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  1. Open source winforms tooling

    Winforms is said to be deprecated (26Jan 2012 on this forum). Considering it is still a recommended option in the recent ".NET Technology Guide for Business Applications", can the tooling be open sourced and give the community a chance to move it forward?

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Forms  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Make an existing flat query the second layer of a tree query

      Often I create a flat query only to find I really want the query as the child level. For example I create a complex query to select tasks. Then I realize I want to see the parent stories. Currently I have to reenter the whole thing again. I would like a button that says "Push to child" or something like that.

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        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Visual Studio 2012 interface incites a desire in me to tear my eyeballs out!

        My job requires me to spend most of my days working with the new Visual Studio 2012 interface opened and in front of me. With the choice of two ****** themes and an icon set that was obviously designed by extraterrestrials the Visual Studio 2012 interface incites a desire in me to tear my eyeballs out!!!

        I build software for large complicated financial systems that has a direct impact people’s lives. I have enormous real world problems to solve as a software engineer. Having to deal with this sham of a feckless interface is a disgrace.

        I have come to…

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          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • to add a tool like GNU's strip in order to be able to strip a symbol (from a .lib for example).

            Currently I must hack the .lib provided by Visual Studio (for example I do a binary replace in kernel32.lib in order to be able to replace a function by linking). Hacking a .lib is ugly, then you should provide a strip function.

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              0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • to add a tool in order to create a .lib with a .dll

              The way http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;131313 is not very efficient. It will be better to have a tool like imlib.exe with Borland. Otherwise it is a bit difficult to create a .lib only by scripting.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Stop naming Visual Studio Versions by the year

                When you name a product by the year (Visual Studio 2013 for example) this puts pressure on you to release a product before that year is over.

                Many products like this are released in the third or fourth quarter of the year just to make sure it gets out before the name is wrong.

                If It is Visual Studio 12, call it Visual Studio 12

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                  1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow drag and drop attachments for workitems

                  Allow drag and drop attachments for workitems

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                    1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Custom Reports with SSRS development for Team Foundation Service

                    Integrate Team Foundation Service with SSRS to provide capability to develop custom reports.

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                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Imagine you have an Interface with2 methods Read and Write

                      Imagine you have an Interface IStreamable with 2 methods Read and Write

                      Using extension methods it is possible for a primitive data type eg Double or String to simulate these two methods.
                      However as the interface is not supported by the primitive type iterating through a list will not return the primitive type , only the members that implement the interface.
                      It would therefore be usefull to be able to write:-
                      Simulate Double as IStreamable
                      'the appropriate empty methods would then automatically pop up here

                      Which would then allow a Double to appear to be an IStreamable object.
                      I can…

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • C # to c disk is too big

                        C # to c disk is too big

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • add SmallBasic To VS

                          Why not add SmallBasic to VS - or at least a download link to it?

                          regards

                          Guy

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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Export settings default filename candidate

                            When I export my settings, I would like to have the settings specified with /ResetSettings as default (if vs was invoked like that)

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                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Print margin not as plugin

                              Print margin should be included in the default features of visual studio and not a plugin. It is a core feature in every other IDE. It would be nice if people actually got aware of the fact that shorter lines are easier to read.

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Extensions should not be divided into installed/online etc

                                The extensions manager is a bit of a hassle. When I search for an extension, I always pick the wrong category. Remove the left panel altogether and make the dialog simplier. Let the user know which search hit that represent an installed plugin or not. And remove the progress indicator saying "retrieving information". It is only annoying.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • The debug webserver IIS express does not handle hostnames other than localhost

                                  When we debug our web applications, we use hostnames like foobar.ourcompany.lan. Our web application picks entries in the database using the hostname as key. (Our dns is setup to resolve any address that ends with .lan as 127.0.0.1). With the new debug webserver of vs 2013, this has became impossible and we are stuck using vs 2012. Please, understand that we do not want to access the debug webserver remotely in any way.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • show each process's command line arguments somewhere in the Attach to Process dialog

                                    The Attach to Process dialog should help me disambiguate which process I want to attach the debugger to. The existing PID is not really helpful unless I use Process Explorer, or some other such too to help me figure out the process ID of the EXE instance want to debug.

                                    Example Scenario:
                                    When I have multiple instances of IISExpress running, I cannot tell which instance of the EXE I want to attach to. If I the process name hover tooltip would show the entire command line, I would easily be able to determine which IISExpress instance to attach to. The…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add the ability to paste meme photos directly into source code files

                                      Feature would be particularly useful for mocking existing code. Good examples might be:
                                      Dr. Evil with the caption "Throw us a freakin' bone here. Need the info!"
                                      or perhaps Batman Slapping Robin with any number of captions,
                                      Bill Lumbergh with caption, "If you could stop doing this, that would be greattttttt...,"
                                      Fat Kid Running meme photo with caption "Oh no! [insert name] made a check-in!" etc. I could go on and on.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Collapse editor region by clicking on #endregion

                                        Regions can be very large. Many times the user is closer to the endregion tag and therefore an improvement would be to make the endregion tag clickable in order to collapse the region. The current workflow requires first finding the start region tag and then clicking it.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Editor  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • make the program friendly.

                                          You need to make the downloading less complicated and make it easier to catalog the pictures so they will be easier to find. I suggest the user have a pop down menu where they can create category names to storage the pictures so they can easily located. Don't make it completed...

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                                            0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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