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  1. Support a scripting engine such as VBScript to allow user exit processing in packaged programs

    We develop packaged products. However there is a high demand for user customization that involves complex logic some times, or access to customer internal resources that we as vendors know nothing about. In VB6 there was support for such a scenario with VBScript. There seems to be no such facility in the .NET world, which severely limits developing an equivalent product with the newer platform.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Throw an exception for invalid attributes on runtime/dependentAssembly/assemblyIdentity

      If you have a small casing typo in the assemblyIdentity element, the redirect simply doesn't happen, but you don't get any configuration errors. For instance <assemblyIdentity name="MyAssembly" PublicKeyToken="1234..."/> would just pass through and not get identified due to the capital P in publicKeyToken.

      Please throw an exception instead of just ignoring it. I just spent a day tearing my hair off trying to figure out why the redirect didn't work.

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Optimize SSDT Composite Projects (Performance & Schema Compare)

        When using Composite Database Projects (2 Projects / Reference as "Same Database") you will find one *.dbmdl Files in each Project folder and it seems that the referencing Project contains all Objects from the referenced Project, too (on the disk an in-memory as well).

        If you use "Schema Compare" between the referencing Project and your Database, all non-changed Objects will be shown (not able to filter them out) and changed Objects could not be disabled.

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          0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Copy & Paste for registry keys within the Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension

          Like the original installer project (VS 2010 and prior) the Microsoft Visual Studio Installer Projects Preview only supports cut & paste for registry keys and values. Copy and paste would save some time.

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            0 comments  ·  Install  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow development of addins to windows store apps (MEF based?)

            There should be a way to publish Addins to a windows store.
            These Addins would be related to a specific app and follow the same compliance rules as any other artifact published.

            The idea is to have an app that third party could complement with functionalities.
            A little bit like Extensions and Addins for Visual Studio. The Addins should be visible or queriable by the id of the application and the query would show only those aplyable to that app.

            A framework like MEF or other manual development could be used to download these Addins and integrate them in the…

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              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Property tempate feature [More reusability, readability, DRY principle. Reduce redundant code. Solve default value issue]

              I suggest a feature that help us to create similar propeties.
              We frequently create properies something similar like this.

              public String NVarCharColumn
              {
              get
              {
              return _NVarCharColumn;
              }
              set
              {
              if (Object.Equals(value, _NVarCharColumn)) return;
              _NVarCharColumn = value;
              this.OnPropertyChanged();
              }
              }

              I suggest property template feature in C#6.0.
              We can declare property template like this.

              public property T MyObservableProperty
              {
              get
              {
              return field;
              }
              set
              {
              if (Object.Equals(value, field)) return;
              field = value;
              this.OnPropertyChanged();
              }
              void OnPropertyChanged();
              }

              field is a keyword that means private field that will be generated automatically by compiler.
              T means a type that is used…

              6 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow SSRS Parameter Toolbar Customized

                Parameter toolbar in SSRS is non-programmable. Please add new feature to allow users to make some customization. such as, not limit to only two column for parameters.

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                • Migration project from Team Foundation Service ( VSO) account to aother Team Foundation Service ( VSO)

                  If we need to migrate project from VSO from account https://***.visualstudio.com/ to another VSO in different account https://yyy.visualstudio.com/ using any of integration tools exist

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                  • Show Link to the Attachments Added in Comments/Discussion Section

                    Our team is used to TeamForge which had some great features, but TFS met our needs better. When we add an attachment, add a comment, and click save on a work item, I would like the link to the attachment to show up at the bottom of the comment to make it easier to reference attachments when people add discussion. This will allow people to easily find the correct attachment with out needing to reference both the attachments and the comments at the same time.

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                    • add private/protected method-parameters

                      While I can declare a methods as private or proteced, it would be neat to do the same thing with method-parameters.

                      The difference to an method-overload is simple:
                      You add a parameter with a default value. If you declare the parameter as private, you are not able to overwrite the parameter when you call the method from another Class.

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                        0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • visual studio

                        Till the current release Visual studio is available in x86 only. Is there any future plan to make it available for 64bit too?

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Dump debugging

                          1) SOS.dll and mscordacwks.dll should be loaded from microsoft public symbol servers for all existing (supported versions) of .net.
                          2) Please automate common sos.dll tasks to allow dump debugging, view managed threads and their names (currently need to do poi(poi(thread+0x160)) to get a location of it. See whats occupying memory, view exceptions and locks etc.. etc.. etc..

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                            0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • To assist in sound, tonal control

                            Help users tailor sound of media to personal. Pretence.

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                              0 comments  ·  Windows 8 Apps  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring back the old "Pending Changes" window

                              No, not this one: https://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2654486-vs11-bring-back-the-old-pending-changes-window

                              I want a commit message box, flat list of files with checkboxes, dockable to the bottom of VS and nice looking with full color. I don't need any of the other features you added at this point. Commit message box and a flat list of files with checkboxes. Look in VS 2010 for implementation. I want THAT.

                              4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add scripting to code snippets (T4 + Roslyn)

                                  Code snippets are a good thing; however, they are often not intelligent enough. For instance the C# "met" snippet always inserts "public void MethodName( ) { }". Even inside a static class where "static" is missing or in an interface where "public" is superfluous.

                                  I suggest adding scripting functionality to code snippets, maybe through the T4 technology coupled with Roslyn. The code snippet would be aware of is syntactical context and could do very intelligent things.

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow sending an email from the work item detail/edit screen

                                    Currently it is possible to email a work item from a list of query results, but it is not possible to email a work item when you are on the details/edit screen of a work item. At a minimum, it would be nice to replicate the aforementioned functionality that is available from the query results list, but even better would be to allow an email to be sent FROM the work item so that if/when someone replies to that email, it will attach the response to the TFS work item automatically. Many other issue tracking solutions allow this (e.g. FogBugz)…

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                                    • USB remote device debugging for Windows Store

                                      The Windows Phone has a much better remote debugging experience, compared to Windows Store apps.

                                      Using the remote tools is problematic on some networks with some wireless hubs. I've seen problems myself and on forums with not being able to remotely run a Windows Store app or even ping the device connected via, for example, a BT Home Hub 3.0.

                                      WiFi is a flaky technology, I think a wired alternative is needed and get rid of the need to install and run the Remote Tools.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Expand the functionality of the "reassign" approval tool

                                        The "Reassign" tool is currently very limited -- you can reassign an approval to anyone, regardless of their suitability to actually perform an approval for a step/stage, and this cannot be disabled. This has the potential to lead to things being inappropriately reassigned and getting a release into a "stuck" state.

                                        The tool should be redesigned so that you can define, for a given step, which group(s)/users are valid reassignment targets. If no potential reassignment targets are defined, then you should not be able to reassign an approval.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Organize project XML files to reduce 3-way merge conflicts

                                          If the project XML file contents were simply ordered, for instance alphabetically like a default file system view, it would drastically reduce the number of merge conflicts that edits cause.

                                          Currently we see items added at the same spot in the file (so there is SOME order happening) with no relation other than time, causing a merge conflict that's completely avoidable. If an order was applied, it would make most 3-way merges automatic and/or a lot less work.

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