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  1. INotifyPropertyChanged is not needed

    The compiler can be smart enough to automatically add notifications whenever a property is used as a binding source, or in any other situation where notifications are appropriate..

    INotifyPropertyChanged would still be available for use if explicit notifications are needed.

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      0 comments  ·  Windows Presentation Foundation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide a way for Data Providers (ex. System.Data.SqlClient) to specify type mappings.

      Some sort of type map that allows something like the following to be standardized would be helpful.

      private static readonly IDictionary<string, TypeInfo> _TypeMap = new Dictionary<string, TypeInfo>()
      {
      { "bigint", new TypeInfo() { EngineName = "bigint", SystemName = "Int64", DbName = "DbType.Int64", ProviderDbName = "SqlDbType.BigInt" } },
      { "binary", new TypeInfo() { EngineName = "binary", SystemName = "Byte[]", DbName = "DbType.Binary", ProviderDbName = "SqlDbType.Binary", RequiresMaxLength=true } },
      { "bit", new TypeInfo() { EngineName = "bit", SystemName = "Boolean", DbName = "DbType.Boolean", ProviderDbName = "SqlDbType.Bit" } },
      { "char", new TypeInfo() { EngineName = "char", SystemName = "String", DbName = "DbType.AnsiStringFixedLength",…

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        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support desktop Windows in Cross Platform C++ projects

        The Cross platform projects available in the 2015 preview are awesome. I love being able to develop my Android code in VS instead of a plain text editor.

        What would make them even better IMO is to extend the Shared Projects feature to support not-mobile platforms like say desktop Windows, instead of just Windows Phone.

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          0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • give your tollfree number

          Give your tollfree numbers for customer service, support and care

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 2 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow the Export of Process Templates from Existing Customised TFS Team Projects

              It would be great if there was a feature to export the entire customised TFS Process Template from an existing Team Project. I would like to export the "full" customised Process Template file structure, in the same way (i.e. using Process Template Manager) I export the CMMI, Scrum and Agile Process Templates. I need to store the Process Template in Source Control in case I require an identical Team Project, and so that I can clearly see (e.g. using Visual Studio Compare) the changes resulting from an upgrade (e.g. TFS 2012 to 2013), and see the changes resulting from running…

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              • 3 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Increase number of Recent projects from 24

                  Permit us to configure the "Most recently used List" to be greater than 24. Perhaps say 40 or more. So that we can see more on the Start Page.

                  As a consultant swapping between customers.
                  &/or giving presentations
                  &/or running tutorials & sample code.
                  &/or Opening many files.
                  You rapidly go thru 24. Even when you make an effort to delete them.

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                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make it easy to build VSTO applications in build server without the need to install VS

                    We should make VS build VSTO app much easier, maybe just by referencing nuget libraries.

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                      0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Bring back the Visual Studio Achievements extension.

                      Greetings,

                      For Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012 is the achievements extension released. For those who are not familiar with it, I added the links to them below.

                      Sadly is this extensions nowhere to be found for Visual Studio 2013. It's not a killing extensions but it sure adds a lot of fun between developers in a company or for students on Facebook. I personally think that it is improving the working environment.

                      It would be nice to have this extensions continued or open sourced so the community can work on it.

                      Extension for 2010: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/ed9e23e2-ff50-43e3-9aa6-c91f27bd6a6d
                      Extension for 2012: …

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                        0 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improve TCP library

                        Currently TCP library is hard to use and it have bad function descriptions. It is hard to write and read to it

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                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          • Enable ***NO_CI*** switch for GIT

                            The ***NO_CI*** switch is usefull when a build needs to make changes, for example automatic updating of version numbers as a part of build. When using GIT for version control this functionality is not possible.

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                            • 4 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Cloud Storage to projects that simultaneously upload to SkyDrive(OneDrive) and sync between two computers

                                I mean It would be good to have that syncing mechanism that can sync our source code between computers with our login. Every time we create a project it should ask

                                store on cloud
                                store on computer
                                store on both cloud or computer

                                it would be great..

                                I know that there are other sync services, but this can be made secure..I think...

                                6 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Cloud  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Let busy working tabs run in their own thread and should not block/freeze VS

                                  If any one tab is busy performing any action, whole IDE freezes until that activity is finished. This should be done (like modern tab based browser do) completely multithreaded, where one tab's lagging process should not bother developer to switch and continue working on the other tab.

                                  Simulation Steps:
                                  - Add Entityframework file .edmx.
                                  - Import around 30 database tables
                                  - close the designer tab, this takes considerable amount of time to save and freezes IDE.
                                  - To repeat the steps delete from table objects from the designer, re-add it using update from model option,
                                  -Close the tab. IDE freezes…

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                                    0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create a light weight editor version of VS with only syntax highlighting.

                                    Visual Studio is the best IDE out there. No questions. But I still find myself switching between different text editors to open files that aren't part of the solution (like xml config files or sql files with ddl statements).

                                    It would be great if I could continue to use VS for files that aren't part of a solution.

                                    For example, I would like to quickly open a text file in a cut down version of Visual Studio without all the unnecessary chrome like debug toolbars etc. This cut down version should ideally open in the same time frame as it…

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                                      0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Ultimate  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • When updating the Entity Data Model from a database, create string length data annotation for char and varchar types that are not max size.

                                      When updating the Entity Data Model from a database, create string length data annotation for char and varchar types that are not max size.

                                      For example if a table in the database you are updating from has a field called MyField which is Char(3), then when you run the update model from database the model it builds would have a data annotation on the MyField property of that class that looked something like: [StringLength(3)].

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                                        0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make these improvements to Microsoft Test Manager

                                        Here is a list of improvements that I like to see added to Microsoft Test Manager:
                                        - Make Testing Center dialog fill the entire screen: makes it easier to see more test plans
                                        - allow test suites (both static and query based) to inherit test results: that way I can craft e.g. query based test suites based on test case priority and report against failures in high/medium/low priority tests
                                        - make test result (pass/fail/block/not applicable) a field in MTM/TFS queries: allows for finding all those tests cases across multiple test suites that failed
                                        - make the associations between test case…

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                                          0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Good !!

                                          Good !!

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