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  1. Windows RT

    Windows RT needs an IDE that will enable developers to create and test metro applications on the devices they will be used for. A simplified version of Visual Studio with full capability to design Metro Apps would make Windows RT a more appealing choice for developers.

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      0 comments  ·  Compatibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support JavaScript/Managed mixed mode debugging

      Provide the ability to debug both JavaScript and Managed code at the same time with one instance of Visual Studio.

      52 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Out of the box IOS and Android support

        I work with C#.net and SQL on VS on our web servers. Right now, I need out of the box support for IOS and Android YESTERDAY to update our existing web apps for our customers. Win 8 and Win phone are about 8th or 9th on my list of targeted client systems right now. I say that even though all our company PCs are running Win 7 internally. I am delaying Win 8 as long as I can. Thanks for listening.

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          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add smooth streaming media element to WPF

          Currently you can play smooth streaming media from silverlight and winrt, but not from a desktop application! (Or windows media player for that matter)

          6 votes
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            1 comment  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Make Ctrl+Right / Ctrl+Left shortcuts navigate between subwords in a camel case word

            Currently Ctrl+Right / Ctrl+Left combinations navigate over whole words in the text editor. IDEs that use this combination to navigate between subwords of a camel case word make my typing / editing so much faster. At the moment I have to use Qt Creator for heavy editing and VS only for building / debugging.

            29 votes
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              2 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Clarify what CI options there are for visual studio online on home page.

              On this page:

              http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-online-overview-vs

              Very confused because the Basic version includes CI builds described in the top section. And in the feature grid only the MSDN version has "Manage and run tests and test plans".

              CI normally includes running tests.

              There is also no mention of CI and what level of packages get it.

              Does only the MSDN level of VSOnline get CI and deployment?

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • I need a beautifier for T-SQL code. There is a feature in SSMS but it makes T-SQL code look worse.

                I need a beautifier for T-SQL code.
                There is a feature in SSMS called Design Query in Editor,
                but it makes T-SQL code look worse.

                9 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Database Projects  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Implement jagged array shorthand declaration/initialization.

                  In its current implementation, jagged arrays must be declared like this (say, a 10x10x10 int array):

                  int[][][] jagged = new int[10][][];

                  for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
                  {
                  jagged[i] = new int[10][];
                  for (int z = 0; z < 10; z++)
                  {
                  jagged[i][z] = new int[10];
                  }
                  }

                  I propose this be implemented as shorthand for the above:

                  int[][][] jagged = new int[10][10][10];

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Include Code Snippets with Visual Studio 2013 Settings Sync

                    The new Visual Studio 2013 will sync a myriad of settings between instances on different machines, but it doesn't sync code snippets.

                    It would be extra neat if code snippets could be synced as well, as I find that I still have to copy these about whenever I install a new version of Visual Studio on a new machine.

                    45 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • BufferBlock or ConcurrentQueue or BlockingCollection

                      Please make these classes available for WP7

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add class templates (contracts) to force consistent implementation the way interfaces do.

                        An interface implements a contract between a class and its users, stating what methods, properties, and events a user can expect.

                        A template implements a contract between a class and classes that subclass it. It is like an interface, but it can demand a much wider scope of conditions and is intended to encourage streamlining, and good design.

                        Think of an interface but:
                        · It can require that certain protected or internal members be present.
                        · It can require that static members be present (classes that implement TParseable must have a static Parse(string) method
                        · It can require that certain…

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                          0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Calculate TFS task time taken estimation from checked in items last checkout time

                          I as a developer don't like constantly being asked how much time an item will take. Sometimes I just don't know because there are a lot of variables and dependencies. So rather than I specify a number at the start I suggest that there could be functionality that can look at the items I am attaching to a task, pick the earliest checked out item from the set and use the checkout time for that item to compute the time taken for the task.

                          Optionally, I could also be asked the complexity of the task at the time of associating…

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • End-of-line XML comments (in C#)

                            So we could write compact comments for variables and still get the incredible advantage of intellisense tooltips.
                            For example that would look like:

                            int variable; /// <info>comment for variable</info>
                            int anotherVariable; /// <info>comment for anotherVariable</info>
                            int thirdVariable; /// <info>comment for thirdVariable</info>

                            That would be so useful for long list of variables, and for enum members

                            14 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide guidance on setting up TFS Security and User Permissions

                              Provide guidance and sample scenarios for organizations to set up TFS security and group/user permissions. TFS security and permissions can become complex so it would be of great value to have some scenarios exhibiting good best practices when setting up security and permissions.

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                                0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • XAML Table

                                Introduce a Border-Collapse feature for the Table Element in XAML, at the moment it appears, that TableCells only feature a double border feature, which limits the presentation goals that can be achieved without the single borders. Currently trying to style the cells to achieve a single border layout requires some mentally tasking programming in WPF, a simple Border-Collapse feature will save us a lot of a stress in future versions of XAML

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Remove F# .fsproj build warnings through updating schems.microsoft.com/developer/msbuild/2003

                                  there are some F# .fsproj xml tags that VS incorrectly reports as being invalid. Please update your schemas, or give the community the means to do so.

                                  This creates unnecessary noise for developers.

                                  A few tags for example:
                                  <TargetFSharpCoreVersion>4.3.0.0</TargetFSharpCoreVersion>
                                  <Tailcalls>false</Tailcalls>
                                  <MinimumVisualStudioVersion Condition="'$(MinimumVisualStudioVersion)' == ''">11</MinimumVisualStudioVersion>
                                  <FSharpTargetsPath>$(MSBuildExtensionsPath32)\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v$(VisualStudioVersion)\FSharp\Microsoft.FSharp.Targets</FSharpTargetsPath>

                                  NOTE: --- this last tag is user generated, so VS is correct in recognising this as a possible error. However, if the programmer has made this choice or confirms it as being correct, VS should suppress the warning.
                                  <FsSrGen Include="FSComp.txt" />

                                  Unnecessary noise decreases the utility of the build warning system to the developer.

                                  In…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - F# Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add TPC name to drop down when selecting project in web client

                                    Imagine there are two projects of the same name but in different TPCs, let's call it "Schätzkatalog" (or call it "Test" or whatever). Open any project in web client and try to switch to "Schätzkatalog" => you get two projects of same name in the drop down but which project belongs to which TPC?

                                    Please add the TPC name behind the project name or as a tool tip in drop down list.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Tfs web access: please show work item status counts on dahsboard tiles

                                      In visual studio it is possible to see the count of the different statuses that are part of a query result when that query is a favourite (see attachment). We find this very useful and it helps to easily (with only one query instead of multiple) to determine the actual situation (from within visual studio).

                                      Wouldn't it be nice to have the same functionality in the TFS web access portal?

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow users to print a Tabular Model when it is displayed in Diagram View

                                        Allow users to print the Tabular Model when it is displayed in the "Diagram View". Seem very strange you cannot print this view

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                                          0 comments  ·  SQL BI Tools (SRS, SSIS, SSAS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Add a "fluent" keyword to c#

                                          I write a lot of code like this:

                                          public MyClass DoSomthing()
                                          {
                                          // snip //
                                          return this;
                                          }

                                          For fluent style code (useful for Razor html helpers):

                                          @html.MyClass.Dosomthing().SomthingElse().etc();

                                          What I propose is a fluent keyword that can be used when defining the method, so the above method would become:

                                          public fluent DoSomthing()
                                          {
                                          // snip //
                                          }

                                          I believe this would be useful as a lot of the time our class definitions can be quite complex, imagine making an editor control, the class definition would be something like ‘MyEditor<TModel, TValue>’

                                          Replacing this sort of definition and removing the need for…

                                          9 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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