0 comments  ·  Phone  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove extension restrictions from Visual Studio Express edition

      Remove extension restrictions from Visual Studio Express edition.
      This is what you get when you try to install an extension in Visual Studio Express

      3/7/2014 11:37:52 AM - Microsoft VSIX Installer
      3/7/2014 11:37:52 AM - -------------------------------------------
      3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Initializing Install...
      3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Extension Details...
      3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Identifier : FSharpVSPowerTools.68b42cfe-c752-4094-8dba-ed48aa81cac8
      3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Name : F# Power Tools
      3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Author : fsharp.org
      3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Version : 0.3.2
      3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Description : A colllection of additional commands for F# in Visual Studio
      3/7/2014 11:37:53 AM - Locale :…

      28 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Inherit constructor when there exists only one on base class

        I cases where you have some common base class which has a single non-default constructor and several classes that inherit from that base class it becomes tedious noise to repeat a essentially a non-operational constructor for each class.

        Ex:

        class BaseClass
        {
        public BaseClass(IDependency d)
        {
        // ...
        }
        }

        class A : BaseClass
        {
        public A(IDependency d) : base(d)
        {
        // Empty intentionally!
        }
        }

        class B : BaseClass
        {
        public B(IDependency d) : base(d)
        {
        // Empty intentionally!
        }
        }

        class C : BaseClass
        {
        public C(IDependency d) : base(d)
        {
        // Empty intentionally!
        }
        }

        The problem…

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remote user action recording for exporatory testing using MTM

          we would like to record user actions perfomed on a remote system. For example: we have a window application running on a targer PC (Win8 Computer). we dont want to install MTM on the traget computer. Hence we have installed MTM on our desktop's.

          We have installed test controllers on our desktop (win7) and test agents on target computer (win8).

          It would be nice if we can start "exploratory session with options" on offline system (desktop) and select the target computer.

          Idea would be like, perform actions on target PC and when we say generate test case on desktop system…

          26 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 28 votes
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              2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • educational games.

              How about creating a game that follows the instructions of builiding a computer or learng wiring. A game that is Intriging an educational to help our children and our future. i also am a map builder if any opening are available

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                0 comments  ·  Games  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add basic spell checker as default installation to VStudio Express editions...

                It would be a really good idea to add a basic spell checker to VStudio Express editions as well as the other editions.

                Nowadays this is a much used requirement as developers add more and more text and info to their apps.

                Users of non-express editions have the option of adding spell checking extensions, however this should be part of the default VStudio installation.

                Also the spell checker should be windowed and dockable so it's easy to click and replace.

                3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add IISExpress.exe path to Environment Variables

                  I like to use IISExpress.exe in command line, I must to add IISExpress.exe path (like "C:\Program Files\IIS Express;") to my Environment Variables (System variables --> PATH).

                  I found Visual Studio 2013 provide "Visual Studio Tools" have many Shortcuts.

                  Can you add IISExpress.exe path to VsDevCmd.bat for VS2013 Developer command line?

                  23 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Hide Old Iteration Paths from Iteration drop down in work item

                    When a project has been going for a while, old iteration paths clog up the "Iteration" drop down in the work item, and other dialogs.

                    I beleive the dropdown should be filtered by whether the user has 'View Permission' to the iteration item.

                    OR

                    The iterations shown in the dropdown should only be those that are marked for planning (Checkboxes in iterations config screen), then the dropdown could have an elipsis "..." button to allow the user to choose any other iteration if they don't know which to type.

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                    • Don't force typing class name when creating constructor.

                      Currently when you create a class with 1 or more constructors, each constructor duplicates the class name. Why? That is a duplication of data. In addition, if you change the class name or copy the class to create a new one, you have to rename the class and rename each constructor. Why not just name each constructor ctor() or some other reserved name.

                      Ex.
                      Instead of writing this:
                      class Alpha
                      {
                      Alpha()
                      {
                      /// init class
                      }

                      Alpha(string Name) : ctor()
                      {
                      /// init class
                      }
                      }

                      Write this:
                      class Alpha
                      {
                      ctor()
                      {
                      /// init class
                      }

                      ctor(string Name)…

                      2 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to print backlog / sprint directly from Visual Studio Online

                        Ability to print backlog / sprint directly from Visual Studio Online

                        13 votes
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                        • Permissions per branch

                          We would like to restrict access to development and master branches to read-only and allow merge by team leads via code-review pull requests.

                          10 votes
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                          • Provide a taxonomy system for work item tags

                            Being able to set permissions on who can create and use tags is a great update, but it would be even more powerful if a more formalised taxonomy system was provided.

                            The idea would be to provide a mechanism where Administrators could:
                            - Create logically grouped termsets (“platform”, “operating system”) similar to Global List management.
                            - Configure TFS Server, TPC, TP or WITD with pointers to multiple valid termsets. This allows both common and unique tags within each context.
                            - Set an owner(s) of specific termsets to distribute administration and management of tags.
                            - Set termsets as “open” or “closed”…

                            4 votes
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                            • Allow "commenting out" activities

                              The base Activity class should have an IsEnabled property. If true at design time, the WF designer should "gray out" the Activity. If true at runtime, this should cause the activity to bypass execution.

                              This would be very useful for debugging - the WF equivalent of commenting out code.

                              19 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Windows Workflow Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • change the background color of a method based on its cycliomatic complexity

                                Would be useful to see how complex or maintainable a method is based on the intensity of the methods background color. Would allow a developer to see at a glance how complex the entire source file is.

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                                • In publish asp.net, code behind be exe

                                  In publish asp.net, code behind be exe in publish that we can sell our sites without source code.

                                  Masoud Vafadarnezhad
                                  email:masoudv2012@gmail.com
                                  adress
                                  Iran
                                  Mashhad
                                  Hejab 65
                                  Plaque 69

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                                    0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add support to watch and evaluate transparent proxy objects during debugging

                                    Currently, if we watch a transparent proxy, the object visualizer shows the transparent proxy members and we need to dig deep to reach the original object.

                                    Also, the transparent proxy object cannot be evaluated in watch expressions.

                                    Please add support so debugging codes involving the transparent proxies would be much easier.

                                    7 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow Select Cases using arrays or anonymous objects

                                      I'd like to see Select Case do something like the following:

                                      Select Case {boolA, boolB}
                                      Case {True, False}
                                      DoSomethingWhenOnlyFirst()

                                      Case {False, True}
                                      DoSomethingWhenOnlySecond()

                                      Case {True, True}
                                      DoSomethingWhenBoth()

                                      Case Else
                                      DoSomethingWhenNeither()
                                      End Select

                                      Which would be easier to read than some nasty nested If blocks as follows:

                                      If boolA Then
                                      If boolB Then
                                      DoSomethingWhenBoth()
                                      Else
                                      DoSomethingWhenOnlyFirst()
                                      End If
                                      Else
                                      If boolB Then
                                      DoSomethingWhenOnlySecond()
                                      Else
                                      DoSomethingWhenNeither()
                                      End If
                                      End If

                                      This idea could also be extended for non-Boolean values, or for arrays longer than 2.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add a commited by and commited date field in WIQL

                                        I m using VSO and I m trying to query VSO about PBIs I changed the state to commited today and I cannot

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Quick and easy way to Share Code Snippets with Others (Gists)

                                          Add a Quick and easy way to Share Code Snippets with others. Would be great if it could allow real-time collaboration and update and save them. If they were git repositories they could be automatically versioned, forkable and usable from Git.

                                          3 votes
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