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  1. Allow using Navigate To when building

    When there is a running build, Navigate To (Ctrl + ,) does not work. It used to work in vs2010.

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      0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add support for excluding files from Intellisense

      In my project I work with large files generated by SWIG. They are not interesting for a human. Intellisense suffers from having to go through these files. It is then slow (it takes some time to parse those files) and the results are full of things I do not want to see.
      I tried to use #ifndef __INTELLISENSE__ ..., but although the text is greyed, Intellisense still parses, sees and suggests symbols from ifndefed sections.

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add breadcrumb type indication at top of solution explorer to provide context

        Currently in large projects I struggle to tell at a glance where I am in my solution. One idea I had was to have a breadcrumb type indication at the top of the tree to explain the path of where you are (for the node at the top of the viewable window).
        If this was also selectable to jump and r-clickable for context without losing your current position (e.g. add a sibling folder) that would be really useful.

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          0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Edit tab-index in TFS

          Please edit tab-index in New Work Item form in TFS to make it usable. Now it makes me crazy - in header of the form it works fine, but when I want to jump from Completed Hours to Description text - I must tab all the buttons/functions (Bold, Italic, Underline, ...) of Rich text editor :(

          It would be really much better if I can rich text editor skip the same as [ Description | Implementation ] panel.

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            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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              0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Office/SharePoint  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Include Managed Package Framework for Projects (MPF) in Visual Studio SDK

                Today, there´s the Visual Studio SDK shipping with some project templates which can be used to create Visual Studio extensions, but not all resources are included in the SDK. For instance, if one would like to create a custom project system using C# or VB.NET the Managed Package Framework is required... this library (or at least the code) is available as a separate download at Codeplex. It would be nice, if that resource would also be part of the SDK, or available on Nuget...

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                  0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Exposing all methods/properties of an interface (Multiple delegations)

                  It would be great with a way of exposing the methods and properties of an interface/class in another class.

                  Why?

                  1. It will make it easier to make a design with a central manager class that delegates responsibility of different areas of the code to dedicated classes.

                  2. If we allow overrides, it will be much easier to implement the decorator pattern (Explanation follows)

                  I suggest its done the a 'expose' keyword. If you add the keyword in the declaration of a field, the methods and properties of the fields type will be exposed in the class.

                  Eg. Lets say…

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                    2 comments  ·  Languages - C#  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • allow LINQ expressions to start with Let

                    Now to bind temporary variables for just one expression I can use LINQ but I have to fake a singleton tuple stream like this: From u In "_" Let var1 = expr1, var2 = expr2 Select expr. In Haskell I could just write: let var1 = expr1; var2 = expr2 in expr, omitting From u In "_". I'd like the requirement to include this noise removed from VB. And C# as well.

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                      1 comment  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • make query charts more visible and printable

                      Recently the charts have been added to TFS queries. Even though I love this feature, it is rather hidden if you ask me. Therefore it would be great to
                      1. be able to pin it to the dashboard
                      2. to be able to print/export the charts that are created based on a query. A print button would be nice :)

                      in short: give the charts a bit more exposure,

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                        0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow us to tag and filter Azure services

                        Subscriptions are great if you need to keep your billing for services separated, but if you are running multiple product lines inside the same subscription there is no easy way to differentiate services between products. Especially if you need to share some services across subscription which causes everything to get mucked up.

                        I suggest you allow us to arbitrarily tag each service (multiple tags) and then filter (within the subscription) to view services by tag. That way we can pivot the filtering to fit disparate business models. From an administration side this would help me find what I want to…

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                          0 comments  ·  Windows Azure Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Needs Generic Version Of XmlObjectSerializer And All Its Derived Classes

                          As you guys know:

                          1. The type of arguments of DataContractSerializer and DataContractJsonSerializer constructors are Type.
                          2. The type of WriteObject method argument is System.Object.
                          3. The type of ReadObject return value is System.Object.

                          So here's my question: why is there no generic version of these classes for strictly typed usage? They are all derived from XmlObjectSerializer class. If .NET framework can provide the generic version of XmlObjectSerializer and all its derived classes, that will be great!!

                          24 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • In TFS - improvement suggestion for download dependencies dialog

                            Currently title bar of download dependencies dialog shows an abstract message "Download Dependencies" for both comple and runtime dependencies. But this leads to a confusion whether I triggered a runtime or compiletime download?. Better to suffix the title bar text with additional info. For example "Download Dependencies - runtime" for runtime and "Download Dependencies - compiletime" for compiletime downloads.

                            Thank you in advance.

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                              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • ForEach Hover Tooltip

                              When in debug mode, provide a hover tooltip on the foreach keyword that shows "100 of 1020" in the same way that the value of a variable is shown.
                              This will make it easy to assess the progress of the statement.

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                                0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                  0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Streamline Casting

                                  We have tryCast, DirectCast, CType with some differences.

                                  Would it not be simpler and more expressive to have a casting assignment

                                  dim a as Double
                                  dim b as Integer
                                  b <= a The assignment could work like tryCast but work for all types
                                  and return nothing on casting errors
                                  b <- a This one would throw an exception if the cast is invalid

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                                    0 comments  ·  Languages - Visual Basic  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • integrate WF services into Visual studio Lightswitch.

                                      We should be able to create workflows based on the information collected as part of business applications in lightswitch. I should not need to create content in SharePoint just to use the integration with workflow. This is a very important part of business applications that would be addressed to make the product stand out as a flag ship development tool.

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                                        0 comments  ·  LightSwitch  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Improve silverlight performance

                                        Simple application uses too much memory.
                                        Why one TextBlock with text like "Hello wold" consumes about 2 KB memory?

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                                          0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • enable hosted team foundation service to support edit precess template include work item type file

                                          Enable hosted team foundation service to support edit precess template include work item type file

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