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  1. Adopt dependency injetion patterns in core fx classes

    Many "core" framework classes (File, ConfigurationManager, ResourceManager, etc) rely on static members to provide their functionalities, making them very hard to mock without the use of isolation framework (such as Moles or TypeMock, which add their own functionality).

    If the framework just offered interfaces for such classes, injecting them as dependencies would be an easy task and avoid a lot of the hassle with those isolation tools.

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      0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • A facelift for the Reference manager

      Unlike the rest of Visual Studio, the window feels a bit out of tone.

      It doesn't have the Moden UI borders, and it really needsa cleanup button for the 'Browse' tab. (and all other 'Recent' tabs)
      (as in the attached screenshot)

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        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • custom check in policy

        Hi all,

        I want to set up a requirement in Project that every check-in comment should start with a specific word. I want to do this in order to find easily which functionality has that check-in associated with, this will help me to selectively merge up a particluar functionality related changesets up to stable branch.

        for example :

        Project 1 - Homepage formatting updated

        Project 2 - Defect 12345 - css fixed

        If Project 1 or Project 2 is missing from check-in comment, check-in should be be successful unless overridden.
        This is currently possible only by creating custom policy. If…

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          0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • reportviewer direct print function to printer for example sales bill

          reportviewer direct print function to printer for example sales bill

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            1 comment  ·  Project  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Bring 'Detach All' option beside 'STOP' option in Visual Studio 2013 IDE - Web Development

            Visual Studio 2013 IDE as well as editor is way better than 2012. Even the default bootstrap theme

            is awesome. I personally feel that MVC project execution (time took to open browser) is also

            faster than before.

            I would love if you bring 'Detach All' option beside 'STOP' option. As a web developer in 2012 IDE

            we had this option to stop the execution without terminating 'IIS Express' execution, specially

            while browsing in Chrome. I know we can use 'Detach All' (next time just Debug and refresh browser

            window) and it will not terminate 'IIS Express'. So, in addition with…

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              0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow breakpoints to be set and used in embedded script tags in Razor .cshtml files

              When you attempt to set a breakpoint in an embedded javascript tag in Razor, the breakpoints aren't properly resolved and runtime, and are never hit.

              Only workaround I have found is to place a debugger statement in the block of javascript to force a breakpoint.

              Please correct this so breakpoints can be set from the cshtml page.

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                0 comments  ·  Languages - JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Warning C4250 in C++

                When using multiple inheritance in C++, warning C4250 should not be raised if the base version of the method is purely virtual. In such a case, there is no ambiguity about which version of the method the programmer intends to be used. Because the base version is purely virtual, it must be overidden. And it can be overidden by only one derived class, otherwise an ambiguity error would be raised. So, only one version of the method can be used. The warning still makes sense when the base version of the method is virtual but not purely virtual.

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                  0 comments  ·  Languages - C++  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add peek for delegates and events at debug-time

                  Wouldn't it be a great feature if you right clicked on a delegate or event handler variable that the debugger would give you the option to peek at that method or enumerate who is registered to that multicast delegate/event handler? I would work just as we have in static code peeks except this would be dynamic. Managed apps can use the debugger metadata interfaces and I guess native apps can use Vtables and pdb info?

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                    0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Combine the VB and C# project types

                    I have seen other companies, such as IL spy & telerik have different tabs with different language versions of the same code. I propose Microsoft remove "C# & VB" applications, and instead have a generic "Managed desktop application", where you could at any time edit the source code in either language, where in a project a version of what you write would exist in VB and also in C#. Also where you could edit a project from either language, simply by selecting the C# tab, or the VB tab.

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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Dont deploy web.config when doing a publish . I never ever want my web.config deployed any where. I will always do that manually.

                      Dont deploy web.config when doing a publish . I never ever want my web.config deployed any where. I will always do that manually as there are differences from server to server.

                      If they should always be the same, why put it in a config?

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                        2 comments  ·  Release Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • assign code review to a TFS group

                        In any medium to large development environments that I know, each team has at least a few senior developers that do code review on a regular basis. We also fall in this category and we could really use a way to assign code review to a TFS Group, instead of adding each one of the code reviewers in the team to every code review request

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                          1 comment  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • enable us assign more than one developer to a task as we are doing pair programming

                          We are implementing extreme programming where we have pairing teams doing the same job.

                          We want extensive reporting of our developers at real time.

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                            0 comments  ·  Team Foundation Server  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Provide a customize way to clone desired branch from Git Repository in Team explorer

                            While cloning a repository from Team foundation service (tfs.visualstudio.com), there's no way a user can select which branch to clone from his GIT repository trough team explorer. Wouldn't it be great to select the desired branch to clone right in to Team Explorer.

                            Every time if i have to achieve this task, I need to
                            1. open GIT command prompt
                            2. Git branch -b <LocalBranch> origin\<RemoteBranch>

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                                0 comments  ·  Visual Studio Test and Lab Management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add the TimeSpan class to MSCharts X axis intervaltype

                                If a stripchart is made with MSChart and the X axis IntervalType is set to DateTime, then everything works beautifully, including zoom, and print, until the time exceeds one day. DateTime cannot have a "0" day, so the day portion of the chart gets broken.
                                Adding the TimeSpan class to the supported classes on the X axis IntervalType fixes this problem, as TimeSpan can have a day of 0.

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                                  0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Windows Internet Explorer uable set

                                  Windows Internet Explorer, Unable to set property "innerHTML" of underfined or null reference.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Simplify .NET Source Stepping

                                    .NET source stepping is too complicated to make it work. There should be an option to enable source stepping without the need of switching on/off several options (just my code, source does not need to match, enable symbol server, adding reference source code server, etc.). Additionally it is extremely difficult to find the error cause when source stepping does not work. The error/info messages need to be improved.
                                    Everytime an update has been launched e.g. .NET Framework 4.5.1 the source stepping feature breaks without feedback why.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Debugger  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Bring back colors and contrast. It is hard to see : which tab belongs to the open document, save file toolbutton, etc, etc

                                      Bring back colors and contrast. It is hard to see : which tab belongs to the open document, save file toolbutton, etc, etc

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                                        0 comments  ·  IDE  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add functionality to monitor progress of a long-running TableAdapter.Update(Datatable) command

                                        A number of forum postings where users want to create a progress bar during a long-running TableAdapter.Update(DataTable) command.

                                        SqlClient.BulkCopy implements NotifyAfter property and an associated event SqlRowsCopied. Adding a NotifyAfter property to the TableAdapter and a SqlRowsUpdated or SqlRowsProcessed event would allow developers to provide "estimate to complete" or progress-bar updates to the poor waiting user.

                                        If there are several thousand records and the user is remote, this could be a long time. No visual update to the user that "actual progress is being made" is poor UX design.

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                                          0 comments  ·  .NET  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Tag Groups and Tags management

                                          Currently, the Tags are listed in a never ending list. This causes Tag searching to be a tiresome task if you don't remember it (let's say a year passed).
                                          Moreover, anyone can create a tag by his or her own volition, which makes the list to fill up with 'garbage' tags.

                                          A good solution will be to create a Tag group that will answer a criteria and which its visibility could be defined as with projects and such.
                                          For instance - a Project manager Tag group, Current sprint tag, QA team A' tag, Due date tag etc...
                                          Preferably, the Tag…

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